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Side affects of Acepromazine in cats!

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I gave my cat that is about 13.5lbs, 15mg of Acepromazine to travel on a 10hr drive. After the third pill composed of 5mg., she began having issues walking on her front legs. It has now been 5 days since the last pill was taken but she is still unsteady and unable to land on her front legs without falling down. I’ve had her to the Animal Hospital which gave her the antidote to Acepromazine and a cortizone shot plus fluids. Other than that they have never seen any symtoms like my cats from Acepromazine. Do you know of any severe side affects from Acepromazine?
Submitted: 11 years ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  Elena Marie replied 11 years ago.

The following website has quite a bit of information about acepromazine in animals and cats.


Depending upon the age of your cat, and the condition she was in prior to administering the drug, there is always the possibility of side effects from a drug such as this, especially if your cat has any underlying diseases or disorders that you may not have even been aware of.


Any heart disease or liver disease by chance? If she is a very high strung cat, her blood pressure could have been affected and might have caused any number of problems to affect her legs and baXXXXX XXXXXke it did.


How is your cat doing today? Do you see improvement? Is she acting more normal? I am not a vet, but I have given medications to my cats, that affected them adversely at times, and anytime we give a drug such as acepromazine, there is always a risk of side effects.


Please check out the sites I have listed below, and I hope your cat is getting back to normal. Let us know if you have any other questions or concerns.

God bless and good luck! By the way, how old is your cat?


http://www.wedgewoodpharmacy.com/monographs/acepromazinemaleate.asp


http://www.vetinfo.com/catmed.html#Acepromazine%20and%20alternatives



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