Common Reasons And Prescriptions For Cat Medicine
Veterinarians prescribe medication to cats for various reasons. One of the most common reasons cats are treated with medication is for IBD, (inflammatory bowel disease). Sounds uncomfortable, and it sure is. This type of condition requires daily medications and a special prescription cat food along with lots of TLC.
Corticosteroids are also commonly used for the treatment of IBD. To make things easier on you and your pet, cat medications can be compounded into a flavor tab or a flavored liquid for easier administering (and who doesn’t like salmon flavor!) Our veterinary technicians will train you on what to do and will help you manage your cat’s medication schedule.
Another common reason for giving your cat medication is for infections. Whether the infection is from a wound or some other reason, antibiotics are used for a specific period of time until the infection is gone and your cat is up to his old tricks again.
In some cases, pain medications are needed to keep your cat comfortable and pain-free for a period of time. A little extra care and attention, fluffing of the cat bed and some gentle petting may help the medicine go down easier.
There are also antibiotic and pain relief injectables available. Talk to one of our veterinarians about these options at your next appointment. With proper instruction from our veterinary team, you can be successful at giving your cat his medication. And at the end of the day, you know you’ve done your best to make your buddy feel comfortable throughout his healing process.
Cats may also be given a transdermal gel medication. In some cases this type of medication may be easier to apply for the pet owner.
Other common reasons your veterinarian may need to treat your cat with medications may include: