You might try leaving a faucet running too. Or getting a drinking fountain. Dixie gets bottled water..........the tap water here has too many odors to suit me and changes with the lake level. I am very sure she would not like it and we travel quite bite so I just carry some with us. She is the purrfect traveller.
On Feb 16, 2008, at 6:47 PM, Sue & Frank Koren wrote:

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.
Sue
----- 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.

Lynne
----- 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!

L
----- 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.

Lynne

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