- Apr 27, 2017
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My cat is 16 years old and neutered and suddenly started meowing a lot and marking all over the place last summer. The vet did a full work up and a lot of tests and couldn't find anything wrong and so first prescribed a medication called Chlomicalm. We were giving a half pill dose and it worked like a charm and rather quickly. But then I noticed my cat would moan and howl in the litterbox. The vet said this medication occasionally causes urine retention and had us cut back to a quarter pill. Which worked for a while, but when he started marking again, we tried to increase again and the urine retention started up again.Does anyone here have a cat on Prozac? If so, why and has it accomplished what you were trying to achieve?
I recently read in my Catnip newsletter from Tufts University of Veterinarian Medecine that prozac is almost 100% effective at stopping urine marking. I am at my wits end with one of my cats and am willing to try almost anything.
Tufts offers a behavior course that runs $200 before they will tell you which medication your cat should take. I consulted with the vet about this today when I had to take Zan in for her yearly shots. I showed her the newsletter and she wrote down the phone number and called them. She said she never knew that Prozac was used for cats. They told her about the course and said they were very reluctant to give out too much information. With that being said, has anyone ever heard of this behavior course and paid for it?!!
Recently we stopped it and switched to Fluoxetine (prozac). It's only been 3 days but my fingers are crossed that it works soon because he is marking all over the place again. My vet said it could take 7 to 10 days.