Today's Daily Dose: Pain management

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An important consideration for feline onychectomies.

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“Most of the work done to compare protocols after onychectomy addresses acute pain relief. One study shows that cats are still lame 12 days after surgery. Perioperative analgesics are important to prevent pain up-regulation, but additional analgesics should be considered for more long-term use.”

-Wanda J. Gordon, DVM, and Michael G. Conzemius, DVM, PhD, DACVS

From Analgesia after onychectomy in cats

 

 

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