DiagnosticsInadequately diagnosed and treated acute pain can result in serious, lifelong physiologic and psychologic consequences. Implementation of pain assessment tools can improve a veterinary hospital’s success in pain management.
BLIS is an extended-release formulation of bupivacaine, and a single injection of BLIS can provide up to 72 hours of analgesia.
Managing pain in cats with DJD can be challenging; fortunately, several options exist.
Carprofen for dogs with osteoarthritis has been shown to reduce pain, and additional benefits can be seen with the use of adjunctive agents.
Pain ManagementA non-COX-inhibiting NSAID, grapiprant is a novel drug for treatment of osteoarthritic pain in dogs.
Pain ManagementThe scientific mechanisms of gabapentin and amantadine support their use as part of analgesic protocols for chronic pain relief in dogs and cats. Each can effectively treat chronic pain, but how do you know when to choose one drug over the other?
Pain ManagementPain management in dogs and cats can be challenging because clinicians often have to rely on the observations of owners to determine whether a prescribed analgesic is having a positive effect on the pet.
AnesthesiologyThe goal of this review article is to provide relevant clinical updates on new products and pharmaceuticals used for feline anesthesia and analgesia.
Strategies for Managing Cancer Pain in Dogs and Cats, Part 2: Definitive and Palliative Management of Cancer Pain
The second of a two-part article series that addresses the all-too-often overlooked problem of cancer pain and help practitioners provide a sound, objective assessment and treatment strategy when managing cancer pain in dogs and cats.