Introduction

2005-12-02 Thread Marissa
Hello! I am so happy to have found this mailing list. My name is Marissa and I wanted to introduce my little guy, Jake. I adopted Jake only a couple months ago from a rescue group that I had been fostering for. I was moving to a new city and decided I wanted to take a cat with me, and since FeLV

Re: Introduction

2005-12-02 Thread Lernermichelle
Marissa, Hi and welcome, and BLESS YOU for adopting a cat with FeLV! My suggestion is this: if he is still on Baytril, take him off it. Cats are not meant to be on Baytril that long-- it is a very strong drug. My Lucy was on it for a month for bladder infection when she had a stone two

Re: Introduction

2005-12-02 Thread Lernermichelle
Also, I would order an over-the-counter diarrhea medicine for cats called Diarsanyl, which I have found really good for curing simple diarrhea. And slippery elm can help a lot with both nausea and diarrhea. Michelle

Re: Sammy and interferon

2005-12-02 Thread Gloria Lane
I don't know but have wondered that myself. Didn't know that it causes a degree of dehydration so that's interesting to me, especially at this very dry time of the year. I give my FELV+ kitties .5 cc daily (not on/off), unless there's a URI or something then I up the dosage. Gloria On

pumpkin

2005-12-02 Thread felv
Can someone remind me, is pumpkin supposed to be a laxative, or a cure for diarrhea? Some people on the Sphynx rescue list are feeding it to their cats as treats, and I'm curious as to if this is a good idea (will feeding it to "normal" cats make them get diarrhea or become constipated?)

Re: pumpkin

2005-12-02 Thread Tad Burnett
Its high fiber which is good for both...And most cats like it Tad [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Can someone remind me, is pumpkin supposed to be a laxative, or a cure for diarrhea? Some people on the Sphynx rescue list are feeding it to their cats as treats, and I'm curious as to

Re: pumpkin

2005-12-02 Thread TenHouseCats
yeah, it's that magic food that works for both conditions some cats LOVE it--i combine it with yogurt for both fibre and nice positive gut buggies.. On 12/2/05, Tad Burnett [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Its high fiber which is good for both...And most cats like it Tad [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Re: pumpkin

2005-12-02 Thread gblane
Well, I've known it as a cure (source of fiber?) for diarrhea - don't know if it works as a laxative too, some things deal with both... For example, homeopathic Nux Vomica is in many cases a solution for both. But lactulose is a solution for constipation (as is vitamin C), and not diarrhea.

Re: interferon dehydration? new FeLV+

2005-12-02 Thread Del H. Daniels
Hmmm... I never heard of IFN causing dehydration. My kitties have shown no sign of it. Effie (FeLV+) was on daily for 2-1/2 years; Butch still on daily since 2000 (FIV+), now Tabitha (FIV+), and this week Shiloh tested positive for FeLV. Shiloh was a stray who showed up last winter,

Re: Introduction

2005-12-02 Thread Marissa
Thanks for the tips! The vet did suggest Pepsid so I have been doing that. I am mainly concerned about his lack of appetitie, and general him not being himself. I mean how long can I force feed him? It's frustrating because I wish he could just tell me what is wrong and I could fix it! Marissa

Re: Introduction

2005-12-02 Thread Lernermichelle
First of all, you can force feed for months, so don't worry about that aspect right now. lack of appetite can be caused by GI problems from antibiotics, and/or from the URI itself (is he stuffy-nosed? If they can't smell their food they often will not eat). The fact that he is not lethargic is

Re: pumpkin

2005-12-02 Thread Nina
Like any fiber, it's suppose to regulate. I can't get anyone in my house to eat it, so I can't vouch for how well it works. Everyone seems to pull out the suggestion, so it must be helping somebody. N [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Can someone remind me, is pumpkin supposed to be a

Re: pumpkin

2005-12-02 Thread Tad Burnett
I guess its like peat moss is for garden soilsoaks up and holds extra moisture but keeps it from drying out and turning into cement...Probably more of a preventive than a cure...Some of us old people understand about the need for fiber If the problem is a bacteria or physical problem

Re: Introduction

2005-12-02 Thread Nina
Marissa, I agree with everything Michelle has said, (bless her). There is a group for assist feeding, I suggest you poke your head in there for some advice. You can assist feed for months, but you want to make sure that Jake is getting as balanced a diet as you can.

RE: Introduction

2005-12-02 Thread Hideyo Yamamoto
I would personally suggest you stop Metronidazale for now. I am not sure why he needs to take it. Just so that you know what your kitty has is viral and not bacterial and antibiotics will not treat that URIs which are viral related. Often times, you need to let it run its course

RE: Sigh...

