Mobility Questionnaire: Does Your Pet Show Signs of Pain?

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Before your patients reach the examination room, have your clients complete the attached mobility questionnaire to evaluate such questions as:

  • In general, how do you rate your pet’s health?
  • Has your pet ever seen a veterinarian because of joint pain, stiffness, or limping?
  • Has your pet’s activity level changed?
  • Has your pet’s appetite or thirst changed?
  • Does your pet have trouble in areas where it never used to need assistance?
  • Has your pet become protective of itself?
  • Does your pet have pain, swelling, or stiffness?
  • How long can your pet walk without getting tired, limping, or stopping?
  • Does your pet favor one side of its body more than the other?
  • Did your pet’s signs begin slowly or suddenly?
  • Has the joint pain suddenly gotten worse?
  • In the morning, are the affected areas stiff for more than half an hour?
  • Has your pet had a joint/bone injury or surgery?
  • Which of the following methods do you use to manage your pet’s pain, swelling, or stiffness?
  • Which medication and/or joint supplements do you currently give your pet?
  • Does your pet have any of the following conditions?
  • Is there anything else we should know about your pet?

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