Re: [Felvtalk] Question about A/D (Sander, Sue)

2009-06-18 Thread James Rauscher
Hi Susan! Banfield is a vet clinic inside some PetSmart stores. The food is Hill's Prescription Diet A/D, it comes in canine and feline formulas. Good luck with your kitty! Avia  ___ Felvtalk mailing list

Re: [Felvtalk] Care Credit

2009-04-19 Thread James Rauscher
The pay-off time you have for Care Credit depends on the deal the vet's office has with the company. My dog swallowed a golf-ball sized tennis ball in the park last Fall. I took him to the vet right away, and the surgery the vet insisted had to be done asap would cost *about* $4000 (not

Re: [Felvtalk] Testing an 8 week old kitten/Gloria

2009-04-18 Thread James Rauscher
You know, I was thinking about that one myself. We rescued Onyx from a pet store in Brooklyn In January '06. I say rescued because I had to take her to the vet the next day. She had bloody diarrhea (coccidia), she was dehydrated and malnourished. Although the pet store owner told me she was 10

[Felvtalk] Feline Heartworm Article

2009-04-17 Thread James Rauscher
Hi all, there is an article on feline heartworm in the June 2009 CatFancy magazine. It seems that wherever dogs can get heartworm, cats (including indoor cats, as someone here posted) can get it. The incidence is much higher in warmer states, but one of the vets quoted in the article says she

Re: [Felvtalk] Testing an 8 week old kitten

2009-04-17 Thread James Rauscher
I adopted my Cinder at 9 weeks, and she tested negative at that time. On January 12 of this year, at one year and 8 months, she crossed to the bridge after she become suddenly very, very ill - she was fine Friday and gone Monday. She had a massive tumor in her liver and her chest filled with

Re: [Felvtalk] Feline Heartworm

2009-04-09 Thread James Rauscher
Hi Kerry, One of my cats (FeLV-) was diagnosed with asthma about a year ago. The symptoms for asthma and heartworm are similar, I guess, but the vet was confident it was not heartworm (she did not test for that, but did a couple of tests for asthma), and Horus responded beautifully to

Re: [Felvtalk] Exposure time/retesting

2009-04-09 Thread James Rauscher
Onyx tested positive on both Elisa and IFA (two days apart) 75 days after Cinder died (the other two negative). When should I retest? I have another week before Horus Blackie get their FeLV boosters, and the vet I like gets back from vacation, so I was wondering if anyone here can tell me. I

Re: [Felvtalk] Interferon and Vetri-DMG - do these things help?

2009-04-08 Thread James Rauscher
Thank you for the info, MC! Onyx's IFA test came up positive - do you know if cats who are positive on that test ever revert to negative? Also, some vets say that vaccinated cats always show up positive on later tests (because of the vax), but two of them said that vaccinated cats do not show

Re: [Felvtalk] Interferon and Vetri-DMG - do these things help?

2009-04-05 Thread James Rauscher
Thank you everyone for your advice. Lisa, you are the best! I have ordered the Vetri-DMG for Onyx, and I am going to ask the more positive vet (when he gets back from vacation) to give me the interferon as well. I am going to talk to him about trying to make some sort of arrangement about

[Felvtalk] Interferon and Vetri-DMG - do these things help?

2009-04-04 Thread James Rauscher
One of the vets who saw my FeLV+ catOnyx said I could give her interferon, that it may or may not help her, but certainly would not hurt her. Two other vets told me there was nothing to do for her except to wait until she gets sick then put her to sleep. One of them recommended re-homing my