2005-12-02 Thread Hideyo Yamamoto
I have a couple of those.. its very difficult to pill a cat anyway what I do with those a difficult cat is to, first crush pill and mix it in a small amount of the baby food and put the baby food (with crushed pill) in a syringe and squirt in their mouth.. it works pretty well they

NJ feral group

2005-12-02 Thread Renee M. Simon
Hello, I am trying to find some help for a feral colony in Cumberland County NJ, some of whom have tested positive. I do not have any idea how many are ill, but I am not seeing any symptomatic cats. Can you refer me to anyone who might be willing to help in NJ? I am simply a homeowner/pet

Re: NJ feral group

2005-12-02 Thread Lernermichelle
I live in NJ (Northern), but since I do not know where Cumberland County is I assume it is far from me. Have you contacted Alley Cat Allies in DC? They focus exclusively on caring for ferals, and they keep a database network of people all over the country and can probably connect you to

Re: NJ feral group

2005-12-02 Thread Renee M. Simon
Thank you so much for your reply. i will contact them next! Cumberland County is at the southernmost part of the state. Look for the Delaware Bay on a map, and you will see me! Thanks again, Renee - Original Message - From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org

Re: NJ feral group

2005-12-02 Thread Nina
Hi Renee, I've lived outside of Princeton, on Long Beach Island and in Rockaway NJ, (near Morristown), but I live in CA now. Your post nearly brought me to tears. Knowing there are caring souls that can't turn their back on the sweet innocents gives me hope that the human race is moving in the

Re: NJ feral group

2005-12-02 Thread Renee M. Simon
Dear Nina, Thank you so much for your kind email. I am just so sad and have been crying like a fool for 2 days now. It just breaks my heart about these babies and I have tried so many things to no avail. I have even asked for help from people on Petfinder. No one is interested. I have 2

RE: NJ feral group

2005-12-02 Thread MacKenzie, Kerry N.
Title: Message I wish I lived near you Renee.We all on this list totally relate and sympathise.Thank you for caring. [EMAIL PROTECTED] You could try contacting the group above and see if it's still activeI used to post quite a lot on it but haven't done so recently. Stay in

RE: Introduction

2005-12-02 Thread Hideyo Yamamoto
I actually had to force feed my Ginger for over 3 months. She is also FelK positive, her appetites runs like a roller coaster sometimes, all of sudden, she stops eating as if she forgets to eat.. but she never acts sick or not feeling well at all, she just refuses food.. it happened about

Re: NJ feral group

2005-12-02 Thread Renee M. Simon
Title: Message Thank you so much for your kindness. The going was tough the last 2 days and my tears have been many. We are a small beach community and today the winds have been 60mph with lots of flooding. I haven't seen any of the cats today and I wish they were warm and dry. It makes me

Re: NJ feral group

2005-12-02 Thread Nina
Renee, I've sent you a couple of emails off-list. Are you getting them? Nina Renee M. Simon wrote: Message Thank you so much for your kindness. The going was tough the last 2 days and my tears have been many. We are a small beach community and today the winds have been 60mph with

Re: NJ feral group

2005-12-02 Thread Renee M. Simon
Oh Nina, Thank you, thank you, thank you! YOU HAVE BEEN MY ANGEL TODAY. i was feeling so frustrated and your words really soothed my soul. I completely believe that the angels send certain kitties my way. Last summer a feral close to death arrived on my doorstep. After vetting and testing,

RE: NJ feral group

2005-12-02 Thread Hideyo Yamamoto
From: Hideyo Yamamoto Sent: Friday, December 02, 2005 5:03 PM To: 'felvtalk@felineleukemia.org' Subject: RE: NJ feral group Renee, can you research on line to find any rescue group in NJ (even if you are not close to them physically)? if you can hock up with a rescue

RE: NJ feral group

2005-12-02 Thread Hideyo Yamamoto
Renee, can you research on line to find any rescue group in NJ (even if you are not close to them physically)? if you can hock up with a rescue group with 501C status (non profit), you can contact Purina and perhaps get a truck load of free food for your kitties. You dont really need to

RE: NJ feral group

2005-12-02 Thread Hideyo Yamamoto
Hi, Renee, if you ever decide to adopt Emma in let me know I can show you how to tame Emma about 90% of the cats I have are feral, or at least used to be feral cats and I have adopted all in my house over the course of years its amazing how feral cat can adopted into our lives and

Re: NJ feral group

2005-12-02 Thread Renee M. Simon
Thank you so much! I would love to take in Emma. I took in a feral last summer and he was a piece of cake. He was cllose to death, so he took well to being in the house. Emma trusts me but is SO afraid. She would never come near me. But she sees me in the window, and she eats,grooms and

Re: NJ feral group

2005-12-02 Thread PEC2851
In a message dated 12/2/05 7:28:14 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: Low cost spay here is running about $75 a cat, which is hard for me to manage for more than a few. And certainly not for 30- 40 I'm in south central Pa., right on Mason Dixon Line. There are a

