Sharyl, since I am new to this site...I can offer little in the way of advise
right now. I just wanted to thank you for everything you are doing for
them!Debbie (COL)"You gotta bloom where you're planted!"
Date: Wed, 16 Jul 2008 07:21:44 -0700From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]: [EMAIL
PROTECTED]: [Felvtalk] Introducing Daisy's Babies
I have been feeding a dumpster colony of kitties for several months with the
goal of doing TNR (trap/neuter/release) for those that I can not rescue. Of
the 3 kittens I rescued 2, Sissy and Rocket, were FeLV+. They are about 9
months old now and are doing well. Both have test positive twice.
Their sister, Daisy, had a litter before I was able to TNR her. The kittens
were approx. 4 weeks old when I got them. I took them because 1 had both eyes
stuck shut and 1 had 1 eye stuck shut. The next day I was finally able to trap
Daisy using a kitten as bait in the carrier. Daisy has since been spayed and
released. The babies have received one worm treatment, got terramycin salve in
their eyes for a week, and have lysine added to their food.
It appears that Mattie will be blind. She is the biggest of the 4 and very
feisty. I had her tested and the vet said she was very, very, very FeLV+. No
idea what 3 verys mean. CJ may have some limited vision in her bad eye.
Bright Eyes and Houdini (escaped from the dog crate twice now) seem healthy.
I am adding L-Lysine and Mega C Plus to their food. I am looking for advice on
what else I can do to help them throw off this virus.
They will each be tested when I have them spayed. Sissy and Rocket were
several months old when I rescued them. Didn't know if starting treatments
earlier would improve the odds that they could beat this. Any advise on how
to proceed with now 5 1/2 wk old kittens would be appreciated.
By the way Stormie, same colony but different Mom from Sissy, Rocket and Daisy,
tested negative. I did not have Daisy tested. I knew I could not afford to
keep her if she was positive and simply do not have the disposition to have a
cat PTS simply because she is positive. At least she will not have any more
litters. There is one more sister, Mae, that I have been trying to trap for
Sharyl Sissy, Rocket and the babies
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