SOURCE: Ardmore Animal Hospital

February 12, 2012 11:00 ET

Animal Hospital Provides Pet Pain Management

ARDMORE, PA--(Marketwire - Feb 12, 2012) - Ardmore Animal Hospital provides pain management services for pets in The Main Line, including the communities of Bryn Mawr, Haverford, Radnor, Gladwyne and the surrounding areas. The veterinary clinic incorporates pain management by utilizing procedures, rehabilitative exercises and medication to minimize or relieve pets' pain from chronic pain. The use of pain management is appropriate after a surgery to speed the healing process, for pets that have been in an accident or experienced an injury, or for geriatric pets that are slowed down by the effects of arthritis and joint stiffness. Owner and director Dr. James Bianco says that this approach fits with their motto of being a veterinary hospital that is "dedicated to gentle and compassionate care."

According to Dr. Bianco, the focus of their pain management services is to make the recovery process better for pets, reduce any stress on the pet, improve overall quality of life and even lengthen the life of the pet. When a pet owner brings a pet into the clinic the veterinarian will first perform a thorough examination to look for any underlying causes of pain. The doctor may order blood tests, lab tests or x-rays as part of the evaluation process. Medications such as steroids to reduce inflammation or analgesics to reduce pain may be prescribed by the vet hospital to reduce any pain.

"Some pets may benefit from the use of nutritional substances, herbal remedies or homeopathic approaches to manage their pain," Bianco said. "We may also make referrals to Fit For A Dog rehabilitation center for exercise and cold laser therapy, or to pet chiropractic and pet acupuncture specialists."

The vet cautions pet owners to look for pain symptoms in their pets which may be more indicative of some type of underlying disease than just normal aging. If pet owners notice any type of constant meowing, listlessness, continuous licking, loss of appetite, insomnia, or restlessness in their pet he advises them to contact the pet hospital for an appointment.

"We're placing a renewed focus on pain management due to the amount of pets in Radnor, Bryn Mawr, Haverford and beyond that are getting older and requiring this type of care," Bianco said. "We want to help them be comfortable so they can enjoy a long and happy life with their pet owners. Of course the best pain management is prevention and that's why we work to educate pet owners on healthy lifestyles for their pets. But for pets that are experiencing pain, we use the veterinary tools at our disposal to try to help them feel better as quickly as possible."

The vet hospital, which has been providing compassionate pet care since 1937, currently comprises forty staff members, including eight veterinarians. Ardmore Animal Hospital is located at 24 E. Athens Ave and provides services to pets from The Main Line, including Bryn Mawr, Haverford, and Radnor. Further information on the clinic or its pet pain management services is available by visiting the website at

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  • Ardmore Animal Hospital
    Ardmore, PA