Re: [Felvtalk] ringworm

2010-03-04 Thread Beth
I've used program in the past, too,  it worked wonders. Do be very careful 
about the meds you give for ringworm. I know there is a liquid that is toxic to 
FIV cats.
Beth
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From: Diane Tyler drty...@spenserslegacy.org
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] ringworm
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Date: Wednesday, March 3, 2010, 7:23 PM

I've had lots of success using Program for ringworm. I've used it twice:
this year and several years ago for groups of four or more cats. The dosage
suggestions can be found at this website:

http://www.vetinfo.com/cringwrm.html

I know lots of people might not agree that this is an effective treatment,
but again, it has worked for me and is certainly a lot less stressful than
bathing or dipping.

Good luck!

Diane

On Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 5:54 PM, Emeraldkittee emeraldkit...@yahoo.comwrote:

 just wondering if anyone had a FeLV baby with ringworm?  Whimsy is not
 inside yet, but has started to yank his own fur out - he's got a few red
 spots suddenly that look similiar to scraped knees in people.  I'm planning
 on doing a skin scrape per my vet's instructions but I'm concerned if a) the
 test takes time to send to a lab is ok to bring him in? b) I won't be able
 to bathe him / nor do the sulfar dips, so it would have to be oral meds c)
 can I treat him while he's outside for this?

 I can't risk our whole household being infected especially with two other
 immune supressed kitties.

 ugh, this throws a curve ball into the plan.  This just started about 1 wk
 ago with lesions appearing about 3 days ago.  I was hoping to get him back
 to the vet and inside over the next week.

 Thanks so much, these posts are so helpful and interesting.
 Shannon

 anyone else's experiences would be interesting to hear.



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Re: [Felvtalk] vaccinations

2010-03-04 Thread Laurieskatz
Thank-you to all who responded. GREAT help! I loved the KY vet link and the
thoughts about a holistic remedy to be used if vaccinating. I talked to my
vet and he does have the purevax. He prefers the 3 year adjuvanted rabies
but will use the purevax. He also has the internasal distemper. He said it
is up to me what we do. He also mentioned, as did several people here, that
the law and vet hospitalization require rabies. My dilemma there is, if they
are sick enough to be hospitalized, they will be too sick to be vaccinated
if they are not already vaccinated. My vet recommends agst titer testing. He
said it is not accurate. Another vet did do titer testing on Frankie and
found he was still covered for some of the distemper diseases but not all.
We have had bats in the house twice. That is probably my biggest worry. I do
think the entries have all been closed but we do live in the woods and they
like to sleep behind our shutters.
I am still undecided about the vaccines, but I am better informed~
Thank-you!
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[Felvtalk] any advice

2010-03-04 Thread jeanne ogrady
HI MY CAT SCOOTER HAS FELINE LEUK. SHE IS STARTING TO STRUGGLE EATING ON AND 
OFF. ANY ADVISE ABOUT DRUGS TO BOOST THE IMMUNE SYSTEM. OR OTHER METHODS THAT 
ANYONE HAS TRIED. THANKS MUCH APPRECIATED. JEANNE


  
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Re: [Felvtalk] ringworm

2010-03-04 Thread Gloria B. Lane

Topically I've used Golden Seal for ringworm, and it works well.  If that 
doesn't work I try Gentian Violet (which is  very purple 
and messy but has always worked well).   Orally I've used Grisiofulvin once or 
twice.  I have one FIV kitty with skin issues right 
now and am using Sebazole (sp) and seems to work well for him. I get a wet rag 
and apply it topially, with warm water.   Not sure 
what his skin problem is, though, probably not ringworm.

Gloria



--- Original Message ---
From: Diane Tyler[mailto:drty...@spenserslegacy.org]
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To  : felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Cc  : 
Subject : RE: Re: [Felvtalk] ringworm

 I've had lots of success using Program for ringworm. I've used it twice:
this year and several years ago for groups of four or more cats. The dosage
suggestions can be found at this website:

 http://www.vetinfo.com/cringwrm.html 

I know lots of people might not agree that this is an effective treatment,
but again, it has worked for me and is certainly a lot less stressful than
bathing or dipping.

Good luck!

