Re: [Felvtalk] New member here

2008-07-30 Thread Jennifer
That's such a touching story...brought tears to my eyes.  What is your new 
kitty's name?  Hopefully she's with you for a very long time :)

 Jennifer 
        ~ loving mama to ~
            Morrison (born Oct. 10, 2000)
            Isobel aka Fat Girl (born Feb. 7, 2007)
            Ash (born July 11, 2007, diagnosed FeLV+ July 28, 2008)


--- On Wed, 7/30/08, Marylyn [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
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Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] New member here
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Date: Wednesday, July 30, 2008, 5:31 AM


On Jul 29, 2008, at 11:59 PM, Marylyn wrote:
Dixie came to me as a grown throw away who had been on her own for a long time. 
 She found her way to my Mom's where she hung out with the ferals who came for 
food, water and shelter.  For three years and 12 days she had everything a 
little cat could want.  She became the owner of a farm in rural Ky with a large 
sunroom, window sills, deer, turkey and windows everywhere; Christmas trees 
that stayed up for months just because she liked to sleep under them; a large 
bed with pillows and dolls...everything a little cat could want, even 
things she didn't know about when she came into my life.   She had the best 
regular and holist medical care available from the day I found out that she was 
FeLV+ and was so wonderfully healthy that I believed she had beaten it.  She 
remained healthy until a couple of days before she left this world.   When she 
left she was beside me, where she was always the safest, and in a Jeep that had 
taken her on many great
 adventures (she loved to travel between the farm and a home in Louisville)..  
I have no regrets at all about having this wonderful little girl in my life.  
She taught me so much.  Now, a month after she left,  she has sent me a tiny 
kitten from the same pine thicket she came from.  Apparently she thought this 
little one, who was alone just as she had been,  should have everything too.   
There are no certainities in life.  It sounds like you have a good grasp on the 
situation.  This group has people knowledgeable in supplements that can 
help strengthen all your cats.  Please listen to them and your heart. 

On Jul 29, 2008, at 7:52 PM, Jennifer Lynn wrote:
Thank you for responding.  I am going to concentrate on keeping Ash (and my 
other kitties) as healthy as possible.  I've been feeding them better food for 
months now...Eukenuba Naturals.  They really like it and it helps with their 
urine and feces (they don't smell as much!).  I keep their litter box clean at 
all times and they always have fresh, cold water.  I am very observant of them 
and I try to give them all the love possible.  I am just going to deal with 
this as it comes and treat Ash like a normal cat (like I've been doing his 
whole life) and keep on giving him all the love I can :)

I am sorry to hear about your Dixie :(  She's in kitty heaven now and nothing 
can hurt her :)

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[Felvtalk] Pictures of our kitties

2008-07-30 Thread Jennifer
Is there a website where we can post pictures of cats?  It would be nice to 
share pics of the cats we talk about.

 Jennifer 
        ~ loving mama to ~
            Morrison (born Oct. 10, 2000)
            Isobel aka Fat Girl (born Feb. 7, 2007)
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Re: [Felvtalk] New member here

2008-07-31 Thread Jennifer
Thanks :)  I really hope my other test negative, but if they don't, I will love 
them just the same.

 Jennifer 
        ~ loving mama to ~
            Morrison (born Oct. 10, 2000)
            Isobel aka Fat Girl (born Feb. 7, 2007)
            Ash (born July 11, 2007, diagnosed FeLV+ July 28, 2008)


--- On Thu, 7/31/08, MaryChristine [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
From: MaryChristine [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] New member here
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Date: Thursday, July 31, 2008, 5:31 PM

and by this time, the other two have been well exposed, and it''s sort of a 
moot point--the odds are very high that they'll be negative, and if not, will 
it make a huge difference, other than in the way you treat them medically? will 
you love them differently? i doubt that you will--it'll just give you 
information on what things to look for.


FeLV+ cats are just cats, until and if the virus is activated. good food, good 
love, as stressfree an environment as possible--these are the things we know of 
that can help keep that from happening. look into the supplements that are well 
researched and documented, FeLVs get sick just as normal cats do, and get 
treated and get well, without it always having to have to be related to the 
FeLV--just breathe, and learn, and enjoy every minute you have with all of 
them: no living thing comes with a guarantee, after all.


MC

On Thu, Jul 31, 2008 at 8:17 AM, catatonya [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

Welcome to the list.  I hope your original cats test negative, but it sounds 
like Ash is in good shape.  If he's made it over a year his chances of getting 
sick are much less!  tonya


Jennifer Lynn [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:  
Hi everyone.  My name is Jennifer and I live in New Jersey.  My one 
year old male kitty, Ash, was just diagnosed with FeLV yesterday.  I also have 
two other cats, Morrison and Isobel, and they've been living with Ash for a 
year (I've had him since birth).  He's blind in one eye and has developmental 
problems in his back area, but other than the obvious (his illness), he's a 
very happy, content, sweet and playful boy!  Very talkative as well, especially 
in the morning!  He's all
 black with tiny white hairs throughout his coat that you need to really look 
to see.  He eats like a pig and right now, seems healthy.  He's getting fixed 
in a month (that's the soonest my vet could get him in) and my other two cats 
are being tested for FeLV in two weeks and if they test negative (which I 
really hope is the case), they're getting vaccinated.  My oldest, Morrison, was 
supposedly vaccinated two years ago, but they have no record of it at my vet's 
office, though they told me he was vaccinated when I took him for his shots two 
years ago.  


I am looking forward to chatting with you all and I really wish all the best 
for you and your kitties!

PS - can we share pictures of our cats on here?

- Jennifer (and Ash too!)


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Re: [Felvtalk] Pictures of our kitties

2008-07-31 Thread Jennifer
Jane - 

Thanks to you your MeMe is doing great :)  I saw the pics of her, she's 
adorable!  I am going to post pics of my babies as soon as I can get good pics 
of them.  They're not very camera-happy!

 Jennifer 
        ~ loving mama to ~
            Morrison (born Oct. 10, 2000)
            Isobel aka Fat Girl (born Feb. 7, 2007)
            Ash (born July 11, 2007, diagnosed FeLV+ July 28, 2008)


--- On Thu, 7/31/08, Jane Lyons [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
From: Jane Lyons [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Pictures of our kitties
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Date: Thursday, July 31, 2008, 11:02 PM

I hope everyone who can will post photos. It is great to put
a name with a face.
I posted photos of my Felv positive MeMe to encourage anyone
who is discouraged with a diagnosis.
MeMe was highly symptomatic (severe diarrhea, runny nose, constant  
sneezing,
giardia, stomatitis, swollen glands, no appetite). With the help of  
both an
allopathic and homeopathic vet , she is symptom free and living a  
great life.

She must have been an outdoor kittie because as soon as she started  
to feel
well, she began crying to go out. She was relentless. Someone on the  
list recommended
a cat jacket and it has been a life saver. She spends much of the day  
outside with her
jacket and retractable leash, just hangin'. She has also learned to  
walk on it and often
goes for walks with the dogs.

When she has escaped, she has headed for the nearest tree and she can  
climbs as fast
and as confidently as a squirrel.

I've posted a few photos of the 'flying Walinda' in tree tops and I
 
will post pictures
of the cat jacket, should anyone have a cat who 'must' be out.

Thanks again Belinda for creating this site. It is so much fun.
Jane

this is the link for the photos:

 http://felvpositivefelines.org/album/






On Jul 31, 2008, at 6:27 PM, lexingtongrn wrote:

 The photo album is very nice!

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 - Original Message 
 From: Belinda Sauro [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Sent: Wednesday, July 30, 2008 11:12:07 PM
 Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Pictures of our kitties

   Hi Jennifer,
   I have created a photo album for anyone who would like to post their
 kitties, positive or otherwise for all us to see.

 Just send me your photos in an email/s or if you know how to zip them
 you can do that.  I will put them in your own album.  Let me know what
 you would like your album name to be, try to keep it 5 words or less.
 The album is here:

 http://felvpositivefelines.org/album/

 -- 

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Re: [Felvtalk] Pictures of our kitties

2008-07-31 Thread Jennifer
I just emailed you the pics.  They didn't turn out too great but that's because 
my kitties don't really like their pictures taken.

 Jennifer - PROUD VEGETARIAN  LOCAL SPCA VOLUNTEER.  Be their voice. 
        ~ loving mama to ~
            Morrison (born Oct. 10, 2000)
            Isobel aka Fat Girl (born Feb. 7, 2007)
            Ash (born July 11, 2007, diagnosed FeLV+ July 28, 2008)



--- On Thu, 7/31/08, Belinda Sauro [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
From: Belinda Sauro [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Pictures of our kitties
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Date: Thursday, July 31, 2008, 3:12 AM

Hi Jennifer,
  I have created a photo album for anyone who would like to post their 
kitties, positive or otherwise for all us to see.

Just send me your photos in an email/s or if you know how to zip them 
you can do that.  I will put them in your own album.  Let me know what 
you would like your album name to be, try to keep it 5 words or less.  
The album is here:

http://felvpositivefelines.org/album/

-- 

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Re: [Felvtalk] Pictures of our kitties

2008-08-01 Thread Jennifer
Hi everyone.  Belinda posted pics of my kitties Morrison, Isobel and Ash.  
Check them out :)  Thanks Belinda!

 Jennifer - PROUD VEGETARIAN  LOCAL SPCA VOLUNTEER.  Be their voice. 
        ~ loving mama to ~
            Morrison (born Oct. 10, 2000)
            Isobel aka Fat Girl (born Feb. 7, 2007)
            Ash (born July 11, 2007, diagnosed FeLV+ July 28, 2008)



--- On Thu, 7/31/08, Belinda Sauro [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
From: Belinda Sauro [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Pictures of our kitties
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Date: Thursday, July 31, 2008, 3:12 AM

   Hi Jennifer,
  I have created a photo album for anyone who would like to post their 
kitties, positive or otherwise for all us to see.

Just send me your photos in an email/s or if you know how to zip them 
you can do that.  I will put them in your own album.  Let me know what 
you would like your album name to be, try to keep it 5 words or less.  
The album is here:

http://felvpositivefelines.org/album/

-- 

Belinda
happiness is being owned by cats ...

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Re: [Felvtalk] Pictures of our kitties

2008-08-02 Thread Jennifer
Sally, your Zoe looks like my Isobel!

 Jennifer - PROUD VEGETARIAN  LOCAL SPCA VOLUNTEER.  Be their voice. 
        ~ loving mama to ~
            Morrison (born Oct. 10, 2000)
            Isobel aka Fat Girl (born Feb. 7, 2007)
            Ash (born July 11, 2007, diagnosed FeLV+ July 28, 2008)



--- On Sat, 8/2/08, Sally Davis [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
From: Sally Davis [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Pictures of our kitties
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Date: Saturday, August 2, 2008, 12:43 AM

Hi 
 
I have enjoyed the pictures. I added a couple to my website plus a little story 
told though JJ's eyes. I hope you enjoy it.
 
http://www.k6az.com/ki4spk/viewtopic.php?f=5t=78
 
I will always miss my Junior. 
 
Sally
 
On 8/1/08, Jennifer [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:




Hi everyone.  Belinda posted pics of my kitties Morrison, Isobel and Ash.  
Check them out :)  Thanks Belinda!

 Jennifer - PROUD VEGETARIAN  LOCAL SPCA VOLUNTEER.  Be their voice. 

        ~ loving mama to ~
          Morrison (born Oct. 10, 2000)

          Isobel aka Fat Girl (born Feb. 7, 2007)
          Ash (born July 11, 2007, diagnosed FeLV+ July 28, 2008)




--- On Thu, 7/31/08, Belinda Sauro [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:


From: Belinda Sauro [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Pictures of our kitties
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Date: Thursday, July 31, 2008, 3:12 AM



   Hi Jennifer,
  I have created a photo album for anyone who would like to post their 
kitties, positive or otherwise for all us to see.

Just send me your photos in an email/s or if you know how to zip them 

you can do that.  I will put them in your own album.  Let me know what
 
you would like your album name to be, try to keep it 5 words or less.  
The album is here:

http://felvpositivefelines.org/album/


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Junior (newest) I call him JJ , Silver, and  Spike  Please Visit my Message 
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Re: [Felvtalk] Pictures of our kitties

2008-08-02 Thread Jennifer
Thank you!

 Jennifer - PROUD VEGETARIAN  LOCAL SPCA VOLUNTEER.  Be their voice. 
        ~ loving mama to ~
            Morrison (born Oct. 10, 2000)
            Isobel aka Fat Girl (born Feb. 7, 2007)
            Ash (born July 11, 2007, diagnosed FeLV+ July 28, 2008)



--- On Sat, 8/2/08, Jane Lyons [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
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Date: Saturday, August 2, 2008, 2:27 AM


Great photos Jennifer. Thanks for sending them. It's great toconnect faces with 
names. They are beautiful.
Jane
On Aug 1, 2008, at 6:38 PM, Jennifer wrote:
Hi everyone.  Belinda posted pics of my kitties Morrison, Isobel and Ash.  
Check them out :)  Thanks Belinda!

 Jennifer - PROUD VEGETARIAN  LOCAL SPCA VOLUNTEER.  Be their voice. 
        ~ loving mama to ~
            Morrison (born Oct. 10, 2000)
            Isobel aka Fat Girl (born Feb. 7, 2007)
            Ash (born July 11, 2007, diagnosed FeLV+ July 28, 2008)



--- On Thu, 7/31/08, Belinda Sauro [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
From: Belinda Sauro [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Pictures of our kitties
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Date: Thursday, July 31, 2008, 3:12 AM

   Hi Jennifer,
  I have created a photo album for anyone who would like to post their 
kitties, positive or otherwise for all us to see.

Just send me your photos in an email/s or if you know how to zip them 
you can do that.  I will put them in your own album.  Let me know what
 
you would like your album name to be, try to keep it 5 words or less.  
The album is here:

http://felvpositivefelines.org/album/

-- 

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Re: [Felvtalk] a decision

2008-08-02 Thread Jennifer
I'm so sorry to hear that :(  It's really really tough when they get older.  

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            Isobel aka Fat Girl (born Feb. 7, 2007)
            Ash (born July 11, 2007, diagnosed FeLV+ July 28, 2008)



--- On Sat, 8/2/08, Lynne [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
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Date: Saturday, August 2, 2008, 2:33 PM



 
 

I'm faced with another horrible decision.  Our 
19 year old should be leaving this world and I just can't deal with this.  
He is pretty much deaf, weak, frail yet eats like a piggy.  But now he is 
not using his litter box all the time and is peeing just about everywhere.  
We have put litter boxes in every room, not the nicest thing for people who 
come 
over to have to see but I don't care about that.  Last night he pooped in 
one and then pooped on the floor.  He won't sit on our laps anymore.  
I've tried so hard to stimulate him by picking him up, grooming him, talking to 
him and there is just a blank stare like he isn't really in that body 
anymore.  I just can't tell if he enjoys living or wants it to end.  I 
wish they were allowed to talk just once in their lives so we could know for 
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Re: [Felvtalk] a decision

2008-08-02 Thread Jennifer
Do they really work?  I've heard really bad stories about pet psychics.  I'm 
sure animals can be tapped into because they have brains, they have feelings, 
they can think...but I don't know...the whole thing seems a bit hoaky.  I'd 
like to be proven wrong though. 

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        ~ loving mama to ~
            Morrison (born Oct. 10, 2000)
            Isobel aka Fat Girl (born Feb. 7, 2007)
            Ash (born July 11, 2007, diagnosed FeLV+ July 28, 2008)



--- On Sat, 8/2/08, Marylyn [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
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Date: Saturday, August 2, 2008, 2:43 PM

Some people, including me, contact animal communicators when faced with 
problems.  If you are open to this, try it and what rings true to your 
heart.not your mind but your heart.
On Aug 2, 2008, at 9:33 AM, Lynne wrote:
I'm faced with another horrible decision.  Our 19 year old should be leaving 
this world and I just can't deal with this.  He is pretty much deaf, weak, 
frail yet eats like a piggy.  But now he is not using his litter box all the 
time and is peeing just about everywhere.  We have put litter boxes in every 
room, not the nicest thing for people who come over to have to see but I don't 
care about that.  Last night he pooped in one and then pooped on the floor.  He 
won't sit on our laps anymore.  I've tried so hard to stimulate him by picking 
him up, grooming him, talking to him and there is just a blank stare like he 
isn't really in that body anymore.  I just can't tell if he enjoys living or 
wants it to end.  I wish they were allowed to talk just once in their lives so 
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[Felvtalk] Supplements

2008-08-02 Thread Jennifer
What supplements can be given to a FeLV+ cat to keep them healthy?

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            Isobel aka Fat Girl (born Feb. 7, 2007)
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Re: [Felvtalk] Supplements

2008-08-02 Thread Jennifer
Thanks Gary.  These are veterinarian prescribed, or they can be purchased OTC 
at PetSmart or something?  Ash sees his vet on the 14th so I am going to ask 
him just to be sure.  I just wanted to go in there with some supplement names 
to throw at him.  Thanks again!

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            Isobel aka Fat Girl (born Feb. 7, 2007)
            Ash (born July 11, 2007, diagnosed FeLV+ July 28, 2008)



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Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Supplements
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Date: Saturday, August 2, 2008, 8:33 PM



 
 

There are lots of things people use but Lysine is used by many 
people with FeLV and FIV cats as an immune support.  I use this on my 
cats.
 
