image00047Here at West Orange Animal Hospital, we are here to keep your pets comfortable throughout their entire lives.

Pets that are in pain are miserable. For this reason, we will do whatever we can to keep your pets comfortable.

We have many different choices when it comes to treating a pet’s pain. There are non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs which are very helpful with mild pain. We also prescribe steroids which can offer a lot of relief, and we have stronger pain medications if the non-steroidal medications are not enough. Glucosamine is available in tablets and injections to help with arthritis.  

It is important to run blood work before starting any medications to make sure your pets can handle it. Pets on some medications need to be monitored by doing regular blood work to ensure there are no bad side effects.

It is our goal to keep your pets as comfortable as possible with the least amount of medication and fewest potential side effects.

If you would like to set up an appointment to discuss your pets’ pain with one of our veterinarians, don’t hesitate to contact us at (973) 731-1222.