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On Nov 3, 2012, at 11:55 AM, Lee Evans <moonsiste...@yahoo.com> wrote: > I have several cats with no teeth who knock back the dry food like it's their > last meal. Cats don't really chew very much unless they catch a very tough > mouse. Mostly, they give their food a few chomps and down it goes. They > have a very high acid content in their stomach that does the rest of the > digesting. If we ate like cats do, we'd be floating like blimps all the > time because our digestive system depends on mixing saliva with the food to > begin digestion in earnest. If you notice, when you rush a meal to get to > work or an appointment, you end up bloated and uncomfortable for the rest of > the day. At least I do. But cats, being lazy little critters, just go > chomp/gulp and it's over. Also the good news. > > Kathryn might want to have that last canine removed. It's not serving any > purpose and to be on the safe side, it's OK for Ozzy not to have it. Also, > at some point in time, when Ozzy has recovered from all his ordeals and is > settled in, I would recommend that the rotten roots be removed also. As they > decay in his gums they could lead to infection, either locally or systemic. > > > > Spay and Neuter your cats and dogs and your weird relatives and nasty > neighbors too! > > > From: Marcia <marciabmar...@gmail.com> > To: "email@example.com" <firstname.lastname@example.org> > Sent: Saturday, November 3, 2012 11:43 AM > Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Ozzy & Miss Kitty > > I guess there is a silver lining in every cloud Lee. And this silver lining > is that he has no teeth(-: Sad for Ozzy, but great for everyone he is living > with! > > Sent from my iPhone > > On Nov 3, 2012, at 11:35 AM, Lee Evans <moonsiste...@yahoo.com> wrote: > >> Since Ozzy has no teeth, even if he fights, he can't spread FIV because FIV >> is spread by deep biting during a cat fight. He can't spread it through a >> scratch or through any non-violent contact with any of your cats. I have >> about 3 FIV+ cats mixed in with my my regular gang and no one is any the >> worse for it. About the spraying, once his hormones go away, even if he >> sprays occasionally (and all cats do that when nervous or angry on occasion) >> it won't smell terrible. I have several bad boys who do the spray thing >> from time to time just to keep in practice. It's a matter of pail and mop >> and that's mostly it. I use Simple Green Anti-virus cleaning product. It >> smells like a cleaning product when I'm mopping, but leaves the room >> smelling of nothing and nice and clean too. It comes in a half gallon size, >> is green in color. There are several types of Simple Green. The one I use >> is a concentrate. An ounce (shot glass for measure) in 2 to 3 gallons of >> wash water does wonders and I have at least 22 cats in a large room. They >> are NOT polite or well behaved cats either, but I still don't have to dig >> the house under. >> >> For more information about FIV+ and mixing positives and negatives together, >> you may want to join the FIV2 Yahoo Group and read the files or make contact >> with some of the members. Whatever you do, don't allow any vet to sell you >> the FIV vaccination. It turns a cat positive upon testing and will >> jeopardize negative cats because some vets and shelters still euthanize FIV+ >> cats for no reason except misinformation about the situation. >> >> Great news about Miss Kitty though. Females rarely get FIV because mostly, >> males are very polite to them but if the male cat grabs them by the neck too >> roughly during mating, it may turn into a bite and therefore infect the cat. >> But males don't usually do this. They don't want to kill the female, just >> impregnate her. >> >> >> Spay and Neuter your cats and dogs and your weird relatives and nasty >> neighbors too! >> >> >> From: Kathryn Green <katsk...@gmail.com> >> To: "felvtalk@felineleukemia org" <email@example.com> >> Sent: Saturday, November 3, 2012 11:06 AM >> Subject: [Felvtalk] Ozzy & Miss Kitty >> >> Well, good news and not so good news. >> >> The cat that originally started all of this, Ozzy, is definitely an >> older cat and as I suspected, he tested positive for FIV although neg >> for FeLV. As he is obviously a battle veteran and drew blood from the >> person who originally rescued him too, indications are he will be >> more than happy to fight others and share the virus. He was also >> loaded with tape worms which men's Miss Kitty likely has them too so I >> have to dose them both for that. >> >> The vet couldn't give me an estimate of Ozzy's age other than to say >> he was no spring chicken. Why? Because he has almost NO teeth. One >> canine was intact but the rest were broken or missing. He removed a >> couple of the broken ones but says there were many that were just >> roots and there was nothing he could do short of major surgery. Says >> his gums are in surprisingly good condition, he just has no teeth. >> Suspect many were broken in fights. It is amazing to me how he puts >> away dry cat food - LOTS of it - when he has no teeth! >> >> Technically, a fighter like Oz should be quarantined for the rest of >> his life cause of the FIV. If I were to do that it would mean keeping >> him in my master bathroom. Not too fond of that idea. Only other >> option is to make him an outdoor cat and I don't like that either. If >> he starts spraying that will be my only option tho I suspect. Even >> tho neutered now he has been around long enuff marking is a natural >> thing for him and will likely continue. >> >> Now for the good news. Miss Kitty came thru with a clean bill of >> health, got her vaccinations, and goes back in 4 weeks for her >> boosters. >> >> Total bill this time around was $168. >> >> Both are now back in the master bathroom while I "gird my loins" and >> prepare to dose them for worms. I think Oz will take his in a bit of >> canned cat food but Miss Kitty turns her nose up at anything from a >> can so hers will have to be a pill. I will let all know if I survive! >> ;-) >> >> Kat >> >> _______________________________________________ >> 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 > > _______________________________________________ > 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
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