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Hazel’s Story With FeLV and FIV

Inspiring Pet Tails 2 min read
Hazel’s Story With FeLV and FIV

Poor Hazel contracted FeLV and FIV.

Last week we had to say goodbye to Hazel, a sweet feral kitty who was rescued by Linette in 2011 when she was about 1. Somewhere along with her life, poor Hazel contracted FeLV and FIV. We, here at NHV all understand the discomfort that comes with losing a beloved member of the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with Linette during this uncomfortable period.

Linette was kind enough to share her story with us about Hazel’s cancer in the hopes of helping other pet parents.

My cat started having bouts of vomiting in December 2015. The vomiting increased in frequency and in February 2016, she started throwing up blood. During these months, she was going to the vet regularly and taking medication. However, the vomiting got worse over time.

In May 2016, she went for an endoscopy. The photos revealed her stomach walls were severely inflamed and bleeding. There was also a tumor blocking her stomach’s exit. Biopsy results confirmed she had large cell lymphoma (B-cell). Blood tests on that day showed she had FeLV and FIV.

Shortly after that, I started giving her ES Clear and Felimm. At this point, she was not taking any medication. Her vomiting gradually happened less often and also had less blood. By July 2016, the vomiting had stopped. Another blood test revealed that she was no longer bleeding internally. Although there were no tests done to confirm whether the stomach tumor was still present, the fact that food was passing out from her stomach normally led us to believe the tumor had either shrunk or wasn’t present anymore.

Throughout all this time, the NHV staff were very helpful and gave useful advice when I contacted them. My sincerest thanks to them for making a product that helped my cat immensely.

To learn more about FeLV, please visit our blog by Dr. Hillary Cook, which includes treatment options and preventative measures. 

A poem from Mary Elizabeth Frye dedicated to sweet Hazel

Do not stand at my grave and weep, I am not there; I do not sleep

I am a thousand winds that blow, I am the diamond glints on snow, 

I am the sunlight on ripened grain. I am the gentle autumn rain. 

When you awaken in the morning’s hush, I am the swift uplifting rush 

Of quiet birds in circling flight. I am the soft star-shine at night. 

Do not stand at my grave and cry, I am not there; I did not die. 

*Product reviews are solely the experience and opinion of the reviewer. Actual results may vary.

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Published: October 3, 2016

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