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Cancer Pain Relief Treatments for Dogs Hernando MS

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.

Coldwater Animal Hospital
(662) 622-7673
457 Commerce St
Coldwater, MS

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Emergency Animal Hospital
(662) 393-1116
3390 Goodman Rd W
Horn Lake, MS

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DeSoto County Animal Clinic
(662) 342-4899
8330 Hwy 51 N
Southaven, MS

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Snowden Grove Animal Hospital
(662) 536-1916
5165 Getwell Rd
Southaven, MS

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Raines Road Animal Hospital
(901) 396-7641
1127 East Raines Rd
Memphis, TN
 
Open Arms Animal Hospital PA
(662) 393-8872
6760 Hurt Rd
Horn Lake, MS

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De Soto County Animal Clinic
(662) 342-4899
8330 Highway 51 N
Southaven, MS

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Greenbrook Animal Hospital
(662) 342-6100
8928 Swinnea Rd
Southaven, MS

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Senatobia Animal Hospital
(662) 562-9611
15783 Highway 4 E
Senatobia, MS

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Pope Animal Clinic
(901) 365-1979
6920 Winchester Rd
Memphis, TN

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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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