Osteoarthritis Care

OA Pain in Cats

What is OA Pain?

Osteoarthritis, or OA, is a type of arthritis that occurs when the tissue in your dog or cat’s joints starts to wear down, causing bones to rub against one another. This not only makes it more difficult for your pet to get around, but OA can also cause severe pain. Without treatment, your pet’s pain can continue to get worse.

Osteoarthritis in Felines

Osteoarthritis pain can be a serious health problem for your cat. Cats hide almost everything, especially pain. You know your cat’s playful ways and what he or she loves better than anyone. Changes in these behaviors could be signs of osteoarthritis pain. Your veterinarian relies on you to report changes in your cat’s behavior for more accurate diagnoses. If your cat is showing signs of OA-related pain, the first step to help your cat is by talking to your vet.

Feline OA Pain Checklist

Learn more about the symptoms and signs of OA in your cat by following the Feline OA Checklist.

Osteoarthritis in Canines

According to the American Kennel Club, Osteoarthritis is a common problem in dogs, particularly in seniors and large breeds. Although there is no cure for this progressive condition, identifying the problem early and initiating appropriate management can help keep your dog active and improve quality of life.

Canine OA Pain Checklist

Learn more about the symptoms and signs of OA in your dog by following the Canine OA Checklist.

Treatment Options

We are proud to offer a variety of OA treatment options. Talk with your veterinarian about which one is best for your pet.

  • Solensia (feline)

Oyster Creek Animal Hospital is proud to carry Solensia, the first and only FDA-Approved treatment to control OA pain in cats. While cat OA isn’t curable, the pain from OA can now be effectively managed.

Solensia helps your cat get back to moving more freely again and stops OA pain from disrupting the unique bond they share with you in a once-monthly injection.

To find out if Solensia is right for your cat, please consult your veterinarian at Oyster Creek Animal Hospital

  • Cold Laser Therapy
  • Antinol – A daily softgel given orally for joint and mobility support
  • Adequan Injections (canine)
  • Rimadyl (canine) – NSAID approved for once – or twice – daily dosing to relieve the pain and joint inflammation of dogs with OA
  • Galliprant (canine) – Daily NSAID tablet that targets the source of canine QA pain and inflammation