Will my cat be in pain after surgery?

Unfortunately, anything that causes pain to humans causes pain to cats as well. And because of their unique physiological makeup, cats are unable to tolerate many common pain medications and anti-inflammatory drugs. (This is why over the counter pain medications are strictly off limits for all cats!) Fortunately, recent advances in pain control injections and follow-up medications give us more options than ever before. Cats undergoing surgery are premedicated with pain medication, and they receive follow up pain medication to give at home as well. At most, your cat may experience a day or two of discomfort. In addition, we provide fluffy bedding, low lighting, heated cages and quiet (no barking dogs) which are also helpful comfort measures. We will provide written instructions and show you how to give pain medication when your cat is discharged to your care at home.

Established in 1994, The Cat Hospital focuses solely on the health and well-being of cats. Our veterinarian, Dr. Maureen Ricksgers, has worked exclusively with cats since 1988, and our entire team consists of cat lovers who work hard to create a calm, quiet, feline-friendly hospital setting. If you are ready to reduce your cat’s stress levels and get started with a veterinarian who truly understands what cats need, we invite you to call us today at (413) 586-2287.

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