Re: [Felvtalk] Topical Flea Control

2013-11-26 Thread Tracey Shrout
I use program suspension, and have used it for many years with excellent results. They do not make it here in the US anymore, it comes from the UK, and I get it from amazon. It is one of the least toxic flea treatments available, and that's why I use it. It's a creamy substance that you mix in

Re: [Felvtalk] Diarrhea

2013-05-12 Thread Tracey Shrout
Please, try a raw diet for these kitties. I had one felv+ with severe diarrhea...went through all the meds and is the only reason she is alive today at 5 years old. Another cat (negative) had bloody diarrhea, and went through all the meds as was her cure as well. They don't

Re: [Felvtalk] Diarrhea

2013-04-06 Thread Tracey Shrout
I would suggest some probiotics...sounds like gut flora is off. Your vet may carry's called Probiocin...comes in a gel/paste form in a syringe that cats like. Really helps with diarrhea. Also, a complete and balanced raw food diet will do the trick also. Yogurt really doesn't have that

Re: [Felvtalk] raw food FeLV pos cats

2013-03-16 Thread Tracey Shrout
Hello Maryam and Carrie, I don't post much, but I feel I have to respond to your raw food comments. Without question, I believe a complete and balanced raw food diet is the most important thing you can give your cat. Some people just cannot be convinced of it, unfortunately. I have a 5 yr old

Re: [Felvtalk] raw food FeLV pos cats

2013-03-16 Thread Tracey Shrout
KG, very well said...I wholeheartedly agree! On Sat, Mar 16, 2013 at 11:51 AM, KG BarnCats wrote: Hi, For several years I have primarily fed home made raw to my horde of cats (FELV + separated) and dogs, and have never had any food related problem whatsoever. They are

Re: [Felvtalk] Kittens with diarrhea

2012-12-07 Thread Tracey Shrout
Lucky cats...bless you for taking care of all of them. Needs to be more people like you! On Fri, Dec 7, 2012 at 7:01 AM, Lorrie wrote: On 12-06, Tracey Shrout wrote: Lorrie, glad to know they're better! But, as far as price goes, I can make it for about $1.30

Re: [Felvtalk] Imodium for kitten diarrhea

2012-12-06 Thread Tracey Shrout
Have you tried a raw diet for them? It's worked for me on many kitties. Diarrhea goes away almost instantly. I had one who had it severely also, the raw diet is the only thing that cured her. I believe it saved her life. Antibiotics can contribute to the diarrhea as you probably know. Feed them

Re: [Felvtalk] Imodium for kitten diarrhea

2012-12-06 Thread Tracey Shrout
, that's a lot of cats! On Thu, Dec 6, 2012 at 5:10 PM, Lorrie wrote: A raw diet would be good, but with 26 cats I just can't do it. Too expensive and too much work for my ancient self! The kittens are better now with Albon and Kaolin. Lorrie On 12-06, Tracey Shrout

Re: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia

2012-11-22 Thread Tracey Shrout
Hi Lauraine, here's my advice to you...Keep your kitty as stress free as possible. Give him the best food you can afford, nothing is more important (except for love) than good nutrition. In my opinion, the best thing to feed him is a raw diet. If the ingredients are available to you, you can make

Re: [Felvtalk] TNR

2012-03-11 Thread Tracey Shrout
Yes, I got the same message...I clicked on the link to 're-enable' and I guess it worked...not malicious that I know of. On Sun, Mar 11, 2012 at 8:07 PM, Sally Davis wrote: Did anyone else get an email from this group that says the emails are bouncing? I am afraid to click

Re: [Felvtalk] FIP

2012-02-18 Thread Tracey Shrout
Vicky, I can't tell you much about the FIP, but as for the FELV, I can tell you the most important thing you can do for them is give them a good species-appropriate diet. I recommend a homemade or commercial raw diet. My felv+ (Abbey) has been on it for over 3 years and is doing remarkably

Re: [Felvtalk] FeLV vaccine

2011-05-28 Thread Tracey Shrout
Lynda, I recently had 2 of my cats vax'd for felv...make sure the vax doesn't have an adjuvant...they are known to possibly cause a sarcoma at the injection site...The brand was Merial, and it is 'PUREVAX Recombinant Leukemia Vaccine and the VET *JET* transdermal. I have one cat who has reactions

Re: [Felvtalk] FeLV vaccine

2011-05-28 Thread Tracey Shrout
Just to clarify, Merial's PUREVAX Recombinant Leukemia Vaccine and the VET JET transdermal DOES NOT have an adjuvant! On Fri, May 27, 2011 at 1:39 PM, Lynda Wilson longhornf...@verizon.netwrote: My vet is out of town. Does anyone have an idea as to how long it takes for a kitten or cat to be

Re: [Felvtalk] Abbey

2011-04-06 Thread Tracey Shrout
Mary Lou, it's been a few days since you posted, but here's what I do for my negative with stomatitus. She is an older cat (Allie) who had it when I acquired her. The few times I've taken her to the vet, she was given an oral antibiotic (because I can't pill her at all) to help with the bacteria

Re: [Felvtalk] Good news

2010-12-26 Thread Tracey Shrout
That is wonderful Kerry! I hope you shared the results with the lab people and the vet...and I wonder what their reaction was...could save lots of kitties in the future. Thanks for sharing with us! Tracey On Sat, Dec 25, 2010 at 1:06 PM, Kerry MacKenzie kerrymacken...@ymail.comwrote: Dear all

Re: [Felvtalk] question on antibiotic

2010-11-21 Thread Tracey Shrout
Hi Stacy, It seems to me you care very much about Spanky and want to do the very best for him just like I would. It also sounds like you don't trust your vets so much. I would suggest a holistic vet. I am very leery of all the conventional meds as well and tend to think they may do more harm than

Re: [Felvtalk] Subject: Help- need advice on fleas

2010-10-17 Thread Tracey Shrout
Stacy, I used to use Frontline on my 5 kitties but was always worried about the toxicity of it. I started researching and found a great list about the toxicity of flea and tick products on the NRDC (national resource defense council) website. I've always questioned the safeness of those topical

Re: [Felvtalk] L-Lysine Reaction

2010-10-16 Thread Tracey Shrout
Bonnie, I have been using L-Lysine for almost 2 years now with absolutely no problem. I also buy the 1 lb. container online, about $10-14 (very cheap), it's the Now brand. Just do a search for it. It's the powder form, pharmaceutical grade and I put 1/8 tsp in wet food daily (which is about 250

Re: [Felvtalk] Hello!

2010-06-04 Thread Tracey Shrout
Marnie, Your story is similar to mine. I also had a wonderful cat put down due to my own and other people's ignorance, and the guilt will always been with me. It is such a shame that the professionals are so uneducated. But when I found Abbey, I was given options and she has given me so much

Re: [Felvtalk] Mouth ulcer

2010-05-02 Thread Tracey Shrout
Lisa, I have a cat who was diagnosed w/stomatitis. She had stopped eating a few different times and would cry sometimes when she ate. The vet didn't recommend a teeth cleaning because of her age. I started giving her Petzlife oral gel twice a day for at least a month -- just rubbed it on her

Re: [Felvtalk] MeMe-Jane I am sorry

2010-03-07 Thread Tracey Shrout
Jane, thank you for all your posts. I don't post a lot, but you have a lot of information to share. I am so sorry you lost MeMe, she was beautiful. Thanks for your advice about the stomatitis, I am going to try that. Tracey On Fri, Mar 5, 2010 at 1:34 PM, Alice Flowers

Re: [Felvtalk] vaccination questions

2010-03-05 Thread Tracey Shrout
Laurie, I do have a positive(healthy), and I do worry about my other 4 who are negative (I mix). However, I have a 12 year old who has always had a bad reaction (pain in the vax area) to the felv vax, so I will never give him another one. As for the others, they have never had such a bad

Re: [Felvtalk] question on coat/clavamox

2010-01-17 Thread Tracey Shrout
I haven't heard any of you mention the cats diets. Are they eating a good quality food? I believe that is one of the most important things to consider. Isn't clavamox an antibiotic? I know they sometimes have side effects. I don't know a whole lot about it, but probiotics would be something

Re: [Felvtalk] Night Terrors OT

2009-12-12 Thread Tracey Shrout
Boy, that is strange, sounds like he has been traumatized in the past. You could possibly try an anti-anxiety med or even the kitty prozac. I use buspirone for my kitty w/high anxiety. He used to be an only cat, then I continued to rescue one cat after another and now have 4 others which he

Re: [Felvtalk] Raw Food

2009-11-19 Thread Tracey Shrout
in hearing what your diet consists of. Are there any particular proportions you use of the chicken, bones, organ meat, egg, vitamins etc, and can bone meal be used instead of bones? I don't know how I'd grind bones. Lorrie On 11-15, Tracey Shrout wrote: Anna, I will give you my personal opinion

Re: [Felvtalk] Kitten Problems - Please Help

2009-11-19 Thread Tracey Shrout
Crystal, have you tried a raw food for him? When I first got my positive kitty, she had uncontrollable (bloody) diarrhea, and I tried every food I could. The only thing that stopped it was a raw food consisting of chicken and bones (among other ingredients). She was on antibiotics, fortiflora,

[Felvtalk] advice on kitty's loose tooth

2009-11-19 Thread Tracey Shrout
Hi all, I have a positive who has a loose lower canine tooth. I have never had this problem in a cat. She is very clumsy (one bad eye) and I think she has possibly just ran into something. Anyway, her tooth is now sticking straight out. I worry that it may be getting infected, or that it may

Re: [Felvtalk] advice on kitty's loose tooth

2009-11-19 Thread Tracey Shrout
I should have said before that I had called the vet when I first noticed it, and they said as long as she was eating that she was probably ok. I hate the thought of stressing her out to take her to the vet if it might just fall out and be ok. When I first got her (a year ago), all of her upper

Re: [Felvtalk] LCTI, etc.

2009-11-15 Thread Tracey Shrout
Anna, I will give you my personal opinion dealing with severe diahrrea in 2 of my kitties, one of which is +. After many trips to the vet and having many tests for parasites and doses of parasitic medicines, antibiotics, trying fortiflora (which does help some), nothing completely resolved their

Re: [Felvtalk] Devastated and Ignorant-Confused-New Diagnosis in Multiple Cat Household

2009-03-21 Thread Tracey Shrout
Steven, how long has Sammy lived with all the others? On Sat, Mar 21, 2009 at 2:03 PM, wrote: Hello everyone, My name is Steven with a long history of feline stewardship; will not say owner because who owns who is always in question! :) Sorry for a long post. I am