Pain Management

Pets can experience the same sensations of pain as we humans do. Some types of pain are chronic, such as the pain caused by certain degenerative medical conditions, like arthritis or hip dysplasia. Additionally, pets can experience bouts of acute or sudden pain following an injury or surgery. Regardless of the type of pain, experiencing such discomfort can greatly affect their quality of life. Animal Hospital of Ludington offers a wide range of pain management services to help your pet feel better.

Some of the common signs that your pet may be in pain include:

  • Behavioral Changes
  • Aggression
  • Hiding
  • Trembling
  • Lameness or Limping
  • Restlessness
  • Excessive Panting
  • Dilation of the Eyes
  • Increased Heart Rate
  • Loss of Appetite
  • Self-Mutilation

If you believe your companion is experiencing pain or discomfort, contact us right away. We can conduct a thorough exam and run diagnostic testing to determine what’s causing the problem, and develop an appropriate plan to address it. Pain management may include physical therapy, medication, laser therapy or any combination of these. Let us get to the bottom of your pet’s pain issues and help them live a more comfortable, happy life.

  • What our clients have to say…

    • Tracey Gallie Barnett

      So grateful for the exceptional care you gave to our puppies during their surgery. Everything was well explained and well thought out. Everyone was compassionate and kind. We couldn’t ask for better veterinary care for them!

    • Joe McAdam

      They are thoughtful and caring. I highly recommend the staff and Veterinarians here!

    • Rebecca Makowski

      I’ve experienced nothing but excellent care from Dr. Deines and Dr. Paxton and staff. From emergency visits to routine care and end of life decisions, they’ve been compassionate and trustworthy at every step. Any questions I’ve had, they discuss with me and make sure I understand. I highly recommend choosing their team to trust with your loved ones.

    • Venisa Peterson

      they took wonderful care with my puppy and explained everything

    • Tina Rommell

      We love you all. Thank you for taking such great care of my dog.

    • Karlene Hintz Boeve

      ‘Five Stars’ for Dr Paxton as he is a caring, knowledgeable, experienced professional! I had an in-depth conversation around the benefits of Cytopoint injections for my Westie with seasonal dermatitis. Success! Cytopoint was the solution to measurable relief.
      Also I want to share my thoughts on Euthanasia for an aggressive, violent dog. If your veterinarian recommends euthanasia, you should give it serious consideration. Some dogs are not wired correctly. The safety of children, family, & community should be the priority over an aggressive dog. Don’t wait for a disaster to transpire. My family has suffered do to non action of our neighbors aggressive dog.

    • Heather Lange

      They took great care of my dogs my 1 1/2 yr old mix got fixed and I was nervous they didn’t mind me keep calling to ask questions and was great with our German Shepard will always use them and they are affordable