Re: Oh my Goodness!/Susan-Percy

2007-08-24 Thread PEC2851
Susan, I absolutely LOVE Percy [As a name] And you are so right w/ your comment about Percy having many other names!!! I know, with my own purr-sonal experiences, both at home at shelter, all babies have their own purr-sonal list of names we go by..And what's

Re: Suzie crossed the bridge

2007-06-28 Thread PEC2851
Dear Kelley, I'm sitting here in tears, my heart is breaking for you - And, I tried to respond to your other post (THREE TIMES!!!) but we had a severe heat-induced storm, and every time I was just about ready to send it, THE POWER WENT OFF!! I was so very concerned about your losses

Re: Suzie crossed the bridge

2007-06-28 Thread PEC2851
In a message dated 6/28/07 2:49:04 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: When a vet says a cat is positive for FIP he is wrong, he may be positive and with high titers for the corona viruses that are suspected to cause FIP but that doesn't in most cases mean he has FIP.

Re: Suzie crossed the bridge/ Lucky Lady - Kelley

2007-06-28 Thread PEC2851
In a message dated 6/28/07 3:53:45 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: Well, he euthanized Lucky Lady at noon Kelley, I am so very, very sorry. (And, sincerely too. I know I don't always say/write things people want to hear/read...) But, please know, you are in my thoughts

Re: Now i've got something of a dilemma

2007-06-26 Thread PEC2851
Cassandra, Whew! That is a dilemma! But, as you already stated, that if you do take Mom kits, they definitely will have a much better chance at life - having a home, being loved.. They definitely won't have any of that at farm. (UGH!! FARMS the mentality of some .. Living in

Re: Thank you for your kind words

2007-06-25 Thread PEC2851
Wendy, I believe it was me who wrote you off-list.. No worry, I am not offended in the least,, And, I have not been on-line for awhile, so I did not see your original post seeking reply. Hugs, Patti her gang ** See what's free at

Re: Tomi has joined Kisa and Koda

2007-06-25 Thread PEC2851
Dear Cassandra, Please know that I am sending my deepest sympathy to you your husband. What a heart breaking time you have had... Words can't even convey my feelings for your losses... Much love, Patti ** See what's free at http://www.aol.com.

Re: condolences

2007-06-14 Thread PEC2851
In a message dated 6/13/07 8:30:35 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time, [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: For Charity, Kisa, Jet and Nookie and to those who loved them 'rest in peace' All members, please know that I have had all these babies [and guardians] in my thoughts prayers. And, my sincere

Re: Charity (Crossed The Bridge)- Heartfelt Thanks Update

2007-06-12 Thread PEC2851
In a message dated 6/11/07 4:02:09 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: Take care of yourself and treat yourself to that slice of cheesecake or a hot bath or whatever brings a smile to your face. Charity would like that. Dear Wendy ALL the wonderful, compassionate,

Re: Charity (Crossed The Bridge)

2007-06-10 Thread PEC2851
Dear Sheila, Once again - thank you for your kind words. I can't even begin to express just how much comfort this group has [always] given me. The whole reason I continue to belong..Every member has always been so compassionate... VERY supportive also... I really

PLEASE Pray for my Charity....

2007-06-09 Thread PEC2851
As most of you remember, Charity [feral mom dumped w/ babies] I have a long controversial history.. [She got out of taped-up box, so I had Timmy Thomas as bottle babies. ] I was able to trap her, but she escaped while I was cleaning her crate [post spaying thank heavens]. I

Charity (Crossed The Bridge)

2007-06-09 Thread PEC2851
I don't know just how I can even write this, but my Charity DID cross.. I can only pray it was peaceful.. But, w/ her pitiful crying, I know she was in pain. And, someone [sorry, memory is shot] mentioned getting a cab But, since I moved, my [wonderful] vet is in Md.,

Re: AGP test, per susan little, DVM (winn feline foundation)

2007-06-05 Thread PEC2851
Ummm... Really makes me wonder (more!!) Right now, all I can say is that I am ever so thankful my Puma is holding his own.. FIP is such a nasty disease Went thru an epidemic at home, years ago while fostering.. And, I did end up losing some of my purr-sonal babies Saw so

