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What are the signs of pain in cats

Occasionally, cats experience pain. Any of the following symptoms may be a signal that pain is present.

How to treat pain in cats

The only way to treat pain in cats is to use pain medications. Pain medications are available in different forms, such as tablets and liquid.

Pain medications for cats fall into one of two categories: non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or narcotic analgesics.

Both types of pain medications are safe and effective in treating pain in cats.

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are available in different forms:







NSAIDs work by reducing inflammation in the body. Cats have a very effective form of natural pain relief that can be achieved with NSAIDs.

To relieve pain, cats should be given NSAIDs on a regular basis.

NSAIDs can be used safely in cats at any age.

Taking NSAIDs on a regular basis can prevent pain from occurring.

Narcotic analgesics

Narcotic analgesics are more powerful pain relievers than NSAIDs. They have a stronger effect on the central nervous system and cause less digestive upset than NSAIDs.

Narcotic analgesics are also called opiates. They are pain medications that are in the same class as morphine and heroin.

Narcotic analgesics are drugs of choice for pain in cats. Narcotic analgesics are safe when used in cats at any age.

Narcotic analgesics are not suitable for use in cats that are pregnant, in lactation, or that have a weakened immune system.

Following is a list of narcotic analgesics that are available for use in cats:






Patients that take narcotic analgesics for pain should be monitored carefully.

How to use pain medications

Pain medications are given as part of a pain management program. Pain management is a plan designed to help control the pain and to treat any other underlying causes of the pain.

A pain management program is usually made up of three elements:

General care



General care is made up of the following:

Eating a healthy diet

Supplementing diets with essential nutrients

Providing adequate shelter and temperature control

Providing adequate grooming and socialization

Providing adequate exercise

Providing enrichment

General care can help promote the comfort and health of your cat.

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