Re: dirty bum bum - OT (as if it needs to be pointed out)

2006-11-09 Thread Jennifer Phaewryn O'Gwynn
Be warned, baby wipes are NOT gentle at all. Gentle for HUMAN skin, not for other species. I too, bought the unscented hypoallergenic kind for wiping under the tail andthe nose boogers off my horse. I used them and her entire nose cracked up and her skin all peeled off like from a

Re: Pippin tested negative on her IFA test --- plus questionsaboutSpaying

2006-11-09 Thread Jennifer Phaewryn O'Gwynn
My vet has a completely different procedure. When a cat goes in to be spayed or neutered (even dentals, anything they have to knock them out for), they stay for THREE days. Day one, you drop them off in the morning. They do not do anything to the cat except let it settle in and stop freaking out

Re: OT Help, I am so embarrassed

2006-11-09 Thread Jennifer Phaewryn O'Gwynn
Yep, I've been there. The key is to add a FULL CUP of white vinegar to every wash load in addition to anything else you use to clean it (the detergent, bleach, oxyclean, etc). And clean the house with vinegar too, it neutralizes the cat urine smell (and ammonia). On the upholstery (like the

Re: dirty bum bum - OT (as if it needs to be pointed out)

2006-11-09 Thread Jennifer Phaewryn O'Gwynn
Yes, I've seen those! I wonder if the formula is really different, or if it's just really inventive marketing? Phaewryn They make wipes with various purposes for pets (ears,fuzzy-butt, etc) I knowpetsmart carries them. No virus found in this outgoing message. Checked by AVG Free Edition.

DNA testing for FIV, can differentiate from vaccinated or true positive! (and it's free)

2006-11-09 Thread Jennifer Phaewryn O'Gwynn
to Jennifer O'Guin, PO Box 1008, Hardwick VT. 05843 TEL;WORK;VOICE:802-472-8628 TEL;HOME;VOICE:802 472-8628 ADR;WORK:;home office;;Hardwick;VT.;05843;USA LABEL;WORK;ENCODING=QUOTED-PRINTABLE:home office=0D=0AHardwick, VT. 05843=0D=0AUSA ADR;HOME:;;P.O. Box 1008;Hardwick;Vermont;05843;USA LABEL;HOME

Re: Lucy very sick again

2006-11-09 Thread Jennifer Phaewryn O'Gwynn
Oh wow, is your vet convinced that the IR is helping, or is he trying to blow the results off? Regardless, I'm so happy she's feeling better, poopie butt is a rough thing to live with for an extended period (for cat and human). Phaewryn Please adopt a cat from Little Cheetah Cat Rescue!!!

Re: Scooter's Dental Problems; continued

2006-11-09 Thread Jennifer Phaewryn O'Gwynn
Oh Peggy, I'm so sorry, it really doesn't sound good does it? Is the vet going to remove the mass on his jaw? If he does, he can send it in for pathology, and then you'll know if it's cancer. My Tang cat is missing about 1/4 of his lower jaw on one side, from an injury, but he does really

Re: Information re: Pippin's spay and more questions about spaying

2006-11-09 Thread Jennifer Phaewryn O'Gwynn
Just make sure you let them know that they are authorized to perform all means necessary to pull her through if she crashes. Some vets do not "try" to "bring them back" like you expect with humans. Most vets don't even HAVE automatic respirator units or defibrillators. Sad, but true. I

Re: Prayers needed for Gus and Evander

2006-11-09 Thread Jennifer Phaewryn O'Gwynn
Sending peaceful and healing vibes out to Gus and Evander. What do they look like? It helps me to visualize the vibes in their direction. Phaewryn Please adopt a cat from Little Cheetah Cat Rescue!!! http://ucat.us/adopt.html Low cost SpayNeuter services in VT, and Emergency Financial

Re: Question about a ruptured disc

2006-11-10 Thread Jennifer Phaewryn O'Gwynn
to [EMAIL PROTECTED] or send donations via check or money order to Jennifer O'Guin, PO Box 1008, Hardwick VT. 05843 TEL;WORK;VOICE:802-472-8628 TEL;HOME;VOICE:802 472-8628 ADR;WORK:;home office;;Hardwick;VT.;05843;USA LABEL;WORK;ENCODING=QUOTED-PRINTABLE:home office=0D=0AHardwick, VT. 05843=0D=0AUS

Re: Madison -fur missing under her chin

2006-11-10 Thread Jennifer Phaewryn O'Gwynn
Feline Acne. Do a search at http://google.com Phaewryn Please adopt a cat from Little Cheetah Cat Rescue!!! http://ucat.us/adopt.html Low cost SpayNeuter services in VT, and Emergency Financial Assistance for cat owners: http://ucat.us/VermontLowCost.html Special Needs Cat Resources:

Re: OT Help, I am so embarrassed

2006-11-10 Thread Jennifer Phaewryn O'Gwynn
Urine soaks into the grout BETWEEN the tiles, that's why you're having so many problems. Try drenching the entire floor with vinegar, and letting it sit for a good long time before mopping it up. Phaewryn Please adopt a cat from Little Cheetah Cat Rescue!!! http://ucat.us/adopt.html Low

Re: Homoepathic SCAM??

