Feline perioperative pain management
Lamont, Leigh A.
The Veterinary Clinics of North America. Small Animal Practice
Veterinary surgeons today are performing increasingly complex and invasive feline surgical procedures. In light of this, it is crucial that perioperative pain management in these patients be a top priority. This article outlines pain physiology and pathophysiology, pain recognition and management strategies, relevant pharmacology, and techniques for local and regional analgesia in cats.