Re: [Felvtalk] Pookashay and cough

2010-11-03 Thread Natalie
I have great success with keeping gums and teeth in good shape with CoQ10,
of which I wrote several times!  The easiest one to use and also least
expensive that I could find, is GNC Vegetarian formula - it is in powder
form in a capsule - sprinkled into food, not detected by cats!  Natalie

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Sent: Tuesday, November 02, 2010 5:31 PM
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Our expendable dollars were spent in euthanizing a young sweetie in February
and SNAP tests for 7 cats on March 1.  Five cats tested positive.  We have
not done any blood work since my pockets are empty.  I watch nose and gum
color.  
 
The vet saw Pookashay in May.  I had made an appointment to have him
euthanized because his breathing was so rough.  He was better on the
appointment day.  The vet heard a murmur.  She suggested a possible cause
was anemia.  I started him on Aunt Jeni's fish oil after reading a post here
. He has developed a cough in the last several weeks.  We live in the low
land of the Carolina Piedmont - - lots of human allergies and sinusitis.
The cats are outside in a segregated country area and inside at night (not
good air inside either).
 
I took Pookashay back to the vet earlier this month.  The vet said she did
not hear fluid in his lungs.  She did not think it a productive cough.  She
suggested children's benadryl prn.  When questioned, she said she did not
hear a murmur.
 
I feed Evo supplementing with a bit of raw beef liver, raw beef heart, Uber
Greens, Aunt Jeni's, lysine and Dr. Belfield's Mega C/Welch's mango juice
and sometimes PetTinic  I quit the acyclovir after 6 months because it
didn't seem to be making any difference.  A different vet had recommended
that.  Some of the cats surely supplement their diet from other sources.
 
Pookashay wants to stay inside often which has not been like him.  He lost
his front teeth last winter before I knew what was going on.  The vet didn't
say anything about his teeth or gingivitis.
 
Any comments would be appreciated.  Forgive me for going on and on.  Ours
posts are often hard to read through my tears.  You certainly make the road
less lonely.  we are honored to know you and by the furry souls.
 
Thanks.  
 
health  laughter; purrs  rubs
 
m 
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[Felvtalk] Subject: Re: periactin/cyproheptadine

2010-11-03 Thread Stacy Zacher
Thanks Heather.  I am going to start with 1/4 of the 4 MG pill. The dosage 
instructions on the bottle say 1/2 to 1/2 pill every 1-3 days.  My vet did say 
1-3x per day but I think he meant every 1-3 days as that is what he wrote and 
what you are giving. Paws crossed it works and gets him eating more without 
howling! He howls enough as it is.  

Stacy


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I had used Cypro before without problems and know it is used widely, but did
notice that some people on the CRF had cats with sensitivities to it.  I
recently tried it for my 15 year old cat and was really glad my vet
suggested trying 1/4 (rather than 1/2 which had always been suggested
before) as it seemed to make her irritable and not feel very good, she was
very vocal.

I think I would definitely start with the lower dose of 1/4.   I've never
heard of it being used 3 times a day, but that doesn't mean it isn't ever
used that frequently.   There is another, Mirtazapine, that I think usually
is used every 3 days.

Good luck!

On Tue, Nov 2, 2010 at 5:39 PM, Stacy Zacher stacy_zac...@yahoo.com wrote:

 Hi
 My vet just prescribed Spanky with this for an appetite stimulant.  He said
 the recommended dosage is 1/2 tablet 1-3x a day. Others have said they gave
 1/4 of a tablet every few days.  I'm just wondering about side effects
 (drowsiness) and what others have given as a dosage or their experience with
 it.  I asked him about the liquid form and he said I would have to give 5ccs
 to get the 1tsp dosage so I'll give him the pill form in a gel cap.

