Cats are adept at masking when they hurt, but they often show subtle signs of pain. In this case-based session, you’ll learn how to read the facial expressions of cats and translate them to recognizing acute pain through the use of the newly validated Feline Grimace Scale. Also covered will be how to incorporate this scale into your current protocols.
Use the Feline Grimace Scale to assess acute pain in cats
Develop treatment plans for acute pain in cats
List and discuss the advantages/disadvantages of commonly used analgesics in cats