Moducare, although, I haven't figured out how to give it to my 
cats yet.  Your supposed to give it on an empty stomach because it binds 
with cholesterol and I really don't want to put my FeLV+ through the stress of 
pilling them everyday.  I suppose you could give it with food that didn't 
have cholesterol, but most of those foods are vegetables and my guys aren't 
interested.  I tried egg whites and they didn't go for that either.  
If anyone knows how to get Moducare into the cats without pilling and without 
cholesterol, please let me know.
 
Transfer Factor.  I don't have any experience with this 
one so I won't comment on it.
 
Lactoferrin, I know people using this on their FIV+ 
cats.
 
And I am sure there are many others.
 
Gary
 

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  Subject: [Felvtalk] Supplements
  

  


  What supplements can be given to a FeLV+ cat to keep them 
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Re: [Felvtalk] Supplements

2008-08-02 Thread Jennifer
Thank you so much for your help.  I appreciate it 

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--- On Sat, 8/2/08, gary [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
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Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Supplements
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Date: Saturday, August 2, 2008, 9:31 PM

These are all OTC, do an online search for the best price.  For Lysine: I 
buy it in a one pound container, last time I paid $17.88 including shipping 
(about 800 doses at 500mg). It's powder and I just disolve it in a little 
water and pour it on their food, it has no taste or smell.  You can buy it 
anyplace they sell vitamins in capsule form.  I give them 250mg twice a day 
if they aren't having any problems and 500mg twice a day if they are 
fighting off something or recovering.

Moducare: I think I paid about $37 at puritan.com and got free shipping at 
that time.

I haven't purchased the others yet.

Gary

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Thanks Gary.  These are veterinarian prescribed, or they can be purchased 
OTC at PetSmart or something?  Ash sees his vet on the 14th so I am going to 
ask him just to be sure.  I just wanted to go in there with some supplement 
names to throw at him.  Thanks again!

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Re: [Felvtalk] Need help-seeking forever home for feluk positive cat

2008-08-05 Thread Jennifer
Where in NY?  I am in southern NJ, in a town called Millville.  I am about 2 
hours south of NYC, depending on traffic.  I have three cats, one FeLV+ kitty 
and the other two are being tested soon.  If they test negative they're getting 
vaccinated.  I would love to help but I don't know if my boyfriend would go for 
another cat.  Maybe I can talk my dad into adopting her.  Would you be willing 
to travel to southern Jersey?


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--- On Tue, 8/5/08, JENI RECA [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
From: JENI RECA [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: [Felvtalk] Need help-seeking forever home for feluk positive cat
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Date: Tuesday, August 5, 2008, 11:34 PM

Hi,
Need help-seeking forever home for feluk positive cat.  Female, young (between
1-3 years old), tabby, will be spayed and up to date on vaxes before rehomed. 
The cat was abandoned at the shelter I work at, she tested positive on elisa and
IFA and now needs to find a home in a week.  She will be pts if I don't find
her a place to go.  I can not take her in, I have four feluk positives, three
dogs and a husband that says no more, plus I can't afford to feed another
cat.  Willing to travel, you will also get food with her and a carrier.  In the
new york area...Please help
Jeni
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 Date: Mon, 4 Aug 2008 17:07:09 -0400
 From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Thank you to everyone on this list.
 
 Yipee!!!
 
 I am so happy for the good news. Junior started out anemic as well it was
 actually the first symptom that something was wrong. He was put on Baytril
 rather than doxy but for the same reason. His anemia got better. It was
not
 as bad as Buzzy's.
 
 Great News.
 
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Re: [Felvtalk] Need help-seeking forever home for feluk positive cat

2008-08-06 Thread Jennifer
Well I thought my boyfriend would go for it but he said absolutely not and I 
couldn't talk my dad into it either.  I was sure my boyfriend would say yes 
once I talked to him a little, but he's dead-set against it.  No one else 
responded to you?  If it was completely up to me, I would take her.  My mom 
already has three dogs and two cats and her husband won't let her take in any 
more either.  I've asked all the people I can but they all say no :(  I'm sorry 
I got your hopes up.  I really hope she's adopted!

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--- On Wed, 8/6/08, JENI RECA [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
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Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Need help-seeking forever home for feluk positive cat
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Date: Wednesday, August 6, 2008, 1:57 PM

Absolutely  Let me know.  I will keep my fingers crossed.  She will be
vaxed, checked out, and spayed before she is rehomed.  Also food, toys and a
carrier will come with her.  Thank you for considering her.  I will keep my
fingers crossed.
Thank you
Jeni Date: Tue, 5 Aug 2008 19:11:13 -0700 From:
[EMAIL PROTECTED] To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re:
[Felvtalk] Need help-seeking forever home for feluk positive cat  Where
in NY?  I am in southern NJ, in a town called Millville.  I am about 2 hours
south of NYC, depending on traffic.  I have three cats, one FeLV+ kitty and the
other two are being tested soon.  If they test negative they're getting
vaccinated.  I would love to help but I don't know if my boyfriend would go
for another cat.  Maybe I can talk my dad into adopting her.  Would you be
willing to travel to southern Jersey?Jennifer - PROUD VEGETARIAN
 LOCAL SPCA VOLUNTEER.  Be their voice.  ~ loving mama to ~
  Morrison (born Oct. 10, 2000)   Isobel aka Fat Girl (born
Feb. 7, 2007)   Ash (born July 11, 2007, diagnosed FeLV+ July 28,
2008)--- On Tue, 8/5/08, JENI RECA
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[EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: [Felvtalk] Need help-seeking forever
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Tuesday, August 5, 2008, 11:34 PM  Hi, Need help-seeking forever
home for feluk positive cat. Female, young (between 1-3 years old), tabby,
will be spayed and up to date on vaxes before rehomed.  The cat was
abandoned at the shelter I work at, she tested positive on elisa and IFA and
now needs to find a home in a week. She will be pts if I don't find her
a place to go. I can not take her in, I have four feluk positives, three
dogs and a husband that says no more, plus I can't afford to feed
another cat. Willing to travel, you will also get food with her and a
carrier. In the new york area...Please help Jeni
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everyone on this list.Yipee!!!I am so
happy for the good news. Junior started out anemic as well it was 
actually the first symptom that something was wrong. He was put on Baytril
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[Felvtalk] No vaxes?

2008-08-06 Thread Jennifer
So wait...my Ash is FeLV+ and getting neutered on the 28th, but he's going in 
for all his shots on the 14th.  He needs to be fixed because he's spraying and 
I can't have that.  He can't be fixed without his vaxes.  What should I do?


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--- On Wed, 8/6/08, Sabrina [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
From: Sabrina [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Need help-seeking forever home for feluk positive cat
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Date: Wednesday, August 6, 2008, 8:40 PM

 She will be vaxed, checked out, and spayed before she is rehomed.


Can you get around vaxing her? If she is FeLV+, she should NOT be
vaccinated. Only healthy, virus-free animals should be vaccinated. Check
your vaccine manufacturer's directions. This is what my vaccine (Intervet
Protex-3) says on the label:

Only healthy animals should be vaccinated. Animals incubating any
disease,
or animals stressed due to shipping, malnutrition or parasitism may not
achieve or maintain an adequate immune response.

Her immune system is being taxed by the virus, she does not need further
challenges to her immune system. Contrary to popular belief, vaccines are
NOT harmless.

Sabrina
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www.LovingGraceRescue.org
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Re: [Felvtalk] No vaxes?

2008-08-06 Thread Jennifer
Really?  I had no idea vets didn't need to vaccinate in order to neuter/spay.  
I guess it's their way of getting more money.  I will run that by my vet and 
tell him I don't want Ash to get any shots because of his FeLV+ status, and see 
what he says.  See, that's the thing that bugs me.  Vets are supposed to be 
animal advocates and do what's right by them, and surely they know that giving 
FeLV+ cats vaccines isn't the best thing to do for their immune system...yet 
they do it anyway!  It all comes down to the mighty dollar.  Ugh!

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--- On Thu, 8/7/08, Marylyn [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
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Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] No vaxes?
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Date: Thursday, August 7, 2008, 12:30 AM

He most assuredly can be.  I have had non-FeLV+ spayed (much more  
serious) without their vaccinations.  Talk to the vet and if you can't  
do anything find another one.  I just took LCK and LGK to the vet to  
be checked out (they came in from the pine thicket--long story).  They  
went in at different times.  They are young (8 or so weeks) but at the  
age people start getting their shots.  I made it very plain that I  
wanted nothing but worming, de-miting/fleaing etc and what they needed  
for their immediate health (one was dehydrated, vomiting etc).  I want  
them to be older and better health before their system is assaulted  
with vaccines.  The vets agreed to that and (unofficially) supported  
the decision.  If he is not boarding the vet has absolutely no reason  
to vaccinate.
On Aug 6, 2008, at 7:12 PM, Jennifer wrote:

 So wait...my Ash is FeLV+ and getting neutered on the 28th, but he's  
 going in for all his shots on the 14th.  He needs to be fixed  
 because he's spraying and I can't have that.  He can't be
fixed  
 without his vaxes.  What should I do?


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 Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Need help-seeking forever home for feluk  
 positive cat
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Date: Wednesday, August 6, 2008, 8:40 PM

 She will be vaxed, checked out, and spayed before she is rehomed.
 

 Can you get around vaxing her? If she is FeLV+, she should NOT be
 vaccinated. Only healthy, virus-free animals should be vaccinated.  
 Check
 your vaccine manufacturer's directions. This is what my vaccine  
 (Intervet
 Protex-3) says on the label:

 Only healthy animals should be vaccinated. Animals incubating any
 disease,
 or animals stressed due to shipping, malnutrition or parasitism may  
 not
 achieve or maintain an adequate immune response.

 Her immune system is being taxed by the virus, she does not need  
 further
 challenges to her immune system. Contrary to popular belief,  
 vaccines are
 NOT harmless.

 Sabrina
 www.Pet-Sitter-Pro.com
 www.LovingGraceRescue.org
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[Felvtalk] A bit of kitty humor...

2008-08-06 Thread Jennifer
There's a hilarious website dedicated to funny kitty pics and quotes...it's 
adorable.  Have a look, they update daily - 

http://icanhascheezburger.com/

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Re: [Felvtalk] Healthy dry foods?

2008-08-08 Thread Jennifer
I'd try and get another brand of food that's maybe the same nutrition-wise or a 
little better.  I use Eukanuba Naturals, but I don't know if that's available 
in Europe.  Eukanuba is classified as ultra-premium dry cat food.  Good luck in 
your search!

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--- On Fri, 8/8/08, Giselle de Grandis [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
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Subject: [Felvtalk] Healthy dry foods?
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Date: Friday, August 8, 2008, 11:01 AM

Hi everyone,

You haven't heard from me in a while because everything with Pixie, my
3 y/o positive, is going well at the moment. Except I'm running low on
dry food...

I'm at the bottom of my huge bag of Nutro Choice Complete Care Adult
Indoor dry food so I called my local pet store to order more and
learned it's very hard to get in Europe right now (I live in the
Netherlands, BTW). I got three different reasons for the shortage from
three different pet stores: 1. Dutch importers aren't bringing in
Nutro from California anymore, 2. A Nutro factory in Hungary burned
down, 3. EU competition laws have banned Nutro. The last vendor (an
online retailer in Austria) promised he could get me the Nutro Choice
if I'm willing to wait several weeks. So I'm wondering what to do.
Should I order more ASAP and wait for it to arrive? Or should I do
some research and find a better alternative?

I'm not very knowledgeable about cat nutrition, especially for
special-needs kitties. But Pixie likes the taste of this Nutro Choice
dry food and I like to imagine that the ingredients are above average.
But are these ingredients ACTUALLY good for her? (Please note the beet
pulp and vegetable fibers, etc.):

 Ingredients:
chicken meal, ground rice, corn gluten meal, rice flour, poultry fat
(preserved with mixed tocopherols, a source of vitamin E), sunflower
oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols, a source of vitamin E),
flaxseed meal, tomato pomace, brewers dried yeast, natural flavors,
dried beet pulp, mixed vegetable fiber (carrots, celery, beets,
parsley, lettuce, watercress and spinach), potassium chloride,
menhaden fish oil, oat fiber, soy protein concentrate, cranberry
powder, choline chloride, taurine, dl-methionine, vitamin E
supplement, dried egg product, zinc sulfate, ferrous sulphate,
ascorbic acid (source of vitamin C), L-carnitine, inositol, dried
bacillus licheniformis fermentation extract, dried bacillus subtilis
fermentation extract, lutein, dried chicory root, yucca schidigera
extract, niacin, copper sulphate, manganous oxide, vitamin A
supplement, garlic flavor, biotin, riboflavin supplement (source of
vitamin B-2), beta-carotene, calcium iodate, calcium pantothenate,
pyridoxine hydrochloride (source of vitamin B-6), vitamin B-12
supplement, thiamine mononitrate (source of vitamin B-1), lycopene,
vitamin D-3 supplement, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of
vitamin K activity), folic acid, sodium selenite. 

The Nutro Choice packaging advertises the following benefits:

*  Reduces caloric intake, prevents weight gain
* Well-balanced protein and fat help keep your cat fit
* Linoleic Acid, zinc, and important vitamins improve skin and coat health
* Less shedding, fewer hairballs
* Natural ingredients with vitamins  minerals
* Easy to digest for sensitive stomachs
* Distinctly improves skin  coat
* Reduces stool volume and odor
* Less Magnesium

So I'm at this juncture -- should I make every effort to get more of
this Nutro Choice Complete Care dry food since Pixie likes it and
seems to do well on it (despite some belching)? Or should I try to
find something better and hopefully more easily available in Europe?
Your suggestions are most welcome! I'd be nervous, however, to start
Pixie on a raw food diet since I know nothing about this and I'd have
to prepare the food myself (time-consuming and gross for a
vegetarian?)

Many thanks in advance for your help :)

Giselle  Pixie

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[Felvtalk] I think my girl kitty is pregnant...will the kittens be FeLV+??

2008-08-11 Thread Jennifer
and the only possible father is my FeLV+ kitty, Ash.  Isobel is showing signs 
of pregnancy (hard and protruding tummy as well as pointy nipples).  She's 
going this Thursday to get tested for FeLV.  My question is, if she tests 
negative (which my guess is she won't being that her and Ash mated), will the 
kittens be FeLV+ because their father is FeLV+?  Also, if Isobel is pregnant 
and she is FeLV+, does that automatically mean the kittens will be too?  I feel 
so horrible about not getting her fixed sooner, but my money is tight and I 
have to save up just to take them to the vet.  If she is pregnant, I can't keep 
the kittens as we already have three and my boyfriend is allergic and says no 
way to any more cats in the house, which I understand.  If I take them to a 
shelter and they're positive, won't they put them to sleep right away?  I don't 
want that to happen.  I live in Southern New Jersey...anyone want more 
kittens??  When I take her to the
 vet this week, I'll have them confirm her pregnancy.

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Re: [Felvtalk] I think my girl kitty is pregnant...will the kittens be FeLV+??

2008-08-12 Thread Jennifer
Ash is getting fixed on the 28th and Isobel is getting fixed after that.  I've 
had to save up the money for both surgeries, that's why they weren't fixed 
sooner.  Honestly, with Ash's physical problems (not being able to stand and 
walk properly), I didn't think he'd be able to mount her and successfully 
impregnate her.  He can't even jump on the couch or bed because of his balance.

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--- On Tue, 8/12/08, Laurieskatz [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
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Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] I think my girl kitty is pregnant...will the kittens be 
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To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Date: Tuesday, August 12, 2008, 3:24 AM

This is heartbreaking. I am sorry for poor Isobel. If you can't afford to
spay, I cannot understand why you wouldn't get Ash neutered or separate
unaltered males and females. When I have rescued litters I separate the
males and females to avoid unwanted pregnancies. 

Isobel and her kittens, if pregnant, have been so unnecessarily exposed and
she, so unnecessarily pregnant. I would see if the vet will abort her
pregnancy. This will likely cause greater risk to her if she is now also
positive but, imho, better that than have the kittens born to an unknown
future since you won't be keeping them. 

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Subject: [Felvtalk] I think my girl kitty is pregnant...will the kittens be
FeLV+??

and the only possible father is my FeLV+ kitty, Ash.  Isobel is showing
signs of pregnancy (hard and protruding tummy as well as pointy nipples). 
She's going this Thursday to get tested for FeLV.  My question is, if she
tests negative (which my guess is she won't being that her and Ash mated),
will the kittens be FeLV+ because their father is FeLV+?  Also, if Isobel is
pregnant and she is FeLV+, does that automatically mean the kittens will be
too?  I feel so horrible about not getting her fixed sooner, but my money is
tight and I have to save up just to take them to the vet.  If she is
pregnant, I can't keep the kittens as we already have three and my
boyfriend
is allergic and says no way to any more cats in the house, which I
understand.  If I take them to a shelter and they're positive, won't
they
put them to sleep right away?  I don't want that to happen.  I live in
Southern New Jersey...anyone want more kittens??  When I take her to the
 vet this week, I'll have them confirm her pregnancy.

 Jennifer - PROUD VEGETARIAN  LOCAL SPCA VOLUNTEER.  Be their voice. 
        ~ loving mama to ~
            Morrison (born Oct. 10, 2000)
            Isobel aka Fat Girl (born Feb. 7, 2007)
            Ash (born July 11, 2007, diagnosed FeLV+ July 28, 2008)




  
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Re: [Felvtalk] I think my girl kitty is pregnant...will the kittens be FeLV+??

2008-08-12 Thread Jennifer
I was planning on spaying her after Ash gets neutered.  I am still going to 
spay her at the local SPCA since they do it cheaper than my vet would.  I am 
still considered doing a spay-abortion.

 Jennifer - PROUD VEGETARIAN  LOCAL SPCA VOLUNTEER.  Be their voice. 
        ~ loving mama to ~
            Morrison (born Oct. 10, 2000)
            Isobel aka Fat Girl (born Feb. 7, 2007)
            Ash (born July 11, 2007, diagnosed FeLV+ July 28, 2008)



--- On Wed, 8/13/08, janine paton [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
From: janine paton [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] I think my girl kitty is pregnant...will the kittens be 
FeLV+??
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Date: Wednesday, August 13, 2008, 12:32 AM

Hi, I am not so active on this list because I am
primarily doing rescue with only occassional
positives.  But, I have to say I would spay this cat
so fast, pregnant or not.  There are way too many
kittens being born outside this year - back to back
pregnancies it seems.  And you don't need your girl to
have problems giving birth either. 

Janine, from CT, overwhelmed with kittens! 


--- Laura B [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 Hi Jennifer,
  
 Even if FeLV were not a factor in this possible
 pregnancy I would suggest a spay-abort. The kitten
 season has been particulary bad this summer in
 Jersey (and probably elsewhere) so if you can't keep
 them they would have a VERY bleak future.  I live in
 central Jersey and if you're not too far from Toms
 River (don't know how far south you are) you can
 take her to a clinic there that does low cost S/N. 
 We take all the ferals we can TNR there, and they
 have no problem doing spay-aborts.  
  
 You actually have to go through ABC (Animal Birth
 Control) which is a group based in Bayville (I
 believe) NJ, they will give you a voucher or number
 that will entitle you to a low cost S/N.  If you
 would like I can get the information for you, my
 neighbor has it since she does TNR daily this time
 of year.  I help out financially when I can since I
 work during the day (she doesn't work, cept for
 sterilizing cat colonies for people).
  
 Laura
 
 --- On Mon, 8/11/08, Jennifer
 [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 
 From: Jennifer [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 Subject: [Felvtalk] I think my girl kitty is
 pregnant...will the kittens be FeLV+??
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Date: Monday, August 11, 2008, 8:47 PM
 
 and the only possible father is my FeLV+ kitty,
 Ash.  Isobel is showing signs
 of pregnancy (hard and protruding tummy as well as
 pointy nipples).  She's
 going this Thursday to get tested for FeLV.  My
 question is, if she tests
 negative (which my guess is she won't being that her
 and Ash mated), will
 the kittens be FeLV+ because their father is FeLV+? 
 Also, if Isobel is
 pregnant and she is FeLV+, does that automatically
 mean the kittens will be
 too?  I feel so horrible about not getting her fixed
 sooner, but my money is
 tight and I have to save up just to take them to the
 vet.  If she is pregnant,
 I can't keep the kittens as we already have three
 and my boyfriend is
 allergic and says no way to any more cats in the
 house, which I understand.  If
 I take them to a shelter and they're positive, won't
 they put them to
 sleep right away?  I don't want that to happen.  I
 live in Southern New
 Jersey...anyone want more kittens??  When I take her
 to the
  vet this week, I'll have them confirm her
 pregnancy.
 
  Jennifer - PROUD VEGETARIAN  LOCAL SPCA
 VOLUNTEER.  Be their voice. 
         ~ loving mama to ~
             Morrison (born Oct. 10, 2000)
             Isobel aka Fat Girl (born Feb. 7, 2007)
             Ash (born July 11, 2007, diagnosed FeLV+
 July 28, 2008)
 
 
 
 
   
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[Felvtalk] Off to the vet...

2008-08-14 Thread Jennifer
Taking my furbabies to the vet in about a half hour.  I'm nervous for the 
results of Morrison's and Isobel's FeLV test.  Ash is just getting his rabies 
shot because my vet won't neuter him without his rabies vax (and it's the only 
vaccine required by law in New Jersey).  I'm also talking to my vet about a 
possible spay-abort for Isobel's kittens.  Just please keep your fingers 
crossed and if you pray, please pray for Morrison and Isobel to test negative 
with a clean bill of health.  I will keep you all updated..

 Jennifer - PROUD VEGETARIAN  LOCAL SPCA VOLUNTEER.  Be their voice. 
        ~ loving mama to ~
            Morrison (born Oct. 10, 2000)
            Isobel aka Fat Girl (born Feb. 7, 2007)
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[Felvtalk] Vet visit update

2008-08-14 Thread Jennifer
Morrison and Isobel are both FeLV NEGATIVE!  I was so happy when I found out!  
Those were the longest 10 minutes of my life (the time it takes for the test 
results).  They both got their FeLV vaccine.  At first they weren't going to 
give Isobel one because she's pregnant (the vet confirmed) but then they found 
their FeLV vaccine for pregnant kitties.  I spoke with my vet about a 
spay-abort and he said basically it was my choice, but that is something he 
does (for a much bigger price), but he said I should also consider no-kill 
shelters.  There's a shelter that brings cats who're up for adoption to my 
vet's office and they're on display in the lobby.  He told me to take the 
kittens there after they've been weened and seen by him and most likely they'd 
be adopted out sooner rather than later, and possibly even displayed in his 
office, and their kittens always go fast.  There's an adoption application and 
a donation fee, so as to make sure they're
 being adopted into good homes who really want them.  I got the feeling from my 
vet that he's not too fond of doing spay-abortions.  He said if I do choose to 
do that, I need to do it within the next two weeks tops because he guesstimated 
that she's going to give birth within four weeks, give or take.  

As for Ash, he got his rabies vaccination and he's all set to get neutered on 
the 28th.  I discussed supplements for him and he recommended Lisine 
(spelling).  He said I can get it at most health food stores, or maybe even 
Walmart.  250 mgs a day.  I am going to look into other supplements as well.  I 
have names of some.  With the supplements and with periodic wellness visits, 
Ash should be fine for a while (I hope).

 Jennifer - PROUD VEGETARIAN  LOCAL SPCA VOLUNTEER.  Be their voice. 
        ~ loving mama to ~
            Morrison (born Oct. 10, 2000)
            Isobel aka Fat Girl (born Feb. 7, 2007)
            Ash (born July 11, 2007, diagnosed FeLV+ July 28, 2008)




  
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Re: [Felvtalk] Vet visit update

2008-08-14 Thread Jennifer
Good idea Chris.  Thanks for the advice.  I know of some other no-kill shelters 
in the area as well.  One is called Ron's Animal Shelter, which is where I got 
Morrison from years ago.  All they ask is that you donate a bag of cat or dog 
food if you're dropping off animals.  I've been there before and it's a nice 
place, as far as shelters go.  I will do my homework.  Thanks.

 Jennifer - PROUD VEGETARIAN  LOCAL SPCA VOLUNTEER.  Be their voice. 
        ~ loving mama to ~
            Morrison (born Oct. 10, 2000)
            Isobel aka Fat Girl (born Feb. 7, 2007)
            Ash (born July 11, 2007, diagnosed FeLV+ July 28, 2008)



--- On Fri, 8/15/08, Chris [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
From: Chris [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Vet visit update
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Date: Friday, August 15, 2008, 12:58 AM

Good news about the test results.

One suggestion though--contact this no-kill shelter RIGHT NOW!  Most
no-kills are always full up and you need to be absolutely sure they will
take the kittens.  Also, please check the shelter yourself to make sure its
on the up and up.  Ask what happens to kittens who aren't adopted?  Do they
keep them?  Don't wait until the kittens are born.

Christiane Biagi
[EMAIL PROTECTED] 


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Sent: Thursday, August 14, 2008 8:34 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: [Felvtalk] Vet visit update

Morrison and Isobel are both FeLV NEGATIVE!  I was so happy when I found
out!  Those were the longest 10 minutes of my life (the time it takes for
the test results).  They both got their FeLV vaccine.  At first they
weren't
going to give Isobel one because she's pregnant (the vet confirmed) but
then
they found their FeLV vaccine for pregnant kitties.  I spoke with my vet
about a spay-abort and he said basically it was my choice, but that is
something he does (for a much bigger price), but he said I should also
consider no-kill shelters.  There's a shelter that brings cats who're
up for
adoption to my vet's office and they're on display in the lobby.  He
told me
to take the kittens there after they've been weened and seen by him and
most
likely they'd be adopted out sooner rather than later, and possibly even
displayed in his office, and their kittens always go fast.  There's an
adoption application and a donation fee, so as to make sure they're
 being adopted into good homes who really want them.  I got the feeling from
my vet that he's not too fond of doing spay-abortions.  He said if I do
choose to do that, I need to do it within the next two weeks tops because he
guesstimated that she's going to give birth within four weeks, give or
take.  

As for Ash, he got his rabies vaccination and he's all set to get neutered
on the 28th.  I discussed supplements for him and he recommended Lisine
(spelling).  He said I can get it at most health food stores, or maybe even
Walmart.  250 mgs a day.  I am going to look into other supplements as
well.  I have names of some.  With the supplements and with periodic
wellness visits, Ash should be fine for a while (I hope).

 Jennifer - PROUD VEGETARIAN  LOCAL SPCA VOLUNTEER.  Be their voice. 
        ~ loving mama to ~
            Morrison (born Oct. 10, 2000)
            Isobel aka Fat Girl (born Feb. 7, 2007)
            Ash (born July 11, 2007, diagnosed FeLV+ July 28, 2008)




  
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Re: [Felvtalk] Vet visit update

2008-08-16 Thread Jennifer
Diane and Wendy - thanks for the advice on lysine.  I do have a GNC in the 
local mall.  I'll check it out there.  Thanks!

 Jennifer - PROUD VEGETARIAN  LOCAL SPCA VOLUNTEER.  Be their voice. 
        ~ loving mama to ~
            Morrison (born Oct. 10, 2000)
            Isobel aka Fat Girl (born Feb. 7, 2007)
            Ash (born July 11, 2007, diagnosed FeLV+ July 28, 2008)



--- On Sat, 8/16/08, Diane Rosenfeldt [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
From: Diane Rosenfeldt [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Vet visit update
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Date: Saturday, August 16, 2008, 4:06 PM

Jennifer, if you have a GNC near you, they carry the pure form.  Pharmacies
tend to have the human kind with the additives.

Diane R. 
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Re: [Felvtalk] Vet visit update

2008-09-02 Thread Jennifer
I've found two homes for Isobel's kittens.  I hope she only has four.  Maybe I 
can talk my boyfriend into keeping the one that doesn't get adopted..

 Jennifer - PROUD VEGETARIAN  LOCAL SPCA VOLUNTEER.  Be their voice. 
        ~ loving mama to ~
            Morrison (born Oct. 10, 2000)
            Isobel aka Fat Girl (born Feb. 7, 2007)
            Ash (born July 11, 2007, diagnosed FeLV+ July 28, 2008)



--- On Wed, 8/27/08, catatonya [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
From: catatonya [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Vet visit update
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Date: Wednesday, August 27, 2008, 4:41 AM

I would go ahead with spay abort.  I'm sure there are plenty of kittens
being pts at this time of year where you live.  Why let them be born?  If they
do get a home it just means that another cat/kitten will take their place being
pts.  This way they are never born and they never know.
  jmo
  tonya

Chris [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
  Good news about the test results.

One suggestion though--contact this no-kill shelter RIGHT NOW! Most
no-kills are always full up and you need to be absolutely sure they will
take the kittens. Also, please check the shelter yourself to make sure its
on the up and up. Ask what happens to kittens who aren't adopted? Do they
keep them? Don't wait until the kittens are born.

Christiane Biagi
[EMAIL PROTECTED] 


-Original Message-
From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
[mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Jennifer
Sent: Thursday, August 14, 2008 8:34 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: [Felvtalk] Vet visit update

Morrison and Isobel are both FeLV NEGATIVE!  I was so happy when I found
out!  Those were the longest 10 minutes of my life (the time it takes for
the test results).  They both got their FeLV vaccine.  At first they
weren't
going to give Isobel one because she's pregnant (the vet confirmed) but
then
they found their FeLV vaccine for pregnant kitties.  I spoke with my vet
about a spay-abort and he said basically it was my choice, but that is
something he does (for a much bigger price), but he said I should also
consider no-kill shelters.  There's a shelter that brings cats who're
up for
adoption to my vet's office and they're on display in the lobby.  He
told me
to take the kittens there after they've been weened and seen by him and
most
likely they'd be adopted out sooner rather than later, and possibly even
displayed in his office, and their kittens always go fast.  There's an
adoption application and a donation fee, so as to make sure they're
being adopted into good homes who really want them.  I got the feeling from
my vet that he's not too fond of doing spay-abortions.  He said if I do
choose to do that, I need to do it within the next two weeks tops because he
guesstimated that she's going to give birth within four weeks, give or
take.  

As for Ash, he got his rabies vaccination and he's all set to get neutered
on the 28th.  I discussed supplements for him and he recommended Lisine
(spelling).  He said I can get it at most health food stores, or maybe even
Walmart.  250 mgs a day.  I am going to look into other supplements as
well.  I have names of some.  With the supplements and with periodic
wellness visits, Ash should be fine for a while (I hope).

 Jennifer - PROUD VEGETARIAN  LOCAL SPCA VOLUNTEER.  Be their voice. 
~ loving mama to ~
  Morrison (born Oct. 10, 2000)
  Isobel aka Fat Girl (born Feb. 7, 2007)
  Ash (born July 11, 2007, diagnosed FeLV+ July 28, 2008)





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Advice for a Newbie Appreciated

2005-05-09 Thread Jennifer Korin
Hi!

I hope it's okay to just jump in here.  I found this mailing list
while searching for information about FeLV.  About three weeks ago, I
adopted a 6 month old kitten who was tested FeLV negative by the
rescue I got her from.  Tessa started sneezing a lot after I got her,
and I took her to the vet to be checked out.  During the course of the
visit, they did another FeLV test (because they have a combo of that
with FIV, and the shelter hadn't tested for FIV) and she was positive.
(We're talking tests a literal week apart - the shelter had her tested
when she was spayed the weekend before I got her.)

Anyway, we had just lost a beloved cat to a sudden stomach hernia, and
Tessa had already slid right into the empty hollow in my heart (and at
my feet), so there was no question of sending her back to the rescue. 
But, we have an older cat (about 3 years old) who is attached at the
hip to my eight year old.  They love each other to distraction.  When
we found out that Tessa was infected, we rushed Midnight, the older
cat right in to the vet (although she had only been exposed to Tessa
for four days).  Midnight, thankfully, was still negative.  We've
scheduled her to be vaccinated (she was running a temp at the last
appointment and we couldn't get it done then).

Here's my concern.  At the moment, Tessa is isolated in our bedroom. 
She's on about 4 different drugs to rid her of an upper repiratory
infection and a yeast infection in her ears.  The vet is also talking
about starting her on Interferon.  But, she is a very social kitty. 
She wants to be where I am, and is constantly trying to escape the
bedroom.  Meanwhile, Midnight is used to having the run of the house,
and though my daughter's room is her natural habitat, the closed
door is irritating her, since we never close doors.  So she keeps
trying to get in.  We're just dealing with it until Midnight is
vaccinated, but it's hard to imagine keeping them totally isolated for
however long Tessa is with us.  Do you have any advice about + and -
cats together?  Will the vaccine and Midnight's adult age protect her
sufficiently? Or should I keep tossing them back in their own areas
every time I open the door?  Will Tessa have a crummy life living in
just one room?

Also, does anyone know how a cat could test negative one week and then
positive on both the vet and lab (IFA) tests a week later? Isn't IFA
an indicator of a later stage of infection?

Is there anything important I should know right away to help Tessa
live as long as possible?

She is adorable, by the way - soft and gray, yellow eyes, ridiculously
long tail.  She loves on me and my husband, purrs louder than any cat
I've heard, loves to play with anything dangling and attack my feet in
bed, will sit on my arm or lap for hours to be petted and is basically
the most perfect cat ever. (Since my Dot passed on, anyway!)

Phew.  Sorry for the long message, I just have so many questions!!!

By the way, I'm Jenn, but I'm used to having lots of Jenns on mailing
lists, so you can call me Jenn K if that helps.

Jenn K



Re: Advice for a Newbie Appreciated

2005-05-10 Thread Jennifer Korin
Hi Nina,

 Tessa sounds like a darling.  I know it's tough to keep them separated,
 but you'll feel better about
 making sure you've taken the necessary precautions.  

Oh, we're definitely keeping them seperate until the vaccine kicks in,
I was mostly wondering if it was safe after that, cause I'm hoping
Tessa lives a very long time, and am not looking forward to keeping
her in the one room all that time. :-)

 I'm not quite clear on what the seclusion arrangements are at your
 house.  Does Midnight have the run of the house, except your daughter's
 room, or is she sequestered in another room as well? 

No, Midnight has the run of the house except OUR room.  She generally
prefers my daughter's room (and the kitchen), so I didn't think it
would be a problem, but apparently she doesn't like the closed door
and has decided that she has to be in our room. (Until Tess came, she
never bothered with our room, as long as my daughter wasn't in there.)

 your daughter belongs to Midnight

:-) Good way of putting it, lol!

 It might help to install a screen door in the bedroom where
 you have Tess confined.  That way she won't feel so isolated and
 Midnight can see what's going on.  

:-) Midnight is infamous for her hatred of screens - she destroys them
regularly.  We have to watch her constantly when windows are open in
our house, or she scratches her way outside.  Good thought, though.

 Why was Midnight running a temp when you took her to be tested and
 vaccinated?  What was her temp?  Does she have any other symptoms of
 illness?

I don't know, the vet said it was slight, and I think they wanted to
make sure she hadn't caught Tessa's cold before they vaccinated her? 
She hasn't had any other symptoms, but she sneezed once at the vet,
and with the slightly elevated temp they wanted to make sure she
wasn't sick before they gave the shot, I guess? She's been fine,
since.
 
 Vita C is good to add as an immune booster.  I also add L-Lysine,
 occasionally Co-Q10, and if someone isn't feeling well, I'll add
 Transfer Factor to their food.  The interferon that your vet is talking
 about, (sounds like a good vet by the way!), is Interferon A, or human
 interferon.  There is also something called Feline Interferon Omega,
 that a couple of us on the list have tried.  More about that later, if
 you're interested.
 
Just the human versions of the supplements? Or is there somewhere to
get cat versions?  How much of each?

Thanks so much for all your input!
Jenn K



Re: Advice for a Newbie Appreciated

2005-05-10 Thread Jennifer Korin
Thank you, Chris, that's very reassuring!

Jenn K

 Well, she's been around my other 3 cats for all her life  they were never
 vaccinated. They were all neg  I vaccinate them every year  mix everybody
 including Big Boy, the adult stray I brought in.  I think that the pos are
 probably more at risk of catching something from the other cats then they
 are of catching FELV from them



Help

2005-06-02 Thread JENNIFER RATLIFF

I need help with my 3 year old FELV+ baby Sebastian. Sebastian, I believe, was born positive. His life has been wonderful until recently. He has lost weight, hair, and has weakness in hishind legs. His eating habits are good. I just don't know what to do. I have taken him to three different vets and no one is doing what I want. I want to know why all of these things are happening and I want to fix them. I have to do everything that I can to help him. I will be devastated when something happens to him. For about two years he was getting steroid shots monthly. This was recently stopped and now he is on Interferon. I need to know if anyone knows of any feline leukemia specialists, any great websites. I will take him to whatever vet that I need to. I just need advice as to what to do next.




Sebastian needs help!!!!

2005-06-03 Thread JENNIFER RATLIFF

I have just returned from the vet. Sebastian's hind legs are weaker and he has lost more weight. The vet just doesn't seem to want to work with me and do absolutley everything for my baby. When I asked her about the weakness in hishind legs she said that it could just be the disesase attacking his nervous system. She also stated, "I don't want to give up on him because he is FELV+." Givving up on Sebastian is the last thing that I am doing! I was not happy with that remark. I want her to do everything and anything to try and help him. I suggested drugs like Immunoreglin and Acemannan and she had never used them and said she wasn't sure if you could even use them on cats. She just doesn't seem as if she knows what she is doing. So, my question is Does anyone have any experience using Immunoreglin on their 
cats? and DOes anyone have a vet who is up to date on alot of Feline Leukemia treatments and is dedicated to doing what it takes to help? I will go anywhere. I just need help finding a really good vet.




I need Names people!!

2005-06-03 Thread JENNIFER RATLIFF

If anyone knows of a great vet please give me their name and city. I will make an appointment and go there! What abouta vet who uses some of Plechner's techniques. I also want to thank everyone for all of their help it means so much to me. 




Sebastian Update

2005-06-09 Thread JENNIFER RATLIFF

Sebastian has been doing alot better. His hind legs are getting a little stronger. I am still looking for a good vet that has alot of exprience dealing with +kitties. I have tried to pull up the list on the kitties website, but I can't for some reason. I live in West Virginia. Also, does anyone know of any vitamins or supplements that I should being giving Sebastian on a daily basis to help with his appetite and immune system.
P.S I am praying for Bramble.




Seabastian

2005-06-10 Thread JENNIFER RATLIFF

Does everyone give injections of Interferon themselves? Sebastian takes Interferon orally, on one week then off one week. What is the difference between Interferon Alpha or Omega? Should he be taking injections? Also his weakness in his hind legs are really bothering me. I suggested to the vet to do complete bloodwork, but then he seemed to being alot better so I decided not to put him through that because he hates the vet. Sebastian was getting injections of Depo Medrol for about two years. We have recently stopped them because I was afraid that the long term steroid use was causing the leg problems. before when he wasn't feeling well I would go and get him another steroid shot. He isn't feeling well now, so should I start the steroid injections again? I do not know what to do. 
P.S. He was getting the Depo injections because he has problems with his gums and teeth.




Med ?

2005-06-10 Thread JENNIFER RATLIFF

Has anyone tries Periactin on there +kitties to increase their appetite?




Sebastian

2005-06-19 Thread JENNIFER RATLIFF





Sebastian

2005-06-19 Thread JENNIFER RATLIFF





Sebastian

2005-06-28 Thread JENNIFER RATLIFF

Thanks so much Nina and Hideyo for all of your help!!!
The vet was pleased with the results of Sebastian's blood work. I still can not figure out what is causing the weakness in his hind legs. He is falling all of the time now and he laid down in the litter box today when he was trying to use the bathroom. I have checked on the b 12 methylycobalamin. He is not diabetic. Should I give it to him anyway to see if it will help? Is there a maximum dose because I know that you can overdose on some vitamins? Everyone just seems to think that the weakness is just becasue of the leukemia, but I refuse to believe that. His blood work was good and I want to try every option to try and help his legs. Has anyone seen similar problems in their positive kitties? Sebastian was on a high dose of depo medrol for about a year and a half. This may be the cause of the weakness. I just need help. I feel overwhelmed. 




Sebastian

2005-06-29 Thread JENNIFER RATLIFF

A began to see a slight weakness in Sebastian's legs at the beginning of May. I took him to the vet for his regular Depo injections and the vet (the first vet) noticed that he had lost 1 pound and his coat was thinning. We then decided not to do the depo and check his blood work. the blood work was good, so we decided not to do any depo at that time. After this his legs gradually got worse. Now it is hard for him to walk and jump. A few weeks ago I decided to resume the depo because he had done so well on it and after we stopped is when he began to get worse. He is also getting a B 12 shot every week. I think that it may have helped. I had the vet give a low dose of 10mg. Before he was getting 20mg and 40mg. He is gaining some of his weight back, but his legs are still so weak. I have read alot about V B-12 
methylcobalamin, but everything I found had to do with diabetic cats. Should I try this anyone because he is not diabetic? Could it hurt him?




Sebastian

2005-06-29 Thread JENNIFER RATLIFF

Sebastian's depo was orginally started because he has red, infected gums.His gumshavebeen a problem since he was born.




Flavia

2005-07-06 Thread JENNIFER RATLIFF

My thoughts and prayers are with you Kerry. I am glad you got to spend those last precious moments with your little angel.




Toxoplasmosis

2005-07-15 Thread JENNIFER RATLIFF

Sebastian may have toxoplasmosis. We are still running tests, so we are not sure. Does anyonehave a FELV+ cat with this? What are the symptoms and treatments?




overwhelmed

2005-07-26 Thread JENNIFER RATLIFF


I have not written anything for a while. I have been very overwhelmed with Sebastian's problems and I keep trying things that do not seem to work. I recently took Sebastian to Virginia Tech's Veterinary hospital (because of everyone's recommedations). I am so upset that he is getting sicker. I feel that I am overlooking his problems because I do not want to face them. I love him so much and I can not stand to see him this way. I took him to the veterinary hospital because he has almost lost all control of his hind legs. They are becoming so weak and he has used the bathroom on himself a few times because it is hard for him to get in and out of the litter box. The vets are worried that his problems are nuerological, so I set up another appointment with the nuerology department.He also twitches and has like muscle spasms or something 
when he is sleeping. It is like his body can not rest. The vets told me that they would like to do a spinal tap and a special X-ray where they shoot dye into his spine.All of this has to be done under Anaestheia. There are alot of risks with these tests. Putting a FELV+ kitty under involvees alot of risks and they said that if something goes wrong with the spinal tap he could be paralyzed. I do not know what to do. What what you do? I need help making this decision. 





Currently, Sebastian is taking methylcobalamin and AHCC-vitamins. I also started him on Interferon. It is just the Interferon that the vet gave me. Should I get some other type of Interferon? WHat is everyone else using? Should I give him more supplements and vitamins everyday? I will do anything for him. I just do not know what all I should/can do right now. I need alot of help.




Sebastian

2005-07-27 Thread JENNIFER RATLIFF

Anemia has been ruled out for Sebastian. He recently had blood work done and everything looked great. I vets say it may be something in his spinal cord. I am very worried. Sebastian was put on Depo Medrol for a two year period because of mouth sores. It helped with the sores, but at the time I was not aware of the effects of long term steroid use. I am very upset with the vet because he didn't inform me of any of this. I did not know that the steroids weakened his immune system. I am 




Sweet Sebastian

2005-08-03 Thread JENNIFER RATLIFF

I was finally able to get Sebastian in to see an internist and a nuerologist. The vet believes that the weakness in his back legs could be a mass on his spinal cord or lesions all along his spine. They would have to do more tests to be sure. Evenafter the tests there is no real treatment for either, so I decided not to put him through all of that. He can barely walk anymore. I can not bare to see him this way. Has anyone had any similar problems with there Felv+ kitties? Is there anything I can do? Maybe an alternative vet? 
Also does anyone know the shelf life of Interferon?




Sebastian

2005-08-04 Thread JENNIFER RATLIFF

Thanks so much Kerry and Nina for your help. I do not know what I would without all of you. 
I feel bad sometimes because I only ask for advice. I don't feel that I have enough expierence to give any. Sebastian is my first FELV+ kitty.
Nina, When was your dog diagnosed with DM?
Could I give Sebastian Interferon, Immuno regulin, and his vitamins? Is that to many things? Is there any point to give Interferon And Immuno Regulin?




Bramble

2005-08-07 Thread JENNIFER RATLIFF

I am praying for Bramble!!! I hope all is well.




My ANGEL Sebastian

2005-09-19 Thread JENNIFER RATLIFF

I have not written for so long because I feel that I have given up hope. Sebastian has not been doing very well. He can no longer walk and he relies on me to take him to the litter box and to feed him. He still has a good appetite. He seems so depressed now. I am so heart broken that I cry almost daily. I am not strong enough to let him go. I feel that it isn't up to me to play god and that he will go when he is ready. He just keeps fighting. He is so much braver than me. I took him to the Virginia Tech Veterinary hospital on August 1st. They were wanting to run alot of tests. The tests were very risky, so I decided against them. Now I feel that I have no choice and I have to find out what is wrong with him and see if there is something that can be done. I don't know what I will do without him. I am so scared of losing him.




Sebastian

2005-09-19 Thread JENNIFER RATLIFF

Yes, The doctors do believe that his problems may be neurological. He is not anemic that I know of. He had blood work done about two months ago and everything looked purrfect! He is happy when I am around and purrs alot. Ho does seem a little depressed though becuase he can't walk around. Yesterday he was playing with a string and seemed happy. It is so hard to seem him like this. I want to thank everyone so much for their responses and for there prayers.




Ceasar

2005-09-19 Thread JENNIFER RATLIFF

I am praying that all goes well Hideyo. Keep me updated.

I would love the link for the carts. Sebastian does have feeling in his back legs. I will definately try acupuncture. Thanks, Jennifer and Sebastian





new diagnosis

2006-05-04 Thread Jennifer Ross
My 10 year old domestic short hair just got diagnosed with FIV and FELV last week. She was lethargic, not eating and drinking, etc which is why I brought her in and how we found out the diagnosis. She ended up with a 105.9 fever and was hospitalized for several days with IV fluids and antibiotics. The fever broke and she came home on Friday night. She has been an outdoor cat all her life (I adopted her 4 1/2 years ago) and she is now an indoor cat due to the diagnoses. We were just back at the vet today because she is limping and I didn't know what was wrong with her leg. Turns out the leg is fine, but her temp is 106.9!!! They gave her some subcutaneous fluid and an injection to bring down the fever and let me take her home as long as I monitor her temp hourly. The vet said it is all from the FELV virus, but I'm wondering if this is how the whole rest of her life is going to be- constant trips to the vet for high fevers,
 dehydration, fluids and medication. I want my cat to be happy and comfortable. Allie is truly like my child and I am completely devistated. I find myself watching her like a hawk now, and spending every waking moment with her not knowing if I have one more day, one more week or one more year. I have done a lot of research, but because I don't know how long she has had the disease it's hard to know what's going to happen-- I thought she had kicked this infection and it turns out she hadn't...Anyone else experienced these unremitting fevers and infections? Does this mean it is close to the end? I obviously want to have Allie with me as long as I can, but I am not willing to torture her becuase I would not want to be tortured if it were me. I am just so overwhelmed and so devistated right now, I can't even think straight! One vet had mentioned interferon injections to boost her immune system. I am considering
 looking into those, but I don't know if it would be more tortuous to put my kitty through injections or have her get sick all the time... Does anyone have any experience with interferon? Thanks for listening!  Jen
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Re: appropriate calorie intake for a kitty

2006-05-05 Thread Jennifer Ross
I don't know the whole background of your cat, but my vet just recommended baby food to me. Apparently cats love it (go figure!) and it has alot of nutrition and also has some moisture in it. We just bought chicken and turkey flavor dinners and Allie loves them! My Allie hasn't really been eating since she came home from the hospital last week and has lostone pound in one month so the vet suggested trying the baby food to see if she would eat that. I can get about 2 tablespoons into her daily (without assistance) which I think is a decent supplement to the hard food she is taking in. You can also assist feed with it with a small spoon or something (I had a friend who feed her cat baby food every 2 hours) and since it's something they like, the cat may be more likely to take more in without forcing making it a more pleasant experience for both of you! Good luck!  Date: Thu, 4 May 2006 12:24:43
 -0600From: "Hideyo Yamamoto" [EMAIL PROTECTED]Subject: RE: appropriate calorie in take for a kittyTo: felvtalk@felineleukemia.orgMessage-ID: [EMAIL PROTECTED]Content-Type:
 text/plain; charset="us-ascii"Hi, Belinda, thank you so much for your encouragement- before I startedassist feeding, I did consider feedinb tube - my vet thoughts that shecould put one through his nose without anthesia (I was really concernedabout him going through the anethesia) Is feeding tube veryuncomfortable? I don't know what it looks like or feels like... 100cc offood -wow, that's a lot..I have been using 6cc syringe with Hannibal -which means that I have to give him almost 20 of them.. He DOES eat onhis own, as a matter of fact, he has been feeling good for the pastcouple of days as he went to outside enclosure to get some cool airwhich he hadn't done for a couple of weeks -How bad is Bailey's kidney, Belinda?My Hanniba's kidney values weren't bad at all until a couple of monthsago.. As a matter of fact, with fluid therapy at him, it was almost backto normal.. Until I made him go through
 anethesia for a dental.. He hada problem eating because of a bad teeth.. Then his kidney went downhill.. I so regret this for the rest of my life.. I wish I figured out away that his tooth could have been taken out without general anethesia..
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Re: new diagnosis

2006-05-05 Thread Jennifer Ross
Thanks for your advice and support. It's so nice not to be going through this alone! And all of you who have experienced this are the best sources of knowledge available. Hearing how many kitties are still thriving is reassuring, though my heart goes out to those that are suffering or have left us.  Message: 8Date: Thu, 4 May 2006 16:21:22 EDTFrom: [EMAIL PROTECTED]Subject: Re: new diagnosisTo: felvtalk@felineleukemia.orgMessage-ID: [EMAIL PROTECTED]Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii" Jen, A few members on this list have experienced the same thing. What seems to work best to get them over this round of fevers is Immuno-Regulan, also known as Equistim. There are articles about it on this group's web page (_www.felineluekemia.org_ (http://www.felineluekemia.org) ) and you can do a search of the archived messages for information on how Smokey was treated for it when he had unremitting fevers. Bandy also had this issue and was treated with steroids
 (dexamethasone) and some other things. He took longer to respond, I think, but eventually did, although he is having some eye problems now.  I will forward some old emails from the archive about Smokey to you-- I saved them on my computer. Michelle In a message dated 5/4/2006 3:29:25 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:My 10 year old domestic short hair just got diagnosed with FIV and FELV last week. She was lethargic, not eating and drinking, etc which is why I brought her in and how we found out the diagnosis. She ended up with a 105.9 fever and was hospitalized for several days with IV fluids and
 antibiotics. The fever broke and she came home on Friday night. She has been an outdoor cat all her life (I adopted her 4 1/2 years ago) and she is now an indoor cat due to the diagnoses. We were just back at the vet today because she is limping and I didn't know what was wrong with her leg. Turns out the leg is fine, but her temp is 106.9!!! They gave her some subcutaneous fluid and an injection to bring down the fever and let me take her home as long as I monitor her temp hourly. The vet said it is all from the FELV virus, but I'm wondering if this is how the whole rest of her life is going to be- constant trips to the vet for high fevers, dehydration, fluids and medication. I want my cat to be happy and comfortable. Allie is truly like my child and I am completely
 devistated. I find myself watching her like a hawk now, and spending every waking moment with her not knowing if I have one more day, one more week or one more year. I have done a lot of research, but because I don't know how long she has had the disease it's hard to know what's going to happen-- I thought she had kicked this infection and it turns out she hadn't... Anyone else experienced these unremitting fevers and infections? Does this mean it is close to the end? I obviously want to have Allie with me as long as I can, but I am not willing to torture her becuase I would not want to be tortured if it were me. I am just so overwhelmed and so devistated right now, I can't even think straight! One vet had mentioned interferon injections to boost her immune system. I am
 considering looking into those, but I don't know if it would be more tortuous to put my kitty through injections or have her get sick all the time... Does anyone have any experience with interferon? Thanks for listening!Jen -- next part --An HTML attachment was scrubbed...URL: /pipermail/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org/attachments/20060504/6fc8cfeb/attachment.htm--Message: 9Date: Thu, 4 May 2006 16:26:36 EDTFrom: [EMAIL PROTECTED]Subject: Re: new diagnosisTo: felvtalk@felineleukemia.orgMessage-ID: [EMAIL PROTECTED]Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii" Jen,  Here are some old emails from this list: 1. I started Smokey on immuno-regulan last Wednesday. Herecieved shots for 4 days and then 2 shots per week. His problem was a recurring fever. So far he is feverfree. He has been eating good and playing. He isalso taking Baytril and Clavamox but I think theimmuno-regulan has
 helped him with his fevers. I amkeeping my fingers crossed. This has been the 1stweek in over a month that we haven't had to make atrip to the vet or go in as an emergency.Cindy 2. Hi all,Hope you are all doing well these days...I have been sort of out of touch the last month.Just wanted to give you all an update on my Bandy..His last vet visit was a few weeks ago and his PCV was holding at 27. He has gained another 4oz. so he is up to 7# 2oz. which is almost his top weight...He is looking good and eating well.We are on interferon alpha daily and 1/2cc baytril still...I don't know how long he will have to be on that as he has been on it for months now..I am alternating supplements too..I just want to make sure he keeps eating good so I just rotate things around for now...I give him Co Q 10, bone meal
 powder, bovine colostrum, Vit.E 400 weekly, omega fatty acids (missing link version), and 

Re:Was appropriate calorie in take for a kitty - Now Bailey's Diagnosis

2006-05-05 Thread Jennifer Ross
I hope everything goes well for Bailey! I am an RN, so I am familiar with all these diagnoses for humans, but not as they pertain to our 4-legged friends. Treasure tonight with him and keep telling him how much you love him!Susan Loesch [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:  That is such a scary diagnosis. Good luck on surgery tomorrow; I'll be thinking about you both.Belinda [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:   Hi All,Just got back from the vets. Xrays show something going on with the intestines, they do not look right and are bunched up with the actual loops really not disernable, also there is an enlarged lymph node around his lung that wasn't there on the last xray. My vet suspects that he
 now possibly has lymphoma.He is having surgery tomorrow morning to open his tummy and see if there is a tumor or diffused cancer and take biopsies of his intestines and since she will have him open she will check the rest of his organs, kidney's, bladder, spleen, liver which all look OK on xray. Obviously with him being in the shape he has been in for the last 4 or so months, there is a very real possibility he will not survive the surgery, please pray that whatever happens he doesn't have any unnecessary pain and that he doesn't suffer. I am going to spend the day with him and let him know whatever choice he makes is fine with me and I will be OK ... I hope he chooses to stick around for a while longer.His tube looks OK, no white matter around it to show that there is any leakage or that anything has been aspirated and his breathing is normal again, so his intestines being bunched up would explain the food
 not going through and him starting to throw it back up. It would also explain why he is so uncomfortable when it is time to feed him, I imagine the food just sitting in his tummy and be forced out by his next meal can't feel very good. He does have a fever again and she gave me some clinic care to see if that will go through and give him some nutrients, his weight is good at 9lbs. 8oz. Well I'm going to go feed him. Take care all.-- Belindahappiness is being owned by cats ...Be-Mi-Kittieshttp://bemikitties.comPost Adoptable FeLV/FIV/FIP Cats/Kittenshttp://adopt.bemikitties.comFeLV Candlelight Servicehttp://bemikitties.com/clsHostDesign4U.com [affordable hosting  web design]http://HostDesign4U.comBMK Designs [non-profit animals websites]http://bmk.bemikitties.com
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Re: Henry and Omar

2006-05-07 Thread Jennifer Ross
Sherry,   So sorry to hear of the loss of you 2 little ones. I am thinking of you.  JenSherry DeHaan [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:This volunteering is getting so hard to do,We lost our sweet wonderful Henry and our beautiful blue eyed siamese manx to felv yesterday.Omar had the most beautiful aqua blue eyes that I have ever seen and the sweetest personality ,he love the temptations treats that I always give to all the fur kids.  Sweet Henry was so loving ,he always jumped up on you without warning to give you hugs and head butts,I will miss them so.  Yahoo! Messenger with Voice. PC-to-Phone calls for ridiculously low
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Re: Bailey has gone home

2006-05-07 Thread Jennifer Ross
Belinda,  I am so sorry to hear about Bailey. But it sounds like he was ready and it was his time. I sounds like you are already finding comfort in knowing he is in a better place now where there is no more suffering. We are all thinking of you!  JenBelinda [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:  Bailey left us at 6:20 this evening. He took a bad turn for the worse late last night and when I took him in this morning for his surgery it was evident he wasn't in good enough shape. We gave him fluids for a couple hours because he was dehydrated, his blood pressure was 60 and his temperature went from 103 yesterday to 98 today, his blood work was normal except his platelet count was low so he wasn't clotting and suregery was out of the question unless we could get his platelet count
 up. After two hours of fluids and a blood transfusion his platelets came up but his temperature was now 94, 96 puts kitties at risk for heart failure and she couldn't even get a blood pressure.My vet said we have 3 options, we could continue the fluids and support and see if things changed and if they did he could have the surgery tomorrow.Go ahead with the surgery and get in and out as quickly as possible or she could euthanise him.I asked her what she honestly thought of his condition, she said she though he was leaving on his own, I agreed. We talked, I asked her what to expect if he was going to die and she told me what the likely scenarios would be, she gave me a syringe of pain meds incase it got really bad for him, it would basically knock him out so he wouldn't suffer and pass on his own, she had a dinner engagement but told me to call if she was needed. I had told Bailey it was his decision to stay
 or go, and told him to do what was best for him. I brought him home on the fluids to keep supporting him and if he did turn for the better we would consider the surgery later. His breathing got worse just taking him to the car so I knew in my heart we didn't have long.We had about an hour, he was home with us and we were with him when he left. He is whole now and FeLV free for the first time. We were so lucky to have him for 11 years, his birthday was Monday. I will miss his bouncy, happy personality. He was so special and I learned so much thanks to him. He was our only positive and the one that was responsible for my learning everything I have about FeLV+, he has helped me save many positives and for that I thank him. I miss my little Baidely boys so much already ... take care all. Give your special guys and extra special hug for Bailey.-- Belindahappiness is being owned by cats
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Re: Long Introduction

2006-05-07 Thread Jennifer Ross
Ashleigh,So sorry to hear about your little one. It is always difficult to our 4-legged friends, especially if it is unexpected. Take comfort in knowing that Pepper is in a better place with no more suffering and now is always with you.I, like you, am new to this group and to FELV. My outdoor cat, who was vaccinated annually against FELV, was just diagnosed a little over a week ago with FELV and FIV. I, like you, thought the vaccines would protect her and was shocked when I learned through my research and the helpful people here that the vaccine is actually only 70-80% effective. It would seem to me that a vet should have recommended that Allie be tested periodically since she was so high risk living outside and being exposed to other cats, but I guess that is water under thebridge now. From what I understand, FELV and FIV are highly contagious among cats through
 bite wounds (saliva to blood contact), although many people on this site have had FELV + cats cohabiting with FELV - cats. Several people have told me that interferon is a realistic treatment which can be helpful in boosting the immune system, but I don't know what the recommendations are for asymptomatic cats. (My Allie just started becoming symptomatic with high fevers which she is having trouble fighting on her ownwhich is how we ended up find out the diagnosis). There is apparently a difference between human interferon and feline interferon (feline interferon is difficult to get in the US). Also, there is low-dose and high-dose human interferon. With the low-dose option the cat doesn't have as much of a chance of developing resistance for future treatments. I am going to contact a vet who does interferon injections to discuss the options. If I learn anything in my consultations I will pass it along to you. 
   I will also forward you a manuel that one of the members forwarded me. It has a wealth of information on FELV.Jen  Ashleigh Smith [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:My name is Ashleigh. I lost my cat of 7 years last night. Pepper was FeLV+.The long story starts several years ago. In 1991, I adopted a cat, Fred, from a no-kill shelter. He was 3 at the time and very healthy. I faithfully got his annual vaccinations for everything, including FeLV. In 1998, Fred got a lump on his neck. It was vaccine-associated sarcoma. Even though we knew it was a long shot, we elected to have the mass removed and hoped that he'd be in the minuscule percentage of cats for whom VAS doesn't return. He
 wasn't. The lump came back, and we eventually had him put to sleep when he could no longer eat or drink well on his own and had a poor quality of life. It just about killed me. To think that I bascially killed him by being what I thought was a good cat mom by never missing his annual shots tore me up.A few months after Fred died, in 1999, I got Pepper from a co-worker whose cat had had kittens. That solid black furball was so sweet. When he was a tiny kitten, he used to sleep on my chest, right below my neck at night. Unfortunately, about that time, I started getting sick a lot. Since my workplace had roof leaks when it rained, I suspected a mold allergy, and went to get allergy tested. I was horrified when tests showed that I was VERY allergic to cats. (The doctor said some cats are worse than others for allergies--just a crap shoot. He said it wasn't starnge that I could've been around
 Fred without getting sick a lot but not Pepper.) I tried everything to keep Pepper inside--wekkly baths, MSM supplements for me, allergy shots for me. Nothing worked. Therefore, Pepper went from being an indoor-outdoor cat to being an outdoor cat. He liked being outside, and I'd still go pet him outside--I'd just have to wash up when I got inside.Now, when Pepper was a kitten, I'd gotten him his vaccinations. However, given Fred's horrible death from over-vaccinating, I did my research before blingly following veterinary advice with Pepper. Just about everything I read said that vaccines every 3 years were sufficient, so that's what I did. I also had the vet use adjuvant-free vaccines and never give them in his neck. He did get the FeLV vaccine as a kitten, as a young adult, and just last year. I assumed he'd be safe from kitty diseases.Last February, I got
 another cat. She is a special breed that is supposed to be much less allergenic that others, and she was. She was able to live in my house without making me sick. When we got her, we had all of her vaccinations done EXCEPT FeLV. We didn't think it was necessary since she is a 100% indoor cat, and since Pepper had been vaccinated for FeLV for those rare times when he comes inside. Remember, I was very leery of vaccines, especially since Fred had died of VAS, and didn't want to vaccinate more than was absolutely necessary.Well, since Hurricane Katrina, Pepper just hadn't been himself. (We live on he Missisippi Gulf Coast and had 4' of water in our house. The cats were okay, and the house has been 

Re: new diagnosis (sub-q links)

2006-05-09 Thread Jennifer Ross
Thanks for the helpful websites. I am actually a nurse, so could probably get the supplies needed from work and this makes me more comfortable even considering doing the procedure, but our four-legged friends are very different than humans! So I appreciate seeing how easy (if Allie would stay still!) it is do for a cat. I will have to talk to my vet about doing it at home if Allie needs fluids again (the vetseems very willing to work with me an let me do things which is a big help- Allie hates going to the vet and being admitted to the hospital!)[EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:  Sub-Q fluids. That's the user friendly terminology for subcutaneousfluids. They use a big needle attached to an IV type bag, they just give the fluidunder the skin rather than in
 a vein. You can use either lactated ringers solution,or saline solution, personally, I would go with saline, as it's got less in it, andis less apt to cause any reactions.http://www.vetmed.wsu.edu/clientED/cat_fluids.asp (here's a webpage that shows theprocedure, the third method is the one I have always seen used, and the most commonin the USA)http://www.felinecrf.com/managh.htm (here's a DYI instructions from the chronic renalfailure website, for learning how to do it yourself at home)http://www.felinecrf.org/giving_sub-qs_giving_set.htm (more home sub-q fliudtechniques with pictures)  Phaewryn (was Jenn, changed name)http://ucat.us http://ucat.us/domesticcatlinks.html Adopt a cat from Little Cheetah (UCAT) Cat Rescue:http://ucat.us/adopt.html PLEASE DONATE TO THE TANGLE FUND:Tangle is a cat in Greece that was severely injured when someone wrapped wire around his neck to strangle him,Little Cheetah Cat Rescue is raising funds to bring Tangle to Vermont to find him a good home!http://ucat.us/tangle-fund.htmlDONATE: We could really use a power saw (for construction), a digital camera (for pictures), and more towels! No virus found in this outgoing message.Checked by AVG Free Edition.Version: 7.1.392 / Virus Database: 268.5.5/333 - Release Date: 5/5/2006
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Re: Bailey has gone home

2006-05-09 Thread Jennifer Ross
In humans at least, fatty foods exacerabate pancreatitis but to my knowledge do not cause it. Pancreatitiscan be caused by steroids (so the Prednisone may have contributed to the development anddecreasing the dose was probably helpful). Pancreatitis may also be associated with biliary tract disease which could have gone undiagnosed. Elevated serum amylase and lipase on blood work are indicative of pancreatitis. All this is based on my knowledge of humans, but I'm guessing most of it is transferable- maybe someone else with more knowledge of feline disease would know...[EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:Belinda, I think that fatty foods cause pancreatitis (when it is caused by foods at all, which is not
 always the case), not raw foods. Raw meat diets tend to be rather low in fat, actually, depending on what you are feeding. I do not think that is what did it if it was pancreatitis.   MichelleIn a message dated 5/8/2006 8:45:31 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time, [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:  really wonder now if raw caused this pancreas problem to come on. He was eating raw for about 6 months before all this came about, though he loved it and gained weight and looked very healthy while eating raw, it may well have started all these problems, my other cats did not eat it as well as he did, they all stuck with the dry food I had to leave out for my 2 stubborn guys.   
 
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Re: is vitamin C out?

2006-05-09 Thread Jennifer Ross
In humans regular vitamin C can help to boost the immune system (this is why it is often taken at the first sign of a cold, etc. because the virus often lasts a shorter time and is less severe). Again, not sure how well this transfers to cats, but as long as it is not harmful to the cat, I would say why not try it- itmay help! Dosage would certainly be a concern as I'm certain it is different among cats and humans. Vitamin C can cause GI distress at high doses, so this is another reason I would make sure the dose is correct. [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:I think there has always been a debate about this. Cats apparently, unlike humans, make vitamin c themselves, so many vets say it is totally unnecessary to
 supplement and just asking for GI problems. Others say it helps. I have no idea, myself. I have given it when it has been included in other formulas, but don't right now because of Lucy's IBD and Patches recently had a bout with soft stool as well (not from vitamin c, but don't want to bring it on either).  MichelleIn a message dated 5/8/2006 10:58:27 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:I don't thing megaC 'cures' or reverses felv. Just my opinion.My homeopathic vet put my positive on a 'regular' dose of vitamin c along with lots of other vitamins and things and my regular vet said 'it couldn't hurt' so I used it.That was years ago though. I believe vitamin c
 is in most 'cat vitamins' so it must have some value for them as for humans.. I don't think it's any kind of cure though.t
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Re: VERY Important if you give L-lysine to your kitties

2006-05-10 Thread Jennifer Ross
Is L-lysine recommended for FELV cats? What does it do to help them? This is a new one for me... wendy [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:  Hi guys,I just read in two different places so far that if youare giving cats L-lysine that is originally intendedfor humans, make sure it does not contain propyleneglycol. Propylene glycol can cause reactions in theblood. Here's one link:http://www.vetdepot.com/index.asp?PageAction=CustomID=261.:)Wendy__Do You Yahoo!?Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around http://mail.yahoo.com 
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Re: Please add Papoose to CLS

2006-05-10 Thread Jennifer Ross
So sorry to hear about your little one. I'm glad he didn't suffer, though I know it was a difficult decision to make. Take comfort in knowing he is now in a place with no more suffering and he is now always with you, watching over you. JENI RECA [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:  I put Papoose feluk +to sleep today after he was running a 106.4 temp for the past 4 days and it wasnt going down he also was anemic and had a heart mummer and wasnt getting better. He lived a wonderful life of 8 months in our house with our dogs and our other feluk + cat. I miss him dearly and am happy he did not suffer. He was found on the streets of queens as a tiny little 5 week old kitten and brought to the shelter I work at. He came up postive on both test and I decided to adopt him instead of them putting him
 down. I amjust sad that we did not have more time with him. Thank you.  From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]Reply-To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.orgTo: felvtalk@felineleukemia.orgSubject: Re: Can we please add this poor baby to the CLS?Date: Tue, 9 May 2006 22:46:25 -0400I'm not sure if he/she got rescued or killed. I'm not sure even if the shelter he is at is a humane euth shelter, MANY of them still use gas chambers, you know. I hope he was humanely euthed by now... or rescued and given medical care, one of the two (though I think euth would be kinder). I was hoping to get him/her
 on the CLS in the part where we pray for healing and comfort to those that are still with us.I did get several people saying they emailed about him, but did not get a reply yet. I sent a note to the purrever ranch, they are the ones who first posted the message, maybe they have more contact info than was in the post.  Phaewryn (was Jenn, changed name)http://ucat.us http://ucat.us/domesticcatlinks.html Adopt a cat from Little Cheetah (UCAT) Cat Rescue:http://ucat.us/adopt.html PLEASE DONATE TO THE TANGLE FUND:Tangle is a cat in Greece that was severely injured when someone wrapped wire around his neck to strangle him,Little Cheetah Cat Rescue is raising funds to bring Tangle to Vermont to find him a good home!http://ucat.us/tangle-fund.htmlDONATE: We could really use a power saw (for construction), a digital camera (for pictures), and more towels!   No virus found in this outgoing message.Checked by AVG Free Edition.Version: 7.1.392 / Virus Database: 268.5.5/334 - Release Date: 5/8/2006  
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Re: OT: sedative before flying (ACE)

