Attention Fitness: help needed for cat with possible side effects from Convenia antibiotic injectionDear Fitness,
My elderly female cat, age 17 was diagnosed with E Coli bladder infection three weeks ago. The vet gave her an injection of Convenia because she thought cat had Pyelonephritis. Last week a second injection was given.
Since the second injection my cat's behavior has changed.
She is licking concrete, disorientated, bumps into things.
She sits on chair in living room and stares at the floor. She also stares at walls. She appears to be confused. Prior to injection she had slight difficulty jumping onto bed.
Now she cries a lot before attempting to jump off bed. It seems that she has ataxia and has difficulty negotiating space. She acts like she is drugged.
I researched Convenia Cephalosporin antibiotic on the web and many animal owners are complaining about the same side effects. My vet did not inform me of any.
I read that Convenia is excreted in urine at 14 days but stays in the body for another 64 days. It can cause hemolytic anemia and other symptoms.
There is nothing the vet can do to antidote the side effects.
I contacted a homeopath today who recommended Nux Vomica 30C, one dose three times daily followed by Sulphur 30C one dose and Pulsatilla 200C one dose.
Will you please let me know if these remedies are sufficient for alleviating antibiotic side effects.
Thank you Declan
declan on 2014-12-28
emilybh 5 years ago
Thank you for your response. I gave my cat Thuja 1M and Apis Mel 1M suggested by homeopath last Sunday. Today he mentioned again to give Thuja 1M. Can I give my cat another dose of Thuja 1M. I am wondering if perhaps the Blood urea nitrogen level is elevated because it was 90 a month ago. Her phosphorous, calcium sodium and creatinine levels were all elevated. The vet attributed the elevation to chronic bladder infection.
My cat was diagnosed with chronic renal failure last January. She eats canned low protein food with a small amount of regular Wellness chicken.
I am giving her probiotic powder daily. She is eating and drinking well. I give her 3 sprays of Nux Vomica in her food daily. This product is recommended for chronic constipation by vet. Stools are normal and bowel works daily. Her urine looks clear and no odor present.
Thank you for your help. Declan
declan 5 years ago
Also the nervous system reaction
may be helped by herbs that address the nervous system like Skullcap, Oat Seed and St. John's Wort. There was a formula made by a company I used that has since gone out of business due to FDA clamp downs unfortunately. They made great formulas that really worked.
A glandular for the Adrenals wouldn't be a bad idea either since they sit right next to the kidneys and do so much!
Needless to say make sure her diet is stellar! I also would not force food on her. If she isn't hungry, let her use her energy she'd use to break down food towards detoxing and healing.
I might also look into the ingredients in the shot she was given and start her on a detox program with herbs that are best for getting rid of those types of things. Her kidneys and her adrenals and her bowels need to all be working to be able to eliminate all the wastes and toxins and to restore and build new healthy tissue.
I would wait and watch to see what if any impact the homeopathics are having. Did you notice any change right after giving her the Thuja? If she seems better, I would let the homeopathics work.
Ideally they will mitigate the damage of the shot but you still need the herbs and glandulars to get them out of her body.
I almost forgot. Definitely start adding Kelp or other sea veggies to her diet. They absorb toxins!
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emilybh 5 years ago
Yesterday I brought my cat to the vet. She said that my cat is blind and her vision will not come back. She attributes this to hypertension. She said that retinas may be detached.
Vet did X-ray and found 3 kidney stones that are causing pain.
Blood urea nitrogen has risen from 90 to 100. Normal range is 16-36.
Creatinine is 4.8 normal is under 2.9.
Cholesterol, liver enzymes, sodium potassium and calcium are all elevated. Anaemia is present.
Today I asked my reiki healer to give my cat a healing session. She said that the kidney stones are sharp and are very painful. My cat cries and does not want to be lifted.
Reiki healer said that my cat is very tired. Glands and organs are failing,
I gave my cat Thuja 1M about 9 days ago. Can I give her second dose?
Is there a homeopathic remedy that I can give pet for kidney stones?
I do not know what to do. I appreciate any suggestions at this time.
My heart aches and I am so sad that my cat is blind. I still believe that the vaccination has caused a deterioration in my cat's health.
Thank you Declan
declan 5 years ago
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