RE: New to FeLV (Kat)

2005-11-18 Thread David
Hello, Kat: Manythanks for your warm welcome! I appreciate your heartening info re: exposure. It makes me feel a lot better. What Elvis' vet told my husband was, "He has a 50/50 chance." Which doesn't make any sense to me. A 50% chance of...what? Naturally, I intend to straighten this out

Re: New to FeLV (wendy)

2005-11-18 Thread David
Hey, wendy: Your very kind words are muchly appreciated! It was news to me (I mean, MORE news) that saliva was not absolutely implicated in the spread of the virus. Likening it to HIV also made it more clear to me (I'm an LPN). What I find scary...but I've been remiss! I didn't realize

RE: New to FeLV (MacKenzie, Kerry N)

2005-11-18 Thread David
Hello, Kerry:: I really appreciate your response to my letter. I can already agree with you: Most supportive/generous/kind-hearted/informed... To the Nth degree! And thank you for your 'blessing'. I took it to heart. You know, I don't think I'm 'special' for taking in strays. Rather, I'm

Re: New to FeLV (Belinda Sauro)

2005-11-18 Thread David
Dear Belinda: You have my heartfelt thanks for your response to my letter. Everything I've read here has contributed to the lessening of my despair about this disaster. Your letter is certainly no exception! I was shocked at your info re: bad experiences vaccinating unknown positives.

Garfunkle

2005-11-18 Thread Lomaxturtle
That is such good news about Garfunkle - I'm so pleased he decided he didn't want to go to the bridge just yet. Keep it up Garfunkle xx Michelle, Minstrel, Buddy, Angel Bramble

Re: New to FeLV (wendy)

2005-11-18 Thread David
wendy! I can't believe I left out one of the brightest points of your letter! You said, "FYI, the FeLV vaccine is supposed to last 2-3 years..." (I laughed aloud, there) and "...so your others are most likely ok from the first vaccine." (At which point I resolved to give my neighbor's

Re: New to FeLV (Gia - warning Long)

2005-11-18 Thread Belinda Sauro
    Hi Gia,    While I lived in Missouri for a year I had a similar problem, most of the vets where Large (farm) animal vets and the three I did take him to said he is positive and will die within three months, infect all of your other cats so you should euthanize him.  Thankfully I knew

Re: New to FeLV (wendy)

2005-11-18 Thread Tad Burnett
Correct me if I am wrong...But I believe FeLV IS contacted primarily through saliva Maybe not urine and poop In saliva it dies as soon as it becomes dry, but what if it is in poop ??? Can that be carried on a shoe ???   The best defense against the disease is to keep cats healthy,

RE: New to FeLV (Gia - warning Long)

2005-11-18 Thread MacKenzie, Kerry N.
Title: Message Hi Gia, While I lived in Missouri for a year I had a similar problem, most of the vets where Large (farm) animal vets and the three I did take him to said he is positive and will die within three months, infect all of your other cats so you should euthanize him. Belinda,

bloody nose

2005-11-18 Thread gary
One of my FeLV + guys seems to be emitting a drop or two of blood when he sneezes. When I first got himand his sister they came down with a slight URI and I gave them Cefa drops and it cleared the female completely and I thought it had cleared Timmy also but he was still sneezing

Re: New to FeLV (Belinda Sauro)

2005-11-18 Thread Barb Moermond
Gia, I am fortunate enough to live in a city that has a vet school AND a fabulous cats only clinic. But I adopted my 2 boys a few hours north of here in my home town and the vet there did their first exam as well as their snipping a few months later. Now, the vet that my mom prefers to use there

RE: New to FeLV (Gia)

2005-11-18 Thread MacKenzie, Kerry N.
Title: Message but wouldn't an inoculation boost such a system?Or, failing that, would it do any harm? Gia--I just had my email-with-attachment to you rejected as too large. But you'll find a lot of well-researched info on vaccines from our members in the archives. Good luck---Kerry

Re: bloody nose

2005-11-18 Thread Barb Moermond
I would get a humidifier going and, if you can get him to sit in the bathroom with you - some steam treatments. The moisture will help. My Bandit had a similar thing when he was wee, a sneeze and there's a red blotch on the wall in front of him. With Bandit, it cleared up by itself and steam

Re: New to FeLV (Kat)

