[Sca-cooks] Fluoxetine

Suey lordhunt at gmail.com
Tue Apr 28 16:43:48 PDT 2009

After 3 months of Bach flowers with no noticeable changes in behavior my 
8 month old hyper indoor kitten was prescribed:

      Fluoxetine, a medication that is available by prescription, is
      used for the treatment of depression, obsessive-compulsive
      disorder, panic disorder, and bulimia. It is a type of selective
      serotonin reuptake inhibitor, which blocks the reuptake of
      serotonin when serotonin levels become unbalanced. Fluoxetine is
      available in a variety of strengths and is generally taken once or
      twice a day. Common side effects of the medicine may include
      anxiety, insomnia, loss of appetite, and diarrhea.

Good god so I have an "unbalanced" red kitten, which tend to have a lot 
of energy and intelligence, in my experience and must give him a drug 
which also has suicidal effects!!!? My kitten attacks me occasionally 
for no reason, except love, and he is too fast for me to defend myself 
against his kiss which is a bloody bite once a week or more but I 
question drugging a kitten with zest for life and listening to a young 
vet who seems to want to make a name for herself in feline tranquilizers.

My daughter says I should be taking the Bach flowers, not the cat!

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