Re: [Felvtalk] Pale gums

2013-11-09 Thread Sharyl
Check your spam folder.  For some reason that is where all my Felvtalk posts 
are going
Sharyl



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Re: [Felvtalk] Pale gums

2013-11-09 Thread Sharyl
Check your spam file.  For some reason that is where all my Felvtalk e-mails 
are going
Sharyl



On Friday, November 8, 2013 10:12 AM, Margo toomanykitti...@earthlink.net 
wrote:
  


Yes. Can we help with something?

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Re: [Felvtalk] Fwd: virus has finally caught up with her :-(

2013-10-09 Thread Sharyl
You have already gotten some good advise.  Assist feeding is critical if she is 
going to have the strength to fight through this slump.  Otherwise she'll 
starve to death.  Here is the link to the Yahoo assist feeding group.
http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/Feline-Assisted-Feeding/
 
Dehydrated cats feel lousy.  It is easy to give sub q fluids at home.  Here is 
the link to the site I used to learn how to give sub q fluids
Sophia 
Gets Her Subcutaneous (Sub Q) Fluids 
http://www.tinyurl.com/63max
 
I just saw your post where she froze when you tried to finger feed her.  Maybe 
you were giving her too much food.  I use syringes and only give 1/2 cc of food 
at a time.
 
 And sometime there is nothing else you can do
Sharyl



On Wednesday, October 9, 2013 5:06 PM, Katherine K. kaths...@gmail.com wrote:
  
Hi Jennifer,

Sorry to hear about your kitty. Has she had the virus since she was a kitten? 
Are you assist
 feeding her? I nursed my 10 year old out of a slump this summer (when I first 
found out he was pos) with sub-q fluids, assist feeding, low dose of prednisone 
and t-cyte injections. Just do what you're comfortable with, knowing you're 
doing all that you can for her. Some resources that I've found to be helpful: 
http://910pets.com/forum/topics/feline-leukemia and 
http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/Feline-Assisted-Feeding/. 

Hang in there.
Katherine




On Wed, Oct 9, 2013 at 4:48 PM, Jennifer Ballew balle...@gmail.com wrote:

Hey all-




This is the first time I have posted to the forum.  I have two FeLV positive 
cats, one two and one three years old.  The older cat has never had any issues 
with illness whatsoever, but the younger has only recently started showing 
signs that her illness has caught up with her.  Just within the last few days 
she has become very lethargic, stopped eating (and only drinks a small amount) 
and whenever she stands or walks she seems very unsteady and wobbly.  I took 
her to the vet yesterday; they checked her blood counts which were low and 
said her kidney enzymes were elevated.  They also said they could hear a heart 
murmur which is probably related to possibly being dehydrated.  They gave her 
a B12 shot and I took her home.  I already said if worst came to worst I 
wouldn't put her through any unnecessary treatments or subject her to any 
painful procedures and that I would strive only to provide the best supportive 
care for her while she was alive so
 that she would have the best chances.  I'm just wondering if any of you have 
gone through the same thing and if I can expect her to pull out of this on her 
own, or, if she doesn't, how long she might have left.  I'm sincerely 
heartbroken.  I really thought I had nursed her through the most risky part of 
her illness (kittenhood) and that she would now go on to live a halfway long 
life.  In any case, if anyone has any advice or information I would greatly 
appreciate it.

Thanks all,

Jennifer

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To hope is to risk pain. 
To try is to risk failure, 
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Re: [Felvtalk] Question about FeLV/FIV testing

2013-09-24 Thread Sharyl
Shelly all I can d I tell you what I did.  When I was rescuing FeLV kittens I 
did have all my negatives vaccinated.  It has been over 3 years since my last 
FeLV cat died.  All of my negatives are still with me and are fine
 
Sharyl
 


 From: Shelley Theye ve...@bellsouth.net
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
Sent: Tuesday, September 24, 2013 2:03 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Question about FeLV/FIV testing
  

Hi Lee,

Thanks for explaining.  Not sure if there is hope for Leo to still turn 
negative.  He tested positive last July, when trapped and neutered, and then 
again in Nov.  I haven't retested yet, and am thinking of doing the IFA too.  
Does the woman who has Taffy have all of her other cats vaccinated for FeLV?

Do most people on this list who mix positive and negatives have their negatives 
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Re: [Felvtalk] a tough and sad day

2013-06-05 Thread Sharyl
Lance, if you are the only one with a puncture wound I wouldn't worry either.  
 
Is Callie current on her rabies vaccine?  Since you went to the doc for abx you 
may get a call from the Health Dept.  I know I did when I went to the ER for 
treatment of an infected cat bite.  I had to agree to quarantine my cat for 10 
days..
 
Sharyl
 


 From: Lance lini...@fastmail.fm
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Sent: Tuesday, June 4, 2013 10:53 PM
Subject: [Felvtalk] a tough and sad day
  

Hi everyone,

I wanted to ask for prayers and warm thoughts for my FeLV+ girl, Ember as well 
as my mother's (hopefully) negative cat, Callie. Somehow, Callie got into 
Ember's room, not once, but twice. The first time only lasted for a few 
minutes, but I discovered a terrible cat fight in progress when I got back 
upstairs. To disrupt the chase, I grabbed Callie to remove her from the room. I 
got a bloody finger with three puncture marks in the process.

Later, I realized I should really get abx for the bite, so my dad took me to 
the doctor. We were gone about an hour. When I got back, I was saddened to find 
that I had stupidly managed to not completely close one of the doors to our 
rooms, and Callie had again gotten in. I don't know that the cats fought the 
second time. I think Callie might have explored the normally off limits rooms. 
I found Ember hiding but unshaken behind some clothes, and Callie didn't act 
like she was on edge, but I have no idea what happened. 

Needless to say, I'm very concerned about Callie's possible exposure to the 
virus. We've had a few run-ns over the last seven years, but nothing like the 
fight/chase I broke up today. My hope is that Callie being seven years old puts 
her at low risk for infection. She hasn't had any recent vax for FeLV, but she 
had the FeLV (including booster) when she was a kitten. She also seems very 
healthy. 

There was actually more tough cat stuff today involving a 17 yro diabetic who 
had to go for a dental (this ended on a good note), and my usual concerns about 
Ember. The radiologist hasn't contacted the surgeon after almost a week, and 
Ember probably needs surgical intervention for her diaphragmatic hernia.

Please think of the two girls.

Lance 
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Re: [Felvtalk] a tough and sad day

2013-06-05 Thread Sharyl
It was the local county health dept that contacted me about doing a home 
quarantine of my house cat that bit me.  I had even taken a copies of her 
rabies shot with me when I went to the ER.
 
Sharyl
 


 From: Lance lini...@fastmail.fm
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Sent: Wednesday, June 5, 2013 12:00 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] a tough and sad day
  

Since we're on this subject, when I was at the doc's last night, he did ask me 
about the bite. I told him that it had come from an indoor family cat, and 
explained that she doesn't have any issues. He may have reported this, but I 
haven't gotten a call. Yet.

He wants me to get a tetanus shot. He said that the shot would be ~$85 at the 
office, but $5 if given by the Health Department. I sprung for the $5 script, 
but I'm now wondering if they're going to question me. I'd be willing to pay 
the money to not have to deal with them, if there's concern that they'll 
interrogate me or take Callie away.
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Re: [Felvtalk] inconsistent results from the snap and IFA tests

2013-05-11 Thread Sharyl
It can be confusing.  Hopefully this chart will help
http://www.felineleukemia.org/felvhlth.html
 
The IFA test will not show up as positive until the virus has moved to the bone 
marrow.  I have no idea what a slight positive means.  Wish vets wouldn't use 
that.  Can you do the ELISA again in 60-90 days?
 
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 From: I-Chun C. C. Chang changic...@gmail.com
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
Sent: Saturday, May 11, 2013 3:39 AM
Subject: [Felvtalk] inconsistent results from the snap and IFA tests
  



Dear friends, 

We earlier did a snap ELISA test for my 16 yrs old indoor late stage CKD girl, 
Meowko, which was positive. But We just got her confirmatory IFA test back on 
Thursday, which is negative. In 
order to confirm whether the first snap test was false positive, we did the 
snap test again. The result was still positive (although we were told that it 
is 
slightly positive, I am not sure what this means...I guess it is like 
pregnancy test's faint line? ) Before all these tests, Meowko was tested twice 
negative when we adopted her and received vaccines.  



I was wondering if anyone on this list has experience with contradictory 
results on snap and IFA tests? or if you have any thoughts on what we can read 
out of these tests? Can the contradictory results provide any clues for 
Meowko's current virus infection situation and therefore treatment 
possibilities?   


Any thoughts and advice are appreciated. Thank you very much. 


with my best, 

Catherine  ( Meowko)


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Re: [Felvtalk] Mixing Fostering (Beth)

2013-04-27 Thread Sharyl
Sounds just like the shelter I have selected - CW Rustic Hollow.  I've visited 
it in the summer and winter.  A great place.
 
Sharyl



  
From: dlg...@windstream.net dlg...@windstream.net
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Sent: Saturday, April 27, 2013 4:15 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Mixing  Fostering (Beth)
  

The shelter I have selected does not keep them in cages, they have the run of 
1.  an old farmhouse complete with an outdoor enclosure they can go in and out 
at will. 2.  They have built a new house and outdoor enclosure.  They have 
furniture to sit and lie on and shelves on the walls.  My cats will be old by 
the time I pass and not many people want to adopt old cats.  I am sure they 
will be content to lay on a bed or the back of a chair in a sunny window.  I 
have only one concern, how will they adapt to the cats already there.  But if 
they follow the normal rules for introducing new cats to the household, I think 
there will be no problem.

 Lorrie felineres...@frontier.com wrote: 
 We always need to prepare for the time when we will no longer be 
 able to have our cats because of our illness or death, but I would
 be concerned about your cats in a no kill shelter. Would they be
 spending their remaining years in cages??
 
 On 04-24, dlg...@windstream.net wrote:
 
  You may have to do like the no kill shelters all do, ask an amount to take
  care of their food and medical bills for the rest of their life.  I have a
  shelter picked out and have provided in my will for their care.  They have
  a formula worked out, number of years expected for them to live x set
  amount of money.  It is really not asking all that much considering you
  are asking them to give the cats the same care you have given them for the
  remainder of their lives.  I have had my babies too long to leave their
  future up in the air.
  
  
 
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Re: [Felvtalk] Mixing Fostering (Beth)

2013-04-27 Thread Sharyl
Sounds just like the shelter I have selected - CW Rustic Hollow.  I've visited 
it in the summer and winter.  A great place.
 
Sharyl



  
From: dlg...@windstream.net dlg...@windstream.net
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
Sent: Saturday, April 27, 2013 4:15 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Mixing  Fostering (Beth)
  

The shelter I have selected does not keep them in cages, they have the run of 
1.  an old farmhouse complete with an outdoor enclosure they can go in and out 
at will. 2.  They have built a new house and outdoor enclosure.  They have 
furniture to sit and lie on and shelves on the walls.  My cats will be old by 
the time I pass and not many people want to adopt old cats.  I am sure they 
will be content to lay on a bed or the back of a chair in a sunny window.  I 
have only one concern, how will they adapt to the cats already there.  But if 
they follow the normal rules for introducing new cats to the household, I think 
there will be no problem.

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Re: [Felvtalk] Ember

2013-04-22 Thread Sharyl
You both are in my thoughts and prayers
Sharyl
 


 From: Lance lini...@fastmail.fm
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
Sent: Monday, April 22, 2013 8:59 AM
Subject: [Felvtalk] Ember
  

Please pray for or send good vibes to my sweet FeLV+ girl Ember. She has a mass 
in her lungs and possibly eye cancer. She has been breathing faster than usual, 
though it doesn't sound labored. She was very restless last night, too, which 
makes me concerned that she's in pain or at least uncomfortable. She ate fairly 
well this morning, and she's itching to leave our room and go to another one. 
Anyway, please keep us in your thoughts.

Lance
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Re: [Felvtalk] Mixing FelV pos. neg

2013-04-22 Thread Sharyl
The protocol I was given is 
1st vaccine followed by booster shot in 30 days
Give the 2nd vaccine 30 days before mixing positives and negatives
Follow up every 12 months with a booster shot
 
I wasn't aware there was more than 1 type of vaccine
Sharyl
 


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To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
Cc: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
Sent: Monday, April 22, 2013 9:59 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Mixing FelV pos.  neg
  


That is what I was worried about him eating out of there dishes,, water bowls 
and using litterbox. I am still very scared and hope I made the right decision. 
I have four other healthy 3 yr old females. I would never forgive myself if 
someone else got sick but wanted to do what was best for bama. Do we 
vaccinate every year? 

CHERI

On Apr 22, 2013, at 8:27 AM, Beth create_me_...@yahoo.com wrote:


They don't have to bite to transmit the virus.It can be transmitted but sharing 
food  water. But the vaccinne seems to have worked just fine over the years 
for me.

Beth



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 From: Gloria B. Lane gbl...@aristotle.net
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
Sent: Sunday, April 21, 2013 2:15 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Mixing FelV pos.  neg
  


I've mixed mine (adults) for years also - I dont worry about it unless the are 
aggressive bite, etc.


Gloria






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Sent: Friday, April 19, 2013 12:39 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Napoleon lost his battle
  


Thank u sooo much! I needed to heAr that. It's my first week intermingling 
them. My other four fur kids were vaccinated a week ago. I'm scared.. But I 
love him and don't want him alone in basement anymore. His constant diarrhea 
worries me though. His stomatitis doesn't bother him much at all tho! I WUV 
MY  BAMA RAMa thank u all

CHERI



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Re: [Felvtalk] a newbie

2013-04-22 Thread Sharyl
There is information on the main page you should read. 
 
I am one that mixed positives and vaccinated adult negatives.  The key here is 
adult.    Kittens are very susceptible to FeLV.  I would not recommend mixing 
until the kittens are at least 1 year old and current on their FeLV vaccine.
 
JMO
Sharyl
 
 


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To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
Sent: Monday, April 22, 2013 11:43 PM
Subject: [Felvtalk] a newbie
  


Hi 
everyone: 
 
I 
just joined up, this is my first post. To be brief, I volunteer at 
our 
local 
animal shelter, and just adopted a FeLeuk+ girl. I have worked 
with 
them at the shelter, but never had one in my home, so I joined up 
to 
get some tips and help, when I need it. She is about 2 years of age, 
named 
Raja, very pretty, and also very sweet, and a happy girl. The 
shelter 
had sent in an IFA test on her, to see where she stands, and we 
are 
waiting for the results of that. I have just switched to an 
integrative 
vet, 
and plan to take Raja to her after we get the results. 
 
I 
also have 8 other cats and 1 rat, all of which came from the shelter  
(fallout 
from volunteering), and I am usually fostering for them as well, 
usually 
cats, but I’ve also had rabbits, ferrets, a hedgehog, a hamster, 
and 
rats. Now I have a mama and her 6 babies, which were born here. 
Of 
course Raja has her own room, with the rat in his cage to keep her 
company.  
 
Before 
joining I had never heard of mixing them with non leuk cats-I find 
this 
interesting. Not sure I would have the guts to do it, though. 
 
I 
was wondering-are there files on the home site that I can look 
through 
before 
I start asking questions that have probably been asked here a 
million 
times? 
 
Thanks 
so much for any future help. 
 
Chris 
C.
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Re: [Felvtalk] Napoleon lost his battle

2013-04-19 Thread Sharyl
That is what  did when I started rescuing feral FeLV  kittens.  My house 
kitties were all adults.  I got them current on their FeLV vaccine before 
mixing them.  None of my negative kitties contract FeLV.   My FeLV kittens 
lived from 1 - 4 yrs.  Each was very special and made a huge impact on my life. 
 I miss them dearly and wouldn't have changed anything.
 
Sharyl.   
 


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To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
Sent: Friday, April 19, 2013 8:45 AM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Napoleon lost his battle
  

Please tell me that other people have vaccinated and intermingled. This is 
another decision I recently made

CHERI

On Apr 19, 2013, at 8:37 AM, Cheri Le cheri...@comcast.net wrote:

 I have A 5 yr old double positive with stomatitis and constant diarrhea ... I 
 am soo scared. I also vaccinated my four others (tho I no it's not 100%). I 
 don't have much money and I am so scared of losing him. Thank you I'm an 
 emotional reck
 
 CHERI
 
 On Apr 18, 2013, at 4:06 PM, dlg...@windstream.net wrote:
 
 So sorry.  I know how it feels to loose a loved one human or animal.  I am 
 hoping no more of my babies leave me soon.  
 
 
  Beth create_me_...@yahoo.com wrote: 
 I had an FeLV cat who belonged to a friend. He was her cat, but lived at my 
 house because I have FeLV cats. He has been battlingStomatitis the last few 
 months. She picked him up to take him to the vet yesterday morning. During 
 his exam they felt a mass in his tummy. They put him under to explore 
 further. He had cancer from his abdomen to his esophagus. They never woke 
 him back up. He looked  acted so healthy except for the stomatits. He is 
 very much missed. He was a silly, sweet, mischievous boy.  I loved him for 
 all of it!
 
 
 Beth
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Re: [Felvtalk] Napoleon lost his battle

2013-04-16 Thread Sharyl
My heart goes out to you and your friend.  Napoleon was truly loved
 
Sharyl
 


 From: Beth create_me_...@yahoo.com
To: FeLV Talk Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
Sent: Tuesday, April 16, 2013 5:45 PM
Subject: [Felvtalk] Napoleon lost his battle
  


I had an FeLV cat who belonged to a friend. He was her cat, but lived at my 
house because I have FeLV cats. He has been battlingStomatitis the last few 
months. She picked him up to take him to the vet yesterday morning. During his 
exam they felt a mass in his tummy. They put him under to explore further. He 
had cancer from his abdomen to his esophagus. They never woke him back up. He 
looked  acted so healthy except for the stomatits. He is very much missed. He 
was a silly, sweet, mischievous boy.  I loved him for all of it!
 

 Beth
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Re: [Felvtalk] Malignant Tumor In Ear

2013-03-04 Thread Sharyl
I am not  member but found these groups
 
Feline 
Cancer group 
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/feline-cancer/ 
 
Feline Lymphoma Caregivers 
website 
http://felinelymphomacaregivers.org/index.html 
 
Feline Lymphoma group 
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/feline_lymphoma/ 
 
Hope you are able to find some help for her
 
Sharyl
  


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Sent: Tuesday, March 5, 2013 12:47 AM
Subject: [Felvtalk] Malignant Tumor In Ear
  

It's called high grade epithelial neoplasm carcinoma of the ear canal. The 
tumor was debulked and laser removed twice. Each time it grew back quicker than 
the time before. The cat was rescued by my friend Karen. The cat is still 
chubby, eating very well, plays and purrs but the mass can be seen in her left 
ear. She tested negative on the combo test. Does anyone know a group with whom 
I could discuss this issue? I searched most of the Yahoo! groups but only found 
one that deals with cancer. The cat so very much wants to continue living but 
the tumor is malignant and has spread into the lymph node which is swollen to 
the size of a walnut and growing.



Spay and Neuter your cats and dogs and your weird relatives and nasty neighbors 
too!


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Re: [Felvtalk] Introduction

2013-02-04 Thread Sharyl
Laura. I'm afraid with a positive IFA test there isn't a chance Dani will shed 
the virus.  Here is the link to a chart that explains the meaning of the test 
results
http://www.felineleukemia.org/felvhlth.html
 
I have rescued several FeLV kittens.  They lived from 1-4 yrs.  I didn't find 
supplements helpful but others may have had better luck.  Many FeLV kitties on 
this list have lived for several years.
 
You are already on top of what will be best for Dani - good food, lots of love 
and a stress free environment.  Try to stay on top of any health issues.  Since 
her immune system is compromised she may be more susceptible to URIs, etc.
 
By the way I had all my FeLV babies spayed or neutered.  I felt it was more 
stressful for them if left unfixed.  
 
It broke my heart when I lost each of them but I would change what I did.  Each 
was special and brought joy to my heart.  My other rescues were adults.  I had 
them all vaccinated for FeLV and let my positives have the run of the house.  
With 17 other cats that may be hard for you to do.  
 
