According to the WSAVA Guidelines for Recognition, Assessment and Treatment of Pain, assessing the response to pain treatment/intervention strategies is a fundamental aspect of effective pain management. Too often dogs and cats are given one-off doses of analgesic drugs without effective follow-up. Recommendations include involving the owner in assessing pain and response to treatment through effective open-questioning techniques, undertaking a baseline assessment of the level of pain at the initial consultation, and repeating assessments on a regular basis and all at an appropriate time after treatment.3
New to Ceva’s Total Pain and Mobility Solution are Synovial Flex Advanced™ chews and the YOOS™ collar. Synovial Flex Advanced™ is a soft chew specifically formulated to support joint function. Offering enhanced levels of key ingredients: glucosamine HCl, chondroitin sulfate, MSM, EPA and DHA, to provide building blocks for synovial fluid, cartilage and connective tissues. It has the NASC seal which ensures you and your client are purchasing a product that complies with strict guidelines for quality assurance, adverse event reporting and labeling standards. It is also available in Custom Label.
YOOS® is the first and only essential oil collar to help with occasional joint discomfort and stiffness, and maintain mobility. YOOS® collar is impregnated with essential oils (Wintergreen and Moroccan Rosemary oils) selected for their soothing action on joint discomfort. Essential oils in the YOOS® collar polymer matrix are slowly released by body heat for up to 30 days. Pet owners reported a 41% reduction in their dogs discomfort while wearing the collar for 28 days.4 Results were seen within 3 days, with best results at day 28.
3) Mathews K, Kronen PW, Lascelles D, Nolan A, Robertson S, Steagall PV, Wright B, Yamashita K. (2014) Guidelines for recognition, assessment and treatment of pain: WSAVA Global Pain Council members and co-authors of this document: J Small Anim Pract.Jun;55(6):E10-68. doi: 10.1111/jsap.12200. Epub 2014 May 20. PMID: 24841489.
4) Tested with 33 dogs in 2017. Scores were based on the Canine Brief Pain Inventory, measuring consumers perception of their dogs discomfort and the impact on daily life.