How Can I Manage My Pet’s Pain?
July 20, 2015
The number one question we get asked at Companion Pet Hospital of Fishkill is “How can I manage my pet’s pain?” Painful symptoms are a huge concern for pet owners whose pets have been diagnosed with a chronic condition or are in their senior years and experiencing such things as arthritis and joint pain. We have made it our priority to provide comfort care to pets who experience ongoing pain, introducing integrative medicine techniques into our practice.
Integrative Medicine for Pain Management in Fishkill, NY
The integrative medicine approaches that we are currently offering at the Companion Pet Hospital of Fishkill in Fishkill, NY include veterinary acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine for your pet. Often these two treatments options will work in conjunction with each other as well as with traditional veterinary medical approaches.
Veterinary Acupuncture is an eastern treatment option which involves the strategic placement of tiny needles in the skin. These needle points stimulate nerve endings, causing relief in areas of the body that were experiencing pain. Chinese herbal medicine for your pet is an opportunity to take a non-medical approach to treatment, relieving pain without the need for prescription drugs.
These treatment options may not be for all pets, and they will often not replace a certain amount of medical treatment, but they can be beneficial for many animals. We recommend a consultation with our veterinarians to determine whether your pet could be a candidate for alternative therapy!
Laser Therapy for Pain Management in Fishkill, NY
Companion Pet Hospital uses Companion Laser Therapy as another pain management option for our patients and is commonly used for rehabilitative and healing purposes. This non-invasive, drug-free therapy option is used to treat a variety of conditions and can be performed in conjunction with existing treatment protocols, including acupuncture. Many pets experience relief and/or improvement within just a few hours, but results vary, depending on the condition being treated.
In addition to general pain relief, we use laser therapy to treat arthritis and other joint issues, skin problems, wounds, and ear infections. Give us a call to learn more about laser therapy and determine if your pet can benefit from a session.