Excellent suggestion. Thank you.
On 05-22, Lee Evans wrote: > 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. > _________________________________________________________________ > Original message From: Lorrie <felineres...@frontier.com> > To: firstname.lastname@example.org > Sent: Tuesday, May 22, 2012 6:05 AM > > 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 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