"The enemy of my enemy is my friend."
Neurotoxins, as one would figure, are generally a bad thing. But so is pain. Particularly severe, chronic pain. Scientists are learning to harness properties of neurotoxins.
According to new study, a neurotoxin injection to dogs with bone cancer resulted in a significantly greater pain relief than they could get with standard care.
The substance used (SP-sap) is used to decrease pain. Without going into much detail, the neurotoxin administration results in death of the pain-sensing nerves.
Sounds rather drastic, but pain from bone cancer is excrutiating.
According to the study, the pain relieve from this treatment was significant.
Would I resort to such treatment for my dog? If it was to increase the length and quality of their life, I'd certainly consider it.
Chronic Pain in Dogs With Bone Cancer Relieved With New Treatment