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Old June 5th, 2011, 08:20 PM
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Question Cyproheptadine For Appetite Stimulation For My CRF Cat?


Sampson has lost another pound. He was off his thyroid meds for a few weeks on account of my not being able to afford them. He is back on them now.

He simply isn't eating enough. His last test a few months ago showed great improvement with both his BUN and Creatinine numbers.

I've tried eggs, he ate them a few times and then stopped. He will still eat baby food. If I get out a baked chicken, he will eat quite a bit of that.

I am feeding both Wellness and Science Diet. ( Only the kinds listed as low in phosphorus. ) Later in the day, he will eat a few bites and then leave the bowl.

My vet suggested Cyproheptadine 4mg. I'm unsure to give him this, as I have read on the different possible side effects.

I've tried all previous suggestions. He does seem to still want to eat, he just doesn't intake enough. He's now just skin and bones.

Behavior wise he's doing well. No excessive drinking or peeing. He has had a few hairballs, but nothing unusual. He is not lethargic, he sometimes plays with my 2 younger ones. His fur is still shiny, he does not groom or pull too much.

Any feedback is greatly appreciated. Thanks for reading.




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