? Dose increase?

Discussion in 'Prozinc / PZI' started by Peppersmom72, Jan 13, 2018.

  1. Peppersmom72

    Peppersmom72 Member

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    I did Pepper's curve last night. Is it right to assume a dose increase should be given, starting this pm?
     
  2. FurBabiesMama

    FurBabiesMama Well-Known Member

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    Based just on the curve alone, I would raise the dose a little, but I try to hold a dose at least the three cycles recommended on this site. It really takes at least that long to truly see the impact of a dose. I'm not sure why you lowered on the morning of 1/12; there could be a story there that I do not know. You are just on your second consecutive cycle at 2. If you decide to go ahead and raise a little bit now (which would probably be fine), I would just suggest trying to hold the new dose for a few consecutive cycles before making another change. The exception to that being only if her PS number is super low. The more mid-cycle numbers you can grab, the more you will know the impact of shooting on lower numbers and the more comfortable you will become with knowing when to hold a dose and when to reduce based on PS. That's my two cents... :)
     
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  3. Peppersmom72

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    I got nervous because her appetite was lower and her numbers were lower ( I understand that's what we want), but I'm not home with her and freaked out.
     
  4. Rachel

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    She probably does need a little increase, but I agree with holding the dose at least 3 cycles before you do. Some cats need time to settle in to a dose before increasing.

    Totally understandable that when you're not home and she isn't eating as well you'd lower a bit. Does she eat more when you leave? Are you able to leave food out for her?
     
  5. Kris & Teasel

    Kris & Teasel Well-Known Member

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    I agree that a small increase to 2.25 u could work. The general ProZinc guideline is to hold a dose for at least 3 cycles. If a dose is giving you nice nadir numbers then you'd hold it longer of course. Good curve, though, from the perspective of indicating what this dose can do.
     
  6. Peppersmom72

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    @Kris & Teasel

    Pepper is only 268 and its time for her pm shot. What should I give her? I'm really nervous.
     
  7. Kris & Teasel

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    I'm sorry - just seeing this now. I was out for a couple of hours. I see you gave her 1.25 u. That should be a safe dose. Why not try to get a +3 to have a reference for the next time she gives you a yellow PS?
     
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  8. Peppersmom72

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    @Kris & Teasel

    I was out as well this afternoon doing grocery shopping, etc and slept most of the morning away do to staying up all night doing a curve. Its a crazy life sometimes.
     
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  9. Kris & Teasel

    Kris & Teasel Well-Known Member

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    Yes, it is! :)
     
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  10. Peppersmom72

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    @Kris & Teasel

    Its a good thing I test before every shot. I was so worried earlier about increasing her dose tonight because of her am BG and of course she surprised me and was lower than usual this pm.
     
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  11. Kris & Teasel

    Kris & Teasel Well-Known Member

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    That pre shot testing is SO important! I've been surprised many times by a PS that came out of nowhere. :confused:
     
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  12. Peppersmom72

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    Peppers +4 was 325. So, it is going up instead of down
     

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