Re: [Felvtalk] Ittle Bitty- Update

2011-07-04 Thread Cougar Clan
Yesss.my holistic vet does both and some other things. Wish you were near Louisville KY. On Jul 4, 2011, at 2:51 PM, Natalie wrote: Or acupuncture! -Original Message- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf

Re: [Felvtalk] Fw: Bonnie P-SPOT SOLVED

2010-10-25 Thread Cougar Clan
Mine recommends Pepcid when my little guys spit up too much. On Oct 25, 2010, at 10:12 AM, Bonnie Hogue wrote: Paola Thanks for that information. But I think I've finally solved the mystery of the Pee Spot! Lucky frequently spits up. He'll be fine for days, then have a bout of spitting

Re: [Felvtalk] Subject: Help- need advice on fleas

2010-10-18 Thread Cougar Clan
pennyroyal and lavender also On Oct 14, 2010, at 6:25 PM, Beth wrote: Stay away from tea tree oil. It is toxic to cats I've seen it in Natural remedies for cats - scary! Natural isn't always better. Beth Dont Litter, Fix Your Critter! www.Furkids.org

Re: [Felvtalk] L-Lysine Reaction

2010-10-14 Thread Cougar Clan
Check amazon and http://www.omahavaccine.com/first_time_customer.asp for better prices. On Oct 13, 2010, at 10:24 PM, Bonnie Hogue wrote: I called the vet and picked up a tube of this gel today. It is expensive (over $21 a tube!) but he ate it tonight with no negative reaction. So that's

Re: [Felvtalk] Subject: Help- need advice on fleas

2010-10-13 Thread Cougar Clan
Be careful with some of the natural products and cats. It is one thing for them to be safe with dogs On Oct 12, 2010, at 1:35 PM, Stacy Zacher wrote: Thanks to everyone for the ideas, I will run them past my vet today and confirm if he does have fleas or not. He eats from only

Re: [Felvtalk] Update on our Lydia

2010-10-02 Thread Cougar Clan
I'm not sure the origin of this line but please consider carrying some ice packs. I traveled two hours, stopped to visit a lady that Kitty apparently didn't care for (she hid under some towels and stayed there for another hour or so in very moderate weather). When we arrived at my

Re: [Felvtalk] Thanks for your messages of condolence

2010-09-30 Thread Cougar Clan
They do. Dixie sent me Copper (a tiny kitten from the same pine thicket she came from) a month after she left and Thomas (another tiny kitten from the same pine thicket) two weeks latertake two, they are small. And the ones that are sent are so special. I am sorry for your loss and

Re: [Felvtalk] FW: OdoBan

2010-09-24 Thread Cougar Clan
I use it on oak and pine floors and have had no problem. On Sep 24, 2010, at 12:15 PM, POTT, BEVERLY wrote: Is it ok for hardwood floors? -Original Message- From: Cougar Clan [mailto:maima...@duo-county.com] Sent: Thursday, September 23, 2010 9:19 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org

Re: [Felvtalk] Fw: New to Feline Leukemia

2010-09-23 Thread Cougar Clan
really am trying to do my best to keep her healthy and happy. Thanks again for your input and concern. Melinda and Fuji On Sep 18, 2010, at 6:49 AM, Cougar Clan wrote: ___ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org

Re: [Felvtalk] Fw: New to Feline Leukemia

2010-09-23 Thread Cougar Clan
usually sprinkle baking soda into the litter box after I've scooped it; it refreshes and keeps the litter smelling better for a lot longer. -Original Message- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Cougar Clan Sent: Thursday

Re: [Felvtalk] FW: OdoBan

2010-09-23 Thread Cougar Clan
There is a milky gallon bottle at Sams that is a concentrate for about $10. There is a spray bottle (not concentrate) at some WalMarts. I am sure the other is fine but probably over priced. On Sep 23, 2010, at 7:56 PM, Natalie wrote: I wanted to post a picture of the bottle of OdoBan to

Re: [Felvtalk] Fw: New to Feline Leukemia

2010-09-21 Thread Cougar Clan
- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Cougar Clan Sent: Friday, September 17, 2010 8:38 AM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Fw: New to Feline Leukemia Importance: High Some will disagree but, if you can, keeping

Re: [Felvtalk] for Melinda

2010-09-19 Thread Cougar Clan
I put a 10 x 10 x 6 foot tall kennel on the side porch for Dixie Louise Doodle Katt JP as a reward for being very wonderful when Mom was in the hospital. We went out and sat together. It was a wonderful time. I wish she was still here. On Sep 19, 2010, at 3:36 PM, Belinda Sauro wrote:

Re: [Felvtalk] Fw: New to Feline Leukemia

2010-09-18 Thread Cougar Clan
manages to escape my clutches, I won't worry too much! She stays pretty close and always comes home in a couple of hours. I really am trying to do my best to keep her healthy and happy. Thanks again for your input and concern. Melinda and Fuji On Sep 18, 2010, at 6:49 AM, Cougar Clan wrote

Re: [Felvtalk] Fw: New to Feline Leukemia

2010-09-17 Thread Cougar Clan
Some will disagree but, if you can, keeping Lucky inside will help keep him healthy at his age even w/o the FeLV issue. There are some ferals who hang out at Mom's that are in that age group and I worry about them. They can't be touched but are very wonderful cats. I live trapped them to

Re: [Felvtalk] Fw: New to Feline Leukemia

2010-09-17 Thread Cougar Clan
...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Cougar Clan Sent: Friday, September 17, 2010 8:38 AM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Fw: New to Feline Leukemia Importance: High Some will disagree but, if you can, keeping Lucky inside will help keep

Re: [Felvtalk] New to Feline Leukemia

2010-09-16 Thread Cougar Clan
Personally, I would read the information on the board about the testing procedures and have him retested. Meanwhile I would vaccinate my cats and keep Lucky safe until he is retested. Depending on what you decide to do about mixing (again this board has lots of information--I mixed after

Re: [Felvtalk] Fw: New to Feline Leukemia

2010-09-16 Thread Cougar Clan
Don't wait days to check. If it came through, and it did, you will be getting information in days if not hours. This is an extremely caring group of people with a common hate..this awful diseaseand a love of the living. On Sep 16, 2010, at 12:53 PM, Bonnie Hogue wrote: Thank

Re: [Felvtalk] New to Feline Leukemia

2010-09-16 Thread Cougar Clan
: Thanks, Cougar Clan. I am looking up a holistic vet here in Sonoma County. Lucky was living outside and not coming around for feeding. I knew I had to do something when I spotted him just after sunset one evening on the neighbor's roof, looking out on the world. It was the saddest, most

Re: [Felvtalk] Lost my FELV Stray dude

2010-08-03 Thread Cougar Clan
Bless you for caring and giving him the love he needed and deserved. The little girl who came to me, Dixie Louise Doodle Katt, stayed for two wonderful yearsfar more than the vets ever though possible. A month after Dixie left this world, she sent me a kitten who really needed a

Re: [Felvtalk] Lost my FELV Stray dude

2010-08-03 Thread Cougar Clan
Julie, His fate would probably been much worse than that. Cats that are sick or impaired become prey...easy prey...instead of hunters. I am sure you know that cats don't show their people symptoms when they are sick..it is because they will die in the wildthe same, to a degree

Re: [Felvtalk] Restricting cat from stairs

2010-07-23 Thread Cougar Clan
You might consider a ramp or something like that so he can continue to get on the bed with you. If you acclimate him to it now, he can decide to use it on his own. On Jul 23, 2010, at 4:23 PM, Lorrie wrote: Amy, I've had several FelV cats with back leg problems, and they seem to know when

Re: [Felvtalk] 2009 revised vaccination guidelines for cats and dogs

2010-07-13 Thread Cougar Clan
I haven't. On Jul 13, 2010, at 9:11 AM, MaryChristine wrote: don't want to duplicate stuff, but if you HAVEN'T seen them, let me know and i'll put up the link. -- Spay Neuter Your Neighbors! Maybe That'll Make The Difference MaryChristine Special-Needs Coordinator, Purebred Cat Breed

Re: [Felvtalk] Brown spider (loxosceles reclusa) bite leads tohemolytic anemia

2010-07-11 Thread Cougar Clan
Another name is fiddler spider... On Jul 11, 2010, at 7:31 AM, create_me_...@yahoo.com wrote: We are talking bout a Brown Recluse? Don't they have the violin on their back? I find them all the time will be much more careful from now on! Beth Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry

Re: [Felvtalk] FELV Shelter Insurance HELP!

