Your cat may have been prescribed a drug called Solensia, which is a convenient monthly injection for cats. The active ingredient is a monoclonal antibody (Frunevetmab), which targets a protein called Nerve Growth Factor (NGF). This inhibits NGF function and in doing so, provides relief from pain associated with osteoarthritis.
Over time the product is gradually broken down by the body so repeated injections are required to continue the effect. If a beneficial effect isn’t seen, then alternative treatments should be considered.
It is only licenced for use in cats over 12 months old and greater than 2.5kg. It mustn’t be used in pregnant or lactating queens or in those intended for breeding.
Side effects are extremely rare, and it is safe to use with most other medications. If you have any questions or concerns, then please contact us at Bicester Vets.
The official product datasheet can be found by clicking here.