Re: any other catfood suggestions

2007-03-26 Thread PEC2851
MJ- I can only recall from being @ shelter (where we ALWAYS fed top-notch food,)that from doing research, we discovered that the main preservative DID have carcinogenic qualities.. And, believe me, we did LOTS of research.. Just can't remember just where we got info. that made

Re: cat food recall-royal cannin

2007-03-26 Thread PEC2851
I have a hard time using the word safe right now too... Cause yesterday, somewhere, I did see a list that did include canine dry And, one of the items was/is a food I use for my veggie/allergic dog.. I did send a memo to them about it, but I'm sure they're inundated w/

Re: someone who is GOOD at marketing, etc

2007-03-26 Thread wendy
i did see some flyers at the pet food store friday where you can order home cooked 'people' food for your dogs. i didn't get the company name because i was too busy laughing (not to mention, i saw the flyer on the floor while using the restrooom). the company is serious though. they have very

Fred Update

2007-03-26 Thread Belinda
Hi All, Fred is doing better, we're still working on getting the infection under control, if we can't I'll have no choice but to remove the feeding tube. They think the tube moving slightly is irritating Fred's skin and he keeps getting an infection because he probably scratches then and

Re: To Marissa

2007-03-26 Thread wendy
Hey Marissa, I am just now catching up on the weekend's emails. I hope that Slinky is doing better after resting this weekend. I think you hit the nail on the head when you said you are doing everything you can. And it's out of love, and Slinky knows that. I hope to read that Slinky is better.

Re: DRY FOOD Problem now too!!!!

2007-03-26 Thread cindy reasoner
I would like to know who might have bought wheat from China too. Friday afternoon when I got home from work I called 9lives and Friskies to ask them this question. Both told me they don't purchase their wheat from China. I hope that is true. Cindy Reasoner --- Susan Hoffman [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Re: Interesting article about cat health and cleansing their bodies

2007-03-26 Thread wendy
Hey Nina, This article was posted on the feline hyperT site. The person posting it also had reservations, and wanted input on its validity. I think there is some validity to it, but would be interested in what a trusted feline homeopathy expert would say about it. I don't know of any. :)

To Phaewryn: Re: OT For those of you who use compounded drugs, for humans or for pets: Safe Drug Compounding Act of 2007

2007-03-26 Thread wendy
Thanks Phaewryn!!! I think this is important too, and consider myself an activist, in a good way of course. Going to add this quote to my signature: Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world: Indeed it is the only thing that ever has! -- Margaret

Re: Looking for a good canned food

2007-03-26 Thread wendy
Those companies won't have to worry too much about making money off this incident. The law of supply and demand will automatically up their profits because you can't buy the other stuff right now, and a lot of people won't anyway when the products hit the shelves again. It's just like the peanut

Re: Looking for a good canned food

2007-03-26 Thread wendy
My thought on all of this was, how do we know this wasn't a 'dry run' for terrorists? How do we know that they aren't testing the waters to find through which company and in what way they can inflict the most damage through our food supply? Me paranoid? No way. ;) :) Wendy --- TenHouseCats

Re:

2007-03-26 Thread tamara stickler
God Bless you Kelly, and all your charges. My prayers and thoughts go with you. May God give you Comfort and Peace. Kelly L [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: To my Friends, My sweet Little White Deaf kitty is at the emergency vets under Oxygen tonight. It is a long story but probably

Slinky - Sad News

2007-03-26 Thread Marissa Johnson
Hi all. Thank you so much for all the GLOW and well wishes. Slinky and I just got back from the vet (and a spin through the park). I am sad to report that his HCT has dropped to just over 5! It was a little above 7 on Friday. The vet didn't even want to give him the IR shot today because

Re: To Marissa Re: Another Slinky Update/pics

2007-03-26 Thread Marissa Johnson
Thanks Wendy. I'm about to lose it...but I think having had several days to think about it and adjust is helping (not that it makes it any easier). I do have lots of pics of Slinky, and have been taking even more in the last few days. My best friend plans to help me make a scrap book for

Re: Slinky - Sad News

2007-03-26 Thread wendy
Marissa, My heart just dropped when I saw your subject line, but was happy to hear that Slinky had not yet passed. I am the ever hopeful type, and usually refuse to give up. Some people call that stubborn; I call it perseverance. I just don't want to give up on Slinky yet; he's fighting so

RE: Slinky - Sad News

2007-03-26 Thread MacKenzie, Kerry N.
Dear Marissa, Your Slinky is truly amazing, a walking miracle, defying all the odds. Enjoy every possible moment with your brave little trooper. Try not to even think of his passing. I'm glad he has such an upbeat, loving mom. big hugs to you both, Kerry -Original Message- From: [EMAIL

Re: Slinky - Sad News

2007-03-26 Thread Kelly L
At 10:02 AM 3/26/2007, you wrote: I am so very sorry about SLinky and all the sadness and pain right now. My thought will be with you...and hope for a gently journey into the light. Kelly Hi all. Thank you so much for all the GLOW and well wishes. Slinky and I just got back from the vet

Re: Slinky - Sad News

2007-03-26 Thread Leslie Lawther
*Marissa... every loss on this list feels like I've lost one of my own! I'm so, so sorry... hugs to you and to Slinky* *Leslie =^..^=* On 3/26/07, MacKenzie, Kerry N. [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Dear Marissa, Your Slinky is truly amazing, a walking miracle, defying all the odds. Enjoy

SLINKY

2007-03-26 Thread Kelly L
I just visited his site, WHat a very very special boy,,,He looks just like MAXX my FELV boy and what a tribute to the wonderful care that he lived such a very very long contented life, My heart really goes out to you as this is the decision I had to make twice this month and I am still not

Re: Slinky - Sad News

2007-03-26 Thread elizabeth trent
Marissa, my heart hurts with you. elizabeth On 3/26/07, Marissa Johnson [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi all. Thank you so much for all the GLOW and well wishes. Slinky and I just got back from the vet (and a spin through the park). I am sad to report that his HCT has dropped to just over 5!

Re: Slinky - Sad News

2007-03-26 Thread Kelley Saveika
Marissa, I'm so sorry. kelley On 3/26/07, elizabeth trent [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Marissa, my heart hurts with you. elizabeth On 3/26/07, Marissa Johnson [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi all. Thank you so much for all the GLOW and well wishes. Slinky and I just got back from the vet

Re: SLINKY

2007-03-26 Thread Marissa Johnson
Aw. Glad you liked his site. Unforunately, though, he's actually only 11 months and I've only had him for 8 months!!! I had to set his age as over 14 to give him a myspace, so i just made it 20 for fun...and maybe wishful thinking. Thanks again!! MJ Kelly L [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Joey - mixed results?

2007-03-26 Thread Kelley Saveika
Joey went back for his 2nd cbc today. His WBC is down - from 21 to 16.96, which is within normal limits. His NEU is down from 18.4 to 14.38 - still high, but better. Unfortunately, his HCT is downfrom 15% to 12.6, and his rbc is all the way down to 2.59. Anyone more knowledgeable care to

Vet wants to put Midnight down?

2007-03-26 Thread Jennifer Madon
My vet says that the reason Midnight isn't responding to the antibiotics or the Feliway (he still pees not sprays everywhere) is because he is in renal failure. My vet is all for helping animals but says this is a one way street and there is pain and suffering at the end of the street. He

Re: Vet wants to put Midnight down?

2007-03-26 Thread Susan Hoffman
Did your vet do bloodwork? What were the results? And do you truly trust this vet? Is Midnight eating, responding to petting? How much water is he drinking? Jennifer Madon [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: My vet says that the reason Midnight isn't responding to the antibiotics or the Feliway

Re: someone who is GOOD at marketing, etc

2007-03-26 Thread Kelley Saveika
Doesn't it depend what you feed them though? I mean I wouldn't think they should eat oh..fettucini alfredo..but if they are eating cooked meat shouldn't it be ok? On 3/26/07, wendy [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: i did see some flyers at the pet food store friday where you can order home cooked

Re: Vet wants to put Midnight down?

2007-03-26 Thread Kelley Saveika
I would be wary of this diagnosis unless he has done a LOT of tests. I have two that are peeing everywhere and it is strictly behavioral. They are on Elavil, which helps a lot with the spraying. On 3/26/07, Susan Hoffman [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Did your vet do bloodwork? What were the

Re: Vet wants to put Midnight down?

2007-03-26 Thread Kelly L
At 10:56 AM 3/26/2007, you wrote: No No No Please rethink, my kitty in CRF did pee all over, he was getting so much fluids, and he was an old tomif he is eating and comfortable and happy...He made need to have is roaming area curtailed, but there are s many options, If the PTS is for

Re: someone who is GOOD at marketing, etc

2007-03-26 Thread wendy
absolutely. i feed mine cooked chicken. but full plates of mashed potatoes with gravy, salisbury steak with gravy, and green beans was what was pictured on one of the plates. i was thinking along those lines... :) Wendy --- Kelley Saveika [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Doesn't it depend what you

Re: Vet wants to put Midnight down?

2007-03-26 Thread wendy
Jennifer, I have a CRF kitty who will be 18 in June. She pees A LOT. Is Midnight peeing a lot? Is he drinking a lot? Do you have his kidney values? What are they? I would ask a lot of questions before you pts. Julie has been CRF for over a year, and she really isn't being treated for it

Help - What are your opinions on this?

2007-03-26 Thread Debbie
After having our 14 cats tested for FELV (because we were told one we had tested positive and was put to sleep due to complications after a surgery) and they ALL came back negative we felt we should let the vet know. This was the answer we got. The Test result was not a false one. She said

Re: Help - What are your opinions on this?

2007-03-26 Thread wendy
I don't agree. False positives are common, and the frequency depends on the type of test given. What type of test did they do? :) Wendy --- Debbie [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: After having our 14 cats tested for FELV (because we were told one we had tested positive and was put to sleep due to

Re: Help - What are your opinions on this?

2007-03-26 Thread wendy
agreed, unless you feel like educating her, which might not be a bad idea. if she isn't interested in hearing what you have to say about false positives, then run for the hills. :) wendy --- Susan Hoffman [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: You need a new vet. The in-office ELISA test has a very high

Re: Help - What are your opinions on this?

2007-03-26 Thread Debbie
my husband said she sounded very defensive when she phoned -Original Message- From: wendy [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Mar 26, 2007 2:46 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: Help - What are your opinions on this? agreed, unless you feel like educating her, which might not be a bad

Re: New food recall info

2007-03-26 Thread Lance
Out of curiosity, where did you see that Innova EVO is manufactured by Menu Foods? Thanks, Lance On Mon, 26 Mar 2007 12:38:20 -0600, C J [EMAIL PROTECTED] said: The just stated on my local radio station that all wet pet food manufactured at Menu foods is to be recalled, not just the ones on

Re: Help - What are your opinions on this?

2007-03-26 Thread wendy
yes, sadly that's true. and all it takes is one bad one to give the rest a bad rep, which is the case for anything really. :) wendy --- Debbie [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: - body{font-family: Geneva,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:9pt;background-color:

Re: New food recall info

2007-03-26 Thread C J
This site http://petsitusa.com/blog/?p=210 , Innova is under Natura pet products. It makes you wonder how different all these canned foods really are when they are made by the same company. - Original Message - From: Lance [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent:

RE: Help - What are your opinions on this?

2007-03-26 Thread Rosenfeldt, Diane
Awkward. In this case the test may not have been false positive -- the cat did have some symptoms associated with FeLV -- and if the cat's lungs were beginning to fill up etc. possibly PTS was the only kind thing to do -- but she really does need to know that there can be false positives among

Re: Looking for a good canned food

2007-03-26 Thread Del H. Daniels
Sadly you are realistic. - Original Message - From: wendy [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Monday, March 26, 2007 11:02 AM Subject: Re: Looking for a good canned food My thought on all of this was, how do we know this wasn't a 'dry run' for terrorists? How do

Re: got dogs? pigs' ears recall....

2007-03-26 Thread wendy
Thank you for this important info. MC. Geez, what's going on with pet food!??? :) Wendy --- TenHouseCats [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/petrapport03_07.html -- Spay Neuter Your Neighbors! Maybe That'll Make The Difference MaryChristine AIM /

RE: Help - What are your opinions on this?

2007-03-26 Thread Debbie
she wasn't the one who put the cat down it was a fill in vet working at her clinic. We didn't notify them to acuse only to let them know that the other animal hospital that tested our other cats found it odd that none of them were positive. -Original Message- From: Rosenfeldt, Diane

Re: Slinky - Sad News

2007-03-26 Thread dede hicken
My thoughts and prayers are with you both. Dede and Ki --- Marissa Johnson [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi all. Thank you so much for all the GLOW and well wishes. Slinky and I just got back from the vet (and a spin through the park). I am sad to report that his HCT has dropped to just over

Re: New food recall info

2007-03-26 Thread TenHouseCats
PLEASE, everyone, stay current by checking at www.howl911.com. some stuff that's coming out on lists as, new! has been out for days, but people see new and flip out. the facts are bad enough--adding to the panic doesn't really help. this site, that both susan and i have posted numerous times

Re: someone who is GOOD at marketing, etc

2007-03-26 Thread TenHouseCats
i was actually thinking of groups getting together and making homemade PET FOOD MEALS, a la dr pitcairn or the others who've researched it extensively my cats, on the other hand. On 3/26/07, wendy [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: absolutely. i feed mine cooked chicken. but full plates of

Re: New food recall info

2007-03-26 Thread Lance
Too true, MC, and thanks for posting that link some time back. If i'd read on down farther at howl911, I would have seen the info about Natura. They also have a brief blurb about it on their home page. I remember something about a custom manufacturing facility for Natura, and I'm betting that's

Re: Slinky - Sad News

2007-03-26 Thread Lance
Marissa, I'm saddened to read that Slinky is so anemic and not doing well. It's wonderful that you've be able to spend some time with him doing things he likes, and that he is somehow managing to hang in there. I'm also sorry that you have a tough day at work tomorrow right after what may be his

Anyone feed Diamond?

2007-03-26 Thread Kelley Saveika
One of their varieties is corn and wheat free. They state they have nothing to do with Menu foods. -- Rescuties - Saving the world, one cat at a time. http://www.rescuties.org Vist the Rescuties store and save a kitty life! http://astore.amazon.com/rescuties-20 Please help Joey!

Re: food recall info/Innova

2007-03-26 Thread wendy
I just called Natura, the manufacturer of Innova products, as well as California Natural, and the woman I spoke with said they DO use Menu Foods to manufacture their canned food, BUT their foods are processed through the Sioux Falls, SD plant and the two plants that were affected were New Jersey

Re: Anyone feed Diamond?

2007-03-26 Thread Lance
Diamond makes the Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover's Soul products. When Ember first tested positive, I started her on Chicken Soup for the Cat Lover's Soul dry while I looked further into our options. She liked it a lot. Lance On Mon, 26 Mar 2007 14:58:25 -0500, Kelley Saveika [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Re: Anyone feed Diamond?

2007-03-26 Thread Kelley Saveika
I bought this variety on Saturday to see if they liked it. I really like the ingredient list and the price. $18 for 20 lbs. This is cheaper than most pet foods. http://www.diamondpet.com/products/diamond_naturals/cats/dry_food/indoor_cat_formula/ On 3/26/07, Lance [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

Re: Vet wants to put Midnight down?

2007-03-26 Thread Jennifer Madon
The vet did do some blood work. I do not know the exact numbers, but I do know that after 3 rounds of antibiotics, the wbc in his urine are extremely high (those are the drs words). I do trust Dr Proctor. He is a great doc and a cot lover too :) Midnight is eating, less but eating. He

Re: New food recall info

2007-03-26 Thread Nina
I too would like a complete list of all foods produced by Menu Foods. (I guess a smaller list would be all those pet food companies that DO NOT have foods made by them). So far I haven't been able to find one. Below is info from the link that MC has been posting. It at least has some

Re: Vet wants to put Midnight down?

2007-03-26 Thread Jennifer Madon
Well the pee is inconvenient but I would not pts for that reason. Heck, my 3 years old has peed on the floor many times but I still have him LOL! I just don't know much about this stuff and I don't want him to suffer. I have noticed that if he pees on something non-absorbent (like my

Re: Vet wants to put Midnight down?

2007-03-26 Thread Jennifer Madon
Midnight is a stray that found us about 3 months ago. Best guess by Dr is that he is about 11 or 12 months old. So he is not elderly at all. I will try to change the litter type but the pee isn't the big issue. That is what took us to the Dr. but the renal failure is what brought me to

Re: Fred Update

2007-03-26 Thread [EMAIL PROTECTED]
5 MG per pound, every 12 hours. So it depends on Fred's weight, do you have a recent weight for him? I can give you exact solution instructions once I know his weight (we need to know how many times to divide the 250 MG dose to get the correct dose for his weight per pill). It's kinda

for Slinky and Marissa....

2007-03-26 Thread TenHouseCats
http://www.gratefulness.org/candles/message.cfm?l=engcid=2995094 -- Spay Neuter Your Neighbors! Maybe That'll Make The Difference MaryChristine AIM / YAHOO: TenHouseCats MSN: [EMAIL PROTECTED] ICQ: 289856892

Re: Slinky - Sad News

2007-03-26 Thread [EMAIL PROTECTED]
When I lost Moogie, I had to drop her off at the vet and go to work. They called and told me that she was dying and there wasn't anything else to do... I rushed back over, but only got about 30 minutes with her. I wish I would have blown off work and spent that morning with her. You can't get that

Re: Anyone feed Diamond?

