When it comes to managing your pet’s aches and pains, Animal Crossing offers the highest quality of care. We demonstrate compassion and provide the most effective medical treatments available. To best serve the individual needs of your pet, we develop a unique pain management plan made specifically for your loved one.

Pets often share traits in common with their humans like soreness or an achy hip. Animals also share the way they experience pain. Therefore, you may recognize some medications, techniques and care for animal pain that your own doctor similarly prescribed for you. However, it is very important to note that you should never give your pet medication designed for a human unless first consulting with a veterinarian. Many medications designed for humans can cause life-threatening and irreversible reactions in animals. Medications should be kept out of reach of your pet.

We may advise that your pet make some lifestyle changes. A specific diet, soft bedding, a few more rounds of fetch, raised food and water dishes or an extra snuggle now and then are just some of the things that may ease your pet’s pain at home.

The first step to identifying the cause, is to determine whether your pet’s pain is acute or chronic. Acute pain is often sudden and triggered by a specific event. Examples are if your pet has a recent injury, they may experience acute pain. However, chronic pain persists over time, and some causes may include conditions such as joint inflammation, arthritis, or unattended tooth decay.

Early intervention is important when it comes to managing your pet’s pain. Some common signs of pain in your pet may include:

  • Limping
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea and / or vomiting
  • Vocalization
  • Change in temperament or behavior
  • Licking a specific area
  • Change in bathroom habits
  • Panting
  • Hiding