OT: update

2006-09-24 Thread felv
My son is here, and getting settled in. Zack is on the Prozac, though it's too soon to tell any difference yet, I think. Tang had a complete bowel compaction, and was in the hospital for 4 days, and is now on several medications (he's doing much better now, and is off the antibiotics).

Re: Spencer and my talk with my Internist

2006-09-08 Thread felv
I'm glad he is back, and you are happier! I think the approach you are taking now is very logical, with his best interests at heart. Perhaps you could call around and find a vet willing to drain him at home, if he requires it again. It doesn't seem like anything that should require a sterile

OT: I'm going offline for a while to move my son in

2006-09-08 Thread felv
Just a quick note to inform everyone that I will be offline for the next week or two, so if you desperately need me, call via phone. Otherwise, I'll be back in a while! My son is moving in with me and I have to create him a room (big construction job), get ready, move the computer network

Re: OT - Zack (explanation of my situation)

2006-09-06 Thread felv
Well his OWNERS were going to kill him JUST for being FIV+, before I offered his LAST CHANCE to come here to join the FERAL colony OUTSIDE. I am happy to try the medication, a list member (bless you!) is sending me a trial of her cat's prozac to try on Zack, if it works, great, but I can't

Re: OT - Zack (amitriptyline - belinda)

2006-09-06 Thread felv
Amitriptyline!? Really, what was the cat dosage for that? I get that already for myself, and it's only $9.00 a 30 day bottle! I wonder if that MIGHT help Zack's aggression? I could afford that... Phaewryn Please adopt a cat from Little Cheetah Cat Rescue!!! http://ucat.us/adopt.html Low cost

Re: crackers IFA was positive need help a.s.a.p.

2006-09-06 Thread felv
FYI Leslie, FIP is totally unrelated to FELV, so Hepburn didn't succumb to the FELV either. :) http://www.vet.cornell.edu/fhc/resources/brochure/fip.html "Is FIP related to feline leukemia? FIP and feline leukemia are caused by different viruses. Some cats that have FIP may also be inf

Re: Spencer update

2006-09-06 Thread felv
Very well written, Nina. Peace to you. Phaewryn Please adopt a cat from Little Cheetah Cat Rescue!!! http://ucat.us/adopt.html Low cost SpayNeuter services in VT, and Emergency Financial Assistance for cat owners:http://ucat.us/VermontLowCost.htmlSpecial Needs Cat Resources:

Re: OT- Strange kitty behavior

2006-09-06 Thread felv
My Tigger "pinches" me all the time now (this is a relatively new thing). He takes a little fold of my skin in between his front teeth (the little front teeth, not the fangs), and he slowly bites down, just enough so that my reflex makes me jerk away and go "OUCH!". If I don't jerk away, he

Re: OT- Strange kitty behavior

2006-09-06 Thread felv
"Chest Fungus"... LOL! We call it the "Furry Tumor" or (in the case of Tigger sitting backwards up on my shoulder), the "One Eyed Parrot". Phaewryn Please adopt a cat from Little Cheetah Cat Rescue!!! http://ucat.us/adopt.html Low cost SpayNeuter services in VT, and Emergency Financial

Re: Leo

2006-09-05 Thread felv
Well, we do know nutrition plays a vital role in keeping FELV+ cats healthy, so I suppose it makes perfect sense that the ones that arrived at your place thin were the first to succumb to the virus, and the ones that were in good weight are now doing well. Just goes to shows how MUCH

Re: OT Food and IBD - Kelly

2006-09-05 Thread felv
We're going to try medicating. I'm just not sure I can afford it long term. I'm getting custody of my 12 year old son again on the 19th, and he's on expensive ADD drugs, and I'm not made of money these days, with Mythic on his medication, it's just all adding up very quickly. As usual, I

Re: Spencer update

2006-09-05 Thread felv
I would have thought they could have at least given you some lasix or some other kind of drug to help with the fluid buildup issue... But, at least he feels better, that counts for a lot, even if you have to take him in to be drained every couple of days, if it helps him be comfortable, I

Re: Inky update - Belinda

2006-09-05 Thread felv
Kerry, maybe you could do smaller amounts of fluids, and do it yourself at home? There's plenty of websites with pictures and everything to show you how! I have them on mydomestic cat linkswebpage (below), or just let me know if you can't find them and need them. Phaewryn Special Needs Cat

Re: Lucy again

2006-09-05 Thread felv
Sending soothing vibes to Lucy, and you, Michelle. Phaewryn Please adopt a cat from Little Cheetah Cat Rescue!!! http://ucat.us/adopt.html Low cost SpayNeuter services in VT, and Emergency Financial Assistance for cat owners:http://ucat.us/VermontLowCost.htmlSpecial Needs Cat Resources:

Re: crackers IFA was positive need help a.s.a.p.