2006-11-10 Thread Jennifer Phaewryn O'Gwynn
ANY vet that gives advice (and charges) via email is suspicious to me. Phaewryn Please adopt a cat from Little Cheetah Cat Rescue!!! http://ucat.us/adopt.html Low cost SpayNeuter services in VT, and Emergency Financial Assistance for cat owners: http://ucat.us/VermontLowCost.html Special Needs

Re: Homoepathic SCAM??

2006-11-10 Thread Jennifer Phaewryn O'Gwynn
LMAO! Heck no! I wouldn't give her the time of day, much less a single penny of my hard earned money! You can RESEARCH which homoeopathics to give for which symptoms yourself, if you choose that route, you don't need some crazy lady with an itchy hand for that! Personally, I don't think you can

Re: Homoepathic SCAM?? (OT - migraines)

2006-11-10 Thread Jennifer Phaewryn O'Gwynn
Kelly, I suffered for years with migraines. And like you I was on Imitrex. I went in for CAT scans, MRI's etc, they never found a cause. I was about fed up with not being able to function. I went to an OLD doctor, the oldest one at the clinic I usually go to (I'd always seen a young and

Re: Homoepathic SCAM?? (OT - migraines)

2006-11-10 Thread Jennifer Phaewryn O'Gwynn
Oh, yeah, I take mine religiously and RIGHT before bed. If I skip a single night I feel airy the next day, like you feel right before a migraine. Phaewryn Please adopt a cat from Little Cheetah Cat Rescue!!! http://ucat.us/adopt.html Low cost SpayNeuter services in VT, and Emergency Financial

Re: Homoepathic SCAM?? (OT - migraines)

2006-11-10 Thread Jennifer Phaewryn O'Gwynn
Sweets cravings? I had those BEFORE the Amitriptylin, so it would be hard for me to say! As for dry mouth.. well, sometimes I get terribly thirsty, but I never connected it to the medicine... I take that at night, right before I go to sleep... I do keep a water bottle on my nightstand

Re: Homoepathic SCAM?? (OT - migraines)

2006-11-10 Thread Jennifer Phaewryn O'Gwynn
It really has given me my life back, so I know exactly how you feel. I was at the point of almost going to buy a gun to kill myself, the pain was so bad and nothing helped it. I would lay curled up in a ball on the bathroom floor, alternating between shivering so bad my teeth would

Re: Evander Please add him to the CLS

2006-11-10 Thread Jennifer Phaewryn O'Gwynn
Poor Evander, I hope my thoughts of peace made it through to him, and sped his journey. How is Gus doing? I was able to visualize him more clearly. Phaewryn Please adopt a cat from Little Cheetah Cat Rescue!!! http://ucat.us/adopt.html Low cost SpayNeuter services in VT, and Emergency

Re: DNA testing for FIV, can differentiate from vaccinated or true positive! (and it's free)

2006-11-10 Thread Jennifer Phaewryn O'Gwynn
You may want to fix my typos when you pass it on, LOL. Phaewryn Please adopt a cat from Little Cheetah Cat Rescue!!! http://ucat.us/adopt.html Low cost SpayNeuter services in VT, and Emergency Financial Assistance for cat owners:http://ucat.us/VermontLowCost.htmlSpecial Needs Cat

Re: DNA testing for FIV, can differentiate from vaccinated or true positive! (and it's free)

2006-11-10 Thread Jennifer Phaewryn O'Gwynn
BTW, MC, I did NOT pass that along to the FIVCATS2 list, I figured they already knew there... if you haven't seen it there (you stay on mail for that list, right?), please do pass it on to them. Phaewryn Please adopt a cat from Little Cheetah Cat Rescue!!! http://ucat.us/adopt.html Low cost

Re: Prayers needed for Inky

2006-11-11 Thread Jennifer Phaewryn O'Gwynn
Maybe Bandy is just sad because Inky is sick sympathy. I hope that's the case, and Inky gets better, and Bandy's back to himself in no time. Bandy's my little list hero, he's inspired me several times now through the years here. Inky, of course, is just the "Old Man" of the group, and a

Re: our little Scooter

2006-11-11 Thread Jennifer Phaewryn O'Gwynn
I'm so sorry to hear this about Scooter. I was hoping for the best, but I guess it just wasn't going to be. The important thing, at this point, is just to make sure he's comfortable, and surrounded by love as much as you can provide. Treasure every second you have, and lock it into your memory

Re: How catchy is it?

