My vet gave my Lysine in a gel form. I put a little bit on their paws and they lick it off.
"Yes we can!" - Barack Obama Sally --- On Tue, 11/18/08, Brenda Waterson <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > From: Brenda Waterson <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> > Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Tweezer sneezing blood > To: firstname.lastname@example.org > Date: Tuesday, November 18, 2008, 1:45 PM > Hi Sue, > > This is the second half of the information I rec'd from > Dr. Fiona from Just answer.com > 2. Long term antibiotics. My own cat had this problem when > I adopted him. I kept him on (clindamycin) for 6 weeks. Here > is more about this antibiotic: > http://www.petplace.com/drug-library/clindamycin-antirobe/page1.aspx > > I am not suggesting that the antibiotics your vet has > chosen are not appropriate… the truth is that unless we do > a culture (take a sample of the nasal discharge from the > back of the throat and send it to a lab for analysis) we are > just guessing what might be growing in there and what > antibiotic might kill it. A culture and sensitivity test > gives us answers! > More about this test here: > http://www.petplace.com/cats/culture-and-sensitivity-in-cats/page1.aspx > > 3. Antibiotic nasal drops are quite effective. I use > gentocin ophthalmic instilled intranasally like a nasal > spray twice daily. > 4. If you want to try something without going back to your > vet, go to the pharmacy and ask for ophthalmic saline, or > have a look in the contact lens section. What you want it > just sterile saline drops to relieve dry eyes - NO > medication in it. The pharmacist should be able to point it > out to you. Put one drop in each nostril twice daily. The > idea is that you are helping to moisten the area so your cat > can sneeze out any congestion in there. Continue for a week. > > 5. You can also try "steaming" him in the > bathroom 2 or 3 times a day. Basically, you take him in, > close the door and turn on a hot shower. The steam will also > help to loosen any congestion in his nasal sinuses so he can > sneeze it out. > 6. Consider buying a humidifier. This works the same way as > the steaming in the bathroom.. > 7. He may need 2 antibiotics given at the same time for a > longer period of time. I like zithromax and baytril > together. > 8. He may have a resistant infection of Pseudomonas in > there. This means it is resistant to most antibiotics. If > other antibiotics haven't worked, ask your vet about > carbenicillin as it is a drug that seems to work well in > some of these cases. Here is more: > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbenicillin > 9. Another medication to consider is Famciclovir. It is > expensive! It is an anti-viral medication. Here is more: > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Famciclovir > 10. Herpes virus may be part of the problem. So, it may be > useful to put your cat on Lysine capsules. Herpes viruses > need an amino acid called arginine to replicate and survive. > If you give lysine, it substitutes in for arginine but does > NOT allow the virus to replicate! Thus, it can stop the > virus and really help the cat's immune system to win. > You can pick up Lysine at most health food stores. I usually > suggest that cats be given 250mg twice daily for 3 weeks. > The capsules with powder in them are easiest to give, as you > can simply open it, and mix the powder in with some canned > food. > You can read more about it here: > http://www.thensome.com/herpes.htm > > I hope this info. has been helpful to you and Tweezer. > > > > > ________________________________ > From: Sue & Frank Koren <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> > To: FeLV Talk <email@example.com> > Sent: Friday, November 14, 2008 12:55:30 PM > Subject: [Felvtalk] Tweezer sneezing blood > > My two year old FeLV+ kitty Tweezer has been sneezing blood > for a few days. (At first we didn't know where it was > coming from, we were just seeing tiny blood droplets on the > floor.) Last night we saw what was happening. He sounds a > little stuffy, but he has sounded that way since we got him. > My problem is that my usual vet who is good with my > positive kittys is on vacation until the 24th of November. > I personally consider the associates in his practice to be > less then adequate for a positive kittys specail problems. > I am trying to decide if I should wait for my usual vet > (Possibly start Tweezer on some Doxycycline in the mean > time), take them to one of the other vets in the practice > and hope that this problem is something they can handle, or > maybe take him to an internist I have been to before with > one of my other cats. I guess it all depends on why this > is happening to him. Has anyone ever had a cat sneeze > blood droplets? > > _______________________________________________ > Felvtalk mailing list > Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org > > > > > _______________________________________________ > Felvtalk mailing list > Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org