Re: [Felvtalk] cat litter

2010-08-10 Thread Beth Noren
Hi Kelley,
Me too!  I like the way this box catches the urine in a reservoir.
One of my boxes is a Tidy Cat Breeze right now.  The cats love it, it
is their favorite box too pee in, but the urine collection tray is too
shallow and the pads are bad for the environment.  It's too bad, I
love the way it looks, and how the scoop can hang off the side, if it
just had a urine bottle instead of the tray/pad combo it would be
perfect...

Beth (Blue, Moxie, Dash, Scooter, Mama, Sprite, Schnozzie  Harriet,
and angel Will)



On Tue, Aug 10, 2010 at 12:22 AM, Kelley Saveika moonv...@gmail.com wrote:
 I want one of these so bad!  It uses safflower seeds for litter.  Completely
 biodegradable and you CAN get the safflower seeds from Walmart.  Do not have
 to buy from this company.

 http://www.felinediabetes.com/SCB/SCBcatalog.htm

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Re: [Felvtalk] cat litter

2010-08-10 Thread Beth
HAHA Barb! I had the same experience with Sweat Scoop. I actually had to take a 
hammer to pound the cement off the bottom of the litter pan.
A few years ago I did a litter test. I bought a bunch of different brands of 
litter  filled a  box with each one - clay, Yesterday's News, Sweat Scoop, 
World's Best, Feline Pine... monitored the smell  which boxes the cats were 
actually using. World's Best took the prize in eliminating smell  was the one 
the cats liked best.

Beth
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--- On Mon, 8/9/10, Barb Moermond mr_mok...@yahoo.com wrote:

From: Barb Moermond mr_mok...@yahoo.com
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] cat litter
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Date: Monday, August 9, 2010, 11:44 PM

$10?!?!?!?!?!?!?!  I stopped using it because a 17lb back was over $20 - even 
with a break - holy frijoles

i really loved it though - it's much better than swheat scoop because it 
doesn't 
turn into sticky cement
 Barb+Smoky the House Puma+El Bandito Malito


My cat the clown:  paying no mind to whom he should impress.  Merely living 
his 
life, doing what pleases him, and making me smile. 

- Anonymous





From: dlg...@windstream.net dlg...@windstream.net
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Mon, August 9, 2010 9:50:44 PM
Subject: [Felvtalk] cat litter

hello everyone,

just found a great new litter called World's Best Cat Litter.  i found it at 
Tractor Supply in Troy, Mo., but they are starting to sell through  PetsMart 
and 
PetCo.  it comes in 3 diferent sizes.  it is great, a 17 lb bag costs $10.00 
and 
it lasts longer than clay litter.  best of all, it is gound up corn so it is 
biodegradeable, light weight compared to clay, clumps really good (even Dee 
can't break up the clumps), doesn't smell and lasts longer because you can get 
out whole clumps and don't waste as much.  i called them and they sent me a 
$3.00 coupon.  also sent me to Smart Source.com where i got another $3.00 
coupon.  they started out in New York area and now are spreading across the 
country.  i live in the country so i just made another compost pile for the cat 
litter.  even if you are in the city and cannot have compost piles, when it 
gets 
to the landfil, it will break down and not hurt the environment. 


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Re: [Felvtalk] cat litter/eating litter

2010-08-10 Thread Beth
My cats have only eaten litter when they have been anemic  dying (FeLV cats 
only). Then I have to go to shredded newspaper.

Beth
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--- On Mon, 8/9/10, dlg...@windstream.net dlg...@windstream.net wrote:

From: dlg...@windstream.net dlg...@windstream.net
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] cat litter
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Cc: Laurieskatz lauriesk...@mchsi.com
Date: Monday, August 9, 2010, 11:39 PM

p.s. i have never had a problem with my guys eating litter, guess they are 
getting what they need from their food.
 Laurieskatz lauriesk...@mchsi.com wrote: 
 Check out www.catinfo.org about this and other litters.
 My cats ate it... :( 
 
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 a person or animal is at stake. Society's punishments are small compared to
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 Luther King, Jr.
 
 
 -Original Message-
 From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
 [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of
 dlg...@windstream.net
 Sent: Monday, August 09, 2010 9:51 PM
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Subject: [Felvtalk] cat litter
 
 hello everyone,
 
 just found a great new litter called World's Best Cat Litter.  i found it at
 Tractor Supply in Troy, Mo., but they are starting to sell through  PetsMart
 and PetCo.  it comes in 3 diferent sizes.  it is great, a 17 lb bag costs
 $10.00 and it lasts longer than clay litter.  best of all, it is gound up
 corn so it is biodegradeable, light weight compared to clay, clumps really
 good (even Dee can't break up the clumps), doesn't smell and lasts longer
 because you can get out whole clumps and don't waste as much.  i called them
 and they sent me a $3.00 coupon.  also sent me to Smart Source.com where i
 got another $3.00 coupon.  they started out in New York area and now are
 spreading across the country.  i live in the country so i just made another
 compost pile for the cat litter.  even if you are in the city and cannot
 have compost piles, when it gets to the landfil, it will break down and not
 hurt the environment. 
 
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Re: [Felvtalk] Murphy-PCV is up to 27-28 but has a fever

2010-08-10 Thread jbero tds.net
Alice,

You are riding quit the roller coaster.  I have to tell you that I think the
hematocrit is fantastic.  Was epogen given, I don't recall.  To reverse
anemia in felv cat is a great accomplishment.  It suggests that he still has
normal progenitor cells capable of making healthy RBCs which means the virus
has not completely won.

Fever can come from a lot of things - infection, stress, lymphoma,
toxins, autoimmune diseases, etc.  In human medicine, when all identifiable
causes of fever are ruled out, it is called and FUO - fever of unknown
origin.  There are a lot of cytokines and fever producing molecules/proteins
that are associated with hematologic processes.  Often fever is a result of
the immune system being active - whether this is in response to infection,
toxin or neoplastic disease.  Although, I would be very cautious about a
fever and look for any source of infection or neoplasm, I would also not
consider a fever to be a bad thing.

There is so much that is unknown about felv and how the body reacts to it
especially in the presence of treatment.  I would not consider it out of the
realm of possibility that the treatment you have provided is aiding him in
fighting the virus.  This could easily cause a low grade fever.  What I am
trying to say is that a fever may in fact indicate something positive rather
than negative.  Again, I would be cautious and look for any sign of
infection of neoplasm.  I would also still follow the CBC.  The hematocrit,
though is wonderful.  I will continue to pray for all of you.

Jenny


On 8/6/10, Alice Flowers aliceflow...@sbcglobal.net wrote:

 What the heck-we can't get well!!! His gums are looking nice and pink-his
 PCV in
 the office is up to 27-28 from 2 weeks ago. His temp was 104.7 today when
 it had
 been 101.6 the last 2 visits-7/23 and 7/29. That explains his dry, warm
 nose.
 They gave him a shot of PennG and I will repeat in 5 days at home and to
 keep
 him on all the meds like we have been the last 2 weeks. He's been on
 Doxycycline
 for 2 weeks. He is down only 2.5 oz but overall has gone from 11 lb 15 oz
 in
 November to 10 lb 2 oz today. He looks bright, but is sleeping a lot. I
 don't
 get it-what is causing the fever???
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