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Can I give my 18 #, 12 yr old female cat human pain meds for

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Can I give my 18 #, 12 yr old female cat human pain meds for a bruised hip? If so, what & dosage? Thanks
Submitted: 1 year ago via VeterinaryMedicalImages.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  brisadog replied 1 year ago.
Hi, I can help you with your question today.
Unfortunately, there are no appropriate over the counter pain medications to give you cats. We are very limited in pain control options for cats, even in terms of prescription medications. If her kidney function is still good, we can use a prescription medication called Onsior. If not, we can use a different medication called buprenorphine. These will have to be obtained by prescription through your local vet.
Please let me know if you have further questions. I am happy to continue until I provide the service that you seek.