What Can U Give Cats for Pain? Several medications can be used to treat arthritis in pets. Your veterinarian is the best person to advise you on what medication would work best. As do people, each pet responds differently based upon their size, age, and general health condition. Perhaps your veterinarian may prescribe something like Rimadyl or Metacam (both require a veterinary prescription).
These drugs are anti-inflammatory agents that have been shown very effective in reducing arthritic symptoms in geriatric animals. To know more about these medications I recommend you visit this site on pet medication. If the pain is very severe, your veterinarian may prescribe an injection called buprenorphine. This medicine can help by blocking the pain signals for between 4-5 hours (it works like morphine).
On average, cats generally require 5mg or less of Rimadyl per day to provide them with relief from their arthritis symptoms. Metacam has recently become more popular due to its ability to be given orally at home and its safety profile (in most pets). Don’t give Tylenol, aspirin, or other human medications without knowing the correct dosage as some are toxic to animals.
If you don’t want to give medications, then raw food diets or home-cooked meals can also help as they usually contain glucosamine and chondroitin which is very good for the joints. I recommend this site for general information about pet arthritis.