I have to tell you guys the funniest thing with BooBoo and his Doxycycline. I
gave him his first dose last night, through a syringe. He hated it. This
morning I go upstairs with it and he knows what's coming. After a bit of a
struggle I get the stuff down him. He immediately jumps up onto
Hi. We give interferon by mouth. It has no taste is not a problem to give.
Maybe what you are giving is different. There are 2 kinds, I think. One is for
humans (diluted) and one for cats (expensive). We give the human one.
The doxy tastes terrible. Can you chase it with a small amount of water
The interferon the vet is having us give BooBoo is the diluted one. According
to him, in our instance anyway, the liquid will be better for him. It's gonna
cost 181.00 but the vet said this will be enough to last his lifetime. I don't
think any of tus believe BooBoo has a lot of years left
Lynne, I usually give meds with food in case they upset the stomach. You might
check and make sure it is ok to give doxy with food. I can't think of any med
I haven't been able to give with food, though.
Lucy never drinks water but she eats canned food so gets her fluids that way.
If you feed
Doxy was very hard on my stomach when I was taking it for an
infected cat bite. Check into pepscid or something comparable if he
takes it for long. I have better luck with pills/capsules and
catsall of mine hate(d) liquid meds.
On Feb 16, 2008, at 7:23 AM, Lynne wrote:
I have to
If you are trying to get him to drink more, try putting ice cubes in the water.
I have had some luck doing that with some of the cats I have had that would
not drink anything.
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Did you doctor recommend a probiotic while giving him the anti-biotic?
I use FortiFlora. I am sure there are other good ones, but it will
help his digestive track and
it restores the 'good' bacteria that the antibiotics destroy.
On Feb 16, 2008, at 6:41 PM, Marylyn wrote:
I remember taking Doxycycline at one point Marylyn and it made me so sick. I'm
timing it for when I know he's had something to eat. The pharmacist told me to
do this. I would definitely be happier using pills. Last summer we had to
give our turtle a course of antibiotics because this other
Will do Sue. My son does that with his dog.
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From: Sue Frank Koren
Sent: Saturday, February 16, 2008 7:47 PM
Subject: Re: Boo medicine
If you are trying to get him to drink more, try putting ice cubes in the
You might try leaving a faucet running too. Or getting a drinking
fountain. Dixie gets bottled water..the tap water here has
too many odors to suit me and changes with the lake level. I am very
sure she would not like it and we travel quite bite so I just carry
some with us.
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