My problem isn't URI but on and off diarrhea. Casey is 15 and most of the 5 years I have had her, she has had this problem. It goes away for 6 months and then comes back again. The vet didn't find parasites in her stool, but did find a bacterial thing. He gave her a shot of Covina and we brought home Orbax to give her orally. It seems to have quieted down a bit and is no longer full blown diahhrea, but not really formed stools. Any one have any suggestions. we are at our wits end. Nothing we do seems to stop it for good. I don't know her background as she came from a rescuer who passed suddenly and her 23 cats were taken to Pals, a no kill rescue. All were adopted but Casey and Lil Bit who were 9 years old then. They were strays when the rescuer got them. We have used Covenia before for Homie and Lil Bit and so far no one has had a bad reaction.
---- Lance <lini...@fastmail.fm> wrote: > Margo, > > That's a very good point to make about Convenia. My vet was very reluctant to > use it on Ember because it stays around so long. It ended up happening anyway > (I was out of state, and my dad was panicking about a URI Ember was dealing > with). Fortunately, she had no problems tolerating it. > > There's a lot of info online about Convenia. Some people avoid it, but I > would use it on Ember again, knowing that she did well on it. > > Lance > > On Jun 26, 2013, at 12:28 PM, Margo <toomanykitti...@earthlink.net> wrote: > > > > > Two drawbacks for Convenia. If the cat reacts badly, there's no way to > > discontinue the drug, it's in the system for two weeks (more or less). Two, > > it is generally prescribed for skin infections, and sometimes FLUTD. > > Doesn't seem to be considered effective for secondary bacterial infections > > often concurrent with a URI. In most common URIs , only an anti-viral will > > actually affect the primary disease. Clavamox, clindamycin, baytril, and > > sometimes doxycycline can help with the possible bacterial component(s). > > > > I used Naxcel and Zenequin for Gribble when he > > was so ill, but I don't really know if it helped, or he got better in spite > > of my efforts. Famciclovir seemed very helpful with both my boys recently, > > but there's no literature on using it with an FeLV positive cat, and it's > > basically only effective against herpes. > > > > HTH > > > > Margo > > > > > > -----Original Message----- > > From: ance > > Sent: Jun 26, 2013 11:45 AM > > To: firstname.lastname@example.org > > Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Please keep Polli in your thoughts > > > > I'm glad that Polli has your boyfriend. I really feel that love (which is, > > in a way, the flipside of stress) helps fight the disease and gives cats a > > reason to fight and live. I wonder if Convenia would help the URI (it's > > just another abx). I've only used it once, so I can't vouch for it too > > much, but it seemed ot help. Maybe another vet would be more willing to try > > something different. > > > > You and Polli are in my thoughts and prayers. > > > > Lance > > > > > > On Wed, Jun 26, 2013, at 01:02 AM, Amanda K. Payne wrote: > >> Thank you everyone!! As you can imagine, I'm a wreck over it. I'm also > >> housesitting at the moment and can't be with her at night. Though she's > >> with my boyfriend who loves her dearly, I feel awful that I'm not there to > >> comfort her. Over the last ten years, I've had my cats die from FeLV, FIP > >> and now Polli is also deathly ill with FeLV. None of the cats ever met > >> one another but it seems I'm a sucker for sick kitties. The cats I rescue > >> and I just can't seem to catch a break. > >> > >> > >> Lance, I haven't had the vet give her a transfusion. The vet we went to > >> (whom I don't care for) diagnosed her with non regenerative anemia back in > >> March. FeLV is wreaking havoc on her bone marrow and it's just not > >> producing enough red and white blood cells. A transfusion would maybe > >> give her a few more weeks, if that. > >> > >> Margo, I'm not sure if there is anything I can do. She was doing okay > >> before I brought home a nasty URI (I volunteer with several rescues and > >> must have somehow exposed her to it). She of course caught it. I gave > >> her Clavamox for two days before she just crashed. The Clavamox caused her > >> to poo herself for hours on end and she deteriorated after that. I took > >> her off Clavamox and decided to look for a better vet. My vet doesn't > >> seem interested in helping what she thinks is a lost cause. > >> > >> Watching her get sick just makes me start to doubt all my decisions. > >> Could I have done something better? Did I bring something home from the > >> shelters I volunteer at that may eventually kill her? I know it is what > >> it is but like many of you, I just can't help from wondering if I could > >> have done something differently that would prolong her time. > >> > >> I'll keep you all updated and thank you again for the support. > >> > >> Best, > >> -Amanda > >> > >> > >> On Tue, Jun 25, 2013 at 2:06 PM, Margo <toomanykitti...@earthlink.net> > >> wrote: > >> > >> > >> We're here, Amanda. > >> > >> Please know that Polli is getting LOTS of positive energy > >> and hope sent her way. Are you able to do anything for her, at this point? > >> > >> I know everyone wishes her (and you) the very best, > >> > >> Margo > >> > >> -----Original Message----- > >> From: "Amanda K. Payne" > >> > >> > >> Sent: Jun 25, 2013 2:09 PM > >> To: Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > >> Subject: [Felvtalk] Please keep Polli in your thoughts > >> > >> Hi everyone! > >> > >> Please send some good energy to my Polli. She's have a rough few days and > >> I'm not sure she'll come out of this. She was diagnosed with severe > >> anemia back at the beginning of March. She rebounded but not completely. > >> Recently, her breathing has become a bit more labored. We also noticed > >> she's pulling out her own fur andsome strange lumps on her stomach. I'm > >> really worried that the end is near for her and feel so guilty that I > >> couldn't do more. Please keep us in your thoughts. It's going to be a > >> tough few days. > >> > >> Best, > >> -Amanda > >> > >> > >> -- > >> "There is much pleasure to be gained from useless knowledge" Bertrand > >> Russell > >> > >> _______________________________________________ > >> Felvtalk mailing list > >> Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > >> http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org > >> > >> > >> > >> > >> -- > >> "There is much pleasure to be gained from useless knowledge" Bertrand > >> Russell > >> _______________________________________________ > >> 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