Those are the kind of vets I love and respect.  It's too bad they're not all 
like that.

“I am not interested to know whether vivisection produces results that are 
profitable to the human race or doesn’t….the pain which it inflicts upon 
unconsenting animals is the basis of my enmity toward it, and it is to me 
sufficient justification of the enmity without looking further.” – Mark Twain
 Date: Thu, 3 May 2012 06:22:22 -0700
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] What could it be?

I'm so sorry you had this experience. My last 2 vets have treated my FeLV cats 
like any other. Treating the symptoms like they would any other cat, not 
writing everything off to FeLV. I guess I've been lucky.
Don't Litter, Fix Your Critter!   
        From: "" <>
 Sent: Wednesday, May 2, 2012 9:20 PM
 Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] What could it be?

finally I have a quick minute to give you guys an update.

Yesterday I took the kitten to one of "those" vets.  The kind  that looks at 
her symptoms and says it all  FeLV related without doing any test. He said 
she's not going to live long and didn't want to waste the humane society's 
money by doing any tests.  I told him not to worry about it because I was 
paying for the test and I wanted him to do blood work .  So he did and she 
doesn't have anemia but her protein levels are elevated which suggests FIP, as 
I suspected .  She had a fever so I ask him to give her sub q fluids .  I have 
no idea why I had to ask for fluids and he didn't suggest it.  I guess because 
he just wanted me to let her die.  Another vet on my blacklist.   I guess it's 
just another cat to him.  Won't be seeing that SOB again.

It was important for me to get a diagnosis of FIP because I've been
 in contact with a vet at the university of  TN that is going to let me try a 
new drug for the dry form  of FIP.  It's not on the market yet but the clinical 
trials look good.  I don't know if I will get the drug in time to make a 
difference for my kitten but it's worth a try.  The drug is actually an immune 
stimulant called polyprenyl immunostimulant.  Since my kitten has FeLV in 
addition to FIP it may not help.  But she's going to die anyway so why not try 

She's feeling better now that her fever is gone but she's still wobbly on her 
hind legs and now the other eye has uveitis.   I don't know how much longer she 
has.  I'm so depressed about it, but I'm giving her lots of attention and 

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From: "Lynda Wilson" <>
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Subject: [Felvtalk]
 What could it be?
Date: Tue, May 1, 2012 9:44 pm


How is she today? Any updates?

Best wishes!
----- Original Message ----- From: <>
To: <>
Sent: Tuesday, May 01, 2012 8:23 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] What could it be?

> My Shadow was not FELv, he had a blood clot on his spine.  I let him out > 
> one morning and when i wnet to check on all of my cats, he could not get > 
> up.  He had been on the deck and the sun got hot, so he had drug himself > 
> into the shade.  When I tried to pick him up, he screamed.  We took him to > 
> Missouri Universtiy Vet hosp about 3 hours away.  They did and MRI and all > 
> kinds of tests.  We finally let him go because he was so old and would not > 
> have been able to make it thru surgery.
> ---- Lorrie <>
>> I've had several FelV positive kittens who have been exactly like
>> this......Less playful than others their age, and finally wobbly
>> in the back legs then complete loss of the use of the back legs.
>> Lorrie
>> On 04-28, wrote:
>> >    I  have  a  FeLV kitten that I'm fostering.  She's six or seven >> > 
>> > months
>> >    old.   She's the one I emailed about a couple months ago with >> > 
>> > uveitis.
>> >     The  uveitis  never  has completely cleared up.  But now I'm not >> > 
>> > sure
>> >    what's  going  on.   Her  back  legs are kind of wobbly.  It's not >> > 
>> > bad
>> >    enough  that  my husband has noticed yet, but I
 can see it.  It's >> > like
>> >    she's  slightly drunk.  She's walking okay with the front legs but >> > 
>> > her
>> >    back  legs  give  way a little or something when she's walking. >> > 
>> > She's
>> >    eating  and going to the bathroom.  She doesn't run around and play >> 
>> > > as
>> >    much  as  the  other cats do, but never really has.  She's just a >> > 
>> > real
>> >    mellow and loving kitten and I just thought that must be why she's >> > 
>> > not
>> >    as  playful.   I'm not sure though.  She's not growing a lot too. >> > 
>> > The
>> >    other kitten her age, not related, has grown much faster than she >> > 
>> > has.
>> >    So  any
  ideas?  Why do you guys think she's started getting wobbly >> > in
>> >    the back legs.  She can still jump on things but not as sure-footed >> 
>> > > as
>> >    the  others.  I don't know if her muscles are getting weak or if >> > 
>> > she's
>> >    anemic or what.  A couple months ago her bloodwork at the vet's >> > 
>> > office
>> >    was  okay.   I  assume this is FeLV related but before I go to the >> > 
>> > vet
>> >    I'd like to be prepared and have some ideas of what's going on.
>> >    Maureen
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