treats and supplement questions...

2007-07-22 Thread glenda Goodman
Since I do have much to learn about treating my FeLv+ kitten I am open to all suggestions and ideas and advice from you guys who have been dealing with these issues a long time... From the start, I have been told Lysine was a good supplement. I first heard of giving lysine from a receptionist at

Re: Keisha necropsy results and Isabella update

2007-07-22 Thread catatonya
I'm glad Isabella is feeling better. That's interesting about sheep having this virus. I would definitely pursue that. I hope no one else catches this. tonya laurieskatz [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Good news first. Isabella is doing great. We are starting to decrease the

Re: treats and supplement questions...

2007-07-22 Thread wendy
Hey Glenda, Does the lysine have any additives? Specifically, does it contain propynol glycol; if so, DO NOT give it to your furbabies. It would save you time if you had caplets you could open and empty the lysine powder out of them. But I don't think there's any problem with tablets;only

Re: treats and supplement questions...

2007-07-22 Thread glenda Goodman
Wendy, Thanks for getting back to me on this. I checked the other ingredients: Cellulose(plant origen), Silica, Vegetable Magnesium Stearate. It looks like I'm safe...Well, it sure is nice being just a few clicks away from getting answers to my questions... I'll probably get my next bottle at the

Re: tuna

2007-07-22 Thread laurieskatz
My understanding is human grade tuna can lead to kidney failure in cats... if true, it's good you've decreased it to a pinch!. Laurie - Original Message - From: glenda Goodman [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Sunday, July 22, 2007 8:48 AM Subject: treats and

Re: treats and supplement questions...

2007-07-22 Thread Susan Dubose
The only I will say about making your own cat food is that you really, really, really need to know what you are doing, or you could cause a nutrition deficit in your cat. I would just do LOTS of research, and talk to a vet that you trust. As far as Lysine, if you can give it to all of your

Re: tuna

2007-07-22 Thread Susan Dubose
I think that is when the tuna is the only source of food. Cats can have tuna several times per week, as long as they are getting only sources of nutrition, i.e, good quality dry etc. Susan J. DuBose ^..^ www.PetGirlsPetsitting.com www.Tx.SiameseRescue.org www.shadowcats.net

Re: tuna

2007-07-22 Thread Marylyn
Try canned salmon instead. It is normally wild and has fewer problems than tuna. If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have

Re: treats and supplement questions...

2007-07-22 Thread glenda Goodman
Yes, that is one reason I have not even tried making my own pet food yet. Even if I did, I would always want to have a good quality dry food back up , just to cover all the bases. I do leave dry food out for my cats all day... If there were a good recipe, that perhaps consisted of a few

Re: treats and supplement questions...

2007-07-22 Thread Marylyn
Try Primal Raw. It comes in little cubes and is great. At least Dixie likes it. Especially mixed with veggies and whatever else I have around. If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures

Re: treats and supplement questions...

2007-07-22 Thread Susan Dubose
Try to find the Solid Gold Gourmet Tuna for cats. it's formulated for cats, but is a good quality. Pretty nasty looking stuff, has a thick gooey gravey that chunks of tuna swim in.. it's also pretty expensive. I pay about $1.50 for a 6oz can. Only my felv+ cats get it (due to price) and

Re: canned and homemade cat food

2007-07-22 Thread laurieskatz
www.catinfo.org gives great canned food options. I have fed canned for 3 years after reading this site authored by a vet. Canned is more like real meat than dry which is more like cereal. I am currently feeding Petguard. www.catnutrition.org has a homemade recipe with all the required

Re: treats and supplement questions...

2007-07-22 Thread laurieskatz
Susan, YES mine love the Solid Gold canned tuna. I forgot about that. I am feeding mostly Petguard right now but they all love the SG tuna. We used to feed Turkey and Salmon Wellness! And you probably saw what I just posted about dry EVO. We had a bad experience with the Wellness dry...Coco's