A Graceful Twilight:
Navigating Geriatric Pain Management
with OKC Vet Campus

As your pet ages, the words 'geriatric pain management' become a crucial part of your vocabulary. They're not just words, but a promise—a promise to provide comfort and care for your furry friend in their golden years. As experts in geriatric pain management, we at OKC Vet Campus are here to guide you through this process.

Understanding Geriatric Pain in Pets

Geriatric pain management in veterinary medicine is about identifying, assessing, and treating pain in older animals. Just like humans, animals experience changes in their bodies as they age. They can develop chronic conditions such as arthritis or degenerative joint disease that cause pain. Other age-related diseases, like cancer, can also lead to discomfort.

How We Address Geriatric Pain at OKC Vet Campus

At OKC Vet Campus, we have a multifaceted approach to manage pain in your aging pets. We use a variety of innovative methods tailored to suit each animal's unique needs. Here's a glimpse into how we work:

Nutritional Support

We offer dietary recommendations and nutritional supplements designed to improve joint health and decrease inflammation.

Cutting-edge Therapies

We use cold laser therapy to decrease inflammation in joints and reduce muscle pain. Another innovative approach we employ is Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy. This revolutionary technique stimulates the healing of joint surfaces, offering relief to your pet.

Physical Therapy

We understand the importance of strength for older pets. Therefore, we provide physical therapy recommendations to help them maintain and even improve their strength.

Medication Management

Prescription pain medications are sometimes necessary to alleviate chronic pain. We carefully select these medications to decrease inflammation and manage chronic pain pathways.

Our geriatric pain management plan is not 'one size fits all.' We believe in crafting individualized plans, combining various therapies as needed. We keep a close eye on your pet's response to treatment, adjusting the therapy as required.

Navigating Geriatric Pain Management Challenges

Managing pain in older animals can be a challenge. They often have multiple comorbidities, and the potential for drug interactions can complicate treatment plans. This is why it's crucial to work with veterinarians trained and experienced in treating geriatric patients. At OKC Vet Campus, our team fits that bill. We are equipped with the skills and knowledge necessary to navigate these challenges and provide your pet with the best care possible.

Offering Comfort to Your Aging Pet at OKC Vet Campus

At OKC Vet Campus, we are committed to making your pet's golden years as comfortable as possible. Our approach to geriatric pain management is all about compassion, expertise, and dedication.

When you choose us, you're not just choosing a clinic. You're choosing a partner to walk with you and your pet during this phase of their life, ensuring they enjoy their golden years with the comfort they deserve.

So, have you been noticing changes in your older pet? Do you think it's time to explore geriatric pain management? Drop us a line or give us a call. We're here to help. Your pet's comfort is our priority, today, and every day.

Please note: This article is meant for educational purposes. It does not replace professional veterinary advice. If your pet seems unwell, reach out to a vet right away.