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Table 2 The Glasgow Composite Pain Scale (GCPS)* used by the clinicians to assess the dogs

From: Robenacoxib versus meloxicam for the management of pain and inflammation associated with soft tissue surgery in dogs: a randomized, non-inferiority clinical trial

Part Circumstance Assessment and Scale
A1 Dog in kennel Vocalization: Is the dog:
[0] quiet
[1] crying or whimpering
[2] groaning
[3] screaming
A2   Attention to wound area: Is the dog:
[0] ignoring any wound or painful area
[1] looking at wound or painful area
[2] licking wound or painful area
[3] rubbing wound or painful area
[4] chewing wound or painful area
B Dog out of kennel on lead Mobility: When the dog rises/walks is it:
[0] normal
[1] lame
[2] slow or reluctant
[3] stiff
[4] it refuses to move
C Response to touch Response to touch: does the dog:
[0] do nothing
[1] look around
[2] flinch
[3] growl or guard area
[4] snap
[5] cry
D1 Overall assessment Demeanor: Is the dog:
[0] happy and content or happy and bouncy
[1] quiet
[2] indifferent or non-responsive to surroundings
[3] nervous or anxious or fearful
[4] depressed or non-responsive to stimulation
D2   Posture: Is the dog:
[0] comfortable
[1] unsettled
[2] restless
[3] hunched or tense
   [4] rigid
  1. * Parts A, B, C and D were performed sequentially at the first 6 examination times listed in Table 1. For examination 7 on Day 12, only parts B, C and D were used.