Image Quiz: Identifying postoperative pain in cats

Image Quiz: Identifying postoperative pain in cats

In the United States, pet cats outnumber pet dogs, yet our understanding and treatment of pain in cats has lagged behind that in dogs. Part of this results from the difficulty in recognizing and assessing pain in cats. It's important for veterinary technicians and team members to be able to detect subtle signs of pain in cats.

Test your skills by clicking on the photo below that shows a cat exhibiting signs of postoperative pain.


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Photos courtesy of Dr. Sheilah A. Robertson.

Proceedings papers for techs

The very best behavior advice for new puppy owners (Proceedings)

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The entire hospital staff should play a role in the counseling of new puppy owners.

The technician's role creating a behavior centered veterinary practice (Proceedings)

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A focus on pet behavior in the veterinary clinic is an excellent practice builder.

Trying times--dealing with canine adolescent dog (Proceedings)

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A behavior wellness exam is an opportunity to check up on a pet’s behavioral health and answer any related questions a client may have.

Enriching geriatric patients' lives (Proceedings)

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An important time for practices to include a behavioral exam is when a pet becomes a senior.

Tubes and tracheas--all about endotracheal tubes and lesions in difficult intubations (Proceedings)

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Endotracheal tubes are usually made from silicone, polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plastic or red rubber.