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Pain Management

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Is your furry family member experiencing pain from a chronic medical condition, recent injury or surgery, or simply the natural aging process?

When animals are in pain, they can’t simply take Tylenol or apply an ice pack to the area that hurts. Instead, they rely on us—as their loving owners and health care providers—to recognize and address pain on their behalf. At Live Oak Veterinary Hospital, we believe that every creature has the right to enjoy a pain-free existence. That’s why we offer professional pain management as part of our comprehensive list of services. We can help your loved one enjoy a happier, more comfortable life.

Our approach to pain management is extremely thorough and therefore highly effective. We understand that some components of medical care may result in discomfort, whether it be a simple injection or a surgical procedure. To that end, we aim to not only control pain as it’s happening, but to prevent that pain from occurring in the first place. For medical procedures, we utilize a combination of pain control mechanisms which have been proven to be both safe and effective. This helps us keep our furry friends comfortable and pain-free.

There are also many other types of pain, such as that which is associated with chronic medical conditions, like osteoarthritis, as well as post-surgical or injury recovery, and the natural aging process. For this type of discomfort, we leverage a number of different tools and techniques, based on each pet’s unique needs and circumstances. Every case is handled on an individual basis, which helps us achieve the best possible results for each patient. 

As an experienced veterinary healthcare provider, we have several tools at our disposal to treat and manage pain, including but not limited to:

  • Pain control medications
  • Physical techniques, such as massage, for natural pain relief
  • Senior pet care for pain management
  • Solensia – FDA-approved monthly injections for feline osteoarthritis (OS) pain
  • Librela – FDA-approved monthly injections for canine osteoarthritis (OS) pain

Whether it’s managing surgical pain, treating chronic medical conditions, handling post-injury recovery, or helping to make the golden years more comfortable, we’ve got you covered. With a broad spectrum of pain management techniques and tools at our disposal, we can develop a customized plan specifically for your loved one. Contact Live Oak Veterinary Hospital today and let’s get your pet on the path to a more enjoyable life.

Live Oak Veterinary Hospital

Business Hours

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Wednesday: 8:00am – 1:00pm
Friday: 8:00am – 3:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed
Later hours available by appointment

If you have an emergency after hours or during the holidays please contact:
Emergency Pet Service of Carteret/Craven County
118 E Main St, Havelock, NC 28532
(252) 444-1399

Sasha E.

Dr. Lloyd and the entire staff at Live Oak are absolutely wonderful. Our beloved cat was very sick with cancer and they were all so kind and helpful during... Read More

Chuck C.

Always the best care for our little girl Rusti - have used Dr. Llyod and her team for years and are very happy to have her keeping our baby healthy! Read More