WHEN MY GUYS GO OFF THEIR FEED, I LOOK FOR SOMETHING THAT WILL MAKE THEM WANT TO EAT, LIKE CHICKEN LIVERS IN A BLENDER . IF HE WON'T EAT IT ON HIS OWN, TRY USING A SYRINGE AND GIVE HIM JUST A LITTLE BIT SO HE GETS THE TASTE AND THEN HE MAY EAT ON HIS OWN.
---- Lee Evans <moonsiste...@yahoo.com> wrote: > Hi Matt - I have had several cats who turned from FeLv+ to negative. One who > turned back to positive after turning to negative passed away very quickly. > Odd case because my other "turned cat" lived to be 12 years old. He was about > a year old when I rescued him, he was positive and then turned negative. > Lived a pretty long life too, considering he had been a street cat before I > got him. I still have one who was both FeLv+ and FIV+. He turned negative > for leukemia but not for FIV but FIV is not a serious issue around my place. > They usually live as long as negative cats. I was under the impression that cats who are positive for leukemia are not supposed to be given cortisone shots or oral cortisone medication. It will increase a cat's appetite for a while, but not for long. Cortisone also has a bad effect on the cat's kidneys if given regularly. I could not find anything current on Facebook although there are a couple of pages for Leukemia positive cats but no postings since 2011 and 2012. I don't think you will be getting any up to the minute information on those pages. On Sunday, September 14, 2014 12:12 PM, Matt Pardo <mpa...@velocitystorm.com> wrote: > > > >Hi everyone, I am new to the list. I have been looking through the archives >for an answer, but haven’t found it yet. Sorry if this has been answered >before. > >My cat, named Roughy, was a feral cat with FIV and FeLV. I have had him for >about four years now with only minor infections. However, on Thursday, he >didn’t eat. On Friday, I took him to the vet. The vet said he was extremely >anemic…unfortunately, I was too shell shocked to ask for a copy of the lab >results so I can’t say what that means. He gave him a shot of dexamethasone on >Friday and gave him fluids. He seemed much better when I took him home. He >gave me some dex to give him to him. I could have sworn he said one time a >day, but the label says 2 times per day (every 12 hours). My concern is that I >am giving him too much dex. The dosage per pill is 0.5 mg which nets to 1 mg >per 24 hours. Is this ok/normal? This is the first anemia I have experienced >and I am really worried. Poor Roughy had a really rough night Friday. Last >night was a bit better, but he still seems to be struggling. I would really >appreciate it if anyone knows if that dosage is > ok. Of course, I have tried contacting my vet, but I can’t get him. > >Thanks! > >Matt > >_______________________________________________ >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