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Pain Management

Controlling pain in dogs and cats has recently undergone a dramatic evolution. Years ago it was believed that animals did not feel pain. In addition, it was thought that pain following surgery was beneficial in that it limited movement and prevented further injury. We now know that animals have similar pain pathways as people; they are just better at hiding it.

River Cove Animal Hospital believes it is vital to anticipate pain and intervene early. Individually tailored mulit-modal pain management plans are considered for all our patients.  This approach allows us to keep your pets as comfortable as possible, speed recovery, and extend quality of life.