2006-09-05 Thread felv
IFA is not final. Retest in 3 months. Until then feed good food, supplement with vitamin C. Until then read all the posts here, you will learn MUCH from just reading other's posts and asking questions about them when you get lost. Even if he is permanently positive, that's NO reason to just

Re: i have never met people like you all

2006-09-05 Thread felv
Me too, my FELV+ girl died in 2002, I'm still here. You can't find a better group of people anywhere, this place is the BEST! Phaewryn Please adopt a cat from Little Cheetah Cat Rescue!!! http://ucat.us/adopt.html Low cost SpayNeuter services in VT, and Emergency Financial Assistance for cat

Re: Spencer update

2006-09-05 Thread felv
Nina, I know that must be really hard to deal with, but I must say, I agree with your partner, if he chose to go out on his own, then it is what he wanted. Cats are very much individuals, and perhaps he just needed to be alone, to face his own end. Keep the door open all night, maybe he will

Re: Leo

2006-09-05 Thread felv
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 baby for her to "momma". You know, Doobie used to "momma" Moogie like that. When Moogie died, I got Tigger. Doobie immediately took on "momma duty" for Tigger. Some cats are just

Re: Need prayers for my Spencer please

2006-09-04 Thread felv
Sending calming and peaceful vibes to Spencer, in hopes it will soothe his stress level. Phaewryn Please adopt a cat from Little Cheetah Cat Rescue!!! http://ucat.us/adopt.html Low cost SpayNeuter services in VT, and Emergency Financial Assistance for cat

Re: Toxoplasmosis - Spencer

2006-09-04 Thread felv
Nina, call a DIFFERENT vet clinic. Tell them your vet is not returning calls and that you are desperate, they might be able to help. OR, call yours relentlessly, like every 10 minutes, call back again. Drive the answering service nuts, they will put you on priority just so they don't have to

Re: Toxoplasmosis - Spencer

2006-09-04 Thread felv
When he said "the FELV itself" that told me volumes. Yeah, I wouldn't even bother with him. Is he hot? Feverish? Cold? Have you tried taking him into the bathroom and running the hot shower to see if the humidity might help? Phaewryn Please adopt a cat from Little Cheetah Cat Resc

Re: Leo

2006-09-04 Thread felv
Tad, I'm so sorry to hear you lost Little Leo. Was he FELV+? How are Munch and the rest doing? Phaewryn Please adopt a cat from Little Cheetah Cat Rescue!!! http://ucat.us/adopt.html Low cost SpayNeuter services in VT, and Emergency Financial Assistance for cat owners:http://ucat.us

Re: OT Food and IBD - Kelly

2006-09-03 Thread felv
Oh, I see how that works... but don't you get really nasty flat patties when it gets really low on litter? Maybe my cats pee more volume (each cat, at one time)than yours do. Unfortunately, no, I don't have a garage or anywhere Zack can be put for the winter. I live in a three room

Re: OT Food and IBD - Kelly

2006-09-03 Thread felv
No local rescues will take FIV+ aggressive cats. The closest metro area is over 50 miles away, and I've heard really bad things about craig's list anyways (bunchers use it to scam free animals). I think he's on bemikitties, I'll have to check. I post him periodically to the FIVCATS2 list at

Re: OT - Zack

2006-09-03 Thread felv
Mackenziewas my favorite feral. I see him once a month or so, Zack scares them all away most of the time. I do know he's alive, but that's about all I know. Him and Spooky (the bw FIV+ male) seem to have buddied up, as they appear together when they come. Hopefully that brings them the

Re: OT - Zack

2006-09-03 Thread felv
The problem is two dominate males in one territory. It's just unnatural. I'd rather have one normal, well adjusted dominant male cat in the house (Doobie), than two drugged into submission males (and I would have to drug them both, as they are equally aggressive to each other). Ithink cats

Re: OT - Zack

2006-09-03 Thread felv
Nina, I sell cat collars that say "Crazy Cat" on them and have images of psycho cats all over them, LOL! I also have "fat cat" "stinky cat" "princess cat" and lots others.Crazy cat:http://ucat.us/beastiebands/crazycat.jpg Doobie wears a "Fat Cat" collar, he doesn't seem too very offended...