2005-11-18 Thread felv
"But is it fair to continue to expose the others? After all,don't 9 other lives outweigh...not that it is only numbers that count: "the good of the many, etc."...but he really COULDN'T stand it, so the only alternative would be...but, not THAT...still loves life, still as interested as

bloody nose

2005-11-18 Thread Lomaxturtle
It feels like I keep going on about Calicivirus but it's not my intention - honest. When I had Bramble he used to sneeze blood with calici virus. He didn't get the typical blisters in mouth etc... he got an ulcer on his nose and sneezed blood about 2 weeks before nasal discharge appeared and

RE: New to FeLV (Kat)

2005-11-18 Thread wendy
Gia, LOLOLOLOL!!! I love the stories about Elvis, especially at the vet. He sounds like he has such personality!!! No wonder you love this kitty so --- David [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hello, Kat: Many thanks for your warm welcome! I appreciate your heartening info re: exposure. It

To Gia concerning finding a vet

2005-11-18 Thread wendy
Gia, I live close to Dallas, and when Cricket got sick recently, I was scared because I wasn't too confident with our run-of-the-mill vet around the corner from our neighborhood. So what I did was call around to the various vets in our town and actually spoke to eact VET, not the tech or other

RE: New to FeLV (Kat)

2005-11-18 Thread MacKenzie, Kerry N.
Gia Yes, agree, great stories--what a character Elvis is! And s smart! What a darling! Kerry -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of wendy Sent: Friday, November 18, 2005 11:42 AM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: RE: New to FeLV (Kat)

Re: New to FeLV (please read these links)

2005-11-18 Thread felv
"I understood your point about sufficiently strong immune systems, but wouldn't an inoculation boost such a system? Or, failing that, would it do any harm?" Being a nurse, maybe it would help to look at it this way: When I was about 19 and getting ready to go to college, I had a deep fear

RE: To Gia concerning finding a vet

2005-11-18 Thread MacKenzie, Kerry N.
Wendy What simple, effective and $$$-saving advice--for boony or city dwellers like myself!-- Thanks!Kerry -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of wendy Sent: Friday, November 18, 2005 11:53 AM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: To Gia

Re: New to FeLV (wendy)

2005-11-18 Thread felv
Correct me if I am wrong...But I believe FeLV IS contacted primarily through salivaMaybe not urine and poopIn saliva it dies as soon as it becomes dry, but what if it is in poop ??? Can that be carried on a shoe ??? FELV dies unless it has an optimal wet and warm environment (and

Re: New to FeLV (Belinda Sauro)

2005-11-18 Thread wendy
Gia, Cricket and I had a horrible experience with a large animal vet two years ago. If I wouldn't have taken him home after the 18 hours of care that he received from the vet, he would have died there. He had a horrible infection he picked up after he ripped out all his back claws trying to

Re: Pls Read: A miracle of Garfunkle - thank you for your prayers!

2005-11-18 Thread Lernermichelle
That's great, Hideyo! Michelle

Cardiomyapathy leg paralysis

2005-11-18 Thread Del H. Daniels
Is there anyone on this list with the experience of cardiomyopathy and leg paralysis? Is there a group ... do you know the addy? Sweet Sam is 6 years old and this morning threw a clot ... he's at the vet for heparin therapy ... prognosis never good with this. Del

RE: Tsubomi, Ginger and Garfunkle update - To Nina and Kerry

2005-11-18 Thread Hideyo Yamamoto
Hi, I am sorry that I have not written back to you about my Tsubomi, as you know, things have been a bit hectic with the animal control issue, and of course with unexpected condition of Garfunkle. Garfunkle is doing good, he still is not back to normal and may take months before. When I thought

RE: Tsubomi, Ginger and Garfunkle update - To Nina and Kerry

2005-11-18 Thread MacKenzie, Kerry N.
Dear Hideyo I'm so glad to hear the news today is good, Hideyo---you and your furballs, especially Garfunkle, have been through such a lot in recent days. I hope Ghandi and Ruby-E are doing well too. Of course, Hideyo---take as much time as you need in deciding about Tsubomi. (I know how big a

RE: Tsubomi, Ginger and Garfunkle update - To Nina and Kerry

2005-11-18 Thread Hideyo Yamamoto
Thank you very much for your kindness as always, Kerry. And thank you for mentioning about Ghandi and Ruby-E. They are doing great. Ruby-E is doing so much better after dental work and I am so glad - since she is very feral, I really cannot give any medications (it was very traumatic to catch

