Pain Management

Pain management for an animal takes patience, knowledge and experience on a veterinarian’s part, to be diagnosed correctly and treated effectively. The doctors at Mancos Valley Veterinary Hospital understand that pets feel pain in much the same way as people, and recommends pain prevention before and after any surgical procedure, after trauma, and in certain disease states.

Animals instinctively hide their pain due to their ancestral prey/predator behaviors they have inherited. Symptoms of pain may include whimpering, loss of appetite, lethargy, limping, change in behavior, and aggression in some cases. Our veterinarians are well versed in recognizing these symptoms and have numerous options of treatment available.

If your pet is facing a surgical procedure, or you feel they may be suffering from a painful condition, please contact the compassionate professionals at Mancos Valley Veterinary Hospital.