I'll have to try the Apple pectin, if I can find it. I'm hoping I
can continue to get the kaopectate (old formula). It's easy to
syringe. I make a bunch of syringes, leave them out, and grab a
couple when I'm rushing off to work, you know. If I can get and try
Apple pectin, that might be easy to syringe too.
At 02:10 PM 2/25/2008, you wrote:
Thanks for the Kaopectate information. I'll pass that on. Pumpkin
and apple pectin work for diarrhea control too.
On Feb 25, 2008, at 8:51 AM, Gloria Lane wrote:
What a loving thing you've done! I do like interferon alpha, but
find different vets sell it for different prices. I've found a
less expensive source locally and generally give 1/2 cc daily to
FELV cats that are less than 3 yrs old, or if they're sick like yours.
I've been using veterinary (not grocery store) kaopectate for
diarrhea lately and it's worked great - think it's good for coating
the lining of the digestive tract. I started that because I ran
out of Panacur, but it's working well. The latest formulation of
Kaopectate that you get in the grocery and drugs stores contains an
aspirin like substance that's harmful to cats. At
Veterinarypartner.com, there's an article that says: "The old form
of Kaopectate contained only kaolin and pectin while later forms
contained attapulgite, all of which were very safe in animals due
to the lack of systemic absorption. However, Kaopectate has
recently developed a new formula that contains the drug bismuth
subsalicylate, a drug that can be toxic to cats. "
So we got some of the old formula from a vet, and it works well.
Best of luck,
On Feb 24, 2008, at 8:05 PM, whocares whocares wrote:
This is my first post so please bear with me. I'm posting this
through email. If there's a more efficient way please let me know.
2 weeks ago I took in 7 filthy, reeking, matted, very, very ill
cats from a horrific shelter in the area. All were emaciated,
dehydrated, infected eyes, URI's, ear mites/infections, severe
diahrea, etc.. My vet didn't think they'd make it through the
first night but here they are getting healthier by the day. Some
still need injectable antibiotic combos daily but they are improving.
One of these had severe gingivitis - very infected teeth that had
to be dealt quickly. She survived the anaesthetic and had all
except 4 teeth removed (her canines were sticking sideways out of
her mouth they were so infected).
She had a blood panel done and she tested positive for FeLV. Her
other levels correlate with the positive diagnosis. She may be up
to 8 yrs old? She has a severe URI which is improving. However,
she has terrible diahrea. She is on a daily injectable antibiotic
combo and also gets injectable B12 and injectable B complex. I
have her on probiotics and Standard Process Whole Body Support. I
have Collostrum. Do you recommend it and how much should I give
her? She's tiny and fragile - 4 - 5 lbs now. Do you recommend
Interferon? What else can I give her? She is isolated in a very
large sunny warm bathroom and very happy and very active (even a
bit hyper). She has gone from NASTY cat in the beginning to sweet
cuddly lap cat now. Two of the others have been tested (awaiting
results) and the other 4 will have blood panels this week. Some of
these new cats are isolated together and some are isolated alone.
My own cats and other permanent fosters I have are fragile and
don't get vaxed - can't due to auto immune diseases, severe HCM,
vaccinosis, etc. so the new ones have no contact with mine.
Any and all suggestions, advice would be gratefully accepted.