Q: What pain meds can you recommend to help a hit by car cat?
Is there a medication that can be tolerated in a cat with a broken leg. Is pain meds important for recuperation?
Oct 16, 2008
You should take the cat to the vet. Your vet can tell you what meds are safe for your cat. Be very careful about giving pain killers to a cat. Only give them the exact medication and dose that your vet recomends. Many pain meds are toxic to cats and could kill the poor cat. Controlling your cat's pain will help him or her be more relaxed and comfortable while they heal. Uncontrolled pain can cause fatigue and undue stress on animals. And, of course, pain is no fun for anyone.
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Oct 17, 2008
I agree that you should discuss this with your vet. Cats are extremely sensitive to medicines & shouldn't be given anything not made specifically for them. One reason your vet did not prescribe pain meds may be that by eliminating the pain your cat is more likely to reinjure its leg. When they don't feel pain they interpret that as being well enough to walk on & jump on the leg. The pain is a reminder that they can't use the leg & keeps them from hurting themselves.
I had a cat with a broken hip & after surgery she wasn't given any pain meds. It really didn't seem to bother her that much & she responded appropriately by protecting her leg & not trying to climb & jump, which she would have if she didn't have the reminder.
My parents had a cat with a broken front leg. After a procedure at the vet where she had to be given pain meds, she started running around & climbing on their screened-in porch & rebroke her leg. She didn't slow down even then because the pain meds hadn't worn off so she ended up with more surgery & in a cast for months.
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