Re: For Nina

2007-03-14 Thread Marylyn
Try spraying Feliway around the house. It should calm the cats. I have no luck with the atomizer Feliway but the spray and concentrated catnip spray help a lot. Rescue Remedy in the cats' water (not to mention mine at times) is also helpful. Brewer's yeast in food has helped a lot with

Re: Junior tests

2007-03-14 Thread Sally Davis
Thanks kelly and everyone for your encouragement. I think the other vet was going on the assumption that Junior's lymph system was doing it's job. I pray that is the case. HI glands have been swollen for about 8 weeks. He seems to have some pain near his left ear. He still eats well although his

Stamp/losing weight

2007-03-14 Thread Gussies mom
Sorry so long... I've not been very active on this list. I try to read as many emails as I can, but with the rescue group lists I am on the amount of mail gets overwhelming. I have an FeLV foster cat, Stamp. I have had him since November. I am at a loss with him at the moment. All my

Re: another vaccinated positive

2007-03-14 Thread TenHouseCats
wouldn't that be an absolute KICK? On 3/14/07, Gloria Lane [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Yeow. Maybe that's the trick - to vaccinate them. On Mar 13, 2007, at 7:20 PM, TenHouseCats wrote: to whomever is keeping score just asked a friend, who has a 10-year-old positive (living quite

Re: Stamp/losing weight

2007-03-14 Thread Nina
Hi Beth, I remember little Stamp and how he was found at a post office. I'm sorry he's not doing well at the moment. I understand your reasoning about not wanting to put your charges through aggressive treatment only to lose them anyway. I really do. However, at least in Stamp's case, it

Re: Junior tests

2007-03-14 Thread Nina
Prayers and good thoughts for you and Junior. Isn't it crazy how we sometimes have to push for treatment and diagnosis? Please let us know what they have to say after the aspirate. Nina Sally Davis wrote: I just wanted you to know Junior is having a needle aspiration done this Friday of

Re: BIG TEST QUESTION

2007-03-14 Thread Nina
I've wondered about the dad factor myself. In my particular litter of felv kittens, (found as bottle babies appox 2.5 weeks old), we lost 2 at or before 7 mos, 2 at or before 2 yrs, one that tested neg, and one that was never tested, but remains healthy and asymptomatic. The two surviving

TF caps vs. powder (was Re: Hello, I am new to this form of discussion)

2007-03-14 Thread Lance
Thought I might chime in on some of these questions. The TF caps aren't very large, and they are easy to give in any form you like, since they can easily be opened and their contents dumped in food. Ember gets hers in canned Innova EVO. More importantly, there's a big difference between TF Plus

Re: Stamp/losing weight

2007-03-14 Thread [EMAIL PROTECTED]
First questions that must be answered: What type and brand of cat litter are you using? Has he been tested for Hemobartonella? If you knew the cat food you were feeding for free was causing him harm, would you be willing to pay for different food? Phaewryn

Re: me - ever the sport - on the taste of pet-tinic (yes, I tried it).

2007-03-14 Thread [EMAIL PROTECTED]
I have Lixo-tinic here (the horse label of the same stuff). I just tried it. It's tart and sweet, with a definite metallic aftertaste. It's not pleasant, but did not make me gag nor did I need to swish out my mouth afterwards. Try it, it's not really that bad! Phaewryn

Re: me - ever the sport - on the taste of pet-tinic (yes, I tried it).

2007-03-14 Thread TenHouseCats
yeah, but you're not a cat! would you eat a can of a/d with great joy?? (never mind, i probably do NOT want to know the answer to that.) On 3/14/07, [EMAIL PROTECTED] [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I have Lixo-tinic here (the horse label of the same stuff). I just tried it. It's tart and sweet,

Re: me - ever the sport - on the taste of pet-tinic (yes, I tried it).

2007-03-14 Thread Nina
A round of Lixo-tinic for all my friends! The not having to swish your mouth out afterwards was a good descriptive note. I've tasted some meds that sent me screaming to the faucet. Let me think about what else I have around here that you can taste-test for us! Nina [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

Re: Stamp/losing weight

2007-03-14 Thread Gussies mom
Litter: Feline Pine. When he gets out with the other cats is when I see him eat litter No, he has not been tested for Hemobart. He was so young when the anemia started. I asked the vet at that time and she said they do not see Hemobart in young kittens. I don't think Science Diet is

Re: me - ever the sport - on the taste of pet-tinic (yes, I tried it).

