EPISODE 58 | RELEASED May 29, 2020

Medicine for Dogs in Pain | Dr. Demian Dressler Deep Dive

Is your dog in pain, even though she’s not crying? Maybe! Is she anxious? Probably! Can you treat one without the other? Dr. Dressler brings us up to date on pain management for dogs.


This is a must-listen Deep Dive episode, where Dr. Dressler covers the ins and outs of pharmaceutical and herbal approaches to pain management, as well as hands-on techniques.

Dr. Dressler is co-author of our podcast sponsor, the book The Dog Cancer Survival Guide: Full Spectrum Treatments to Optimize Your Dog’s Life Quality and Longevity.

The Glasgow Composite Pain Scale can be found here: https://www.newmetrica.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Reid-et-al-2007.pdf

Pharmaceuticals mentioned in today’s episode:

  • Tramadol
  • Tylenol with codeine
  • Hydrocodone
  • Oral hydromorphine
  • Fentanyl
  • Gabapentin
  • Metacam
  • Carprofen
  • Deramaxx (deracoxib)
  • Previcox

Non-Pharmaceuticals mentioned in today’s episode:

  • Apocaps CX
  • Traumeel
  • EverPup
  • Nutrocept
  • glycosaminoglycans

Other pain management strategies:

  • Hydrotherapy, warm and cool
  • Massage
  • Acupressure
  • Acupuncture

You can reach out to Dr. Demian Dressler directly on his veterinary hospital’s website: https://VetinKihei.com.

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