Edgefield Veterinary Hospital, LLC

1 Gigante Dr.
Hampstead, NH 03841




We believe managing pain is an essential part of providing quality and compassionate veterinary medicine.  We use a multimodal approach to pain management (this refers to the practice of combining multiple drugs and/or methods) and tailor all pain protocols to the individual needs of each patient.  We have a variety of treatments available including non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), opioids, corticosteroids, acupuncture and manual medicine (chiropractic).

Acute pain in pets is typically obvious and distressing while chronic pain is often subtle and harder to detect.  Unfortunately our pets can't talk so we always need to be on the lookout for any signs of pain they may display. While not a full list of signs and symptoms we have listed some of the more common signs in pets below.


Decreased social interaction

Submissive behavior

Refusal to move

Howling or whimpering

Aggression (growling, biting etc)

Unusual reactions to being touched

Excessive grooming or licking

Decreased appetite

Stiffness or limping


Reduced activity

Changes in litter box habits

Hiding/decreased social interaction in normally social cats

Shy cats that suddenly crave attention

Hissing when approached or touched

Lack of coordination 

Excessive grooming or licking

No longer grooming, coat is matted

Stiff gait or limping

Loss of appetite/weight loss

If you have any questions or concerns about whether or not your pet is experiencing pain please don't hesitate to call us at 603-329-6553.