By recognizing physiologic, physical, and behavioral signs of pain and employing a consistent pain scoring system, veterinary teams can improve their assessment of cats in need of analgesic therapy. And by administering FDA-approved analgesic drugs in multimodal protocols, veterinarians can provide effective pain relief for their feline patients.
Q: We're getting some clients who don't want to pay for and don't see the need for some at-home pain control drugs. Can you offer us any tips for explaining the value and importance of pain control for pets?
Live from CVC Washington, D.C., dvm360 Medicine Channel Director Mindy Valcarcel has tips for using this form of pain control to its full potential with some pointers from veterinary anesthesiologist Dr. Turi Aarnes.
This toolkit delivers articles, tips, handouts, videos and tools all designed to make it as easy as possible to discuss pain prevention in pets with your team and clients. (With an educational grant provided by Zoetis)