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purpleprose
October 24th 06, 01:59 PM
Anyone have any experience of this for cats? Vet suggested it for Sunny's arthritis. Hugely ironic really, as I take it myself for depression, but obviously that doesn't tell me anything about how suitable it is for animals.

blkcatgal
October 25th 06, 04:32 AM
I've never heard of using elavil for pain management. I had a cat with
pretty bad arthritis and my vet and the specialist that I saw never
suggested using elavil.

Sue

"purpleprose" > wrote in message
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> Anyone have any experience of this for cats? Vet suggested it for
> Sunny's arthritis. Hugely ironic really, as I take it myself for
> depression, but obviously that doesn't tell me anything about how
> suitable it is for animals.
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> purpleprose

Rene S.
October 25th 06, 05:25 PM
purpleprose wrote:
> Anyone have any experience of this for cats? Vet suggested it for
> Sunny's arthritis. Hugely ironic really, as I take it myself for
> depression, but obviously that doesn't tell me anything about how
> suitable it is for animals.
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> purpleprose

I haven't heard about this. My parents late cat was on it for a while
for Feline Cognitive Disorder (kitty alzheimers). There's a great book
that lists medications and their use for pets. I'd check mine for you,
but I'm not at home right now. Here's the link to it in Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Pill-Book-Guide-Medication-Your/dp/0553579894/sr=8-1/qid=1161793489/ref=sr_1_1/102-3581530-1416144?ie=UTF8&s=books

bobblespin
October 25th 06, 08:24 PM
purpleprose > wrote in
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> Anyone have any experience of this for cats? Vet suggested it for
> Sunny's arthritis. Hugely ironic really, as I take it myself for
> depression, but obviously that doesn't tell me anything about how
> suitable it is for animals.
>
>
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One of my older cats was on it for 5 years for inappropriate urination, and
it worked quite well. Half a pill was good, more zonked her out
completely. My husband was also on it, but for pain management.

Bobble

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