Pain in Cats by Dr Janice Huntingford


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Chronic pain in cats has for years been underdiagnosed and under treated. Even once recognized, feline patients can present unique challenges that makes management of pain difficult. Chronic pain in cats is mostly centered around degenerative joint disease but dental pain, and pancreatitis can be a source of pain in the cat. All of these sources of pain lead to poor quality of life for the aging cat.
This webinar deals with recognition of pain and pain behavior in cats, fear free handling techniques and pharmaceutical, nutraceutical and herbal therapies that can be used to manage pain in cats. Emerging therapies will also be discussed. Other non-pharmaceutical therapies such as acupuncture, manual therapy and PEMF will be touched on but will be explained in more depth in Dr Huntingford’s webinar on Feline Rehabilitation which will be held live 15th July 2020. The attendees will learn about pain recognition and how to integrate both conventional and alternative therapies to treat their feline patients.

Included with your webinar order:

  • A recording of the webinar that you view as many times as you wish.
  • PDF of slide show presentation
  • Certificate of attendance

About Dr Janice Huntingford DVM, DACVSMR, CVA, CVPP, CCRT CAVCA

Dr Janice Huntingford is a 1984 graduate of the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, in Guelph, Ontario and a Board Certified Specialist (Diplomate) in Canine Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine (DACVSMR), only 1 of 3 in Canada.  She is certified in Animal Chiropractic by the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association (AVCA), in Animal Acupuncture by the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society, in Chinese herbal Medicine (Chi Institute) and is a Certified Veterinary Pain Practitioner.  In 2007, Dr. Huntingford opened Ontario’s first salt water canine therapy pool and canine rehabilitation centre.

Dr. Huntingford lectures nationally and internationally on rehabilitation, acupuncture, geriatric medicine, herbals and pain management to veterinarians and veterinary technicians. She has authored or co-authored several text book chapters on Rehabilitation and published a number of peer reviewed manuscripts. She consults and sits on a number of advisor boards related to herbal medicine, laser therapy and holistic medicine. She teaches regularly at Cornell University and is involved in Resident Training for Canine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation for Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Huntingford continues to research into the treatment of animal pain. She has published a peer review paper on laser therapy for elbow arthritis and has completed a clinical trial on a unique kidney preparation for aging cats. Her current research is on Agile Joints, a proprietary herbal blend for cats and dogs with osteoarthritis. This project is in collaboration with Dr. Joseph Wakshlag (Cornell University, Ithaca NY and University of Florida, Gainesville, FL).