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Ashton Animal Hospital

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12355 Woodruff Ave
Downey, CA 90241
Phone: (562) 803-1551

Office Hours

DayMorningAfternoon
Monday9 am-12 pm2 pm - 5 pm
Tuesday9 am-12 pm2 pm - 5 pm
Wednesday9 am-12 pm2 pm - 5 pm
Thursday9 am-1 pm3 pm - 8 pm
Friday9 am-1 pm3 pm - 8 pm
Saturday9 am to 4 pm
SundayClosedClosed
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Pain Management for Pets

For many years, the veterinary community has been faced with the challenge of pain management for animals. It was not widely known that dogs and cats experience physical sensations such as pain quite similarly to humans, as our pets instinctively hide their pain to avoid being seen as weak by potential predators. Veterinary experts once believed that animals do not feel pain in the same frequency or intensity as humans; however, if something seems to cause you discomfort or pain, it is safe to assume that it probably does for your dog or cat as well. While there are different signs for cats and dogs in identifying pain, if you notice unusual behaviors from your pet, our veterinarians at Ashton Animal Hospital are prepared to provide pain management options for acute and chronic pains.

Pain Management for Dogs

If you see your dog behaving strangely, he or she may be experiencing pain. Whether your dog is being less active, more aggressive, or even whimpering or crying, these are signs that your pet is in distress. Pain management for dogs can involve the use of medications or surgical procedures. Many surgeries will require postoperative dog pain management to ensure proper healing of their wounds. Whether your dog is experiencing acute or chronic pain, make sure to visit your veterinarian to determine your pet's options for controlling their pain. By helping to provide pain relief for our pets, we can drastically improve the quality of their lives.

Pain Management for Cats

Instinctively, cats and dogs will try to hide signs of their pain to avoid becoming targeted, as in the wild, any weakened animal is fair game to a greater predator. If you notice any strange behavior in your cat, such as hiding more than usual, agitation, lost appetite, aggressiveness, panting, hissing, increased heart rate, altered movement, or any other unusual signs, your pet is likely suffering from pain. Pain management for cats is done through surgical procedures and through administering pharmaceutical drugs to deal with acute and chronic pain. If you suspect that your cat companion is experiencing discomfort, make a visit to your veterinarian to see all your options for cat pain management.

Pain Management in Animals

Dealing with pain is terrible, and although your pet may not openly displaying signs or symptoms of pain, they could still be hiding it. As we are all familiar with pain, we can relate to our pet companions; anything we see that seems like it would hurt or cause discomfort for us probably does for our pets as well. Thus, it is important to take notice of these things for the sake of our pets.

Services We strive to provide complete care for our patients. Learn more about all the services we provide. Make An Appointment We will do our best to accommodate your busy schedule. Schedule an appointment today! Online Forms Our patient forms are available online so they can be completed in the convenience of your own home or office.

Puppy and Kitten Package

Package Includes 7 Vaccines, Fecal Test, 3 Deworming, and one Physical Exam

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Testimonials

The staff is so nice and helpful. Lily receives such great care there. I have been taking my pets to Ashton since 1989 when we got our first cats. It was a natural choice in 2012 when we got our dog, to take her there as well.

- Pamela W. / Downey, CA

Office Hours

DayMorningAfternoon
Monday9 am-12 pm2 pm - 5 pm
Tuesday9 am-12 pm2 pm - 5 pm
Wednesday9 am-12 pm2 pm - 5 pm
Thursday9 am-1 pm3 pm - 8 pm
Friday9 am-1 pm3 pm - 8 pm
Saturday9 am to 4 pm
SundayClosedClosed

Meet the Team

Our team is committed to educating our clients in how to keep your pets healthy year round, with good nutrition and exercise. Ashton Animal Hospital stays on top of the latest advances in veterinarian technology and above all, remembers that all animals and pets need to be treated with loving care in every check-up, procedure, or surgery.Read More

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Ashton Animal Hospital
ADDRESS: 12355 Woodruff Ave, Downey, CA, 90241, USA | TEL: (562)803-1551 |
Mondays to Wednesdays 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Thursdasy to Fridays 9:00 a.m. to - 8:00 p.m. Saturdays 9.00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
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