 Thanks so much,
 Stacy
 stacy_zac...@yahoo.com

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[Felvtalk] clavamox

2010-11-03 Thread Peggy Verdonck
Hi,

This is the first email I'm sending out since 1 of my cats got diagnosed
with Felv yesterday.
We have 7 other cats but THANK GOD every single one of them tested negative
(snap/elisa).
We have to have them tested again in 6 months. Do I have to wait that long
or can we have them tested sooner?
We separated Oreo from the rest of the cats and disinfected everything. Oreo
will be lab tested again next week, just to make sure. I heard
false-positives are quit common.
Oreo got put on Clavamox 125 mg to fight the secondary infections. Is the
dosage not to high for a cat? I know that cats normally get 62.5 mg. She
threw up this morning after I gave it to her.
I will call the vet tomorrow and ask the vet about the dosage and if she can
maybe subscribe injections. I hate to have to fight with her every time I
have to give her her meds. Makes me feel so guilty to do this to her. She
has no clue why she has to sit in a seperate room by herself :-(
She also gets pet-tinic and viralys. What else can I do to help her fight of
this infection. She has a cold and a fever.

If she tests positive again next week, we are forced to find a new home for
her. Maybe somebody who has no other cats, or someone who has 1 or more cats
with the same condition. I was wondering if anyone knows of anybody who
might be able to take her. We are willing to help pay for the medications
she might need.
She is such a sweet cat and I'm heart broken about this situations! My cats
are my everything!

Thanks,

Peggy
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Re: [Felvtalk] clavamox

2010-11-03 Thread Natalie
The most my vet ever prescribed was 1 1/2 eyedroppers, depending on cat's
large size...normally, 1 eyedropper twice a day.  Clavamox is more likely to
make them sick than Amoxi - maybe you could switch...the taste is much
better for cats.  Both are pediatric formulascertainly not made
palatable for cats. Clavamox is more acidy tasting than Amoxi, which is more
like strawberry taste. 

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Sent: Wednesday, November 03, 2010 7:44 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: [Felvtalk] clavamox

Hi,

This is the first email I'm sending out since 1 of my cats got diagnosed
with Felv yesterday.
We have 7 other cats but THANK GOD every single one of them tested negative
(snap/elisa).
We have to have them tested again in 6 months. Do I have to wait that long
or can we have them tested sooner?
We separated Oreo from the rest of the cats and disinfected everything. Oreo
will be lab tested again next week, just to make sure. I heard
false-positives are quit common.
Oreo got put on Clavamox 125 mg to fight the secondary infections. Is the
dosage not to high for a cat? I know that cats normally get 62.5 mg. She
threw up this morning after I gave it to her.
I will call the vet tomorrow and ask the vet about the dosage and if she can
maybe subscribe injections. I hate to have to fight with her every time I
have to give her her meds. Makes me feel so guilty to do this to her. She
has no clue why she has to sit in a seperate room by herself :-(
She also gets pet-tinic and viralys. What else can I do to help her fight of
this infection. She has a cold and a fever.

If she tests positive again next week, we are forced to find a new home for
her. Maybe somebody who has no other cats, or someone who has 1 or more cats
with the same condition. I was wondering if anyone knows of anybody who
might be able to take her. We are willing to help pay for the medications
she might need.
She is such a sweet cat and I'm heart broken about this situations! My cats
are my everything!

Thanks,

Peggy
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Re: [Felvtalk] clavamox

2010-11-03 Thread Lisa Ogg

Hi Peggy,

We had a feline leukemia outbreak in January and lost a 1 1/2 year old cat, 
4 kittens (about 6 months old)  and the believed culprit is the sweetest 
cat you ever wanted to meet.   She is a carrier and may live a long live and 
shows absolutely no symptoms (tested positive twice).   Anyway, there was 
another 1 year old cat exposed and she tested a light positive (again not 
showing any signs).  She was given a vacinnation at the time and sent home. 
I had her tested again (although we were sure she had it) the end of 
September (as we thought she might be showing some symptoms) and she tested 
negative on both testing ways.   They gave her a booster shot yesterday and 
she is to be tested again the end of December.   They feel that if she 
doesn't show signs then, she should be out of the woods.


Just out of curiousity, what area do you live in?

