Re: [Felvtalk] FeLV Ascites?

2012-08-29 Thread Forgotten Felines
She also had a fever that wouldn't respond to antibiotics, not even a cool
cloth, and diarrhea. Kaya had a vet appointment on Monday and was diagnosed
with FIP, so I put her to sleep before it could get any worse =(

On Mon, Aug 27, 2012 at 12:13 PM, Natalie at...@optonline.net wrote:

 http://www.medicinenet.com/ascites/article.htm - this should answer some
 of your questions about ascites.

 Learn about *ascites*, accumulation of fluid in the abdominal cavity.
 Some common causes of *ascites* include liver disease or cirrhosis,
 portal hypertension, cancers. ...

 We had a cat with cancer, and he had to have ascites drained several
 times; unfortunately, our vet said that you can’t do it only so often….***
 *

 Don’t jump to conclusions that it’s FIP!~

 Natalie

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 felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] *On Behalf Of *Forgotten Felines
 *Sent:* Sunday, August 26, 2012 6:01 PM
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 *Subject:* [Felvtalk] FeLV  Ascites?

 ** **

 My FeLV+ kitten developed ascites and I'm worried the vet is going to tell
 me it's FIP. Does anyone know if ascites is ever related to FeLV?

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[Felvtalk] FeLV Ascites?

2012-08-26 Thread Forgotten Felines
My FeLV+ kitten developed ascites and I'm worried the vet is going to tell
me it's FIP. Does anyone know if ascites is ever related to FeLV?
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[Felvtalk] Sick FeLV+ Kitten

2012-08-22 Thread Forgotten Felines
One of the 3 kittens I recently rescued tested positive for FeLV on the
snap test. Although we're going to run the advanced test in about a month,
Kaya gets sick very easily and loses several ounces when she does. Kaya is
almost 5 months old now, 3 lbs 2 oz, and we've had her for nearly 2 months.
At the time, we were told the kittens were related and tested a different
one. They all have herpesvirus, which after being passed around we chose to
isolate them separately. When Kaya became deathly sick the second time, our
vet wanted to test her. Realizing none were related, we also retested the
other two who came back negative. This is my first experience with FeLV and
I have so many questions that seem to get conflicting answers.

First, how do I care for a FeLV+ kitten/cat? She's recovering quickly with
a mix of Natural Balance kibble and high cal/high stink (A/D prescription)
wet food, with added cat-appropriate vitamin C and Viralys (lysine) and
Nutri-Cal, but is there anything else I should be giving her while she's
sick? Or when she's healthy again?

Will she need to be on steroids or other medications for the rest of her
life, or can this be managed holistically?

Once the other kittens are healthy enough for vaccines, could I start them
on the FeLV vac and let them have supervised visits? They were together for
2-3 months pre-testing and never got it, and are therefore missing each
other quite a bit! And if all the cats and kittens in the house are UTD,
does Kaya really need to be quarantined until she finds her forever home?
(3 adults and 4 kittens, including her.)

Thanks,
Jill
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Re: [Felvtalk] Sick FeLV+ Kitten

2012-08-22 Thread Forgotten Felines
That's a huge relief. Not sure where I'd read the steroids thing, but my
heart sunk seeing it, so I couldn't be more pleased to hear that's not the
case.

I'll definitely re-test Kaya, but I was also wondering, is there any chance
the other kittens could've had a false neg? Like perhaps I tested them too
soon after exposure?

On Wed, Aug 22, 2012 at 1:57 PM, Lee Evans moonsiste...@yahoo.com wrote:

 Kaya should be treated like a kitten who got sick.  Kittens do this
 regularly and because their immune systems are not as fully developed as a
 cat's is, they tend to go downhill fast if not given extra food, meds,
 etc..  Do NOT put this cat on steroids.  It will compromise her immune
 system even more and ruin her kidney function.  Most of my FeLv cats were
 healthy until a week or two before the disease zapped them.  Most of the
 kittens threw off both FeLv and FIV.  Several adult cats with FeLv tested
 negative after 90 days.  It's not a death sentence and it's not something
 you need to treat with meds for the rest of their lives.


 Spay and Neuter your cats and dogs and your weird relatives and nasty
 neighbors too!


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 *From:* Forgotten Felines toledoc...@gmail.com
 *To:* felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 *Sent:* Wednesday, August 22, 2012 12:47 PM
 *Subject:* [Felvtalk] Sick FeLV+ Kitten

 One of the 3 kittens I recently rescued tested positive for FeLV on the
 snap test. Although we're going to run the advanced test in about a month,
 Kaya gets sick very easily and loses several ounces when she does. Kaya is
 almost 5 months old now, 3 lbs 2 oz, and we've had her for nearly 2 months.
 At the time, we were told the kittens were related and tested a different
 one. They all have herpesvirus, which after being passed around we chose to
 isolate them separately. When Kaya became deathly sick the second time, our
 vet wanted to test her. Realizing none were related, we also retested the
 other two who came back negative. This is my first experience with FeLV and
 I have so many questions that seem to get conflicting answers.

 First, how do I care for a FeLV+ kitten/cat? She's recovering quickly with
 a mix of Natural Balance kibble and high cal/high stink (A/D prescription)
 wet food, with added cat-appropriate vitamin C and Viralys (lysine) and
 Nutri-Cal, but is there anything else I should be giving her while she's
 sick? Or when she's healthy again?

 Will she need to be on steroids or other medications for the rest of her
 life, or can this be managed holistically?

 Once the other kittens are healthy enough for vaccines, could I start them
 on the FeLV vac and let them have supervised visits? They were together for
 2-3 months pre-testing and never got it, and are therefore missing each
 other quite a bit! And if all the cats and kittens in the house are UTD,
 does Kaya really need to be quarantined until she finds her forever home?
 (3 adults and 4 kittens, including her.)

 Thanks,
 Jill

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