Is Robenacoxib Safe? Vet Didnt Think Cat Needs Pain Pill For Dental...

Discussion in 'Cat Health' started by terestrife, Nov 14, 2017.

  1. terestrife

    terestrife Thread Starter TCS Member Super Cat

    Mar 23, 2012
    My last question for the day, sorry! 0_0

    my cat just got a dental today. 3 extractions. my vet said to only give pain medicine if my cat seemed to be in pain. but i read online that extractions are very painful for cats.

    so i researched the pain pill i was given, and i was reading about cats having kidney failure while on it.

    does anyone know if its safe? its an old article.

    New pain medication for cats comes with some cautions
  2. LTS3

    LTS3 TCS Member Top Cat

    Aug 29, 2014
    I've never heard of that pain medicine before. Most vets prescribe liquid Buprenex post-dental surgery. It's a lot easier to give a liquid pain medicine than a pill.
  3. terestrife

    terestrife Thread Starter TCS Member Super Cat

    Mar 23, 2012
    ok thanks =)
  4. sweetpea24

    sweetpea24 TCS Member Alpha Cat

    Did they do blood work? If his kidney values were normal it shouldn't be a problem and your cat wont be on it long term. If the blood work showed a decrease in kidney function, then the vet would not prescribe this medication.
  5. terestrife

    terestrife Thread Starter TCS Member Super Cat

    Mar 23, 2012
    yes, the blood work came out fine. okay thanks that makes me feel a lot better =) i am thinking of skipping the pain pill for today, shes finally eating, and pooping. she was even bathing today. i am afraid the pill might make her sick again. unless i see her uncomfortable, then i will give it again.
  6. di and bob

    di and bob TCS Member Top Cat

    Dec 12, 2012
    Nebraska, USA
    Sounds like she is healing! I wouldn't give it too often either, unless she stops eating, etc. You could call and see if it can be crushed and put in a small amount of food or tuna juice. That is a little easier. All the luck!
  7. white shadow

    white shadow TCS Member Super Cat

    Nov 28, 2010
    My thinking would be very different.........

    It seems to me that, first of all, all that surgical work/extractions will not have healed and repaired itself inside of 48 hours and therefore still cause pain..........secondly, her eating/pooping/grooming is therefore the result of my having given the pain meds......thirdly, if I want her to continue to eat/poop/groom (be pain-free), then I'd better continue with pain control and 'stay ahead' of the pain until her mouth can reasonably be expected to have returned to (at least) near-normal.....and, experience tells us that 3-5 days is generally the length of time required for this. Therefore......I'll keep providing that pain control.
  8. terestrife

    terestrife Thread Starter TCS Member Super Cat

    Mar 23, 2012
    i contacted her vet office this morning, and they told me to skip the pill if she didnt seem to be in pain. they wanted to be sure she didnt stop eating again or become nauseous. she didnt eat yesterday and i dont know if it was the after effects of all the anesthesia and opiates, or if the pill caused her nausea. she didnt get a pill this morning, and finally ate her food.

    shes been doing great all day. shes been up, and playing all day. shes not overly licking her mouth, shes not pawing at her mouth. she didnt run away from her food. she used to avoid eating when her teeth would hurt, from her dental issues.

    ive been keeping an eye on her all day, if anything does come up, i will definitely give her pain meds. but the vet is more concerned with making sure she eats.

    its a hard situation, i dont want her in pain, but also want her to eat, as i know it will help her heal faster. if she didnt eat today, i would have had to rush her to the vet. =(

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