[Sca-cooks] Fluoxetine

Susan Fox selene at earthlink.net
Tue Apr 28 17:16:46 PDT 2009

It's just prozac.  I took it for years and it was fine.  It has probably 
been used longer on animals than humans, thanks to animal testing.  But 
I suspect someone is far too fond of prescribing expensive medication 
instead of getting to know the kitty patient.  Maybe kitty needs more 
toys to bite instead of your fingers.

By the way:  how does this relate to SCA Cookery?

Hoping your kitty settles down on his own,

Suey 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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