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Chronic Pain in Companion Animals

Chronic pain is a common issue in both companion animals and humans. Pets and humans frequently suffer from similar pain-causing conditions such as bone cancer, diabetes, interstitial cystitis, and osteoarthritis.

Experts on both sides of the One Health spectrum demonstrate how transdisciplinary collaboration, leveraging the stronger validity of naturally occurring disease models, could lead to improved pain control in humans through optimized translational approaches.

Clinical trials in pet dogs and cats to evaluate innovative new drugs or treatments can benefit both animals and humans. Naturally-occurring painful disease in companion animals offers unparalleled opportunities for physicians and veterinarians to collaborate to develop better treatments for all of their patients.