Which Behavioral Medications Work Best?

March 23, 2018

Lisa Radosta, DVM, DACVB, owner of Florida Veterinary Behavior Service, says veterinarians should to stick to prescribing only oral behavioral medications.

Lisa Radosta, DVM, DACVB, owner of Florida Veterinary Behavior Service, says veterinarians should to stick to prescribing only oral behavioral medications.

Dr. Radosta strongly discourages the compounding of medications into transdermal applications. There are at least 2 studies showing that fluoxetine—the No. 1 behavioral medication prescribed to pets—is not absorbed through a cat’s skin in a reliable way.