Pale gums can indicate anemia, if gums are white they are usually near death. I'd get the kitty's PCV (packed cell volume) checked asap. FELV+ cats are particularly prone to anemia, I don't have any FELV+ cats and think sometimes it is non-regenerative but some here might have some advice.
Not to scare you, but anemia is something that needs to be addressed quickly. On Tue, Oct 29, 2013 at 10:16 AM, Katherine K. <kaths...@gmail.com> wrote: > Just saw Avaykn's email as I was writing this. I have the opposite problem > - pale gums. > > One of my positive kittens Terence has started looking/feeling a little > skinny and his usually short sleek fur has a more raggedy look to it. I > checked his gums this morning and they were pale compared to his 3 siblings > (who are also positive). He is 6 months old. They are on lysine and getting > wet and dry food. > > I'm going to try adding fortiflora and get some lixotinic from the vet. > Appetite seems normal, he's still active/playful but perhaps less so than > usual. > > Katherine > > _______________________________________________ > Felvtalk mailing list > Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org > >
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