Chronic pain in cats is often overlooked because it’s difficult to know where to look for signs of pain, and even if it is diagnosed, many veterinarians are not sure how to treat it. In this case study, a cat suffering from chronic pain is treated over a period of several years with a combination of acupuncture and pharmaceuticals.
The robust advances in pain management for companion animals underlie the decision of AAHA and AAFP to expand on the information provided in the 2007 AAHA/AAFP Pain Management Guidelines for Dogs and Cats. The 2015 guidelines summarize and offer a discriminating review of much of this new knowledge.
Treating lameness and incontinence in an American bulldog with spine issues.
This case demonstrates how photobiomodulation therapy (PBMt, oftentimes referred to as laser therapy) was used as an adjunct to traditional veterinary medicine to heal a crushing injury to the carpus of a canine patient.
Quincy is a neutered male greyhound mix who was a rescue dog and is estimated to be about 18 months old. Six months after surgery on his left knee for a luxating patella, he’s still limping.
A 10-year-old spayed female domestic shorthair cat presented for acute-onset, progressive lameness of five days’ duration.
Abstracts from issue 57.2 of JAAHA, Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association .
Kent, a nine-year-old male neutered Labrador retriever, presented with acute pain on the left front shoulder after slipping on the owner’s hardwood floors while playing with their other two dogs.
Injections involving the eyes can be tricky. The videos below demonstrate safe techniques for: 1) Performing a retrobulbar nerve block injection using a modified needle 2) Injecting the Nocita block after they eye has been surgically removed Both videos are courtesy of Mike Petty, DVM.
News briefs from across the industry and beyond. This month’s articles include: CAPC issues appointment guidelines, Cryptosporidium study on gut cells, first-ever stem cell treatment on a nonhuman primate a success, Jesse Brandon named president of LVMA, Fort Drum drive-through clinics, NAIC developing pet insurance model law, mummified Yukon wolf pup, survey on barriers to veterinary care, and rapid language learning in dogs.