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John Ross Mc Master
October 11th 09, 12:28 AM
It hit them all at once. It could become FIP which is fatal. I must
have tracked it in somehow.

Matthew[_3_]
October 11th 09, 12:46 AM
"John Ross Mc Master" > wrote in message
...
> It hit them all at once. It could become FIP which is fatal. I must
> have tracked it in somehow.



OUCH John sending purrs and prayers for them and you

MLB[_2_]
October 11th 09, 01:13 AM
John Ross Mc Master wrote:
> It hit them all at once. It could become FIP which is fatal. I must
> have tracked it in somehow.

I "googled" that and there is quite a lot of information. I do have eye
problem which makes it hard for me to read all of it. However there was
a statement that said cats can live normal lives with the virus. I did
have a neighbor who lost a cat to FIP and I certainly pray that it does
not develop in your kitties. \
What kind of treatment did you Vet suggest?
Purrs for your furkids and best wishes to you and your bank account. MLB

John Ross Mc Master
October 11th 09, 01:29 AM
On Sat, 10 Oct 2009 18:13:49 -0600, MLB > wrote:

>John Ross Mc Master wrote:
>> It hit them all at once. It could become FIP which is fatal. I must
>> have tracked it in somehow.
>
>I "googled" that and there is quite a lot of information. I do have eye
>problem which makes it hard for me to read all of it. However there was
>a statement that said cats can live normal lives with the virus. I did
>have a neighbor who lost a cat to FIP and I certainly pray that it does
>not develop in your kitties. \
>What kind of treatment did you Vet suggest?
>Purrs for your furkids and best wishes to you and your bank account. MLB

There is the virus but no prrof this is FIP. The vet said to continue
doing what I was doing. Fluids, proteins, calories, vitamins.

cybercat
October 11th 09, 02:56 AM
"John Ross Mc Master" > wrote
> There is the virus but no prrof this is FIP. The vet said to continue
> doing what I was doing. Fluids, proteins, calories, vitamins.

Keeping you and your kitties in my prayers.

Kelly Greene
October 11th 09, 09:35 AM
"John Ross Mc Master" > wrote in message
...
> It hit them all at once. It could become FIP which is fatal. I must
> have tracked it in somehow.

How did they get it? Could it have come in on your shoes? That's dreadful.
:(
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MLB[_2_]
October 11th 09, 07:39 PM
John Ross Mc Master wrote:
> On Sat, 10 Oct 2009 18:13:49 -0600, MLB > wrote:
>
>> John Ross Mc Master wrote:
>>> It hit them all at once. It could become FIP which is fatal. I must
>>> have tracked it in somehow.
>> I "googled" that and there is quite a lot of information. I do have eye
>> problem which makes it hard for me to read all of it. However there was
>> a statement that said cats can live normal lives with the virus. I did
>> have a neighbor who lost a cat to FIP and I certainly pray that it does
>> not develop in your kitties. \
>> What kind of treatment did you Vet suggest?
>> Purrs for your furkids and best wishes to you and your bank account. MLB
>
> There is the virus but no prrof this is FIP. The vet said to continue
> doing what I was doing. Fluids, proteins, calories, vitamins.


Do they take the food and meds willingly? Purrs that theywill do so MLB

John Ross Mc Master
October 11th 09, 09:00 PM
On Sun, 11 Oct 2009 12:39:29 -0600, MLB > wrote:

>John Ross Mc Master wrote:
>> On Sat, 10 Oct 2009 18:13:49 -0600, MLB > wrote:
>>
>>> John Ross Mc Master wrote:
>>>> It hit them all at once. It could become FIP which is fatal. I must
>>>> have tracked it in somehow.
>>> I "googled" that and there is quite a lot of information. I do have eye
>>> problem which makes it hard for me to read all of it. However there was
>>> a statement that said cats can live normal lives with the virus. I did
>>> have a neighbor who lost a cat to FIP and I certainly pray that it does
>>> not develop in your kitties. \
>>> What kind of treatment did you Vet suggest?
>>> Purrs for your furkids and best wishes to you and your bank account. MLB
>>
>> There is the virus but no prrof this is FIP. The vet said to continue
>> doing what I was doing. Fluids, proteins, calories, vitamins.
>
>
>Do they take the food and meds willingly? Purrs that theywill do so MLB

I have to syringe feed them except just now, Percy ate some canned
food all on his own. I picked up some appetite stimulant pills at the
vets today.
They are all isolated in different rooms and Archie is going
stir-crazy.

