Re: New Member--Atenolol Question
It is perfectly normal for cats starting atenolol or increasing the dose to
be a lot quieter and sleepier than usual as it lowers the blood pressure.
This lasts for about 3 days to a week and then they get lively again. I'd
be more worried at the not eating. Maybe give a meal before you give the
pill or try him on something he really likes for a few days. He may feel
sickly the first couple ofdays on his new dose.
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- Hi Sandi
Welcome to the group. I would skip tonight's dose and call your vet first thing in the morning to report this. The dose of atenolol is perfectly normal for a cat Jovi's size, but his lack of appetite is a serious concern. How is his breathing? Is he breathing any faster or harder (more belly movement, nostrils flaring)? Has he eaten well the past few days?
PS Speaking generally, and for you to consider after this is resolved, a lot of cats may do better on a "low carb" canned food diet. You can find a list of foods based on their carbs by googling "Janet & Binky food list."
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