Solensia – A New Drug For Osteoarthritis Pain In Cats


Cats hide almost everything, especially pain. But if your cat is suffering from osteoarthritis (OA) pain, you’ve probably noticed changes in their everyday behavior. Things like jumping, climbing stairs, and even playing might not be so easy for them. OA is a type of arthritis that occurs when the tissue in your cat’s joints starts to get worn down, causing bones to rub against one another. You’d think this just makes moving harder, but OA can also cause severe pain. Without treatment, your cat’s pain can continue to worsen.

Historically, there have been limited options available to address osteoarthritis pain in cats. That’s why we’re excited to share that we now carry Solensia. Solensia is the first and only FDA-approved treatment to control osteoarthritis pain in cats. It is a monthly injection administered at your vet’s office that can help control the pain your cat may experience from OA. It works like your cat’s naturally made antibodies to reduce pain signals and while cat OA isn’t curable, the pain from OA can now be effectively managed with Solensia. It helps your cat get back to moving more freely again and stops OA pain from disrupting the unique bond they share with you.

In one three-month study, Solensia was shown to increase mobility in cats after a single treatment, and improvements in cat owner rating of mobility were seen as early as 14 days compared to placebo. 77% of cat owners experienced seeing improvement in signs of pain when their cats were treated monthly with Solensia but as individual results will vary, it’s best to talk with your vet health team to hear how Solensia is working in their patients.

Call 540-776-0700 to discuss whether Solensia is appropriate for your cat or to schedule an appointment for your cat! We’re excited to see how Solensia can help your cat with relief from OA pain.

Check out this before and after video of a cat on Solensia: