Re: New FeLV+ Cat, transfusion yesterday. Please see blood results.

2005-02-28 Thread Barbara Lowe
Good morning, I am very sorry to hear about your Brissle's condition. How is she doing? (and what an unusual name!) I'm no expert on the blood results. hopefully someone w/ more knowledge will respond soon. there's lot of info about anemia in the archives. Pet tinic is usually available only at

RE: [Fwd: Re: off-topic/should I worry about kitty making a noise when shebreathes?]

2005-02-28 Thread MacKenzie, Kerry N.
Thanks---seems there is probably nothing to worry about re Trixie, since everyone has heard similar sounds. Nothing else in her behavior has changed--she's as naughty as ever, thank goodness. -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of TenHouseCats

RE: Loki Advice: fleas, throwing up

2005-02-28 Thread MacKenzie, Kerry N.
My cats throw up repeatedly until they get rid of the hairball. So I'll routinely find little pools of liquid on the floor until they get rid of the hairball. The first time I ever witnessed this--before I knew anything about cats' behavior--my new cat was moving around the house and 'throwing up'

Re: New FeLV+ Cat, transfusion yesterday. Please see blood results.

2005-02-28 Thread Belinda Sauro
Did your vet test for hemobartenella? Better yet is he treating for it, the test often comes back negative even though the cat really is positive. I think the preferred antibiotic for hemo is doxocycline (sp?), many vets will prescribe it even if the test comes back negative because it

RE: how to best sterilize a kitty condo?

2005-02-28 Thread MacKenzie, Kerry N.
Title: Message Cherie---thanks---can you tell me where you get Health Guard and what it is usually used for--I looked in petsmart and on the net but no luck. Thanks. -Original Message. From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Cherie A GabbertSent: Saturday,

RE: how to best sterilize a kitty condo?

2005-02-28 Thread MacKenzie, Kerry N.
Thanks Michelle--I'm thinking that might be the way to go, and do it on Friday night, so I can keep an eye on it when I leave it outside on Sat and Sun. Kerry -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Saturday, February 26,

RE: how to best sterilize a kitty condo?

2005-02-28 Thread MacKenzie, Kerry N.
Yes, the cat shelter nearest me scrubs things with 30:1 water/bleach to make them safe for the cats to be around. The counsellor I know there swears by it. -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Chris Sent: Saturday, February 26, 2005 3:42 PM To:

RE: how to best sterilize a kitty condo?

2005-02-28 Thread Cherie A Gabbert
Here is the link http://revivalanimal.com/product.asp?pn=29-610"MacKenzie, Kerry N." [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Cherie---thanks---can you tell me where you get Health Guard and what it is usually used for--I looked in petsmart and on the net but no luck. Thanks. -Original Message. From:

RE: how to best sterilize a kitty condo?

2005-02-28 Thread Cherie A Gabbert
I searched and search for Boric acid and finally found it in Whole Foods. Cherie"MacKenzie, Kerry N." [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Thanks so much for those suggestions Sally. I'm still trying to figureout best way for me to do it (a steam cleaner sounds good but might be aprob for me logistically) but

RE: how to best sterilize a kitty condo?

2005-02-28 Thread MacKenzie, Kerry N.
Title: Message Yes, some sun would sure help (it's snowing today...). But I'll do it this weeeknd regardless. I can't wait to see their little faces. Meanwhile I'm gearing up for the battle I'm going to have to tear it away from my 3 neg cats...who don't have a kitty condo either, and

RE: how to best sterilize a kitty condo?

2005-02-28 Thread MacKenzie, Kerry N.
Title: Message Wow. Thanks for that tip. That would not have been my first thought. I have to go there this week anyway. Kerry -Original Message-From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Cherie A GabbertSent: Monday, February 28, 2005 9:34 AMTo:

Re: New FeLV+ Cat, transfusion yesterday. Please see blood results.

2005-02-28 Thread Lernermichelle
I would do Immunoregulin instead of Interferon. There is no indication that interferon can help a cat rebound from anemia, while there are some anecdotal reports that immunoregulin can. Feline interferon is another story, but has to be imported from England with FDA approval (see archived

RE: off-topic: looking for suggestions re dying dog

2005-02-28 Thread MacKenzie, Kerry N.
What can I say, Sallyapart from how grateful I am to you for the trouble you once again took yesterday. Speaking to Judy throughout the day and evening, it seemed that your advice is pretty well how it happened. She allowed Moo Shui to do and be however she wished (e.g., drinking, not eating;

Re: New FeLV+ Cat, transfusion yesterday. Please see blood results.

2005-02-28 Thread Melbeach
Thanks alot you guys for taking the time to offer your knowledge. I really appreciate the help! Well I've been cramming my brains out the last couple days, so more of this is making sense. This site in particular has provided a lot of very useful info. To answer a couple of your questions: Did

Re: New FeLV+ Cat, transfusion yesterday. Please see blood results.

2005-02-28 Thread Lernermichelle
steroid side effects are usually only long-term. the only short-term side effects is that every once in a blue moon a cat gets diabetes from one or two shots of depomedrol, but usually even that side effect is after months of use. If there is lymphoma or a hyper-immune reaction, steroids

Re: New FeLV+ Cat, transfusion yesterday. Please see blood results.

2005-02-28 Thread Melbeach
Michelle, Wow, I don't know what to say! But please, don't deprive your own kitty of what he needs. I'm in Melbourne, FL. I ship stuff all the time, so I could overnite you another overnite envelope. But please, think about it. I'm sure many others here would jump at that as well. Is the

RE: Loki Advice: fleas, throwing up

2005-02-28 Thread Steve Williams
After the hairball, no vomiting the next two following evenings! However, this morning, Loki vomited again. He went back to get another bite of kibble just after though. Maybe he still has some hairball left to expel. He has been cleaning quite a bit; maybe because of the fleas. And the

RE: Loki Advice: fleas, throwing up

2005-02-28 Thread Steve Williams
Title: Message Kerry, Yes, I know for sure it is fleas. All the signs are there: I can see fleas sometimes on him, I've combed a few off of him, and can find lots of flea poop in his normal sleeping spots. Thanks, Steve -Original Message-From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]

RE: Loki Advice: fleas, throwing up

2005-02-28 Thread Steve Williams
Cherie, I'm kind of afraid to use Advantage or Frontline with a kitten who has hadFeLV+ from birth. Maybe I'm overreacting, but my recent loss of Leeloo, with the stress ofa leg sprain causing onset, has got me trigger-shy. Itishardfor me to impose the tiniest bit oftoxic substance or

RE: Loki Advice: fleas, throwing up

2005-02-28 Thread Hideyo Yamamoto
I know what you mean, Steve. I wouldnt personally. My holistic vet strongly goes against using it even with my non FeLV kitties, too. One of my kitties had a very serious skin problem with some type of insects and she had scabs everywhere and he gave me this natural citrus shampoo and

RE: Loki Advice: fleas, throwing up

2005-02-28 Thread Cherie A Gabbert
Steve, I did use it on my FeLV cat though she was about 1 1/2. CherieSteve Williams [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Cherie, I'm kind of afraid to use Advantage or Frontline with a kitten who has hadFeLV+ from birth. Maybe I'm overreacting, but my recent loss of Leeloo, with the stress ofa leg sprain

Re: Loki Advice: fleas, throwing up

2005-02-28 Thread Tad Burnett
Hi Steve My 1st FeLV+ kitties that I brought home were loaded with fleas to the extent that there hair was falling out and dehydration...They got Advantage treatment before they were even tested... One was about 3 months old and the other was about 12 years and the older one was taking care of

Re: New FeLV+ Cat, transfusion yesterday. Please see blood results.

2005-02-28 Thread Belinda Sauro
I've said this before and I will say it again, Jean Luc a cancer kitty had NON-REGENERATIVE anemia and epogen kept him alive for 2 years, granted he was not positive for FeLV so I don't know what throwing that into the mix would do, but I most certainly would try epogen on Bailey my

fleas,

2005-02-28 Thread BONNIE J KALMBACH
When my son's cat Fu came to stay with me, he had fleas! I used a flea comb, dunking it in hot soapy water whenever I got a flea. After a few days of short, 15 minutes or so, treatments in the bathroom, Fu was flea-free! No chemicals! Fortunately only one other of my indoor kitties caught

Re: Tipper - CLS

2005-02-28 Thread Belinda Sauro
Shiela, Can you give me Tips dates, I can't find your original email to the group? Thank you. -- Belinda Happiness is being owned by cats ... Be-Mi-Kitties ... http://www.bemikitties.com Post Adoptable FeLV/FIV/FIP Cats/Kittens http://adopt.bemikitties.com FeLV Candle Light Service

Re: Loki Advice: fleas, throwing up

2005-02-28 Thread TatorBunz
In a message dated 2/28/2005 11:33:48 AM Pacific Standard Time, [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: Has anyone used Advantage or Frontline on kittens with FeLV from birth? Steve Yes, I have and they had no side effects from it. Of course they didn't get full doses either until they became adults. I

Re: New FeLV+ Cat, transfusion yesterday. Please see blood results.

2005-02-28 Thread catatonya
I would ask for the doxy. It can't hurt, and it might help! tonya[EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Dear Melbeach:You are right in assuming that the blood transfusion will only give Brissle a temporary reprieve from the severe anemia. An HCT of 9 and below is considered within the parameters of

RE: Loki Advice: fleas, throwing up

2005-02-28 Thread catatonya
Steve, You need to comb for the fleas every day and get rid of them. Fleas cause anemia which you certainly DON'T want to deal with in a positive cat. When I comb for fleas I usually soak a cottonball in alcohol and poor a little alcohol into a plastic cup. If one is 'too fast' for me I put the

Re: New FeLV+ Cat, transfusion yesterday. Please see blood results.

2005-02-28 Thread Sue Feldbusch
Baytril was the only antibiotic that worked for my cat's hemobart. From: catatonya [EMAIL PROTECTED] Reply-To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: New FeLV+ Cat, transfusion yesterday. Please see blood results. Date: Mon, 28 Feb 2005 14:51:39 -0800 (PST)

Re: New FeLV+ Cat, transfusion yesterday. Please see blood results.

2005-02-28 Thread catatonya
Hm. Like I said, I don't know. I just know many on the list only had success with the doxy. tonyaSue Feldbusch [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Baytril was the only antibiotic that worked for my cat's hemobart.From: catatonya <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>Reply-To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.orgTo:

RE: Tip is Gone

2005-02-28 Thread Hideyo Yamamoto
Looks great! It's a kitty heaven!! I have built something similar for my babies but not as a big of area as you have for your babies!! You are giving me some new ideas! Thank you!! -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Belinda Sauro Sent:

RE: Tip is Gone - Kathy

2005-02-28 Thread Hideyo Yamamoto
I know what you mean, some of my feral hisses and spits at me whenever I am near them but I still love them as much if you know what I mean There is this poem some one of the FIP list sent to the other list member a long time ago when they lost their love one and I found it very

RE: Loki Advice: fleas, throwing up

2005-02-28 Thread Steve Williams
Tonya, No I do not have a dog and we keep Loki inside. I let him out on the deck (2nd story) when the weather is good. I have been using a bowl of water with a few drops of dishwashing liquid in it to dip the comb in. This seems to work great. As Sally said, "the surfacants in the

RE: Loki Advice: flea comb!!!

2005-02-28 Thread Steve Williams
Okay... I just went out today a bought a PROPER flee comb. Previously, I bought a cheap plastic one which did not work AT ALL. A hair trimming comb with gradually smaller tines worked better, but I was only able to manage a few fleas. The one I picked up today is a Four Paws (r) model

Re: New FeLV+ Cat, transfusion yesterday. Please see blood results.

2005-02-28 Thread Melbeach
No they don't have the immunoregulin in stock. I told my vet I would look for it and let him know so he could order it. Turns out I could order it myself from Revival Animal Health. So it should be here tomorrow. So how'd the immunoregulin do for you? Thanks. -Melbeach - Original Message

Re: cruelty petition - tennessee

2005-02-28 Thread Cherie A Gabbert
Done and forwarded. I hate to read about these things, kids and animals, the innocents of our world. Cherie catatonya [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Message: 22 Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2005 20:06:18 -From: "Jennifer" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>Subject: Animal Abuse case..sign petition!!!Please sign this

RE: New FeLV+ Cat, transfusion yesterday. Please see blood results.

2005-02-28 Thread Chris
My Tucson's problem was very low white blood count with no other clear symptoms hemocrit values ( other blood values good)--(She is FELV+). Both times, her wbc came right back up so I was pleased. My vet says he uses immunoregulin regularly for FELV cats I know he does treat a number of them