Re: [Felvtalk] Cat in Ohio needs home

2012-11-30 Thread Chris
Couple of ideas--try Fancy Feast for Miss Kitty... all of mine always go crazy for it==sort of like a treat! LOL And for Oz, if vet can't find anything wrong w. his hips--maybe give him Cosequin==I sprinkle a tablet on my guys' wet food every other day and it did make a difference.. -Original

Re: [Felvtalk] What could it be?

2012-05-08 Thread Chris Macke
I help both and the kitties are much more appreciative. Chris - Original Message - From: GRAS To: Sent: Tuesday, May 08, 2012 4:24 PM Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] What could it be? When people ask me why I rescue cats and help animals, and why I

Re: [Felvtalk] Tanya's CRF Site

2012-02-07 Thread Chris Macke
Just google Tanya's CRF site and it will come right up - Original Message - From: Val Green To: Sent: Tuesday, February 07, 2012 12:44 PM Subject: [Felvtalk] Tanya's CRF Site I must have missed it, but can someone give me Tanya's site about CRF?

[Felvtalk] New to group with 3 FeLV + 10 week old kittens

2011-12-30 Thread chris
and affectionate. They are now 10 weeks old. All are ELISA + and one tested IFA +. It is assumed that they received FeLV from the missing mother. What are the chances of finding adoptive homes for them? Or should I be looking for a sanctuary? Chris

Re: [Felvtalk] Bonnie

2010-10-21 Thread Chris
Will also show laundry soap (as I learned when I had a ringworm kitty)LOL Christiane Biagi Volunteer-Friends of the Animal Shelter (FOAS) 914-720-6888 -Original Message- From: [] On Behalf

Re: [Felvtalk] Questions about FeLV

2010-09-28 Thread Chris
My Tucson has had a couple of episodes where he gums, etc were real pale wouldn't eat--not eating for her is a sure sign she really is sick. My vet gave her a series of immune regulin shots she bounced back. In the meantime, I cleaned out the refrigerator trying to find something she would

Re: [Felvtalk] Foster cat with FeLV

2010-09-28 Thread Chris
There's a pretty active Persian Yahoo group that might be of help. Also, do you know if both the Snap Elissa test (in office) AND the IFA (Blood test sent out) were done. Make sure the IFA is done as you really need to confirm the Snap test

Re: [Felvtalk] for Melinda

2010-09-20 Thread Chris
You know, each of those little ones have their own personalities and try as we want, we can't really change that. Sounds like your little one has a mind of her own and you're right, keeping her stressed out inside wouldn't do her much good! It sounds like you've got a pretty good situation for

Re: [Felvtalk] Fw: New to Feline Leukemia

2010-09-20 Thread Chris
Screen or baby gate for a few days is a great idea. Let them sniff each other without direct confrontation. Try to let him explore the house by himself at first and then slowly let them out together for a short while but supervise. Don't know if each has a sep food dish or place to eat--my 4

Re: [Felvtalk] New to Feline Leukemia

2010-09-17 Thread Chris
I've had 2 FELV+ cats--one was an adult stray that I was feeding who I found out was pos when I brought him in. He was an older cat who had not had an easy life but he lived several more years in peace comfort before he succumbed to lymphoma last fall. But my Tucson was diagnosed several years

Re: [Felvtalk] Fw: New to Feline Leukemia

2010-09-17 Thread Chris
Since my Tucson was not diagnosed until years after I brought her in, I opted to leave her mixed with my neg cats. I had the other 3 vaccinated (2 shots). They had all been sharing boxes, dishes, groomed each other, had the occasional spats, etc. and none were pos. I believe its much harder for

Re: [Felvtalk] New to Feline Leukemia

2010-09-16 Thread Chris
Bonnie--you've come to the right place there are lots of people who will respond with some very helpful information. I'm owned by 1 FELV adult cat 4 neg adult cats they are mixed. I'd sort of wonder about weak positive--if you look in the archives, you'll see a recent thread about whether in

