Edit: Donations tax exempt? Accidentally overdosed probiotic, please advise

Discussion in 'Feline Health - (The Main Forum)' started by Angel's mommie, Dec 22, 2017.

  1. Angel's mommie

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    I accidentally gave Angel a little over 3 gms of the probiotic Probiocin (he was to have one gm a day -- did not give him any yesterday, though). He is on antibiotics and has IBD so is on probiotics. Advice please?

    It won't happen again. I just got the Probiocin and had not realized how to operate the dispenser so an overdose does not happen (I do now). He also had 1 gm two days ago. Thank you.
     
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  2. FurBabiesMama

    FurBabiesMama Well-Known Member

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    I do not think it is harmful other than maybe a little gas/belly upset.
     
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  3. Angel's mommie

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    Thank you, FurBabiesMama. That's what I'm hoping -- and what I also see on the internet. Still, just wanted to be sure. I feel very silly. Appreciate your response.
     
  4. FurBabiesMama

    FurBabiesMama Well-Known Member

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    If you were going to OD her, that was the best thing to do it with! :)
     
  5. Kris & Teasel

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    I agree - maybe some gas but not much more serious than that.
     
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  6. Noah & me (GA)

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    Don't feel silly about being honest. I've seen people deny a lot worse things to my vet's face, batteries, marbles etc.
     
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  7. Angel's mommie

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    Thank you, everyone, you're the best! Feel a lot less worried now. He certainly is doing fine, all purrs and cuddles and cuteness, although any gastric issues might take a while to show up. A lovely holiday season and new year to all of you!
     
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  8. Squalliesmom

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    Just try not to be alone with him in a small enclosed space when the gas erupts, lol!

    Glad he is okay. Merry Christmas!:joyful:
     
  9. Angel's mommie

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    :D:joyful::joyful::joyful::joyful::bighug:
     
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  10. Noah & me (GA)

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    I'm not the one who started this so here you go Angel
     
  11. Angel's mommie

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    Lol!
     
  12. Noah & me (GA)

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    As a teacher you must be used to childish behavior. I know my wife is. :rolleyes:
     
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  13. FurBabiesMama

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  14. Noah & me (GA)

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    I've had a few jobs that were impossible to get fired from. How I have not pushed Jill and the rest of the board over the edge is beyond me.
    Except the one time I swore in Swedish, I am so very sorry...NOT :smuggrin:
     
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  15. Angel's mommie

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    Lol lol lol. Swore in Swedish? Now that's impressive. Unless you're Swedish. Or a Swedish teacher's husband.
     
  16. Angel's mommie

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    Quick question: This is such a marvelous site and we're so grateful for it and for all of you wonderful, kind, helpful folk, and will be making a donation this weekend when we finally sit down to our end-of-year contributions. Are donations to this site US-tax-exempt by any chance? (we'll make the contribution regardless, of course, but just thought I'd ask). :bighug::bighug:
     
  17. Noah & me (GA)

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    I have no idea about tax exemptions, you've caught me at the end of my day so my intellect is running on empty. You could start a thread with that question in Community, I'm sure a lot of people have the same thoughts. :):banghead:
     
  18. Angel's mommie

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    I didn't as we're not supposed to begin two threads in one day, yes? Maybe tomorrow! Thanks, though.
     
  19. Noah & me (GA)

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    You're not supposed to post the same general question or thought in two forums. That's the only rule aside from the common sense stuff. I have to get started on my cookies. :woot:
     
  20. Noah & me (GA)

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    I just noticed you edited the title of the thread, didn't know you could do that. Some people might have read this earlier and thought "problem solved" and moved on so that's why it's better to start a new thread. Now I'm going.
     
  21. Angel's mommie

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    But I once got rebuked cos someone thought I'd posted twice in a day ( two completely different posts on the same day :() -- although all I'd done was go back to a previous post to thank someone. So now I'm verrah verrah careful. (and speaking of ODing and cookies...those two go together a little too easily)
     
  22. Angel's mommie

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    That's what I was told on the occasion I last mentioned -- that it's better to change the title and stick to one thread rather than begin another (although I agree with you; it would make more sense to begin a new thread, although I can see that that might result in some folks hogging the board and posting too much in a day). Jes followin' directions! In this case the problem is indeed resolved, so no worries :).
     
