Hi Stacy,

It seems to me you care very much about Spanky and want to do the very best
for him just like I would. It also sounds like you don't trust your vets so
much. I would suggest a holistic vet. I am very leery of all the
conventional meds as well and tend to think they may do more harm than good,
and they sometimes tend to mask the symptoms and not really cure the
underlying problem. I really don't like to give antibiotics, but if I
absolutely had to, I would also give them a probiotic as well to keep the
good bacteria in check. Most vets carry Fortiflora that you can add to their
food.  I have been lucky with my felv+ kitty so far (and my other 4 neg's
who range in age from 3-13), but I attribute their awesome health to their
homemade raw diet which they have been on for over 2 years now...it really
has changed their life and mine...I wonder what you are feeding. To me, diet
is extremely important. I'm sure this advice doesn't help much right now,
and I understand being hesitant to give them something that may cause yet
another issue. I wish you and Spanky well.


On Sat, Nov 20, 2010 at 7:07 PM, Stacy Zacher <stacy_zac...@yahoo.com>wrote:

> Hi:
> Spanky has not been doing well this week. He's very low energy more than
> normal, weak and won't get out of bed unless I pick him up and make him get
> up and walk around. He's been eating fair with an appetite stimulant and
> using his litter box  - again when I get him up and take him near it.  His
> gums and tongue seem okay for him - not white and he's on pet-tinic 2x per
> day.
> When I took him to the dermatologist, she prescribed clavamox for him just
> in case he had an infection but then my regular vet had me hold off since we
> did the neoplasene salve on him.  Now I am wondering if I should try giving
> him the antibiotic anyway "just in case".  I gave him fluids for the past 2
> nights also - 50 ml and last night almost 100ml  because he's not drinking
> very much.
> In any case, I'm just looking for advice about  clavamox. I don't want to
> make him feel sicker but I'm not sure how he'd handle it - if it makes cats
> nauseous.
> also, we did the neoplasene salve and it seemed to shrink the growth in his
> nose and
> his other 2 lesions.  The vet recommended doing the salve again but at
> this point, I'm not sure we will.
> Thanks so much,
> Stacy and Spanky
> stacy_zac...@yahoo.com
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