Re: [Felvtalk] Pale gums

2013-11-07 Thread Tad Burnett
Is this list still up ?? ___ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org ___ Felvtalk mailing list

Re: [Felvtalk] Testing the list again

2012-04-16 Thread Tad Burnett
Got it . On 4/16/2012 10:43 PM, James G Wilson wrote: Hey all, Let me know if you get this message. I think there are still some problems with the list. Haven't received any mail since the host said they fixed the problem. Sorry for the inconvenience. Best. James G. Wilson -

Re: [Felvtalk] FeLV+ and Cigarette Smoke

2011-09-21 Thread Tad Burnett
What are your options... Not everybody finds that people willing to adopt FeLV+ kitties are available... A smoker may not be the best choice but I would except a smoker before PTS Tad On 9/21/2011 9:01 PM, ter...@tazzys.org wrote: Hi all, Well here is my 2 cents worth! I'm a smoker have

Re: [Felvtalk] Fletch

2011-09-07 Thread Tad Burnett
[Attachment(s) from Ben Lehrer included below] I've got an FIV+ cat (Pasha) on the cocktail and can answer this. The stomatitis cocktail was developed by the late Dr. Bob Wiggs at his clinic (Dallas Animal Dental) in Dallas. The actual mix of ingredients is proprietary so nobody other than

Re: [Felvtalk] Fletch

2011-09-07 Thread Tad Burnett
by Deb Schaffer. Hope this can help someone!! On 9/7/2011 1:37 PM, Tad Burnett wrote: [Attachment(s) from Ben Lehrer included below] I've got an FIV+ cat (Pasha) on the cocktail and can answer this. The stomatitis cocktail was developed by the late Dr. Bob Wiggs at his clinic (Dallas

Re: [Felvtalk] Questiions

2011-06-05 Thread Tad Burnett
My vet always thought that they never were actually born with it but were infected moments after birth... And the mother who was very sick would pass soon after giving birth... The kittens would be in poor health because of poor nutrition from the sick mother... One of my first rescues was a

Re: [Felvtalk] Spanky - fluid in chest

2010-11-23 Thread Tad Burnett
There is a pill/med that will cause the body to absorb some of the fluid... It may help give a few days of good life. Tad Stacy Zacher wrote: Hi: I am crossposting this message also. I urgently need advice on my kitty, Spanky (FELV+, early Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy). I noticed over

Re: [Felvtalk] Spanky Fluid in chest

2010-11-23 Thread Tad Burnett
... Tad Stacy Zacher wrote: Thank you Tad for your reply. Are you referring to lasix or Spironolactone or something else? Stacy and Spanky Tad Burnett Tue, 23 Nov 2010 18:34:12 -0800

Re: [Felvtalk] needing support

2010-06-01 Thread Tad Burnett
results. Heather On Tue, Jun 1, 2010 at 12:24 AM, Tad Burnett tadburn...@vermontel.netwrote: There is a disease that pregnant women can get from the litter box cleaning... It is very rare and I think you have to stick your fingers in your mouth after handling litter in order to get it... I don't

Re: [Felvtalk] needing support

2010-05-31 Thread Tad Burnett
Hi Julie You have come to the right place... We all have a similar story to tell... Your story is exactly like mine.. Two black and white tux kittens.. Boy was pos and girl was neg... I didn't have room to separate them and the vet advised that she surely she had been exposed and she might be

Re: [Felvtalk] needing support

2010-05-31 Thread Tad Burnett
of info online tends to be pretty negative. Thanks again, I feel truly grateful. On Mon, May 31, 2010 at 8:40 PM, Tad Burnett tadburn...@vermontel.netwrote: Hi Julie You have come to the right place... We all have a similar story to tell... Your story is exactly like mine.. Two black

Re: [Felvtalk] (no subject)

2009-08-01 Thread Tad Burnett
In the past we have talked about shelters that call themselves NO KILL but as soon as the cat tests pos for FeLV it is KILLED I think we have just had such a case here in Mass It appears that a rescue went to pull a cat and get it on a transport to an adopter... The cat then tested pos.

Re: [Felvtalk] (no subject)

2009-07-31 Thread Tad Burnett
Hi Jeni That sounds like me... The kittens had a good life here although it was not a long life... Midnight, a cat from your area that we were working on transportation for, is still doing fine and she is going on 2 years here Yes... my vet is my one good reference but he is in the

Re: [Felvtalk] (no subject)

2009-07-30 Thread Tad Burnett
Check with his vet Anyone adopting an FeLV+ cat had best be on a first name basis with a vet Will the adopter allow you or someone you know to see how the cats will be living ??? And are they willing to answer all your questions ??? Yes... I have adopted maybe 20 FeLV+ cats from this

Re: [Felvtalk] (no subject)

2009-07-30 Thread Tad Burnett
thing he refuse to give me was his address. Should I be concern? He says that he wouldn't like his address to slip out and then have a line of people outside his place asking him to adopt their cats. --- On Thu, 7/30/09, Tad Burnett tadburn...@vermontel.net wrote: From: Tad Burnett tadburn

Re: [Felvtalk] (no subject)

2009-07-30 Thread Tad Burnett
and then have a line of people outside his place asking him to adopt their cats. --- On Thu, 7/30/09, Tad Burnett tadburn...@vermontel.net wrote: From: Tad Burnett tadburn...@vermontel.net Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] (no subject) To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Date: Thursday, July 30, 2009, 6:40 PM

Re: [Felvtalk] seeking home for adult feluk positive

2008-10-26 Thread Tad Burnett
I am retired and living in Vermont, near Rutland in the Green Mountains. Tad Gloria Lane wrote: What state do you live in now, Tad? Gloria (in Arkansas) On Oct 22, 2008, at 11:41 PM, Tad Burnett wrote: Hi Kelley Funny thing about the heart I knew my blood pressure was high

[Felvtalk] 4 FELV POSITIVE ORANGE KITTENS]

2008-10-23 Thread Tad Burnett
I was asked to crosspost this request for help... This is from a group in eastern Mass... I have adopted kittens from these people before and I am sure they are well worth rescuing. If you can help please contact : Barbara [EMAIL PROTECTED] or Linda [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Re: [Felvtalk] seeking home for adult feluk positive

2008-10-22 Thread Tad Burnett
Am I still connected to this list Tad ___ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org

Re: [Felvtalk] seeking home for adult feluk positive

2008-10-22 Thread Tad Burnett
stay here but just no more new ones Tad Kelley Saveika wrote: OMG. I am so sorry to hear about your heart attack. I wish you a speedy recovery. On Wed, Oct 22, 2008 at 11:02 PM, Tad Burnett [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi Susan Every one has orange kitties lately... I just brought home

Re: CLS

2008-02-13 Thread Tad Burnett
Lynne Have you asked about interferon ??? If you can find a vet that will keep a big supply of it on hand in his freezer it isn't very expensive... I believe its made for humans but does help for many animals as well... Its has no taste and given orally... Some people mix it with food or

Re: CLS

2008-02-13 Thread Tad Burnett
Hill's A/D is a good tasting recovery food loaded with vitamins and minerals... I buy it by the case for my guys... You probably have to buy it from your vet but it could help... In the archives or files for this group there are directions for liver shake which is about the same thing... Tad

Re: new cat

2008-02-05 Thread Tad Burnett
Hi Lynne The rough numbers say 2/3's will be gone in 2 years... That leaves 1/3 that will make it past 2 years and they will commonly live to 8 years or longer... Tad Lynne wrote: Hi all. I just joined this list after doing all the reading I possibly could find on feline leukemia. I

Re: seeking placement for three feluk positive kittens

2007-10-01 Thread Tad Burnett
It is a fact that many kittens that test pos at 8 weeks will test neg. at 16 weeks... Some people say 6 months to be sure but from my personal experience the test at 16 weeks is about 80% accurate A word about Jeni... She is very active in short term fostering and holding kitties until she

Re: Here is the link

2007-09-26 Thread Tad Burnett
Just one comment... The risk of death for an FIV cat at a kill shelter is mentioned... You might want to read the fine print of many many NO KILL shelters that also PTS FIV, FeLV and even the entire litter because just one kitten dies of FIP... Life it self is a risk... What about the risk you

Re: Ear Cleaner for Kittens

2007-09-05 Thread Tad Burnett
I asked my vet about using veg. oil and he said it would be chemically closer to their natural oil if I added a little vinegar to the oil... Pain oil could support fungus growth He had a bottle all made up by the drug company that he had good luck with and it was only a couple bucks so I

Re: Update on Olive: Dilemma...

