Many of our followers will be aware of the acute pain scales developed at the University of Glasgow for  both cats and dogs, and have probably seen the new scale for chronic pain in dogs. 

The exciting news is that the team via their company NewMetrica have a feline version underway and close to completion, and when finalised it will give clinicians, owners and researchers a revolutionary tool for measuring quality of life in cats suffering chronic painful conditions.

The scale is already valid and reliable, and a only small number of new cats  are needed to fully complete the process. If you have a healthy cat or cats, or a cat with osteoarthritis or a chronic condition  which in a vet’s opinion could impact on the cat’s quality of life, you could help!

If you are interested in being involved in this hugely important work, please contact Dr Cory Elizabeth Noble BSc, PhD at: