Re: [Felvtalk] advice on kitty's loose tooth

2009-11-20 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
is not a big event like for us so I don't think we should do anything to turn it into a stressful event for them! That's my two cents. Caroline Kaufmann Date: Thu, 19 Nov 2009 18:12:48 -0500 From: dtshr...@gmail.com To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] advice

[Felvtalk] re loose teeth- but not really

2009-11-20 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
mysterious ways. I have learned to just go with it and not question it too much. How else would I end up with a pit/rott, gargoyle-looking, mommy's-baby dog!? I hope everyone is doing well. Find me on facebook if you are on there! caroline kaufmann

Re: [Felvtalk] Anyone else on Facebook?

2009-03-26 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
me. caroline kaufmann. Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2009 10:39:52 -0700 From: ma...@bemikitties.com To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Anyone else on Facebook? Got it and added you! -- Belinda happiness is being owned by cats ... http://bemikitties.com http

Re: [Felvtalk] 3 1/2 month old kitten with diarrhea

2008-11-14 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
to be very direct, like a deep bite wound, or transmission through birth. Again, that's my own opinion just based on experience and my own self education and I know other list members and vets will disagree, so in the end, it's always up to you to do what's best for the cat. caroline kaufmann

Re: [Felvtalk] diagnosing FIP

2008-11-07 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
Have you joined the FIP yahoo group? If not, do so. They are great. [EMAIL PROTECTED] FIP is not really contagious in the sense that Felv is. I have had 3 fosters die of it and all the other fosters that were exposed to them are fine. And it's not because they were foster-mates or

Re: [Felvtalk] diagnosing FIP

2008-11-07 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
, too. A friend had one cat die from FIP at about 2 years of age and his litter mate lived to 18. My other cats are all 8 or older. Tessa is age unknown but at least a year old. L -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Caroline Kaufmann Sent

Re: [Felvtalk] Kitten chronic loose stool

2008-10-28 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
My Yoda (non-felv) as a baby had a lot of that intermittent diarrhea as a baby (the archives are peppered with my Yoda diarrhea emails!). I got so frustrated- trying everything- and unlike you, I had a stupid doc that just said, oh we didn't find anything in the fecal-- and I was like, well,

Re: [Felvtalk] holistic medicine/veterinarins

2008-10-17 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
http://www.horizonvetserv.com/ Dr. Maier. She does phone and email consultations. She treated my Monkee in the last weeks he was with me. No saving him, but her treatments made him more comfortable in those last days I do believe. caroline kaufmann Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2008 12:50:14

[Felvtalk] Piggee Piggee is gone

2008-10-13 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
to beat the seizures-- which inevitably he did do. Thank you to everyone who did offer us advice and support in the brief time that we needed you. God bless all of you that care of epileptic cats everyday. Piggee Piggee thanks you for caring for these most special cats. Caroline Kaufmann

[Felvtalk] Lysine added to dry food?

2008-08-21 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
My felv+ foster Manny is going to his new home tonight (with lots of instructions, favorite toys, and probably some lingering anxiety from me!). Manny has been a finnicky canned food eater ever since I've had him- which has sucked b/c that is how I like to get supplements in him like lysine

Re: [Felvtalk] Lysine added to dry food?

2008-08-21 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
oh you do? powdered lysine? okay, I will have them do that. That seems easy enough! God, I am so excited and also so nervous and yet, so happy for Manny! I'm going to miss him. He's my most gorgeous boy and the most friendly in the house, so now I will have no male-model cat to show off

[Felvtalk] re chemotherapy?

2008-08-21 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
my response is too long- so I split in two- didn't want Adrienne to have to wait on moderator approval. Sorry. 1st of 2 responses from me. Adrienne:I'm sorry about the diagnosis. I have been through this myself. This is a very personal decision you have to make. I can't tell you what to

[Felvtalk] re chemotherapy? 2nd part

2008-08-21 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
2 of 2 from me: I always said that, with what I learned in hindsight, if I had the opportunity to do it differently, I would. At the time, I was not educated enough on the disease to make a truly informed decision about the chemo and I was frantic and not thinking clearly. AND I was obsessed

Re: [Felvtalk] chemotherapy?

2008-08-21 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
Adrienne: I'm sorry about the diagnosis. I have been through this myself. This is a very personal decision you have to make. I can't tell you what to do, jut my experience. My beloved Monkee was diagnosed with lymphosarcoma in April 2007. He was also a Felv+ cat (I had had him tested 3

[Felvtalk] RE Chemotherapy?

2008-08-21 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
Adrienne:I'm sorry about the diagnosis. I have been through this myself. This is a very personal decision you have to make. I can't tell you what to do, jut my experience. My beloved Monkee was diagnosed with lymphosarcoma in April 2007. He was also a Felv+ cat (I had had him tested 3

Re: [Felvtalk] chemotherapy?

2008-08-21 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
Right and that wasn't an issue with me really. I had told my mom that I would practically do anything to have a machine that kept Monkee alive- a Monkee head on top of a machine! That is what I said-- I know, morbid, but we always joke in bad times. So, a 3 legged Monkee- well, both he and

[Felvtalk] Seizures Update

2008-08-19 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
Here's an update on my adopted/returned foster cat with alleged seizures: By the time his appt rolled around yesterday with the vet of my choice, I knew it was going to go well. The more people I talked to about it, the more people said there was something wrong with those people at that

[Felvtalk] Seizures?

2008-08-15 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
I apologize for the length of this email but I need some help. It appears the non-FELV kittens that I fostered a year ago in Sept.- whom all had severe UTIs and were rescued from the general population at Metro-- and whom I feel that I literally rescued from certain death due to the severity

Re: [Felvtalk] Seizures?

2008-08-15 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
doing it too much I have to give him extra medication to hopefully avoid a seizure. -- Michele -- Original message -- From: Caroline Kaufmann [EMAIL PROTECTED] I apologize for the length of this email but I need some help. It appears the non-FELV kittens that I

[Felvtalk] Seizures continued

2008-08-15 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
I cut the thread down-- this is an answer to Michelle: Unfortunately, yes, we are suspecting that and all I can say is that I do plan to address that with my vet on Monday b/c I can talk to him like that. I was hoping he might have some insight. I didn't want to say anything in my original

Re: [Felvtalk] Seizures and some fabulous non-related news!!!

2008-08-15 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
Well, I guess the lord truly does giveth and taketh away in a good ways sometimes! Just as I am struggling to deal with my returned foster suffering from seziures of unknown origin and reaching the height of my stress...I also have the best news I have had in a long time. My feleuk foster

FW: [FIPCatSupport] FW: Transport NJ to PA to NY

2008-05-15 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
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Victory! Kentucky takes a stand to protect pets

2008-04-28 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
Date: Mon, 28 Apr 2008 18:35:05 + From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Victory! Kentucky takes a stand to protect pets ** The Humane Society of the United States KENTUCKY LEGISLATURE CRACKS DOWN ON ANIMAL TORTURE April 28,

RE: Holistic Vet

2008-03-21 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
Dr. Maier at http://www.horizonvetserv.com/ She does phone and email consultations. She usually has you fax records to her. She's great. Phone and Fax: (502) 722-8231 7021 Shelbyville RdSimpsonville, KY 40067 Caroline K. Date: Thu, 20 Mar 2008 22:05:22 -0500From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]:

RE: Junior

2008-03-14 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
Sally, I am so sorry. I didn't expect this. You and Junior made it through so much already. I'm very sorry for your loss. You did right by him- don't ever doubt that. Oddly, I had a dream about Monkee last night- which is rare. I haven't had a Monkee-dream since the night he came to

RE: BooBoo left us

2008-03-03 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
Lynne: I just wanted to let you know that I felt so devastated this morning when I got to work and checked my email and saw the subject lines from this site and the FIP site. I literally said out loud oh god, no. I know it didn't look good for BooBoo after the vet said it looked like FIP

RE: l-lysine

2008-02-28 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
There's no need to give tablets, so definitely, don't put your cat thru that. Key for an asymptomatic Felv+ cat is to keep stress at a minimum so always keep that in mind- you don't want the treatment- in an attempt to keep your cat symptom-free- to be worse than no treatment at all!!

