Short Takes

December 2005 Issue

Short Takes: 12/05

Cats and pain; lymphoma chemotherapy; safety and prescription drugs

Are We Shortchanging Cats in Pain?

Even at one of the top university-based clinics in the country, cats don’t always get the pain medication they need. And when veterinarians do prescribe medications, the cats don’t always end up receiving the right amounts.

That is the finding of Tufts University researchers, who said they weren’t picking on the School of Veterinary Medicine’s clinic at Tufts. The same problem — insufficient pain medication for cats — probably exists at…

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