2006-11-11 Thread Jennifer Phaewryn O'Gwynn
For the flip side, my 2 cats WERE NOT vaccinated (not until Moogie got symptomatic and I finally got a FELV diagnosis after she was about 12-14 months old), and spentMoogie's entire lifewith her until she died of the FELV at 18 months of age. All still test negative. :) Phaewryn Please

Re: How catchy is it?

2006-11-11 Thread Jennifer Phaewryn O'Gwynn
How soon after the vaccinations do you plan to make the move with the cats? I would not stress them with a cross country move directly after being vaccinated. That's asking for trouble. Try to do it at least 3 months in advance if you can. (and of course, make sure your vet gives the FELV

Re: How catchy is it?

2006-11-11 Thread Jennifer Phaewryn O'Gwynn
Speaking of healthy adult cats is UC Davis in CA still adopting their research cats out to the public after they complete their studies? They used to have an adoption webpage, and now it's gone... anyone have any idea? It would be really sad if they discontinued that adoption program,

Re: Scooter update

2006-11-12 Thread Jennifer Phaewryn O'Gwynn
Good, I'm glad you have a vet that acknowledges that cats can be in pain and is willing to prescribe medication. It's sad that some vets don't seem to care or understand that pain happens in animals. Phaewryn Please adopt a cat from Little Cheetah Cat Rescue!!! http://ucat.us/adopt.html Low cost

Re: Evander Please add him to the CLS

2006-11-12 Thread Jennifer Phaewryn O'Gwynn
Sending "firm poopie" vibes to Gus then! Phaewryn Please adopt a cat from Little Cheetah Cat Rescue!!! http://ucat.us/adopt.html Low cost SpayNeuter services in VT, and Emergency Financial Assistance for cat owners:http://ucat.us/VermontLowCost.htmlSpecial Needs Cat Resources:

Re: Haley

2006-11-12 Thread Jennifer Phaewryn O'Gwynn
Sending thoughts of healing and peace for Haley. Phaewryn Please adopt a cat from Little Cheetah Cat Rescue!!! http://ucat.us/adopt.html Low cost SpayNeuter services in VT, and Emergency Financial Assistance for cat owners:http://ucat.us/VermontLowCost.htmlSpecial Needs Cat Resources:

Re: How catchy is it?

2006-11-12 Thread Jennifer Phaewryn O'Gwynn
Do they have a website for their adoption program, MC? Phaewryn Please adopt a cat from Little Cheetah Cat Rescue!!! http://ucat.us/adopt.html Low cost SpayNeuter services in VT, and Emergency Financial Assistance for cat owners:http://ucat.us/VermontLowCost.htmlSpecial Needs Cat

Re: a little ot: question

2006-11-12 Thread Jennifer Phaewryn O'Gwynn
Yes, you're thinking of FIP. The combo test you're referring to is a combo FIV/FELV ELISA pop test (and it's generally considered unreliable due to the large number of false positives and false negatives it registers) Phaewryn Please adopt a cat from Little Cheetah Cat Rescue!!!

Re: How catchy is it?

2006-11-12 Thread Jennifer Phaewryn O'Gwynn
NM, I found it: http://cvm.msu.edu/research/cfhw/Adoption.htm That's wonderful! I wish more vet schools would do this... most of the research animals end up just euth'ed after they are done with them. Phaewryn Please adopt a cat from Little Cheetah Cat Rescue!!! http://ucat.us/adopt.html

Re: a little ot: question

2006-11-12 Thread Jennifer Phaewryn O'Gwynn
Snap, pop... minor differential technicalities in my auditory senses, IMO. LMAO! Think Rice Crispies Phaewryn Please adopt a cat from Little Cheetah Cat Rescue!!! http://ucat.us/adopt.html Low cost SpayNeuter services in VT, and Emergency Financial Assistance for cat

Re: How catchy is it?

2006-11-12 Thread Jennifer Phaewryn O'Gwynn
UC Davis used to do it too (they still may and just the webpage builder graduated or something)... I'm going to write EVERY vet school in the USA, and ask them about it. Then, I'm making a link to all the ones that do from my website... look at it so far, on my domesticcatlinks.html page

Re: How catchy is it? (OT - about vet school adoption programs)

2006-11-12 Thread Jennifer Phaewryn O'Gwynn
Whoops, didn't realize that was to the entire list, meant to take that on off list. OR to the OT list... hint hint MC! Phaewryn Please adopt a cat from Little Cheetah Cat Rescue!!! http://ucat.us/adopt.html Low cost SpayNeuter services in VT, and Emergency Financial Assistance for cat

Re: How catchy is it? (OT - about vet school adoption programs)

2006-11-12 Thread Jennifer Phaewryn O'Gwynn
Are you on the OT group yet Terrie? If not, you should join... I've just moved this conversation over there. I'll send you an invite... ignore it if you're already over there.. Phaewryn Please adopt a cat from Little Cheetah Cat Rescue!!! http://ucat.us/adopt.html Low cost SpayNeuter

