pain

9a1941111b4cf2ed8e4bb7d1e87c8e27.jpg

Senior Dog in Pain

By Jon Geller, DVM Q: I own an English Sheepdog. He is 11 years old and approximately 80 lbs. I give him a 100mg of Rimadyl in the morning and a 100mg at night because of his arthritis in his hips. I can tell that he is in pain and […]

Continue Reading
pPETNA-5216606_main_t400x400

Animal therapy reduces need for pain medication after joint-replacement surgery

Patients recovering from total joint replacement surgery who receive animal-assisted therapy (AAT) require less pain medication than those who do not experience this type of therapy. These data were published in the August/September issue of Anthrozoos by researchers from Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing and Loyola University Health System. Anthrozoos is the […]

Continue Reading
boxer-and-dachshund.jpg

When Your Dog Is In Pain, What Do You Give Him?

Dogs are probably the most loved and the most cared for pets. Dogs may not have the ability to complain but an observant pet owner would know if the dog is in pain. Dogs are uncomplaining animals but a discerning owner would be aware of what the dog feels. Vets are the experts in these […]

Continue Reading