St. Charles Veterinary Clinic is a full-service veterinary medical facility, located in St. Charles, Minnesota. The professional and courteous staff at the St. Charles Veterinary Clinic seeks to provide the best possible medical care, surgical care and dental care for their highly-valued patients. We are committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, preventative health care and health-related educational opportunities for our clients. The St. Charles Veterinary Clinic strives to offer excellence in veterinary care to St. Charles, MN and surrounding areas. Small animal appointment times vary from Monday to Friday. Please take a moment to contact us today, to learn more about our veterinary practice and to find our more information about how the St. Charles Veterinary Clinic can serve the needs of you and your cherished pet.
Through the American Veterinary Medical Foundation's Veterinary Care Charitable Fund, out hospital is able to help animals rescued from abuse and neglect and the pets of clients facing personal hardships. Your donations to the AVMF on behalf of our hospital will help us help animal.s Click on the AVMF donate button to make your tax deductible donation. Thank you.
Animal Pain Awareness Month
Pain isn’t fun for any of us, and our furry friends are no exception. September is Animal Pain Awareness Month.
This awareness month was inspired by the sole purpose of making animals feel more comfortable when they hurt when they are sick or injured. Animals, unlike people, can’t tell if or where it hurts.
Acute pain is more recognizable because it manifests with a sudden change of behavior or clear signs of pain. But chronic pain, on the other hand, can be subtler and we might not be even aware that our beloved furry family member is hurting.
Old age, arthritis, cancer, old wounds, or fractures that did not heal properly can be the cause of chronic pain in pets. And pets are able to hide this chronic pain very well and suffer quietly. This month aims to educate pet owners to recognize the subtle signs and to take their pets for regular veterinary check-ups and pain evaluation visits.
When the pain is localized, there are many ways to minimize it or even neutralize it. Some of the pain management options are pain medications, acupuncture, physical therapy, laser therapy, and various kinds of therapeutic massages.