Total Care Veterinary Hospital

High Point Pet Pain Management

When your beloved companion experiences chronic or acute pain it can have a detrimental effect on their quality of life. While manageable, these conditions can be difficult to diagnose. Our Total Care Veterinary Hospital & Skeet Club Veterinary Hospital veterinarians can help identify chronic and acute pain in pets, what the signs are, and how you can manage their pain.

Acute Pain Management

Acute pain in pets is a common issue that can be caused by a variety of conditions, including injury, illness, or surgery. It is important to recognize the signs of pain in your pet, such as restlessness, panting, pacing, hiding, and unwillingness to move.

What is Acute Pain?

What Causes Acute Pain in Pets?

  • Trauma or injury
  • Surgery
  • Infection

How Can Pet Owners Recognize Acute Pain?

  • Change in behavior or attitude
  • Loss of appetite
  • panting, whining, or restlessness

Treatment of Acute Pain in Pets

  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Opioids
  • Acupuncture or massage

Acute pain is a normal response to injury or illness and can range from mild to severe. Pet owners should be aware of the signs of acute pain in their pets and seek veterinary treatment as soon as possible.

Chronic Pain Management

Chronic pain can be a difficult condition to manage in any pet. As pet owners, it's important to understand the signs of chronic pain, the different treatments available, and how to best care for your pet.

What is Chronic Pain?

Causes of Chronic Pain in Pets

  • Arthritis, cancer, and other degenerative diseases
  • Injuries or trauma
  • Infections and other illnesses

Signs and Symptoms of Chronic Pain in Pets

  • Changes in behavior such as aggression, depression, or hiding
  • Reluctance to move or exercise
  • Limping or lameness
  • Changes in eating or sleeping habits
  • Excessive panting or shaking

Diagnosis and Treatment of Chronic Pain in Pets

  • Physical examination and imaging tests such as X-rays
  • Pain medications and other treatments such as acupuncture
  • Surgery to repair damaged tissues or to remove tumors

Tips for Managing Chronic Pain in Pets

  • Maintaining a healthy weight
  • Regular exercise and physical therapy
  • Providing a warm, comfortable bed
  • Providing a nutritious diet
  • Incorporating natural remedies such as herbs and supplements

Hours of Operation

Phone: 336-886-2315

  • Monday: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Tuesday: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Wednesday: 7:30 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Thursday: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Friday: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Saturday: 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Sunday: Closed
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High Point, NC

1578 Skeet Club Road

High Point, NC 27265


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High Point, NC

633 McDonald Court

High Point, NC 27260


Hours of Operation

Phone: 336-841-8877

  • Monday: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Tuesday: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Wednesday: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Thursday: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Friday: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed