Thanks Laurie. The vet said not to be concerned about the diarrhea he's having at the moment. If he were vomiting that would be cause for concern. I squirt 1ml down his throat twice a day. He just hates being forced to do something. I am trying to time the dosing so he has food in his stomach so it isn't so hard on him.
Lynne ----- Original Message ----- From: "laurieskatz" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent: Sunday, February 17, 2008 3:35 PM Subject: Re:info about doxycycline > My recollection is doxy is only in liquid form. > > The following is from a discussion of feline bartonella at > http://www.jaaha.org/cgi/content/full/40/1/6 > Note: dosing and side effect (diarrhea) info. > I recall it being recommended that we follow doxy with water via syringe. > Reasonsfor that are given here, too. > > Therapy > Previous Bartonella therapeutic trials were unsuccessful in humans and > cats;42–44 however, recent studies have shown that long-term antibiotic > therapy with azithromycin, doxycycline, and rifampin have eradicated > infections in both species.45–48 AntiBartonella therapy of infected cats > consists of azithromycin (10 mg/kg body weight, per os [PO] given once daily > for 21 days).46–48 Alternatively, doxycycline (10 mg/kg body weight, PO > every 12 hours for 6 weeks) or rifampin (10 mg/kg body weight, PO once daily > for 21 days) can be used. Possible adverse reactions include > azithromycinintractable vomiting or diarrhea and doxycycline-induced > esophageal strictures if the capsule lodges in the esophagus; this can be > avoided with the administration of water following administration of the > doxycycline capsules. > > Laurie > > ----- Original Message ----- > From: "Belinda Sauro" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> > To: <email@example.com> > Sent: Sunday, February 17, 2008 2:21 PM > Subject: Re: Boo & medicine > > > > I'm glad Boo is on the doxy, but a week is not long enough, it > > should be for a 3 or 4 week minimum. The taste is disgusting, can you get > > the pill form, you could put the pill in a pill pocket or empty capsule > > and he wouldn't even taste it. All of my cats hate liquid meds, I never > > get that unless it doesn't come in anything else. Boo is lucky to have > > you in his corner!! > > > > -- > > > > Belinda > > happiness is being owned by cats ... > > > > Be-Mi-Kitties > > http://www.bemikitties.com > > > > HostDesign4U.com [affordable hosting & web design] > > http://www.hostdesign4u.com > > > > ForYouByUs.com [custom printing] > > http://www.foryoubyus.com > > > > > > > > >