Yogurt may feel good to the gums and give him some probiotics. Something
salty like ham helped the Royal Princess Kitty Katt eat when she wanted
nothing......thin sliced deli ham. Just Born with Colostrum is also a
favorite with several cats I have regular contact with including Dixie who
lives with me. She particularly likes the boxed, ready mixed when she is
feeling off. I mix the powder in food at other times.
If you have men who will
exclude any of God's creatures
from the shelter of
compassion and pity, you will have men who
will deal likewise with
their fellow man.
----- Original Message -----
From: "wendy" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Sunday, September 30, 2007 9:30 PM
Subject: Re: FeLV Help for a 5 year old male cat
I am sorry that Whisper is going through what he is, poor baby. But you
have found a good place for info. and encouragement.
I have a few questions for you: is Whisper eating at all? If not, you have
to get him to eat, even if you have to syringe feed him chicken baby food
(without onion in the ingredient) or whatever he will eat. Cats HAVE to
eat. They can't go long without food or they develop fatty liver disease.
It's true that he may have mouth ulcers which might be hurting him (probably
a result of Stomatis), but you can still syringe feed him the creamy baby
food and water. He will feel better if he gets food in his tummy. Is he
drinking any water?
You might consider going to see an Internal Specialist Veterinarian. They
seem to give the most help when it comes to treating FeLV. What large city
do you live closest to? You might post with the city in the subject line
and that you are looking for a good vet; maybe someone here will know one
already. So many vets are ignorant (I mean that in the nicest way) when it
comes to FeLV. Either they don't have any/much experience or they just
write kitty off as soon as they see the positive test. I would start
calling tomorrow morning.
Lysine is a very good natural antiviral. It's used for a lot of eye
conditions and you can buy it at the health food store for about $10. I
would start giving Whisper 500 mg. 2x per day in his wet food (or syringed
food). Buy only PURE lysine.
Did the vet run a CBC/HCT/PCV on Whisper? If so, do you know what the
results were? If not, can you get a copy of the blood work? You need to
know how his blood/heart/kidneys/etc. are doing so you can make informed
decisions about his health care. I would keep him on Interferon. It helps
a lot of the time. Does Whisper have a temperature? Does he seem
dehydrated (sticky gums)? If he is, he will feel terrible until he gets
subQ fluids, which your vet should have done if he was dehydrated. The more
I think about what you said about your vet, I would only go there once more,
to get copies of all his records, and then find another vet asap.
How old did you say Whisper was?
It's not time to give up yet Gina. Arm yourself with info. and you'll be
better equipped to make the right decisions for Whisper, whether it be to
keep fighting or let him go. Please keep us posted.
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