Appetite Stimulants

Anabolic Steroids – For example, Winstrol. May help with regaining muscle. Slight appetite enhancement.

Cyproheptadine (Periactin)

The vet may recommend 1/4 of a 4mg tablet or even, like in our case, 1/2 of a 4mg tablet, but in many cats this is WAY TOO MUCH. Try 1/8 of a 4mg tablet to start off with. Signs of too much is: pacing, hyper, agitated, howling, vomiting, weakness in the back legs, confusion, and falling. Better to start off slow.
CAUTION: Possible adverse interaction with calcium blockers.


Raw Liver – Yuk, but cats seem to like it! Cut in small squares about 1/2 inch or smaller in size. Don’t cut long strips… don’t want to choke on it.


Valium (Diazepan)

5 mg. tablet. dose: less than 1/4 once or twice a week. The effects last for several days. (Possible negative effects, weakness, wobbliness, liver toxicity)

Valium is not recommended for long term use.


Disclaimer: Kathy Fatheree is not at all a medical expert. Contents of this web site are a collection of Kathy’s assist feeding experiences as well as the experiences of other cat owners who have assist fed their cats. While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information, Kathy Fatheree or anyone associated with this web site cannot be held responsible for anything that may happen as a result of using the information on this site.