My Tucson (pos) has had a couple of episodes where she wouldn't eat. Since she's a hefty 18 lbs and LOVEs her food, that was a signal to me, as were the pale gums and lethargy. Vet did blood work and found very low White Blood Count. He gave her a series of immune-regulin and the wbc bounced back up each time. In the meantime, I was emptying out my refrigerator finding anything at all that she would eat-ham, cheese, tuna fish, tuna water, baby food--I didn't worry about the nutritional value---just wanted to get some food and fluids into her.
Christiane Biagi Cell: 914-720-6888 ti...@mindspring.com Volunteer-St. Bernard Parish Animal Shelter http://www.flickr.com/photos/sbpshelter/sets/72157603921945483/ -----Original Message----- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Kerry MacKenzie Sent: Wednesday, April 15, 2009 10:31 AM To: email@example.com Subject: [Felvtalk] Petey isn't eating and x-rays have found nothing Dear all, would welcome your input very much--any ideas you may have on what's wrong with Petey. Background: My FeLV foster kitten Daisy recently went to her (lovely) new forever home. Her companion, also positive, is Petey.. He's 7, and he's the sweetest cat you ever met. He welcomed Daisy (I've seen them together a few times) and they get on great. ~~I just heard the bad news from Lisa (one of Daisy's original rescuers) that Petey is sick. He has *stopped eating*, and it's obvious the emergency vet didn't find the problem. See Lisa's 2 emails below outlining symptoms and xray results---wd very much appreciate your thoughts/opinions as to what might be at the root of Petey's lack of appetite, drooling and hard breathing. I'll pass them asap to Lea (Petey's mom) and Lisa. many thanks---Kerry M. (1st email) Subject: Petey Please send good thoughts to Petey today�Lea called last night at 9PM to ask for my advice because he didn�t seem well; his appetite had been bad since Monday and he was drooling and breathing hard. I told her to head to CVES right away. She called about 10:30 to let me know they were going to take some X-rays and keep him overnight for observation, then off to Family Pet this morning. Let�s all cross our fingers that it�s nothing serious� (2nd email) Subject: Petey update I just talked to Lea. The x-rays last night did not show any problems; heart looked normal, lungs looked normal, kidneys, liver, bowel, etc., all fine. His heart and lungs sounded fine. The vet said his gums were pale but obviously they didn't have any of his previous records to compare with so they are not sure if the gums are paler than they normally are. She ended up taking him back home with her versus leaving him there and they are going in to Family Pet at 11AM this morning. He slept with her last night, soundly, but again this morning did not want any food. I will send another update as soon as I hear more... _______________________________________________ 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