Dog Pain Killer Guide
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"The selection of a a dog pain killer is based on the intensity of pain, purpose (pre-operative, long term care) and underlying cause. Dog pain meds can take the form of a NSAID, Steroids, Opioids, Alpha-2 Inhibitors or natural remedy. Options include oral, topical or analgesics administered directly into the body. Pain in dogs can also be managed with alternative approaches such as chiropractic care, massage, herbal remedies and dietary change. Some experimentation may be required until the most effective dog pain med is identified. Paitents will be monitored for response to treatment while trying to find the medicaiton available in the lowest dose, fewest side effects and best outcome. Dogs are carefully monitored for kidney, liver and gastrointestinal problems. When medical treatment is not effective, other options such as surgery are considered. Never give your dog any drug unless it is with the advice of a veterinarian."
Dog Pain Scale Used to Assess Pain Intensity and Appropriate Medications (1)