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Owner's Name: Petie Brigham and Lynn Atkins
Pet's Name: Buddy Age: 9 Gender: Male

Date Diagnosed

Feline Hepatic Lipidosis
(Jaundice noticed late Nov. 5th)

November 6, 2003
Recovered December 2003!

Why I think my kitty isn't eating: He was constipated in Sept/Oct '03 plus the stress of a hurricane; FHL followed.

Date when assist feeding began:

Syringe-fed orally at hospital Nov. 6th through Nov. 13th.

Esophageal tube implanted Nov. 13th.

Started eating on his own Nov. 29th.

Why I've chosen to Assist Feed:  
Feeding Technique: Buddy was syringe-fed Hill's A/D via esophageal tube 'til he recovered from FHL, which took about 1 month
Appetite Primer Tricks:  
Food liked best: Iams canned Chicken & Lamb; Hill's W/D, Hill's Kitten food, Purina Healthy/Hairball formula & Healthy Weight Management
Food liked least: Hill's M/D & Hills I/D
Special Treats: None! None of my 5 like treats!

Medications, Dose/Frequency
None currently!

September 2003 (before HL)
24.6 pounds
December 2003
18 pounds
January 2004
17 pounds






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Disclaimer: Kathy Fatheree is not at all a medical expert. Contents of this web site are a collection of Kathy's assist feeding experiences as well as the experiences of other cat owners who have assist fed their cats. While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information, Kathy Fatheree or anyone associated with this web site cannot be held responsible for anything that may happen as a result of using the information on this site.