July 22, 2021

What Do Cats Do When They Are in Pain?

Did you know? Cats are masters at hiding their pain.

Generally, cats are good at hiding their pain. One main reason they developed this is that they are less likely to want to alert predators of their vulnerability by crying when they get injured or hurt.

As their pet owner, you have to pay extra attention to their body language so you won't miss it when they need your help the most.

Learning how to identify the subtle signs of pain in your cat is one way you can improve its quality of life and strengthen your bond. So what should you be looking for?

  • Agitation (unsettled, trembling)
  • Cat crying,
  • growling,
  • hissing.
  • Limping or difficulty jumping.
  • Avoids being petted or handled.
  • Playing less.
  • Licking a particular body region.
  • More aggressive.
  • Change in posture or gait.

Is there a way to measure pain in cats?
Yes, The FMPI is an easy online tool for measuring pain in cats

About the Feline Musculoskeletal Pain Index (FMPI)
Cats cannot vocalize their discomfort, making it difficult to know the intensity of their pain. The FMPI not only helps measure the degree to which your cat is suffering from pain but the results can also be printed and brought to your next vet visit.

The FMPI Helps...

  • Veterinary Professionals
  • Pet Owners
  • Cats
Medications for cats experiencing pain come in many forms. Most medications can be formulated into pills, liquids, patches or even flavored treats to facilitate administration. Sometimes multiple medications are used together to take advantage of their synergistic effects. 
Just like people, some cats need adjustments in their doses, so it is important to monitor your cat’s improvement at home. It is also very important to only medicate your cat with prescriptions from your veterinarian because many over-the-counter pain relievers can cause illness or even death in cats.

Is there a device I can use at home to help my cat reduce pain?

Pulsed electromagnaetic thereaphy for pain and inflammation in cats

Assisi Brings the Healing Home

The specific waveform Assisi has developed for Assisi LOOP® products is tuned to accelerate healing while lowering inflammation, pain, and swelling. It is a safe, effective, non-invasive, non-pharmaceutical therapy using the same technology that has been FDA-cleared for human use.

Herbal Turmeric Curcumin Antioxidant for Pets with Coconut Oil

  • Help relieve joint aches and pains
  • Protect your pets’ digestive and immune systems.
  • The Bioperine keeps the GI tract healthy
  • Increases energy levels,
  • Improves digestion, skin, and coat, and reduces allergic reactions. 


Cheers to a Lifetime of Great Health!
Medical information or statements made on this site are not intended for use in or as a substitute for the diagnosis or treatment of any health or physical condition or as a substitute for a veterinarian-client relationship which has been established by an in-person evaluation of a patient. This information and advice published or made available through this website is not intended to replace the services of a veterinarian, nor does it constitute a veterinarian-client relationship. Each individual’s treatment and/or results may vary based upon the circumstances, the patients’ specific situation, as well as the health care provider’s medical judgment and only after further discussion of the patient’s specific situation, goals, risks, and benefits and other relevant medical discussions.

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