Classic Drugs Used for Cats Consult with your veterinarian to find pain relief treatments for your cat. Depending on the cat’s condition, the vet may prescribe medication for pain relief. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or NSAIDs are sometimes prescribed for feline arthritis. NSAIDs can be very effective at controlling pain and inflammation in joints. These medications […]Read more
What is the Best Treatment for Arthritis in Cats?
Are some cat breeds more prone to joint injuries?
Due to the challenges of diagnosing arthritis in cats, it can be difficult to tell how many cats are affected. Recent studies show that arthritis is actually very common in cats and much more common and severe in older cats. Over their lifetimes, cats do a lot of jumping and climbing, which means their joints […]Read more
How can you tell when a cat is in pain?
Mostly cats do an excellent job of hiding their pain, but, there are lots of signs you can look for that could indicate possible pain in your cat. If you have a good idea of your cat’s normal attitude, energy level, gait, appetite, thirst, sleep patterns, and other physical and behavioural patterns this will be […]Read more
Should I limit my cat’s activity if it has joint problems?
What is joint problems? Conditions like kneecap displacement, hip dysplasia, and all types of arthritis that may include osteoarthritis, septic arthritis, immune-mediated arthritis, and cancerous arthritis. Many different types of conditions can affect a cat’s joints. Some of these can be congenital, or present at birth, while others are mostly caused by joint trauma, infection, […]Read more
What can I do to help prevent joint injuries in my cat?
With many pet cats living well into their teens and even early 20s, most cases of osteoarthritis in cats are probably not preventable. But regular, moderate exercise and a high-quality diet can help manage body weight and help keep a cat’s musculoskeletal system in excellent shape. As cats age, osteoarthritis can appear gradually with very […]Read more