Re: Felv+/FIV+ policy for rescues

2006-11-12 Thread Jennifer Phaewryn O'Gwynn
Test for both, using the combo ELISA "snap" test (the one most vet offices do right while you wait in the exam room). If it shows double neg, retest again with same test in 1 month to confirm negative prior to adoption as neg cat, if the cat being absolutely negative is that important to

Re: Felv+/FIV+ policy for rescues

2006-11-12 Thread Jennifer Phaewryn O'Gwynn
Oh and missed the what would I do part of that. In the case of FIV positive, I advertise the cat for adoption as FIV+ and provide educational links and brochures for people so they can learn about FIV and know that it's OK to have a FIV+ cat with other negative cats. These usually take

Re: Felv+/FIV+ policy for rescues

2006-11-12 Thread Jennifer Phaewryn O'Gwynn
MC, why do the western blot at all? The DNA test is a sure thing the way I see it, the DNA test has made the western blot obsolete. Phaewryn Please adopt a cat from Little Cheetah Cat Rescue!!! http://ucat.us/adopt.html Low cost SpayNeuter services in VT, and Emergency Financial

Re: Felv+/FIV+ policy for rescues

2006-11-12 Thread Jennifer Phaewryn O'Gwynn
No, my logic behind the 1 month is, it's better than one week, and usually as long as most rescues are willing to wait to put a healthy "negative" cat up for adoption. If I'd said 120 days like you did (for a retest to assure a neg result) she probably would have been like "120 Days? I have

Re: Felv+/FIV+ policy for rescues

2006-11-12 Thread Jennifer Phaewryn O'Gwynn
I'm also saving the cat another blood draw at a later date by retesting for the FIV and the FELV at the same time. (which translates into saving the rescue $ too) Phaewryn Please adopt a cat from Little Cheetah Cat Rescue!!! http://ucat.us/adopt.html Low cost SpayNeuter services in VT, and

Re: Felv+/FIV+ policy for rescues

2006-11-12 Thread Jennifer Phaewryn O'Gwynn
One of the vet sites does specifically mention that "Young cats and kittens under one year of age, and cats with compromised immune systems are more susceptible to FELV." FIV is "immunodefiency syndrome" thus plopping them right directly into that "compromised immune system" category

Re: Felv+/FIV+ policy for rescues

2006-11-12 Thread Jennifer Phaewryn O'Gwynn
True. But then there's you and me woman, we must educate the world! (say the educate the world part in cartoon super-hero voice, while pumping fist into the air andsticking out chest) I wish I wasn't broke and out of ink in my printer. I would print off that webpage about the DNA

Re: Felv+/FIV+ policy for rescues

2006-11-12 Thread Jennifer Phaewryn O'Gwynn
Oh, so very true, and that had not occurred to me! They even say on one of the FIP webpages that FIP has absolutely nothing to do withinfection of the peritonealtissue, that the name came from the first stages of research when they were unsure of it's exact pathology. So, yeah, it's

Re: Felv+/FIV+ policy for rescues

2006-11-12 Thread Jennifer Phaewryn O'Gwynn
As a child that spent most of her childhood in and out of hospitals, you can be sure Iknew whatimmune compromised meant before I could read. :) Phaewryn Please adopt a cat from Little Cheetah Cat Rescue!!! http://ucat.us/adopt.html Low cost SpayNeuter services in VT, and Emergency Financial

Re: Scooter has gone to the bridge

2006-11-13 Thread Jennifer Phaewryn O'Gwynn
Peggy, I'm so sorry Scooter passed on. I think you've really pulled all the good out of the situation, from reading your post, you sound like you've really learned a lot that will help other cats in the future from Scooter's experience. Your vet is right, you should keep the memory of

Re: Reliability of SNAP tests

2006-11-13 Thread Jennifer Phaewryn O'Gwynn
I'm going to post this reply in 3 logical parts. Part one explains why ANY test could result in a false result, due to the nature of the viruses. Part two explains the operator error aspect of the procedure. Part three actually talks about the studied nature of false testing results on

Re: OT Help, I am so embarrassed

2006-11-13 Thread Jennifer Phaewryn O'Gwynn
Point out when the other people smell bad? Go to the boss and whine every time someone farts in the office? Humm... try the Gain with Febreeze (the purple cap one), the Downy liquid with the Febreeze (purple caps again), and the Bouce sheets with Febreeze (the lavender box). Those both have

Re: OT Help, I am so embarrassed

2006-11-13 Thread Jennifer Phaewryn O'Gwynn
Did the dress sit in the washer overnight? If so, you may have smelled moldy, not like cat pee It's possible the cat peed on the washer, and the pee ran in on top of the clean wash, right? You have a top-loading washer? Phaewryn Please adopt a cat from Little Cheetah Cat Rescue!!!

Re: You are my support group-please add Schumacher to the CLS

2006-11-13 Thread Jennifer Phaewryn O'Gwynn
I'm sorry for your loss Brenda. As far as I'm concerned, FIV posts are welcome here, we would have been happy to discuss his case with you (or just provide support along the way), please don't feel you can't post here for support just because your cat isn't FELV+! I haven't had a FELV+

Re: Update on Antonio

2006-11-15 Thread Jennifer Phaewryn O'Gwynn
You didn't mention your vet upping his pain meds... I do hope he's getting enough pain meds! MY vet wouldn't even let Tang leave the hospital until his butt inflammation went down to almost normal, due to wanting tobe really consistentwith the pain meds. Phaewryn Please adopt a cat from

Re: Moses tested FeLv+ and FeLv- I'm confused!

2006-11-15 Thread Jennifer Phaewryn O'Gwynn
PCR is unreliable and a waste of money. You must wait 120 days tobe sure of ANY test result by ANY means, due to the nature of the virus: Cats will test positive around 30 days post-exposure on the ELISA test. The pathogenesis of FeLV can take one of three paths. Cats can be transiently

Re: Update on Valley - and thank you

2006-11-15 Thread Jennifer Phaewryn O'Gwynn
The skin of the aloe is toxic, the gel "juice" from INSIDE the plant is not. :) It was discussed here about 3 years ago... I have good memory. There was/is an aloe-basedproduct (Acemanann) that's used to treat FELV it's carefully extracted from the gel (the inner parts of the leaves),

Fw: To everyone collecting KMR labels for Bazil!!!

2006-11-15 Thread Jennifer Phaewryn O'Gwynn
Message - From: Angela To: Jennifer Phaewryn O'Gwynn Sent: Monday, November 13, 2006 10:17 PM Subject: Re: Bazil Hello, Bazil is doing wonderful! He is four years old now which is amazing! He still has all the same health problems which he will have for life but I've also gained a lot

Fw: Gruesomely injured FeLV+ cat in need of home.

2006-11-15 Thread Jennifer Phaewryn O'Gwynn
Contact: [EMAIL PROTECTED] - Original Message - From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: undisclosed-recipients: Sent: Wednesday, November 15, 2006 10:49 AM Subject: [Special_Needs_Rescue_Cats] Handsome FeLV+ kitty ISO home or rescue Great cat. Hard-working rescuer! Please contact me directly if

Re: Moses tested FeLv+ and FeLv- I'm confused!

2006-11-15 Thread Jennifer Phaewryn O'Gwynn
Depends on the lab and you never know WHAT lab your vet is going to send it to. Let me put it this way, a very valid study was done on the PCR test for FIV (which, granted is different from FELV), and they tested several cats, some who were positive, some were negative, and they threw in some

(OT) Please send good vibes to my friend's cat, Emily, she has breast cancer.

2006-11-15 Thread Jennifer Phaewryn O'Gwynn
;operations/field work TITLE:Cat Rescuer NOTE:I rescue cats. I run a small personal rescue operation, all on my own, and out of pocket. Donations appreciated at any time! Paypal donations can be sent to [EMAIL PROTECTED] or send donations via check or money order to Jennifer O'Guin, PO Box 1008, Hardwick VT

Re: Fw: Gruesomely injured FeLV+ cat in need of home.

2006-11-15 Thread Jennifer Phaewryn O'Gwynn
No idea, you'll have to contact the CONTACT I listed. :-) Phaewryn In a message dated 11/15/2006 4:46:23 P.M. Pacific Standard Time, [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: Contact: [EMAIL PROTECTED] - Original Message - From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: undisclosed-recipients: Sent: Wednesday,

Re: (OT) Please send good vibes to my friend's cat, Emily, she has breast can...

2006-11-15 Thread Jennifer Phaewryn O'Gwynn
I'm going to forward everyone's posts to her... unless she joins herself. Thank you guys! Renee is the person that brought all the feral cats up from New Jersey where they were being killed by animal control because the cemetery they lived in was being renovated. I inherited my feral colony from

Re: One year ago today

2006-11-15 Thread Jennifer Phaewryn O'Gwynn
Wow Sherry, that was a whole year ago? It seems like just a few months! We're glad you decided to stick around! The first anniversary is always SO hard, my thoughts go out to you and your sweet Maizee Grace, may this upcoming year bring you only happy memories of her! She will never be forgotten

Re: Update on Antonio

2006-11-16 Thread Jennifer Phaewryn O'Gwynn
Yeah, if he's back to his old self, I wouldn't worry too much about the pain. I'm glad he's bounced back so quickly! Phaewryn Please adopt a cat from Little Cheetah Cat Rescue!!! http://ucat.us/adopt.html Low cost SpayNeuter services in VT, and Emergency Financial Assistance for cat owners:

Re: (OT) Please send good vibes to my friend's cat, Emily, she has breast cancer.

2006-11-16 Thread Jennifer Phaewryn O'Gwynn
Thank you Belinda, I sent her the link to the CLS. Phaewryn Please adopt a cat from Little Cheetah Cat Rescue!!! http://ucat.us/adopt.html Low cost SpayNeuter services in VT, and Emergency Financial Assistance for cat owners: http://ucat.us/VermontLowCost.html Special Needs Cat Resources:

Re: need prayers

2006-11-16 Thread Jennifer Phaewryn O'Gwynn
Are you SURE that there are no fleas in the house? Fleas are the most common cause of anemia. Did you test them for Hemobartonella (several times, several different cats)? What brand of food do you feed (what's the first ingredient)? Hemobartonella: How is Diagnosis Confirmed? Confirmation of

Re: Michelle: Lucy

2006-11-16 Thread Jennifer Phaewryn O'Gwynn
I'd recheck that with the manufacturer before giving it Sub-Q, it seems I recall it being said it is NOT meant to be given sub-q, and MUST be IV. I'd hate for her to have her skin start to slough off or something else horrible due to using I-R off label!!! http://www.neogen.com/immunoregulin.htm

Re: New member/old member

2006-11-18 Thread Jennifer Phaewryn O'Gwynn
Welcome back Beth, and congrats on your new baby! I've learned that having a half bald cat isn't so bad, so long as he's not itchy and miserable, I wouldn't worry about it too much, hair is cosmetic! Phaewryn (you'll remember me as Jenn most likely, I've changed my name, my FELV baby's name was

Re: OT Help, I am so embarrassed

2006-11-18 Thread Jennifer Phaewryn O'Gwynn
LOL, Utah isn't really on my list of places to live either! Well, there are other professions where you work with animals that isn't as sad as the vet offices are, and there are lots of other shelters besides Best Friends (the ASPCA in NY is always hiring it seems), but you're right, so long as

Re: Bandy and Inky update

2006-11-18 Thread Jennifer Phaewryn O'Gwynn
Poor Bandy! I wish you could get his ringworm under control, he's been suffering with it for SO long now, poor baby. Is it possible that his immune system is causing the ringworm reoccurrences? Could it be a low immune system, making his body more susceptible, or the other way, could his immune

Re: another despair - prayer for Rikki - ARF/FIP?

2006-11-18 Thread Jennifer Phaewryn O'Gwynn
Do you have ANY houseplants Hideyo, any plants inside at all, or where the cats can access them? Do you have any peeling paint on anything (walls, windowsills, tables, cabinets)? Is there any stuffing or fibers that the cats can touch hanging out of any of your furniture or beds? Can the cats

Re: Tsunade

2006-11-18 Thread Jennifer Phaewryn O'Gwynn
I'm glad to hear Tsunade is doing better, and your vet is confident in her health! Maybe her body just doesn't like the food you are feeding? Phaewryn Please adopt a cat from Little Cheetah Cat Rescue!!! http://ucat.us/adopt.html Low cost SpayNeuter services in VT, and Emergency Financial

Re: another despair - prayer for Rikki - ARF/FIP?

2006-11-18 Thread Jennifer Phaewryn O'Gwynn
I just don't know Hideyo it sounds like you're doing everything good to me. You should know that organic doesn't necessarily mean safe when it comes to cats. Some of the organic things they use as cleaners can be twice as toxic to cats as plain old chemical cleaners. Read the ingredients

Re: another despair - prayer for Rikki - ARF/FIP?

2006-11-18 Thread Jennifer Phaewryn O'Gwynn
Cats will chew up some odd things. I'm glad Tiger is recovering now, I hope he is feeling better very soon! Phaewryn Please adopt a cat from Little Cheetah Cat Rescue!!! http://ucat.us/adopt.html Low cost SpayNeuter services in VT, and Emergency Financial Assistance for cat owners:

Re: OT my neighbor is killing all the cats- SOS

2006-11-19 Thread Jennifer Phaewryn O'Gwynn
I would definitely post flyers around the neighborhood, warning the neighborhood that a person in the neighborhood is putting out rat poison with the intent to kill stray cats that enter his yard. I wouldn't mention his name, just tell people to PLEASE keep their cats indoors. There's really

Re: OT: Antonio Update - butt juice

2006-11-21 Thread Jennifer Phaewryn O'Gwynn
LOL! Tigger also likes to jump up and stand on my shoulders, and he always turns around and looks back behind me, which means all you see as I walk towards you is Tigger butt, tail straight up in the air wagging. I go up to my boyfriend and say See me one-eyed parrot? Rraark! Tiggy want a cracker?

Re: Can FelV Positive Cats Affect health of Transplant Patient?

2006-11-22 Thread Jennifer Phaewryn O'Gwynn
That applies to ALL cats, not just FELV+ ones. CATS in general (and dogs too, for that matter), can carry things immuno-compromised humans may be more apt to catch, like worms, protozoan infections, toxoplasmosis, and just germs in general. The FELV has no effect on that matter. Yes, cornell has

Re: OT Help, I am so embarrassed

2006-11-22 Thread Jennifer Phaewryn O'Gwynn
I've heard horror stories about wood laminate, the cat/dog pee eats through the finish and destroys it. Phaewryn Please adopt a cat from Little Cheetah Cat Rescue!!! http://ucat.us/adopt.html Low cost SpayNeuter services in VT, and Emergency Financial Assistance for cat owners:

Re: Happy Thanksgiving guys

2006-11-22 Thread Jennifer Phaewryn O'Gwynn
Same back to you Wendy! And to everyone else too! I am truly thankful to have such a wonderful group of people to keep me company! I've made my cranberry/apple sauce, the fudge is cooling now, the sweet potato pies are in the oven (3 of them, I promised 2 as gifts), and all my veggie prep work

Re: Sick cat, ideas?

2006-11-22 Thread Jennifer Phaewryn O'Gwynn
I'd HIGHLY suspect herpes-virus. Herpes can cause all of the same symptoms as an URI can, plus it's MORE apt to cause eyes to seal shut and to cause cornea damage. It IS treatable though, I have a regimen suggested a year or so ago from this list: One treatment for Feline Herpes recommended to me

Re: OT Help, I am so embarrassed

2006-11-22 Thread Jennifer Phaewryn O'Gwynn
If I ever build my own home (like yeah, never), I would put in stained concrete floors. Stained concrete looks REALLY nice, almost marble if it's done right (at a fraction of the cost). Phaewryn Please adopt a cat from Little Cheetah Cat Rescue!!! http://ucat.us/adopt.html Low cost SpayNeuter

Re: new diagnosis

2006-11-23 Thread Jennifer Phaewryn O'Gwynn
Hi Dianne, sorry you had to find us, but I am glad you did! Yes, you do need to find a more sympathetic vet! First off, JUST doing a FELV test is NOT really good enough to make such a drastic decision on. Your vet needs to pull a CBC (that's a full blood testing panel), or at least check her

Re: new diagnosis

2006-11-23 Thread Jennifer Phaewryn O'Gwynn
Some members here use both Transfer Factor AND Rescue Remedy, both of which are flower essence derived products, I believe. I know many here use L-Lysine, Vitamin C, Co-enzyme-Q-10, and Pet-tinic or another vitamin/mineral supplement. I personally swear by Nutri-Cal gel, Lixo-Tinic (the HORSE

Re: OT Big problem, help

2006-11-24 Thread Jennifer Phaewryn O'Gwynn
I think you're pretty much out of luck on this one Kelley. I'd call it a learning experience, and let her come take the cats, and then NEVER deal with that group again. If the cats are costing you more and more every day, it only makes sense to let the rescue come pick them up if you are not

Re: Asia, second opinion/report from Wed

2006-11-24 Thread Jennifer Phaewryn O'Gwynn
hemothorax could be: Pneumothorax refers to air accumulation in the chest cavity. As odd as this sounds, the chest cavity must have a vacuum (no air) to work properly. There should be no air pressure outside the lungs. This enables them to inflate when the muscle of the chest are relaxed and it

Re: combining treatments

2006-11-24 Thread Jennifer Phaewryn O'Gwynn
I saw the question the first time, but I don't know the answer, thus my lack of a response. I thought Baytril was a pill, not an injection. Are you sure he went downhill BECAUSE of the steroid injection, or maybe it was just an odd coincidence? Someone here should be able to tell you more about

Two copies of every email?

2006-11-24 Thread Jennifer Phaewryn O'Gwynn
Anyone else getting two copies of every email sent to the list tonight? Phaewryn VT low cost SpayNeuter, and Emergency Financial Assistance for cat owners: http://ucat.us/VermontLowCost.html Special Needs Cat Resources: http://ucat.us/domesticcatlinks.html

Re: Asia - new/additional diagnosis

2006-11-25 Thread Jennifer Phaewryn O'Gwynn
I personally think the Innova Evo is a really good food, and have never even heard of Natural Balance. But you're right, at this point, the important thing is just to get anything into her, so I'd feed her which-ever she likes the best! I'm SO glad you got that second opinion from a better vet!

Re: Dr. Ward's consult

2006-11-25 Thread Jennifer Phaewryn O'Gwynn
Sounds good so far, good luck Dianne! Phaewryn VT low cost SpayNeuter, and Emergency Financial Assistance for cat owners: http://ucat.us/VermontLowCost.html Special Needs Cat Resources: http://ucat.us/domesticcatlinks.html

Re: Prevalence of FELV?

