Mirataz Appetite Stimulant for Cats

Just like we watch our own diets, it is important to keep an eye on your cat’s eating habits and food intake. Noticing changes in your cat’s appetite and eating behavior can indicate something more serious is taking place. If your cat has a lack or loss of appetite, also called anorexia, that persists, you should consult with your veterinarian. Poor appetite, especially weight loss, is often the first indication of an underlying illness or chronic condition in cats.

  • Some causes of weight loss may include medication side effects, bacterial or viral infections, gastrointestinal obstructions or ulcers, dental diseases, bowel disease, and cancer.
  • Chronic diseases of the kidneys, liver, pancreas, gastrointestinal system, and heart may also cause weight loss in cats.

Signs of Weight Loss in Cats

It is important to keep an eye on your cat’s eating habits and observe any changes in their body condition while holding or petting them. Report these changes to your veterinarian.

  •  Reduced interest in food
  • Changes in the amount eaten
  • An increased amount of time taken to eat
  • Bony protrusions or ribs
  • Tender spots
  • Lumps or bumps

If your veterinarian makes a diagnosis or treatment plan, they may prescribe a special diet or appetite stimulant medication for your cat to help control weight loss until the disease is managed or cured.

Mirataz Controls Undesired Weight Loss in Cats

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Mirataz appetite stimulant for cats

Mirataz is a new FDA-approved transdermal ointment that manages undesired weight loss in cats. Mirataz, mirtazapine, is a prescription appetite stimulant for cats. Mirtazapine is an antidepressant-type medication that works to increase appetite, support weight gain, and may reduce vomiting. Mirataz is a transdermal gel that absorbs through the skin into the bloodstream to stimulate cats appetite. Unlike traditional medication, Mirataz is not a pill or liquid medication and does not rely on your cat’s desire to eat. Mirataz is given by applying a ribbon of ointment on the inner surface of your cat’s ear tip using a gloved finger or finger cots. Because the medication is administered transdermally, gloves should be worn when handling Mirataz to prevent accidental topical exposure. For cats that are difficult to give oral medications to, applying Mirataz may take some frustration and time out of “med time”.


Labor Day Holiday and Shipping Schedule

VetRxDirect will be closed Monday, September 3rd, 2018 in observance of Labor Day.

Our pharmacy will have abbreviated hours and shipping schedule. While VetRxDirect.com is available 24 hours a day for online order placement, please pay particular attention to our hours and shipping schedule, especially if you rely on our pharmacy for insulin or other temperature sensitive products.

Thursday, August 30th: Last day to ship temperature sensitive orders this week.*
Friday, August 31st: No temperature sensitive orders will ship.
Saturday, September 1st: No orders will ship.
Sunday, September 2nd: CLOSED.
Monday, September 3rd: CLOSED.
Tuesday, September 4th: Resume normal shipping policies.

*Prescription orders, including temperature-sensitive drugs, can only ship after approval from your veterinarian. Prescription authorization must be obtained before 3 PM CST in order to be shipped out on the same day. Visit our website for more information.

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Dasuquin for Dogs and Cats with Arthritis

Have you noticed a decrease in your pet’s energy level as they get older? Maybe they aren’t following you around the house as much, or not as playful as they used to be? Especially as your dog or cat ages, it’s important to pay close attention to his or her movements – or lack of them. An older pet that demonstrates a lowered activity level, stiffness, or reluctance to play or walk, may be suffering from arthritis. Arthritis is a degenerative joint condition where the joints wear down and cause pain, stiffness, and inflammation. Here are some common signs of arthritis in dogs and cats:

  • Trouble standing or sitting
  • Limping or favoring a leg
  • Moving with stiffness or seemingly sore joints
  • Lower activity levels or tire more easily
  • Unwillingness to climb stairs, run, jump, or play

Working and active dogs tend to put more stress on their joints. Both young and older cats can experience arthritic changes. Breed and genetics also play a role. If you notice your dog or cat slowing down, showing signs of pain, or losing interest in physical activity, it may be time to talk with your veterinarian. If diagnosed and caught in the early stages, your veterinarian may suggest a supplement or pain reliever to help ease some of their symptoms.

What is Dasuquin?

Dasuquin is a comprehensive joint supplement for dogs and cats. It helps support joint function and mobility, encourage cartilage and tissue repair, reduce breakdown. For active and aging dogs and cats, it may reduce discomfort caused by daily activity, and help encourage mobility. Dasuquin contains glucosamine, chondroitin, and avocado/soybean powder for optimal joint nutrition. The Dasuquin dog formula is available in flavored soft chews and chewable tablets.

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Dasuquin flavored sprinkle capsules are designed just for cats. As cats age, it is common for cartilage and tissue to start wearing out and joints to become less flexible. It may help reverse the process of cartilage breakdown, and support bladder health.


Dasuquin with MSM

Dasuquin with MSM for dogs features the same joint nourishing ingredients from Dasuquin, but contains methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) and green tea extract. MSM is included as a source of sulfur, a compound used by cartilage. Available in soft chews and chewable tablets.

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