2007-03-14 Thread Nina
Oh man, thanks for the visual MC. I can just see Phaewryn, napkin around her throat digging in to a can of a/d with catnip garnish. Nina TenHouseCats wrote: yeah, but you're not a cat! would you eat a can of a/d with great joy?? (never mind, i probably do NOT want to know the answer to

Re: me - ever the sport - on the taste of pet-tinic (yes, I tried it).

2007-03-14 Thread TenHouseCats
yeah, so can i. that's the point! fleeing On 3/14/07, Nina [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Oh man, thanks for the visual MC. I can just see Phaewryn, napkin around her throat digging in to a can of a/d with catnip garnish. Nina TenHouseCats wrote: yeah, but you're not a cat! would you

Re: Stamp/losing weight

2007-03-14 Thread Nina
When we started treating Grace for Hemobart, her test had come back neg. Since it's not always detectable, and the vet had a gut feeling about it, we gave her Doxy anyway and it helped. Nina Gussies mom wrote: Litter: Feline Pine. When he gets out with the other cats is when I see him eat

Re: Stamp/losing weight

2007-03-14 Thread TenHouseCats
hemobart is a nasty little beast--often hard to find, plus it seems to be regional.. almost three years ago now, one of my vets said that practically every cat they were sending bloods out on was testing positive, while other parts of the country still hadn't heard of it. one of mine had

Re: me - ever the sport - on the taste of pet-tinic (yes, I tried it).

2007-03-14 Thread [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Never tried A/D but the innova cat (red label) canned food SMELLS just like those little pots of deviled ham, and i did seriously consider spreading some on a cracker and trying it. Now, dry kibble... DISGUSTING! I've tried LOTS of brands, and so far they ALL are repulsive, to the point of not

Re: TF caps vs. powder (was Re: Hello, I am new to this form of discussion)

2007-03-14 Thread Nina
Hi Lance, Since you've done your homework about TF... Do you know the difference between the TF Plus Advanced and TF Stress formula? I've always ordered the sf, but now I can't remember why I made that decision in the first place. I don't have any felv in the house right now and don't give

Re: me - ever the sport - on the taste of pet-tinic (yes, I tried it).

2007-03-14 Thread TenHouseCats
didn't i tell you all i didn't want to know? (hee hee hee) On 3/14/07, [EMAIL PROTECTED] [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Never tried A/D but the innova cat (red label) canned food SMELLS just like those little pots of deviled ham, and i did seriously consider spreading some on a cracker and

Re: me - ever the sport - on the taste of pet-tinic (yes, I tried it).

2007-03-14 Thread Kelley Saveika
I can't taste anything that is fish-flavored. I just can't do it. I think Clavamox doesn't taste as bad as my cats seem to think it does. On 3/14/07, TenHouseCats [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: yeah, so can i. that's the point! fleeing On 3/14/07, Nina [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Oh

Re: Stamp/losing weight

2007-03-14 Thread [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Feline pine isn't too bad, wood is at least partially digestible and not highly toxic. I doubt it's the litter making him sick, which is one thing I wanted to eliminate. I would do a month of Doxyclycline, JUST IN CASE. It certainly can't hurt anything, and if it is hemobart, that should cause an

Re: me - ever the sport - on the taste of pet-tinic (yes, I tried it).

2007-03-14 Thread [EMAIL PROTECTED]
the Cefa-Drops brand antibiotic is the worst, I've seen cats vomit after taking it (gagging from the taste). Phaewryn http://ucat.us/domesticcatlinks.html Special Needs Cat Resources

Re: False positive and negative?

2007-03-14 Thread catatonya
I'm glad Nebs is better. And yes it is common for a cat to test positive and then test negative. It could be due to recent exposure. tonya elizabeth trent [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I am SO glad Nebs is better and that you weren't victims of the bad information you received. I hope

Re: Questions and concerns

2007-03-14 Thread catatonya
My cat had nervous type side effects and seemed ill. I gave it up. I have tried the benadryl on this cat too with no effect. t Leslie Lawther [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Glad someone brought up Amitriptyline! I have a few very nervous cats and they were prescribed Amitriptyline. I

Re: Stamp/losing weight

2007-03-14 Thread Pam Norman
Hemobart is a very elusive bug to find. One minute it's there in a smear then it's gone. If any doubt at all, best to treat. But be sure treat with the doxy for the full length of the treatment. It saved my Gus's life. Pam Nina wrote: When we started treating Grace for Hemobart, her

Science Diet etc

2007-03-14 Thread Pam Norman
Science Diet is trash. Cats are not meant to eat grains, especially corn! They are carnivores. Frankly I think the big increase in IBD in cats is due to people feeding their cats the garbage off the supermarket shelves plus the Science Diet that is so hyped up as being GOOD for aniimals.

