Hi Sue When I picked up MeMe she was in really terrible shape. I did not know she was FeLV, but she was unusually small for a one year old, had a terrible upper respiratory, constant sneezing, runny nose, diarrhea, stomatitis, swollen glands, she was really miserable. It tool us 6 months to get her into shape using both a homeopath and allopathic vet. With the exception of her gums which are often swollen and sore, she is doing remarkably well.
I think it is a good idea to keep your new kittie separated until you can get him checked out. Kitties who are symptomatic are fighting an active virus. Sometimes with good care and TLC they can fight the symptoms and keep the virus in check. I"m in the middle of a project for work, but I'll be glad to share the remedies and care we used to help MeMe fight the virus to a place where she is living a very happy life. Jane On Sep 17, 2008, at 6:39 AM, Sue & Frank Koren wrote: > 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? > _______________________________________________ > Felvtalk mailing list > Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org