Re: Well, it looks like i'm going to lose Tomi :(

2007-04-14 Thread Sherry DeHaan
Cassandra so sorry about sweet Tomi.Hugs to you. Sherry C J [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I got an extra week of the doxy, so basically I just quit giving it to him a couple of days ago. He was on it for nearly 5 weeks, which should be good enough (I believe the vet said the hemobart was gone

Re: Well, it looks like i'm going to lose Tomi :(

2007-04-14 Thread Marylyn
I've done this as have a lot of people on the list. Try very hard to enjoy the days you have with Tomi and not to let the thought of losing him overshadow the deep love you share. He has things left to teach you and to share with you. If your grief overshadows your time together you will

RE: Felvtalk - introduction - Chewie and Stitch/Cassidy

2007-04-14 Thread Joe Reil
I don't know where you live, but Cassidy is the most beautiful, friendly, loving cat! He's probably less than one year old, or around there. Here's his picture: He's gorgeous. I'm up in Vermont but am not really in a position to take in other cats at the moment, mostly because of Stitch's

Re: Ages please

2007-04-14 Thread Joe Reil
1. Chewie - unsure of age - probably 7-9. She was diagnosed right around the time she died - about a month ago now. 2. Stitch - 2.5 - tested positive for FelV after we had her tested shortly after Chewie died. Joe __ Do You Yahoo!? Tired of spam?

Re: OT - ARGH to Pet Health Pharmacy

2007-04-14 Thread Kelley Saveika
Well, the first time I got Missy's meds filled there they came quickly, with no problems. Then I got Shimmer's meds. Then they sent pills for Toodles when they were supposed to send compounded meds, and wouldn't take them back because I had opened the BAG (not the pill bottle, but the priority

RE: Felvtalk - introduction - Chewie and Stitch/Cassidy

2007-04-14 Thread Melissa Lind
Thanks Joe! Vermont is quite a distance from Nebraska! But, of course keep us in mind if you know of any compassionate people would like and FeLV baby. A vacation with a purpose would be nice. However, I'm sure there are plenty of cats in need out East! And, luckily, Cassidy has been accepted to

A couple of pictures I took of Tomi today

2007-04-14 Thread C J
I took these pictures today of my little Tomi boy: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v43/Fyrwulf/DSCF0053.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v43/Fyrwulf/DSCF0037.jpg And here is an older pic of Tomi and Kisa (my other Felv baby) together:

RE: A couple of pictures I took of Tomi today

2007-04-14 Thread Melissa Lind
Cassandra, My heart hurts for you! Tomi is so beautiful. His eyes just speak volumes. Thanks for sharing your pictures. Melissa _ From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of C J Sent: Saturday, April 14, 2007 11:25 AM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: A couple of

Re: A couple of pictures I took of Tomi today

2007-04-14 Thread Sherry DeHaan
Cassandra he is a VERY handsome boy.I love the pic of him and Kisa!! Sherry C J [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I took these pictures today of my little Tomi boy: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v43/Fyrwulf/DSCF0053.jpg

Re: A couple of pictures I took of Tomi today

2007-04-14 Thread Sally Davis
Hi Cassandra, Tomi looks like my Tiny who passed this past Christmas day. Tiny liked to cuddle with Ittle Bitty just like your Tomi and Kisa. They are both beautiful. Sally On 4/14/07, C J [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I took these pictures today of my little Tomi boy:

Re: A couple of pictures I took of Tomi today

2007-04-14 Thread TatorBunz
Cassandra, Those are beautiful photos of Tomi and Kisa! Thank you for sharing them with us! Terrie Mohr-Forker TAZZY'S ANIMAL TRANSPORTS SIAMESE COLLIE RESCUE Donations accepted at: _https://www.paypal.com/_ (https://www.paypal.com/) _http://www.tazzys-siameses-collies.petfinder.org/_

OT: Pregnant Feral Kitty....Questions

2007-04-14 Thread TatorBunz
Hi all, It looks as we have a Feral pregnant Mom that has found her way to us. I'm going to trap her and put her on my back porch so she can tame down. Also have her babies safely. She is just a tiger strip kitty and very small. I have named her Little Girl My question is Can she be

Re: OT: Pregnant Feral Kitty....Questions

2007-04-14 Thread TatorBunz
Sorry for the double postings! Terrie Mohr-Forker TAZZY'S ANIMAL TRANSPORTS SIAMESE COLLIE RESCUE Donations accepted at: _https://www.paypal.com/_ (https://www.paypal.com/) _http://www.tazzys-siameses-collies.petfinder.org/_ (http://www.tazzys-siameses-collies.petfinder.org/)

Re: OT: Pregnant Feral Kitty....Questions

2007-04-14 Thread Nina
I see you haven't removed the invisible sign welcoming wayward ones from your front lawn :-) . I Googled your question about worming pregnant cats and got conflicting answers. If it where me, esp given her age and circumstance, I'd have her spayed and the kittens aborted. It may sound harsh,

Re: pungent urine

2007-04-14 Thread catatonya
How long has it been since Cassidy was neutered??? t Marylyn [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: @page Section1 {size: 8.5in 11.0in; margin: 1.0in 1.0in 1.0in 1.0in; } P.MsoNormal { FONT-SIZE: 12pt; MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; FONT-FAMILY: Times New Roman } LI.MsoNormal { FONT-SIZE: 12pt; MARGIN:

RE: OT: Pregnant Feral Kitty....Questions

2007-04-14 Thread Melissa Lind
Terrie, I agree with Nina. I just made this difficult decision last week and had Nonie (a rescue) spay/abort. However, this is such a personal choice; you have to do what you feel is right. I took in 3 rescues/foster cats last week, and I don't run a shelter. Since I couldn't afford it if Nonie

Re: A couple of pictures I took of Tomi today

2007-04-14 Thread Kelly L
At 09:25 AM 4/14/2007, you wrote: He is so beautiful...Oh it is so very very hard, It hurts so damn much..I know this is stupid but have they tried the high dose steroids or cyclosporins,,I have used the Immuno regulin, but in this situation I think immune suppression is needed, not immune

Re: A couple of pictures I took of Tomi today

2007-04-14 Thread Marylyn
That is a marvelous little cat who obviously adores you...just look into his eyes If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion and

RE: OT: Pregnant Feral Kitty....Questions

2007-04-14 Thread Kelly L
At 11:44 AM 4/14/2007, you wrote: I have been there also, and for me I do have the pregnancy terminated. Especially with a baby herself and the potential for homes so bad, It is a hard decision but one I never regret, thanks for all the caring and giving this little girl a chance, Kelly

RE: pungent urine

2007-04-14 Thread Melissa Lind
He was neutered April 3rd. I now realize that it was just his hormones coming out. And I'm happy to report that there is no more nasty smell. His poo is now more odorous than his piddles, so it's very tolerable now. Also, I was able to switch him over to crystals quite easily by sprinkling his

Re: Pregnant Feral Kitty....Questions

2007-04-14 Thread Marylyn
I wouldn't even consider vaccinating her until after the babies are weaned. Vaccines weaken the body and, in her condition, even just a little could be too much. Check with a really good vet re worming. Without firm evidence that she had worms I wouldn't. How far along is she?

Re: OT: Pregnant Feral Kitty....Questions

2007-04-14 Thread FORGETMENOTPETS
Terrie, I disagree with aborting kittens unless you absolutely have no option. When I adopt kittens too young to be altered, the spay/neuter is included in the adoption fee and must be done at my vet. Bingo, if they are late getting them fixed I know it since I havent gotten a bill from my

? Stomatitis ?

2007-04-14 Thread Sheila Coyle
? In a colony of feral felines, can stomatitis be fatal ? Thank you. Sheila Nebraska

RE: ? Stomatitis ?

