Cats, just like people, experience short-term pain after surgery or an injury.
To keep this pain under control your vet has prescribed Metacam oral suspension. Metacam oral suspension is an easy-to-give liquid which helps control pain during recovery from surgery or an injury. It is important that you give Metacam according to your vet’s advice.
If your cat has had a general anaesthetic then the after-effects (e.g. unsteadiness and drowsiness) normally wear off in 24 hours. If you have any concerns about your cat while he or she is recovering from surgery or injury you should contact your vet for advice.
It is known that pain can persist for several days following injury or surgery. However, unlike people, cats cannot tell you when they are in pain.
So how can you tell?
The main things to watch for are any changes in your cat’s normal, daily behaviour. Signs of pain or discomfort to look out for:
Reluctance to move
Hunched or stiff
Off their food
Things you can do to keep your cat comfortable: