There’s lots of great information in their stories giving you knowledge and information that you can talk with your vet about.
I want to share these stories so that we can help each other.
email your story to: kathy (at) assistfeed.com
Note: I am not a veterinarian so I cannot answer medical questions. Thanks.
Kitties are listed in alphabetical order.
|Bert came down with feline acne and was put on the antibiotic Clavamox.|
|Bud was a problem eater from the time he became symptomatic at age 9, largely because of gastric inflammation.|
|Buddie was becoming jaundice after coming down with a sepsis infection.|
|Buddy was constipated plus the stress of a hurricane; FHL followed.|
|Chachibi has lost her appetite because of CRF.|
|Darwin stopped eating due to possible abdominal pain or indigestion due his pancreatitis.|
|Originally Fraulein had Haemobartonellosis and now it’s potentially Inflammatory Bowel Syndrome, though lymphoma has not been ruled out.|
|Hope‘s CRF is caused by a congenital defect; her kidneys (and other organs) never formed properly.|
|Jasper quit eating in the summer because he got really sick with a cold and couldn’t smell. He also has mast cell tumor of the colon, asthma and colitis.|
|Jazz started not eating within 48 hours of being on the antibiotic Clavamox.|
|My 18 1/2 year old cat Kitty is having difficulty eating.|
|Lewis‘ appetite is amiss because of toxins that accumulate in the stomach due to kidney failure.|
|Magellan has always been lean, but with old age and kidney disease, he is getting downright boney.|
|Milo was diagnosed with diabetes.|
|Mittens‘ CRF is mild and stable.|
|Nowey‘s at end stage CRF and feels like crap. He’s also, extremely anemic.|
|Sweet OJ falls into the old cats category. He is 21 and has CRF, diabetes, hypertension, arthritis, spinal problems, neuropathy and blindness.|
|Purcey has an unknown cat illness complicated by constipation.|
|Sam has mast cell cancer of intestine.|
|Sammy developed feline anorexia and stopped eating because he became anemic when he developed the mycobacterial infection. He then developed food aversion from being force-fed and being pilled.|
|Sheba falls into our sweet old cats category. Sheba has chronic renal failure, complications from anemia and blindness.She would have died much sooner had we not done this! I am eternally grateful for the 2 extra months.|
|Sometimes I think Stretcher doesn’t remember he should eat. He eats very well if the other cats are eating with him. He has renal insufficiency and cholangiohepatitis (recovered).|
|Tommy has chronic kidney disease and I think when he gets dehydrated he won’t eat.|
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.