2006-11-25 Thread Jennifer Phaewryn O'Gwynn
It depends greatly on the area the studies were done in, so you will se a lot of variances in the numbers depending on the source. I would suspect it's no more common in ferals (true, wild, unsocialized cats) than in free-roaming domestics (strays, owned cats allowed to go outside, escaped

Re: Felv+/FIV+ policy for rescues

2006-11-26 Thread Jennifer Phaewryn O'Gwynn
something that all rescues/shelters should know is that idexx, at least, has a great discount program for 501(c)3s--i'm fuzzy on the current details, but it used to be that you had to buy in bulk (30 test kits, which during kitten season any group can easily go through!), with each

Re: Pepper died

2006-11-26 Thread Jennifer Phaewryn O'Gwynn
I'm so sorry for your loss Candace. Phaewryn Please save Whitey! http://ucat.us/Whitey.html VT low cost SpayNeuter, and Emergency Financial Assistance for cat owners: http://ucat.us/VermontLowCost.html Special Needs Cat Resources: http://ucat.us/domesticcatlinks.html

Re: blood testing for FeLV etc

2006-11-26 Thread Jennifer Phaewryn O'Gwynn
Humm, ok, maybe it is 3 drops. I swear, I've seen vets do it and they only used a drop, but maybe they were not doing it right. Phaewryn Please save Whitey! http://ucat.us/Whitey.html VT low cost SpayNeuter, and Emergency Financial Assistance for cat owners: http://ucat.us/VermontLowCost.html

OT, I found something fun to do online

2006-11-26 Thread Jennifer Phaewryn O'Gwynn
Check it out, I'm making wiki-how guides: This one was a requested one: http://www.wikihow.com/Take-Good-Care-of-Two-Female-Cats Phaewryn Please save Whitey! http://ucat.us/Whitey.html VT low cost SpayNeuter, and Emergency Financial Assistance for cat owners: http://ucat.us/VermontLowCost.html

Re: blood testing for FeLV etc

2006-11-27 Thread Jennifer Phaewryn O'Gwynn
Yeah, really, a drop isn't such an accurate form of measurement, the drop size would vary I should think, depending on the consistency of the blood. Phaewryn Please save Whitey! http://ucat.us/Whitey.html VT low cost SpayNeuter, and Emergency Financial Assistance for cat owners:

Re: Stamp/Anemia

2006-11-27 Thread Jennifer Phaewryn O'Gwynn
What kind of litter was he eating? That can be deadly if it's a clay litter Phaewryn Please save Whitey! http://ucat.us/Whitey.html VT low cost SpayNeuter, and Emergency Financial Assistance for cat owners: http://ucat.us/VermontLowCost.html Special Needs Cat Resources:

Re: OT, I found something fun to do online

2006-11-27 Thread Jennifer Phaewryn O'Gwynn
I do spend more time online than I should :-) If you want me to add things to your wiki, just send me the url, and I'll see if I can add any valid info. Phaewryn Please save Whitey! http://ucat.us/Whitey.html VT low cost SpayNeuter, and Emergency Financial Assistance for cat owners:

Re: South Korea (OT)

2006-11-27 Thread Jennifer Phaewryn O'Gwynn
It's Korea, so no, there's nothing we can do. They still EAT cats and dogs there, skinning them alive after plunging them live into a pot of boiling water. The good news with global warming, most of the Asian countries that are so backwards in animal welfare will be partially under water as

Re: Guage of needles for subQ???

2006-11-27 Thread Jennifer Phaewryn O'Gwynn
Yes, sub-q can be done with smaller needles, keep in mind that the smaller the needle, the LONGER it will take to get the same amount of fluids in, if you go too small, you may have to sit there and squeeze the bag the entire time (and it could take 30 minutes of longer). There has been some

Re: Stamp/Anemia/Litter suggestions

2006-11-27 Thread Jennifer Phaewryn O'Gwynn
Maybe try World's Best or sWheat Scoop? Those are both wheat or corn based I think... should be digestible, at least. I'd definitely try to use something digestible corn, wheat... something like that. I'm currently using HORSE stall pine shavings, and it's saved me TONS of money already. A

Re: loose stools

2006-11-27 Thread Jennifer Phaewryn O'Gwynn
Specifically WHICH parasites did your vet test for? How about Giardia, Coccidia, and Tritrichomonsis? Have you done food trials to test for food allergies? The best treatment for diarrhea is to find the cause and to treat the cause that involves lots of testing. Phaewryn Please save

Re: Innoculation protocol for adult cats with unknown health histories

2006-11-28 Thread Jennifer Phaewryn O'Gwynn
Adult cats do not need FELV vaccines. The only exception to that would be if you KNEW the cat was going to be living in a household with FELV+ cats, and even then, it's not required, just recommended. Healthy adult cats develop natural immunity. Adult cats with unknown histories should get a FVRCP

Re: Innoculation protocol for adult cats with unknown healthhistories

2006-11-28 Thread Jennifer Phaewryn O'Gwynn
Perhaps the terminology is more correct, but if you do a search for Injection Site Sarcoma, you'll probably get far fewer pages about it than if you search for Vaccine Associated Sarcomas. And... it is the same condition. So, I'm more apt to use the name that is most common when referring people

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