[Felvtalk] Kitty with jaundice
clinebay at yahoo.com
Wed Mar 21 22:28:57 CDT 2012
Food is the cure for FHL. She needs to get some good syringes and start assist feeding both kitties ASAP. Have her blend a jar of meat baby food (no onions or garlic) with a can of kitten food. If she blends it well enough won't have to dilute with water. Has more caloreis than A/D. What counts now is calories.
From: "molveywda at hotmail.com" <molveywda at hotmail.com>
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Sent: Wednesday, March 21, 2012 11:23 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Kitty with jaundice
She took him to the vet. I think it was Friday. He just said it was because of the FeLV. I don't think he recommended anything but maybe because it's a cat in our foster system and he didn't think we would want to spend a lot of money on it. I don't know for sure. The vet did some bloodwork and said his liver levels were elevated. I think the kitty ate over the weekend but the last couple days he stopped. She's been "assist" feeding him a little. She was at the store in the middle of the night the other night buying him baby food, sardines, tuna and anything else she thought would tempt him. She finally gave up and made him eat some baby food. Oh, he drank a little kitten milk but didn't want it today. I told her to mix a/d with water or chicken broth because that's easy to get down them.
The other weird thing is that now his sister won't eat. She's not yellow or anything but last night and today she wouldn't eat but just laid in her litterbox. My friend will be taking her to the vet tomorrow. I'll tell her not to give up on them yet. I'll tell her to make sure the vet gives both of them sub-q fluids. What kind of antibiotics would you suggest?
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From: "Sharyl" <clinebay at yahoo.com>
To: "felvtalk at felineleukemia.org" <felvtalk at felineleukemia.org>
Subject: [Felvtalk] Kitty with jaundice
Date: Wed, Mar 21, 2012 10:54 pm
To build on what Natalie has written. Jaundice is a sign of liver issues. Hepatic Lipidosis is cured by food. Please tell your friend to get the kitty to a vet ASAP. Time is of the essence. She can either assist feed with a syringe or get an e-tube to get the calories into the kitty. It takes a real effort to get enought food into the kitty. Many find it easier when using an e-tube. It is not painful for the kitty. Just makes it easier for the caretaker. We say assist feed not force feed. It is a state of mind. You are assisting your cat to eat. Please tell her to join the Feline Assisted Feeding group.
They have great files and will offer lots of help. It would be better if you friend joined so she could benefit directly.
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