Diane

On Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 5:54 PM, Emeraldkittee emeraldkit...@yahoo.comwrote:

 just wondering if anyone had a FeLV baby with ringworm?  Whimsy is not
 inside yet, but has started to yank his own fur out - he's got a few red
 spots suddenly that look similiar to scraped knees in people.  I'm planning
 on doing a skin scrape per my vet's instructions but I'm concerned if a) the
 test takes time to send to a lab is ok to bring him in? b) I won't be able
 to bathe him / nor do the sulfar dips, so it would have to be oral meds c)
 can I treat him while he's outside for this?

 I can't risk our whole household being infected especially with two other
 immune supressed kitties.

 ugh, this throws a curve ball into the plan.  This just started about 1 wk
 ago with lesions appearing about 3 days ago.  I was hoping to get him back
 to the vet and inside over the next week.

 Thanks so much, these posts are so helpful and interesting.
 Shannon

 anyone else's experiences would be interesting to hear.



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Re: [Felvtalk] any advice

2010-03-04 Thread Laurieskatz
Interferon worked great for us.
Try stinky foods (Fancy Feast, Solid gold tuna, etc). Good info at Feline
assisted feeding yahoo group about anorexia.
Can sprinkle tuna flakes on her food to stimulate appetite, too. WATCH FOR
DIARRHEA if you are trying new foods.
Important to keep her eating. Glad you posted about it.
Wonder if she has a URI? If they can't smell, they won't eat.
Any trouble breathing? Given a choice, they will breathe before eating.
Good luck to you and Scooter.
L


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Subject: [Felvtalk] any advice

HI MY CAT SCOOTER HAS FELINE LEUK. SHE IS STARTING TO STRUGGLE EATING ON AND
OFF. ANY ADVISE ABOUT DRUGS TO BOOST THE IMMUNE SYSTEM. OR OTHER METHODS
THAT ANYONE HAS TRIED. THANKS MUCH APPRECIATED. JEANNE


  
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Re: [Felvtalk] any advice

2010-03-04 Thread Beth
 Jeanne -
So sorry to hear about your baby not feeling good.
I would get her in for some bloodwork ASAP.

Beth
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--- On Thu, 3/4/10, jeanne ogrady jobarbied...@yahoo.com wrote:

From: jeanne ogrady jobarbied...@yahoo.com
Subject: [Felvtalk] any advice
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Date: Thursday, March 4, 2010, 2:07 PM

HI MY CAT SCOOTER HAS FELINE LEUK. SHE IS STARTING TO STRUGGLE EATING ON AND 
OFF. ANY ADVISE ABOUT DRUGS TO BOOST THE IMMUNE SYSTEM. OR OTHER METHODS THAT 
ANYONE HAS TRIED. THANKS MUCH APPRECIATED. JEANNE


      
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Re: [Felvtalk] vaccinations

2010-03-04 Thread Cougar Clan
There has been several cases of rabid bats in Ky.  This is a  
consideration.  I have to ask what the odds are of a bat getting in  
the house, then what are the odds of it biting Copper or Thomas then  
what are the odds of it being rabid.  Each person must decide.  Ky  
accepts titers by the way (a really big surprise given how animals are  
treated generally here).



On Mar 4, 2010, at 12:33 PM, Laurieskatz wrote:

Thank-you to all who responded. GREAT help! I loved the KY vet link  
and the
thoughts about a holistic remedy to be used if vaccinating. I talked  
to my
vet and he does have the purevax. He prefers the 3 year adjuvanted  
rabies
but will use the purevax. He also has the internasal distemper. He  
said it
is up to me what we do. He also mentioned, as did several people  
here, that
the law and vet hospitalization require rabies. My dilemma there is,  
if they
are sick enough to be hospitalized, they will be too sick to be  
vaccinated
if they are not already vaccinated. My vet recommends agst titer  
testing. He
said it is not accurate. Another vet did do titer testing on Frankie  
and
found he was still covered for some of the distemper diseases but  
not all.
We have had bats in the house twice. That is probably my biggest  
worry. I do
think the entries have all been closed but we do live in the woods  
and they

like to sleep behind our shutters.
I am still undecided about the vaccines, but I am better informed~
Thank-you!
Laurie and tribe



