Pain Management: Weight Optimization

August 8, 2017

Mark Epstein, DVM, DABVP (Canine/Feline), CVPP, medical director of TotalBond Veterinary Hospitals and Carolinas Animal Pain Management in Gastonia, North Carolina, says the most important tool in the non-pharmacological toolbox is weight optimization.

Mark Epstein, DVM, DABVP (Canine/Feline), CVPP, medical director of TotalBond Veterinary Hospitals and Carolinas Animal Pain Management in Gastonia, North Carolina, says the most important tool in the non-pharmacological toolbox is weight optimization.

Weight optimization is one of the most effective management tools for chronic pain and osteoarthritis, especially, and veterinarians pay little attention to it.