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2012-02-22 Thread czadna sacarawicz

missing all of you.
 
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Re: [Felvtalk] FIP/RAW DIET

2012-02-22 Thread dot winkler
Hi, Can you explain what the raw diet is? Is it your own concoction of food?  
I feed my FELV the Science Diet dry food.  She seems to be doing very well on 
it.  I also supplement with one pouch of Whiskas Gravy Sensations.  I have 
heard of the Lysine.  Where do I get it for the cats and the name?  Thanks.  
Dotty - Freehold.


 From: Tracey Shrout dtshr...@gmail.com
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Sent: Saturday, February 18, 2012 6:12 AM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] FIP
 

Vicky,

I can't tell you much about the FIP, but as for the FELV, I can tell you the 
most important thing you can do for them is give them a good 
species-appropriate diet. I recommend a homemade or commercial raw diet. My 
felv+ (Abbey) has been on it for over 3 years and is doing remarkably well. She 
was dying when I got her as a stray. All her symptoms practically disappeared 
when I started feeding her the raw diet -- it was nothing short of amazing.  I 
also supplement her diet with 250mg of l-lysine in her food daily, and I also 
give her 1/2 capsule of Transfer Factor tri-factor Plus everyday. I may be just 
one of the lucky ones, but I doubt it. I tribute her good health to her 
diet. This diet will keep their immune system functioning at its fullest. Feed 
it to all your cats. See catinfo.org and catnutrition.org. Low stress is also 
key to good health. 
 
As for the vomiting, I would almost guarantee this diet will cure that. 5 or 6 
years of vomiting can wreak havoc on a cats health. You didn't mention what you 
were feeding them. Dry food? That may be the culprit with the vomiting. Could 
be he is allergic to something in the food, or if it contains grains, that 
could be the culprit. Cats cannot digest grains...period. That is why lots 
of cats vomit on a regular basis. Yes, get your negative vaccinated every year 
as long as he doesn't have a reaction to it. I would definitely keep him after 
being re-homed so many times. Just my 2 cents...Good luck with your kitties!
 
Tracey (in Indiana)
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[Felvtalk] Neutering a positive cat update

2012-02-22 Thread dppl dppl

 My little found positive kitten, now growing cat I found was neutered last 
week. He came thru ok.  As a precaution, 
the vet gave fluids during the surgery b/c his bloodwork showed slightly 
elevated in one of the kidney function
areas which the vet thought might be due to dehydration.
Sadly, he tested positive under the IFA test after testing positive under ELISA 
in Nov. But he seems ok. Unfortunately
I have to keep him isolated. Both tests were sent out, the ELISA cost 55 and 
the IFA 85. 
Is this the norm? If I didn't have other cats, I don't think I 
would do routine testing if the cat was not showing any symptoms and i kept the 
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[Felvtalk] Tips to share?

2012-02-22 Thread dppl dppl
On a different subject thought I might share this 
 
Re taking cats to vets:
I often forget this in the stress of trying to help a sick animal
 but if you put an  t shirt or towel you wore in the carrier with your scent , 
it
seems to calm them. Ask vet staff to put it in their kennels if they are being 
transferred 
from the carrier they came in..
Re getting a cat to eat:
I recently had three older cats that were sick and were being treated with 
antibiotics
and wouldn't eat. One had upper respiratory congestion. One urinary infection.
One reason unknown. They were on antibiotics but still wouldn't eat.
Sometimes antibiotics upset stomach.
Searched the internet and found a suggestion to put a dab of honey in
their mouth. Don't know if coincidence or the antibiotics kicking in
 but it seemed to help them maybe soothed
sore throat or stomach. I only put a dime sized drop on outer lips once or 
twice . I am not a vet so
if you are thinking of trying this,. 
Check with your vet first, as i did to make sure no harm given your cat's 
specific condition..
one of the sites mentioning honey is 
mia-carter.suite101.com/why-isnt-my-cat-eating-a60630
has anyone else had experience with this home remedy?
Cat with upper respiratory infection:
I also put my cat in the bathroom when i took a steaming shower. I think 
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Re: [Felvtalk] Neutering a positive cat update

2012-02-22 Thread Beth
If the IFA  Elisa tests are both  positive there is no reason to retest. The 
cat is infected. The cost you mention is in line with what I've paid.
You may want to search the archives on mixing. Many on this list,including 
me, mix their positives  negatives.
Beth

dppl dppl dppl1...@yahoo.com wrote:


 My little found positive kitten, now growing cat I found was neutered last 
week. He came thru ok.  As a precaution, 
the vet gave fluids during the surgery b/c his bloodwork showed slightly 
elevated in one of the kidney function
areas which the vet thought might be due to dehydration.
Sadly, he tested positive under the IFA test after testing positive under 
ELISA in Nov. But he seems ok. Unfortunately
I have to keep him isolated. Both tests were sent out, the ELISA cost 55 and 
the IFA 85. 
Is this the norm? If I didn't have other cats, I don't think I 
would do routine testing if the cat was not showing any symptoms and i kept 
the cat indoors.
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Re: [Felvtalk] FIP

2012-02-22 Thread czadna sacarawicz



no posts? 
 
sent this morning and didn't echo back.
 
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Re: [Felvtalk] FIP

2012-02-22 Thread GRAS
Must be a problem on your end because I am receiving and posting!

 

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no posts? 
 
sent this morning and didn't echo back.
 
cz

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