Karen Roach, RVT, VTS (ECC), reviewed measures that can be implemented for pain management
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In a dvm360® interview at the Fetch Coastal in Atlantic City, New Jersey, Karen Roach, RVT, VTS (ECC), shared ways to help pets manage pain outside of a traditional pharmacological approach.
The following is a partial transcript of the video.
Karen Roach, RVT, VTS (ECC): There's quite a few [nonpharmacologic options for pain control]. Treating their stress and anxiety can go a long way towards that. Because when animals are stressed and anxious and scared, it can really feed into their perception of pain and make their pain feel a lot worse.
Then some other kind of like practical hands-on things [are] proper wound care. If we have a patient with a fractured leg that can't get to surgery right away, like splinting and bandaging it to keep those bones still, that can go a long way towards pain control as well.