Did you test to see if he has an overactive thyroid?  This can happen even to 
younger cats.  It may or may not be related to FeLv.  Please have a thyroid 
profile done before deciding on his fate.  Thyroid can be treated with 
medication.  There's even an ear ointment that absorbs through the skin of the 
cat's ear if the cat absolutely won't take a pill.  And yes, they do eat but 
get thinner and thinner.  If your vet didn't do a thyroid profile, ask him to 
do that.

 From: Lorrie <felineres...@frontier.com>
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
Sent: Tuesday, May 22, 2012 6:05 AM
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


On 05-21, Frank & Sue
Koren wrote:
>    It  has  been  one  week since I took Orlando to the vets for the last
>    time.  His tumor had gotten large enough to be causing him pain and he
>    had  stopped  eating.   He  was  such a wonderful cat, my loving flame
>    point  Siamese boy.  The first time I met him in the rescues FeLV room
>    he  reached  up  and  gave me a hug.  From then on he was my boy and I
>    can't  believe  he  is  gone  and  I  will never see him again in this
>    world.   He  was  about  10 when I adopted him and that was four years
>    ago.   He  would  come up and bite me in the butt for attention when I
>    was  working  on  the  computer.   If  I  got up at night to go to the
>    bathroom  he would accompany me.  Always.  I guess that was how I knew
>    it  was  time.   On  the  last night he didn't do that.  He will be SO
>    missed.  I hate hate hate this disease.

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