OK Sharyl.  She is a big water drinker but I'll make sure she gets some after I 
give the capsules.
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Sharyl 
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
  Sent: Sunday, April 27, 2008 5:07 PM
  Subject: Re: my poor snowy

  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 
      To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
      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 collar.
      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 
          To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
          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 hoo d on for 2 weeks!
          BTW, that vet had no business washing her eyes without your 
permission, imo.
            ----- Original Message ----- 
            From: Lynne 
            To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
            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 i nto 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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