Lynne, be sure to chase that capsule with some food or water.   Cats have a 
really long esophagus.  All meds should be followed by water or food to make 
sure they get to the tummy.   Glad you are able to pill her.  The horrid taste 
is why I mix the liquid Clindamycin with the baby food.  
Lynne <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
      Sharyl, BooBoo was given a prescription for Clindamycin liquid when he 
was alive, chicken flavored.  He almost choked on it.  I tasted it and it was 
disgusting. Snowball is even worse when it comes to fighting, so I just did as 
our vet showed us.  Back her up against me, between my legs, gently pull her 
upper jaw up and throw the capsules down her throat.  Sounds kind of brutal but 
even though she shook her head like crazy, they went down.  She's a really 
messy eater so If I put the capsule contents in her food, it would probably be 
missed.  As nerve wracking as just giving her the pills is, at least I know she 
gets them.  
    ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Sharyl 
  Sent: Sunday, April 27, 2008 10:40 AM
  Subject: Re: my poor snowy

  Sorry Snowy is having such a rough time.  I can't imagine any of mine putting 
up with a hood.  Clindamycin is also available as a liquid if that would be 
easier to admin but it is nasty tasting stuff.  Mine get hysterical with any 
pill.  But I can crush the pills, mix with 1-2 cc of water and a tsp or 2 of 
meat baby food (no onions or garlic).  Mine will lick this mixture off a spoon 
or you could syringe it.  
  I hope Frankie leaves the stitch es alone so you don't have to get another 
  Hugs to Snowy and Frankie
  Sharyl Sissy and Stormie

Lynne <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
          We can't keep the hood on her.  She became hysterical.  She can be a 
very high strung little girl and fight like a lion when she has to do something 
she doesn't want to.  I did manage to get the Clindamycin capsules down her 
this morning with only one scratch. She is on this for a couple weeks so we're 
in for a stressful time. I just called the vet and told them the story about 
the hood and the technician said occasional licking is ok, it's just constant 
licking that can present a problem.  When Bob picked her up last night the vet 
told him he had washed her eyes AGAIN.  I had to take my dad back home so 
wasn't able to go.  I think I would have given him a real lashing if I had been 
there.  Whatever he put in her eyes stained her fur horribly, not that I care 
what she looks like, but when we tried washing her face with a warm cloth it 
smeared all over.  Fortunately we won't have to go back there.  The vet did say 
to absolutely cancel her spaying though which
 certainly makes sense.  
  I can't imagine Frankie or any animal wearing one of those things for 2 weeks 
especially if the poor dear is blind.  There has to be a better way.  I hope 
Frankie's biopsy turns out ok.  
    ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: laurieskatz 
  Sent: Sunday, April 27, 2008 9:00 AM
  Subject: Re: my poor snowy

  Poor baby. At least you found it! Frankie wa sent home with a hood yesterday 
after his biopsy. He promptly removed it. He is blind so needs those whiskers 
to navigate. I am not sure what I will do as he is supposed to thave the hood 
on for 2 weeks!
  BTW, that vet had no business washing her eyes without your permission, imo.
    ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Lynne 
  Sent: Saturday, April 26, 2008 6:32 PM
  Subject: my poor snowy

  Well I won't be taking Snowy in for spaying this coming week.  I went to clip 
her nails tonight and noticed that there was a big lump on her right paw.  When 
I touched it she meowed so I go t her into the emergency vet.  They told me I 
did nothing wrong that this had happened to her over a very long period of 
time.  Her nail had grown into her skin, along with hair and they had to put 
her under and remove it.  It had grown far into her pad and couldn't be removed 
easily.  I don't get this.  She had seen 2 vets prior to our getting her and no 
one noticed this.  Now the poor little thing has to be on antibiotics 
(Clindamycin) and wear one of those horrible hood things so she won't lick her 
paw.  She had a piece taken out of it and cauterized.  I am so sorry for what 
this poor little dear has been through in her short life.  I just hope all this 
trauma doesn't cause her herpes virus to resurface.  The first thing the vet 
did when we got her there was to squirt eye wash into
 her eyes and she got all upset.  I kind of yelled at him for doing that and 
asked why.  He said she looks like she has allergies an d I said "she's a 
persian their eyes tear".  Fortunately there was a very knowledgeable 
technician present who seemed to know a lot more than this guy did.

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