Thanks for the response, Unusually_Unique!? I'll certainly try it.? What is the recommended dosage if you add it to their water?? I'm sure you can't really "overdose" persay, but with the FeLV, I like to be as cautious and careful as possible.
I have two FeLV positives, and two negatives.? One of the negatives is mixed with the two positives as they have been together long before I knew of Poppy and Bella's diagnosis.? The fourth is a rescue I recently took in and have him in my sunroom (where he seems to be perfectly content).? As for treatments, right now my primary focus is high quality dry foods (Innova EVO) supplemented with L-Lysine (500mg daily) and Missing Link Veterinary Formula.? The supplements are mixed in Fancy Feast Elegant Medleys wet food morning and night. I looked at and considered the antiretrovirals (ImmunoRegulin, Inferferon Alpha), and after consideration (and the advice of four different vets, including two from the UT College of Veterinary Medicine Teaching Hospital) decided to hold off on treating with them with the drugs until the girls are symptomatic.? I have no idea how long they've been positive, but they've never had any symptoms at all.? We just happend to find the FeLV during their routine checkups. -----Original Message----- From: laurieskatz <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> To: firstname.lastname@example.org Sent: Fri, 9 Nov 2007 1:14 pm Subject: Re: We are having issues THANK-YOU UU, I have these issues here and have been at my wit's end. Laurie ----- Original Message ----- From: Unusually Unique To: email@example.com Sent: Friday, November 09, 2007 10:01 AM Subject: Re: We are having issues I'm new here but I think I might be able to help.? I was having a similiar issue with my kids.? Waco, 9 yr old siamese who we are pretty sure is FeLV+ started getting real aggressive with 2 of my other weaker, sick cats.? Yota, 8 yr old siamese, FeLV+ and Jake, 14 yr old orange tabby with an injured paw.? I've been doing a lot of research into holistic treatments of FeLV because I had 2 vets tell me there is nothing that can be done for Yota (lympathic leukemia).? I was at Good Earth (the natural/herb store) and was talking with a very nice sales lady and I happened to mention Waco's aggressive behavior.? She suggested using a flower essense called "Vine Essence".? According to the book we were looking at it helps with "domination" issues.? It helps cats who feel the need to pick on weaker, sick or smaller cats.? She suggested putting it in their water or diliuting it and rubbing it on their ears when getting some luvs from you.? She also told me that it would not affect the other cats if I put it in their water.? The essenses only affect the one with "issues".? I also found an article that might help you if this is something your considering?: http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0ISW/is_2002_June/ai_86387597?.? All I know is that I used it and it worked.? Now when Waco starts playing "I AM ALPHA CAT"? I either rub some on his ears or put a couple of drops in his liquid vitamins and all that goes in a dropper straight down the hatch!? And I hate to say this but you might have Penelope checked out.? She could be sick or having issues your not aware of yet.? Usually the alpha cats will harrass the weak or sick.? Out in the wild these animals would be killed by the alpha.? Just something to think about. ? Also, I was wondering what if any kind of treatments are you giving your FeLV+ cat? ----- Original Message ---- From: "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> To: firstname.lastname@example.org Sent: Thursday, November 8, 2007 7:56:13 PM Subject: We are having issues Ok, guys.? I hope someone can figure this situation out, because I'm at my wit's end.? Two of my girls are NOT getting along, and I don't know what to do.? Penelope (FeLV negative, 2 years old, very standoffish personality, not a "friendly" type cat, doesn't want to be held, only wants attention when SHE wants it, a loner, etc) and Grizzabella (FeLV positive, 7 years old, very friendly, never met a stranger, not so much a lap cat, but doesn't mind being petted and isn't afraid of strangers at all)?are constantly at each other. :(? They never really "liked" each other, but the last few months it has gotten progressively worse.? To the point that Penelope is afraid to come out of the bedroom.? She was pooping/peeing under the bed.? And I know it was just because she was afraid of Grizzabella and wouldn't come out of the bedroom.? We finally had to put a litterbox in there for her, and food/water.? ? What I have noticed is they seem to attack each other, depending on their mood, but one always jumps the other.? They can't even pass in the hall without fighting, and I don't know what to do.? There doesn't seem to be any precursor/cuase.? All it seems to take is one of them seeing the other and they're off.? I'm really worried Bella is going to end up scratching Penny and infecting her.? Right now when they start I just put Bella in the guestroom for a few hours so Penelope can come out of the bedroom, and then when we leave of the morning I let Bella out and Penelope spends the day in the bedroom.? Any of you guys had any success with behavior modification?? I welcome any thoughts/ideas on what has worked for you guys in the past.? Poppy, the third one in the house proper, gets along with both of them, for the most part.? I've seen Poppy jump Penny a time or two, but certainly nothing like the other two. :(? Penny and Poppy do well together most of the time (they both sleep in my bed at night).? Any ideas? See what's new at AOL.com and Make AOL Your Homepage. __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Tired of spam? Yahoo! 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