Pain Management

Managing your pet’s pain is one of our highest priorities. Notions that pets don’t feel pain or that they “need” the discomfort to keep them quiet are outdated and have been proven to be incorrect. It has been shown again and again that pain impairs healing and, more importantly, is inhumane. We place utmost importance on your pet’s comfort and well-being. Allowing an animal to suffer pain is, in our opinion, unethical.

At Goodlettsville Animal Hospital, we have many strategies for controlling pain. These can include oral medications, injections, constant rate infusions, nerve blocks, and regional analgesia. Many of these methods are included in the cost for routine surgical procedures. All of these methods are considered for every case, every time. Although these methods are generally very safe and very beneficial to our patients, some of these medications do carry risks for some patients. Your doctor will weigh these risks when indicated and be sure to discuss them with you.