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. 



[] On Behalf Of Maureen Olvey
Sent: Wednesday, March 21, 2012 9:23 PM
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?

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profitable to the human race or doesn’t….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

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