Years ago, one of my FIV cats had seizures; we rushed her to an emergency clinic, and they told me "you have a very sick kitty here", which made me livid, as if I were a total ignoramus.....I later did some research and found out that cats with FeLV and FIV can build up toxins which can cause seizures. Maybe it would be a good idea to feed the cat with a syringe....should be no problem! Wrap in a towel, hold the head from underneath the jaw, and gently insert the syringe on the side of the mouth, slowly releasing the food (small amounts, allowing the cat to swallow). Would it help if you placed food in front, and then helped steady the cat's head?
-----Original Message----- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Susan Koren Sent: Thursday, February 03, 2011 2:41 PM To: email@example.com Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] HELP! Tweezer is sick The problem is more with the spasms he is having then not eating. He is interested in food but is having a hard time eating it because of the shaking and jerking. They don't know what is causing it. They were thinking maybe value would help but are afraid it might not be good because of his being weak and immune compromised. Sent from my iPad On Feb 3, 2011, at 2:07 PM, Natalie <at...@optonline.net> wrote: > Try ANYTHING - it's better than nothing. Sometimes, when they have an > infection, they can't smell the food (and that's very important to cats), > try taking some of the food, maybe diluted, and use a syringe or an > eyedropper to put some of it into their mouth on the side, just to get the > taste, they usually start eating! > > -----Original Message----- > From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org > [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Katy Doyle > Sent: Thursday, February 03, 2011 12:51 PM > To: firstname.lastname@example.org > Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] HELP! Tweezer is sick > > I'm so sorry that Tweezer isn't doing well. I don't really know what to do > to encourage him to eat - maybe try his favorite food, I sometimes use > tuna or mackerel (supplemented with Nutri-Cal so the cat gets all their > viatamins). For cats, the smellier the food, the better. > > I hope that helps! > ---Katy > > On Thu, Feb 3, 2011 at 7:19 AM, Frank & Sue Koren > <fs...@roadrunner.com>wrote: > >> Tweezer was to the vet yesterday. His RBC is 17 and he has a secondary >> infection. He is also having spasms which is the worst because he is >> frightened and it makes it harder for him to eat and drink. He is on >> Prednesolone and Clavamox for now. What can I do to help him? >> >> I hope this message gets through to the list because my last one didn't. >> >> _______________________________________________ >> 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 > > > > _______________________________________________ > 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 _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org