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2020 Apr 27

Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract

Feline Chronic Pain and Osteoarthritis.


Monteiro BP
Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract. 2020 Apr 27.
PMID: 32354489.


This article reviews the current knowledge regarding osteoarthritis-related pain in cats as a structure in which to discuss the assessment of chronic pain in the research and clinical settings. The scientific evidence available for current and emerging drug therapies is described. The importance of environmental enrichment and positive emotions to reduce pain, stress, and anxiety as means to promote feline welfare and human-pet bond is discussed.