When my cat got sick with leukemia the first time around, they prescribed 
Interferon.  This did wonders for him.  He was 3 when diagnosed, and I just had 
to put him to sleep 3 years later.  We were very fortunate that we had 3 more 
years with him although it's still very hard not having him around.  I also 
found that giving him baby food and Pedialyte helped tremendously.  Since he 
wasn't drinking or eating, this helped him fight it.  Good luck!!!


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   2. Re: felv and my other cat (catatonya)
   3. Re: New to Group (Sally Davis)
   4. Re: Felvtalk Digest, Vol 4, Issue 7 (catatonya)
   5. Re: Felvtalk Digest, Vol 4, Issue 7 (Marylyn)
   6. Re: New to Group (Susan Ang)


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Message: 1
Date: Sun, 12 Oct 2008 00:03:44 -0400
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We inherited a positive kitten a?number of months ago and don't know a whole 
lot of what we should do to keep her healthy. Macy is such a sweet 7 month old 
girl. She normally has lots and LOTS! of energy. She has her favorite toys and 
even puts them in her condo occasionally. In the past couple of days, she's 
been very quiet and not eating or drinking much. Today, we had to search the 
house to find her - she normally comes when called. The only thing she'd eat 
was a small amount of people tuna but didn't drink. For the past few months 
she's been making noise as she sleeps (very heavy breathing) and occasionally 
when she's cuddling.?We took her to the emergency vet clinic today. She has a 
slight fever and a distended tummy. They're keeping her overnight and putting 
her on an IV and antibiotic. What is the best food for a positive kitten and 
what supplements seem to work? Our regular vet is willing to listen to whatever 
we learn. Any recommendations or comments are welcome.
Thanks, Dawn


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Date: Sun, 12 Oct 2008 04:52:11 -0700 (PDT)
From: catatonya <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] felv and my other cat
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How old are the cats?  Have they already been exposed to each other?
  tonya

Dorlis Grote <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
  hello, i just found out that my new "baby" has leukemia. took both my new 
cats in for shots. Homie is okay, but Annie tested positive. the vet said to 
keep them seperated. i can do that, but one of them is going to feel like she 
is being punished. they both like to sleep on my bed with me and this means one 
will no longer be able to sleep with me. how does one seperate them without 
feeling gulty about the one who will be "left out". 
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Date: Sun, 12 Oct 2008 08:56:20 -0400
From: "Sally Davis" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
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You Are at the right place for advice. It will vary from person to person. I
am so glad you took Macy into your home. Lessening stress is important.
Feeding a high quality diet the best you can afford. I say that bc the best
that I could afford was different from what other folks feed. Immune
boosters are a start. Since many of these cats also have FHV L Lysine is a
good start and may alleviate her upper respiratory symptoms. At any rate it
will not do any harm and is inexpensive. I got mine from Puritans Pride. I
ordered capsules 500mg. You can mix it with wet food. One or two per day
depending on symptoms. Well I have to run to work. You will get more
information I am sure.

Sally


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Date: Sun, 12 Oct 2008 06:01:34 -0700 (PDT)
From: catatonya <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Felvtalk Digest, Vol 4, Issue 7
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I would not worry about mixing in this situation. jmo based on my experience of 
over 10 years of dealing with mixing.
  tonya

Carolyn Rauschert <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
  Dorlis,

I took in a FELV+ male cat last May. He was a stray who wanted to come in, 
but wasn't neutered. He became deathly sick after he was neutered by the 
Humane Society. They did not test him first. Since I felt responsible, I 
took him in to nurse. I doctored him the best I could and he has thrived. I 
kept him apart from my other 4 female negative cats for three months. Now I 
am letting him out for a good part of the day. He goes in his room at night 
(he has his own bedroom) and I feed him separate as best I can.. All my 
other cats have been vaccinated for years. I could not keep him locked up 
forever. Single MOM.Carolyn
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Message: 5
Date: Sun, 12 Oct 2008 08:09:47 -0500
From: Marylyn <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Felvtalk Digest, Vol 4, Issue 7
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Bless you and him.  I suspect he will give you a wonderful life.  You  
are definitely giving him one.
On Oct 12, 2008, at 8:01 AM, catatonya wrote:

> I would not worry about mixing in this situation. jmo based on my  
> experience of over 10 years of dealing with mixing.
>  tonya
>
> Carolyn Rauschert <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>  Dorlis,
>
> I took in a FELV+ male cat last May. He was a stray who wanted to  
> come in,
> but wasn't neutered. He became deathly sick after he was neutered by  
> the
> Humane Society. They did not test him first. Since I felt  
> responsible, I
> took him in to nurse. I doctored him the best I could and he has  
> thrived. I
> kept him apart from my other 4 female negative cats for three  
> months. Now I
> am letting him out for a good part of the day. He goes in his room  
> at night
> (he has his own bedroom) and I feed him separate as best I can.. All  
> my
> other cats have been vaccinated for years. I could not keep him  
> locked up
> forever. Single MOM.Carolyn
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Message: 6
Date: Sun, 12 Oct 2008 10:25:50 -0500
From: "Susan Ang" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
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One think that has really worked for Autumn has been brushing her teeth.
When she was six months old she suddenly developed terrible breath-odor. I
went out and got her a tooth brush from Petsmart the next day. She loves the
tste of the toothpaste. It was easier when she was a kitten, but she runs
now. I just make sure to get the gum line on either side every day. I can
tell a difference, if I miss an area. I think that keeping her gums healthy
has been one reason she's enjoyed relatively good health.
She eats Innova Evo food, which I can't say enough good things about. She
has an excellent coat.
She's about 15 months old now.
~Susan

On Sat, Oct 11, 2008 at 11:03 PM, <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

> We inherited a positive kitten a?number of months ago and don't know a
> whole lot of what we should do to keep her healthy. Macy is such a sweet 7
> month old girl. She normally has lots and LOTS! of energy. She has her
> favorite toys and even puts them in her condo occasionally. In the past
> couple of days, she's been very quiet and not eating or drinking much.
> Today, we had to search the house to find her - she normally comes when
> called. The only thing she'd eat was a small amount of people tuna but
> didn't drink. For the past few months she's been making noise as she sleeps
> (very heavy breathing) and occasionally when she's cuddling.?We took her to
> the emergency vet clinic today. She has a slight fever and a distended
> tummy. They're keeping her overnight and putting her on an IV and
> antibiotic. What is the best food for a positive kitten and what supplements
> seem to work? Our regular vet is willing to listen to whatever we learn. Any
> recommendations or comments are welcome.
> Thanks, Dawn
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