I agree with the others. If it's hemolytic anemia caused by hemobartonella - doxy and prednisone can help. Usually this can be identified on a blood smear.
If it's strictly the felv, only a blood transfusion will help and this will only buy you some time - in the matter of weeks to months. It sounds like she is in a bad way and would need a transfusion. A/D food can't hurt but won't immediatley help with the anemia. This is where felv+ cats get really tough. The guestion of what to treat and how aggressively becomes a very difficult question. I have found that the very thin, severely anemic cats rarely survive and heavy treatment only prolongs the suffering. On the other hand, sometimes they respond nicely and do well for a time. I am so sorry. My prayers and hopes go out to you both. Jenny ---- mdgallo...@aol.com wrote: > 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. > > Dawn > _______________________________________________ > Felvtalk mailing list > Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org