"Multi-modal analgesia" is a term used for pain control when several drugs are given to achieve maximum pain control with minimal side effects. We incorporate this system into all our patient's surgery and pain control regime.
For the majority of our surgeries, patients receive three different drugs that contribute to them feeling as little pain as possible. These drugs are given before, during and after surgery to achieve the maximum effect and maximum safety for your pet.
For any surgeries where it is appropriate, such as oral surgeries or major abdominal surgery, pets receive additional pain relief to numb the entire affected site. Joint surgeries where appropriate will also receive a pain relief combination inside the joint itself as surgery is coming to an end. Any patient undergoing orthopaedic surgery on the hind legs (De Angelis or Triple Tibial Osteotomy Cruciate Ligament Repair, Fracture Repair) will receive an epidural anaesthetic, so they cannot feel the surgery site at all.