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Pain Management

Understanding Pain in Pets

Pain in pets, whether due to injury, illness, or chronic conditions, can greatly impact their quality of life. Recognizing and addressing pain is essential for ensuring the well-being and comfort of your beloved feline or canine companion. At The Animal Clinic of Kearney, we are dedicated to providing comprehensive pain management solutions to improve your pet’s comfort and overall health.

Signs of Pain in Pets

Identifying signs of pain in your pet is crucial for timely intervention. Common indicators include:

  • Lethargy or reduced activity
  • Change in appetite
  • Restlessness or agitation
  • Vocalization (whimpering, whining, or meowing)
  • Limping or favoring one leg
  • Hiding or withdrawal
  • Aggression or irritability

If you notice any of these signs in your pet, it’s essential to consult with our experienced veterinarians for a thorough evaluation and personalized pain management plan.

Learn more about the symptoms and signs of OA in your pet by following the checklist:

Feline OA Pain Checklist

Canine OA Pain Checklist

Pain Management Options

Our team at The Animal Clinic of Kearney offers a range of pain management options to address your pet’s unique needs:


  • Pain Relievers: We prescribe safe and effective pain medications to alleviate your pet’s discomfort.
  • Anti-inflammatory Drugs: Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) can reduce p[ain and inflammation.

Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation

Our therapeutic exercises and rehabilitation techniques help improve joint flexibility, muscle strength, and overall mobility for both cats and dogs.

Weight Management

Maintaining a healthy weight is crucial for pets, reducing strain on joints and minimizing discomfort. We create personalized diet and exercise plans.

Laser Therapy

Low-level laser therapy is a non-invasive treatment to reduce pain and inflammation in pets, promoting comfort and a faster recovery.

Librela (for Canines)

Librela is a powerful solution to control Osteoarthritis pain in dogs. With just one monthly injection, it offers long-term pain control, specifically targeting the key driver of pain. Say goodbye to daily oral medications.

Solensia (for Felines)

Solensia is the first FDA-Approved treatment to effectively manage OA pain in cats. This once-monthly injection helps your cat regain mobility and relieves the pain associated with osteoarthritis.