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[Felvtalk] Casper is positive

2010-03-04 Thread Frank Sue Koren
My poor sweet Casper is FeLV+.  So by making the decision to mix I have 
condemned him.  He is anemic and he is going on Doxycyclne and Prednosolone.  
Has anyone ever heard of a cat that has anemia living longer then a few months?
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Re: [Felvtalk] any advice

2010-03-04 Thread Sharyl
Jeanne, you already received some good advise about feeding Scooter.  The 
Feline Assist Feeding group has some good files that will help you assist feed 
Scooter.  Here is the link.
http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/Feline-Assisted-Feeding/

I've found food to be the best appetite stimulant.  Often several small meals 
works better than a couple of larger meals.  Gently warmed meat baby food (no 
onions or garlic) is a favorite at our house.  Mine prefer Gerber's 2 Chicken 
and Gravy.  The advantage is a jar has 100 calories. 

You can offer it straight or mixed with Scooter's regular food.
Good luck
Sharyl 

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 Subject: [Felvtalk] any advice
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Date: Thursday, March 4, 2010, 2:07 PM
 HI MY CAT SCOOTER HAS FELINE LEUK.
 SHE IS STARTING TO STRUGGLE EATING ON AND OFF. ANY ADVISE
 ABOUT DRUGS TO BOOST THE IMMUNE SYSTEM. OR OTHER METHODS
 THAT ANYONE HAS TRIED. THANKS MUCH APPRECIATED. JEANNE
 
 
       
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Re: [Felvtalk] Casper is positive

2010-03-04 Thread LauraM

Oh crap.
I remember how I felt a few months back when I found out that Bridget was 
positive - her brother Chutney suddenly crashed and died (he, too, was anemic) 
not even 5 weeks after testing negative on the snap test. I had both with my 
cats, and while I suspect they had contracted the virus before coming to my 
house, who knows? Maybe I have another healthy cat who's actually positive...I 
always think I should retest everybody to be on the safe side but in a way I 
don't want to knowthey're already together, already exposed to whatever the 
others might have.
Charlotte, who passed away nearly a year ago, had tested negative when I 
adopted her but started having symptoms a year later. Again, did she have a 
latent infection or did she contract it here? I'll never know.

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From: Frank  Sue Koren fs...@roadrunner.com
Subject: [Felvtalk] Casper is positive
To: FeLV talk felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Date: Thursday, March 4, 2010, 7:47 PM


My poor sweet Casper is FeLV+.  So by making the decision to mix I have 
condemned him.  He is anemic and he is going on Doxycyclne and Prednosolone.  
Has anyone ever heard of a cat that has anemia living longer then a few months?
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Re: [Felvtalk] Casper is positive and our Introduction

2010-03-04 Thread David Lisa Ogg

Hi,

I am rather new to this list, but wanted to ask Sue how long ago was it that 
sweet Casper was vacinated for Feline Leukemia before she tested positive? 
I am just curious as I am learning so much about this horrible disease.   I 
have been reading many posts since I joined in January and I just want to 
say thank you to all of you out there who care for these positive furballs 
like a do.   I can't believe how much I have learned.   I also would like to 
share my story with you.


My daughter and I foster for a small rescue in PA (bottle babies is our 
specialty) and we have just recently became a positive house.   Prior to 
January, we had a negative cat, Polly (our own) which we adopted in 2006 and 
Chessie, adopted in September 2008.   In December of 2008, we took in a 
foster cat from a vet that had a hip injury and the original owners were 
going to have her put to sleep due to lack of finances.   The vet felt that 
Jasmine (1-2 years old) had such a sweet personality and deserved better. 
She contacted the rescue and asked if we would be willing to take her. 
Before we brought her home, she was tested at the vets for Feline Leukemia 
and it came back negative.   She had her surgery, spayed, etc. and healed 
fine.   Anyway, Chessie became sick right around Christmas and when he 
stopped eating, I took him to the vet and he tested positive.   He 
progressed very fast and passed away in January.   After having the other 
two cats tested, Polly was negative (has since died due to tumor), and 
Jasmine tested positive.


This caused a big stir in our house and the lady we foster for as that meant 
several cats needed to be tested.  In January we also lost 2 other kittens 
who were adopted out which were exposed to my Positive cats while they were 
kittens (and later, since one of them wasn't adopted right away, the one was 
exposed to the cats from the lady we rescue from).  After much testing 
between the lady who we rescue cats for and our house, we have determined 
that Jasmine seems to be the one who has spread it.   We are assuming that 
she is a carrier.   She is a very healthy cat.Since one of the other 
cats at our rescue (in another house) tested positive, we took her in.   We 
have many more cats there that have tested negative, but are getting 
retested in a couple of months.


Today we just added a beautiful, positive Snow Shoe girl to our family.   We 
have named her Tootsie.  She was found 3 weeks ago by a friend of mine and 
was neglected/abused.   My friend took her in and has saved her (had an 
exposed trachea and gangerine) and didn't think she would find anyone with a 
positive cat(s).   Surprise!   My friend has dealt with a lot of 
trauma/wounds, but has never seen anything like this.   We look forward to 
providing for her and giving her the best care she could have.  Thanks for 
letting me share.


Lisa

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Sent: Thursday, March 04, 2010 7:47 PM
Subject: [Felvtalk] Casper is positive


My poor sweet Casper is FeLV+.  So by making the decision to mix I have 
condemned him.  He is anemic and he is going on Doxycyclne and 
Prednosolone.  Has anyone ever heard of a cat that has anemia living 
longer then a few months?

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Re: [Felvtalk] Casper is positive

2010-03-04 Thread create_me_new
I'm so sorry to hear this. I've always mixed mine with no transmission. But 
that was a personal choice.
I know some people on this list have successfully treated anemia. It depends on 
what is the underlying cause. They give Doxy in the hopes it is Hemobart.
I hope for the best for you and Casper.
Beth
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My poor sweet Casper is FeLV+.  So by making the decision to mix I have 
condemned him.  He is anemic and he is going on Doxycyclne and Prednosolone.  
Has anyone ever heard of a cat that has anemia living longer then a few months?
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Re: [Felvtalk] Casper is positive and our Introduction

2010-03-04 Thread Frank Sue Koren
Our negative cats are due for their vaccinations this month.  I let Buzz out 
of his quaranteen room the first part of April of 2008.  The others were 
vaccinated through the month of March. Then again last year.  Now I am 
wondering if the vaccinations did any good at all.


You have a very interesting history.  Thank God for people like you who take 
care of the ones who most need it.
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To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Thursday, March 04, 2010 8:29 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Casper is positive and our Introduction



Hi,

I am rather new to this list, but wanted to ask Sue how long ago was it 
that

sweet Casper was vacinated for Feline Leukemia before she tested positive?
I am just curious as I am learning so much about this horrible disease. 
I

have been reading many posts since I joined in January and I just want to
say thank you to all of you out there who care for these positive furballs
like a do.   I can't believe how much I have learned.   I also would like 
to

share my story with you.

My daughter and I foster for a small rescue in PA (bottle babies is our
specialty) and we have just recently became a positive house.   Prior to
January, we had a negative cat, Polly (our own) which we adopted in 2006 
and

Chessie, adopted in September 2008.   In December of 2008, we took in a
foster cat from a vet that had a hip injury and the original owners were
going to have her put to sleep due to lack of finances.   The vet felt 
that

Jasmine (1-2 years old) had such a sweet personality and deserved better.
She contacted the rescue and asked if we would be willing to take her.
Before we brought her home, she was tested at the vets for Feline Leukemia
and it came back negative.   She had her surgery, spayed, etc. and healed
fine.   Anyway, Chessie became sick right around Christmas and when he
stopped eating, I took him to the vet and he tested positive.   He
progressed very fast and passed away in January.   After having the other
two cats tested, Polly was negative (has since died due to tumor), and
Jasmine tested positive.

This caused a big stir in our house and the lady we foster for as that 
meant

several cats needed to be tested.  In January we also lost 2 other kittens
who were adopted out which were exposed to my Positive cats while they 
were
kittens (and later, since one of them wasn't adopted right away, the one 
was

exposed to the cats from the lady we rescue from).  After much testing
between the lady who we rescue cats for and our house, we have determined
that Jasmine seems to be the one who has spread it.   We are assuming that
she is a carrier.   She is a very healthy cat.Since one of the other
cats at our rescue (in another house) tested positive, we took her in. 
We

have many more cats there that have tested negative, but are getting
retested in a couple of months.

