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Cancer Pain Relief Treatments for Dogs Rockledge FL

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.

Brevard Veterinary Hospital
(321) 549-6813
329 N Cocoa Blvd
Cocoa, FL
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Animal Flea Control, Animal Microchipping, Declawing, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary Medical Specialties, Veterinary Surgery

Bywater, Alison, Dvm - Viera East Veterinary Ctr
(321) 639-9888
5405 Village Dr
Rockledge, FL

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Coris, Erin, Dvm - Island Animal Hospital
(321) 453-2430
230 Fortenberry Rd
Merritt Island, FL

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Space Coast Veterinary Hosp
(321) 576-2273
4750 N Courtenay Pkwy
Merritt Island, FL

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Docs Animal Clinic
(321) 615-0965
1450 N Courtenay Pkwy Ste 16
Merritt Island, FL

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Rockledge Animal Clinic
(321) 632-8071
1934 Fiske Blvd
Rockledge, FL

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Cat Doctor The
(321) 752-6556
6470 Us Highway 1
Rockledge, FL

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Brevard Veterinary Hospital
(321) 632-0445
329 N Cocoa Blvd
Cocoa, FL

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Island Pet Resort & Spa
(321) 806-4421
25 N Grove Street
Merritt Island, FL
Services
Kennels, pet day care, grooming, pet supplies, birthday parties
Hours
Mon - Friday 7-6 Sat 8-5

Grigsby, Christine, Dvm - Harbor City Animal Hospital
(321) 757-7381
7670 N Wickham Rd # B
Melbourne, FL

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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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