Re: [Felvtalk] Stanley and Muscular Atrophy

2010-02-23 Thread Belinda Sauro
hi Diane, It would depend on what his potassium level is. When Fred had muscle wasting it was because of his low potassium, he was CRF and that is a known cause of low potassium. -- Belinda happiness is being owned by cats ... http://bemikitties.com http://BelindaSauro.com

Re: [Felvtalk] Stanley and Muscular Atrophy

2010-02-23 Thread Laurieskatz
This is good to know. Thank-you, Belinda. -Original Message- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Belinda Sauro Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2010 3:24 AM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Stanley and

Re: [Felvtalk] Hair Loss

2010-02-23 Thread Laurieskatz
Demodex mite is a possibility. Is he real itchy? The clumps and itching are what Coco had. It's hard to find the mites as they are very small. They can apparently live on the animal and if their immune system is compromised the mite can start affecting them. Coco was on steroids and that shut down

Re: [Felvtalk] Hair Loss

2010-02-23 Thread Laurieskatz
Ps important to get your boy in soon - esp if you have other animals. I had to have all my cats dipped. L -Original Message- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Carol Tsai Begnoche Sent: Monday, February 22, 2010 10:01 PM

Re: [Felvtalk] Hair Loss

2010-02-23 Thread Hotmail Junk
My Gray Kitty has had some hair loss too, however, his is due to his Prednisolone. Sent from my iPhone On Feb 23, 2010, at 6:24 AM, Laurieskatz lauriesk...@mchsi.com wrote: Demodex mite is a possibility. Is he real itchy? The clumps and itching are what Coco had. It's hard to find the

Re: [Felvtalk] Hair Loss

2010-02-23 Thread Carol Tsai Begnoche
He doesn't seem to be overly itchy. It actually doesn't seem to bother him at all. How would he have gotten mites? All my cats are indoors. I've had him for over a year now and he was much sicker when I first got him. He seems to be healthy now. I was also watching him play last night and it

Re: [Felvtalk] Hair Loss

2010-02-23 Thread Heather
I had an indoor kitty turn up with demodex, though I can't say I really noticed she was overly itchy, I thought it was rinworm at first since I do resuce and had been dealing with that. I took her to the vet who thought it was allergies then had one last thought to do a skin scraping and found

Re: [Felvtalk] Stanley and Muscular Atrophy

2010-02-23 Thread Lance
My sister's cat, Alex, is diabetic and also had muscle atrophy. It got so bad that he was dragging one of his back legs around, and when he went up the stairs, you'd know it without being there by the sound of the flop as he climbed a step. My parents took Alex off of my sister's hands. She

Re: [Felvtalk] Hair Loss

2010-02-23 Thread Laurieskatz
Coco was strictly indoor, too. Demodex is VERY ITCHY. Can you see if there is an injury? wondering about an abscess..? -Original Message- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Heather Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2010 1:27 PM

Re: [Felvtalk] Hair Loss

2010-02-23 Thread Ashley Vanover
I took my cat Gonzo to the vet a couple of days ago for a similar problem. He isn't FeLV+, but my other cat, Kong, is. I had noticed Kong's hair on his ears looks much thinner, but it hasn't spread and doesn't seem to be bothering him. Anyway, the vet didn't seem to know what was wrong