[Felvtalk] Is my kitten having his first FIV/FELV episode?
Gloria B. Lane
GBLane at aristotle.net
Wed Feb 29 14:00:20 CST 2012
I think your kitty needs to see the vet asap. Can't tell of course,
but he could have fluid in the abdominal area, or some other
difficulty that really needs attention.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Rashel Mereness
> To: felvtalk at felineleukemia.org
> Sent: Monday, February 27, 2012 12:12 PM
> Subject: [Felvtalk] Is my kitten having his first FIV/FELV episode?
> Hi - I'm new and have been reading the threads but I don't seen
> anything that addresses my situation. We have an 8 month old kitty
> that tested positive for FIV (or was it FELV?) at a young age, and
> we plan to get him retested. He has been healthy, playful and had a
> great appetite. A few weeks ago, however, he started eating less and
> less of his kibble, which we attributed to him wanting only the wet
> food we were giving to the dog. So we kept mixing a little into his
> kibble but he was eating less but was otherwise fine. Then we went
> away over the weekend and came back to find him very lethargic and
> breathing very heavy - not making a lot of noise with the breathing,
> but we can see his lungs expanding and contracting a great deal and
> very quickly. He won't eat, except he ate some of his favorite
> treats. We had someone (who he doesn't know) staying at our house
> Friday and then a person (who he knows) stopping in on Saturday and
> Sunday. They said he didn't eat much. No mucous, no sneezing. Sound
> like anything you have experienced?
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