Pain Management & Control
Our pets can experience varying degrees of pain, just like we do. Animals that
are in pain, whether it’s acute, as the result of an injury or surgery, or chronic, as caused by a degenerative disease like arthritis, it can vastly diminish their quality of life. Here at DHVAC, we believe it’s our duty to help our patients live as comfortably and pain-free as possible. We offer a full range of pain management services, including the use of a therapeutic laser, to help reduce or eliminate pain, as well as improve mobility, speed healing and improve quality of life.
Many animals tend to be very stoic in nature, particularly cats. They do not cry or whine when they experience chronic pain, and can often mask the signs of discomfort they’re experiencing. Changes in their behaviour, and decreases in energy level or appetite may be the only signs that there is a problem. In older pets, for example, the pain of geriatric-onset osteoarthritis is often discounted as because “they are getting old” and our pets can suffer in silence as a result. The doctors here are experienced in identifying and addressing the signs of pain in animals. We can help!
At Don Head Village Animal Clinic, we know the issue of pain management is of great concern to pet owners today – and it’s just as important to us. As in human medicine, we have a variety of medications and treatment options available to manage your pet’s pain, before and after surgery, in the event of trauma and over the course of time. We’d love to discuss your pet’s specific needs in greater detail, and work with you to determine the best course of action for helping them live a more comfortable life.
If you believe your pet may be experiencing pain, don’t let them suffer a moment longer. Let our professional pain management services provide your cherished companion with the relief he or she deserves.
Nutrition & Weight Management
There is so much information available about nutrition - how do you know what is accurate and what is best for your pet's health and longevity?
Balanced nutrition, grain-free, raw, nutritional heart disease, food allergies, reactions... lots of topics and issues.
The nutritional needs of our pets change over their lives - from the pediatric needs as they grow and develop their bodies into their healthy adult state, to maintain a healthy adult in good body condition in balance with the daily activity they have, to help an aging body stay strong, mobile, and mentally sharp. Aside from helping healthy bodies continue to thrive, there are many medical conditions that can benefit from a diet selected to help support the body. Our veterinarians and veterinary technicians have had additional training to be able to answer all your questions.
No matter what diet you choose to feed your pet, we can advise you on managing a healthy weight. We can calculate the caloric and nutritional requirements to make sure your pet has everything they need to live their healthiest and happiest life!