A good example is omega-3 fatty acids. Research has shown that they can have a significant anti-inflammatory effect on arthritic joints in dogs, and there’s a good chance that cats may benefit as well. Older cats with creaky joints can also get pain relief from a product called Adequan. It is easily injected beneath the skin and can be done by a pet owner at home.
Pets with pain issues can also be helped with physiotherapy, which may include acupuncture, chiropractic, stretching, massage and low-level laser. A veterinarian who is trained in these therapies can determine which ones will work best for each individual pet and administer them as needed.