Osteoarthritis, also known as arthritis or degenerative joint disease, is incredibly common among felines. While it’s impossible to determine the exact number of cats living with osteoarthritis, studies estimate 40% of cats are affected by some form of arthritis. These numbers increase as cats age, with an estimated 90% of senior pets being affected by some form of the condition.
Degenerative joint disease can be very painful and living with untreated osteoarthritis can severely impact your cat’s quality of life and may lead to issues such as joint pain, difficulty moving, reduced appetite, and fatigue.
If your cat has been living with osteoarthritis, you know the pain and frustration that comes with the condition, but there is hope your cat will be able to improve and regain their quality of life.
We’re happy to announce Solensia for cats is available for prescription at Companion Animal Medical Centre.
What is Solensia For Cats?
Solensia is a once a month prescription injection administered by a veterinarian and the first and only FDA approved medication for cats who have been diagnosed with osteoarthritis.
Solensia works by controlling the symptoms of osteoarthritis and reducing pain signals in your cat’s body, which can provide pain relief, increase mobility, and improve your cat’s overall quality of life.
In clinical studies, over 70% of cat owners noticed an improvement in their cat’s osteoarthritis after their cat was prescribed Solensia.
Is Solensia Right For My Cat?
If your cat has been diagnosed with osteoarthritis or has been struggling with pain associated with osteoarthritis, Solensia may be beneficial and provide relief for your cat.
If you are interested in trying Solensia for your pet, contact our Cincinnati veterinary practice and schedule an exam for your cat.
During your cat’s exam, we’ll determine if Solensia is the right choice for your cat’s individual needs.
Are There Side Effects Associated With Solensia For Cats?
Like with all medications, Solensia does have the potential to cause side effects.
The most commonly reported side effects were vomiting, diarrhea, and pain at the injection site.
To learn more about Solensia, including the full list of reported side effects, read the Pet Owner’s Resource Guide, which can be found by clicking here.
We understand many pet owners are concerned about the potential for side effects when considering a new medication for their pets. We take your pet’s health and your concerns for your pet’s health very seriously at Companion Animal Medical Centre. Your pet will never be prescribed a medication that we feel will not benefit them and all side effects will be addressed during your pet’s exam so you can choose the right choice of treatment for your pet.