Pain Control

Pain control is a priority. Appropriate medication is administered to each pet prior to any surgical procedure, or as required with hospitalized patients.  It has been demonstrated that pain is most effectively controlled by being prevented, or minimized, prior to being experienced.  Injectable pain control medication continues to be administered following surgery.  Furthermore, each pet is discharged with 3-5 days of pain control medication to make certain they remain comfortable, and to enhance healing and recovery.

Laser surgery and pain control

For many hospital's elective surgeries (eg. spay and neuters) there is no change to the client for lazer surgery. When a surgical procedure is involved, laser surgery utilizes an intense beam of light which acts to seal nerve endings and cauterize small blood vessels as it cuts . By sealing nerve endings, the transmission of pain signals to the brain is altered. Since the laser also cauterizes, small blood vessels are sealed to stop bleeding.

Carling Animal Hospital began offering laser surgery for pets in October, 2001. Whether it be a spay, neuter, growth or wart removal, exploratory or orthopedic procedure (cruciate ligament, etc.), the benefits of Laser Surgery include less pain, swelling, and bleeding.