Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in cats: a review
Article first published online: 23 APR 2007
Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia
Volume 34, Issue 4, pages 228–250, July 2007
How to Cite
Lascelles, B. D. X., Court, M. H., Hardie, E. M. and Robertson, S. A. (2007), Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in cats: a review. Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia, 34: 228–250. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-2995.2006.00322.x
- Issue published online: 8 MAY 2007
- Article first published online: 23 APR 2007
- Received 16 January 2006; accepted 8 June 2006.
- non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug;
Objective To review the evidence regarding the use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) in cats
Databases used PubMed, CAB abstracts.
Conclusions Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs should be used with caution in cats because of their low capacity for hepatic glucuronidation, which is the major mechanism of metabolism and excretion for this category of drugs. However, the evidence presented supports the short-term use of carprofen, flunixin, ketoprofen, meloxicam and tolfenamic acid as analgesics in cats. There were no data to support the safe chronic use of NSAIDs in cats.