2010-07-02 Thread Cougar Clan
On the insurance issue...please try to get something that covers people who visit. Cats scratch and they bite. I had two surgeries on a finger that one little girl who was defending herself broke. Had it been on someone else's property or had she been an owned cat, that person and not

Re: [Felvtalk] Mouth ulcer

2010-05-02 Thread Cougar Clan
It really helped Dixie Louise. I just put it in her mouth and she did the rubbing with her tongue. On May 2, 2010, at 1:12 PM, Tracey Shrout wrote: Lisa, I have a cat who was diagnosed w/stomatitis. She had stopped eating a few different times and would cry sometimes when she ate. The vet

Re: [Felvtalk] Thanks Jenny--- Kia

2010-05-02 Thread Cougar Clan
Any chance of finding another vet??? Re chemo: That is what the experts wanted to do to the Royal Princess Kitty Katt for cancer. I talked to her regular vets and we decided that the chemo would take an awful toll on Kitty, making her miserable. We opted to do nothing. This is what I

Re: [Felvtalk] Goodbye sweet Casper

2010-04-07 Thread Cougar Clan
And they give you their hearts..I am so glad Casper could leave this world loved and at home with his friends. I know he is sending you the very best kind of love and warmth...a warmth that will make your heart heal and grow so you can continue loving little ones. On Apr 7, 2010,

Re: [Felvtalk] Bridget has sent me another cat

2010-03-22 Thread Cougar Clan
Animal Communications works..honest. Don't be freaked out about it. And they will talk to you if you let them. On Mar 22, 2010, at 12:02 PM, LauraM wrote: And this will freak you out. I met someone on Saturday who has a friend who's a full-time psychic. I emailed him about Bridget and

Re: [Felvtalk] Bridget has sent me another cat

2010-03-20 Thread Cougar Clan
It was. Bridget was watching after you just as Dixie watched after me. She, like Bridget, knew that too much grief was not good for her Person and being busy is a good distraction. Dixie sent me two very small kittens, Sir Copper and Sir Thomas Cougar, who are now very big cats. If you

Re: [Felvtalk] Bridget is dead

2010-03-19 Thread Cougar Clan
If you were good at trusting your instincts you would not have needed Bridget. You would have missed the pain you are in now but you would never have had the wonderful pleasure of knowing Bridget. On Mar 19, 2010, at 1:21 PM, LauraM wrote: You might be right about that. I know a woman who's

Re: [Felvtalk] Bridget is dead

2010-03-18 Thread Cougar Clan
Wait, calm yourself, and, when the time is right, talk to Bridget. She will talk back to you when it is right. Honest. On Mar 18, 2010, at 6:31 PM, LauraM wrote: I never got to say goodbye. I handed her over and left her with strangers and left her to die without me. I don't know how long

Re: [Felvtalk] Bridget is dead

2010-03-17 Thread Cougar Clan
Not really. When I took Dixie to be spayed (we found out later-- before surgery--that she had already been spayed) there were detailed discussions about stress and FeLV+ cats and which was more stressful, surgery or going through heat at least twice a year. And my vets were not in favor

Re: [Felvtalk] Baby Girl has passed

2010-03-16 Thread Cougar Clan
As painful as it is, you are blessed and so is Baby Girl. She got to leave this world the way she wanted to. The Royal Princess Kitty Katt got to leave on her own terms and so did Dixie Louise. I have learned so much from them about letting them leave on their ownnot to let them

Re: [Felvtalk] vaccinations

2010-03-05 Thread Cougar Clan
What state are you in? On Mar 5, 2010, at 12:51 PM, MaryChristine wrote: THEY DON'T CARE. if there is a bat found in the house, they will tell you that you AND the cats could easily have been bitten without your even noticing it, by the very sharp little bat teeth. if the bat comes back

Re: [Felvtalk] vaccinations

2010-03-04 Thread Cougar Clan
There has been several cases of rabid bats in Ky. This is a consideration. I have to ask what the odds are of a bat getting in the house, then what are the odds of it biting Copper or Thomas then what are the odds of it being rabid. Each person must decide. Ky accepts titers by the way

Re: [Felvtalk] Casper is positive

2010-03-04 Thread Cougar Clan
Please throw away the calendar and enjoy your time together...no one knows when they are going to leave this world. We really do start dying the day we are born. As far as guilt you are feeling, put it away. Casper is lovedthat is what is important. On Mar 4, 2010, at 6:47 PM, Frank

