We have much better, safer pain medications at the veterinary clinic
Arthritis is painful. That’s why cats are stiff, have lameness, or refuse to groom themselves. Cats tolerate chronic pain very well, though, and generally don’t cry or show other signs, so some people are under the misconception that it doesn’t hurt. Cats with arthritis almost always benefit from some level of pain medication. However, the pain medications that are safe for use in cats are very limited. Most non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAiDs) are not recommended for cats, or if used, are used in very low or infrequent doses. In addition, some pain medications, like Tylenol and other acetaminophen-containing products are deadly to cats!
Here we enlist some essential medicine to keep in visible places where you quickly access at anytime without any extra effort. Arrange separate section in medicine cabinets to place this dog related accessory if you do not have pet own medication cabinet.
Bendearyl are pink color tablets give relief from itching and other skin related allergies.
Buffererd Aspirin is dog for small puppies and adult dogs. It fights against pain and inflammations.
GAS-X is excellent medication if you feel disorganization in digestion system. It minimizes flatulence and reduces gas discomforts.
Dramamine is effective medicine for loose motion sickness.
Zantac is best medication reduce stomach acids caused by Ulcer and other digestive problems.
Pepto Bismol is pink color syrup good for gas, vomiting and diarrhea:
Imodium A-D is effective medicine used to tread diarrhea.
Hydrocortisone application let your dog feel relaxed as well as treating skin allergies and irritations.
Gabapentin is an anticonvulsant that has been found to be effectivein the treatment of neuropathic pain in people. Studies have reported similar responses to be presentwith the use in felines. The mechanism of the drug is currently unknown, howeverit has been shown to be an effective optionfor long-term pain management in cats,especially for managing pain from intervertebral disc disease. The drug has a large dosage range allowing for greater flexibilityas compared to other classes of drugs to find the optimum dosagefor each individual cat. This dosing adjustment is done by weighing the abilityto alleviate pain without causing unnecessary sedation. The medication is often distributed in a capsulated form,however compounding services are available to assist ina convenient administration of the drug in other formssuch as flavored liquids.Steroids are medications that relieve pain and inflammation. Pharmaceutical corticosteroids mimic natural steroids, but are in a much higher concentration. They are generally used for emergency rather than chronic treatment of painful conditions. Because steroid drugs have serious side effects, they require a prescription, and your veterinarian may request periodic blood tests to confirm your pet's liver remains healthy. Some veterinarians recommend supplementing with SAMe () to protect the liver.An NSAID, or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug, is a medication that relieves pain, fever, and inflammation. NSAIDs work by blocking the pain-inducing molecules to prevent pain and inflammation, allowing your pet to move and exercise with less pain.Opioid medications, such as morphine, have been shown to relieve . Unlike NSAIDs, cats can tolerate these types of medication, but they must be administered in proper dosages. Due to the potential physical and behavioral side effects of opioid drugs, cats must be given a combination of lowered dosages over short periods of time or lengthened dosage intervals. Before deciding upon this option for feline pain treatment, it's important to conduct proper testing of potential pain levels, evaluation of medical history and possible interaction with any other medications the cat might currently be on.