You didn't say exactly what was bad in the blood work but I'm going to guess
she was very anemic.  If that is the case, you need more than assisted
feeding.  Depending on what the numbers are, she might need an immediate
transfusion just to give you a little time to try some things and there is
no guarantee.  It is really hard to win against a fast moving anemia.


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Subject: [Felvtalk] Assisted Feeding

My Macy is only 10 1/2 mos. and I took her to the vet yesterday because she
had become lethargic and wasn't playing. My son is one of the vet techs so
they know us and have been with Macy since we got her at 10 wks old. She was
a feral cat in the neighborhood. We even tried catnip on her favorite toy,
Mr. Lion. After an exam, urinalysis and blood work, the vet came in and just
stood there, too upset to talk. Macy's blood count is so bad they don't know
how she's even walking, although she still jumps up on furniture but not
with much energy. They said she only has a few days.

I've read about assisted feeding but don't recall anyone saying what they're
feeding the cat. She is still eating a very small amount but if more is
going to help her, we're willing to try anything. I'd appreciate any advice
or suggestions.

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