Pet Pain Management

At Eastern Animal Hospital in Baltimore, MD, we specialize in managing your pet’s pain to ensure their comfort and well-being.

Pet Pain Management in Baltimore, MD

The practice of high-quality veterinary medicine focuses on the entire patient—from medical issues that affect physical functioning, to emotional and psychological issues that affect well-being.

Experiencing pain can affect the body’s physical functioning and can have a detrimental effect on your pet’s well-being and state of mind. That’s why pain management is among our primary considerations when we are treating a dog or cat for any medical condition.

Our approach to pain management involves anticipating potentially painful procedures and taking steps to manage pain from the outset as well as continuing to manage pain throughout your pet’s treatment and recovery process. Did you know that various types of pain can look different in animals? For example, a dog with chronic arthritis may exhibit very subtle signs of pain that can go unnoticed unless you know what to look for. Fortunately, our staff of compassionate, caring professionals is skilled in recognizing signs of pain in animals and developing an individualized plan for managing pain in your loving companions.

a vet stands beside a large dog in a hospital

Understanding Pet Pain

Pets can experience pain in much the same way as humans, but they are often unable to communicate their discomfort. Signs of pain in pets can include:

  • Changes in behavior, such as increased aggression or withdrawal
  • Changes in appetite or drinking habits
  • Limping or favoring certain body parts
  • Excessive grooming or licking of a particular area
  • Vocalizations such as whining or whimpering


Our clinic embraces the holistic approach to your pet’s health and wellness. We balance traditional medicine with alternative medicine remedies such as acupuncture, massage, herbal, and chiropractic therapies based on your dog or cat’s condition and personal needs.

We have designed a specific room just for these therapies to aid in relaxing your pet, equipped with a warming mat, mood lighting, music, and a calming water feature for the complete Zen experience.