Geriatric Care

As your pet gets older, their daily routine sometimes becomes more of a struggle, and you may not know how to help them.  This is why Dr. Zinderman and the staff at Indian Street Animal Clinic want to help guide you in the care of your aging pet.

With a combination of standard and holistic care, we will do our best to maximize the energy your pet has to keep them in their best possible shape. We offer pain management strategies, acupuncture, Chinese senior dogherbal therapies, nutrition, fluid therapy, and house staging to help your pet get around and make it easier for them to live a pain-free and happy life.

If the time has come for hospice care, we can provide a quality of life assessment and a treatment plan to help make the remaining time our pet has with us as pain-free and rewarding as possible.

You can be sure you and your pet will receive thorough and compassionate care. Request an appointment today with Dr. Zinderman to discuss a treatment plan for your pet.

Pain Management

Part of any pet’s recovery process should include pain management. This applies whether they are 10 months old or 10 years old. A pet’s pain can stem from many things, an injury, a surgery, or an internal problem– in each of these instances, a pain management plan will be adapted to your pet’s specific circumstance. Indian Street Animal Clinic offers comprehensive pet health services, which means we will use a combination of Standard (Western) and Eastern (Holistic) medicine in your pet’s treatment. With this, we are able to provide a well-rounded pain management plan that will not only keep your pet comfortable, but support, and even in some cases speed up, their healing process.

To do this, a few questions need to be answered:

  • Can we anticipate that the pain?
    Most often, post-surgical/post-procedural pain, pain from a known health condition, or pain from age can be anticipated. In this case, it is best to take a preemptive strike in treating the pain to make it easier to deal with in the long-run.
  • What is the cause of the pain?
    As mentioned before, pain can be caused by many different things, and the root of the pain always effects the treatment given. If we already know what is causing the pain, it is easier to treat in an accurate manner. If the pain is caused by an un-diagnosed health condition, finding an effective way to manage the pain may help in diagnosing the underlying problem.
  • How long do we expect the pain to last & how severe will it be?
    Short-term pain management versus long-term pain management treatments vary greatly, so assessing the duration and severity of the pain will help us to establish a pain management timeline.

With Indian Street Animal Clinic, you can be sure that Dr. Zinderman will form a pain management plan using therapies and methods that are tailored specifically to your pet and their health. Call today to learn how your pet’s pain can and will be prevented and controlled.

JUST A LITTLE SOAP BOX STORY ABOUT PAIN AND SURGERY.

If you get put under anesthesia and I hitspay neuter your toe with a hammer, you will not feel it (you are unconscious and under anesthesia). But when you wake up you WILL feel it  because the pain pathways have been activated and the anesthesia is no longer keeping you unconscious.
We prevent the pain pathways from getting activated with our pain management protocols.  This makes a huge difference!