Re: OT Food and IBD - Kelly

2006-09-03 Thread felv
He's on both craig's list and the bemikitties site now! $40 adoption fee, 5 pageapplication, and home visit required. That should weed out any whackos. Phaewryn Please adopt a cat from Little Cheetah Cat Rescue!!! http://ucat.us/adopt.html Low cost SpayNeuter services in VT, and Emergency

Re: OT - Zack

2006-09-03 Thread felv
lexan... ok, I'll look into that, thanks Karen! I was under the impression that anything clear was grossly expensive, I guess I was wrong. I have to do something, cause even thick quilts can't keep Doobie away from the cage when Zack is in there. Right now I have the mat that my desk chair

Re: OT Food and IBD - Kelly

2006-09-03 Thread felv
Yep, Vermont. I haven't gotten the submission link YET, but it's coming soon, I should think. Yeah, it says Bengal in the subject. Phaewryn Please adopt a cat from Little Cheetah Cat Rescue!!! http://ucat.us/adopt.html Low cost SpayNeuter services in VT, and Emergency Financial Assistance

Re: OT - Zack

2006-09-03 Thread felv
Well, the problem is my apartment, the bathroom is only accessible through the bedroom, and any cat we've ever locked in there takes to howling all night and keeps us awake. If anyone is willing to donate toward the cause, I would be more than willing to take Zack to the vet for an exam and

Re: Pics of my boys

2006-09-02 Thread felv
Very big beautiful fluffy boys, you're very lucky! Maizee trying to fetch the sponge out of the tub is really cute too. Phaewryn Please adopt a cat from Little Cheetah Cat Rescue!!! http://ucat.us/adopt.html Low cost SpayNeuter services in VT, and Emergency Financial Assistance for cat

Re: my baby crackers

2006-09-02 Thread felv
elf for things you didn't know, and can't change now, that's pointless, and doesn't help anyone. Besides, FELV is not like FIV, it's not as contagious, it depends really very much on a cat's immune system, unlike FIV, which is almost always spread by a bite wound. Was Crackers ever tested in the pa

Re: OT Food and IBD - Kelly

2006-09-02 Thread felv
I've saved a ton of money by switching to a non-clumping litter called cedarific. I buy a huge bale of it for $17, and it fills our 4 catboxes 3 or more times. The only down side? You have to change it more often, every 4-7 days, depending on the weather (heat and humidity effects how fast

Re: OT Food and IBD - Kelly

2006-09-02 Thread felv
The cedarific weighs about 1/2 what the same amount of any clumping litter weighs, and about 1/4 of what any clay (clumping or not) litter weighs. So if you're trying to go for less weight, the cedarific would work better for you... unless you flush your scoopable, you wouldn't want to flush

Re: OT Food and IBD - Kelly

2006-09-02 Thread felv
a month. You must be using a brand I had never tried. Yeah, you're right about the FIV and FELV contagions risks. FELV is more apt to be transmitted than FIV if all the cats are friendly to each other. I wouldn't think twice of mixing a FIV in with negatives, if the FIV cat was friendly

Re: Question about different FeLV tests

2006-09-01 Thread felv
Yeah, that's just bad bedside manner. She was trying to get you to drop it, not trying to be helpful to you or your cat. I'd seek another practice, and I'd write a letter to the VET at the clinic you have now, explaining WHY you left. Phaewryn Please adopt a cat from Little Cheetah Cat

Re: OT: Need feedback please (soapbox)

2006-08-31 Thread felv
(climbing up onto big bargain size soapbox) I think a harsh mental picture is what more people need to have. If more people cringed, we might live in a world that was more apt to protect animals. The fact that anyone on this list wasn't aware of any of those issues in itself speaks for the

Re: Question about different FeLV tests

2006-08-31 Thread felv
Find a new vet office, ASAP. The bat statement is laughable, the not knowing what an IFA is is unacceptable in every way. On the bright side, they seem so ignorant, maybe they just didn't DO the in house test correctly in the first place, and your results are the results of bad testing

Re: Question about different FeLV tests

2006-08-31 Thread felv
My barn owner had several HUNDRED bats in his attic. INSIDE his house. It happens! We have several hundred in the barn loft, too!Yes, BUT, delaying a rabies vaccine two weeks isn't really going to make much difference if it's just a booster shot, and most rabies vaccines have effect long

Re: Question about different FeLV tests

2006-08-31 Thread felv
Out of those several hundred bats, how many have bitten anyone or anything? And out of those bites, how many of the victims have died of rabies? Bats get a bad reputation for no good reason, this is simply a case of bat hysteria. Phaewryn Please adopt a cat from Little Cheetah Cat Rescue!!!

Re: Question about different FeLV tests

2006-08-31 Thread felv
That's why, if a bat or any other wild animal ever came into my house, I would carefully remove it myself, and not call the authorities. Why on earth INVITE someone to come into your home to cause you problems and to commit animal cruelty (to the bat)? Phaewryn Please adopt a cat from

Re: Smokey's Vet Visit Today LONG

2006-08-31 Thread felv
I'd do the ivermectin, it's got a low risk of side effects, and will cure him if it is a lung worm. You can do a search and find the dosages for cats online, just to be sure your vet isn't over-dosing him. Search ivermectin feline dose, or ivermectin dosage cat. You should pull up a few spay

Re: Head shake symptom - Spencer - 2 different abx at same time

2006-08-30 Thread felv
Ahh, cool, glad I could pass the info along. Linda is an excellent rescuer. Phaewryn Please adopt a cat from Little Cheetah Cat Rescue!!! http://ucat.us/adopt.html Low cost SpayNeuter services in VT, and Emergency Financial Assistance for cat owners:http://ucat.us/VermontLowCost.htmlSpecial

Re: OT:Need feedback please/Terrie's Computer crash!

2006-08-30 Thread felv
I was wondering about you Tator.. I saw a really pathetic senior lynxpoint somewhere. Lemme see... yeah, here he is, not Meezer, but possibly got a touch of himi: http://search.petfinder.com/petnote/displaypet.cgi?petid=6595523 Phaewryn Please adopt a cat from Little Cheetah Cat Rescue!!!

Re: Angel has gone to the bridge

2006-08-30 Thread felv
Awe, what a sweet picture! I'm sure she left this world filled with love, and it was just her time, I suppose. You have my condolences for your loss, she sure was a sweet baby! Phaewryn No virus found in this outgoing message. Checked by AVG Free Edition. Version: 7.1.405 / Virus Database:

Re: Head shake symptom - Spencer

2006-08-29 Thread felv
Allergies can cause head shaking. Have you changed ANYTHING recently? Food? Treats? Litter? Detergent? ANYTHING in your home? Phaewryn Please adopt a cat from Little Cheetah Cat Rescue!!! http://ucat.us/adopt.html Low cost SpayNeuter services in VT, and Emergency Financial Assistance for cat

Re: Dilated left eye

2006-08-29 Thread felv
LOL Roxane, Now that's determination on his part. I can just hear him: "I'm NOT going to lick myself, and YOU can't make me! So THERE!" Phaewryn Please adopt a cat from Little Cheetah Cat Rescue!!! http://ucat.us/adopt.html Low cost SpayNeuter services in VT, and Emergency Financial

Re: Fw: [HANDICATS2] SEEKING: FELV+ Maine Coon (or copycat) in NEarea, or CO.

2006-08-29 Thread felv
I was so happy when I heard BuddyBoy got in there (Best Friends), you guys may remember, he was my "highlighted special needs shelter cat" on my webpage for a while, after Jupiter. Phaewryn Please adopt a cat from Little Cheetah Cat Rescue!!! http://ucat.us/adopt.html Low cost SpayNeuter

Re: Head shake symptom - Spencer - (the tick disease link)

2006-08-29 Thread felv
http://www.vet.uga.edu/vpp/clerk/Dailey/index.htm Phaewryn Please adopt a cat from Little Cheetah Cat Rescue!!! http://ucat.us/adopt.html Low cost SpayNeuter services in VT, and Emergency Financial Assistance for cat owners:http://ucat.us/VermontLowCost.htmlSpecial Needs Cat Resources:

Re: Need feedback please

2006-08-29 Thread felv
I think it's perfect, mind if I borrow it for my own use? Phaewryn Please adopt a cat from Little Cheetah Cat Rescue!!! http://ucat.us/adopt.html Low cost SpayNeuter services in VT, and Emergency Financial Assistance for cat owners:http://ucat.us/VermontLowCost.htmlSpecial Needs Cat

Re: Bad news about Spencer

2006-08-29 Thread felv
Two of my cats were around 50 as well (when I counted them all last night). I don't think it's THAT abnormal, as these guys are very healthy negative cats. I'd be more concerned with difficulty breathing, if he is wheezing, or laboring at it in any way. I don't think the speed alone is that

Re: Head shake symptom - Spencer - 2 different abx at same time

2006-08-29 Thread felv
You're talking about NOAH, right? I've worked with Linda from NOAH in person here in Vermont before (last summer's big bengal/aby raid), and I list her FELV and FIV cats on my website as well.[EMAIL PROTECTED] is Linda's addy. She's also taken my purebred rescues in the past, as she has good

Re: Head shake symptom - Spencer - 2 different abx at same time

2006-08-29 Thread felv
On a side note, Linda worked VERY hard to save a Persian she took on from me over a year ago (Seagull), and they didn't give up on him easily, but his heart was just too far gone from Cardiomyopathy. You have to understand, for a shelter, even giving a cat a WEEK of forcefeeding is VERY

Re: Off Topic - wills and trusts

2006-08-29 Thread felv
I was also thrilled to stumble across this tidbit: Maine passed legislation in March of this year allowing animals to be included in protection orders in domestic violence cases. It seems that many men who abuse wives or girlfriends threaten or harm their animals to coerce or control the

Re: Off Topic - wills and trusts

2006-08-29 Thread felv
I'm also VERY confident that Vermont will be the first state in the USA to ban Ear Cropping on dogs. This is a HUGE measure, because once we get Ear Crops banned, it's only a matter of time until we get DECLAWING on CATS banned! We're pounding away at our animal cruelty laws every session,

Re: Off Topic - wills and trusts

2006-08-29 Thread felv
Oh yeah, you BET I can! LOL! Try: http://www.vermontjoblink.com/ (the official state run website of the labor dept of job openings) http://jobs.careerbuilder.com/al.ic/Vermont/ (a national job site, the VT category)

Re: IFA kittens, retest at 6 mo 1 yr? Or is IFA positive final?

2006-08-28 Thread felv
That was what I thought, thus my note to people that they SHOULD be retested later. Ok, thanks guys! Just wanted to be sure I was right. :) So, next question, does an IFA indeed indicate the virus is in the bone marrow, or is this lady just whacked? I thought the IFA, being a blood test,

Re: Please send good vibes to Lucy

2006-08-28 Thread felv
Sending solid poo vibes Lucy's way! Phaewryn Please adopt a cat from Little Cheetah Cat Rescue!!! http://ucat.us/adopt.html Low cost SpayNeuter services in VT, and Emergency Financial Assistance for cat owners:http://ucat.us/VermontLowCost.htmlSpecial Needs Cat Resources:

Re: Smokey is Coughing

2006-08-28 Thread felv
I think any respiratory distress calls for a chest x-ray, personally. Better safe than sorry. Phaewryn Please adopt a cat from Little Cheetah Cat Rescue!!! http://ucat.us/adopt.html Low cost SpayNeuter services in VT, and Emergency Financial Assistance for cat

Re: Smokey is Coughing

2006-08-28 Thread felv
Ask for them to try getting a different view this time. I'd seriously consider hospitalizing him for IV antibiotics, if he doesn't respond to the oral ones by Thursday or Friday. Phaewryn Please adopt a cat from Little Cheetah Cat Rescue!!! http://ucat.us/adopt.html Low cost SpayNeuter

Re: Inky update

2006-08-28 Thread felv
Well, good luck Kerry, you know we are all pulling for both of your boys, they've both become like family to most of us over the years. That page on food analysis' I posted should help you with choosing foods that are the right levels for Inky's many issues. Sometimes you have to sacrifice

Re: Smokey is Coughing (my cat's respiratory rates)

2006-08-28 Thread felv
Miranda is 21 (asleep) Tigger is 21 (resting and looking at me) Tang is 49 (freaking about because I was hovering over him) Mythic is 28 (resting, best I could count with him scratching and wiggling) Doobie is 51 (he associates me with food, so he was sniffing for food the whole time and

Re: Hip problems?

