It may not be just jaundice, it could be hepatic lipidosis, which is very serious! Blood test is a must, and force feeding, fluids (sub-q), and antibiotics are required!
I had a cat last summer that went down to 4.5 lbs, to the point where they wanted to insert a feeding tube through nose or surgically into stomach to which I said no, because I knew that I could force fed her small amounts all day long, and she would have been absolutely miserable with any of the two. I mixed A-D with some hot water and meds, and used a syringe. Within 2 weeks, her values were tremendously improved and she made a complete recovery. Hepatic lipidosis happens mostly to female cats. She was only about 1 ½ - 2 yrs old. She is a very fussy eater, and I have finally found the one and only food that she will eat. BTW, her prognosis was grim, and the vets were really surprised how I got her well in such a short time! The poor girl was through a lot, had a litter in the streets (only 2 survived), and we got her when she was already pregnant with second litter too late to abort. From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Maureen Olvey Sent: Wednesday, March 21, 2012 9:23 PM To: email@example.com Subject: [Felvtalk] Kitty with jaundice A friend of mine has two FeLV + cats, littermates about 8 months old, and one has developed jaundice. He has lost a ton of weight also. The last couple of days he doesn't want to eat although he's not laying around or lethargic. Anyone had experience with this? Anything that can be done or is this the end for him? Maureen I am not interested to know whether vivisection produces results that are profitable to the human race or doesnt .the pain which it inflicts upon unconsenting animals is the basis of my enmity toward it, and it is to me sufficient justification of the enmity without looking further. Mark Twain
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