Hi,Yet another kitten needs a home, female, 4 months old, diluted calico, very 
sweet, spayed, vaxed, currently living at the briarcliff spca, but will spend 
the rest of her life in a cage if she doesnt find a home.  She is currently on 
meds, she had pneumonia but is doing very well.  She was a bottle baby in a 
foster home and came back to the shelter and tested positive on the elisa.  I 
took home the litter mate, but could not take her home due to her sickness and 
i only could add one more cat to my family.  So would love to see her live her 
life in a home.  Any questions please feel free to contact 
> Date: Thu, 10 Sep 2009 09:07:24 -0500
> From: jb...@tds.net
> To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] (no subject)
> Sally,
> I hope this gets to you.  I don't always get all of the emails from this
> group so I hope you get this one.
> I just wanted to answer your question about diarrhea.  Diarrhea can be
> difficult to diagnose a cause.  In general, the first thing I would rule out
> are intestinal parasites - a stool sample helps (unless you are quite
> confident this is not likely - than it's just a waste of money).
> Second, bacterial and viral gastroenteritis (inflammation of the GI tract)
> can cause diarrhea - this may be secondary to antibiotic use or simply due
> to a failing immune system.  If he's on an antibiotic I would try giving the
> antibiotic with food and using a probiotic like Acidophilus.  It is a
> bacteria that coats the intestinal lining and blocks bad bacteria from
> causing infection.  You can get it at Walgreens - just divide the
> recommended human dose by 15 and you should be pretty close to a cat's
> needs.
> Other causes could be a change in food, stress, GI auto inflammatory
> disease, etc.
> If this is a relatively new development it is probably either parasitic,
> bacterial/viral, secondary to oral antibiotic use, or stress (physical
> or emmotional)
> I would probably just give Acidophilus a try, since it is easy to use,
> doesn't require a prescription and has a low potential for bad side
> effects.  If I suspected worms, I would bring a stool sample to the vet and
> finally, if nothing else turns up I may request Metronidazole from the vet
> (if they were willing to try it) - it is an antiobiotic that treats
> anaerobic bacteria and some protozoan infections that are hard to pick up on
> a stool sample and commonly cause GI upset.
> Hope that helps.
> Jenny
> On 9/8/09, S. Jewell <ssjew...@bellsouth.net> wrote:
> >
> > Wow, Jenny, that's a WONDERFUL report and very encouraging
> > to me and many others, I'm sure.
> >
> >
> >
> > At your suggestion (and thanks for the e-mail and phone
> > messages), I began Lukey's syringe feeding yesterday with
> > A/D and Gatorade.  He did very well with both.
> >
> >
> >
> > I'm on my way out to feed him again this morning and then
> > taking him back to the vet to put him on intravenous fluids
> > and vitamin C to help with whatever infection may be going
> > on, if any.  Still not sure about what is causing the fever
> > because his blood work was normal last Thursday except for a
> > borderline low lymphocyte count and mild anemia (don't
> > recall the numbers right now).  The fluids seem to help the
> > fever a lot, though, so it may in fact be from dehydration.
> > We may go ahead and start him on antibiotics as well to be
> > on the safe side, and he will be evaluated today as to any
> > need for a transfusion, though I don't believe his anemia is
> > that severe yet.
> >
> >
> >
> > One question:  He appears to have some diarrhea, first
> > noticed on Saturday.  Do you have any thoughts about what
> > might be causing the diarrhea or has Autumn experienced
> > this?  It was before his first LTCI shot, also given on
> > Saturday.
> >
> >
> >
> > Thanks again for the wonderful and promising news.  I have
> > been so depressed all weekend and this certainly gives me
> > hope for my Lukey.
> >
> >
> >
> > Sally
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
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