Matthew[_3_]
October 11th 09, 11:29 PM
"John Ross Mc Master" > wrote in message
...
> On Sun, 11 Oct 2009 12:39:29 -0600, MLB > wrote:
>
>>John Ross Mc Master wrote:
>>> On Sat, 10 Oct 2009 18:13:49 -0600, MLB > wrote:
>>>
>>>> John Ross Mc Master wrote:
>>>>> It hit them all at once. It could become FIP which is fatal. I must
>>>>> have tracked it in somehow.
>>>> I "googled" that and there is quite a lot of information. I do have
>>>> eye
>>>> problem which makes it hard for me to read all of it. However there
>>>> was
>>>> a statement that said cats can live normal lives with the virus. I did
>>>> have a neighbor who lost a cat to FIP and I certainly pray that it does
>>>> not develop in your kitties. \
>>>> What kind of treatment did you Vet suggest?
>>>> Purrs for your furkids and best wishes to you and your bank account.
>>>> MLB
>>>
>>> There is the virus but no prrof this is FIP. The vet said to continue
>>> doing what I was doing. Fluids, proteins, calories, vitamins.
>>
>>
>>Do they take the food and meds willingly? Purrs that theywill do so
>>MLB
>
> I have to syringe feed them except just now, Percy ate some canned
> food all on his own. I picked up some appetite stimulant pills at the
> vets today.
> They are all isolated in different rooms and Archie is going
> stir-crazy.

John your pack is in my prayers. I am glad you were able to get it
diagnosed

Bubble Eyes[_2_]
October 12th 09, 12:44 AM
On Sun, 11 Oct 2009 13:00:14 -0700, John Ross Mc Master
> wrote:

>I have to syringe feed them except just now, Percy ate some canned
>food all on his own. I picked up some appetite stimulant pills at the
>vets today.

When my kitty stopped eating, somebody suggested I try feeding her baby
food. I picked up some Gerber 2.5oz jars of chicken baby food. I also
bought some small plastic spoons they sell in the baby food department at
Walmart. To my surprise kitty ate the stuff right up, I was in tears as
she licked and ate spoon after spoon of the stuff.

Your vet may also suggest Hills Prescription Diet a/d. It has a strong
smell which is good for cats, when they stop eating it's usually because
they've lost their sense of smell or need something stronger smelling to
encourage them to eat. Try getting a can and see how they like it.

As for the coronavirus, try not to focus on that. I had a vet specialist
tell me that it's a very common thing for cats to have, it's seldom tested
for also. Most cats have the virus, their owners never knowing about it,
and the cats will live a completely normal life. I suspect your cats all
have a cold, it will last three weeks and then everything will slowly
return to normal. Your cats have a great person to take care of them, they
know they are loved very much.

John Ross Mc Master
October 12th 09, 04:34 AM
On Mon, 12 Oct 2009 01:44:11 +0200, Bubble Eyes
> wrote:

>On Sun, 11 Oct 2009 13:00:14 -0700, John Ross Mc Master
> wrote:
>
>>I have to syringe feed them except just now, Percy ate some canned
>>food all on his own. I picked up some appetite stimulant pills at the
>>vets today.
>
>When my kitty stopped eating, somebody suggested I try feeding her baby
>food. I picked up some Gerber 2.5oz jars of chicken baby food. I also
>bought some small plastic spoons they sell in the baby food department at
>Walmart. To my surprise kitty ate the stuff right up, I was in tears as
>she licked and ate spoon after spoon of the stuff.
>
>Your vet may also suggest Hills Prescription Diet a/d. It has a strong
>smell which is good for cats, when they stop eating it's usually because
>they've lost their sense of smell or need something stronger smelling to
>encourage them to eat. Try getting a can and see how they like it.
>
>As for the coronavirus, try not to focus on that. I had a vet specialist
>tell me that it's a very common thing for cats to have, it's seldom tested
>for also. Most cats have the virus, their owners never knowing about it,
>and the cats will live a completely normal life. I suspect your cats all
>have a cold, it will last three weeks and then everything will slowly
>return to normal. Your cats have a great person to take care of them, they
>know they are loved very much.
>

I hope it isn't anything I've done but there is an outside chance I
could have tracked it in. My youngest cat was staying elsewhere from
Sept 11 to Sept 26 and this crap started 10 days later.

BUT if this is the case, why did all 5 cats come down with this at
exactly the same time? They have coronavirus but I doubt it is the
cause of the not eating or drinking.

The cat in the middle of the age bracket is recovering fastest, and
this is strange.

Netmask[_2_]
October 12th 09, 07:51 AM
John Ross Mc Master wrote:
> On Mon, 12 Oct 2009 01:44:11 +0200, Bubble Eyes
> > wrote:
>
>> On Sun, 11 Oct 2009 13:00:14 -0700, John Ross Mc Master
>> > wrote:
>>
>>> I have to syringe feed them except just now, Percy ate some canned
>>> food all on his own. I picked up some appetite stimulant pills at the
>>> vets today.
>> When my kitty stopped eating, somebody suggested I try feeding her baby
>> food. I picked up some Gerber 2.5oz jars of chicken baby food. I also
>> bought some small plastic spoons they sell in the baby food department at
>> Walmart. To my surprise kitty ate the stuff right up, I was in tears as
>> she licked and ate spoon after spoon of the stuff.
>>
>> Your vet may also suggest Hills Prescription Diet a/d. It has a strong
>> smell which is good for cats, when they stop eating it's usually because
>> they've lost their sense of smell or need something stronger smelling to
>> encourage them to eat. Try getting a can and see how they like it.
>>
>> As for the coronavirus, try not to focus on that. I had a vet specialist
>> tell me that it's a very common thing for cats to have, it's seldom tested
>> for also. Most cats have the virus, their owners never knowing about it,
>> and the cats will live a completely normal life. I suspect your cats all
>> have a cold, it will last three weeks and then everything will slowly
>> return to normal. Your cats have a great person to take care of them, they
>> know they are loved very much.
>>
>
> I hope it isn't anything I've done but there is an outside chance I
> could have tracked it in. My youngest cat was staying elsewhere from
> Sept 11 to Sept 26 and this crap started 10 days later.
>
> BUT if this is the case, why did all 5 cats come down with this at
> exactly the same time? They have coronavirus but I doubt it is the
> cause of the not eating or drinking.
>
> The cat in the middle of the age bracket is recovering fastest, and
> this is strange.

Not sure if you can still get Vegemite now in the US(your customs
started to confiscate it from Australian visitors) but all of my cats
over the years have loved it(just a very small scrapping is the way you
use it - LOL for this Australian watching my American relatives
lathering it on like peanut butter and then spitting it out!! Just a
very mean scrapping as if it's your last jar of food that has to last a
year!!) It's full of the B group vitamins and has a sharp taste that
appeals to cats and stimulates their appetite.
I also use it to cover tablets that might have a nasty taste to our
feline friends..

Malcom \Mal\ Reynolds
October 12th 09, 07:16 PM
In article

nd.net.au>,
Netmask > wrote:

> John Ross Mc Master wrote:
> > On Mon, 12 Oct 2009 01:44:11 +0200, Bubble Eyes
> > > wrote:
> >
> >> On Sun, 11 Oct 2009 13:00:14 -0700, John Ross Mc Master
> >> > wrote:
> >>
> >>> I have to syringe feed them except just now, Percy ate some canned
> >>> food all on his own. I picked up some appetite stimulant pills at the
> >>> vets today.
> >> When my kitty stopped eating, somebody suggested I try feeding her baby
> >> food. I picked up some Gerber 2.5oz jars of chicken baby food. I also
> >> bought some small plastic spoons they sell in the baby food department at
> >> Walmart. To my surprise kitty ate the stuff right up, I was in tears as
> >> she licked and ate spoon after spoon of the stuff.
> >>
> >> Your vet may also suggest Hills Prescription Diet a/d. It has a strong
> >> smell which is good for cats, when they stop eating it's usually because
> >> they've lost their sense of smell or need something stronger smelling to
> >> encourage them to eat. Try getting a can and see how they like it.
> >>
> >> As for the coronavirus, try not to focus on that. I had a vet specialist
> >> tell me that it's a very common thing for cats to have, it's seldom tested
> >> for also. Most cats have the virus, their owners never knowing about it,
> >> and the cats will live a completely normal life. I suspect your cats all
> >> have a cold, it will last three weeks and then everything will slowly
> >> return to normal. Your cats have a great person to take care of them, they
> >> know they are loved very much.
> >>
> >
> > I hope it isn't anything I've done but there is an outside chance I
> > could have tracked it in. My youngest cat was staying elsewhere from
> > Sept 11 to Sept 26 and this crap started 10 days later.
> >
> > BUT if this is the case, why did all 5 cats come down with this at
> > exactly the same time? They have coronavirus but I doubt it is the
> > cause of the not eating or drinking.
> >
> > The cat in the middle of the age bracket is recovering fastest, and
> > this is strange.
>
> Not sure if you can still get Vegemite now in the US(your customs
> started to confiscate it from Australian visitors) but all of my cats
> over the years have loved it(just a very small scrapping is the way you
> use it - LOL for this Australian watching my American relatives
> lathering it on like peanut butter and then spitting it out!! Just a
> very mean scrapping as if it's your last jar of food that has to last a
> year!!) It's full of the B group vitamins and has a sharp taste that
> appeals to cats and stimulates their appetite.
> I also use it to cover tablets that might have a nasty taste to our
> feline friends..

