Re: Valtrex toxic for cats or effective FeLV treatment

2007-07-30 Thread Quentin Sonnier
To be completly honest I have no idea what test it was. I feel like I was overcharged $105 for felt/fiv test deworming and nasal flu vaccine. Is this normal. I'm a college senior and my income is moddest to say the least but was this a far price? I know the test kit was a small white plastic

Re: Valtrex toxic for cats or effective FeLV treatment

2007-07-30 Thread Susan Dubose
Try Missing Link in her moist food, but get the one in the silver package that is veterinary strength. It is for detoxing. It has to be purchased from a vet, and needs to be refrigerated after opening. Mine package was $21. for a lb. or so (?), and I have 5 cats that are currently on it. A

Re: Plz add Felicity to the candlelight service

2007-07-30 Thread Gloria Lane
Thanks, Glenda - they came from a lady in Oklahoma whose baby go severly ill, and she needed to rehome her cats. B.B. is a new addition and is FELV+ and FIV+ - looks good though! Gloria On Jul 29, 2007, at 11:59 AM, glenda Goodman wrote: Gloria, I'm very sorry to hear of your loss. I

Re: Valtrex toxic for cats or effective FeLV treatment

2007-07-30 Thread glenda Goodman
Hi Quentin, I'm sure more than a couple of us will get back to you on this post, as there are a couple things you said here some of us might know about and want to comment on. I'm only going to give you feedback on the $$ issue. I live in Nebraska, farm country. We have always been able to

Looking to adopt an FeLV+ playmate for her other positive

2007-07-30 Thread Belinda
Hi All, Got this email this morning, anyone got adoptees available?? I don't know this person or anything about them so caution is advised: Hi, we recently lost our cat to Felv and are looking for a felv+ companion for our other cat, who is 2 and is felv+. Do you have any Felv+

Re: Valtrex toxic for cats or effective FeLV treatment

2007-07-30 Thread Quentin Sonnier
Thank you for the support and I greatly appreciate the excellent feedback. Quentin Sonnier On Jul 30, 2007, at 9:45 AM, glenda Goodman [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi Quentin, I'm sure more than a couple of us will get back to you on this post, as there are a couple things you said here some of us

Re: Valtrex toxic for cats or effective FeLV treatment

2007-07-30 Thread wendy
Hi Quentin, Yes, $105 if normal if it included an office exam. My vet charges $35 for an office exam and just about anything else he does is $20-30 each, including tests and meds. Blood work is about $75. It's not cheap. Part of the reason is that the meds come from the same pharmaceutical

RE: Valtrex toxic for cats or effective FeLV treatment

2007-07-30 Thread Melissa Lind
Susan, I give SD C/D to all my cats since one of them needs it to prevent crystals forming in his urine. It is impossible to feed them separately. Since he started on it, he hasn't had any problems. What would you suggest I use instead? It's expensive food, and I know there has to be something

OT: To Melissa Re: Science Diet C/D

2007-07-30 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
Melissa: We had one cat (Peach) from the litter of cats that were born when I was young that developed the same problem of the formation of crystals in his urine. He honestly almost died from the condition because he was having so much trouble straining to urinate. I have always felt that

RE: To Melissa Re: Science Diet C/D

2007-07-30 Thread Melissa Lind
Thanks Caroline! Yes, my vet advised that taking him off of it would be dangerous-I'd hate to put him through the pain again. As for feeding separately-your mom is quite the trooper! My problem is that the cats are so used to free feeding, that if I only feed them at certain times, then

RE: To Melissa Re: Science Diet C/D

2007-07-30 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
We (and more so, my mom) went through all of that! And there was plenty of vomiting by all, but I don't think there was ever one single reason for that. Since we had 3 boys from the litter of 5, and the mother, they were so used to communal feeding and the competition that came with it by the time

Re: Valtrex toxic for cats or effective FeLV treatment

2007-07-30 Thread wendy
I don't know the answer to this question, but what Caroline said makes a lot of sense to me. :) 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 ~~~ - Original Message From:

Re: Valtrex toxic for cats or effective FeLV treatment-food for crystals

2007-07-30 Thread catatonya
I use Royal Canin s/o. I get it from vet and it's expensive. I just give it to everyone. (7 cats) One of my cats gets crystals. tonya wendy [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I don't know the answer to this question, but what Caroline said makes a lot of sense to me. :) Wendy Never doubt

RE: To Melissa Re: Science Diet C/D

2007-07-30 Thread Melissa Lind
Caroline-what a dilemma! Luckily my other cats all love C/D, probably because before that they were all eating vegetarian cat food until I realized how horrible it was for them! It sounded great in the ads and the testimonials, but not in real life. I was skeptical since cats are obviously

Re: Plz add Felicity to the candlelight service

2007-07-30 Thread Gloria Lane
I can't take credit! I got these from a former vet tech in Oklahoma -- the only thing they did differently is the vet vaccinated them for FELV every year. Everybody says that shouldn't have an effect, but hey they're doing pretty well. Gloria On Jul 29, 2007, at 9:09 AM, catatonya

Re: To Melissa Re: Science Diet C/D

2007-07-30 Thread Kelley Saveika
I have a friend who is a vegetarian. I'm always arguing with her about vegetarian cat food. I think I have her convinced to not feed it though... On 7/30/07, Melissa Lind [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Caroline—what a dilemma! Luckily my other cats all love C/D, probably because before that they

Re: To Melissa Re: Science Diet C/D

2007-07-30 Thread Marylyn
I am vegetarian and would never consider feeding Dixie anything but meat +. I buy Primal Raw so she has the best (my opinion) choice available + it is easier on my stomach than cooking for her. Cats like some chopped up veggies with their meat. But they can't be vegetarian. They say dogs

Re: Looking to adopt an FeLV+ playmate for her other positive

2007-07-30 Thread glenda Goodman
Hi Belinda, Gosh, this could be a perfect situation for my Gracie, BUT it really is a scary thought, sending my adored kitty across the country to a situation I cannot observe first hand.Also , subjecting her to another move... My Gracie does want a playmate so badly and it breaks my heart to

Re: To Pat and Mandy

2007-07-30 Thread Sally Davis
Wendy, Junior loss his sight due to uveitis which he developed after becoming FELV positive. We cleared the infection but he has limited sight, because the eye is permenantly dilated. He also had uveitis in his other eye which had nerve damage and he was already blind in that eye. Unfortunately

Re: To Pat and Mandy

2007-07-30 Thread wendy
Hey Sally, I wanted Pat to understand that the vision loss for Mandy is NOT directly related to FeLV, as her vet indicated, but indirectly, meaning there is probably a cause for the vision loss, like Junior's Uveitis. If they can diagnose it, then further loss of vision or of the eye will