Re: [FH] Change in eating habits
- Hi Sandy and all,
I own the Feline Assisted Feeding group (FAF).
Many members have cats with feeding tubes, but others syringe feed as I do.
This is an active supportive group.
Please, do not let a cat go for longer than one day without food, or two
days with very little food. Cats are not like people or dogs; they need
food on a steady basis. A cat may get hepatic lipidosis after even 2 days
of very little food; this is a life threatening condition that can only be
reversed by lots of food (usually a feeding tube is needed).
----- Original Message -----
From: "zanth_99" <sandra_scanlon@...>
Sent: Saturday, July 03, 2004 8:01 AM
Subject: [FH] Change in eating habits
> Hi all,
> I know it's been quite a while since I've been on the list. I have
> had insane amounts of computer problems over the last few
> months....too many to mention. But hopefully I'm back now.
> Last week Boo Kitty had to have a couple of teeth pulled, and the
> vet cleaned the rest while she was there. It was necessary, we had
> tried the antibiotic route, but didn't work. The fear in the pit of
> my stomach was amazing....I couldn't get on line to air it with all
> of you, but I knew that sedation and heart kitties is bad. The vet
> used gas, which he said is the most gentle form.
> Now I am having a bear of a time getting her to eat anything. At
> first I thought it was the antibiotics that she was on...I have
> found in the past that they seem to bother her tummy...or just make
> her less hungry...not sure which. She has been off of them for 3
> days now, and last night was the 1st time that she ate an entire can
> of food....at least it was Hills A/D (high cal). I am just going to
> continue to coax her with a little normal food and Hills A/D....I
> know that last night's meal did her good...she's much closer to
> herself today.
> Has anyone gone through having teeth pulled with your furbaby? Is
> this normal?
> Thanks for everything!
> Sandy and Boo Kitty
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