Pet Pain Management & Hospice Care in St. Petersburg, Florida

Pasadena Veterinary Hospital & Laser Center in St. Petersburg, Florida, offers compassion and dignity for your animals with pet pain management and hospice care. Your pets quality of life is our number 1 priority.

Pain Management

The practice of high-quality veterinary medicine focuses on the complete health of the patient, from medical issues that affect physical functioning to emotional and psychological issues that affect well-being. Experiencing pain can affect the body's physical functioning and can have a detrimental effect on a patient's well-being and state of mind. That's why pain management is among our primary considerations when we are treating a pet for any medical condition.
Our approach to pain management involves anticipating potentially painful procedures and taking steps to manage pain from the outset, as well as continuing to manage pain throughout your pet's treatment and recovery process. Did you know that various types of pain can look different in animals?
For example, a dog with chronic arthritis may exhibit very subtle signs of pain that can go unnoticed unless you know what to look for. Fortunately, our staff of compassionate, caring professionals is skilled in recognizing signs of pain in animals and developing an individualized plan for managing pain in our patients.
From routine procedures such as a spays or dental cleanings, to more advanced medical treatments such as bone surgeries or cancer treatments, to chronically painful conditions such as arthritis or back pain, we are dedicated to providing safe and effective pain management to every patient. We will also help you recognize signs of pain in your pet so that we can modify his or her pain management plan when necessary.
Recognizing and alleviating pain in our patients is at the very heart of quality, compassionate patient care. We don't take pain management for granted and will employ all our skills to help ensure your pet's comfort, well-being, and full recovery.
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Laser Therapy

When it comes to pain management for your pet, Laser therapy creates optimal healing conditions and increases healing circulation to help get them back on their paws (or hooves) faster. This treatment dramatically helps to decrease inflammation, arthritis and pain.

Our practice is excited to bring this special technology to you. Discover how this therapy is proven to bio-stimulate tissue repair while reducing treatment time and relieving pain. All without sedation.

Call today to schedule your consultation and learn more about how K-Laser® therapy can help revitalize your pet!

Additional Benefits to Laser Therapy

  • Improves and Promotes Healing
  • Faster Recovery Time
  • Increases Joint Flexibility
  • Relieves Joint Pain and reduces Spasm
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Hospice & Euthanasia

Are you having problems caring for a terminally ill pet at home? Does your pet have a medical condition that is painful or causing a poor quality of life? Are you afraid that your sick or elderly pet is suffering?
Saying goodbye to a beloved pet is one of the most difficult situations a pet owner will ever encounter, but trying to decide when it is time to say goodbye can be even more difficult. There are times when all the capabilities of medical science have been exhausted, when euthanasia is the only way to prevent an animal from needless pain and suffering.
However, the decision regarding when to euthanize is fraught with medical, financial, ethical, religious, moral, and sometimes legal considerations. Euthanasia is therefore a medical procedure that needs to be discussed, however painful that discussion may be, and considered thoroughly before a final decision is made. Let us help you through this difficult time.
Our staff of compassionate, caring professionals can help you through this painful experience. We offer hospice services and will work with you to ensure your pet's comfort and dignity during his or her last days and final moments. Do you have special requests? Do you have questions about care of your pet's remains? We can help you with these concerns and will make every effort to accommodate your wishes at this very difficult time.
Deciding when your pet may need hospice care or euthanasia is a very personal and private decision, but that doesn't mean you have to make this difficult choice on your own. Our hospice and humane euthanasia services are conducted with respect, compassion, and care. Before you struggle through one more day with a sick, elderly, or terminally ill pet that is suffering, call us to learn how we can help.

Schedule an appointment at our animal hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida, for advice on how to alleviate your pet's pain.