I wonder if you could get sheep or goat's milk and make your own
yogurt.  I had a yogurt maker at one time but donated it.  It seemed
easy enough to make though, I just had no reason to make any.

On 2/15/08, Marylyn <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> If he doesn't eat it immediately let it warm (naturally) to room temperature
> then put a small amount on a paw...don't force it into his mouth.  Dixie
> prefers sheep or goat yogurt but it is difficult to get here.  I don't know
> what options you have.
> On Feb 14, 2008, at 6:07 PM, Lynne wrote:
> OK, gonna get some yogurt.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Marylyn
> To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> 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.
> Lynne
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Rosenfeldt, Diane
> To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> 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.
> ________________________________
> [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of
> Lynne
> Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2008 2:53 PM
> To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> 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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