Has your cat stopped acting like "your cat"? Specific changes in cat behavior could be a sign of cat osteoarthritis (OA).
OA is a type of arthritis that occurs when the protective cartilage between the joints wears down, causing significant pain. OA can also limit movement, so looking for signs of change in your cat's normal behavior is very important.
OA pain is chronic and can worsen over time without the correct treatment plan. Solensia is the first and only FDA-approved medication for controlling OA pain in cats. When your cat is in less pain, her quality of life can continue to improve: study results showed better mobility, comfort, and overall well-being in cats1.
Good to Know:
- Solensia is a "biologic" protein (not a chemical!), working in your cat's body like her natural antibodies.
- 77% of cat owners reported seeing improvement in signs of pain when their cats were treated monthly during a three-month study2.
- The most common side effects that occurred in the clinical study were vomiting and injection site pain3.
) Gruen ME, Myers JAE, Lascelles BDX. Efficacy and safety of an anti-nerve growth factor antibody (frunevetmab) for the treatment of degenerative joint disease-associated chronic pain in cats: a multisite pilot field study. Front Vet Sci. 2021;8:610028. doi:10.3389/fvets.2021.610028. 2
) Keizer RJ, Huitema AD, Schellens JH, Beijnen JH. Clinical pharmacokinetics of therapeutic monoclonal antibodies. Clin Pharmacokinet. 2010;49(8):493-507. doi:10.2165/11531280. 3
) Solensia. Package insert. Zoetis Inc; 2022.