How to Help Your Pet with Chronic Pain

Some pets respond well to traditional therapies like medication, while others do better with a more integrative approach. Gentle Care Animal Hospital is pleased to offer pain management in Lawrence, KS, that considers each pet’s individual needs for pain management.

Here Are Some of Our Integrative Pain Management Techniques for Pets

Understanding that pain relief doesn’t always come from a pill or liquid, Gentle Care Animal Hospital provides pet owners with several other options to help their pets feel better.


This technique can reduce the pain and general discomfort associated with arthritis, hip dysplasia, allergies, digestive disease, and some neurological disorders. Dr. Ermerling or Dr. Rausch inserts tiny needles at sensitive pressure points in your pet’s body that increase blood flow to reduce pain and inflammation.

Chiropractic Care

Before starting chiropractic care, our veterinarians observe how your pet normally stands and moves. They also look for areas of asymmetry by feeling your pet’s spine, bones, and joints and taking several X-rays to pinpoint problem areas. Once our veterinarians have this information, they perform a manual adjustment on your pet. Some dog breeds are more prone to developing pain from a maladjusted skeletal system. Basset Hounds, Corgis, and Dachshunds are just three examples.

Laser Therapy

Also known as photobiomodulation, low-level laser therapy, and red-light therapy, laser therapy is especially useful in treating conditions like osteoarthritis, intervertebral disc disease, and cellulitis. Laser therapy can also improve these conditions:

  • Infections
  • Nerve damage
  • Reduce scar tissue
  • Speed metabolism
  • Surgical and traumatic wound healing

Laser therapy directs targeted light toward the cellular level of your pet’s body to promote long-term pain relief.

Acupuncture, chiropractic care, and laser therapy are just three of several integrative therapies we offer for pain management in Lawrence, KS. Please contact us to learn more or to schedule an appointment for your pet.

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