Re: OT:NEW TEST - AGP - Reference Lab Available for FIP samples

2007-06-04 Thread PEC2851
Dear Terrie- THANK YOU!!! PROFUSELY!!! I intend to give that info. to my vet, who had diagnosed my ancient, sweet, 'ole Puma with both toxo AND (dry) FIP... I wasn't thrilled w/ results... Highly doubtful about the whole FIP dx. But, my Puma HAS recovered from the toxo, and showing NO

Re: stomatitis

2007-05-31 Thread PEC2851
In a message dated 5/28/07 12:38:26 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: My cats w/stomatitis have done well after having their teeth pulled. Dtto,here,,, Especially w/ ot Fev/FIV ats.. I kmow it seems like a drastic' measure,but I can only attest to the[ improvements

Re: Charlie Brown and little Sister Oscar to CLS

2007-05-19 Thread PEC2851
In a message dated 5/19/07 2:02:08 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time, [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: Please add Charlie to CLS list he passed Sunday night and today we had to pts his little sister Oscar (she chose that name). She has been small and delicate all her life. She stopped eating

Re: OT- Cheap source of Zithromax? - fleas

2007-05-13 Thread PEC2851
In a message dated 5/12/07 3:01:37 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: All pesticides are toxic poisons, something people tend to forget! That's why I do my best to avoid using them, and I use a flea shampoo first, as it rinses off. Like I said, if it has numerous

Re: Charlie Brown - Long

2007-05-13 Thread PEC2851
Dear Sheila, Please know that both you Charlie will be in my prayers. I know you must be so heartbroken. What a wonderful life you have given him Reading your story reminded me of my Mr. Chow - the first fur baby I had w/ Felv. This was YEARS ago, no testing, blah, blah,

Re: Vet of the Year (uplifting story)

2007-05-10 Thread PEC2851
Marissa, What a WONDERFUL UPLIFTING story Dr. G. sounds awesome I know that there are (a few) great vets out there, mine being one of them. ( I have to drive[not anymore] over 1 1/2 hours to see him). And, I've had (too) much contact w/ the other ones sadly I was not aware of

Re: OT- Cheap source of Zithromax? - fleas

2007-05-10 Thread PEC2851
I almost lost one of my cats using Advantage,, She was 3 years old went into a semi-coma Was hospitalized for over 3 weeks. Still never found out why. Thought I would lose her. I was frantic, didn't know just what the problem was Thank heavens she finally came around -after a

Re: Vet of the Year (uplifting story)

2007-05-10 Thread PEC2851
Just wanted to add - I only wish ALL (even just some) were like that! I just told Nina, off list, I fired all my (many) doctors! Since it's highly unlikely I can get a Dr. like House, maybe I should ask my vet to treat me. Hugs, Patti her gang

Re: Vet of the Year (uplifting story)/Marissa

2007-05-10 Thread PEC2851
Dear Marissa, I just wanted to tell you/let you know from my own (horrific) experience[s], NEVER give up or lose hope... My dear, old, ancient Puma had fallen out a window [ground level, rotten window locks ] and was gone for what seemed like forever. I did all the same things [w/out

Re: OT- - fleas/ Leslie

2007-05-10 Thread PEC2851
In a message dated 5/10/07 4:29:48 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: I'm very careful with Frontline... never had trouble with Advantage though. Leslie =^..^= I guess we will never know just what cr*p they're using in their supposedly safe guards for flea

Re: OT- - fleas/ Leslie-PS: MAJOR ERROR

2007-05-10 Thread PEC2851
Leslie, Sorrybrain's not working [yet/again]. I thought you had lost Alex. Is he ok now? I also know only too well about liver failure/damage in cats My dear, old, ancient Puma went into liver failure when I was having new flooring put in my house. The d_mn idiots didn't do

Re: OT- - fleas/ Leslie

2007-05-10 Thread PEC2851
In a message dated 5/10/07 6:18:23 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: We did not lose our big ole-sweetheart-polydactyl Alex... THANK GOODNESS!! We must have been typing at the same time Hugs, Patti her gang (Puma, Numero Uno -just don't tell all the others! They

Re: Rabies wavier

2007-05-09 Thread PEC2851
Even here in Pa. ALL rabies vx.'s MUST be given by vet And, I know that only too well - working for vets, volunteering @ shelter. NO EXCEPTIONS! And, being (prior MVA), I was (am) a licensed vet tech. And, I also worked for vet in Maryland - same thing Sure, I can give

Re: Eye ointments (was OT- Cheap source of Zithromax?)

2007-05-08 Thread PEC2851
In a message dated 5/8/07 1:34:05 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: yeah, drops are good for the nose addition, for sure! MC, again, you are a wealth of wisdom And, I remember [SURPRISE, SURPRISE!!!] using the drops nasally when I was active w/ shelter. I was

Re: Rabies wavier

2007-05-08 Thread PEC2851
Where I am [Pa} I have rabies titers drawn, documented, etc. Since [most] of my kids are old, they do have sufficient rabies titers, and according to whatever, they have [more than] enough to NOT have to repeatedly be re-vaccinated. And, their documentation works - solves the problem.

Re: Rabies wavier

2007-05-08 Thread PEC2851
In a message dated 5/8/07 6:26:39 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: Titers are also accepted. Glad to see other states DO accept titers.. Hugs, Patti her [rabies titer] gang ** See what's free at http://www.aol.com.

Re: Rainbow bridge for Joey

2007-04-29 Thread PEC2851
Kelley, Oh, my heart is breaking [again, sadly], for you and your loss of Joey I included Joey in my daily prayers And, I know only too well what AIHA can do..(Absolutely horrible, to say the least) And, I went through this disease w/ a 130+ lb. Rottie. Can't even imagine

Re: kitty not eating

2007-04-24 Thread PEC2851
We always used Nutri-Cal, a hi-calorie gel FelaVite, also a gel... Also, baby food [meat] can also help. There also is a med. that can induce the eating, but, forgive me, memory's semi-gone when it comes to certain [impt.] things Best wishes, Hugs, Patti her gang

Re: help wanted! (no, not the paying kind)

2007-04-24 Thread PEC2851
MC, I would be more than willing to help in any way I can As most of you know, I have way [too] much time available... And, I do belong to many Yahoo groups So, if you could walk me through it, I would be more than willing to help these poor babies. (Just pray my PC stays

Re: Lost a kitten

2007-04-24 Thread PEC2851
Oh, I am so very sorry Lately, just TOO may losses... Hugs, Patti her gang ** See what's free at http://www.aol.com.

Re: help wanted! (no, not the paying kind)

2007-04-24 Thread PEC2851
MC, Oh, you don't have to thank me. I would be ecstatic to be able to do anything at all [that I can now] to help poor babies And, since my MVA, my (physical) rescue work has been put to an end. I worry so much about the feral colonies I was feeding/trapping/vetting, etc. And, my own

Re: kitty not eating

2007-04-24 Thread PEC2851
In a message dated 4/24/07 10:17:41 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time, [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: (I can't remember what they are either). I'm glad to see I'm not the only one w/ a memory problem :) And, Evo is GREAT!!! Even my ferals loved it!!! And, yes, I'm one of the ones that have

Re: Lost a kitten/ Nina

2007-04-24 Thread PEC2851
Nina, You always say the right thing!! I take inspiration whenever I read your posts. Your story about the little bird brought back a bitter sweet moment I had, years ago, when I lost my Bear to AIHA... I remember watching this little bird make her nest, waited, w/ anticipation for the

Re: Continuation.......Explanation

2007-04-23 Thread PEC2851
Sorry about my rant... Just had lots to write about And, it's late(early), been a LONG day, so I'll re-post what NEVER did go through, [Can't believe [the beginning of] this did.. Hugs, Patti her gang ** See what's free at http://www.aol.com.

Re: http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/sherrydj88/my_photos

2007-04-23 Thread PEC2851
Sherry, She IS beautful, Also, so happy to hear you posting something SO wonderful!! Hugs, Patti her gang ** See what's free at http://www.aol.com.

Re: Survey on IFA's turning negative

2007-04-23 Thread PEC2851
I don't know how or if this will address your question but at the sanctuary I was involved w/ we always used Elisa first. Then, If we got positive results on Elisa, we always retested w/ IFA. And, any cat in question was always kept in isolation no matter what the IFA results were. And,

Continuation.......

2007-04-22 Thread PEC2851
First off - AOL S*CKS, BIG TIME! I've been trying to write since yesterday - it freezes, won't let me even type, got disconnected MUCHO times from Live Help. and finally, the cure to fix doesn't work - at all!!! And I've been trying for hours!!! Not even going to call them AGAIN.I

Re: [feline-hyperT] OT:Natural Balance-Melamine

2007-04-19 Thread PEC2851
Well, WHEN will it ever end? Just got an FDA recall on Natural Balance, and now they are adding the Vegetarian[Dog] canned food Makes me worried as I have a vegetarian dog who I feed the dry formula to (When will that be added? Sigh, Grrr...) Thank heavens I hand cook, so none of my

Re: [feline-hyperT] OT:Natural Balance-Melamine

2007-04-19 Thread PEC2851
No replys??? I'm going crazy and w ALL OTHER major PROBLEMS, I certainly don't need any more. I'm on thebrink and that's putting it mildly. My babies are my life, the entire reason I'm still here NO DOUBT, whatsoever. And, when I thought I was giving them the best... Now

Re: Ages please

2007-04-13 Thread PEC2851
My Ethan was diagnosed (SNAP) + when he was rescued as a baby. Needless to say, he would have been PTS immediately by rescuing. shelter, so I took him. My original intention was to place him in shelter I was involved with, since we are No-Kill, and house both Felv FIV babiesHowever,

Re: Ages please- OT- Ferals

2007-04-13 Thread PEC2851
I know all too well what those poor babies are feeling - being in captivity.And I didn't mean to put them down using the term nasty. Sorry, my mistake. It's not their fault at all But, bless them, being trapped rescued being at the shelter is a lot better than what they were

Re: OT: To shelter owners/volunteers-your opinion needed on site visit for Ma...

2007-04-13 Thread PEC2851
Wendy, Were the people you visited interested in adopting another... Just wondering. I'm glad to see more rescues do house visits. We always do. More should.. Another question - Did they provide veterinary references? And, were they checked? And, were all their babies S/N'd, vaccinated,

Re: more added to the list--including cat dog treats

2007-04-12 Thread PEC2851
In a message dated 4/11/07 8:36:54 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: We do the best we can do with what we know at the time. And Bart really loves youhe may come back as a housecat now that he knows some people can love instead of hurt. ALL you guys are SO

Re: Many to add to prayers

2007-04-10 Thread PEC2851
Dear Sherry, Boy, you certainly have been WAY too much. My heart is breaking for you [also in tears, AGAIN! A regular thing lately...]. And I know I've told you before, but I will pray for all your fur-babies. And, poor Laurel too There's just too much sadness in this crazy world.

Re: Some thoughts on Patti's post

2007-04-10 Thread PEC2851
Dede, Sorry.I'm in Pa. now. But I am a former New Yorker. LOVE that state, will always consider it home. And, before my MVA, I made monthly visits there. Now, well, that seems to be out of the question, sadly. {With all this going on, I seem to use sadly quite often). And, NO,

Re: CLS - Jacksonville FL shelter cats

2007-04-09 Thread PEC2851
In a message dated 4/9/07 3:37:38 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time, [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: Those without previous caretakers are very important animals too. Ferals and semi-ferals are the most wonderful friends if you can open your heart to them Amen to that Charity is living proof to

Re: Please say a prayer for the cats

2007-04-08 Thread PEC2851
Dede- I'm still mourning.. I can't think of anything [much] worse.. I have always worried about the shelter/sanctuary I've been involved in. It also is old, close to around 100 years old. Was an old farm at one time, and most of our cats are in the barn area. And, yes, we have done

Re: OT - Easter Kittens

2007-04-08 Thread PEC2851
Kelley, What a nice Easter present Hope Faith babies are doing well. (Glad she moved them out of litter box!!!) And, what an appropriate name for your girl! People - Don't you just love them? NOT And, I named my sweet Charity, just that, Charity, because she was dumped in a box

Re: Chip in for Joey - Kelley

2007-04-08 Thread PEC2851
Nina, I just made a contribution for Joey it worked well. Even got a confirmation. Don't understand why you had a problem.[] Hugs, Patti her gang ** See what's free at http://www.aol.com.

Re: feline glacoma

2007-04-07 Thread PEC2851
Well, in addition to all his other problems, we just found out my ancient [17+] Puma now has glaucoma.I swear, he can barely see. But, he gets around very well [as long as I don't rearrange settings]. He even has problems seeing his food.. I swear he has also lost his sense of

Re: A Candle for Sherry

2007-04-07 Thread PEC2851
That was just so, so precious... I pray it will give Sherry some comfort w/ all she's been going thru. Hugs, Patti her gang ** See what's free at http://www.aol.com.

Re: Class action suit - pet food recall

2007-04-07 Thread PEC2851
Terrie, Thank you ever so much.. I did enroll. Worried about my Ginger, K-9. I do feed my dogs [and cats] Nutro. Thought it was supposed to be top line. Also, now I am very concerned about Bart, the feral who [suddenly] got very ill I had him PTS had him cremated. He did show

Re: Joey - Bloodwork still not good

2007-04-07 Thread PEC2851
Kelley, Your Joey is in my prayers daily. Hugs, Patti her gang ** See what's free at http://www.aol.com.

Re: Please say a prayer for the cats

2007-04-07 Thread PEC2851
Dede, I'm in tears [again] it also breaks my heart. Please know my prayers are right there too. (Also praying for a miracle...) Hugs, Patti her gang ** See what's free at http://www.aol.com.

Re: Vegetarian cat food - Attn: Melissa

2007-04-06 Thread PEC2851
Melissa, Please don't feel dumb at all about it. I also pondered the idea for my cats, but never went thru w/ it the whole way. Me, being a vegan, well, let's just say I came to a point where I couldn't fathom feeding my babies any meat And, I do have a vegetarian dog - due to

Re: Lucinda Please add her to the CLS

2007-04-04 Thread PEC2851
Sherry, My heart is breaking for you - AGAIN! I still remember your Maizee. I am devastated about Lucinda's passing- [Much too soon] And, I did have her on my daily prayer list. Just way TOO much going on here - illness, passing, etc. I am in a real funk And I only wish there were

Re: any other catfood suggestions

2007-03-26 Thread PEC2851
MJ- I can only recall from being @ shelter (where we ALWAYS fed top-notch food,)that from doing research, we discovered that the main preservative DID have carcinogenic qualities.. And, believe me, we did LOTS of research.. Just can't remember just where we got info. that made

Re: cat food recall-royal cannin

2007-03-26 Thread PEC2851
I have a hard time using the word safe right now too... Cause yesterday, somewhere, I did see a list that did include canine dry And, one of the items was/is a food I use for my veggie/allergic dog.. I did send a memo to them about it, but I'm sure they're inundated w/

Re: any other catfood suggestions

2007-03-25 Thread PEC2851
In a message dated 3/24/07 3:04:26 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: Science Diet CRAP? It has been proven that Science Diet (Eukanuba) use a preservative known to be a carsinogenative.. Patti her gang ** AOL now offers

Re: Looking for a good canned food

2007-03-24 Thread PEC2851
In a message dated 3/24/07 1:04:23 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: That is a very good--and scary--point Yes, I was also thinking [See? Sometimes my brain DOES work!!!] the same thingabout Friskies Fancy Feast. Wonder if we'll ever know the truth...

Re: pet-food contaminant found? -Rat Poison -just announced

2007-03-23 Thread PEC2851
In a message dated 3/23/07 1:05:05 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: No excuse for this, no matter what. Hope they get the pants sued off them DITTO Patti her gang ** AOL now offers free email to everyone. Find out more

Re: Another Update: Today's Vet Visit

2007-03-22 Thread PEC2851
Marissa, I am absolutely thrilled you were able to get Slink to a caring, concerning wonderful vet today! Also thrilled she's going to do research on certain things - that just means SO much I'm just sorry I didn't get you the info. on my wonderful vet. (Today was NOT a good day for

Re: FeLV Supportive Vets in DC Area?/Attn: MJ

2007-03-21 Thread PEC2851
MJ- I am going to get all that info. for you... Please bare w/ me, I'm S-L-O-W. Wonder why J/K - not I think I can even get you another rescue referral. Working on that. I will do my best.. Promise. And, the sooner, the better, right? He is VERY busy, but he DOES take

Re: Looking for a good canned food

2007-03-21 Thread PEC2851
Debbie- Well I guess it really depends on our fur babies. And believe me, I have a ungiue crew, and that's putting it mildly... Some will eat just about anything, but I'll focus on my persnickety babies... My Puma (ancient, ill w/ kitty alzheimers [EXCEPT when it comes to food] )

Re: Looking for a good canned food - OOPS!!!

2007-03-21 Thread PEC2851
Debbie, Sorry, I just read about the episode w/ the Salmon Ocean Whitefish...Guess I wasn't too much help. But, since you want Cassie eating something other than dry only, have you tried baby food [meat]? Always works for me. Especially when Puma was so sick just diagnosed, he was a

Re: Looking for a good canned food

2007-03-21 Thread PEC2851
In a message dated 3/21/07 10:57:52 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time, [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: sheba snack cans, they aren't the full meal cans but little snacking wet food, expensive, but worth it when the cats love it so much. Good luck Jeni- THANK YOU Your post stirred a

Re: Looking for a good canned food

2007-03-21 Thread PEC2851
In a message dated 3/21/07 11:08:41 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time, [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: Whiskas Terrie, See? You also helped me. I also forgot about Whiskas Hugs, Patti her [soon to get their previous wet food!!] gang ** AOL now

Re: Auto Immune Hemolytic Anemia

2007-03-21 Thread PEC2851
I've never had or dealt w/ [that I can remember now anyway.] a cat w/ this disease... But I DO remember when my first Rottie was diagnosed with it.. What had me concerned was his lethargy, not common for him. Just laying around, sleeping alot. So, I took him to my vet. Was devastated

Re: Auto Immune Hemolytic Anemia

2007-03-21 Thread PEC2851
OhPlease don't blame yourself for anything!!! And, an elderly Owner Surrender, boy, I've had MORE than my share of them (One of which is my Puma, now ancient, but was approx. 12 when turned into a kill shelter! And, due to his age, they were going to euthanize, I should say gas him

Re: Looking for a good canned food

2007-03-21 Thread PEC2851
In a message dated 3/21/07 10:28:59 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time, [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: but worth it if you need your kitty to eat. Yes, indeed Looks like the Fancy Feast Elegant entrees is really getting our furbabies to eat.. Patti her gang

Re: Auto Immune Hemolytic Anemia

2007-03-21 Thread PEC2851
In a message dated 3/21/07 10:41:00 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: Did your vet say whether Epogen would help Joey? My Bear (RIP) was on epogen (among WAY other Rx's). At first it did boost his PCV but AHIA is a NASTY disease, and that's putting it

Re: FeLV Supportive Vets in DC Area?

2007-03-20 Thread PEC2851
MJ- I'm in south(western) central Pa. The wonderful, compassionate, caring vet I use is in Finksburg, Md. A long drive (not anymore, can't drive, have to rely on my rescue buddies...Sigh, another story) from here, but is Finksburg, Md. an option? [ It is closer than WV] If you're interested,

Re: FeLV Supportive Vets in DC Area?/Attn: MJ

2007-03-20 Thread PEC2851
I forgot [silly me!} to say that my vet also gives Rescue Rates If you want, I'll vouch for you Hugs Best Wishes, Patti her gang ** AOL now offers free email to everyone. Find out more about what's free from AOL at http://www.aol.com.

Re: any other catfood suggestions

2007-03-16 Thread PEC2851
In a message dated 3/15/07 9:01:03 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: (and there are quite a few people who are very poor and yet share a tremendous amount with their pets) That would definitely be me, especially since my MVA. ( I was on SSDI PRIOR to MVA, NO

Re: any other catfood suggestions

2007-03-15 Thread PEC2851
Don't ask me My furbabies ALWAYS come first. (Spend more on their groceries than for myself..) I feed them ALL Innova Evo. Even the stray/feral colony What can I say My furbabies definitely deserve the best, even if it's pricey. And they absolutely love it! Gives

Re: ovaban and other stuff....Nina

2007-03-10 Thread PEC2851
Dear Nina, I've been thinking much about you also. (And now w/ my vision going so bad, unless I put you on speed-dial...well. And, my mobility is also going to he!!, so it's almost impossible for me to answer phone. And, that portable phone my room mate got me, well, it has TOO many

Re: Opinions appreciated

2007-03-10 Thread PEC2851
In a message dated 3/9/07 4:41:06 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: I have found with my limited exposure to rescue groups and I would assume the same with humane societies, the tend to be a bit strongly opinionated if not even being accusing. I am sure it comes from

Re: Opinions appreciated

2007-03-10 Thread PEC2851
In a message dated 3/9/07 10:10:28 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: They need some education severely. Couldn't agree more... EDUCATION IS THE KEY Patti her gang (Most rescued due to special needs or other problems that owners couldn't/wouldn't even try

Re: ovaban and other stuff....

2007-03-09 Thread PEC2851
In a message dated 3/8/07 7:30:48 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: So no one here has heard much about the use of ovaban for itching and calming them down? Debbie I had to give a male cat ovaban for his urinating (outside of box, ANYWHERE!!!). But, the poor boy

Re: Questions and concerns - nervous hair pulling cats

2007-03-09 Thread PEC2851
Nina, We must have been responding at same time. But, I am SO glad you reminded me about the Chlor-Tabs. Since Buster is very healthy, I just will have to start him on that! And, he's another love-muffin - VERY pillable! (Unlike CharityDon't have the nerve to even try pilling

Re: OT anethesia - Propofol - risks?

2007-02-17 Thread PEC2851
hideyo- We used that pretty regularly at the one vet practice I worked at.. As far as I can remember [not much lately, sigh], it was probably the safest..(Compared to telazol, xylozine (sp?), etc.) I don't recall any problems, risks... Hey, any anesthesia does have possible

Re: Bart

2007-02-17 Thread PEC2851
In a message dated 2/17/07 1:42:03 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: Patti, I'm so sorry you had to make the decision to let Bart go. It sounds like he did come to you for help though. It's amazing, the tie we share with cats, isn't it? I'm glad he came to you and

Re: more praying for Lucy and Michelle, please

2007-02-07 Thread PEC2851
Hideyo, Lucy has been in my prayers EVERY night... I have been so worried about Michelle now too.. I will also add Michelle to my prayers. ALL she has been going thru w/ her Lucy, well, I can relate (sadly) all too well... Thank you for posting. Have you been in contact w/

Re: OT - a lovely story

2007-02-07 Thread PEC2851
Thank you for posting that story. It certainly did bring (more) tears to my eyes. And, what Kerry wrote is so true. It is very heartening to know that there ARE people in this world who do have hearts.. Thanks again, Hugs, Patti her clan

Re: Hi and Question: Mouse Traps

2007-02-07 Thread PEC2851
In a message dated 2/7/07 5:31:40 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: Humane mouse traps are nicer to the mice, too. I've used them with great success. I have to agree on the humane traps... Have used them w/ much success. Only dilemma I had was just where to

Bart

2007-02-06 Thread PEC2851
Just wanted to update (and ask for prayers) about Bart.. Have a vet appt. @ 9:00 AM, can't sleep. I'm too worried Besides his bloating being very skinny --- tonight when I picked him up to put a warmer under his bed, he criedas if in pain. (Poor boy, probably IS ) Another

Re: Bart

2007-02-06 Thread PEC2851
Thank you all so very much for your thoughts, concerns and prayers for Bart and me. After I sent that post about my feral friend, (around 3:00 AM, EST ), I DID go out to barn struggled (very hard ) to get him in a large crate and into secluded area of house I hated having to lift him,

Re: OT: Bart Charty are now safe!!!! W/ me!!!

2007-02-05 Thread PEC2851
Thank you ALL for your replies You are all SO caring wonderful! As of today, my Charity is eating very well, using litter box, allowing me to stroke her, purring... She really seems very content, Now Bart, well, besides being so bloated, he is NOT eating (much). When I went out

OT: Bart Charty are now safe!!!! W/ me!!!

2007-02-04 Thread PEC2851
I know this is OT, but I have written about Bart Charity, my ferals to the list.. And off list to Nina Kerry.. The other night, we had a (short) blizzard here And, my room mate was off on an appt. I had to walk my dogs after feeding. (NOT easy, I am so afraid of slipping

Re: Bandit is NEGATIVE--Animal Planet

2007-02-02 Thread PEC2851
Thank you SO much Leah!!! Now, if I can get these eyes to work, I'll send that e-mail. (Was going to do it earlier but the eyes gave out.. It's he!!! only having one eye... So I should have wrote the eye gave out Anyone notice I couldn't even spell euthanize And, that's not

Re: Bandit: toxoplasmosis

2007-02-01 Thread PEC2851
In a message dated 2/1/07 2:01:52 A.M. Eastern Standard Time, [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: Patti, If he is doing so much better, I think it is likely that he has toxo and not fip. It can be very hard to tell fip from toxo-- toxo can cause pretty much all the symptoms and lab work of fip.

Re: Bandit: toxoplasmosis

2007-01-31 Thread PEC2851
Right now, I am (trying to) deal with my Puma's diagnosis - FIP (dry) AND toxo.. The vet I use I really like, and have much faith in him. He went over the specific test results, and, I kind of DO believe him... When I got home from hosp., my Puma was just not right... He

Re: toxoplasmosis

2007-01-24 Thread PEC2851
Michele, I already told the group my dear. sweet Puma was diagnosed w/ BOTH toxo FIP when I noticed him not right when I (finally) got home from hosp I LOVE my vet, and I do not question his diagnosis.. Puma had MANY symptoms (I thought it was thyroid and/or kidney disease). Vet

Re: OT: Please repost the safest anesthesia methods

2007-01-24 Thread PEC2851
Phaewryn, Tell them NOT TO GIVE - telazol. nasty, nasty. Saw TOO many healthy babies have reactions, and even death. There are other injectables, but, for (what's left of) the life of me, I can't remember. I just know working in our low cost clinic, the vet thought it best to use

Re: OT: Please repost the safest anesthesia methods

2007-01-24 Thread PEC2851
Phaewryn, PS - If your cat is a sweetie, then they will not need to give anything else prior to ISO. And, when I say a sweetie, I mean as long as he/ can be handled then they will give the ISO as soon as he is on the table! Just make sure they know, and are honest w/ you! Hugs, Patti

Re: OT: Please repost the safest anesthesia methods

2007-01-24 Thread PEC2851
Yes, you are right about ketamine. (Your reply jogged my memory - THANK YOU!!!) Our clinic DID use ketamine, in a combo w/ other injectables..Xylozine maybe Still can't remember all, but, I think for the low cost/free clinics, that stuff was mixed w/ the telazol I just know

Re: FIP diagnosis?

2007-01-24 Thread PEC2851
Yes, very weird indeed. TOO weird. I can not believe that they could not get a sample. I'd be looking for a new (and competent) vet for sure. When I was at the shelter, even us dumb vet techs were able to get fluid samples from those cats suspected of having FIP... The procedure

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