Section of Anesthesia and Pain Management
Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences
College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32610
In this video, Dr. Sheilah Robertson discusses whether cats become dysphoric when given opioids.
Our understanding and treatment of pain in cats has lagged behind that in dogs.
It appears to be more common than previously thought and could be a major cause of discomfort in senior cats.
As in dogs, obesity may contribute to osteoarthritis or the clinical manifestations of osteoarthritis in cats.
Osteoarthritis may be categorized as primary or secondary.
Although the terms degenerative joint disease and osteoarthritis are commonly used interchangeably in the veterinary arena, a distinction has been made between the two.
Dr. Sheilah Robertson discusses what cat owners can do to help their cats with chronic pain.
Dr. Sheilah Robertson explains how to use this drug in cats with osteoarthritis.
Compared with the radiographic features of feline osteoarthritis, the clinical signs of feline osteoarthritis are not well-documented.