I can't help with the Interferon but can with the assist feeding.  There is a 
Yahoo Assist Feeding that has some great files on assist feeding.

Just about any canned food can be used.  I blenderize the food with a little 
liquid and syringe feed the mixture.  I add the supplements to the mixture to 
avoid the hassles of pilling.   

For short term assist feeding meat baby food with no onions or garlic is easy 
to assist feed.  Many kitties will lick it off a coated baby spoon or it is 
easy to syringe feed.  

Kitten canned food is higher in calories than the A/D.  You want to get the 
biggest bang per oz with whatever food you feed.  

--- On Mon, 1/12/09, Jennifer Dykhouse <> wrote:

> From: Jennifer Dykhouse <>
> Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] LTCI by Imulan
> To:
> Date: Monday, January 12, 2009, 3:05 PM
> Hello all,
> I have a three year old cat, Mr. Darcy that is Felv+ and is
> in the last stages of his disease as best as the vet and I
> can tell.  He was symptom free (we didn't know that he
> was Felv+until then) until 6 months ago when he snuck
> outside and contracted an URI. He was tested for Felv+ and
> it was positive. After we got rid of the URI he still was
> symptomatic and anemic, so we knew he was definetly in one
> of the later stages of his leukemia.  
> We've had him on Interferon, which seems to help him
> slightly and he's now on it everyday. We also have been
> giving him Science Diet A/D to help give him calories and
> bring some weight back on him, he's only at 7 lbs 5 oz,
> which is not good.
> He's stopped eating the A/D so we are starting to
> assist feed him at night.  Anything we can do to help him
> would be great.  Is there a website with information on this
> LTCI and where can you get it. Our vet isn't up on
> everything leukemia/Felv, so she doesn't know much. 
> Thanks so much!


Felvtalk mailing list

Reply via email to