'''Schmeow''' is a humorous term used to descibe Ketamine. Ketamine is an anesthetic that has been approved for both human and animal use in medical settings since 1970; about 90 percent of the ketamine legally sold is intended for use by cats. It can be injected or snorted.
Although Schmeow is a relatively new term, its origins can be traced to the house party/rave scene in and around the University of Arizona and the greater Tucson area. Its use began popping up in the Tucson area durring the spring of 2009. Schmeow's availability and affordability are greatly enhanced by the regions close proximity to the Mexican border.