What is the opposite of vegemite. I have
two cats that might benefit from
de-stimulating their appetites

Phil P.
October 13th 09, 05:43 AM
"John Ross Mc Master" > wrote in message
...
> It hit them all at once. It could become FIP which is fatal. I must
> have tracked it in somehow.

Most cats are infected with FCoV at some point in their lives because it
spreads so easily. You don't even have to be near an infected cat to tract
it in to your home. But I wouldn't worry about FIP if I were you.

First off- just because your cats are FCoV antibody-positive (I'm assuming
your vet ran a ViraCHEK/CV for antibodies to FCoV), that doesn't mean FCoV
is causing your cats' clinical signs. Millions of cats are FCoV
antibody-positive and completely asymptomatic. If you want to know if your
cats have an active FCoV infection, you have to run paired antibody tests
and see if the titers are rising. A single test doesn't mean anything more
than your cats were exposed to FCoV at some point in their lives. If you got
one of your cats from a shelter or breeder the cat is most likely FCoV
positive and could have infected the others. But most FCoV infections are
subclinical and you would never know the cat was positive unless you tested
for it. A "bad" FCoV infection causes enteritis - but that's about it in
the vast majority of cases.

How are they doing?

Phil

John Ross Mc Master
October 13th 09, 09:40 AM
On Tue, 13 Oct 2009 00:43:33 -0400, "Phil P." >
wrote:

>
>"John Ross Mc Master" > wrote in message
...
>> It hit them all at once. It could become FIP which is fatal. I must
>> have tracked it in somehow.
>
>Most cats are infected with FCoV at some point in their lives because it
>spreads so easily. You don't even have to be near an infected cat to tract
>it in to your home. But I wouldn't worry about FIP if I were you.
>
>First off- just because your cats are FCoV antibody-positive (I'm assuming
>your vet ran a ViraCHEK/CV for antibodies to FCoV), that doesn't mean FCoV
>is causing your cats' clinical signs. Millions of cats are FCoV
>antibody-positive and completely asymptomatic. If you want to know if your
>cats have an active FCoV infection, you have to run paired antibody tests
>and see if the titers are rising. A single test doesn't mean anything more
>than your cats were exposed to FCoV at some point in their lives. If you got
>one of your cats from a shelter or breeder the cat is most likely FCoV
>positive and could have infected the others. But most FCoV infections are
>subclinical and you would never know the cat was positive unless you tested
>for it. A "bad" FCoV infection causes enteritis - but that's about it in
>the vast majority of cases.
>
>How are they doing?
>
>Phil
>
>
>

The girls are eating now and the older boys are being forcefed. One of
the boys had a bowel movement!

MLB[_2_]
October 13th 09, 04:54 PM
John Ross Mc Master wrote:
> On Tue, 13 Oct 2009 00:43:33 -0400, "Phil P." >
> wrote:
>
>> "John Ross Mc Master" > wrote in message
>> ...
>>> It hit them all at once. It could become FIP which is fatal. I must
>>> have tracked it in somehow.
>> Most cats are infected with FCoV at some point in their lives because it
>> spreads so easily. You don't even have to be near an infected cat to tract
>> it in to your home. But I wouldn't worry about FIP if I were you.
>>
>> First off- just because your cats are FCoV antibody-positive (I'm assuming
>> your vet ran a ViraCHEK/CV for antibodies to FCoV), that doesn't mean FCoV
>> is causing your cats' clinical signs. Millions of cats are FCoV
>> antibody-positive and completely asymptomatic. If you want to know if your
>> cats have an active FCoV infection, you have to run paired antibody tests
>> and see if the titers are rising. A single test doesn't mean anything more
>> than your cats were exposed to FCoV at some point in their lives. If you got
>> one of your cats from a shelter or breeder the cat is most likely FCoV
>> positive and could have infected the others. But most FCoV infections are
>> subclinical and you would never know the cat was positive unless you tested
>> for it. A "bad" FCoV infection causes enteritis - but that's about it in
>> the vast majority of cases.
>>
>> How are they doing?
>>
>> Phil
>>
>>
>>
>
> The girls are eating now and the older boys are being forcefed. One of
> the boys had a bowel movement!

Hurray! Perhaps a little butter would help the elimination. MLB

John Ross Mc Master
October 13th 09, 05:23 PM
On Tue, 13 Oct 2009 09:54:04 -0600, MLB > wrote:

>John Ross Mc Master wrote:
>> On Tue, 13 Oct 2009 00:43:33 -0400, "Phil P." >
>> wrote:
>>
>>> "John Ross Mc Master" > wrote in message
>>> ...
>>>> It hit them all at once. It could become FIP which is fatal. I must
>>>> have tracked it in somehow.
>>> Most cats are infected with FCoV at some point in their lives because it
>>> spreads so easily. You don't even have to be near an infected cat to tract
>>> it in to your home. But I wouldn't worry about FIP if I were you.
>>>
>>> First off- just because your cats are FCoV antibody-positive (I'm assuming
>>> your vet ran a ViraCHEK/CV for antibodies to FCoV), that doesn't mean FCoV
>>> is causing your cats' clinical signs. Millions of cats are FCoV
>>> antibody-positive and completely asymptomatic. If you want to know if your
>>> cats have an active FCoV infection, you have to run paired antibody tests
>>> and see if the titers are rising. A single test doesn't mean anything more
>>> than your cats were exposed to FCoV at some point in their lives. If you got
>>> one of your cats from a shelter or breeder the cat is most likely FCoV
>>> positive and could have infected the others. But most FCoV infections are
>>> subclinical and you would never know the cat was positive unless you tested
>>> for it. A "bad" FCoV infection causes enteritis - but that's about it in
>>> the vast majority of cases.
>>>
>>> How are they doing?
>>>
>>> Phil
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>> The girls are eating now and the older boys are being forcefed. One of
>> the boys had a bowel movement!
>
>Hurray! Perhaps a little butter would help the elimination. MLB

Already he's on Laxatone and so on. I'm giving him everything I think
to give him. My butter is salted and he can't have salt at this time.
Not enough liquid intake.

Matthew[_3_]
October 13th 09, 05:25 PM
"John Ross Mc Master" > wrote in message
...
> On Tue, 13 Oct 2009 09:54:04 -0600, MLB > wrote:
>
>>John Ross Mc Master wrote:
>>> On Tue, 13 Oct 2009 00:43:33 -0400, "Phil P." >
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>> "John Ross Mc Master" > wrote in message
>>>> ...
>>>>> It hit them all at once. It could become FIP which is fatal. I must
>>>>> have tracked it in somehow.
>>>> Most cats are infected with FCoV at some point in their lives because
>>>> it
>>>> spreads so easily. You don't even have to be near an infected cat to
>>>> tract
>>>> it in to your home. But I wouldn't worry about FIP if I were you.
>>>>
>>>> First off- just because your cats are FCoV antibody-positive (I'm
>>>> assuming
>>>> your vet ran a ViraCHEK/CV for antibodies to FCoV), that doesn't mean
>>>> FCoV
>>>> is causing your cats' clinical signs. Millions of cats are FCoV
>>>> antibody-positive and completely asymptomatic. If you want to know if
>>>> your
>>>> cats have an active FCoV infection, you have to run paired antibody
>>>> tests
>>>> and see if the titers are rising. A single test doesn't mean anything
>>>> more
>>>> than your cats were exposed to FCoV at some point in their lives. If
>>>> you got
>>>> one of your cats from a shelter or breeder the cat is most likely FCoV
>>>> positive and could have infected the others. But most FCoV infections
>>>> are
>>>> subclinical and you would never know the cat was positive unless you
>>>> tested
>>>> for it. A "bad" FCoV infection causes enteritis - but that's about it
>>>> in
>>>> the vast majority of cases.
>>>>
>>>> How are they doing?
>>>>
>>>> Phil
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>> The girls are eating now and the older boys are being forcefed. One of
>>> the boys had a bowel movement!
>>
>>Hurray! Perhaps a little butter would help the elimination. MLB
>
> Already he's on Laxatone and so on. I'm giving him everything I think
> to give him. My butter is salted and he can't have salt at this time.
> Not enough liquid intake.

