Solensia Managing Arthritis Pain in Cats

Hello, fellow cat lovers!

I'm Dr. Yuri Yoon from Valley Veterinary Services, and today I want to talk to you about a breakthrough in managing arthritis pain in our feline friends. As a veterinarian and a cat owner myself, I understand how heart-wrenching it can be to see our beloved pets struggle with the pain and discomfort of arthritis. That's why I'm excited to share some insights about Solensia, a new treatment option that has shown remarkable results.

Understanding Feline Arthritis

Arthritis is a common condition in cats, especially as they age. It can cause significant pain and limit their mobility, making it difficult for them to enjoy their daily activities. Symptoms of arthritis in cats include:

  • Reluctance or hesitance to jump up or down.
  • Difficulty going up or down stairs.
  • Limping.
  • Stiffness in the legs, especially after resting or sleeping.
  • Difficulty using their litter box.
  • Irritability.
  • Reduced levels of activity.
  • Less time spent on their grooming.

If your cat is showing any of these signs, it might be time to consider arthritis pain management options.

Introducing Solensia

Solensia is a revolutionary monthly injection that specifically targets and manages arthritis pain in cats. Unlike traditional pain medications, Solensia works by blocking nerve growth factor (NGF), a key player in the pain pathway. This targeted approach helps to reduce pain and improve your cat's mobility without the side effects associated with some other medications.

What is Nerve Growth Factor (NGF)?

Nerve Growth Factor (NGF) is a protein that plays a critical role in the development, maintenance, and survival of certain types of nerve cells (neurons). It is involved in the regulation of pain and inflammation processes within the body. In the context of arthritis, elevated levels of NGF contribute to increased pain sensitivity and inflammation. By targeting and neutralizing NGF, Solensia effectively reduces the pain signals sent to the brain, providing relief from arthritis pain.

How Solensia Works

Solensia is a monoclonal antibody therapy, which means it utilizes antibodies designed to specifically target and neutralize NGF. By blocking NGF, Solensia helps to interrupt the pain signals sent to the brain, providing significant relief from arthritis pain. The monthly injection ensures a consistent level of pain management, helping to maintain your cat’s comfort and activity levels over time.

My Personal Experience with Solensia

As a veterinarian, I always strive to provide the best care for my patients. But as a pet owner, the well-being of my own cats is equally important to me. I have two senior cats, Bella (17 years old) and Julia (14 years old), who have been receiving monthly injections of Solensia. The results have been nothing short of amazing! Both Bella and Julia have shown significant improvements in their mobility and overall quality of life. They are more active, playful, and seem much happier since starting the treatment.

Why Choose Valley Veterinary Services?

At Valley Veterinary Services, we are committed to offering the latest and most effective treatments to improve the health and well-being of your pets. Here's why you should choose us for your feline friend's arthritis management:

  • Expertise and Compassion: With years of experience in veterinary medicine, our team is dedicated to providing compassionate and comprehensive care tailored to your pet's needs.
  • Advanced Treatments: We stay updated with the latest advancements in veterinary medicine, including cutting-edge treatments like Solensia.
  • Personalized Care: We understand that every pet is unique. We take the time to understand your pet's specific needs and develop a customized treatment plan.
  • Community Trust: Our clinic has built a strong reputation in the community for delivering high-quality care and building lasting relationships with our clients.

Take the First Step Towards a Pain-Free Life for Your Cat

If your cat is suffering from arthritis, don't wait to seek help. Schedule an appointment with us at Valley Veterinary Services to discuss how Solensia can make a difference in your cat's life. Let's work together to ensure your furry friend enjoys a pain-free, active, and happy life.

Call us today at (604) 858-6560, email us at, or visit our website at to book an appointment.
You can find us at #2-45735 Thomas Road, Chilliwack, British Columbia V2R 3N3.
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Yours in pet health,

Dr. Yuri Yoon
Valley Veterinary Services