Also, our vet recommended against warming food in microwave as it changes 
consistency and smell of it. Vet suggested I mix food with warm (or hot) water 
to bring it to room temp.
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Lynne 
  Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2008 6:07 PM
  Subject: Re: the good stories

  OK, gonna get some yogurt.
    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: Marylyn 
    Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2008 7:02 PM
    Subject: Re: the good stories

    Have his throat and teeth checked.  And try a good, organic yogurt....full 
fat, plain.  Dixie had some gum/teeth issues that have cleared up.the doxy 
should help if that is an issue.   

    On Feb 14, 2008, at 3:22 PM, Lynne wrote:

      Diane, my husband slightly warms his food since it's kept in the fridge.  
I know how important it is for him to eat.  I've warned him he'll have a 
feeding tube put in if he doesn't smarten up.  To make it worse, he only wants 
my husband or "Mister" to feed him.  Boo and I will be sitting on the bed and 
if he hears one sound downstairs he stands, does his strange little meow and 
waits for Bob to come up.  He wants food but then won't eat it.  Maybe the vet 
has some experience with picky cats. 

        ----- Original Message -----
        From: Rosenfeldt, Diane
        Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2008 4:15 PM
        Subject: RE: the good stories

        I'm glad your vet is flexible and willing to help.  If BooBoo's 
snifflies can get cleared up, I know his appetite will improve.  They don't 
want stuff they can't smell.  Have you tried heating his food so it's stinkier? 
 You may run out of the kitchen gagging, but he'll think it's great.  As I'm 
sure you know, making sure kitties keep eating, no matter what their FeLV 
status, is paramount.  We've been through 3 separate instances of fatty liver 
disease, which is the end result of insufficient eating, and I can tell you we 
are ever-vigilant to make sure everybody is eating.

        Diane R.

        From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Lynne
        Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2008 2:53 PM
        Subject: the good stories

        Thank you all for sharing these uplifting stories.  I'm tempted to 
print them out and show to my vet.  I called his office this morning and asked 
the assistant if I could possibly fax a list of questions and suggestions 
regarding BooBoo's care and then come in to talk to him.  Well he called me 
back at work and thanked me for doing that and even mentioned how "intelligent" 
and "informed" I was.  I told him I had been doing a lot of reading and all 
these suggestions came from this group.  I thought he might laugh at it but he 
was very impressed.  He is totally in agreement about the course of Doxycycline 
and said tonight we'd sit down and discuss the use of Interferon.  I know it is 
going to cost us a fortune, everything does over here, but just by chance my 
dad gave me a thousand dollars for my birthday so that will certainly help.  He 
did mention that they do transfuse animals but the same problem would surface 
in time and it can be dangerous anyway.  Not even going to consider that one.

        So that's where we stand.  He needs to be checked tonight for his 
breathing and runny nose and come up with some way to get him to eat more.  
Nothing I've offered him seems to meet his approval.

        Talk to you all later.
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