We know the issue of pain management is of great concern to pet owners today. As in human medicine, we have a variety of medications available to manage your pet’s pain both before and after surgery and in the event of acute (eg.traumatic) and chronic (eg. arthritis) pain. A pain management protocol is tailored to suit each individual patient, and is based on the patient’s age and condition, and the procedure being performed or the injury being treated, as not all medications are appropriate for all patients. In some cases, diagnostic tests such as blood work and urine checks are necessary prior to starting a pain management program, and at various intervals when long term pain management is necessary. We would be pleased to discuss the options available to you and your pet under any of the above circumstances.