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: <felvtalk@felineleukemia.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: <felvtalk@felineleukemia.org>
> 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!!
> >
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