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What You Should Know About Pain and the Goals of Pain Management

DEFINITION OF PAIN (according to The International Association for the Study of Pain):   An unpleasant and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage. Pain is the most common reason humans seek medical attention.  Unfortunately most doctors are not specifically educated in the management of chronic pain.  This is also true of the veterinary … Continue reading

Canine Circovirus – Should you be concerned?

  Do I need to worry about dog circovirus? The recent reports of a mysterious illness causing death in Ohio dogs may have you wondering, do I need to worry about circovirus in my dog? First, what is a circovirus? Circoviruses are small viruses that have been shown to infect birds and pigs. The dog … Continue reading