Managing Pain in your Pets

How can you manage the pain in your pets? Naturally, the first ones to understand and identify the pain of pets are the veterinarians and the owners of the pet. Many dogs have the instinct of hiding their pain for their survival mechanism. Pets have a nervous system that is the same with humans. Thus, you know how to manage and recognize their pain.

After injuries or surgical procedures, you may likely assume that the dog still experience pain. Through careful observation, you will notice the signs and the feelings of pain in dogs. Mostly, dogs experience pain in some way with their behavior. Dogs are very reluctant in climbing the stairs. They are also showing decreased activity. There are subtle signs that serve as a clue that the dog is really hurting.

How can you manage their pains? You can manage their pains through the help of the veterinarian. They will recommend products in relieving their pains. The veterinarian will discuss to the owner the cons and pros of your dogs. The dog will receive pain- relief medicines before and after the surgery. The veterinarian will select the appropriate medicine based on your dogs’ needs.

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Here are some veterinary pain-relief medicines:

No steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) – this drugs will interfere the body’s production which triggers swelling and pain.  Use this with caution as this has the potential to damage the kidney, liver, stomach and intestines.

Corticosteroid – Synthetic cortisone such as prednisolone, methylprednisolone, prednisone and dexamethasone are anti- inflammatory medications. They usually have their impact among patients. These are used in reducing allergic, arthritic or dermatologic feeling of discomfort.

 

 

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