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

Louise Anne Buckley

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-12
Number of pages12
JournalVeterinary Evidence
Volume4
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 27 Nov 2019

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