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    Thanks. She ate again this evening, but is still sleeping in the fireplace. Yech!
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    I have a kitty dealing with hyperthyroid and he handles the pills just fine. He isn't gaining much weight (been on the pills almost a year) but he is acting like a normal cat otherwise. Plays, jumps up on things, bosses my other cat around, etc... My vet told me to watch his urine output because one of the signs that tapazole (or methimazole, which Mac takes) isn't working or helping the problem is that they will pee A LOT and spend more time sleeping. Get Emily to the vet. There are other ways of dealing with this condition that don't involve medicine which isn't effective.
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    Quote Originally Posted by katladyd View Post
    I have a kitty dealing with hyperthyroid and he handles the pills just fine. He isn't gaining much weight (been on the pills almost a year) but he is acting like a normal cat otherwise. Plays, jumps up on things, bosses my other cat around, etc... My vet told me to watch his urine output because one of the signs that tapazole (or methimazole, which Mac takes) isn't working or helping the problem is that they will pee A LOT and spend more time sleeping. Get Emily to the vet. There are other ways of dealing with this condition that don't involve medicine which isn't effective.
    Serious lack of money, but I can try animal care services, too. My vet is much more expensive, but he is likely to let me make payments. I'll have to check on this. Emily took a break from Tapazole because I was trying the low iodine diet. When I realized that wasn't working, I put her back on the Tapazole. It may take a month for it to work. It's only been a week, maybe 10 days.

    Emily gains a little weight and her numbers are good on the Tapazole, but she vomits so much while on it. She tries to avoid it, even from a syringe.

    I think she is also mad at me for going back to work. So go my trials with Emily. She still has plenty of energy, and until tonight, the excess peeing had stopped. I came in late and instead of feeding them right away, I went to the bathroom. I found fresh pee on the counter. Sigh.

    So how do I get Tapazole in a cream for the ears? The compounding pharmacy locally is outrageous.

    Thanks for the advice and for listening.
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    Maybe with a scrip from your vet you can order the cream online?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Catty1 View Post
    Maybe with a scrip from your vet you can order the cream online?
    I'll have to try that. First I ahve to talk to the vet about payments over time and cutting back on some of the fees.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrspunkysmom View Post

    So how do I get Tapazole in a cream for the ears? The compounding pharmacy locally is outrageous.
    Sending positive vibes out to dear Emily. I hope that she is doing better.

    I don't know that you can get a compounded med on line, but you could check it out. And anything compounded is pricey. Myndi was on Tramadol for the pain of her arthritis, but getting anything in her mouth was an effort in futility. She had jaws of steel and would clamp them so tight that none of us could pry them open. Pulverizing the pill into a powder and adding liquid didn't work since she would let it dribble out. Couldn't put it in her food because then she wouldn't eat the food - those pills were extremely bitter. Hiding it in cheese or peanut butter - nope - that didn't work either. She just wasn't getting the med she needed so I asked her vet about compounding it. She checked with a pharmacy up state that does this, and they could do the Tramadol. I paid $9 per month for the pills at Walgreens, and $40 per month to get it in an ear cream from the compounding pharmacy. It was worth the extra tho - at least I knew she was getting the med she needed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pomtzu View Post
    Sending positive vibes out to dear Emily. I hope that she is doing better.

    I don't know that you can get a compounded med on line, but you could check it out. And anything compounded is pricey. Myndi was on Tramadol for the pain of her arthritis, but getting anything in her mouth was an effort in futility. She had jaws of steel and would clamp them so tight that none of us could pry them open. Pulverizing the pill into a powder and adding liquid didn't work since she would let it dribble out. Couldn't put it in her food because then she wouldn't eat the food - those pills were extremely bitter. Hiding it in cheese or peanut butter - nope - that didn't work either. She just wasn't getting the med she needed so I asked her vet about compounding it. She checked with a pharmacy up state that does this, and they could do the Tramadol. I paid $9 per month for the pills at Walgreens, and $40 per month to get it in an ear cream from the compounding pharmacy. It was worth the extra tho - at least I knew she was getting the med she needed.
    She is doing better. She will only eat people food now. SIGH.

    I've been putting it in her food so now she doesn't want to eat the cat food. This is one stubborn cat. I have to fight her for control over my food plate. I realized tonight I might have to get it compounded. At least the pharmacy is nearby. If I don't have to sub on Friday, I'll check with the vet, see if he will just do tests on Emily and Spunky. He's 12 and needs bloodwork done.

