octobre 2018 - ACTUS DOULEURS

 

Perceptions and opinions of pet owners in the United Sates about surgery, pain management, and anesthesia in dogs and cats

B.T. SIMON, E.M. SCALLAN, D.J.F. VON PFEIL, D.T. BORUTA, R. WALL, B.M. NIBBLETT, O. ODETTE, G. BEAUCHAMP, P.V. STEAGALL

Veterinary Surgery, 2018, Volume 47, Issue 2, pp. 277-284

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The objective of this study was to assess pet owner’s understanding and opinions about surgical pain, perioperative pain management and anaesthesia. Data were collected through a survey distributed by eight veterinary hospitals in the US.

A total of 948 surveys were completed and the results first showed that people having undergone surgery or whose pet had already undergone surgery,
as well as people working in the health care field, had a better understanding of pain-related issues.
Pet owners think that analgesics are always required in case of surgery, more than for medical conditions.

Important issues for them were related to the information they may receive from health professionals (being provided information about surgical procedures and related risks, pets’ recovery, pain management), or to the surgical procedure itself (having a board-certified anaesthesiologist).

Most pet owners think that pain has an impact on their interaction with their pet and that it affects their pet’s quality of life.


 
Thierry Poitte