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Has your Cat Lost his Appetite?

Loss of appetite is common in cats. But, when cats stop eating, it can become a very serious matter in just a couple days, so it’s essential to see a veterinarian right away to diagnose and treat the cause and reinstate adequate nutrition. Stimulating the appetite should never replace monitoring and ensuring adequate caloric intake, and may not be appropriate in some cases, such as critically ill or severely malnourished patients. Cats with chronic kidney disease (CKD) often experience loss of appetite and vomiting and might benefit from a medication called mirtazapine, which in addition to stimulating appetite, has anti-nausea properties. To make medications easier to administer, our specially-trained pharmacist can work with your veterinarian to compound the most appropriate dose into a flavored dosage form or a transdermal gel.

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