Re: me - ever the sport - on the taste of pet-tinic (yes, I tried it).

2007-03-14 Thread gary
Clavamox tastes like bananas to me, probably not a favorite with cats. Gary - Original Message - From: Kelley Saveika To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Wednesday, March 14, 2007 1:15 PM Subject: Re: me - ever the sport - on the taste of pet-tinic (yes, I tried it). I can't

Re: me - ever the sport - on the taste of pet-tinic (yes, I tried it).

2007-03-14 Thread gary
I've given it to a lot of cats and never had one gag on it. I wouldn't say they enjoyed it though. As I remember it has an orange flavor. Another one that is not high on the cat favorites list. Gary - Original Message - From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent:

Re: me - ever the sport - on the taste of pet-tinic (yes, I tried it).

2007-03-14 Thread Tad Burnett
Needs a little salt and onions !!! TenHouseCats wrote: yeah, but you're not a cat! would you eat a can of a/d with great joy?? (never mind, i probably do NOT want to know the answer to that.) On 3/14/07, [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailto:[EMAIL

Re: Questions and concerns

2007-03-14 Thread Gloria Lane
Susan, actually, who's on this list, knows more about it than I do. But as I understand the way we've used it, was to give it daily for about a week, then taper off till you find a point where they're showing symptoms again. Course this was for inappropriate urination, so a little

RE: Science Diet etc

2007-03-14 Thread Debbie
If everyone here were going to pick the best catfood (dry) for a multiple cat household - keeping low-medium budgets in mind - what would you pick? What about canned? We have some VERY picky eaters. Debbie -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of

Re: me - ever the sport - on the taste of pet-tinic (yes, I tried it).

2007-03-14 Thread [EMAIL PROTECTED]
It used to be the antibiotic of choice in the humane society I worked in. The cat wing would get a URI, and it would be Cefa-drops all around, I hated that job, torturing so many poor cats! Phaewryn http://ucat.us/domesticcatlinks.html Special Needs Cat Resources

RE: Science Diet etc

2007-03-14 Thread Kelly L
At 04:47 PM 3/14/2007, you wrote: I have 43 cats and had had many problem until a woman who has 600 and a wonderful sanctuary says she uses KIRKLAND,,, I switched and have had GREAT success with it, No more blockages, stones, or other problems, last month i made a big mistake of going to a

Re: Questions and concerns

2007-03-14 Thread [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Prozac has a high effectiveness in cats, and is often used for soiling and spraying issues. Fluoxetine (ProzacĀ®) 2.5 - 5 mg (dosed by weight, so dose varies cat to cat). Phaewryn http://ucat.us/domesticcatlinks.html Special Needs Cat Resources

any other suggestions besides Kirklands?

2007-03-14 Thread Debbie
If everyone here were going to pick the best catfood (dry) for a multiple cat household - keeping low-medium budgets in mind - what would you pick? What about canned? We have some VERY picky eaters. Debbie -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf

RE: Science Diet etc

2007-03-14 Thread Debbie
Thanks Kelly. Unfortunately I have never seen this brand any where. I live in Ohio. -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Kelly L Sent: Wednesday, March 14, 2007 7:50 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: RE: Science Diet etc At 04:47 PM

RE: Science Diet etc

2007-03-14 Thread Kelly L
At 05:19 PM 3/14/2007, you wrote: Kirkland is the brand sold in Costco,,It is their generic,...it has just worked well for me. \kelly Thanks Kelly. Unfortunately I have never seen this brand any where. I live in Ohio. -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL

Re: Science Diet etc

2007-03-14 Thread [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Can you type out the ingredients to the Costco Kirkland food you are feeding? And what is the entire name on the bag, is it Feline Maintenance or something else? Phaewryn http://ucat.us/domesticcatlinks.html Special Needs Cat Resources

Re: Science Diet etc

2007-03-14 Thread [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Costco (the store that sells the Kirkland product label) is replaced by Sam's Clubs in certain areas, possibly in Ohio, not sure. They are both big wholesale membership club type stores. Phaewryn http://ucat.us/domesticcatlinks.html Special Needs Cat Resources

Re: Hello, I am new to this form of discussion

2007-03-14 Thread C J
Where do you buy salmon oil, is it a health food store type of thing, or something you can buy at the grocery store? Tomi is eating some food, but his appetite isn't as good as it should be. He comes looking for food when we feed all the cats, but sometimes only sniffs it and doesn't eat.

