Cats that get stressed when visiting the veterinary practice: can gabapentin help improve their welfare?

  • Louise Anne Buckley Jeanne Marchiq International Centre for Animal Welfare Education, Royal(Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh, Bush Estate, Midlothian, Scotland. EH25 9RG

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2019-11-27

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https://doi.org/10.18849/ve.v4i4.227

Abstract

PICO question

In cats which are stressed as a consequence of veterinary interventions does gabapentin administration, compared with no gabapentin, result in lower levels of stress?

Clinical bottom line

There is moderate to good evidence to indicate that a single dose (100 mg) of oral gabapentin administered to cats might reduce signs of acute stress associated with veterinary visits. Two blinded, randomised, placebo controlled trials were reviewed, with consistency of direction of effect for the main outcome measure (Cat Stress Score) assessed.


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Author Biography

Louise Anne Buckley, Jeanne Marchiq International Centre for Animal Welfare Education, Royal(Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh, Bush Estate, Midlothian, Scotland. EH25 9RG

Registered Veterinary Nurse. Programme Coordinator for online MSc: Clinical Animal Behaviour

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Vol. 4 No. 4 (2019): The fourth issue of 2019

Section: Knowledge Summaries

Categories :  Small Animal  /  Dogs  /  Cats  /  Rabbits  /  Production Animal  /  Cattle  /  Sheep  /  Pig  /  Equine  / 

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