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[FH] Re: Trandermal meds

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  • froggymeowmeow
    ... 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
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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 feline-heart@yahoogroups.com, "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
      whether
      > he
      > > 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
      compounded
      > 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.
      >
      > Sarah.
      >
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