If you are trying to get him to drink more, try putting ice cubes in the water. 
 I have had some luck doing that with some of the cats I have had that would 
not drink anything.
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Lynne 
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
  Sent: Saturday, February 16, 2008 10:39 AM
  Subject: Re: Boo & medicine

  The interferon the vet is having us give BooBoo is the diluted one.  
According to him, in our instance anyway, the liquid will be better for him.  
It's gonna cost 181.00 but the vet said this will be enough to last his 
lifetime.  I don't think any of tus believe BooBoo has a lot of years left in 
him.  He will be on one subcutaneous shot daily for a week, off a week and on 
again.  It really is just a pick under the skin but still I'm sure it won't be 
pleasant.  I may just opt for taking him to the vet daily because he is so good 
at these things.  As for the doxy, it's in a chicken flavored oil but I'm 
betting there's an aftertaste to it.  I'm attempting to give it to him after I 
know he's eaten something so it won't be so hard on his stomach.  

  I went to a pet food store today and the woman loaded me up with holistic all 
natural food samples for him.  It has no filler stuff in it and hopefully he 
will find one he loves.  I also picked up some goat's milk for him hoping he 
will drink a bit for fluid.  He doesn't drink much water if any.  If he won't 
drink it I'll just use it to make soap with.  I have a small on the side 
business of soap making.  I'll keep on trying til I find this boy something not 
only that he loves but is good for him.  He's just so darn cute.

    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: laurieskatz 
    To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
    Sent: Saturday, February 16, 2008 9:18 AM
    Subject: Re: Boo & medicine

    Hi. We give interferon by mouth. It has no taste is not a problem to give. 
Maybe what you are giving is different. There are 2 kinds, I think. One is for 
humans (diluted) and one for cats (expensive). We give the human one.

    The doxy tastes terrible. Can you chase it with a small amount of water by 
syringe (have it ready to go) and/or offer a little canned food to get rid of 
the taste?

    BooBoo is a character. What a funny boy SO full of personality!

      ----- Original Message ----- 
      From: Lynne 
      To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
      Sent: Saturday, February 16, 2008 7:23 AM
      Subject: Boo & medicine

      I have to tell you guys the funniest thing with BooBoo and his 
Doxycycline.  I gave him his first dose last night, through a syringe.  He 
hated it.  This morning I go upstairs with it and he knows what's coming.  
After a bit of a struggle I get the stuff down him.  He immediately jumps up 
onto the bed along side of my husband who is still sleeping and sits there 
scowling at me.  I just went up to check on him and there he is, under the 
covers, laying on his side with his head on the pillow as close to my husband 
as he can be, still scowling at me.  This is going to be a battle for a week I 
can tell.  I don't know how the interferon injections are going to go over.  
He's so good with the vet, I may just have to take him there for the shots.


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