Re: Welcome, Kathryn

2008-07-07 Thread Lynne
I wonder if Smokey has feline herpes virus, not that it makes much of a difference in light of his other problems. My Snowy, a rescue cat, was diagnosed with that and before she was released to us both of her eyes were terribly infected, one being left with scarring, and a URI. Again, stress

Re: Smokey update

2008-07-07 Thread expressprintkm
Hi Everyone, I had a real scare with Smokey over the weekend. I thought I was loosing him and I didn't even know if an emergency vet would treat him because of his disease. Do they?The good news is that I didn't need to find out, he's snapped out of it. I've been treating him for an upper

Re: Welcome, Kathryn

2008-07-07 Thread expressprintkm
Thank you for the information. I am taking Smokey back to the vet on Wednesday. I will ask about a herpes virus. It does appear that with the eye ointment I've been giving him he's getting better. I love to hear about these guys that are six and seven years old. It gives me hope. It really is

Re: Melina Please add to the CLS :(

2008-07-07 Thread wendy
Sherry, How are you today?  I hope you're doing better.  I'm sorry about Melina.  :) 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: Sherry

RE: Smokey update

2008-07-07 Thread Debbie Harrison
Wow, Kathryn...what a rough weekend-for the both of you! It sounds like it took a while for the antibiotic to kick in for him...and that can make us completely frantic with worry, I know! I am still learning a lot about the disease process...but it sounds like he might get through this

RE: Smokey update

2008-07-07 Thread Rosenfeldt, Diane
Any responsible vet will treat an FeLV+ kitty. One of the first things to know about this virus is that it isn't nearly as casually contagious as was first thought, though it is more readily transmittable than the other bugaboo, FIV. Unless the cat is in a position to bite other cats, or is

Re: New server?

2008-07-07 Thread lexingtongrn
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Re: New server?

2008-07-07 Thread wendy
Hi Sue, How are you getting into the archives?  It's asking me for a password, and I have no idea what that is.  I've been a member for a few years now. Thanks, Wendy  Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world - indeed it is the only thing that ever

Re: Sissy has joined Hobbs, 6/27/08

2008-07-07 Thread wendy
Heather, I'm so sorry to hear about all your losses.  It sounds like all of those kitties were so blessed to have the love they did.  Praying for your strength and peace... :) Wendy  Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world - indeed it is the only

Re: Smokey update

2008-07-07 Thread Marylyn
Ebony was an adult feral when he moved in with me. I bought a 6x6x12 chain link dog kennel, put a top (very securely) on it and attached it to the house by way of a bathroom window. He went thru a dog/cat door into duct work then onto a landing and into the kennel. He loved it all his

Re: I must be nuts!

2008-07-07 Thread wendy
Sue, Congratulations on your new furbaby!  I hope living with you is a dream come true for him! :) 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

Re: Welcome, Kathryn

2008-07-07 Thread wendy
Hi Kathryn, I definitely back the other members who mentioned oral Lysine, when you're dealing with herpes/conjunctivitis in the eyes.  Even the three different meds that my vet gave me, one of which did contain Lysine (small amounts), did not help my cat's condition.  She had already lost one