Coomara Veterinary Practice

Tel: 01228 524 740
Fax: 01228 596986


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Chronic Pain Clinic

Our vets and nurses are passionate about caring for pets in chronic pain, which is most commonly caused by osteoarthritis.  It is estimated that 30-50% of dogs and cats will experience osteoarthritis at some stage in their lives, which will have a profound effect on the quality and length of their life.

Osteoarthritis is the destruction of cartilage that lines a normal joint, leaving the underlying bone exposed and allowed to grate against the opposite bone surface.  This results in pain and a reduction in the normal range of motion of the joint.  The condition is progressive and permanent.

Osteoarthritis can be caused by various underlying conditions, including:

  • Hip dysplasia
  • Elbow dysplasia
  • Cruciate ligament disease / rupture
  • Previous injury or trauma
  • Obesity

In dogs signs of chronic pain include decreased activity levels, intermittent lameness and/or stiffness.  In cats signs can be more subtle, and include difficulty grooming, not jumping onto furniture/places they would do usually, difficulty accessing litter boxes, grouchy behaviour and sleeping a lot.

Our goals in the management of osteoarthritis are:

  • Relief of pain
  • Lessen inflammation
  • Prevent further cartilage degeneration
  • Improve mobility

and overall improve your animal's quality of life!         


In our CHRONIC PAIN CLINIC our vets and nurses offer a range of tailor made solutions for your pet.  Products and services include:

  • Medications (non-steroidal anti-inflammatories and analgesics)

  • Nutraceuticals

  • Prescription Diets

  • Acupuncture

  • Class IV Laser Therapy

  • Physiotherapy techniques

Where we are

Coomara is just south of Carlisle on the A6 heading towards Penrith.

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