2007-04-14 Thread Melissa Lind
Hi Sheila, This is not an answer to your question-sorry! I'm off topic, but I couldn't help but notice that you're from Nebraska. I have 1 FeLV cat and 2 negatives that need homes. I'm new to this. I've contacted many rescues in NE with no luck. If you have any helpful contacts, could you let me

Cassandra and Brunello Please add to the ClS :(

2007-04-14 Thread Sherry DeHaan
Ok now that I have stopped crying for the moment,let me ask that these sweet angels be added to the list. Cassandra beautiful sleek black girl left us yesterday,she is now with her beautiful sister Carissa. Brunello had a very rough life before Jen took this wonderful rough looking but very

Re: Cassandra and Brunello Please add to the ClS :(

2007-04-14 Thread Marylyn
Both Cassandra and Brunello send you total love for caring about them. Please Google for the Bridge poem for volunteers. It is totally true. If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures

RE: Cassandra and Brunello Please add to the ClS :(

2007-04-14 Thread Melissa Lind
Sherry, hugs and prayers. Sometimes the most difficult things are the most wonderful, as you've pointed out. I hope a little ray of sunshine finds you today. Melissa _ From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Sherry DeHaan Sent: Saturday, April 14, 2007 2:15 PM

Re: A couple of pictures I took of Tomi today

2007-04-14 Thread C J
I'm using steroids right now, 2 tablets of prednisone per day. This is back to the dosage he was at for a week after his transfusion. This is basically the last thing the vet said we could try, she didn't say anything about cyclosporins. I think he needs the immune suppression as well,

Re: Cassandra and Brunello Please add to the ClS :(

2007-04-14 Thread C J
I'm really sorry about Cassandra and Brunello, were they FeLV kitties? You are very brave to volunteer to help these kitties that need a little love after a rough life. I don't know if I could be brave enough to do the same thing. It must be so heartbreaking at times. Cassandra -

Re: A couple of pictures I took of Tomi today

2007-04-14 Thread Kelly L
At 01:33 PM 4/14/2007, you wrote: If there were away to make this easier I sure would. We are sending lot's of good energy to you.please stay on line and just talk to use when ever you need to. We are all here for each other, Kelly I'm using steroids right now, 2 tablets of prednisone

Re: Cassandra and Brunello Please add to the ClS :(

2007-04-14 Thread Kelly L
At 12:15 PM 4/14/2007, you wrote: Oh Sherry, it is so hard and you go through this much too often, What you do is so wonderful. You have more strength than I do and you are making a wonderful difference in the lives of all these fur kids, Thank you Kelly Ok now that I have stopped

Re: Cassandra and Brunello Please add to the ClS :(

2007-04-14 Thread Sherry DeHaan
Kelly it is VERY hard in times like this.But I am honored to have loved them all that I can Kelly L [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: At 12:15 PM 4/14/2007, you wrote: Oh Sherry, it is so hard and you go through this much too often, What you do is so wonderful. You have more strength than I do and

Stitch - Questions!

2007-04-14 Thread Joe Reil
feeding a super-premium commercial cat food, such as Innova, Wellness, Chicken Soup for the Cat, or Felidae (just some good examples - I feed felidae or Innova dry and merrick or innova canned), or you can make your own homemade diet using a recipe found My local small pet store seems to be

FELV Treatment with Cobra Venom?

