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FDA Approves First Arthritis Drug for Cats

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In January, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Solensia (frunevetmab), an injectable medication given by a veterinarian once a month to help control osteoarthritis pain in cats. Although several FDA-approved drugs are available to treat arthritis pain in dogs, veterinarians have not had an FDA-approved medication to treat arthritis pain in cats until now.

Solensia is a cat-specific monoclonal antibody (mAb), a type of protein that finds and binds itself to another protein called nerve growth factor (NGF), stopping pain signals from reaching the cat’s brain.

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1 thought on “FDA Approves First Arthritis Drug for Cats”

  1. Found this and the FDA information very informative and encouraging for felines who are suffering from osteoarthritis pain. Thank-you.

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