OMG!  If I put golf balls in my dogs food they would swallow them and keep
right on going!

On Wednesday, January 16, 2013, Shelley Theye wrote:

> Hi Tricia and All,
> I recently joined this group after finding out that a neighborhood feral
> cat that I trapped
> to neuter, tested positive for FeLV.   I have him separate from my cats
> now, and he has, over a few months,
> actually become a lot tamer, not 100% yet, but so much better, allows
> petting, plays, etc.
> Hope I am not out of line jumping in about Tricia's cat before properly
> introducing myself.
> I am not sure if I am getting all of the emails on this particular thread,
> but
> I think with her symptoms, ongoing or worsening loose stool, and now
> hiding, she should definitely be seen by a vet.
> There have been lots of great suggestions given, but IF she is not
> improving, you should bring her in for an exam.
> I would start by getting the name of the vet that your friend took her
> too, then call and ask them about her
> check-up, and why she was given the Tylosin.  Ask your friend more about
> why the Tylosin too.  Maybe have your friend
> call the vet first to let them know it is fine to tell you about her, that
> you adopted her...ask them if they did a fecal, deworming, etc.  Find out
> the
> dewormer they gave her, what the fecal showed, etc.  You need more info
> and maybe just by talking to them you
> will get some answers.
> If her symptoms continue, I think you should bring her in to your own vet.
>  Have the other vet fax the records over.
> With FeLV cats, it is important to stay on top of symptoms and address
> them sooner versus later to treat anything before it advances, right?
> She could become dehydrated with ongoing diarrhea and you don't really
> know what is
> going on for sure to cause her symptoms, unless the other vet sheds some
> light.  This is just my opinion.
> For instance, she could have coccidia, giardia, etc.   Sometimes vets want
> to do a direct fecal
> to find certain parasites, etc.   They can be hard to find on a fecal you
> drop off.
> Loose stool could have lots of bacteria in it too, not just worms, and she
> might need to be
> treated.  I have a foster cat who had chronic loose stools and when fecals
> were done, he
> had an overload of bacteria and metronidazole helped for a while.
> His diarrhea ended up being intermittent to almost constant, until we
> finally figured out he has a food allergy and now
> after 4 years (!), his stools are finally normal on a special unique
> protein (rabbit) food.
> Hope Pumpkin starts feeling better soon.  One other thing, declawing is
> very traumatic, and declawing an adult is even worse.
> Some of her litter box aversion could be from pain of declaw in addition
> to the diarrhea, not necessarily, but just something
> to be aware of.  She has been through a lot.   And she is still getting
> used to your home and being indoors.  It's only been a few months,
> she still needs time to adapt.  Also, cats will sometimes purr even if
> they don't feel good.  Sounds like you are being a great mom to Pumpkin,
> but if she isn't getting better, I would definitely err on the side of
> caution and have her seen or at least call your vet or the other vet.
> Best,
> Shelley
> On Jan 15, 2013, at 10:54 PM, katskat1 wrote:
> > Some good suggestions!  I am feeding mine Science Diet for sensitive
> tummies mixed with two teaspoons of canned food to keep her interested.
>  She inhales it!  Little miss Hoover.  I am feeding 9 other cats and three
> dogs at the same time. One of the dogs gets sensitive tummy food along with
> thyroid, pain and inflammation meds so I don't have time to pay enough
> attention to her to try and slow her down.  I may start feeding her
> separately.  Will see how it goes.  Thanks for the ideas. I can't give her
> hairball medicine cause she immediately barfs it, often into her food
> bowl!!  Subtle kitty that she is...........
> >
> > For all that are interested, Miss Kitty is getting big, sleek and shiny.
>  She is going to successfully sneak out the door someday.  She will not
> give it up.  Hope to keep her in til spring.
> >
> > Ozzie is doing MUCH better.  Fattened up in his head, chest and front
> section of his body but back end just isn't gonna fill out.  Mingles with
> the other cats if food is involved, purrs when petted in a manner and spot
> he approves of and has learned to ask to go in/ out so all is well.  So far
> no issues developing with ,the FIV.  Discovered he was choosing his own
> toilet areas, none of them litter boxes cause he apparently requires there
> be no top/lid on the boxes he is to use,.  Take the lid off and he uses it
> every time.  One mystery solved.
> >
> >
> > Kat
> > ::::::::::::::::::::::::::
> > On Tuesday, January 15, 2013, wrote:
> > When you gt the pumpkin, try mixing some plain yogurt with it.  It will
> provide good bacteria for her intestines.
> >
> > Good thought on her accident.  If she is not used to sudden noises, etc,
> that could have been the problem.
> > As for her hiding, Annie hid in the basement for a wek or 2, coming up
> at night to eat.  I put a box downstairs for her to use.  She had lost her
> owner to cancer and was cooped up in her trailer for 3 weeks.  The lady's
> sister came once a day, fed her and changed her box.  Then she was put in a
> box, brought to the vet's and I picked her up and brought her home to a
> house with a basement, 6 cats and 2 new people.  She freaked out and headed
> straight for the basement.  She had always been an only cat so getting used
> to a house full and new people didn't help her.  Now, she still does not
> like sharing me with the others, but does put up with it.
> > I wish we could get a complete history with each new cat that comes our
> way, it would make it so easy to understand why the do and do not do
> things.  For that reason, I have a letter to go with each one when I pass
> so the no kill shelter I have selected to get them will be able to
> understand their little quirks.
> >
> > ---- wrote:
> > > Hi Sharyl,
> > >
> > > Thank you so much for the quick reply:)
> > >
> > > I would have to guess she is about 4 years old.
> > >
> > > I've had cats with worms before, but they were quite obvious in the
> stool... I will try to check her stool more closely.
> > >
> > > So some pumpkin for my Pumpkin.... how ironic... might need to try
> that and I will let you know.  Maybe it will be best for her to stay in the
> basement, near her potty for awhile?  I had one other response, and he
> said, she just may have had an accident, which is what I might be thinking.
>  I think previously, we were chasing the kids in the house, and she may
> have gotten scared and it just sorta "ran out"...
> > >
> > > What about hiding under the bed?? She did that when she first came
> here, and has been good now for a few weeks, but today she was under the
> bed again?  I read that sometimes can be a sign that they aren't feeling
> well?
> > >
> > > Thanks again for your time and knowledge:))))
> > >
> > > Tricia
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: Sharyl <>
> > > To: felvtalk <>
> > > Sent: Sun, Jan 13, 2013 9:42 pm
> > > Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] stray cat I took in has feline leukemia
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > Hi Tricia. You don't say how old Pumpkin is.  It is usual to re-test
> for FeLV after 3 months.  Since she used to be outside has she been treated
> for worms?  That may be why her stools are soft. >
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