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Articles by Lesley J. Smith, DVM, DACVA

Lesley J. Smith, DVM, DACVA

On the Forefront: Extended-release liposomal opioids for treating pain in dogs
October 1, 2005

Adequate analgesic treatment of both acute perioperative pain and chronic pain in dogs is recognized by the veterinary profession and the general public as imperative to appropriate and humane medical care.

Answering Your Questions: Practical analgesia in cats
August 1, 2005

Because cats are relatively quiet creatures, that is, they don't bark, whine, and announce themselves, their analgesic needs are often ignored or forgotten. Evaluating pain in cats is challenging and requires intense and prolonged observation, intuition, interaction with the animal, and knowledge of the various feline behaviors that may signal pain.


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