Veterinary Pain Management

By July 8, 2011

The field of veterinary pain management has been an area of intense interest and progress over the last decade. There are two basic types of pain: acute pain & chronic pain. Acute pain is the type that abruptly begins to hurt. It may be due to trauma, surgery, etc. Chronic pain is pain that has been present over a longer period of time (i.e. – arthritis, back pain, etc.). We believe that a multimodal approach to pain management is the most effective, and can tailor a protocol to your individual pet to manage its pain. See the tabs to the left for further information on each type of pain.

Acute Pain Management

Acute pain by definition is pain that is sharp; poignant and has a short and fairly severe course. When this type of pain occurs, contact our office and schedule an appointment to have your pet examined to determine what is causing the pain and the best plan to relieve it.

Chronic Pain Management

Chronic pain by definition is pain that continues over a long period of time. There are many ways to manage this type of pain depending on the actual cause of the pain. Surgery, medications, or Laser therapy are just a few of the types that may be able to ease the chronic pain your loved one is experiencing.

Laser Therapy for Pets

What will the application of laser therapy do for my pet?

Laser therapy applied with the Companion therapy laser system provides a sterile, pain-free, surgery- free, drug- free treatment which is used to treat a variety of injuries, wounds, fractures, neurological conditions, numerous dermatological problems, and pain. Whether your pet is rehabilitating from trauma or injury, healing from wounds, or simply aging, your companion will benefit from this revolutionary new approach to Veterinary medicine.

Laser therapy is the only course of treatment that actually stimulates the body to heal from within. Non-thermal photons of light are administered to the body and absorbed by the injured cells. The cells are then stimulated and respond with a higher rate of metabolism. This results in increased circulation from the body, an anti-inflammatory reaction, relief from pain and an acceleration of the healing process.

What to expect during a Companion Laser Therapy treatment session for your companion?

Simply put, it provides relief.

As the laser is administered, your pet will relax and enjoy, much like you, experiencing a good massage. The almost immediate relief of pain will allow your pet to be comfortable and any anxiety that your pet initially experienced will dissipate. Angry feline companions will start to purr and most of our canine companions will actually fall asleep during their therapy session.

Frequently, after therapy, the quote is heard: “Our young animal is back” or “she acts like a puppy again.” – Pain relief is provided in just a few minutes of therapy and that alone improves the quality of life for your best friend.

For more information go to the Companion Therapy Laser Website: http://www.companiontherapylaser.com/Pages/pet-owners

Location

11490 Sheridan Blvd
Westminster, CO
80020

Phone: 303-469-1616
Fax: 303-438-6693
Email: info@arrowheadvets.com

Hours of Operation

Monday: 7:00am – 5:30pm
Tuesday: 7:00am – 5:30pm
Wednesday: 7:00am – 5:30pm
Thursday: 7:00am – 5:30pm
Friday: 7:00am – 5:30pm
Saturday: 8:00am – 12:00pm
Sunday: Closed