Re: FeLV

2007-01-26 Thread Marylyn
I think you are thinking of the flavored ones. If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who

midnight

2007-01-26 Thread Jennifer Madon
Hello everyone. I am back with another question. Midnight is 8-9 months old. I have noticed the last 2 days that he is peeing all over the house. Not like, oops it just happened but he is positioning himself in places or over things and peeing on purpose. Is this a cry for attention,

Re: midnight

2007-01-26 Thread Marylyn
Sounds like he is marking his territory. There may be female cats in the neighborhood going into heat. It is the right time here. Get some of the spray feliway and spray it everywhere in the house. Especially where he has marked. Is he spraying or just peeing? Just to make sure he is ok

Re: midnight

2007-01-26 Thread Jennifer Madon
This may sound stupid but how do I know the difference between spraying and peeing. He still goes into his box but I keep catching him squating all over the house peeing on wierd things. A dart board that was under my husbands desk, my dresser, and this morning it was a comforter I had on the

Re: midnight

2007-01-26 Thread Gussies mom
When a cat sprays they usually back up to something, lift their tail and it goes straight out. It also has a very strong odor. Beth Jennifer Madon [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: This may sound stupid but how do I know the difference between spraying and peeing. He still goes into his box but

Re: midnight

2007-01-26 Thread Marylyn
Spraying is where they usually back up against something and pee. There is usually a stronger odor to the urine. Feliway has no odor I can detect. I use Odo Ban (Wal-Mart/Sam's) to clean where they pee or spray. It works wonders and I have had no problem with it. If he is squatting I would

Re: midnight

2007-01-26 Thread elizabeth trent
Jennifer, Barring, of course, an underlying physical problem - you may want to combat this on two fronts: First - you've got to totally get rid of the scent so that he can't smell it so those places don't remained marked as a good place to 'go'. (I've had good luck with 'urine gone'). Second -

Re: midnight

2007-01-26 Thread Belinda
Getting a cat neutered will often stop the spraying but I wouldn't wait any longer, if it becomes a habit it may not stop. I have had this happen with a few cats and they did stop after they were neutered. -- Belinda happiness is being owned by cats ... Be-Mi-Kitties

Re: midnight

2007-01-26 Thread cindy reasoner
If you can tell that he isn't spraying then I would take him into the vet. He might have a urinary tract infection and that is something you don't want to let go. If he is spraying then I would get him neutered as soon as possible. Cindy Reasoner --- Jennifer Madon [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

Re: FeLV

2007-01-26 Thread Belinda
It's usually listed like this: Test RequestedResults Reference RangeUnits

Re: FeLV

2007-01-26 Thread Belinda
I give Fred original benifiber, not flavored, it dissolves completely and doesn't get gummy like metamucil can. He gets it for his constipation from his aluminum binders so far it seems to be helping. He is CRF, benifiber will work for constipation and diarrhea both. I give Fred about

Re: FeLV

2007-01-26 Thread Kelly L
At 08:09 AM 1/26/2007, you wrote: whose good labs? It's usually listed like this: Test RequestedResults Reference RangeUnits

Re: midnight

2007-01-26 Thread Gary Murphy
Hi Jennifer, I'm just getting caught up on my email, so I'm sure others have written you already, but yes, get him neutered!!! I was afraid to have it done to my positive, Will Feral, but he came through great. He was almost 8 months old when I saw him back up and send a stream of urine right

Re: FeLV

2007-01-26 Thread Belinda
These are Joey's my HCM furkid from December 2006. He is 11 years old. It's usually listed like this: Test RequestedResults Reference RangeUnits

Rompi has lymphoma

2007-01-26 Thread Paolo
Just back from the vet's, talked to the oncologist, the result of the analysis is that the 4 cm mass felt by palpation and visualized by ecography is lymphoma. Feel devastated but do not surrender. I am going to dig the archives, the web and my old arsenal. Paolo

Re: Rompi has lymphoma

2007-01-26 Thread Nina
Paolo, I'm so sorry to hear this diagnosis. Did you talk to your vet about steriod shots to help Rompi feel more comfortable? I took Michelle's advice and began giving Spencer .4cc of dex daily, (my vet wouldn't prescribe the combo shots that Michelle suggested), and it brought him back to

Re: Rompi has lymphoma

2007-01-26 Thread Lernermichelle
Steroids are most helpful with lymphoma, much less so with other forms of cancer. When an animal has another form of cancer, dexamethasone may make them feel a little better because dex generally increases feelings of physical and psychological well-being and reduces pain. But it actually

Re: Rompi has lymphoma

2007-01-26 Thread Lernermichelle
oh-- I did not see this post. Yes, the steroids help with lymphoma. But lymphoma often responds very well to chemotherapy. Where is the mass, and is Rompi felv+? Some cats go into permanent remission or remission lasting for years with chemo. Depending on the kind of lymphoma (small

anyone have feline interferon or human interferon you can overnight me?

2007-01-26 Thread Lernermichelle
My order of feline interferon from Abbey Vet should be in on Monday. However, Lucy is due for another dose tomorrow, and her dose yesterday was not the full dose. Moreover, Hideyo's shipment is very late, making me worried mine will be as well, and in addition to that my credit card company

RE: anyone have feline interferon or human interferon you can overnightme?

2007-01-26 Thread MacKenzie, Kerry N.
Michelle, I was going to offer my human interferon but it's 3 years old so no good to you from what you say; I didn't realize it could go off. Is it really not safe at a year old? Kerry M -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Re: anyone have feline interferon or human interferon you can overnightme?

2007-01-26 Thread Lernermichelle
If it has been frozen it should be fine. Mine was reconstituted, thawed, and in the fridge. Do you think it is ok to use it? Hideyo thinks it is, but when I got it from the vet in MA he told me that it was only good for 3 months in the fridge and for 24 hours out of the fridge. Not sure

RE: anyone have feline interferon or human interferon you canovernightme?

