Canine Pain Management

Canine Pain Management

Sears Animal Hospital & Pet Rehabilitation is excited to offer our Pain Management Treatment Plans and Medical Therapies to Improve the Lives of your Furry Friends.

Our Treatment Plans are designed by Dr. Bonnie Wesley (Certified in Canine Rehabilitation) that reflects the individual needs of your Canine’s medical condition.

When Does My Canine Need Pain Management Treatment?

  • Difficulty going up and down stairs
  • Accident or fall
  • Shows signs of favouring one leg
  • Less interested in normal activity such as walks

One of the most Common Conditions that Requires Pain Management Treatment is Osteoarthritis


What is Osteoarthritis?

  • Osteoarthritis is a Degenerative Joint Disease
  • Causes inflammation and Swelling in the Joints

It affects Many Senior Dogs

Health Watch

You might First Notice Osteoarthritis in your pet if they have the following:

  • Limping
  • Swollen Joints
  • Refusing to use a particular  limb
  • Lower level of activity
  • Reluctance to take walks
  • Stiffness
  • Difficulty climbing stairs, Jumping into a car or climbing into bed
  • Abnormal gait
  • Licking single joint
  • Acting withdrawn, spending less time playing with family (which is often misunderstood as a sign of ‘aging’)
  • Soreness when touched

If your pet has any of these signs we recommend you contact our office and book an Initial Canine Pain Management Consultation to determine the diagnosis and get your furbaby on a path to recovery.

Referrals are Welcome from Animal Hospitals

Pet Owners May Book an Appointment without a Referral.

What is Included in Initial Pain Management Consultation?

  1. This Consultation will be 1 hour in Length
  2. Our Technicians will provide videos/literature about our Pain Management Therapies and take you on a tour of our Hospital.
  3. Dr. Bonnie Wesley will meet with the Pet Owners to  Review Medical History/Digital Radiography and discuss current concerns.
  4. A complete Physical Examination is performed to assess your Canine’s health, movement, spinal and joint function, physical abilities and overall strength.
  5. Canine Stance Analyzer test is performed to Assess  Lameness and help Identify Problem Areas
  6. Mobility Measurements will be taken and charted for future assessments
  7. Dr. Bonnie Wesley may request additional Diagnostic Tests that may include Digital Radiography, MSK Ultrasound, Blood Work and Urinalysis to arrive at a complete Diagnosis.
  8. Dr. Bonnie will provide At Home Exercise to begin Treatment and may begin Therapies such as Cold Compression, Acupuncture, Hydrotherapy and Therapeutic Laser Therapy.
  9. A Recommended Diet may be provided depending on your Canine’s medical condition.

Referrals are Welcome from Animal Hospitals

Pet Owners May Book an Appointment without a Referral.

Most Common Treatment Plans

  1. Canine Monthly Preventative Pain Management Care
  2. Canine Pain Management Treatment Plan
  3. Canine Unlimited Pain Management Treatment Plan
Pain Management Therapy

1) Canine Monthly Preventative Pain Management Care

  • Our goal is to decrease the pain naturally and allow your Canine to build muscle and regain mobility to live a pain-free life.
  • This Care Package is perfect for the early stages of Osteoarthritis or preventative care for active and mature/senior canine’s.

2) Canine Pain Management Treatment Plan

  • Our care is designed with Up to 3 Therapy Sessions a Week or Regenerative Medicine with Home Exercise Plan,  Nutraceutical & Veterinary Diet Recommendations.

3) Canine Unlimited Pain Management Treatment Plan

  • “Our Best Care Package” that includes Regenerative Medicine with Unlimited Monthly Therapy Sessions of Therapeutic laser Therapy, Hydrotherapy, Physical Therapy with a Home Exercise Plan, Nutraceutical & Veterinary Diet Recommendations.

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    Individualized Pain Management Treatment Plans Include:

    Regenerative Medicine

    What is  Regenerative Medicine?

    Regenerative Medicine utilizes the body’s own cells to heal and regenerate damaged tissues in acute and chronic conditions.

    Therapies Included are:

    • Platelet Rich Plasma(PRP)
    • Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate(BMAC) Stem Cells

    Sears Animal Hospital & Pet Rehabilitation has a Modern Regenerative Lab. We only Invest in the Best Equipment for our Patients’ Needs

    What is Platelet Rich Plasma?

    Platelet Rich Plasma(PRP) is a Highly Concentrated blood sample that contains isolated cells(Platelets) and fluid portion of the blood(Plasma).

    When used as a Therapy, PRP can help Regenerate and Heal Tissues by:

    • Recruiting cells to an area of injury to clean up dead and injured cells
    • Release proteins called “Growth Factors” which are responsible for Tissue Regeneration

    What is Involved with PRP Therapy?      

    Our Veterinarians may recommend PRP as a Therapy for your Pet that can be Processed and Treated during an Exam.

    • A small amount of blood is taken from your dog and is processed using a specialized system that concentrates the platelets and the plasma.

    Once the PRP processing is complete, it is Injected directly into the Area of Injury.

    Seeing Results from PRP Therapy?      

    • Therapeutic effects last between 6-12 months for dogs with mild to moderate Osteoarthritis.

    What are Stem Cells?

    Stem Cells have the ability to differentiate into any type of cell.

