Pain Management Compassionate Care Since 2002

Scottsdale Pain Management for Pets

Ease Your Pet’s Pain with Quality Pain Management

Pets can be very sneaky about hiding when they’re in pain. Don’t let your pet suffer! DC Ranch Animal Hospital provides compassionate pain management services in Scottsdale. We are an American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) accredited facility and are fully equipped to help your pet feel their best in the face of acute and chronic pain. Our focus is to improve your pet’s quality of life.

Is your pet in pain? Don’t delay – call (480) 351-6267 or contact us online to make an appointment with our compassionate veterinary team.

Signs of Pain in Pets

Pets can’t tell us when they’re hurting like humans can, which makes identifying pain very tricky. Fortunately, DC Ranch Animal Hospital is here to help both you and your pet.

Signs your pet might be experiencing pain include:

  • Inactivity
  • Difficulty getting up
  • Walking stiffly
  • Standing or sitting in strange positions
  • Shaking or trembling
  • Whining or whimpering
  • Constantly licking or chewing on a particular body part
  • Unusual behavior (e.g. strangely aggressive)

If your pet is showing any of the above symptoms, it’s possible they’re in pain. Typically, their behavior changes or becomes unusual when they’re experiencing chronic pain. If you notice any of these symptoms, don’t delay and bring them in to see us. We have many options to help your pet feel like themselves again.

It’s important that you do not give your pet any medication without first consulting with our Scottsdale veterinarian. Pets have a different body chemistry than humans do, and it’s important that they receive the right treatment from a qualified professional.

Acupuncture at DC Ranch Animal Hospital

In addition to traditional Western medicines for pain management, DC Ranch Animal Hospital is pleased to be able to offer acupuncture for your pet’s pain management needs. If your pet reacts poorly to traditional pharmaceuticals or is still in pain even with medical treatment, our Scottsdale veterinary team may recommend acupuncture as an additional treatment for your pet’s pain. Because acupuncture is not another medication, it is a great option for pets who are already on an extensive medicine regimen.

We start off with a full physical exam of your pet and will review all of your pet’s medical conditions before recommending an acupuncture treatment. Typically, we’ll start off with a four-week program of once weekly treatments to see how your pet reacts to the treatment. After four weeks, we will be able to determine whether acupuncture is effective or helpful for your pet’s condition. If we find that it is helpful, we’ll plan for a more regular schedule going forward for as long as your pet needs it.

If you have questions about pain management or acupuncture services at DC Ranch Animal Hospital, please call (480) 351-6267 or contact us online to speak with a member of our Scottsdale veterinary team.

Pawsatively Raving Reviews

  • “Dr. Lopez's compassion is insurmountable. I was skeptical of acupuncture... With this treatment, we extended her life by at least 8 months - not to mention the quality. Just remarkable... Can't recommend a better vet.”

    - Heidi Hopfenspirger
  • “Dr. Lopez is a very compassionate, intelligent, professional veterinarian. She has cared for my pets for years and taken care of my pack from kitten hood to end of life.”

    - Debra Hainline
  • “Dr. Lopez is a wonderful doctor - she has been taking care of our family pets for over 10 years. She is intelligent, professional, intuitive and so compassionate. I’m sure that there are many wonderful veterinarians but Dr. Lopez is exceptional.”

    - Debra Hainline
  • “Dr. Lopez is amazing. I've been taking my dogs to see her over the past 13 years.”

    - Jennie Gamlen
  • “Dr. Lopez is very knowledgeable and professional and has saved my dog’s life twice now... She explains options and the reasons for running tests (never overprescribes) and helps you make the best choice for your pet.”

    - J Simm
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Why Choose Us?

  • Serving the Scottsdale Community Since 2002
  • We Offer Pain Management to Keep Your Pets Happy & Comfortable
  • We Treat Our Clients & Their Pets Like Family
  • Compassionate and Comprehensive Care for Your Furry Family Members
Your Paws Are Safe in Our Hands

Contact us today to schedule an appointment!