    Thanks for understanding
    Anne
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    I've been able to get Tapazole as a topical ear cream from my vet. It's $36 for 3 mL, which lasts 15 days for my cat's needs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smokey the elder View Post
    I've been able to get Tapazole as a topical ear cream from my vet. It's $36 for 3 mL, which lasts 15 days for my cat's needs.
    That is so out of my budget. I will have to endeavor with the much cheaper pills. Once I get going with some tutoring and other odd jobs, Maybe I can switch over.
    My outgoing is more than my incoming. I've had to borrow from friends and family.

    In other news, my vet of 7 years, on and off, mostly on, will not let me make payments over time. I tried for Care Credit again and was denied. SIGH. So now to find a new vet. Or beg for money. There is a local group that helps out.

    Emily is a survivor, but I'm really worried about Sam. I think he has had a reaction to flea bites. He's hiding right now but eating, in the cupboard of all places. I'm wondering if that is where he got the fleas. It's not used. He knows how to open cupboard doors.

    He got flea med tonight topical. I'm trying for capstar later and some tapeworm meds.

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    So how do I get Tapazole in a cream for the ears? The compounding pharmacy locally is outrageous.

    Just replying to this because I've been fighting this with Yodee. When I first brought her home she was on the pills. Her T4 went down so her med was cut in half. Then she started to lose her appetite so I asked and received the cream for the ear. I was giving her that for about 4 or 5 days and during that time she went back to the vets for a lion cut because she was covered with mats and I'd lose a hand or both if I tried to groom her. I also noticed that her appetite increased dramatically.
    Test results came back yesterday and her T4 is up again so tonight I've started her on the pills again. I crush them and put them in some very fishy stinky wet food that she likes. She didn't eat much of that but I'm hopeful that by the time I go to bed most of it is eaten. I can pill her but she hates it and gags sometimes.

    It's a never ending process. **sigh** Prayers for Emily coming your way. I feel your pain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slick View Post
    Just replying to this because I've been fighting this with Yodee. When I first brought her home she was on the pills. Her T4 went down so her med was cut in half. Then she started to lose her appetite so I asked and received the cream for the ear. I was giving her that for about 4 or 5 days and during that time she went back to the vets for a lion cut because she was covered with mats and I'd lose a hand or both if I tried to groom her. I also noticed that her appetite increased dramatically.
    Test results came back yesterday and her T4 is up again so tonight I've started her on the pills again. I crush them and put them in some very fishy stinky wet food that she likes. She didn't eat much of that but I'm hopeful that by the time I go to bed most of it is eaten. I can pill her but she hates it and gags sometimes.

    It's a never ending process. **sigh** Prayers for Emily coming your way. I feel your pain.
    Yes, and thank you. Emily watches me and won't eat it if I put something in her food. She runs from the syringe. I want her to flourish but..... perhaps it is enough to keep her stable and not peeing everywhere.

    Tapeworm meds are next
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    1800PetMeds will compound most meds and they are at a very reasonable price. I do NOT have any spare money at all, but I could afford Mac's meds in compounded form if I had to. I get Mac's Methamizole from PetMeds at about 1/5 the price my vet charges me for them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by katladyd View Post
    1800PetMeds will compound most meds and they are at a very reasonable price. I do NOT have any spare money at all, but I could afford Mac's meds in compounded form if I had to. I get Mac's Methamizole from PetMeds at about 1/5 the price my vet charges me for them.
    Thank you

    At .49 tablet, it is 2.50 per month more expensive than my personal pharmacist. My vet charged 36 a month. I get it as 12.50 per month

    And the compound is $7 more than my vet.

    If I were to get the larger bottles, it would be cheaper over time. hmmmm

    However, "This product cannot be shipped into NC or SC." What? I'd send it to my brother but he lives in NC. Wow!

    But thanks for the thought.
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    Anne, do you have a PayPal account? There's several of us that don't have a lot of money, but would like to help you out with Emily. You could just take the money to your vet.

    What do you think?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Catty1 View Post
    Anne, do you have a PayPal account? There's several of us that don't have a lot of money, but would like to help you out with Emily. You could just take the money to your vet.

    What do you think?

    I do and was thinking of using it like a credit card and just for vet care. Let me find it.

    and thank you

    Anne
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