[Felvtalk] Another Murphy relapse-now URI

2010-10-10 Thread Alice Flowers
Another Murphy relapse...poor boy is all congested and sneezy with a URI, he began with light sneezing earlier this week, I gave him a PennG shot Friday night because he had sneezed so much that he was getting bloody droplets. Now he's really getting plugged up. I called the vet to see about

Re: [Felvtalk] Another Murphy relapse-now URI

2010-10-10 Thread Laurieskatz
Never tired of updates. Prayers coming! L Love animals: God has given them the rudiments of thought and joy untroubled. Do not trouble their joy, don't harass them, don't deprive them of their happiness, don't work against God's intent. Man, do not pride yourself on superiority to animals; they

Re: [Felvtalk] Another Murphy relapse-now URI

2010-10-10 Thread Sharyl
Alice, a couple of thoughts. Decreasing the pred has to be done gradually. Instead of going to 5 mg 1x/day maybe 2.5 mg 2x/day could be easier on Murphy. You could talk to your vet. The L-lysine powder is tasteless but if Murphy won't eat it mixed in his food then maybe adding 1/4 tsp to

Re: [Felvtalk] Another Murphy relapse-now URI

2010-10-10 Thread trmckelvey
Hi Alice, You might ask your vet about azithromycin. I use it for URI/bartonella, often hard to tell the difference without testing. My vets would use azithromycin in either case anyway, so I skip the testing and do the az. You can get fish-flavored, oil-based, which lasts 90 days versus 10

Re: [Felvtalk] Our Lydia

2010-10-10 Thread dlgegg
ANNDREA, YOU DID ALL YOU COULD AND THEN GAVE HER REST AND FREEDOM FROM PAIN. I AM GLAD YOU BURIED HER. THEY SHOULD HAVE THEIR LAST RESTING PLACE, JUST LIKE US. I LIVE IN THE COUNTRY ON 25 ACRES, SO I HAVE 3 PLACES I BURY MY BABIES IN MY FLOWER GARDENS. THEY ARE SURROUNDED BY FLOWERS AND I

Re: [Felvtalk] Another Murphy relapse-now URI / Sharyl

2010-10-10 Thread Alice Flowers
Hi Sharyl-I was thinking about the once a day being alot at once anyway-so I now I have fixed up his weekly pill box (am-pm LOL) and split the pred caplet into 2 and will give one morning and night. Thanks so much for the suggestion!! He is a bit brighter tonight and talking a bit! Thanks

Re: [Felvtalk] Another Murphy relapse-now URI / trmckelvey

2010-10-10 Thread Alice Flowers
Terry-I will ask about the azithromycin , we used it alot the first year for all the URIs. Strawberry flavor from the Walmart pharmacy-it was the children's version. He has had regular CBCs all along and also checked for Hemobartonella and always negative for any mycoplasmas. Since beginning