Steph & Gus:
Bailey is on Furosemide Solution for fluid build-up and Cardizem for his
heart. Also he gets a baby aspirin every 3 days. My vet gave me some
samples of a treat/chewable to see what flavors he likes before putting the
meds in it. I may try this for the next prescription.
I've been crushing the aspirin and putting it in the can food juice and that
has been working OK so far.
I guess its all just trial and error until we each find the best way for our
individual pet. Cat personalities are all so different, thats part of what
I love about them.
Sure I'll take your pharmacists number just in case mine doesn't offer other
flavors to compound the meds in. Thanks!
From: gussielou49 [mailto:sschoff@...
Sent: Monday, July 01, 2002 8:45 PM
Subject: [FH] Re: Hello to All
What heart meds. is Bailey on? We have Gus' atenolol compounded into
a treat/chewable form that works like a charm! His enalapril is in a
liquid tuna suspension which he loves, too. For aspirin, we use a
pill splitter and quarter and adult strength tablet and so it's
small...it goes down easily---we just open his mouth and pop it in
using our fingers. It seems to get easier each time. The pharmacist
we use is animal-specific. She is really nice. If you want, I can
give you her number. She mails Gus' meds. 2-day...it costs about
Good luck, Steph & Gus.
--- In feline-heart@y..., "kyleb239" <kleblanc@j...> wrote:
> I have been reading the posts here for a few days now and decided
> post. Everyone here seems to be very helpful with information and
> support. My litte man "Bailey" was diagnosed with HCM 2 weeks
> He started out having trouble breathing so I took him to the vet.
> After xrays, the doc told me what he suspected. HCM was confirmed
> after an ultrasound. Just to introduce him, he is a brown tabby
> (probably has Maine Coon in him). He is 8 yrs and weighs 13.5 lbs
> (use to weight 17). He is a sweety and I've had him since he was 8
> wks old.
> He has been on lasix and heart meds for 2 weeks now. He seems to
> breathing fine and feels better although not quite himself. Its
> though because he hates getting medicine. I can't even begin to
> him so his heart med is compounded into liquid form which he also
> hates but its the only way I can get it into him. He is getting
> quite hostile however and I hate that he is afraid everytime I go
> near him. The vet gave me some samples of flavored soft discs that
> medication can be put into, so maybe I will try that next. He
> to know when I try to put the meds in treats or can food and turns
> his nose up. I can't leave them out either because my other kitty
> might eat it. Anyone else having this problem? Any suggestions as
> to what to try would be greatly appreciated.
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