    They can also activate other surrounding stem cells and recruit additional cell types to aid in:

    • Wound Healing
    • Tissue Repair

    What is Involved in Stem Cell Therapy?      

    Our Veterinarians may determine after completing a Physical Exam and Diagnostic Tests that your Canine is a candidate for Stem Cell Therapy.

    • A small amount of Bone Marrow is collected from the femur while your dog and is under general anesthesia.
    • The Bone Marrow is processed using a specialized system that isolates and concentrates the stem cells.

    Once the processing is complete, the Stem Cells are Injected directly into the Area

    Dog Using Hydrotherapy for Pain Management

    Hydrotherapy/Underwater Treadmill

    Our Team utilizes an Underwater Treadmill as a Proven and Effective Therapy to assist your pet in returning to their Normal Strength Quickly and Safely.  

    The Underwater Treadmill uses the Warm Water to Soothe and Ease Pain and Discomfort

    Features Include:

    • Therapeutic Massage with Integrated Resistance Jets
      • These resistance jets come with various levels of water pressure and offer the option to configure in multiple directions.
    • Variable Speed Motor
      • Oasis ‘PRO’ – goes from Speeds of 0.25 mp/h .(40 km/h to) 9 mph/ (14.48 km/h)
      • Very Critical features as these allow the Pet Patient to have Gradual improvements
      • Speed Changes are Tailored to each Individualized Treatment
      • The Advanced Speed of 9mph/(14.48km)/ enhances Sports Performance
    • Varying Water Depths
      • Helps to provide more support when needed
      • Increases/Decreases Resistance with your pets changing needs
      • Adjusts to the Height of your Pet
      • Ensures Individualised Therapy

    Sears Animal Hospital & Pet Rehabilitation has a Modern Oasis Pro Underwater Treadmill. We only Invest in the Best Equipment for our Patients’ Needs

    How does it WORK?

    Water has a natural property called ‘buoyancy’.

    Hydrotherapy uses this property of water to its maximum potential and provides a Low Impact, Soothing Workout to ‘Pet Patients’.

    What is Hydrotherapy?

    Hydrotherapy is defined as ‘the use of Water to achieve Therapeutic Benefit and Relaxation’.

    Veterinary Acupuncture


    What is Acupuncture?

    • Acupuncture is an Ancient Medicine that has been around for centuries.  
    • It involves the Insertion of Small, Sterile Needles into specific Acupuncture Points to Stimulate Nerves, Endorphin Release and Blood Flow. 

    The Treatment is Safe and is an Excellent Complement with Western Veterinary Medicine to aid in Rehabilitation Therapy and Pain Management

    Did you know?

    • Veterinary Acupuncture Activates the Release of the Hormone Serotonin, into your Pet’s body that will Reduce Pain.
    Laser Therapy for Dog

    Therapeutic Laser Therapy

    What is  Laser Therapy?

    • Laser Therapy is the use of Specific Wavelengths of Light to Treat Painful and Debilitating Conditions.

    How Does it Work?

    • Light energy enters the damaged cells and stimulates inter-cellular activity.
    • This reduces pain in the area and speeds recovery of the damaged cells.
    • Once the cells recover, the healing process is complete.

    Benefits of MLS Laser Therapy

    • Relief of Chronic Pain, such as Arthritis
    • Relief of Acute Pain, such as Trauma or Injury
    • Strong Anti-Inflammatory effect
    • Stimulates Healing of Damaged Tissue
    • Speeds Recovery of the Structural Integrity of Injured Region
    • Improvement of Local Blood Circulation
    • Postoperative Pain Relief and Faster Wound Healing
    Physical Therapy

    Physical Therapy

    Our Program Helps your Pet regain Functional Ability of a Limb, Recover from Surgery or Reduce and Maintain a Healthy  Weight

    Effective variety of Physical Therapies Include:

    • Treadmill
    • In Hospital Rehabilitation Therapies
    • At Home Exercise Plan

    We will Create an Exercise Regime specific to your Pet’s Needs

    Therapy Focuses on Improving the following:

    • Strength
    • Flexibility
    • Range of Motion
    • Balance
    • Endurance

    Have Any Questions?

    Give us a call and we'd be happy to answer them.

    Stance Analyzer

    Stance Analyzer

    The Stance Analyzer provides

    • Non-Invasive, Pain-Free Diagnostic Test to help identify a variety of conditions
    • Can be an asset in Monitoring Existing Treatment Plans for Improvement

    Whether your pet is Rehabilitating from Trauma or Injury, Showing Possible Lameness, or simply aging, your companion can benefit from this innovative approach to identifying potential mobility issues.

    The Stance Analyzer Provides the Best Care

    • Early Detection of Mobility Issues that may be Hard to Identify Visually
    • Assess Lameness helps to Identify Problem Areas
    • Evaluates Treatment Effectiveness
    • Progress of  Orthopedic Conditions
    • Printable Graph of Progress Over Time

    Have Any Questions?

    Give us a call and we'd be happy to answer them.

    Balanced Approach

    We encourage a balanced approach with all our Canine Rehabilitation Patients that include:

    • Monitored Diet
    • Home Exercise Program
    • Nutraceuticals
    • Alternative Therapies

    Our Treatment Programs are Designed to

    Decrease Pain, Promote Mobility and Increase the Quality Life

    Have Any Questions?

    Give us a call and we'd be happy to discuss potential Treatment Options.