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When my cat has surgery

Think about giving your cat a better surgical experience

Treating anticipated pain before surgery so that your cat is more comfortable afterward is an increasingly common approach among veterinarians.

What to know when your cat has surgery

If your cat is about to be spayed or neutered or having one of many orthopedic procedures, talk to your cat's veterinarian about pain management medication.

Different pain relievers work in different ways, but many veterinarians recognize the importance of administering pain control drugs before surgery takes place. That way, when your cat wakes up from surgery, the pain and inflammation is alleviated and the cat can enjoy a more comfortable recovery. One of the medications designed to work in this way is METACAM ®.