Re: [Felvtalk] Felvtalk Digest, Vol 55, Issue 26

2019-06-11 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
I can't imagine anyone working harder to save a kittens life than you have Patricia I'm sure we are ALL so sorry that it was not successful... FeLV is such a terrible disease and your poor little girl has so many complications... Bob > On June 11, 2019 at 10:56 AM

Re: [Felvtalk] Nori's News

2019-06-10 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
Patricia... I'm so happy that you have some _ good_ news for once... You are very special to care so lovingly for this unfortunate kitten and if she makes it there will be NO question she has you to thank... Bob in Warwick NY > On June 9, 2019 at 9:33 PM

Re: [Felvtalk] Nori...

2019-06-03 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
Patricia... I don't have any better advice than is being offered by Amani... Just wanted to wish you the best with this adorable kitten and cheer you on as one of the special people with especially big hearts Good Luck to both of you!!! Bob from NY > On June 3, 2019 at 12:44 PM

Re: [Felvtalk] URI and FIV

2018-10-17 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
Please don't get too freaked out about their URI's We have a lot of FIV cats at the shelter and they weather the URI's as well as the others...Yours may well too.  I agree that they should have ABX if the infection has taken hold and particularly if there is green purulent exudate...  If

Re: [Felvtalk] Felvtalk Digest, Vol 48, Issue 1

2018-08-15 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
I'm so sorry about Spice Judy.   I seem to have missed the initial thread at the time it was originally written so I'm just learning about this Thank you for your efforts to save this Kitty They are all so much better off because of the kind people who post here Bob in NY On

Re: [Felvtalk] Felvtalk Digest, Vol 47, Issue 1

2018-06-08 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
Joanne...   I'm so sorry that your little man tested positive.  If it's any help.. of the last 3 faint positives we have had at the shelter where I volunteer... 2 have tested negative at both 3 and 6 months.  My experience, limited as it is, is that the earlier there is a definitive Dx the

Re: [Felvtalk] Meds all at once.....

2018-05-17 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
Maribel At those time that I have had to give multiple meds I preferred ( both for my own comfort and my relationship with my Kitties) to do it all at once ( usually 2-3 times a day) I found that when I tried spacing meds out throughout the day my cats regarded me as this evil being

Re: [Felvtalk] Reconstituted Doxy

2018-05-13 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
My recollection re: the stand against Doxy Tabs is that they are often large and hard to get all the way down the cats throat without getting stuck   I DO apologize that it's been so long since I was giving my cats Doxy in pill form successfully( had found a coated small pill) but...

Re: [Felvtalk] Stomatitis...

2018-04-24 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
Maribel... So sorry to hear the little spencer is FeLV...    On the plus side... He's made it to 2 yrs old and in my ( not extensive but growing) experience... if they don't die in the first year they often can last several... and...yes...  it appears that full mouth extraction is the "gold

Re: [Felvtalk] Out of town....

2018-02-27 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
To all: If anyone posts messages having to do with my cats I apologize in advance for not acknowledging but I will be out of town for the next 6 days and HATE typing on my little IPAD unless it's something earth shatteringly important : ) I've gotten a lot of terrific information and

Re: [Felvtalk] Diarrhea..

2018-02-26 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
ible, try Revolution again, and try some Doxycycline and see if that leads to any improvement. Amani -Original Message- From: Felvtalk [] On Behalf Of ROBERT CHAPEL Sent: February-24-18 12:22 AM To: Subject: Re:

Re: [Felvtalk] Diarrhea...