2007-03-26 Thread TenHouseCats
but don't forget that diamond foods had their own major recall last year. theoretically, that SHOULD make them safer than other places, tho. On 3/26/07, Kelley Saveika [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I bought this variety on Saturday to see if they liked it. I really like the ingredient list

Re: Vet wants to put Midnight down?

2007-03-26 Thread wendy
If you have his bloodwork values, post them. If you don't, ask the vet if they'll fax them over or if you can come pick up a copy. We absolutely want to help you, but need to know those kidney values first. That will tell you if he's in renal failure. If you trust this doc, then he's probably

Main CRF info. page-please read Jennifer

2007-03-26 Thread wendy
Hey Jennifer, Also, read this intro crf page. It's talking about what you are going through. http://www.felinecrf.org/index.htm :) Wendy Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world: Indeed it is the only thing that ever has! ~~~ Margaret Meade ~~~

Re: Slinky - Sad News

2007-03-26 Thread Marissa Johnson
Thanks for that reminder Phaewryn. I've actually been able to postpone tomorrow's meeting (my boss had asked if I wanted to this morning because I've been sick, but like a dope I said I'd be okay!...but I was able to call everyone and tell them we're postponing it. I think it's for the best

Re: Vet wants to put Midnight down?

2007-03-26 Thread [EMAIL PROTECTED]
CRF (chronic renal failure) in cats is very treatable, unless it's extremely advanced. I would get a second opinion, and maybe a third one too. Check out my CRF webpage for lots of info on treatment and management: http://ucat.us/CRFPKDCats.html Phaewryn http://ucat.us/domesticcatlinks.html

Re: Fred Update

2007-03-26 Thread Belinda
He was 9 lbs at the vets a few days ago, it may be a few ounces higher but right in that ball park. They're scales aren't that reliable, each scale will give you a different weight so I will weigh him on mine, I have something that is my test object and always weights the same so I know

Stamp

2007-03-26 Thread Gussies mom
I have been reading, but not participating in the posts the last week or so. I am so sorry to hear about Slinky and Belinda's Fred. I have an FeLV foster kitty named Stamp, who had started to get sick. He went to the vet and they said to bring him back in a week or so.His belly has been

Re: Slinky - Sad News

2007-03-26 Thread Nina
Marissa, I'm so sorry. My eyes filled with tears when I read your news this morning. I had such high hopes for a miracle for you and your Slinky boy. I know you haven't come to this decision lightly and that the only reason you would even consider this is to spare him any unnecessary

Re: Stamp

2007-03-26 Thread Nina
Oh Beth! I can't tell you how sorry I am to hear this news. I have been thinking about you and Stamp and hoping that no news was good news. I don't even know what to say. All I want to do is shake my fist and curse at the sky. I guess I should have waited until I was more composed to

Re: Vet wants to put Midnight down?

2007-03-26 Thread Nina
I feel almost foolish asking such an obvious question right now, but what has Midnight been eating?? You must have considered the possibility that he's been eating tainted Menu Foods products by now, right? Nina Jennifer Madon wrote: Midnight is a stray that found us about 3 months ago. Best

Re: Stamp

2007-03-26 Thread TenHouseCats
no words, beth but i really applaud your priorities re: your neighbors and the yard work--that struck me. MC -- Spay Neuter Your Neighbors! Maybe That'll Make The Difference MaryChristine AIM / YAHOO: TenHouseCats MSN: [EMAIL PROTECTED] ICQ: 289856892

Re: Slinky - Sad News

2007-03-26 Thread TenHouseCats
beautiful, nina. On 3/26/07, Nina [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Marissa, I'm so sorry. My eyes filled with tears when I read your news this morning. I had such high hopes for a miracle for you and your Slinky boy. I know you haven't come to this decision lightly and that the only reason you

Re: Slinky - Sad News

2007-03-26 Thread Marissa Johnson
Nina (and EVERYONE!), thank you soo much! It is so helpful to know that those doubts are normal and that it won't be an indication that I made the wrong decision. I honestly don't know how I would get through this time without all of you! MC and Barb have been absolutely amazing

Re: Vet wants to put Midnight down?

