[FH] Re: Trandermal meds
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The only treats Q-tip will eat are the katzcheese cheddar cheese
crunchy ones. She will eat melted cheese and tuna on baked
lays..that's our emergency food when she doesn't feel good.
n firstname.lastname@example.org, "brinkett" <scrubbrush@...> wrote:
> > My cat, Max takes transdermal diltiazem and is doing incredibly
> well. (he
> > also takes lasix 2x daily) He doesn't have any stomach upset
> issues with the
> > transdermal. I don't know how much it has been studied or
> > actually gets his full dose. I can only state that he is doing
> really well.
> > Maybe it is a last resort, however. I don't know.
> I'm glad he's doing well. I'm just relaying what I was told by the
> cardiologist and my regular vet, and what the article that someone
> else posted states. There haven't been any studies to see how well
> the medication is absorbed and how much of the medication is
> actually absorbed, when applied transdermally. So most vets don't
> like the
> medication to be applied that way unless it's absolutely necessary.
> The cardiologist's report told us to switch to some other
> form. We switched Morag to compounded treats and those worked well.
> The only problem was when she went through periods of decreased
> appetite, so we did keep around some transdermal for those times as
> a stop-gap measure, and used it until she started to eat again.