2018-02-23 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
ing, and giving lots of love and demanding lots of love! He is living in my Master suit while he is being vaccinated against FelV+ and can be with his Sunny and Tommy who are super eager to meet him :). * On Thu, Feb 22, 2018 at 9:37 PM, ROBERT CHAPEL wrote: Odd that we are getting mail fro

[Felvtalk] Pam, Sandy et all

2018-02-23 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
is living in my Master suit while he is being vaccinated against FelV+ and can be with his Sunny and Tommy who are super eager to meet him :). On Thu, Feb 22, 2018 at 9:37 PM, ROBERT CHAPEL > wrote: Odd that we are getting mail from Dec simply because someone decided to unsubscribe Pre

Re: [Felvtalk] Felvtalk Digest, Vol 44, Issue 1

2018-02-22 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
the list at When replying, please edit your Subject line so it is more specific than "Re: Contents of Felvtalk digest..." Today's Topics: 1. Re: FIV (ROBERT CHAPEL) 2. Re: FIV (Amani Oakley) 3. Re: FIV (Lorrie) 4. Re: FIV (dlg...@wind

Re: [Felvtalk] FIV

2017-12-26 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
I am again perplexed at the mail delivery for this group  I've gotten nothing for a few weeks and just now THIS digest of messages..ALL of which I have received multiple times before. Has there been other information going back and forth for the past couple of weeks?? HOWEVER:  In

[Felvtalk] FeLV transmission

2017-11-23 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
to bolster what Amani wrote. Felv appears to be a minor risk for adult cats who did not get the disease from the queen at birth. It is a MAJOR risk for kittens born with the disease who still show it at 6 months. I wouldnt worry terribly about adults getting it from a kittenwould

Re: [Felvtalk] Felvtalk Digest, Vol 42, Issue 14

2017-11-06 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
Katherine I'm so sorry that you had to say goodby to this adorable little being... .. your "eulogy" had me in tears... but by the time I finished it I felt that _ I _  had known him as well  I'm so glad you had as many years together as you did... and for your kindness in looking

Re: [Felvtalk] Felvtalk Digest, Vol 42, Issue 8

2017-11-02 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
Amani... I think I overstated myself with the prednisone... IThe explanation I got was that the active metabolite of prednisone is prednisolone which actually does the work and the animal needs to be able to make this conversion There appears to be some question as to the feline ability to

Re: [Felvtalk] an experiment

2017-11-02 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
After imploring all of you to delete redundant posts before posting your notes to the group, I noticed that my last two posts ( where I DID this) STILL had all the redundant posts included in the post.   I tend to use REPLY all when responding...and, in turn, seeing my post twice.  This

Re: [Felvtalk] Winstrol....

2017-11-02 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
Hi Ken... I well know the experience of lying with a cat dying of Felv until they passed and these posts are reawakening my own sadnesss and frustration at being able to do so little so late with my own two FelV boys.  It is SO difficult for me to grasp the level of opposition to Winstrol on

Re: [Felvtalk] Stargate?

2017-11-02 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
An odd name for a drug... but... terrific if it really is Stanazalol and you can get hold of it... Your Kitty is lucky to have an owner so commited to his survival... I am hoping hard that all your kind effort pays off... he AND you deserve it. I don't know that it makes a difference which

Re: [Felvtalk] erasing redundant posts...

2017-11-02 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
PLEASE folks... A lot of us could be missing important information while leafing through 20 previously posted messages and not noticing the ONE that is new... It is frustrating sometimes that I will go to the trouble of deleting everything and then see it reappear anyway I don't get

Re: [Felvtalk] Whats in a name : )

2017-10-17 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
Amani... NO problem...  I'm the LAST person to take issue with temporary inability to summon up the correct name Often times these days I draw a blank on people I know relatively well...  quite embarassing... AND... you got the first letter right!!!

Re: [Felvtalk] Zorro and " Brian"

2017-10-17 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
Ken It is so terrible how quickly Felv can steal a cats life...but it's so great that you gave that little guy the love and attention I SO wish could/would be accorded every deserving animal ( read...ALL)... my cat Jelly was a strapping tiger stripe one month with perfect blood work and

Re: [Felvtalk] Anyone There....