2007-08-31 Thread Tad Burnett
Megan Let me complicate things a bit more but perhaps it will help too... Anemia isn't just the cat feeling sleepy... It is all the organs dyeing because the blood can't feed them without the red blood cells... If you are going to try and save Olive you have to stick a stake in the ground and

Re: To Megan: Re: My cat was tested positive yesterday, and I don't know what to do.

2007-08-28 Thread Tad Burnett
Probably close to 4 years ago I mentioned interferon to my vet... He had never worked with an FeLV+ cat before... He had used it with cows before and it was given IV to them... He grabbed his medical book and there were words in there about giving it both ways to cats but he decided that with the

Re: To Megan: Re: My cat was tested positive yesterday, and I don't know what to do.

2007-08-28 Thread Tad Burnett
. Trajan Tennent - Original Message - From: Tad Burnett mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org mailto:felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Tuesday, August 28, 2007 9:42 PM Subject: Re: To Megan: Re: My cat was tested

Re: I am so CONFUSSED!!

2007-08-23 Thread Tad Burnett
Hi Jessica I am sorry you had to find us this way but this is the right place to come... First you need to work on the realization that FeLV probably is terminal... If he is in pain it may be a cancer I would recommend getting him on human grade interferon which is very inexpensive if

Re: FelV+ kitty that needs a home

2007-07-10 Thread Tad Burnett
In a perfect world But at the rate that neg. 8 week old kittens are being PTS this year what are the chances of finding some one to isolate one kitten.. Considering that the 1st year of a cats life may be its most fun in life and if it is POS. than that likely will be it only life... What

Re: Please add Nookie to CLS

2007-06-13 Thread Tad Burnett
Jeni...I am so sorry to hear of your loss of Nookie... She will be at the bridge and meet Jet and be Jets new feral friend... Midnight, the black cat that came here from your area just a few weeks ago is doing fine and my feral cat Daisy was paying special attention to her this morning, I guess

Re: OT - Phelix...and lessons learned.

2007-06-10 Thread Tad Burnett
There was an 18 year old siamese is a county shelter that I was looking at last night.. Looking through the list of about 30 cats that they had I noticed that they also had 2 other siamese as well as all the cats seemed like they would make great pets... Then I noticed that about one in four

Re: OT - Phelix...and lessons learned.

2007-06-10 Thread Tad Burnett
`I guess the point is that its a great way to keep the piece... Nobody can get upset if you tell people you rescued your declawed cat from a shelter already declawed... Tad Kelley Saveika wrote: On 6/10/07, Tad Burnett [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: There was an 18 year old siamese is a county

Re: Update on Kisa

2007-06-02 Thread Tad Burnett
Will she eat A/D ??? That's mostly liver with vitamins... C J wrote: Kisa is peeing, probably about every 8 hours. She's so weak, that if I don't have a litter box within 2feet of her, she'll just go close to where she's laying. She must not have been very dehydrated yet, since it took

Re: Update on Kisa

2007-06-02 Thread Tad Burnett
a lactose free milk, and high in calories, comes in a little drinking box type carton. I bought some various brands of canned food to try today as well. Cassandra - Original Message - From: Tad Burnett [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Saturday, June 02, 2007 10:44 AM

[Fwd: Need a Home (or foster) for a snap-tested Feleuk Kitty FAST!]

2007-05-29 Thread Tad Burnett
Anybody in the Nashville or Tennessee area ? please *call* me at 615-662-2386 Original Message Hi All, I know this is a major shot in the dark, but here goes: I was contacted by a woman who took a friendly stray female kitten to

Re: ot - Ever ubiquitous pee

2007-05-21 Thread Tad Burnett
I bet its on the floor under the dryer... Tad Nina wrote: Remember the thread where everyone was trying to figure out where the urine odor was coming from? (Kelley, I'm sure you do). Well, someone has contaminated my dryer. I'm not sure how they did it. I'm assuming they backed up, aimed

Re: Double Positive in NY (altered F, approx. 1 y/o)

2007-05-14 Thread Tad Burnett
organize something earlier without me, just let me know if you need my help or if you need me to take in the cat until I can get it to you Tad. Thanks Jeni From: Tad Burnett [EMAIL PROTECTED] Reply-To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: Double Positive in NY

Re: Double Positive in NY (altered F, approx. 1 y/o)

2007-05-11 Thread Tad Burnett
being tested and spayed and they were absolutely fine together. My feeling is, she'll be OK with minimal adjustment. Midnight will be so happy! Just let me know your plan. PAT Tad Burnett [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi Jeni and Pat If you think this cat won't take more than average

Re: Double Positive in NY (altered F, approx. 1 y/o)

2007-05-10 Thread Tad Burnett
Did we decide where in NY this kitty is located ??? Is it NYC or other part of NY State ??? Also.. How does this kitty act with other kitties ??? My new siamese loves his big isolation cage and it will be a while before he is ready to give it up... Tad Patricia Lamoretti wrote: I just received

Re: Double Positive in NY (altered F, approx. 1 y/o)

2007-05-10 Thread Tad Burnett
have to easily adjust to my other pos. cats.. Tad Patricia Lamoretti wrote: Long Island/Queens border by JFK. Tad Burnett [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Did we decide where in NY this kitty is located ??? Is it NYC or other part of NY State ??? Also.. How does this kitty act with other

Re: Double Positive in NY (altered F, approx. 1 y/o)

2007-05-10 Thread Tad Burnett
for some confirmation results. I guess we could board her for a few days/week if needed. Not sure of her social status (sounds funny). I'll have to find out. PAT Tad Burnett wrote: Hi Pat Would she be able to get a ride north toward Albany... Or the north end

Re: FELV+ WHITE FEMALE CAT NEEDS HOME! NJ

2007-04-26 Thread Tad Burnett
I am doing a transport this Saturday coming up eastern NY or western New England... Probably this white kitty could join if anybody would like to adopt her in this area Tad [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Please forward to others that could possibly help in this matter. Do not reply back to me

Re: CLS - Jacksonville FL shelter cats

2007-04-10 Thread Tad Burnett
Do we know for a fact that Scooter, the FeLV+ kitty was gone ?? I heard that some unknown number of animals were in foster homes... I suppose the office files were all lost... But I was hopping that this unlucky kitty got a bit of good luck and was isolated from neg. kitties by being in a foster

CLS Please add Thurston and Carmellia

2007-04-01 Thread Tad Burnett
Two more of our FeLV+ kitties have gone on to the Rainbow Bridge Carmellia March 13,2007 Thurston March 30,2007 I am having a hard time to write this... Little Thurston was only 3 months old when he came to live with me and he only stayed for about 6 months but during that time he had

Re: Looking for a good canned food

2007-03-24 Thread Tad Burnett
If you go to Purina's web page they have a whole special page about how their foods are safe Tad TenHouseCats wrote: i'm kind of surprised that whiskas--9 lives--friskies aren't advertising like crazy right now. makes me really worry that they know something we don't--like that their

Re: DRY FOOD Problem now too!!!! China (note, if you LIKE China, don't read this post)

2007-03-23 Thread Tad Burnett
UM... It was our Govenor Dougles that was just on TV yesterday bragging how much trade Vermont did with China... And how good it was for us Maybe Vermont could vote to impeach him too Tad [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: My outlook on the issue, yet ONE MORE reason to stop ALL TRADE with

Re: FeLV Kitten with Pneumonia

2007-03-15 Thread Tad Burnett
You really should have a vet that will work with you with FeLV+... Interferon is a basic immune booster that FeLV+ cats need anytime they are fighting anything... Imunor Regulan has been reported very successful with respiratory problems... But you do need a vet that will work with you on these

Re: me - ever the sport - on the taste of pet-tinic (yes, I tried it).

2007-03-14 Thread Tad Burnett
Needs a little salt and onions !!! TenHouseCats wrote: yeah, but you're not a cat! would you eat a can of a/d with great joy?? (never mind, i probably do NOT want to know the answer to that.) On 3/14/07, [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailto:[EMAIL

Please add Luvy to CLS

2007-02-11 Thread Tad Burnett
On Feb. 8, 2007 Luvy lost her short life to FeLV... She was just 7 months old.. When she was about one week old she and her brother were brought into the shelter with no mother.. I suppose she may have died from FeLV soon after giving new life... A king rescue person bottle fed them and they were

Please add Ricky Rick to the CLS

2007-02-11 Thread Tad Burnett
On Fri Feb 9, 2007 Ricky Rick was helped to end his suffering from lymphoma and FeLV... Ricky was a big old black and white tux tom cat when he was brought into the shelter... He tested pos but he was such a friendly old fellow that they had to try and find him a home... He came to live with me

The good news

2007-02-11 Thread Tad Burnett
If this is possible... I think this past week has been the worst time for so many of us... Both on this list and several others that I read there has been so many of our loved ones that have gone on and left us feeling so alone... Many of them were suffering or wood have been if we hadn't let

Re: Please add Luvy to CLS

2007-02-11 Thread Tad Burnett
Yes Kelly.. I was thinking the same thing... There are a bunch of our kitties that all live with us who are friends on this group and I am sure they will all find each other and all be interested in hearing each others stories Tad Kelly L wrote: At 06:49 PM 2/11/2007, you wrote: I am so

Re: Please add Luvy to CLS

2007-02-11 Thread Tad Burnett
wrote: Hi Tad, I am so sorry to hear about Luvy passing on. You guys gave her the best home possible, you did so much for them and I thank you again. I hope Thurston is doing well. Jeni From: Tad Burnett [EMAIL PROTECTED] Reply-To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org

Re: Getting a kitty to eat

2006-12-18 Thread Tad Burnett
WalMart has a vitamin supplement in a spray bottle in the cat food section.. It samon and other fish oil and etc. but it seems to help one old FeLV+ that has a craving for strange stuff, licking news paper etc. And it seems to improve the flavor for others that are picky eaters... I thought my

Re: about exposed FIP cat that needs a home/The Big Picture

2006-12-13 Thread Tad Burnett
I may be wrong but I will make an educated guess The shelter in question here is the largest No Kill shelter in the WORLD The number of animals they rescue is astronomical compared to the shelters that most of us know of Yet even at this they are only able to put a very small dent

Re: about exposed FIP cat that needs a home/The Big Picture

2006-12-13 Thread Tad Burnett
And do they except every cat that comes to their door with no medical records ??? Our local county shelter likes to call themselves almost no kill... But I have 2 old cat that were an owner turn in that they refused to take because they were 8 years old so the owner brought them to my vet to

Re: about exposed FIP cat that needs a home/The Big Picture

2006-12-13 Thread Tad Burnett
Kelley Saveika wrote: My rescue is no kill. That doesn't mean that we accept every animal. We aren't responsible for the actions of the people whose cats or dogs we don't take in. But I bet if you did a follow up on the animals that you don't accept the end result is death... This

Re: about exposed FIP cat that needs a home/The Big Picture

2006-12-13 Thread Tad Burnett
And then there is the question of a pregnant mother... Is it OK to abort the unborn babies ??? TenHouseCats wrote: no, i wouldn't. it's a lot like, natural. or, organic. then there are the ones who won't euthanize even when the animals are clearly suffering, which to me is as bad as killing

Re: about exposed FIP cat that needs a home

2006-12-12 Thread Tad Burnett
That's OK... Munch and Jet and Lovey and Thurston slept right through it LOL Tad Jennifer Phaewryn O'Gwynn wrote: No offense meant. I am blunt sometimes. I don't want you to have any regrets. I hope the links help. Phaewryn Please save Whitey! http://ucat.us/Whitey.html VT low cost

Re: ear infection/ear surgery

2006-12-06 Thread Tad Burnett
I was listening to a snippet on the news a short while ago where they were talking about cancer cells that were just at the edge of where the imunine system recognizes them as being foreign and attacks them and kills them... The news was talking about genetic engineering to get the immune

Re: suggestions on yummy food for 5 month old kittten

2006-12-04 Thread Tad Burnett
Hi Jeni Try A/D... Its prescription from the vet but I buy it by the case... A few drops of tomato juice with it sometimes makes it even better... Or some like it thinned with water... I have found that interferon works very quickly for making them feel better and thus eat That is

Re: Samantha has feline leukemia

2006-10-25 Thread Tad Burnett
Hi Nancy I have one like that.. He was my 1st FeLV+ and I have had him over 3 years... He always had gum problems and he has had most of his teeth pulled... Antibiotics don't seem to help much and he hates them... I think interferon does help... However he can't eat anything that isn't

Re: Samantha has feline leukemia

2006-10-25 Thread Tad Burnett
Nancy An average cat needs to eat about one 5.5 oz can of food each day.. If she is eating much less than that than that explains the weight loss... FeLV is spread in the saliva so it is possible to spread by grooming or food and water... It dies as soon as it dries out but if it is kept

Re: two kittens feluk positive ... are at home and seem very happy

2006-10-21 Thread Tad Burnett
And Switters, the New Orleans Katrina kitty has a new twin... and he seems to know it... He has been camped out right next to the socialization cage and touching paws through the bars ... Fred, my 1st pos. is corled up on the other corner... Every body has walked by and viewed the new kittens

Re: What do i do?

2006-10-10 Thread Tad Burnett
No... You can't tell for sure without tests... I think this is called an educated guess... And probably a good likely hood of being right... The treatment for an FeLV+ cat is basically the same as it should be for a neg. cat... Good food.. Good care... low stress... Not running outside where

Re: dental work

2006-10-10 Thread Tad Burnett
Cats teeth are designed for tearing meat off the bone.. Not so much for grinding food up as with humans... Cats have stronger stomach acid and can swallow and digest larger chunks of food... Thus they can do without teeth and eat most commercial cat food... My cats have never had a problem and

Re: lymphoma statistics

2006-09-26 Thread Tad Burnett
[EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: A lot of people on our list have lost cats to lymphoma and know it, but were not on the yahoo lymphoma list, and a lot have not had real diagnoses when their cats died or were pts. A lot of vets do not think it worth getting a diagnosis on a positive

Re: A very nice thing happened today

2006-09-23 Thread Tad Burnett
I am pretty sure that's a sell by date and they allow several months past that for it to be used... Tad Kelley Saveika wrote: I went to the feed store to buy Felidae and was talking to the owner about my cats. He GAVE me a case anda half of the big cans of Felidae that is expiring in

Re: Partners' reactions to FeLV+

2006-09-21 Thread Tad Burnett
A lot to comment on on this one... First off, wasn't this about a Corvette too.. I can relate to that because 40 years ago my new wife pressured me into letting my 1957 vette go as an unpractical car... That hurt too.. An still does a bit when I see one sell at an auction for about 200 times

Re: Behavior Problems

2006-09-19 Thread Tad Burnett
I am not even going to address the main complaint... This is an FeLV+ cat... Stress is one of the major enemies of FeLV... Neutering is the major way to reduce Stress Tad Rosenfeldt, Diane wrote: Just chiming in to agree. You will save yourself a world of frustration if you get

Re: difference of protocal of interferon -- why?

2006-09-16 Thread Tad Burnett
Interferon is one of those drugs that looses its effectiveness the more it is given.. Was this protocol written by the same vet ??? I have a healthy cat, both pos on FeLV and FIV who cam to me on interferon every day.. My vet says once she has been on that that it should be continued... I also

Re: multiple FELV in one house?

2006-09-16 Thread Tad Burnett
I have been waiting for Nina to answer this question because I knew she would put my thoughts in words better than I could... It was just 3 years ago that I brought home 4 cats from a rescuer that had 16 rescues in a one bedroom apartment... One neg. was a litter mate of a pos The other 2

Re: Cracker's URI

2006-09-13 Thread Tad Burnett
Nina and Kayte My 2 cents... I asked my new young vet to look into I R and she went to her same internet group that poo pooed DEX and got the word that it wasn't any better than interferon.. If you have been following my story you know what I am thinking about the decision to not give Leo

Re: Diane - heart murmurs and pilling

2006-09-13 Thread Tad Burnett
Yes... Heart murmurs seem to go along with something being off in a blood work up count... I have seen it along with kidney failure... It might be worth having a blood work up to see if there is anything that you could start working on before it gets too bad.. Tad Hideyo Yamamoto wrote:

Re: Diane - heart murmurs and pilling

2006-09-13 Thread Tad Burnett
I agree with Anema and heart mummer showing together... But isn't anemia also a result of poor blood condition ??? Tad Carbonel wrote: - Original Message - From: Tad Burnett To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Wednesday, September 13, 2006 3:52 PM Subject: Re: Diane - heart

Re: how to make oxgen tent for cats

2006-09-11 Thread Tad Burnett
I have never used it myself.. Just seen it being used... Both with people and animals at the vets... Basically normal air contains only about 16 % oxygen so just a very small amount flowing in the direction of the breathing will help... The covering is just to keep a draft from blowing it all

Re: Spencer's treatment (Interferon and Acemannan)

2006-09-11 Thread Tad Burnett
Hi Nina When you say DEX is that DEXAMETHASONE ?? Leo got only one shot.. I asked about getting another but she was hesitant because of his ammune system... But now it doesn't make any difference... How much is Spencer getting I do have another FeLV+ cat with chronic fevers and the one

Re: Interferon questions - after some venting

2006-09-11 Thread Tad Burnett
Hi Leslie Somebody correct me if I am wrong here... Interferon is an immune system booster... The problem is that if you use it too much the immune system can become totally dependent on it... Most vets agree that 7 days on and 7 days off is the best compromise... It is diluted in water and

Re: Spencer's treatment (Interferon and Acemannan) - and Elspar

2006-09-11 Thread Tad Burnett
Did somebody mention frustrated ??? My vet is a country vet.. with many years of experience with milk cows but is willing to study up on ideas that I have picked up on the internet... He has just taken on a new vet or maybe she is an intern and she has been working with my cats.. She does believe

Re: I'm glad you're sitting down - Spencer

2006-09-07 Thread Tad Burnett
WOW Nina I am so glad he came back to you I remember a story like that from years ago about an old indian who thought he was going to die and he went off to a mountain top to be by himself... But time went by and he didn't die and he got hungrier and hungrier and cold and wet and he gave

Re: Leo

2006-09-05 Thread Tad Burnett
Marie would never let Munch go... He is her cat.. He had a URI that took a long time to clear up and Marie was the only one that could handle him.. On the other hand Jett took to me... And Leo... Leo had arrived here just a couple months ahead of the AW cats and being a typical orange cat he

Re: Leo

2006-09-05 Thread Tad Burnett
She looks after Switters too...The New Orleans boy... But he is about a year old and at that age where too much mothering doesn't work... Tad [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Poor Jett. She just needs a new project, that's all. I'm sure it's only a matter of time until you take in a new

Re: Spencer update

2006-09-05 Thread Tad Burnett
And make sure you have checked every place inside... Sick cats usually don't wander off into unformilure territory but they do squeeze into very small tight places.. Behind or under things where there is only a couple inches of crawl space... I have always wondered if I was doing the right

Re: Toxoplasmosis - Spencer

2006-09-04 Thread Tad Burnett
I have had 2 FeLV+ cats that have had fluid on the lungs and that makes breathing very difficult for them... One xray can show the space around the lungs that indicates the fluid filling the cavity and making it hard to breath in... A pill to absorb that fluid does relieve the breathing in only a

Re: Leo

2006-09-04 Thread Tad Burnett
Hi Phaewryn Munch and Jett along with CJ, and 2 others that tested neg but that were so highly exposed that they would have been put down anyway, that have been here for 18 months or more are still perfectly healthy.. I have thought of having them retested and see if they can be in that group

