14453Re: New member intro
- Oct 20, 2003Did it happen close to when he had one of his 1/4 aspirins or his
other medications? Some cats are very sensitive to ASA. Morag
throws up her aspirin about 70% of the time, and we have now stopped
giving it to her, with the vet's knowledge, because unfortunately
her other medication sometimes comes up with it. It also makes her
a little suspicious of her medicated treats and we just can't have
that. We've tried giving it with food, giving it at different times
of the day, close to her other medication, hours away from her other
medication, and it makes no difference so she's just one of those
cats whose stomach is irritated by it.
In Krisper's case, could it also have been a simple upset
tummy/digestive system, perhaps? He does take quite a bit of
medication from the sounds of it.
Welcome to the group! :-)
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Mary E. Todd" <maryetodd@y...>
> I have been lurking on this list for a while and thought it time
> do an intro. Our cat Krisper is 13 years old and was diagnosedwith
> CHF last spring. He also had megacolon about a year ago and wehave
> to treat him for chronic constipation. He is currently about 15lbs
> and on Wellness dry and canned (we add lactulose to it for theand
> constipation). His drug schedule is as follows: 2x a day: 1 lasix
> 1 enalapril tab. 1x a day: stool softener, cisapride, potassiumnew
> supplement. Every other day he gets 1/4 tab of digoxin (this is
> for the last month), and twice a week he takes 1/4 baby aspirin.afterward.
> Luckily, he is the mellowest Buddha cat and tolerates the pilling
> with very few problems -- and looks forward to his treats
> Last Tuesday, in the space of about 15 minutes, Krisper had
> on the floor in the study. A few minutes later, as I was cleaningit
> up, we heard an unnatural yowl and ran into the living room wherehe
> had vomited up his dinner. Within minutes, he was settled downagain,
> and has been fine since. We took him to the vet (my first thoughtwas
> possible digoxin toxicity but the blood test came back fine).The
> vet thinks it was probably an angina attack. Has anyone else's catmore
> experienced this? The vet said, unfortunately there is nothing
> we can do, except get him to oxygen if it were to occur again.
> Thanks; I have already learned a lot from looking at the archives.
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