I have very good results from syringe feeding Hills A/D to anorexic cats. I
saved the life of a cat with a corona virus using a combination of A/D and
blended Wellness Canned Food, stuffed with liquid vitamins and acidophiles. I
would sit her on my lap and feed about a quarter of the mixture 4 times a day.
This poor cat had come to my yard looking fairly good but soon went downhill.
She was pregnant but had a partial miscarriage in my yard. Then the vet said
that she was too weak and underweight to spay and was running a fever. So he
gave her something that would make her abort the rest of the fetuses. It didn't
but it almost killed her. I dragged her back and told them to spay her because
anything was better than what she was going through. Her temp was two points
above normal and she was groaning. They spayed her. Amazingly she survived.
They pumped her full of antibiotics and returned the poor almost bald skeleton
to me. I took her upstairs to a
flea-free isolation room, and began the two month protocol of syringe feeding
and flea combing her. At the end of the two months, she was eating on her own,
her fur was growing back and she was jumping in the air after a ping-pong ball,
her favorite game. She soon began to get chubby and after all her fur grew back
she looked like some type of calico breed. I sent a picture of her to a woman
who knows breeds and was told this cat was a Turkish Van. She got adopted in
2005. I have had to syringe feed several cats, including one with feline
hepatic lipidosis. I usually put a towel on my lap, wear a shirt that can be
thrown into the wash afterwards. Then I place the cat on my lap and go to with
the syringe and food. I pet in between squirts and talk softly and lovingly to
them so they feel that they are having some quality time also.Always have a box
or tissue handy to wipe the mess off their mouth after several squirts. This is
not a neat situation and
cats don't like food running down their chin.
Spay and Neuter your cats and dogs and your weird relatives and nasty neighbors
> From: Margo <toomanykitti...@earthlink.net>
>Sent: Friday, May 3, 2013 7:16 AM
>Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] What to feed a finicky, sick kitten?
> I'm sorry you're having this problem. First, I'd join Feline assisted
> It is very omportant you address this immediately, to avoid liver
> You will probably have to learn to syringe feed, at least for a short
>time. Cats who stop eating (for whatever reason) can "forget" how. They need
>to be reminded. First, I'd ask your Vet for an appetite stimulant, I use
>cyproheptadine (Periactin) but Mirtazapine is also recommended. Buy a few cans
>of a/d, and a 10cc luer slip tip syringe. Hills a/d is a concentrated, pureed
>food that is meant to be syringe fed, and is easy to use. There are others
>like Clinicare, which is a liquid, but it's not readily available, and is
>really meant for tube feeding.
> Please don't second guess yourself, it's worth trying. My FeLV boy,
>Gribble, was in very bad shape at one point, and not expected to live. I
>syringe fed him for about 2 weeks after he decided eating was not something he
>wanted to do. That was in April. Today he's playing tag with the dog (his best
>buddy) and generally making life interesting for the rest of the cats in the
> You might want to check and see if the anemia has returned, that might
>be somewhere to start with treatment. Gribbs is on Interferon and DMG, but
>that's it right now.
>All the best to you both,
>>From: Amanda Payne <amandak.pa...@gmail.com>
>>Sent: May 2, 2013 9:11 PM
>>Subject: [Felvtalk] What to feed a finicky, sick kitten?
>>This is my first time using this forum :)
>>I have a ten month old kitty, Polli, who was diagnosed with FeLV about two
>>months ago. At that time, she started licking the walls and our potted
>>plants in addition increasing lethargy. I took her to the vet where she was
>>diagnosed with severe anemia related to FeLV. We were told we'd have to
>>assist her to the rainbow bridge within days of the diagnosis. Thankfully,
>>she's a fighter and is still with us. However, her appetite has been cause
>>for worry. She's crazy about Temptations Treats and deli ham (I know, not
>>the most nutritious diet but I'm thankful for anything she eats). The last
>>two days, though, she won't eat. I've offered her baby food, Tiki Cat,
>>Ziwi's wet food, lunch meat, tuna and her favorite treats but to no avail. I
>>understand that the end may be near but I want to give everything a shot
>>before I make that call.
>>So, my question is, what do you give your cat that they just can't say no to?
>>I'd love and appreciate any suggestions!
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