2017-10-16 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
No mail has appeared in my mailbox from this group for quite  long while so I thought I would inquire as to whether _ I _ am just missing mail that HAS been going to others or if the group has simply not been active for a couple of months. Generally it has been my experience that once I

[Felvtalk] Lucky little Lucky

2017-08-16 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
I realize that if each of us were to respond to this good news we would be overwhelmed with back and forth notes... but.. since this is not likely to happen  : )  I am SO gratified to hear happy news today... some sad stories DO end well and it's good for me to keep that in mind. BTW... HOPING

Re: [Felvtalk] Lucky

2017-08-02 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
This little guy is indeed lucky!!..  It's troubling that there can be such an extreme variation in Human behavior when it comes to cruelty and violence without cause...  On the plus side, for every reprobate there are kind souls like yourselves and those who are looking after Lucky ( or

[Felvtalk] Kitten on Highway

2017-07-31 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
Ardy You have a much more even temperment than me when it comes to such matters There is NO question that I will end up in prison if I am caught doing what I KNOW I am capable of doing to a person that is this callous toward ANY living creature... but Housepets in particular... There

Re: [Felvtalk] eliminating extraneous text

2017-07-25 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
at When replying, please edit your Subject line so it is more specific than "Re: Contents of Felvtalk digest..." Today's Topics: 1. Re: A suggestion that could make it easier to keep up with posts... (ROB

Re: [Felvtalk] A suggestion that could make it easier to keep up with posts...

2017-07-24 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
than "Re: Contents of Felvtalk digest..." Today's Topics: 1. Re: Surgery ( -- Message: 1 Date: Mon, 24 Jul 2017 22:28:26 -0500 From: To: Cc: ROBERT CHAPEL S

Re: [Felvtalk] Surgery

2017-07-24 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
cats and not sure if they would pass germs and cause more harm. My Felv has no signs of illness since he was moved him indoor.I don't think he can be near the FIV cat. Thanks for any info -Original Message- From: Felvtalk [] On Behalf Of ROBERT

Re: [Felvtalk] 28 Cats..

2017-07-21 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
at. High cholesterol is all. No idea why that would be. He is now 2 1/2 years old, I hope he is around a long time. From: Felvtalk [] On Behalf Of ROBERT CHAPEL Sent: Thursday, July 20, 2017 10:28 AM To: Subject: [Fel

[Felvtalk] Checking in.....

2017-07-20 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
Things have been very quiet on the group lately...OR... I am once again not getting group mail Has there been activity I've missed?? My Hospice Boy ( Gilbert) is doing quite well for the moment but ( as we all know with such things it could change any I'll just enjoy it while

Re: [Felvtalk] Gilbert...

2017-06-25 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
Amani... As always... thank you for the advice and all the other references to research ( Doxy, Cannabinol) that can be helpful down the road...   In the case of Gilbert it is perplexing that they are so withholding re: drugs.  Gilbert is a favorite of everyone and no one wants to see him

Re: [Felvtalk] Destiny..

2017-06-25 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
Marilyn... So Sorry to  hear about Destiny... was afraid it was something like this when it was discovered  that she was FeLV+  My Current Cat ( Gilbert) is suffering much the same fate ( apart from the FeLV)... I am keeping him on Prednisolone to keep the tumor in check for as long as we

Re: [Felvtalk] Cannabinol

2017-06-21 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
Jun 2017 3:26:04 -0500 From: To: Cc: ROBERT CHAPEL Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Lysine Message-ID: <20170621042604.CM6GE.74236.root@pamxwww02-z01> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=utf-8 I agree on the cannibinol. I wonder if maybe some of this is to justify making

Re: [Felvtalk] Lysine

2017-06-21 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
Amy I'm not able to link to the article simply because it was not something I held on to...  At the time I had two FeLV+ young cats and I did NOT want to hear that one of the few things that I COULD do for them was useless  I mentioned it to a couple of vets who were rather

Re: [Felvtalk] Lysine

2017-06-20 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
I too have read " A" study insisting that Lysine is of little value for Herpes...  don't know if there is a lot of data about it's ineffectiveness but vets I have gone to insist that it IS effective   I'd prefer to " believe" at this point rather than to feel helpless... there are other

Re: [Felvtalk] Prednisolone

2017-06-19 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
Subject line so it is more specific than "Re: Contents of Felvtalk digest..." Today's Topics: 1. Pain Meds for Gilbert.... (ROBERT CHAPEL) 2. Re: Pain Meds for Gilbert ( 3. Re: Gilbert ( 4. Re: Pain Meds for Gilbert (Lorrie)

[Felvtalk] Pain Meds for Gilbert....

