FDA Approves Galliprant, a New Animal Drug for Osteoarthritis in Dogs

FDA Approves Galliprant, a New Animal Drug for Osteoarthritis in Dogs

March 21, 2016
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced the approval of Galliprant (grapiprant tablets), a new animal drug intended to control pain and inflammation associated with osteoarthritis in dogs.

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a condition where cartilage – the protective material that cushions a joint – . . . → Read More: FDA Approves Galliprant, a New Animal Drug for Osteoarthritis in Dogs

Countering the Caregiver Placebo Effect

Countering the Caregiver Placebo Effect
03.12.2014 | Tracey Peake

How do you know that your pet is benefiting from its pain medication? A new clinical trial design could help overcome pet owners’ unconscious observation bias and determine whether the drugs they test are effective.

When animals are recruited for clinical trials, particularly for pain medications, researchers must rely . . . → Read More: Countering the Caregiver Placebo Effect

Analgesics Position Statement

The American Animal Hospital Association recommends that veterinarians routinely administer appropriate analgesics to minimize pain in their patients.

Analgesics need to be used preemptively for any medical condition or veterinary procedure associated with pain and for as long as necessary to prevent pain during recovery. AAHA agrees with The American College of Veterinary Anesthesiologists that if a . . . → Read More: Analgesics Position Statement

Canine Acupressure

Good dog acupressure site with illustrations. . . . → Read More: Canine Acupressure

Pain medication for dogs

Medication can be used to treat chronic or acute pain in dogs.
Chronic pain is associated with conditions such as arthritis or dysplasia:
Acute pain may be caused by surgery or injury. Some medications are used for both types of pain. Continue for pain medication charts and comparisons. Continue reading Pain medication for dogs

Sedative prior to anesthesia

Benadryl as a sedative prior to anesthesia

Objective; To determine and compare levels of sedation achieved by IM administration of diphenhydramine, saline (0.9% NaCl) solution, and acepromazine in dogs.

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Post op pain management

Chronic Pain — A Veterinary Frontier
April 1, 2003

Many post-surgical patients at the Matthew J. Ryan Veterinary Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania wear patches on their rumps, sticky plasters that slowly release painkillers into the animal’s bloodstream through the skin. The animals appear to be calm and comfortable. They don’t fret, pant or whine. Continue reading Post op pain management