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Magellan
(I'm the sleepy black cat. My friend is Benny.)


Owner's Name: Bill and Deb Giniewicz
Pet's Name: Magellan Age: 17 Gender: Male

Illness
Date Diagnosed
CRF diagnosed
Feb. 24, 2001
Anemia diagnosed
Nov. 24, 2003

Why I think my kitty isn't eating: Magellan has always been lean, but with old age and kidney disease, he is getting downright boney. I imagine he feels weak and nauseous often.

Date when assist feeding began: Nov. 24, 2001
Why I've chosen to Assist Feed: I believe it helps Magellan take in extra calories, as well as helping his body utilize the vitamins I administer as well.
Feeding Technique: I find 3 mL oral syringes a little more user-friendly. I have to be careful not to feed too much to fast because Magellan has a well-developed regurgitation reflex!
Appetite Primer Tricks: Unfortunately, Cyproheptadine has no observable effect on Magellan
Food liked best: There is nothing consistent!
Food liked least: There is nothing consistent!
Special Treats: Fancy Feast, Hills a/d

Medications, Dose/Frequency
LRS SubQ 150 mL once daily
Amino B-Plex 1.5 mL once daily
1/4 Pepcid AC tablet once daily
0.25 mL DermCaps ES (omega fatty acids)
346 units of Procrit SubQ three times/week

Weight
Date
7 lbs. 10 oz. Dec. 4, 2003

 

 

 

 

 

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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.