2017-06-12 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
Thank you for all the responses re: pain meds  I was hoping there was something out there that I hadn't heard about ( actually there are many but I was hoping for first hand experience)... The shelter is mulling over providing Buprenorphine... but.. in the meantime I got them to

Re: [Felvtalk] Gilbert...

2017-06-09 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
Amani, Margo et al Thank you for the input  I am quite familiar with oral buprenorphine having dosed my boys more times than I care to recall...  was hoping there might be something else as well but after doing my due diligence on the Web it does appear that cats pose significant

Re: [Felvtalk] Gilbert and Pain Meds..

2017-06-08 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
Thanks Sheri... The medication I mentioned ( Suboxone) is the brand name for Buphenorphine ( which I could not recollect at the time of my note) I have a LOT of experience with  _ Buphenorphine_ from my months with my Little Yogi who was plagued with Uveitis... He was on it quite a while...  

Re: [Felvtalk] Shelters and Sanctuaries for FelV

2017-06-08 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
Pam... Loveandhopeforanimals (a well funded operation in Upstate New York)       and      Aslanscats   also in the Northeast Are the only ones that come to mind at the moment...    Also you might give a look at  Seer Farms  in Lakewood NJ. These

Re: [Felvtalk] Gilbert

2017-06-08 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
My latest boy Gilbert... who is not FeLV but does have a Cancerous Tumor behind his Right eye that is extending into his jaw and mouth, is beginning to show signs of pain ( periodically bats at his jaw with his paw and rubs his eye and jaw repeatedly against objects...eating is off and he

Re: [Felvtalk] (no subject)

2017-06-08 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
I'm a little confused at this point there are many condolence notes here but thte last that I read Annie wasn't doing well but her blood work did not suggest that she was likely to pass in the next few days.. Has there been any change??   If she did die I am of course VERY sorry.. but I am

Re: [Felvtalk] Annie...

2017-06-01 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
I would not be giving up on Annie by any means...  As Amani points out her blood values are not at a critical phase... she has some signs of a possible infection that could respond to ABX treatment and you could, of course be pleasantly surprised at her ability to rally...   Thiis is not to

Re: [Felvtalk] Animal Welfare

2017-05-28 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
7 13:40:51 -0500 From: To: Cc: ROBERT CHAPEL Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] People who don't care about animals... Message-ID: <20170527144051.CI95V.45582.root@pamxwww10-z01> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=utf-8 I agree completely. I think that these people who do

Re: [Felvtalk] Martin...

2017-05-28 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
I'm sorry to hear about Martin... I don't know that I've heard about him before on this forum but having him die in under year suggests to me that he was FeLV...  I'm beginning to have a rather visceral reaction comparable to those I have upon hearing of people who abuse animals whenever I

Re: [Felvtalk] People who don't care about animals...

2017-05-27 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
I have, obviously ( as do all of us) a very difficult time reconciling how someone could NOT care about animals or worse... use and abuse them for profit.   In truth... I think my anger at such people is more than a bit beyond the pale and I worry, honestly, about getting myself in real

Re: [Felvtalk] Checking In...

2017-05-26 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
So Glad to hear that no new " tragedies" have emerged of late and that Violet loves her catnip!.. I love the image I conjur of her eating a leaf or two and rolling in the Grass looking at you with her little head upside down  It's been only a few weeks since I lost my buddy Magellin and

Re: [Felvtalk] Nicely Stated...

2017-04-25 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
Hi Folks Once again I sent something to the list and it has not appeared in my I have no idea if it made it to the group.. My brother had to put down his buddy ( a border collie) of 14 yrs the other day and I had come across a piece a fellow wrote about losing his own dog

[Felvtalk] Nice Sentiment...

