yeah, i'd much rather have a slightly plumb FeLV than a scrawny one......
that's an excellent point, too, chris, about being able to see the change
more easily when she DOES stop eating....



On Sun, Aug 3, 2008 at 11:37 AM, Chris <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

> My Tucson is a big cat but still a bit on the heavy side but you know, if
> she doesn't feel well, she instantly stops eating... Not only does it give
> me a signal something's wrong but that extra weight gives us a bit of time
> to figure out what's going on.  Of course, she's a bit of a fusspot and
> what's going on could be she has an upset tummy, has hairballs, is annoyed
> at something or other--But she's had a couple of episodes where her white
> blood count really went down low  and she wouldn't eat much of anything for
> a few days; again having that extra weight helped get her through it.
>
> Christiane Biagi
> 914-632-4672
> Cell:  914-720-6888
> [EMAIL PROTECTED]
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Laura B
> Sent: Sunday, August 03, 2008 8:54 AM
> To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> Subject: [Felvtalk] Furry Laura update & ?'s
>
> Hi All,
>
> I've been reading through this list, lots of great information!  Been
> trying
> to chime in but having trouble keeping up with the fast pace lately, you
> are
> all very chatty :)  Anyway, Laura, my FeLV + kitty is doing wonderfully.
> She had several days of loose stool, a few weeks back and I think it was
> from the vetri-science treats that I was giving her, they had lysine (she
> has herpes) and DMG in them.  Once I stopped them, she firmed back up
> again.
>
> She's gained quite a bit of weight, my neighbor/pet sitter (who visits
> Laura
> daily) thinks it might be a bit too much.  But honestly I think having a
> little bit of extra insulalation is good for her, gives her more of a
> "buffer" if she should become sick.  What do you all think?  She's not fat,
> but she is very solid and borderline a little chunky.  She looks great, all
> of her fur has grown back (she had alot of bald patches when I got her) and
> her coat is shiny and dense.
>
> She eats a full can and 1/2 of wellness per day (5.5 oz can) plus I free
> feed dry wellness for her.  Since I currently have a very sick 14 year old,
> who won't eat, I'm just thrilled that Laura's appetite is so healthy, maybe
> it's too much, but again, I think she needs a little extra meat on her on
> bones.
>
> Thanks in advance for any comments,
>
> Laura
>
>
>
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