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Professional Organizations

International Association of Animal Hospice and Palliative Care

International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management


Reports and Articles

2016 AAHA/IAAHPC End-of-Life Care Guidelines

2015 AAHA/AAFP Pain Management Guidelines

WSAVA Pain Recognition and Management Guidelines

ISFM/AAFP Consensus Guidelines on Long-Term NSAID Use in Cats

Lascelles BDX, Henderson AJ, Hackett IJ, et al. Evaluation of the clinical efficacy of meloxicam in cats with painful locomotor disorders. J Small Anim Pract 2001;42(12):587–93.

Lascelles BDX, Court MH, Hardie EM, et al. Nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs in cats: a review. Vet Anaesth Analg 2007;34(4): 228–50.

Thoulon F, Narbe R, Johnston L, et al. Metabolism and excretion of oral meloxicam in the cat. J Vet Intern Med 2009;23:695. Abstract.

Gowan RA, Lingard AE, Johnston L, et al. Retrospective case – control study of the effects of long term dosing with meloxicam on renal function in aged cats with degenerative joint disease. J Feline Med Surg 2011;13(10):752–61.

Gowan RA, Baral RM, Lingard AE, et al. A retrospective analysis of the effects of meloxicam on the longevity of aged cats with and without overt chronic kidney disease. J Feline Med Surg 2012;14(12): 876–81.

King, Jonathan N et al. “Clinical safety of robenacoxib in feline osteoarthritis: results of a randomized, blinded, placebo-controlled clinical trial.” Journal of feline medicine and surgery (2015): 1098612X15590870.

Lesley C. Rausch-Derra DVM, MS; Linda Rhodes VMD, PhD Safety and toxicokinetic profiles associated with daily oral administration of grapiprant, a selective antagonist of the prostaglandin E2 EP4 receptor, to cats. American Journal of Veterinary Research July 2016, Vol. 77, No. 7, Pages 688-692


Pawspice Quality of Life Scales (Villalobos)

Request Feline Musculoskeletal Pain Index from NC State

DISHA Classification for Canine Cognitive Dysfunction

AAFP and ISFM Feline Environmental Needs Guidelines