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Understanding Pain Relief for Cats

Cats are notorious for hiding their pain. The ability to disguise pain is essential to survival in in the wild. Sometimes you may only know your cat is hiding pain when she hides from you. This makes keeping your cat pain-free difficult. Never give your cat pain medication manufactured for humans or dogs. These medications may make your cat ill or possibly kill her. Your cat is very sensitive to pain medication. Thus her dosage may be much less than needed for other species. The interval before your cat needs more medication can be longer and the total time she needs the medication is often much shorter. Alternative treatments may help to eliminate the cause of pain such as dietary changes or weight reduction. Make an appointment with your veterinarian Somerville, MA for evaluation and proper treatment if your cat demonstrates any behavior that makes you suspect she is in pain.

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