I am happy they are doing better John

Phil P.
October 13th 09, 05:57 PM
"John Ross Mc Master" > wrote in message
...
> On Tue, 13 Oct 2009 00:43:33 -0400, "Phil P." >
> wrote:
>
> >
> >"John Ross Mc Master" > wrote in message
> ...
> >> It hit them all at once. It could become FIP which is fatal. I must
> >> have tracked it in somehow.
> >
> >Most cats are infected with FCoV at some point in their lives because it
> >spreads so easily. You don't even have to be near an infected cat to
tract
> >it in to your home. But I wouldn't worry about FIP if I were you.
> >
> >First off- just because your cats are FCoV antibody-positive (I'm
assuming
> >your vet ran a ViraCHEK/CV for antibodies to FCoV), that doesn't mean
FCoV
> >is causing your cats' clinical signs. Millions of cats are FCoV
> >antibody-positive and completely asymptomatic. If you want to know if
your
> >cats have an active FCoV infection, you have to run paired antibody tests
> >and see if the titers are rising. A single test doesn't mean anything
more
> >than your cats were exposed to FCoV at some point in their lives. If you
got
> >one of your cats from a shelter or breeder the cat is most likely FCoV
> >positive and could have infected the others. But most FCoV infections are
> >subclinical and you would never know the cat was positive unless you
tested
> >for it. A "bad" FCoV infection causes enteritis - but that's about it in
> >the vast majority of cases.
> >
> >How are they doing?
> >
> >Phil
> >
> >
> >
>
> The girls are eating now and the older boys are being forcefed. One of
> the boys had a bowel movement!

They were constipated? The primary clinical sign of FCoV infection is
diarrhea. I don't think FCoV is the problem.


Phil

John Ross Mc Master
October 13th 09, 06:03 PM
On Tue, 13 Oct 2009 12:57:00 -0400, "Phil P." >
wrote:

>
>"John Ross Mc Master" > wrote in message
...
>> On Tue, 13 Oct 2009 00:43:33 -0400, "Phil P." >
>> wrote:
>>
>> >
>> >"John Ross Mc Master" > wrote in message
>> ...
>> >> It hit them all at once. It could become FIP which is fatal. I must
>> >> have tracked it in somehow.
>> >
>> >Most cats are infected with FCoV at some point in their lives because it
>> >spreads so easily. You don't even have to be near an infected cat to
>tract
>> >it in to your home. But I wouldn't worry about FIP if I were you.
>> >
>> >First off- just because your cats are FCoV antibody-positive (I'm
>assuming
>> >your vet ran a ViraCHEK/CV for antibodies to FCoV), that doesn't mean
>FCoV
>> >is causing your cats' clinical signs. Millions of cats are FCoV
>> >antibody-positive and completely asymptomatic. If you want to know if
>your
>> >cats have an active FCoV infection, you have to run paired antibody tests
>> >and see if the titers are rising. A single test doesn't mean anything
>more
>> >than your cats were exposed to FCoV at some point in their lives. If you
>got
>> >one of your cats from a shelter or breeder the cat is most likely FCoV
>> >positive and could have infected the others. But most FCoV infections are
>> >subclinical and you would never know the cat was positive unless you
>tested
>> >for it. A "bad" FCoV infection causes enteritis - but that's about it in
>> >the vast majority of cases.
>> >
>> >How are they doing?
>> >
>> >Phil
>> >
>> >
>> >
>>
>> The girls are eating now and the older boys are being forcefed. One of
>> the boys had a bowel movement!
>
>They were constipated? The primary clinical sign of FCoV infection is
>diarrhea. I don't think FCoV is the problem.
>
>
>Phil
>
>
>

They would not eat or drink for days. All are eating now except
Archie, and all are drinking except Archie. The stool sample found
coronavirus but I'm not sure what actually caused every cat in the
house to stop eating and drinking at the same time. No, it wasn't
poisoning.

