Yes, definitely. I would get him in asap (today). This is a worry with any kitty and especially felv+ kitties. Last time someone told me their cat was eating litter, he died soon after even though they got him to the vet (probably needed a transfusion which I don't think they tried).
Again not to scare you but given pale gums + eating litter, would rather err to the side of caution and say get him in asap as that's definitely worriesome. On Tue, Oct 29, 2013 at 10:51 AM, Katherine K. <kaths...@gmail.com> wrote: > Thanks. After doing few searches on the listserv archive and reading past > posts I wanted to add that I also have found him a couple of times recently > eating litter (the kind he was eating was Worlds Best Cat Litter made from > corn, but he also uses clay litter) and he has a tendency to lick the > shower drain after my shower. Seems like those could also be symptoms of > anemia..missing a mineral or something. > > > On Tue, Oct 29, 2013 at 10:20 AM, Heather <furrygi...@gmail.com> wrote: > >> 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 >>> >>> >> >> _______________________________________________ >> 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 > >
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