Re: [Felvtalk] Holistic vs traditional vets for felv

2014-03-15 Thread cerwin

Yes, sadly they are not cheap.

Chris C.


-Original Message- 
From: Kelley

Sent: Friday, March 14, 2014 10:52 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Holistic vs traditional vets for felv

I'm actually going to have to cancel their appointment. Can't pay for it.

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On Mar 14, 2014, at 8:48 PM, cer...@new.rr.com wrote:

My FeLeuk girl sees an integrative vet, who practices both holistic and 
traditional medicine. She gets bicom treatments

from her, as well as various holistic medicines. She is stable
and even gaining weight on this regimen. I think this is
better care for her than she would get from a traditional
vet.
Just my experience...

Chris C.

-Original Message- From: Kelley Sent: Friday, March 14, 2014 8:01 
PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: [Felvtalk] Holistic vs 
traditional vets for felv

What are your thoughts on this?

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Re: [Felvtalk] Holistic vs traditional vets for felv

2014-03-14 Thread cerwin
My FeLeuk girl sees an integrative vet, who practices both 
holistic and traditional medicine. She gets bicom treatments

from her, as well as various holistic medicines. She is stable
and even gaining weight on this regimen. I think this is
better care for her than she would get from a traditional
vet. 


Just my experience...

Chris C.

-Original Message- 
From: Kelley 
Sent: Friday, March 14, 2014 8:01 PM 
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
Subject: [Felvtalk] Holistic vs traditional vets for felv 


What are your thoughts on this?

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Re: [Felvtalk] euthanized Shallie Marie, yesterday the last of my

2014-01-04 Thread cerwin
I’m so sorry.

Chris C.


From: Beth 
Sent: Saturday, January 04, 2014 2:40 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] euthanized Shallie Marie, yesterday the last of my

  So sorry! My thoughts are with you  the fur baby.

  Beth

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From: czadna sacarawicz czadnasacaraw...@hotmail.com; 
To: feline leukemia list felvtalk@felineleukemia.org; 
Subject: [Felvtalk] euthanized Shallie Marie, yesterday the last of my 
Sent: Sat, Jan 4, 2014 7:53:53 PM 


a.. six that tested positive in March 2010. 
b.. 
c.. Thanks for being with us - - lights in the darkness.  I had 
suspected she was crashing.  Vets thought it was dental . . .   two weeks 
later.  will leave it there. 
d.. 
e.. Now she joins her intrepid son Isaac, Mama and Luscious, Torie Rose 
and BreAnne.  

cz
 




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Re: [Felvtalk] Need home for FELV cat in Ft. Worth

2013-11-10 Thread cerwin
CW only accepts cats from Shelters, not individuals,
unless the owner of the cat dies. It’s a great place, though.
I took a cat from our Shelter there last summer and got a
tour. The ladies running the place are extremely dedicated.
They have had FeLeuk cats there live a good life, to their
teens.

Chris C.


From: Karen Harshbarger 
Sent: Sunday, November 10, 2013 8:03 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org ; gbl...@aristotle.net 
Subject: [Felvtalk] Need home for FELV cat in Ft. Worth


To felvtalk@felineleukemia.org  
Today at 7:53 PM 
Gloria Lane and Lance,
There are two shelters that I know of in Iowa that rescue Feline Leukemia cats 
Carmen Conklin at CW Shelter in Northeast Iowa cwshel...@wildblue.net;  and 
Witty Kitty in Solon, Iowa Jennifer Doll jkd...@gmail.com.  Not sure how they 
would get there but maybe they know of a transport if they have an available 
spot.  There is a transport that helps with dogs called Heinz 57 Rescue and 
Transport in Desoto, Ia. --- maybe they would help with the cat. 

Also, this lady with the feline leukemia cat needs to know that one test does 
not a diagnosis make depending upon the test used.  It could be a false 
positive, if the cat is young, it  could fight it off with good medical care (I 
got lucky and had 4 that fought it off), the cat can live with feline leukemia 
(probably just a shortened life), etc.  Is there a reason she does not want to 
keep the cat?

Please keep me posted.  Thanks, Karen



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Re: [Felvtalk] Gum redness

2013-10-29 Thread cerwin

You can get DMG without a prescription at Amazon, and
I imagine many other places. That's where I get it.

Chris C.


-Original Message- 
From: Lance

Sent: Tuesday, October 29, 2013 9:32 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Gum redness

Just saw your post here and on the Yahoo! list, but thought that it’d be 
better if I replied here.


Before we knew my FeLV+ cat was FeLV+, her then-vet said that her gums were 
becoming irritated, and that I needed to switch her to Prescription Diet 
t/d. I did, and the irritation seemed to go away. She hasn't had any 
stomatitis or gingivitis issues since then *that I know of*.


I don’t know that this is the best solution to Kitty’s issue, but it might 
be something you could look into as a supplemental option, if she’s good 
about eating dry food and you think she’s not to the point where it hurts to 
eat. I don’t give Ember t/d as free-fed dry food any more, but instead give 
it to her as a treat (four or five pieces in the morning and again at 
night). Prescription Diet is not the best food, but the texture/composition 
of this particular formula seem to help with teeth and gum problems.


I think it would be good to consider giving Kitty interferon alpha and/or 
DMG. The latter is very inexpensive and easy to dose (either in semi-hard 
treat form or liquid form), and it does boost the immune system a bit. Your 
holistic vet might be able to tell you more about DMG and interferon.


Best wishes for Kitty,

Lance

On Oct 29, 2013, at 9:16 PM, Avaykn ava...@gmail.com wrote:


Hi Beth,
Thank you so much, she gets :
lysine 500mg a day
a feline multivitamin, Tabby tabs,
Missing link amino supplement
Mush a powdery mix of mushrooms
Is there anything else I might be missing to give her.
She is at a little over 10lbs and gets canned food twice a day and dr Lisa 
Pierson's raw chicken recipe once a day.


Thanks,

Mally

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On Oct 29, 2013, at 21:17, Beth create_me_...@yahoo.com wrote:

It could be the beginnings of Stomatitis. It's pretty common in the FeLV 
kits. I've had a couple with it. Nasty stuff.  Try the L-lysine. I used 
that with something else once  it worked great, but I can't for the life 
of me remember what it was.


Beth

Avaykn ava...@gmail.com wrote:


Hello everyone,
Kitty, our 16 months old FeLV positive cat is showing a little redness 
on her gums on her bottom left incisors. I have rubbed a little liquid 
vitamin E and she has received a dosage of Calcarea carbonica, I'm 
working with a holistic vet, but I was wondering what if any steps have 
any of you taken when faced with this situation.

Thanks,

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

2013-10-10 Thread cerwin
At the Shelter where I volunteer, they find that rehydrating a
cat by giving sub-q usually perks up their appetite.

Chris C.


From: Margo 
Sent: Thursday, October 10, 2013 7:00 AM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Fwd: virus has finally caught up with her :-(





  Hi Jennifer,

 Well, I think she will need some help. I am surprised 
that a Vet allowed a dehydrated cat to leave without doing something about it, 
so I'd call and ask why. It's good that she is drinking, but it is impossible 
to correct clinical dehydration orally, she must have either IV or sub-q 
fluids. That alone MAY be enough (combined with the B-12) to start her eating 
again, it can be miraculous. If you don't want to try the Clavamox, then take 
her (what is her name?) in and request sub-q fluids (and have them show you how 
to do it at home) and ask about Convenia, a long-lasting injectable antibiotic. 
I don't generally recommend it, but it's better than nothing, and less 
stressful for both of you. Explain that medicating orally seems too stressful. 
You could ask about appetite stimulants, but they need to be given by mouth as 
well, so maybe you don't want to try. 

 Much depends on how far you want to go. Sub-q's and 
assist feedings aren't difficult to do, but you may not have the time to give 
to this. I would say, even if you decide not to continue long-term care, get to 
the Vet (or another of you don't want to go back there) TODAY for sub-q or IV 
fluids, and see if that helps.. If you have to work, most Vets will allow 
drop-off. 

 Please help her by getting the dehydration resolved. 
She feels totally lousy, and of course doesn't want to eat, or move. At least 
she will feel better, and that's critical, whatever course you elect to follow.

  All the best,

  Margo

  -Original Message- 
  From: Jennifer Ballew 
  Sent: Oct 9, 2013 9:40 PM 
  To: felvtalk 
  Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Fwd: virus has finally caught up with her :-(  



  They took her temp yesterday and no fever.  She's not showing any outward 
signs of infection, so that's good I guess.  I'm just wondering if she's going 
to be able to pull out of this.  :-(

  Jennifer

  On Oct 9, 2013 8:27 PM, moonsister22 moonsiste...@yahoo.com wrote:

Regular cats can also have those symptoms. The B12 shot is good. Does she 
have a fever? Many doctors completely neglect the simple task of taking the 
cat's temperature. An antibiotic injection might be of benefit. My hard and 
fast rule is to think simple first. My FIV positive cat had a lump on his 
back. It was diagnosed as probably a malignant tumor. I suggested it was a 
non-malignant fatty tumor. Three years later Mr. Snowy is still fat and going 
strong and the tumor has absorbed. Maybe it's luck and they will use up the 
last of their nine lives eventually but until then start off simple but 
cautious and do always take to vet but listen with both ears open and your 
brain cells on high alert.

Hugs and blessings to you and the fur kids.

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On Oct 9, 2013, at 3:48 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

 --
 To love is to risk not being loved in return.
 To hope is to risk pain.
 To try is to risk failure,
 But risk must be taken,
 Because the greatest hazard in life
 Is to risk nothing.
 --Leo Buscaglia
 

[Felvtalk] a question

2013-09-29 Thread cerwin
My FeLeuk girl has been pretty asymptomatic for quite
a while. Now she is starting to wet the bed. Has that
happened to any of your guys, and if so, what does it
mean?

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Re: [Felvtalk] campaign to get an felv cat to sanctuary

2013-09-15 Thread cerwin

Going through old mail...

I have visited there, and it is a nice place. The people who run it are
very caring.

Chris C.


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From: dlg...@windstream.net

Sent: Monday, May 27, 2013 2:20 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] campaign to get an felv cat to sanctuary

You do have to be careful when choosing a place for your cats.  I have one, 
Rustic Hollow and they have provisions for FELV cats.  They do ask you give 
a set fee per cat per year of expected life.  It is not bad considering they 
have 6 or 7 houses for the cats with outdoor caticos.  They will provide the 
food your cats are used to, even my Blue Buffalo or Wellness.  I wouldn't 
even mind retiring there to one of the houses as a live in caretaker.  I 
have no family and I would have more than enough cats to love.




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Re: [Felvtalk] Desperate Rescuer

2013-08-09 Thread cerwin
Yes, ours has a community pantry, for the same reason.
Anyone can come and get food.

Chris C.


From: KG BarnCats 
Sent: Friday, August 09, 2013 8:17 AM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Desperate Rescuer

Also check the local pounds - ours has certain foods they prefer to use for a 
consistent diet (less tummy trouble).  The other donated foods are often 
re-donated to feral feeders who agree to participate in TNR.  

KG


 
On Fri, Aug 9, 2013 at 9:13 AM, Shelley Theye ve...@bellsouth.net wrote:

  Another thought, our small rescue group in NC will get food donations from 
the public sometimes, and we usually give
  some of it to people in the community that need help.  Maybe she could check 
with some of the  local larger
  rescue groups in her area to see if they might have extra food?  They might 
not publicize it, we don't.
  Shelley


  On Aug 9, 2013, at 9:08 AM, Beth wrote:

   In Atlanta we have pet food pantries. You have to be income qualified. 
There may be something near her for that. Sometimes rescues also get good at a 
discount  will sell to colony feeders.
  
   Beth

   Don't Litter, Fix Your Critter! www.Furkids.org

  
  
   From: dlg...@windstream.net dlg...@windstream.net
   To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
   Sent: Thursday, August 8, 2013 10:01 PM
   Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Desperate Rescuer
  
   I CAN'T HELP, UP TO MY EARS $PROBLEMS, but I have heard that sometimes 
Petsmart and oher pet stores offer outdated pet foods at reduced or for free.  
Wouldn't hurt to look into it.
  
    Lee Evans moonsiste...@yahoo.com wrote:
Yes, I have gone online (she has no computer, can't afford to buy one) 
and looked into the Pet Food Stamps program but since Karen has a job and is 
single she is not eligible. I seems like you have to be totally down and out to 
get any help, especially for animals. I can't get Medicaid because I am 
regularly paying a mortgage on a house and I desperately need dental work. So 
there you have it. The great American dream for those of us who actually are 
doing the right thing has turned into a nightmare. Can anyone help Karen with a 
donation of a gift card from a pet food supply store? That way she could save 
some of her hard earned money to make a down payment on something that she can 
drive to work and to her cat colonies every day, like she used to. She had just 
paid off the car she had when the transmission cracked. She didn't have air 
conditioning either and the windows stopped functioning. Needed another car 
even before the transmission went belly up.
  
  
   Spay and Neuter your cats and dogs and your weird relatives and nasty 
neighbors too!
  
  
  
  
  
   
   
   
  
  
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Re: [Felvtalk] struggling tonight

2013-06-07 Thread cerwin
I don’t have anything to add to the good advice you have already gotten,
but am sending good energy to all involved. Please let us know how
things go.

Chris C.


From: Karen Harshbarger 
Sent: Friday, June 07, 2013 8:00 AM
To: moonsiste...@yahoo.com ; felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
Subject: [Felvtalk] struggling tonight

Thanks to all for the calming support and suggestions.  I guess I panic because 
I just lost my little Tig(Cole's brother) not that long ago (little over a 
month ago).  It was when Tig stopped eating that he went down very fast in just 
a short time and he never came back to me-and I feel I did not panic enough 
or do enough when he first stopped eating.  Rest assured he will get lots of 
love and I will try not to put him through a lot of useless things.  Thanks 
again, Karen



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Re: [Felvtalk] New To Group-Lance

2013-06-06 Thread cerwin
That’s a great site-thanks!

I’ve been feeding mine Tiki Cat, and I was wondering...in
looking at it and reading the ingredients list, wouldn’t it be
a lot cheaper and just as good to boil some chicken and add
a cat vitamin?

Chris C.


From: Lance 
Sent: Thursday, June 06, 2013 6:32 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] New To Group-Lance

Ember was four years old when she tested positive, but she must have had the 
disease prior to that. She might have been as young as two or three years old 
when the infection became persistent. We still don't know how the virus got 
into the house, whether through Ember herself or a stray kitten my parents took 
in who was later euthanized due to symptoms a year and a half later.

About lymphoma, please join the feline lymphoma Yahoo! group. The support there 
is amazing, and a vet frequently comments there.

I'm glad that the others aren't showing symptoms. My Ember has thankfully had 
very few issues with the virus. Her main symptoms are: low white blood cell 
count, anisocoria (one pupil is fully open all the time), and some very minor 
bouts of diarrhea (not in the last few years) and upper respiratory infections. 
For the most part, she gets sick like a normal cat. 

You may want to check this blog post that covers cat food:

http://www.naturalcatcareblog.com/2010/12/the-7-best-natural-commercial-cat-foods-so-far/

Ember eats Tiki Cat these days, which is the priciest stuff, but other brands 
like Hound  Gatos and Great Life Essentials are more affordable.

On Jun 6, 2013, at 5:33 PM, kasia mosko kasia...@yahoo.com wrote:


  Hi Lance,


  Are any of your FeLV+ cats showing symptoms? 
  ***Besides Jack, who has lymphoma, none of the other cats show any symptoms.
  Lance, when was your girl diagnosed with it?
  Kasia


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Re: [Felvtalk] Reporting a bite!

2013-06-05 Thread cerwin

That is a good idea, if you are sure the cat is fine. Where I live
(in WI) the animal would have to be quarantined for 10 days,
with three vet visits-one at the start and the end, and one in
the middle. Pain in the butt!

Chris C.

Lorrie

On 06-05, Lee Evans wrote:

Here's a suggestion to everyone who has cats or dogs. If your cat or
   dog has a bad hair day and bites/scratches you and you have to go to a
   doctor or emergency clinic because you are having a reaction to the
   saliva, afraid of infection or things like that, DO NOT TELL THEM THAT
   YOUR ANIMAL did the damage. If it's a bite, you can say that your
   parrot got off his perch and bit you or that you hammered a rusty nail
   into your finger, anything but an animal bite. 




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Re: [Felvtalk] a tough and sad day

2013-06-05 Thread cerwin
Those are all good ideas. Thanks!

Chris C.


From: Lee Evans 
Sent: Wednesday, June 05, 2013 8:24 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] a tough and sad day

I'm with Lorrie - keep Augmentin in your medicine cabinet for those occasions 
when you decide to put your hand between two snarling cats. I have done this 
stupid thing twice. Now I just hurl a pot of cold water into the fray and then 
mop the floor as the two go to their respective favorite spots to dry off. If I 
have to separate a couple of entwined rolling cats, I use a broom handle. I 
once just slammed a box over one cat. The other cat looked puzzled, then walked 
away. I held the boxed cat in place for about 5 minutes, then slowly lifted the 
box. He shook himself off and walked away too. If you interrupt their train of 
thought, their focus, the fight goes away if they are neutered/spayed cats. 




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




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Re: [Felvtalk] Ember

2013-05-12 Thread cerwin
Smaller pet stores, not chain stores, tend to have it too.

Chris C.


From: Lance 
Sent: Sunday, May 12, 2013 3:44 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Ember

http://wholepetsholistic.com/store/

I order from those folks.

On May 12, 2013, at 3:30 PM, Margo toomanykitti...@earthlink.net wrote:


  I've seen it listed at Chewy.com;

  http://www.chewy.com/cat/wet-food-389/tiki-cat

  and at Wags;

  http://www.wag.com/cat/p/tiki-cat-king-kamehameha-luau-variety-pack-146352

  Too much fish for my FLUTD guys.


^..^



  -Original Message-

From: dlg...@windstream.net

Sent: May 12, 2013 3:22 PM

To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org

Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Ember



Where do you get Tiki Cat?  I have never seen it at Petsmart.

,

 Lance lini...@fastmail.fm wrote: 

  I may have discovered something that Ember likes even more than FF. Tiki 
Cat has two chicken formulas, and she adores both of those. I'm feeding her a 
2.8 oz can a day, along with as much of a can of a different brand of food as 
she'll eat. 



  On Apr 23, 2013, at 11:07 AM, Christiane Biagi ti...@mindspring.com 
wrote:



Sometimes, you can mix in a little of another food w. the FF… Just a 
little, though—they figure it out and then turn up their noses! LOL





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Re: [Felvtalk] What to feed a finicky, sick kitten?

2013-05-05 Thread cerwin

Do cats with this have problems with their anal glands?

I'm sorry for your loss.

Chris C.


-Original Message- 
From: dlg...@windstream.net

Sent: Saturday, May 04, 2013 4:38 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] What to feed a finicky, sick kitten?

I do know one thing, never trust a vet that says euthanize with no other 
alternatives.  My vet is great, he tells you what could happen and then says 
it is up to you to keep them or not.  My Annie is still going strong at 8 
years (she was 4 when I got her).  Nitnoy gave up her fight for life after I 
had her 2 years.  It was not the FELV that killed her, but blocked anal 
glands.  The ER vets missed that on sunday and I  did not know until I took 
her to my vet on Monday.  He checked her glands first thing, took care of 
them and I took her home to feed and love her.  It was too late, She died 
purring as she kneaded my shoulder.  You can believe that I drive the rest 
of my pride nuts checking their glands.  That is one thing I will not be 
remiss on again.  We learn as we go and each one of our babies teaches us 
something new.  Maybe when it is my time to go, I will have learned all 
there is to know.  In the meantime, I do my best, that is all I can do.

 Margo toomanykitti...@earthlink.net wrote:

Hi Amanda,

   I'm sorry you're having this problem. First, I'd join Feline 
assisted feeding;


http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/Feline-Assisted-Feeding/

   It is very omportant you address this immediately, to avoid liver 
problems.


   You will probably have to learn to syringe feed, at least for a 
short time. Cats who stop eating (for whatever reason) can forget how. 
They need to be reminded. First, I'd ask your Vet for an appetite 
stimulant, I use cyproheptadine (Periactin) but Mirtazapine is also 
recommended. Buy a few cans of a/d, and a 10cc luer slip tip syringe. 
Hills a/d is a concentrated, pureed food that is meant to be syringe fed, 
and is easy to use. There are others like Clinicare, which is a liquid, 
but it's not readily available, and is really meant for tube feeding.


   Please don't second guess yourself, it's worth trying. My FeLV boy, 
Gribble, was in very bad shape at one point, and not expected to live. I 
syringe fed him for about 2 weeks after he decided eating was not 
something he wanted to do. That was in April. Today he's playing tag with 
the dog (his best buddy) and generally making life interesting for the 
rest of the cats in the household.


   You might want to check and see if the anemia has returned, that 
might be somewhere to start with treatment. Gribbs is on Interferon and 
DMG, but that's it right now.


All the best to you both,

Margo



-Original Message-
From: Amanda Payne amandak.pa...@gmail.com
Sent: May 2, 2013 9:11 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: [Felvtalk] What to feed a finicky, sick kitten?

Hello everyone!

This is my first time using this forum :)

I have a ten month old kitty, Polli, who was diagnosed with FeLV about 
two months ago.  At that time, she started licking the walls and our 
potted plants in addition increasing lethargy.  I took her to the vet 
where she was diagnosed with severe anemia related to FeLV.  We were told 
we'd have to assist her to the rainbow bridge within days of the 
diagnosis.  Thankfully, she's a fighter and is still with us.  However, 
her appetite has been cause for worry.  She's crazy about Temptations 
Treats and deli ham (I know, not the most nutritious diet but I'm 
thankful for anything she eats).  The last two days, though, she won't 
eat.  I've offered her baby food, Tiki Cat, Ziwi's wet food, lunch meat, 
tuna and her favorite treats but to no avail.  I understand that the end 
may be near but I want to give everything a shot before I make that call.


So, my question is, what do you give your cat that they just can't say no 
to? I'd love and appreciate any suggestions!


Thank you,
-Amanda
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Re: [Felvtalk] a question....or two

2013-05-02 Thread cerwin
Yes, I will. She sees my own vet next Monday for a
consult.

Thanks-Chris C.


From: Lance 
Sent: Wednesday, May 01, 2013 4:29 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] a questionor two

It's always a good idea to discuss any symptoms with Raja's vet. They may want 
to refer you to a veterinary ophthalmologist or other specialist just to 
confirm that nothing else is going on.

On May 1, 2013, at 1:50 PM, cer...@new.rr.com wrote:


  Thank you so much for the quick answer, Lance. It’s wonderful to have
  that worry alleviated so soon.

  I will try those foods, and the web site. I’ve seen Tiki Cat, and it does
  look delicious!

  Thanks again-Chris C.


  From: Lance 
  Sent: Wednesday, May 01, 2013 1:42 PM
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
  Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] a questionor two

  My FeLV+ girl has anisocoria (uneven pupils). We noticed that one had changed 
quite a bit about four years ago. I've never read anything about it indicating 
the progress of the disease.  

  I highly recommend Tiki Cat's two chicken formulas. Ember is addicted. It's 
definitely not cheap, but it seems to be high quality food. It's probably 
easier to find Fancy Feast Classic Chicken Feast, which was recommended to me 
here by Christiane. The ingredients might not be great, but it's very appealing 
to them.

  This site has some good ideas:

  http://www.felinecrf.org/persuading_cat_to_eat.htm

  On May 1, 2013, at 1:34 PM, cer...@new.rr.com wrote:


I am fostering to adopt two positive cats for our Animal Shelter,
so as I said in my intro, I am new at this.
I just noticed today that Raja has uneven pupils. I know this is
not uncommon for these cats, but I was wondering if it is a
random thing that happens, or if it is indicative of the stage
she is in, or anything else.
Any good tips on getting her to eat more? I’ve tried different
dry and wet foods. She has lost a pound in 2 weeks, and was
small to begin with.
Thanks so much!

Chris C.
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[Felvtalk] a question....or two

2013-05-01 Thread cerwin
I am fostering to adopt two positive cats for our Animal Shelter,
so as I said in my intro, I am new at this.
I just noticed today that Raja has uneven pupils. I know this is
not uncommon for these cats, but I was wondering if it is a
random thing that happens, or if it is indicative of the stage
she is in, or anything else.
Any good tips on getting her to eat more? I’ve tried different
dry and wet foods. She has lost a pound in 2 weeks, and was
small to begin with.
Thanks so much!

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Re: [Felvtalk] a question....or two

2013-05-01 Thread cerwin
Thank you so much for the quick answer, Lance. It’s wonderful to have
that worry alleviated so soon.

I will try those foods, and the web site. I’ve seen Tiki Cat, and it does
look delicious!

Thanks again-Chris C.


From: Lance 
Sent: Wednesday, May 01, 2013 1:42 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] a questionor two

My FeLV+ girl has anisocoria (uneven pupils). We noticed that one had changed 
quite a bit about four years ago. I've never read anything about it indicating 
the progress of the disease.  

I highly recommend Tiki Cat's two chicken formulas. Ember is addicted. It's 
definitely not cheap, but it seems to be high quality food. It's probably 
easier to find Fancy Feast Classic Chicken Feast, which was recommended to me 
here by Christiane. The ingredients might not be great, but it's very appealing 
to them.

This site has some good ideas:

http://www.felinecrf.org/persuading_cat_to_eat.htm

On May 1, 2013, at 1:34 PM, cer...@new.rr.com wrote:


  I am fostering to adopt two positive cats for our Animal Shelter,
  so as I said in my intro, I am new at this.
  I just noticed today that Raja has uneven pupils. I know this is
  not uncommon for these cats, but I was wondering if it is a
  random thing that happens, or if it is indicative of the stage
  she is in, or anything else.
  Any good tips on getting her to eat more? I’ve tried different
  dry and wet foods. She has lost a pound in 2 weeks, and was
  small to begin with.
  Thanks so much!

  Chris C.
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[Felvtalk] a newbie

2013-04-22 Thread cerwin
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.
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