One of the core values of Oakhurst Veterinary Hospital is our commitment to preventing pets from suffering in pain. When surgery, dental, or other pet procedures are taking place, pain is anticipated and pre-empted. Pain management is more successful when treated in advance.
The doctors at Oakhurst Veterinary Hospital use many different forms of pain medications and techniques depending upon the procedure and type of pain anticipated.
How do I know if my pet is in pain?
In the wild, animals that show signs of being in pain are often at risk to predators. Many species have adapted to hide their pain as a natural form of protection. It takes a trained eye to identify the subtle signs that a pet is in pain. Our veterinarians have the experience and knowledge to be able to recognize when your pet is uncomfortable.
What are the benefits to managing pet pain?
It is well documented and is the experience of our veterinarians that pets feel better and heal faster from surgery when pain is managed. Pets experience increased comfort, reduced stress and a return of normal appetite and sleeping patterns, which provide the body with the extra energy to devote to healing.
Why does Oakhurst Veterinary Hospital address pet fears?
A fearful pet is a pet that is not going to get well as quickly. The management of fear is a newly studied medical concern in pets. Ongoing stress and fear increases adrenaline and other body stress responses. While these responses are helpful in immediately dangerous situations, like being attacked by a predator, ongoing or chronic stress and fear can cause damage to the body and slow or even reverse the recovery process.
Oakhurst Veterinary Hospital is committed to continually improving the prevention and management of fear in pets. We want you and your pet to enjoy your visit with us and to feel as relaxed, welcomed, and comfortable as possible. If there anything we can do to make your visit with us more comfortable, please do not hesitate to contact one of our compassionate staff or veterinarians.