Re: [Felvtalk] clavamox

2010-11-03 Thread Lisa Ogg

Hi Peggy,

We had a feline leukemia outbreak in January and lost a 1 1/2 year old cat, 
4 kittens (about 6 months old)  and the believed culprit is the sweetest 
cat you ever wanted to meet.   She is a carrier and may live a long live and 
shows absolutely no symptoms (tested positive twice).   Anyway, there was 
another 1 year old cat exposed and she tested a light positive (again not 
showing any signs).  She was given a vacinnation at the time and sent home. 
I had her tested again (although we were sure she had it) the end of 
September (as we thought she might be showing some symptoms) and she tested 
negative on both testing ways.   They gave her a booster shot yesterday and 
she is to be tested again the end of December.   They feel that if she 
doesn't show signs then, she should be out of the woods.

Just out of curiousity, what area do you live in?

Lisa in PA

- Original Message - 
From: Peggy Verdonck

Sent: Wednesday, November 03, 2010 7:44 PM
Subject: [Felvtalk] clavamox


This is the first email I'm sending out since 1 of my cats got diagnosed
with Felv yesterday.
We have 7 other cats but THANK GOD every single one of them tested 

We have to have them tested again in 6 months. Do I have to wait that long
or can we have them tested sooner?
We separated Oreo from the rest of the cats and disinfected everything. 

will be lab tested again next week, just to make sure. I heard
false-positives are quit common.
Oreo got put on Clavamox 125 mg to fight the secondary infections. Is the
dosage not to high for a cat? I know that cats normally get 62.5 mg. She
threw up this morning after I gave it to her.
I will call the vet tomorrow and ask the vet about the dosage and if she 

maybe subscribe injections. I hate to have to fight with her every time I
have to give her her meds. Makes me feel so guilty to do this to her. She
has no clue why she has to sit in a seperate room by herself :-(
She also gets pet-tinic and viralys. What else can I do to help her fight 

this infection. She has a cold and a fever.

If she tests positive again next week, we are forced to find a new home 
her. Maybe somebody who has no other cats, or someone who has 1 or more 

with the same condition. I was wondering if anyone knows of anybody who
might be able to take her. We are willing to help pay for the medications
she might need.
She is such a sweet cat and I'm heart broken about this situations! My 

are my everything!


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Re: [Felvtalk] Casper is positive and our Introduction

2010-03-04 Thread David Lisa Ogg


I am rather new to this list, but wanted to ask Sue how long ago was it that 
sweet Casper was vacinated for Feline Leukemia before she tested positive? 
I am just curious as I am learning so much about this horrible disease.   I 
have been reading many posts since I joined in January and I just want to 
say thank you to all of you out there who care for these positive furballs 
like a do.   I can't believe how much I have learned.   I also would like to 
share my story with you.

My daughter and I foster for a small rescue in PA (bottle babies is our 
specialty) and we have just recently became a positive house.   Prior to 
January, we had a negative cat, Polly (our own) which we adopted in 2006 and 
Chessie, adopted in September 2008.   In December of 2008, we took in a 
foster cat from a vet that had a hip injury and the original owners were 
going to have her put to sleep due to lack of finances.   The vet felt that 
Jasmine (1-2 years old) had such a sweet personality and deserved better. 
She contacted the rescue and asked if we would be willing to take her. 
Before we brought her home, she was tested at the vets for Feline Leukemia 
and it came back negative.   She had her surgery, spayed, etc. and healed 
fine.   Anyway, Chessie became sick right around Christmas and when he 
stopped eating, I took him to the vet and he tested positive.   He 
progressed very fast and passed away in January.   After having the other 
two cats tested, Polly was negative (has since died due to tumor), and 
Jasmine tested positive.

This caused a big stir in our house and the lady we foster for as that meant 
several cats needed to be tested.  In January we also lost 2 other kittens 
who were adopted out which were exposed to my Positive cats while they were 
kittens (and later, since one of them wasn't adopted right away, the one was 
exposed to the cats from the lady we rescue from).  After much testing 
between the lady who we rescue cats for and our house, we have determined 
that Jasmine seems to be the one who has spread it.   We are assuming that 
she is a carrier.   She is a very healthy cat.Since one of the other 
cats at our rescue (in another house) tested positive, we took her in.   We 
have many more cats there that have tested negative, but are getting 
retested in a couple of months.

Today we just added a beautiful, positive Snow Shoe girl to our family.   We 
have named her Tootsie.  She was found 3 weeks ago by a friend of mine and 
was neglected/abused.   My friend took her in and has saved her (had an 
exposed trachea and gangerine) and didn't think she would find anyone with a 
positive cat(s).   Surprise!   My friend has dealt with a lot of 
trauma/wounds, but has never seen anything like this.   We look forward to 
providing for her and giving her the best care she could have.  Thanks for 
letting me share.


- Original Message - 
From: Frank  Sue Koren

To: FeLV talk
Sent: Thursday, March 04, 2010 7:47 PM
Subject: [Felvtalk] Casper is positive

My poor sweet Casper is FeLV+.  So by making the decision to mix I have 
condemned him.  He is anemic and he is going on Doxycyclne and 
Prednosolone.  Has anyone ever heard of a cat that has anemia living 
longer then a few months?

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