Pain Management

No pet deserves to live in pain. Our staff at All Creatures Veterinary Center is dedicated to managing any pain our patients feel, because we want your furry best friend to live a full and happy life.

In short, there are two categories of pain that can be alleviated through different techniques: acute and chronic.

Acute pain is often caused by trauma such as an accident or surgery. It can happen to any pet, regardless of age. Acute pain is sharp and sudden. It can be mitigated preemptively in some cases. For example, if your pet is scheduled for a surgery, our staff can take precautions to decrease their pain beforehand. Frequently, the cause of acute pain can be treated, and once it is cured, the pain will stop.

Chronic pain is often caused by diseases with a slow but steady onset, such as cancer, diabetes, or arthritis. Too often, the cause of the pain is not curable, and to some degree the animal may have to live with the pain for the rest of their life.

As pets age, their chances of developing a chronic condition increases. To make sure that they feel comfortable and healthy into their twilight years, please make sure to bring your senior pet in for regular checkups.

Are you worried that your pet has pain? Look out for the following signs. If they display several, or if their behavior suddenly changes as described, it may be time to schedule a veterinary appointment.

Signs of Pain:

  • Hiding
  • Whining or crying
  • Seeking more affection than usual
  • Licking a certain area repeatedly
  • Changes in eating patterns
  • Changes in sleeping patterns
  • Uncharacteristic aggression (growling, biting, etc.)
  • Fear of being handled
  • Diarrhea
  • Inability to defecate

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Carrollton, TX 75010

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