Natural Pain Relief For Cats
Natural Pain Relief For Cats
Know your cat!
While it might seem obvious, before you start treating your cat for pain, it’s important to know what kind of personality he has. Does he prefer to be alone? Is he more likely to seek out attention when in pain? Knowing this will help you assess what type of pain relief would work best for him.
You should also know about his past medical history and any current conditions that could possibly be causing or contributing to the pain. For example, if your cat is suffering from arthritis or kidney disease, then some types of medication may not be appropriate because they could cause further complications with their other health issues.
Pay attention to your cat’s sleeping position.
When your cat is resting in a relaxed state, it will typically curl into one of three sleeping positions:
- On their back with their legs tucked under their body
- On their side with all four legs tucked in and outstretched at a slight angle from the body (like the letter A)
- On the stomach with all four legs bent at the knees and spread out slightly from the body (like a starfish)
Massage can be a great way to reduce pain and inflammation in cats, whether you do it yourself or have your cat get a professional massage. Whether you use your hands or a tool (a human massager works fine), massage should be done on any part of the body that doesn’t have any injuries or sores on it.
Physical therapy and hydrotherapy.
When your cat is in pain and not eating, you want to do whatever it takes to help him feel better. Hydrotherapy and physical therapy are two natural ways of helping your cat.
Hydrotherapy can be done in the bathtub or in a pool; however, it’s best to consult with your veterinarian beforehand (especially if your cat has an existing condition). Physical therapy can also be done at home with a vet or a physical therapist, but this may not be an option if you live far away from an animal hospital. If hydrotherapy isn’t practical for you, try physical therapy instead!
Physical therapy can include exercises like massaging muscles and joints so they’re more relaxed–but there’s no need for special equipment here either because most cats enjoy being petted anyway! If all else fails when trying these methods then try getting creative: what about using one of those pet treadmills as seen on TV?
Pain relieving drugs.
Pain-relieving drugs are used to alleviate the symptoms of pain. These include nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as aspirin, ibuprofen, and ketoprofen; corticosteroids (e.g., prednisone); opioids such as morphine; and other anti-inflammatory medications (e.g., tramadol).
These medications can significantly reduce your cat’s pain levels if she has arthritis or some other condition that causes chronic discomfort or irritation. However, it’s important to remember that cats are more sensitive than humans when it comes to taking medication—they may suffer from side effects or allergic reactions if you don’t follow your vet’s instructions exactly.
Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicine technique that involves inserting needles into the skin at specific points on the body. It’s used to treat pain, nausea, vomiting and other symptoms.
The procedure treats animals much like people: by inserting fine needles into muscles or tendons at precise locations on the skin. The needles’ insertion causes a mild discomfort that stimulates nerve endings to release endorphins — natural painkillers produced in your cat’s brain — throughout their body.
This method can be effective for cats with arthritis or muscle spasms because they often suffer from joint pain associated with these conditions. The treatment also relieves stress in felines who feel anxious due to a variety of conditions such as travel anxiety or separation anxiety
Natural remedies for pain relief in cats.
- Catnip (Nepeta cataria) is a safe, natural herb that does not cause any side effects. It’s rare for cats to develop a catnip allergy and it has been used as a remedy for pain relief in humans and animals alike.
- Valerian root has been used as an herbal remedy for insomnia and anxiety in both humans and cats. In fact, valerian root has been shown to be more effective than traditional over-the-counter sleep aids for people!
- Chamomile (Matricaria recutita) is another safe herb that may help relieve stress, anxiety or nervousness in your feline friend. You’ll also find chamomile in many commercial pet products like calming treats or diffusers made to reduce stress levels at home.
- Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) is known to have calming properties—just smelling lavender essential oil can help lower blood pressure! If your kitty likes chewing on houseplants, try growing some lavenders outside so they have access whenever they need them without getting into trouble indoors with plants you care about more deeply than they do!
Nature provides everything we need and it’s worth keeping things as natural as possible
Nature provides everything we need and it’s worth keeping things as natural as possible. Our pets are no different from us in that they thrive on consuming products that have been grown, raised and extracted naturally.
Natural remedies are better for our pets because they don’t include any artificial ingredients or chemicals. This means you don’t have to worry about your cat getting sick from taking them. The same goes for you too! Of course there are times when a vet may prescribe something stronger than what nature has provided through the use of prescription drugs but in general, it’s best if we can stick to the basics when caring for our cats’ bodies – just like how we do ourselves!
When talking about natural remedies, we mustn’t forget about how these types of products help heal not only our pets but also the entire planet itself! Remedies made using ingredients like essential oils come from plants which grow quickly without needing pesticides or other harmful chemicals being used on them while they’re being farmed – this means less land needs tilling up each year due to erosion caused by farming activities so less CO2 gets released into atmosphere thanks…