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Chronic pain in cats: Recent advances in clinical assessment

B.P. Monteiro and P.V. Steagall | Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery | July 2019
This review article considers the recent advances in the assessment of chronic pain in cats, discusses the continuing challenges and offers some thoughts on future perspectives…

Managing pain in common end-of-life conditions

A. Malik and S. Gregersen | The Veterinary Nurse | May 2019
The aim of this article was to consider some of the common end-of-life conditions that cause, or have the potential to cause, pain, and to provide guidance on how best to manage these in practice…

Assessment of quality of life and chronic pain in dogs

Z. Belshaw and J. Yeates | The Veterinary Journal | September 2018
The aim of this paper, which is written by two experts in the field, is to summarise recent developments in the understanding and assessment of quality of life (QOL) and chronic pain in dogs and to provide recommendations in this area…

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Pain scoring systems for cats

M.E. Goldberg | Feline Focus | January 2018
Accurate pain assessment is necessary to ensure that a patient receives safe and effective analgesia which is tailored to their individual needs…

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Definitive Glasgow acute pain scale for cats: validation and intervention level

J. Reid, E.M. Scott, G. Calvo and A.M. Nolan | Veterinary Record | May 2017
The ability to consistently assess pain in animals is vital for the management of analgesia. A number of assessment tools, where the scores are linked to an intervention level…