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Pain is a terrible thing. Cardiff Animal Hospital & Wellness Center wants to alleviate as much pain and discomfort in our patients as possible. In an effort to bring you the highest quality care, we are dedicated to providing top-notch pain management. When our pets are in pain, so are we. It’s an awful feeling to know that your special friend is hurting, especially when there isn’t anything you can do to help them. It is our goal to eliminate as much pain as possible and to give these pets a better quality of life. While pain medications can provide some temporary relief, they can also cause a number of side effects. Here’s a look at some alternative ways we can help relieve your pet’s pain.

Therapeutic (“Cold”) Laser Therapy

Cold Laser is a state-of-the-art alternative therapy to assist with pain and healing. It can be used after surgeries to help increase blood flow to local areas, improving healing. It can also be used for chronic pain, helping to increase blood flow to those areas. Ask your pet’s veterinarian how your pet would benefit from our Cold Laser Therapy.


Medical Acupuncture works by using the therapeutic effects of needling. The needles activate nerve fibers by the point of insertion. These stimuli then bring changes that help to balance nerve signaling and neurotransmitter activity from the “periphery”(ie.acupuncture point) of the central nervous system (ie. the brain and spinal cord) and autonomic system (ie. centers that govern processes like glandular activity, immune status, digestion, mood, and more). Acupuncture also helps release tension from the muscles and enveloping fibrous network called “fascia.”

Regenerative (Stem Cell & PRP) Therapy

Stem Cells have been proven to help animals suffering from a variety of conditions like arthritis and tendon or joint issues. This procedure is a regenerative process that allows your pet to better cope with their changing bodies. Stem cells hold immense promise for medical treatment because they can take on the traits of all kinds of cells and then replicate many times over.

The regenerative cells that are collected do several things: they release chemicals that help decrease inflammation; they send out chemicals to the body to bring healing cells into that area, and they have the potential to regenerate damaged tissue.

Have you noticed changes in your pet’s behavior that could indicate she’s feeling pain? Call our office for help. A conversation is always a great start!

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