I think emergency clinics have more then their share of idiots....
Maybe assist feeding would work for him. I will have to get a syringe.  Did you 
do anything else besides feeding her to help her get rid of toxins?

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On Feb 3, 2011, at 3:18 PM, Natalie <at...@optonline.net> wrote:

> 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: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> 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: felvtalk@felineleukemia.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.
>>> 
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