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Ever Hear of Diazepam for cats??

Discussion in 'Cats - all breeds / types' started by iluvmykittys, Aug 25, 2005.

  1. iluvmykittys

    iluvmykittys New Member

    My vet gave me Diazepam 5mg (Valium) for my 3 yr old kitty who has been peeing in certain spots in my house.
    The Vet said to take 1/4 of a pill daily. So technically, the 5 mg pill is only 1.5 mg....right?? How bad will that be for him??
    There are side affects...and I am really really scared to give it to him. He is diabetic....and I am just afraid something bad might happen.
    Any ideas, opinions? Help if you can. THANKS!!
  2. Mary_NH

    Mary_NH New Member

    have you tried everything regarding the litterbox issues before resorting to drugs?
    I understand diabetes alone can cause issues with litterbox behavior.
    I just read this http://www.wedgewoodpharmacy.com/diazepam.asp
    and I'd be scared too especially with a diabetic cat. I wouldn't use it.
  3. iluvmykittys

    iluvmykittys New Member

    Thank you Mary for finding that website- I am printing it out so I can read all about it.
    I am really scared to give it to my cat, in general...never mind he is Diabetic too!! :?
    I don't know what to do. My husband is at wits end with my kitty- I wish I coud give HIM the Valium! LOL!! :!: I am not a pill taker myself so in all honesty- that is why I am afraid to give it to my kitty.
    UGH, and my Vet isn't really helpful w/ this either.....she just said Yeah there are side affects- even could be fatal....and that's it. Then she says maybe as happy as he seems, he is anxious or stressed...
    So....I am 50-50 with answers.
    I don't know what to do.......I wish there was a simple answer....and all my husband and I do now is fight over the cat peeing EVERY SINGLE DAY! :cry:
    Help if you can!!! :y_the_best: Thanks!
  4. honeybears

    honeybears New Member

    poor kitty, I had a diabetic cat who live until he was 15. I have heard when this happens is to keep multiple litter boxes for them to choose from and make sure to get rid of the pee residue with something like natures miracle

    good luck

  5. lucidity03

    lucidity03 New Member

    If you want to research litterbox issues in general, I found this site a couple months ago when I needed information.

    http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Poin ... xhelp.html

    There are tons of links. I don't know how much they touch on diabetes, but a great deal of issues seem to be addressed.

    I would also worry about the medicine. But, I also don't even like to take it for myself.

    Good luck.
  6. Mary_NH

    Mary_NH New Member

    I like to research stuff like this on the internet - it's also a learning tool for anyone who wants to read. So I hope you don't mind if I post some of the links I find. I find this one interesting - it's relative to diabetes in pets and states that most do have litterbox issues because the cat NEEDS to drink more.
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  10. nern

    nern New Member

    I'm currently trying Diazapam on my toy poodle. My vet sent me a print out in the mail about the drug and its side effects,ect.

    The print out was taken from http://www.veterinarypartner.com/content.plx?P=A&A=540

    It states this under Side Effects:
  11. Trishkaa

    Trishkaa New Member

    I wonder, do they suspect a uti? My kitty Max, just got out of the hospital, after a weeks stay (and gulp, 1400.00 later...) and he is currently on 2mg of valium. Now he's a big boy, 25 pounds, and the valium seems to really help him - they say it's to help relax the urethra so he can go easier. It doesn't seem to bother him much, other than he's a little goofy. (He had a terrible uti, and was near death when he was brought in). He is also on an antibiotic, and in addition to it relaxing him, the valium has made it much easier to give him his meds....... but valium seems a little strange if it's to get him to use his box... unless, like I say, they suspect a uti - and if so, I wonder why they didn't give him an antibiotic? If he's straining, or seems to be having a hard time don't wait -get him back in there, and have him tested - a uti can kill a cat in 24 hours if they block... I learned the hard way, but thankfully my boy's doing much better now. The valium really doesn't seem to bother him, infact he was very playful and eating good last night for the first time since he came home. Something regarding the "going outside the box", they will try to go anywhere they can, if they do have a UTI, so again, I wonder if they suspected one in your kitty? If they didn't..... you might want to watch to see if he/she is straining, or having any symptoms, and get him back to the vet quickly. Good luck :)

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