Bay Ridge Animal Hospital

Solensia for Cats

As cat owners, we want our feline friends to live long, healthy, and pain-free lives. Unfortunately, as cats age, they can develop arthritis, a degenerative joint disease that can cause discomfort and pain. Luckily, there is a new pain relief treatment option available for cats with arthritis - Solensia.

Helping Arthritic Cats Live Pain-Free


In this article, we will explore what Solensia is, how it works, and how quickly it can provide relief for your cat. We will also discuss the potential side effects, cost, and reviews.

What is Solensia for Cats?

It is a prescription monthly injection specifically designed to control pain in cats with arthritis.

Solensia is a relatively new medication, approved by the FDA in 2022. It is only available with a prescription from a veterinarian.

How Does Solensia Work?

It works differently than non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Solensia works like your cat’s naturally made antibodies to reduce pain signals. Solensia is a biological which is actually a protein not a chemical. It targets the pain caused by your cat's arthritis.


How Quickly Does Solensia Work?

The speed at which Solensia works can vary from cat to cat. Some cats may experience relief within a few days, while others may take a few weeks to see the full effects. The majority of cat owners reported improvement in signs of pain in their cats after 3 months. Follow your vet's advice to reduce your cat's arthritis pain as much as possible.

What Are the Side Effects of Solensia for Cats?

Researchers found that cats tolerated Solensia well and that it provided long-acting pain relief. The most commonly reported side effects in the clinical study were vomiting and injection site pain. As with any medication, there is a risk of side effects when using Solensia for cats. It is important to monitor your cat's behavior and contact your veterinarian immediately if you notice any concerning changes.

How Much Does Solensia for Cats Cost?

The cost of Solensia for cats can vary depending on the size of your cat and the dosage prescribed by your veterinarian. On average, a month's supply can cost around $60 to $70. Some pet insurance plans may cover the cost. Talk to your vet about the price and insurance before you begin.


What Are Cat Owners Saying About Solensia?

Many cat owners have reported positive experiences for their arthritic cats. They have noticed a significant improvement in their cat's mobility and overall quality of life.

One cat owner shared, "My 12-year-old cat has been on Solensia for a few months now, and I have seen a remarkable difference in her mobility. She used to struggle to jump onto the couch, but now she does it with ease. I am so grateful for this medication."

Another cat owner mentioned, "My 15-year-old cat has been on Solensia for a few weeks, and I have already noticed a difference in her energy levels. She seems more playful and active, and I am thrilled to see her enjoying life again."

Arthritis In Cats, Signs And Symptoms:

If your cat is exhibiting any of the following symptoms and signs of pain, they may be a candidate:

  • Pain signaling
  • Difficulty getting up and down.
  • Walking stiffly.
  • Lameness in one or more legs.
  • Reluctance to go up or down steps.
  • Reluctance to jump up or down.
  • Reluctance to play.
  • Stiff, swollen, or sore joints, signs of pain in joints
  • Reluctance to be touched on some parts of the body.

How Can I Get Solensia for My Cat?

Solensia is only available with a prescription from a veterinarian. If you believe your cat may benefit from this medication, schedule an appointment with your veterinarian to discuss your cat's symptoms and potential treatment options.

Your veterinarian will perform a thorough examination and may recommend additional tests to confirm a diagnosis of arthritis. If it is deemed the best treatment option for your cat, your veterinarian can begin monthly injections immediately.

Can I Buy Solensia for Cats Online?

Solensia is only available with a prescription from your veterinarian. While some online retailers sell this for cats, it is essential to be cautious when purchasing medications online. It is always best to obtain it from a trusted veterinarian to ensure the best results for your cat's health.

In Conclusion

Solensia is a new and effective long-term treatment option for the pain associated with arthritis in cats. It works by targeting the cause of the pain associated with arthritis in cats, providing relief and improving your cat's quality of life. The risk of side effects is usually minimal and resolved on their own. If you believe your cat may benefit from Solensia, schedule an appointment with your veterinarian to discuss your options. With proper treatment and care, your cat can continue to live a long, healthy, and pain-free life.

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