Hit by a car..FeLV+

2006-08-27 Thread Tad Burnett
http://search.petfinder.com/petnote/displaypet.cgi?petid=6904159 Title: Petfinder PetNotes

Re: To Gina: Re: OT: Re: Question #3: Supplements

2006-08-22 Thread Tad Burnett
I have noticed that Purina ONE and Science Diet and probably others have L-Lysine in their food... Does anyone know what the equivalent amount per serving is.. My guess is that it is much smaller than the 250 mg. but it would be interesting to know... Tad wendy wrote: Hey Gina, I am not sure

Re: Kitten love, part 2

2006-08-16 Thread Tad Burnett
With 30 cats running loose in the house I find tying things down with string or safety wire can save lots of breakable things... Tad MacKenzie, Kerry N. wrote: Message I'm just waiting for the ceramic candlesticks on the mantelpiece to be knocked off and broken. They came from a

Re: Boycott Chinese goods

2006-08-08 Thread Tad Burnett
And even if you do find something that says "Made in America" you probably will be supprised if you look inside and see all the small parts that came from China or else where... Tad PS.. What is this I hear about Egypt is going to poison all stray cats which will include the spotted cat..

Re: groundhog

2006-07-23 Thread Tad Burnett
The average groundhog has a big mound of dirt from his diggings and often will be seen on top of that for a look around... Will this one climb on top of his house to look around ??? Like a Snoopy dog.. That will make the picture Tad [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: LOL, Well, I guess

Re: To Nina and others who read this thread: male calico and black girl kittens

2006-07-13 Thread Tad Burnett
Hey Karen I just want to add that I know of 3 county shelters that took the time themselves to find special homes for FeLV+ cats... Road Island, New York State and my own Vermont... Tad [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I know Carrie personally and I am shocked and surprised. You know I

Re: My cat has Felv and is pregnant

2006-07-13 Thread Tad Burnett
If your main concern is for the mother... The stress of going full term will probably shorten her life... If you allow her to nurse the kittens that will be even more stress on her The kittens will probable be born neg. but will probable be exposed during the cleaning the follows birth

Re: Worried about your other kitties/Felvtalk Digest, Vol 18, Issue 25

2006-07-12 Thread Tad Burnett
When I 1st started keeping FeLV+ kitties and asking my vet should I do this or that... He gave me some valuable advise "Don't drive myself crazy worrying about things"... Keeping stress for the kitties to a minimum is the best thing you can do... They can sense your worry and that will

Re: FeLV/FIV Positive Kitty Needs Home - Urgent

2006-07-11 Thread Tad Burnett
Hi Amy and Nina I have been reading all this... Would this vet be one of the ones CJ is named after ??? I guess I broke my mold and adopted a double pos. a short while ago and she seems as healthy as a horse and doing fine with my indoor colony of now 11... She had a little trouble with

Re: Check out Clumping Clay Kitty Litters and Your Cat's Health

2006-07-04 Thread Tad Burnett
I have heard that a problem with corn litter is that dogs can't eat just one !!! And some have been hospitalized from eating too much Tad [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Yes, I have to say I found the organic thing kind of amusing. I eat organic food myself, and try to buy it for

Re: Check out Clumping Clay Kitty Litters and Your Cat's Health

2006-07-04 Thread Tad Burnett
And the cats might get sick from eating too many mice Tad [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I did not use this in the house when my dogs were alive, so it's possible. I have been worried that it is attracting mice (we have a lot of mice in the house, judging from Lucy's hunting

Re: Testing saliva for FeLV (was 'interesting')

2006-06-26 Thread Tad Burnett
Lane wrote: Don't want to answer for Tonya of course! But she probably figures because FIV and /or FELV indicate a lowered immune system, consequently more susceptible to catching things. Correct me if I'm wrong, Tonya.. Gloria On Jun 26, 2006, at 8:31 AM, Tad Burnett wrote: Just

Re: Chester Sees Internist

2006-06-22 Thread Tad Burnett
Chester seems to have the same problem as my cat that I mentioned a couple days ago... Chronic gum problem I called it... My cat has had most of his teeth pulled and he still has the problem.. I have had this pos cat for 3 years now and he has always had this problem but he is healthy active

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