[Felvtalk] Remove my email

2010-02-02 Thread PATRICIA HEINZERLING
Hello:

Please unsubsrcibe my name to the organization email list.  Thank you.

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Pat Heinzerling
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Re: [Felvtalk] Li Won has passed on

2010-02-02 Thread Gloria B. Lane
AND to share with her now-deceased mama who had her for most of those  
years. What a ride...  Thanks to everyone, always makes me feel better  
to post here.


Gloria



On Feb 1, 2010, at 3:07 PM, MaryChristine wrote:

wow, what a wonderful ride she had! i'm sorry that she had to leave  
you and
go on to another great adventure, but just think of all the tales  
she's got

to share with the kitties at the bridge!

GLOW to heal your heart.

--
Spay  Neuter Your Neighbors!
Maybe That'll Make The Difference

MaryChristine
Special-Needs Coordinator, Purebred Cat Breed Rescue (www.purebredcats.org 
)

Member, SCAT (Special-Cat Action Team)
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[Felvtalk] more from Best Friends re FeLV/Clemans article

2010-02-02 Thread Laurieskatz
Fyi..

 

From: Estelle Munro [mailto:este...@bestfriends.org] 
Sent: Tuesday, February 02, 2010 5:25 PM
To: Laurieskatz
Subject: RE: Virginia Clemans article regarding Feline Leukemia Viirus

 

We do not publish letters in the magazine about material on the website but
I will forward your letter to our veterinarian and ask him if he feels the
article should be changed on the website. Thanks for your concern on this.

Estelle


-Original Message-
From: Laurieskatz [mailto:lauriesk...@mchsi.com]
Sent: Tue 2/2/2010 4:22 PM
To: Estelle Munro
Subject: RE: Virginia Clemans article regarding Feline Leukemia Viirus

Yes it is the one on the website.

Laurie



From: Estelle Munro [mailto:este...@bestfriends.org]
Sent: Tuesday, February 02, 2010 4:30 PM
To: Laurieskatz
Subject: RE: Virginia Clemans article regarding Feline Leukemia Viirus



Dr Clemans has not worked for Best Friends since 2004. Which article are you
referring to? Is it the one on the website?

Estelle Munro
Assistant Editor


-Original Message-
From: Laurieskatz [mailto:lauriesk...@mchsi.com]
Sent: Sun 1/31/2010 7:22 AM
To: Estelle Munro
Subject: RE: Virginia Clemans article regarding Feline Leukemia Viirus

Thanks but this still does not address the issue of the FeLV article scaring
people and the likely unnecessary euthanizing of cats diagnosed with this
disease.

Will you consider printing my letter to present the other side and my own
experience, please?

Thank-you,

Laurie Crawford Stone



From: Estelle Munro [mailto:este...@bestfriends.org]
Sent: Thursday, January 28, 2010 6:00 PM
To: Laurieskatz
Subject: RE: Virginia Clemans article regarding Feline Leukemia Viirus



Dear Laurie,
There is a new article in the Jan/Feb 2010 issue of Best Friends magazine on
FIV. I think you'll find it more in line with your thinking.

Best Wishes,

Estelle Munro
Assistant Editor


-Original Message-
From: Laurieskatz [mailto:lauriesk...@mchsi.com]
Sent: Tue 1/26/2010 7:21 PM
To: Estelle Munro
Subject: Virginia Clemans article regarding Feline Leukemia Viirus

Dear Editor:



The article about Feline Leukemia Virus by Virginia Clemans is inconsistent
with my experience and, I believe, does a great injustice to cats diagnosed
with this virus. Certainly not all cats diagnosed with FeLV have the health
issues Clemans reports. I lived with two cats who were diagnosed with feline
leukemia after I adopted them. Stripes lived to age 16 years. Squeaky lived
to age 22 years. They were robust boy cats who lived together for 15 years.
They weighed 15-16 lbs. People always commented about what big boys they
were. They were playful and fully engaged in life.



Stripes had an occasional undiagnosed illness that always resolved. Squeaky
was never sick a day in his life until his final three weeks. Squeaky died
from oral cancer. We did not determine Stripes' cause of death. My vets did
not treat these cats any differently than other cats I have had. There was
no alarm sounded when their tests came back positive. The information was
given to me as part of a routine exam. I had no idea anyone thought this was
a big deal. Certainly my vets did not think so.



I rescued two other cats who tested positive for FeLV. Ollie lived to an old
age, asymptomatic except for some dental issues at the time he was rescued.
Bella is still alive. She is a 13 lb ball of love. She was rescued 3 years
ago and was an adult cat at that time. She was anemic and had a high fever
when rescued but these situations quickly resolved with medication treatment
by an internal medicine specialist.



Feline Leukemia does not have to be a death sentence. The kitties who test
positive should be retested as there can be false positives (and false
negatives). Their owners can find information and support groups on the
internet (yahoo offers several groups for FeLV cat owners). In this group
format they can talk to other people who live or have lived with cats with
FeLV. They can get questions answered. They can learn about feeding a
quality food, keeping stress to a minimum and various supplements and
treatments in the event of illness. Not all the cats who test positive will
be as lucky as those I mentioned here, but there is another side to this
disease and there are many cats who survive and thrive with this disease.





Sincerely,

Laurie Crawford Stone

Cedar Rapids, Iowa







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