We all know what a heartbreak a Felv diagnosis is, but as all of us
on this list know, there is always hope.
Have you tried Nutri-cal? Although I have never used it, I have heard
it described as a highly caloric paste
that is used to help cats maintain weight and also to stimulate their
I have a 3 year old who was diagnosed when we got her when she was
around a year. She was highly symptomatic
(URI, swollen glands, chronic diarrhea, stomatitis etc) and it took
several months for her to recover, but she has
and she is living an (almost) normal and active life. If you can get
help with his eating issues, there is always hope that
he will recover and begin to feel like a 'normal' kittie. There is
always hope and there are people on this list who have
cats who are living far beyond statistics.
Hoping Wilson Combat can recover.
On Apr 23, 2009, at 5:57 PM, Judy Eaton wrote:
This is my introductory note to you guys. I am Judy Eaton and live
in Richland, Oregon, a tiny, remote farming community. I am a
lifelong animal lover, especially of cats, and have owned many.
Currently, I have an 11 month old grey tabby, Wilson Combat, who is
fel leuk positive. I found out about the diagnosis when I had him
neutered at 5 months, and last weekend had him checked again, due
to lethargy, no appetite, and third eyelid over one eye. He is
still positive. His blood was checked, and actually his count was
pretty good. However, he still isn't eating, and just moping around.
I have offered him every kitty treat I can think of( cooked
chicken, hamburger, tuna), with no luck. He purrs, and looks
good,no vomiting or diarrhea, but the anorexia has to lead to major
weight loss. Do these cats get better and then worse in cycles? I
would suspect that. I am an RN and have had comparable experiences
with people with devastating diagnoses, and guessed that this cat's
case may be similar. I am so sad about all this, and I guess I just
need some support!
We are letting him go outside. He has his own kitty door...We are
very isolated, and my husband and I want him to be as happy as he
can be. I know the risks.
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