Drugs Used for Appetite Stimulation in Dogs & Cats

    In some patients there is a need to stimulate the appetite as an element in the treatment course for dogs and cats .

    Drugs Used for Appetite Stimulation in Cats

    Appetite Stimulation need.

    this includes the diabetic patients, neoplasia , kidney diseases …. etc.

    But the choice of these drugs should be restricted to the vet only because :

    Anabolic hormones have been clinically limited in the field.

    And commonly used oral appetite stimulants (eg, mirtazapine, capromorelin, cyproheptadine) act centrally on receptors that control feeding behavior. 

    Brief of the use of appetite stimulants in pets.

    cliniciansbrief publish an update on the use of appetite stimulants in pets.

    the famous website chooses the following drugs to be discussed in the new update :

    1. Mirtazapine
    2. Capromorelin.
    3. Propofol.
    4. Benzodiazepines.
    5. Glucocorticoids.
    6. megestrol acetate 

    Read the ful article here PDF .


    source :
    Cooper SJ. Palatability-dependent appetite and benzodiazepines: new directions from the pharmacology of GABA(A) receptor subtypes. Appetite. 2005;44(2):133-150. doi:10.1016/j.appet.2005.01.003

    For more pharmacological articles please visit pharmacology.

    Mohamed Nasr
    Mohamed Nasr
    Hello everyone. I am Mohamed Nasr , a Vet student from Egypt , and I write online articles for Vet-Alex .

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