Valley Veterinary Clinic Pet Lodge and Salon offers pain management and integrative medicine services for your pet.
Pain in pets just like people can be debilitating and prevent healing. The above modalities can all help with pain as well as pharmacological medications, such as NSAIDs (Non Steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs) Rimadyl, Meloxidyl and Deramax, and Narcotics such as Tramadol and muscle relaxants. In addition, there are medications containing glucosamine and chondroitin which will lubricate and heal joints as well as some great joint care diets such as Science diet J/D (www.hillspet.com) and Science diet Mobility diet which can help alleviate painful conditions.
One of our doctors can formulate a specific pain management plan for your pet. One of our must rewarding tasks is to make an older dog and cat comfortable and happy!
We were the first Veterinary Hospital in the 4 Corners to get a therapeutic laser, which heals via photo bio-stimulation. This is a great tool for arthritis issues, post-op surgical application and basically any case of pain and inflammation. www.companionlaser.com
Dr. Jennifer Fraser offers acupuncture services in conjunction with our standard veterinary services. Acupuncture is a complementary medicine treatment that can be used to lower the dosages needed in some disease states and sometime eliminate the need for drugs.