Hi Pam, I think a good regular vet who is willing to listen is the absolute best kind. I've tried another vet with a larger 24 hour practice who has pioneered some procedures. He was a mean, nasty ego-maniac. I much prefer a smaller practice where they can spend time to get to really know you and your cat, even if they don't see a lot of FeLV. I have also used some specialists when needed, and they have are nice, but very busy and probably don't remember me or my cats in 6 months. Like the difference between a family doctor and a brain surgeon. I would use U of WI as a specialist, and stick with the good regular vet for everything you and he feel comfortable tackling. Hopefully it won't be much, my positives only health issue before the end was a bladder problem unrelated to his FeLV. I know some others here will be able to offer advice on holistic vets, I've never used one for my cats. I guess my only concern would be to keep the regular vet informed of any supplements or treatments that the other one provides, as I think it is really important that they have a complete picture of what is happening with their patient.
Best wishes, Beth N. On Fri, Jun 10, 2011 at 10:57 PM, Pam Norman <pam_nor...@charter.net> wrote: > Do you all have your FeLeuk kitties seen by your regular vets? I talked to > a wonderful consulting vet I know re Miss Eleanor (formerly Sabrina) & his > first recommendation was Internal Medicine at U of WI, but then said that > this would probably not be necessary as long as she is asymptomatic. That > regular blood work, every 6 months, would be the main requirement. > Certainly hope that is the case as just a couple of visits to UW would be > well over $1000! > > I would like to combine the services of a good regular vet, which I think I > have, altho he freely admits that is practice does not see a lot of FeLeuk > kitties - which is probably pretty much the case with all non-specializing > vets, I would think, with those of a holistic vet as well. Do any of you do > that? > > Are any of you in Wisconsin? > > Pam > > _______________________________________________ > Felvtalk mailing list > Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org > _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org