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judynel
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posted 08-20-2003 08:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for judynel     Edit/Delete Message
We have been force-feeding our 14 year old cat per the vet's instructions. How do we teach her to start eating on her own?

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kimh
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posted 08-20-2003 08:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kimh     Edit/Delete Message
Why did you have to force feed her?

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fleafly
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posted 08-20-2003 11:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for fleafly     Edit/Delete Message
read the comments on the
tips on force feeding a cat with FLS/HL posting, they might help.

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judynel
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posted 08-21-2003 07:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for judynel     Edit/Delete Message
She had been losing weight. Took her to our vet and she had a temp and blood work showed a high white cell count. About 8 years ago she had Hepatic Lipidosis and we fed her via a stomach tube for a few weeks. She recovered from that just fine. She doesn't appear to have any yellowish color in her mouth. She now has no hair on her throat area. It looks like it has been shaved but doesn't seem to be growing back. Per the vet, we are feeding baby food - turkey and chicken - and water via a medicine dropper a minimum of 4 to 5 times a day. I've given her PeTinic ever since her bout 8 years ago. Anxious to hear more from you. We read the suggested response and got some ideas to try from that. Thanks to each of you for your help. Look forward to more of your experiences and expertise.

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judynel
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posted 09-05-2003 10:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for judynel     Edit/Delete Message
Our cat is still not eating - we are feeding her with a dropper (Gerber's baby food - chicken and turkey). She is not gaining weight and is extremely thin. How do we know if she is in pain? She doesn't drink water we try to feed her. She throws up a white thick mucous from time to time. Still need your expertise. Thanks.

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