Re: [Felvtalk] Lost my FELV Stray dude

2010-08-03 Thread Chris
Good for you for giving this little guy some good times at the end of his life. Had you not been there for him, he would have suffered so much out there. No matter what happened to him in the first part of his life, he got to know love and caring and the good life he so deserved. Thank you so

Re: [Felvtalk] Restricting cat from stairs

2010-07-23 Thread Chris
Oh Amy--WOlfie sounds like such a spunky little character! If he's jumping on the bed, etc., then he's still spry enough to do the stairs. And you know, when he can't do it, he won't try. He might just start meowing at the bottom or top of the stairs when he wants help going up or down. Cats

[Felvtalk] Anyone in Ohio?

2010-07-23 Thread Chris
I work with a Louisiana shelter that's desperately overrun with owner surrenders following BP spill unemployment. A shelter from Ohio has contacted them about helping I'm wondering if anyone is familiar with them. It's the Angels for Animals in Canfield, OH. Christiane Biagi

Re: [Felvtalk] Anyone in Ohio?

2010-07-23 Thread Chris [] On Behalf Of Chris Sent: Friday, July 23, 2010 4:05 PM To: Subject: [Felvtalk] Anyone in Ohio? I work with a Louisiana shelter that's desperately overrun with owner surrenders following BP spill unemployment. A shelter

Re: [Felvtalk] Restricting cat from stairs

2010-07-23 Thread Chris
Amy--being irresponsible would have been if you hadn't given it a second thought! Wolfie sounds like a wonderful cat who knows his own mind and who lets you know what he wants needs what he can or can't do. After all, our kitties only let us THINK we're in charge--they KNOW that we really

Re: [Felvtalk] Restricting cat from stairs

2010-07-23 Thread Chris
Amy--am afraid I haven't been following all the details of the various tests suggestions and I know it sounds stupid, but is there any chance Wolfie developed very bad early onset arthritis? Christiane Biagi -Original Message- From:

Re: [Felvtalk] vets

2010-07-02 Thread Chris
I'm in NY but in Westchester County--Just north of NYC. I like my vet but it would be a real hassle to come up from NYC. -Original Message- From: MaryChristine Sent: Jul 2, 2010 4:27 PM To: Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] vets yeah, new

Re: [Felvtalk] FELV Shelter Insurance HELP!

2010-06-30 Thread Chris
You might want to try some of the places that do keep AND adopt out FELV + and neg cats. Sounds a bit crazy to me that they wouldn't give you insurance. -Original Message- From: Marnie Miszewski Sent: Jun 30, 2010 1:57 PM To:

Re: [Felvtalk] needing support

2010-05-31 Thread Chris
You are definitely in the right place! You'll get lots of good ideas here... As someone owned by 3 FELV - 1 FELV+ cat, I can understand how frightening this all is. My Tucson is 8 + years old I've had her since she's a kitten. I never seperated them no one has turned pos in all these

Re: [Felvtalk] needing support

2010-05-31 Thread Chris
There is no rhyme or reason for who fights the virus off who doesn't... Don't assume she'll automatically become positive. My youngest 2 cats were with my Tucson as kittens before I knew she was positive. They were kittens from the street though not in horrendous shape, they hadn't eaten

Re: [Felvtalk] Felvtalk Digest, Vol 23, Issue 11

2010-05-12 Thread Chris
My Tucson did real well on immuno regulin during a couple of bouts of very low WBC... Where are you located? I can try to ask my vet where he orders it from... -Original Message- From: Stacy Zacher Sent: May 12, 2010 2:58 PM To:

Re: [Felvtalk] Possible therapy for felv

2010-05-10 Thread Chris
Am a bit confused--were the subject cats tested for FIV or FELV prior to the treatment? The symptoms described could be either condition but could also be a host of other issues. How old were the cats? If kittens, then even a pos test for FIV could just be caused by the mom cat being FIV+.

Re: [Felvtalk] Hi, I'm new

2010-05-01 Thread Chris
Welcome...there are some very well informed people on this board who will give you a lot of info. Being diagnosed at 16 is a bit unusual--was there a particular reason why the vet checked her? Has she been ill? My own Tucson, was diagnosed at age 4-5 after a few days of not eating like she

Re: [Felvtalk] new to the list and to FeLV (litter eating)

2010-04-17 Thread Chris
Good for you for being there to help those very lucky clients of yours! One of the things you might think about is the UAN Lifeline grants... they can't always help, but its always worth asking... There's also the AAHA Helping Pets Fund

Re: [Felvtalk] on shelters and rescues

2010-04-10 Thread Chris
I am a remote volunteer for a shelter near New Orleans--a shelter that ran without power or inside water for 18 months post Katrina. Yet with a lot of work, a tiny, very committed staff, very little money, we managed to keep the euthanasia rate down to below 15%. There were several keys--not the

Re: [Felvtalk] how to treat a cut in FeLV cat

2010-03-28 Thread Chris
If its not a deep cut with lots of gushing blood, treat it just as you have. Keep it clean, and just keep an eye on it. Chances are the kitty will tear the bandage off lick it--not necessarily the worst thing in the world. Cutting mats out is tricky--most kitties don't make it easy-LOL And good

Re: [Felvtalk] how to treat a cut in FeLV cat

2010-03-28 Thread Chris
You know--A D Cream (not ointment) works really great too--comes in a tube-usually in baby dept at drug store. But I'd let it air out a bit after cleaning w. Peroxide. Christiane Biagi Cell: 914-720-6888 Volunteer-Friends of the St. Bernard Parish Animal Shelter

Re: [Felvtalk] PA or OH FeLV+ Cat Sanctuaries

2009-12-10 Thread Chris
Welcome to the world of cats-pilling, putting into a carrier for vet trip, getting a cat to eat when they're not in the mood-those are the times you realize that they're a lot smarter more determined then we humans are! Pilling a cat is an art that most cats seem to be determined for us not to

Re: [Felvtalk] OT:help w/post traumatic stress in cat?

2009-12-07 Thread Chris
Don't know if it's the same thing-but my Little Boy has these episodes when he's sound asleep where he's start twiching and bolts in the air usually throwing himself off the bed or chair or whatever he's on. He's sound asleep when it happens poor thing is all perplexed when he suddenly wakes up

Re: [Felvtalk] Nibbler Has Gone On - Please Add To CLS

2009-11-25 Thread Chris
I'm so sorry for your loss. Yes, he is in heaven but he's also in that little corner of your heart reserved just for him...and he'll help you mend that heart with all those happy memories Christiane Biagi -Original Message- From:

Re: [Felvtalk] new with questions

2009-10-20 Thread Chris
You'll get a lot of good suggestion from folks on this board with tons of experience. I have some limited experience w. my Tucson who tested pos at age 4 1/2 and with my Big Boy who I fed as a stray for a couple of years before bringing him in and discovering he was positive. Tucson is fine but

[Felvtalk] OT: Vote for Gizmo

2009-10-06 Thread Chris
I know this is OT-doesn't even involve a kitty! But I personally pulled this little guy from a shelter I volunteer for (remotely) when I was down there in February and he's now in a home of a fellow volunteer. I usually bring up a kitty but this guy was on his last legs and I knew if we didn't

Re: [Felvtalk] OT: Vote for Gizmo

2009-10-06 Thread Chris
Hard to know how he ended up on the street. We looked long and hard for his family. This is one of the hardest hit Katrina areas and animals are dumped there from everywhere. And folks still struggle daily with just making it... But Gizmo is truly a joy... When I flew up with him, he was

Re: [Felvtalk] New to FLV and have a cat that just tested positive...

2009-10-05 Thread Chris
Most important thing I wish I had known was NOT to panic. My Tucson was 5 years old before she was diagnosed and had been around my other cats exactly like Sylvia has been with Bea. That was 5 1/2 years ago and so far, everybody is just fine. No one but Tucson tested positive. I feed them all

Re: [Felvtalk] Just wondering-Isn't the purpose of this site for progressive treatment?