2007-04-14 Thread [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Here are some links to treatment? of FELV using Cobra Venom? Some are fairly old. Have any heard of this? http://jvi.asm.org/cgi/reprint/54/3/873.pdf http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrievedb=PubMedlist_uids=2820273dopt=Abstract

Re: Well, it looks like i'm going to lose Tomi :(

2007-04-14 Thread Belinda
I have known of cat with hemo that had to be on the doxy for *longer than 6 weeks*, only my opinion but I would put him back on it. Has he been checked for Ehrlichia? Please make sure you vet is aware of these possibilities, talked about below. Here are some links to some of the causes

Re: Well, it looks like i'm going to lose Tomi :(

2007-04-14 Thread C J
Those links are an interesting read, but from what I understood, Feline Babesiosis and Cytauxzoonosis are extremely rare in North America. It looks like those mainly occur in South America. For the Ehrlichia, it looks like it also uses Doxycycline as a treatment, so even if Tomi had it, he

RE: Ages please

2007-04-14 Thread JENI RECA
Hi Papoose tested positive age 5 weeks had him until 9 months old Hillman Waller tested positive 4 months had him until 1 1/2 years old (he developed lymphosarcoma in his throat, but was very healthy up to that point in his life, as far as I know he was only tested once and that was at 4

RE: sweet kitty in sw Michigan needs help

2007-04-14 Thread JENI RECA
I hope you find a wonderful home for her. Another reason that being a black cat is a strike against her, is everybody over looks a black cat. They find calicos, orange, and white cats more interesting and want a prettier cat (I personally think black cats are beautiful), that is why a lot of

RE: To Kelley: Re: OT: To shelter owners/volunteers-your opinion neededon site visit for Maltese shelter

2007-04-14 Thread JENI RECA
Hi Kelley, Maybe you should inquire with them if they have a back up plan if the city does try to inforce thier pet limit law, like what are they going to do with the animals. The only thing I think of is that you wouldnt want to place an animal in a home and maybe that animal is the breaking

Re: OT: Pregnant Feral Kitty....Questions

2007-04-14 Thread TatorBunz
In a message dated 4/14/2007 11:46:25 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time, [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: I see you haven't removed the invisible sign welcoming wayward ones from your front lawn :-) . Nopeit's still on...lmao Think people have figured out I'm a rescue even though I keep a low

Re: OT: Pregnant Feral Kitty....Questions

2007-04-14 Thread TatorBunz
Karen, don't worry it won't happen. Will alter everyone at the same time so the cycle does stop. In a message dated 4/14/2007 12:05:15 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time, [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: Terrie, I disagree with aborting kittens unless you absolutely have no option. When I adopt

Re: Pregnant Feral Kitty....Questions

2007-04-14 Thread TatorBunz
In a message dated 4/14/2007 11:53:14 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time, [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: I wouldn't even consider vaccinating her until after the babies are weaned. Vaccines weaken the body and, in her condition, even just a little could be too much. Check with a really good vet re

Can fleas cause anemia in adult cats?

2007-04-14 Thread C J
I've been wondering why Tomi seems to be scratching more than normal, and licking himself vigorously once in awhile this last week. I wasn't that concerned about it since he doesn't scratch constantly, just more often than normal. I checked through his fur a few times, and didn't see much of

Re: Pregnant Feral Kitty....Questions

2007-04-14 Thread Susan Hoffman
Don't vaccinate while pregnant or nursing. I have a mom and babies in a foster home right now -- mom found in a field with 2 week old babies and taken to the shelter, where I pulled her. We've already lost two of the four babies. Just found out yesterday that the shelter vet gave mom the

Re: Can fleas cause anemia in adult cats?

2007-04-14 Thread Marylyn
Yes they can--especially a cat that is in a weakened condition anyway. If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who

RE: OT: Pregnant Feral Kitty....Questions

2007-04-14 Thread janine paton
I would spay her also, I'm sorry to say. I don't like it, neither do the vets, but I don't like the reality of over population either. We just took a little one from a mom who could not or would not feed her babies - the other 2 siblings died. Next night, young tame mother brought to animal

Re: Can fleas cause anemia in adult cats?

