Pain Management

VCS Milford

Pain Management:


This is very important. Our canine and feline companions will often not receive their pain medications
because of a perception they are not painful. If your pet has a fracture it hurts.
Signs of pain  
a. Not eating
b. Not able to sleep or lie down
c. Crying or whining
d. Hiding
e. Panting or increased respiratory rate

Cats:
Cats are very different than dogs or people. They cannot be given some of the most common
medications for pain relief due to toxicity.

DO NOT GIVE:
  • Aspirin
  • Tylenol(Acetaminophen)
  • Advil (Ibprofen)
  • Aleve(Naproxin)
  • Motrin(Ibprofen)
  • ANY NON STEROIDAL MEDICATION!!!

Frequently prescribed pain medications:
  • Tramadol
  • Buprenorphine/Buprenex
  • Torbugesic
  • Fentanyl Patch

Pain medication should allow your pet to rest comfortably. They should be comfortable enough to get
up and use the litter box and eat. Pain medications can also cause sedation, agitiation, vomiting. Should
any of these occur please notify us immediately so we can make appropriate adjustments.

Dogs:
Pain medications are meant to allow your dog to sleep and rest comfortably. Allow them to get up
and go outside to the bathroom without excruciating pain. Some pain medications cause adverse side
effects like diarrhea, vomiting or loss of appetite. This can be address by changing drugs or sometimes
dosages. Please let us know immediately so we can make all the appropriate adjustments.

Commonly prescribed pain medications:
  • Non Steroidal Pain Medications:
  • Rimadyl
  • Deramaxx
  • Metacam
  • Previcox
  • Zubrin
  • Opioids
  • Fentanyl
  • Butorphanol
  • Tramadol
  • Buprenorphine
  • Codeine

DO NOT GIVE THE FOLLOWING OVER THE COUNTER MEDICATIONS:
  • Advil (Ibprofen)
  • Aleve (Naproxin)
  • Motrin (Ibprofen)
  • Tylenol (Acetaminophen)

Posted on July 14, 2014
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