When is the best time to give a cat Prozac?
If you were giving your cat prozac in the morning, you might try switching to bedtime and see if her appetite and activity levels improve. PS Prozac is evidently a really bitter pill, so I had big problems trying to slip 1/4 of a pill by her, no matter what it was buried in.
What kind of drug is Prozac for dogs?
Prozac is the brand name of fluoxetine hydrochloride, marketed as Reconcile for dogs and cats. It’s a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor, or SSRI.
How does Prozac work on a cat’s brain?
The drug works by making the cat’s brain produce additional serotonin, which enhances Kitty’s well-being. If your vet prescribes the medication because Kitty is spraying urine, he’ll do so only after conducting tests to make sure the reason for the behavior is emotional and not physical.
Can you give a cat Prozac for urine marking?
Yes, I am thinking of using Prozac for urine marking. As I said in my original post, I got this information from a newsletter that I subscribe to called Catnip. The newsletter is put out by Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. A reader wrote in about a problem with some of her cats urine marking.
How often should I give my kitten Prozac?
The typical dose of Prozac for a kitten varies from 2 to 5 mg per day. Do not skip doses, as it may decrease the effectiveness of the medication. Sometimes the medication may initially increase the cat’s anxiety, before it goes into effect and calm it down.
Which is the best Prozac tablet for dogs?
Human formulations: Prozac® (Dista) and various generic equivalents Veterinary formulations: Reconcile® (Lilly) – chewable flavored tablet. Uses of Fluoxetine for Dogs and Cats Fluoxetine is used for behavior modification of dogs and cats.
What is the active ingredient in Prozac for cats?
The active ingredient in Prozac is fluoxetine, which is classified as an inhibitor of serotonin reuptake. This improves the mood of your furry friend and helps curb behaviors such as urine marking, aggression, fear, anxiety and some compulsive behaviors.
Can You castrate a cat after taking Prozac?
Castration of cats generally stops behavior but not always. If the vet cannot find a physical problem, the brand is probably related to stress. Fluoxetine hydrochloride helps many cats stop spraying usually after taking the medication for several weeks. It does not work with all cats and some resume it once they are out of the medication.