Prescriptions, Refills & Diets

Prescriptions and Medications

Manhattan Cat Specialists carries most of the commonly prescribed medications necessary to treat your cat’s medical condition. For cats that require less than an entire pill, our technicians will split the pills for you. We also work with specialized veterinary pharmacies that can compound nearly any medication into a formulation that may be easier for you to administer, such as a flavored liquid or even a chewable treat (medication that tastes like chicken or fish). Some medications can even be compounded into an ointment that can be rubbed on the hairless skin inside the ear where it is absorbed into the bloodstream. Our doctors are aware of how difficult it can be to administer medication to cats. Working together, we will find a way to ensure that your cat obtains the medications he or she needs, in the least stressful manner. Please always request prescriptions and refills ahead of time.


As veterinary medicine has progressed, the use of therapeutic diets has played an increasingly important role in the management of many illnesses. The number of companies that manufacture therapeutic diets has grown, as has the variety of diets that they offer. These diets can help manage a remarkable number of ailments. Manhattan Cat Specialists carries a wide range of therapeutic diets.

Conditions that may be helped significantly by the use of therapeutic diets:

Recovery from illness

Cystitis Bladder stones

Food allergy




Kidney disease

Liver disease


Dental disease

Inflammatory bowel disease



Medication and surgery are no longer the only options for the treatment of illnesses in cats. Therapeutic diets have become an important component in the therapy of complex medical issues in cats, in some instances sparing the cat the need for surgery (for example, bladder stone removal), or controlling the illness completely, often precluding the need for daily medication (for example, diabetes and hyperthyroidism). It is exciting to think of the other potential illnesses that could be addressed as advances in nutritional research continue to develop.