Re: [feline-heart] New Member: introducing Fuzzy
Were you able to find the info on compounding pharmacies? If Mudgie
ever needs meds again I will probably do that for him - pilling is
not his favorite thing!
Also I believe Z has done some homeopathic treatments, but she uses a
work account and she probably has Monday off too. You may want to go
to the yahoogroups main page and send her a private email so she
doesn't miss it.
>Hi, Our beloved kitty Fuzzy has been diagnosed with HCM. He was a
>stray that adopted us 5 years ago when he was just 9 months old. He is
>a Maine Coon mix who has been an indoor kitty since his adoption. We
>have been unsucessful in pilling him. He just refuses and it stresses
>him so much that he has trouble breathing and will then hide for the
>entire day, or more, and regard us as the enemy. I fear we are doing
>more harm than good in trying to medicate him due to the stress this
>causes him and the obvious physical taxing of his heart. We are trying
>to find alternatives (perhaps hiding it in some fresh fish or trying
>liquid medication). We have tried putting it in treats but he's wise
>to us and now refuses treats and sometimes even food fearing a trick.
>The vet put him on Atenolol (1/4 pill a day) and baby aspirin (1/2
>pill every other day). Does anyone have any suggestions that may be
>helpful? The vet said his condition was moderate to severe. He was a
>happy playful overgrown kitten just two months ago..... Has anyone had
>any sucess with any homeopathic treatments? Any help or advice would
>be greatly appreciated. Thanks! signed, Fuzz
- Thank all of you so much for the info on the compounding pharmacies. I had no
idea they even existed. We have found one thru the websites recommended and
are picking up Fuzzy's meds on Wednesday. They are going to put the Atenelol
in a fish based liquid and the baby aspirin in a gel that can be put on his
ear so we don't have to force feed him. Hopefully this will work as we can't
see many options left....
With our heartfelt thanks,
Susi & Brad (Fuzzy's folks..)