Pain Management

Callahan Drive Animal Hospital Offer Pain Management For Pets

Sometimes, animals suffer from painful conditions that impact their ability to move comfortably or enjoy a good quality of life. Your veterinarian can offer several options for pain management, to help your pet be more comfortable. 

At Callahan Drive Animal Hospital in Knoxville, TN, we can help pets that are dealing with painful health issues.


When Are Pain Management Measures Needed?

Animals can experience several conditions that cause ongoing pain that can be helped by veterinary treatment. Osteoarthritis is common in older animals, due to normal wear and tear on the joints that occurs throughout life. An animal may experience an accident that requires pain medication during the healing process. Pets may also need pain reduction after surgical procedures. Other health problems may also cause chronic pain that requires pain management measures.

Medications To Reduce Discomfort

Veterinarians used a variety of drugs to reduce pain in animals. These medications have been specially formulated for animals and have been carefully tested. Your vet may prescribe non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, corticosteroid drugs or opioid drugs for ongoing pain. In some cases, the vet may administer the drug through an injection. In other cases, oral medications are used. Cats have special issues with pain medications and cannot take many of the pain-relieving drugs used in veterinary care. The vet must use only approved medications for felines.

Cold Laser Therapy for Pain Management

Laser light is often used in surgery to create precise incisions that heal more quickly. At low levels of frequency, this light can be used to stimulate biochemical processes deep within the skin tissues. This “photobiomodulation” increases blood flow to hasten healing, as well as releasing endorphins that help to moderate pain. Generally, several sessions are scheduled to maximize the effects of laser therapy. The vet will determine the schedule according to your pet’s individual needs.

Make Callahan Drive Animal Hospital Your Veterinarian in Knoxville

Dr. Hilla and the team at Callahan Drive Animal Hospital use their knowledge and experience to help their patients in Knoxville, TN, and nearby communities enjoy better health throughout life. We provide many veterinary services, including vaccinations, surgery, diagnostics, dental care, laser therapy, and boarding. We also treat ferrets, rabbits, pocket pets, and reptiles. Call Callahan Drive Animal Hospital today at (865) 938-0243 for an appointment to learn about options for pain management to keep your pet more comfortable.


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Read What Our Clients Say

  • "I love Callahan Drive Animal Hospital! Best Veterinarian & Staff in Knoxville been going here for 15 years ! Only place I trust with my fur babies ! Everyone is helpful and friendly and they really care about your animals highly recommend !"
    Tracy S.
  • "Took my 3 y/o tortoise recently and I was pleasantly surprised. Not only was the vet knowledgeable and kind, but the overall visit (including an x-ray) was reasonably priced. I definitely recommend and I will be returning for future services"
    Valerie B.
  • "This group loves animals! Everyone is so kind and helpful! This Vet loves sharing information too! Wouldn’t go anywhere else!"
    Karen W.
  • "This is the best vet I’ve ever took my dog to I couldn’t see myself going anywhere else they took very good care of my son and I feel so much better knowing exactly what’s wrong with him very very sweet staff thank you soooooooo much Dr.Hilla and staff"
    Diane J.
  • "Doc Villa ALWAYS takes care of Studly Dudley!! I will ALWAYS recommend Callahan Drive Animal Hospital & their entire team as they truly do care for your animal in the same way you do!! Dr Villa has cared for Dudley for most of his SIXTEEN years & he’s still happy, healthy & strong!! I strongly believe, Stud has made it to this old age so gracefully due to the care he’s been given with this facility!! I would not trust another team than Callahan Animal with my “first child”, the only place for us to go!! Highly recommended!!"
    Lauren H.
  • "10/10 experience was even better than hoped for. As a snake owner, you hear things about vets that make you question taking them and it was very comforting and nice to have someone who not only helped but took the time to talk about caring for them properly. Thank you guys so much!"
    Lydia B