RE: Overjoyed

2008-02-08 Thread Chris Behnke
This happened with one of my cats, so I know how you feel! It is great that someone else can experience this as well. Give Minstrel a special treat from all of usJ Chris From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Rosenfeldt, Diane Sent: Friday, February 08, 2008 9:41

A Day to Celebrate!!!

2008-01-10 Thread Chris Behnke
My two youngest, Mack and Monty, turn 4 years old today!!! Monty was diagnosed with FeLV+ when he was just 9 months old and my vet at the time wanted me to put him to sleep because he wouldn’t make it. Thankfully I wanted a second opinion and a year after his diagnosis he tested negative for

RE: New to the list

2007-12-20 Thread Chris Behnke
One of my babies, Monty, was diagnosed at 9 months old. He was incredibly ill and the vet didn’t think he would make it and wanted me to put him to sleep as well. I wasn’t ready to give up, so I went to another vet. 3 years 3 months later, Monty is still with me and have never been sick

RE: OT Thanksgiving

2007-11-24 Thread Chris Behnke
How adorable!! Chris From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Sally Davis Sent: Saturday, November 24, 2007 12:21 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: OT Thanksgiving Hi Guys Thanksgiving day was somewhat special for me. Maybe not. Check the link

RE: detailed video of seizure

2007-11-19 Thread Chris Behnke
Does ANYONE HAVE A LINk to the news articles or video for this story? Thanks, Chris No virus found in this outgoing message. Checked by AVG Free Edition. Version: 7.5.503 / Virus Database: 269.16.1/1140 - Release Date: 11/19/2007 7:05 PM

Sad News Something to Think About

2007-11-05 Thread Chris Behnke
Early Sunday morning, one of my fur-babies passed away from a heart attack. There was no warning, she had never been sick a day in her life. Chelsea was only 4 years old. The vet did an autopsy today and confirmed that it was cardiomyopathy. Basically there was a thickening in her heart walls and

RE: Litterboxes

2007-10-19 Thread Chris Behnke
@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: Litterboxes I empty my boxes daily (ugh) and produce about 4-8 bags of trash per *day*. I have no idea how to reduce this. On 10/19/07, Chris Behnke [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On this subject, how does everyone get rid of their litter? We have 7 litterboxes for 12 cats

RE: Litterboxes

2007-10-19 Thread Chris Behnke
On this subject, how does everyone get rid of their litter? We have 7 litterboxes for 12 cats. We use feline pine and just empty the litter boxes every 3 to 4 days. The problem is, this ends up being about 4-5 bags of trash everytime. I am trying to figure out how to reduce the amount of

RE: FeLV Help for a 5 year old male cat

2007-09-30 Thread Chris Behnke
Sometimes it is hard to completely diagnose what is going on with a cat with leukemia. There are so many factors to consider. Not to mention, sometimes the symptoms may point to too many things instead of narrowing it down. I recently lost one of my cats to a tumor in the eye and nasal cavity.

RE: FeLV Help for a 5 year old male cat

2007-09-30 Thread Chris Behnke
Another thing to think about, is that if you switch vets now, the new vet will want to run all the same tests over again. Chris -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Chris Behnke Sent: Sunday, September 30, 2007 8:10 PM To: felvtalk

RE: Transferring the Virus

2007-09-18 Thread Chris Behnke
My positives and negatives having been living together in the same home without separation for 4 years. So far, no one new has tested positive. My ones that are positive got the virus through heredity, not exposure. Chris From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of

RE: Go figure.....

2007-09-13 Thread Chris Behnke
Why is it that when they really love laying in a box, they just have to pee in it? Then they don’t want to lay in it anymoreJ Chris From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Susan Dubose Sent: Thursday, September 13, 2007 10:31 AM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org

RE: Go figure.....

2007-09-13 Thread Chris Behnke
. Trajan Tennent - Original Message - From: HYPERLINK mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]Chris Behnke To: HYPERLINK mailto:felvtalk@felineleukemia.orgfelvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Thursday, September 13, 2007 4:23 PM Subject: RE: Go figure. Why is it that when they really

RE: Go figure.....

