Pain Management

Our veterinary team at Michigan Avenue Animal Hospital uses pain management to help alleviate pain your cats and dogs in Ypsilanti are experiencing as a result of health issues or a surgical procedure.

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What is Pain Management?

Cats (and sometimes dogs) will often instinctively hide their pain as a survival mechanism. In the past, this has cause well-meaning researchers to conclude that our four-legged companions don't feel pain in the same way we do. However, this is not true at all!

Because of this, pain monitoring and management is an essential part of veterinary care. Our Ypsilanti vets provide medications to prevent or lessen pain your pet is experiencing either as a result of a health condition or before, during and after surgical procedures.

Pain Management, Ypsilanti Veterinarians

Pain Management in Dogs

If your dog is undergoing veterinary surgery, dental care, or some other kind of invasive treatment, we encourage you to ask about what kind of pain management they will be receiving during their procedure and as they recover.

Our vets will choose a kind of pain relief medication for your dog based on their specific needs and the amount of pain they are experiencing. 

Some common pain-relief medications our vets may recommend for your pet include:

  • Corticosteroids
  • Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Opioids

Pain Management in Cats

To help prevent or alleviate cat's pain while they undergo and recover from invasive veterinary procedures like surgeries or dental operations, our vets provide out feline patients with pain management medications. 

Cats have some significant limitations on the kinds of pain management medication that is safe for them to receive. Rest assured though, that our vets will recommend the proper pain management medications for your cat's level of discomfort and health.

Some common pain-relief medications which our vets may recommend for your pet can include:

  • Opioids 
  • Corticosteroids
  • Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)

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Caring for Pets in Ypsilanti

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