(Closed) My Foster Cat is Sick, Please HELP

posted 6 years ago in Pets
  • poll: What would you do?
    Stop giving him the meds : (3 votes)
    23 %
    Keep giving them to him, those are doctors orders! : (9 votes)
    69 %
    Other (please comment) : (1 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 3
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    What is he taking the antibiotics for?

    Post # 5
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    My GUESS (I’m not a vet) is that the antibiotics are to prevent an infection from coming back. 

    Your vet should be telling you why he’s on it & if your vet isn’t, I would go to another vet. What is the name of the antibiotic he’s on now? And the name of the one before it?

     

    Post # 7
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    Busy bee

    Could he go on an injectible antibiotic?  

    Post # 9
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    Also, when you give him the meds is he eating anything right after? I looked it up & Doxycycline has a common side effect of vomiting. I read you should give your kitty tuna juice right after that medicine & that should help. If he’s not getting liquid right after taking it, that could be the problem. Also read it could be an allergic reaction… your poor foster kitty πŸ™

    ETA: I got this info from petmd.com

    Post # 10
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I would feed your kitty canned food tonight (has more moisture content than dry food, & vomiting can lead to dehydration).

    Post # 11
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I found the info for Doxycycline: http://www.1800petmeds.com/Doxycycline-prod10340.html

    This says don’t give the pepcid within 2 hours of the doxycycline or it reduces its effectiveness. Also says that if your cat has mild vomiting to keep giving the meds but talk to your vet. Give them a moist treat right after the meds. It doesn’t say this, but give your kitty some tuna juice after as well & that should help (read it a few other places online too).

    Post # 12
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    Don’t stop the antibiotics.  Use the advice other posters have given you (pepcid a few hours before, tuna juice afterward) but keep giving him the prescription until it is over.  You run the risk of having the kitty get antibiotic-resistant infections if you don’t let the medicine run its whole course.  (Especially in shelter-kitties, we got this problem all the time when I worked at a shelter.)

    Post # 15
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    YAY!! I was waiting for an update & so glad its a good one πŸ™‚

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