Bless you for caring and giving Dani a home
Sharyl
  


 From: laurak...@aol.com laurak...@aol.com
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Sent: Sunday, February 3, 2013 5:57 PM
Subject: [Felvtalk] Introduction
  

Hieveryone, 

I am new to this group--and new to FeLV. I just took in an FeLV+ kitty from the 
shelter where I am a volunteer.Her name is Dani and she is beautiful. Long 
story short, she and her three siblings were found outside in a box when they 
were about a week old. They came to the shelter and tested positive for FeLV 
(ELISA).  They were retested and again it was positive. At 9 weeks,they had an 
IFA test, all positive. During this time, they were bottle fed until about 8 
weeks, shuttled to and from the shelter by a staff member. They were also 
treated for URIswith azithromycin. The shelter cultures all incoming cats for 
ringworm and unfortunately theirs came back positive, so they were dipped in 
lyme a couple of times a week for a while and put on Itraconazole. Dani took 
longer to shake it off and so was completely alone for some time. During their 
time at the shelter they were vaccinated with 2 rounds of FVRCP, a rabies 
vaccine and spayed/neutered. Sadly, Dani's
 littermates all came down with different issues(I don't know all the details, 
but I know the vet suspected FIP) and were euthanized. Little Dani was left 
alone, in a bathroom with no windows, and not many visitors. The second I found 
out about her, I set up thesun room off my bedroom (it was unheated but fixed 
that fast) and took her home. 

Anyway, I wanted to give the whole background so you know just how much she has 
been through in her short life. While even here it is not optimal--she is 
isolated--it is so much better than being stuck in the stuffy bathroom. Here, 
she bird watches, has a ton of toys, a much better diet and a ton of cuddles 
(though not as much as I wish. I have 17 other cats.) 

I have two big questions: is it possible for her to become negative with a 
positive IFA result at 9 weeks? And, second: how do I best care for her? I have 
her on a high quality canned only diet (wellness and weruva--no fish) and 
minimize stress as much as possible. Are there supplements I should be giving? 
Are NuCat vitamins recommended? Are my food choices OK for her?  I will never 
vaccinate or even take her to a vet (I'd have one come to me if necessary to 
minimize stress.) I feel terrible she is alone alot of the timeand I have 
thought about bringing in another young FeLV + kitty for her, but I am worried 
about causing stress, having it backfire. Ihave all the patience in the world 
when it comes to having cats work out issues, but I'm also very careful when 
bringing in a new cat, quarantining for a couple of weeks, letting her explore 
while I put othersin other rooms, etc. But I wouldn't have that ability to do 
so with a companion for Dani as I
 literally don't have any rooms left. 

Sorry for such a long post! I really want to do right by her. I love her to 
pieces.

Thank you!

Laura and Dani girl
 

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Re: [Felvtalk] stray cat I took in has feline leukemia

2013-01-14 Thread Sharyl
Or hiding under the bed could be a sign she was scared.  
It is unusual for an adult cat to contract FeLV.  I would definitely have 
Pumpkin retested
Sharyl
 


 From: strchalb...@aol.com strchalb...@aol.com
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
Sent: Sunday, January 13, 2013 11:13 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] stray cat I took in has feline leukemia
  

HiSharyl,

Thank you so much for the quick reply:)

I would have to guess she is about 4 years old.  

I've had cats with worms before, but they were quite obvious in the stool... I 
will try to check her stool more closely.  

So some pumpkin for my Pumpkin how ironic... might need to try that and I 
will let you know.  Maybe it will be best for her to stay in the basement,near 
her pottyfor awhile?  I had one other response, and he said, she just may have 
had an accident, which is what I might be thinking.  I think previously, we 
were chasing the kids in the house, and she may have gotten scared and it just 
sorta ran out...

What about hiding under the bed?? She did that when she first came here, and 
has been good now for a few weeks, but today she was under the bed again?  I 
read that sometimes can be a sign that they aren't feeling well?

Thanks again for your time and knowledge:

Tricia

 
 
  
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From: Sharyl cline...@yahoo.com
To: felvtalk felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Sun, Jan 13, 2013 9:42 pm
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] stray cat I took in has feline leukemia

 
 
Hi Tricia. You don't say how old Pumpkin is.  It is usual to re-test for FeLV 
after 3 months.  Since she used to be outside has she been treated for worms?  
That may be why her stools are soft.  Many add some canned plain pumpkin (not 
the spiced pie filling) to the canned food to add fiber when a kitty has 
diarrhea.   Usually start out with 1 tsp. 
  
I've never used Tylosin Tartrate.  Here is a link to more info 
http://www.marvistavet.com/html/body_tylosin.html 
Seems to be used as an anti-inflammatory and for colitis. 
  
You need to treat the diarrhea.  FeLV is probably not the reason she has it 
  
Sharyl 
  
 


 From: strchalb...@aol.com strchalb...@aol.com
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
Sent: Sunday, January 13, 2013 10:06 PM
Subject: [Felvtalk] stray cat I took in has feline leukemia
  
 
Hello,

I'm hoping someone can help me

We live in the country and have about 8 outside cats.   A friend decided to 
take one home, Pumpkin, and had her all fixed up at the vet with shots, spay 
and declaw.  She found out she has  feline leukemia.  She kept her for about a 
month, but I guess she was making a mess as far as using the litter box.  I 
told her I didn't want her to go to an over crowded humane society, so I took 
her back.  She is now in the house, as she is front declawed, and she is not to 
be around the other cats with her cancer.

So... I've had her home since just before Christmas, and she's been fine other 
than not eating a whole lot.  Her stool is quiet soft, and I did find a few 
hard turds in two different sleeping places that she uses.  Well now today,  
she had a ver messy stool on the wood floor in the hallway!! Really shocked me 
as she's been so good using the littler box.  

Is this a sign that she is getting sick, the not using the littler box?  She 
has a prescription for Tylosin Tartrate, and she said to give this to 
her(powder form), when/if she gets sick???

She does seems to sleep most of the day, but I know cats do do that:)  She also 
does purr quite loud!!  Must be a good sign.  She will play with a string too.  
So she's been very happy, but now I had to resort to putting her back in the 
basement with her food and litter.  I might end  up sleeping down there with 
her again, as I did when she first came in thehouse.  She has had the run of 
the house now for weeks, but I just don't trust her since her accident.


I've read where infected cats can live quite long, but yet others do not.  I 
certainly would not want to put her thru all sorts of treatments... 


Thank you for your time:)))

I appreciate any input for my Pumpkin!

Tricia 
 
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Re: [Felvtalk] stray cat I took in has feline leukemia

2013-01-13 Thread Sharyl
Hi Tricia. You don't say how old Pumpkin is.  It is usual to re-test for FeLV 
after 3 months.  Since she used to be outside has she been treated for worms?  
That may be why her stools are soft.  Many add some canned plain pumpkin (not 
the spiced pie filling) to the canned food to add fiber when a kitty has 
diarrhea.   Usually start out with 1 tsp.
 
I've never used Tylosin Tartrate.  Here is a link to more info
http://www.marvistavet.com/html/body_tylosin.html
Seems to be used as an anti-inflammatory and for colitis.
 
You need to treat the diarrhea.  FeLV is probably not the reason she has it
 
Sharyl
 


 From: strchalb...@aol.com strchalb...@aol.com
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
Sent: Sunday, January 13, 2013 10:06 PM
Subject: [Felvtalk] stray cat I took in has feline leukemia
  

Hello,

I'm hoping someone can help me

We live in the country and have about 8 outside cats.   A friend decided to 
take one home, Pumpkin, and had her all fixed up at the vet with shots, spay 
and declaw.  She found out she has  feline leukemia.  She kept her for about a 
month, but I guess she was making a mess as far as using the litter box.  I 
told her I didn't want her to go to an over crowded humane society, so I took 
her back.  She is now in the house, as she is front declawed, and she is not to 
be around the other cats with her cancer.

So... I've had her home since just before Christmas, and she's been fine other 
than not eating a whole lot.  Her stool is quiet soft, and I did find a few 
hard turds in two different sleeping places that she uses.  Well now today,  
she had a ver messy stool on the wood floor in the hallway!! Really shocked me 
as she's been so good using the littler box.  

Is this a sign that she is getting sick, the not using the littler box?  She 
has a prescription for Tylosin Tartrate, and she said to give this to 
her(powder form), when/if she gets sick???

She does seems to sleep most of the day, but I know cats do do that:)  She also 
does purr quite loud!!  Must be a good sign.  She will play with a string too.  
So she's been very happy, but now I had to resort to putting her back in the 
basement with her food and litter.  I might end  up sleeping down there with 
her again, as I did when she first came in thehouse.  She has had the run of 
the house now for weeks, but I just don't trust her since her accident.


I've read where infected cats can live quite long, but yet others do not.  I 
certainly would not want to put her thru all sorts of treatments... 


Thank you for your time:)))

I appreciate any input for my Pumpkin!

Tricia 

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Re: [Felvtalk] Re anemia and negative IFA (Dave)

2012-12-27 Thread Sharyl
Dave, I have to agree with you.  I have fostered many FeLV kittens who were 
positive from birth.  Most died before they were 2 yrs old.  Only one survived 
until 4 yo.  In my experience kittens born to a positive mom test positive from 
the get go
 
Shayrl
 


 From: David Arthurs arthurs.da...@gmail.com
To: felvtalk felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
Sent: Thursday, December 27, 2012 1:02 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Re anemia and negative IFA (Dave)
  

Thanks for your reply Beth. I'm an engineer and I'm trying to make sense out of 
the tests...and what you said isn't all making sense to me yet :). 

The kittens had been separated from their mother for most of their lives. The 
mother was an outside-cat and died/disappeared right after the kittens were 
born. My nephew hand-fed the litter and we adopted two of five original 
kittens. They would have been un-exposed to other cats for more than six months 
before we tested them originally. The original Elisa should have been positive 
because we had them for 90 days before spaying them and they were in my 
nephew's care for many more months before that. The vet also latches onto that 
period as originating their exposure to the virus...because nothing else makes 
sense. The cat community lives in my sister's barn in a rural section of 
Wisconsin...she has put many cats up for adoption and has never had a case of 
FeLV in any of the their cats to date. 

The IFA detects viral protein either in the blood or blood cells. If Tux had 
anemia from FeLV itself then the virus would have to be very active in the bone 
marrow and blood, or, her immune system was compromised and she got a parasitic 
infection...also involving FeLV in the bone marrow. In both cases, with 
something as severe as anemia presenting, the IFA would be positive. It doesn't 
make sense that the IFA could be negative under these circumstances. From what 
I read you don't get anemia on initial exposure to the virus...the anemia is a 
side effect of serious infection of the bone marrow and white blood cells. 

Here is what I read about the snap test online (considering the source):
1) There is room for interpretation of the results by the technician (color 
detection). Sometimes the color is very faint or an over-zealous tech can see a 
faint color when there is none. 
2) Some other antibodies in the blood can cross-react with the elisa...giving a 
false positive. 
3) First two issues aside, the test is 95% accurate. IFA is over 99% accurate. 

Thanks again for your reply...I guess I'm having a hard time understanding why 
the IFA was negative in such a severe case of anemia and how Tux could ever 
have been exposed to the virus. 

Thanks. Dave


  
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Re: [Felvtalk] anemia and negative IFA

2012-12-25 Thread Sharyl
Dave I would have your other cat tested.  I find it hard to believe that an 
indoor only cat suddenly tests positive.  Here is the link to a flow chart I 
found helpful to understand the test results
http://www.felineleukemia.org/felvhlth.html
 
Hope it helps
Sharyl
 


 From: David Arthurs arthurs.da...@gmail.com
To: felvtalk felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
Sent: Tuesday, December 25, 2012 6:14 PM
Subject: [Felvtalk] anemia and negative IFA
  

Our female cat, Tux, is 5 years old and is recovering from acute anemia...we 
are 2-cat household...both house cats, not allowed outside and no exposure to 
other cats as far as we know. Both were tested at the age of spaying (~9 mos) 
for FeLV (Elisa) and were negative and vaccinated against it...and boostered 2 
years ago. 

Tux's blood chem was normal except for severe anemia (10% RBC). She had lost 2 
lbs off her normal weight (sudden)...had a positive snap test and negative IFA 
for FeLV. Her blood also tested positive for immune reaction to her own blood.  

We started treatment on prednisone and antibiotics and she has gained 1/4 pound 
and boosted her new RBC count by 5x, now RBC is at 15% by blood volume...all in 
one week's time. 

The vet is certain she has FeLV...even though we're having a hard time 
understanding how she could possibly have been exposed...and if exposed why the 
vaccine didn't prevent infection (it seems like a real long shot that she would 
have caught FeLV). I am also trying to understand how the IFA test could be 
negative...the low RBC count seems to indicate that this is secondary 
viremia...and infecting her bone marrow (which should lead to a positive IFA). 
The vet keeps suggesting implausible ways she may have caught the virus in 
order to maintain the diagnosis as FeLV. 

Please let me know your experiences and please be honest if you think we're in 
denial. From online research I've been able to determine that the snap test is 
about 90-95% reliable (and prone to technician error if faintly positive) and 
the IFA is 99.9% accurate...but may not register right away if she has an 
initial infection.


Thanks for any advice you can share. Dave

-- 
Dave Arthurs
415.518.9960 mobile
415.344.6546 office
  
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Re: [Felvtalk] Just resubscribed

2012-12-18 Thread Sharyl
Hi Emma.  You have found a wonderful new home
 
Sharyl
 


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Sent: Tuesday, December 18, 2012 5:08 PM
Subject: [Felvtalk] Just resubscribed
  
    Hi All,
   Apparently I wasn't subscribed anymore and didn't realize it.  I am 
subscribed again now.

**NEWS**

We now have a DOG, her name is Emma and we adopted her from a local rescue.  
She is a chihuahua mix.

How has everyone been??

-- Belinda
happiness is being owned by cats and Emma ...

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Re: [Felvtalk] Litter box with lid

2012-12-09 Thread Sharyl
I use the large Rubbermaid totes.  They can dig to their hearts content and the 
litter stays in the tub.   Also good for those kitties that do their business 
standing up instead of squatting.  I keep a small stool outside the box for 
those who have problems jumping into the tub.
 
Sharyl  
 


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Sent: Sunday, December 9, 2012 9:03 PM
Subject: [Felvtalk] Litter box with lid
  
Hello everyone,

One of my cats, Kitty, who is FeLV positive, is rather messy when she uses the 
litter box and I was wondering if getting her a litter box with a large top/lid 
is a good idea 
Any thoughts?

Thanks as always,

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Re: [Felvtalk] Fw: Advice

2012-10-19 Thread Sharyl
Dee, there are better anti-nausea meds for cats.  A good one is ondansetron 
(generic for Zofran).   Your vet has to write an Rx for it.  Typcal dose is 1 
mg 2-3 times/day.  Check around as prices vary a lot between pharmacies.  
Original Strength Pepcid AC is used for cats with excess stomach acid.  Do NOT 
use any other type of pepcid.  Typical dose is 2.5 mg EOD.  It doesn't sound 
like your cat has excess stomach acid.  
 
As I wrote earlier Cerenia has helped some cats with nausea but ondansetron 
seems to work for more cats.
 
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Re: [Felvtalk] Advice

2012-10-18 Thread Sharyl
Dee, I'm sorry your cat is having problems.  Cerenia is typically Rx'd as an 
anti-emetic (vomiting).  Some vets also Rx it for nausea even though there are 
better drugs to use for nausea.  Each kitty is unique and Cerenia does seem to 
help fight nausea in some cats.  Most in the FAF yahoo group give it for 4 days 
then take a day off.  Not sure what you vet recommended.  The FAF list members 
have found Cerenia to be a very effective and safe anti-emetic.
 
Here is a link to a good vet article on meds used to control vomiting.  The 
info on Cerenia is about 1/2 way down under the heading 'A new antiemetic drug 
for dogs'.
http://veterinarycalendar.dvm360.com/avhc/content/printContentPopup.jsp?id=676860
 
Hope this helps
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Sent: Thursday, October 18, 2012 4:50 PM
Subject: [Felvtalk] Advice
  
My 7yr old has up till this point shown no signs of the virus. 
Tuesday she was acting very odd and not eating. I took her to the vet, who ran 
bloodwork. 
Her lympocytes were incredibly high, wbc was high (can't remember the numbers), 
she had a 104 temp. She got injections of b12, steroid, antibiotic and I was 
sent home with antibiotic and pain meds if needed and an appetite stimulant. 
Wed she wouldn't eat again so I was syringe feeding her. I have been giving her 
the anitbio and app stimulant. Today she started to eat on her own, although I 
will still syringe to make sure she's getting enough nutrients.  She also has 
IBD but the vet said to give her whatever she'll eat at this point to at least 
get her wanting to eat again. We sent the bloodwork out to a lab to assure the 
in house results were correct, they were.  
My vet wants to start her on cerenia, keep her on the anitbio and the app 
stimulant. We're basically going to take it day by day at this point. Since she 
is now shedding the virus she is staying in her bedroom (which has a screen 
door on it) but is a little stressed that she can't come out and visit when we 
are home. I've been going in and visiting as much as possible but it's hard 
when I'm gone for most of the day. We have another kitty who we have to get 
tested in 2 months to see if she was exposed. 
If anyone has suggestions or opinions I would appreciate it. Also, has anyone 
used cerenia and is there anything I should know about it? 
Has anyone else gone through similiar experiences and can offer any advice? 

Thanks in advance and sorry this is so long. 
Dee 

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Re: [Felvtalk] Nitnoy and felv

2012-10-15 Thread Sharyl
I was saddened to read that Nitnoy has crossed the Rainbow Bridge.  We love 
them, care for them and in the end let them go.  She is now happily romping in 
the green meadows chasing butterflies with all our Angels
 
You all are in my  thoughts and prayers
Sharyl

 


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Sent: Monday, October 15, 2012 6:07 PM
Subject: [Felvtalk] Nitnoy and felv
  
My Nitnoy crossed over today at 12:45.    She had been with me since 2008, 
survived a raccoon biting of her tail and being FELV +.  There was nothing to 
idicate whaat was going on.  During the holidays, she was not doing well so 
took her to ER.  They did x-rays and complete bloodwork.  I had told them she 
was FELV+ but they did not seem upset that she was just 1 point low on red and 
white cells.  After the holiday, I took her to my vet as she was not improving, 
had not passed urine or stool.  First thing he did was look at her anal 
glands.  They were impacted and infected.  He cleaned them out and gave her 
Covina and we brought home Orbax to be given once daily.  Everything was much 
better, she was back to her self.  Then Friday, she began hiding, not eating or 
drinking so took her to vet on Saturday.  ONE THING SHE DID THAT STRUCK ME ODD 
- SHE TRIED TO EAT THE FIRBARK THAT MY ORCHIDS ARE PLANTED IN.  Sat when we got 
to vet, my dr was not
 there, but his wife (also a vet) was.  She said her lymph glands were slightly 
enlarged and gums very pale.  We did another blood panel.  Her white cells were 
.98 and her red blood cells were 3.2.  Kidney and liver functions were normal 
as were creatine and bun.  We thought about going to ER for transfusion, but 
she would have to stay over the weekend in a cage and we decided the stress 
would outweigh any good it might do plus her body might just kill the new blood 
and we would be right back where we started plus stress.  Again, gave Covina 
shot and started again on Orbax.  I wanted to try a tonic that has worked 
wonders on cancers, etc.  Vet said ok but keep a record of what I did in case 
it worked.  She actually seemed to improve.  I was feeding with an eye dropper 
aruond 50 ml every hour (i can ad mixed with 3 cans hot water so she could 
swallow and also to egt fluids into her.  She got around 50ml of tonic also.  
She took a turn for the
 worse this am at 3:30, but then seemed to get better.  She was breathing 
easier, heart was strong and she responded to my voice and touch.  By 12:45, 
she had gone completely the opposite direction.  I was holding her aganst me as 
she seemed to like the body warmth when she gasped 3 or 4 times and the light 
in her eyes went out.  I knew she was going and I told her it was all right.  
She held on with her claws, gave a sigh and that was all.

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Re: [Felvtalk] Vaccinations

2012-10-07 Thread Sharyl
Again it really depends on the kitten.  I've rescued 10 FeLV kittens.  All had 
their rabies shot and initial series of FVRCP shots.  All were asymptomatic at 
the time.  None got sick from the vaccines.  I eventually lost all of them to 
FeLV.  They lived from 1 yr to 4 yrs.  It is a decision each individual has to 
make.  Mine got their rabies vax because it is required by law.  They got the 
FVRCP series of 2 shots because I did not want to risk them getting distemper.
 
