Dosage Forms Available:
- Chew Treat
- Oral Suspension
- Transdermal Gel
Buspirone is often used by veterinarians to treat fear and aggression in pets. It may also help treat certain behavior problems such as urine spraying in cats. It is not particularly useful in the treatment of separation anxiety. It also does not serve as a muscle relaxant or anti-seizure medication.
Buspirone is typically given long-term and it may take weeks or months to see positive results. If stopping use of this drug, consult your veterinarian for an effective gradual reduction in dosage.
How It Works
Buspirone’s mechanism of action is not clearly defined, but it appears to be attracted to the brain chemical serotonin. Serotonin is involved with communication between nerve cells and the lack or reduction of Serotonin can lead to depression or anxiety.