Prescription Arthritis & Pain Relief Medicine for Cats

Help take the ache out of your cat’s days with prescription pain medication. Chewy carries a wide selection of pain medicine including meds for chronic conditions, anti-inflammatory joint pain relief for arthritis and safe pain meds for cats with asthma, skin conditions, IBD and more. Pain medicine comes in various forms, including tablets, soft chews, liquids, creams, injectables and solutions.

Talk to your vet about pain relief for cats with age-related issues like arthritis and disease. Your vet can recommend the right prescription medication to help your cat stay as pain-free and active as possible. Many pain relief medications offer anti-inflammatory benefits that can help with chronic conditions like cancer, arthritis, eczema and IBD. Others may be the safest choice for cats with disorders like kidney disease and allergies.

Certain pain medications are better for temporary pain relief after surgery or a recent injury. Your vet can advise you on these and prescribe the proper dose and duration of use. Younger cats may benefit from relief post-injury or after a surgery, but only your vet can decide if pain meds for kittens are a safe choice.

The Chewy pet pharmacy carries all the most common prescription pain medications, along with other prescription cat medicine your cat needs to feel and be her best. You can also order pain relief medicine for dogs and fill your other pet prescriptions there, as well. Stock up on all the pain medications your best friend needs—it’s easy in the online Chewy pharmacy store!

Frequently Asked Questions About Prescription Arthritis & Pain Relief Medicine for Cats

How do I get cat pain medication prescriptions online at Chewy Pharmacy?

Get cat pain medication prescriptions online at Chewy Pharmacy by visiting your vet and getting the right prescription for your pet. Then, go to and add the prescribed product to your cart. At checkout, you can add your cat’s name and vet contact information so Chewy can verify the prescription, no upload needed. That’s all you need to do to order your cat pain meds from Chewy!

What prescription cat pain relief medication is best?

The best pain relief medication will be one that treats your cat’s pain without unwanted side effects. Your vet can advise you on what products will work best for your cat’s condition, age and situation. Common pain relief medications for felines with various ailments include amantadine, piroxicam and Onsior, but only your veterinarian can determine the best choice and prescribe the appropriate dosage.

How do I give my cat a subcutaneous injection?

Give your cat a subcutaneous injection by first prefilling the syringe. Then, “tent” the skin between the shoulders by pinching it between your fingers and pulling it up. Insert the syringe into the raised bit of skin, holding it parallel to the cat’s back, and depress the plunger to inject the medicine. You can also find videos online demonstrating proper technique. Try not to inject in the same place repeatedly if you can avoid it—you can move closer or further away from the neck each time to vary your injection sites. And be sure to reward your cat with treats for being a good patient every time!

How do I give my cat pain medication?

Give your cat pain medication by following the administration instructions your vet gives you. Some pain medications are transdermal and can be rubbed on the inside flap of the cat’s ear. For oral medications, hiding them in a treat or pill pouch may entice your cat to ingest them voluntarily. Liquid or crushed pill medications can sometimes be mixed into tuna juice or wet food, too. If you have to pill your cat, open her mouth by putting your fingers over her head and holding the upper incisors. Then, tilt the head back and deposit the pill as far back on the tongue as possible. Finally, close the mouth and blow on your cat’s nose or massage the throat to make her swallow. Consult with your vet on the best ways to administer each type of pain medication and look online for instructional videos that may help.

How do I set up Autoship for my prescription cat pain relief medication?

Set up Autoship for your prescription pain relief medication by selecting Autoship and choosing a delivery frequency at checkout. You can change or cancel Autoship any time you want. You must have a valid prescription or remaining refills on file for Autoship pharmacy deliveries to occur. If we do not have your prescription, or if your prescription is about to expire, one of our team members will reach out to your vet to obtain the necessary information. Chewy makes getting the pain medication you need for your cat convenient with Autoship.