I am so sorry about Orlando! Lorrie - Is he getting any medical support for his condition? When I had FeLV+ cats, and still have 6 FIV+ cats, I gave/give them CoQ10 (50mg) daily, and Nutramin* (higher than suggested dosage for sick cats), building up the amount given....when I see that there's not much more to be done and you know that the cat is either in pain or has a just absolutely horrible quality of life, I opt for euthanasia as a last resort, only after having done everything that I could.
* I mix Nutramin into the food for all the rescue cats; one of the many sources they actually gives a nice discount to rescue groups (if you ask for it and tell them of your non-profit status). -----Original Message----- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Lorrie Sent: Tuesday, May 22, 2012 7:05 AM To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Wasting away I am so sorry for your loss of Orlando. I do rescue work and I have several FelV cats, and one of my favorites is a long haired black male who tested positive several months ago. He is not just wasting away. He is not anemic, has no tumors, but is just getting thinner and thinner. Since he shows no symptoms there is nothing the vet can do to buy him a bit more time, and I know he won't be with me for long. He doesn't appear to be in any pain, he is just weak, thin and he no longer grooms himself, but he is still eating. I've lost many FelV cats, but most had either tumors or became anemic and crashed. Have any of you had FelV cats who just wasted away, and do you think I should just let him die at home where he feels comfortable and safe? I hate to have him euthanized at this point as it is so frightening for cats to go to the vet. I would appreciate your thoughts. Lorrie _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org