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« Reply #15 on: August 31, 2016, 11:09:26 PM »

I don't even keep any aspirin on hand for myself.   Roll Eyes

I'm the type that if something happens, I'd feel better just bringing them to see the doctor than deciding myself and administering something.
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« Reply #16 on: September 01, 2016, 04:30:32 AM »

The only problem with that for a severe allergic reaction is time . If the throat is swelling an antihistamine done immediately could save their life on the way to the vet .
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« Reply #17 on: September 01, 2016, 06:57:42 AM »

Yes August please check with the vet about keeping something on hand just in case. Not sure how far you are from the animal er? I can make it to mine in under 10 minutes (I have made it in under 5 on at least one occasion).  Your vet did say the next time could be worse. Blasted mosquitoes they can hang on until there is at least a good frost and your deck is pretty big I believe so they could hide.

Check some of your photos to see if there is any indication of this ever happening before. 
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« Reply #18 on: September 03, 2016, 04:11:31 PM »

That's a really good point.  I'll ask the doctor when I see him next.

Yeah, blasted mosquitoes.   Angry
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« Reply #19 on: September 09, 2016, 09:13:30 PM »

Sorry for mosquito troubles.

This website has info on some stuff which may work:
http://www.mosquito.org

Interestingly, they claim that catnip has mosquito repellent properties. I wonder would it work to just rub the kitties with catnip. If nothing else, there would be happy kitties Wink

Edit: Apparently, it is true about catnip:
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/08/010828075659.htm
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« Reply #20 on: September 09, 2016, 09:58:01 PM »

Thanks for those links. 

That's hysterical that catnip repels mosquitos!  Can you imagine my covering the deck with powdered catnip?  OMG!   Cheesy Grin

Wednesday finally has his appetite back.  I ended up having to go get him an extra week's worth of steroids but today was his last day.  He still has sores on his head but I'm thinking they must be healing now.

My reform guy got back to me and after discussing it there really is just no way to guarantee mosquito/eggs not getting inside netting.  We're going to tough it out to the end of the month and then think more about what to do for next summer.  Though growing fresh catnip all over the deck is an idea.  Cheesy
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« Reply #21 on: September 10, 2016, 05:02:11 AM »

You could line the edges of the deck with shallow box planters & grow a barrier of catnip . Marigolds & citronella geraniums are supposed to work also .
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« Reply #22 on: September 14, 2016, 03:03:40 PM »

I'm so glad your kitties are better now, August, those are awful allergic reactions. We have lots of mosquitoes here too, and they vector diseases. I'm usually not in favor of humans tampering with nature by causing extinctions, but I just wouldn't be sad if mosquitoes were eradicated.
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