Note: I can’t think of a good explanation for that except this: the pet drug manufacturers don’t see a sufficient profit in a new product for cats but they appear to see one for dogs. This seems to support the AVMA data that cat owners take their cat to the vet too infrequently and considerable less frequently than dogs. Another sign of cat discrimination. There are plans in some clinics to make them more cat friendly because on reason resisting taking a cat to the vet is the upset that causes the cat and cat caretaker.
As a result of the relative sparsity of feline drugs, the standard cat medications are routinely used “off-label”, which in veterinary language means that they are not approved for use in cats. Surprised?
However, vets have learnt that these unapproved drugs can he effective in cats. Only good vets can prescribe drugs for cats.
- Source: Page 553 of book 1 listed on this page
- Note: cats are very sensitive to drugs and medications because they are deficient in a liver enzyme – glucuronidase transferase. This enzyme is important in the metabolism of drugs and medications.