GABAPENTIN PRESCRIPTION FOR CATS WHOSE STRESS LEVEL IS BETWEEN 3 & 6
GABAPENTIN IS NOT A SEDATIVE
WHAT IS GABAPENTIN & WHY GABAPENTIN?
Gabapentin is a breakthrough in the treatment & blocking of the Fight or Flight response in cats. Gabapentin is NOT a sedative.
Also used as behavioural health support for emotional cats. By prescription only from your vet. Recommended by FEAR FREE, a organization founded by Dr. Marty Becker. A world renowned veterinarian dedicated to teaching veterinarians, pet professionals & pet owners on how to treat & understand fear in animals. Gabapentin is ideal for cats who suffer from panic, aggression or emotional issues when faced with stressful events.. Cats are very often triggered by seeing the cat carrier, leaving the home,car rides, water, drying, grooming tools,smells, stranger danger ect......
Gabapentin has the unique ability to block the fight or flight response in cats (panic or aggression) We recommend Gabapentin because of it's proven record to be safe & effective and because it is NOT a sedative. Recommended to all cats who are 3 or above on their stress score. Required for cats who are 4 and above for aggression. Stress scores range from 0 to 6.
For best results treat with a 100mg capsule of Gabapentin OR 2.0ml (if at a 50mg/1ml oral solution) 2 hours prior to your appointment. 50% of vets recommend a "slow walk" which is 2 full doses, one the night before and one 2 hours prior to the groom or vet visit.
The THERAPEUTIC DOSE for Gabapentin when treating for behavioral health / panic or aggression is a 100mg capsule or 2.0ml of liquid Gabapentin (if at a 50mg/1ml oral solution)
100mg is recommended 2 hours prior to a grooming or vet visit. PLEASE Do Not administer on a full stomach of food or this will significantly reduce its effects
(For cats who refuse to eat food with medicine) Cut off the tip of a capsule and sprinkle into the mouth like "Pixie Stix" candy while holding your cat's mouth up and partially open. The powder will stick to their tongue and mouth and readily start to absorb
Make your own liquid formula by mixing the contents of a capsule with a small amount of liquid (water or tuna juice). Use a dosing medicine syringe to administer into the mouth
WHY MANY CLIENTS USE CAPSULES instead of liquid
Regular liquid Gabapentin is goopy & bad tasting which can cause some cats to lock their larynx. The medicine ends up not being swallowed and drools out the sides of your cat's mouth
A capsule is the equivalent of a crushed baby aspirin in content as opposed to liquid Gabapentin which has a lot more product to have to administer
WHEN TO ADMINISTER: Please administer 2 hours prior to the groom or vet visit. Do not administer with a full meal as this will significantly reduce it's effect
50% of vets recommend a "slow walk" which is 2 full doses, one the night before and one 2 hours prior to the groom or vet visit