Re: [Felvtalk] vaccination questions

2010-03-03 Thread Cougar Clan
Thoughts: Your vet (at least in KY) can certify that the cat is not able to be vaccinated safely. There are pros and cons. I've done this with one cat and one dog. There is a homeopathic remedy, thuja (sp??) that used before and after the vaccination helps. Copper and Thomas had

Re: [Felvtalk] vaccinations

2010-03-03 Thread Cougar Clan
Thanks for the information re the FeLVI have concerns about my boys not being vaccinated because of the what-ifs associated with travel and .well..thanks. Having lost Dixie to this and being inclined to help out cats with no caregivers, the boys safety is a concern. On Mar 3,

Re: [Felvtalk] Foster mom of FeLV+ cat

2010-03-03 Thread Cougar Clan
Consider another FeLV+ cat if adoption takes too long. You can save a life, help both cats live happily and well, two are always easier than one. On Mar 3, 2010, at 4:18 PM, Trish Sebben wrote: Hi, My foster kitty, Zelda, has been diagnosed FeLV+ (snap test and IFA). I am

Re: [Felvtalk] Advice on annual re-testing and vaccinating please?

2010-02-25 Thread Cougar Clan
If it would make no difference in what you will do and you are very sure that you will never look back with regrets don't do it. As far as rabiesperhaps you should check out titers. Make very sure you will not look back and question your decisions. On Feb 25, 2010, at 7:15 PM, Avia

Re: [Felvtalk] intro

2010-02-24 Thread Cougar Clan
The sunroom would be a wonderful solution. Others on this list can address the health issues. If he is separated, I would not be concerned personally. I would have a baseline blood test done (your vet may have already done this.) A few years ago Dixie came into my life much the way

Re: [Felvtalk] intro

2010-02-24 Thread Cougar Clan
this is rambling. Dixie left two years ago and I still miss my wonderful girl. The two boys she sent me stay close and were not eaten by the hawk family On Feb 24, 2010, at 5:54 PM, Emeraldkittee wrote: hi Cougar Clan and Dixie-the-Angel-Cat, Oh, thank you for writing! it warmed my heart! I

Re: [Felvtalk] intro

2010-02-24 Thread Cougar Clan
OK.try Rescue Remedy and Feliway if you get him into the sunroom.and expect to spend some extra time therea nice recliner or other place for you to nap would be wonderful. On Feb 24, 2010, at 6:02 PM, Emeraldkittee wrote: hi Mary Christine, Yes, he was given his basic shots,

Re: [Felvtalk] intro

2010-02-24 Thread Cougar Clan
PS stress him as little as you can. Feed him the best you can. On Feb 24, 2010, at 6:02 PM, Emeraldkittee wrote: hi Mary Christine, Yes, he was given his basic shots, but I wasn't sure quite how/where Panleuk was covered. Someone mentioned it to me as being something I could transfer via

Re: [Felvtalk] Frosty Paws has passed

2010-02-17 Thread Cougar Clan
You loved him and he knew that. It is heart breaking for you and the helplessness and frustration of the situation must be awful but you can through for the little one. There are so many what ifs with this terrible disease. Bless you for caring for this little soul. Perhaps one day

Re: [Felvtalk] Frosty Paws will be PTS tomorrow

2010-02-16 Thread Cougar Clan
What a wonderful thought. They will let you know if you ask. Mine always have. On Feb 16, 2010, at 7:54 PM, MaryChristine wrote: GLOW for both all of you. have you asked frosty paws what he wants? let him know that you'd to have him stay with you, but that it's okay if what he needs is

Re: [Felvtalk] Please Add Molly Brown to the CLS

2010-02-13 Thread Cougar Clan
She was loved and blessed to have you. On Feb 13, 2010, at 4:06 AM, Sharyl wrote: I'm heartbroken to write dear sweet Molly Brown is gone. I had to make that last trip to the vet Tuesday to have her PTS. In addition to FeLV she developed wet FIP. I knew it was the end when I could no

Re: [Felvtalk] Li Won has passed on

2010-01-31 Thread Cougar Clan
I am so glad she had someone to spend her last years withI can not imagine how awful it is to be a beloved pet then be in a pound because no one cares. Bless you. On Jan 31, 2010, at 3:09 PM, Gloria B. Lane wrote: Li Won passed from my care about 2 days ago - she was 23 year old

Re: [Felvtalk] Advice please?