RE: Tsubomi, Ginger and Garfunkle update - To Nina and Kerry

2005-11-18 Thread MacKenzie, Kerry N.
Mine are doing well; no one is sick just now, knock on wood, thanks, Hideyo. I'm still a bit clumsy with Pookie's subQs---I had thought I had it straightened out but I went thru 2 needles last night. He's very patient with me luckily. My other cats are slowly getting used to him. He is very

RE: Tsubomi, Ginger and Garfunkle update - To Nina and Kerry

2005-11-18 Thread Hideyo Yamamoto
Kerry, did I tell you about terumo needles? Let me ship some to you. If you are using Monoject right now, you will find much easier to use terumo -- it's so smooth that you don't even know that you are poking... with Monoject.. I had to use a couple of needles when Papa needed fluid (he is my FIV

need advise: diet for liver problem kitties

2005-11-18 Thread Hideyo Yamamoto
If you have any suggestion as to diet for liver problem kitties, I would really appreciate it! I know that I have to give good protein food but what should I give? This is for my miracle cat, Garfunkle and I appreciate any information, thank you!!!

Re: Tsubomi, Ginger and Garfunkle update - To Nina and Kerry

2005-11-18 Thread Lernermichelle
Funny, I hate Terumo needles. I find them very hard to open and always end up pricking myself and having to throw the needle out. For that reason I prefer Monoject. Michelle In a message dated 11/18/2005 6:55:00 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: Kerry, did I tell you

RE: Tsubomi, Ginger and Garfunkle update - To Nina and Kerry

2005-11-18 Thread Hideyo Yamamoto
Actually, I agree on that I hate opening part and I cant get the cap off easily and ended up poking myself a lot, too J - though once you go through all that,, poking part is much smoother, dont you think, Michelle? From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of

Re: need advise: diet for liver problem kitties

2005-11-18 Thread Lernermichelle
Hills has a prescription liver diet called L/D. Lucy actually gets it combined with K/D right now because her bladder stone was ammonia urate and this is the diet they recommend to try to keep it from coming back. I generally don't like Hills because they put a lot of crap in their food

RE: need advise: diet for liver problem kitties

2005-11-18 Thread Hideyo Yamamoto
Thank you, Michelle I know what you mean by Hills I do use A/D and K/D occasionally.. at least they dont put BHT or BHA on these ones. Do you happen to have a link to IVD? Garfunkles tummy is all extended, I think its because of liver his blood work shows liver inflammation and he

Re: New to FeLV (Kerry - warning Long)

2005-11-18 Thread Belinda Sauro
Hi Kerry, Yes we went to Missouri in May of 95 and moved back here (Washington state), and yes it is my little Bailey I am talking about. -- Belinda Happiness is being owned by cats ... Be-Mi-Kitties ... http://www.bemikitties.com Post Adoptable FeLV/FIV/FIP Cats/Kittens

Re: Cardiomyapathy leg paralysis

2005-11-18 Thread Belinda Sauro
Hi Del, I belong to this feline heart group on Yahoo, my Joey has mild cardiomyapathy: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/feline-heart/ -- Belinda Happiness is being owned by cats ... Be-Mi-Kitties ... http://www.bemikitties.com Post Adoptable FeLV/FIV/FIP Cats/Kittens

Belinda/Websites

2005-11-18 Thread TatorBunz
Hi Belinda, I have seen some of your websites for different rescues. They are awesome!! Can you make one for me? What do I need to doand sendto you to make a site for me? Thanks for what you do! P.S. If things work out right I may only be moving my rescue and home about 30 miles which is

Re: Cardiomyapathy leg paralysis

2005-11-18 Thread Del H. Daniels
Thanks, Belinda. I have now joined. My Effie passed away in March, FeLV+ and lymphoma and I'm not ready to lose another so soon ... we never are and just about everyone on this list has experienced it :( Del - Original Message - From: Belinda Sauro [EMAIL PROTECTED] To:

Re: Cardiomyapathy leg paralysis

2005-11-18 Thread Belinda Sauro
It's not a hugely busy list but they get talking when there is something to talk about. Mike sisters 18 year old cat had this happen last year, they had to express his bladder and it took quite awhile of physical therepy (she would massage his back legs) and lots of love but he did pull out

Re: Belinda/Websites

2005-11-18 Thread felv
On that same note, Belinda, if you need space, you can delete all the stuff out of my account you set up for me while mine was down. Jennhttp://ucat.ushttp://ucat.us/domesticcatlinks.htmlAdopt a cat from UCAT rescue:http://ucat.us/adopt.html Adopt a FIV+ cat: