Posts with tag pain management

A recent Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine showed that hot and cold packs require 10 minutes to heat or cool tissue to the temperature required to alleviate inflammation. Photo ©Can Stock Photo.

KSU Works to Lessen Pain in Dogs

Pain management in companion animals is likely to get a boost upon completion of two studies set to begin at Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine, while some finished research will help veterinary clinics and owners minimize dogs’ pain after surgery and may help with human patients as well. James K. Roush, D.V.M., M.S.,… read more


Helping Dogs Overcome Pain

Prior to the 1990s, treating dogs and other companion animals for pain was rare, if not unheard of, in most veterinary practices. Scientists and veterinarians simply did not have research data confirming that animals experience pain, whether post-operatively or as a result of an acute injury or chronic condition or disease. At least they didn’t… read more