Re: RE: Find the Pit Bull--Memories!

2005-03-31 Thread BONNIE J KALMBACH
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

Re: Fwd: feline leukemia:my preciuos son shorty isnt doing very goodat all! what ...

2005-03-31 Thread catatonya
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

Re: 'help' my cat shorty is sick (jayden)

2005-03-31 Thread PEC2851
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/ blockages. Also,

Felix update

2005-03-31 Thread PEC2851
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

Re: Safer Vaccinations for Companion Animals Petition

2005-03-31 Thread PEC2851
Nina, Petition signed and passed on to other groups and friends! Thanks for posting that! Hugs, Patti

Re: Felix update

2005-03-31 Thread Gloria B. Lane
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, awesome. Best of luck, Gloria I finally heard from Susan, Angel's Gate, and my Felix has

Re: RE: Find the Pit Bull--Memories!

2005-03-31 Thread Melbeach
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

Re: Felix update

2005-03-31 Thread Melbeach
Patti, is Felix FeLV+? Either way, 19 is awesome! -Kyle - Original Message - From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Thursday, March 31, 2005 8:40 AM Subject: Felix update I finally heard from Susan, Angel's Gate, and my Felix

RE: For Sue RE: for Kathleen-- I'm new and green.I've rescued andamcaring forDeirdre (FELV+)

2005-03-31 Thread MacKenzie, Kerry N.
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,

Re: Felix update

2005-03-31 Thread Cherie A Gabbert
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

RE: Safer Vaccinations for Companion Animals Petition

2005-03-31 Thread MacKenzie, Kerry N.
Done---thanks, Nina. -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Nina Sent: Wednesday, March 30, 2005 10:58 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Safer Vaccinations for Companion Animals Petition Hi Everyone, I was looking into cancer

Another Pepcid AC question

2005-03-31 Thread Del Daniels
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

Re: RE: Find the Pit Bull--Memories!

2005-03-31 Thread BONNIE J KALMBACH
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. Bonnie - Original Message - From: Melbeach [EMAIL PROTECTED] Date: Thursday,

Re: RE: Find the Pit Bull--Memories!

2005-03-31 Thread Melbeach
Bonnie! I didn't mean I thought it was your dog on the news. I was just trying to make a silly psychic connection. -Kyle - Original Message - From: BONNIE J KALMBACH [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Thursday, March 31, 2005 11:37 AM Subject: Re: RE: Find the Pit

Food for FeLV plus Urine Crystals, Brissle Update

2005-03-31 Thread Melbeach
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.

Re: Food for FeLV plus Urine Crystals, Brissle Update

2005-03-31 Thread Barb Moermond
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,

RE: Felix update

2005-03-31 Thread MacKenzie, Kerry N.
Title: Message 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 happiness. And sending good vibes your way too for finding soon a safe and settled future haven for you and all your furballs.

German Shepherd attack! Sooo OT

2005-03-31 Thread Nina
Hi Bonnie, 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

2005-03-31 Thread Julie Johnson
Hi Everyone, 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

Re: Another Pepcid AC question

2005-03-31 Thread Julie Johnson
Hi Del, 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

Re: Brownie's visit

2005-03-31 Thread carlas
Julie Good luck, sending good vibes and thought your way in CT! Try to stay out of the insane asylum! Carla Date sent: Thu, 31 Mar 2005 10:58:25 -0800 (PST) From: Julie Johnson [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Copies to:

Re: Brownie's visit

2005-03-31 Thread Julie Johnson
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: felvtalk@felineleukemia.orgCopies to:

RE: Brownie's visit

2005-03-31 Thread MacKenzie, Kerry N.
Title: Message 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 good news! Good luck to you, Steve and Brownie (if you decide to schedule Brownie then)

Re: Brownie's visit

2005-03-31 Thread Nina
Julie, 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

RE: Brownie's visit

2005-03-31 Thread Julie Johnson
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

Re: Brownie's visit

2005-03-31 Thread Julie Johnson
Hi Nina, 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

RE: Brownie's visit

2005-03-31 Thread Cherie A Gabbert
Julie, 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,

