My vet gave my anemic cat B12 subQs, but he still needed a transfusion. He was probably a lot more anemic, though. His blood looked like water and he had a red blood cell parasite. Have you checked for that?
Here's a nice page (about which you probably already know) about anemia: http://www.felinecrf.org/anaemia.htm The short of it is, get some treatment fast. On Thu, Nov 8, 2012 at 10:24 AM, Lee Evans <moonsiste...@yahoo.com> wrote: > I am fostering one of my former colony cats. My friend is now feeding the > colony, which was hers to begin with but since I moved out of the county > and live 35 miles away, she has had to take back the care of the 7 colonies > with which I was helping her. > > Desi, the cat I am now fostering has lost a lot of weight. My friend took > him to the vet and the cat has tested positive for FeLv. His PCV test is > at 10 and the vet doesn't hold out much hope for long term survival. In > addition, the vet felt a small mass near the cat's liver. However, what's > puzzling is that Desi is still eating, still grooming, his fur is shiny > like a healthy cat. His eyes were clear and bright last night but had a > little gunk on one cheek this morning. But they are still wide and bright > and he doesn't seem to be in any discomfort or pain. One thing though is > that he's weak. He walks slowly and sits down after a few steps but then > he gets up, rubs against me and then sits again. His belly is large but i > can feel his backbone when I stroke him. When I knew him as a street cat, > he was plump and active and mischievous. I have known him since he was a > half grown kitten. He was one of many black cats born to a black feral mom > cat in the colony but he was friendly to me and my rescue partner. When we > got them neutered, we did not test them for anything because we don't have > money for that. Desi is about 4 years old. The colony hangs out at an > office park. > > I'm wondering if there's any way short of a transfusion to deal with his > anemia. I'm giving him Nutra Ved vitamins daily, .5 cc. twice a day. I > can't afford the transfusion and with a leukemia positive cat I don't feel > it would be wise or that any vet would be willing to do that. > > Spay and Neuter your cats and dogs and your weird relatives and nasty > neighbors too! > > > _______________________________________________ > Felvtalk mailing list > Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org > > -- ---------------------------- Go Get a Life---Go Get a Shelter Animal! If you can't adopt, then foster "bottle baby" shelter animal, to save their life. Contact your local pound for information. <http://www.laanimalservices.com/volunteer_fostercare.htm> If you can't bottle feed, foster an older animal, to save their life, and to free up cage space. Ask your local animal pound to start saving over 90% of their intake by implementing the No Kill Equation: http://www.nokilladvocacycenter.org/shelter-reform/no-kill-equation/<http://www.nokilladvocacycenter.org/> Here's the current growing list of true No Kill communities: http://www.no-killnews.com/ (see the right sidebar) Legislate better animal pound conditions: http://www.rescue50.org More fun reading: http://www.nokilladvocacycenter.org/shelter-reform/guides/ More fun watching: http://vimeo.com/nokill/videos especially http://vimeo.com/48445902 Local feral cat crisis? See Alley Cat Allies' for how to respond: http://www.alleycat.org/page.aspx?pid=537
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