RE: more bad news

2008-02-28 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
You really need to start thinking about getting him Pred. It doesn't matter WHAT it is that it affecting him, but whatever it is, it is bad. He has fluid in his lungs and he can't be comfortable with the aspirations. The Pred will increase his quality of life and make him more comfortable

RE: more questions and thankyou

2008-02-28 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
Chris- it sounds like she was a carrier? Have you heard this term used before as it relates to Felv? When Monkee tested positive for the third time, my vet said it didn't look good for him to just be a carrier- a cat that carries it in the bloodstream, but not in the bone marrow where it

FIV

2008-02-28 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
Does anyone have any direct experience with FIV that they can pass on to me? I know the gist of course, since I foster cats and have met and lost the battle to- both Felv and FIP in the past year (ugh). I have heard that cats with FIV can be fairly successful- live heathly lives barely

RE: more bad news

2008-02-27 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
Lynne: Join [EMAIL PROTECTED] now. This is most likely what my Brumley died from, if you want to go back and read my posts from the archives. FIP is complicated and very very very difficult for, shall I say, run-of-the-mill vets to diagnose. So you need this group's support and expertise

RE: more bad news

2008-02-27 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
Lynne: Definitely join the Yahoo FIP Group- link I sent already. You will learn from them the difference btw wet and dry FIP, ways to diagnosis (actual testing of fluid (the effusion) is better than just a blood titer test- but still not 100%- 100% is still only on necropsy any vet that will

RE: Boo's vet adventure

2008-02-14 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
Plus, since she's a kitten, she needs to be retested in 6 months anyway b/c of the false positives and the possible throwing of the virus I feel like terror/sadness/decision-making needs to definitely be reserved (for later if need be) when it's a kitten that tests Felv+...there is always

RE: More vaccine info/resources

2008-02-11 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
parts of the house with their own litter boxes, food dishes etc. I just don't want to take any risks with this little guy. The most I'm going to do is consider immuno regulin for him. His vet is looking into it this week. Lynne - Original Message - From: Caroline Kaufmann

Info re: vaccinating Felv+ cats (and cats with other retroviruses)

2008-02-11 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
From the moderator of the FIP website. I hope this helps. caroline Hi Caroline,I reposted my message about vaccination.I found some info regarding vaccination of retro-virus infected cats:http://www.aafponline.org/resources/guidelines/2006_Vaccination_Guidelines_JAVMA.pdfVaccination of

More vaccine info/resources

2008-02-11 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
More vaccine info from the FIP group... caroline Hi all, I did notice on this list and general feline health lists that fluboosters can cause adverse reactions in cats and in some cases mighthave triggered FIP. Please ask your vet to report each adverse reactionas I'm pretty sure adverse

RE: BooBoo is home!!

2008-02-08 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
Lynne: That's great that he came through it fine. He sounds very happy. Neutered males crack me up b/c they don't seem to miss a beat after their surgery! It's like nothing happened! Don't get depressed...it's not time for that. He sounds like he's doing really well. What else about

RE: spooked about vaccinations

2008-02-08 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
Marie: There's lost of info out there now about over-vaccination, so it's something to look into. You can google that term as it is related to cats and you will find a ton of info. If the cat is healthy, then generally vaccinations are safe. However, it's important to realize that a

Vaccines- To Marie

2008-02-08 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
Marie: Here's the info from the FIP site I promised. Dr Blake states his opinion and that of Dr Richard Pitcairn and others on his website at http://www.thepetwhisperer.com/Vaccinations.html He also lists a large number of links giving information about vaccinations for animals and your

RE: Immuno-Regullin and exercise

2008-02-08 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
I don't know about the IR, but as far as the vaccs- it sounds like he handled them fine, so there's no need to stress yourself out about it now. Now you know better tho and can better protect him in the future by being better educated. And you are very to lucky to have found this site so

RE: fixing a leukemia kitty

2008-02-07 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
If he's healthy now, then do it. Feleuk cats are prone to cancers- a lot of times, that is what gets them in the end, particularly lymphoscarcoma. Lymphosarcoma is the most common form of cancer in cats and dogs- feleuk or otherwise. But the incidence in Felv+ cats is even higher. This is

RE: fixing a leukemia kitty

2008-02-07 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
is perfectly healthy and an indoor cat. I'll take my chances with any diseases she might possibly pick up. On Feb 7, 2008, at 12:37 PM, Caroline Kaufmann wrote: If he's healthy now, then do it. Feleuk cats are prone to cancers- a lot of times, that is what gets them in the end, particularly

RE: fixing a leukemia kitty

2008-02-07 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
and hops on the bed with his little paws hanging over the side and he watches with me. We both like Hillary Clinton by the way. When she's on I swear he is totally intrigued. He just stares at the TV. Lynne - Original Message - From: Caroline Kaufmann To: felvtalk

