Ringworm can be tricky...  Had a kitten who I brought up from a shelter who
had it.  Not the worst thing in the world but untreated, it will spread &
harm cat.  Vet gave me a liquid to apply & in  a few weeks, it cleared up.
There's also a pill medicine that can be used but it does have a bit more
risk.  Have a friend who has been using the generic people ringworm paste
for years & says it works fine--a lot cheaper than prescription.  Are these
cats that you could apply a lotion on?  If so, I can ask what human stuff
she uses & how much..  If not, I can dig around for info on the pills.  

-----Original Message-----
From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of MaiMaiPG
Sent: Wednesday, March 30, 2011 3:11 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Cat Foof

Pine horse bedding works well for a litter.  My guys came from a pine
thicket so it works really well with them.  40 pounds for $8 (?).  Of course
I change it a lot more often than the clay but I can throw it in a field or
use it as mulch or whatever (turns to sawdust).  Sounds like you have the
litter issue down though.  Raw (for people who like
it) meat and lightly cooked with lots of juices really extends food and it
is truly good for cats.  A neighbor just gave me two large roasts that had
some freezer burn....my friends don't mind.  As far as fish including
mackeral and salmon....I break teh pieces into something akin to mush and
mix some extra water in...then let it sit for a few minutes or more.  The
ferals get more water and eat the fish.

Glad for the information on Purina Hairball.  It is hard to know what ferals
need.  Does anyone have experience with ringworm and ferals?

I don't know if any of these guys are FeLV+ or not.  I have refused to have
them tested.  They have been together for so long that it just doesn't
matter (re passing the virus on) and I do the very best I can for them
health wise.


On Mar 30, 2011, at 8:20 AM, Katy Doyle wrote:

> My animals love all of the Blue Buffalo flavors (cats and dog), I'm 
> lucky because mine are not picky eaters. However, they tend to throw 
> up when they eat other brands... I can't figure out why. So I've 
> started by mixing Purina Hairball with the Blue Buffalo to make it 
> stretch longer.
>
> I'm also going to start to cook up some meat for them as a supplement. 
> :-) Buddy LOVES roast beef! Weird right?
>
> Cat litter, I go to Sam's (or Costco, depends on where you live) and 
> get the
> 50 lb bag of clay cat litter for $7 and mix it with the "nicer"  
> clumping
> litter. It still works great and it stretches the good stuff further.
> I don't know anything about reverse mortgages, I just bought my first 
> house (I'm 23) about a hear ago. Having special needs cats is 
> difficult when money is tight and I'm just starting out on my own.
>
> --Katy
>
>
>
> On Tue, Mar 29, 2011 at 10:38 PM, <dlg...@windstream.net> wrote:
>
>> My pride is on Blue Buffalo "DUCK".  For some reason, they do not 
>> like chicken no matter what brand of food.  Occassionaly, I get them 
>> some Mackeral canned for humans and they love it, broth only.  Why 
>> they don't eat the meat I don't know.  It seems that the stronge the 
>> smell, the better they like it.  Salmon also turns them off.  Turkey 
>> is so so.  Beef is also so so.
>> Saw a food the other day that is buffalo meat, thought I might try 
>> it.  Do know one thing, these healthy foods are breaking the bank.  7 
>> cats go thru 2 bags a month (x $33.00 per bag.
>> I have found a cheaper source of litter.  They like World's Best 
>> which is made from corn.  I can cut cost more by buying horse bedding 
>> made from coursely ground corn and corn cobs.  Doesn't work too good 
>> with the scoopers, but does the job of stopping odor and clumps well 
>> enough.  Things are getting tight, money wise and am going back to 
>> work at 70 as soon as I get a job of some kind.  SS does not cut it 
>> when heating bills go up and insurance costs are added in.  Has 
>> anyone had experience with reverse mortgagees?  Been thinking about 
>> that.  At least it would keep the cats and I in our home.
>> ---- Christiane Biagi <ti...@mindspring.com> wrote:
>>> They aren't thrilled w. Turkey but LOVE that Sardines, Shrimp & 
>>> Crab.  We rotate through the different "flavors" cause we wouldn't 
>>> want the little buggers to get bored with their food-LOL.  They 
>>> finally agreed to all eat some Blue Buffalo Lite dry but it took a 
>>> bit of doing.  They're not
>> spoiled
>>> or anything!
>>>
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
>>> [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Bonnie 
>>> Hogue
>>> Sent: Monday, March 28, 2011 11:25 PM
>>> To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
>>> Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Cat Foof
>>>
>>> My cats eat canned "Wellness" but only the salmon and turkey flavor.  
>>> Go figure.
>>> They *Love* "Prarie" chicken dryed catfood.  It's pretty good 
>>> nutrition-wise.  And no, it's not made out of 'prarie chickens'...
>>> ~Bonnie
>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>> From: "Christiane Biagi" <ti...@mindspring.com>
>>> To: <felvtalk@felineleukemia.org>
>>> Sent: Monday, March 28, 2011 8:55 AM
>>> Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Cat Foof
>>>
>>>
>>>> They can be fussy, can't they! LOL  My brood eats wellness canned  
>>>> but
>>>> when I tried wellness dry as supplement, they turned up their  
>>>> noses.
>>>> Have a friend who had a cat that lived to her early 20's-- 
>>>> wouldn't eat
>>>> anything xcept 9-Lives (which is not the worst food in the world).
>>>>
>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>> From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
>>>> [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Jannes
>>>> Taylor
>>>> Sent: Monday, March 28, 2011 10:41 AM
>>>> To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
>>>> Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Cat Foof
>>>>
>>>> I have found that my cats, even Amber my felv cat does not care for
>>>> the more "expensive/healthy" food. I fed her that at first and  
>>>> after
>>>> she got past her starvation mode,(a time when she was grateful for
>>>> anything to eat), she would not eat it as well. I switched to the  
>>>> Meow
>>>> Mix shredded with gravy and they all love that. I tried feeding my
>>>> other cats the "healthy stuff" as well and they tried to cover it  
>>>> up
>>>> like it was a bowel movement..LOL.
>>>>
>>>> Amber will eat cooked chicken but my other cats won't eat  
>>>> anything but
>>>> cat food.
>>>>
>>>> I aree with supplementing their junk food cat food with real meat  
>>>> if
>>>> you can get them to eat it. I am feeding Amber the Fancy Feast  
>>>> brand
>>>> as well, but it not really a "healthy" brand... It is not cheap in
>>>> price though.
>>>>
>>>> Jannes
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> ________________________________
>>>> From: MaiMaiPG <maima...@gmail.com>
>>>> To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
>>>> Sent: Mon, March 28, 2011 8:47:40 AM
>>>> Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Cat Foof
>>>>
>>>> You may want to supplement what ever food you chose with chicken,
>>>> ground beef or tuna. I've been able to get whole chicken at 69 or  
>>>> 79
>>>> cents a pound near the end of sell by date and recently picked up a
>>>> couple of hundred cans of tuna at
>>>> 39 cents each. When you figure out the per pound price you are  
>>>> paying
>>>> a lot less than cat food and using all of the product. Before  
>>>> anyone
>>>> jumps on me, the tuna is for putting meds in and is usually  
>>>> divided by
>>>> 6 cats or by 2 cats and a dog. I would never feed it entirely.
>>>>
>>>> I can feed 7 cats and a dog for 3-4 days with a whole chicken. Same
>>>> with hamburger.
>>>> On Mar 28, 2011, at 7:08 AM, Katy Doyle wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> And that subject is supposed to be "cat food"... Typos!
>>>>>
>>>>> Sent from my iPhone
>>>>>
>>>>> On Mar 28, 2011, at 8:07 AM, Katy Doyle  
>>>>> <athenapities...@gmail.com>
>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>> What kind of food do you feed your cats?
>>>>>>
>>>>>> I was feeding the Blue Buffalo and I really liked it, but it is
>>>>>> getting too expensive because of my furlough days at work.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> I'm looking for something affordable but still good for cats that
>>>>>> are
>>>> FeLV+.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Thanks,
>>>>>> Katy
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Sent from my iPhone
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