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Milo is on Prozac

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I cut and paste this from todays blog.

That is right. Milo the cat has joined the Prozac Nation. With his recent spaying problems and constant howling we took him to the vet and there is nothing physically wrong. The opinion is that with us moving, Sierra the kitten constantly attacking him to play and his wanting to be an outdoor cat was just taking it’s toll.

So - w could either put him down or ???????? That was the problem! What do you do. He was like two different cats. One cat is amazing smart, loving and playful, the other was a demon keeping us up at night and spotting the walls which is not a good thing when you are trying to sell those walls.

Prozac also works for certain types of aggression as well as depression. "Cats become upset for various reasons. Say their families are breaking up, or their owner has a new boyfriend or girlfriend, is moving or whatever," says Melman, of the Animal Dermatology and Behavior Clinic in Maryland.

Since a cat can't directly tell you he's upset over these things, he may inappropriately urinate, defecate, or howl. "And Prozac may help with all of these," Dr. Melman stated.
SO - the doc put him on Prozac. Even though it seemed to work on Night #1 it's supposed to take a few weeks.

While looking for info on Cats and Prozac I found that many cats love beer!

"There's evidence that many cat's have the urge to be intoxicated. If cat's had access to alcohol, there would be a lot more problems than there are. In fact beer swilling among cats may be so prevalent, although rarely discussed that in Mississippi there is a law forbidding cats from drinking beer.

I know Milo HATES coffee and will go out of his way to tip any cup with coffee over. I guess I'll have to watch out for my Guinness!

post #2 of 6
for about a year. She was very unhappy and peed on the livingroom rug. She had been abandoned by her former owners and was kept in a cage in a vet's office for 7 months. The prozac helped calm her and stopped the peeing completely. I don't remember how long it took.

She still doesn't like to be picked up, but will let me pet her about 10 strokes. She will headbutt legs and plays with other cats. We love her, but she does have issues.
post #3 of 6
Good luck with Milo. We've had some success with Prozac too. Do give it a good 4-6 weeks before expecting any miracles. I hope it works out well for you and Milo.
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We are moving into a brand new house next week and I bet he feels something is up with packing and so forth.

I was not expecting anything for a few weeks but last night was the first night in over a year where we slept the entire night with know howling!

Brand new house blog with photos
post #5 of 6
I'm so glad this is working! Please keep us updated
post #6 of 6
I hope it works out, keep an eye on him, any anti depressant can have adverse effects. Prozac does have the least side effect percentages though.....
Good luck with move, Milo is adorable, I hope it works out!
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