Multi-Modal Pain Control
Pet Lyfe with Dr. Fyfe
November 24, 2022
If you have senior pets with arthritis or pets with chronic medical conditions, your veterinarian may have suggested one or more different ways to mediate discomfort. A combination of medications, treatments and therapies used together to moderate pain is called "multi-modal pain control" and is very common in today's veterinary practices.
In general, most painful conditions are treated initially with oral medications such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatories like Carprofen or Previcox, depending on the cause of pain. Other oral medications like anti-depressants, Gabapentin or Prednisone ar...