Sue, here is a good link to more info on liver shunts.
If that is the dx it could be caused by the FeLV.  Looks like that could be why 
he is so small.  It is treatable but a low protein diet seems to be important.

--- On Fri, 9/19/08, Kelley Saveika <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

From: Kelley Saveika <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Tweezer update
Date: Friday, September 19, 2008, 5:01 AM

Most of these things can be treated pretty easily.  The ear mite/flea
medication is probably Revolution - I believe Frontline has come out with a
similar product called Frontline plus.  I keep all my cats on Revolution
monthly, mostly for heartworm prevention, there are other more effective
flea preventatives.

The eye infection and upper respiratory infection can be easily treated.
Unfortunately I know little about liver shunts - we have not had to deal
with any of those yet.

On Fri, Sep 19, 2008 at 3:13 AM, Sharyl <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

> Sue, thank goodness he is with you now.  Sounds like he might have a
> with a little help.  Just keep loving him.
> Sharyl
> --- On Thu, 9/18/08, Sue & Frank Koren <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> From: Sue & Frank Koren <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> Subject: [Felvtalk] Tweezer update
> Date: Thursday, September 18, 2008, 8:16 AM
> Today I took Tweezer to the vet.  I am so angry that a supposed rescue
> group
> could let him get into such bad shape.  He only weights about 3 1/2"
> He has a horrible case of ear mites.  He has an eye infection and an upper
> respiratory infection.  The fact that he can't seem to put on weight
may be
> caused by a genetic defect of the liver (liver shunts?).  A blood panel
> taken and his urine is being tested.  The one good thing is that he does
> not
> seem to be a bit anemic.  His appetite is also good.  He ate most of a can
> of
> Wellness today.
> So - now we await the results of the tests.  I will not hear back from the
> vet
> until Tuesday because they are going out of town.  He is on Doxycycline
> his
> eye infection and the respiratory infection.  They also gave him a
> treatment of
> ear mite/flea medication that they put on the back of his neck.
> He is such a wonderful sweet kitty.  He just loves to be loved.
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