2009-10-03 Thread Chris
We all struggle in trying to figure out what's best for our kitties. And every day, we have to make decisions that we hope are the right ones. All our kitties are different--some can handle more invasive treatments, but for other kitties, an injection, a transfusion, even a trip in a carrier to

Re: [Felvtalk] PA Sanctuary

2009-09-30 Thread Chris
You know, there really is a lack of exhaustive studies on this whole question. Mortality rates are based on study of cats who already test positive. And, I have never been able to find a really good study on the prevalence of either FIV or FELV... Studies are done of particular colonies, or of

Re: [Felvtalk] Adopting neg kitten to family with positive cat

2009-09-30 Thread Chris
Which goes to show you, when one of these litter critters decide you're their person, you don't stand a chance---LOL. Bravo to these adopters and to you for not giving up on kitty... Christiane Biagi Cell: 914-720-6888 Volunteer-St. Bernard Parish Animal Shelter

Re: [Felvtalk] eye (pupils) changes and transport

2009-09-24 Thread Chris
Ah traveling w. kitty. I've flow w. my Tucson as well as some rescue kitties several times. Each time I packed my backpack with everything cat-LOL (throwaway cardboard litter box, dry food, water, puppy pads, and on and on). NEVER did I use any of those things. I use a soft sided Sherpa

Re: [Felvtalk] World without man

2009-09-07 Thread Chris
PLEASE--read the original post again--Doesn't say MEN--it says MAN as in human beings of any sex. I think we're missing the point of the post... Child Abuse and Spousal Abuse (irrespective of the sex of the abuser) is closely correlated to animal abuse. Christiane Biagi Cell: 914-720-6888

Re: [Felvtalk] (FeLV talk) Sanctuaries

2009-08-31 Thread Chris
When I had this insane thought that I'd rehome my 2nd FELV + cat, the late great Romeo, I learned that its not easy--particularly over the phone. But the ONE thing that seemed to work real well is a vet reference. I found vets, or rather the office manager, pretty clear in their assessments.

Re: [Felvtalk] How to long to separate negative/positive kitties?

2009-08-04 Thread Chris
Most studies deal only with domestic or trapped ferals who already have been tested for FELV. I've always felt that any real study should include sampling ALL cats, domestic and ferals and specifically exclude any cats already testing post. My suspicion is that this virus is a lot more prevalent

Re: [Felvtalk] for Kelley OT

2009-08-01 Thread Chris
You might want to look at the No Kill Advocacy Center--in particular, the No Kill Equation at link below... Christiane Biagi Cell: 914-720-6888 Volunteer-St. Bernard Parish Animal Shelter

Re: [Felvtalk] (no subject)

2009-07-31 Thread Chris
Agreed--when I was looking for a home for Romeo, I was referred to someone who apparently takes all the FELV cats from rescues in my area. BUT he never gives his address and they are perfectly content to meet him in a parking lot somewhere and give him cats. He may have been wonderful but I

Re: [Felvtalk] kitten with FeLV

2009-07-03 Thread Chris
shot to strengthen her overall health and immune system. Good food, a warm place, etc. There are supplements folks use as well but Tucson is such a temperamental (aka spoiled) cat that I don't push that too much for her. And hurrah to you for taking Penny in Chris -Original Message

Re: [Felvtalk] Question about a new kitty

2009-06-18 Thread Chris
I'm certainly no expert in socializing ferals but sometimes that term is used too freely--not all strays are totally feral. If he's letting you see him and at least coming close, he is not completely feral but probably not too socialized. One idea I sort of stumbled onto out of necessity for my

[Felvtalk] Question on Rescue

2009-06-16 Thread Chris
I volunteer at an always full, always crowded municipal animal shelter in Chalmette, Louisiana (just east of New Orleans). They just got an owner surrender of a 7 year old Exotic and I was trying to find a rescue for him. He's been bounced around since his elderly owner died and is now hissing,

Re: [Felvtalk] Question on Rescue

2009-06-16 Thread Chris] On Behalf Of MaryChristine Sent: Tuesday, June 16, 2009 2:59 PM To: Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Question on Rescue wait, wait, i just approved his photos to the persian list today! just didn't connect him with you, chris -- Spay Neuter Your Neighbors

Re: [Felvtalk] Wilson and I

2009-04-24 Thread Chris
Ditto for Nutrical. When a cat won't eat anything, if you can get some Nutrical in them, it at least gives them some basic nutrients and sometimes helps jump start their appetite Christiane Biagi Cell: 914-720-6888 Volunteer-St. Bernard Parish Animal Shelter

Re: [Felvtalk] Feline Heartworm?