Today we just added a beautiful, positive Snow Shoe girl to our family. 
We

have named her Tootsie.  She was found 3 weeks ago by a friend of mine and
was neglected/abused.   My friend took her in and has saved her (had an
exposed trachea and gangerine) and didn't think she would find anyone with 
a

positive cat(s).   Surprise!   My friend has dealt with a lot of
trauma/wounds, but has never seen anything like this.   We look forward to
providing for her and giving her the best care she could have.  Thanks for
letting me share.

Lisa

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Subject: [Felvtalk] Casper is positive



My poor sweet Casper is FeLV+.  So by making the decision to mix I have
condemned him.  He is anemic and he is going on Doxycyclne and
Prednosolone.  Has anyone ever heard of a cat that has anemia living
longer then a few months?
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Re: [Felvtalk] Casper is positive and our Introduction

2010-03-04 Thread Laurieskatz
Bless you and your family for helping all these kitties. I am so sorry for
your losses.
My Squeaky was also figured to be a carrier. He was symptom free for 22
years!


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To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Casper is positive and our Introduction

Hi,

I am rather new to this list, but wanted to ask Sue how long ago was it that

sweet Casper was vacinated for Feline Leukemia before she tested positive? 
I am just curious as I am learning so much about this horrible disease.   I 
have been reading many posts since I joined in January and I just want to 
say thank you to all of you out there who care for these positive furballs 
like a do.   I can't believe how much I have learned.   I also would like to

share my story with you.

My daughter and I foster for a small rescue in PA (bottle babies is our 
specialty) and we have just recently became a positive house.   Prior to 
January, we had a negative cat, Polly (our own) which we adopted in 2006 and

Chessie, adopted in September 2008.   In December of 2008, we took in a 
foster cat from a vet that had a hip injury and the original owners were 
going to have her put to sleep due to lack of finances.   The vet felt that 
Jasmine (1-2 years old) had such a sweet personality and deserved better. 
She contacted the rescue and asked if we would be willing to take her. 
Before we brought her home, she was tested at the vets for Feline Leukemia 
and it came back negative.   She had her surgery, spayed, etc. and healed 
fine.   Anyway, Chessie became sick right around Christmas and when he 
stopped eating, I took him to the vet and he tested positive.   He 
progressed very fast and passed away in January.   After having the other 
two cats tested, Polly was negative (has since died due to tumor), and 
Jasmine tested positive.

This caused a big stir in our house and the lady we foster for as that meant

several cats needed to be tested.  In January we also lost 2 other kittens 
who were adopted out which were exposed to my Positive cats while they were 
kittens (and later, since one of them wasn't adopted right away, the one was

exposed to the cats from the lady we rescue from).  After much testing 
between the lady who we rescue cats for and our house, we have determined 
that Jasmine seems to be the one who has spread it.   We are assuming that 
she is a carrier.   She is a very healthy cat.Since one of the other 
cats at our rescue (in another house) tested positive, we took her in.   We 
have many more cats there that have tested negative, but are getting 
retested in a couple of months.

Today we just added a beautiful, positive Snow Shoe girl to our family.   We

have named her Tootsie.  She was found 3 weeks ago by a friend of mine and 
was neglected/abused.   My friend took her in and has saved her (had an 
exposed trachea and gangerine) and didn't think she would find anyone with a

positive cat(s).   Surprise!   My friend has dealt with a lot of 
trauma/wounds, but has never seen anything like this.   We look forward to 
providing for her and giving her the best care she could have.  Thanks for 
letting me share.