2007-04-14 Thread TenHouseCats
ABSOLUTELY. that's how i discovered flea-induced anemia years ago, and how i learned that persians are abnormally sensitive to pesticides lost a beautiful blue-cream darling during a really bad flea season because no vet--then or since--had ever told me the latter (this was back in '90?), and

vaccine schedule and mixing negatives and positives

2007-04-14 Thread Jodie Marsten
Hi! I rescued Jack about 3 months ago and he is FeLV+ ) I took him from an abusive home with the intention of finding him a wonderful home). I have 6 other cats, Mr.Furley (5yrs), Lucky (1 1/2 yrs), Ralphie, Janet, and Cleo (each 1 yr), and Furby (10 months). Everyone else has been tested for

RE: vaccine schedule and mixing negatives and positives

2007-04-14 Thread Chris
Lots of folks will respond but as one who mixes, I never even think about it. My oldest positive was not diagnosed until she was 4 or so and by that point all the others (3) had been around her all that time-they all were neg. They had not been vaccinated for FELV but now I vacc yearly. I then

Re: Can fleas cause anemia in adult cats?

2007-04-14 Thread C J
How many fleas does there need to be to cause anemia? I don't think Tomi could have very many fleas, since I can't find alot of flea droppings (and I haven't found any actual fleas yet). I'm just wondering how I could treat the fleas while he's in such a weakened state. Wouldn't flea

Re: Cassandra and Brunello Please add to the ClS :(

2007-04-14 Thread wendy
Sherry, I'm so sorry you all have lost two more beautiful furbabies. It must have been hard to come in and see Brunello gasping like that. Bless you guys for all you do for all cats. :) Wendy --- Sherry DeHaan [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Ok now that I have stopped crying for the moment,let me

Re: Pregnant Feral Kitty....Questions

2007-04-14 Thread TatorBunz
In a message dated 4/14/2007 7:02:17 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time, [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: Don't vaccinate while pregnant or nursing. I have a mom and babies in a foster home right now -- mom found in a field with 2 week old babies and taken to the shelter, where I pulled her. We've

Re: Can fleas cause anemia in adult cats?

2007-04-14 Thread TatorBunz
Yes, fleas can cause anemia. Scratching is a sign of fleas. Also dots under the chin, lip, and the tail can be Feline Acne. Do you use plastic bowls for feeding and water? Plastic will cause the black spots (Feline Acne) if they don't rub off right away. Use ceramic or glass dishes if

Re: vaccine schedule and mixing negatives and positives

2007-04-14 Thread TatorBunz
In a message dated 4/14/2007 8:28:24 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time, [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: What are your experiences with mixing negatives and positives? I mix both positive and negative together my personal kitties. Never thought about it really. When one was diagnosed I had younger and

Re: Can fleas cause anemia in adult cats?

2007-04-14 Thread wendy
I am hoping that dealing with the fleas will help your baby!!! :) Wendy --- Marylyn [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Find a lice comb and go thru his hair with it. This should disturb the fleas. You can pick them up with a wet q-tip too and drown them (sorry fleas, it is you or the cat). It

Re: Can fleas cause anemia in adult cats?

2007-04-14 Thread TatorBunz
Go buy a flea comb they are very cheap at any store. Of course there some that look like a very fine comb with handles. It depends on what you want to purchase. Run the comb through the kitty's fur. You will see more black stuff (Flea Dirt) hopefully catch the critter or two. When you

Re: A couple of pictures I took of Tomi today

2007-04-14 Thread wendy
Cassandra, Tomi is gorgeous!!! What a beautiful face! The good thing for Tomi, but bad for the fleas, is that he's light colored. You can see the fleas really easily in light fur. :) Wendy --- C J [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I took these pictures today of my little Tomi boy:

Re: Cassandra and Brunello Please add to the ClS :(

2007-04-14 Thread elizabeth trent
Sherry, I am so sorry. I know it hurts so much. elizabeth On 4/14/07, Sherry DeHaan [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Ok now that I have stopped crying for the moment,let me ask that these sweet angels be added to the list. Cassandra beautiful sleek black girl left us yesterday,she is now with her