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Reply To: Gabapentin in cats prior to vet visit!

Jack Pye

We use Gabapentin, prior to visits, We now have the palatable liquid that is chicken flavour also which is tolerated well but have had good effects. The practice will routinely use it if a patient is coming in for an operation or procedure pre emptively. We use trazodone in the hospital too and this had good effects for stressed patients but some that are already worked up this sometimes doesn’t touch the sides. Very interesting about the use of trazadone in cats and I wonder whether for instance Cats with urinary catheter placement would benefit from such medications as these seem to be our typically most stressed patients in the hospital despite adequate analgesisa on pain scoring etc.