I use PetTinic as a supplement.  That's what I used with my last  
anemic cat, who was also on doxycycline.  I think you have to be  
careful with iron supplements, use as directed by the vet.  Best of   
luck with your 8 mo old baby!

Gloria


On Dec 17, 2008, at 6:32 AM, Lorrie wrote:

> One of our FelV kittens is very anemic.  Has anyone ever tried iron
> suppliments?  We went back to the vet yesterday, and got her vitamins
> and iron, and hope this will buy her a bit more time.
>
> She is 8 months old and only weighs 3 1/2 pounds.  She didn't
> actually lose the weight, she just never gained anymore weight
> than that, as she is also a small cat.
>
> She recently lost control of her back legs and the vet isn't sure
> this is caused by the FelV.  He thinks it may be a neurological
> thing...... This happened suddenly about a week ago. First she was
> wobbly and then she got so she couldn't stand at all, and also lost
> control of her bladder and bowels.  She is still eating and does not
> seem to be in any pain.  Otherwise I'd put her to sleep. She is my
> daughter's favorite cat, and she doesn't want to do this unless the
> cat is in distress.  I just wondered if any of you had ever seen this
> lose of mobility in a FelV cat?   Advice please.
>
> Thanks,  Lorrie
>
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