Tips for helping pets suffering from cancer pain

Tips for helping pets suffering from cancer pain

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Jul 02, 2010
By dvm360.com staff

Managing pain is always a major concern in any patient. No one wants to see a pet suffer. Pain associated with cancer has its own set of causes that merit specific methods to ease discomfort. Check out these tips on cancer pain from Robin Sereno, BS, CVT, VTS (SAIM), to help you better understand how to soothe pets.

> Learn how you can help pets with gastrointestinal signs caused by chemotherapy as well as those that have undergone surgery to remove tumors in “How to handle two kinds of cancer pain. ”

> Since pets notoriously hide their pain, find out what subtle cues to look for in “Signs that indicate pain in pets.”

> Discover the physiologic processes that produce pain in “How the body senses pain.”

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