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Joan, Vet Tech
Category: Cat Veterinary
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Experience:  Vet Tech 35+ years working w/Cats
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She's very timid and the other 3 cats (2 male, 1 female)

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she's very timid and the other 3 cats (2 male, 1 female) bully her. the vet prescribed fluoxetine but we cannot get her to take it, not even in her food.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the cat's name and age?
Customer: Sweetie, 6 y.o.
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about the cat?
Customer: nope
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Joan replied 2 months ago.


My name is ***** ***** I have been a Vet tech for 35+ years. I would love to assit you with Sweetie.

I would ask your Vet if he can have the Fluoxetine Compounded into a Transdermal application. The medication would be changed so you can apply it to the inside of the ear flap where there is no hair. This way it is absorbed through the skin instead of having to try and force it orally. The Floxetine can be compounded and would make it less stressfull for you and Sweetie. This is a link about compounding medications.:

This is one of a few Compounding Pharmacies that can do this for you and there may even be some Pharamcies that can do this local to you:

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Expert:  Joan replied 2 months ago.

This is another Compounding Pharmacy:


Expert:  Joan replied 2 months ago.
Hi Paula,

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?