Re: [Felvtalk] Sanctuaries

2011-02-26 Thread Carmen Conklin
I agree Susan, the more humans available, the more likely the sanctuary to be a good one. There are a few 'in home' ones that are good too. Depending on how many animals you can handle financially. We started with only one building and we now have a brand new sixth one being completed inside (with

Re: [Felvtalk] Sanctuaries

2011-02-25 Thread Carmen Conklin
If you are considering any sanctuary for your animals, please visit that sanctuary personally to see how the animals are cared for and if it is what it says it is. Our special needs sanctuary for felines has five very nice buildings and a brand new large sixth building is being completed or will

Re: [Felvtalk] Message 6: Finding homes for cats upon death

2010-12-22 Thread Carmen Conklin
To Dorlis- Hi from C W Rustic Hollow Shelter in Nashua, Iowa. We are the sanctuary you contacted. We have over 375 cats in five separate homelike atmosphere..cage free...TV's with Catsitter videos and outdoor environments to watch the 'real bird TV' in a screened in 'catio' for three seasons of

Re: [Felvtalk] Felvtalk Digest, Vol 24, Issue 3

2010-06-02 Thread Carmen Conklin
1. RE. Immunity. Hi, Lorrie, I read with interest your post and wanted to weigh in on an interesting circumstances that happened at our sanctuary some years ago which made us determine that we had to test every cat and kitten in a litter. We had a mother cat come in who was pregnant. She was

Re: [Felvtalk] (FeLV talk) Sanctuaries

2009-08-31 Thread Carmen Conklin
I am a member of this list who doesn't get a chance to spend time responding to posts, but I would like to encourage those looking into sanctuaries to be sure to visit them if at all possible and that is a great idea about asking what happens to the cats or the sanctuary if the founders die or can

[Felvtalk] to Michael

2009-08-28 Thread Carmen Conklin
Hi, to all and Michael, I'd love to hear more about your FeLV kits and Second Chance Meow. Carmen furballs at C W ___ Felvtalk mailing list

[Felvtalk] mixing FeLV pos and neg

2009-02-21 Thread Carmen Conklin
I am writing in response to Lauries note about Isabella. I have had several negative FeLV cats that have been mixed with the FeLV positives over the years and NONE of them ever acquired a positive status to the FeLV. It is definitely NOT an airborne disease in any way and it takes a very

[Felvtalk] FeLV survey, please take part, just a personal one to better understand FeLV

2009-02-07 Thread Carmen Conklin
We have 40 FeLV cats (and several kittens) at our special needs sanctuary where they live in cage free environment with outdoor enclosed screened in areas to spend time in. I so applaud those of you who care for a FeLV kitty and offer them a forever home til there time is up. We work with rescues

Re: [Felvtalk] ALL KITTENS NEGATIVE !!!! YIPPE !!!!!!!!!

2008-10-27 Thread Carmen Conklin
That's really good news!! We've seen a lot of pos. moms and many of the kittens are negative. And on occasion we had a negative mom (on three tests) have 2 pos. kittens out of five. the rest were negative. We learned then we had to test every kitten every time, no matter what. that was a long

Re: [Felvtalk] Testing New Kittens - Need Help

2008-09-30 Thread Carmen Conklin
Michelle, I am relatively new to the group, but I do agree with Beth that it is important to test all the kittens. We used to do what your vet said y ears ago, then discovered on more than one occasion since, that if a mom is negative it does not mean the kittens ARE negative. We had a case

Re: [Felvtalk] Fw: Re: Some positive, some negative?

2008-09-07 Thread Carmen Conklin
We work with a large number of special needs animals and yes, we have had experience with a negative mother (several tests) who had five kittens and 3 were negative and two were positive. So we have to test all kittens and mom from any litters we might see even if mom is negative. I've seen

Re: [Felvtalk] Need Opinions on Testing new cats for FELV

2008-09-05 Thread Carmen Conklin
Hi, Michelle, Your post caught my attention. I would tend to agree with your veterinarian about the one month time for testing. Even for kittens. I have worked with Feline Leukemia cats since 1985 and we currently have around 25-35 at any given time. IN spite of the fact that kittens are more

RE: Buzz emancipated

2008-04-10 Thread Carmen Conklin
of the success stories. My other cats chase each other a lot but I don't think they do much biting. Charllie is the loveable one who thinks it is his job to wash everybody, though. He is the one I am most worried about. - Original Message - From: Carmen Conklin To: felvtalk

RE: Buzz emancipated

2008-04-09 Thread Carmen Conklin
Hi Sue, Glad to hear you are letting Buzz out into the general population. We have had good success with mixing our FeLV kits with non positive cats. We have had 4 different felines who lived in close association with the other felines and they did NOT have a FeLV vaccination either. They

RE: Introducing Sissy and Rocket

2008-04-09 Thread Carmen Conklin
Hi, I SO agree with tonya! Carmen Date: Tue, 8 Apr 2008 19:12:16 -0700From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]: Re: Introducing Sissy and RocketTo: If it were me I would trap and neuter the rest of the colony and not test them for felv. tonyaGloria Lane [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

RE: Ringworm

2008-04-03 Thread Carmen Conklin
Chris, saw your note on ringworm. I'm new here but have bouts of ringworm at our sanctuary occasionally, particularly with my FIV felines as it is harder for them to fight off. It will resolve itself on its own in time, but for cleaning, I use a spray on furniture, bedding, etc-Chlorhexadine

RE: Ringworm

2008-04-03 Thread Carmen Conklin
Hey, Laurie, you too! carmen From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]: [EMAIL PROTECTED]: Re: RingwormDate: Thu, 3 Apr 2008 13:27:46 -0600 Hi Carmen, nice to see you here! :-) Laurie - Original Message - From: Carmen Conklin To: Sent: Thursday, April 03, 2008 12:47

RE: Ringworm

2008-04-03 Thread Carmen Conklin
I saw c on the internet on a site at, for $12.95 a gallon ( it is mixed with water-diluted)phone 800-419-9524. You can get it through your veterinarian as ours uses it exclusively in their office to disinfect. But it might be more expensive? perhaps. CarmenI saw chlorhexidine on

RE: new to FeLV

2006-06-15 Thread Carmen Conklin
Hi Roxanne, Keep working with him. I'd treat all the symptoms first and see how he is after that. There is always a chance for finding a place for him too. Give him a chance and see if all the health problems don't work themselves out. If not, then you know you did everything you possibly could

RE: my 1 1/2 yr old cat is not having bowel movements?need advice(jayden)

2005-03-30 Thread Carmen Conklin
Hi. I am new to the list, and there was no text message that I saw but your subject header got my attention. If your cat is not having any bowel movements and products like Laxatone are not helping, do NOT wait too many days before taking your cat to the veterinarian. He 'may' have Mega-colon