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Feature November 2016 Issue

The Drugs Commonly Used to Treat Anxiety in Cats

The Drugs Commonly Used to Treat Anxiety in Cats

3 drugs are most frequently used to treat feline anxiety

The Drugs Commonly Used to Treat Anxiety

Three drugs are most frequently used to treat feline anxiety, explains Dr. Dodman. They are: acepromazine, buspirone hydrochloride and alprazolam. Each drug works in a specific way, he notes. Acepromazine, for example, is primarily a tranquilizer, while buspirone hydrochloride is a serotonin antagonist and alprazolam is an anxiolitic.

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