2006-08-28 Thread felv
That sounds like a low Potassium level (or possibly a high Phosphorus level, or both), yes, can be FELV associated (since FELV effects such a wide range of bodily functions in various cats), as well as kidney, diabetes, or any other number of related diseases in cats. Also seen in Heart

Re: Dilated left eye

2006-08-28 Thread felv
Has he been checked for earmites, and had his ears cleaned recently? Could be that simple. Phaewryn Please adopt a cat from Little Cheetah Cat Rescue!!! http://ucat.us/adopt.html Low cost SpayNeuter services in VT, and Emergency Financial Assistance for cat

Re: I'm losing my Angel...

2006-08-28 Thread felv
Cancer in that area doesn't have a good outcome often, as it interferes with elimination. If she's in pain, and you vet comes back with positive results for cancer, I'd consider euthanasia. You can fight it, but if she is in that much pain.. do you really want to prolong it? Phaewryn Please

Re: Question #1: Making a Health Kit

2006-08-27 Thread felv
Good idea. I'd include a tube of Nutri-Cal http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/prod_display.cfm?pcatid=3177, that's a high calorie supplement, I'd also consider several cans of his favorite canned food, and a can of one of the many liquid diets on the market now like CliniCare, Formula-V,

Re: Dilated left eye

2006-08-27 Thread felv
A head tilt and eye dilation means there's some kind of neurological problem, usually, though it CAN happen with severe untreated ear infections as well (more common in dogs than cats), and a few very rare conditions I'd have to do a search for. You'd want to do a full neurological exam to

Hit by car FELV+ kitten needs rescue

2006-08-27 Thread felv
2. FeLV Kitten Survives Hit Run Car Accident is now facing Posted by: "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" [EMAIL PROTECTED] kitrynak Date: Sat Aug 26, 2006 5:20 pm (PDT)Russo escaped all odds when he was hit by a car, then taken to The Humane Society of Williamson County. He was immediat

Re: Question #4: Litter

2006-08-27 Thread felv
I use natural litters only now. I like Cedarific, Feline Fresh, World's Best, and Swheat Scoop. The only non-clumping one I use is Cedarific, the rest are all clumping. I have one cat that prefers non clumping. I use it for all my boxes when I am busy, as it's VERY cheap, and I just change

Re: Question #2: Grooming

2006-08-27 Thread felv
I use a grooming glove on all the shorthairs, once a week or so: http://www.drsfostersmith.com/Product/Prod_Display.cfm?pcatid=8251(the one I own) http://www.petfooddirect.com/store/product_detail.asp?pf%5Fid=110135701(a different brand) Miranda, my only longhair (a slightly double coated

Re: Question #5: Routines

2006-08-27 Thread felv
I don't do routines, I catch them when I can, and where-ever they happen to be, for everything, from grooming to medicating. Phaewryn Please adopt a cat from Little Cheetah Cat Rescue!!! http://ucat.us/adopt.html Low cost SpayNeuter services in VT, and Emergency Financial Assistance for cat

Re: OT: Re: Question #4: Litter

2006-08-27 Thread felv
There's a product you spray (like spray paint) on the inside of your newly cleaned and DRY cat pans that keeps the clumping litters from sticking. It's a GREAT product, though I recommend spraying it OUTSIDE or with a window fan pulling the air out, as it takes a LOT to cover the inside of

Re: Question #7: Carriers

2006-08-27 Thread felv
I think the person who wrote that sounds like a moron. What the hell difference does all that make, in her opinion? A cat that doesn't want to go into a kennel isn't going to be any easier to get in from the top than from the side, they have good claws, and a strong grip, and can splay their

