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 Post subject: Re: Coronavirus :(
PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2015 4:53 pm 
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The diet you're giving your kitties sounds fine. Usually with any type of devastating disease, there are other signs such as no appetite, lethargic, losing weight, etc. TF is a common parasite in bengals and vets attempt to give medications that do not work! Debbie is correct -- only ronidazole works on TF. You may want to ask your vet about adding a probiotic to the food. However, until you actually get rid of the parasite that is causing the problem -- NOTHING ELSE IS GOING TO WORK. While I know the dripping stools are a concern to you, think about how your kitties feel. Think of how YOU feel when you have diarrhea. Imagine a cat going through this for weeks. If you can't get satisfaction from your vet, find another vet who will. One must have complete confidence in the doctor treating their cats and if the vet won't listen to or address your concerns and your kitties are not getting better, it's time to move on to a much better informed vet.


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 Post subject: Re: Coronavirus :(
PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 9:37 pm 
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Update is, Orion's vet wants to see his WBC (high leukocytes) normalize, and diarrhea resolve before performing the surgery. We began supplementing Lysine for cats (natural immune booster) at his recommendation about a week ago, hopefully that will help him get a leg up on it. All his current symptoms are tied to the Coronavirus, so I guess we will ultimately be waiting until he kicks it before neutering.

We'll wait about a month, and then take him back to have the CBC checked at the vet.

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 Post subject: Re: Coronavirus :(
PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 10:31 pm 
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What a tough situation and decision. I hope it all works out.

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 Post subject: Re: Coronavirus :(
PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2015 4:12 pm 
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Holly, absolutely follow your vet's advice!!! My heart really goes out to you!


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 Post subject: Re: Coronavirus :(
PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2015 1:17 am 
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Now the 13th of Dec. the cats prescription of met.. sp.? ran out and things were soft for a couple days, then formed up nice. Things appear to be good now. Good site with good info, in the event we get the runs again I will be referring to this for advice in what to test for. Thanks everyone for the advice..


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 Post subject: Re: Coronavirus :(
PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2015 6:56 pm 
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Happy things have worked out for you, Markihri.


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 Post subject: Re: Coronavirus :(
PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2016 1:36 pm 
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we have been diagnosed today with coronavirus.
i am trying to stay calm and not to panic .
Further tests to be submitted over next 4 weeks for both of my cats.


What i currently do not understand is that i suspected Clive had some sort of bacteria/infection and was persistently submitting his samples over past 4 years twice a year, and only this year it came back with corona. How is this possible?!!

any advice/support is appreciated.

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 Post subject: Re: Coronavirus :(
PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2016 3:34 pm 
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We are here for you Laurel. I am so very sorry to hear you are dealing with this. What has your vet recommended? There is a lot of good information online regarding this. Outcomes are usually not good. It's a horrible disease.

Sending lots of love and {{{HUGS}}} your way.


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 Post subject: Re: Coronavirus :(
PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2016 4:06 pm 
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Sherry wrote:
We are here for you Laurel. I am so very sorry to hear you are dealing with this. What has your vet recommended? There is a lot of good information online regarding this. Outcomes are usually not good. It's a horrible disease.

Sending lots of love and {{{HUGS}}} your way.


thank you Sherry
Vet says nothing at the moment , says need to wait for further 4 weeks results to establish whether this is acute or chronic
I read that some/most cats live with corona virus and only 1% mutate to FIP.. ?
Please share your stories .
the worst thing is that i would move mountains for him but in this case i am powerless

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 Post subject: Re: Coronavirus :(
PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2016 9:42 am 
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I don't have any experience I'm afraid laurel but I'm thinking of you and sending hugs to you all.

I also read only 1% mutate to FIP so I have everything crossed Clive is in the other 99%.

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 Post subject: Re: Coronavirus :(
PostPosted: Sun Jun 19, 2016 12:15 am 
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socalprincess wrote:
Update is, Orion's vet wants to see his WBC (high leukocytes) normalize, and diarrhea resolve before performing the surgery. We began supplementing Lysine for cats (natural immune booster) at his recommendation about a week ago, hopefully that will help him get a leg up on it. All his current symptoms are tied to the Coronavirus, so I guess we will ultimately be waiting until he kicks it before neutering.

We'll wait about a month, and then take him back to have the CBC checked at the vet.

Hi my name is Maryann I have a beautiful kitten called Charlie he's 8 1/2 mnths old he has had Coronavirus since I had him at 8weeks old ,loose stools, runny eyes his first titre count was 160 his last one in April as 320 he hasn't been neutered yet due to this I would like to ask socalprincess if your Orion has cleared the virus and did you get him neutered, I have been reading your posts and really feel for all of you this virus is awful and very scary we lost our baby girl kitties last year our Paige was 17 and had diabetes for 2 1/2 yrs and had kidney problems in the end too it totally devastated us when we had to help her on her way and 3 mnths later we lost our 16 1/2 yr old Daisy from cancer of the mouth we were devasted now we have our little Charlie with this virus I would appreciate any response thanks maryann


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 Post subject: Re: Coronavirus :(
PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2016 9:50 pm 
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Catlady wrote:
socalprincess wrote:
Update is, Orion's vet wants to see his WBC (high leukocytes) normalize, and diarrhea resolve before performing the surgery. We began supplementing Lysine for cats (natural immune booster) at his recommendation about a week ago, hopefully that will help him get a leg up on it. All his current symptoms are tied to the Coronavirus, so I guess we will ultimately be waiting until he kicks it before neutering.

We'll wait about a month, and then take him back to have the CBC checked at the vet.

Hi my name is Maryann I have a beautiful kitten called Charlie he's 8 1/2 mnths old he has had Coronavirus since I had him at 8weeks old ,loose stools, runny eyes his first titre count was 160 his last one in April as 320 he hasn't been neutered yet due to this I would like to ask socalprincess if your Orion has cleared the virus and did you get him neutered, I have been reading your posts and really feel for all of you this virus is awful and very scary we lost our baby girl kitties last year our Paige was 17 and had diabetes for 2 1/2 yrs and had kidney problems in the end too it totally devastated us when we had to help her on her way and 3 mnths later we lost our 16 1/2 yr old Daisy from cancer of the mouth we were devasted now we have our little Charlie with this virus I would appreciate any response thanks maryann


Hi Maryann,

We did get Orion neutered in January. They retested his FCoV titre right before the neuter and it was the same, I think around 100 which he considered to be low. His lymphocytes were lower so better, so he felt more confident about his overall immune response. He did take extra precaution to keep Orion's stress as low as possible based on our concerns. We brought him in about 30 min before the procedure, and picked him up about an hour after.

Orion is doing great now, and doesn't seem to be having those typical corona symptoms at least not as noticeably as before. We haven't retested him for the titre count since then because the blood drawing process seriously stresses him out, and I doubt we will in the future only because I don't see too much reason to other than for peace of mind. If we have blood drawn for some other reason though we will have them check it again.

I'm so sorry for all the loss you've experienced. I've also experienced treating past cats for CRF, HCM, and cancer. It does seem that the FCoV is very common, but outside of trying to minimize stress there's not much you can do. Animals pick up on us worrying about them which perpetuates the stress response you are trying to prevent, so I know while it's easier said than done, the best thing to do is not worry. I personally don't see a problem with holding off on the neuter for a while if it's something you're worried about, but do be prepared for the unfavorable personality traits that could accompany that decision, and do check with your vet!

Good luck to you and your fur baby!

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 Post subject: Re: Coronavirus :(
PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2016 2:45 pm 
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Holly, glad to hear Orion is doing just fine!


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 Post subject: Re: Coronavirus :(
PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2016 4:27 pm 
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Hi holly
Thank you so much for replying I really appreciate it. I'm so glad your Orion Is doing well that's great!
Yes I feel the same concerning the blood testing it really stresses me out its not nice to see him having to go through that he's only 10months old. Me and my husband have been talking about the neutering a lot and feel he needs to be neutered thankfully he's very clean but we all know once they spray it's hard if not impossible to stop it and we live in an area where there are lots of stray toms and females he is already starting to sense them so the neutering is the main problem if he was neutered I would not blood test him for fcov anymore unless he became unwell, the vets say they want to keep putting off the neutering due to the virus I feel they should have neutered him when his titre count was 160 which is very low and all his other blood results have been perfect I feel I'm in a catch 22 situation because if I neuter him and he gets fip we will blame ourselves but I know it's not good for him or us to leave him not neutered.
I'm sorry of your loss of your previous babies it's hard isn't it .
It's such a relief to be able to chat to someone who has gone through this fcov it's a great help
Best wishes
Maryann x


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 Post subject: Re: Coronavirus :(
PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2016 3:12 pm 
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Hi
Has no one been on here ? I posted on here week ago and haven't seen anyone on here since .
Thanks Maryann


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