Unfortunately I think they count euthanization...is that how you spell it?
as "medical care."

On 2/20/08, laurieskatz <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>
> Where I live it is abuse to fail to provide medical care for a sick or
> injured animal. You might see if there is any recourse down that avenue.
> L
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "MacKenzie, Kerry N." <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> To: <felvtalk@felineleukemia.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, February 20, 2008 10:13 AM
> Subject: RE: Holistic Vets
>
>
> I can relate to everything you say Lynne. You're doing everything in
> your power to help BooBoo, but you're not going to let him suffer.
> It's beyond me why so many vets can't think beyond euthanasia the second
> a cat tests FeLV pos. It makes me want to say to them, so I take it
> you'd recommend euthanasia for yourself if you were diagnosed with a
> terminal disease? Yup, that's my vindictive streak!
> I don't blame you one bit for emailing BooBoo's former "family". I hope
> they do take a lesson from it. But, from everything you've said about
> them they are not good people and I hate to think of any animal being in
> their "care".
> Kerry
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Lynne
> Sent: Wednesday, February 20, 2008 9:18 AM
> To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> Subject: Re: Holistic Vets
>
> Thank you Jane.  I think of all our members and what they are
> experiencing
> as well.  I think it makes us all better people and caregivers.
> Honestly I
> think the vet was wrong to suggest to us as soon as Boo was diagnosed
> that
> we consider euthanasia.  It would have been far harder on me if I had
> not
> given him a fighting chance.  I still will not let him suffer and if
> there
> is any indication of that, BooBoo will be crossing that bridge.  My
> husband
> has suggested I not let the previous owners know what is going on with
> him
> because they would just blame us anyway, but I felt this morning that
> they
> should experience at least a bit of the pain that we have because of
> their
> neglect/stupidity.  So I did email them outlining all of the tests he's
> been
> through, the suffering he has experienced with his breathing, all the
> nasty
> details including the financial impact.  I'm not as kind as my husband
> is
> and unfortunately I do have a vindictive side to me.  I ended my email
> by
> saying you should have all your animals tested and/or vaccinated so you
> won't have to experience this agony.
>
> Lynne
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jane Lyons" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> To: <felvtalk@felineleukemia.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, February 20, 2008 10:09 AM
> Subject: Re: Holistic Vets
>
>
> > Lynne
> > I am thinking of you and BooBoo. I know how stressful this is for the
> > both of you.
> > He is on his own path and is so lucky to know what caring and love
> > feels like.
> > Take care of yourself.
> >
> > Jane
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > On Feb 20, 2008, at 9:11 AM, Lynne wrote:
> >
> > > Sue, I spoke with Karen at length last night and she recommended
> > > something
> > > called Factor One.  I'm gonna call the supplier today.  My vet has
> > > now told
> > > me that interferon will not help BooBoo as it is too late.  I've
> > > decided
> > > that I will do what I can within reason to help BooBoo keep
> > > comfortable.
> > > I've had to stop the Doxycycline because it is too stressful for
> him.
> > > Perhaps we can restart it next week if he's better or if the
> > > culture comes
> > > back suggesting another antibiotic I'll try that.  Our vet is a
> > > really nice
> > > guy but is not encouraging and it seems like now he does not want
> > > to do
> > > anything unless we tell him what to do.  He's concerned I suppose
> > > about the
> > > expense of all this treatment and the inevitable results.
> > >
> > > Good luck with the Holistic vet.  Around here this disease seems
> like
> > > something that has not interested a lot of vets and they just
> > > euthanize,
> > > which is shameful.  Also, a lot of vets seem to be more interested
> > > in dogs
> > > than cats, probably because there are so many feral cats around and
> > > they are
> > > causing problems.
> > >
> > > Lynne
> > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > From: "Sue Koren" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> > > To: "FeLV Talk" <felvtalk@felineleukemia.org>
> > > Sent: Wednesday, February 20, 2008 8:25 AM
> > > Subject: Holistic Vets
> > >
> > >
> > >> Hi, All -
> > >> First off, Lynn, I am so glad to hear Boo Boo is doing better.  I
> > >> had a
> > > cat who had fluid removed and she did not do anywhere near so well
> > > afterwards.  Don't give up on that little fighter any time soon!
> > >> I am thinking about taking Buzz to a Holistic Vet.  When I
> > >> questioned my
> > > regular vet about Immuno-Regulin and Interferon she said she had
> > > not heard
> > > of much success with those things and said I might want to consider
> a
> > > Holistic Vet.  I e-mailed one and asked if they could do anything
> > > for a
> > > FeLV+ cat that would be peventative and might help them throw the
> > > virus.  It
> > > is quite a distance from my home and I don't want to put Buzz
> > > through the
> > > stress of the trip if it won't do him any good.
> > >> Sue
> > >>
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
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