Re: [Felvtalk] Mouth ulcer

2010-04-29 Thread gblane
I've used it for mouth ulcers and mouth problems in cats , but it's been a 
while..  Worked pretty well as I recall.


Gloria



- Original Message - 
From: Sharyl cline...@yahoo.com

To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Thursday, April 29, 2010 1:11 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Mouth ulcer


Lisa, didn't the vet Rx anything for the mouth ulcer.  Sucralfate is 
commonly Rx'd for stomach ulcers in cats.  I'm guessing it would also work 
for mouth ulcers.  Here is a link to more info

http://www.marvistavet.com/html/sucralfate.html

Other issues you need to address are nausea and pain.  2.5 mg/day of 
Original Strength Pepcid AC will help with stomach acid but Tommy may need 
something stronger for nausea.  Buprenorphine is a very effective and safe 
pain med.  Do not let the vet Rx Metacam.  Here is a link to more info on 
the pain med.

http://www.marvistavet.com/html/buprenorphine.html

One way or the other you need to get food into Tommy.  You may need to 
syringe feed him for a few days until he starts to feel better.  You risk 
Tommy getting feline Hepatic Lipidosis if he continues to not eat.  You 
really don't want to add to his problems right now.  If Tommy is going to 
have a longer term problem eating you may want to try an e-tube.  It 
really isn't as scary as it sounds and feeding tubes have saved thousands 
of kitties.  It's not like a feeding tube in a person.  There is a great 
Yahoo Assist Feeding group that can help you with the assist feeding. 
Here is the link to the FAF group.

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

Hugs to Tommy
Sharyl

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From: Lisa Borden tuckerandtes...@zoominternet.net
Subject: [Felvtalk] Mouth ulcer
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Date: Thursday, April 29, 2010, 9:27 AM
It's been challenging trying to
figure out what was wrong with Tommy's mouth. A couple
months back, I wrote to this group about Tommy, my FeLV+
boy, batting at his mouth. At first we thought he might have
a bad tooth, but all of his teeth look okay. Yesterday, he
went to see his holistic vet again because he's been losing
weight. He has lost about a pound since January and I was
getting concerned. It seems that he has an ulcer on the roof
of his mouth. How we all missed it (his holistic vet, the
dental specialist, and I) is beyond me. But at least we know
it's there now. Tommy seems like he WANTS to eat, but is
afraid to because it will hurt him. He walks to the food
bowl, smells it, and walks away. We are waiting on blood
work results to rule out kidney issues, etc.

Just was wondering if anyone has any experience with such
an ulcer, and any suggestions for treating it and getting
him to eat. He's only 1 1/2 years old, and was doing SO very
well up until January.

Thank you,
Lisa
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Re: [Felvtalk] Clean-up/Dealing with Virus afterwards?

2010-04-29 Thread gblane

I do nothing special to clean, just normal stuff like for any of my cats.

Gloria



- Original Message - 
From: Joe Reil redshar...@yahoo.com

To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Wednesday, April 28, 2010 2:22 PM
Subject: [Felvtalk] Clean-up/Dealing with Virus afterwards?



Hi all,

I had a message earlier this month about the cat we lost to FELV, Stitch. 
She'd been positive for several years and was the only cat we had.


We're not anywhere near ready emotionally to get another cat yet, and 
probably won't be for at least a few months, but I do know we will at some 
point so I'd like to see if there's anything special or particular we 
should be doing now to make sure there aren't any live remnants of the 
virus around when we do?


Thanks,

Joe




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Re: [Felvtalk] Head injury caused eye not to dilate

2009-04-16 Thread gblane
I may haev mentioned, we've seen this a few times in FIV and FELV cats.  I had
an older FIV cat with high blood pressure who had uneven pupils.

Gloria


Heather furrygi...@gmail.com wrote :

 I believe that tumors, high blood pressure and toxoplasmosis can also cause
 uneven pupils or similar occular irregularities.

 On Wed, Apr 15, 2009 at 5:37 PM, Lorrie lt;felineres...@kvinet.comgt; wrote:

 gt; Giselle, In my previous e-mail I neglected to mention this cat
 gt; I rescued had an injury to his head just above the eye that won't
 gt; dilate and the vet said most likely this caused him to go blind
 gt; in that eye.
 gt;
 gt; Lorrie
 gt;
 gt; On 04-15, Giselle de Grandis wrote:
 gt; gt; Karen, thanks for your reply. I'm not aware of any head injury but
 gt; gt; that doesn't mean it couldn't have happened when I wasn't around.
 gt; gt; Pixie is a little monkey and we have very steep stairs. The prospect
 gt; gt; of a head injury or a slight stroke causing the unresponsive pupil
 gt; gt; upsetting but needs to be dealt with, I guess. I wonder what my vet
 gt; gt; can/should/will do for her since the general approach to medicine
 is gt; gt; (human and animal) in the Netherlands, where I live, is
 quot;wait and gt; gt; seequot;. She's not on any meds and eats a tiny cube
 of tuna for cats gt; gt; mixed with L-lysine and a drop of fish oil each
 gt; gt; grain-free dry food for the rest of the day.
 gt; gt;
 gt; gt; Giselle
 gt; gt;
 gt; gt; 
 gt; gt; gt;
 gt; gt; gt; Message: 20
 gt; gt; gt; Date: Wed, 15 Apr 2009 07:24:41 -0400
 gt; gt; gt; From: quot;Karen Griffithquot; lt;griff...@frognet.netgt;
 gt; gt; gt; Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] One eye won't dilate
 gt; gt; gt; To: lt;felvtalk@felineleukemia.orggt;
 morning. She grazes on gt; gt; gt; Message-ID:
 lt;e652fa59b4dc4ddda9eba401f4fdd...@karenaxjwddhojgt; gt; gt; gt;
 gt; gt; gt; ? ? ? ?reply-type=original
 gt; gt; gt;
 gt; gt; gt; Giselle,
 gt; gt; gt;
 Content-Type: text/plain; format=flowed; charset=quot;iso-8859-1quot;; gt;
 gt; gt; You should probably take her in for an exam. ?This could be caused
 gt; head
 by a gt; gt; gt; injury from a fall, etc. (i.e.,what could have caused the
 gt; or
 head trauma gt; gt; gt; imbalance to cause such a bump), slight stroke,
 gt; needs to
 gt; gt; gt; have your vet take a quick look. ?Is she on any meds that could
 gt; initiate
 gt; gt; gt; such a response? ?(Very few meds will cause such a reaction.)
 gt; gt; gt;
 gt; gt; gt; Hope all turns out O.K.
 gt; gt; gt;
 gt; gt; gt; Karen Griffith
 gt; gt; gt;
 gt; gt; gt; - Original Message -
 etc., all of which gt; gt; gt; From: quot;Giselle de Grandisquot;
 gt; gt; gt; To: lt;felvtalk@felineleukemia.orggt;
 gt; gt; gt; Sent: Wednesday, April 15, 2009 4:06 AM
 gt; gt; gt; Subject: [Felvtalk] One eye won't dilate
 gt; gt; gt;
 gt; gt; gt;
 lt;giselle.degran...@gmail.comgt; gt; gt; gt;gt; This morning I noticed
 something strange about one of Pixie's eyes -- gt; gt; gt;gt; it won't
 dilate in response to light like the other eye and the pupil gt; gt;
 gt; gt; gt;gt;
 gt;gt; stays the size of a fat grain of rice. She's four years old. gt;
 gt; gt;gt; Does anyone know why this is happening? Does she need to see the
 gt; gt; gt;gt; My Google searches on this topic yield some scary results.
 gt; gt; gt;gt;
 gt; gt; gt;gt; Thanks for your help.
 gt; gt; gt;gt;
 gt; gt; gt;gt; Giselle
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Re: [Felvtalk] Head injury caused eye not to dilate

2009-04-16 Thread gblane
I may haev mentioned, we've seen this a few times in FIV and FELV cats.  I had
an older FIV cat with high blood pressure who had uneven pupils.

Gloria


Heather furrygi...@gmail.com wrote :

 I believe that tumors, high blood pressure and toxoplasmosis can also cause
 uneven pupils or similar occular irregularities.

 On Wed, Apr 15, 2009 at 5:37 PM, Lorrie lt;felineres...@kvinet.comgt; wrote:

 gt; Giselle, In my previous e-mail I neglected to mention this cat
 gt; I rescued had an injury to his head just above the eye that won't
 gt; dilate and the vet said most likely this caused him to go blind
 gt; in that eye.
 gt;
 gt; Lorrie
 gt;
 gt; On 04-15, Giselle de Grandis wrote:
 gt; gt; Karen, thanks for your reply. I'm not aware of any head injury but
 gt; gt; that doesn't mean it couldn't have happened when I wasn't around.
 gt; gt; Pixie is a little monkey and we have very steep stairs. The prospect
 gt; gt; of a head injury or a slight stroke causing the unresponsive pupil
 gt; gt; upsetting but needs to be dealt with, I guess. I wonder what my vet
 gt; gt; can/should/will do for her since the general approach to medicine
 is gt; gt; (human and animal) in the Netherlands, where I live, is
 quot;wait and gt; gt; seequot;. She's not on any meds and eats a tiny cube
 of tuna for cats gt; gt; mixed with L-lysine and a drop of fish oil each
 gt; gt; grain-free dry food for the rest of the day.
 gt; gt;
 gt; gt; Giselle
 gt; gt;
 gt; gt; 
 gt; gt; gt;
 gt; gt; gt; Message: 20
 gt; gt; gt; Date: Wed, 15 Apr 2009 07:24:41 -0400
 gt; gt; gt; From: quot;Karen Griffithquot; lt;griff...@frognet.netgt;
 gt; gt; gt; Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] One eye won't dilate
 gt; gt; gt; To: lt;felvtalk@felineleukemia.orggt;
 morning. She grazes on gt; gt; gt; Message-ID:
 lt;e652fa59b4dc4ddda9eba401f4fdd...@karenaxjwddhojgt; gt; gt; gt;
 gt; gt; gt; ? ? ? ?reply-type=original
 gt; gt; gt;
 gt; gt; gt; Giselle,
 gt; gt; gt;
 Content-Type: text/plain; format=flowed; charset=quot;iso-8859-1quot;; gt;
 gt; gt; You should probably take her in for an exam. ?This could be caused
 gt; head
 by a gt; gt; gt; injury from a fall, etc. (i.e.,what could have caused the
 gt; or
 head trauma gt; gt; gt; imbalance to cause such a bump), slight stroke,
 gt; needs to
 gt; gt; gt; have your vet take a quick look. ?Is she on any meds that could
 gt; initiate
 gt; gt; gt; such a response? ?(Very few meds will cause such a reaction.)
 gt; gt; gt;
 gt; gt; gt; Hope all turns out O.K.
 gt; gt; gt;
 gt; gt; gt; Karen Griffith
 gt; gt; gt;
 gt; gt; gt; - Original Message -
 etc., all of which gt; gt; gt; From: quot;Giselle de Grandisquot;
 gt; gt; gt; To: lt;felvtalk@felineleukemia.orggt;
 gt; gt; gt; Sent: Wednesday, April 15, 2009 4:06 AM
 gt; gt; gt; Subject: [Felvtalk] One eye won't dilate
 gt; gt; gt;
 gt; gt; gt;
 lt;giselle.degran...@gmail.comgt; gt; gt; gt;gt; This morning I noticed
 something strange about one of Pixie's eyes -- gt; gt; gt;gt; it won't
 dilate in response to light like the other eye and the pupil gt; gt;
 gt; gt; gt;gt;
 gt;gt; stays the size of a fat grain of rice. She's four years old. gt;
 gt; gt;gt; Does anyone know why this is happening? Does she need to see the
 gt; gt; gt;gt; My Google searches on this topic yield some scary results.
 gt; gt; gt;gt;
 gt; gt; gt;gt; Thanks for your help.
 gt; gt; gt;gt;
 gt; gt; gt;gt; Giselle
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Re: [Felvtalk] Good News - Successful Multi-Cat House!

2009-03-31 Thread gblane
My friend Ellen has done the same thing, several years ago. One kitten was
FELV+, the other not.  They retested and nothing had changed.  The kitties are
now over 3 years old, the FELV cat is on Interferon alpha, and both kitties are
doing fine.   Yeaa.

Gloria


Maria Ianiro mian...@gmail.com wrote :

 I recently had Brady re-tested for felv, 3 1/2 months after we brought
 our felv+ kitten into the same household.  Brady tested negative on
 the snap test! The vet told us as long as we keep up with his
 boosters, he should be fine. We will not test again for felv.

 Brady was 1 year 3 months when he began living with our felv+ kitten.
 Brady did have a felv vaccination when he was a kitten.  They have
 separate food bowls, but they share everything else.  They also like
 to groom each other (which I try to stop when I see it, but I'm sure
 they do it when I am not around)

 I very glad we decided to keep them both together!

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Re: [Felvtalk] Good News - Successful Multi-Cat House!

2009-03-31 Thread gblane
My friend Ellen has done the same thing, several years ago. One kitten was
FELV+, the other not.  They retested and nothing had changed.  The kitties are
now over 3 years old, the FELV cat is on Interferon alpha, and both kitties are
doing fine.   Yeaa.

Gloria


Maria Ianiro mian...@gmail.com wrote :

 I recently had Brady re-tested for felv, 3 1/2 months after we brought
 our felv+ kitten into the same household.  Brady tested negative on
 the snap test! The vet told us as long as we keep up with his
 boosters, he should be fine. We will not test again for felv.

 Brady was 1 year 3 months when he began living with our felv+ kitten.
 Brady did have a felv vaccination when he was a kitten.  They have
 separate food bowls, but they share everything else.  They also like
 to groom each other (which I try to stop when I see it, but I'm sure
 they do it when I am not around)

 I very glad we decided to keep them both together!

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Re: [Felvtalk] Shots for Felv/Re Testing for Non Felv Cat

2009-02-19 Thread gblane
Sorry, didn't see your message till today.

I've had 10 or 15 FELV cats over the last 6 years.  I have 5 now.  Two of the
current cats, Oliver and Chloe, came from a lady in Oklahoma who had to give
them up because of family problems.  Her vet there vaccinated them regularly
against FELV, as a way to deal with the FELV.  I'd never heard of that,  always
believed that was not appropriate.  HOWEVER -  these are the only FELV cats I've
had that live beyond 10 years old.  Go figure.

had that live beyond 10 years old.  Go figure. Anyhow - I also have a friend
with 1 FELV and 1 non-FELV cat who are great buddies, had them since they were
kittens.  She's kept the FELV cat on interferon daily, and they're doing great -
now beyond 4 years old, no problems.  She's had them tested once or twice - the
FELV- cat stays negative.

Gloria




Christy Buchin cstet...@hotmail.com wrote :


 We decided to by pass the vaccines for our FeLV cat.  We figure his body has
 been through enough, so we did not want to subject him to the exposure.  Our

 gt; Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2009 13:59:20 -0500
 gt; From: mian...@gmail.com
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 gt; Subject: [Felvtalk] Shots for Felv/Re Testing for Non Felv Cat
 gt;
 gt; Hi everyone
 gt;
 gt;
 gt; My kitten Bernie was diagnosed with Felv about 2 months after we got him
 gt; home from the shelter. He was on interferon for 45 days, retested, and is
 Vet agreed with that decision. gt; still positive. When we got him from the
 gt; set of vaccinations yet. He is now 8 months old.
 gt;
 shelter he did not have his second gt; I am taking him to the vet tonight to
 get the shots. The vet said she would gt; split up the doses so his body
 could handle them. I think I will go back in gt; 3 weeks and get the rest. I
 gt; shots and becoming sick.
 gt;
 gt; He was symptom free for about 40 days and then he had a bad day where he
 gt; wouldn't eat. Otherwise, he has been acting like a normal kitten. No more
 gt; soft stool, good appetite (besides his bad day), good energy. Still give
 gt; him interferon once a day.
 gt;
 am still a little nervous about him getting the gt; Has anyone had an
 experience with the vaccinations? Is there a good chance gt; he could die
 gt; it.
 gt;
 from the shots? I know he needs them.. but I am nervous about gt; Also, I
 decided to keep my non Felv cat (Brady) with Bernie. The vet told us gt; to
 gt; My question is, how often should you have your non Felv Cat tested? I was
 gt; thinking once a year would be ok? Every 3 1/2 months sounds like too
 gt; much.
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Re: Litterboxes

2007-10-20 Thread gblane
I use the Paw POints to buy little too... Gloria


Wendy [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote :

 Another thing that is a bonus for me is that Fresh Step has Paw Points, and I 
 use those to buy kitty houses, books, kitty playnbsp;sacks, etc.nbsp; I 
 just a new kitty house fornbsp;Ensie and paid about $5 for shipping for 
 it.nbsp; Itnbsp;'cost' about 600nbsp;Paw Points, which I get in about two 
 months (50 Paw Points per box).nbsp; So this is a fun way for me to get 
 stuff since I'm already using the litter.
 nbsp;
 
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Re: Litterboxes

2007-10-20 Thread gblane
I use the Paw POints to buy little too... Gloria


Wendy [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote :

 Another thing that is a bonus for me is that Fresh Step has Paw Points, and I 
 use those to buy kitty houses, books, kitty playnbsp;sacks, etc.nbsp; I 
 just a new kitty house fornbsp;Ensie and paid about $5 for shipping for 
 it.nbsp; Itnbsp;'cost' about 600nbsp;Paw Points, which I get in about two 
 months (50 Paw Points per box).nbsp; So this is a fun way for me to get 
 stuff since I'm already using the litter.
 nbsp;
 
 Wendynbsp;
 Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change 
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Re: Cat on immunoregulin

2007-05-10 Thread gblane
I'm so sorry to hear about the problems your baby Abu is having.  Immunoregulin 
is supposed to be a good immune system booster.  I'm impressed with your vet.

If I had a can that was constipated, I'd probably start sub-q fluids, and/or 
give 1 cc or so of daily lactulose.  Have had older cats with that problem, not 
younger ones though.

Gloria


Nazleen Rahmat [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote :

 Hi All,
 
 I brought my cat in for an ultrasound yesterday to check on his kidneys and 
 his stomach. Lately, he's not been eating very much and he has been having 
 bad constipation. He's had constipation his whole life - he'll normallly 
 have to run around the house for a while before he'll make a trip to his 
 liter tray to poop.
 
 Anyways, the vet found a suspicious looking lump in his small intestine. He 
 thinks it could be lymphoma. He said to not do a biopsy as yet as he would 
 rather treat him to build up his immune system to see if he'll respond to 
 this. The prognosis given on his kidneys is fair, my vet says Abu (that's my
 
 sweetheart's name) can live for many years with his kidneys being the way 
 they are. He gave Abu a steroid and immunoregulin injection yesterday and 
 I'm to follow up giving him this twice a week on top of some herbal 
 remedies. He'll also start Abu on Silver Collagen soon.
 
 Can anyone help me explain what could be happening? I'm so worried I don't 
 know what to do now. He was eating well yesterday and he's eating today. 
 He's generally still a very happy cat.
 
 Thanks
 Leen and Abu
 
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Re: Cat on immunoregulin

2007-05-10 Thread gblane
I'm so sorry to hear about the problems your baby Abu is having.  Immunoregulin 
is supposed to be a good immune system booster.  I'm impressed with your vet.

If I had a can that was constipated, I'd probably start sub-q fluids, and/or 
give 1 cc or so of daily lactulose.  Have had older cats with that problem, not 
younger ones though.

Gloria


Nazleen Rahmat [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote :

 Hi All,
 
 I brought my cat in for an ultrasound yesterday to check on his kidneys and 
 his stomach. Lately, he's not been eating very much and he has been having 
 bad constipation. He's had constipation his whole life - he'll normallly 
 have to run around the house for a while before he'll make a trip to his 
 liter tray to poop.
 
 Anyways, the vet found a suspicious looking lump in his small intestine. He 
 thinks it could be lymphoma. He said to not do a biopsy as yet as he would 
 rather treat him to build up his immune system to see if he'll respond to 
 this. The prognosis given on his kidneys is fair, my vet says Abu (that's my
 
 sweetheart's name) can live for many years with his kidneys being the way 
 they are. He gave Abu a steroid and immunoregulin injection yesterday and 
 I'm to follow up giving him this twice a week on top of some herbal 
 remedies. He'll also start Abu on Silver Collagen soon.
 
 Can anyone help me explain what could be happening? I'm so worried I don't 
 know what to do now. He was eating well yesterday and he's eating today. 
 He's generally still a very happy cat.
 
 Thanks
 Leen and Abu
 
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Re: Double Positive in NY (altered F, approx. 1 y/o)

2007-05-10 Thread gblane
I asusme you're in New York somewhere.  There's Tabby's PLace in New Jersey, 
but I don't know if they take FELV.  I also saw one on this weird map at 
http://www.adoptapet.com/maps/CATS/US/NJlocalonly=0 - I know nothing about it 
though...