2009-04-15 Thread Chris
Technically, if you live in an area in which dogs have to take HW prev meds, cats should be getting those too. Do you have any details on this cocktail your vet put together? There is no treatment approved yet though I know there are various schools trying to find something. I would be

Re: [Felvtalk] Feline Heartworm?

2009-04-15 Thread Chris
That's really scary! Christiane Biagi Cell: 914-720-6888 Volunteer-St. Bernard Parish Animal Shelter -Original Message- From:

Re: [Felvtalk] Petey isn't eating and x-rays have found nothing

2009-04-15 Thread Chris
My Tucson (pos) has had a couple of episodes where she wouldn't eat. Since she's a hefty 18 lbs and LOVEs her food, that was a signal to me, as were the pale gums and lethargy. Vet did blood work and found very low White Blood Count. He gave her a series of immune-regulin and the wbc

Re: [Felvtalk] feeling guilty

2009-03-28 Thread Chris
Having worked to find owners post Katrina and now working with a shelter in LA, I know that chips are sometimes the very last thing people remember to update when they move or change phone #s. Don't know what chip company you talked to but, be sure to ask them: 1) When/where the chip was

Re: [Felvtalk] Hello- new to the list

2009-03-24 Thread Chris
Catnip--not bad! Haven't tried that one. Whenever I think I've found something that works though (and feel very proud of myself for finding the perfect pill pusher-downer), they always manage to show me who is the real boss by suddenly deciding that they know I'm putting a pill in and stop

Re: [Felvtalk] Talkative Felv Cats

2009-03-12 Thread Chris
Got one of those for my 18 lb Tucson who I occasionally fly with--have to take her in and out of carrier when we go thru security and the jacket is real solid so I don't have to worry about her scampering away in the middle of an airport. She doesn't particularly like it but we manage-LOL Chris

Re: [Felvtalk] Bashful to cross at 2:15 today (EST) Tampa, FL

2009-03-02 Thread Chris
How wonderful of all of you to be there with Bashful all this time and right up to the end. That alone will mean so much to her--a familiar face helping her to be at peace and pain free. Having lost my Romeo to Lymphoma earlier this year, I know how quick and devastating it is. Bravo to all of

Re: [Felvtalk] hello- new to the list.

2009-03-02 Thread Chris
Amy My Romeo was a stray who I fed a couple of years before bringing him inside. I could do anything at all to him except pick him up or restrain him or give him a pill. He became ill very suddenly--had large mass in his chest cavity and fluids in his lungs. Treating him would have been more for

Re: [Felvtalk] PCR test reliability

2009-02-10 Thread Chris
kittens go on to long perfectly normal lives. Unfortunately, most of the statistics on FELV are based on kittens who succumb--they never reflect the adult cats who have never been diagnosed or tested. Chris -Original Message- From:

Re: [Felvtalk] PCR test reliability

2009-02-10 Thread Chris
of domestic and ferals and then just watch over a period of time. Chris -Original Message- From: [] On Behalf Of Rosenfeldt, Diane Sent: Tuesday, February 10, 2009 2:12 PM To: felvtalk

Re: [Felvtalk] R: PCR test reliability

2009-02-10 Thread Chris
Does the vet tell you what he thinks caused the dermatitis? Is it only in some patches or spread throughout? Does she scratch herself or does she lick herself bald? Chris -Original Message- From: [mailto:felvtalk-boun

Re: [Felvtalk] Spaying/neutering of FelV cats

2009-02-10 Thread Chris
My 2 positives, Tucson and Romeo, were s/n before I even knew they were positive (ignorance is bliss-LOL) and there was absolutely no problem. Christiane Biagi Cell: 914-720-6888 Volunteer-St. Bernard Parish Animal Shelter

Re: [Felvtalk] OT: My Mother went to the Rainbow Bridge

2009-01-29 Thread Chris
Im so sorry for your loss. Chris -Original Message- From: [] On Behalf Of Sent: Thursday, January 29, 2009 12:50 AM To: Subject: [Felvtalk

Re: [Felvtalk] Could anyone help?

