When it comes to pain relief for cats, our practice offers and the highest quality of care utilizing compassion and the most effective medical treatments available. We develop a unique pain management plan to best serve the individual needs of your cat. This plan may include medication, complementary treatment or a combination of both.
Research has shown that animals experience pain the same way humans do. Therefore, you may recognize some medications, techniques, and care that our Veterinarians recommend to assist in relieving your cat's pain. However, many human grade medications are toxic to your cat, so never give your medications or over the counter drugs to your cat.
We have a variety of pain medications for cats, whether oral or injectable.
Many pets experience successful pain relief through complementary medicine like acupuncture.
Determining whether your pet’s pain is acute or chronic is the first step to identifying the cause. Acute pain is often sudden and triggered by a specific event. For example, if your pet has had a recent injury, he or she may experience acute pain. However, chronic pain persists over the long term and may be caused by many conditions such as joint inflammation, arthritis, or unattended tooth decay.
Early intervention is important when it comes to managing your pet’s pain. Some common signs of pain in your pet may include:
- Loss of appetite
- Nausea and/or vomiting
- Change in temperament or behavior
- Licking a specific area
- Change in bathroom habits
- Appearance of the third eyelid
Contact us right away if you notice any of the above signs so we can take action to assist your pet.