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« on: January 21, 2020, 03:04:05 PM »

Your cat might be suffering in silence, says new study

Cats may be notoriously aloof, but their facial expressions are giving away their inner pain, says a Canadian University researcher.

.That six months of research at the Quebec university involving about 50 cats with pre-existing illnesses will help veterinarians better detect pain and provide relief that’s usually better-delivered to dogs, said Dr. Daniel Pang, associate professor of anesthesia and analgesia.

Pang and Dr. Paulo Steagall from the University of Montreal have developed a scale that looks at feline facial expressions, including ears, eyes and even whiskers.

Closing or narrowing eyes or flattening ears can be a sign that the animal is in pain.

Tense whiskers are also a clue.

https://montreal.ctvnews.ca/your-cat-might-be-suffering-in-silence-says-new-study-1.4772798
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