2009-01-28 Thread Chris
, they are in violation. Also, have you enlisted the help of any of the larger shelters in the area? Chris -Original Message- From: [] On Behalf Of jb

Re: [Felvtalk] OT: Puppy Mills in WA.

2009-01-23 Thread Chris
This is wonderful. Just so you know.. Petsmart Charities has emergency funds available for shelters who then have to take in these poor animals. Chris -Original Message- From: felvtalk-boun

Re: [Felvtalk] mailto:009301c978c2$e4ed3830$2e01a...@matrix

2009-01-19 Thread Chris
-regulin injections and the count has bounced back up. He says he's used that protocol with a number of FELV+ cats and has had decent success with it... Chris Original Message- From: [] On Behalf

Re: [Felvtalk] Benny

2009-01-15 Thread Chris
I'm so sorry for your loss--it is so very hard. But Ben hasn't really left you--you may not see him or touch him but you will always feel him in your heart. That is the legacy they leave us... Chris -Original Message- From:

Re: [Felvtalk] General seems to have a fever

2008-12-28 Thread Chris
Ingredients off web site Chicken Breast Meat, Water, Seasoning ( Salt, Chicken Broth and Flavors), Modified Food Starch, Sodium Phosphates. Christiane Biagi Cell: 914-720-6888 Volunteer-St. Bernard Parish Animal Shelter

Re: [Felvtalk] General seems to have a fever

2008-12-28 Thread Chris
Try the Gerber baby food-2nd stage. Also, if you get some raw chicken (dark meat is fine--wings, legs, etc), just boil it up in a bit of water--nothing added. Then you can give him the broth and the chicken. Christiane Biagi Cell: 914-720-6888 Volunteer-St. Bernard

Re: [Felvtalk] my cat died age 7, have anorther FeLV cat, please advise, (long)

2008-12-28 Thread Chris
I'm so sorry that you lost Silver chan. I lost my Romeo to lymphoma in much the same way not too long ago. It just seems to take them so fast--one day Romeo seemed fine and within two weeks he died. I don't think giving him the cat food 'treats' contributed to his developing lymphoma--I

Re: [Felvtalk] General seems to have a fever

2008-12-27 Thread Chris
Try to get him to eat anything--preferably something with liquid in it for water. Tuna water from canned tuna sometimes work. Then start going thru your refrigerator and try a morsel of anything and everything--cold cuts, yogurt, cold chicken, beef, cheese--just remember that's what important is

Re: [Felvtalk] Message from new member April

2008-12-09 Thread Chris
April- Good for you for having a senior FELV+! I have one who is around 8 or 9 who has had a couple of episodes of low white blood count. She's 18 lbs and when she doesn't eat very much for more than a day or so and when her nose and gums get real pale, I start thinking about bringing her in

Re: [Felvtalk] After Dental extraction - what to feed

2008-11-22 Thread Chris
ANYTHING she'll eat--even people food. You could also try some Nutrical--a little goes a long way and sometimes it jumps start their appetite. Not sure why she would have blood in urine? Did the vet have any ideas? Christiane Biagi Cell: 914-720-6888 [EMAIL PROTECTED] -Original

Re: [Felvtalk] Buzz is gone

2008-11-21 Thread Chris
Buzz will always be in your heart---he was a very lucky little guy I know it hurts so much right now but pretty soon you'll smile when you think of all those funny little things he did--all those good times that you will never ever forget. Those memories are his lasting gift to you.

