Veterinary Services

Pet Pain Management/Therapeutic Treatments

Utilizing tailor-made treatment plans, we strive to swiftly identify the root causes of pet pain and administer appropriate relief that is both effective and gentle.

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Pain Management/Therapeutic Treatments at East Lincoln Animal Hospital

At East Lincoln Animal Hospital, providing the best possible care for your pets is our top priority. We understand that our furry friends can experience pain just like us, and it’s vital to ensure they get the relief they need to enjoy a happy, healthy life.

Laser Therapy

Laser therapy is a non-invasive and pain-free treatment used to provide pain relief and help with healing. Laser therapy uses non-thermal photons of light to stimulate the body’s natural ability to heal. During each treatment, laser energy increases circulation, drawing water, oxygen, and nutrients to the damaged area. As the injured area returns to normal, function is restored, and pain is relieved. Laser therapy can be used for both chronic and acute injuries and wounds.

Pain Management

Veterinary science supports the fact that mammals have the same pain receptors as humans, and we are proud to offer a wide array of pain management for our patients. Symptoms of pain in dogs and cats include panting, lethargy, loss of appetite, refusal to play, excessive licking, whining, and limping. We can help with your pet’s acute and chronic pain concerns through traditional modalities such as oral and injectable pain medications, physical therapy/rehabilitation, cold laser therapy, and the adjunct use of acupuncture.


Acupuncture is a virtually painless procedure and may be defined as the insertion of needles into specific points on the body to stimulate healing or provide pain relief. Used in veterinary practice in China for thousands of years to treat many ailments, acupuncture is currently used worldwide either alone or in conjunction with western medicine. This unique healing method is available right here in the Denver, North Carolina area.

East Lincoln Animal Hospital offers acupuncture as a holistic treatment for small animals that might be experiencing arthritis, back pain due to disc disease, traumatic nerve injury, respiratory problems, skin problems such as allergic dermatitis and gastrointestinal problems such as diarrhea.

Administered by our licensed veterinarians, acupuncture is nearly painless for small animals. Once the needles are gently inserted into the skin and are in place, most animals become very relaxed and even sleepy. The length and number of treatments will depend upon the condition of the patient.

The experienced veterinarians at East Lincoln Animal Hospital will evaluate your pet’s condition to determine if acupuncture will be an effective treatment, and if so, will apply it along with western medications and techniques as necessary. Speak to one of our veterinarians experienced in acupuncture (Dr. Janet Crawford and Dr. Melissa Irvin) if you are interested in this service for your pet.

Integrative Rehabilitation and Physical Medicine

Benefits include:
Pain management
Faster healing from injury or post surgical
Reduce inflammation
Increase mobility
Build muscle
Improve nerve function