  23. Noah & me (GA)

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    There aren't a lot of people here that can officially slap you on the wrist. That's as much as I can say, no names.
     
  24. FurBabiesMama

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    Don't know who 'rebuked' you, but I have not heard of there being a problem with having two different posts in the same day. Now when someone posts the same thing in two or three places, that is a bit annoying, but I have seen even that happen. To ask your question on the donations, you may want to email webmaster@felinediabetes.com.
     
  25. Angel's mommie

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    I wonder if things have changed recently, hmmm, and are less strict now. I've actually seen that 'rule' somewhere (I remember reading it when I joined about a year ago), which is why I had actually been careful never to do the 'two thread' thing, lol. The person is actually wonderful and VERY helpful, and immediately apologized when they realized they'd made a mistake and I had not in fact begun two posts -- just one post, and then commented in an older post which is why that older post seemed to show up as a new one. Oh well, all that is small stuff, no sweat. The important thing is that this is an amazing site and I have so much gratitude for the admins plus all the members. To me, this site is an example of the best the internet can be.
     
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  26. Nan & Amber

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    I think it may be an Lantus/Levemir forum guideline-- that place is so busy, and there are people trying to keep track of multiple cats at once, so they're pretty strict about the one-post-per-day rule.
     
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  27. Critter Mom

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    FYI, the general rule of thumb on the Feline Health board is to start a new thread for a new topic/question. If you want to ask something about several different topics on the same day there's no reason why you shouldn't post one thread per topic.

    On the ISG boards - most notably on the L&L board - there is a huge volume of traffic every day so they ask that you do one thread per day (the daily condo), since this makes it more manageable for thread responders to keep track of each cat.

    Hope the above helps. :)


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  29. Squeaky and KT (GA)

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    One big reason for 'one thread a day' is to lessen confusion of having different people post on different threads sometimes with conflicting advice. If it's all kept in one thread, everyone can see all comments concerning any situation.

    HUGS!
     
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  30. Angel's mommie

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    Agreed: I can totally see why that rule exists. That was indeed Lantus/Levimir land, and frankly it's important to have good admins making sure folks are following basic protocol on the internet -- as you all point out, that is a heavily trafficked forum with people trying to keep track of multiple cats in a day, so it's a good idea to try and streamline things. I was simply explaining why I changed my subject-line rather than begin a new thread. Hugs and Purrs to all!
     
  31. FurBabiesMama

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    Probiotics and donation tax exemption are unrelated topics, so probably a pretty good example of when two posts would be fine. There is no issue with having to worry about confusion or needing to see comments from both together. ;)
     
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  32. Chris & China

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    I texted Robert (the webmaster) and asked....he said "No, we unfortunately are not registered as a 501c3"

    DCIN is a 501c3 so if you've ever given to them, those donations are tax deductible
     
  33. Angel's mommie

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    Thanks, Chris and China! I'll be donating nonetheless, of course, but now know not to add that to next years tax files.
     
  34. Chris & China

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    If you're looking for great charities to donate to, I can't recommend DCIN enough.

    Diabetic Cats In Need supplies insulin, syringes, testing supplies and support to low-income caregivers who'd have to euthanize or give up their cats due to not being able to afford to treat them.

    They also help with vet bills like when cats are in DKA, which can cost thousands of dollars per cat. We just recently paid over $3000 for one cat and have another one in crisis right now whose bill has climbed to over $5000 (but it's looking like he's going to be coming home tomorrow!!!)

    Every dime is used to care for the kitties....none goes to "administrative costs" or salaries
     
  35. Angel's mommie

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    Oh there are WAY too many great charities we're choosing from already :), and will only be able to include some, but I appreciate the information. We specifically want to donate to this site since we think it is performing a very important function and helps so many people :bighug: and we are very grateful to it and all those who are administrators and contributors, and can think of no better way than to keep supporting the site itself. Ah, well do we know those vet costs, we have three elderly kitties and are very stressed with those rising vet costs for all three :(:arghh:.
     
  36. Angel's mommie

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    @Chris & China Just so you know, though, I will be contributing a tiny mite for China at DCIN too :)!
     
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  37. Chris & China

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    Awwww....I know it'll be put to excellent use!!

    In the past 2 weeks DCIN has paid out over $8000 for two DKA kitties which doesn't leave us much for other kitties in need in 2018.

    Every little bit helps and it all adds up!!!
     
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