There are typically 3 categories of medication that can be helpful to treat these problems.
- Anti-Depressants and/or Anti-Anxiety Medications
These drugs are not approved for use in cats, they were developed for use in humans. However, most of them have been used for long enough periods of time to give reason that they are relatively safe and successful in cats.
Buspar is an anti-anxiety drug commonly used and prescribed by Veterinarians. It is only available from your Veterinarian.
There are also drugs such as Valium and Phenobarbital. You will need to consult with your veterinarian first and foremost. Do NOT give your animal any medication without a written prescription from you Veterinarian. Human medications, when not given appropriately, can harm your pet and are often fatal. Consult with your Veterinarian first!
If you have exhausted all Medical and Behavior problems with your regular Veterinarian, he/she may recommend you see a specialist.
Animal Behaviorist, Dr. Kelly Moffat is highly recommended. Below is her contact information.
Dr. Kelly Moffat
VCA Mesa Animal Hospital
858 North Country Club Dr.
Mesa, AZ 85201
Fax 480 833-0124
Thank you and good luck!