Pain Management

Pain Management
Pain Management2019-07-17T15:30:39-04:00

Pain Management

Is your animal family member experiencing discomfort from a chronic ailment or recent injury or surgery?

Pets do not have the ability to control pain on their own. They can’t simply take a few aspirins or apply an icepack to an area of their body that hurts. Instead, they rely on us – as their loving owners and health care providers – to recognize and address pain on their behalf. At Kennesaw Mountain Animal Hospital, we believe that every pet has the right to enjoy a pain-free existence. That’s why we’re so pleased to include professional pain management as part of our comprehensive list of services. We want to help your loved one live a happier, more comfortable life.

Our approach to pain management is incredibly thorough, which makes it highly effective. We recognize that many aspects of medical care may cause discomfort to our patients, whether it be a simple injection or a complex surgical procedure. To that end, we aim to not just control pain as it is happening but to prevent that pain from occurring in the first place. For medical procedures, we use a combination of pain control medication which has been proven to be both safe and highly effective. This helps us keep our animal friends comfortable and pain-free.

We also understand that there are many other types of pain, such as that which is associated with chronic ailments, post-surgical or injury recovery, and the natural aging process. For this type of discomfort, we use a number of different techniques, based on the situation at hand. Every case is handled on an individual basis, which helps us achieve the best possible results for each patient. These methods may include any of the following, applied either independently or in conjunction with one another:

  • Medications
  • Supplements
  • Acupuncture
  • Laser Therapy
  • Massage
  • Physical therapy

Whether it’s controlling surgical pain, managing chronic medical conditions, handling post-injury recovery, or helping to make the senior years more comfortable, we’ve got you covered. With a wide array of pain management techniques at our disposal, we can develop a customized plan just for your loved one. Give the compassionate team at Kennesaw Mountain Animal Hospital a call today and let’s get your pet on the path to a more enjoyable life.

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“I cannot speak highly enough about every single person at Kennesaw Mountain Animal Hospital. They truly embody their mission statement “Where we treat you like family and your pets as our own.”

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“The attention and service provided to my two dogs by the vet technician (Ms. Wilder) and the Vet (Dr. McDonald) were impressive. They really put my two dogs first and made me feel they care about the health of my pets.”

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“We just put our three-year-old through training at day camp at Kennesaw Mountain Animal Hospital. Cheyenne and Will are great and Serena’s improved so much that we have taken her to Marietta Market, baseball games for the grandkids, and other little outings.”

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“Had to board for four days. I called to check on her and was given in detail how she did. Picked her up and she was not shaking (which she normally does when we are at vets). I will definitely use them again. Love this group. Very friendly and caring!”

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Frequently Asked Questions

As veterinarians we deal with a wide range of complicated issues in the course of our day-to-day work. If you don’t have all the answers, we might. We have some FAQ documents on a wide range of subjects for your pet. Whether you’re looking for answers to common questions or just curious, our FAQs could be the fastest route to the answers you need.

A puppy’s critical development period is 8 – 14 weeks, training is crucial during this period and is fine, given they’re at the appropriate level of vaccines. Puppies can meet other vaccinated puppies…we require all training participants to be at the appropriate stage of vaccination for their age.
They pose a variety of health and safety hazards. Without knowledge of the other dog’s backgrounds, it’s a risky situation at best. Other pet owners may not be aware of the risks…nor mindful of their pet.
Imagine not brushing your teeth for five years? Infection occurs when bacteria collects between the gums and teeth as they separate; it then enters the blood stream and sets up in the heart, liver, and kidneys.
Absolutely, NOT! Aspirin, ibuprofen, and naproxen are non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Dogs are extremely sensitive to the gastrointestinal effects of NSAIDs, resulting in pain, bleeding, and ulceration.
Change in appetite, lethargy, low energy, aggressiveness, inappropriate elimination, and vocalization are all signs of an underlying issue. Though the symptoms began recently, the issue began well before the symptoms began to show.
Our wellness plans spread out the cost of services throughout the year…much easier on your wallet. Part of your savings includes no exam fee when you come for a visit.
It provides a baseline of values to reference the next time your pet needs treatment. It also detects early signs of cancer, infection and disease, and ensures organs are properly functioning.
On July 19, 2018, the U.S. FDA issued an alert regarding grain-free diets and a possible link to dilated cardiomyopathy (a decreased ability to pump blood); often resulting in congestive heart failure. The correlation of peas, lentils, chickpeas, beans, and potatoes is the focus of the investigation and if your pet is currently on a grain free diet, the FDA urges pet owners to consult their veterinarian.

Call us today, we want to be your partner in your pet’s healthcare!

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