Just an fyi, prozac does not dope a cat up.  It sounds like the benadryl and 
prozac have much the same effect.

--- On Tue, 12/8/09, lernermiche...@aol.com <lernermiche...@aol.com> wrote:

> From: lernermiche...@aol.com <lernermiche...@aol.com>
> Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] PTSD
> To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> Date: Tuesday, December 8, 2009, 3:00 PM
> We had great luck calming PTSD-type
> anxiety in our cat Patches with small daily doses of
> Benadry. The vet told us the amount to give (I think it was
> 1/6 of a pill twice a day?) but she did not like getting
> pilled, which added to her stress, so we got the vet to call
> in a prescription to a compounding pharmacy for a
> transdermal dosing of it-- they put it into tubes and we
> rubbed one unit into the skin of the inside of her ear twice
> a day. We used it for about 6 years. It was like night and
> day. Before, she licked her stomach bald, went after all the
> other cats, and ran around crying like someone was after her
> (no one was). With the benadryl she was a happy, normal cat
> and all her stomach fur grew in. If we ever forgot a dose,
> she started reverting to anxious behaviors. It did not make
> her drowsy-- she played all the time and was quite perky and
> cheerful. I would recommend trying this over prozac or
> elevil any day.
> 
> Do not buy benadryl cream to do this with-- it's totally
> different. you need to either give the correct dosing (ask
> your vet) of oral benadryl in pill form, or get oral
> benadryl compounded into a transdermal cream.
> 
> Michelle L.
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