Hugs to u Margo 

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On May 5, 2013, at 1:15 PM, <cer...@new.rr.com> wrote:

> Do cats with this have problems with their anal glands?
> 
> I'm sorry for your loss.
> 
> Chris C.
> 
> 
> -----Original Message----- From: dlg...@windstream.net
> Sent: Saturday, May 04, 2013 4:38 PM
> To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] What to feed a finicky, sick kitten?
> 
> I do know one thing, never trust a vet that says euthanize with no other 
> alternatives.  My vet is great, he tells you what could happen and then says 
> it is up to you to keep them or not.  My Annie is still going strong at 8 
> years (she was 4 when I got her).  Nitnoy gave up her fight for life after I 
> had her 2 years.  It was not the FELV that killed her, but blocked anal 
> glands.  The ER vets missed that on sunday and I  did not know until I took 
> her to my vet on Monday.  He checked her glands first thing, took care of 
> them and I took her home to feed and love her.  It was too late, She died 
> purring as she kneaded my shoulder.  You can believe that I drive the rest of 
> my pride nuts checking their glands.  That is one thing I will not be remiss 
> on again.  We learn as we go and each one of our babies teaches us something 
> new.  Maybe when it is my time to go, I will have learned all there is to 
> know.  In the meantime, I do my best, that is all I can do.
> ---- Margo <toomanykitti...@earthlink.net> wrote:
>> 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: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
>> >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
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