Lisa in PA

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Sent: Wednesday, November 03, 2010 7:44 PM
Subject: [Felvtalk] clavamox



Hi,

This is the first email I'm sending out since 1 of my cats got diagnosed
with Felv yesterday.
We have 7 other cats but THANK GOD every single one of them tested 
negative

(snap/elisa).
We have to have them tested again in 6 months. Do I have to wait that long
or can we have them tested sooner?
We separated Oreo from the rest of the cats and disinfected everything. 
Oreo

will be lab tested again next week, just to make sure. I heard
false-positives are quit common.
Oreo got put on Clavamox 125 mg to fight the secondary infections. Is the
dosage not to high for a cat? I know that cats normally get 62.5 mg. She
threw up this morning after I gave it to her.
I will call the vet tomorrow and ask the vet about the dosage and if she 
can

maybe subscribe injections. I hate to have to fight with her every time I
have to give her her meds. Makes me feel so guilty to do this to her. She
has no clue why she has to sit in a seperate room by herself :-(
She also gets pet-tinic and viralys. What else can I do to help her fight 
of

this infection. She has a cold and a fever.

If she tests positive again next week, we are forced to find a new home 
for
her. Maybe somebody who has no other cats, or someone who has 1 or more 
cats

with the same condition. I was wondering if anyone knows of anybody who
might be able to take her. We are willing to help pay for the medications
she might need.
She is such a sweet cat and I'm heart broken about this situations! My 
cats

are my everything!

Thanks,

Peggy
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Re: [Felvtalk] clavamox

2010-11-03 Thread Peggy Verdonck
Hi Lisa and Natalie,

This type of clavomox is actually the 125 mg pill kind. I like the liquid
better, but I really hope to get an injection type of antibiotics next time.
She seemed to keep it down this evening, but she is not doing so good
overall. Still won't eat and hides under the bed. I can tell by looking at
her bowl that she does drink water, so at least that's good.

I still can't believe that all the other cats tested negative!! That was
such a relief.  I hope Oreo's test was a false positive. That would be
another miracle!

I will talk to the vet about switching antibiotics and dosage. I'm al little
worried because she really needs the help to get rid of this infection. I
hope it's not to late.

Lisa, I live in Alabama.

Peggy


2010/11/3 Lisa Ogg emmhomescho...@peoplepc.com

 Hi Peggy,

 We had a feline leukemia outbreak in January and lost a 1 1/2 year old cat,
 4 kittens (about 6 months old)  and the believed culprit is the sweetest
 cat you ever wanted to meet.   She is a carrier and may live a long live and
 shows absolutely no symptoms (tested positive twice).   Anyway, there was
 another 1 year old cat exposed and she tested a light positive (again not
 showing any signs).  She was given a vacinnation at the time and sent home.
 I had her tested again (although we were sure she had it) the end of
 September (as we thought she might be showing some symptoms) and she tested
 negative on both testing ways.   They gave her a booster shot yesterday and
 she is to be tested again the end of December.   They feel that if she
 doesn't show signs then, she should be out of the woods.

 Just out of curiousity, what area do you live in?

 Lisa in PA

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 jetalitosunnys...@gmail.com
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 Sent: Wednesday, November 03, 2010 7:44 PM
 Subject: [Felvtalk] clavamox


   Hi,

 This is the first email I'm sending out since 1 of my cats got diagnosed
 with Felv yesterday.
 We have 7 other cats but THANK GOD every single one of them tested
 negative
 (snap/elisa).
 We have to have them tested again in 6 months. Do I have to wait that long
 or can we have them tested sooner?
 We separated Oreo from the rest of the cats and disinfected everything.
 Oreo
 will be lab tested again next week, just to make sure. I heard
 false-positives are quit common.
 Oreo got put on Clavamox 125 mg to fight the secondary infections. Is the
 dosage not to high for a cat? I know that cats normally get 62.5 mg. She
 threw up this morning after I gave it to her.
 I will call the vet tomorrow and ask the vet about the dosage and if she
 can
 maybe subscribe injections. I hate to have to fight with her every time I
 have to give her her meds. Makes me feel so guilty to do this to her. She
 has no clue why she has to sit in a seperate room by herself :-(
 She also gets pet-tinic and viralys. What else can I do to help her fight
 of
 this infection. She has a cold and a fever.

 If she tests positive again next week, we are forced to find a new home
 for
 her. Maybe somebody who has no other cats, or someone who has 1 or more
 cats
 with the same condition. I was wondering if anyone knows of anybody who
 might be able to take her. We are willing to help pay for the medications
 she might need.
 She is such a sweet cat and I'm heart broken about this situations! My
 cats
 are my everything!

 Thanks,

 Peggy
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