Home Remedies For Cats In Pain

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Cats do not metabolise pain relief drugs well, therefore home remedies for cats are excellent for pain relief. Signs of pain in cats are subtle and hard to notice. Most commonly your cat will be reluctant to move, eat less and groom more. Some cats also hiss or growl when you touch a painful spot. Others just become unresponsive to your affection. Some cats become aggressive and belligerent when in pain while others may carry their ears lower and meow a lot.

There are two types of pain – temporary (acute) and persistent (chronic). Acute pain results from sudden damage to any of the major organs, muscles or bones through accidents or sudden organ inflammation. Arthritis and cancer are the most common causes of chronic pain. It is hard to judge the severity of your cat’s pain and some cat’s can tolerate more pain than others.

This article focuses on pain relief for acute pain. For remedies for chronic pain read the article on Home Remedies for Cats with Arthritis.

Herbal remedies

Some herbs are excellent for soothing pain and reducing swelling of wounds, bites, insect stings and other minor injuries and skin allergies. Apply horsetail poultices alternated with compresses of Swedish bitters to the affected area and give four dropperfuls of a chamomile and catnip tisane six times a day. To make the tea, infuse one teaspoonful of the mixed herbs in 150 ml of water for one minute.

Homoeopathic remedies like arnica are also useful to reduce pain. Arnica will help with minor bruises or muscle strains. You can buy arnica in chemists or online.

Other home remedies

If your cat has a visible injury and consequent swelling you can use an ice pack on the area to bring the swelling down.

Pain can interfere with your cat’s immune system, increase the risk of infections and slow the healing of wounds. Controlling pain therefore allows your cat to get well sooner, so it is best to give pain relief remedies early and the above natural and home remedies for cats in pain will bring effective relief for your cat.

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2 Responses to “Home Remedies For Cats In Pain”

  1. Steve Hanlon Says:

    I have an approxamately year old cat that we found in the woods a few months ago. He is missing his back paws and about a third of both of his back legs. I have taken him to the vet and he says that it looks like the injury occured when the cat was three to four months old. Both wounds have healed and callused over so the cat, named Mystery can walk on the legs. But in the last couple of days he has been limping and having problems getting around. Is there anything that can be givem to him to help manage the pain? And any suggestions on how to help him with his mobility. He is a young cat and it is ashame to see him strugle to get around. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  2. Home Remedies For Cats Says:

    For pain management you could try a combination of internal and external medication using herbal remedies. Apply horsetail poultices alternated with compresses of Swedish bitters to the affected area and give four dropperfuls of a chamomile and catnip herbal tea, six times a day. To make the tea, infuse one teaspoonful of the mixed herbs in 150 ml of water for one minute.

    Keep an eye on the limping, it may be a sign an underlying medical problem not directly related to the injury. If it doesn’t get any better soon, have him checked by a vet again. I am not sure what to suggest for mobility, you could consider a prosthesis but they are not cheap. Most of these devices you cannot buy over the counter but your vet may have have catalogs with such devices.

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