Our Compassionate Vets Provide Effective & Humane Pet Pain Control
With the most recent advancements in modern veterinary medicine, no animal should ever suffer. Center City Veterinary Hospital embraces that humane approach to pet care. Our compassionate team is committed to pursuing the latest in medications, surgical techniques, and traditional and alternative treatments designed to provide comfort and improve healing.
Pets & Pain
Dogs and cats experience pain in much the same way humans do. We know that the chemical response to pain in the body inhibits the ability to heal. Therefore, reducing or eliminating pain improves healing as it ends suffering.
Our veterinarians can predict the level of pain in a variety of situations, such as the pain a pet experiences during rehabilitation from an injury or surgical procedure. In those cases, we are able to treat the pain ahead of onset, improving the rate and extent of healing.
Effective and humane, our pain management protocols support health, longevity, and quality of life for our patients.
Laser Therapy & Rehabilitation
When your pets require treatment for pain resulting from chronic conditions, and for patients recovering from surgery or injury, we refer to WAG. WAG, the Whole Animal Gym, is Philadelphia’s veterinary rehabilitation facility offering hydrotherapy, acupuncture, laser therapy, and ultrasound treatments.
A full dog gym is also available, for patients recovering from surgery and those needing help with weight loss or improved conditioning.
Laser therapy reduces inflammation and is effective in treating chronic conditions, acute pain, and post-operative discomfort. This therapy is safe, painless and fast, immediately initiating the healing process and actively reducing inflammation for up to 24 hours after treatment.
Laser therapy is the only course of treatment that stimulates the cells, encouraging the body to heal itself. Laser light is administered into the body and absorbed by damaged cells. The cells are then stimulated to higher rate of metabolism, resulting in increased circulation, reduced inflammation, and relief.