Managing Chronic Pain in Dogs and Cats, Part 2: The Best of the Rest in the Management of Osteoarthritis
Part 2 of a comprehensive look at managing chronic pain in dogs and cats. Here, an in-depth look at managing osteoarthritis.
Managing Chronic Pain In Cats & DogsPart 1: The Two Most Important Tools in the Treatment of Osteoarthritis
Part 1 of a comprehensive look at managing chronic pain in dogs and cats. Here, an overview of osteoarthritis, including a treatment plan.
Acute Abdomen in Dogs & CatsStep-by-Step Approach to Patient Care
Garret Pachtinger, VMD, Diplomate ACVECC Acute gastrointestinal distress and abdominal pain require prompt evaluation and immediate intervention. They also prompt the practitioner to ask: Does the patient require medical or surgical management? This article presents the important answers to that question. Acute gastrointestinal (GI) distress and abdominal pain require prompt evaluation and immediate intervention to …
Perspectives: The Rx Headache
Lynne White-Shim, MS, DVM, and Kimberly May, DVM, MS Drs. White-Shim and May share how to handle any questions related to prescriptions and online pharmacies. It has been a long, busy day at the clinic. With one patient in particular, you dedicated extensive time and effort to determine a diagnosis and appropriate treatment plan. After …
Focus On PharmacologyManagement of Chronic Pain in Cats
Dinah G. Jordan, BSPh, RPh, Pharm D, FSVHP, Diplomate ICVP, and Joel D. Ray, DVM, MS Chronic pain in cats is commonly associated with malignancy, chronic inflammation, orthopedic disorders, chronic soft tissue injury, and nervous tissue injury.1 It is often difficult to recognize because the signs may be subtle, such as:2 Hiding/withdrawing from humans or other …
Rodenticide Poisoning: What to Do After Exposure
While anticoagulant rodenticide poisoning is dangerous to the patient and frightening for the owner, there are many positives when managing exposure to this pest control chemical.
Focus on PharmacologyFundamentals for Today’s Insulin Therapy
Michael Schaer, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM & ACVECC & Thomas Schermerhorn, VMD, Diplomate ACVIM (Small Animal Internal Medicine) The veterinary profession has had to adjust the treatment of the diabetic patient due to changes in insulin production and availability. Most of the products used in dogs and cats are dictated by products used in humans. …
Focus on Pharmacology: KetamineTo Use or Not to Use for Pain Management
Mark E. Epstein, DVM, Diplomate ABVP (C/F), CVPP, & dAAPM Ketamine has been in long and routine use as a dissociative anesthetic. More recently, new pharmacologic features of ketamine have been discovered that provide novel pain modification. It’s Place in Pain Management It is well-established in human medicine that the use of adjunct medications, including …