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My cat has lost her appetite and the vet has prescribed

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My cat has lost her appetite and the vet has prescribed mirtazapine, half a 15 mg pill every 3 days. I have looked it up online and am extremely worried at the dose and side effects other cats have had. Is this safe? The cat has had diarrhoea and sickness and lost appetite. She is also on cerenia quarter of 24 mg pill once daily. She is no longer sick but won't resume eating.

Hell. Thanks for writing in. My name is***** and I would be happy to help you. Cats tend to tolerate this medication very well. I would probably give less of a dosage, though. I usually give 1/4 of the tablet every 3 days. In the most recent veterinary drug handbook that has come out, though, it now says that mirtazapine can be given daily to every other day in some cats if the every 3 days isn't working. That information is brand new, so I haven't tried it yet but will still be starting on 3.75 mg every 72 hours for now. Please let me know if you have any other questions or concerns. Hope this helps.

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