Many vets opt out.  They know the pain and expense to the families involved
and may not understand the joys involved in giving a little one a loving,
safe home.....even if it is for a little while.  If you have to argue the
point and if he is in no apparent pain perhaps changing vets, or at least
consulting another vet or alternative vet, would be a good idea.  If nothing
else you/she would have a better basis for your decision, not matter what it
is.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "janine paton" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: <felvtalk@felineleukemia.org>
Sent: Sunday, August 28, 2005 3:48 PM
Subject: Re: kitten with swollen glands and positive feral mom cat


> Gloria,
>
> Thanks for that 2c.  I got the feeling the vet was
> leaning towards euth'sia and I didn't want to argue
> the point when I   don't really know what I'm talking
> about.
>
> Janine
>
> --- [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
>
> > Regarding Emmet, My guess would be that's not
> > necessarily so (that he's
> > dying).  Could be fighting it off.  They can do
> > that.  Could be fighting
> > something else off, like a uri.  Or on the other
> > hand would be developing
> > lymphoma.   WOuld require a vet check.  Might start
> > giving him interferon
> > Alpha, or some other immune system boosters.
> >
> > Just my 2c.
> >
> > Gloria
> > in Arkansas
> >
> > At 09:31 AM 8/28/2005, you wrote:
> > >Hello everyone,
> > >...
> > >The adoptive mom's vet said Emmet's glands are
> > swollen
> > >and doesn't give this kitten long.  Is this
> > >necessarily so?
> > >
> > >Their positive mother, who is quite feral,is still
> > >crated weeks after her spay because there is some
> > >conflict as to what to do with her.  She was sick
> > at
> > >the time we trapped her, and very thin, but now she
> > is
> > >eating so well it's hard to look at her like she's
> > >sick.  Her orginal caretaker doesn't want her
> > returned
> > >to her yard, more out of fear that the cat will get
> > >sick again, go off somewhere and die.  The cat was
> > not
> > >a piece of cake to trap in the first place, and is
> > the
> > >most secretive of the adults in the yard, so I can
> > see
> > >where she's coming from.  She doesn't want her
> > living
> > >in a cage either...any thoughts on this?
> > >
> > >Thank you,
> > >
> > >Janine
> >
> >
> >
>
>
>
>


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