My Mandy (Felv positive) is 6 years old and no bigger than a six-month old. 
When I adopted her in July 2007, she was too thin but now is just right as 
far as weight--but has never grown.  She is very healthy but STILL eats like 
she thinks she'll never see another bit of food.   She will grab the food we 
are eating right out of our hands....but is very sweet and calm in any other 

Perhaps your new kitty has a upper respiratory infection....the vet, of 
course, will be able to tell.  My very best wishes to you.....


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Sue & Frank Koren" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Wednesday, September 17, 2008 6:39 AM
Subject: [Felvtalk] New kitty has arrived. Worried.

>I picked up the new FeLV+ kitty today and I am very worried about him.  He 
>is supposed to be close to two years old but he is the size of a kitten no 
>older then 6 months.  I can feel his bones as if he has been on the street 
>starving.  His eyes are a little gunky and his nose seems to be running. 
>He eats like he has been starving and he drank an amazing amount of water. 
>He just seems sickly.  I am keeping him separated from my other cats just 
>in case, and he will go to my vet as soon as I can get him an appointment. 
>The other animals at this rescue seem very healthy, but I can't imagine why 
>he is the way he is.   Does anyone have any ideas?  Could this be just 
>another thing that happens to positive kitties?
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