[Sca-cooks] Fluoxetine

Susan Lin susanrlin at gmail.com
Tue Apr 28 17:04:03 PDT 2009

Isn't there something less drastic you could try first?  I didn't know cats
could get bulimia (or are those the human conditions this drug works on?)There
have to be herbal remedies that might calm the kitten with fewer side

Just an opinion from someone without medical training (or a cat!)

I have a friend who took her dog with similar traits to a pet psychic - got
some advice and it worked.  Maybe that's an option.

Good luck.


On Tue, Apr 28, 2009 at 5:43 PM, Suey <lordhunt at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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!
> Suey
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