I use Cyproheptadine, which I used to take as Periactin liquid, samples from a doc friend, when I was a skinny teenager. I use 1/54 daily for our 18+ yr old CRF cat (he's huge!).
From: Felvtalk [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Lee Evans Sent: Friday, October 05, 2012 6:17 PM To: felvtalk Subject: [Felvtalk] Asking For Advice Again Certain antihistamines that are given to cats are also an appetite stimulant. Chlorpheneramine is one. I think it's a little yellow pill if I remember correctly. It's better than giving cortisone which also increases appetite but I believe would be contraindicated for a cat who has a malignant tumor. You need to ask your vet about this. It has no harmful side effects as far as I can remember. I gave it to a cat who had terminal salivary gland cancer and it kept her eating right up until the end, that and anti- nausea drugs because she had had a chemo pill every week for several months to stop the growth of the tumor. I have since decided that that treatment, the chemo pill was a waste of $2000. Another cat who had a tumor in a different location lived just about as long as Baby Face, without getting chemo. Chemo is also very hard on other organs, causing diarrhea, fur loss and exhaustion. Spay and Neuter your cats and dogs and your weird relatives and nasty neighbors too!
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