7 Common Cat Anxiety Medications

Fluoxetine (Prozac): Often prescribed to cats with separation anxiety or aggression, fluoxetine is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) that helps stabilize mood.

Sertraline (Zoloft): Another SSRI, sertraline is used to manage various anxiety disorders in cats, including obsessive-compulsive behaviors.

Diazepam (Valium): Diazepam is a sedative that can be used for short-term anxiety relief, such as during travel or vet visits.

Alprazolam (Xanax): Alprazolam is a fast-acting medication that helps with situational anxiety. It's commonly used for cats with noise phobias.

Amitriptyline (Elavil): Amitriptyline is a tricyclic antidepressant that can be used to treat generalized anxiety and certain behavioral problems in cats.

Buspirone (Buspar): This medication is often prescribed for long-term anxiety management in cats, helping to reduce fear and aggression.

Gabapentin (Neurontin): Gabapentin is primarily used for pain relief, but it can also have a calming effect on anxious cats when used under veterinary guidance.

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