Niki's F.E.L.V. Rescue
PO Box 70 ,Andover NJ US 07821

Gloria




Patricia Lamoretti [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote :

 Thank you.nbsp; With what's going on at Pets Alive, I don't know if they'd 
 take another animal.nbsp; They're trying to get everyone back on track and 
 healthy.nbsp; Animal Haven doesn't have space and I don't know spring farm 
 cares so I'll give it a shot.nbsp; Thanks again -- PAT[EMAIL PROTECTED] 
 lt;[EMAIL PROTECTED]gt; wrote:  Try calling:









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

2007-05-10 Thread gblane
I asusme you're in New York somewhere.  There's Tabby's PLace in New Jersey, 
but I don't know if they take FELV.  I also saw one on this weird map at 
http://www.adoptapet.com/maps/CATS/US/NJlocalonly=0 - I know nothing about it 
though...

Niki's F.E.L.V. Rescue
PO Box 70 ,Andover NJ US 07821

Gloria




Patricia Lamoretti [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote :

 Thank you.nbsp; With what's going on at Pets Alive, I don't know if they'd 
 take another animal.nbsp; They're trying to get everyone back on track and 
 healthy.nbsp; Animal Haven doesn't have space and I don't know spring farm 
 cares so I'll give it a shot.nbsp; Thanks again -- PAT[EMAIL PROTECTED] 
 lt;[EMAIL PROTECTED]gt; wrote:  Try calling:









Re: add sweet Houston to the CLS 2/8/2007

2007-02-18 Thread gblane
Thanks, Phaewryn...

[EMAIL PROTECTED] [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote :

 I'm so sorry for your loss, 
 Gloria.
 Phaewryn
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Re: add sweet Houston to the CLS 2/8/2007

2007-02-18 Thread gblane
Thanks, Phaewryn...

[EMAIL PROTECTED] [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote :

 I'm so sorry for your loss, 
 Gloria.
 Phaewryn
 nbsp;









Re: Please add Jimi Too Cool to the CLS

2006-12-19 Thread gblane
Anne, I'm so sorry.  I loved your gentle words and poem.  You were so lucky to 
have each other, and I know we all grieve with you for your wonderful baby.  
Sleep soft, sweet Jimi.

Gloria


Anne [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote :

 Dearnbsp;kind fellow cat 
 lovers,nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; Jimi Too Cool has passed over to the other side 
 with the help of his favorite vet, Dr. Greene, at 11:30AM today.nbsp; Things 
 went pretty smoothly and Dr. Greene was very kind and sympathetic.nbsp; 
 
 nbsp;
 nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; Jimi had suffered from the side 
 effects of feline leukemia for half of his 10 year lifetime.nbsp; It started 
 with painful stomatitis and travelled down the esophagus and beyond, making 
 it 
 very difficult for him to eat.nbsp; In the last several months, he has gone 
 downhill, becoming skin and bones, practically, even though he could eat well 
 and a lot when his steroid shots kicked in.nbsp; This last weekend, he 
 became 
 like the walking dead and cried out pitifully now and then.nbsp; His eyes 
 looked tired and sad and glazed.nbsp; The tramadol that was added to his 
 meds 
 wasn't helping anymore, either, it seemed.nbsp; 
 nbsp;
 nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; I have been blessed to have my 
 boy for so long, especially in light of his disease, so for that I am very 
 grateful.nbsp; He was a noble, silly, friendly, brave, loving, smart, quirky 
 and beautiful boy.nbsp; He has my heart.nbsp; He was very much a COOL boy 
 all 
 his life, too, from the time I scooped him up from an ATM machine location on 
 a 
 busy, dangerous street, up to and including his death.nbsp; At our first 
 meeting at the bank, he just sauntered over and sat beside me calmly and 
 resolutely and happily, making it known he was not leaving my side and that 
 was 
 how it stayed.nbsp; 
 nbsp;
 nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; Jimi liked to headbutt us often 
 and with force.nbsp; He also liked to hang upside down like a bat and he 
 also 
 did his camel imitation for our entertainment, making his back hump greatly, 
 as 
 he was a tall and solid boy with long lanky legs.nbsp; He was also somewhat 
 like a dog, following us on our heels often.
 nbsp;
 nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; Phaewry and Marylyn, thank you 
 for your recent posts concerning Jimi.nbsp; I want to answer them when I 
 feel a 
 bit stronger.nbsp; Tamara, thank you, dear friend.nbsp; Love and hugs to 
 you, 
 too, as always. 
 nbsp;
 nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; I wanted to send the 
 followingnbsp;poem along with this message because it reminded me so much of 
 my 
 boy, Jimi Too Cool, and helped me get through the euthanasia.
 Anne and Simms and Sophie and Jimi Too Cool, in 
 spirit in my heart always
 nbsp;
 A Parting Prayer
 nbsp;
 Dear Lord, please open your gatesand call St. 
 Francisto come escort this beloved companionacross the Rainbow 
 Bridge.
 nbsp;
 Assign him to a place of honor,for he has been 
 a faithful friendand has always done his best to please me.
 nbsp;
 Bless the hands that send him to you,for they 
 are doing so in love and compassion,freeing him from pain and 
 suffering.
 nbsp;
 Grant me the strength not to dwell on my 
 loss.Help me remember the details of his lifewith the love he has shown 
 me.And grant me the courage to honor himby sharing those memories with 
 others.
 nbsp;
 Let him remember me as welland let him know 
 that I will always love him.And when it's my time to pass over into your 
 paradise,please allow him to accompany thosewho will bring me 
 home.
 nbsp;
 Thank you, Lord,for the gift of his 
 companionshipand for the time we've had together.
 nbsp;
 And thank you, Lord,for granting me the 
 strengthto give him to you now.
 nbsp;
 - © Brandy Duckworth, 
 1998nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; Jimi Too Coolnbsp; Summer 
 1996 - Dec. 18th, 2006









