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Acute Pain In Cats: Treatment With NSAIDs

B. Duncan X. Lascelles, BSc, BVSc, CertVA, PhD, MRCVS, DSAS (ST), Diplomate ECVS & ACVS North Carolina State University The 5 important characteristics of an ideal NSAID for use in cats are described in this article, the second of a 2-part series. The author provides guidance on treating acute pain in cats with NSAIDS currently …

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Assessing Chronic Pain In Dogs

Mark E. Epstein, DVM, Diplomate ABVP (Canine/Feline), CVPP Finding precise, reliable, and accurate measures of chronic pain in animals is a difficult effort. However, much research has gone into developing measurement methods to evaluate chronic pain in dogs (and, more recently, cats); this article reviews the pain scales currently available. One thing clinicians and investigators …

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