Meds for dogs with cognitive dysfunction syndrome
April 17, 2006 7:36 AM   Subscribe

Our dog was recently diagnosed with a mild form of canine Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome (CDS). The vet prescribed 5mg Anipryl, which costs $100/month. I could get generic Selegiline from for $12/month. So I was wondering if anyone has had any experience of CDS in dogs, and using either med. Thanks!

She's diagnosed as 'mild' because she only exhibits a few of the CDS symptom checklist, mainly staring off into space; so she's on a very minimal dose of Anipryl at the moment. The generic form, Selegiline, is a dopamine booster that is also used as an anti-depressant in humans. Normally I don't bother with generics and online pharmacies; however, as Anipryl is a maintenance drug that will cost us $1200 a year, I'd rather use the Selegiline if possible.
posted by carter to Pets & Animals (2 answers total)
always always always buy generic. only buy brand names when you're feeling particularly rich and gullible.
posted by soma lkzx at 7:41 AM on April 17, 2006

Check with the vet first but I see no reason why shouldn't by buying the generic. Make sure you get the same formulation (strength, packaging) from petmeds.
posted by junesix at 8:06 AM on April 17, 2006

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