Re: Please add Jimi Too Cool to the CLS

2006-12-19 Thread gblane
Anne, I'm so sorry.  I loved your gentle words and poem.  You were so lucky to 
have each other, and I know we all grieve with you for your wonderful baby.  
Sleep soft, sweet Jimi.

Gloria


Anne [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote :

 Dearnbsp;kind fellow cat 
 lovers,nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; Jimi Too Cool has passed over to the other side 
 with the help of his favorite vet, Dr. Greene, at 11:30AM today.nbsp; Things 
 went pretty smoothly and Dr. Greene was very kind and sympathetic.nbsp; 
 
 nbsp;
 nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; Jimi had suffered from the side 
 effects of feline leukemia for half of his 10 year lifetime.nbsp; It started 
 with painful stomatitis and travelled down the esophagus and beyond, making 
 it 
 very difficult for him to eat.nbsp; In the last several months, he has gone 
 downhill, becoming skin and bones, practically, even though he could eat well 
 and a lot when his steroid shots kicked in.nbsp; This last weekend, he 
 became 
 like the walking dead and cried out pitifully now and then.nbsp; His eyes 
 looked tired and sad and glazed.nbsp; The tramadol that was added to his 
 meds 
 wasn't helping anymore, either, it seemed.nbsp; 
 nbsp;
 nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; I have been blessed to have my 
 boy for so long, especially in light of his disease, so for that I am very 
 grateful.nbsp; He was a noble, silly, friendly, brave, loving, smart, quirky 
 and beautiful boy.nbsp; He has my heart.nbsp; He was very much a COOL boy 
 all 
 his life, too, from the time I scooped him up from an ATM machine location on 
 a 
 busy, dangerous street, up to and including his death.nbsp; At our first 
 meeting at the bank, he just sauntered over and sat beside me calmly and 
 resolutely and happily, making it known he was not leaving my side and that 
 was 
 how it stayed.nbsp; 
 nbsp;
 nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; Jimi liked to headbutt us often 
 and with force.nbsp; He also liked to hang upside down like a bat and he 
 also 
 did his camel imitation for our entertainment, making his back hump greatly, 
 as 
 he was a tall and solid boy with long lanky legs.nbsp; He was also somewhat 
 like a dog, following us on our heels often.
 nbsp;
 nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; Phaewry and Marylyn, thank you 
 for your recent posts concerning Jimi.nbsp; I want to answer them when I 
 feel a 
 bit stronger.nbsp; Tamara, thank you, dear friend.nbsp; Love and hugs to 
 you, 
 too, as always. 
 nbsp;
 nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; I wanted to send the 
 followingnbsp;poem along with this message because it reminded me so much of 
 my 
 boy, Jimi Too Cool, and helped me get through the euthanasia.
 Anne and Simms and Sophie and Jimi Too Cool, in 
 spirit in my heart always
 nbsp;
 A Parting Prayer
 nbsp;
 Dear Lord, please open your gatesand call St. 
 Francisto come escort this beloved companionacross the Rainbow 
 Bridge.
 nbsp;
 Assign him to a place of honor,for he has been 
 a faithful friendand has always done his best to please me.
 nbsp;
 Bless the hands that send him to you,for they 
 are doing so in love and compassion,freeing him from pain and 
 suffering.
 nbsp;
 Grant me the strength not to dwell on my 
 loss.Help me remember the details of his lifewith the love he has shown 
 me.And grant me the courage to honor himby sharing those memories with 
 others.
 nbsp;
 Let him remember me as welland let him know 
 that I will always love him.And when it's my time to pass over into your 
 paradise,please allow him to accompany thosewho will bring me 
 home.
 nbsp;
 Thank you, Lord,for the gift of his 
 companionshipand for the time we've had together.
 nbsp;
 And thank you, Lord,for granting me the 
 strengthto give him to you now.
 nbsp;
 - © Brandy Duckworth, 
 1998nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; Jimi Too Coolnbsp; Summer 
 1996 - Dec. 18th, 2006









Re: Interferon question - FeLV+/FIV+ = now negative

2006-12-15 Thread gblane
Kittens, of course, can show a positive result for a while after nursing a 
positive mama.  But then at some point they throw off the antibodies.  I've 
thought that FIV+ kittens could go negative, as FELV+ kittens can.  

Interesting - it's really good to hear news like this.

