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AAHA Senior Care Guidelines for Dogs and Cats

This paper provides a working framework for enhancing the well-being of senior pet dogs and cats. Approaches to screening the medical status of senior pets are described in detail, with particular emphasis on establishing baseline data in healthy animals, the testing of clinically ill animals, and assessing senior pets prior to anesthesia and surgery. The management of pain and distress and the application of hospice and palliative care are addressed. Advice on ways to approach euthanasia and dealing with end-of-life issues is also provided.

Acetaminophen

Acetaminophen is contraindicated in cats. In dogs, several early studies revealed a pain-modifying effect in orthopedic surgery, and pharmacokineti...

Systemic lidocaine

There is strong evidence of the safety and beneficial effects of IV lidocaine on pain after abdominal surgery (although not for other surgeries...

Therapeutic modalities: surgery

As a general rule, if a primary tumor can be completely excised with acceptable morbidity, surgery is the best choice of treatment.

Anesthesia and surgery

The importance of complete and accurate historical information cannot be overstated, including current medications (e.g., over-the-counter,...

Opioids

Opioids are the most effective drug class for managing acute pain and can play a role in managing chronic pain.

Summary

Every primary-care companion animal practice will encounter canine and feline oncology cases. A successful, full-service practice should be prepare...

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