2010-01-26 Thread Cougar Clan
Please throw away the calendar and enjoy the time you have together. Dixie was full grown and then some when she came into my life. Someone had spayed her. She had wonderful manners. She was thrown away for reasons unknown and showed up at my Mom's. Eventually I decided she should be

Re: [Felvtalk] Lyttle Guy passed away

2010-01-25 Thread Cougar Clan
I am so sorry.and so glad you were there with him. He knew true love. On Jan 25, 2010, at 4:37 AM, James G Wilson wrote: Lyttle Guy passed away in my arms at 4:18am this morning. He had series of seizures and then gasped his last breath. He was truly loved and shall be dearly missed

Re: [Felvtalk] Ethical assistance needed

2009-12-20 Thread Cougar Clan
Amen.I wouldn't have missed the opportunity to love and be loved by Dixie for anything. The three years we had were wonderful. Dixie was several years old when she came out of a pine thicket to get food with the ferals. Apparently, since she was spayed, she was thrown away at some

Re: [Felvtalk] Ethical assistance needed

2009-12-19 Thread Cougar Clan
I would have no problem adopting them out with full disclosure. You cannot control the future. There are people in the world who would welcome a FeLV+ rescue, especially if they have one that needs a companion. If there are no other cats in the household, I would encourage the adoption

Re: [Felvtalk] stomatitis

2009-12-14 Thread Cougar Clan
) you may tell her Marylyn referred you and that she is free to talk about Dixie Louise Doodle's case. On Dec 13, 2009, at 7:56 PM, Gloria Lane wrote: What treatment did your alternative vet use? Sent from my iPhone On Dec 13, 2009, at 7:03 PM, Cougar Clan maima...@duo-county.com wrote: I

Re: [Felvtalk] gassy cat

2009-12-13 Thread Cougar Clan
with his food. Not sure how to deal with that... Diane R. -Original Message- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Cougar Clan Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2009 1:12 AM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk

Re: [Felvtalk] stomatitis

2009-12-13 Thread Cougar Clan
I can't say enough for the alternative vet who has helped me with numerous four-legged friends including Dixie who was FeLV+. She was fine until a few days before she left this world and I, too, believe the alternative treatment helped her leave this world more peacefully. If you have

Re: [Felvtalk] gassy cat

2009-12-12 Thread Cougar Clan
Try giving him probiotics. They help with the gas. I've had that problem with young cats who have come in from the pine thicket. No idea why though unless there is a food allergy. In my cats' cases it may be the change of food and the (new) regularity of food. On Dec 12, 2009, at 7:43

Re: [Felvtalk] Caught The 2 Semi-Ferals!

2009-12-11 Thread Cougar Clan
Suggest they cover the cage so he thinks he is in a den. On Dec 11, 2009, at 1:33 PM, Crystal Proper wrote: Just wanted to let everyone know I caught the male and female semi feral FeLV+ that I was talking about in the sanctuary post. Mama Cat and Dusty are now at the vet waiting to get

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

2009-12-10 Thread Cougar Clan
Just in case you haven't tried it, gently wrapping a cat in a nice, thick blanket helps. It may or may not calm the cat but it offers protection for the person. On Dec 10, 2009, at 6:11 PM, Debbie Bates wrote: OMG, the exact words I said to my Baby Ruben..glad I'm not the only one who

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

2009-12-09 Thread Cougar Clan
My opinion: It is very important to have the vet keep females (especially) after being spayed. I had two wonderful little girls spayed by two different vets. Both girls died three days afterwards. They were not related and the only known common factor was that they were dumped and came

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

2009-12-07 Thread Cougar Clan
I may get jeered at but.have you tried an animal communicator? On Dec 7, 2009, at 2:47 PM, tamara stickler wrote: survivor - yes...Little - HA! if ONLY! ;-) Unfortunately, no, I can't arrange so he gets quality time at night. The dog, also a rescue, suffers from separation

Re: [Felvtalk] Shots For FeLV+ Kittens?