2007-09-13 Thread Chris Behnke
, Ever guarding with sharpened claws. Trajan Tennent - Original Message - From: HYPERLINK mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]Chris Behnke To: HYPERLINK mailto:felvtalk@felineleukemia.orgfelvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Thursday

Kaylee is gone

2007-09-11 Thread Chris Behnke
I just came back from the vets after saying goodbye to my girl. The tumor had eaten away too much at her eye and nose area that there was no hope. I could have brought her home but it would only have been a few days and she wouldn’t have felt good. So I went to the vets and said my goodbyes

RE: Question about eye ulcers -Update

2007-09-10 Thread Chris Behnke
From: Chris Behnke [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Saturday, September 8, 2007 7:33:43 PM Subject: Question about eye ulcers -Update Well, after spending over 2 hours at the vets this morning, it turns out that Kaylee does not have conjunctivitis, herpes or a corneal ulcer

Question about eye ulcers -Update

2007-09-08 Thread Chris Behnke
Well, after spending over 2 hours at the vets this morning, it turns out that Kaylee does not have conjunctivitis, herpes or a corneal ulcer. What she does have is a tumor. She will be going into surgery on Tuesday to have the tumor and, unfortunately, the eye removed. I am very worried about

RE: Question about eye ulcers

2007-09-03 Thread Chris Behnke
How can you tell if it is an ulcer? Would you recommend having the dead/diseased tissue removed? Any help is appreciated as I think one of my girls may have this. Thanks, Chris No virus found in this outgoing message. Checked by AVG Free Edition. Version: 7.5.484 / Virus Database:

RE: 130 cats in one flat

2007-08-12 Thread Chris Behnke
At least all the cats look healthy and the room is very clean. I can’t imagine having that many at once. I thought 13 was a bit muchJ Chris From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Susan Dubose Sent: Sunday, August 12, 2007 1:56 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org

RE: Update on the 'hotspot' on Stretch's back

2007-08-09 Thread Chris Behnke
Just be careful with the peroxide, it can actually prevent proper healing if used to much. Weird but true. I was doing that with Momma's back as well until I talked to the vet about it. I did notice that it worked great when I first started using it, but eventually the spot stopped healing.

RE: A bit OT: Need help with sore on kitty's back; reaction to flea meds?

2007-08-04 Thread Chris Behnke
My Momma cat has this problem as well only it is much bigger than a quarter. We tried the shot and many other things, but the main problem we have is that when it is healing, it itches and she scratches. We have resorted to putting antibiotic cream on the spot with a piece of gauze covering the

RE: A bit OT: Need help with sore on kitty's back; reaction to flea meds?

2007-08-04 Thread Chris Behnke
that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world - indeed it is the only thing that ever has! ~~~ Margaret Meade ~~~ - Original Message From: Chris Behnke [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Saturday, August 4, 2007 6:38:21 PM Subject: RE: A bit OT: Need

Re: OT - Terramycin big sale at Amazon

2007-05-16 Thread Chris Behnke
it topically (opthalmic) for a kitten with conjunctivitis, bad swollen right eye. Used Zithromax orally. Gloria On May 15, 2007, at 8:40 PM, Chris Behnke wrote: What is Terramycin used for? Thanks, chris - Original Message - From: Kelley Saveika [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: felvtalk

Re: OT - Terramycin big sale at Amazon

2007-05-15 Thread Chris Behnke
What is Terramycin used for? Thanks, chris - Original Message - From: Kelley Saveika [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Saturday, May 12, 2007 11:45 AM Subject: Re: OT - Terramycin big sale at Amazon Yes, the astore is a way for Rescuties to get a percentage

Re: Ages please

2007-04-13 Thread Chris Behnke
hereditary. All of my kitties are indoor only but a few (Momma, Sylvia, Sylvester, Faith and Chelsea) were rescued from the outdoors. -Chris Behnke - Original Message - From: Kelly L [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Thursday, April 12, 2007 7:26 PM Subject: Ages please Would

Re: Cassidy is a boy!

2007-04-03 Thread Chris Behnke
Same here, Mack (short for MacQuyver) was Sophia until we notied him 'laying' on top of the other females. Thankfully the other females were already taken care of:) Chris - Original Message - From: elizabeth trent To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Tuesday, April 03,

Re: Good Bye Mama Kitty

2007-03-28 Thread Chris Behnke
Elizabeth, what a wonderful picture! She looks like quite a character. I am so sorry for you loss. Chris - Original Message - From: elizabeth trent To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Wednesday, March 28, 2007 2:07 PM Subject: Re: Good Bye Mama Kitty Nina, Thank

Re: Help needed

2007-02-26 Thread Chris Behnke
You have to be careful with vaccinating because there are cases where that has caused a cat to become positive. That was another thing the vet talked to me about. She feels that as long as they are indoors, it is not required to vaccinate as the vaccaine is not 100% guaranteed. Chris

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

2006-11-09 Thread Chris Behnke
friend. I just wanted to share this with you to let you know that there is a chance that Winston will stop be aggressive too. Thanks, Chris Behnke - Original Message - From: cindy reasoner [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Thursday, November 09, 2006 1:55 PM

Re: Human colds to cats?

2006-11-03 Thread Chris Behnke
I've been told that you cannot share things like this with your pets. I don't know if I believe it. There have been times when one of my cats became sick not long after me. The vet swears that you cannot share between other species (cat to human, cat to dog, etc). Chris - Original

Re: HAPPYHAPPYJOYJOY!!!!

2006-10-17 Thread Chris Behnke
OH THANK GOD! I actually have been having panic attacks when I think about Leslie and her babies. I am so relieved. Chris Behnke - Original Message - From: Chris To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Tuesday, October 17, 2006 11:57 PM Subject: RE

Re: OT- Strange kitty behavior

2006-09-06 Thread Chris Behnke
When we brought Bruiser home, he did the biting thing. He has been with us a year now and the biting has stopped. The vet suggested he was doing it because he was insecure. It made sense. As to your other problem, one of my first kitties was that way. He always had to follow me into the

Re: OT- Strange kitty behavior

2006-09-06 Thread Chris Behnke
@felineleukemia.org Sent: Wednesday, September 06, 2006 2:19 PM Subject: Re: OT- Strange kitty behavior On 9/6/06, Chris Behnke [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: When we brought Bruiser home, he did the biting thing. He has been with us a year now

Re: OT- Strange kitty behavior

2006-09-06 Thread Chris Behnke
My Monty is that way to. When he was 9 months old, he was very sick and we had to keep him in the bathroom away from the other cats. He is now 3 years old and still loves the bathroom. He follows me in there and purrs really loud and bumps his head against me for kisses. It's funny that he

Re: Felv pos to neg

2006-09-04 Thread Chris Behnke
My Monty tested positive when he was 9 months old. He was very sick at the time and we thought we were going to lose him. He did recover and we tested him again just after he turned 1 years old. That test came back negative. It is possible to have a kitten test positive and then fight off

Re: I killed Grayson

2006-07-18 Thread Chris Behnke
Nina couldn't have said it any better. You didn't kill Grayson. You were helping him and loving him. Don't blame yourself, he passed in the best way possible- being held and loved! Chris - Original Message - From: Nina [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Tuesday,

Re: new to FeLV

2006-06-13 Thread Chris Behnke
Thank you! It is wonderful that there are people like you out there who are willing to help a cat who may not be 'perfect'. It upsets me how many vets would rather put these guys to sleep when they can live a healthy life. I think all cats deserve a chance at life and love. Thanks for

Re: Fwd: Interesting Information Please read.....

2006-05-07 Thread Chris Behnke
I had it happen recently and completely burned both my hands. It was not fun! Chris - Original Message - From: Marylyn [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Sunday, May 07, 2006 3:54 PM Subject: Re: Fwd: Interesting Information Please read. Beg pardon on this

Just Needed to Share

2006-04-08 Thread Chris Behnke
Today one of my cats turned 7. Bandit has been with us since he was 6 weeks old. He is not Felv+ but he does have bad asthma. Two days ago I remembered his brother, Smoky, who did four years ago of cancer. Just two days before his birthday. Every year, I worry about Bandit getting cancer

Re: OT - Humiliating experience with my cat

2006-03-30 Thread Chris Behnke
Unfortuneatly I have experienced this. When my husband and I first moved into our house, my little furgirl was upset. She would pee on the bed while we were gone at work. Then, a couple of times, she peed on my head while I was sleeping. I finally figured out what was wrong- she felt she

Re: Pics of Maizee Grace

2006-03-29 Thread Chris Behnke
What a precious little girl! She is adorable! - Original Message - From: Sherry DeHaan To: Felvtalk Sent: Wednesday, March 29, 2006 12:51 PM Subject: Pics of Maizee Grace Hi all I just made this so I could show off my beautiful girl,i cried a bit but I

Re: Maizee Grace

2006-03-26 Thread Chris Behnke
Just the other day, I had a good missing-my-baby-cry too. Sylvester has been gone since last June and some days it still hits me really hard. I also lost a sweet baby about 4 years ago (exactly 4 years in just a few days) so this time of the year is still really hard for me. Sylvester had

RE: dry food causing problems?

2006-02-04 Thread Chris Behnke
My vet told me that the original thinking of dry food is changing.  Before it was recommended to only feed dry food.  Now they are finding out that cats do become obese or have chronic constipation.  Not to mention that dry food is harder to digest and can slow the metabolism. Chris

Question about IFA Test Results

2005-10-24 Thread Chris Behnke
signs. Because of this, we had him tested again. The ELISA test came back with a very faint positive but the IFA test was negative. What exactly does this mean? Thanks, Chris Behnke

Re: vaccinating FELV cats for FELV

2005-10-17 Thread Chris Behnke
My vet said to NEVER vaccinate as it will weaken their immune system. Chris - Original Message - From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Monday, October 17, 2005 6:52 PM Subject: vaccinating FELV cats for FELV Hi all, I've recently heard from someone , that