Keeping Your Pet as Pain Free as Possible
No one wants a pet to be in pain—you don't and neither do we. Your pet's health and comfort is a priority for us during procedures as well as when you head home.
Constant Rate Infusion
Constant rate infusion through the use of IV fluids allows your pet to receive a continuous stream of pain medication during procedures. Our trained staff closely monitors constant rate infusion, ensuring the correct amount is being administered to keep your pet comfortable and as pain free as possible.
There are two types of anesthesia your pet may receive depending on the type of procedure he or she is having. Local anesthesia desensitizes a small specific area for minor procedures, such as a skin biopsy. Depending on your pet, a sedative may also be used with the local anesthesia to help him or her relax.
General anesthesia is used when your pet needs to be unconscious for a longer procedure. Prior to general anesthesia, a complete examination and blood workup is completed to catch any medical conditions that may be compromised during the procedure.
Sedation can be used to help calm an anxious pet when traveling, during storms, or during a procedure using a local anesthetic. Sedation helps your pet relax and may cause increased drowsiness.
Dental blocks can be used during dental procedures when pets can't tolerate higher levels of general anesthesia. This safe procedure allows the area around an infected tooth to be numbed in order for work to be done.
Dr. Bouchard may prescribe pain medication to help control your pet's discomfort due to a chronic condition, injury, or surgical procedure. These prescriptions can be filled at our in-house pharmacy for your convenience.
Contact us with any questions or to refill your pet's prescription.