2009-12-04 Thread Cougar Clan
My boys are negative but I stretched their shots out and were very selective about which ones they got. My vets approved this given that they were indoor kittens after they adopted me. Prior to that they were very young ferals. I waited as long as I could to neuter them but there were

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

2009-11-20 Thread Cougar Clan
Consider using PetzLife Brush Away or an additive to the cat's water that helps with teeth too since the cat has a history of dental problems. Hi Caroline. Good to know you are still around. On Nov 20, 2009, at 12:15 PM, Caroline Kaufmann wrote: I have a non-positive (just a regular old

Re: [Felvtalk] re loose teeth- but not really

2009-11-20 Thread Cougar Clan
On Nov 20, 2009, at 5:07 PM, Caroline Kaufmann wrote: nn I think my message was too long with the threads prior, so I am re- posting only it. Of course I am still around! Busy with work tho mostly :( I'm on Facebook with a lot of felv members and that's how I mostly keep up with them.

Re: [Felvtalk] Kitten Problems - Please Help

2009-11-19 Thread Cougar Clan
You might try to add a little pumpkin to his food. Real canned pumpkin, not pie filling. I keep several cans on hand because of the ferals at Mom's. Most are not touchable and you can only do what you can do for them. My vets use psyllium (just a pinch). On Nov 19, 2009, at 4:26 PM,

Re: [Felvtalk] Raw Food

2009-11-19 Thread Cougar Clan
I have to chime in on the raw food. I started cooking for Dixie after the cat/dog food scare a few years ago and no longer feed my kept cats any thing with grain. The ferals get Purina dry and canned (I don't know of any recalls involving their products). I discovered Primal Raw and

Re: [Felvtalk] Grrr went to the bridge...

2009-11-18 Thread Cougar Clan
He may have considered you jerks...or at least people to be put in their place...serving him...but I suspect he loved you in his own way. Blessings to you for caring for him even with his difficult personality. On Nov 18, 2009, at 1:17 PM, Amy Ackerman wrote: I haven't posted much since

Re: [Felvtalk] Kitten Problems - Please Help

2009-11-18 Thread Cougar Clan
First, lessen the stress on him and on yourself and give him and the others the best food possible. Rescue Remedy and Feliway may help you and the kittens. Second, enjoy every minute you have with these babies. Don't look at calenders and wonder what if when or have self-doubts (almost

Re: [Felvtalk] Considering Adopting Felv have ?'s

2009-11-18 Thread Cougar Clan
Consider a combination of holistic and regular vet care for your new friend. I really believe it helped Dixie. A month after Dixie left this world, she sent me a kitten from the same pine thicket she came from. Two weeks later she sent me another. Both boys see a holistic vet as did

Re: [Felvtalk] LCTI, etc.

2009-11-15 Thread Cougar Clan
If home made isn't an option, there are several commercial raw foods including Primal Raw that Dixie loved mixed with veggies and my boys love plain. This is a frozen diet, in cubes that are so easy. There are dried raw diets available too. A Google search should turn them up as should

Re: [Felvtalk] Maggie's not acting normal, advice is appreciated

2009-11-15 Thread Cougar Clan
Have you thought about making her some chicken soup? Needless to say, nothing canned but a few pieces of chicken stewed/crockpoted (my favorite for Copper and Thomas) with maybe a little extra salt to make her thirsty? On Nov 15, 2009, at 6:33 PM, TANYA NOE wrote: Jenny, Thanks, Maggie

Re: [Felvtalk] Demetri and Yule Please add to the CLS :(

2009-11-12 Thread Cougar Clan
Bless you for loving these little ones. On Nov 12, 2009, at 9:44 PM, Sherry DeHaan wrote: MY heart is very heavy tonight.We lost two of the most sweet loving boys. Demetri,he was on of my special boys from the day he arrived at Sids 3 1/2 years ago.He was so shy and would hide behind the

Re: [Felvtalk] introduction for Spicey

2009-11-10 Thread Cougar Clan
Try Rescue Remedy in Spicey's water and the water of your other cats. Also add Willow (another Bach Remedy) and Feliway spray. I've tried the room atomizer but don't care for it. I have had wonderful luck with the Feliway spray and so have my vets. Don't press Spicey. The Royal

Re: [Felvtalk] introduction for Spicey

2009-11-10 Thread Cougar Clan
Another thought: Watch Spicey's teeth and gums. Not right now obviously but when things settle down. Yes, you can get a cat used to having its mouth opened. Good dental practices are important. Dixie had stomatitis and we treated it with Petzlife Brush Away (put a little in the cat's

Re: [Felvtalk] Introduction

2009-11-04 Thread Cougar Clan
You will receive wonderful advise from this boardmuch better than I can give you. My story is that a wonderful throw-away showed up at Mom's. Due to some problems (read two dead cats at two different vets) in a very short time, I took the little girl to my personal vets (Middletown

Re: [Felvtalk] Jenny-How is Autumn??

