I hope everything turns out OK for the little guy. Will Bandfield take him and not exclude anything to do with pre-existing conditions? Will they take a FeLV+ cat at all? I would guess they wouldn't cover him but would be very happy to hear they would.
Gary ----- Original Message ----- From: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> To: <email@example.com> Sent: Saturday, August 23, 2008 8:44 PM Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Kiwi our felv one year old cat > My son found kiwi beside his dead sibling in the woods. Kiwi was actually > very healthy. We cleaned him up and gave him kitten formula. The next > day we took him to our local vet who thought he was between > 2 1/2 to 3 weeks old. He would not suck on the kitten nipple bottle so > we feed him through a dropper. He acted as though we could not feed him > fast enough. He loved his kitten formula. We did everything for him a > mom cat would do. He thrived. When he was about 3 months old one of my > daughters took the kitten to the vet because she was also taking her cat. > Everything looked good until they did the fel Luk test. It came take > positive. We were all shocked. The vet asked us what we wanted to do. > Like do we want them to put him to sleep. I couldn't believe it. This > active happy go lucky kitten. I couldn't imagine doing something like > that. We were worried about the other cat, who had been immunized > against it. He came back negative. Well, this was last summer. Now he > is a year old and has been fixed and tested positive again. We think he > might have gotten it from his farel mother's milk. All this time we were > trying to place him in a foster home, because we had two dogs and another > cat. There has not been any openings, I think possibly because he is felv > positive. Right now he has diarrhea and some guk in his eyes. But he > does act fine. I do feed him dry food because he throws up wet food. He > needs to see a vet, but I don't have the money. I know with dogs if they > get an upset stomack and have diarrhea, chicken breast is good. I am > wondering if chicken breast might be helpful for cats also. I am also > exploring to see if I can sign him up with Bandfield at Petsmart. I would > get the top plan which is about $30.00. I figure it's better then > nothing. I think most lab work is included. And I also think they he > will need plenty of blood test to check his blood count. Any advise is > very welcomed. Thanks! P.S. wish I could send pictures of him! > > _______________________________________________ > Felvtalk mailing list > Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org > > > __________ Information from ESET NOD32 Antivirus, version of virus > signature database 3382 (20080823) __________ > > The message was checked by ESET NOD32 Antivirus. > > http://www.eset.com > > _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org