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  • joe.weissmann@uc.edu
    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
    Message 1 of 32 , Nov 6, 2000
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      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 feline-heart@egroups.com, "Voula Augerinos" <catwoman1@i...>
      wrote:
      > Hi everyone,
      > today I have had trouble giving Pebbles her medication
      (propranolol).
      > She frothed at the mouth (the specialist said this could happen
      because the
      > pill tastes terrible), and then vomited (bile this morning) and some
      liquid
      > tonight about a minute after I gave her the pill. I noticed a bit of
      the
      > pill came out. I am a bit worried because she may not have got all
      the
      > medicine. I rang the vet this morning after it happened this morning
      and
      > she said not to worry, just give her her nightly dose. But the same
      > happened tonight. I read that beta blockers should not be stopped
      suddenly,
      > so if she didn't get her proper dose I am worried.
      > I am also concerned about her emotional state. She has been
      through a
      > lot with the loss of Sachie and with the arrival of Lucy. She is
      hiding
      > under the bed a lot. And she hasn't been eating quite as much as
      normal.
      > Has anyone noticed effects on appetite with beta blockers? Or could
      it be
      > the stress of the past months? The vet said we could reduce the dose
      to one
      > time a day from twice a day if it seems that the propranolol is
      affecting
      > Pebbles' appetite.
      > She hates the tablets so much she is now refusing her herbal
      pills.
      > Perhaps I could wrap the propranolol in a bit of cheese? Any other
      handy
      > hints?
      > I don't want the treatments to stress her out so much that her
      quality
      > of life is being affected. It is upsetting me that she is hiding
      under 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.
      >
      > http://www.geocities.com/vaugerinos/
      > (Sachie's tribute page, and photos of Sachie and Pebbles.)
    • mainecoonsusa@aol.com
      In a message dated 5/11/2004 1:27:54 PM Eastern Standard Time, scrubbrush@rogers.com writes: For about the past two months, I ve been able to pill Morag the
      Message 32 of 32 , May 11 3:46 PM
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        In a message dated 5/11/2004 1:27:54 PM Eastern Standard Time,
        scrubbrush@... writes:
        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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