jmc
October 14th 09, 10:06 PM
Suddenly, without warning, Phil P. exclaimed (10/13/2009 12:57 PM):
> "John Ross Mc Master" > wrote in message
> ...
>> On Tue, 13 Oct 2009 00:43:33 -0400, "Phil P." >
>> wrote:
>>
>>> "John Ross Mc Master" > wrote in message
>>> ...
>>>> It hit them all at once. It could become FIP which is fatal. I must
>>>> have tracked it in somehow.
>>> Most cats are infected with FCoV at some point in their lives because it
>>> spreads so easily. You don't even have to be near an infected cat to
> tract
>>> it in to your home. But I wouldn't worry about FIP if I were you.
>>>
>>> First off- just because your cats are FCoV antibody-positive (I'm
> assuming
>>> your vet ran a ViraCHEK/CV for antibodies to FCoV), that doesn't mean
> FCoV
>>> is causing your cats' clinical signs. Millions of cats are FCoV
>>> antibody-positive and completely asymptomatic. If you want to know if
> your
>>> cats have an active FCoV infection, you have to run paired antibody tests
>>> and see if the titers are rising. A single test doesn't mean anything
> more
>>> than your cats were exposed to FCoV at some point in their lives. If you
> got
>>> one of your cats from a shelter or breeder the cat is most likely FCoV
>>> positive and could have infected the others. But most FCoV infections are
>>> subclinical and you would never know the cat was positive unless you
> tested
>>> for it. A "bad" FCoV infection causes enteritis - but that's about it in
>>> the vast majority of cases.
>>>
>>> How are they doing?
>>>
>>> Phil
>>>
>>>
>>>
>> The girls are eating now and the older boys are being forcefed. One of
>> the boys had a bowel movement!
>
> They were constipated? The primary clinical sign of FCoV infection is
> diarrhea. I don't think FCoV is the problem.
>
>
> Phil
>
>
>
>

Since he said they weren't eating, I'm wondering if it isn't
constipation, but simply nothing to eliminate?

jmc

John Ross Mc Master
October 14th 09, 10:14 PM
On Wed, 14 Oct 2009 17:06:16 -0400, jmc
> wrote:

>Suddenly, without warning, Phil P. exclaimed (10/13/2009 12:57 PM):
>> "John Ross Mc Master" > wrote in message
>> ...
>>> On Tue, 13 Oct 2009 00:43:33 -0400, "Phil P." >
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>> "John Ross Mc Master" > wrote in message
>>>> ...
>>>>> It hit them all at once. It could become FIP which is fatal. I must
>>>>> have tracked it in somehow.
>>>> Most cats are infected with FCoV at some point in their lives because it
>>>> spreads so easily. You don't even have to be near an infected cat to
>> tract
>>>> it in to your home. But I wouldn't worry about FIP if I were you.
>>>>
>>>> First off- just because your cats are FCoV antibody-positive (I'm
>> assuming
>>>> your vet ran a ViraCHEK/CV for antibodies to FCoV), that doesn't mean
>> FCoV
>>>> is causing your cats' clinical signs. Millions of cats are FCoV
>>>> antibody-positive and completely asymptomatic. If you want to know if
>> your
>>>> cats have an active FCoV infection, you have to run paired antibody tests
>>>> and see if the titers are rising. A single test doesn't mean anything
>> more
>>>> than your cats were exposed to FCoV at some point in their lives. If you
>> got
>>>> one of your cats from a shelter or breeder the cat is most likely FCoV
>>>> positive and could have infected the others. But most FCoV infections are
>>>> subclinical and you would never know the cat was positive unless you
>> tested
>>>> for it. A "bad" FCoV infection causes enteritis - but that's about it in
>>>> the vast majority of cases.
>>>>
>>>> How are they doing?
>>>>
>>>> Phil
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>> The girls are eating now and the older boys are being forcefed. One of
>>> the boys had a bowel movement!
>>
>> They were constipated? The primary clinical sign of FCoV infection is
>> diarrhea. I don't think FCoV is the problem.
>>
>>
>> Phil
>>
>>
>>
>>
>
>Since he said they weren't eating, I'm wondering if it isn't
>constipation, but simply nothing to eliminate?
>
>jmc

I was syringing all sorts of stuff down their throats. The cats have
all had bowel movents in the last 24 hours! Even Archie has started
eating some stuff on his own. I'm discontinuing the appetite
stimulants because they are hard on the liver.
I think they are getting better, almost certain.