As cat owners, we always want to make sure that our furry friends are healthy and comfortable. However, some cats may experience pain and discomfort caused by osteoarthritis (OA). Fortunately, there are many solutions that can help alleviate their pain. In this blog post, we will be focusing on everything you need to know about the newly released Solensia, including how to evaluate changes in your cat while taking Solensia.
Solensia is an injectable solution containing frunevetmab which is a feline therapeutic monoclonal antibody (not antibiotic) that neutralizes the Nerve Growth Factor (NGF). NGF is a protein that stimulates joint pain in cats and is elevated during injury, inflammation, and chronic pain.
We recommend making videos or journaling to monitor the changes in your cat while taking Solensia which are great for your vet, as well as yourself. Your cat may surprise you with their improved mobility!
When it comes to indications, Solensia is used for the alleviation of pain associated with OA in cats. Osteoarthritis is a chronic degenerative joint disease that can cause inflammation, pain, and stiffness in joints. It especially affects older cats, but it can affect cats of any age. OA related symptoms include lack of social interaction, mobility issues, like lack of grooming, excessive pausing while walking, limping, jumping, or difficulties using the stairs, and many others.
Your cat’s dose of Solensia is administered under the skin once a month, in hospital. It is important to note that there are side effects related to Solensia usage. Side effects are related to the immune system, such as, skin rashes, fur loss, and itchiness. 77% of owners noticed an improvement in quality of life when treated for over 3 months.
As cat owners, it is our responsibility to ensure that our furry friends are comfortable and pain-free. Osteoarthritis can be a painful disease, but Solensia can help alleviate that pain. Speak to your veterinarian to see if this is the right solution for your cat. Keep in mind the side effects and monitoring ideas mentioned in this post. With the help of Solensia, your cat can have a better quality of life.
Speak to your vet and learn more about Solensia today.
If you have any questions about Solensia, call us, the only veterinary cat clinic in Kamloops that offers a full list of services to keep your feline friend healthy. We provide consultations, wellness exams, X-rays and imaging, soft tissue surgery, dental care, diagnostics, spaying and neutering services for cats. We love cats, and we know you do too!
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