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No Pet Should Ever Be in Pain

One of the core values at Oakhurst Veterinary Hospital is a commitment to helping pets suffering in pain. When surgery or other procedures take place, pain is anticipated and pre-empted. While we may use many different methods and techniques depending on the situation, pain management is always more effective when treated in advance.

Manageing Pain and Fear

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It’s well documented that pets feel better and heal faster when pain is managed. However, a fearful pet is not going to get well as quickly as one who experiences less stress and increased comfort. The management of fear is a newly studied medical concern among pets. Ongoing stress and anxiety increases adrenaline and other body stress responses. While these responses are helpful in immediately dangerous situations (e.g., being attacked by a predator), ongoing fear can cause damage to the body and slow or even reverse the recovery process.

That’s why the team at Oakhurst Veterinary Hospital is dedicated to alleviating fear, pain, and discomfort at every turn. Our goal is to help your pet feel better as soon as possible, and you can rely on us to deliver the highest quality of care and service.

Signs of Pain in Your Pet

In the wild, animals who show signs of pain are often at risk from predators. Many species have adapted ways to mask their pain as a natural form of protection. It takes a trained eye to identify the subtle signs of pain in pets, and our veterinarians have the experience and knowledge to recognize when your pet needs help.

Oakhurst Veterinary Hospital is committed to continually improving the management and prevention of pain in animals. If you have any questions about the needs of your pet, please do not hesitate to contact a member of our compassionate team.