2009-11-01 Thread Cougar Clan
This is concerning your safety and not the well-being of your wonderful cat who is having an awful time: Be very careful about those bites. Perhaps you can get some heavy leather gloves? I had a feral that I was taking to be spayed bite my little finger. She broke it and I had to have

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

2009-10-05 Thread Cougar Clan
If you have access to a holistic vet, check in with her/him. Mine, Betty Boswell, kept Dixie Louise healthy and happy. Betty works well with my regular vets who are wonderful too. The combination worked miracles for three absolutely wonderful years then something through Dixie into

Re: [Felvtalk] Difficult decision

2009-08-11 Thread Cougar Clan
Both the Royal Princess Kitty Katt and Dixie Louise Doodle Katt, JP left this world on their own. If I ever have the opportunity to let one leave this way I will. I will not let one suffer but I will (try) not to impose my own pian on their bodies. Put yourself in the little one's place

Re: [Felvtalk] Dietary Supplements- Belinda

2009-08-11 Thread Cougar Clan
Have you looked at colostrum On Aug 11, 2009, at 6:11 PM, Lora wrote: Belinda, Thanks for your reply. You are the only one who did. I sincerely appreciate it. I realize that some cats are more difficult to pill that others. Thank God I have conditioned my kids to take their meds.

Re: [Felvtalk] Dietary Supplements- Colostrum?

2009-08-11 Thread Cougar Clan
:19 PM, Lora wrote: Colostrum?! As in first milk or immune milk? What has that got to do with anything? --- On Tue, 8/11/09, Cougar Clan maima...@duo-county.com wrote: Have you looked at colostrum? ___ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk

Re: [Felvtalk] My New Kitty

2009-08-07 Thread Cougar Clan
You may have her a lot longer than you think. Dixie stayed with me 3 years and there are others who have had pos cats a lot longer than that. Keep her as stress free and as well fed as you can and she may reward you with many, many years.I pray so. Bless you for making the right

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

2009-08-04 Thread Cougar Clan
My holistic vet prescribed various meds to reduce stress including Rescue Remedy and Feliway. Perhaps yours has some ideas along those lines? On Aug 4, 2009, at 9:08 AM, Lisa Borden wrote: Hi Iva, I just wanted to tell you how much I can relate to your dilemma. Last year, I brought

Re: [Felvtalk] Thank you from Bella's Family

2009-07-16 Thread Cougar Clan
Peace to you. A suggestion since you are learning to heal: Start a chronicle of your little one(s). Write in it daily. I've done that with Copper and Thomas and frequently look back at the notes. Every time I do, I laugh and love these little guys even more. I sent emails to some

Re: [Felvtalk] Adopted an FIV+

2009-07-04 Thread Cougar Clan
Be careful of the snake and cats. If he is big enough, he could cause a lot of harm. The garage sounds wonderful. Copper and Thomas Cougar and Dixie before them loved my attached garage. The boys are constantly asking for patrol time there and, when they have their way (which is most of

Re: [Felvtalk] We caught the kitten

2009-07-02 Thread Cougar Clan
Cats are frequently killed in garbage trucks. They jump into dumpsters to get food then either can't get out or are asleep when the truck empties the dumpster. And people, being ever so humane, throw kittens into them. There have been people killed in the same way. I am so glad you have

Re: [Felvtalk] good news about the kitten

2009-07-02 Thread Cougar Clan
I strongly suggest that you get some Feliway spray (maybe from your vet??) I have had wonderful luck with itincluding with a full grown cat who had been through lots of traumas and was forced, very much against her will, to live with me (Daddy's death, charges in the house [ furniture

Re: [Felvtalk] Please add Max to CLS

2009-07-02 Thread Cougar Clan
You feed them and do everything you can to make their lives easier and to let them know they are loved. I know, you will probably never touch them, much less hold them but you do all you can do and worry and cry then comfort yourself by thinking how much better you have made their lives.

Re: [Felvtalk] OT: Kitty box with a lip to catch urine???

