Re: [Felvtalk] Felvtalk Digest, Vol 19, Issue 12

2010-01-17 Thread Jason Michael Canon
My cat also has bad coat even though he continuously grooms.  He also
has dermatitis, hair loss, and self trauma.  We give him clavamax for
the skin issues.  My vet takes the blood samples in my home.  I've been
administering the LTCI.

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1. question (Jane Lyons)
2. Re: question (Laurieskatz)
3. Re: question (Jane Lyons)


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 Date: Thu, 14 Jan 2010 10:02:17 -0500
 From: Jane Lyons j.ly...@mindspring.com
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 I've had MeMe for three years, this month. Considering the condition  
 she was in when we got her she has done
 very well.
 There are two things that concern me right now and I was wondering if  
 anyone on the list had any ideas.

 Her coat is in terrible condition.  It is hard to describe but it  
 looks somewhat oily and really
 bedraggled. I guess it should not look healthy since she has Felv,  
 but it is a dramatic change from her once
 fluffy coat. It has been this way for a few months.
 During the past week she has had a deep, almost guttural cough. I  
 have only heard it a few times, possibly once
 a day, but I've heard it. She's just finished 10 days of Clavamox to  
 help keep her stomatitis in check.
 She is eating very well but something is off and I am not sure what.  
 Her posture is different. She has her paws
 tucked under her chest.

 We've started her on LTCI injections just before Christmas and I have  
 a vet who is making house calls to inject her
 and he will be here today. He has not seen the change in her coat nor  
 heard this deep cough. I'm not sure what he can
 determine without bloodwork. I was hoping that someone with a Felv  
 cat might have seen similar changes and had an
 idea where to begin.

 Sorry this is all so vague.

 Jane







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 Date: Thu, 14 Jan 2010 09:45:58 -0600
 From: Laurieskatz lauriesk...@mchsi.com
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 Frankie had greasy fur so I took him in for blood work. He had pancreatitis.
 It is under control with a food change.
 The unkempt fur is from not feeling well. They stop grooming themselves.
 Frankie also has the guttural cough. He has asthma.
 Frankie is not FeLV+.
 Good luck. It is very good that she is still eating. I would look for
 changes in her stool. Frankie's was fudgy on and off - I realize now it was
 probably fudgy when his pancreatitis was acting up.
 L

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 [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Jane Lyons
 Sent: Thursday, January 14, 2010 9:02 AM
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Subject: [Felvtalk] question

 I've had MeMe for three years, this month. Considering the condition  
 she was in when we got her she has done
 very well.
 There are two things that concern me right now and I was wondering if  
 anyone on the list had any ideas.

 Her coat is in terrible condition.  It is hard to describe but it  
 looks somewhat oily and really
 bedraggled. I guess it should not look healthy since she has Felv,  
 but it is a dramatic change from her once
 fluffy coat. It has been this way for a few months.
 During the past week she has had a deep, almost guttural cough. I  
 have only heard it a few times, possibly once
 a day, but I've heard it. She's just finished 10 days of Clavamox to  
 help keep her stomatitis in check.
 She is eating very well but something is off and I am not sure what.  
 Her posture is different. She has her paws
 tucked under her chest.

 We've started her on LTCI injections just before Christmas and I have  
 a vet who is making house calls to inject her
 and he will be here today. He has not seen the change in her coat nor  
 heard this deep cough. I'm not sure what he can
 determine without bloodwork. I was hoping that someone with a Felv  
 cat might have seen similar changes and had an
 idea where to begin.

 Sorry this is all so vague.

 Jane





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[Felvtalk] Bovine Lactoferrin

2010-01-17 Thread Jason Michael Canon
I've been reading (see
http://www.blogcatalog.com/blog/cat-health-news-from-the-winn-feline-foundation/3d1a23a83aa700bc1a6173047e1cf926)
the full text of this article about the use of bovine lactoferrin in
cats with terminal FIV infection to help modulate immune dysfunction. 

Has anyone else used this? 

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Re: [Felvtalk] question on coat/clavamox

2010-01-17 Thread Tracey Shrout
I haven't heard any of you mention the cats diets.  Are they eating a good
quality food?  I believe that is one of the most important things to
consider.  Isn't clavamox an antibiotic?  I know they sometimes have side
effects.  I don't know a whole lot about it, but probiotics would be
something to consider to keep the good bacteria in check.  Just an idea . .
.
Tracey
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Re: [Felvtalk] question on coat/clavamox

2010-01-17 Thread Sara Kasteleyn
Hi Tracey,

My two kittens (9 mo.old Bengals, diagnosed FeLV positive at 6 mo.) are eating 
Radcat Raw diets, supplemented with Wellness kitten kibble and Lysine treats.  
We just took them in for their second blood tests yesterday and should have 
results by Tuesday.  They've been getting LTCI (six weekly treatments each) and 
Mega C mixed in with their food.  They have also been on Clavamox periodically 
(yes, an antibiotic) for a slight URI which seems to have disappeared for the 
moment.  

We had a little loose bowel issue when we began administration of the Mega C, 
which quickly passed (no pun intended!).

Sara


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From: Tracey Shrout dtshr...@gmail.com
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Sun, 17 Jan 2010 16:53:45 -0500
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] question on coat/clavamox

I haven't heard any of you mention the cats diets. Are they eating a good
quality food? I believe that is one of the most important things to
consider. Isn't clavamox an antibiotic? I know they sometimes have side
effects. I don't know a whole lot about it, but probiotics would be
something to consider to keep the good bacteria in check. Just an idea . .
.
Tracey
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Re: [Felvtalk] Mozart Update

2010-01-17 Thread Sharyl
Jason, I understand the pain you and your wife are feeling.  My heart goes out 
to all of you.  I hope Mozart has a peaceful passing.  We love them, care for 
them and in the end let them go.  These beloved furry companions are so special 
with such courage.
Sharyl

--- On Sat, 1/16/10, Jason Michael Canon j...@canon.org wrote:

 From: Jason Michael Canon j...@canon.org
 Subject: [Felvtalk] Mozart Update
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Date: Saturday, January 16, 2010, 3:05 PM
 Today, I spent an hour digging a
 grave to hold the body of my beloved
 Mozart.   God only knows why he is still
 alive but I don't intend to
 have another untimely period of snow and ice stop me from
 giving him the
 burial he deserves.  Regretfully, I don't own a
 pyramid for his body
 like the ancient Egyptian kings provided for their beloved
 cats. 
 However, I dug the best grave that I possibly could, in one
 of his
 favorite locations, and today my wife is buying the finest
 shroud to
 place his body in.  Our original plan for the day was
 to have him put to
 sleep and bury him this afternoon but none of the local
 vets were
 available so we will probably do everything possible to
 keep him alive
 until next Saturday when our vet will be back in town and
 can come to
 our home.
 
 Mozart was diagnosed positive with FeLV in November
 2009.  Within 2 days
 of the diagnosis we put him on Imulan LTCI shots. 
 Unfortunately, we
 started him on 1 shot per week and continued with that for
 6 weeks.  He
 began to go downhill quickly during the Christmas break so
 we increased
 the LTCI shots to 3 per week but he has continued to loose
 weight and
 the shots are helping less and less.  He is skin and
 bone but still has
 the most incredible will to live!  He just will not
 give up and his
 courage further confirms what I already know about him
 being a truly
 outstanding example of the strength, stamina, and
 independence of his
 Bengal cat heritage.  I am so fortunate to have
 enjoyed his company for
 over 10 years and will never forget how much he taught me
 nor
 underestimate the additional knowledge he had to share with
 me.
 
 Thanks to everyone in this loving supportive group for
 allowing me to be
 here.  It is possible to feel joy even in times of
 sorrow when you are
 blessed as much as I have received.
 
 
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Re: [Felvtalk] Bovine Lactoferrin

2010-01-17 Thread Gary
Check out the yahoo list fiv-healthscience.  The owner of that list, 
Joel, has been using it for some time.


Gary

Jason Michael Canon wrote:

I've been reading (see
http://www.blogcatalog.com/blog/cat-health-news-from-the-winn-feline-foundation/3d1a23a83aa700bc1a6173047e1cf926)
the full text of this article about the use of bovine lactoferrin in
cats with terminal FIV infection to help modulate immune dysfunction. 

Has anyone else used this? 


Thanks

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