Helping A Cat In Pain

There are many ways you can help your cat if they are in pain. Of course, the most important is taking your cat to a vet so he/she can be thoroughly examined and the correct course of pain relief medication can be given. There are a few other things that you can do at home… Read more »

There are many ways you can help your cat if they are in pain. Of course, the most important is taking your cat to a vet so he/she can be thoroughly examined and the correct course of pain relief medication can be given.

There are a few other things that you can do at home which will help make your cat more comfortable:

  • Raising food and water bowls off the ground will help to ease any discomfort in your cat’s joints. Cats also feel more secure eating on higher surfaces such as windowsills so it is a good idea to ensure there are steps or a ramp so they can comfortably reach this.
  • Using a maze feeder encourages your cat to move gently when eating and helps to stimulate their brain. It is also a good idea to feed you cat ‘little and often’.
  • Use larger litter trays that have a lower side so cats can access these easily.
  • Ensure your cat’s bed is easy to get in and out of, and if possible chose a bed that has higher sides or a cover so your cat can have privacy. It is also important that the bed is large enough for your cat to stretch out fully as it may be uncomfortable for them to curl up. Cats that are moving less also get cold quicker so place the bed in a warm place.

These are just a few tips to help you ensure your cat is not in pain. If you do have any concerns about your cat being in pain, or changes you can make in the home, please contact us at the clinic.