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Cancer Pain Relief Treatments for Dogs Ashland OH

Acupuncture may be a highly effective analgesic option for cancer patients and may reduce the levels of medication required for patients. (Courtesy of Dr. Robinson) Short of finding a cure for their animal with cancer, oncology clients want ways to reduce their animal’s suffering. While some elect euthanasia, many would consider otherwise if provided effective options.

Claremont Veterinary Clinic
(419) 289-0009
1826 Claremont Ave
Ashland, OH

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Akers, Jody, Dvm - Akers Veterinary Hospital
(419) 756-4400
885 S Main St
Mansfield, OH

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Byland Animal Hospital
(419) 994-5515
529 Wooster Rd
Loudonville, OH

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Mairs' Veterinary Hospital
(330) 262-7921
389 W Liberty St
Wooster, OH

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American Pet Institute: Dr Carols Pets
(440) 510-1774
953 Bell Road
Chagrin Falls, OH
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Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sunday 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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24-Hour Vet, Animal Daycare, Animal Flea Control, Animal Microchipping, Emergency Veterinary Clinic, Holistic Veterinary Medicine, Small Animal Vet, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Docking, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary House Calls, Veterinary Medical Specialties, Veterinary Surgery, Veterinary Vaccinations

Akers Veterinary Hospital
(419) 756-4400
885 S Main St
Mansfield, OH

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Veterinary Hospital
(419) 529-4161
1629 Park Ave W
Mansfield, OH

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Mc Millin R D Dvm
(419) 752-2751
2183 US Hwy 224 E
Greenwich, OH

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Appleseed Valley Vet Hospital
2690 Lexington Avenue
Lexington, OH

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Bethel Community Pet Hospital
(513) 278-7978
3017 State Route 125
Bethel, OH
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Monday 7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday 7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sunday Closed
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Animal Flea Control, Animal Microchipping, Declawing, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Docking, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary Surgery, Veterinary Vaccinations

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Comforting Cancer Patients with CAM

Acupuncture may be a highly effective analgesic option for cancer patients and may reduce the levels of medication required for patients. (Courtesy of Dr. Robinson)
Short of finding a cure for their animal with cancer, oncology clients want ways to reduce their animal’s suffering. While some elect euthanasia, many would consider otherwise if provided effective options. Maximizing comfort and minimizing pain usually requires multimodal analgesia due to the unique challenges that cancer pain poses. 1 Typically, this involves a combination of conventional and complementary and alternative medical intervention. 2 The American Cancer Society and the National Comprehensive Cancer Network cancer pain practice guidelines ask that clinicians recommend nonpharmacologic measures if pain remains uncontrolled despite pharmacologic management and re-evaluation. 3

Pain Complexities
What makes cancer pain complex? One reason concerns the physiology of tumor pain itself. Chemical interactions between cancer cells and sensory neurons appear to contribute to tumor pain. Researchers recently showed that increased numbers of voltage-gated calcium channels mediate mechanical hyperalgesia in a fibrosarcoma cancer model. 4 Other issues also make cancer pain unique. Dogs post-amputation require special attention to the myofascial and spinal restrictions they will develop along their back, neck and remaining limbs. Patients receiving radiation therapy need pain r...

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