Gato UFEPS – Vídeo 02 EN
Gato UFEPS – Vídeo 02 EN

Gato UFEPS – Vídeo 02 EN

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. Posture

2. Comfort

3. Activity

4. Attitude

A - Satisfied: The cat is alert and interested in its surroundings (explores its surroundings), friendly and interactive with the observer (plays and/or responds to stimuli). The cat may initially interact with the observer through games to distract it from the pain. Carefully observe to distinguish between distraction and satisfaction games
B - Uninterested: The cat does not interact with the observer (not interested by toys or plays a little; does not respond to calls or strokes from the observer). In cats which don’t like to play, evaluate interaction with the observer by its response to calls and strokes
C - Indifferent: The cat is not interested in its surroundings (it is not curious; it does not explore its surroundings). The cat can initially be afraid to explore its surroundings. The observer needs to handle the cat and encourage it to move itself (take it out of the cage and/or change its body position)
D - Anxious: The cat is frightened (it tries to hide or escape) or nervous (demonstrating impatience and growling, howling, or hissing) when stroked and/or handled
E - Aggressive: The cat is aggressive (tries to bite or scratch when stroked or handled)

5. Miscellaneous behaviors

A. The cat is laying down and quiet, but moving its tail
B. The cat contracts and extends its pelvic limbs and/or contracts its abdominal muscles (flank)
C. The cats eyes are partially closed (eyes half closed)
D. The cat licks and/or bites the affected area

6. Vocalization

7. Reaction to palpation of the abdomen/flank

8. Reaction to palpation of the affected area

9. Appetite