RE: Sweet Buzz

2008-02-06 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
I agree with everything Lance said. I foster kittens and also have regular house cats and the fosters have a room- my bedroom which is actually 2 rooms put together-- that they live in. As long as they have their clean environment (which I have to keep clean because it's my room!) and play

RE: new cat

2008-02-06 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
Hi Lynne. Thanks for taking in this baby and doing all that you have for him. I think that's great. Definitely keep him if he is asymptomatic right now. Any vet that recommends a cat that has tested positive for Felv ONE TIME and is asymptomatic is a quack (in my opinion). The veterinary

Brumley is gone

2008-02-06 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
Hello all. Sadly I have to report that my sweet foster kitten Brumley is gone. I know that so many of you championed his cause and helped me with his very intensive care that started the minute I took him home from the condo at the store on Dec. 22. I so wanted him to be a success story

RE: Brumley is gone

2008-02-06 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
you have been for your Brumley. This disease is new to me and my new Himalayan and I'm learning so much from this group already. Again my heartfelt condolences. Lynne - Original Message - From: Caroline Kaufmann To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Wednesday, February 06, 2008 1

RE: new cat

2008-02-06 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
on reading and educating myself about this and do the best I can with the situation. Lynne - Original Message - From: Caroline Kaufmann To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Wednesday, February 06, 2008 12:13 PM Subject: RE: new cat Hi Lynne. Thanks for taking in this baby and doing all

Diet and Nutrition links

2008-02-06 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
Hey guys. Below is a message from one of the members of the FIP support group I recently joined on behalf of Brumley. I asked her again for her referral to the sites devoted to better diet and nutrition for cats. I planned to join once things calmed down with Brumley because keeping up with

RE: Panting

2008-01-27 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
All I know is that I was told by a vet that cats aren't panters like dogs- their bodies don't work the same as dogs. Dogs do it regularly to cool themselves, etc., but it is not a normal function for a cat. I would ask the vet anytime a cat does it. My deceased FELV+ cat only did it in the

RE: Ember

2008-01-25 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
Lance: I would just say to keep a close eye on that panting. When I was in high school, we had an overweight, long haired older cat that started panting like a dog. Problem was, it was mid-July and a very hot one at that. My dad was still practicing veterinary medicine part-time at that

CLS- Possum

2008-01-21 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
Can you add my foster kitten Possum (aka Possee) to the CLS? He was not an FELV cat, but possibly FIP. He was a struggling, failing to thrive white w/ grey kitten (who indeed looked like a Possum), who had a rough start in life and I took him in to give him TLC and see what I could do for

RE: CLS- Possum

2008-01-21 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow man. St. Francis - Original Message - From: Caroline Kaufmann To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Monday, January 21, 2008

RE: CLS- Possum

2008-01-21 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
his neck. I think Possum is a great name and if you don't mind, I might borrow it. --- Sherry DeHaan [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Caroline,I am sorry to hear of your sweet Possee leaving you.He was lucky to have you.Hugs to you. Sherry Caroline Kaufmann [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: .hmmessage

RE: OT: sick 6 mo kitten follow-up

2008-01-10 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
From: Caroline Kaufmann [EMAIL PROTECTED]To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]: Thursday, December 27, 2007 8:39:08 PMSubject: OT: sick 6 mo kitten follow-up Okay, the results are not all in, but I finally talked to the Vet about the blood tests from the sick kitten I took in- which he suspect FIP in. The cat

RE: OT: sick 6 mo kitten follow-up

2008-01-10 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
that ever has! ~~~ Margaret Meade ~~~ - Original Message From: Caroline Kaufmann [EMAIL PROTECTED]To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]: Thursday, December 27, 2007 8:39:08 PMSubject: OT: sick 6 mo kitten follow-up Okay, the results are not all in, but I finally talked to the Vet about the blood

RE: OT: sick 6 mo kitten follow-up

2008-01-10 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
am not a vet but if it will make you feel any better I'll look at it. On Jan 10, 2008 12:30 PM, Caroline Kaufmann [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: The saga continues with my sick cat Brumley. I don't know what to do any more. The conventional vet that saw him on Dec. 24 got the results back from

RE: OT: sick 6 mo kitten follow-up

2008-01-02 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
will deal likewise with their fellow man. St. Francis - Original Message - From: Caroline Kaufmann To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Monday, December 31, 2007 6:45 PM Subject: RE: OT: sick 6 mo kitten follow-up

RE: OT: sick 6 mo kitten follow-up

2007-12-31 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
. St. Francis - Original Message - From: Caroline Kaufmann To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Thursday, December 27, 2007 8:54 PM Subject: RE: OT: sick 6 mo kitten follow-up I have never seen him drink water, so I am not sure. But he's been urinating

OT: sick 6 mo kitten follow-up

2007-12-27 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
Okay, the results are not all in, but I finally talked to the Vet about the blood tests from the sick kitten I took in- which he suspect FIP in. The cat was NEGATIVE for Felv (so that's the second time he's tested neg.- first at approx. 2 mths old, now at 6 mths). He NEGATIVE for FIV (which

RE: OT: sick 6 mo kitten follow-up

2007-12-27 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
, yadda yadda) Kelley On Dec 27, 2007 8:39 PM, Caroline Kaufmann [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Okay, the results are not all in, but I finally talked to the Vet about the blood tests from the sick kitten I took in- which he suspect FIP in. The cat was NEGATIVE for Felv (so that's the second time he's

RE: OT: sick 6 mo kitten follow-up

2007-12-27 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
Okay, that helps a lot. Yeah, you could tell he felt pretty crappy on Monday when he saw the vet. I knew that, the techs knew that, the vet knew that, the cat knew that! But he really rallied so much the very next day and he no longer feels crappy. It's more behavioral now where he's

OT: barn kitten update

2007-12-27 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
Another success! My last barn kitten- the only one still holding out, finally crossed over- as I like to say! SHE PURRED! We've hit all the other milestones: no longer freaking out and hissing and swatting at me when I reach for them: now playing/grooming/acting semi-normal IN FRONT of me;

FIP; and recent spay question

2007-12-25 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
I wanted to resend this with a new subject line, since I am now able to access the Archives and I'm scanning for info on FIP. None of what I'm finding is making me feel better- only worse. caroline From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]: [EMAIL PROTECTED]: ArchivesDate: Tue, 25 Dec 2007 15:02:21 -0500

Archives

2007-12-25 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
I can't access the Archives. I keep trying and I keep getting an error message. It's not my internet service, obviously, or I wouldn't be able to send this email. Anyone else tried? I'd really like to get to the Archives because I took a cat into my home that I took from the store on

RE: Archives

2007-12-25 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
to help you there. A little ooziness is normal. I may actually have follow up instructions on my computer I can send you, I will check. Feel free to call me if you like. On Dec 25, 2007 2:02 PM, Caroline Kaufmann [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I can't access the Archives. I keep trying and I

RE: Archives

2007-12-25 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
I'm a little less worried about FIV, despite what the vet said, b/c I knew this about the bite wounds. And none of my cats fight like that- ever. Plus, by the time I took in the wimpy, frail, undernourished (anorexic) guys, they are so slow they don't even play fight. All were neutered at 2

RE: Archives

2007-12-25 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
be able to help you there. A little ooziness is normal. I may actually have follow up instructions on my computer I can send you, I will check. Feel free to call me if you like. On Dec 25, 2007 2:02 PM, Caroline Kaufmann [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I can't access the Archives. I keep

RE: Archives

2007-12-25 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
is still on the gorup maybe she can give you more information as to treatment. Tiny and Bandy went to the rainbows bridge togetther. Sally On Dec 25, 2007 3:02 PM, Caroline Kaufmann [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I can't access the Archives. I keep trying and I keep getting an error message

RE: New to the list

2007-12-20 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
Get Nutrical- either from your vet, or a lot of pet stores have it- just ask them for it. It's a high calorie supplement for cats. You need to be giving this to him. If he likes it enough, he may just lick it off your fingers. Most cats do like the taste of it. But to get the maximum

OT: diarreah in 6 month old kitten

2007-12-19 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
I have a 6 month old non-felv kitten named Yoda that has had diarrhea pretty much off and on ever since I've had him (Labor Day). Some of you may remember me asking you about Yoda's diarrhea back then (at first I thought it was just the antibiotic for his URI, but he hasn't been on an

OT: socializing barn kittens

2007-12-19 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
My other issue is that is took in 3 female barn kittens last Sat. We are estimating they are about 8 wks (just got spayed on Mon and all weigh almost 3 lbs). They were born in a barn in Indiana- mom was dropped off on this man's farm and had her kittens in the barn. I don't know too many

