WARNING about Buprenorphine when used on cats


Buprenorphine is a strong opioid painkiller. It is designed for human use to treat acute and chronic pain. It produces euphoria or respiratory depression at low to moderate doses in humans. “Respiratory depression” is a warning. VCA Animal Hospitals remind us that it is used “off label” when administered to companion animals. That means …

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Cats in Pain: Prompt Veterinary Intervention/ Treatment are Crucial

Feline pain control

By Jo Singer Cats are masters at hiding pain as a survival strategy. However, kitty guardians who are “tuned into their cats will most likely recognize the more subtle symptoms of pain that their kitties are displaying. These signs can range from appetite loss, personality changes, aggression, difficulty walking, hiding, hissing or growling when …

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Flurbiprofen pain creams are very dangerous to cats

It has been discovered that Flurbiprofen, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug in the form of pills and creams, but usually in pills, is highly toxic to the domestic cat.  The FDA has issued a warning about it.  This short posts is to spread the word.  The concerning aspect of this story is that it is another …

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Baby Aspirin in Cats

The mantra is don’t give your cat aspirin without a vet’s advice even baby aspirin. This is the default position and I think, by now, most of us know it. Aspirin is acetylsalicylic acid. Buffered or enteric-coated aspirin is safe for home use with dogs but not for cats. Even small doses of aspirin …

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