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Old September 30th, 2012, 01:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Love4himies View Post


Was the shot Convenia? Here is a thread that discussed this medication http://www.pets.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=57265



That was my first thought. I have it in the files for both my babies, at both our vet clinics that they are never to receive this medication. There are some great articles out there against the use of this drug, and for very good reason. If you google, you will find many pages, including a Facebook page dedicated to having this drug removed from the market by people who have had their furbabies die, or their health severely affected after being given the injection:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Conven...18697391502152
This is a link to a great article written by a veterinarian:
http://catinfo.org/?link=convenia

There are several people who have had no issues as well, but why chance it. If this is what your kitty was given, I hope it is not exaggerating her issues. Chances are, your vet will defend it and tell you it couldn't possibly a cause of any problems. If that happens, do your research, print articles to show your vet, including ones that show the differing lists of adverse reactions between North America and foreign markets. In foreign markets they reported these voluntarily:

FOREIGN MARKET EXPERIENCE: The following adverse events were reported voluntarily during post-approval use of the product in dogs and cats in foreign markets: death, tremors/ataxia, seizures, anaphylaxis, acute pulmonary edema, facial edema, injection site reactions (alopecia, scabs, necrosis, and erythema), hemolytic anemia, salivation, pruritus, lethargy, vomiting, diarrhea, and inappetance.

You won't see a lot of these listed on the drug inserts here in North America, which I believe is one reason the vets here use it so frequently.


Also, if you feel this has affected your baby, please demand that the vet complete an ADE. That's the only way this drug will ever be pulled from the market. It has had adverse reactions on both dogs and cats, but cats seem to be more susceptible.

Good luck and I hope your baby makes a full recovery
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