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Buddy

Buddy

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

 

Illness
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!

 

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