Re: [Felvtalk] Different types of FeLV

2016-06-10 Thread Terri Brown
I think she may have meant the FIV vaccine. FIV vaccines will cause the cat to always test positive. That is not the case with the FeLV vaccine. Killed virus FeLV vaccine is safe. (The lurker comes out of the shadows for this one) =^..^= Terri, Guinevere, Travis, Dori, Kimiko and 8

Re: [Felvtalk] Tucker

2016-06-10 Thread Ardy Robertson
Rachel – you sound like you are going through a lot of the feelings I had after Tigger passed away. I quite accidentally looked over at the kitties in PetSmart – I was NOT going to look at them that day. But Topaz looks very similar to Tigger even though she is a girl and Tigg was a boy. That

Re: [Felvtalk] different types of Felv

2016-06-10 Thread Ardy Robertson
Yes – I know. When we moved to our new home 14 years ago, Scotchie got out and was gone for two days, right after I had him vaccinated for rabies – I think he was mad at me for taking him in. I took off work and searched for him from morning to night. I finally found him on the second day and

Re: [Felvtalk] different types of Felv

2016-06-10 Thread Ardy Robertson
I know... I could not believe that she told me that. And yes, her dogs are in contact with the dogs that go to her classes and also to her doggie day care. Maybe she had to get them vaccinated when she went on her own and opened her own business but when she worked at a different one, they

Re: [Felvtalk] different types of Felv

2016-06-10 Thread Ardy Robertson
Yes - she said because after they receive the FeLV vaccination, they always test positive for FeLV. I did not know if this was true or not. She seemed like she knew what she was talking about - she knows a lot about animal nutrition etc. but of course is not a vet or anything. Ardy -Original

Re: [Felvtalk] Vaccines and General Health Knowledge...

2016-06-10 Thread dlgegg
I used to caccinate until one of my cats had a very bad reaction. We do not have much exposure to other animals and so I do not see the need for vaccines. Rachel Dagner wrote: > I think we need both natural and conventional. After all if your > cholesterol is high

Re: [Felvtalk] Vaccines and General Health Knowledge...

2016-06-10 Thread dlgegg
AMEN!! Rachel Dagner wrote: > I think we need both natural and conventional. After all if your > cholesterol is high and you lose weight and change your diet and eat some > oatmeal everyday it is likely that you can bring it down without spending > your life of drugs.

Re: [Felvtalk] Tucker

2016-06-10 Thread dlgegg
I know, older cats are great have a lot of love to give and given care, can live to 19 or more. Give them a chance. Margo wrote: > > > Lorrie gives you very good advice. And many rescues, and even shelters will > let an older cat go on a trial basis.

Re: [Felvtalk] (no subject)

2016-06-10 Thread Rachel Dagner
You could add an immunosupportive supplement to his food. There are so many out there and I am not an expert on any of them unfortunately, and it doesn’t sound like your vet is either. You could try calling or e-mailing an integrative vet to see what brands they think are best, if you wanted to

Re: [Felvtalk] (no subject)

2016-06-10 Thread Mary Muzyka
Thanks for all your comments. My invoice from the vet indicates that they tested her for FIV FHWT (570), viral infection/head worm disease & for GI parasites, analyses full & internal organ health. They did prescribe Onsior 6mg - 3 tablets, which I gave her half a tablet every couple of days to