Vitamin C, B12 - my vet gives injections that we call "the
cocktail"....works wonders!

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From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Jannes Taylor
Sent: Thursday, March 24, 2011 4:37 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Question re heat cycle

What vitamin supplement do you guys recommend?
 Jannes 




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From: MaiMaiPG <maima...@gmail.com>
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Thu, March 24, 2011 2:56:44 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Question re heat cycle

There are blood tests that can be run too....expensive though.  I took Dixie

Louise Doodle Katt to be spayed.  She had no scar.  Apparently scars are 
becoming harder to see with self-absorbing stitches etc.  I was convinced
that 
she had been spayed.....not sure why but an angel sat on my shoulder and
yelled 
in my ear.  My wonderful vets ran the blood test even though they were very
sure 
I was wasting my money.  A couple of weeks later, one called with the
results.  
Either Dixie had been spayed or she was a male.  My little darling was all 
girl.  Dixie was apparently a throw-away who came into my life by was of the

same pine thicket that brought most of the cats in my life.  She was FeLV+
which 
led me to this wonderful group.

All of this is to say, follow your instincts and knowledge of cats before
you 
have her spayed.  FYI:  I like colostrum (health food stores or the local
farm 
store--cheaper) for those I know are going to have any surgery and try to
give 
it for a good while before.  Most of the cats in my life are feral and they
have 
their own thoughts about what they will and will not consume.  Arnica helps 
healing.......I use it frequently myself and swear by it.


On Mar 24, 2011, at 2:19 PM, Natalie wrote:

> A veterinarian can probably be able to tell by palpating her
stomach...I've
> had cats that were never very obvious, but when spayed, it was noticeable
> that they were in heat.
> Because Amber is FeLV+, build up her immune system with some good vitamin
> supplements before she is spayed.  BTW, when she's shaved, a vet can also
> see if there's a scar!  I got a cat off death row in NYC, and we don't
know
> whether she has been spayed. Since I have no intact males, there's no
danger
> of pregnancy - we will just wait and see if she goes into heat, otherwise,
> we can shave and check at any time....I wouldn't worry too much - also
check
> for nipple size....
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
> [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Jannes Taylor
> Sent: Thursday, March 24, 2011 3:12 PM
> To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> Subject: [Felvtalk] Question re heat cycle
> 
> This Sunday will be one month since I rescued Amber. I have no idea if she
> has
> ever been spayed or not. I am guessing not...
> If she hasn't, should she not be coming in heat soon? I just hope and pray
> she
> is not pregnant.
> 
> If she does come in heat, I will get her spayed afterwards. Just waiting
to
> see.
> 
> As always, thank you everyone for your advice!
>  Jannes
> 
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