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  • Chronic Pain Management for Cats | Leadon Vale Stem Cell Vets

    Stem Cell therapy can help your pet enjoy exercise and reduce the need for painkilling medication

Recognising when Your Cat is in Pain

Chronic pain can be a debilitating condition for cats, impacting their quality of life and overall well-being. As responsible pet owners, we need to recognise the signs of chronic pain in our feline companions and seek appropriate management strategies to help alleviate their discomfort. One of the key challenges in finding chronic pain management for cats is that they are masters at hiding their symptoms. Unlike dogs, who may vocalise or limp when in pain, cats are more likely to exhibit subtle changes in behaviour such as decreased activity, changes in grooming habits, or altered appetite.

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Managing Your Cat’s Pain

In addition to medication and alternative therapies, there are also lifestyle modifications that can help with chronic pain management in cats. Providing a comfortable and supportive environment, maintaining a healthy weight, and engaging in regular low-impact exercise can all contribute to a cat's overall well-being and pain management. Regenerative therapies have emerged as a promising approach for managing chronic pain in cats. Leadon Vale offers different forms of practices to relieve your cat from their discomfort. Below are some of the services we provide:

 Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy for cats is a specialised form of treatment aimed at improving their mobility, flexibility, and overall quality of life. Just like humans, cats can benefit from physiotherapy to help manage conditions such as arthritis, muscle weakness, and post-surgical recovery. A trained physiotherapist will develop a tailored treatment plan that may include exercises, massage, stretching, and other techniques to address specific issues.

Laser Therapy

Laser therapy has emerged as a promising treatment option for chronic pain management for cats. This non-invasive procedure utilises low-level laser light to stimulate cellular activity and promote healing in affected areas. By targeting specific points of the body, laser therapy can help reduce inflammation, improve circulation, and alleviate pain. Many pet owners have reported significant improvements in their cat's mobility and quality of life after undergoing laser therapy sessions.

Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave therapy involves the use of high-energy sound waves to target specific areas of pain and promote healing. By stimulating the body's natural healing process, shockwave therapy can help reduce inflammation, improve blood flow, and alleviate discomfort in cats suffering from chronic pain conditions such as arthritis or musculoskeletal injuries. Additionally, this treatment has been found to have minimal side effects and can be a valuable alternative to traditional pain management methods.

Acupuncture

By stimulating specific points on the body with fine needles, acupuncture can help to alleviate pain, reduce inflammation, and promote healing. This alternative therapy has shown promising results in managing various conditions such as arthritis, nerve pain, and musculoskeletal issues in feline patients. Furthermore, acupuncture can be a safe and non-invasive method of chronic pain management for cats who may not tolerate traditional pain medications well or have underlying health concerns.

Stem Cell Therapy

Stem Cell Therapy is an innovative approach involving the use of the cat's own stem cells to regenerate damaged tissues and reduce inflammation, ultimately providing relief from chronic pain. Stem cell therapy has shown great potential in improving mobility and quality of life in cats suffering from conditions such as osteoarthritis and degenerative joint disease.

Choose Leadon Vale Stem Cell Vets

  • If your cat is in pain, their quality of life is greatly affected and everyone at Leadon Vale wants to do all we can to change this. 
  • With our extensive experience, expertise, and professional abilities, we consistently strive to provide our patients with the utmost compassionate and effective care. Our team is dedicated to ensuring that each individual receives personalised attention and treatment tailored to their specific needs.
  • We have the facilities and equipment required to deliver our specialist treatments. We have an in-house laboratory and hospital wards for your pets as well as theatres and imaging rooms.

Contact Us

To get your cat’s referral, speak to us today about our referrals process. You will need to have your veterinary practice refer your cat, we have forms on our website here for yout vet to fill out.

Leadon Vale Stem Cell Centre

Lower Road Trading Estate

Ledbury,

Herefordshire,

HR8 2DJ

 

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 01531 632276

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