On Fri, Feb 25, 2011 at 5:24 AM, <elfinmyst@...
> I suggest she is reacting to the aspirin. Trixi vomited constantly and
> horribly whilst on it. It doesn't suit all cats.
Actually I think it may be something more related to the sneezing and
not specific to Clipsy or her medications. Before dawn this morning
Willow, Clipsy's brother, vomited in my bedroom (I shoved him off the
bed just in time to avoid having yet another load of pukey bedding to
wash), and someone else vomited in the bathroom, while Clipsy was
curled up peacefully by my pillow.
The cats were on doxycycline for about six weeks in December and
January, on the hypothesis that they had Bartonella. They did show
significant improvement while taking it twice a day. Clipsy was the
one who improved most dramatically. She had been having violent
sneezing fits and had lost her voice and was miming silent meows, and
her teeth and gums were horrible. Within a couple of weeks on
doxycycline she had her voice back and was vocalizing normally again,
was sneezing only occasionally and with single sneezes instead of long
sneezing fits, and her mouth was significantly better.
Then she had the CHF episode and got new medications, and meanwhile
Willow got aspiration pneumonia from getting twice-daily squirts of
liquid doxycycline chased with water. My vet said to reduce the
doxycycline to once a day so as not to stress Clipsy or the other cats
with too many medications. And the symptoms gradually started creeping
Now they're off doxycycline completely, which is much better for their
appetites, but it also means we can't blame the vomiting on the
doxycycline. When I reported that the sneezing was increasing again,
but I wasn't seeing colored discharge, the vet said maybe it's an
allergy and told me to drip saline nasal spray on their noses. I don't
know if that's helping the sneezing or not--they do still sneeze some,
but not as much as before the doxycycline. And I don't think the
saline nose drops would be causing vomiting, because they aren't
swallowing the drops. I just drip one single drop on the outside of
each cat's nose so they inhale it into their nostrils.
> Ask for a swap to Plavix
> (clopidogrel generic) or use nattokinase. Trixi's vomiting stopped the day after
> we stopped aspirin.
I'll pass that along to my vet or more likely the cardiologist. Thanks.
Jim Sinclair jisincla@...