2007-01-26 Thread Hideyo Yamamoto
Michelle, I suggested you call island pharmacy right now and find out if it does go bad after one year-they should be able to tell you .. _ From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of MacKenzie, Kerry N. Sent: Friday, January 26, 2007 1:02 PM To:

Re: anyone have feline interferon or human interferon you canovernightme?

2007-01-26 Thread Lernermichelle
Good idea. Thanks. I called and they said that once reconstituted and in the fridge, it is good for 90 days and after that starts losing its strength but does not become toxic. I guess I will give her some tomorrow in lieu of the feline interferon, though it will hardly be expected to do

RE: anyone have feline interferon or human interferon youcanovernightme?

2007-01-26 Thread Hideyo Yamamoto
Michelle, my vet just called and they received the FOI, unfortunately, I cannot get there to pick it up before they close today -I can ship it to you on Monday if you still want me to.. sorry, it did not get any sooner -- _ From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf

Re: anyone have feline interferon or human interferon youcanovernightme?

2007-01-26 Thread Lernermichelle
Well, it might be duplicative, but it would be great if you would do it in case my shipment is as late as yours was. If you could, you might be able to ups or fed ex it tomorrow to get here monday. I can put it on my credit card. I might get it the same day as my order from England, but

Re: midnight

2007-01-26 Thread [EMAIL PROTECTED]
My Doobie cat started that... I woke up in the middle of the night warm and wet, he had PEED on ME in my bed! He got neutered the next day! He has NEVER gone outside the box since. In his case, it was a marking behavior. That being said, spraying is when they back up to something and are

Re: Rompi has lymphoma

2007-01-26 Thread [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Chemo is VERY effective for Lymphoma. Can you get a referral to an oncologist (cancer specialist)? Phaewryn http://ucat.us Adopt a New England FIV+ cat: http://ucat.us/FIVadopt.html Special Needs Cat Links (and feline info library): http://ucat.us/domesticcatlinks.html Declawing Creates

Re: anyone have feline interferon or human interferon you canovernightme?

2007-01-26 Thread [EMAIL PROTECTED]
prediluted interferon alpha is only good for 3 months. Phaewryn http://ucat.us Adopt a New England FIV+ cat: http://ucat.us/FIVadopt.html Special Needs Cat Links (and feline info library): http://ucat.us/domesticcatlinks.html Declawing Creates SUFFERING, Please don't declaw!

transfusion question

2007-01-26 Thread Lernermichelle
Lucy seems more comfortable and happy, but also much more tired. She has hardly moved all day-- just once or twice she went into the other room to use the litter box, then got right back up on the futon couch. At one point she climbed onto the other couch a few feet away to lay next to me,

Re: midnight

2007-01-26 Thread elizabeth trent
Phaewryn, I'm sorry -- I know it's not funny but my drink nearly went out my nose ;-) There is no question - you belong to your cats. It's good to be loved LOL elizabeth On 1/26/07, [EMAIL PROTECTED] [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: My Doobie cat started that... I woke up in the middle of the night

Junior

2007-01-26 Thread Sally Davis
Hi everyone, Just a brief update on Junior. His Right eye still looks like it is budging with a definite cataract. He does not appear to have discomfort from it though. He is still getting the Trusopt for Glaucoma and the chloramphenicol antibiotic ointment in both eyes. I also have been giving

RE: transfusion question

2007-01-26 Thread Hideyo Yamamoto
Michelle- It's absolutely depending on a cat - I hate to say,, my Tsubomi was eating a day before when she needed the transfusion - and her PCV was 9 - and her gum and tongue was very pale.. but she was still eating.. and did not seem that sick until two days before she died of anemia though she

Re: Junior

2007-01-26 Thread Leslie Lawther
*Good luck Sally we're all thinking of you and Junior (and Daisy too... poor baby)!* **hugs** *Leslie =^..^=* On 1/26/07, Sally Davis [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi everyone, Just a brief update on Junior. His Right eye still looks like it is budging with a definite cataract. He does not

RE: transfusion question

2007-01-26 Thread Hideyo Yamamoto
Michelle - can you call around and see if there is any way that you can find someone to draw a tiny bit of blood to check on her PCV - they can do it in such a way that they only need a very very small amount to check her PCV - the fact that she is eating so much of baby food is so wonderful

cat BM in inappropriate locations

2007-01-26 Thread lynette
In a way, this is almost funny, and I hate to interject it between all the terribly serious things that are happening with other's cats and the desperate measures some are going to try and save their babies. My heart goes out to you, Paolo and Michelle in particular. Our ~12 y.o. FIV+ male,

Re: cat BM in inappropriate locations

2007-01-26 Thread G. Lane
You've been thru a lot with your kitty. I certainly don't know - but just briefly, if he was mine, I'd try Flagyl, which is not only for parasites but can be useful as an anti-inflammatory. If that didn't work, I'd talk to my vet about it other parasite problems. If that didn't work, I'd

Re: cat BM in inappropriate locations

2007-01-26 Thread Marylyn
Try placing a new litter box near the old one (leave it). I like the Rubbermaid 18 gallon boxes instead of the regular litter boxes--they give the cat more room to scratch and are high enough backed that, if the cat can't get down, urine isn't sprayed out. You can cut a door out on the short

Re: Prayers needed for Lucy-- very serious

2007-01-26 Thread Gina WN
Keeping Lucy in my thoughts and prayers. Gina [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Michelle, My prayers are w/ you and Lucy... Hugs, Patti Visit my Tigger Tales site! - Get your own web address. Have a HUGE year through Yahoo! Small