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Current State Of Disease


It is estimated that 40% of all cats have clinical signs of OA, and 90% of cats over age 12 have radiographic evidence of Osteoarthritis1-4 - nearly double that seen in dogs. However, veterinarians report they diagnose OA in cats less frequently than in dogs.5

Like dogs, cats also hide signs of pain. However, if pet owners know what to look for they recognise signs of OA in their cat. Pet Owners are interested in learning more about OA from their veterinarians.6


Feline Osteoarthritis, a Common and Painful Disease: Diagnosis, Treatment, New Resources and Future Options


Published Papers


Results of a pilot study for the use of anti-NGF mAbs in cats for OA pain point to a potential new therapy by Margaret Gruen, DVM, MVPH, PhD, DACVB.





How NGF Relates to Feline OA Pain


Dr. Gruen discusses the role of NGF in feline OA pain.






Screen for Feline Osteoarthritis Pain


Dr. Gruen describes early signs observed by cat owners.


"[R]eally listen to the owners. To ask them not just about whether they think their cats are in pain, but to ask about specific behaviors that their owners may not have thought were associated with pain.”






Prepare For And Complete An Orthopaedic Exam In The Cat


In a series of short videos, Dr. Duncan Lascelles BSc, BVSc, PhD, MRCVS, CertVA, DSAS(ST), DECVS, DACVS walks veterinarians through preparation for and completing a feline orthopaedic exam with the patient both in lateral recumbency and in the standing position.




Cat Osteoarthritis Pain Checklist


Did you know that, when educated about OA as an extremely common, painful disease that can be treated, almost 60% of cat owners found the information relevant to their cat, and more than half were motivated to make an appointment with their veterinarian?5

Click here to download Cat Osteoarthritis Pain Checklist to help your clients spot feline OA pain at home, where signs are most likely to be observed.



As you discuss the checklist findings with your client, Dr. Gruen shares 4 key things you can do to observe signs of osteoarthritis pain in the exam room:






How To Create A Cat Friendly Clinic


Creating a cat friendly clinic environment which lowers the stress for both cats and their owners in your practice, helps to ensure that owners routinely seek medical advice for the animal’s health and well- being.

Please follow the link to learn more.




References

1. CIMINO BROWN D. What can we learn from osteoarthritis pain in companion animals? Clinical And Experimental Rheumatology, 35 (5; Suppl. 107). 2017:53-58.

2. LASCELLES BD, HENRY JB, 3rd, BROWN J et al.: Cross-sectional study of the prevalence of radiographic degenerative joint disease in domesticated cats. Vet Surg 2010; 39: 535- 44.

3. SLINGERLAND L, HAZEWINKEL H, MEIJ B, PICAVET P, VOORHOUT G: Cross-sectional study of the prevalence and clinical features of osteoarthritis in 100 cats. Vet J 2011; 187: 304-9.

4. LASCELLES BD, DONG YH, MARCELLINLITTLE DJ, THOMSON A, WHEELER S, CORREA M: Relationship of orthopedic examination, goniometric measurements, and radiographic signs of degenerative joint disease in cats. BMC Vet Res 2012; 8: 10.

5. November Veterinarian 2018 KG Marketsense, Zoetis Inc.

6. November Pet Owners 2018 KG Marketsense, Zoetis Inc.

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HOW TO CREATE A CAT FRIENDLY CLINIC

Creating a cat friendly clinic environment which lowers the stress for both cats and their owners in your practice, helps to ensure that owners routinely seek medical advice for the animal’s health and well- being.

Please follow the link to learn more.

PUBLISHED PAPERS

Results of a pilot study for the use of anti-NGF mAbs in cats for OA pain point to a potential new therapy.

REFERENCES

1. CIMINO BROWN D. What can we learn from osteoarthritis pain in companion animals? Clinical And Experimental Rheumatology, 35 (5; Suppl. 107). 2017:53-58.

2. LASCELLES BD, HENRY JB, 3rd, BROWN J et al.: Cross-sectional study of the prevalence of radiographic degenerative joint disease in domesticated cats. Vet Surg 2010; 39: 535- 44.

3. SLINGERLAND L, HAZEWINKEL H, MEIJ B, PICAVET P, VOORHOUT G: Cross-sectional study of the prevalence and clinical features of osteoarthritis in 100 cats. Vet J 2011; 187: 304-9.

4. LASCELLES BD, DONG YH, MARCELLINLITTLE DJ, THOMSON A, WHEELER S, CORREA M: Relationship of orthopedic examination, goniometric measurements, and radiographic signs of degenerative joint disease in cats. BMC Vet Res 2012; 8: 10.

5. November Veterinarian 2018 KG Marketsense, Zoetis Inc.

6. November Pet Owners 2018 KG Marketsense, Zoetis Inc.

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