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At Vet At Your Door, we understand the complexities of cat pain management and are committed to providing compassionate care in the comfort of your home. With our Fear Free certified approach, we not only reduce stress for your feline companions but also offer advanced treatments like acupuncture and cold laser therapy to effectively manage pain.

Here are some questions regarding cat pain management that our clients have asked:


How can I tell if my cat is in pain?

Look for signs like reduced activity, changes in grooming, and behavioral shifts. Our in-home assessments include these observations, ensuring a comprehensive evaluation in a familiar environment.

What are common causes of pain in cats?

Pain can stem from arthritis, dental disease, injuries, and gastrointestinal issues. We offer in-home diagnoses and treatments, incorporating acupuncture and cold laser therapy when appropriate.

What pain relief options are available for cats?

We use pain-relief medications, including an exciting new therapy called Solensia, and also offer non-pharmacological options like acupuncture and cold laser therapy, tailoring treatments to your cat's specific needs.

Can environmental changes help manage my cat’s pain?

Yes, modifications like orthopedic beds and accessible home setups can ease pain. We provide personalized advice on creating a comfortable home environment for your cat.

How is chronic pain in cats managed differently from acute pain?

Chronic pain management involves long-term strategies, including medications, environmental modifications, and regular monitoring. Acute pain can be addressed right a the visit and can be supported with medications as well. Both acute and chronic pain can be aided by acupuncture and cold laser therapy for ongoing pain relief. 

Is it safe to give human pain medication to cats?

Human medications can be harmful to cats, especially tylenol (acetominophen) and NSAIDs like advil. Our vets can safely prescribe and administer these medications at home, considering your cat's overall health and specific needs.

How do veterinarians assess pain in cats?

Pain in cats is assessed through physical examinations, observation, and sometimes diagnostic tests. Our in-home visits allow for a thorough evaluation in a familiar setting, reducing stress for your cat.

What role do pet owners play in managing their cat’s pain?

Pet owners are crucial in monitoring their cat’s behavior and reporting changes. Our team works closely with you to understand your cat’s needs and adjust pain management strategies accordingly.

Are there any non-pharmacological approaches to pain management in cats?

Yes, including environmental and dietary changes. We also offer acupuncture and cold laser therapy as effective non-pharmacological pain management options.

How does age affect pain management in cats?

Older cats may have multiple health issues that affect pain management. We specialize in geriatric care and tailor pain management strategies to suit older cats' specific needs, ensuring a good health span.

Managing your cat's pain doesn’t have to be stressful. Call us at (207) 536-8387, email at, or fill out our online form to request an appointment. With Vet At Your Door, your cat’s comfort and health are our top priority. We bring veterinary care to your doorstep, ensuring a Fear Free experience every step of the way.

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