Pain Management for Cats
Medications for treating pain.
- Tramadol - Only treats pain. It can be safely combined with Nsaid products to improve pain control.
- Neurontin (gabapentin) - Is very useful as an adjunct analgesic in cases of chronic pain.
- Amitriptyline - can be helpful with chronic pain.
- Bupernex - can be given sublingually in a cat to help with pain.
- Adequan - Is an injection that helps rebuild cartridge and decrease inflammation in joints. It is given every 4 days for 8 injections. It is then spread out over time to every 3-4 weeks. It can be safely given with Nsaids and Tramadol.
- Cosequin/Dasuquin -these products do not produce consistent response with pets...The specific pet products do seem to help more consistently.
- Omega Fatty Acids Fish Oil Capsules - help with joint inflammation.
- Diet - Some diets have been specifically formulated with extra omegas etc to help with arthritic changes.
- Steroids - This family of drugs causes reduction in all types of inflammation...especially in the spine. Tramadol can also be safely combined with a steroid to improve pain management.
Talk with your Veterinarian about which of the above medications can help treat your cat's symptoms.