- If Pebbles is taking aspirin every other day, I'd change that to every
3 days since aspirin can really irritate their stomach. To get Pebbles
to take the Propanolol, I'd put the pill in an empty gelcap (#4 might
work, you may have to cut the pill to make it fit), then wet the
gelcap with water, and quickly place it as far back in her mouth as
you can reach. It should go right down without leaving any taste
whatsover. Always follow up w/ a treat and your cat will look forward
to pill time.
- Joe W
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Voula Augerinos" <catwoman1@i...>
> Hi everyone,(propranolol).
> today I have had trouble giving Pebbles her medication
> She frothed at the mouth (the specialist said this could happenbecause the
> pill tastes terrible), and then vomited (bile this morning) and someliquid
> tonight about a minute after I gave her the pill. I noticed a bit ofthe
> pill came out. I am a bit worried because she may not have got allthe
> medicine. I rang the vet this morning after it happened this morningand
> she said not to worry, just give her her nightly dose. But the samesuddenly,
> happened tonight. I read that beta blockers should not be stopped
> so if she didn't get her proper dose I am worried.through a
> I am also concerned about her emotional state. She has been
> lot with the loss of Sachie and with the arrival of Lucy. She ishiding
> under the bed a lot. And she hasn't been eating quite as much asnormal.
> Has anyone noticed effects on appetite with beta blockers? Or couldit be
> the stress of the past months? The vet said we could reduce the doseto one
> time a day from twice a day if it seems that the propranolol isaffecting
> Pebbles' appetite.pills.
> She hates the tablets so much she is now refusing her herbal
> Perhaps I could wrap the propranolol in a bit of cheese? Any otherhandy
> I don't want the treatments to stress her out so much that her
> of life is being affected. It is upsetting me that she is hidingunder the
> bed, though she will come out when I go to bed and cuddle up to me.
> Love, Voula and Pebbles and Lucy and my Beautiful Angel Sachie.
> (Sachie's tribute page, and photos of Sachie and Pebbles.)
- In a message dated 5/11/2004 1:27:54 PM Eastern Standard Time,
For about the past two months, I've been able to pill Morag
the "conventional" way (using pills) and she gets a treat
afterward. As soon as the other cats hear the pill cutter snap,
they come running. They're putting on weight because of the treats
they get at Morag's pill time!
I have the same problem in my house... but the treats are given to Connor
after he has his inhaled meds. All the cats come running when they seem me
shaking the flovent. They probably all wish they could get a hit of whatever that
is that Connor gets before the treats!
JoAnn & Connor
1/2 30 mg Diltiazem 2x a day
1/2 of 2.5 mg Enalalpril daily
12.5 mg Lasix daily
low dose enteric coated Aspirin 2x a week for HCM
2 puffs AM, 1 puff PM 110 Flovent for Asthma
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