Intravenous lidocaine for pain control in cats

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Pypendop, B. H., J. E. Ilkiw, et al. (2006). “Effects of intravenous administration of lidocaine on the thermal threshold in cats.” Am J Vet Res 67(1): 16-20.

Drug options for provision of analgesia in cats are limited. When administered IV, lidocaine has been reported to provide analgesia in various painful conditions … in several species including humans, rats, horses, and rabbits. However, to our knowledge, no data are available on the potential clinical use of IV administration of lidocaine as a systemic analgesic in cats.
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