Gloria, Besides the gingivitis, Bea is healthy! When I got home and started researching it I thought it sounded harsh too. The vet said it would help along with the abx to keep her gingivitis under control. The AZT is a 24 day supply. In what I've found (which is very little information) on AZT for feline use it does say it's very toxic if not used properly. The vet said she has another client who uses it and has had great success but did not elaborate and not thinking I didn't ask since I always get so overwhelmed when I'm there. I always think of questions after the fact. At this point I don't think I'm comfortable giving it to her until I can talk to the dr and get more information.
Thanks Dawn Message: 4 Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2008 21:41:37 -0500 From: Gloria Lane <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Subject: Re: AZT To: firstname.lastname@example.org Message-ID: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="windows-1252" I'm wondering, Dawn, what medically besides Gingivitis, is troubling your sweet kitty? I'm wondering if that's a rather harsh remedy for the situation...? Gloria From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] ] On Behalf Of Dawn Morrison Sent: Tuesday, April 15, 2008 8:40 PM > To: email@example.com > Subject: AZT > > > Hello all- > > I once again had to take Bea to the vet for her gingivitis. She does > not have stomatitis, just gingivitis. > > This time I was given an antibiotic of Metronidazole(new to this as > well) and she also put her on Zidovudine/Azidothymidine (AZT). The > AZT she said was an anti-viral. I have done some reading/research on > it but I'd like to get some personal opinions. > > Does anyone use AZT and what are your thoughts/opinions on it. > > > Thanks > > Dawn > > ____________________________________________________________________________________ Be a better friend, newshound, and know-it-all with Yahoo! Mobile. Try it now. http://mobile.yahoo.com/;_ylt=Ahu06i62sR8HDtDypao8Wcj9tAcJ