AM/PM Animal Hospital

Austin Pet Pain Management

At AM/PM Animal Hospital we know that pain management is an essential part of keeping your pet healthy and happy. From providing medication and treatments to providing alternative therapies, our team is here to help alleviate your pet's pain and discomfort. We are here to help make sure your pet can enjoy a happy and comfortable life.

Pain Management

Your pet deserves to live a full, happy, and comfortable life. At AM/PM Animal Hospital, we want to ensure that our patients are free of both acute and chronic pain.

Are you worried your pet is in pain? Because pets cannot vocalize their feelings to us, it is helpful to be observant. Watch out for these signs:

  • Changes in eating or sleeping habits
  • Aggressive or antisocial behavior
  • Whining or crying
  • Shaking
  • Changes in behaviour
  • Licking a certain area of the body repeatedly
  • Crying or shrinking away when a certain area of the body is handled
  • Decreased mobility
  • Heavy breathing or wheezing

Even if your pet is on pain medication, it is important to monitor them for these signs of pain and keep us abreast of any developments. If signs of pain are noted, we may need to consider altering their dose or form of medication, or look at additional treatment options.

Joint Supplements

Bones and joints ensure constant wear and tear due to activities such as running and jumping. No matter your pet's age or activity level these supplements can provide comfort and help protect their joints. Being proactive about joint health is important and supplementing early can help protect your dog or cat's joints before they reach their senior years. Ask us about our joint supplements next time you stop by!

Acute Pain

Acute pain is sharp and has a sudden onset. It is typically a temporary form of pain, and will be relieved when the cause of the pain is addressed and healed. Acute pain is caused by situations such as injury, surgery, or infections. In certain circumstances, for example before a surgery, acute pain can be anticipated and therefore mitigated preemptively.

Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is continuous and pervasive. Conditions which are long-lasting and progressive, such as diabetes or cancer, are often the culprits behind chronic pain. Senior pets are often most susceptible to chronic conditions. Some examples of ways which we can treat chronic pain include non-steroid medications, or oral and injectable analgesics.


Solensia is the first and only FDA-approved treatment to control cat osteoarthritis pain (OA). OA is a type of arthritis that happens when the protective tissue in the joints is worn down. It makes moving harder and can worsen over time, causing severe pain. It can happen to cats at any age, not just older cats. As a once-monthly shot given by our experienced team, Solensia not only helps your kitty control their OA pain, but it also improves their quality of life. Cats hide almost everything, especially pain. Click here to read more about ways to tell if your cat might be dealing with OA pain.


Librela is specifically designed to control dog osteoarthritis pain (OA). OA is a type of arthritis that happens when the protective tissue in the joints is worn down. It impacts how your dog moves and feels, and can make it hard for you both to do the things you love to do together. Dogs of all ages, sizes, and breeds can have OA pain. As a once-monthly shot give by our experience team, Librela provides long-term OA pain control, which helps them by more active and improves their overall quality of life. An OA diagnosis can be missed in some because the signs may be subtle or overlooked as normal changes related to agining. Click here to read more about looking for signs that may indicate your pup is suffering from OA pain.

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Located in the South Lamar neighborhood in South Austin. Directly off of US-290 between Bluebonnet and Oltorf.

Phone: 512-448-2676

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