BEEN THERE AND DONE THAT, BUT IT IS WORTH IT. ---- Lee Evans <moonsiste...@yahoo.com> wrote: > 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 too! >________________________________ > From: Margo <toomanykitti...@earthlink.net> >To: firstname.lastname@example.org >Sent: Friday, May 3, 2013 7:16 AM >Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] What to feed a finicky, sick kitten? > > >Hi Amanda, > > I'm sorry you're having this problem. First, I'd join Feline assisted >feeding; > >http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/Feline-Assisted-Feeding/ > > It is very omportant you address this immediately, to avoid liver >problems. > > 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 >household. > > 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, > >Margo > > > >-----Original Message----- >>From: Amanda Payne <amandak.pa...@gmail.com> >>Sent: May 2, 2013 9:11 PM >>To: email@example.com >>Subject: [Felvtalk] What to feed a finicky, sick kitten? >> >>Hello everyone! >> >>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! >> >>Thank you, >>-Amanda >>_______________________________________________ >>Felvtalk mailing list >>Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org >>http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org > > >_______________________________________________ >Felvtalk mailing list >Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org >http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org > > > _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org