Re: me - ever the sport - on the taste of pet-tinic (yes, I tried it).

2007-03-14 Thread elizabeth trent
ROFL! My vet is always telling me that a med tastes like this or that...I always mention that I am curious how he knows this. Probably best not to ask ;0) On 3/14/07, Kelley Saveika [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I can't taste anything that is fish-flavored. I just can't do it. I think Clavamox

Re: me - ever the sport - on the taste of pet-tinic (yes, I tried it).

2007-03-14 Thread TenHouseCats
what a potluck idea for your next gathering of cat-loving friends!! On 3/14/07, elizabeth trent [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: ROFL! My vet is always telling me that a med tastes like this or that...I always mention that I am curious how he knows this. Probably best not to ask ;0) On 3/14/07,

Re: me - ever the sport - on the taste of pet-tinic (yes, I tried it).

2007-03-14 Thread Del H. Daniels
A tinky taste is one thing ... I absentmindedly took the cat's 22mg Baytril the other night and Poison control said I would be fine ... not so, I was terribly sick ... I apparently am sensitive to the quinilone drug family. Re cat's meds tastes, liquid Clindamycin is vile ... and mixed with an

Re: me - ever the sport - on the taste of pet-tinic (yes, I tried it).

2007-03-14 Thread [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Baytril? What does that do? I know I have heard of it, but can't remember what it is... Phaewryn http://ucat.us/domesticcatlinks.html Special Needs Cat Resources

Re: TF caps vs. powder (was Re: Hello, I am new to this form of discussion)

2007-03-14 Thread elizabeth trent
Thanks for the info, Lance. Kitty kisses to Ember, elizabeth On 3/14/07, Lance [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Thought I might chime in on some of these questions. The TF caps aren't very large, and they are easy to give in any form you like, since they can easily be opened and their contents

Re: any other suggestions besides Kirklands?

2007-03-14 Thread elizabeth trent
Great question -- I'm looking forward to answers. elizabeth On 3/14/07, Debbie [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: If everyone here were going to pick the best catfood (dry) for a multiple cat household - keeping low-medium budgets in mind - what would you pick? What about canned? We have some VERY

Re: me - ever the sport - on the taste of pet-tinic (yes, I tried it).

2007-03-14 Thread elizabeth trent
ROFLMAO! It can be arranged ;-) On 3/14/07, TenHouseCats [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: what a potluck idea for your next gathering of cat-loving friends!! On 3/14/07, elizabeth trent [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: ROFL! My vet is always telling me that a med tastes like this or that...I always

Re: me - ever the sport - on the taste of pet-tinic (yes, I tried it).

2007-03-14 Thread Kelly L
At 07:42 PM 3/14/2007, you wrote: antibiotic...i always keep it on hand , Baytril? What does that do? I know I have heard of it, but can't remember what it is... Phaewryn http://ucat.us/domesticcatlinks.html Special Needs Cat Resources -- No virus found in this incoming message.

vaccinate FIV+ for FeLV?

2007-03-14 Thread lynette
We have two FIV+ cats in our household, one of whom has previously been vaccinated against FeLV. The other is a recent foster care arrival. We are considering bringing in a cat who MAY have been exposed to FeLV. She has tested negative on an Elisa but exposure is recent enough, and Elisa

Re: me - ever the sport - on the taste of pet-tinic (yes, I tried it).

2007-03-14 Thread lynette
Never tried A/D but the innova cat (red label) canned food SMELLS just like those little pots of deviled ham, and i did seriously consider spreading some on a cracker and trying it. Now, dry kibble... DISGUSTING! I've tried In a previous, split-level larger house, with several feeding

Re: Stamp/losing weight

2007-03-14 Thread Belinda
Not sure what this is made out of *but pine is toxic to cats*, so if there is ANY pine in that litter I would change it if he is eating it. Feline pine isn't too bad, wood is at least partially digestible and not highly toxic. I doubt it's the litter making him sick, which is one thing I