There is no one rule that applies to all cats except to love them and give them 
the best food and care you can.  It broke my heart to lose my FeLV babies but 
they brought me so much joy.  I only hope I was able to give them 1/2 of what 
they gave me. 
 
Hugs to yours
Sharyl  
 


 From: Beth create_me_...@yahoo.com
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
Sent: Sunday, October 7, 2012 8:44 AM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Vaccinations
  
Don't. My one got sick immediately after an FvRCP annual vaccination

Lorrie felineres...@frontier.com wrote:

What are your opinions on vaccinating FelV positive kittens??
They are 5 months old and should have their first vaccinations,
but I've had immune compromised kittens die from them, so I worry.
They do not go outside but are confined to three large rooms in
my cat sanctuary.

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Re: [Felvtalk] 9 kittens, one testing pos

2012-10-07 Thread Sharyl
Janine, I'm not sure where you got the 28 days from exposure to testing 
positive.   I don't think it is that cut and dried.  Most of what I have read 
suggest retesting in 60-90 days.  Like someone else has posted I wouldn't worry 
about the other 8 kittens.  I believe you wrote the one kitten has been 
isolated from the other 8.  FeLV is not as contagious as some would leave you 
to believe.  
 
I hope someone with more information will respond.
Sharyl
 


 From: janine paton patonjan...@sbcglobal.net
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
Sent: Sunday, October 7, 2012 8:21 PM
Subject: [Felvtalk] 9 kittens, one testing pos
  

Can anyone explain to me why if from point of exposure to actually testing pos 
is 28 days, if this is correct, why we can't just retest in one month using 
Elisa?  And if all excepting the one testing weak pos, stjill test neg, is this 
good enough?  All 8 kittens and some of their moms tested neg, just the one a 
weak pos.  I am asking because I am trying to make this make sense to me and 
keep everyone safe.  And foster homes understanding. 

Thanks, 
Janine



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Re: [Felvtalk] Nematodes

2012-10-07 Thread Sharyl
Do a search on Amazon for nematodes for fleas and you'll find several
 
Sharyl
 


 From: Lorrie felineres...@frontier.com
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
Sent: Sunday, October 7, 2012 8:03 AM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Nematodes
  
Since we live in a safe area with no traffic all my cats go
outside except for 3 who never even try.  I work hard to keep
the fleas down, and use Advantage, flea comb, and flea traps in
every room, but I never heard of nematodes. Where do I get them?

Lorrie

On 10-06, GRAS wrote:
    All around the house on the grass and under their outdoor enclosures.
 
 
    Do you use nematodes inside your house?  I thought they are just for
    the yard, need soil and water to do their thing.

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Re: [Felvtalk] Asking for advice again

2012-10-06 Thread Sharyl
Edna, ondansetron (generic for Zofran) is a good med for nausea for cats.  Your 
vet will have to give you a Rx for it.  Check around at your local pharmacies 
as cost will vary a lot.  Usual dose is 1 mg every 8-12 hrs.    That and the 
pain meds will help make her comfortable.  I also fed whatever they wanted from 
meat baby food to baked salmon. 
 
Ondansetron can also be ordered on line with a Rx from 
http://www.thrivingpets.com/
 
Hugs to Sophia
Sharyl 
 


 From: Edna Taylor taylore...@msn.com
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
Sent: Friday, October 5, 2012 3:46 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Asking for advice again
  

 
She does get nauseous a lot and we have her on some strong pain meds.  She is 
losing so much weight but I give her Fancy Feast and love on her.  Unlike dogs, 
cats are such picky eaters to begin with :(  I wish she would eat burgers and 
fries.
 
The vet who diagnosed her has been our vet for a long time and I absolutely 
trust her.  I knew something was wrong with SuzieQ because she just wasn't 
acting like herself and she was a bit thinner and then Dr. M found a big mass 
in her abdomen, did surgery and took a biopsy, it came back cancer :(
 
I try to give her lots of attention but unfortunately Frank goes out of town 
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[Felvtalk] SusieQ

2012-10-06 Thread Sharyl
Edna, I apologize for calling SuzieQ Sophia.  
Hugs to SuzieQ
Sharyl
 


 From: Edna Taylor taylore...@msn.com
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
Sent: Friday, October 5, 2012 2:52 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Asking for advice again
  

 
REALLY?  Y'all think so?  I don't think anyone is being mean and hateful, but 
then again, I tend to see the positive side of most things :)
 
Anywho, I'll ask again DOES anyone have any advice on things I can do to make 
SuzieQ more comfortable in her last days.  She is 2-3 years old, was diagnosed 
with a rapidly advancing cancer a couple of weeks ago, doctor said she was 
exposed to FeLuk as a kitten even though she was able to shed the virus but 
there is nothing we can do because the cancer has already compromised her 
liver, etc.  Anyone have any pearls of wisdom to share
 








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Re: [Felvtalk] Fw: Flea Products

2012-10-06 Thread Sharyl
I've been using Revolution on my 13 house rescues for a yr now with no 
problems.  Age ranges from kittens to 19 yr old.  I like that there is a size 
for under 5 lbs for my kittens.   It really depends on the cat.
Sharyl
 


 From: Natalie at...@optonline.net
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
Sent: Saturday, October 6, 2012 12:09 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Fw: Flea Products
  

Definitely; my vet said that cats had convulsions from Revolution – it treats 
so many things, contains more poisons!
 
From:Felvtalk [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Kathryn 
Hargreaves
Sent: Saturday, October 06, 2012 12:53 AM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Fw: Flea Products
 
Advantage is safer than is Revolution for cats, or so my then-vet said.
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I GOT rEVOLUTION ONCE AND IT CAUSED THEM TO LOOSE THEIR HAIR AT THE APPLICATION 
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Re: [Felvtalk] Deleting posts

2012-10-05 Thread Sharyl
I have to agree with Beth.  I also delete messages with an OT subject line 
which lately has been most of the messages.  Only reason I checked this one is 
I thought a member was having problems deleting posts.
 
Sharyl
 


 From: Lorrie felineres...@frontier.com
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
Sent: Friday, October 5, 2012 4:47 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Deleting posts
  
On 10-05, Beth wrote:
    It has sadly gotten to the point where I delete 90% of the emails I get
    from this list without even reading them.

I'm sorry you feel this way Beth.  I LOVE this group. I'm a member of
five yahoo cat groups and this one is my absolute favorite.

Lorrie




















 
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    From: Lynda Wilson longhornf...@verizon.net
    To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
    Sent: Friday, October 5, 2012 1:01 PM
    Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Felv positive kitties
    You are correct, letâs get back on to the subject and help people that
    need to hear our experiences with this horrible disease. We need to get
    back on track and help people help their fur babies that they love so
    much. We know that itâs hard to find a vet that has the knowledge and
    is willing to help their patients without the first thought of putting
    them to sleep.  We need to keep getting the word out that there is hope
    for them. They can live long, happy, healthy lives. Please continue to
    share your stories and experiences of what meds have worked and what
    has not.  We are here for those precious cats that love us
    unconditionally.  They are better than humans.
 
    Now back to the subject that matters mosthelping others.
 
    From: [2]Elizabeth Malone
    Sent: Thursday, October 04, 2012 10:38 PM
    To: [3]felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
    Subject: [Felvtalk] (no subject)
 
    This list has always been so very helpfulânow it is full of judgmental
    people that do nothing but bash those with different views. What is
    happening to this list? If people hunt they are evil. Like it or not
    many people all over the world huntâthey are all condemned because
    there are those that hate it. Then the list is now into politics. What
    happened to helping deliver information about feline leukemia? People
    that look in to get help see this and leave. It is heartbreaking that
    this is deteriorating away from what brought all to the list in the
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Re: [Felvtalk] Deciding-when-a-pet-has-suffered-enough

2012-10-04 Thread Sharyl
Janine, 1st thank you for helping all these cats and kittens in such a 
responsible manner.  Here is the link to a chart I have found very helpful in 
explaining testing for FeLV
http://www.felineleukemia.org/felvhlth.html
 
As I understand it the IFA test requires the virus to be in the kittens bone 
marrow which takes time.  
 
Sometimes positive test are incorrect perhaps due to the handling of the test.  
Timing is very important.  If left too long before reading they will give a 
positive result for a negative cat.
 
Hope Bella tests negative next time
 
Sharyl    
 


 From: janine paton patonjan...@sbcglobal.net
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
Sent: Monday, October 1, 2012 6:43 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Deciding-when-a-pet-has-suffered-enough
  
Hello,

I joined this list years ago, and have now needed to rejoin.  Trying to find 
testing protocol for FeLV and an explanation for it. 

I am with a rescue grp and we have just started trapping in a colony that had 
30 
kittens last year and none of them tested pos.  We just took 9 kittens within a 
few days, and are close to having all of the adults neutered.  There were a few 
newcomers - mostly toms. 

All kittens tested neg until Bella, who tested a weak pos with Elysa sent out 
to 
lab.  Moms were all mixed up in this colony, everyone taking care of each 
other's kittens.  

A 2nd vet did IFA test a few days after Bella's pos results, which I understand 
is too soon, but having a hard time trying to explain this!  

My concern is that even if all the kittens tested neg except Bella, that 
doesn't 
mean in a few weeks the same kittens would not retest pos.  My thinking is that 
more than one may have been exposed recently enough that the test might not be 
positive last wk, but may be tomorrow? 

Another vet thinks I am over thinking/reacting and we should just adopt out the 
ones that have tested neg right around the same time Bella tested positive. 

Looking for guidance - 

Thank you, 
Janine




- Original Message 
From: dlg...@windstream.net dlg...@windstream.net
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Mon, October 1, 2012 6:15:00 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Deciding-when-a-pet-has-suffered-enough

Bow hunting has started in my area and I keep my cats close to hoome.  Only 
Harley goes down the road, so HE stays inside.  I keep hearing they are only 
animals as the excuse.  Well, since we are suspossed to be descended from 
monkeys, we are animals so why can't I shoot them.  They are only animals arn't 
they?


 Natalie at...@optonline.net wrote: 
 I am so sorry to hear about the poor cat that was shot with an arrow - this
 is so typical this time of year when bowhunting begins for deer; dogs and
 cats are shot all the time.on purpose, because how could one think that a
 cat is a deer?  Could also be some stupid neighborhood kid practicing on
 small animals! Ted Nugent, the creepy rock star macho moron bowhunter,
 started his 3-yr old kid practicing bowhunting on small barn animals on his
 farm..
 
 Even when caught, these creeps get a mere slap on the wrist, if at all!
 
 I believe in karma, but it's not soon enough for me - I hope they rot in
 hell ASPA!
 
 Natalie
 
  
 
 From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
 [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Lisa Conner
 Sent: Sunday, September 30, 2012 10:36 AM
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Deciding-when-a-pet-has-suffered-enough
 
 Friends,
 
 We can only do our best everyday to help the victims without voices, either
 humans or animals.  Kevorkian was arrested because it is against the law to
 end lives.  Thanks goodness we can do what we can do, to end the suffering
 of a companion that is truly suffering (pet).   I am a Christian and believe
 in heaven and hell and Karma.  So, until we all die,  that person who puts
 their pet down to travel the world or whatever, is a selfish person to begin
 with and I am sure it is not the first time that they were disrespectful to
 life.  They will have to be judged  and only the Lord will have that talk
 with them at the end of their  life.  I live in Florida and just heard about
 a cat in Riverview that was found (alive) with an arrow in its back!   They
 are trying to find the person who did it.  Trust me, I am sure if it was a
 little child or adult,  the FBI would be involved.  But because it was a
 cat,  they are doing their best. At the end of every day,  everything we
 do a group has a major impact on saving our furry friends.  We can also
 voice our opinion to the government to change laws.   God  Bless America.
 Let's be positive here,  we are in America and have the opportunity to
 change anything in our power as a group.  Look in the Middle East,  killing
 everyday!   Thank you to all you Vet techs that try to intervene and help
 out where you can. however,  you are right.. it is up to the VET to stand up
 for the healthy animals that they put to sleep

Re: [Felvtalk] President - OT Topics

2012-10-04 Thread Sharyl
I agree with Terri.  This list was set up to discuss ill kitties.  NOT politics 
and hunting.  There are other groups dedicated to those topics.  
 
In the meantime how about helping out Bella.  That is what this group is for
 
JMHO
Sharyl 
 


 From: Joslin Potter joslinir...@yahoo.com
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
Sent: Thursday, October 4, 2012 10:59 AM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] President
  

Sorry Terri I didn't mean to offend anyone, I was just curious I'm so confused 
on who to vote for, and everyone is saying something different. 
 


 From: Terri Brown siggies...@hotmail.com
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
Sent: Thursday, October 4, 2012 10:51 AM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] President
  

 
I think this topic should be off limits here. 

Terri 
  
  
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Re: [Felvtalk] FELV Transport to Best Friends

2012-09-18 Thread Sharyl
Good luck
Thank you for what you are trying to do for this kitty
Sharyl
 


 From: Jamielynn Storch jlsphotograp...@gmail.com
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
Sent: Tuesday, September 18, 2012 1:17 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] FELV Transport to Best Friends
  

This is a cat that failed in his last attempt to make it to Best Friends 
because of how poorly he handled transport.  He was 1 of 3 cats supposed to be 
headed out there and they decided they needed to work with a vet to find a 
better solution for getting him through long travel.  The biggest issue is now 
with all the new travel security requirements he can't just stay in his carrier 
he must be removed and his carrier xrayed while he comes through the xray with 
me.  

They have done tests runs with the sedation and feel it is the best option for 
us making it through security safely without putting him, myself or security at 
risk when removing him from the carrier.  Other products have not worked with 
him.  He takes a very long time to adjust and warm up (but once he does is said 
to be a total sweety).  Other problem being I do not know nor have I ever met 
this cat.  He will be arriving at my house in a few hours but I am no home and 
will only have time to meet him for about 10 minutes prior to being out the 
door again this evening.  

None of it is the ideal situation however I am his only option to save his life 
and I do not feel comfortable removing a cat from the carrier unsedated that 
those who actually know the cat have expressed great concern about the problems 
I will have with him. I don't think its as simple as minor anxiety or stress 
for this guy.  


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Re: [Felvtalk] Please keep Barnaby in your thoughts

2012-09-18 Thread Sharyl
Will keep Barnaby in my prayers
Sharyl
 


 From: Beth create_me_...@yahoo.com
To: FeLV Talk Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
Sent: Tuesday, September 18, 2012 5:28 PM
Subject: [Felvtalk] Please keep Barnaby in your thoughts
  

One of my FeLV foster cats, Barnaby, was adopted last week. His adopters kept 
him in a bathroom for 2 days (they were told to give him at least 2 weeks to 
get used to being moved)  then let him out in a house. He immediately went in 
a crawl space in the basement. The space is inaccessible. He has not eaten food 
that has been left in the ceiling. This is going on a week now he has not had 
food or water. 

We are going over tonight to with a snake camera which can see into tight 
places. We have to decide whether to cut a hole in the side of the house or 
remove the bathtub.
Please don't judge this persons involved. Just please keep him in your thoughts 
tonight.

Beth


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Re: [Felvtalk] Please keep Barnaby in your thoughts

2012-09-18 Thread Sharyl
Thank goodness.  Hopefully it is just some dehydration
 
Sharyl
 


 From: Beth create_me_...@yahoo.com
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
Sent: Tuesday, September 18, 2012 10:56 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Please keep Barnaby in your thoughts
  
After 5 hrs we have him. What an evening! Barnaby is on his way to the 
emergency vet.

Marcia marciabmar...@gmail.com wrote:

I'm so sorry and admire for your plea of non judgement.

Sent from my iPhone

On Sep 18, 2012, at 4:28 PM, Beth create_me_...@yahoo.com wrote:

 One of my FeLV foster cats, Barnaby, was adopted last week. His adopters 
 kept him in a bathroom for 2 days (they were told to give him at least 2 
 weeks to get used to being moved)  then let him out in a house. He 
 immediately went in a crawl space in the basement. The space is 
 inaccessible. He has not eaten food that has been left in the ceiling. This 
 is going on a week now he has not had food or water. 
 We are going over tonight to with a snake camera which can see into tight 
 places. We have to decide whether to cut a hole in the side of the house or 
 remove the bathtub.
 Please don't judge this persons involved. Just please keep him in your 
 thoughts tonight.
 
 Beth
  
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Re: [Felvtalk] Testing the list... too quiet

2012-08-13 Thread Sharyl
Came through fine
Sharyl
 


 From: James G Wilson phaed...@charter.net
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
Sent: Tuesday, August 14, 2012 12:56 AM
Subject: [Felvtalk] Testing the list... too quiet
  
Hey all,

Just testing the list since it's been so quiet. Hope this 
goes through ok. Best wishes to all.

James G. Wilson - phaed...@charter.net
http://www.felineleukemia.org (FeLV Support)
http://www.facebook.com/crambone
http://weather62025.com (for Edwardsville, IL)


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Re: [Felvtalk] Foster Mom with FELV kittens follow up

2012-06-27 Thread Sharyl
My experience with 10 FeLV kittens is they will do fine for 1-4 yrs before 
showing signs of illness.  My rescue kittens were positive initally and stayed 
that way.  All did fine with s/n - no issues at all.  All were active and 
loving babies.  Thank you for saving these babies
 
Sharyl
 


 From: Jamielynn Storch jlsphotograp...@gmail.com
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
Sent: Wednesday, June 27, 2012 10:54 AM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Foster Mom with FELV kittens follow up
  

You've got it right.  I've immersed myself in FELV for the past 2 weeks and 
feel I've got a pretty good grasp and from what I understand what you  stated 
is correct.  Basically I need the snap and IFA test to match..but a positive 
snap and negative IFA does NOT mean they are in the clear it may just mean it 
has not spread to the point of testing positive on IFA yet.  I need either a 
matching negative snap and IFA or matching positive snap and IFA.  I've really 
had to educate myself on this bc I've learned the shelter really does not have 
great knowledge on it and they really tend to group FELV and FIV together a 
lot.  Prior to me doing my own investigating and phone calls I was told a ton 
of different things from the shelter. 

As for the mother- these guys were left on someones doorstep with no mom and 
brought to the shelter.  I pulled them as bottlefeeders at about 2 weeks old 
(uninformed on needing to request a snap test).  I had them for 5 weeks not 
knowing about the FELV...dropped them off for their spays and neuters at 2lbs 
and got a call that afternoon that 1 in the litter had tested postiive for FELV 
(they only test 1).  They had only tested them bc I checked off a box 
requesting the snap test (otherwise never would have tested them).  When I 
picked them up I brought them to the clinic and had a 2nd one in the litter 
tested who also tested positive.  A week later I had an appointment with the 
shelters vet who than snap tested the 3rd kitten in the litter who also tested 
positive.  Now we wait...re-snap..if snap positive we will send out IFA.  At 
this point Im treating them as FELV+ and certainly don't have my hopes up that 
they are going to be negative.  

They are not showing any signs or symptoms that I am aware of at this point.  
They were spayed and neutered that day which now Im hearing mixed things on 
whether that should have been done or not and that FELV cats can have a 
difficult recovery.  These guys had no problems recovering and have bounced 
back wonderfully besides 1 of them getting really bad diarrhea for a few days 
but we discovered roundworms and treated all 3 for that.  His diarhea is now 
gone and he's back to himself. 


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Re: [Felvtalk] Giving sub-q fluids

2012-05-27 Thread Sharyl
Try this link for info on sub q fluid supplies
http://www.zzcat.com/CRF/supplies/index.html#Top
 
Sharyl 
 


 From: gary gcru...@centurytel.net
To: dlg...@windstream.net; felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
Sent: Sunday, May 27, 2012 2:29 AM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Giving sub-q fluids
  
I don't remember offhand, it was over a year ago, but I think I may have gotten 
the link from the files at the FCRF yahoo group they have to give fluids all 
the time so some good advice and links on there.  you can google it and check 
prices, you may need a script for the fluids as they want to make sure you are 
getting the right type of fluid.  I always use lactated ringers.

Gary

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Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Giving sub-q fluids

 Gary, you say you get fluids, etc from a medical supply house.  May I ask 
 their name or will just any supply house do?
 
 



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Re: [Felvtalk] please add Sylvia to the CLS

2012-05-22 Thread Sharyl
Anna, what a lovely tribute for Sylvia.  You did the right thing for her.  She 
is now happily romping in the green meadows chasing butterflies with all our 
Angels
Sharyl
 


 From: Anna Waltman anna.walt...@gmail.com
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
Sent: Tuesday, May 22, 2012 6:05 PM
Subject: [Felvtalk] please add Sylvia to the CLS
  

Dear all,
I lost my sweet Sylvia cat this afternoon. Despite our best efforts with daily 
subcutaneous fluids, appetite stimulants, Interferon, probiotics, vitamins, 
steroids, and multiple antibiotics, she was still fading fast and appeared to 
be in a significant amount of pain yesterday. So, with a heavy heart, I took 
her to the vet one last time this afternoon for a consult. The vet looked over 
her chart thoroughly, took a close look at her gums and listened to her breath, 
and said that at this point we'd done all we could do; the anemia was causing 
her to crash. We agreed, sadly, that it was time to let her go. This was 
definitely the hardest choice I've ever made; I'm only 25 and Sylvia was my 
first cat as an adult. We bonded immediately and it has been awful watching her 
decline over the last month. I'd never been present when an animal has been 
euthanized before, and I was extremely reluctant to see her go this way. I'd 
hoped she might pass quietly at home,
 but she just seemed so uncomfortable that letting her linger struck me as 
cruel and selfish. I think I made the right choice. She went peacefully, 
wrapped in a clean blanket in my arms, with no pain. While we waited for the 
vet, she sat in my lap and purred just like she did as a kitten at her first 
vet visit. It broke my heart to let her go, even though I know it was the 
kindest thing I could do.

Sylvia was the best cat I've ever had: smart, sweet, devoted, impeccably 
well-mannered, pleasantly chatty, cuddly. Up until last month, she was fat, 
sassy, and apart from gingivitis, quite healthy, so I am confident she had a 
good life. I will miss her terribly. I already do. I'm glad I have my lively 
little clownish siamese mix, Beatrice (who, as far as I know, is FeLV negative 
and healthy as a horse) to keep me company. It'll just be the two of us for a 
little while, so we have time to mourn the loss of a truly great friend, old 
soul, and gentle spirit.

I am so, so sad...but also thankful for four years with a wonderful cat. Some 
animals make you a better person. I think Sylvia has done that for me, and I 
will always remember her.

Thanks to all of you who have given me advice and support over the last few 
years. I'm grateful to have had a group of more experienced cat owners to turn 
to with questions and concerns; you all have been a great source of comfort and 
information. Best of luck to you and yours in fighting this awful disease.
Sadly,
Anna (and Beatrice)


-- 
Anna Elisabeth Waltman
PhD Candidate // Contemporary American Poetics
Department of English and American Literature
University of Massachusetts, Amherst


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Re: [Felvtalk] Picked up Orlandos ashes today

2012-05-21 Thread Sharyl
Orlando had 4 wondeful years with you.  I truly understand the pain you feel 
now but don't forget those good years.  He will always be in your heaart
Sharyl
 


 From: Frank  Sue Koren fs...@roadrunner.com
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2012 7:47 PM
Subject: [Felvtalk] Picked up Orlandos ashes today
  

 
It has been one week since I took Orlando to the vets for the last time. 
His tumor had gotten large enough to be causing him pain and he had stopped
eating.  He was such a wonderful cat, my loving flame point Siamese
boy.  The first time I met him in the rescues FeLV room he reached up and
gave me a hug.  From then on he was my boy and I can't believe he is gone
and I will never see him again in this world.  He was about 10 when I
adopted him and that was four years ago.  He would come up and bite me in
the butt for attention when I was working on the computer.  If I got up at
night to go to the bathroom he would accompany me.  Always.  I guess
that was how I knew it was time.  On the last night he didn't do
that.  He will be SO missed.  I hate hate hate this disease.   
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Re: [Felvtalk] Giving sub-q fluids

2012-05-07 Thread Sharyl
Maureen, I use the Terumo UTW 20 gauge needles.  UTW = ultra thin wall  A UTW 
20 will have the same flow 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 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

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profitable to the human race or doesn’t….the pain which it inflicts upon 
unconsenting animals is the basis of my enmity toward it, and it is to me 
sufficient justification of the enmity without looking further.” – Mark Twain
 
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Re: [Felvtalk] sick FLV+ kitty, worried owner

2012-04-22 Thread Sharyl
Anna, you've already gotten some good advice.  Anemia will make her feel 
rotten.  Treating that with nutrived could help her feel better.  Or try 
Pet-Tinic but also give her some folic acid.  I've given anemic kitties 
NutriVed, folic acid, Super B complex and B-12.  Be sure to follow up any med 
with a syringe of food or water.
 
Make sure she is eating enough food to maintain her body wt.  That may mean 
assist feeding.  There is a great yahoo group to help.
http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/Feline-Assisted-Feeding/
You can try some gently warmed meat baby food (no onions or garlic).  It is 
easy to syringe feed.    

You can check to see if she is dehydrated by checking her gums.  If they are 
slick she is OK.  If they are tacky she is dehydrated.  That will also make her 
feel lousy.  You can give sub q fluids at home.  I buy the fluids by the case 
from my local pharmacy.  The IX sets and Terumo ultra thin wall needles are 
available on line.  Here are some links that will help
Sophia 
Gets Her Subcutaneous (Sub Q) Fluids 
http://www.tinyurl.com/63max 
Go here for info on sub q fluid supplies  
http://www.zzcat.com/CRF/supplies/index.html
 
Hiding doesn't man this is the end.  Just that Sylvia isn't feeling well.  Do 
try to get some food into here.
 
Sharyl
  


 From: Anna Waltman anna.walt...@gmail.com
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Sent: Saturday, April 21, 2012 1:25 PM
Subject: [Felvtalk] sick FLV+ kitty, worried owner
  

Dear all,
I've been a member of this list since 2009, when Sylvia, the older of my two 
(strictly indoor-only) cats, was first diagnosed with FLV (she'd tested 
negative twice as a kitten, then at just over a year old came up positive on 
both the snap and IFA tests). We have a great vet, and she's been a happy, 
healthy, fat, and sassy calico cat for most of her life. I haven't been very 
active on this list in the last year or so because Sylvia has been so healthy, 
apart from a case of gingivitis that our vet and I were monitoring carefully. 
She's about four years old now, and was originally a stray kitten in an urban 
area. I adopted her from an ASPCA in New Jersey. The vet thinks she got the 
virus from her mama and it was dormant in her system until the stress of moving 
from NJ to MA caused it to turn active. 

Unfortunately, her run of good health seems to be over. Toward the end of 
March, she started having diarrhea and seemed lethargic, so I took her to the 
vet, who said she didn't have a fever, but gave her a shot of systemic 
antibiotics and some subcutaneous fluids anyway. Her energy levels rose and the 
diarrhea resolved itself. However, Sylvia's energy levels took a nosedive again 
this past week, and she's been totally lethargic. She started hiding in my 
roommate's closet and spent an entire night in there on Wednesday. She's been 
refusing to play with my other cat, Beatrice, and hissed last time Beatrice 
tried to convince her to play chase (not normal at all-- these two have always 
been good buddies and playmates). 

Yesterday, we went back to the vet. This time, she did have a high fever (105) 
and the vet did blood work, which showed anemia and a high white blood cell 
count. The vet said all signs point to infection and suggested antibiotics and 
fluids, but she also wanted to do x-rays to check for tumors...then she also 
said that even if a tumor showed itself, there would be no treatment options 
and we'd have to discuss euthanasia. I opted against the x-rays as I'm on a 
limited budget and couldn't really see the point if the tests wouldn't lead to 
treatment. We decided to do another round of the injected systemic antibiotics 
and sub-Q fluids, and the vet also gave me an oral antibiotic to dose Sylvia 
with once a day. I'm going to purchase a thermometer so I can monitor her 
temperature daily, as well. I'm under strict instructions to bring her back in 
if her temp rises or stays where it is. We go back on Wednesday for another 
round of blood work, to see if the
 anemia and white blood cell count are improving or getting worse.

I'm a mess. I'm so worried; I broke down crying in the vet's office yesterday 
before the vet even came in to see Sylvia. And poor Sylvia has been hiding 
under my bed since we got home yesterday. She's not interested in cuddles or 
attention (which is not even a little normal for her-- most of the time, she'd 
spend her whole evening curled up on my lap if given the chance). She'll come 
out to eat (she's still interested in treats) and get a drink of water, and 
then she goes right back under the bed to sleep. I realize that this is 
instinct...when animals are very sick they have to hide to protect themselves 
from predators...but she's never been so adamant about being out of sight 
before this week. 

Have any of you dealt with this in a FLV+ cat before? Any advice for how to 
cope? Is there some other remedy I should be giving her (Lysine, pet-tinic, 
etc) in addition

Re: [Felvtalk] Kitty with jaundice

2012-03-21 Thread Sharyl
To build on what Natalie has written.  Jaundice is a sign of liver issues.  
Hepatic Lipidosis is cured by food.  Please tell your friend to get the kitty 
to a vet ASAP.  Time is of the essence.  She can either assist feed with a 
syringe or get an e-tube to get the calories into the kitty. It takes a real 
effort to get enought food into the kitty.  Many find it easier when using an 
e-tube.  It is not painful for the kitty.  Just makes it easier for the 
caretaker.  We say assist feed not force feed.  It is a state of mind.  You are 
assisting your cat to eat.  Please tell her to join the Feline Assisted Feeding 
group.
http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/Feline-Assisted-Feeding/
 
They have great files and will offer lots of help.  It would be better if you 
friend joined so she could benefit directly.
 
Sharyl
 


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Sent: Wednesday, March 21, 2012 9:50 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Kitty with jaundice
  

It may not be just jaundice, it could be hepatic lipidosis, which is very 
serious! Blood test is a must, and force feeding, fluids (sub-q), and 
antibiotics are required!
I had a cat last summer that went down to 4.5 lbs, to the point where they 
wanted to insert a feeding tube through nose or surgically into stomach to 
which I said no, because I knew that I could force fed her small amounts all 
day long, and she would have been absolutely miserable with any of the two.  I 
mixed A-D with some hot water and meds, and used a syringe.  Within 2 weeks, 
her values were tremendously improved and she made a complete recovery.  
Hepatic lipidosis happens mostly to female cats. She was only about 1 ½ - 2 yrs 
old.  She is a very fussy eater, and I have finally found the one and only food 
that she will eat. BTW,  her prognosis was grim, and the vets were really 
surprised how I got her well in such a short time! The poor girl was through a 
lot, had a litter in the streets (only 2 survived), and we got her when she was 
already pregnant with second litter – too late to abort. 
 
 
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[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Maureen Olvey
Sent: Wednesday, March 21, 2012 9:23 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: [Felvtalk] Kitty with jaundice
 
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 is this the end 
for him?
 
Maureen

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unconsenting animals is the basis of my enmity toward it, and it is to me 
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Re: [Felvtalk] Kitty with jaundice

2012-03-21 Thread Sharyl
Food is the cure for FHL.  She needs to get some good syringes and start assist 
feeding both kitties ASAP.  Have her blend a jar of meat baby food (no onions 
or garlic) with a can of kitten food.  If she blends it well enough won't have 
to dilute with water.  Has more caloreis than A/D.  What counts now is calories.
 
Sharyl 
 


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Sent: Wednesday, March 21, 2012 11:23 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Kitty with jaundice
  

She took him to the vet.  I think it was Friday.  He just said it was because 
of the FeLV.  I don't think he recommended anything but maybe because it's a 
cat in our foster system and he didn't think we would want to spend a lot of 
money on it.  I don't know for sure.  The vet did some bloodwork and said his 
liver levels were elevated.  I think the kitty ate over the weekend but the 
last couple days he stopped.  She's been assist feeding him a little.  She 
was at the store in the middle of the night the other night buying him baby 
food, sardines, tuna and anything else she thought would tempt him.  She 
finally gave up and made him eat some baby food.  Oh, he drank a little kitten 
milk but didn't want it today.  I told her to mix a/d with water or chicken 
broth because that's easy to get down them.  

The other weird thing is that now his sister won't eat.  She's not yellow or 
anything but last night and today she wouldn't eat but just laid in her 
litterbox.  My friend will be taking her to the vet tomorrow.  I'll tell her 
not to give up on them yet.  I'll tell her to make sure the vet gives both of 
them sub-q fluids.  What kind of antibiotics would you suggest?


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From: Sharyl cline...@yahoo.com
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: [Felvtalk] Kitty with jaundice
Date: Wed, Mar 21, 2012 10:54 pm



To build on what Natalie has written.  Jaundice is a sign of liver issues.  
Hepatic Lipidosis is cured by food.  Please tell your friend to get the kitty 
to a vet ASAP.  Time is of the essence.  She can either assist feed with a 
syringe or get an e-tube to get the calories into the kitty. It takes a real 
effort to get enought food into the kitty.  Many find it easier when using an 
e-tube.  It is not painful for the kitty.  Just makes it easier for the 
caretaker.  We say assist feed not force feed.  It is a state of mind.  You are 
assisting your cat to eat.  Please tell her to join the Feline Assisted Feeding 
group.
http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/Feline-Assisted-Feeding/
 
They have great files and will offer lots of help.  It would be better if you 
friend joined so she could benefit directly.
 
Sharyl
 

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Re: [Felvtalk] Ginger:new kitten

2012-03-20 Thread Sharyl
The FeLV vaccine is a non-core vaccine.  If the new kitty is going to be an 
indoor/outdoor kitty then definitely vaccinate.  Otherwise it is up to you.  
Many vets recommend vaccinating kittens.
 
Sharyl
 


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Sent: Tuesday, March 20, 2012 12:36 PM
Subject: [Felvtalk] Ginger:new kitten
  
Should we inoculate the new kitty against feline leukemia? Marinda 
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Re: [Felvtalk] Please add Precious to the CLS.

2012-03-19 Thread Sharyl
Dawne, I was saddened to read that Precious has crossed the Rainbow Bridge.  
She had 2 1/2 wonderful yrs with you and you had 2 1/2 yrs of wonderful 
memories.
 
Go in peace Precious
Sharyl  
 


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To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
Sent: Monday, March 19, 2012 7:24 AM
Subject: [Felvtalk] Please add Precious to the CLS.
  

Good morning,

Precious gave up her battle with FELV on Saturday. She was

diagnosed two and a half yearsago and was a trooper all the

way. Please add her to the CLS.  Thank you. 
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Re: [Felvtalk] Ginger

2012-03-11 Thread Sharyl
Marinda, each of us has to decide when we are ready for a new kitty.  I've 
never had just one kitty and have found great comfort from the others when one 
has crossed the Rainbow Bridge.    Check with your local shelter and rescue 
groups.  Saving a kitty would be a wonderful tribute to ginger
 
Sharyl
 


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Sent: Sunday, March 11, 2012 3:05 AM
Subject: [Felvtalk] Ginger
  
It's been a few weeks since we lost our ginger kitty. I am still so sad about 
my darling! Do you think I should get another kitty so soon after his death? I 
feel I would kind of betray my Ginger kitty. Could you please advice me what to 
do? Marinda 
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[Felvtalk] Preston

2012-03-11 Thread Sharyl
Natalie, I was saddened to read Preston has crossed the Rainbow Bridge.  You 
did everything you could to help him.  We love them, care for them and in the 
end let them go.
Sharyl
 


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Sent: Saturday, March 10, 2012 5:29 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] S'Matter  Quigley
   
I lost another one today – I am totally drained. Preston, who was blind and 
declawed, found abandoned in September in a rural area in CT, has been with us 
all this time, looking for a home. He finally had a home to go to tomorrow.  I 
had been treating him for CRF and while I was giving him fluids last night, I 
noticed that he breathed in an odd way…I thought that I heard a sort-of 
rattling in his lungs when I carried him.  He always purred and made cookies 
(happy feet) on his beloved fleece blanket…I decided to get him checked out one 
more time before he was to leave tomorrow.  X-rays were taken – huge mass in 
his lungs, fluids drained were yellow and red, and he started fading fast.  We 
rushed back to the hospital, and held him while he was euthanized….Natalie
 
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[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of czadna sacarawicz
Sent: Saturday, March 10, 2012 4:37 PM
To: feline leukemia list
Subject: [Felvtalk] S'Matter  Quigley
 
rocking with you and your beloveds.
 
thank you for being here with us.  what a family we have  - - here and 
beyond.    thank you for your faithfull-ness
 
purrs  rubs
 
cz




Date: Fri, 9 Mar 2012 15:55:50 -0500
From: g...@optonline.net
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] S'Matter Please add to the CLS :(
Sherry,
So sorry about S’Matter.
I lost a cat yesterday, had to have Quigley euthanized. NOT from  FeLV, but to 
a very severe kidney infection – he was over 16 yrs old, grey with the most 
amazing emerald green eyes (left on our doorstep in a carrier years ago).
Natalie
 
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[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Edna Taylor
Sent: Friday, March 09, 2012 1:33 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] S'Matter Please add to the CLS :(
 
I am sorry for your loss :(
 



Date
: Fri, 9 Mar 2012 10:30:16 -0800
From: sherryd...@yahoo.com
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: [Felvtalk] S'Matter Please add to the CLS :(
This morning we lost sweet scared S'Matterhe was quite the scaredy cat,but 
we did our best to calm his fears...he never really trusted us totally,but when 
I handed out treats I spotted him out of his hiding spot in the last couple 
monthstook pics to prove to others that he was a little braverwell I 
hope this wide eyed boy is calm and relaxed nowwe will miss you S'Matter  :(
Sherry 
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Re: [Felvtalk] caboodle ranch - other side of the story links

2012-03-08 Thread Sharyl
I know others have also responded Natalie about TNR.  TNR is one of the best 
ways of fighting the spread of FeLV.  In my experience a positive momma will 
have positive kittens.  Fix the momma and you stop the spread of the disease in 
a feral colony.  I also do TNR and manage 2 feral colonies.  The adult males 
and females are released back after recovery from their surgeries.  Males 1 day 
and females 3-4 days as long as they are doing OK.   The kittens I tame and try 
to adopt out.  The only way to combat PETA is to responsibly manage these 
feral/hard stray colonies.  My oldest feral is a 7+ year old male who is only 
happy outside in his colony.  We can't take all these feral/hard strays in but 
we can give them a healthy, stress free life in their colonies once they have 
been spayed/neutered.  At least that way the population is controlled. 
 
The real problem is feeders who do not TNR.  That's how these feral/hard stray 
colonies get out of control.  Managing these colonies means responsible s/n, 
feeding and medical treatment when needed.  
 
JMHO
Sharyl
 


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Sent: Tuesday, March 6, 2012 11:17 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] caboodle ranch - other side of the story links
  

I know many people who do TNR and have dedicated volunteers taking care of 
them, even trapping for vet visits. Personally, I don’t like some of the ways 
that TNR cats are provided or NOT provided for.  Some groups spay cats and 
release them almost immediately, even in freezing weather (when it is a known 
fact that healing is seriously hindered) , and such consequences as infections, 
and even disembowelment due to ruptures.
Yes, one should expect cats at such a ranch to be provided with medical care!
I can’t even imagine how many people are required to seriously care for 700 
cats!
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Re: [Felvtalk] Fwd: TNR

2012-03-08 Thread Sharyl
I am looking forward to hearing how this projects goes.  What you have been 
able to accomplish in Albuquerque is amazing.  This next step will be watched 
by rescue groups across the country.  
Keep up the good work
Sharyl
 


 From: HIDEYO YAMAMOTO hideyo.yamam...@msn.com
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
Sent: Thursday, March 8, 2012 6:23 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Fwd:  TNR
  

 
We here in Albuquerque, just signed a contract with Best Friends to do very 
agressive TNR project and the city is receiving 1 million dollars from Best 
Friends in an effort.
Any healthy cats (tame or feral) who are trapped and brought over to the 
shelters are going to be spayed/neutered and returned to where they come from - 
the idea is to create NO KILL city.
We are already very agressive about TNR effort working with the city, but this 
will allow us to go to the next step.
 
I personally don't believe in testing cats for Felk/FIV - the idea is 
population control by spay/neuter - we simplay put them back where they come 
from.
Also audlts cats are more resistent in getting transmitted the virus evey by 
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Re: [Felvtalk] My Siggie

2012-02-16 Thread Sharyl
Terri, I was saddened to read that Siggie has crossed the Rainbow Bridge. We love them, care for them and in the end let them go. You gave him the greatest gift you could - freedom from pain and suffering. He is now happily romping in the green meadows chasing butterflies with all our Angels. I know my orange boy, Albert, will show him around.You are in my thoughts and prayersSharylFrom: Terri Brown siggies...@hotmail.com To: RQP resqp...@yahoogroups.com; felvtalk felvtalk@felineleukemia.org; Persian_Rescue persian_res...@yahoogroups.com; FLUTD listserv fl...@yahoogroups.com  Sent: Thursday, February 16, 2012 11:24 AM Subject: [Felvtalk] My Siggie   

 


 


  
  
  
  
  
  
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Just writing to let you all know my healthy, non-FeLV cat Siggie has left 
me for the Rainbow Bridge. He was the last of my original group who did 
NOT have FeLV. He was my FeLV+ Salome's companion up until she passed in 
2005 (right after I adopted Travis from Res-Q-Pets).

He was fine all day yesterday. Then suddenly, he couldn't walk or 
breathe. He was wheezing terribly, and was dragging his hind quarters 
behind him, soiling himself. I rushed him to the local vet, who told me 
that he had fluid all in and around his lungs, was at end stage cardiac failure 
and had threw a clot, which is what paralyzed him.

The kindest thing I could do for him was to let them put him down -- but he 
ended up not needing the help. They gave him a sedative, and before they 
injected the final shot of the pink stuff, he was gone.

Rest in peace and sleep well, my big orange boy. Meowmy and Daddy 
will miss you forever.



  
  

  
  

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Re: [Felvtalk] FIP

2012-02-16 Thread Sharyl
This is true for FIV.  There is no FIP vaccine.  There is no test for FIP.  
Sharyl


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From: GRAS g...@optonline.net
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Cc: 
Sent: Thursday, February 16, 2012 11:10 AM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] FIP

Both vaccines, FIV and FIP, will make cats test POSITIVE forever!

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From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org 
[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Christiane Biagi
Sent: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 11:46 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] FIP

Think u r referring to the fiv vaccine

Christiane Biagi
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Lynda Wilson longhornf...@verizon.net wrote:

Just a note regarding FIP. Please be advised not to vaccinate against it. The 
vaccine is very controversial and the cat will ALWAYS test positive for it if 
given the vaccination..

This is too important not to mention

L
  - Original Message - 
  From: Lee Evans 
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
  Sent: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 7:04 PM
  Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] New and Some Questions


  There is no reliable test for FIP.  Your cat tested positive for corona 
virus.  Most cats will test positive for corona virus and never get ill.  FIP 
is caused by a form of corona virus to which some cats are genetically 
predisposed to contract if exposed to it.  FIP is not rare but it's definitely 
not very prevalent.  I have had cats who tested above 400 for corona virus and 
never got FIP and a cat who definitely had FIP but tested very low for corona 
virus.  He had apparently been exposed to the form that he was predisposed to 
contract.  He was also a street cat, in poor health in general.  Lee



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  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
  Sent: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 7:40 PM
  Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] New and Some Questions



  YES!

  From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org 
[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Kathryn Hargreaves
  Sent: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 4:52 PM
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
  Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] New and Some Questions

  Anyone: do you have to repeat the Felv vac every year?


  On Wed, Feb 15, 2012 at 6:46 AM, Vicky Eyal vi...@droreyal.co.za wrote:
  Hi Everyone

  I am new to this list and to the world of Feline Leukemia. We have 3 
precious cats, and we found out at the end of last year that two are FeLV 
positive, and of those two, one is FIP positive as well :(

  Details:
  Kitty1 (11 years old, male) is the reason we got any of them tested at all. 
He was just a little off - more subdued, less energy, a little on the skinny 
side. He tested positive for FeLV and FIP. Our vet put him on a round of 
cortisone and antibiotics, and he seemed to bounce back. He still isn't 
completely 100% though (although hard to pinpint actual behaviours, more just 
a general sense I have), and is still skinnier than I would like.

  Kitty2 (11 years old, male) also tested positive for FeLV (but not FIP). He 
currently has no noticeable symptoms at all, although he does vomit a lot. 
This has been going on for 5-6 years though, and he is long-haired, so I don't 
think it is related.

  Kitty3 (1 year old, male) tested negative for both viruses (and FIV). We had 
him vaccinated against FeLV when he tested negative, and he had the booster 4 
weeks later. We will continue to give him the vaccination every year.

  If you got through all of this, thanks so much. Now my questions:

  Q1. I want to start Kitty1 on some form of treatment, just to build him 
up/keep him strong. I have the sense that all is not 100%, even although he is 
not noticeably unwell, is eating fine etc. I was thinking of asking our vet to 
start Interferon. Any thoughts here? Suggestions? Would something else be 
better? Would it be bad to start a treatment like this before he is noticeably 
sick? What is the recommended dosage here?
  Q2. Is there anything I should be doing for Kitty2. He seems fine, hasn't 
lost weight etc. He does throw up a lot, but has for the last 5-6 years.
  Q3. We have decided to keep Kitty3 instead of rehoming him, after a lot of 
thought. He has had 3 homes in the last year (a shelter rescue who was then 
neglected by the person who adopted him... g...), and he is so settled 
with us, that I worry about trying to find him yet another home. I think he 
must have been exposed by now in any case (the older boys would groom him on 
the face when he was little), so my prayer is that he has immunity. Am I being 
naive here? Should we find him another home?
  Q4. Any tips, advice, suggestions on what I can do to prolong our boys' 
lives with a reasonable quality?

  Thanks so much in advance. And sorry for the long message.

  Vicky

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Re: [Felvtalk] Tanya's CRF Site

2012-02-07 Thread Sharyl
It's 
www.felineCRF.org
 
Has everything you need to know.  Was a life saver for me
Sharyl
 


 From: Val Green harpestry...@aol.com
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
Sent: Tuesday, February 7, 2012 12:44 PM
Subject: [Felvtalk] Tanya's CRF Site
  

I must have missed it, but can someone give me Tanya's site about CRF? My 
beloved Manny cat has CRF and I want to do as much as I can for him. 

Thank you all,

Valerie
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Tanya's CRF site is awesome. It really helped me turn my renal cat around.  I 
can't access my list of things to feed when cats refuse to eat right now.  Off 
the top of my head: a plain McDonald's hamburger patty, all meat baby food, 
boiled chicken, cheese, lunchmeat, smelly fish food.. I am just learning 
about Felv.  My prior experience with cat issues is with diabetes and renal 
failure.  Sending you good thoughts.  Holly



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Sent: Tue, Feb 7, 2012 1:30 am
Subject: [Felvtalk] News about Ginger


My vet ordered Interferon and Cyproheptadine. The vet suspects leukemia is 
already in  kitty's bone marrow. Ginger kitty refuses to eat his food but tried 
to eat his cat litter last night. What should I do? Euthanasia? I can't see my 
darling suffer like this! Marinda 
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Re: [Felvtalk] My heart is broken

2012-02-05 Thread Sharyl
Marinda, we all understand how devastated you are.  I've lost 10 FeLV + 
kitties.  All I can recommend is to feed the best food you can, give lots of 
love, watch for other illnesses and treat them immediately.  There is no cure.  
Many including myself have tried various supplements.  I can't say they 
helped.  
Hugs to your ginger darling
Sharyl 


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Sent: Sunday, February 5, 2012 5:16 PM
Subject: [Felvtalk] My heart is broken

My darling ginger cat has been diagnosed with feline leukemia. I am devastated 
because the vet says that there is nothing he can do to help us. We try our 
uttermost best to feed our cat but don't know what to do to help our darling. 
Is there some kind of medication that we could recommend to our vet? Could 
someone PLEASE help us to get through this traumatic experience? We live in 
South Africa and don't know where to get help. Please help us! Marinda
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Re: [Felvtalk] Grace Please add to the CLS :( Missy please add to the CLS :(

2012-01-18 Thread Sharyl
Gentle passing to both of these lovely girls
Sharyl
 


 From: Sherry DeHaan sherryd...@yahoo.com
To: Felvtalk felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
Sent: Wednesday, January 18, 2012 10:06 AM
Subject: [Felvtalk] Grace Please add to the CLS :( Missy please add to the CLS 
:(
   
This week has been a sad day the last 2 days for us Sids volunteers and Dr. 
Jen. First of all beautiful dilute tortie Gracewhat can I say about our 
wonderful girl? She was one of Dr. Jens favorite Sids kids...a couple years 
back Grace had a bout with VERY high fevers and we almost lost her then...but 
she did not give up and with Jens help we were able to love her for 3 years. 
One of the most gentle soft and kind cats to honor us with her love and to let 
us love herlove you amazing Grace 
Then poor little old Missy,we didn't have long to love her,but she was tiny 
little orange girl with a BIG purrsonalitywhat a sad week it has been 
already... :( 
Sherry 
We who choose to surround ourselves with lives more temporary 
than our own, 
Live within a fragile circle,easily and often breached. 
Unable to accept its awful gaps. 
We still would have it no other way 
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Re: [Felvtalk] Anyone in or near California want a very sociable companion for their FeLV+ cat?

2012-01-15 Thread Sharyl
You know you can get your cat vaccinated and keep her yourself don't you.  I 
mixed all my FeLV + kittens with my adult vaccinated cats.
 
Sharyl
 


 From: Shanda Robertson sha...@well.com
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
Sent: Saturday, January 14, 2012 10:09 PM
Subject: [Felvtalk] Anyone in or near California want a very sociable companion 
for their FeLV+ cat?
  

Hi, I am new to this list.  

I've just found out that a stray cat I've been looking after is FeLV+.  She is 
an adorable, petite young female (1-2 years old) that I've named Munchkin who 
is spayed, and otherwise healthy.  The most special thing about her is that she 
LOVES other cats. She chases after them and tries to play with them, and jumps 
up onto window ledges wherever she sees a cat sitting in a window.  When I let 
her into my home, she ran straight to my sleeping cat and snuggled in next to 
him.  I don't think she would be immediately friendly to other people since it 
took her awhile to trust me, but she now purrs and sleeps in my lap. 

She would make a wonderful companion for another FeLV+ cat.  I cannot keep her 
because my cat is FeLV-negative and unvaccinated.

I am lucky to have found a cat rescue to take her in on Monday, but she will be 
confined separate from other cats, and this makes me sad for her.  Is there 
anyone who wants her?  I'm in the Bay Area, California, and could drive her to 
you.  Either before or after Monday (I'm sure I could get her back from her new 
lodgings, but would rather not put her through more than one move). 

Photo: https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/X7B3nd6Gu9s200H2ZhwuVgm3R7luXUf2QgPNd57qIVM?feat=directlink
 

She is very cute!

 
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Re: [Felvtalk] Anyone in or near California want a very sociable companion for their FeLV+ cat?

2012-01-15 Thread Sharyl
Shanda,
You might want to read this link
http://www.reference.com/browse/lymphoid+system
Explains FeLV in plain english and answers many of your questions
 
Sharyl
 


 From: Shanda Robertson sha...@well.com
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
Sent: Sunday, January 15, 2012 6:33 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Anyone in or near California want a very sociable 
companion for their FeLV+ cat?
  
Thank you everyone for your replies. I had this set on digest so I
didn't see them.  I am just learning about FeLV, and I have heard
everything from a cat can catch it from walking across a surface a
positive cat touched days ago, to it being very difficult to transmit
even with direct contact.

My first concern is to protect my existing cat. 2 different vets
advised me against vaccinating him for FeLV because of sarcoma risk
(he is an indoor cat). I'm considering it anyway but haven't made a
decision. One vet told me that the PureVax non-adjuvanted vaccine was
no better in preventing sarcoma.

I'm considering getting my cat vaccinated anyway but haven't made a
decision.  Keeping them separated inside my small home is not
possible. Ideally I'd like to find somewhere for this stray kitty with
an enclosed outdoor area because she's apparently used to being an
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Re: [Felvtalk] Charleston, SC

2012-01-10 Thread Sharyl
Melinda.
So glad you will be heading back to the States soon.  I'm in VA so can't help 
with local vets.  Hopefully there are members how can male recommendations so 
VooDoo can continue the treatments that have worked so well for Fiji.
Sharyl
 


 From: Melinda Kerr msk...@me.com
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
Sent: Tuesday, January 10, 2012 7:11 PM
Subject: [Felvtalk] Charleston, SC
  
Hello all,

OK, it is official.  My family will be arriving in Charleston, SC in June.  I 
can't wait to be back in the good, ole USA!  However, I will miss my Japanese 
vet so much.  I am hoping someone on here knows of a good vet there.  I've been 
given some links to look for a vet, but personal recommendations are always 
welcome:)

Also, I saw that there is a no kill cat shelter close by and I am anxious to 
check it out.  For all of you in rescue, you have motivated me to be a part of 
the solution.  I hope the shelter there is a positive place and I can be a 
part.  I have tried to make a difference here in a very small community with 
few strays/abandoned kitties, but am unable to have a permanent impact.

Somehow, I have been lucky enough to be blessed with two FeLV kitties with 
lymphoma.  Both were found as stray kittens here in Japan and both seem to be 
fighting the disease quite well.  Fuji  (2.5years) will be ending her 
treatments here and hopefully stay in remission.  VooDoo (1.5years)  has only 
had three treatments and will need to continue once we get home.  I am a member 
of a yahoo group that deals with lymphoma and the success/health of these 
babies seems to be quite unusual.  Makes me wonder if they really have lymphoma!

For those new members, I know that my kitties are somewhat anomalies.  However, 
I hope that it gives you comfort knowing that there is always hope!

Thanks for all the support during our time here in Japan.
Melinda, Fuji, and VooDoo



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Re: [Felvtalk] Idexx combo tests

2012-01-04 Thread Sharyl
I don't know if you would call it a false negative.  It is possible for a cat 
to be so recently exposed to the FeLV virus that it will not show up on the 
test.  That's why many recommend retesting a few weeks later.
 
Sharyl
 


 From: Marcia marciabmar...@gmail.com
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
Sent: Wednesday, January 4, 2012 6:07 AM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Idexx combo tests
 

Are these normally just inaccurate as far as false positives go? Are there ever 
any false negatives?

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

2012-01-04 Thread Sharyl
Just saw this article.
Treatment for feline leukemia virus 
http://winnfelinehealth.blogspot.com/2012/01/treatment-for-feline-leukemia-virus.html?utm_source=feedburnerutm_medium=emailutm_campaign=Feed%3A+CatHealthNewsFromTheWinnFelineFoundation+%28Cat+Health+News+from+the+Winn+Feline+Foundation%29
 
Feline leukemia virus is a retrovirus of cats 
that can cause cancer, anemia and immunosuppression. Currently, no effective 
treatment for FeLV infection exists. These researchers investigated the 
usefulness of an anti-retroviral drug called raltegrevir that was developed for 
treatment of HIV in humans. The researchers tested the drug in a laboratory 
setting for potential toxicity to feline cells, as well as the ability to 
inhibit the replication of FeLV in these cells. It was found that, at least in 
cell culture, this drug inhibited virus replication and did not cause toxic 
changes to the feline cells. The researchers speculate that this drug could be 
used to reduce virus replication in FeLV-infected cats to the point that their 
own immune system could eliminate the virus, effectively curing the infection. 
Many more studies are needed, but this research offers a promising first step. 
[MK]
 
Will be something we will definitely want to follow
 
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Re: [Felvtalk] testing cats

2011-11-18 Thread Sharyl
This is another case where you need to dig deeper and not believe the cover 
story.  Google the org. mentioned.  Here is the link to the Feline Practioners 
Vaccine Guidelines.
http://www.catvets.com/uploads/PDF/2006_Vaccination_Guidelines_JAVMA.pdf
 
They actually recommend giving all kittens the FeLV vaccine after 1st testing 
them.
 
Sorry you stumbled across such mis-informtaion
Sharyl
 


 From: Marta Gasper marta.gas...@yahoo.com
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
Sent: Friday, November 18, 2011 3:34 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] testing cats
  
I don't have enough authority/knowlegde to say I disagree with the last 
statement cats over the age of 16 wks are virtually inmune to FeLV..I'd say I 
wished, because I have seen cats older than 3 yrs to get infected. 
Whether it was the cat was sick and wasn't obvious even to an ELISA(wich I had 
been told it can give false FIV results but is accurate on FeLV) I don't know. 

Being on the rescue  adopt out position, I've to get my adoptables tested and 
vaccinated. It'd be wonderful if everybody would know the facts 
Marta 
http://homelessnomore.webs.com/

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From: dppl dppl dppl1...@yahoo.com
Subject: [Felvtalk] testing cats
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Date: Friday, November 18, 2011, 6:27 PM


As I continue to try to learn as much as possible about this illness and 
testing the kitten I found, 
I came across this post on the Best Friends site questioning the testing 
process.  I was wondering if 
anyone had any comments on its contents?Thanks 
 http://network.bestfriends.org/groups/smitten_by_kittens/pages/feline-leukemia-testing-why-are-you-wasting-your-money.aspx
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Re: [Felvtalk] testing cats

2011-11-18 Thread Sharyl
As has already been posted, the FeLV vaccine does not affect future test 
results.   If a cat received the FIV vaccine it will test positive for FIV on 
all future FIV tests.  
 
Getting the FeLV vaccine won't hurt your cat other than the slight risk 
associated with cancer at the vaccine site.  
 
No idea why your vet went ahead with the vaccination before getting the test 
results.  The in house test only takes 10 minutes.
 
Sharyl
 


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To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
Sent: Friday, November 18, 2011 5:33 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] testing cats
 

to Sheryl:  I can't figure out how to reply to your msg but in that doc you 
linked to, is this the most current protocol?  If I understand correctly, it 
says that you don't vaccinate until you get test results.  well, my vet 
thinking the cat was healthy, went ahead and vaccinated, even after I asked if 
we should wait for the results.  so how does this affect this cat including 
future testing? I read somewhere that the vaccination can result in the cat 
testing positive but i can't sort out what is current and what is not.  I can't 
believe a vet would be so careless to recommend testing and then go ahead and 
vaccinate before getting the test results if it affected future test results or 
the health of the cat .  I really appreicate anyone who can add to this 
discussion, either based on info you found , your vets info or your actual 
experience.  I am not feeling too comfortable now about having this kitten 
already vaccinated before the positive
 results were known.
 
 


From: dppl dppl dppl1...@yahoo.com
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
Sent: Friday, November 18, 2011 1:27 PM
Subject: testing cats


As I continue to try to learn as much as possible about this illness and 
testing the kitten I found, 
I came across this post on the Best Friends site questioning the testing 
process.  I was wondering if 
anyone had any comments on its contents?Thanks 
 http://network.bestfriends.org/groups/smitten_by_kittens/pages/feline-leukemia-testing-why-are-you-wasting-your-money.aspx


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Re: [Felvtalk] please add tigger to list

2011-11-18 Thread Sharyl
I am saddened to read your little Tigger has crossed the Rainbow Bridge.  We 
love them, care for them and in the end let them go.  You were blessed to have 
him for almost 5 yrs.
Sharyl
 


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Sent: Friday, November 18, 2011 4:01 PM
Subject: [Felvtalk] please add tigger to list
 

I lost my little Tigger today, 1 month short of his 5th birthday. FeLV+ since 
birth. God speed, lil Tigger
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Re: [Felvtalk] Vaccination question

2011-11-17 Thread Sharyl
It really depends on your cat's life style.  It is an indoor/outdoor kitty.  If 
so then definitely get the FeLV vaccine.  Despite Lee's experience I would not 
hesitate to use the FeLV vaccine if the kitty is indoor/outdoor, if you foster 
kitties for a rescue, if you plan on bringing a FeLV kitty into your home.  
 
Over the years I have rescued 10 FeLV kittens.  All became indoor only kitties 
and were mixed with my negative cats.  All my negative cats were adults and I 
kept them current on their FeLV vaccine.
 
Like others I do not believe in unnecessary vaccines.
Sharyl



From: Lee Evans moonsiste...@yahoo.com
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Thursday, November 17, 2011 2:38 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Vaccination question


I would be very, very cautious about vaccinating a cat agaimst FeLv.  Several 
people I know had the miserable experience of their cat contracting leukemia 
after being vaccinated. I wouldn't swear that the vaccine was the source of the 
infection but these cats were not ever outside the house.  They were not 
exposed to any other cats.  They may have had the disorder lurking in their 
bone marrow and the vaccine sensitized them to getting the illness or they may 
have gotten it from the vaccine.  In addition, there's the danger of 
vaccine-site sarcoma. I have had cats living with me for most of my life. Most 
of them survive well into what is considered old age for cats - 16 to 20 
years.  Simply testing cats before adding them to my community assures that 
they will not be exposed to FeLv. I don't vaccinate, except when I send cats to 
adoption. FVRCP is required for that.  Of course, the rabies vaccine is 
required by law in most States but other than
 that, I feel that veterinarians push vaccines for cats for all the wrong 
reasons. 
  
Lee 
 


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Re: [Felvtalk] lizardmarsh.net

2011-09-27 Thread Sharyl
Crystal and Kathy,
I believe Kathy has the tests turned around.  Here is a link to a charting 
explaining what steps should be taken based on the various test results.
http://www.felineleukemia.org/felvhlth.html
 
There is a chance to get a false positive with the ELISA test especially the 
new 3 way ELISA.
 
Sharyl.  



From: Kathryn Hargreaves khargrea...@gmail.com
To: ccarlsb...@gmail.com
Cc: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Tuesday, September 27, 2011 7:11 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] lizardmarsh.net

Hi Crystal,You've already given him the ELISA done in the lab (not the SNAP, 
which is done at the vet's)?  It's hard to tell from what you wrote.  A 
negative lab ELISA would prove Felv negative.   Note that a negative IFA would 
not prove anything, as it's skewed towards false negatives.  Alternately, a 
positive IFA would prove positivity.Anyone on the Felv list have any ideas 
about finding this guy a foster or home? Kathy
On Tue, Sep 27, 2011 at 4:31 AM, lizardmarsh lizardma...@gmail.com wrote:
 

 
 

   
Los Angeles: SOS. Anakin is a Kitten from East Valley who tested + for 
FeLV---Needs NEXT FOSTER OR FOREVER ASAP!!!  
Posted: 26 Sep 2011 10:36 AM PDT 
Crystal gave permission to crosspost her urgent plea for little guy  Please 
contact Crystal at ccarlsb...@gmail.com (gmail.com) to apply to foster or 
adopt Anakin. The current foster home needs to give him to the next foster or 
adopter WEDNESDAY (9/28/11)! Please network. Thank you!  
   
Anakin needs a foster or adopter right away  On Mon, Sep 26, 2011 at 8:45 AM, 
Crystal C. Beecher ccarlsb...@gmail.com wrote: Hello, thanks for inquiring 
about the little black kitten, Anakin. 
The original email I circulated seems to have been edited and all of his 
information is not included. This is his story: 
Anakin was adopted from the East Valley Animal  shelter, whom fixed and 
microchipped him. He was then immediately  brought to my vet who SNAP tested 
him and dewormed him. She determined  he was barely 10 weeks old, where at the 
shelter they said 14 weeks.   The next day his ELISA test was positive and he 
had a URI, which was  causing him to sneeze.  
I have 2 other cats so I kept them isolated and this  further stressed Anakin, 
to the point where we had to relocate him to a  foster without other cats. We 
IFA tested him 1 week later and he was  FELV positive. Since we are unsure of 
his age, we agreed to have him  retested at minimum 6 weeks later. I arranged 
a foster for him, who no  tells me she will no longer house him after 
Thursday.   
We have many people who 'want' him if his next SNAP  and IFA test come back 
negative. If they are positive, we have no home  for him lined up yet and this 
is the predicament. If he can be the only  cat in a home, he should be fine, 
even if he is FELV positive. He is  pretty healthy other than a virus/cold 
that causes him to sneeze. Vet  thinks he should grow out of it (2 rounds of 
clavamox did not help, so  its not bacterial), as he is growing tremendously 
already and has TONS  of energy, per the foster. His coat looks great and his 
temperament is  exquisite. He even gets along with small dogs.   
So if you can help find him a forever home,  regardless of his FELV status, 
that would be ideal. Otherwise, if you  can or you can help find hi a foster 
in the meantime, this is equally  beneficial.  
Thank you for caring and feel free to contact me with any questions.  
--  Crystal Carlsberg Beecher B.A., Womens Studies, UCLA M.A., Education with 
emphasis in Gender Studies, LMU (818) 633-2416 ~  People spend a lifetime 
searching for happiness; looking for peace.  They chase idle dreams, 
addictions, religions, even other people, hoping  to fill the emptiness that 
plagues them. The irony is the only place  they ever needed to search was 
within. -Ramona Anderson



  
   

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Re: [Felvtalk] Miller

2011-09-22 Thread Sharyl
I was saddened to read that Miller has crossed the Rainbow Bridge.  We love 
them, care for them and in the end let them go.  You did what you could for 
Miller.  He is now happily romping in the green meadows chasing butterflies 
with all our Angels.
Sharyl

From: Edna Taylor taylore...@msn.com
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Thursday, September 22, 2011 5:12 PM
Subject: [Felvtalk] Miller


 
Well, after trying one round of chemo last week Miller seemed to have a bit 
more pep in his step and was eating like a champ but then on Tuesday, he didn't 
want to eat so I force fed him and yesterday morning we took him in, vet gave 
him subQ fluids and vitamins.  I had an uneasy feeling all day and when I got 
home I immediately went to where I knew he would be, behind the entertainment 
center.  He wouldn't move, he would not lift his head and when I picked him up, 
he just hung limp in my arms.  I knew then that it was time to let him go.  
Fortunately, Dr. McCann was still at the office and she helped him cross over.  
We may still have a house full of furbabies but his leaving has left a hole in 
our hearts.
 
I shall see beauty but none to match your living grace, 
I shall hear music but none as sweet 
as the song with which you loved me, 
I shall fill my days but I shall not, cannot forget. 
Sleep soft, dear Miller. . .

1999-2011
 
Edna, Frank and the Nuisance
 
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Re: [Felvtalk] BreAnne left today

2011-09-12 Thread Sharyl
I was saddened to read that BreAnne has crossed the Rainbow Bridge.  We love 
them, care for them and in the end let them go.  I'll light a candle for her.
Sharyl

From: czadna sacarawicz czadnasacaraw...@hotmail.com
To: feline leukemia list felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Monday, September 12, 2011 5:56 PM
Subject: [Felvtalk] BreAnne left today


 

hopefully to meet ToriRose and Isaac at the Bridge.
 
The local vet's euthanisia was really ugly. It happens. ( I thought it would be 
easier for her rather than riding for 45 minutes).  The local vet was no 
stranger to her.
 
She had had fluids the previous 3 Saturdays.  Our usual vet was not able to 
give her as much fluids Saturday because of her breathing.  I came home and let 
her out and she disappeared into the woods, coming back when it got dark.  I 
put her on the patio to rest Sunday morning.  She lay there awhile and left and 
again returned in the darkness as I trusted she would though I began calling 
her in midafternoon.
 
Mama (no relation to her)  washed her last night.  Physically, it was time.  
You had counseled me that I would know.
 
Some of you know a rough translation of a Rumi poem Whoever brought me to the 
tavern will have to take me home.
 
BreAnne was an alpha female - - just over 2 years old.  Her playmate ToriRose 
left in February 2010.  Isaac left in February 2011.  She got really thin last 
fall and then rebounded.  You helped me with her this spring when she quit 
eating and then decided to eat only Fancy Feast beef.  She rebounded in July.  
will leave it there.
 
Remaining positives are Mama and Luscious and Shallie Jean and Hope.
 
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Re: [Felvtalk] Shakespeare ( Shakesy) Please add to the CLS :*(

2011-09-10 Thread Sharyl
I was saddened to read that Shakesy has crossed the Rainbow Bridge.  He was 
loved and had a wonderful forever home with Julie.  Seems like too many kitties 
have crossed the bridge lately.
I'll light a candle for Shakesy tonight.
Sharyl  

From: Sherry DeHaan sherryd...@yahoo.com
To: Felvtalk felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Saturday, September 10, 2011 10:30 AM
Subject: [Felvtalk] Shakespeare ( Shakesy) Please add to the CLS  :*(

This world lost another wonderful boy yesterday...Shakesy was a former Sids kid 
that won me ove with not only his beauty but his purrsonality as well. This 
beautiful fluffy black and white boy would sit in front of me and I would talk 
to him in a soft voice...Shakesy,Shakesy,Skakesy...he would slowly tilt his 
head...then slowly reach out his beautiful paw and touch me softly...ok tears 
are flowing now...that was our special bond. He got adopted by Julie a 
wonderful cat mom and gave him a chance at a real home. He will be missed so 
very much. 
Sherry 
We who choose to surround ourselves with lives more temporary 
than our own, 
Live within a fragile circle,easily and often breached. 
Unable to accept its awful gaps. 
We still would have it no other way 
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Re: [Felvtalk] Fletch

2011-09-08 Thread Sharyl
Marcia, I was saddened to read that Fletch has crossed the Rainbow Bridge.  You 
gave him a loving home for his short little life.  For our FeLV that is the 
best we can do.
Sharyl

From: Marcia Baronda marciabmar...@gmail.com
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Thursday, September 8, 2011 12:26 AM
Subject: [Felvtalk] Fletch

Hi everyone

Very sad night, fletch got really bad, started crying and having a hard time 
breathing. I called the vet and asked that he be put to sleep. Well, we didn't 
make it, Fletch died on the way there. I feel so bad that he had to suffer like 
that. But he no longer will. He was just a few weeks over a year old. He was 
loved so very much during his short life.

Thanks for all your help
Marcia

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Re: [Felvtalk] Hemy has a home

2011-09-06 Thread Sharyl
Bonnie, I was saddened to read that your Aunt has passed.  At least she was at 
peace knowing her cats were safe with you.  You have done a great job with 
Hemy.  She has definitely found her new forever home.
Sharyl

From: Bonnie Hogue ho...@sonic.net
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Monday, September 5, 2011 1:31 PM
Subject: [Felvtalk] Hemy has a home


Just an update on that little “feral” cat I took from my dear aunt’s house….
After going to Forgotten Felines for spay (already spayed), partial tail 
amputation and general health check, “Hemy” lived in a pen on my deck for 
nearly a month. I would get my upper body in the pen and we would have a ‘love 
fest’ of petting, purring, head-butting and cuddling.  Clearly: not a feral 
cat.  So I left the pen door open yesterday.  She sniffed all around the yard, 
circled several times, returned to the pen to eat and sleep in her favorite 
bed.  I called FF about finding her a home, but I think this is her home, and 
I’m her person.  I love this little cat.  I suspect she has some health issues, 
but I’m delighted to give her a home and in return have her friendship.
By the way, my dear aunt passed away on Aug. 24.  I visited her the evening 
before and she said then the same thing she said every time I saw her:  “I’m so 
GLAD you have the cats.”  Then she’d ask about them and I’d tell her how each 
one was doing and how wonderful they are.  It was obviously important to her 
that her animals were being cared for, and I think the fact that it was me (‘in 
the family’ and a known cat lover) helped.   I’m happy that my taking her cats 
made her happy and gave her a little peace in her time of transition.
~Bonnie 
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Re: [Felvtalk] where to purchase LTCI

2011-09-03 Thread Sharyl
Marcia, check that baby aspirin dose again with your vet.   I've never heard of 
giving more than 1/2 a baby aspirin ever 72 hrs.  Here is a link to more info 
on aspirin
http://www.marvistavet.com/html/aspirin.html
 
Sharyl

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To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Saturday, September 3, 2011 2:31 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] where to purchase LTCI

She did not do lab work. She said it won't make any difference in the way he 
will be treated. She had not heard of the ltci but did seem interested after 
reading through some of the data. She immediately got on the computer to look 
it up. My a ppt was at the end of the day so she said she wasn't to sure she 
could even talk to them and may not be able to until Tuesday because of the 
holiday. I think that they think he is too far gone. But how could it be that 
Thursday morning he comes up the stairs, rubs all over my legs, purrs and now 
he can't walk without stumbling all over? That makes no sense to me. Could it 
be that he is low on potassium? But how, when he had fluids? Maybe he has a 
brain tumor or something. He just peed on my couch twice. Just laid there and 
did it. Not like him. She also said he is not anemic. His nose is very pink and 
his gums are pink. Well that's all I know. Oh, I did just give him 500 mcg of 
methyl B12. It won't hurt!  She also
 told me to give him 81 mg of baby aspirin 2X a week.

Thanks you guys for listening(-: 

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On Sep 3, 2011, at 10:02 AM, Gloria B. Lane gbl...@aristotle.net wrote:
 I was thinking about that.  I haven't been following all of this, but with 
 anemia, that's what I did with Mittens (a long time ago).  Some vets just 
 aren't really willing or able to try and help a sick FELV cat - though they 
 might be trainable :) You can of course give him sub-q fluids at home.
 
 My vet said that we could do a couple of blood transfusions, ,but that no 
 more than that.  Not sure why - for biological reasons or practical reasons.  
 but a transfusion might pump him up till he could get LTCI or interferon or 
 something.  Course as I recall, interferon alpha is more of a preventative 
 than a treatment. Not sure about interferon omega.
 
 
 
 Gloria
 
 
 
 
 On Sep 3, 2011, at 9:29 AM, Lynda Wilson wrote:
 
 Marcia,
 
 Has Fletch had a blood transfusion yet? I've heard this helps tremendously. 
 Did your vet tell you she will order the LCTI? Did she do any lab work to 
 find out what his blood cell counts are?
 
 He may have not cried all the way there because he is too weak.  I'm so 
 sorry he is such bad shape!!
 
 In my opinion, just go with your heart. I know you don't want the poor 
 little guy to suffer.
 
 Hugs~
 Lynda
 - Original Message - From: Marcia Baronda marciabmar...@gmail.com
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Sent: Saturday, September 03, 2011 9:17 AM
 Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] where to purchase LTCI
 
 
 Hi everyone
 I hope everyone and all kitties are happy and doing well.  I'm really 
 afraid that I am going to lose Fletch. I took him back to the vet yesterday 
 for sub q fluids. He had a temp of over 105. Bonier than what he was last 
 week. She gave him a long lasting penicillin shot. She did mention that 
 most people don't mess with it, they euthanize. He didn't cry all the way 
 there (25 miles) which is highly unusual. I gave her the info on LCTI and 
 she was on the computer looking it up when I left. I asked just HOW sick is 
 fletch and she said VERY. When I got him home he was extremely off balance 
 and couldn't navigate. He wasn't like that the day before. His quality of 
 life sucks! It's hard for me to tell if this is permanent or just a passing 
 bacterial infection. Opinions from the experts? (all of you)(-:
 
 Thanks so much
 Marcia
 
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 On Aug 31, 2011, at 9:13 PM, katskat1 katsk...@gmail.com wrote:
 
 Is each vial an individual dose or are there multiple doses per vial?
 I am afraid this is way too expensive for my unemployment check but
 want the info if I have to try to find a way to obtain it.
 
 Thanks
 Kat
 
 On 8/31/11, HIDEYO YAMAMOTO hideyo.yamam...@msn.com wrote:
 
 Hi, I just ordered 10 vials for $420 plus shipping through a distributor 
 in
 Texas, let me know if someone needs more infor.
 
 
 
 
 From: drsiebl...@gmail.com
 Date: Tue, 30 Aug 2011 22:58:05 -0500
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] where to purchase LTCI
 
 
 Definitely try to get some LTCI.  We put dexter on it for the last few 
 weeks
 of his life and I feel that if we had started sooner, he might have lived 
 a
 bit longer.  LTCI is only available from the manufacturer: www.tcyte.com -
 if your vet will order it, they will overnight the medication to the 
 vet.  I
 was paying roughly $60 per dose at 1 dose every three days. It is possible
 to be more aggressive with the treatment and administer it daily. The 
 other
 up-side to this medication

Re: [Felvtalk] Zombo Please add to the CLS :(

2011-07-27 Thread Sharyl
Sherry, I'm so sorry to read that Zombo has crossed the Rainbow Bridge.  He 
sounds like a very special guy.  At least he was loved and well cared for.
Lighting a special candle for Zombo
Sharyl

From: Sherry DeHaan sherryd...@yahoo.com
To: Felvtalk felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Monday, July 25, 2011 9:07 PM
Subject: [Felvtalk] Zombo  Please add to the CLS  :(

Seriously are we being tested by a higher being og how much loss we REALLY can 
take???  Oh where do I start about are AWESOME Zombo? This crazy fun lovin boy 
had been a charmer since day 1 with us...He would get on the counter and if you 
walk up to him he would reach up and put a paw on each shoulder and give lovin 
hugs..(crying now,pardon any mispellings) His hugs were just the sweetest 
relief from a bad day at work. This disease is so awful and heartbreaking...yet 
I know that in my heart this is what I am supposed to be doing for these 
beautiful babiesI love you Zombo you handsome orange and white baby boy
Sherry
PS One of my fav Sids girls Bonnet must have knew I needed some comforting 
cause she was all over me with love before I left Sids tonight  :) I love them 
ALL so much

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Unable to accept its awful gaps.
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Re: [Felvtalk] Bocce' Please Add to the CLS :(

2011-07-23 Thread Sharyl
Sherry, you all have really had a tough week.  I'll also light a candle for 
handsome Bocce.
Go in peace sweet one.
Sharyl

From: Sherry DeHaan sherryd...@yahoo.com
To: Felvtalk felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Saturday, July 23, 2011 4:11 PM
Subject: [Felvtalk] Bocce'   Please Add to the CLS  :(

What an awful week it has been...lost too many Sids kids and several Crash 
cats. :(
Bocce' was one of the dirtiest handsome boys we took into Sids. Even after Dr. 
Jen gave him 2 baths before he came to Sids. But once the dirt wore off,the 
most beautiful handsome guy was under all that dirt.Sweet as can be too. I will 
miss you Bocce ball  :(
Sherry


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Re: [Felvtalk] Please add Xana to the CLS

2011-07-20 Thread Sharyl
Esther, I was saddened to read that Xana has crossed the Rainbow Bridge.  At 
least she was loved and cared for for 3 years.  She is now with all our angels.
Sharyl

From: Esther Jorda estherjo...@gmail.com
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Wednesday, July 20, 2011 8:56 AM
Subject: [Felvtalk] Please add Xana to the CLS

Xana passed away last Thursday of severe anemia. Xana got much worse in the
last two weeks. Nothing could help her.
She has not reached 3 years.


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Re: [Felvtalk] Turner and Studley Do Right Please add to the CLS :(

2011-07-19 Thread Sharyl
Sherry, I was saddened to read that Turner and Studley has crossed the Rainbow 
Bridge.  They were loved and well cared for and that's wht counts.
Sharyl.

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To: Felvtalk felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Tuesday, July 19, 2011 11:23 PM
Subject: [Felvtalk] Turner and Studley Do Right Please add to the CLS :(

We lost 2 more of our Sids kids today
Turner was one of my rescues from off the awful streets of Grand Rapids,He was 
sweet handsome buff and white boy that cooed like a pidgeon when you scratched 
his back.
 
Studley was a sweet gray and white boy,he LOVED everyone and let them know it 
!!! Rest in peace you sweet fur angels.
Sherry


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Re: [Felvtalk] Great Topic: Husbands and cats

2011-07-10 Thread Sharyl
What a great tribute to your wonderful husband.  You were fortunate to have 
found each other and share your love for God's creatures.
Sharyl

 
From: ter...@tazzys.org ter...@tazzys.org
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Sunday, July 10, 2011 11:39 AM
Subject: [Felvtalk] Great Topic: Husbands and cats


LOLI had to respond to this as well. 
In the early years my late husband was a dog man and tolerated cats. Within 2 
years I converted him into a cat man. Don't get me wrong he still loved dogs 
but like cats better because they were more personable. We are dog owners too. 
Over the course of years he had a few personal kitties. One is still with me. 
He is a 14 year old Balinese named Vinnie.  
When my husband became ill I took Vinnie to the skilled nursing facility to 
visit my late husband before he died. Vinnie also knew when he died too. Which 
spooked me sort of. Vinnie was sleeping then all the sudden woke up, started 
meowing, paced the floor a bit then went back to sleep. Within minutes the 
facility called me and told me my husband had passed away at 4:30 am   
(03/31/2011). 
So I know animals have some sort of connection with us humans when they are 
close like these two. When I got to the facility and told my daughter this she 
said she isn't surprised by this. Vinnie and my late husband were very close 
like 2 peas in a pod. My husband always called him his buddy and partner.  
He had also said over the course of the years he wanted to come back as one of 
my cats because they were spoiled and taken care of if it is possible. Whether 
they were rescues or personal kitties. I do know he said he couldn't wait to 
see the original Taz that had passed back in 2002. 
Very few men would tolerate or care for the animals I had in rescue over the 
years. He would care for cats and kittens like feeding, doing litter boxes, 
medicate if needed, would clean up hair balls. The one thing that would cracked 
me up is if a cat/kitten puked he would let me know and ask me to look at it or 
inspect to make sure it was okay. This was to make sure it was normal looking. 
The one thing he couldn't deal with was blood from animals. Humans he didn't 
care except for his loved ones. 
He had a great love for animals especially for those that couldn't fend for 
themselves. 
My husband was a one of a kind man and missed greatly by us. 

Thanks for reading felt I needed to let others know from my end.
 
 
TAZZY'S ANIMAL TRANSPORTS/SIAMESE  COLLIE RESCUE
Sultan, WA. 98294
Terrie Mohr-Forker
http://tazzys.org/
Non-Profit national rescue 
Dedicated to the welfare of animals. 

 
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Re: [Felvtalk] Dexter

2011-07-06 Thread Sharyl
I was saddened to read that little Dexter has crossed the Rainbow Bridge.  He 
was  a brave warrior in his battle against FeLV.   You both did everything you 
could to help Dexter in this battle.  He is now healthy and chasing  
butterflies.  I'll light a candle for Dexter tonight.
 
Sharyl 

From: Ben Williams drsiebl...@gmail.com
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Wednesday, July 6, 2011 10:46 AM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Dexter

I'd like to start off this message by thanking all of you for your kind
words regarding Dexter over the past few days - - my wife and I have shared
and appreciated every one of the emails - it's meant a lot to us.
Unfortunately, this morning has proven to be heartbreaking to us both - we
received a call first thing this morning from East Dallas Animal Clinic's
Dr. Ken Cantrell that Dexter's condition had worsened over the course of the
night.  After picking Dex up from the Emergency clinic yesterday morning, we
immediately took him to Dr. Wright at Lakewood Vet Center.  Dr. Wright has
been on vacation since last week and we were told that he would be back
yesterday morning - but he hadn't yet returned.  I took Dexter to see him on
three occasions last week for his lymphocyte T-Cell Immunomodulator
injections, but was only able to see him that Monday.  When we took Dex in
on Friday when the swelling of his feet and face had begun, we were given no
advice by his staff who were unable to do anything other than give Dex his
shot and usher us out the door.  They are all very caring people and I don't
blame them for anything, but I feel that any vet who runs a practice where
he is the only doctor on staff, should do a bit more to keep his patients
informed about his availability - that way precious minutes or hours or days
aren't wasted waiting for him to return.  Fortunately, several weeks ago,
when trying to convince Dr. Wright to order the LTCI treatment (which took
him over a week to do) I was referred to the East Dallas Animal Clinic by
the LTCI folks - they had used the medication before.   East Dallas Animal
Clinic is a wonderful place.  We've worked with Dr. Ellsworth and Dr.
Cantrell there - - they are both compassionate and make a point of taking
calls from concerned pet owners.  They have both been wonderful to work with
and have been open to taking every conceivable avenue with Dex's treatment.
I only wish we had been seeing them from the start. We rushed Dex to them
yesterday morning as soon as it became clear that Dr. Wright wouldn't be
returning.  Again, I don't blame Dr. Wright, but when we took Dexter in for
his checkup three weeks ago and Dr. Wright informed us that anemia had set
in, his advice was to take him home and make him comfortable.  A week
passed as I researched and tried to communicate with him about alternate
treatments and off-label meds.  When you factor in that week and the week he
took to order the LTCI meds, that's two out of the last three weeks where
Dex had little treatment.  Again, why the difficulty in getting anything
done for Dex?  East Dallas, however, fit Dex in on the first day we spoke
with him and started him on Acemannan injections.  They had two remaining
doses remaining of that drug; a drug that was very beneficial to Dex last
year when he was first diagnosed.  they sacrificed those 2 doses for Dex
without question - had I gone to them earlier, perhaps it would have had
more effect on him. Regardless, Dex seemed to make improvements while on
Immunoregulin, LCTI and the acemannan.  FeLV and FIV are horrible diseases,
though, and I felt like there was something always sneaking up on Dex while
we treated him.  We seemed to reverse the anemia, but his Lymph nodes were
swelling.  Some days they would go down, other days, they would blow up.
When the mystery feet and face swelling started last week, he even responded
well with benadryl.  That thing sneaking up on Dexter?  Full blown cancer -
it wasn't just in his lymph nodes, it was in his liver and spleen - it had
probably made his heart swell.  His breathing was becoming more and more
labored and we struggled with the decision of when Dexter was in too much
pain to continue.  Yesterday, Dr. Cantrell started chemotherapy on Dex, as
well as steroids.  He seemed to tolerate the meds well, but over the course
of the night, he became more jaundiced and vomited, while his body
temperature dropped to 94 degrees.  His little body had given out as this
terrible disease had taken almost everything from him.  I say almost
everything, because when we arrived at East Dallas Animal Clinic this
morning, even though he was being hand fed oxygen while under a warming pad,
little Dexter still had a playful wag of the tail when we placed our hands
on him and told him how much we love him.  Dexter died at 8 this morning.
We are heartbroken that our sweet boy is gone and that he was only with us
for a year and a half.  He was such a wonderful, sweet and special kitty -
we will miss him terribly.  He

Re: [Felvtalk] Plato Please add to the CLS :(

2011-06-27 Thread Sharyl
Sherry, sorry Plato has crossed the Rainbow Bridge.  So glad he was loved and 
cared for.  So many aren't.
 
Laura, I understand how you feel. Over 4 years I lost 10 FeLV rescues.  Mattie, 
my little blind girl, hit me the hardest.  She was the bravest and sweetest 
little girl.   After the last positive died I found a kitten at the dumpster 
colony I TNR and feed.  Angel was negative and got me into kitten rescue.  In 
the end I kept Angel and have fostered several more kittens.  I know as long as 
I am fostering kittens I can not take in any FeLV cats.   Fostering the kittens 
has helped accept the loss of the positives.  Maybe I'll be able to take in 
positives again but for now the kittens need me.  We all help out however we 
can.
 
Lighting a candle for all the babies tonight.
Sharyl   

From: LauraM hingebacktorto...@yahoo.com
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Monday, June 27, 2011 10:22 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Plato Please add to the CLS  :(

I am so sorry, I have lost Mimi, Holly and Roosevelt within the past month. I 
am at the point where I really don't want to take in any more positives, I have 
told people not to ask me anymore, I can't do it.  

--- On Mon, 6/27/11, Sherry DeHaan sherryd...@yahoo.com wrote:


From: Sherry DeHaan sherryd...@yahoo.com
Subject: [Felvtalk] Plato Please add to the CLS :(
To: Felvtalk felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Date: Monday, June 27, 2011, 10:17 PM


Another one of our wonderful Sids kids became an angel today. Plato was a laid 
back sweet gray striped boy who loved to be loved. We will miss you handsome 
boy  :(
Sherry
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Re: [Felvtalk] Bitty

2011-06-26 Thread Sharyl
MaxCat would need to be blenderized with a liquid to be syringe-able.   You may 
also need to strain it 1st but the added calories is worth the effort.  For 
more info you could join the Yahoo Assist Feeding group.
http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/Feline-Assisted-Feeding/
 
Sharyl
 

From: Lynda Wilson longhornf...@verizon.net
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Sunday, June 26, 2011 3:27 AM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Bitty

Yes, but is it a soft canned food (like pudding, cat's usually love it) that 
she could syringe into his mouth if he won't eat?
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Re: [Felvtalk] VooDoo's Home

2011-06-25 Thread Sharyl
Great ending Melinda.  Miracles do happen.  So glad VooDoo is home again safe 
and sound.
Sharyl

From: Melinda Kerr msk...@me.com
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Saturday, June 25, 2011 8:52 AM
Subject: [Felvtalk] VooDoo's Home

OK, so who says miracles and divine intervention do not exist?  After a couple 
of hours in the very hot sun, I found evidence that maybe VooDoo was alive and 
close by.  Then, I discovered that the police now have a NO trapping policy.  I 
went to my Japanese vet to see if he could find a trap.  He was going to call 
the city on Monday.  So, back to being a little stressed, feeling as though my 
best hope was gone.  

A couple of hours later, a very short, but really hard rain came and I was once 
again concerned because I thought he was hiding in a drain pipe.  As soon as 
the rain ended, I went to the back door and called out asking him to come 
home.  What do you know, he answered me with his crazy, whiny cry.  After a few 
minutes of trying to coax him into the house, I decided that he was either 
trapped or hurt.  I called to him and he continued to call back.  Once I 
located him hiding under a tree, I belly crawled on the wet ground to where he 
was.  I reached under, in the dark, expecting the worst.  However, he let me 
grab him and pull him out.  

So, 48 hours after going missing, my baby is home safe and sound.  We will be 
watching closely for sniffles and signs of fever!

Thank you all for your advice and positive vibes.  I truly believe that they 
worked.

Melinda, Fuji and VooDoo

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Re: [Felvtalk] VooDoo is missing

2011-06-24 Thread Sharyl
Melinda, I am so sorry VooDoo has gotten outside.  This web site has some great 
tips on how to find a lost cat.
http://www.catsinthebag.org/
 
You've received some good advise.  Good luck.  We'll keep our paws crossed for 
you and VooDoo.
Sharyl

From: Melinda Kerr msk...@me.com
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Friday, June 24, 2011 5:53 AM
Subject: [Felvtalk] VooDoo is missing

Hello all,

It is with a very heavy heart that I am asking for some positive energy from 
this group!  My son's friend left a door open last night and my little VooDoo 
escaped.  He is terrified of being outdoors and all attempts to capture him 
only scared him more!  We live on a military base and there are no wild animals 
to worry about and the speed limit on base is extremely slow.  My greatest 
concern is that around 2:00am, he tried to come home and we absolutely scared 
him to death trying to get him to bring him inside.  (He hasn't been out since 
he came to us as a five week old kitten)  I'm worried that he might be afraid 
to come home.  

It breaks my heart to think of my little kissing bandit, hungry, scared and 
alone.  He doesn't tolerate dry food well and I know some of the residents 
where I suspect he is hiding puts it out for the few strays.  This is such a 
heavy burden for me and I am not taking it very well.  Please just send your 
positive thoughts our way.

Thanks for listening.
Melinda, Fuji and VooDoo

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Re: [Felvtalk] Cali - 7 month old kitten

2011-06-21 Thread Sharyl
Cathy, you have already gotten some good advise.  I've rescued several FeLV 
kittens and treasured the time I had with them.  They enjoyed 1 to 4+ years of 
being pampered and loved.  I mixed my positives and negatives but my negatives 
were all adult cats and current on their FeLV vaccine.
 
You can do so much to make whatever time Cali has a joy to both of you.  I 
would get Sasha tested and vaccinated if she hasn't been already.  
 
I am disturbed that Petco is adopting out kittens that have not been tested for 
FeLV or FIV.  I also do TNR and rescue kittens.  I test all the rescued kittens 
before offering them for adoption. 
 
Give Cali a hug from me.
Sharyl

From: ckess...@cox.net ckess...@cox.net
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Sent: Tuesday, June 21, 2011 4:40 PM
Subject: [Felvtalk] Cali - 7 month old kitten

I am new the site and I am just crushed.  I have never had cats before and I 
adopted a shelter kitten from Petco in Plano, Texas.  She had Ringworm to start 
with and she was tiny, but she was playful and is as sweet as can be.  We live 
in Downtown Dallas so she sits in the window of our high-rise and overlooks the 
skyline.  Last week, she became very lethargic and on Friday, I became worried 
so I took her to the emergency room.  She's always been little, but playful and 
happy until last week.

They did a Feline Leukemia test and it was positive.  The only thing I had ever 
heard about Feline Leukemia before Friday night was that all cats who get it - 
die.

Cali is only 7 months old and I can't stop crying.  I just moved to Dallas last 
July.  I have always had Dachshunds but I didn't think that dogs should be in 
apartments, so I got Cali.  Then I didn't want Cali to be by herself, so I got 
another shelter kitty from the Petco in Bedford, (named Sasha) and she is very 
healthy.  

The emergency room vet and the Vet that I took Cali to have both told me that I 
need to put Cali to sleep so that Sasha won't get sick and Cali won't get 
better so she should be put down.  For all of you out there, please say a 
prayer for me and Cali.  She is a Blue Cream Tabby, she weighs 5 pounds and she 
has been a real fighter.  I don't know how I will find the strength to put her 
to sleep.  

She is so little.  I want her to get better.  I can't stop crying.  

Cathy Kessel
(858) 361-8972

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Re: [Felvtalk] Bee Please add to te CLS :*(

2011-06-14 Thread Sharyl
Sherry, I will light a candle for Miss Bee.  What a wonderful spirit she must 
have had.  She had 6 years of love and care.  I'll hug all my babies tonight in 
her memory.
Sharyl

From: Sherry DeHaan sherryd...@yahoo.com
To: Felvtalk felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Monday, June 13, 2011 8:59 PM
Subject: [Felvtalk] Bee  Please add to te CLS  :*(

Another one of our Sids kids left us today. Bee was with us for longer than I 
have been volunteering. She hung in here for almost 6 years. She is with her 
mama Jewel now. Bee was our drama queen kitty,ALWAYS had something to 
say...what a sad,sad,sad day  :(
Everyone hug your babies,
Sherry


We who choose to surround ourselves with lives more temporary
than our own,
Live within a fragile circle,easily and often breached.
Unable to accept its awful gaps.
We still would have it no other way
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Re: [Felvtalk] Please add Aggie to the CLS

2011-06-07 Thread Sharyl
Andy, I was saddened to read that Aggie has crossed the Rainbow Bridge.  We 
love them, care for them and in the end let them go.  The time we are allowed 
to spend with these babies is so precious.    Thank you for caring for her.  I 
will light a candle for Aggie tonight.
Sharyl

From: Andy Domek oxjake...@hotmail.com
To: FELV List felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Tuesday, June 7, 2011 5:18 PM
Subject: [Felvtalk] Please add Aggie to the CLS


Hi all,

I know I haven't posted in awhile, but I wanted to offer an update to those of 
you who followed our story with our little bundle of spunk, Aggie.
We helped Aggie cross over this morning, and it was one of the hardest 
things I've had to do.  It was also the right thing to do.  Her anemia 
caused her to gasp for air since yesterday evening, and she was starting
to involuntarily shake, could no longer walk, make it to the litter 
box, and could barely raise her head to watch the lizards running around
our patio.  She was my little valiant fighter for 7 years, but 
ultimately FELV took her from me.  We tried everything short of a 
transfusion, and it just wasn't enough.
I firmly 
believe that LTCI bought us about a year of good quality time.  Her 
bloodwork was taking a VERY marked decline last June, and LTCI reversed it.  
Unfortunately, FELV is a tough nut to crack and there was only so much 
we could do.


It was very peaceful, she just went to sleep while we 
sang her song to her , and told her what a blessing she has been in our 
life.  If love could heal, she'd have been the healthiest cat ever.  But
right now, she's not in any pain, no more seizures, no more force 
feeding, no more shots, and only peace.    



There is a void in my home, and my heart right now.  But I am so, so 
thankful to have had her at all.  I didn't even like cats before I met 
her, and now I'm a sucker for them!  


Thank you for your advice, your collective knowledge, and more importantly, for 
the kindness you show to everyone who is dealing with this nasty disease.



Peace to all of you, and good luck on your journeys with your beloved 
fuzzbuckets.



Andy
                        
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Re: [Felvtalk] UK vet meds (Sharyl)

2011-06-06 Thread Sharyl
I  doubt it.   If you read the  info it is for up  to 5 lb.  Check out the 
Stronghold.  It is for cats 5-15 lbs.  
Sharyl    

From: dlg...@windstream.net dlg...@windstream.net
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Monday, June 6, 2011 9:12 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] UK vet meds (Sharyl)

Their Revolution says it is for kittens and puppies.  Would this dose be ok for 
adult cats?  

 Lorrie felineres...@frontier.com wrote: 
 Sharyl,  Thanks so much for this site. I ordered two 12 packs of
 their Revolution called Stronghold in the UK and also two 12 packs
 of Frontline Plus called Frontline Combo in the UK.  I got 48
 pipettes for less than half of what it would cost in the USA.
 
 Lorrie
 
 
 On 06-03, Sharyl wrote:
  I buy mine on line from vetmeds4pets.  An UK company that sells Frontline 
  Combo which is exactly the same as Frontline Plus just the European 
  version.  Shipping is a flat $4.08.  You can get a 12 pack for cats for 
  $64.08.
  http://www.vetmeds4pets.co.uk/catalog/product_info.php?manufacturers_id=17products_id=150osCsid=1d74d06c5731f73aa7a9a85ef391d33d
   
  For those that use Revolution they have the Stronghold, the UK version.
   
  Sharyl
  
 
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Re: [Felvtalk] Cat Bite

2011-06-04 Thread Sharyl
That's what I have always been told.  Let a bite wound bleed freely for as long 
as possible to wash out the bacteria.  Bacteria from a FeLV kitty is no 
different than from any other cat.  They all can lead to a bad infection.  Let 
it bleed, wash with soap and hot water, rinse with hydrogen peroxide, soak i 
Epsom salts added to hot water and watch for signs of infection.
 
I've had many that have healed just fine and a few that required an antibiotic. 
Sharyl

From: Diane Rosenfeldt drosenfe...@wi.rr.com
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Saturday, June 4, 2011 5:06 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Cat Bite

I believe it also helps to make the wound bleed some before you start
treating it with Neosporin or whatever. I think the idea is to get at least
some of the bad bugs out of it that way. Then, of course, a thorough,
thorough washing and the antibiotic cream.

Diane R. 

-Original Message-
From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of MaiMaiPG
Sent: Saturday, June 04, 2011 3:31 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Cat Bite

This is the first bite I have had that concerned me...most have been nips
with broken skin but nothing deep.  However, I wash them to death  
and keep a very close eye on them.  It is part of the feral world.  
However, anything on a thin skin area, hands, face, feet, gets special
attention.
On Jun 4, 2011, at 3:10 PM, Edna Taylor wrote:


 Lynda,

 Yes, it is usually a very deep bite to require medical treatment.  
 When Pootie bit me (don't know why, he was sleeping and it was about
 3 am) he bit clear through to the muscle of my forearm.  I couldn't 
 even move my hand all day :(

 Edna

 Date: Sat, 4 Jun 2011 12:05:43 -0500
 From: longhornf...@verizon.net
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Cat Bite

 Wow! Reading all of these messages with bad experience with cat 
 bites, I consider myself VERY lucky. I've gotten bit a lot, but it 
 sounds like it has to be a deep puncture type bite. Is this correct? 
 I'm glad that you have shared your experiences. I bet most of us now 
 won't mess around if we get bit. I know I won't!

 Jannes - what have you done so far? How are you feeling? Let us hear 
 from you soon :0) I'm hoping you have a good outcome!

 Lynda
 - Original Message -
 From: Maureen Olvey molvey...@hotmail.com
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Sent: Saturday, June 04, 2011 11:53 AM
 Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Cat Bite



 OMG - when I got bit a couple months ago I just ran inside and washed 
 it out really good with soap and water. That was it. Guess I was 
 lucky. I had read that soap and water are good enough as long as you 
 wash it good so now when I get scratched I just use soap and water. 
 Anyway, I never went to the doc until three weeks later for something 
 else. That's when I talked to him about it and he fussed at me. Guess 
 I'll be more careful next time.
 Yikes!

