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Benefits of In-Home Pet Pain Management

Whether you have an ill, senior, or physically-impaired pet, treatment from home provides the maximum level of comfort and convenience. 

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Minimizes Disruptions

Especially when they’re in pain, pets rely on their daily routines and comfort of home for a sense of safety and security. Give them added support and stability by scheduling expert care from home, minimizing disruption to their routines.

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Better Diagnosis

Home visits also enable our expert veterinarians to observe pets when they are more relaxed, helping them best assess your pet’s health and mobility. 

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Immediate Relief From Home

During an in-home visit, your veterinary team will create a plan to manage your pet’s pain and provide any necessary prescriptions to get them feeling better soon without the need to transport your pet to a clinic.

Our Veterinary Pain Management Process

Our experienced veterinarians will guide you through all available treatment options, making sure you have access to all the tools you need to keep them comfortable. 

Thorough Health Checkup

Thorough Health Checkup

Your pet’s pain management consultation begins with a thorough health history and physical examination to assess their overall wellness and identify the source of their pain.

Personalized Pain Relief Plans

Personalized Pain Relief Plans

Based on your pet’s health condition, and the results of any recommended testing, your veterinary team will create a pet pain management plan tailored to their specific needs, including gentle pain relief to offer your pet immediate comfort and post-visit support.

Expert Pain Management Guidance

Expert Pain Management Guidance

Our experienced veterinarians will guide you through every step of the pain management process, answering any questions you may have and ensuring that you have all the information you need to make the best plan for your pet.

Additional Testing & Referrals

Additional Testing & Referrals

If your pet needs any additional diagnostic testing or a referral to an outside specialist, your veterinarian will make clear recommendations for any next steps.

Why BetterVet?

Our mobile veterinarians examine pets in their favorite spot - a comfy couch, a cozy pet bed, or even your lap! See how we work to keep pets relaxed and happy at home.

What Our Clients Say

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Samantha Tetrault
BetterVet Seattle

My dog had an emergency injury during the weekend and her current vet couldn't see her for 2+ weeks! BetterVet was able to come to my home first thing on Monday morning, and they were excellent with my dog and her injury. Drs. were so kind and helpful, and they put me right at ease. Will definitely use BetterVet again!

Dan Henkle
BetterVet San Francisco
We used BetterVet for the first time last week and I really enjoyed it. My dog is rather healthy, but a velcro girl. The two individuals that came to my home were SO KIND and patient. They made me feel heard, valued, and supported. They listened to my concerns, answered every question I had, and helped me to better understand their program. It was easy and convenient to book. They were so sweet with my almost 8 yo Bichon and she was very excited to have them come. Will use regularly!
Parvati Bradley
BetterVet Orange County
"The BetterVet team" visited my home to give my 15 1/2 year old Golden Retriever, Marley a wellness exam. They were both very caring and respectful. Marley was in extreme pain due to arthritis, and 3 days later he is 95% better. I couldn't be happier. My boy is acting like a puppy. Very happy with BetterVet.
Amy
They are amazing! My dog has pain and anxiety issues that make it difficult to get him to the vet. So, having them come to our home to see him was the greatest! They were amazing with him and you could tell he was completely comfortable with them! BetterVet was the best decision I could have made for my dog! 5 stars from me and 5 paws from Bentley!!

Veterinary Pain Management Breakdown

We begin with a comprehensive pain assessment by one of our expert veterinarians to identify what’s hurting. Based on their assessment, we will create a plan for your pet that may include medication, dietary recommendations, and other therapies.

Pain Assessments

Pets communicate their pain in a variety of subtle ways. Our veterinarians are trained to assess and diagnose pain based on your pet’s physical and behavioral cues. After pinpointing the source of your pet’s discomfort, they can recommend the best course of action.

Physical Rehabilitation & Therapy

Based on your pet’s history and health, your veterinary team may recommend physical rehabilitation and therapy services to reduce pain and improve mobility. They will make sure to provide you with a referral to specialists in your area.

Dietary Recommendations & Supplements

Your veterinarian will also make any recommendations for dietary changes and/or supplements if helpful in managing your pet’s symptoms.

Pain Medications

If your pet’s pain is best managed with over-the-counter or prescription medication, your veterinarian will recommend and prescribe the appropriate medicine. Our veterinarians keep up with promising new treatments for pet pain and will keep you informed about your best options.

Surgery

If your pet has had a recent surgery, your veterinary team will make sure that you have a plan for pain management and a prescription for any necessary post-operative medication(s).

Quality-of-Life

If your pet is nearing their final stages of life, we can assess their quality of life and help keep them as comfortable as possible at home. When the time comes, our compassionate veterinarians can also assist with in-home euthanasia so your pet can cross the rainbow bridge in a peaceful and pain-free environment.

Is Your Dog Showing Signs of Osteoarthritis Pain?

Use this checklist to identify the signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis pain in your dog. Your report will be emailed to you to keep and share with your veterinarian.
Is Your Dog Showing Signs of Osteoarthritis Pain?

Frequently Asked Questions

How long do veterinary pain management appointments last?

A typical in-home Sick Visit, which includes a pain management consultation, lasts approximately 30–60 minutes.

What happens if my pain management visit reveals a more serious issue with my pet?

If your pet is diagnosed with a more serious issue or health condition, your veterinarian will work with you to develop a treatment plan to help maintain your pet’s quality of life and keep them comfortable for as long as possible.

Do I need to prepare anything for my pet’s pain management appointment?

The more information you have, the more helpful it is for your veterinary team. Be prepared to share your pet’s history, current medications, and observations of your pet’s symptoms.

Are there any additional costs for diagnostic testing or specialist referrals?

If your pet requires additional diagnostic testing, your veterinarian will either perform testing during your appointment or provide a referral to an outside specialist (for an additional cost). Please visit our pricing page for more information. 

How soon can I schedule my pet's pain management appointment?

We have appointment availability as soon as the same day or the next day in many locations. To book a Pain Management appointment, choose the Sick Visit option from our list of services on our website or app.

What qualifications do your veterinary professionals have in pain management?

All of our veterinarians are board-certified in small animal medicine and experienced and qualified to assess and treat pet pain.

Do you offer any discounts or wellness packages for ongoing pain management care?

Our Wellness Club membership plans are a cost-effective option for pets with ongoing health needs, including pain management. All of our plans include unlimited free travel fees and telemedicine, making it easy and affordable to access the care your pet needs with a flat monthly payment.

Are there any post-visit care instructions to follow after the examination?

Your veterinary team will make sure to give you detailed post-visit instructions for your pet’s care as well as any necessary prescriptions or referrals.

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