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ICYMI: Recognizing and Treating Pain in Pet Patients

by Lori Hehn - January 22, 2016 at 12:10 PM

Did you miss the Twitter Chat on Analgesia with VT Specialist Mele Tong?   We hope that you can join us next time.

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Assessing Pain in Pet Patients

by Lori Hehn - July 20, 2015 at 2:00 PM

Veterinary technicians are often the first person of contact for pets during emergencies or post-operative in the hospital. Therefore it is critical that a veterinary technician can recognize the signs and symptoms of pain. Pain management is an important part of patient care, and by implementing pain scoring in the monitoring of hospitalized patients, patients may receive the analgesia and attention they need. Animals may be very stoic and pain can sometimes be difficult to assess. The following suggestions are meant to help with pain scoring in our pet patients. Some physical characteristics below such as panting or trembling may not be pain related but may be due to nervousness or other medical disease so these symptoms are to be interpreted based on the whole status of the patient.

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