RE: Brownie's visit

2005-03-31 Thread Julie Johnson
Thanks, Cherie, I don't know what I'd do without all of you! Cherie A Gabbert [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Julie, 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

Loki is at rest

2005-03-31 Thread Steve Williams
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

Re: Loki is at rest

2005-03-31 Thread TenHouseCats
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

RE: Loki is at rest

2005-03-31 Thread Hideyo Yamamoto
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, Lokis soul

Re: Find the Pit Bull [Interesting and Scary]

2005-03-31 Thread Sheila208
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. Sheila inline: Clouds.jpg

Re: Felix update

2005-03-31 Thread TenHouseCats
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

Re: Loki is at rest

2005-03-31 Thread jenmeyer
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

RE: Loki is at rest

2005-03-31 Thread Cherie A Gabbert
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 can’t stop crying reading your email, and thinking of Loki. It’s just way too difficult to deal with, too painful to live

Re: Fwd: 'help' my cat shorty is sick (jayden)

2005-03-31 Thread TenHouseCats
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

Re: Loki is at rest

2005-03-31 Thread Nina
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 give

Re: Brownie's visit

2005-03-31 Thread TenHouseCats
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 MC

Re: Find the Pit Bull--Memories!

2005-03-31 Thread Sheila208
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. inline: Clouds.jpg

Need help with treatment options for FELV+ kitty and infections

2005-03-31 Thread Stephanie E Caldwell
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 kick. He's been on Bayitril for two weeks now @ 22.5mg 1x daily, it's having no

Re: Loki is at rest

2005-03-31 Thread Lernermichelle
I am so sorry, Steve. You have suffered unending loss. Michelle

Re: Loki is at rest

2005-03-31 Thread Sheila208
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 inline: Clouds.jpg

RE: Loki is at rest

2005-03-31 Thread Stephanie E Caldwell
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 little Loki like there was no tomorrow. I am so sorry Steve, I lost

Re: Brownie needs good thoughts

2005-03-31 Thread catatonya
Poor Brownie! I hope things go well at the specialist's. tonyaJulie Johnson [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Dear Friends, 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

Re: Loki is at rest

2005-03-31 Thread Gloria B. Lane
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.

Re: Find the Pit Bull--Memories!

2005-03-31 Thread Gloria B. Lane
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 hopefully). Gloria 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

Re: Felix update

2005-03-31 Thread PEC2851
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

Re: Need help with treatment options for FELV+ kitty and infections

2005-03-31 Thread Lernermichelle
I think I would get a full-body x-ray to look for tumors, and do a full blood work-up. Michelle 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

Re: Need help with treatment options for FELV+ kitty and infections

2005-03-31 Thread Lernermichelle
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

Re: Loki is at rest

2005-03-31 Thread PEC2851
Dear Steve, 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 thing I like to think of him now healthy and happy and just romping in a big meadow

Re: Food for FeLV plus Urine Crystals, Brissle Update

2005-03-31 Thread Lernermichelle
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

Re: Food for FeLV plus Urine Crystals, Brissle Update

2005-03-31 Thread Kathy Koutsis
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. Kathy

Re: Another Pepcid AC question

2005-03-31 Thread Del Daniels
Thanks Julie. - Original Message - From: Julie Johnson To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Thursday, March 31, 2005 1:10 PM Subject: Re: Another Pepcid AC question Hi Del, I've never used the gelcaps; I only ever used the tablets. I'd guess

RE: Need help with treatment options for FELV+ kitty and infections

2005-03-31 Thread Stephanie E Caldwell
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

RE: Need help with treatment options for FELV+ kitty and infections

2005-03-31 Thread Stephanie E Caldwell
Thanks Cherie Hes a sweety, he stole my heart when I first saw him, wet and cold in November. Steph -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Cherie A Gabbert Sent: Thursday, March 31, 2005 8:18 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org

Re: Loki is with my Baby Kitty

2005-03-31 Thread Nina
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 cuddler

Re: Loki is with my Baby Kitty

2005-03-31 Thread Tad Burnett
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