Don't have any great suggestions for the eye ointment.  When I had to give
it to my Tucson, it took two of us.  We wrapped her up in a big towel and
then moved quick!


I'd be interested in how the buspar works.  Tucson's on Clonicalm but not
sure it really works.  She goes after my Romeo with a vengeance and I'm
ready to try something different..  He's a big scaredy cat and usually runs
and hides someplace where she can't get at him but on those rare occasions
that she does manage to throw her 18 lbs body on him, she's always on the
losing end of things.. Doesn't stop her though.  I feel for you-I know how
hard it is.


Christiane Biagi


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Sent: Monday, November 12, 2007 11:08 PM
Subject: Penelope/Grizzabella


Ok, guys, thought I'd update you on the situation with the two fighting


Jeff took Penelope (FeLV negative) to the vet today.  We noticed last night
that her left eye was beginning to cloud up.  Dr. Dolen said she had
scratched her cornea somehow in at least a couple different places (he used
the phosphorescent light thing).  I figure its where she and Bella(FeLV+)
have been fighting so much. :(  Anyway, he gave her eye ointment (Neomycin
and Polymyxin B Sulfates and Bacitracin Zinc) that she's supposed to get
three to four times daily.  We've managed to get it in once so far.  She is
NOT tolerating it at all..  Its very stressful for her.  But we'll see if
she "gets used to it" as we try it more often.  She goes back in a week so
he can check up on her.  Any of you guys have any recommendations on how to
put ointment in a cat's eye? A very skiddish spastic cat?


As for the fighting/aggression, Dr. Dolen prescribed Buspirone (generic
BuSpar) 2.5mg daily for Penny and Grizzabella.  We're going to give it a try
and see how it goes.  Has anyone had any experience with Buspirone in cats?
I know its a human psychotropic drug often used to treat
aggression/behavioral/anxiety issues, but I've never heard of it being used
in cats!  He said give it three weeks and we'll see how its going.




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