Re: [Felvtalk] So now what?

2008-11-15 Thread Chris
Lisa 3 of mine were mixed with one of my positives, Tucson, for 4 + years before I even knew she was positive. They shared dishes, litter boxes, groomed each other, and had the usual scrapes that all kitties do. None of my neg had been vaccinated cause it just wasn't an issue at the time. No neg

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

2008-11-14 Thread Chris
Lisa--good for you for taking such good care of this little guy. And you have come to the right place for help--folks here are the most knowledgeable I've ever found. I've mixed and never had a problem. Also, it is always possible that a kitten can throw off the virus so you may want to retest

[Felvtalk] Romeo is gone....

2008-11-10 Thread Chris
It is with a very heavy heart that I tell you that I lost my Romeo today to lymphoma. I write not out of grief but to encourage all the newbies who wonder whether they can hang on with a FELV positive, whether they know enough to take care of them, whether they should mix, etc. And the

[Felvtalk] Romeo's story...

2008-11-10 Thread Chris
Thank you all for your kind words and to those who still struggle with sick kitties, I know how hard it is and how hopeful you all are. This board continues to help with an incredible wealth of very practical down to earth info... It was because of all of you that I knew instantly what the vet

Re: [Felvtalk] Seeking homes for cats after death

2008-11-01 Thread Chris
Looks like a great setup--but the endownment fees are steep Still, for those who can afford it, it looks like a pretty good situation.. at least from their web sit... Christiane Biagi Cell: 914-720-6888 [EMAIL PROTECTED] -Original

Re: [Felvtalk] Seeking homes for cats after death

2008-10-31 Thread Chris
Absolutely! You can't tell much of anything from newsletters, pictures on the web, etc. And I agree, a one time visit doesn't tell u much of anything! Christiane Biagi [EMAIL PROTECTED] -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of tamara stickler

Re: [Felvtalk] tests

2008-10-29 Thread Chris
Just for my own info... I thought IFA would show if the virus has spread to bone marrow and that a pos IFA was pretty accurate determination.. Am I wrong on that? And you can have false neg Elissa --My Tucson was one of those--she got tested as a very young kitten and obviously, exposure had

Re: [Felvtalk] Kitten chronic loose stool

2008-10-28 Thread Chris
One note on coccidia--I'm a remote volunteer for a shelter in Louisiana and they recently had some very young pups with Coccidia. They put them on Albon and it still wouldn't clear up. Then the vet used Marquis Paste instead and it seems to have really cleared it up. I've read a number of

Re: [Felvtalk] New to group

2008-10-19 Thread Chris
Have 2 positive and 3 negatives. One of my pos lived with my 3 negs for years before I even knew she was pos! Nobody has come down with FELV--I vaccinate the negs. Christiane Biagi Cell: 914-720-6888 [EMAIL PROTECTED] -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL

Re: [Felvtalk] Cole's last fight

2008-08-26 Thread Chris
I'm so sorry for your loss... and don't second guess yourself. You and Cole knew in your hearts when it was time... and he will always be in your heart... Christiane Biagi [EMAIL PROTECTED] -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Kim Thomas

Re: [Felvtalk] Kiwi

2008-08-24 Thread Chris
Good for you for taking care of Kiwi--he sounds like a spunky little guy. Whatever you do for him is more than most would have done and we all just try to do the best we can depending on our circumstances. I have 2 FELV + and one, Romeo, absolutely freaks out if I have to take him to vet. I've

Re: [Felvtalk] Kiwi

2008-08-24 Thread Chris
I switched my gang to Wellness wet--though it's a bit more than other foods, I find that its nutritious enough that they don't eat quite as much of it. I have two whose weight is a tad bit more than I'd like it to be and wanted to get away from fillers that would put on more weight. I tried the

Re: [Felvtalk] Duncan is gone

2008-08-19 Thread Chris
I'm so sorry for your double loss Christiane Biagi Cell: 914-720-6888 [EMAIL PROTECTED] -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Laura Mostello Sent: Tuesday, August 19, 2008 9:32 PM To: Subject: [Felvtalk]

