[Felvtalk] Question about FeLV/FIV testing

2013-09-23 Thread Betheny Laubenthal
What's the earliest that testing using a SNAP test for FeLV/FIV can be done so that it is accurate? I know that if it is done early on, it can be inaccurate. The reason I asked is that we adopted out a 10 week old kitten July 16. We did not test. I don't like testing before 16 weeks. We pulled

Re: [Felvtalk] Rehoming positive kittens

2013-08-08 Thread Betheny Laubenthal
I kept my Felv kittens. Keeping them segregated from the other cats in the home. On Thu, Aug 8, 2013 at 12:56 PM, Katherine Kershaw kaths...@gmail.comwrote: Has anyone had luck with rehoming kittens who test positive for FeLV? I have been fostering healthy kittens successfully for a number of

Re: [Felvtalk] Homemade food for FeLV cats

2013-06-07 Thread Betheny Laubenthal
I feed a balanced raw diet to my 10 month old. He gets a mixture of cornish game hen (with bone), liver, chicken (with bone), turkey, beef and pork. He's thriving on it. I don't follow a recipe per say because I've been feeding my 10 year old IBD kitty a raw diet for 3 years and have managed to

Re: [Felvtalk] Clavamox aka Augmentin

2013-06-06 Thread Betheny Laubenthal
I buy fish antibiotics for my feral cats (my vet knows this). I only treat minor infections on my own with my vet's guidance. With infections that require a vet visit, I start conservative treatment until the time the appointment is (which could be up to 3 days away). I buy the 500mg pills. I

[Felvtalk] Introduction

2013-05-20 Thread Betheny Laubenthal
Hi. My name is Beth. I run a feral cat rescue. That's how I ended up with Mozart, a 10 month old kitten. April 18, I took him to a spay clinic to get neutered, his rabies vaccination and for a Felv/FIV test. He tested positive for Felv. It was recommended that he immediately be euthanized.

Re: [Felvtalk] Introduction

2013-05-20 Thread Betheny Laubenthal
Thank you. I love that group! Stephanie is wonderful! Thank you for the link. As for vaccinating, I order two different vaccines: with and without-4 ways. I found a cheaper source. From a vet catalog. Local pet store-the owner is a vet tech and she offers vaccinations at her store. Running

Re: [Felvtalk] Introduction

2013-05-20 Thread Betheny Laubenthal
Amanda (and everyone else), Have you heard of RetroMAD1? A friend of mine suggested it. http://blog.lepak.com/2011/02/au-tests-retromad1-new-wonder-drug.html Maybe I'm grasping at straws, but I cannot give up without a good fight. There has got to be something that works. --Beth