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Has anyone used ANIPRIL

quincymycat
April 26th, 2011, 06:16 AM
Quincy is starting to show signs of progressive dememtia over the last few weeks....
I am taking him to the vet today to rule out any other cause of his confusion and memory deficits...but I was researching treatments and one was Anipril. I know it is used for human dementia, but have not heard of anyone with experience using it for pets. I want to have some ideas when I see her today.
Comments?

Love4himies
April 26th, 2011, 06:53 AM
I haven't, but maybe pming SCM you may get a quicker response :shrug:

Poor Quincy :( :grouphug:

sugarcatmom
April 26th, 2011, 11:39 AM
Anipryl, aka selegiline or L-deprenyl, is more often used in dogs (for either Cushing's or cognitive disfunction), much rarer to use it in cats. Here is an extremely thorough discussion of feline CDS: http://www.vetstreamfelis.com/ACI/December08/VMD2/dis60684.asp

Definitely make sure Quincy has his T4 levels checked when he goes in to see the vet, as hyperthyroidism can often look like the onset of dementia.

Something else you might want to look into is Cholodin: http://www.vetinfo.com/cholodin-feline-side-effects.html

A good multi-vitamin wouldn't hurt either. NuCat Senior is the best one, IMO.