RE: OT: diarreah in 6 month old kitten

2007-12-19 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
that does it... On Dec 19, 2007 2:32 PM, Caroline Kaufmann [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I have a 6 month old non-felv kitten named Yoda that has had diarrhea pretty much off and on ever since I've had him (Labor Day). Some of you may remember me asking you about Yoda's diarrhea back then (at first I

RE: socializing barn kittens

2007-12-19 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
Thanks! That makes me feel better! I do leave the TV on their room all day to force them to get used to human voices. As far as food bowls and litter box- no problem (except for the inevitable laying in the litter box!). Nothing is going to stop these little pigs from eating...trust me.

RE: OT: diarreah in 6 month old kitten

2007-12-19 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
will treat for coccidia even if nothing shows up on the fecal, because it is so hard to detect. Metronidazole doesn't cure coccidia...Albon or there is a new drug that does it... On Dec 19, 2007 2:32 PM, Caroline Kaufmann [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I have a 6 month old non-felv kitten named Yoda

RE: OT: diarreah in 6 month old kitten

2007-12-19 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
to be true. I'm in the process of consulting another vet. If I learn anything new, I'll let you know. Please keep us posted on Yoda. We are desperate. It is really awful. Jane On Dec 19, 2007, at 3:32 PM, Caroline Kaufmann wrote: I have a 6 month old non-felv kitten named Yoda that has had

RE: socializing barn kittens

2007-12-19 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
Yes! That is exactly what I told my mom! That's the comparison I used. That they make me feel bad about myself b/c of the way they look at me when I come in the room...they look UP at me like I'm the giant from Jack the Beanstock and I'm there to eat them...and when they scamper away from

RE: socializing barn kittens

2007-12-19 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
. St. Francis - Original Message - From: Caroline Kaufmann To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Wednesday, December 19, 2007 4:30 PM Subject: RE: socializing barn kittens Yes! That is exactly what I told my mom! That's

RE: unsubscribing info for Unusually Unique

2007-12-07 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
Well, I wish you wouldn't leave Unusually Unique. We've already lost SO many people. I've stuck it out and I just ignore the fights that go on on this site because I still believe in the greater good- that this list serve can provide good and necessary info, despite the recent animosity.

RE: Questions on Diet and Transfer Factor?

2007-12-05 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
If they like Science Diet Kitten, they will love Wellness kitten-- trust me. I have fed both b/c Wellness is expensive. That is what I give my foster kittens who come to me sick and/or malnourished to really get them going and put on weight. Now that I have two that are no longer sick and

RE: OT:Question

2007-12-05 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
Alright, I am not an expert, but here's what I have know/have learned: I think it depends on the cause of the URI-- which with cats, we know it can be many different things and usually, it's too expensive to actually run a culture and find out what is causing the URI (unless it's a chronically

RE: Ember and (now) weight gain

2007-11-19 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
I LOOOVE the Wellness! All my cats are on it- personal cats and fosters. I have some foster kittens under 1 year old, so they are on Wellness canned kitten (at night) and the Wellness chicken dry that is for kittens and adults. They love love love it. I have one cat that is 1 year

RE: Amoxicillin vs Cephalexin for URI?

2007-11-19 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
What if you have a bottle of powdered Amoxi that you are mixing with water? What is the dosage per pound of body weight? Just want to triple check that I am dosing my cats right... Caroline From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]: [EMAIL PROTECTED]: Re: Amoxicillin vs Cephalexin for URI?Date: Mon, 19 Nov

RE: Question about URI contagion

2007-11-16 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
probably already been exposed anyhow. Sounds like he's responded well to your loving care. FYI - I also had good luck with a dose or two of Zithromax for kittens with URI. Gloria On Nov 16, 2007, at 9:33 AM, Caroline Kaufmann wrote: Does anyone know how long a URI is contagious? I

RE: Question about URI contagion

2007-11-16 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
with a dose or two of Zithromax for kittens with URI. Gloria On Nov 16, 2007, at 9:33 AM, Caroline Kaufmann wrote: Does anyone know how long a URI is contagious? I picked up a B/W approx. 6 mth old kitten from the adoption location last Sat. b/c he'd been suffering from a URI