2017-04-24 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
Hello All: While I know that our group is about cats... lately friends and family have been losing their long time canine companions   I cam across the piece below quite by mistake but it moved me enough to pass it applies equally to cats.. Bob C

Re: [Felvtalk] Mo

2017-04-15 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
I'm so sorry Sheri... Mo was certainly lucky to have such a fine home for his brief little life...  You looked after him with love from the moment he came home with you until it was time to leave..  We can't give too much more than that.. Bob

Re: [Felvtalk] Mo

2017-04-12 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
I hope little Mo passes soon.Not that I want Mo to be gone but I want you to be able to actually grieve his loss rather than be subjected to the pain of wondering each day if THIS is the day and worrying if he is going to die while you are away from him. I don't know that they sense

Re: [Felvtalk] Little Mo

2017-04-11 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
Sheri. I could not BE more sorry to hear this... it is SO close to my heart as well and has been from the time you started to write about little MO.   Thank you so much for giving your love and care to this unfortunate little guy...  it's so hard to accept this level of injustice sometimes

Re: [Felvtalk] Mo

2017-04-10 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
Sheri.. I don't think I need to tell you that I REALLY feel for your struggle  I love that you have made a little place for mo where he can look out onto the outside world , feel the sun and look at the other little creatures ( that he would likely kill and eat if he had the

Re: [Felvtalk] Jelly...

2017-04-08 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
d throw it out there in case Jelly could be helped with something like that too? I hope you both are having a good evening and I'm willing the meds to work for Jelly from here! Sheri On Fri, Apr 7, 2017, 5:05 PM ROBERT CHAPEL wrote: Thank you all for your support and suggestions... It is a com

Re: [Felvtalk] Jelly..

2017-04-07 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
our Subject line so it is more specific than "Re: Contents of Felvtalk digest..." Today's Topics: 1. Re: Syringe Feeding (ROBERT CHAPEL) 2. Re: Syringe Feeding (Amani Oakley) 3. So much to lose (Jennifer Olson) 4. Re: Vi, Mo ... and Jelly's decline

Re: [Felvtalk] Syringe Feeding

2017-04-06 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
For folks who have Syringe Fed cats...  How much do you " force" at each feeding when a cat shows little interest in even swallowing that which you manage to get into his mouth...   Jelly fights it tooth and nail...   I am WAY behind in his caloric needs because he fights so vehemently now

Re: [Felvtalk] Vi and Mo...

2017-04-05 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
4 PM To: Subject: [Felvtalk] FW: FeLV talk still active Here is the exchange I have had with Bob. Bob, I hope it is okay to post for you, since your emails haven?t gone through. Amani From: ROBERT CHAPEL [] Sent: April-03-17 5:19 PM

[Felvtalk] Bad News..

2017-04-03 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
Hello All: I'm going to make this somewhat brief as I've had my last two messages NOT post..nor had I received any group messages until about 5 minutes ago.. My remaining cat ( Magellin..  nee   Jelly )  who is my little love...  much like Amani's Zander.  Stopped eating a week and one half

Re: [Felvtalk] Food, Bad Jokes, Good Vets

2017-03-10 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
First... my apologies to those who did not get IMMEDIATELY that I was joking about using a knife to remove Jelly's fluid  I thought it would be a foregone conclusion anyone  one who takes the time to BE in this forum would ever do such a thing be it from cruelty or monumental

Re: [Felvtalk] Fluid in Airway

2017-03-08 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
lain; charset="utf-8" Bob, Have you tried to record the sounds of his breathing to replay for a vet? Suppose you told them about past episodes & effects of thorough cleaning? Jen On Mar 6, 2017 8:33 PM, "ROBERT CHAPEL" wrote: Hello All: My remaining boy ( Mage

Re: [Felvtalk] Fluid in Lungs or Airway...

2017-03-06 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
Hello All: My remaining boy ( Magellin aka  " Jelly " ) has some kind of fluid either in his lungs or in his trachea... The oddest thing is that despite my hearing it ALL the time ( and even frequently cupping him to get him to cough and clear it a bit) 2 Vets have failed to hear it (

Re: [Felvtalk] Innoculations...

2017-03-02 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
) 2. Re: Losing patience (Marlene Snowman) 3. Re: Figaro... (ROBERT CHAPEL) -- Message: 1 Date: Thu, 2 Mar 2017 12:40:42 -0600 From: To: Margo , Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Losing patience

Re: [Felvtalk] Figaro...

2017-03-02 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
e: Knowing the " whys" of Win/Pred/Doxy (Jennifer Olson) 2. Re: RNA effects of Doxy (ROBERT CHAPEL) 3. Losing patience (Jennifer Olson) -- Message: 1 Date: Wed, 1 Mar 2017 22:19:00 -0600 From: Jennifer Olson To: felvtalk@f

Re: [Felvtalk] RNA effects of Doxy

2017-03-02 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL] On Behalf Of ROBERT CHAPEL Sent: March-01-17 5:02 PM To: Cc: Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Knowing the " whys" of Win/Pred/Doxy Amani... If we consider the extended time frame for Doxy and multiple courses o

Re: [Felvtalk] Knowing the " whys" of Win/Pred/Doxy

2017-03-01 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
Amani... If we consider the extended time frame for Doxy and multiple courses of other ABX it makes a certain "intuitive" sense that a non bacterial infection is going to require a longer period of time to have whatever non-specific ( read... not related to bacterial infection

Re: [Felvtalk] Nasal Ca

2017-02-27 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
Whatever you are most comfortable Katherine is the choice you should make... I have NO idea how uncomfortable it would be for your guy to remain alive throughout the process...    I'm a bad judge of such things as I am WAY over the top in my inability to watch an animal fail   When my last

Re: [Felvtalk] Felvtalk Digest, Vol 34, Issue 22

2017-02-26 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
Molly... I will leave it to Amani to counsel re: protocol...  but the short answer re: Doxy and pred is No... not the usual course of Treatment... Of primary importance ( and this cannot be overstated) is to have your vet onboard with you and to have he financial means to implement the

Re: [Felvtalk] confirmation

2017-02-17 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
Don't let it lapse Margo... Just click on the Confirmation page... Something screwy is clearly happening with the email system and the computer just wants to know that your email address is correct  Would really like to have you remain on the list Bob On Fri, Feb 17, 2017 at 01:00 PM,

Re: [Felvtalk] FeLV Sanctuaries..

2017-02-13 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
Jennifer... You had inquired about rescues and sancuaries and I couldn't recall too many the other day... I've added a few below this is hardly a comprehensive list  Every time you do a search different ones will come up...  and it also depends on the search engine..

Re: [Felvtalk] FeLV Sanctuaries..

2017-02-11 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
Jennifer... A few days back you had inquired about FeLV rescues and sanctuaries   When I got my FeLV boys I searched the Web for just such resources...not to transfer them but to be prepared with places they might go in the even something happened to me AND , specifically, to call them

Re: [Felvtalk] FeLV

2017-02-10 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
Roxanne Perhaps I missed something along the way... another email perhaps??   I'm not sure if I understand your question...  Why would you have concerns about letting people know you have FeLV catsand moreover why would you feel somehow badly that you are NOT embarassed.  I've

Re: [Felvtalk] Being Dropped..

2017-02-03 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
Listserve Technology is rather hard to decipher without a Help file... and I never noticed one for this group when I joined ( has anyone ever received such)... eg.. differences between Reply and Reply all ( I note that if I use reply it STILL goes to everyone but if  REPLY all.. I see the

Re: [Felvtalk] Yogi..