Gloria



[EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote :

 That's great! I never heard of a cat throwing FIV, but I have heard of high 
 rates of false positives on FIV tests. Was it confirmed by an IFA or DNA 
 test? 
 If it was an in-house snap test, I would guess she was never actually 
 positive 
 and the test result was wrong. Either way, good news! knock on wood!nbsp; 
 
 nbsp;
 Michelle
 nbsp;
 In a message dated 12/15/2006 8:59:24 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, 
 [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:
 Hi 
   Everyone, nbsp;I don't post much but have a serious question 
   re Interferon.nbsp; Kitty tested positive for FeLV/FIV at nine months 
   old.nbsp; She has had daily Interferon for the past 3+ months.nbsp; Now 
 that 
   she has tested negative for both diseases, what experience has anyone else 
 had 
   and vet recommendations for tapering off the IFN?nbsp; I thought once 
   kitties were FIV+ that disease did not disappear but the FeLV+ sometimes is 
   fought off (30%).nbsp; This sweet girl can be adopted out once she is off 
   the interferon.nbsp; nbsp;Del
 
 nbsp;









Re: Interferon question - FeLV+/FIV+ = now negative

2006-12-15 Thread gblane
Kittens, of course, can show a positive result for a while after nursing a 
positive mama.  But then at some point they throw off the antibodies.  I've 
thought that FIV+ kittens could go negative, as FELV+ kittens can.  

Interesting - it's really good to hear news like this.

Gloria



[EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote :

 That's great! I never heard of a cat throwing FIV, but I have heard of high 
 rates of false positives on FIV tests. Was it confirmed by an IFA or DNA 
 test? 
 If it was an in-house snap test, I would guess she was never actually 
 positive 
 and the test result was wrong. Either way, good news! knock on wood!nbsp; 
 
 nbsp;
 Michelle
 nbsp;
 In a message dated 12/15/2006 8:59:24 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, 
 [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:
 Hi 
   Everyone, nbsp;I don't post much but have a serious question 
   re Interferon.nbsp; Kitty tested positive for FeLV/FIV at nine months 
   old.nbsp; She has had daily Interferon for the past 3+ months.nbsp; Now 
 that 
   she has tested negative for both diseases, what experience has anyone else 
 had 
   and vet recommendations for tapering off the IFN?nbsp; I thought once 
   kitties were FIV+ that disease did not disappear but the FeLV+ sometimes is 
   fought off (30%).nbsp; This sweet girl can be adopted out once she is off 
   the interferon.nbsp; nbsp;Del
 
 nbsp;









Re: [feline-cancer] some good news

2006-12-15 Thread gblane
WOW - truly awesome!

Gloria


Barb Moermond [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote :

 YAY!! That's awesome!!!nbsp;nbsp;Barb+Smoky the House Puma+El 
 Bandito MalitoMy cat the clown: paying no mind to whom he should impress. 
 Merely living his life, doing what pleases him, and making me smile. - 
 Anonymous
 
 - Original Message From: Dianne K Perry, Ph.D. lt;[EMAIL 
 PROTECTED]gt;To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org; [EMAIL PROTECTED]: Friday, 
 December 15, 2006 5:16:06 PMSubject: Re: [feline-cancer] some good news
 Asia had her 4th chemo treatment today and anothernbsp;nbsp; x-ray.the 
 mass in her chest cavity is gone!nbsp; 
 nbsp;
 I realize we will have more chemo for a couple weeks and then evaluate again 
 and only the Lord knows what is ahead, but we are thankful and grateful for 
 this 
 nbsp;
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Re: [feline-cancer] some good news

2006-12-15 Thread gblane
WOW - truly awesome!

Gloria


Barb Moermond [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote :

 YAY!! That's awesome!!!nbsp;nbsp;Barb+Smoky the House Puma+El 
 Bandito MalitoMy cat the clown: paying no mind to whom he should impress. 
 Merely living his life, doing what pleases him, and making me smile. - 
 Anonymous
 
 - Original Message From: Dianne K Perry, Ph.D. lt;[EMAIL 
 PROTECTED]gt;To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org; [EMAIL PROTECTED]: Friday, 
 December 15, 2006 5:16:06 PMSubject: Re: [feline-cancer] some good news
 Asia had her 4th chemo treatment today and anothernbsp;nbsp; x-ray.the 
 mass in her chest cavity is gone!nbsp; 
 nbsp;
 I realize we will have more chemo for a couple weeks and then evaluate again 
 and only the Lord knows what is ahead, but we are thankful and grateful for 
 this 
 nbsp;
 Dianne and Asia __,_._,___ 
 
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Re: How should I handle this?

2006-10-30 Thread gblane
So far so good, sounds like.  Guess what I'd do is to test him again in 
December and see where he is then.

Best wishes,

Gloria


Dede Hicken [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote :

 I have been following the posts for awhile.  I have a 
 6 m/o DSH named Ki.  He has become very special to me.
  i was only supposed to keep him for a couple of
 weeks, and he tested + for FeLV.  No one at the rescue
 knew what to do.  They ususlly just PTS.  The vet
 wouldn't do it as he was only 12 wks old at the time.
 
 I had him tested in Sept with the Elisa.  He was still
 a weak +.  When should I do the IFA?  I have been
 reading things concerning the other cats catching
 this.  Right now, I have him separated.  He is healthy
 and playful.  What is the risk??
 
 We are moving from Fl to NY in the Spring.  I need to
 have answers for him by then.  It's funny, but I have
 3 FIV cats with my other guys...never had it
 transmitted.  I am just scared about the FeLV...just
 don't know as much, I guess.
 
 Education is everything!
 Dede
 
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 service of your Godquot;
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Re: How should I handle this?

2006-10-30 Thread gblane
So far so good, sounds like.  Guess what I'd do is to test him again in 
December and see where he is then.

