No need to apologize!
Tonight something inexplicable happened at our house. My black half
meezer Andre was sharpening his claws at the cat scratcher when my
brother's always sweet German Shepherd walked by. She's been around
Andre a lot but suddenly she attacked and seemed to be biting him. I
I can't tell by these symptoms. Let us know what the vet says about Shorty. I hope it's something easily (and cheaply!) treated. Keep us posted!
tonya[EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]Date: Tue, 29 Mar 2005 12:42:56 ESTSubject: feline leukemia:my preciuos son shorty isnt doing very
Yes. Lactulose is a prescription med you can get from
vet. However, since it's been 3 days or more now, w/ no BM, I would ask vet
about possiby an x-ray(after manually paplpitating abdomen), just to rule out
any type of blockage.
Unfortunately, I have seen cats come in w/
I finally heard from Susan, Angel's
Gate, and my Felix has settled in and is doing well!! I am so glad to hear
that,I have been so worried! And I still cry every day! I still miss him
like crazy and am trying to plan a trip for a visit shortly, if possible, w/
everything going on here, the
Petition signed and passed on to other groups and
friends! Thanks for posting that!
Hey Patti - think you're going to need more luck finding a home with
the 4 dogs, than the 5 cats. Maybe a good rental house prospect will
turn up. But I'm keeping Felix in my prayers - wow, 19 years,
Best of luck,
I finally heard from Susan, Angel's Gate, and my Felix has
You want to hear something weird? I always take fortune cookies seriously. I
don't know. I guess you could call me superstitious. But I always get the
really profound one for some reason. Anyway last night I'm finishing my
Chinese food and I get to the fortune cookie and I gulp and take a deep
Patti, is Felix FeLV+? Either way, 19 is
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Sent: Thursday, March 31, 2005 8:40
Subject: Felix update
I finally heard from Susan, Angel's
Gate, and my Felix
My FeLV kitties don't get conventional treats as such. They're crazy
about the Wellness dry food, so I regard that as their treat, which they
get in the evening.
So their routine consists of wet food (Petguard) in the morning and
evening, and then a few hours after they've eaten their wet food,
Felix is in my thoughts, I am glad he is well, please keep us informed ;-))
Cherie[EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
I finally heard from Susan, Angel's Gate, and my Felix has settled in and is doing well!! I am so glad to hear that,I have been so worried! And I still cry every day! I still miss him like
From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
[mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Nina
Sent: Wednesday, March 30, 2005 10:58 PM
Subject: Safer Vaccinations for Companion Animals Petition
I was looking into cancer
I bought the Gelcaps Pepcid AC and
the ingredients do not compare with the regular Pepcid AC square tablets ... the
gelcaps are solid and can be quarteredbutlist several other
ingredients and I am reluctant to use them unless some of you already have used
them without any problems with the
No, it wasn't the yellow lab that attacked the kitty, it was a black
female German Shepherd who's always gotten along with and been gentle
with kitties. I guess this is a question for animal behaviorists.
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From: Melbeach [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Bonnie! I didn't mean I thought it was your dog on the news. I was just trying
to make a silly psychic connection.
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From: BONNIE J KALMBACH [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Sent: Thursday, March 31, 2005 11:37 AM
Subject: Re: RE: Find the Pit
Well I'm at the end of my bag of Science Diet CD/S.
So it's time to buy more food. Here's my dilemma. Brissle is my FeLV+ female.
Her FeLV- brother Squermie has urine crystal issues. They are both 8 years old.
Squermie was about 2 when he had his urine crystals episode. It was really bad.
My Smoky had a horrible interstitial cystitis episode at the beginning of January and while there were no signs of either type of crystals, my vet put him on Waltham's Royal Canin S/O diet and it's fine for my other kitty to eat as well. They both like it and there haven't been another outbreak,
Thanks for the update on Felix,
Patti---that's great news. You must be s relieved. I'm sending positive
vibes forthe little fellow'scontinuing
And sending good vibes your way
too for finding soon a safe and settled future haven for you and all your
I wanted to respond to your story about Andre and your brother's GSD. I
can imagine how scary that incident was for you guys. Without my being
there, or without more info about exactly what took place, it's hard for
me to speculate on the whys of it. However, one thing I can tell
Brownie's visit with the opthamologist went very well; I learned some new things and now have to make some decisions.
In addition to glaucoma in his enlarged eye, he has a luxated lens, cataracts and corneal ulceration. He has cataracts in his 'good' eye, as well as the prolapsed
I've never used the gelcaps; I only ever used the tablets. I'd guess that the other ingredients are probably just some kind of binders or fillers, but like you, I be reluctant to use it without knowing for sure that it was OK.
In terms of the dosage, my understanding for medications like
Good luck, sending good vibes and thought your way in CT!
Try to stay out of the insane asylum!
Date sent: Thu, 31 Mar 2005 10:58:25 -0800 (PST)
From: Julie Johnson [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Thanks, Carla! I'm tryin'..!![EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
JulieGood luck, sending good vibes and thought your way in CT!Try to stay out of the insane asylum!CarlaDate sent: Thu, 31 Mar 2005 10:58:25 -0800 (PST)From: Julie Johnson <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>To: firstname.lastname@example.orgCopies to:
Julie, I'd say Brownie's learned to be a trooper from his
for the update, and I'm so glad to hearBrownie's visit to the
ophthalmologist went well. It's great to get good news!
luck to you, Steve and Brownie (if you decide to schedule Brownie then)
Your Brownie is one amazing cat! It's inspriational to hear about
someone with so many disabilities to overcome, enjoying life the way he
does. I'm glad you found a specialist you feel good about. As far as
trying to save his left eye, if he can't see out of it anyway, I would
Thank you so much, Kerry! We need all the good vibes we can get!!"MacKenzie, Kerry N." [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
Well, Julie, I'd say Brownie's learned to be a trooper from his "mom"!
Thanks for the update, and I'm so glad to hearBrownie's visit to the ophthalmologist went well. It's great to get
Brownie is such a wonder! He ADORES his fluffy little bed and his FOOD bowl! He senses the vibration when I walk into the room and within the last month or so he's decided he wants to be petted before he eats! He's the happiest cat you can imagine; just purrs and purrs when he's petted
What can I say but wow, and hang in there better days are coming, this will be tough, but I am sure you will make the best decision for Brownie's sake. Positve vibes and all the strength I can muster are coming at ya ;-))
CherieJulie Johnson [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
Thank you so much,
Thanks, Cherie, I don't know what I'd do without all of you! Cherie A Gabbert [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
What can I say but wow, and hang in there better days are coming, this will be tough, but I am sure you will make the best decision for Brownie's sake. Positve vibes and all the strength
Mylast little love is gone. I
had to put him to sleep late yesterday.
For the past two weeks, my every waking
moment and thought has been for and aboutLoki. I did put him on Prednisone
a week ago and it initial seemed to help, but very quickly it was as
before. I then called the vet and we
aw, steve, i'm sorry. i've been sending GLOW (which is white
light/healing/good thoughts/love/prayers/whatever anyone wants or
needs it to be) for you and loki. GLOW always works--just not always
in the way that we humans want. guess this time it was to make his
transition easy, to light his way
Dear Steve. I am so very sorry I cant
stop crying reading your email, and thinking of Loki. Its just way too difficult to
deal with, too
painful to live with. I wish I could find better words to make you feel
better. But I will be morning with
you, Steve. Please know though,
I agree Gloria. I had a Pitt who lived to be 13 yrs old and never bit anyone or hurt any of my cats. I did have a hound that I couldn't trust at all with my kitties.
hip hip meow for felix!
i just went and signed up for the newsletter from the ASPCA from my
home-town, and one of their website's features was a Pet-Friendly
Housing section. i know that there are such lists SOMEPLACE (like
everything else, i've seen them on the net somewhere, but have no
Oh, Steve...I am so sorry...it's a good thing I work alone, because I'm
absolutely crying my eyeballs out right now... :( It's wonderful people like
you that make this world a more bearable place to be. I know Loki hasn't gone
far and that you two will see each other again someday...oh, I'm
I am so sorry Steve, at least there will be no more pain, my heart goes out to you.
CherieHideyo Yamamoto [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
Dear Steve. I am so very sorry I cant stop crying reading your email, and thinking of Loki. Its just way too difficult to deal with, too painful to live
pumpkin is one of those wonder foods that works for both constipation
AND diarrhea--if, as noted, you can get the cat to eat it! oddly
enough, maine coons seem to LOVE it
it's an easy one to try, tho; with everything, some things work with
one cat while others require something else
Oh Steve, I'm writing this through tears and wishing I could be by your
side, to cry with you and hold your hand. I'm so, so sorry you lost
your little loves. I'm glad you have some good memories of Loki's last
days with you, (I can picture him exploring the tall grass), and it does
well, sounds like the other thing you have to consider is what'll
happen to you when you trip over the hubby or cat and end up with a
broken leg yourself? hee hee
My dogs all 7 hate it when the cats use the scratching posts. They will growl and my black lab will take her nose and push the cat away from the post.
