Dixie eats primal raw most of the time.
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. St. Francis ----- Original Message ----- From: Pat Kachur To: firstname.lastname@example.org Sent: Friday, October 12, 2007 1:02 PM Subject: Re: I have had two FIP cats--both of which had the "wet" version where the abdomen becomes extremely distended. I believe it is more common than the "dry" version. They lived about 6 months after diagnosis but I did eventually have to have them put down. Re food--I believe Pet Guard (available around here at least at Whole Foods stores) would be right as high a nutritional wet food as is available. It is what I am feeding my leukemia-positive kitty--and she is thriving. ----- Original Message ----- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: email@example.com Sent: Friday, October 12, 2007 1:47 PM Ok, guys. I just got off the phone with Whitey's vet. Good news and what could potentially be really bad news. Good news first. First of all, his Thyroid is normal, which Dr. Dolen says defies logic. He wants to retest in a few weeks. All his other major organ functions were normal...kidneys, liver, thyroid, everything was good. His WBC were elevated (of course, due probably to the severe ear infection). He is chronically anemic (RBC was 25ish). The thing that concerned Dr. Dolen the most was his elevated Globulin and Albumin levels. His globulin was 8.4, when he says 3ish is the "normal" range, so he said that indicated a chronic severe infection. He's getting the lab to run an FIP titer on the blood sample they have from the other tests, so we'll know something about that in about a week. He says either the ear infection was so horribly bad that its a miracle he's still alive (to have caused such an elevated globulin level) or he has FIP. I'm certainly hoping its the ear infection, something we can work with. Any of you guys have experience with FIP? I understand its deadly, usually within weeks of symptoms, but I was wondering about the "human" aspect of it..what have YOU guys experienced with it? He recommended high protein kitten food for him right now. He said the more protein the better...canned tuna, chicken, whatever has the most protein. I'm going to go by a local natural pet food store on my way home from work that carries premium kitten foods. Also interested if any of you know what the absolute highest nutritional content wet food would be? I'm thinking Innova kitten food in a can, maybe wellness kitten food? Anyway, more updates when I get them. Michael ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Email and AIM finally together. You've gotta check out free AOL Mail!