Pain Management for Cats
The Cat Practice in New Orleans is Committed to Cat Pain Control
The team at The Cat Practice feels firmly that no feline patient of ours should suffer or feel pain if it is in our ability to stop or decrease it. We pride ourselves in our aggressive approach to cat pain control at our New Orleans feline hospital. Whether your cat is at our hospital for an elective surgical procedure or is suffering from a painful malady, The Cat Practice promises you that we will always attempt to mitigate your kitty’s level of pain and make your cat feel as pain-free as possible.
Whether using pharmaceutical approaches including the latest analgesic drugs offered in veterinary medicine, a Class 4 laser for pain control or healing, or acupuncture, The Cat Practice promises you that we will always take your cat’s comfort into account. That’s our definition of compassion.
Signs of Chronic Pain in Your Cat
Cats are very subtle about showing signs of discomfort. You’re not likely to see your cat noticeably limping or vocalizing due to joint pain, especially if they’re a senior.
Common signs that your pet is in pain may include:
- Decreased activity
- Sleeping more often
- Decreased sociability
- Fussy about having their back touched
- Seem hesitant or reluctant to make high jumps
To improve your cat’s mobility and quality of life, we can offer a special diet to improve joint function or try medication, acupuncture or laser therapy for optimal results.
It is not easy to diagnose chronic pain in cats due to their gift of subtlety, as they are masters at hiding disease; however, making routine observations of your cat’s daily habits and behaviors could yield clues. If you suspect any health issues with your feline, we recommend that you contact our hospital at (504) 525-6369 so we can examine them and find a treatment.
Questions About Pain Management
The Cat Practice is continually committed to client education as well as pain control, and we believe it’s important for cat owners to understand their cat’s needs. We encourage you to contact us with your questions about pain management, as well as general cat care.