Does My Cat Have Osteoarthritis?

Have you got an elderly cat? Your cat could be suffering with osteoarthritis (OA) without you realising.

OA is incredibly common in older animals and often goes unnoticed or mistaken for ‘old age’ or ‘slowing down’.

Management of OA can be multifactorial including:

  • pain relief
  • joint supplements
  • physical therapy

Pain relief can be tricky in older cats, however, as some drugs can be damaging to the kidneys and gut of older animals.


Solensia is a monthly injection which acts in a totally different way to most pain management drugs currently used. As a monoclonal antibody, it targets the nerve growth factor which is a key player in OA pain! It also has minimal effect on the kidneys or gut so is a brilliant option for treatment of OA pain.

The helpful resource below (provided by zoetis) can help to determine if your cat is showing signs of osteoarthritis.

Get in touch

Contact us at the practice on 01825 764268 for more info on the disease or to enquire about treatments such as solensia.

Does My Cat Have Osteoarthritis

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If you would like to register your pets with us at Fairfield House then please give us a call now, or follow the link to fill in a registration form and one of our friendly members of staff will be in touch.

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