Re: Question #8: Vets Neutering

2006-08-27 Thread felv
Just about any vet can handle a male cat neuter, it's a pretty basic thing. I wouldn't worry too much. I'd be more concerned with the Purina is as good as anything comment. Purina is junk, not worth feeding raccoons and skunks with, IMO. Phaewryn Please adopt a cat from Little Cheetah Cat

Re: Question #9: Flea Treatments

2006-08-27 Thread felv
I really am disappointed with the frontline plus topspot. The Frontline SPRAY is much better, IMO (though if they groom themselves, they foam at the mouth something terrible for the first few days after applying it!). Advantage works well too, I think, I've had better success with it than

Re: (OT) anyone else use msn.com

2006-08-27 Thread felv
I always try to use a local ISP if possible. Try your yellow page phone book under Internet Service, look for providers with addresses in your local phone service area. We tried MSN for a while, it really wasn't great service. We used one called Surf Global another time we couldn't get local

Re: Popeye has gone to the bridge

2006-08-27 Thread felv
I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. I've been offline all week, so I know this is coming a bit late. Phaewryn No virus found in this outgoing message. Checked by AVG Free Edition. Version: 7.1.405 / Virus Database: 268.11.6/428 - Release Date: 8/25/2006

Re: Churchill Please add to the CLS

2006-08-27 Thread felv
My condolences go out to you, I'm sorry to hear you lost Churchill. Phaewryn No virus found in this outgoing message. Checked by AVG Free Edition. Version: 7.1.405 / Virus Database: 268.11.6/428 - Release Date: 8/25/2006

Re: Ordering interferon- Nina

2006-08-27 Thread felv
Get your own vet to make up a batch for you. All they have to do is order one vial of the actual human drug InterferonAlpha, and then dilute it to the correct dilution for cats, the instructions are available at the island pharmacy website for other vets to use (or at least they used to be).

Re: Hit by car FELV+ kitten needs rescue

2006-08-27 Thread felv
Don't know, as I'm not the contact LISTED in the post. Email the CONTACT and ask them. :) Phaewryn Please adopt a cat from Little Cheetah Cat Rescue!!! http://ucat.us/adopt.html Low cost SpayNeuter services in VT, and Emergency Financial Assistance for cat

Re: Hit by car FELV+ kitten needs rescue

2006-08-27 Thread felv
Using the info found in the post, I determined via the area code and county listed that the cat is at: http://www.hswc.net/ 10930 Crystal Falls Parkway Leander, TX 78641(512) 260-3602 http://www.hswc.net/map.htm Phaewryn Please adopt a cat from Little Cheetah Cat Rescue!!!

Re: Dilated left eye

2006-08-27 Thread felv
Yep, we've all been there at one point. You take it as a lesson in life, and you try to move on, it's all you can do. Phaewryn Please adopt a cat from Little Cheetah Cat Rescue!!! http://ucat.us/adopt.html Low cost SpayNeuter services in VT, and Emergency Financial Assistance for cat

Re: Question #2: Grooming

2006-08-27 Thread felv
I trim the spots that Miranda wont let me brush (the private parts). Most vet offices can do a "sanitary clip" which removes the hair from the butt, inside the rear legs, and up under the tail. A good conditioner may help in your case, though I don't use them myself on my cats, I know many

IFA kittens, retest at 6 mo 1 yr? Or is IFA positive final?

2006-08-27 Thread felv
Someone emailed me a couple of 10 week old FELV+ kittens to add to my website. She says they were confirmed positive on IFA, and she said "so it's in the bone marrow", and implied that retesting wont get any different results later as the IFA is "final". I always thought

Re: IFA kittens, retest at 6 mo 1 yr? Or is IFA positive final?

2006-08-27 Thread felv
They are the two on the top on this page: http://ucat.us/FELVadopt.html They look healthy to me. Phaewryn Please adopt a cat from Little Cheetah Cat Rescue!!! http://ucat.us/adopt.html Low cost SpayNeuter services in VT, and Emergency Financial Assistance for cat

Re: advice re sedation for kitten on long trip

2006-08-26 Thread felv
DON'T do it, period. Provide a kennel big enough to put a litter box in with the kitten (do NOT use clumping litter), and just let him work it out. Sedation makes them carsick, and has side effects. It's not in any way helpful, unless you have a cat that really freaks out and hyperventilates

