Lynn, we had to give doxy to one of our cats last
year.  It can be compounded by a pharmacy to taste
better.  It's not cheap, and there is a short shelf
life.  Might be worth a try.

I feel what you are going through.  My thoughts are
with you.


--- Lynne <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

> Thank you Laurie.  I needed to hear that.
> Lynne
>   ----- Original Message ----- 
>   From: laurieskatz 
>   To: 
>   Sent: Monday, February 18, 2008 9:47 AM
>   Subject: Re: breathing difficulties
>   Vet isn't in same emotional space as you
> are...could be the explanation.
>   Prayers with you. I feel he is going to be fine. 
>   L
>     ----- Original Message ----- 
>     From: Lynne 
>     To: 
>     Sent: Monday, February 18, 2008 8:28 AM
>     Subject: Re: breathing difficulties
>     No, he didn't aspirate.  I gave the water
> immediately after the doxy so I don't know which
> caused it.  I think he was hyperventilating.  I
> stayed with him til he calmed down and went to
> sleep, and honestly I'm afraid to go upstairs.  I'm
> sure he does sense my anxiety.  He does not like to
> be held or confined in any manner.  What bugs me
> though is when we go to the vet, the vet can do
> anything to him, give him pills, take his temp and
> BooBoo will just go limp, won't argue, fight,
> nothing, just scowel.  
>     Better go upstairs and make sure he's just
> sleeping.
>     Lynne
>       ----- Original Message ----- 
>       From: laurieskatz 
>       To: 
>       Sent: Monday, February 18, 2008 9:02 AM
>       Subject: Re: breathing difficulties
>       Did he aspirate? Was the problem after the
> water or after the doxy? Maybe the water isn't
> working with him. I would call the vet and ask about
> this. Our vet told us we had to give the doxy
> directly (not mixed in food). Midas hated it too. 
>       It's really important thing is for YOU to be
> calm before you give him the meds and don't think
> about it before you actually do it. This is how I
> got Frankie, a formerly feral kitten, to take
> inhaled meds. I had to calm my own mind. I also
> think they can sense if we are going to give them a
> med so I didn't think about it before I sat down to
> do it. It did help. Our cats sense our "mood"...I
> hope this makes sense. I just got up.
>       L
>         ----- Original Message ----- 
>         From: Lynne 
>         To: 
>         Sent: Monday, February 18, 2008 7:53 AM
>         Subject: breathing difficulties
>         I had a frightening event with BooBoo this
> morning.  He hates being given this Doxy and fights
> me.  I gave him some water via syringe after it as
> well.  Suddenly he started gasping for air,
> breathing through his mouth for about 10 minutes. 
> He is anemic and breathes heavily under normal
> circumstances.  I can't imagine what kind of stress
> the Interferon shots are going to cause him.  Should
> I try mixing this Doxy with his wet food?  It's
> doubtful he would get the appropriate dosage if I
> did because he is a light eater.  I'm beginning to
> think that I'm fighting a losing battle here and
> perhaps it would be best to just let nature take its
> course without intervention.  I hate this.  One
> minute he seems perky and now he's just exhausted. 
> I spent the time with him while he was having
> problems breathing comforting him, just to get him
> settled down and even his purring was excessively
> loud.  I don't know how much more this little guy
> can tolerate.
>         Lynne

"When you are in the service of your fellow beings, you are only in the service 
of your God"
                   Mosiah 2:17

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