2007-03-26 Thread Jennifer Madon
Well, the latest food has been Purina Cat Chow. I didn't check on it because he eats dry food. I haven't even followed the recall since I heard it is in wet food. Should I worry? Nina wrote: I feel almost foolish asking such an obvious question right now, but what has Midnight been

Re: food recall info/Innova

2007-03-26 Thread [EMAIL PROTECTED]
I just called and got the same info, that Natura Pet does use Menu foods for their canned foods (they manufacture their dry foods at their own plant in Nebraska), but again, same thing, they assure that it's not effected by the recall, as it's a different plant in a different state (N. Dakota),

RE: Slinky - Sad News

2007-03-26 Thread Diane Rosenfeldt
Marissa -- I know how bittersweet this next day will be for you. Comfort vibes to you. Slinky knows how very deeply he is loved. How could he not when it shines out of every word you write? We will look forward to your Slink stories when you are ready. Diane R. _ From: [EMAIL

Re: Vet wants to put Midnight down?

2007-03-26 Thread Kelly L
At 04:19 PM 3/26/2007, you wrote: do not think so Well, the latest food has been Purina Cat Chow. I didn't check on it because he eats dry food. I haven't even followed the recall since I heard it is in wet food. Should I worry? Nina wrote: I feel almost foolish asking such an

Re: Fred Update

2007-03-26 Thread [EMAIL PROTECTED]
No, I don't think that would be too strong (It's not a very toxic drug, and you can give up to 10 MG per pound, according to some online sources I searched), but if you dissolve the tablet in some broth or water (or tuna juice), if you use a 1 CC syringe, and squirt exactly 5 syringes worth of

Re: Stamp

2007-03-26 Thread [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Weeds? Your neighbors should count themselves lucky, we still have 5 foot high snowbanks here! I'd take weeds anyday, I'm sick of winter! It sounds like he's uncomfortable, too bad they were unable to drain any fluid off. If they have ultrasound, that would help guide the aspiration needle to the

Re: Vet wants to put Midnight down?

2007-03-26 Thread Belinda
Jennifer, What are Midnight's numbers, in particular these: Creatinine, BUN, Potassium, Phosphorus, HCT or PVC. My Fred is a kidney failure cat and there are different stages, with daily fluids, phosphorus binders and potassium supplements Fred's gotten better. Now if we can just get

Re: Vet wants to put Midnight down?

2007-03-26 Thread Belinda
PS. He probably isn't getting the right antibiotic, what is he getting and why is he getting them? -- Belinda happiness is being owned by cats ... Be-Mi-Kitties http://bemikitties.com Post Adoptable FeLV/FIV/FIP Cats/Kittens http://adopt.bemikitties.com FeLV Candlelight Service

Re: Vet wants to put Midnight down?

2007-03-26 Thread Belinda
There is plenty you can do for kitties with CRF, diet, fluids and supplements for low potassium (most CRF kitties will eventually get low because they lose so much through their urine), aluminum phosphorus binders, because they will eventually have their phosphorus build up. Some kitties

Re: Vet wants to put Midnight down?

2007-03-26 Thread Kelly L
At 10:45 PM 3/26/2007, you wrote: I always added potassium to the fluid and used phosphorus binders,,,He had a great 3 more years and he was over 20 Kelly There is plenty you can do for kitties with CRF, diet, fluids and supplements for low potassium (most CRF kitties will

RE: Auto Immune Hemolytic Anemia - to Kelley

2007-03-26 Thread Hideyo Yamamoto
Dear Kelley, Nina wrote to me off list and I wanted to respond to you as I am going through a very very situation with my FIV boy Felix - I do wanted to find out more from you about the diagnosis of AIHA of Joey - did they run coombs test to determine the illness of AIHA? Is he regenerative

RE: Auto Immune Hemolytic Anemia - Kelley

2007-03-26 Thread Hideyo Yamamoto
Sorry, Kelley - I am re-reading this email so you won't have to answer the questions already answered here - but I need to find out more about the blood work if you have it - glob seems to be very high...his a/g ration must be low - how about his bilburin values? If you have it, can you email

RE: Auto Immune Hemolytic Anemia - Kelley

2007-03-26 Thread Hideyo Yamamoto
Again, I am sorry, I asked the same questions you already answered here - I am a bit stressed out with mjy current situations, please forgive me - now he is over 10 years old.. the possibility fo FIP goes down significantly.. now I am thinking does he have severe stomatitis by any chance? My