Question about URI contagion

2007-11-16 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
Does anyone know how long a URI is contagious? I picked up a B/W approx. 6 mth old kitten from the adoption location last Sat. b/c he'd been suffering from a URI- mostly affecting the eyes (no sneezing) for 2-3 weeks and it just wasn't getting better. Poor thing had started to rub off the

RE: Penelope/Grizzabella

2007-11-13 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
Well, sadly, I'm an expert eye ointment doser. You've been given a triple antibiotic, which is pretty standard. The eyeball actually heals itself surprisingly well- it's a little known anatomical fact. It can sustain serious injury, such as painful scratches to the cornea, and it actually

RE: Need some help

2007-11-09 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
Kelley: I am an attorney in Louisville, Kentucky. Since things get done faster sometimes when they are communicated lawyer-to-lawyer, I contacted an attorney in San Francisco who practices 100% animal law (yeah, I didn't even know that was an area of practice either...but hey, it's San

RE: We are having issues

2007-11-09 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
This sounds similar to the Rescue Remedy discussions we have had on this list before (see the archives). I use RR on my cats sometimes and on myself- a lot. But some people say it doesn't work for their cats. If RR hasn't worked for your cat(s) tho, what Unusually Unique is suggesting is

RE: Litterboxes

2007-11-06 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
The pearls are horrible. They may have reformulated them now, so I think they are a little bigger (?), but originally, they were really small, perfectly round pearls and they get everywhere! Monkee would inadvertently track them out of the litter box with him on his feet and then they just

RE: Autumn and Diarrhea

2007-11-05 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
OH MY GOD! This is such a similar experience to what my beloved, and late, Monkee did, I just had to reply! He too got into a homemade cooling loaf of banana nut bread I had left out on the stove top (which he knew he wasn't allowed on)!! I had put a paper towel over top of it and he

RE: Autumn and Diarrhea

2007-11-05 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
I think people on this site have also recc'd- for general diarrhea- in the past to boil a chicken and give them the chicken broth. I have never been able to try it yet though, as I am a vegetarian, thus, I'm not chicken boiler! But it's something else to try to keep her satiated, dehydrated

RE: Glands

2007-10-30 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
My guess would be that they want you too keep a close look out for early signs of Lymphoma. But like Sally says below, a swollen lymph node can be a sign of a treatable infection too. Lymph nodes can swell easily when they are doing their job and working to fight off an infection- anything

RE: Felvtalk Digest, Vol 33, Issue 33

2007-10-26 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
Kenzie: I don't know about Transfer Factor, but had something to contribute about Holistic Vets. I don't think the lack of any in your area is a complete bar. My Fel Leuk cat Monkee went to a Holistic Vet in the last weeks of his life because I was desperate. I now realize that we should

RE: Litterboxes/baking soda

2007-10-22 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
Totally OT: But you should look into Lush.com. http://www.lush.com They make homemade, all-natural, health and beauty products. They have stores in big cities (they have a store list), but I have to do my shopping online. It is expensive, but their products are worth it. Great stuff, with

RE: Litterboxes

2007-10-19 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
Yes, I have mixed scoopable/clumping (Tidy Cats) with silica crystals before (I forgot to mention that in my previous Litter Dissertation) and it works great. I like the clumping action, but also the crystals just dehydrate the urine so well, it really helps odor control. But I know some

RE: Litterboxes

2007-10-19 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
I only had one cat until Monkee died and then I started fostering. Litter in a one-cat household is totally different than litter in a multi cat house! When it was just Monkee, he used crystals, and then at the end Swheat Scoop because he started eating the crystals (or trying to) due to the

RE: blood transfusion

2007-10-17 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
The vet I was taking Monkee to wouldn't do more than 2 transfusions. We only did one. When it wore off, it wore off bad. I realize now that Monkee was suffering much more than he let on and I just didn't know it at the time because he was such a toughie, with a real zest for life. I think

RE: blood transfusion

2007-10-17 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
I know, you are also right. But I didn't want to make Monkee go through the bone marrow aspirate because he'd already been through so much, since we did Chemo on him (which, in hindsight, I will NOT do again with another animal). I'm sure it's possible the chemo itself brought up the anemia,

RE: blood transfusion

2007-10-17 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
of Caroline Kaufmann Sent: Wed 10/17/2007 11:46 AM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: RE: blood transfusion I know, you are also right. But I didn't want to make Monkee go through the bone marrow aspirate because he'd already been through so much, since we did Chemo on him (which

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