(What Can I Do About It?)
Cats are the masters of hiding disease. It is in their DNA to not show any weakness. They do feel pain and we humans have challenges recognizing when this is happening
There are 2 types of pain – acute (post- surgery or injury) and chronic.
As anyone with chronic pain will tell you – this will greatly diminish your quality of life.
Evaluating pain and treatments
We are using Dr Duncan Lascelles methods to evaluate chronic pain. Click here to learn more
We tend to focus on medications and there does appear to be a new class of drug that may become available.
This time we want to focus on non-pharmaceutical methods of pain management. In particular using a cold laser for pain management.
The cold laser uses photobiomodulation (PBM) to decrease inflammation
Photobiomodulation (PBM) therapy results are achieved when a sufficient dose of light energy reaches target tissue and results in decreased inflammation, decreased pain, and accelerated healing.
This can be used for both acute and chronic pain. We have used it on some cats with chronic upper respiratory disease. The procedure is non-invasive and don’t the cats look great with their goggles