Re: Dilated left eye

2006-08-26 Thread felv
Is he getting a commercial cat food, or a Taurine supplement if fed home made? If you shine a light into that eye now, does it react normally? Is he holding his head to the side, or falling over, or walking in any circles? It could be several things, or nothing. Phaewryn Please adopt a cat

Re: Inky update

2006-08-26 Thread felv
I was hand feeding Moogie tiny 1/4 inch bits of ham lunch meat by hand on the hallway floor near the end, it's all she would eat, and the only place she would eat, and only if I had each piece the right itty bitty size, and hand fed it to her one tiny bit at a time. Phaewryn Please adopt a

Re: Worms and Wormer Question

2006-08-26 Thread felv
I prefer Droncit or Drontal, as it gets tapeworms, in addition to all the others too, where most other dewormers don't get the tape worms. The two most common in cats are roundworms and tapeworms, but they can get any type that dogs get, I believe. Hookworms, whipworms, etc. Roundworms are

Re: Inky update

2006-08-26 Thread felv
Kerry, try a can of the CliniCare RF, he may lap it from a bowl, it's worth a try: http://www.abbottanimalhealth.com/petOwners/nutrition/clinicare.htm Here is a page of home made CRF diets as well: http://users.ameritech.net/critterz/crf_recipes.htm And more diet info:

Re: You must read this]

2006-08-26 Thread felv
I lost one when he jumped out of a laundry basket on a coffee table, and broke his back, not even 2 feet off the ground. yes, they are very fragile. Phaewryn Please adopt a cat from Little Cheetah Cat Rescue!!! http://ucat.us/adopt.html Low cost SpayNeuter services in VT, and Emergency

Re: OT: Feline Acne, Pramoxine HCI shampoo

2006-08-18 Thread felv
I've been scrubbing his chin with Mythic's allergy shampoo, and it's looking better. I dabbed some Bactine on it last night after I scrubbed it because it was so open and looked painful (the Bactine has a numbing agent in it). Scrubbed the feeder too, gonna buy some bleach and do it really

Re: :-(

2006-08-18 Thread felv
Call animal control, your cat was bitten, if you saw the dog's mouth on her. They will take the dog, and quarantine it for rabies. That should make the neighbor's think twice about letting their dog run loose! Hell, tell them the dog snapped at YOU, if no one saw to deny it, who's gonna know

Re: Noah’s Ark needed for Animal s in Lebanon!

2006-08-16 Thread felv
 I just got that, and considered fwding it myself, glad you did it! What a sad situation. I just wrote to my pet food company, Natura Pet (they make california natural, Innova and healthwise), asking them to donate food to the middle east in the areas where the war is affecting the animals.

Re: OT: Feline Acne, Pramoxine HCI shampoo

2006-08-15 Thread felv
His auto feeder is plastic... come to think of it, it's been months since I let it completely empty and actually washed it with soap. Do they make metal auto feeders? Phaewryn Please adopt a cat from Little Cheetah Cat Rescue!!! http://ucat.us/adopt.html Low cost SpayNeuter services in VT,

Re: Azrael

2006-08-14 Thread felv
Oh Leslie, I'm so very sorry to hear that! I know she gave you so much joy in her few days with you! What a wonderful little soul you had the short time of knowing though, that she came into your life just to give you such pleasure, and then was gone. Perhaps her visit was a message to you,

Re: Kitten love, part 2

2006-08-14 Thread felv
MC wrote: unless it's the sound of breaking glass, i no longer respond to thenight-time sounds of many cats You mean you keep GLASS stuff? In your HOUSE?! LOL... oh the folly! I've had the cats knock things over so loudly in the night that it made me and Jeff both shock awake in bed,

Re: Kitten love, part 2

2006-08-14 Thread felv
Kerry wrote: After I discovered the 3rd pool of throw up yesterday (oh yes, and a 4th when i got home last night) in desperation I threw out my last remaining plant. Wait, you have PLANTS? In your HOUSE?!! LOL, this is becoming a theme for me (the shock)... I can't believe you guys

Re: Kitten love, part 2

2006-08-14 Thread felv
Doobie always gets blamed around here for any night time commotions, LOL! If I hear a cat fight outside, I lean out the door and scream "ZACK! Stop it right now!" He's the neighborhood bully, doing his best to spread his FIV infection to the world, one bite wound at a time Man, I wish I

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