Pain Management

Pets can experience the same sensations of pain as we humans do. Some types of pain are chronic, such as the pain caused by certain degenerative medical conditions, like arthritis or hip dysplasia. Additionally, pets can experience bouts of acute or sudden pain following an injury or surgery. Regardless of the type of pain, experiencing such discomfort can greatly affect their quality of life. Animal Hospital of Ludington offers a wide range of pain management services to help your pet feel better.

Some of the common signs that your pet may be in pain include:

  • Behavioral Changes
  • Aggression
  • Hiding
  • Trembling
  • Lameness or Limping
  • Restlessness
  • Excessive Panting
  • Dilation of the Eyes
  • Increased Heart Rate
  • Loss of Appetite
  • Self-Mutilation

If you believe your companion is experiencing pain or discomfort, contact us right away. We can conduct a thorough exam and run diagnostic testing to determine what’s causing the problem, and develop an appropriate plan to address it. Pain management may include physical therapy, medication, laser therapy or any combination of these. Let us get to the bottom of your pet’s pain issues and help them live a more comfortable, happy life.

  • What our clients have to say…

    • Rebecca Murphy

      Such a caring staff and doctors. They genuinely love animals and are so compassionate. After my dear cat Jade died at age 19, they sent me a condolence package - her paw prints in plaster & a little keepsake bottle with a lock of her hair. It came as a complete surprise about a week after she passed. Warmed my ♥️ more than I can express.

    • Jen Ely

      We've been taking our dogs here for the least 10+ years and they are compassionate and caring with our pets and very informative when special care is needed. Truly grateful they are our vet.

    • Kandi Miller

      my babyboy captain comes to you and he just loves you all

    • Shawn Bennett

      Wonderful staff. Nola could not possibly have been in better hands.

    • Renee Bernardi

      A big thank you to Dr. Paxton for agreeing to be Tessa’s new vet and participate in the Golden Retriever Lifetime Study. We moved to Michigan from Indiana just over 2 years ago and have been struggling to find a vet willing to participate which meant driving 3 1/2 hours each way once a year to our former vet. Dr. Paxton and his staff are wonderful. So glad I can finally say I have a vet I can trust my fur babies with.

    • Brad Pinkerton

      Thank you to the staff at Animal Hospital of Ludington and especially Dr Paxton. We had no choice but to put our beloved Jasmine to sleep due to her condition. It was amongst the worst day of our lives. Dr Paxton and his wonderful staff treated us with the ultimate compassion and patience. The office even followed up within a few days later with a signed condolence card, a cast of her paw prints and a bottle with a bit of her fur. Janni and I are forever indebted to the kindness they showed to us. I HIGHLY recommend this office to anyone needing vet care for their pets.

    • Julee Rae Sarto

      The staff and Doctors are absolutely wonderful! They are going through a tough time with us and have the upmost compassion and technical ability to make this better. I commend them all. Thank you for dealing with my tears and helping with Fred.