Message Number: YG1591 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Hey Hey Hey
Date: 2001-03-22 14:33:00 UTC
Subject: RinkyDink update (EE)

Mornin All,

Rinkydink is much improved!! Her new vet is wonderful and full of
innovative ideas. I learned a lot more about this disease that I didnt

One of the more important things to know is that as her body becomes
exposed to a food, there is a chance she could develop allergies to the new
food also. This was something that I had qut feeling about but was unsure
of. So, it may be nesseccary to keep switching her foods around.

Secondly, it has been found that in cats, there is a lack of vitamin b 12
and supplementing with b 12 helps them a lot. I knew that the vitamin b
shots were helping Rinkydink a great deal, but did not know they were more
than an appetite stimulator.

So, here is the treatment that is working to bring her back from the dead!!

1 shot vit. b a week
.3cc prednisone 2x daily
1 drop derm cap daily
1/8 to 1/4 Cyproheptadene (4mg) (appetite stimulant and antihistamine)
1/4 tab pepcid ac daily

New food is Hill's precription diet z/d, low allergy.

We also have a plan b and c in place for if and when the current course of
action quits working.

Rinkydink is now playing, eating and pooping almost normaly. I am
continuing the hand feeding as she is not eating enough kibble on her own
yet and I want to fatten my skinny girl up.

Thank you so much for all the info you sent my way.