- Bendy Kitty
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The kittens are all on Albon, since they also have coccidea.
Mom was told another trick, which is to squish up Pepcid, make a paste, adn put that on the ulcer. Makes sense cuz it is an ant-acid.
Maybe she'll also put a dab of Albon on the ulcer, too. Kix's tongue is about 1/3 ulcer, poor kid.
The blisters in Wheatie's mouth seem to have gone away. Cherrio has a small ulcer on his palette.
they are getting better, slowly..
We used to use the Spanish version of Albon for coccidiosis, but now we are using Appertex (Clazuril)which is actually for birds, mainly pigeons. One of my cats, Houdini (the Great Escape Artist), was in a very bad way when we found her because of coccidea. The problem was the Albon made her foam at the mouth and if we used tablets the doses were really tiny and had to be given for a long period of time and she was pretty antisocial back then. You only have to give Appertex once, then again after 3/4 days if I remember rightly, and it did the trick, her tests afterwards came back negative. Haven't seen any side effects either (she is 14 months old now). My vet checked up on it with the Veterinary Association here and they said it was ok for use in cats.
Maybe you already use it in the US too, but thought I would mention it...
Will find out tomorrow at the vets (they checked it out with the Veterinary Association here) and let you know.
I did find a post that said that European vets are using it for other animals apart from pigeons, but they were talking about chameleons. They said sulfas (Albon) can cause liver damage and for that reason Appertex was safer and for some vets it was now preferred treatment. They also said it is cocciodiostatic rather than cocciodcidal (paralyses the activity of the coccidea rather than kills them) but that this gives the animal's immune system time to catch up and fight off the infection.
I do know that my own vets, who are fairly cautious, checked up first with the area Veterinary College Association here before starting to use it as I had heard about it from another vet and passed them the info. They told me they had been given the OK to use it and I now see that they have a supply of it and are prescribing it (they previously prescribed Septrin, which is our version of Albon as far as I can tell).
Perhaps somebody in the US could get their vet to look into it? It really is much easier to administer, but I wouldn't like to recommend anything without getting the OK from a vet there.