One of my FeLV cats is very anemic now and her anemia just hasn't responded 
to treatment, I will lose her this week as she has now refused to let me 
syringe feed her anymore, she has always been very good about it and about 
taking meds and now wants no part of it.  There are many things you can try 
to get the anemia reversed, Epogen as previously mentioned, Immunoregulin, 
etc., but you may need a transfusion to give them time to work. 
Unfortunately, for my baby the transfusion didn't seem to do much good at 
all and her numbers just keep going down.

One of my first FeLV kittens had the same problem with his back legs, over a 
period of a couple of days they just stopped working and he couldn't pee. 
Tried a lot of different things but never got better and I never found out 
what caused it, please post if your vet finds out the cause.

You might want to join the anemia group on yahoo.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Lorrie" <>
To: <>
Sent: Wednesday, December 17, 2008 6:32 AM
Subject: [Felvtalk] Sick FelV kitten

> 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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