Chronic Pain In Pets Part 2: Physical And Psychological Treatment

A diagnosis of chronic pain may sound scary to anyone. Fortunately, many treatment options are available to ease and improve the symptoms of chronic pain in pets. Dr. Daniel Eckman, a staff veterinarian at the Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences’ Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, says that because every pet is unique, […]

Chronic Pain In Pets Part 1: Causes, Symptoms, And Prevention

Pets can develop chronic pain for a variety of reasons, but because they cannot verbally tell us when they’re hurting, overcoming the communication barrier can quickly become challenging for pet owners who want to alleviate any and all pain in their four-legged friends. Dr. Daniel Eckman, a staff veterinarian at the Texas A&M School of […]

A Little Support Can Go A Long Way: Mobility Care And Rehabilitation

Veterinarians are making strides in learning more and more about man’s best friend, thanks to recent discoveries in the field of canine health, but a lot of questions still exist when it comes to mobility issues in our four-pawed friends. A dog’s mobility may be compromised because of age, injury, or birth defect, and animals […]

Detecting the Subtle Signs of Pain

The first step in caring for a sick or injured animal is being able to recognize the signs of pain that indicate something is wrong. Acute pain tends to be easier to identify, but chronic pain can have a variety of less-noticeable symptoms. To help pet owners recognize these symptoms, Dr. Daniel Eckman, a veterinarian […]

Pain Management for Pets

One of the most difficult parts of being a pet owner is knowing how to best care for pets that are in pain. As pets age, it is important to make sure they are living each day happy and pain-free. Animals with illnesses or injuries often try to hide their pain, so pet owners should […]

Could your pet benefit from acupuncture treatment?

If you’ve ever wanted to try a safe and effective form of alternative medicine for your pet, consider acupuncture. Part of traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture, the act of inserting small needles in certain parts in the body, can offer many benefits to a variety of pets, according to Dr. Daniel Eckman, a veterinarian at the […]


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