 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, and it is to me sufficient justification of the enmity without 
 looking further. - Mark Twain



 From: sea7...@gmail.com
 Date: Sat, 4 Jun 2011 11:43:40 -0500
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Cat Bite

 Wash the wound with antibiotic soap and keep antibiotic ointment on 
 it.
 Also treat with hot compresses. It will draw white blood cells to 
 the area. The Dr told me to do this.
 Autumn bit the fire out of me when I was 6 months pregnant. My hand 
 swelled up and was red and sore. I never developed streaks, but went 
 to Urgent Care for antibiotics. Make sure you eat your yogurt, if 
 you get them. They are STRONG. FELV + have filthy mouths:-/ I also 
 urge you not to tell them that it was your cat. Just emphasize that 
 said cat had it's rabies shot.
 ~Susan A

 Sent from my iPhone

 On Jun 4, 2011, at 8:07 AM, Jannes Taylor jannestay...@yahoo.com
 wrote:

 Last night I had Amber in my lap upstairs. I am trying to get her 
 use to seeing the other cats and use to the upstairs life. I had 
 the IFA test performed by another vet and will hear from it next 
 week. I am being optimistic so I wanted to get a head start on 
 getting her acclamated. My youngest cat Moses decided to suddenly 
 jump in my lap with her and Amber freaked out! In the process of 
 holding on to her she bit me very hard on my hand. It hurt so bad 
 and still does. It is red and slightly swollen. My husband thinks I 
 am being paranoid about it, but I had a friend who almost lost his 
 arm due to infection from a cat bite. Should I visit the doctor??
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Re: [Felvtalk] Pet Armor

2011-06-03 Thread Sharyl
I buy mine on line from vetmeds4pets.  An UK company that sells Frontline Combo 
which is exactly the same as Frontline Plus just the European version.  
Shipping is a flat $4.08.  You can get a 12 pack for cats for $64.08.
http://www.vetmeds4pets.co.uk/catalog/product_info.php?manufacturers_id=17products_id=150osCsid=1d74d06c5731f73aa7a9a85ef391d33d
 
I buy the large dog version, put it in a small jar any syringe out the amount I 
need for each cat.  Same ingredients just a little less of one in the dog 
version vs the cat.  Like you I have too many cats to use the stuff you can buy 
in the stores here.
 
For those that use Revolution they have the Stronghold, the UK version.
 
Sharyl

From: Lorrie felineres...@frontier.com
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Friday, June 3, 2011 6:59 AM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Pet Armor

Re: My original post on Pet Armor. I found it in Wal-mart
yesterday, but I didn't buy it because I wasn't sure about it. It
claims to be exactly like Frontline, and the ingrediants listed were
the same, but I didn't think it was cheaper than Frontline I can
buy from Canada Vet Meds online.  In Wal-mart Pet Armor was 
$28.99 for 3 pipettes.  With 15 cats I need a better price.
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Re: [Felvtalk] FW: Pet Armor

2011-06-02 Thread Sharyl
Onions can cause heinz bodies anemia in most cats.   Some feel that garlic can 
do the same thing but it is not as certain as onions are.
Sharyl

From: dlg...@windstream.net dlg...@windstream.net
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Thursday, June 2, 2011 10:41 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] FW: Pet Armor

I have always heard that garlic ad onionsare deah to cats.  
 Natalie at...@optonline.net wrote: 
 When our garage was flea-infested when I first started trapping feral cats,
 I couldn't treat them individually.  The fleas were jumping on us in the
 garage, thankfully, they didn't make it into the house.  I used diatomaceous
 earth, sprinkled it all over the floor, cracks along the wall, in the garage
 - a little away from the cats because you're not supposed to inhale it.  The
 flea problem was resolved.  However, I also heard many good things about the
 two cedar solutions below.  We spray around the outside of the house with
 flea control from www.arbico-organics.com - these are friendly nematodes;
 sure works for us because I cannot individually use a product on all cats,
 and I don't want to continue using poisons on them.
 
 http://www.goodsearch.com/search.aspx?keywords=Natural+flea+control+for+cats
 - a whole list of things
 
 Natural Flea and Tick Control for Dogs and Cats
 Get rid of fleas and ticks with our natural flea and tick control products.
 Our flea spray and tick spray are the ultimate in flea and tick control for
 dogs and cats.
 www.cedarbugfree.com/product_pages/pet_pages/flea_tick.htm    
 
 Non Toxic DIY Flea Control Home Dogs Cats Flea Treatment Horse
 CedarCide's Non Toxic DIY Flea Control For Home Dogs Cats Horses. All
 Natural Organic Flea Treatment Products Kills Fleas and Flea Eggs on
 Contact. A Pet Safe Flea ...
 www.cedarcidestore.com/NON_TOXIC_FLEAS_CONTROL.html 
 
 
 Brewer's Yeast and Garlic
 
 Adding a yeast supplement to your cat's diet has been shown by some studies
 to significantly reduce the number of fleas on your cat. However, some
 veterinarians claim that both Brewer's yeast and garlic treatments are
 ineffective, and that no controlled scientific or clinical tests have shown
 these two ingredients to have any effect on fleas. Dr. Pitcairn's (author of
 Dr. Pitcairn's Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs  Cats)
 experience with yeast has shown some favorable effects, particularly when
 the cat's health is good. 
 
 Brewer's yeast tablets may act as a flea repellent (working from the inside
 out). You can buy Brewer's yeast tablets and give these to your cat as a
 treat. You can also rub the yeast directly into your cat's coat.
 
 Raw garlic is considered another natural flea control treatment that may
 also act as a flea repellent. It is supposed to make your cat's blood
 unappealing to fleas. One recommendation is to crush a little garlic in your
 cat's food everyday while you are fighting fleas. But please note that there
 is some debate as to how safe garlic is for your feline friend. You may also
 be able to find garlic tablets to give to your cat as treats.
 
 Brewer's yeast and garlic are supposed to be relatively harmless to your
 cat, so if you give yeast or garlic to your cat as a natural flea control
 treatment, you can safely judge for yourself whether they offer any flea
 protection or flea control for your cat.
 
 Combination Brewer's yeast and garlic tablets can also be given to your cat
 as a treat, although some cats are too finicky to consider this a treat.
 
 
 -Original Message-
 From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
 [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of MaiMaiPG
 Sent: Tuesday, May 31, 2011 1:29 PM
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Pet Armor
 
 Rural wisdom is Sevin powder in the cat bedding and around the house.
 On May 31, 2011, at 12:10 PM, Beth wrote:
 
  I need something new. Advantage just isn't working any more. Spent  
  all day yesterday cleaning  combing cats to get rid of fleas  they  
  just had Advantage 2 weeks ago!
  Frontline used to not kill the fleas, just make them sterile, is  
  this still the case? I couldn't use it because my one cat scratched  
  himself raw because the fleas were still crawling.
  Beth
  Don't Litter, Fix Your Critter! www.Furkids.org
 
  --- On Tue, 5/31/11, Lorrie felineres...@frontier.com wrote:
 
  From: Lorrie felineres...@frontier.com
  Subject: [Felvtalk] Pet Armor
  To: feralfriendsonl...@yahoogroups.com
  Cc: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
  Date: Tuesday, May 31, 2011, 8:19 AM
 
 
     Have any of you used Pet Armor? It is supposed to be the exact same
     thing as Frontline Plus - Fipronil and S Methoprene - The Pet Armor
     site claims it is a generic for Frontline, and it is much cheaper.
     I'm seeing it advertised in all sorts of places now, so if any of  
  you
     have used it and find that it works and is not harmful, please  
  let me
     know.
 
     Lorrie

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

2011-06-01 Thread Sharyl
That is why it is so important to do your own research.  I look up each product 
on line and compare the ingredients just to verify the formula is the same.  
Some are not and are indeed harmful to cats.   I would look up the ingredients 
for Pet Armor and compare them to Frontline Plus just to be sure.
 
Sharyl

From: Cindy McHugh ci...@furangels.org
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Tuesday, May 31, 2011 10:58 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] FW: Pet Armor/Diatomaceous Earth

I noticed a couple people have mentioned using Revolution intended for dogs on 
their cats. I thought this was extremely dangerous. I remember watching an 
episode of Emergency Vets or one of those shows on Animal Planet where a cat 
died because someone used a flea product intended for dogs on it. So *please* 
be very, very careful when doing this and speak to your vet first about 
adjusting the dosage.

Cindy  Angel Jackpot
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[Felvtalk] Clarfing FIV Vax Re: FeLV vaccine

2011-05-28 Thread Sharyl
There is a FIV vax.  The issue is any cat who the FIV vaccine will show 
up positive on any future FIV/FeLV ELISHA test.  Any cat who gets the FIV vax 
should also be microchipped so the owners can clarify the cat is NOT FIV 
positive just vaccinated.    
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Re: [Felvtalk] Weak+ FeLV Mom v. Baby- Test Protocols

2011-05-14 Thread Sharyl
Sara, a teen Mom really isn't considered an older kitty.  I'd assume both the 
Momma and kitten are positive until you get a negative test.   The FeLV+ 
kittens I have rescued were all healthy and thriving until the leukemia raised 
it's ugly head when they were about a yr old.  Even though I hate to use weak 
and strong testing results, I'd have to say mine were all strong positives on 
all their tests.
 
Good luck
Sharyl

From: M C mliciou...@yahoo.com
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Saturday, May 14, 2011 4:22 AM
Subject: [Felvtalk] Weak+ FeLV Mom v. Baby- Test Protocols

We have a teen Mom kitty who tested weak positive on the felv/fiv snap test 1 
month after she was rescued. She had 3 kittens on a cold day out in the open 
before we found her. 1 kitten died the first day b/c she wasn't keeping him 
warm, 2nd one died within a week (Mom rejected  we tried to BF but he faded), 
3rd kitten survived conjunctivits, and is small but growing daily and eating 
really well.  


Since she tested weak positive, should we rest on the ELISA (sent to lab) 
test 
to make sure she even has it? We need to know b/c her surviving kitten may or 
may not have FeLV, depending on whether this is a false positive or if she's 
fighting off the infection from past exposure The kitten is only 6 weeks old, 
and we heard testing him now won't mean anything, so we'd have to start testing 
him in 1 month, then again after that IF the Mom is indeed felv positive.  
We're 
just not sure if we should assume he is felv positive b/c of the Mom's snap 
test 
result, which I know is notoriously faulty, esp. on older kitties like this. 


Thanks in advance,

Sara
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Re: [Felvtalk] Posey Please add to the CLS :(

2011-05-03 Thread Sharyl
Volunteers are a blessing.  Thankfully Posey was loved and cared for at Camp 
Feleuk.  We will keep Lilac in our prayers.  Give all the volunteers a hug from 
us.
Sharyl  

From: Sherry DeHaan sherryd...@yahoo.com
To: Felvtalk felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Monday, May 2, 2011 10:51 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Posey Please add to the CLS :(

Posey was a SWEET beautiful calico that was a lovable beast. She got a VERY 
short chance at a real home with one of our men volunteers.He calls his house 
Camp Feleuk. Bless his heart for taking in our precious Sids kids...please keep 
Poseys sister Lilac in your prayers too.She is not doing the greateast.She too 
is a Camp Feleuk. All these wonderful babies having their lives cut way too 
short just breaks my heart. :( Bless you all and thank you for being my support 
in my time of need.
Sherry


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than our own,
Live within a fragile circle,easily and often breached.
Unable to accept its awful gaps.
We still would have it no other way
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Re: [Felvtalk] New Info found

2011-05-01 Thread Sharyl
I don't know what to tell you.  I have always given my negative cats the FeLV 
vaccine.  I mixed my positives and negatives but did not worry since the 
negatives were adults and vaccinated.  I understand that no vaccine is a 100% 
guarantee but it is better than doing nothing.  
 
Many adult cats have developed an natural immunity.  
 
We each do what we think is best for our cats.
Sharyl

From: Lynda Wilson longhornf...@verizon.net
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Sunday, May 1, 2011 2:58 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] New Info found

I found this link from Cornell University. Cornell states that previously it 
was thought that FeLV could only live minutes to a couple hours outside the 
host (cat) on surfaces such as glass, carpets, etc. Now from studies it can 
last DAYS TO WEEKS! 2008 is the most recent publication I found regarding how 
long FeLV can survive outside the host. This concens me greatly since I just 
lost a kitten to FeLV in March and still have an unprotected cat that may 
contract it. So my surviving cat was still getting exposed possibly weeks after 
my kitten had died? How frightening! Please give me your thoughts. Here is the 
link:


http://www.vet.cornell.edu/fhc//news/docs/FLVirus.pdf


- Original Message - From: Jannes Taylor jannestay...@yahoo.com
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Sunday, April 17, 2011 11:51 AM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Amber's kitty palace


Sorry, I don't think the link will work. I am in the process of trying something
else.
Jannes





From: Jannes Taylor jannestay...@yahoo.com
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Sun, April 17, 2011 11:15:43 AM
Subject: [Felvtalk] Amber's kitty palace

Hello Everyone,
Please dlick on this link to see photos of Amber's new kitty palace. div
style=width:480px;text-align:right;embed width=480 height=360
src=http://static.pbsrc.com/flash/rss_slideshow.swf;
flashvars=rssFeed=http%3A%2F%2Ffeed1113.photobucket.com%
Amber is the felv positive kitty we rescued 7 weeks ago. She was on death's door

just absolutely starving and did not look well. She had no energy to even play.
After 7 weeks of TLC and good food it is hard for me to believe she has any
issues at all. I have three healthy cats upstairs and I am not willing to take
the chance of exposing them to the virus even though they have been vaccinated
against felv.
I am so glad I did not have Amber euthanized! The vet was leaning in that
direction. God bless you all for all that you do for our sweet feline friends.
Jannes
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Re: [Felvtalk] New Info found

2011-05-01 Thread Sharyl
Go to the link and read the entire study.  At the very end they are comparing 
the human AIDS virus to the feline FeLV virus.   I have not heard of anyone 
getting AIDs without direct bodily contact or via blood.
 
Not saying its bad science.  Just don't think we need to over-react to this 
study.
Sharyl

From: Natalie at...@optonline.net
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Sunday, May 1, 2011 5:17 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] New Info found

That really IS scaryit's amazing how opinions about something change...I
also thought that it was a mere few minutes

-Original Message-
From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Lynda Wilson
Sent: Sunday, May 01, 2011 2:59 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] New Info found

I found this link from Cornell University. Cornell states that previously it

was thought that FeLV could only live minutes to a couple hours outside the 
host (cat) on surfaces such as glass, carpets, etc. Now from studies it can 
last DAYS TO WEEKS! 2008 is the most recent publication I found regarding 
how long FeLV can survive outside the host. This concens me greatly since I 
just lost a kitten to FeLV in March and still have an unprotected cat that 
may contract it. So my surviving cat was still getting exposed possibly 
weeks after my kitten had died? How frightening! Please give me your 
thoughts. Here is the link:


http://www.vet.cornell.edu/fhc//news/docs/FLVirus.pdf


- Original Message - 
From: Jannes Taylor jannestay...@yahoo.com
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Sunday, April 17, 2011 11:51 AM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Amber's kitty palace


Sorry, I don't think the link will work. I am in the process of trying 
something
else.
Jannes





From: Jannes Taylor jannestay...@yahoo.com
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Sun, April 17, 2011 11:15:43 AM
Subject: [Felvtalk] Amber's kitty palace

Hello Everyone,
Please dlick on this link to see photos of Amber's new kitty palace. div
style=width:480px;text-align:right;embed width=480 height=360
src=http://static.pbsrc.com/flash/rss_slideshow.swf;
flashvars=rssFeed=http%3A%2F%2Ffeed1113.photobucket.com%
Amber is the felv positive kitty we rescued 7 weeks ago. She was on death's 
door

just absolutely starving and did not look well. She had no energy to even 
play.
After 7 weeks of TLC and good food it is hard for me to believe she has any
issues at all. I have three healthy cats upstairs and I am not willing to 
take
the chance of exposing them to the virus even though they have been 
vaccinated
against felv.
I am so glad I did not have Amber euthanized! The vet was leaning in that
direction. God bless you all for all that you do for our sweet feline 
friends.
Jannes
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Re: [Felvtalk] coconut oil

2011-04-27 Thread Sharyl
Unfortunately you are right Michael.  Love and attention are the best meds.  We 
need to focus on today with these special babies and make each the best day 
they can have.
Sharyl  

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From: Second Chance Meows secondchanceme...@yahoo.com
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] coconut oil
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Date: Wednesday, April 27, 2011, 3:28 PM


First off THERE IS NO CURE for FeLV.
  I have heard of all kinds of things that are supposed to give great 
extensions of life to cats with FeLV, but have yet to see any kind of results.  
After 8 years of specializing in nothing but Fe-Luk cats i have found that, 
love, attention, basic supplements ( iron,L-lysine, and the like) are the best 
treatments for them.
Adding things like high O2 water helps as well.( moving water not in a bowl).
I know that many are going to say things like interferon, transfusions and like 
are good for them but they only prolong the inevitable.  This virus will at 
some point in the cats life cause issues that will have grave consequences. 

 
Michael Johnson
Founder/Owner
Second Chance Meows
A FeLV Sanctuary

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Re: [Felvtalk] Jakob Please ad to the CLS :(

2011-04-24 Thread Sharyl
I have a soft spot in my heart for orange boys.  Go in peace Jacob.  At least 
he was loved for a while.
Sharyl 

--- On Sat, 4/23/11, Sherry DeHaan sherryd...@yahoo.com wrote:


From: Sherry DeHaan sherryd...@yahoo.com
Subject: [Felvtalk] Jakob Please ad to the CLS :(
To: Felvtalk felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Date: Saturday, April 23, 2011, 10:30 PM


We lost our sweet Sids kid Jakob a beautiful orange boy who always had a 
worried look on his face. We will miss you but was happy for the short time we 
had to love you.
Sherry


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Live within a fragile circle,easily and often breached.
Unable to accept its awful gaps.
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Re: [Felvtalk] Chanel has crossed the Rainbow Bridge

2011-04-13 Thread Sharyl
Marnie, I was saddened to read that Chanel has crossed the Rainbow Bridge.  She 
was a great foster Mom to those kittens.  She was loved and that is what counts.
 
You are in my thoughts and prayers.  I'll light a candle for her tonight.
Sharyl

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From: Marnie Miszewski marni...@embarqmail.com
Subject: [Felvtalk] Chanel has crossed the Rainbow Bridge
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Date: Wednesday, April 13, 2011, 2:40 AM


I wish it were only us humans that were going to miss Chanel. She was a 
beautiful solid white little princess that came to my rescue from Animal 
Services because she was FELV+. She spent a few days as the only cat in her 
room before 5 tiny new black and white additions arrived. They were only 9 
weeks and scared to be in a new place. Miss Chanel didn't hesitate to take over 
mommy duties immediately. She would let them crawl on her and chirp to them 
when they were getting in trouble. Those kittens loved her perhaps more than I 
did. When I arrived on Monday and found her she was still not alone. Her little 
friends were snuggled up to her as if to keep her warm. It tore my heart out to 
take her away. I miss her terribly but the fun loving kitten room just isn't 
the same. I'm hoping she's watching over them from wherever she is and when 
it's their turn, I know they will be together again!
Marnie
Helping Paws Animal Sanctuary
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Re: [Felvtalk] Husband has passed away..... :(

2011-04-02 Thread Sharyl
Dearest Terrie,
I was saddened to read that your friend, supporter and husband has crossed the 
Rainbow Bridge.  Taz and all your Angels were there waiting for him.  It is so 
hard to lose a loved one even when they are so ill.  In time your memories of 
the wonderful time you had together will help.  I will light a candle for all 
of you tonight.
You are in my thoughts and prayers
Sharyl 

--- On Sat, 4/2/11, ter...@tazzys.org ter...@tazzys.org wrote:


From: ter...@tazzys.org ter...@tazzys.org
Subject: [Felvtalk] Husband has passed away. :(
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Date: Saturday, April 2, 2011, 11:27 AM



Thank you all for your kind words and love in this difficult time for me. 
It is hard on me since we have been together for many years. 
He had a genuine love for animals and supported me in everything I did in 
rescue.
 
My husband passed away 4:30 in the morning on Thursday. He died peacefully in 
his sleep. I know he is longer in pain and sick is healthy again. 
 
He will be greeted by others that have went to the Rainbow Bridge especially by 
my Taz as he loved him too.
 


TAZZY'S ANIMAL TRANSPORTS/SIAMESE  COLLIE RESCUE
Sultan, WA. 98294
Terrie Mohr-Forker
http://tazzys.org/
Non-Profit national rescue
Dedicated to the welfare of animals.
 
 
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