I need some ideas for a kitty that adopted me. He was a 30lb white Tom
Cat (AKA TeeCee), but in the past month has deteriorated to 9 lbs. He's
got an infection in his left hind at the nail that he can't seem to
He's been on Bayitril for two weeks now @ 22.5mg 1x daily, it's having
I am so sorry, Steve. You have suffered unending loss.
My heart breaks for you Steve. We all know the pain you are feeling now. You will be in my prayers. I really believe Loki is with his sister LeeLoo and you will see them again. Sheila
I will be morning his loss for a long time... I can't see a time
when I will
stop. I know my pain will ease eventually and I know there will
soon be a
time that I will no longer be exhausted from crying. I loved my
like there was no tomorrow.
I am so sorry Steve, I lost
Poor Brownie! I hope things go well at the specialist's.
tonyaJulie Johnson [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
I've written in the past about Brownie, my FIV+, blind and deaf cat. When he came to me after TNR (obviously he could not be released) he had been vetted and I was told about his
Steve, my heart goes out to you, I'm so sorry. He was so young, too young,
but he had a charmed, well-loved life with you. Gloria
At 02:52 PM 3/31/2005, you wrote:
My last little love is gone. I had to put him to sleep late yesterday.
My cats have their way of getting even. Someone peed on my 12 yr old black
lab's doggie bed. Grrr. Out to buy another doggie bed (water-proof
At 03:41 PM 3/31/2005, you wrote:
My dogs all 7 hate it when the cats use the scratching posts. They will
growl and my black lab
Thanks to all who responded and are keeping my Felix
in their thoughts prayers. It is comforting to know that ao many others
are pulling for him...
Kyle, Felix was non-positve.
Ethan. my only Felv+ crossed The Bridgr exactly two
years to the daye I took Felix to Ange's Gate, (I also lost
I think I would get a full-body x-ray to look for tumors, and do a full blood work-up.
P.S. The appetite Winstrol V (or something like that) has been working really well for my horse Pepsi. I know it is used for cats too, so might be worth a try. it is an anabolic steroid.
In a message
It's true that feline interferon, or Virbagen Omega, available only from England with FDA approval, has helped some positives who had massive weight loss and inappetance. Also immuno-regulin has too, and that is more easily available.
If he does not have lymphoma or another cancer, I would try
My heart goes out to you and no words will diminish
your pain sorrow.
But I believe you are the BEST cat-dad ever for all
you've done for your babies.
I lost my Ethan due to the same
I like to think of him now healthy and happy and just
romping in a big meadow
IVD makes a feline dissolution formula for struvite crystals that has much less by-products-- I think it's the fifth ingredient or something-- than the other prescription brands, and the cats love it. It's called something like feline dissolution formula in gravy. Make sure you get the one that is
After Killian had urine crystals our vet recommended HIll's Prescription Diet CD/S. You can only buy it at the vet's office - $25 for 10 pounds. But ever since Killian has been eating it, which is about 3 years now she has not had any reoccurences. Don't know if it has any byproducts though.
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Sent: Thursday, March 31, 2005 1:10
Subject: Re: Another Pepcid AC
I've never used the gelcaps; I only ever used the tablets. I'd
Let us know if you want info on how to get them.
Please do let me know... I don't want to let him just wilt away and die.
Though he's a recent addition he's got a heart of gold and I'm attached.
My kitty that passed away in December could be his double, except he's
solid white and she had three
Hes a sweety,
he stole my heart when I first saw him, wet and cold in November.
From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
[mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On
Behalf Of Cherie A Gabbert
Sent: Thursday, March 31, 2005
Tad, I'm sorry to hear about Baby. I remember when you got Momma and
her, and the story of her poor brother. I've kept you and those angel in
my thoughts and prayers and so hoped they were doing well. It makes it
that much tougher when they finally start to trust you, and she was a
Thankyou Nina for the kind words..
Momma is doing quit well...The kitten was always wabbly on her feet and
held her head at an angle all the time so she had some problems...But I
had just started to believe that she might make it for a while...
She knew that I was trying to make her better
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