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Assessing pain in cats is challenging because they are known for hiding pain as a survival instinct. As a result, feline pain is often underdiagnosed.
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There are now two pain scales validated to assess surgical pain in the cat, the UNESP-Botucatu Multidimensional Composite Pain Scale and the Glasgow Composite Measure Pain Scale–Feline.4,5 The Colorado State University Feline Acute Pain Scale is also a useful tool to assess pain in cats, although it has not been validated.3 Regardless of how you are assessing feline postoperative pain, we can assume that cats will feel pain.
It follows four distinct steps.
Assessing and alleviating pain in cats is not only a core goal of veterinary medicine, but successfully controlling the pain of a surgical procedure can also strengthen the human-animal bond and even help reinforce the relationship between veterinarian, client and patient.
Veterinarians tend to agree that feline pain can last longer than 24 hours after common surgical procedures.3 SIMBADOL (buprenorphine injection) is the first and only FDA-approved opioidto provide once-daily 24-hour control of postoperative pain in cats. SIMBADOL works well with other induction and maintenance anesthesia drugs and can be incorporated into any feline surgical protocols.
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INDICATION: SIMBADOL is indicated for the control of postoperative pain associated with surgical procedures in cats.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION: Due to serious human safety and abuse concerns, including physical or psychological dependence, life-threatening respiratory depression and additive CNS depressant effects, read the full prescribing information before using this drug, including the complete Boxed Warning. Not for use in humans. Hospital staff should be trained in the handling of potent opioids and should avoid accidental exposure. SIMBADOL has not been evaluated in breeding, pregnant, or lactating cats, in cats younger than 4 months of age or moribund cats. Do not use in cats with known hypersensitivity to buprenorphine hydrochloride or any of the components of SIMBADOL, or known intolerance to opioids. Use with caution in cats with impaired hepatic function. Adverse reactions may include hyperthermia, tachycardia, hypotension, hypertension, hypothermia, anorexia, and hyperactivity. For more safety information, refer to the full Prescribing Information. All trademarks are the property of Zoetis Services LLC or a related company or a licensor unless otherwise noted.
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