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Old October 12th 09, 04:34 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
John Ross Mc Master
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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.
  #12  
Old October 12th 09, 07:51 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
Netmask[_2_]
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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..
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Old October 12th 09, 07:16 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
Malcom \Mal\ Reynolds
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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
  #14  
Old October 13th 09, 05:43 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
Phil P.
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"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




  #15  
Old October 13th 09, 09:40 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
John Ross Mc Master
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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!
  #16  
Old October 13th 09, 04:54 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
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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
  #17  
Old October 13th 09, 05:23 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
John Ross Mc Master
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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.
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Old October 13th 09, 05:25 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
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"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



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Old October 13th 09, 05:57 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
Phil P.
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"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




  #20  
Old October 13th 09, 06:03 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
John Ross Mc Master
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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.
 




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