Short Form of the Unesp-Botucatu Feline Pain Scale (UFEPS-SF)

Video 4

After watching the test video, score the corresponding behaviors and see your results. You are able to use the scale when your scores are up to 20% higher or lower than the template scores in at least three tests.


1. Evaluate the cat's posture in the cage for 2 minutes

2. Please tick where applicable

A. The cat contracts and extends its pelvic limbs and/or contracts its abdominal muscles (flank)
B. The cat’s eyes are partially closed (do not consider this item if present until 1h after the end of anesthesia)
C. The cat licks and/or bites the affected area
D. The cat moves its tail strongly

3. Evaluation of comfort, activity and attitude after the cage is open and how attentive the cat is to the observer and/or surroundings

4. Evaluation of the cat's reaction when touching, followed by pressuring around the painful site