Re: NJ feral group

2005-12-02 Thread PEC2851
In a message dated 12/2/05 6:07:44 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: [EMAIL PROTECTED] You could try contacting the group above and see if it's still activeI used to post quite a lot on it but haven't done so recently Kerry/Renee~ The above group

Re: Arthur

2005-12-02 Thread catatonya
I'm so sorry Sherry. You may have only met him one day before he passed, but you obviously made a connection.tonyaSherry DeHaan [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:I am sad to say that Arthur the kitty at Sids house the santuary I volunteer at had to be sent over the bridge yesterday due to liver

Re: NJ feral group

2005-12-02 Thread PEC2851
Renee, www.aceofspays.comLow cost -southern N.J. Is this close to you? Patti

Re: NJ feral group

2005-12-02 Thread Renee M. Simon
Thanks Patti. Yes it seems like there is feral help in NJ but only up north.We are very rural here.We are the poorest county in the state and no one even thinks twice about these cats. That Delaware group sounds wonderful but who pays for all of this? It takes money and right now basics like

Re: NJ feral group

2005-12-02 Thread PEC2851
Renee, Oh. I can imagine! Here I am, feeling a bit overwhelmed 'cause of the feral/strays here (I recently moved), but it's nowhere near the numbers you are dealing with! I was just "discussing" my group on another listwith food,vetting, etc., it is a financial strain on me, and my

Re: pills and roomba

2005-12-02 Thread catatonya
I think my Roomba was around $250, BUT I bought it on the Home Shopping Club or something like that on one of their 'stretch pays', so I only had to pay about 65 a month for 4 months on my charge card.My popeye won't even let me open his mouth to look at his teeth, much less prise it open for

Re: NJ feral group

2005-12-02 Thread Renee M. Simon
Hi Patti, yes it's definately worth a try with the Purina. Yeah, we have a violent tom cat here and most of us would like to see him pts. He is a wiley beast though. I have never met a mean one besides him. Most are too scared and hungry to be mean. Oh yeah!! Dumping pets? That's how all of

Re: NJ feral group

2005-12-02 Thread PEC2851
This tattered tom is one very "savvy" boy. First time I trapped him, he just sat back, let me stroke his head thru trap. and I am thinking, "He's not bad at all..." Well, in attempting to transfer from trap to carrier, he showed his stuff! He must've knew I was wearing gloves, so he dove

RE: Sigh...

2005-12-02 Thread catatonya
I will most certainly give it a try!Hideyo Yamamoto [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:I have a couple of those.. it’s very difficult to pill a cat anyway… what I do with those “a difficult cat” is to, first crush pill and mix it in a small amount of the baby food and put the baby food

Re: NJ feral group

2005-12-02 Thread Renee M. Simon
That's why I am afraid of trapping them. I don't know what the heck to do and i don't want to hurt them or me in the process! Hey, their survival instinct kept them alive this long and now we have done the one thing they have been trying to avoid all of their lives! Yup, I'd bite ans claw

Re: NJ feral group

2005-12-02 Thread PEC2851
Can you just trap Cujo prior to neutering, and then just leave him in trap. Vet can anesthesize him in trap, and then place him in carrier while he's still under, after surgery? That's what I am doing this time with "Black Bart" ~ (not too original, but they all deserve names.) Patti

Re: NJ feral group

2005-12-02 Thread Renee M. Simon
I haven't even approached the neutering aspect yet. I am tapped out just feeding everyone. I would need some help down here for other things to be done. Heck, I need help with feeding them. There are many hungry cold cats here, and I am only one person without a trust fund or a rich husband!

Re: NJ feral group

2005-12-02 Thread PEC2851
In a message dated 12/2/05 10:21:23 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: I am only one person without a trust fund or a rich husband! In fact my hubby kindly worked an extra day this week just for feral food. Renee~ Yeah, no trust fund or rich husband here either. In

Re: NJ feral group

2005-12-02 Thread Renee M. Simon
Live simply, so others may simply live!! I love that! Yes, I believe that is something I will put somewhere where I can see it everyday.I am going to have to get creative with feeding them. Lately I have been adding in rice and pasta to help beef up their body weight. They love the wet food,

Re: NJ feral group

2005-12-02 Thread felv
Lately I have been adding in rice and pasta to help beef up their body weight. Actually, by doing that, you are doing exactly the opposite of what you intend to do. Cats are carnivores, and do not get hardly any benefit from carbohydrates, they are built to run on animal derived FAT and

Re: NJ feral group (NJ feral groups that might help you)

2005-12-02 Thread felv
http://www.nj-ara.org/ferals/ferals.html(NJ) http://www.neighborhoodcats.org/(NY) http://www.alleycat.org/wheretnr.html#nj(NJ - alley cat allies working with partners in NJ) http://www.care4strays.org/index.html(NJ) http://www.petfinder.org/shelters/NJ187.html(NJ - TNR info lower down on