2017-01-30 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
) 3. Re: Yogi's Passing (Randy Henke) 4. Re: Yogi's Passing ( 5. Re: Yogi's Passing (Amani Oakley) -- Message: 1 Date: Mon, 30 Jan 2017 19:07:56 -0600 From: To: Cc: ROB

Re: [Felvtalk] Yogi's Passing

2017-01-30 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
Over the months some of you might recall my little guy Yogi for whom I had asked advice ( mostly about his eyes) on several occassions and most recently for suggestions related to making money to be able to keep treating him.. Well my little Yogi passed away in my arms on Sunday morningHe

Re: [Felvtalk] Curly

2017-01-26 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
Randy ... That is phenomenal News... Crit is edging quickly back towards normal. Wouldn't it be great if more vets were as open minded and caring as your own and , yes, there is more than one cat that would no longer be on this earth were it not for this forum. My own little Yogi included  

Re: [Felvtalk] animal care

2017-01-21 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
?t stuck with a particular commitment - so there's far more flexibility. You're obviously wonderful with animals, so you would be perfect for something like this. (It is my dream job - I could live vicariously through you.) Amani -Original Message- From: Felvtalk [mailto:felvtal

Re: [Felvtalk] Finding money for Vet Tx...

2017-01-20 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
.org When replying, please edit your Subject line so it is more specific than "Re: Contents of Felvtalk digest..." Today's Topics: 1. Re: Curly... (ROBERT CHAPEL) 2. Re: Curly... (ROBERT CHAPEL) -- Message: 1 Da

Re: [Felvtalk] Curly...

2017-01-20 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
Randy... You might want to invest in an inexpensive Mortar and Pestle ( available in any Kitchen store if you don't already have one) they are quite useful in grinding virtually any compressed pill into fine powder if you spend a little extra time.  I have one devoted to only pet meds and

Re: [Felvtalk] Curly...

2017-01-20 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
Randy I am SO happy to hear that Curly had a very positive response to Mirtazapine albeit FAR in excess of anything I saw with my Yogi.  Nothing makes us happier here than to hear positive stories about FeLV kitties responding positively to treatment.. I feel happy for the

Re: [Felvtalk] Omega 3/Moxxor

2017-01-12 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
nesday, January 11, 2017 5:39:27 PM Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Felvtalk Digest, Vol 33, Issue 10 Thanks everyone for the awesome response and advice. We will be back at the vet on Friday for the next round of blood tests and I will discuss all options and your advice with the vet. I really am e

Re: [Felvtalk] Felvtalk Digest, Vol 33, Issue 10

2017-01-11 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
Nancy In keeping with Amani's response...would be VERY interested to know if the cats ( with which you have had success) were ( are) FeLV+ per IFA or FeLV at all. Owners of FeLV Kitties can get desperate to find ANYTHING that might help their cats and can spend their way into oblivion

Re: [Felvtalk] Felvtalk Digest, Vol 33, Issue 5

2017-01-05 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
Ardy I find that if I do anything that puts pressure on the gums ( like trying to get a look when the cats are fighting it) it forces blood away from the gums and I can't get a good read  I wonder if the same wouldn't be true of a Kitty biting on a pen??. Though... with my Yogi...

Re: [Felvtalk] Felvtalk Digest, Vol 33, Issue 1

2017-01-05 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
Sherri... Once again...  although there have been some significant changes in her Bloodwork...  your little girl looks like she is quite far away from " bowing out " anytime soon   : )  I'm very glad that the Stanazol, Doxy combination has had positive effects for her in the past and

Re: [Felvtalk] Yogi...and decisions to be made...

2016-12-26 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
t to be better for him to be at home. But whatever decision you make, it will be the best one because you have done so much for your fur-babies, they love and appreciate you. Ardy -Original Message- From: Felvtalk [] On Behalf Of ROBERT CHAPEL Sen

Re: [Felvtalk] My Location...should you find an open minded vet...

2016-12-25 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
ve up on him yet. Amani -Original Message- From: Felvtalk [] On Behalf Of ROBERT CHAPEL Sent: December-24-16 2:54 PM To: Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Felvtalk Digest, Vol 32, Issue 58 Amani et al Any idea of the life

Re: [Felvtalk] Felvtalk Digest, Vol 32, Issue 60

2016-12-25 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
f he is still eating, I wouldn?t give up on him yet. Amani -Original Message- From: Felvtalk [] On Behalf Of ROBERT CHAPEL Sent: December-24-16 2:54 PM To: Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Felvtalk Digest, Vol 32, Issue 58 Amani

Re: [Felvtalk] Felvtalk Digest, Vol 32, Issue 58

2016-12-24 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
Amani et al Any idea of the life expectancy of untreated non regenerative anemia in a FeLV catGot a call on Yogi's  Most Recent Bloodwork and the vet states HCT of 14 and non regenerative anemia  I was taken aback and didn't ask nearly enough questions but it was VERY clear that

Re: [Felvtalk] Felvtalk Digest, Vol 32, Issue 54

2016-12-22 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
I hope this doesn't sound disrespectful... but I'm perplexed at all the talk of  whether or not an animal has or does NOT have the virus at 8, 10 and 12 years old...   If an animal has lived this long it would appear that he/she has a much milder form of the virus or a variant about which

[Felvtalk] Re. Nutrition

2016-12-21 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
Sherri I wouldn't be worrying so much about her having the "perfect" diet so much as seeing that she eats _ something_ whatever it is.    It will be harder on her liver to NOT eat than to process kibble ( rule of thumb for me is that many generations of ferals ( and people!!) have managed to

Re: [Felvtalk] Finding a vet to prescribe Winstrol Southern NY Region...

2016-12-21 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
ng to work with me, I would not be using them. I was polite but firm, and it worked. Ardy -Original Message- From: Felvtalk [] On Behalf Of ROBERT CHAPEL Sent: Monday, December 19, 2016 11:38 PM To: Subject: Re:

Re: [Felvtalk] Curly's appetite...

2016-12-20 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
Randy I'm not sure if the dosages of prednisone and Winstrol Curly will be getting are in the range that were formerly used for appetite stimulation in Kitties...( yes in the " old " days Corticosterioids AND anabolic Steroids were the go to drugs for appetite stimulation but often did

Re: [Felvtalk] Bogeys Blood Test Today

2016-12-20 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
Sherri... I don't know if it is possible to, perhaps, format the data differently but I am having a difficult time reading the Blood results...they are all running togetheralso are the data on the right the older and getting newer as we move to the left??  A shame this site doesn't (

Re: [Felvtalk] Availability of Winstrol....

2016-12-19 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
Randy... Yes... you DO have a good vet... or a least one that is willing to think outside the litter box.. I am getting VERY frustrated and soon very angry at the unwillingness of my local vets to have anything to do with Winstrol  I can not comprehend a  vet having NO reasonable

Re: [Felvtalk] Bogey, Temptations and Lipidosis...

2016-12-18 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
I don't ever assume there is anything truly amiss with either of my boys appetites UNTIL they won't eat Temptations Chicken Treats   I am certain that whatever they put in those things would be illegal in the Human World  It's bizarre... my cats will take them over ACTUAL chicken...

Re: [Felvtalk] Felvtalk Digest, Vol 32, Issue 19

2016-12-16 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
Randy . I wouldn't be so quick to rush to judgement about those who put their animals down when they become seriously ill... there are fiscal concerns to be considered and not everyone has the " hundreds of thousands of dollars" to put into uninsurable cats  My two FeLV cats have are

Re: [Felvtalk] FIV/FeLV Kitty

2016-11-29 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
There are some who believe that Older Cats that have intact immune systems are not terribly prone to contracting the Virus It's a difficult call  My somewhat educated guess is that an older cat would do OK ( If you consider that many Feral Colonies exist for years with most of the

Re: [Felvtalk] Felvtalk Digest, Vol 30, Issue 46

2016-10-28 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
One thing we all share here is the experience of loss or the potential for it... I am so sorry you lost Coco but gratified that she had someone to love her during her little life.. thank you On Thu, Oct 27, 2016 at 10:38 PM, wrote: Send Felvtalk mailing

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