2009-06-29 Thread Cougar Clan
They make a pad to put under nursing home/hospital patiences that is washable. I used some several years ago with a dog who was in the process of leaving this world. Another thought is the odor of the litter. None of my cats have ever accepted frangranced litter (they have all been

Re: [Felvtalk] Question about a new kitty (feral)

2009-06-29 Thread Cougar Clan
Amen. On Jun 29, 2009, at 8:38 AM, Heather wrote: Ditto, I do a ton of work with ferals and best to trap the kitty asap to work with if there are hopes of socializing. Sure you can make friends over time but the feral kitten mortality rate is very high so best to bring in and will also

Re: [Felvtalk] OT: Kitty box with a lip to catch urine???

2009-06-29 Thread Cougar Clan
While everyone is talking about totes: They make nice shelters for cats, especially if they are insulated and filled with pine needles (Mom's ferals and four of my cats all came from a pine thicket) or straw. On Jun 29, 2009, at 9:19 AM, Sharyl wrote: Wendy, since Pepper is healthy I

Re: [Felvtalk] OT: Kitty box with a lip to catch urine???

2009-06-28 Thread Cougar Clan
I use 18 gallon rubbermaid (or knock-off) totes. Depending on age and condition, your cat may be able to jump in to the tote. This works for Copper and Thomas and worked for Dixie. I started this with Ebony who was getting a little older and had touble getting down. The urine hit the

Re: [Felvtalk] Losing weight

2009-06-20 Thread Cougar Clan
I would. Otherwise, you will always wonder and doubt yourself. On Jun 19, 2009, at 5:53 PM, Amy wrote: Wow! Maybe I should just do the blood test and rule it out. I'll join the group and learn more. Thanks! Amy Hi. When first diagnosed Frankie did not have other symptoms and the

Re: [Felvtalk] Question about A/D

2009-06-18 Thread Cougar Clan
Another thought: Compare the A/D ingredients and purpose with some of the better OTC foods. A/D has been such a standby that other foods are often ignored. This is a judgment call. On Jun 18, 2009, at 7:13 AM, Debbie Harrison wrote: Same here in Florida...but you can't just buy it at

Re: [Felvtalk] Question about a new kitty

2009-06-18 Thread Cougar Clan
Some random ideas that have worked for me. Keep trying with the food, especially fried chicken. Spray Feliway on yourself especially the legs of your pants and hands (where the kitten will smell). Depending on age try to grab him by the scruff of his neck (like a mother cat). This

Re: [Felvtalk] Sudden passing?

2009-06-02 Thread Cougar Clan
Dixie left suddenly. Anemia. She seemed fine until a day before she left this world. On Jun 2, 2009, at 8:23 AM, Susan Finkelstein wrote: My FeLV+ 5-year-old (or so) kitty died suddenly over the weekend and I was wondering if anyone has had any similar experiences or heard of any with

Re: [Felvtalk] Sudden passing?

2009-06-02 Thread Cougar Clan
She stumbled the day before she died so I made a call to Middletown Animal Clinic in Louisville, KY (her regular vets) and we made a Code 3 run from my farm (120 miles). Her vet waited for us; we tried lots of things and I took her to her holistic vet, put her in an O2 tent etc. She just

Re: [Felvtalk] Sudden passing?

2009-06-02 Thread Cougar Clan
you for mentioning it. What is an 02 Tent? -Original Message- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Cougar Clan Sent: Tuesday, June 02, 2009 9:36 AM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Sudden passing? She

Re: [Felvtalk] Life without Pixie

2009-05-28 Thread Cougar Clan
One day, when you are ready, Pixie will send you someone who needs you. That someone may be a feral, a FeLV+, an old cat that no one wants any more but it will be the right one for you. And it may come before you think you are ready but, rest assured, it will be the right one at the

Re: [Felvtalk] Tiger Lily,Adam,Cherry and Grace

2009-05-28 Thread Cougar Clan
Blessings to all of the little ones and to those who care for them. The little ones are lucky to be loved and the people who care for them are lucky to have the little ones and to have the strength and ability to love them and provide for them. It is so difficult. Prayers and blessings

Re: [Felvtalk] Qs re CA/Urgent: FeLV+ senior boy needs money to get to sanctuary

2009-05-26 Thread Cougar Clan
You do all you can. Lots of ferals show up at Mom's. One, an awful looking little guy whose eyes ran, nose ran etc. showed up. He continued to hang out, finally finding a way to get along with the resident ferals which is the primary requirement for food, water and shelter with this

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