I remember taking Doxycycline at one point Marylyn and it made me so sick.  I'm 
timing it for when I know he's had something to eat.  The pharmacist told me to 
do this.  I would definitely be happier using pills.  Last summer we had to 
give our turtle a course of antibiotics because this other turtle bit her.  It 
was easy to give her liquid because as soon as you get too close Dottie opens 
her mouth.  I would stick the syringe in her mouth and automatically she would 
clamp down on it and down her throat the medicine would go.  If only cats were 
as easy as turtles.

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Marylyn 
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
  Sent: Saturday, February 16, 2008 6:41 PM
  Subject: Re: Boo & medicine

   Doxy was very hard on my stomach when I was taking it for an infected cat 
bite.  Check into pepscid or something comparable if he takes it for long.  I 
have better luck with pills/capsules and cats........all of mine hate(d) liquid 

  On Feb 16, 2008, at 7:23 AM, Lynne wrote:

    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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