Re: the good stories ~ warming food

2008-02-14 Thread laurieskatz
Also, our vet recommended against warming food in microwave as it changes 
consistency and smell of it. Vet suggested I mix food with warm (or hot) water 
to bring it to room temp.
L
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  From: Lynne 
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  Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2008 6:07 PM
  Subject: Re: the good stories


  OK, gonna get some yogurt.
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From: Marylyn 
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2008 7:02 PM
Subject: Re: the good stories


Have his throat and teeth checked.  And try a good, organic yogurtfull 
fat, plain.  Dixie had some gum/teeth issues that have cleared up.the doxy 
should help if that is an issue.   

On Feb 14, 2008, at 3:22 PM, Lynne wrote:


  Diane, my husband slightly warms his food since it's kept in the fridge.  
I know how important it is for him to eat.  I've warned him he'll have a 
feeding tube put in if he doesn't smarten up.  To make it worse, he only wants 
my husband or Mister to feed him.  Boo and I will be sitting on the bed and 
if he hears one sound downstairs he stands, does his strange little meow and 
waits for Bob to come up.  He wants food but then won't eat it.  Maybe the vet 
has some experience with picky cats. 

  Lynne
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From: Rosenfeldt, Diane
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2008 4:15 PM
Subject: RE: the good stories


I'm glad your vet is flexible and willing to help.  If BooBoo's 
snifflies can get cleared up, I know his appetite will improve.  They don't 
want stuff they can't smell.  Have you tried heating his food so it's stinkier? 
 You may run out of the kitchen gagging, but he'll think it's great.  As I'm 
sure you know, making sure kitties keep eating, no matter what their FeLV 
status, is paramount.  We've been through 3 separate instances of fatty liver 
disease, which is the end result of insufficient eating, and I can tell you we 
are ever-vigilant to make sure everybody is eating.

Diane R.




From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Lynne
Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2008 2:53 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: the good stories


Thank you all for sharing these uplifting stories.  I'm tempted to 
print them out and show to my vet.  I called his office this morning and asked 
the assistant if I could possibly fax a list of questions and suggestions 
regarding BooBoo's care and then come in to talk to him.  Well he called me 
back at work and thanked me for doing that and even mentioned how intelligent 
and informed I was.  I told him I had been doing a lot of reading and all 
these suggestions came from this group.  I thought he might laugh at it but he 
was very impressed.  He is totally in agreement about the course of Doxycycline 
and said tonight we'd sit down and discuss the use of Interferon.  I know it is 
going to cost us a fortune, everything does over here, but just by chance my 
dad gave me a thousand dollars for my birthday so that will certainly help.  He 
did mention that they do transfuse animals but the same problem would surface 
in time and it can be dangerous anyway.  Not even going to consider that one.

So that's where we stand.  He needs to be checked tonight for his 
breathing and runny nose and come up with some way to get him to eat more.  
Nothing I've offered him seems to meet his approval.

Talk to you all later.
Lynne
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Re: the good stories ~ warming food

2008-02-14 Thread Marylyn
Get a bowl of pretty hot water.  Put the bowl of food in the hot  
water.  It will take a few minutes but the heat will transfer and you  
will not dilute the food.  If you want to mix a liquid in it try a  
broth (chicken, beef etc).  Again, you will be adding to the food.

On Feb 14, 2008, at 8:26 PM, laurieskatz wrote:

Also, our vet recommended against warming food in microwave as it  
changes consistency and smell of it. Vet suggested I mix food with  
warm (or hot) water to bring it to room temp.

L
- Original Message -
From: Lynne
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2008 6:07 PM
Subject: Re: the good stories

OK, gonna get some yogurt.
- Original Message -
From: Marylyn
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2008 7:02 PM
Subject: Re: the good stories

Have his throat and teeth checked.  And try a good, organic  
yogurtfull fat, plain.  Dixie had some gum/teeth issues that  
have cleared up.the doxy should help if that is an issue.

On Feb 14, 2008, at 3:22 PM, Lynne wrote:

Diane, my husband slightly warms his food since it's kept in the  
fridge.  I know how important it is for him to eat.  I've warned  
him he'll have a feeding tube put in if he doesn't smarten up.  To  
make it worse, he only wants my husband or Mister to feed him.   
Boo and I will be sitting on the bed and if he hears one sound  
downstairs he stands, does his strange little meow and waits for  
Bob to come up.  He wants food but then won't eat it.  Maybe the  
vet has some experience with picky cats.


Lynne
- Original Message -
From: Rosenfeldt, Diane
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2008 4:15 PM
Subject: RE: the good stories

I'm glad your vet is flexible and willing to help.  If BooBoo's  
snifflies can get cleared up, I know his appetite will improve.   
They don't want stuff they can't smell.  Have you tried heating his  
food so it's stinkier?  You may run out of the kitchen gagging, but  
he'll think it's great.  As I'm sure you know, making sure kitties  
keep eating, no matter what their FeLV status, is paramount.  We've  
been through 3 separate instances of fatty liver disease, which is  
the end result of insufficient eating, and I can tell you we are  
ever-vigilant to make sure everybody is eating.


Diane R.

From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] 
] On Behalf Of Lynne

Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2008 2:53 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: the good stories

Thank you all for sharing these uplifting stories.  I'm tempted to  
print them out and show to my vet.  I called his office this  
morning and asked the assistant if I could possibly fax a list of  
questions and suggestions regarding BooBoo's care and then come in  
to talk to him.  Well he called me back at work and thanked me for  
doing that and even mentioned how intelligent and informed I  
was.  I told him I had been doing a lot of reading and all these  
suggestions came from this group.  I thought he might laugh at it  
but he was very impressed.  He is totally in agreement about the  
course of Doxycycline and said tonight we'd sit down and discuss  
the use of Interferon.  I know it is going to cost us a fortune,  
everything does over here, but just by chance my dad gave me a  
thousand dollars for my birthday so that will certainly help.  He  
did mention that they do transfuse animals but the same problem  
would surface in time and it can be dangerous anyway.  Not even  
going to consider that one.


So that's where we stand.  He needs to be checked tonight for his  
breathing and runny nose and come up with some way to get him to  
eat more.  Nothing I've offered him seems to meet his approval.


Talk to you all later.
Lynne
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