February 28, 2005
Pain Managment for Your Pet!

Managing pain in animals has always been a challenge because cats and dogs canít say where or how much it hurts. Beyond that communication gap, animals ó especially cats ó often try to hide their pain, an instinctive behavior dictated by the premise that the weak donít survive.

Owner concern, plus their own interest in animals, led anesthesiologists, surgeons and intensive-care veterinarians to look more closely at animals in pain and try to do a better job of recognizing and treating it. Dogs and cats have been the main beneficiaries of this interest. Not enough is known yet about treating pain in birds, reptiles and other pets such as ferrets, Karas says, adding "we are using some pain meds in birds, and we are studying how best to treat them, so progress is being made."

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Very cool! For those of us in veterinary medicine, this is a very important topic!

Posted by Ellen at February 28, 2005 08:22 PM

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my bird broke her wing. i don't have a lot of money. i know how to bandage her wing with bet tape, but what can i do to help soothe her pain?

Posted by: kr on September 25, 2005 12:13 AM

my bird broke her wing. i don't have a lot of money. i know how to bandage her wing with bet tape, but what can i do to help soothe her pain?

Posted by: kit on September 25, 2005 12:14 AM

my bird broke her wing. i don't have a lot of money. i know how to bandage her wing with vet tape, but what can i do to help soothe her pain?

Posted by: kit on September 25, 2005 12:14 AM

my bird broke her wing. i don't have a lot of money. i know how to bandage her wing with vet tape, but what can i do to help soothe her pain?

Posted by: kit on September 25, 2005 12:14 AM

my bird broke her wing. i don't have a lot of money. i know how to bandage her wing with vet tape, but what can i do to help soothe her pain?

Posted by: kit on September 25, 2005 12:14 AM

my bird broke her wing. i don't have a lot of money. i know how to bandage her wing with vet tape, but what can i do to help soothe her pain?

Posted by: kit on September 25, 2005 12:14 AM

my bird broke her wing. i don't have a lot of money. i know how to bandage her wing with vet tape, but what can i do to help soothe her pain?

Posted by: kit on September 25, 2005 12:14 AM
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