Lisa

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 My poor sweet Casper is FeLV+.  So by making the decision to mix I have 
 condemned him.  He is anemic and he is going on Doxycyclne and 
 Prednosolone.  Has anyone ever heard of a cat that has anemia living 
 longer then a few months?
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Re: [Felvtalk] Casper is positive

2010-03-04 Thread Amy
So sorry to hear about Casper.  I have one cat with leukemia that became anemic 
in September of last year.  He is still holding his own.  He does have 
non-regenerative anemia so I asked how it is that his HCT isn't dropping if 
he's not making more red blood cells.  I guess the spleen and another organ can 
make some red blood cells too.  Do you know if Casper has regenerative or 
non-regenerative anemia?  Either way I hope you have lots of time left.  I 
think it totally depends on what's causing the anemia to begin with.  I asked 
the internist if non-regenerative anemia is a definite death sentence.  She 
said there is no way to tell how long Wolfie will continue to hold his own but 
she hopes he lives until he's 20.  I know that's not going to happen but it 
never hurts to hope.  We know his odds aren't good now that the leukemia is in 
his bone marrow but his odds of living this long weren't good either and he 
did.  Hoping for the best for Casper.

Amy  

 My poor sweet Casper is FeLV+. 
 So by making the decision to mix I have condemned him. 
 He is anemic and he is going on Doxycyclne and
 Prednosolone.  Has anyone ever heard of a cat that has
 anemia living longer then a few months?
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Re: [Felvtalk] Casper is positive

2010-03-04 Thread Cougar Clan
Please throw away the calendar and enjoy your time together...no one  
knows when they are going to leave this world.  We really do start  
dying the day we are born.  As far as guilt you are feeling, put it  
away.  Casper is lovedthat is what is important.

On Mar 4, 2010, at 6:47 PM, Frank  Sue Koren wrote:

My poor sweet Casper is FeLV+.  So by making the decision to mix I  
have condemned him.  He is anemic and he is going on Doxycyclne and  
Prednosolone.  Has anyone ever heard of a cat that has anemia living  
longer then a few months?

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Re: [Felvtalk] Casper is positive

2010-03-04 Thread Frank Sue Koren
Casper's anemia is slightly regenerative according to the vet..  What kind 
of meds is Wolfie on?


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Sent: Thursday, March 04, 2010 9:34 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Casper is positive


So sorry to hear about Casper.  I have one cat with leukemia that became 
anemic in September of last year.  He is still holding his own.  He does 
have non-regenerative anemia so I asked how it is that his HCT isn't 
dropping if he's not making more red blood cells.  I guess the spleen and 
another organ can make some red blood cells too.  Do you know if Casper has 
regenerative or non-regenerative anemia?  Either way I hope you have lots of 
time left.  I think it totally depends on what's causing the anemia to begin 
with.  I asked the internist if non-regenerative anemia is a definite death 
sentence.  She said there is no way to tell how long Wolfie will continue to 
hold his own but she hopes he lives until he's 20.  I know that's not going 
to happen but it never hurts to hope.  We know his odds aren't good now that 
the leukemia is in his bone marrow but his odds of living this long weren't 
good either and he did.  Hoping for the best for Casper.


Amy


My poor sweet Casper is FeLV+.
So by making the decision to mix I have condemned him.
He is anemic and he is going on Doxycyclne and
Prednosolone. Has anyone ever heard of a cat that has
anemia living longer then a few months?
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Re: [Felvtalk] Casper is positive

2010-03-04 Thread Frank Sue Koren
How did you get the anemia turned around in the positive cat that is 13 
pounds now?


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Sent: Thursday, March 04, 2010 9:31 PM
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I am so sorry to hear about Casper. I do think sometimes the ones we think
become FeLV+ were already positive (like my kitty who the vet said 
probably

carried it in his bone marrow).
YES re the anemia! My niece rescued a FeLV+ adult cat almost 3 years ago.
She is a happy and healthy 13 lb girl!
We also rescued a kitten who was a suspected victim of the food recall. He
was also very sick with anemia and is still alive ...3? or 4 years later.
L

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I'm so sorry to hear this. I've always mixed mine with no transmission. 
But

that was a personal choice.
I know some people on this list have successfully treated anemia. It 
depends
on what is the underlying cause. They give Doxy in the hopes it is 
Hemobart.

I hope for the best for you and Casper.
Beth
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My poor sweet Casper is FeLV+.  So by making the decision to mix I have
condemned him.  He is anemic and he is going on Doxycyclne and 
Prednosolone.

Has anyone ever heard of a cat that has anemia living longer then a few
months?
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