My cat is grumpy – understanding pain related behavioural change

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CPD Hours: 1 hours

Course Length: One hour

Course Format: Recorded webinar with a copy of the webinar slides provided

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About this course

Pain is a very important factor in many behavioural presentations and this webinar will explore the link and discuss various ways in which pain can affect feline behaviour.

The recognition of the importance of pain for veterinary patients is relatively recent but to put it in context the use of analgesia in paediatric human surgery is also relatively recent. There is still some resistance to accepting the relevance of pain in the onset and progression of behavioural signs in companion animals but research into the importance of analgesia in both a surgical and medical context is beginning to help to turn the tide. Recent publications have highlighted the importance of considering pain when investigating behavioural change and this webinar will consider some of the behavioural presentations related to pain in feline patients. It will discuss the importance of analgesia when dealing with acute pain in relation to potential long term considerations and also look at the importance of a multi-modal approach to the management of chronic pain.

Why do this course
Behavioural medicine is an important veterinary discipline and considering the emotional, cognitive and physical health of patients will help you to promote good welfare in non-human species.

A convenient and flexible way to earn some CPD hours without leaving home is to select webinars to view from our extensive library of recorded webinars. They are great value for busy practitioners seeking quality CPD at a time of their choice. Participants will receive a handout (slides and/or notes) to support their viewing session and a CPD certificate.
Participants gain access to the webinar for two weeks which allows them to view it at their leisure and convenience as well as review aspects as needed to enhance their learning.

Members of the BVA Young Vets Network receive a 50% discount on our recorded webinars (subject to availability – ten discounted places available per webinar per year).


RCVS and EBVS® European Specialist in Behavioural Medicine
Behavioural Referrals Veterinary Practice, Chester