Re: [FH] Sprite
Welcome back to the group. Sorry to hear that Sprite has problems. I can't
answer your medical questions but I can comment on a couple things.
As for dosage - I don't know specifically about Plavix but for comparison,
my cat gets 60mg lasix daily compared to my friend who gets 5mg. Cats &
people aren't always comparable.
A lot of people on the Feline Asthma & Bronchitis group buy medications from
Canada. Often the prices are less. There are complications due to laws
governing cross-border sales of prescription drugs. I did hear that they
just lifted the ban, but then there's still the issue of the Canadian postal
system. Someone on this group mailed me something from Canada on 7/15 and
it still hasn't arrived.
While the restriction was on, you could order from Canada, but the product
was often shipped from elsewhere. One person talked about getting a
prescription filled in a Canadian pharmacy that was shipped from New
Anyway, here are some Canadian pharmacies that people have personally
recommended. (I have not had the need to purchase medications from them
since Pepper uses the same medication I do for asthma and my prescription
plan is very good.)
(West Vancouver, British Columbia)
Tel (800) 794-8552
FAX (866) 889-5010
Tel (888) 423-9444
FAX (888) 423-7860
(Universal Drugstore, Winnipeg, Manitoba)
Tel (866) 456-2456
FAX (866) 783-4223
(Calgary, Alberta, formerly halfoffmeds.com)
Tel (866) 585-6337
FAX (866) 872-2299
My Pepper was over 18 pounds when she was first diagnosed. By getting her
off of dry food and switching to a good-quality canned food, she lost 2-1/2
pounds. I did not restrict the amount of food she was eating. Grains -
especially corn & wheat - contribute to weight gain and various medical
problems. Do a search in the message archives for "OldMotherHubbard" and
you will find a list of recommended foods.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Peggy G" <peggyg1@...>
Sent: Tuesday, August 01, 2006 2:25 PM
Subject: [FH] Sprite
Hi - Since I lost my dear little Phantom I have been on the no mail
option. Now Sprite has a heart problem and I'd like some advice.
Sprite is a neutered 12 year old. He apparently had a thrombosis
earlier and as a result has an enlarged heart.
Can anyone give me some insight on their experience with dosages?
The Plavix especially concerns me - isn't that a little high for a
cat? He weighs almost 20 lbs but compared to the dosage a human
would get that still seems high. What about the side affects of slow
clotting - could the Plavix cause internal bleeding? I try to give
him all his meds with food.
Also Plavix is expensive, $5.50 a tab - has anyone explored getting
meds from Canada?
I would like to have Sprite lose weight but I have done a lot of
rescue work and currently have 19 cats - there is no way I can feed
other then free access. I try to make sure that they have good
quality food and I've started getting the lower calorie food.
Welcome back to you and welcome to Sprite. I am sorry to hear of his diagnosis. Having been through this before, I am sure it was hard for you to find this out.
I don't have any experience with Plavix but I am glad to hear your cardiologist is prescribing it. Many do not. I do have experience with the Nattokinasse. My Angel Alec used it for his RCM because he was at a greater risk for clots with the RCM. He never got a clot while he was on it and he had a terrible heart. I recommend it. I gave one 50mg pill a day. I paid about $35 for 60 pills. A little expensive but Alec was worth it. I would probably give this in addition to the Plavix. Ask your cardio if they have any problems with it, if you want. It is a very small pill too for pilling or hiding in a treat.
I hope this helps! Bless your heart for helping so many kitties too!
Leah and her cats and Angel Alec
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