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Survey Wants Feedback on Dog Amputation Pain Relief, Behavior Changes

Hoppy Monday everypawdy! If you have a canine Tripawd, please take a minute to answer this brief survey about post-amputation pain relief and behavioral changes in canine amputees. The survey comes to us from Christopher Adams, a final year veterinary student at the Royal Veterinary College in the United Kingdom. He writes:

Dear Tripawds Community,

We are writing to you because you have pets that have undergone underwent an amputation. We are conducting a research project to determine whether the pain relief provided to dogs like is appropriate following their amputation, and whether they undergo changes in their behaviour after an event such as this.

We have designed a questionnaire which contains questions about the behaviour of your dog following his/her amputation, and we would be very grateful if you would consider completing this online.

We know that if may be distressing for you to recall these events, but your participation would be greatly appreciated and will, hopefully, help other dogs in the future.

If you would be willing to complete the questionnaire, please go to the following website address:

http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/1810315/Survey-of-Canine-Behaviour-following-Veterinary-Surgical-Procedures-Tripaws

We will not ask for personal details as part of the questionnaire and we will only use the data provided for research purposes. This information will be held securely at the Royal Veterinary College and it will be destroyed at the end of the study. The project has received approval from the institutional ethical review committee at the Royal Veterinary College.

If you have any questions regarding the aims of the study or the intended use of the data collected, please do not hesitate to contact us using the details below. Thank you for your assistance with this important investigation.

Yours sincerely,
Christopher Adams
Final Year BVetMed Student
Royal Veterinary College
Hawkshead Lane
Hatfield
Hertfordshire
AL9 7TA

The survey will be live until January 31, 2015. Thanks for taking the time to further our knowledge about the life of animal amputees!

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