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The “Ouch” You’ll Never Hear

By Andrea Carne

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…according to Bahr (2017), up until recently “it was thought cats did not experience pain at all, based purely on the fact that they tend not to show it.” In my opinion, it is safe to assume this is a major factor behind why chronic pain caused by conditions like arthritis go undiagnosed and, therefore, untreated in many older cats. This is despite several studies showing that arthritis is the number one cause of chronic pain in cats and that 90 percent of cats over the age of 12 have some form of degenerative joint disease (Hardie, Roe & Martin, 2002). Read article


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