Re: [Felvtalk] Interferon

2012-10-15 Thread Maureen Olvey
Yeah, I wondered if there had been any signs earlier but I just didn't notice them. It was like one night she started breathing a little funny and the next day it became worse so I took her to the vet and of course the stress of the trip made things a lot worse so as soon as we got there the

Re: [Felvtalk] No signs and then they are gone.

2012-10-15 Thread Maureen Olvey
they were ready.Cathy Fron the BRonx N Y From: Maureen Olvey To: dlg...@windstream.net; felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Monday, October 15, 2012 8:33 PM Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Interferon Yeah, I wondered if there had been any signs earlier but I just didn't notice them

Re: [Felvtalk] Off topic: President

2012-10-10 Thread Maureen Olvey
I really think this discussion has turned to a Republican bashing session. We Republicans disagree with almost everything you guys have said but there's no point of getting into it because no amount of discussion will change your mind. And that's okay because that's what makes America great

Re: [Felvtalk] Off topic: President

2012-10-10 Thread Maureen Olvey
be a heck of alot better. I have voted for Republicans and Democrats for President. I don't agree with getting on here and bashing another party. I really don't think this is the forum for politics. Cindy Reasoner --- On Wed, 10/10/12, Maureen Olvey molvey...@hotmail.com wrote: From: Maureen

Re: [Felvtalk] Asking for advice again

2012-10-05 Thread Maureen Olvey
Give SusieQ lots of pain meds and ice cream. Oh wait, that's my prescription. I guess all you can do is keep her happy and feeling good as long as possible. You just address each problem as it comes up. Anything specific going on right now? I know when the liver starts going it makes them

Re: [Felvtalk] Flea Products

2012-10-05 Thread Maureen Olvey
Also - don't get Advantage Multi for Dogs and break it down for cats. Regular Advantage for dogs is okay to break down for cats but don't use the Multi. Some extra ingredient in there is bad news for cats. Obviously the cat Multi is okay. “I am not interested to know whether vivisection

Re: [Felvtalk] Flea Products

2012-10-05 Thread Maureen Olvey
Date: Fri, 5 Oct 2012 12:56:46 -0700 From: create_me_...@yahoo.com To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Flea Products Oh great!. My vet said the Multi was OK.But it still isn't working Don't Litter, Fix Your Critter! www.Furkids.org From: Maureen Olvey molvey

Re: [Felvtalk] Asking for advice again

2012-10-05 Thread Maureen Olvey
Yeah, at the end even my dog didn't want to eat. And oh boy don't I know how picky cats are compared to dogs!!! Maybe she'd like sardines. My cats like canned chicken too. Of course chicken flavored baby food is always a hit. You've got to keep her eating something. If she's still happy

Re: [Felvtalk] President

2012-10-04 Thread Maureen Olvey
Without endorsing either candidate here's some thoughts I had on deciding between the candidates: I don't think either candidate will directly influence animal cruelty laws or humane practice laws. They've got too much else to worry about, especially right now. Even if they love animals it

Re: [Felvtalk] outdoor cats plight

2012-08-27 Thread Maureen Olvey
I agree about not calling AC if at all possible. In many counties/cities it is illegal to feed outdoor cats and it could be that animal control will come pick them up. Like she just said, feral cats are not adoptable anyway and AC has no time or people to work with them to try and tame them

Re: [Felvtalk] RACCOON GETTING INTO CAT STATION/reply/reply

2012-06-01 Thread Maureen Olvey
. Maureen Olvey molvey...@hotmail.com wrote: Yes, they can climb trees and recently I found out that they can get on top of my car. I had put some bags of cat food on the trunk of my car one night. When I came back outside a couple hours later there were nice little raccoon paw prints

Re: [Felvtalk] RACCOON GETTING INTO CAT STATION/reply/reply

2012-05-31 Thread Maureen Olvey
Yes, they can climb trees and recently I found out that they can get on top of my car. I had put some bags of cat food on the trunk of my car one night. When I came back outside a couple hours later there were nice little raccoon paw prints on my car and windshield and a tear in the bag. I

Re: [Felvtalk] Wasting away

2012-05-23 Thread Maureen Olvey
Or diabetes. That's another one that will do it. Usually it's older cats that turn into diabetics but it does happen to younger ones occasionally. “I am not interested to know whether vivisection produces results that are profitable to the human race or doesn’t….the pain which it inflicts

Re: [Felvtalk] Giving sub-q fluids

2012-05-08 Thread Maureen Olvey
whatever part of the body you need to expose.From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Maureen Olvey Sent: Monday, May 07, 2012 9:52 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Giving sub-q fluids Importance: High What about

Re: [Felvtalk] What could it be?

2012-05-08 Thread Maureen Olvey
Had to send this again because it bounced back the first time. I hate it when it does that. “I am not interested to know whether vivisection produces results that are profitable to the human race or doesn’t….the pain which it inflicts upon unconsenting animals is the basis of my enmity

Re: [Felvtalk] FW: Giving sub-q fluids-I Did It!

2012-05-08 Thread Maureen Olvey
…horrible just to look at, that’s why it’s important to make sure to get the 1” needles.From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Maureen Olvey Sent: Tuesday, May 08, 2012 10:33 AM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Giving

Re: [Felvtalk] Giving sub-q fluids

2012-05-08 Thread Maureen Olvey
to the web site that was my bible when I started giving sub q fluids.Sophia Gets Her Subcutaneous (Sub Q) Fluids http://www.tinyurl.com/63max My vet only carried the monject kitty harpoons. Good luckSharyl From: Maureen Olvey molvey...@hotmail.com To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent

Re: [Felvtalk] What could it be?

2012-05-08 Thread Maureen Olvey
that I never came across a veterinarian like that, although I’ve heard of some jerks like that around here….NatalieFrom: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Maureen Olvey Sent: Tuesday, May 08, 2012 1:58 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org

Re: [Felvtalk] What could it be?

2012-05-08 Thread Maureen Olvey
came across a veterinarian like that, although I’ve heard of some jerks like that around here….NatalieFrom: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Maureen Olvey Sent: Tuesday, May 08, 2012 1:58 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re

Re: [Felvtalk] What could it be?

2012-05-08 Thread Maureen Olvey
that, although I’ve heard of some jerks like that around here…. Natalie From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Maureen Olvey Sent: Tuesday, May 08, 2012 1:58 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk

[Felvtalk] Giving sub-q fluids

2012-05-07 Thread Maureen Olvey
For you guys that give sub-q fluids - What size needle do you use? A friend showed me how to do it yesterday but she has these huge 18 gauge needles. I'm wondering if I can use a smaller size. It's for my 6 month old kitten so I hate stabbing her with that huge thing. Maureen “I am not

Re: [Felvtalk] Giving sub-q fluids

2012-05-07 Thread Maureen Olvey
rate as those 18 gauge kitty harpoons. I get mine online from Thriving Pets. Sharyl From: Maureen Olvey molvey...@hotmail.com To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Monday, May 7, 2012 8:44 PM Subject: [Felvtalk] Giving sub-q fluids For you guys that give sub-q fluids - What

Re: [Felvtalk] Giving sub-q fluids

2012-05-07 Thread Maureen Olvey
...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Maureen Olvey Sent: Monday, May 07, 2012 8:45 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: [Felvtalk] Giving sub-q fluids For you guys that give sub-q fluids - What size needle do you use? A friend showed me how to do it yesterday

Re: [Felvtalk] What could it be?

2012-05-03 Thread Maureen Olvey
Those are the kind of vets I love and respect. It's too bad they're not all like that. “I am not interested to know whether vivisection produces results that are profitable to the human race or doesn’t….the pain which it inflicts upon unconsenting animals is the basis of my enmity toward it,

Re: [Felvtalk] What could it be?

2012-05-03 Thread Maureen Olvey
. Thank goodness she has you to take care of her and to feel your love. Bless your heart, Maureen!! Lynda - Original Message - From: Maureen Olvey To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Wednesday, May 02, 2012 11:36 PM Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] What could

Re: [Felvtalk] What could it be?

2012-05-03 Thread Maureen Olvey
That's encouraging to hear. I'll get my PI tomorrow and will start her on it right away. I really hope it helps and buys her a little more time. If it doesn't at least I tried my best and that will help a little when it's time to let her go. It's still going to hurt though. She is the

Re: [Felvtalk] What could it be?

2012-05-03 Thread Maureen Olvey
Thank you so much for your good thoughts. Several years ago I lost a feral that I fed to FIP. It was the wet form so it was easy to diagnose. It broke my heart then too and he didn't even live with me. But he got so weak that I was able to love on him and when they euthanized him I was

Re: [Felvtalk] What could it be?

2012-05-02 Thread Maureen Olvey
He's not even a shelter vet. He doesn't volunteer with us. He just was trying to tell us how to spend our money. I know he's just being logical about spending a lot of our money on a dying cat, but at the same time I couldn't believe he didn't even care about her fever. But without

Re: [Felvtalk] What could it be?

2012-04-28 Thread Maureen Olvey
I don't like the sound of this. What happened? Did the kittens die shortly after they lost use of their back legs? Did you ever find out what causes it? I've been telling myself that she'll probably die young and not to be surprised if it happens before she's a year old but I can't help

Re: [Felvtalk] What_could_it_be?

2012-04-28 Thread Maureen Olvey
Not sure about CH because she has just now gotten wobbly like this. She hasn't always been this unsteady on her feet. I haven't watched the video yet though. I wish it was just CH because they say that doesn't progress any further. “I am not interested to know whether vivisection produces

Re: [Felvtalk] What could it be?

2012-04-28 Thread Maureen Olvey
She's not really walking on her hocks like they say diabetics do. I haven't noticed a lot of drinking either. But I'll definitely have that checked out just in case. The bloodword that was done wasn't sent out to the lab. It was just the real basic stuff like in the vet's office so I don't

Re: [Felvtalk] What_could_it_be?

2012-04-28 Thread Maureen Olvey
Oh - we went to see the opthalmologist about her uveitis. He gave her azithromycin (sp?) and two kinds of eye drops. It was prednisolone and neomycin eye drops. It still hasn't gone away. He said it could be anything, especially since she has FeLV, but the treatment was the same so we

[Felvtalk] Kitty with jaundice

2012-03-21 Thread Maureen Olvey
A friend of mine has two FeLV + cats, littermates about 8 months old, and one has developed jaundice. He has lost a ton of weight also. The last couple of days he doesn't want to eat although he's not laying around or lethargic. Anyone had experience with this? Anything that can be done or

[Felvtalk] Uveitis

2012-03-12 Thread Maureen Olvey
Anyone ever dealt with Uveitis (eye inflammation)? My FeLV kitten had a scratch or something in her eye but that is healed but her eye is still really red and irritated. The vet suspects her FeLV is causing the irritation and redness to continue. Right now she's taking Baytril and Clavamox,

Re: [Felvtalk] Uveitis

2012-03-12 Thread Maureen Olvey
as the vitamin c helps with wound healing and silver both helps with wound healing and is a great antimicrobial. Good luck. Jenny On Mon, Mar 12, 2012 at 11:13 AM, Maureen Olvey molvey...@hotmail.com wrote: Anyone ever dealt with Uveitis (eye inflammation)? My FeLV kitten had a scratch

Re: [Felvtalk] Uveitis

2012-03-12 Thread Maureen Olvey
. It sounds like you have enough meds to hopefully improve the redness and irritation to her eye. I wish I could tell you more because you are always so helpful to me. Keep me posted ~ Best wishes too!! Lynda - Original Message - From: Maureen Olvey To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org

Re: [Felvtalk] Uveitis

2012-03-12 Thread Maureen Olvey
healing and silver both helps with wound healing and is a great antimicrobial. Good luck. Jenny On Mon, Mar 12, 2012 at 11:13 AM, Maureen Olvey molvey...@hotmail.com wrote:Anyone ever dealt with Uveitis (eye inflammation)? My FeLV kitten had a scratch or something in her eye but that is healed

Re: [Felvtalk] Uveitis

2012-03-12 Thread Maureen Olvey
enough meds to hopefully improve the redness and irritation to her eye. I wish I could tell you more because you are always so helpful to me. Keep me posted ~ Best wishes too!! Lynda - Original Message - From: Maureen Olvey To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org t Sent: Monday, March 12, 2012 11

Re: [Felvtalk] caboodle ranch - other side of the story links

2012-03-07 Thread Maureen Olvey
I thought he did take in ferals at his ranch. Ones that were pulled from animal control or had to be relocated. Heard that years ago so I'm not sure. “I am not interested to know whether vivisection produces results that are profitable to the human race or doesn’t….the pain which it inflicts

Re: [Felvtalk] Is my kitten having his first FIV/FELV episode?

2012-02-27 Thread Maureen Olvey
Get him to the vet. Could be several things but the heavy breathing isn't good. I had a 2 year old that had a tumor in her chest and it ruptured. We didn't know she had FeLV because she tested negative as a kitten. Anyway the tumor which is usually caused by FeLV, ruptured her heart so she

Re: [Felvtalk] (no subject)

2012-02-23 Thread Maureen Olvey
No - don't give up on him. It's too early to make any decisions. Just because the vet did one blood test that said he was FeLV positive that does not mean he will stay that way. The test they do in the office is a first step. An indicator that further testing is required. That's all. The

Re: [Felvtalk] (no subject)

2012-02-23 Thread Maureen Olvey
Actually, what I should have said was to find another vet. Find one that knows more about FeLV and knows that it is not an automatic death sentence. Find one that knows about the different types of tests and is open minded about FeLV and treating FeLV. “I am not interested to know whether

Re: [Felvtalk] Smokey

2012-02-07 Thread Maureen Olvey
Depending on how far it has spread and whether it has metatisized, amputating the leg might be an option. Cats and dogs do great on three legs. We had a cat in our rescue recently who had to have her leg removed all the way up like to the hip. They didn't leave a nub or anything. Looked

Re: [Felvtalk] Smokey

2012-02-07 Thread Maureen Olvey
From my limited amount of experience with this black salve and tonic, I would recommend it. I wouldn't hesitate to try it again on any of my animals that had cancer. “I am not interested to know whether vivisection produces results that are profitable to the human race or doesn’t….the pain

Re: [Felvtalk] Ginger; virus in bone marrow

2012-02-07 Thread Maureen Olvey
I'm a little confused. I thought the FeLV virus gets into the bone marrow of every cat that is not able to extinguish the virus. The virus gets into the blood stream then progresses to the bone marrow. From there the virus will replicate in the white blood cells and the cat will stay

Re: [Felvtalk] Smokey

2012-02-07 Thread Maureen Olvey
What is the name of the salve and tonic? Would like to have some on hand just in case. Maureen Olvey molvey...@hotmail.com wrote: From my limited amount of experience with this black salve and tonic, I would recommend it. I wouldn't hesitate to try it again on any of my

Re: [Felvtalk] (no subject)

2012-02-05 Thread Maureen Olvey
Natalie, It could be that Mr. Tux had the FeLV virus but it was dormant. When it is dormant they won't test positive on either test and they can't spread it. Maybe the stress of changing homes re-activated the virus. If that was the case then none of your cats have been exposed to it.

Re: [Felvtalk] Rabies vaccine

2012-01-06 Thread Maureen Olvey
pass rabbies on. I am in a quandry, sort of dmned if I do and i I don't. Lorrie felineres...@frontier.com wrote: I'm sure the vets make more money by first giving a 1 year vac. and then giving the 3 year vac a year later. On 01-04, Maureen Olvey wrote: I think I might have

Re: [Felvtalk] Rabies vaccine

2012-01-06 Thread Maureen Olvey
am in a quandry, sort of dmned if I do and i I don't. Lorrie felineres...@frontier.com wrote: I'm sure the vets make more money by first giving a 1 year vac. and then giving the 3 year vac a year later. On 01-04, Maureen Olvey wrote: I think I might have mentioned it to you

Re: [Felvtalk] News from Winn Foundation on Possible Treatment of FeLV

2012-01-05 Thread Maureen Olvey
This is very encouraging. I hope it turns out to be a wonder drug that could save a lot of lives. Keep praying. “I am not interested to know whether vivisection produces results that are profitable to the human race or doesn’t….the pain which it inflicts upon unconsenting animals is the

Re: [Felvtalk] [FelineLeukemia] Fwd: Los Angeles, CA -- UPDATE: Chipin! Possible Felv+ kitty with bad eye growing every day needs foster/adopter by January 4th [1 Attachment]

2012-01-04 Thread Maureen Olvey
Yes, it all seems premature to me. Just remember, once the cat is put to sleep there is no bringing it back but if you wait a few more days and do all the test then you can always put the cat down later. Don't put a cat down because the vet says so. Listen to the vets but don't make a

Re: [Felvtalk] neutering a positive cat

2012-01-04 Thread Maureen Olvey
I said that to my vet one time about the vaccine offering no protection at all if given at the same time as surgery. The vet agreed. What could she say. We weren't talking about a specific pet though so there was no arguing but when I said it to a vet tech one time it kind of shocked her

Re: [Felvtalk] neutering a positive cat

2012-01-04 Thread Maureen Olvey
Good point. All this talk about vaccinations made me think about my FeLV + kitten. I hadn't even thought about it until today but she's old enough for a rabies shot. She's about four and a half months old right now. Do you think I should get one for her? She does go into my

Re: [Felvtalk] neutering a positive cat

2012-01-04 Thread Maureen Olvey
and compromised as is.On Jan 4, 2012, at 11:26 AM, Maureen Olvey wrote: Good point. All this talk about vaccinations made me think about my FeLV + kitten. I hadn't even thought about it until today but she's old enough for a rabies shot. She's about four and a half months old right now. Do you

Re: [Felvtalk] neutering a positive cat

2012-01-04 Thread Maureen Olvey
. Michelle -Original Message- From: Maureen Olvey molvey...@hotmail.com To: felvtalk felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Wed, Jan 4, 2012 1:16 pm Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] neutering a positive cat I think I might have mentioned it to you guys

Re: [Felvtalk] New to group with 3 FeLV + 10 week old kittens

2011-12-30 Thread Maureen Olvey
The answer is yes. I would try to find adoptive homes but also look into sanctuaries. Obviously adoptive homes would be better and there's a chance. Not a very high chance they could get a home but at least being persian mixes they might can find a home with someone who has FeLV + cats. It

Re: [Felvtalk] Exposure to Feline Leukemia Does Not Always Result inDisease

2011-12-27 Thread Maureen Olvey
Glad to hear that about Amber. I haven't been able to follow along with all the posts these last few months but I had wondered what had happened with Amber. She's the one your husband built that nice big totally awesome enclosure for - right? That's so awesome that she turned out to be

Re: [Felvtalk] urine odors- vinegar

2011-12-20 Thread Maureen Olvey
I've been mopping my floors with vinegar and water for years. With dogs around anytime you drop food on the floor they dive for it. At least when they're licking the food off the floor they're not also getting Mop N Glo. Definitely smells bad but I do my mopping on a day that I can

Re: [Felvtalk] Very Scary Testing results!

2011-12-07 Thread Maureen Olvey
Here's how my vet friend explained things to me which will clarify a little about what Beth is saying about the IFA test. The IFA test looks to see if the virus is in the white blood cells. It's not a bone marrow test however, white blood cells are produced in the bone marrow, so if the

Re: [Felvtalk] Very Scary Testing results!

2011-12-07 Thread Maureen Olvey
Wow - interesting! Thanks for sharing. That tells me that you should never 100% trust an ELISA test of any sort. They are a good screening test and a majority of time reliable but confirmation always needs to be done via IFA or Western Blot. There's this other test that I read about but I

Re: [Felvtalk] Very Scary Testing results!

2011-12-06 Thread Maureen Olvey
When she says bloodwork I wonder what she means. You can take blood and send it to a lab where they perform the same type of ELISA test as done in the vet's office, but they do it differently at the lab (my vet called it a well test). They have to take a bigger blood sample for that. It's

Re: [Felvtalk] how long does it take for an infected cat to regain its strength?

2011-11-22 Thread Maureen Olvey
I'm not sure about the other, but pneumonia can really make a cat feel bad. Amoxicillan may not be strong enough. I'd call the vet back and ask if a different antiobiotic might help more. I know Baytril is a stonger antibiotic but I don't know if that's the best or not I just know that

Re: [Felvtalk] Felvtalk Digest, Vol 4, Issue 14

2011-11-18 Thread Maureen Olvey
You know, I get really tired of this! I just dealt with another vet - actually a conversation with his wife who volunteers with us - and told her he was wrong about some things regarding FeLV. Not that he said put one down but he said there are no false positives. Granted there isn't a

Re: [Felvtalk] testing cats

2011-11-18 Thread Maureen Olvey
Interesting. I don't really believe that 72% are false positives. I think the percentages of that are much lower. I think most of the problems wtih the ELISA come from improper handling of the kit. However, I like most of everything else they said in the article. The ELISA doesn't give

Re: [Felvtalk] Felvtalk Digest, Vol 4, Issue 14

2011-11-18 Thread Maureen Olvey
And another thought - FeLV cats that are owned don't die a slow and painful death because their caring owners will put them down when the pain becomes too intense and they can no longer help them. Only feral cats with no home and no colony caretaker would die that kind of way from FeLV.

Re: [Felvtalk] testing cats

2011-11-18 Thread Maureen Olvey
Kittens can sometimes have a false FIV + result. The FIV portion of the combo test looks for FIV antibodies so if the kitten has antibodies from the mother still in it's system then the kitten can show positive for FIV. But waiting a little and testing later the kitten will usually show

Re: [Felvtalk] Vaccination question

2011-11-18 Thread Maureen Olvey
. It lasts forever. Sent from my iPad that my most awesome kids surprised me with, Christmas 2010. On Nov 17, 2011, at 5:28 PM, Maureen Olvey molvey...@hotmail.com wrote: I kind of have to vaccinate. I brought in a FeLV positive kitten and since I doubt I will be able to adopt her out

Re: [Felvtalk] Thanks for the replies

2011-11-17 Thread Maureen Olvey
I cut pills in half and give them with cheese wiz. That may help if the pills by themselves are aggravating his throat. Just a thought. “I am not interested to know whether vivisection produces results that are profitable to the human race or doesn’t….the pain which it inflicts upon

Re: [Felvtalk] Vaccination question

2011-11-17 Thread Maureen Olvey
ONLY according to their lifestyles! Remember, even the protocol for regular FVRCP is now every three years….. Fort Dodge doesn’t have a stellar reputation…that’s all I know. From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Maureen Olvey Sent

Re: [Felvtalk] Thanks for the replies

2011-11-16 Thread Maureen Olvey
Marta - I have an FIV + cat that is like 12 or 13 yrs old (we don't know for sure but that's what I think) with no sign of giving up the ghost as my husband says. He used to live indoor/outdoor I believe. So these FIV kitties can live a fairly long life. My friend's FIV kitties have

[Felvtalk] Vaccination question

2011-11-16 Thread Maureen Olvey
I've got to have a couple of my cats vaccinated against FeLV. I've heard you guys talk about the different makers of the vaccinations but I can't remember what the best ones were. Seems like I remember hearing about Fort Dodge and some others but if anyone has had problems with a certain

Re: [Felvtalk] Felv Testing flowchart

2011-11-07 Thread Maureen Olvey
I have a kitten that tested positive on her in-house ELISA test. I think I'm going to do the ELISA test that is sent out to the lab next. Does anyone know if antibiotics like Clavamox would affect the outcome of the test? I wouldn't think so but you never know. “I am not interested to know

Re: [Felvtalk] stray kitten positive any advice for me

2011-11-07 Thread Maureen Olvey
Like everyone else has said, ALWAYS ALWAYS re-test. Never rely on one positive ELISA test. It can show a false positive but even if it's not a false positive it is possible the cat can extinguish, meaning totally get rid of, the virus. I would do an IFA test like someone else mentioned. It

Re: [Felvtalk] FeLV fast advancing strain?

2011-09-23 Thread Maureen Olvey
Hi Marta, I've never heard or read about a fast acting strain of FeLV. I'm thinking that it depends on your cat's immune system. Of course if he comes into contact with something that causes problems it may develop faster and more seriously because of FeLV, but in general I would guess it's

Re: [Felvtalk] Living forever :-)

2011-09-09 Thread Maureen Olvey
See Lorrie - now everything has been worked out! So tell your three kids if they don't get off their butts and offer to take your babies in that you're going to have two strange women (well, I'm strange anyway) living in your house taking care of your animals. And we're not going to let them

Re: [Felvtalk] Living forever :-)

2011-09-09 Thread Maureen Olvey
Lynda - a house on the lake in a resort type atomsphere - I say leave the husbands behind and enjoy ourselves. With two of us we'd have time to take care of the cats and still have fun! Man - just sitting outside on the lake watching the cats play in the enclosures sounds so relaxing. I'm

Re: [Felvtalk] Living forever :-)

2011-09-09 Thread Maureen Olvey
damn strange myself :-). Lorrie On 09-09, Maureen Olvey wrote: See Lorrie - now everything has been worked out! So tell your three kids if they don't get off their butts and offer to take your babies in that you're going to have two strange women (well

Re: [Felvtalk] Living forever :-)

2011-09-09 Thread Maureen Olvey
Seems like I read the woman in CA does have her property fenced in. She doesn't actually have as much acreage as this other guy. She has a staff of like 25 people. I never heard that about the other guy so who knows if his property is fenced in. But it seems like he takes in ferals and

Re: [Felvtalk] Fletch

2011-09-06 Thread Maureen Olvey
You can give baby aspirin like every other day or 72 hours or something like that for just a few days though. “I am not interested to know whether vivisection produces results that are profitable to the human race or doesn’t….the pain which it inflicts upon unconsenting animals is the basis

Re: [Felvtalk] Having two Feline Leukemia cats

2011-08-29 Thread Maureen Olvey
Seems like I heard that kittens should be retested at 6 months. Not sure though. Many kittens have URI and coccidia, which is usually what Albon is for. I've had some people tell me that their cats went months before they actually had a solid poop. That could be from anything. So if the

Re: [Felvtalk] FW: Pet Armor/Diatomaceous Earth

2011-08-29 Thread Maureen Olvey
, raccoons, possumn, etc. will prbably apprecite them too, also. At least they would not be dropping them off to get on my guys. Maureen Olvey molvey...@hotmail.com wrote: They are just called beneficial nematodes and you can get them at some nurseries. I got some at Pike

Re: [Felvtalk] Being blunt

2011-08-25 Thread Maureen Olvey
LOL - I can see you (not that I know what you look like) in the courtroom at jury selection and you saying Hang the Bastard. I still can't stop laughing. I would imagine everyone mouth dropped open. Mostly because they agreed but were too scared to say it themselves. I hate the physical

Re: [Felvtalk] Fletch

2011-08-25 Thread Maureen Olvey
If after a few weeks the amoxi isn't working ask the vet about switching antibiotics to a stronger one. It'd be nice if they knew where the infection was. He probably does have an infection since he has a fever but the infection came from somewhere, not just a generalized infection. Since

Re: [Felvtalk] Being blunt

2011-08-25 Thread Maureen Olvey
Like I mentioned in my last e-mail - from what this vet told me, the IFA test is a confirmation of FeLV if it turns up positive so you wouldn't need a bone marrow aspirate. Now if the IFA is negative now and you do another IFA later on and it's still negative then either the cat has

Re: [Felvtalk] FW: My 1 year old just diagnosed

2011-08-25 Thread Maureen Olvey
much Marcia Sent from my iPad On Aug 23, 2011, at 8:47 AM, Lynda Wilson longhornf...@verizon.net wrote: I can appreciate your last paragraph, Maureen! You tell 'em girl! LOL!! - Original Message - From: Maureen Olvey To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Re: [Felvtalk] FW: Pet Armor/Diatomaceous Earth

2011-08-25 Thread Maureen Olvey
They are just called beneficial nematodes and you can get them at some nurseries. I got some at Pike this year. You can also order them from online. I ordered some from Amazon. I haven't put those out yet so I can testify to them. I'm a little worried they didn't survive the trip through

Re: [Felvtalk] Fletch

2011-08-24 Thread Maureen Olvey
I don't have as much experience as others but I know cats can get grouchy when they don't feel well. That's probably it. Your vet is probably right about him having FeLV because he appears to be ill. But, that's a probably, not a definite. It wouldn't hurt to re-test. Well other than the

Re: [Felvtalk] FW: My 1 year old just diagnosed

2011-08-23 Thread Maureen Olvey
beings life is important to that being and if I can help save that life, I will. Sent from my iPad On Aug 23, 2011, at 12:41 AM, Maureen Olvey molvey...@hotmail.com wrote: It's such a strange an unpredictable disease and it seems like the more vets and researchers learn the more they realize

Re: [Felvtalk] My 1 year old just diagnosed

2011-08-23 Thread Maureen Olvey
my iPad On Aug 22, 2011, at 11:52 PM, Maureen Olvey molvey...@hotmail.com wrote: The vet that I mentioned in my other e-mail that I was talking to about FeLV said that for your negatives you do need a series of two shots, three weeks apart. She said one FeLV vaccination by itself is not enough

Re: [Felvtalk] My 1 year old just diagnosed

2011-08-22 Thread Maureen Olvey
Not too long ago I posted that I had a FeLV positive cat mixed with an FIV positive cat. Obviously, I didn't know the FeLV cat was positive since she tested negative as a kitten. Anyway, the two lived together for two years until she died and I just tested my old FIV kitty and he's negative.

Re: [Felvtalk] My 1 year old just diagnosed

2011-08-22 Thread Maureen Olvey
The vet that I mentioned in my other e-mail that I was talking to about FeLV said that for your negatives you do need a series of two shots, three weeks apart. She said one FeLV vaccination by itself is not enough. I specifically asked her one time if one shot would help at all but she said

[Felvtalk] FW: My 1 year old just diagnosed

2011-08-22 Thread Maureen Olvey
as our feline buddies are! Thank you Maureen. Please take care Marcia Sent from my Aug 22, 2011, at 5:25 PM, Maureen Olvey molvey...@hotmail.com wrote: Not too long ago I posted that I had a FeLV positive cat mixed with an FIV positive cat. Obviously, I didn't know the FeLV cat was positive

Re: [Felvtalk] Defying the Odds

2011-08-12 Thread Maureen Olvey
I think it's just that Cotton will not die until he's good and ready!!! He's a mess. Can't remember if I said this before or not, I think I did, but he only has one eye, two teeth, and feline asthma (and of course FIV). This old lady that had him loved him but had a housefull and never took

Re: [Felvtalk] Defying the Odds

2011-08-12 Thread Maureen Olvey
in the personalilty at least. She walks up to the others and stares at them. They hiss and run and I swear she gets a cheshire cat grin on her face. She also stalks them, but seems to get her kicks just staring them down. Maureen Olvey molvey...@hotmail.com wrote: I think it's just

Re: [Felvtalk] Viral Shedding

2011-08-05 Thread Maureen Olvey
for FeLV in the white blood cells. http://www.lbah.com/feline/felv.html I really wish I was still in school had the time to research write about this subject! Beth Don't Litter, Fix Your Critter! www.Furkids.org From: Maureen Olvey molvey

Re: [Felvtalk] No Good Rotten People!

2011-08-05 Thread Maureen Olvey
I guess we've all seen a little of everything. The problem with us in rescue is that by definition rescue means you are rescuing homeless or abused animals. So rescue people will always see the worst and it makes us hard and cynical. The pure selfishness of people probably gets to

Re: [Felvtalk] No Good Rotten People!

2011-08-05 Thread Maureen Olvey
I like that too. However my husband just called to tell me one of our cats just brought in a bird (we have a cat fence in our backyard) and that the bird is trapped in my computer stand. Makes me wonder why I love those little bloodthirsty killers. “I am not interested to know whether

Re: [Felvtalk] No Good Rotten People!

2011-08-05 Thread Maureen Olvey
The worse part is that if you're the one in the rescue that is taking the animal in from those kinds of people you can't tell them off because you need to get the animal in hand first so they don't hurt it or just dump it by the road. Man is it hard to bite your tongue sometimes. “I am not

Re: [Felvtalk] No Good Rotten People!

2011-08-05 Thread Maureen Olvey
You should tell her to tell her friend that she needs to come out of the dark ages and stop believing that old wives tale about cats smothering babies. I can just see a cat put one paw over a baby's nose and then a paw over it's mouth with the intention of smothering it. And about the whole

Re: [Felvtalk] doubts on two FeLV positive kitties

2011-08-03 Thread Maureen Olvey
out anymore, please share :) Thanks for your input/research! - Original Message - From: Maureen Olvey molvey...@hotmail.com To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Tuesday, August 02, 2011 6:23 PM Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] doubts on two FeLV positive kitties I always thought

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