Pets and Chronic Pain


Hello again from the Compound Lab!This is post #15; previous posts can be found earlier on our page (look for them on Fridays!).Today, I’m jumping back into veterinary medicine after our brief intermission last week. I wanted to focus on one of the harder aspects of pet ownership: what can you do when your pet is in chronic pain?First and foremost, a veterinarian’s examination is critical if you suspect your pet is suffering from chronic pain. Not only are they trained to identify its causes, but they may be able to remove it entirely by fixing the underlying issues behind the pain.Unfortunately, there are some conditions that aren’t fully treatable, and a vet may decide that your pet would best benefit from medicine to control their pain.For both cats and dogs, we can compound several different options depending on the type of pain involved. Our compounds can help treat pain caused by arthritis, chronic cough, cancer, injuries, and much more. Many of those compounds work not only by reducing pain but by also managing the underlying disease as well. For example, compounded meloxicam not only reduces pain, but it also reduces inflammation that occurs in arthritis.Plus, many of our compounds are very affordable, especially medicines given as needed, with costs as low as $25 for a month supply. If you are trying to find affordable pain relief for your pet, please check with us. As pet owners ourselves, we want to help you however we can.As always, we're available in the lab Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm. Or you can email me anytime at brandon.ladage@belewdrugs.com. We’d love to hear from you!


Until next time,

Brandon


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