3 feline multimodal analgesia techniques

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In this dvm360® interview, Dr Bryce Dooley outlines the most effective analgesics for cat patients

In a dvm360® interview, Bryce Dooley, DVM, MS, DACAA, faculty for the Directions in Veterinary Medicine (DIVM) symposium in Miami, Florida, describes common concerns surrounding multimodal analgesia techniques for felines, plus how opioids, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), and local blocks serve as viable options.

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The following is a partial transcript of the video.

Bryce Dooley, DVM, MS, DACAA: Cats are tricky, right? You know, they show pain differently, they're maybe a little bit more difficult in the therapeutics that we have for them and in their reactions to some of the drugs that we give them. But, I think it's really important [to not] be afraid of opioids in cats, people are a little bit worried that they may get a little hyperexcited on opioids, or that they may get hot, hyperthermic on opioids, and that can absolutely happen. But if you use them in a balanced way, you can sort of mitigate those effects.

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