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Non-prescription pain relief for cats - does it exist?

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feetheart Wed 24-Oct-12 09:44:06

Boy cat has had yet another run-in with new local boss cat and is limping. I have an appointment for later but wondered if there is anything I can give him in the meantime - forgot to ask vet.
If it was me I could take something but what can I give to a cat?

feetheart Wed 24-Oct-12 10:26:10

Where are all the cat people?

cozietoesie Wed 24-Oct-12 10:30:14

Wait for the vet to prescribe, feetheart. Your boy will manage. Just keep him warm and comfortable, give him lots of love, food if he'll eat it, and quiet.

Flippityjig Wed 24-Oct-12 10:49:16

I wouldn't give him anything, I think I read somewhere that painkillers can be dangerous for cats. Hope you get to see the vet soon.

feetheart Wed 24-Oct-12 11:19:26

Thank you. Will wait and see what vet says.

Cailleach Wed 24-Oct-12 22:11:31

Never give a cat a painkiller, their livers have not evolved to process such substances and human painkillers are consequently very very dangerous for them (and dogs as well.) Even a small dose of paracetamol etc can kill a cat.

When my cat had dental surgery the vet gave me special drops to put in his food, I expect yours will give you something similar.

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