Re: [Felvtalk] cautiously hopeful--Please keep praying for Michelle's Patches

2008-08-14 Thread Chris
Thinking good thoughts for Patches... Christiane Biagi [EMAIL PROTECTED] -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of MacKenzie, Kerry N. Sent: Thursday, August 14, 2008 11:41 AM To: Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] cautiously

Re: [Felvtalk] Vet visit update

2008-08-14 Thread Chris
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

Re: [Felvtalk] Urinary issues

2008-08-14 Thread Chris
My Tucson has this annoying little habit of peeing in not so great places--usually, its cause she's mad at somebody or somebody annoyed her when she was heading for the litter box or the moon is high or whatever! But once, the vet found she had clogged anal sacs and he said that might cause her

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

2008-08-13 Thread Chris
I volunteer with a Louisiana shelter (am a remote volunteer) and spend time there when I go down--It kills the staff to have to euthanize and they do anything they can to find situations for the tons of cats they get A shelter is a terrible environment for any cat--the noise, the confusion,

Re: [Felvtalk] my Cole, help!

2008-08-12 Thread Chris
A couple of times, my Tucson sort of started turning her nose up at food. Both times, vet found she had very LOW white blood count. He did a series of immune-regulin shots and she bounced back pretty quickly. In the meantime, I'd try giving Cole anything he might eat--people food like cold

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

2008-08-12 Thread Chris
I realize itÂ’s a very personal decision and a very hard one to make. But I volunteer with a couple of shelters and I post pictures of the kittens they get and its just as hard to have to take them off the picture site because they didn't make it! You can't just try to find them homes--you have

Re: [Felvtalk] Furry Laura update ?'s

2008-08-03 Thread Chris
My Tucson is a big cat but still a bit on the heavy side but you know, if she doesn't feel well, she instantly stops eating... Not only does it give me a signal something's wrong but that extra weight gives us a bit of time to figure out what's going on. Of course, she's a bit of a fusspot and

Re: [Felvtalk] Introducing Daisy's Babies

2008-07-21 Thread Chris
My Tucson wasn't diagnosed until she was 4 -5 years old. She'd been around my other 3 all their lives and nobody ever tested positive. They eat together, groom each other, use the same litter boxes, and have had those occasional scuffles that drew blood. To be honest, I'm more careful about

Re: [Felvtalk] ot-next problem -pilling shaft

2008-07-20 Thread Chris
My Tucson is on daily meds and For Tuscon, we go through phases-she does OK w. Pill Pockets for a while, then we go to making a little ball with her favorite soft treat, then we might try the pill in a little ball of cheese or ham, and then we resort to holding and popping pill in her mouth. No

Re: [Felvtalk] ot-next problem -pilling shaft

2008-07-20 Thread Chris
they are. Bob thinks a pill pocket is a treat. That's about it. I'll have to break down and buy some deli turkey, ham or something else I guess and give it a try. Shaft was a 'street' cat. Bob was born and has always lived with me. He has never had 'people' food t Chris [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote

Re: [Felvtalk] Admin: New website design

2008-07-16 Thread Chris
GREAT job! Looks really good! Christiane Biagi 914-632-4672 Cell: 914-720-6888 [EMAIL PROTECTED] -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of James G Wilson Sent: Wednesday, July 16, 2008 10:13 PM To: Subject: [Felvtalk]

OT: Anyone near Durham, NC

2008-06-05 Thread Chris
Sorry if this is too OT but I'm desperate! We are desperately looking for Houdini, a rescued gsd mix who got lost on Wed. 6/4/08. Below is her posting-if anyone has any suggestions on who we might contact to help look for her-she bolted in an area full of woods and may be hiding in there... This

RE: Neighbor's cat double pos

2008-05-23 Thread Chris
You know, there are probably thousands and thousands more undiagnosed cats then diagnosed ones. What matters most for these little ones, at least in my opinion, is the overall care and love they get. If they're safe, not hungry, and in general good health-that's half the battle. The rest is

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