In-Home Pain Management for Dogs & Cats

It can be heartbreaking to witness your pet in distress or discomfort. Various factors could necessitate an in-home pet pain management strategy for your beloved pet. A bout of rigorous play or a sudden leap from a bed or lounge may result in momentary discomfort. Yet, for others, pain could become a regular part of life due to ageing or chronic conditions. Our mobile veterinarians at WonderVet will reach your doorstep to devise a strategy to ease your pet’s pain and improve their comfort.

The Benefits of At-Home Pain Management for Dogs & Cats

Given that pets often exhibit their discomfort in subtle ways, conducting a thorough examination of their familiar surroundings can be highly beneficial. Dogs that are anxious or excited are skilled at masking their symptoms in unfamiliar places, such as veterinary clinic exam rooms. Cats, in particular, tend to become immobile when stressed or scared. Observing your pet in their habitual environment can offer us better insights into their movement patterns and comfort levels. Some causes of pain may not be immediately apparent. An in-home veterinary pain management assessment provides us with a more comprehensive understanding of the source of your pet’s discomfort, guiding our decisions regarding diagnostic procedures and pain-relief medications.

Our Approach

When you schedule an at-home pain management visit with WonderVet for your dog or cat, our veterinary doctor and technician will arrive at your home prepared to discuss, observe, and examine your pet in their familiar environment. There are several methods available for diagnosing and managing your pet’s pain. Our WonderVet veterinary team is here to guide you through your options and to help maintain your dog’s or cat’s happiness and pain-free life. Depending on our observations, we may recommend diagnostic tests to understand the source of your pet’s discomfort better, and in certain cases, we may suggest consultations with board-certified specialists. Please note that prescription medication, diagnostic testing, and consultation with other specialists will incur additional charges.

Frequently Asked Questions

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are the most commonly prescribed medications to manage mild to moderate pain in pets. Our veterinarians will also discuss other options suitable for more severe pain scenarios.

ndications of discomfort in dogs can include panting, whimpering, limping, decreased appetite, and hiding, among others. For cats, signs may include lethargy, hissing, unwillingness to move or be petted, and hiding.

Consult your veterinarian regarding the need for prescription medication to alleviate your dog’s discomfort.

Like dogs, we consider the overall health scenario of your cat and suggest appropriate pain management strategies. These may include prescription medication, dietary and lifestyle modifications, and referrals to other specialists if required.

Our veterinarians will take into account your pet’s history and propose a set of recommendations aimed at maximising your pet’s comfort. These may involve prescription medication and lifestyle modifications. If your pet is suffering from chronic pain and you have concerns about their quality of life, we can address these during your home visit.

While our veterinarians will suggest medications that have maximum benefit for your pet, common pain medications might cause mild side effects, such as loss of appetite, tiredness, vomiting, diarrhea, or depressive behaviour. If you notice any of these symptoms in your pet, it’s recommended to consult with your veterinarian.