We live in a hypercritical society. And veterinary professionals are usually first in line to blame themselves for all kinds of things, mistakes or not. But If youre so busy reassuring your veterinary clinic employees that youre negating performance issues entirely, you need these tips.
Medical etiologies, including pain, must always be considered as differential diagnoses for behavior problems with veterinary patients, especially with a sudden change or exacerbation of a previously stable behavior. Heres what to watch out for as well as three cases where pain was the culprit.
The American opioid epidemic continues, and as new, non-narcotic analgesics are developed, we owe it to pets (and people!) suffering from cancer to manage and relieve acute and chronic pain. But perhaps also, argues Dr. Mike Nolan, because some studies show a connection between pain relief and the behavior of tumors in a manner that improves survivorship.