Robin Downing, DVM, DAAPM, DACVSMR, CVPP, CCRP, CVA, MS
This veterinary pain and bioethics expert has an issue with conventional terminology surrounding feline declaws.
How veterinarians can discuss options with clients for pets who need long-term pain medication.
As veterinary technology soars ahead, pet owners are left with a lot of choices about diagnostics and treatment to sort through. And what if even we as veterinarians arent quite sure what the right thing to do is? Thats where four basic principles of clinical bioethics pioneered in human medicine can come to the rescue.
You cant guarantee that every patient or pet staying in your veterinary hospitals boarding wont get scared, but you can make some small tweaks to make their stay less stressful and more comforting.