Boo medicine

2008-02-16 Thread Lynne
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

Re: Boo medicine

2008-02-16 Thread laurieskatz
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

Re: Boo medicine

2008-02-16 Thread Lynne
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

Re: Boo medicine

2008-02-16 Thread laurieskatz
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

Re: Boo medicine

2008-02-16 Thread Marylyn
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

Re: Boo medicine

2008-02-16 Thread Sue Frank Koren
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. Sue - Original Message - From: Lynne To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Saturday, February 16,

Re: Boo medicine

2008-02-16 Thread Jane Lyons
Lynne 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. Jane On Feb 16, 2008, at 6:41 PM, Marylyn wrote: Doxy

Re: Boo medicine

2008-02-16 Thread Lynne
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

Re: Boo medicine

2008-02-16 Thread Lynne
Will do Sue. My son does that with his dog. - Original Message - From: Sue Frank Koren To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 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 water. I

Re: Boo medicine

2008-02-16 Thread Marylyn
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.