2006-05-11 Thread Jennifer Ross
I have never heard of ACE, but did have a friend who used Benadryl to transport a cat in the cabin of an airplane. She had to give it pretty early before the flight, but the cat was apparently OK during the whole flight (2-3 hours). Don't know the dose though, so I would check with your vet...[EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:  Hey folks,I'm flying to Minneapolis on Saturday, a 2.5 hour flight from LIttle Rock, and taking a sweet, energetic young Siamese kitty to his owner. Kitty will ride in the cabin with me. I've never taken a kitty on board with me before, so a new experience.The vet gave me a sedative, ACE., and am pondering whether to use the sedative or not. Someone said that another option would be Benadryl, along with Rescue Remedy.Any experiences with taking kitties on flights? With ACE? Think
 the dosage was 1/2 tablet followed by 1/4 if needed.Thanks much!Gloria
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Prayers for Allie

2006-05-11 Thread Jennifer Ross
Allie was back at the vet today with 105 fever- came down to 102.5 with Metacam (kitty NSAID) and sq fluids. I did get the vet to show me how to give the sq fluids, so I can administer them now if she stops eating and drinking and looks dehydrated, or if her temp goes up (I've been monitoring her temp daily). They were also thinking of giving me some Metacamto administer at home, but decided to hold off on that. This is her 3rd temp spike in 2 weeks. The vet was prepping me for the fact that at some point Allie's body is not going to be able to tolerate these temps anymore and is not going to fight them off even with treatments because the fevers are causing such a stress on her system. Of course we don't know if that will be a week or a month, but it looks like it may be sooner than I thought. It's so hard because 2 days ago she was totally back to herself- eating great, playing, and she even sleep with us! I guess the calm
 before the storm... Keep her in your thoughts. I don't want her to suffer, but I'm not ready to say good-bye yet either! I'm still hoping she can beat these fevers, but that's not looking realistic anymore and I don't want to torture her...
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Re: Prayers for Allie

2006-05-12 Thread Jennifer Ross
What is the difference between ImmunoRegulin and Interferon- I'm assuming they are not the same? I am awaiting a consultation with a vet who does Interferon (I've learned a lot about Interferon from all of you- thanks!), but ImmunoRegulin is new to me...wendy [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:  Jen,Equistim is the same thing as ImmunoRegulin; Equistimis the generic. If your vet can't get it, you canorder it online and have it shipped fast for about $50including shipping (it might be less; I can'tremember). I ordered Cricket's through Revival AnimalHealth. :)Wendy--- cindy reasoner <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>wrote: Please don't give up hope on Allie. Smokey's fevers got as high as 107. Ask your vet about the equistim.  So far it really has helped Smokey to not
 get anymore fevers. I was having to take him to the vet every 2 to 3 days for a fever. Now I just give him the equistim injections at home.   Cindy  --- Jennifer Ross <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>wrote:   Allie was back at the vet today with 105 fever- came  down to 102.5 with Metacam (kitty NSAID) and sq  fluids. I did get the vet to show me how to give  the sq fluids, so I can administer them now if she  stops eating and drinking and looks dehydrated, or  if her temp goes up (I've been monitoring her temp  daily). They were also thinking of giving me some  Metacam to administer at home, but decided to hold  off on that. This is her 3rd temp spike in 2 weeks.  The vet was prepping me for the fact that at some  point Allie's body is not going to be able
 to  tolerate these temps anymore and is not going to  fight them off even with treatments because the  fevers are causing such a stress on her system.  Of  course we don't know if that will be a week or a  month, but it looks like it may be sooner than I  thought. It's so hard because 2 days ago she was  totally back to herself- eating great, playing, and  she even sleep with us! I guess the calm before the  storm... Keep her in your  thoughts. I don't want her to suffer, but I'm not  ready to say good-bye yet either! I'm still hoping  she can beat these fevers, but that's not looking  realistic anymore and I don't want to torture her...-  Yahoo! Messenger with Voice. Make PC-to-Phone
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Re: A new story of Gurfunkle

2006-05-12 Thread Jennifer Ross
That is a truly powerful and amazing story. You should be proud that you played such a special role in Garfunkle's life! He was blessed to have you love him so deeply.Hideyo Yamamoto [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:Some of you might remember about my beloved Garfunkle who crossed the bridge in November which seems so hard to believe.. it seems like just yesterday…. I still miss and love him so very much.My sister who lives in Japan is a sort of psychic (I hate the term, but it speaks to the point – she sees and feels things that no one might be able to…) - since she is my sister, I know that it’s true.. she has done and said some amazing things that she wouldn’t have known otherwise in the past..Anyway, she is planning to go to one of the most spiritual shrine in Japan this weekend for spiritual purifications
 and empowerment, and she had asked me to send her pictures of all of my animals (the ones still live and ones crossed) so that their soul/life can be further purified.Anyway she got the pictures in the mail…when she looked at all the pictures, she told me that she saw something very powerful on the Garfukle’s picture… he said that he was human in his previous life and something bad happened, and he could no longer trust human in his previous life and passed away, that’s why he was sent back as a cat so that he would meet someone whom he will be able to trust again.. that was his life that we had together… we bonded so strong and I love him so much and he loves me so much.. he no longer did not have a doubt in
 trusting human again (according to my sister) when he accomplished his mission, he was supposed to cross the bridge rather with a short life so that now he can have another journey - now he will be able to trust human again in his next life.. and my sister told me that that’s why he left this so soon as he had a very specific assignment given to him for this life (I and Garfunkle spent only three years together) and he is one of the friendliest feral kitties that I have met from the very beginning I met him.. he was and is and will be so special to me... and miss him so terribly still…She told me that a soul even after crossing the bridge can travel so far and so quickly and she told me that he is always right there
 with me.. so not to be feeling too lonely..  I just wanted to share my Garfunkle story with everyone…. And am crying again missing my special boy…
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Re: Bella's Visit with a New Vet

2006-05-15 Thread Jennifer Ross
Interesting that Mississippi requires rabies annually-- PA and CT (the 2 states where I have had cats) only requires every 3 years for rabies. My vets have always stuck to that, but recommended annual distemper (?sp) and leukemia (a lot of good that annual leukemia shot did Allie!)Ashleigh Smith [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:You know, it really makes me downright angry to think of how much the traditional vets are doing a disservice to their patients by hawking Hill's products. I cannot recall the source at all, but I remember reading something about them getting some sort of benefit from the company for selling their food. (Hmmm, sounds a bit like people docs promoting the drugs of whichever rep. just sent them on a fishing trip, doesn't it?) For years, I fed Fred (my cat who dies of vaccine-associated
 fibrosarcoma) Hill's Science Diet. My vet recommended it as the best, and I happily spent the bucks on my kitty. I truly believe that people are actually being swindled when an animal "expert" recommends an expensive, unhealthy cat food. (Can you tell I feel strongly about this?) It was only because of information given to me by Bella's breeder that I started to really look at cat food ingredients. Thank goodness she was more enlightened than the local vets. Also, I do not think traditional vets are all bad. They generally do a good job, IMO, except for the food thing. Alos, I think they're too vaccine-happy. The holistic vet I saw today said vaccinating every three years (rather than annually) is fine. He then asked about Mississippi's law on frequency of rabies vaccinations. I told him they're required annually, but I also told him that the cops could come arrest me in my
 home if they needed to. I doubt, with all the FEMA trailer park crimes and meth labs exploding in this area, that they're too concerned about me and my indoor kitty. He laughed and agreed with me :-)~AshleighLance [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:  Thanks for keeping us informed, Ashleigh. The holistic vet that you're seeing sounds like a good one. Because my allopathic vet voted down the Mega C, I'm going to start taking Ember to a holistic vet, in addition to the allopathic vet, who I do like very much. Interesting that the holistic vet voted down interferon. I had a consult call with the holistic vet here, and she wasn't big on interferon either. However, when we were talking about reversing positives, she said that she had done that once... with interferon. My
 allopathic guy had at least one reversal on interferon also. Hard to say if the interferon did it, however.Your comment about allopathic vets displaying corn-based crap in their offices is so on the money. I don't understand how or why it happens, and it makes me wonder just how highly the average allopathic vet regards nutrition and how much they understand about it. Unlike you, I'd had Ember on pretty bad (but supposedly good) food (Hill's Prescription Diet t/d) for most of her life, and it was recommended by our allopathic vet in Madison. When she tested positive and I started researching, I was shocked to find out just how bad that stuff is. It seems like, with the premium they charge, Hill's could manage better ingredients. They won't be getting any more of my money, if I can help it.Glad to hear that Bella's doing well. Please continue to keep us posted.Lance  New Yahoo! Messenger with Voice. Call regular phones from your PC and save big.
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Update on Allie

2006-05-15 Thread Jennifer Ross
I honestly never understood what you all meant by you will know when it is time, but it's true, our cats do have a way of telling us (this is the first sick cat I have ever cared for, so this is a totally new experience for me all around...). Allie has rapidly been declining over the past few days despite treatments. Her temp just keeps climbing (it's now up to 107.1 this am) and she has completely stopped eating and drinking. She growls every time I try to give her any kind of medication or treatment. I truly believe that this is her way of telling me she does not want anymore. Allie has never liked vets, needles, or even oral meds, so I know that taking daily antibotics and frequent injections and sq fluids has probably been very rough on her. I also feel that at this point she is suffering and I do not want that for her. I think she's trying to tell me it's her time- she's tired and she just can't fight anymore.
 Unfortunately I think we found the FELV and FIV relatively end stage and with both viruses, her body is just very run down. Right now she has no spunk- just lies around in onespot all day hiding- barely even has the energy to purr. That is not my Allie cat! It is killing me to see her suffer and I am now content that I understand what she is trying to tell me. So, unfortunately, I have to make the hardest decision that any pet mommy and cat lover has to make. I am going to spend tonight with my baby girl and if God does not take her on His own, I am going to help her cross the bridge tomorrow. I have never had to make such a difficult decision in my life and I bless you and feel the pain of each and every one of you that have had to make this same decision before. However, I know it is the right thing to do. I have told her that it's OK to go, I just want her to be happy and not suffer anymore, and ever since I
 told her that she has been purring more and not hiding as much- it's as if she's at peace now. That's helping me know that I am making the right decision. Please remember my little one tonight and tomorrow afternoon at 4pm when I say good-bye. She has lived a long (10 yrs) good and happy life. She deserves only to be happy. Thank you for everything. I don't know what I would have done without all of you.Jen and Allie
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Allie has said good-bye

2006-05-17 Thread Jennifer Ross
First of all, thank you all for all your prayers and good wishes. You are an amazing group of people and Allie and I are blessed to have had you in our lives. As you know from my last post, we made the decision to help Allie cross the bridge on Monday because she had declined so much over the weekend. And I really think she was trying to tell me no more (she hates vets, needles, pills, etc- always has). It was probably also hard for her to be indoors as she was always an outdoor cat and loved everything about being outside. (She was quite the hunter as well!)So, I cherished Monday night and stayed up half the night with her (for as long as she would sit and cuddle with me). We sat in the big chair in the den together and watched Milo and Otis (a movie about an orange cat and a dog- Allie was an orange cat with white belly and paws). When Allie decided she had had
 enough she jumped off my lap and almost fell over! One of her back legs was hardly working- it broke my heart! It almost looked neuro- and I definitely knew I was making the right decision at that point. Allie was a very active cat- loved to run around outside and hunt- she was never meant to be incapacitated. (The vet told me later that the leg could have been any number of things- a blood clot, menningitis, etc.- with having both FELV and FIV you just never know)I carried Allie upstairs and placed her on the bed where she slept the rest of the night with me. Yesterday (Tuesday), her back leg still wasn't working right and she was still sluggish. She didn't want to cuddle and hid behind the couch most of the day. We spent her last hour outside together walking around the yard and going to all her favorite spots. She sat on her favorite outdoor chair for a while feeling the sunshine and breeze
 (and even a few raindrops!) I'm so glad she was able to spend that time outside. I told her over and over again Monday and Tuesday how much I love her and what a good kitty she is. I told her I want her to be happy and not suffer anymore. My husband and I brought Allie to the vet together for our final good-bye. The vet was wonderful and explained everything (since this is the first time we have had to do this it made a big difference to know what was going to happen ahead of time). I asked the vet to give Allie a sedative first since she doesn't respond well to IV's, so she got a sedative and went to sleep. Then at 4:30pm on Tuesday 5/16/06 Allie went to sleep forever with me and my husband by her side. We stayed with her for a while and I took a lock of her fur. She looked so peaceful and I know she is in a better place now. I know this was the
 right thing to do- she was really suffering over the past few days, but it is still so hard. I miss her so much! I have not been able to bring myself to put away all the cat stuff yet. Last night my husband and I went through old pictures of Allie and relived our favorite Allie moments- there were so many! So now it's one day at a time and one foot in front of the other. I know I will continue to cry a lot and continue to miss her terribly. But I know my baby girl is somewhere now where there is no more suffering and she can run around and chase mice, squirrels, birds, and rabbits all day long. Thanks for listening! 
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RE: 5 day old kitten -- please pray for her

2006-05-17 Thread Jennifer Ross
Poor baby! Bless you for taking in this little one and caring for her! I will be thinking of both of you!Hideyo Yamamoto [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:Hi, my neighbor found a two day old kitten a couple of days ago and I have been trying to hand raise this baby bottle feeding her every three to four hours – she nurses, but not enough, I think.. and I worry about her well being – she acts okay.. she crawls a lot.. but can’t eat a lot at a time.. please pray that she will grow with no problem…Hideyo  
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my first sign from Allie

2006-05-18 Thread Jennifer Ross
Well, Allie has already shown me her presence and that she is watching over me. When doing laundry today I was emptying out my husband's pants pockets as always and found a tiny scrap of paper. I sent it aside to throw away along with everything else. When I looked at it again a few hours later I noticed it was shaped like a cat's head and was orange!!! I asked my husband about it- where he got it, why it was in his pocket, etc., and he had no memory of it. I couldn't help but think Allie sent me that tiny scrap of paper to let me know she's OK and that's she with me.  
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Re: Demetri

2006-05-18 Thread Jennifer Ross
I will be thinking of all your sweet babies, especially Demetri. I know just how you feel since I just lost Allie to the fight with FELV and FIV. The combo of these diseases is so stressful to our little ones and it is so heartbreaking to see them every time they get sick. I am hoping Demetri is soon feeling better.Sherry DeHaan [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:Yes it's me again,needing prayers for my sweet Demetri AGAIN! I don't know how bad he is but he is at the clinic again.I believe he has the bad snoogies again,which hits him hard.He has felv and fiv.I will worry about him all weekend .I am going out of town till Monday camping and stopped in to see my babies and he was not there.I was about in tears,cause evertime he gets sick I am so worried.I give him all the love I can cause I know these diseases will take him way
 before his time. It is going to tear me to pieces when he loses his battle.So I am just asking for some of your wonderful prayers for him.Please forgive me for all the asking for prayers so much,but I believe they help.THank you so much  Sherry  Be a chatter box. Enjoy free PC-to-PC calls with Yahoo! Messenger with Voice.
	
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Re: The Photo Of Bailey I Was Talking About (my sign)

2006-05-19 Thread Jennifer Ross
What an amazing and inspirational picture! How wonderful to have had an opportunity to share that with Bailey (and to have a copy to cherish!) My husband saw it on the computer when I was looking at it and not knowing the story thought that it was beautiful. Of course, knowing the story makes it even more beautiful and powerful!Nina [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:  OMG! Isn't that amazing?! How wonderful that you were able to get the photo. Thank you so much for sharing it with us. It does look like the dog is looking up at Bailey. That's what I meant by wondering how many other lives Bailey touched with his "visit". So cool. Ya gotta love that Bailey Boy!NinaBelinda wrote: Sent this to the list but it had to be approved because of the size  so I just went ahead and put it online.
 Here is the link, I still get  chills looking at it: http://bemikitties.com/BeachPhotoBailey.jpg  Not sure if this will come through if not I'll post it on the  internet, it is the photo I saw on TV that was my sign from Bailey. I  inserted the photo of him that it looks like for comparison. If you  look just at his face, you'll see what I mean, the two eyes, the white  spot on the right side of his face, under his eye ...  PS. I wrote and thanked the person who took it for sending it to me.
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Re: Questions

2006-05-22 Thread Jennifer Ross
I'm not sure about the licking surfaces, but I did notice that Allie would get lethargic, sleep more and get less playful when she spiked temps. Spiking temps can be a sign of a secondary infection. The diarrhea can also be a sign of some sort of infection. Watch out b/c if he does have a fever and with the diarrhea he can get dehydrated easily. Do you have a thermometer to check his temp at home?Nicholena Rushton [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:  Hello all,I know that it has been some time since I wrote anything although I have been keeping up to date by reading the postings each day. I want to say that all of you who have
 lost fur babies since the last time I wrote you are always in my prayers and thoughts. I do have a reason for writing this though and I hope it is nothing to get overly concerned about but I just do not know and hope someone can help me. My furkid Ziggy is now a little over a year old and just in the past week or so he has begun licking my hardwood floors, my walls (both cement basement and those in rooms) in addition to licking the marble threshold b/w my bath and hallway. He also seems to be sleeping a lot more and not as playful at all. I have been keeping an eye on his litter box and everything was fine up until about an hour ago when he used it and I saw he has diarrhea (I had cleaned it right before he used it). Are these significant symptoms of some aspect of this disease that I should be paranoid about? (I am paranoid already and have lost sleep the past two days anyway). I do have a vet appt tom at 5:30 for him but am not sure
 what to do in the meantime. Does anyone have any advice? Thank you so much and I do hope that this is not something to be extremely concerned about but for some reason I do not have a good feeling... Niki
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Re: Good Report

2006-05-22 Thread Jennifer Ross
So glad to hear Mama Kitty's good news! Hope things continue to go well![EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:  Last week on Tuesday, MK (mama kitty)was diagnosed with FeVL+. She was very anemic and had lost 14% of her body weight (1 and 1/4th lbs). Her 3rd eyelids spanned about 1/2 of her eyes.That Friday, we began treatment with Acemannan and also a course of Ammoxi drops and Pet Tinic. (MK thinks that Pet Tinic is evil but that is another story). The first thing I noticed the day of her first shot was that her appetite increased.Today we got a good report from the vet. She's gained 1/4th lbs in one week - up to 8lbs and her 3rd eyelid is just
 barely showing sometimes in one eye.I don't know if these positive indicators are due to the Acemannan, the antibiotic, the iron...or simply the unpredictable nature of the disease - but we'll take any and all improvement we can manage.MK is too traumatized by Pet Tinic (she takes liquid antibiotics beautifully though)...so we've stopped that and now every Friday when we go for a shot of Acemannan, we get a vitamin B12 shot as well. We've stopped the antibiotics for now(she took them a week and a half) to see how she does..and if she shows any lethargy or signs that she doesn't feel well, we'll start back.She's perkier - more energetic...tail straight up in the air ready to butt her head under your hand or claim you as her property.One day at a time. I'm grateful this is a good day.   
 
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Newbie question

2007-01-18 Thread Jennifer Madon
Hi everyone!  Let me start by saying that my name is Jennifer.  I am new 
to the whole feline leukemia situation.  We had a stray cat adopt us 
right after Christmas.  When he wouldn't go away, we decided to adopt 
him.  He is so sweet and loving, I am so glad my husband said yes!!  We 
took him to the vet and he tested positive.  He also had an abscess on 
the base of his tail.  We are done with the antibiotics but I still put 
to ointment on him.  We go back next Tuesday (3 weeks after original 
test) for a retest.  After that, we are having him fixed.  My question 
is that I have found (about 3 times) some puddles of water on the 
kitchen floor.  I thought maybe he was peeing on the floor but the 
liquid is clear with a pink tint to it.  Does this sound right?  Any 
ideas?  I am very new to this so any info or tips on this or anything 
else is appreciated!! Thanks!

Jennifer and Midnight






Re: Newbie question

2007-01-18 Thread Jennifer Madon
You are correct about the antibiotics were for the abscess, and the vet 
seemed sure they were cat bites.  I never heard about a faint pos., just 
pos.  The vet guessed he is about 8 months.  He has no symptoms at all.  
The vet said that he was shocked when the test came back pos.  They 
didn't do any other tests or shots that day because he had a fever (due 
to the abscess ). 
As far as the puddles, they don't smell at all!  He has gotten SOOO far 
since he has been here.  He eats great.  He also drinks water a lot, 
well a lot to me but I am new to cats.  He does use his litter box, he 
doesn't appear to strain and he doesn't cry.  Some times he walks around 
me and just meows for no apparent reason.  I think he just wants to be 
held.  What a lap cat!  He is sleeping on the desk beside me now.  He is 
very spunky.  At night he is calm and loving, but at 5 AM, any things 
that moves is fair game for a pouncing! LOL.  Any tips for getting him 
to use a scratching board instead of my couch and office chair.  I am 
firmly against declawing him but my husband is threating it.  I told him 
I would definger him if he did!  Can you recommend a food, I am sure you 
would scold me over his current food.  But take it easy on me, I am new 
to this! LOL 
Midnight will be neutered somewhere around the end of Jan. and beginning 
of Feb.  I will make the appointment of Tues.  Oh and stress free may be 
hard.  We have 3 kids, but he seems to love them.  They are crazy 
amongst themselves but the all calm down and get very gentle when 
dealing with him.  All they know is that he is sick and very special.

Thanks again
Jennifer

Nina wrote:

Hi Jennifer,
I'm glad you found us and so very glad Midnight found you.  I take it 
the antibiotics were for the abscess on his tail and not because he is 
displaying any other symptoms of illness?  Did the infection clear up 
okay?  How old does the vet think Midnight is?  Adult, healthy cats 
have a much better chance of clearing the virus than an older, sickly, 
or young kitten.  Because he was a stray, there's no way for you to 
know when he contracted the disease.  It may have happened when he got 
the abscess on his tail.  I'm not sure why your vet is having you 
retest in only 3 weeks.   If Midnight is in the process of clearing 
felv, a three week interval between testing is probably too soon to be 
reliable.  Usually it is recommended to wait 3 to 6 months.  Did the 
vet tell you it was a faint pos?  If the vet suspects the test was a 
false pos, then a retest in 3 weeks makes more sense.  It is also 
usually recommended to retest using an IFA, (not the in house ELISA).
When you are ready to have him neutered, please ask us about protocols 
and procedures to help reduce the stress on his body during surgery.  
Felv cats need to be kept as stress free as possible and fed as high a 
quality diet as you can.
I'm not sure what these puddles on the floor might be.  Do they 
smell like urine?  Has he been using his litter box?  Have you noticed 
any straining, or does he cry when he urinates?  It sounds more like 
it might be vomit to me.  Have you mentioned the slight blood tinge to 
the vet?  It doesn't sound right, but I'm hoping it's nothing 
serious.  Has he been showing any other symptoms?  Any coughing or 
upper respiratory congestion?  Is he eating normally?  Keep a close 
eye on him and see if you catch him in the act of excreting these 
puddles.


I'm sure others will be posting soon with suggestions.  Ask as many 
questions as you like.  The people on this list are wonderfully 
supportive and we all know how scary this diagnosis is.

Nina


Jennifer Madon wrote:
Hi everyone!  Let me start by saying that my name is Jennifer.  I am 
new to the whole feline leukemia situation.  We had a stray cat adopt 
us right after Christmas.  When he wouldn't go away, we decided to 
adopt him.  He is so sweet and loving, I am so glad my husband said 
yes!!  We took him to the vet and he tested positive.  He also had an 
abscess on the base of his tail.  We are done with the antibiotics 
but I still put to ointment on him.  We go back next Tuesday (3 weeks 
after original test) for a retest.  After that, we are having him 
fixed.  My question is that I have found (about 3 times) some puddles 
of water on the kitchen floor.  I thought maybe he was peeing on the 
floor but the liquid is clear with a pink tint to it.  Does this 
sound right?  Any ideas?  I am very new to this so any info or tips 
on this or anything else is appreciated!! Thanks!

Jennifer and Midnight














Re: Newbie question

2007-01-18 Thread Jennifer Madon
lol  that is funny.  forgive the poor typing.  i am one handed now, 
cuddle time.  he loves to bite me and chew my fingers, is this like 
teething?


[EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

Pizza crust wont hurt him if there's no garlic or onion on it. That's one of my 
cat's
favorite treats! You can even leave a little sauce and cheese on it for him.

A little belly wont hurt anything, morbid obesity can though. You just have to 
find a
balance. A good rule is, if he starts to have trouble licking his own bum 
because
he's too fat to reach, it's time to diet!

Phaewryn

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Re: Newbie question

2007-01-18 Thread Jennifer Madon
I have to tell you that one of your links puts a little running cat in 
the top right corner... I have to wait till later to check that site out 
because every time I pull it up, Midnight sticks his nose to the 
screen.  It must be a girl cat! LOL


[EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

Put his scratching posts close to the places he is currently scratching, and 
get some
double sided tape to stick on the places you don't want him to scratch, cats 
HATE
tape and sticky stuff. They make a product specifically for this if you can't 
find
any good double sided tape locally:
http://www.stickypaws.com/
http://www.stickypaws.com/sitedirector/site/department.cfm?id=BC2D70F9-BAD4-4137-808F21F509D31AF4killnav=1

If the tape doesn't work, there's ALWAYS Soft Paws, which are little claw caps 
that
you glue on their claws:
http://www.softpaws.com/about.html
http://www.softpaws.com/colors.html
http://maxshouse.com/Claw%20Trimming.htm (a good site that shows nail trimming 
and
soft paws application)

a GOOD cat tree with sisal rope sections will encourage her to scratch on HER 
special
place, I highly recommend Pussicat Cat Trees:
http://pussicat.com/
This is the model I have, and my cats LOVE it, I change the shape of it every 
few
months, as they are completely modular:
http://www.pussicat.com/product_info.php?products_id=94osCsid=01784834d1aaa85d2221fd10ae3e7f60

And here, please make SURE your husband sees these sites:
http://maxshouse.com/facts_about_declawing.htm
http://www.petfinder.com/pet.cgi?action=2pet=2838151
http://www.stopdeclaw.com/
http://www.declawhallofshame.com/
http://www.pawproject.com/html/cases.asp?SortOrder=2

Good cat foods:
(I can tell you, my cats like the Wellness canned the best, and the California
Natural Dry and Innova Evo Dry the best)
http://www.petfooddirect.com/store/dept.asp?dept%5Fid=5brand%5Fid=9mscssid=AMP9W4QD50BU8PD334JJWQ8QJC9X0R89
http://www.petfooddirect.com/store/dept.asp?dept%5Fid=6brand%5Fid=9mscssid=AMP9W4QD50BU8PD334JJWQ8QJC9X0R89

http://www.petfooddirect.com/store/dept.asp?dept%5Fid=5brand%5Fid=3mscssid=AMP9W4QD50BU8PD334JJWQ8QJC9X0R89
http://www.petfooddirect.com/store/dept.asp?dept%5Fid=6brand%5Fid=3mscssid=AMP9W4QD50BU8PD334JJWQ8QJC9X0R89

http://www.petfooddirect.com/store/dept.asp?dept%5Fid=5brand%5Fid=630mscssid=AMP9W4QD50BU8PD334JJWQ8QJC9X0R89
http://www.petfooddirect.com/store/dept.asp?dept%5Fid=6brand%5Fid=630mscssid=AMP9W4QD50BU8PD334JJWQ8QJC9X0R89

http://www.petfooddirect.com/store/dept.asp?dept%5Fid=5brand%5Fid=913mscssid=AMP9W4QD50BU8PD334JJWQ8QJC9X0R89
http://www.petfooddirect.com/store/dept.asp?dept%5Fid=6brand%5Fid=913mscssid=AMP9W4QD50BU8PD334JJWQ8QJC9X0R89

Phaewryn

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Re: Newbie question (running cats)

2007-01-18 Thread Jennifer Madon

LOL  Midnight personally claims you as his best internet friend!

[EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

http://ucat.us/smallcat.gif this one? If he likes it, you can use it to 
entertain him
anytime you want! I have a cheetah too: http://ucat.us/bigcat.gif

Phaewryn

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Re: Newbie question

2007-01-20 Thread Jennifer Madon


Great news!  I am a little embarrassed to admit this but, I found the 
source of the pink puddle!  I was washing dished last night and felt my 
sock get wet.  I looked down and found a pink puddle but no midnight.  A 
rink broke off of my sink and it is leaking.  Somewhere between the leak 
and my floor, it is coming in contact with something that tinges it 
pink.  I am so relieved.  I don't regret asking because I learned a lot 
of great things.  Thanks to everyone and I hope to be able to stick 
around.  Maybe one day I will even be able to help answer questions!

Thanks again,
Jennifer



Re: Midnight and the mysterious puddle (was Newbie question)

2007-01-20 Thread Jennifer Madon
Thank you!  He made his first disaster this morning!  I couldn't even 
get mad cause I was laughing so hard!  He was sitting on the window 
sill, behind the mini blinds, watching the forbidden outside.  My 5 yo 
jumped up on the couch and Midnight crouched into attack position.  The 
first time my son moved, Midnight lunged at him.  Through the blinds he 
flew!!  Needless to say, we have a cat sized hole in the blinds where he 
broke the slats!  It was so funny!  Maybe next time I will remember to 
lift the blind for him! LOL


Nina wrote:
Ha!  What a relief!  You're such a good kitty mom do be so diligent.  
I hope you stick around too.  Thank you for letting us know the answer 
to the mystery.  I'm so glad to hear it isn't coming from Midnight.  
He sounds like such a doll, and so do you.

Nina

Jennifer Madon wrote:


Great news!  I am a little embarrassed to admit this but, I found the 
source of the pink puddle!  I was washing dished last night and felt 
my sock get wet.  I looked down and found a pink puddle but no 
midnight.  A rink broke off of my sink and it is leaking.  Somewhere 
between the leak and my floor, it is coming in contact with something 
that tinges it pink.  I am so relieved.  I don't regret asking 
because I learned a lot of great things.  Thanks to everyone and I 
hope to be able to stick around.  Maybe one day I will even be able 
to help answer questions!

Thanks again,
Jennifer











midnight

2007-01-26 Thread Jennifer Madon



Hello everyone.  I am back with another question.  Midnight is 8-9 
months old.  I have noticed the last 2 days that he is peeing all over 
the house.  Not like, oops it just happened but he is positioning 
himself in places or over things and peeing on purpose.  Is this a cry 
for attention, spraying or something else?  Thanks for all your help!

Jennifer



  




Re: midnight

2007-01-26 Thread Jennifer Madon
This may sound stupid but how do I know the difference between spraying and 
peeing.  He still goes into his box but I keep catching him squating all over 
the house peeing on wierd things.  A dart board that was under my husbands 
desk, my dresser, and this morning it was a comforter I had on the couch.  I 
will try the feliway.  Does it smell?  I am afraid my husband will make me get 
rid of him if I can't get the peeing under control.  Anyone want to rescue a 
husband?  My vet is out having hip replacement so I am not sure what to do 
about taking him in.  When I get him neutered, will that stop the spraying, if 
that is what he is doing?
Thanks again, Jennifer

-Original Message-
From: Marylyn [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Sent: Jan 26, 2007 7:51 AM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: midnight

Sounds like he is marking his territory.  There may be female cats in the 
neighborhood going into heat.  It is the right time here.

Get some of the spray feliway and spray it everywhere in the house. 
Especially where he has marked.  Is he spraying or just peeing?

Just to make sure he is ok physically have a vet check him with special 
emphasis on crystals in the urine/kidneys/bladder and for a UTI.






 If you have men who will 
exclude any of God's creatures
 from the shelter of 
compassion and pity, you will have men who
 will deal likewise with 
their fellow man.
  St. 
Francis
- Original Message - 
From: Jennifer Madon [EMAIL PROTECTED]
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Friday, January 26, 2007 5:34 AM
Subject: midnight




 Hello everyone.  I am back with another question.  Midnight is 8-9 months 
 old.  I have noticed the last 2 days that he is peeing all over the house. 
 Not like, oops it just happened but he is positioning himself in places or 
 over things and peeing on purpose.  Is this a cry for attention, spraying 
 or something else?  Thanks for all your help!
 Jennifer



 






Re: midnight

2007-01-27 Thread Jennifer Madon
Thanks to everyone for your advice.  From what I have read, I think that 
he is not spraying.  Maybe marking (thank God he hasn't felt the need to 
claim me!) or peeing but not spraying.  I called the vet about having 
him neutered and they said he has to have a rabies shot and distemper.  
I am not sure how I feel about this.  He is not going out so I hate to 
give him anything he won't need.  They didn't gibe him these shots the 
last time he was there because of his fever.  Guess I have to do it 
though.  Thanks again to everyone.

Jennifer

[EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

My Doobie cat started that... I woke up in the middle of the night warm and 
wet, he
had PEED on ME in my bed! He got neutered the next day! He has NEVER gone 
outside the
box since. In his case, it was a marking behavior.

That being said, spraying is when they back up to something and are standing 
with
their tail raised, and spraying urine out behind them on a vertical surface 
(the tail
usually shakes when they do it). Peeing is when they squat. Both can be marking
behaviors, not necessarily health problems. 8-9-10 months is that age where 
problems
often begin, as he's going through puberty at that age.

Phaewryn

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Re: Midnight - shots and neuter

2007-01-27 Thread Jennifer Madon
Midnight is not licensed.  That is not a requirement in my county.  I 
was told by my vet that he is required to have rabies and distemper 
vaccines in order to come into the vet for the surgery because of the 
other cats.  Problem #1 is that he is there for check ups with out the 
vaccines. #2 he is FeLV + so he should not be around any other cats.  I 
am not sure if he has ever been vaccinated before.  He came to us about 
a month ago.  I am not sure why but I have a really bad feeling about 
him getting the distemper.  Maybe I will try another vet.  Unfortunately 
there are not many vets in my area.  I will drive if I have to though.  
He has only been here a month but we are really in love with him.  I 
think he gets lonely during the day so I thought about another FeLV+ cat 
to keep him company but I think he would get mad.  He has a bad history 
of being attacked (when he lived outside) by the neighborhood cats.  In 
fact, his fever was from an abscess on his hind parts that the vet said 
was cat bites.  Anyway, the search is on for a new vet.

Jennifer

Nina wrote:

Hi Jennifer,
Technically most state laws govern that a cat has to have rabies 
shots.  I'd check your county/state laws to make sure.  You can, 
however, get away with not giving them rabies shots if they are not 
licensed.   I don't think I've ever heard of states requiring you to 
give distemper.  If Midnight isn't licensed, then it is your vet that 
is insisting on it.  Vaccines are a judgement call.  You have to weigh 
the protection against the stress it might cause.  You mentioned that 
Midnight has already had a fever, the fact that he's already been sick 
might influence you.  I usually have my cats inoculated only for the 
first series.  I don't do the yearly, or every 3 yr follow ups.  There 
is a great deal of debate about whether they are necessary.  You can 
always run a titer (using a blood test), to determine if the cat still 
has sufficient antibodies needed to protect him against the individual 
diseases.  At any rate, don't get his shots at the same time you do 
his neuter.
Neutering is something that I personally think is worth the risk.  
Surgery and anesthesia is certainly stressful, but so is being 
intact.  Not being neutered, besides the pleasant side effect of 
inappropriate urination, and possibly adding to the overpopulation 
burden, will cause Midnight to want to escape your house to go 
catting around.  It also makes them more aggressive toward other 
cats and he could get into fights, or mate with sick girlfriends etc. 
etc.
Tell your vet the reasons for your concern about having him vaccinated 
and if he still insists on it, (and if you decide not to do it), find 
a different vet.  Recently Phaewrn started a thread about the safest 
procedures for surgery.  Using gas instead of injectables, running IV 
fluids during surgery, etc.  Take a look at the precautions suggested 
and talk to your vet about those too.  Whenever any of my guys goes in 
for surgery, (pos and neg), I insist on bringing them home afterward 
esp if the clinic doesn't have round the clock care.  I don't know how 
hectic your household is, I remember you saying you have kids :), but 
I feel like I can keep a more watchful eye on my guys than anybody 
else while they recover.  If the worst happens, I can always run them 
to the 24 hour er.


Just my 2 cents.  Hugs to you and Midnight,
Nina

Jennifer Madon wrote:
Thanks to everyone for your advice.  From what I have read, I think 
that he is not spraying.  Maybe marking (thank God he hasn't felt the 
need to claim me!) or peeing but not spraying.  I called the vet 
about having him neutered and they said he has to have a rabies shot 
and distemper.  I am not sure how I feel about this.  He is not going 
out so I hate to give him anything he won't need.  They didn't gibe 
him these shots the last time he was there because of his fever.  
Guess I have to do it though.  Thanks again to everyone.

Jennifer

[EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
My Doobie cat started that... I woke up in the middle of the night 
warm and wet, he
had PEED on ME in my bed! He got neutered the next day! He has NEVER 
gone outside the

box since. In his case, it was a marking behavior.

That being said, spraying is when they back up to something and are 
standing with
their tail raised, and spraying urine out behind them on a vertical 
surface (the tail
usually shakes when they do it). Peeing is when they squat. Both can 
be marking
behaviors, not necessarily health problems. 8-9-10 months is that 
age where problems

often begin, as he's going through puberty at that age.

Phaewryn

http://ucat.us
Adopt a New England FIV+ cat:
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Re: To Jennifer re new kitty with FeLV

2007-01-28 Thread Jennifer Madon
Midnight is about 8 mo.  He was a stray so I am unsure of his exact 
age.  He peed on my kids in bed last night.  I am going to take him to 
the vet Monday.  I have got to get him to stop doing this.


wendy wrote:

Hi Jennifer,

I have been reading about your new Kitty, and a few of
the symptoms you wrote about sound like
hyperthyroidism.  Drinking water all the time and
going around the house meowing, especially at night,
are both symptoms.  We have a cat with hyper T.  To
check for it, you have to get a T4 test at the vets. 
If it's expensive, you might as well get a whole blood

panel done.  HyperT is more common in older cats.  How
old is your new kitty?  


:)
Wendy


 

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Midnight is scheduled

2007-01-29 Thread Jennifer Madon


Well I just wanted to let everyone know that after a stinky weekend of pee, Midnight will be going to the Dr. tomorrow (tuesday) morning to be neutered. They said they would also check him for a UTI just to make sure. Thanks to everyone for you advice. I am also going to get that Feliaway spray just incase we have any habits! :) Please pray for Midnight tomorrow. I am worried but he is a fighter. He managed to survive the cold before he found us 3 days after Christmas. He is tough, he will be fine but please pray.
Thanks,
Jennifer



Re: midnight

2007-01-30 Thread Jennifer Madon
I just called to check on Midnight and they said he is waking up right 
now from the neuter.  He did great.  They checked his urine and the 
receptionist said she thought there were white blood cells in the 
urine.  I gave the vet permission to do a blood test to check is liver.  
Any thoughts on this?

Jennifer

[EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

Just make sure it's a NON-adjuvanted rabies and distemper vaccine, and that the
distemper is not a combo vaccine that has Chlamydophila (also known as:
Chlamydiosis, Chlamydia psittaci) in it, as it's an unnecessary vaccine with 
common
side effects and very little benefit. Ask for Merial's PUREVAX rabies:
http://merialusa.naccvp.com/view.php?prodnum=058 and Heska's Feline 
ULTRANASAL
FVRCP: http://www.heska.com/ultranasal/pr_info.asp

Here's more about what adjuvants are: http://www.tahealth.net/vas.html


Phaewryn

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Re: midnight

2007-01-30 Thread Jennifer Madon
WOO HOO  because he peed on my husband in bed this morning.  I thought 
he was going to kick me and Midnight out of the house!  Instead he said, 
take your cat and get out of bed!  He is a grump in the middle of the 
night.  Then again, cat pee isn't pleasant to wake up to!


wendy wrote:

White blood cells in the urine usually indicate
bacteria is present, thus a UTI.  Curing this will
most likely help with the peeing everywhere.  Make
sure they give you antibiotics to cure the UTI if the
vet says that's what it is.

:)
Wendy

--- Jennifer Madon [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

  

I just called to check on Midnight and they said he
is waking up right 
now from the neuter.  He did great.  They checked
his urine and the 
receptionist said she thought there were white blood
cells in the 
urine.  I gave the vet permission to do a blood test
to check is liver.  
Any thoughts on this?

Jennifer

[EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:


Just make sure it's a NON-adjuvanted rabies and
  

distemper vaccine, and that the


distemper is not a combo vaccine that has
  

Chlamydophila (also known as:


Chlamydiosis, Chlamydia psittaci) in it, as it's
  

an unnecessary vaccine with common


side effects and very little benefit. Ask for
  

Merial's PUREVAX rabies:

http://merialusa.naccvp.com/view.php?prodnum=058

and Heska's Feline ULTRANASAL


FVRCP: http://www.heska.com/ultranasal/pr_info.asp

Here's more about what adjuvants are:
  

http://www.tahealth.net/vas.html


Phaewryn

http://ucat.us
Adopt a New England FIV+ cat:
http://ucat.us/FIVadopt.html
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Re: midnight

2007-01-30 Thread Jennifer Madon
Well I am at work and Midnight is with me.  They said that he may have a uti 
and gave me anti-biotics.  The dr was concerned enough to run a blood panel.  
He said that I need to bring him back in 1 week for another urinalysis to make 
sure that is was a uti and not the beginning of kidney failure.  I think this 
was due to the number of white blood cells.  They also did not vaccinate him.  
The receptionist had told me that all cats are required to have rabies and 
distemper to be in the clinic.  The dr. say he was FeLV + and said no vaccies.  
YEAH.  I will update any more that I think of when I get home!  Thanks for the 
prayers!
Jennifer and Midnight


-Original Message-
From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Sent: Jan 30, 2007 3:09 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: midnight

Probably a mind urinary tract infection... but they should probably send him 
home
with antibiotics from his neuter anyways, so that will take care of both 
things! Do
insist on the antibiotics... for a FELV+ cat, you really can't be too safe.

Phaewryn

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Re: On the brighter side

2007-02-03 Thread Jennifer Madon
Let me talk to my husband but I would be willing to foster him and 
possible give him a forever home, depending on how he gets along with 
Midnight.

Jennifer

dede hicken wrote:

Bill Clark just called me (he does cat rescue here in
Florida also)  Anyone want a healthy FeLV cat?

His name is Norman.  He is orange and is 10mo. old He
is a DSH and is front declawed.  Came from an A/C raid
on a place in Fl.  He is friendly, friendly and more
friendly.  He is living in a cage now, and Bill needs
a foster or permanent placement.  Bill will bring him
to you. (Idon't know about if you live in California!)
He will always take a cat back if it doesn't work out,
or if the cat gets too sick etc.

I'd take him, but with 40 cats and a move to NY coming
up in 2 mo, I am already a basket case.  What else is
new??? (smile)

Anyone interested?
Dede

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Midnight again

2007-02-07 Thread Jennifer Madon


AAAGGG!  I am sitting here and Midnight has started puking! He is 
still on his antibiotic for the UTI/possible renal failure.  I don't 
know if he ate something or if he is sick.  He just puked on the floor 
and jumped up in my spare office chair and went to sleep

Jennifer
  




Midnight still peeing

2007-02-14 Thread Jennifer Madon


Ok, Midnight has been fixed and is done with his antibiotics for the 
UTI.  He is still peeing but only on my 5 year old comforter.  My son is 
in pull ups at night.  Is it possible that he is trying to mark over the 
scent of my son?
That is the only thing I can think of.  I am keeping the door closed 
and  not letting midnight in that room.

Thanks in advance!
Jennifer



Re: Need to place Chief ASAP

2007-03-16 Thread Jennifer Madon
We have a FeLV male and are not interested in providing a forever home 
to anymore FeLV cats at this time.  But I may be interested if it is 
just a foster situation.

Jennifer

Nina wrote:
Oh Stephanie, I'm so sorry about the rough spot you've hit.  It sounds 
just heart wrenching.  We've got to do what we've got to do, it 
doesn't sound like you've reached your conclusions lightly.  Maybe you 
could post your felv pos as foster home needed.  People might be 
quicker to help out knowing that he will have a home with you when 
you're back on your feet.  Perhaps you could do the same sort of thing 
with your horse?  There must be a million young girls out there that 
would be thrilled to have a horse to ride and love in exchange for vet 
care and board.  You might be able to work something out that will be 
good for everyone concerned and still be able to bring the family back 
together eventually.

Prayers and strength to you,
Nina

Stephanie E Caldwell wrote:


I'll post him today.

 


He's white with one blue and one yellow eye. He truly is a positive.

 

He's safe with me, and I can take him back in November. If anyone 
wants the nitty gritty personal details email me privately.


 

Suffice to say I'll be working 2 jobs to keep food on the table for 
me and my animals I'm keeping. The FIV+ Cat is 16 and terrified of 
people, so I can't rehome her. He's a people cat and will be okay 
being rehomed. Also having to sell a horse and just keeping my 
special needs pony.


 

This is so hard to do guys, but it's for the best for all involved. 
I've had him 2 years now...


 


Steph

 


-Original Message-
*From:* [EMAIL PROTECTED] 
[mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] *On Behalf Of *TenHouseCats

*Sent:* Friday, March 16, 2007 9:30 AM
*To:* felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
*Subject:* Re: Need to place Chief ASAP

 

do you have a photo of him? that's the first thing second is to 
go to this page: http://ucat.us/FELVFIVFIP.html and post his info on 
all the places under places to post positive cats (or  however it's 
phrased).


please give us more information, also, so we can pass the word on: 
how old is he, what color is he? has he been retested with the IFA to 
ensure he's truly positive? is he safe with you for the next month 
while people work on finding him a place?


MC



Re: Need to place Chief ASAP/Foster

2007-03-16 Thread Jennifer Madon
I will check with my hubby tonight and let you know.  Having him fixed 
would be great because I do have a male cat.  I also have children.  Is 
that a problem for Chief?  Also, what part of NC?

Jennifer

Stephanie E Caldwell wrote:


Jennifer,

 


I can take him back in November or December.

 


Steph

 


-Original Message-
*From:* [EMAIL PROTECTED] 
[mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] *On Behalf Of *Jennifer Madon

*Sent:* Friday, March 16, 2007 10:54 AM
*To:* felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
*Subject:* Re: Need to place Chief ASAP

 

We have a FeLV male and are not interested in providing a forever home 
to anymore FeLV cats at this time.  But I may be interested if it is 
just a foster situation.

Jennifer

Nina wrote:

Oh Stephanie, I'm so sorry about the rough spot you've hit.  It sounds 
just heart wrenching.  We've got to do what we've got to do, it 
doesn't sound like you've reached your conclusions lightly.  Maybe you 
could post your felv pos as foster home needed.  People might be 
quicker to help out knowing that he will have a home with you when 
you're back on your feet.  Perhaps you could do the same sort of thing 
with your horse?  There must be a million young girls out there that 
would be thrilled to have a horse to ride and love in exchange for vet 
care and board.  You might be able to work something out that will be 
good for everyone concerned and still be able to bring the family back 
together eventually.

Prayers and strength to you,
Nina

Stephanie E Caldwell wrote:

I'll post him today.

 


He's white with one blue and one yellow eye. He truly is a positive.

 

He's safe with me, and I can take him back in November. If anyone 
wants the nitty gritty personal details email me privately.


 

Suffice to say I'll be working 2 jobs to keep food on the table for me 
and my animals I'm keeping. The FIV+ Cat is 16 and terrified of 
people, so I can't rehome her. He's a people cat and will be okay 
being rehomed. Also having to sell a horse and just keeping my special 
needs pony.


 

This is so hard to do guys, but it's for the best for all involved. 
I've had him 2 years now...


 


Steph

 


-Original Message-
*From:* [EMAIL PROTECTED] 
mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] 
[mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] *On Behalf Of *TenHouseCats

*Sent:* Friday, March 16, 2007 9:30 AM
*To:* felvtalk@felineleukemia.org mailto:felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
*Subject:* Re: Need to place Chief ASAP

 

do you have a photo of him? that's the first thing second is to go 
to this page: http://ucat.us/FELVFIVFIP.html and post his info on all 
the places under places to post positive cats (or  however it's 
phrased).


please give us more information, also, so we can pass the word on: how 
old is he, what color is he? has he been retested with the IFA to 
ensure he's truly positive? is he safe with you for the next month 
while people work on finding him a place?


MC



Vet wants to put Midnight down?

2007-03-26 Thread Jennifer Madon
My vet says that the reason Midnight isn't responding to the antibiotics 
or the Feliway (he still pees not sprays everywhere) is because he is in 
renal failure.  My vet is all for helping animals but says this is a one 
way street and there is pain and suffering at the end of the street.  He 
suggests we say our goodbyes and put him down.  I do not have a clue 
what to do or how to respond to this.  We have only had him since the 
week after Christmas when he found us. Any suggestions?

Jennifer





Re: Vet wants to put Midnight down?

2007-03-26 Thread Jennifer Madon
The vet did do some blood work.  I do not know the exact numbers, but I 
do know that after 3 rounds of antibiotics, the wbc in his urine are 
extremely high (those are the drs words).  I do trust Dr Proctor.  He is 
a great doc and a cot lover too :)
Midnight is eating, less but eating.  He always wants to be held.  I 
have not been measuring his water but he does drink.  I guess I should 
measure it.  I do know that over the last 3 to 4 days, I have not filled 
the bowl as often.


Susan Hoffman wrote:
Did your vet do bloodwork?  What were the results?  And do you truly 
trust this vet?
 
Is Midnight eating, responding to petting?  How much water is he drinking?


*/Jennifer Madon [EMAIL PROTECTED]/* wrote:

My vet says that the reason Midnight isn't responding to the
antibiotics
or the Feliway (he still pees not sprays everywhere) is because he
is in
renal failure. My vet is all for helping animals but says this is
a one
way street and there is pain and suffering at the end of the
street. He
suggests we say our goodbyes and put him down. I do not have a clue
what to do or how to respond to this. We have only had him since the
week after Christmas when he found us. Any suggestions?
Jennifer






Re: Vet wants to put Midnight down?

2007-03-26 Thread Jennifer Madon
Well the pee is inconvenient but I would not pts for that reason.  Heck, 
my 3 years old has peed on the floor many times but I still have him 
LOL!  I just don't know much about this stuff and I don't want him to 
suffer.  I have noticed that if he pees on something non-absorbent (like 
my suitcase) and I don't catch it, it dries with salt looking crystals.  
I know I need help but I don't know what help I need.  I did try the 
comfort zone feliway stuff that this group recommended, I don't see much 
of a change but the dr said that was because of the renal failure.


Kelly L wrote:

At 10:56 AM 3/26/2007, you wrote:


No No No Please rethink, my kitty in CRF did pee all over, he was 
getting so much fluids, and he was an old tomif he is eating and 
comfortable and happy...He made need to have is roaming area 
curtailed, but there are s many options, If the PTS is for 
convenience so there is no pee on the floor that is a different issue, 
but it sounds like a convenient thing rather than health thing,

my CRF cat was happy for 3 years after diagnosis,
How can we help??
Kelly


My vet says that the reason Midnight isn't responding to the 
antibiotics or the Feliway (he still pees not sprays everywhere) is 
because he is in renal failure.  My vet is all for helping animals 
but says this is a one way street and there is pain and suffering at 
the end of the street.  He suggests we say our goodbyes and put him 
down.  I do not have a clue what to do or how to respond to this.  We 
have only had him since the week after Christmas when he found us. 
Any suggestions?

Jennifer





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