Best wishes,

Gloria


Dede Hicken [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote :

 I have been following the posts for awhile.  I have a 
 6 m/o DSH named Ki.  He has become very special to me.
  i was only supposed to keep him for a couple of
 weeks, and he tested + for FeLV.  No one at the rescue
 knew what to do.  They ususlly just PTS.  The vet
 wouldn't do it as he was only 12 wks old at the time.
 
 I had him tested in Sept with the Elisa.  He was still
 a weak +.  When should I do the IFA?  I have been
 reading things concerning the other cats catching
 this.  Right now, I have him separated.  He is healthy
 and playful.  What is the risk??
 
 We are moving from Fl to NY in the Spring.  I need to
 have answers for him by then.  It's funny, but I have
 3 FIV cats with my other guys...never had it
 transmitted.  I am just scared about the FeLV...just
 don't know as much, I guess.
 
 Education is everything!
 Dede
 
 quot;When you are in the service of your fellow beings, you are only in the
 service of your Godquot;
Mosiah 2:17
 
 
  
 
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Re: To: Kayte

2006-09-03 Thread gblane
Unfortunately,  some vets do that - if they encounter an FELV cat, 
they recommend euthanization - I hate it, but it's true.


Fortunately, when I encountered my 1st FELV cat (Calawalla Banana 
Boo-boo), the vet was wonderful - didn't recommend Euth, just said 
that it might limit her life expectancy.  Also said that the virus 
didnt' live very long outside the body fluids.


I still know of vets in this town that euth. FELV and even FIV cats, 
simply because  Sad.


Gloria



At 10:45 PM 9/3/2006, you wrote:

Hi Kayte and welcome to the group!

I live in Arizona and for some reason most of our vets here are 
scared of the disease and don't really have a lot of knowledge about 
it.  At the time, Angel had no symptoms at all.  It was just the 
fact that she tested positive.  There is no way I was going to let 
him euthanize her since she had no symptoms.  I had brought her home 
and started searching the internet for information and that is how I 
found this wonderful group of people.  I only had Angel since July, 
but she was such a sweet girl and as long as she was by my side, she 
was happy.  She became ill last weekend and died on Wednesday.  This 
disease hit her very fast..she was only 5 months old.


I wish there was a way to get our vets here more educated and up to 
date on this disease. It's frustrating.


Good luck to you!

Karen

[EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
As many of you know, the vet I had originally taken Angel to wanted 
me to have her euthanized right away after she tested positive.  I 
had spent weeks looking for a new vet for her and finally decided to 
try this one, when she became ill and needed to be seen last week.


I just wanted to share that a lady from the vets office had called 
me last Wed. to check on Angel.  I had to share the bad news and 
tell her  I had lost Angel.  Anyway, the vet himself sent me a 
condolence card in the mail yesterday and I really thought that was 
nice.  I mean, how many vets take the time to do that?


It was very comforting to me.

that was very sweet of them. my name is kayte and i am new to this 
group and disease. i was wandering why did your old vet want angel 
to be euthanized? was she sick? i just found out Friday night my 
baby crackers 5yr old was pos for luekemia and my vet didn't mention 
anything about euthanization. i have learned a lot from all u 
wonderful people and am crossing my fingers crackers is a false 
positive or that he passes this sad disease...also i am so sorry for 
angels passing.




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help for FELV cat in Dallas area

2006-07-31 Thread gblane
Susan asked me to send this - is there anyone in driving distance of 
Dallas, Texas, who could help Ramona Dalton? She needs help with an 
adult orange tabby male cat that she has been feeding at her 
business.  It's tested a light FELV positive.


The kitty is outside her business right now, has become very 
friendly, and Ramona is afraid that if he stays he'll be hit by one 
of their business trucks.  Her husband is extremely allergic to 
cats.  His allergies emerge even if a cat has been around, but is not present.


Someone gave out Susan's phone number here in Little Rock, Arkansas, 
and our rescue is full.  Ramona is willing to drive the kitty just 
about anywhere.


Her name is Ramona Dalton, her work # is 214-330-5229.  Her cell 
phone is 214-577-4384.  Her email is [EMAIL PROTECTED]


Thanks so much!

Gloria
(in Little Rock)




OT-TRANS Tennessee, Georgia legs 8/5

2006-07-30 Thread gblane

 fyi - any Tennessee or Georgia folks out there to do trans?



  The legs of this trip are really flexible Just let us know how 
far you are able to drive.  Please contact  either 
[EMAIL PROTECTED] or [EMAIL PROTECTED],net off list as we are 
no mail on most of our lists and would hate to miss your generous offer..


  Saturday August 5


  Leg 1: Marshall, MO to Columbia, MO  67 miles 1 hr   Start 7:00 
am  FILLED Thanks Wilma


  Leg 2: Columbia, MO to Warrenton, MO 69 miles 1 hr Start 8:00 am 
FILLED Thanks Wilma


  Leg 3:  Warrenton, MO to St Louis, MO 50 miles 1 hr Start  9:00 
am FILLED Thanks Tina M


  Leg 4:  St Louis, MO to MT Vernan, IL  79 miles 1 hr 30 mins 
Start 10:00am FILLED Thanks Tonya


  Leg 5:  Mt Vernon, IL to  Marion, IL  45 miles 1 hr Start  11:30 
am  FILLED Thanks Tonya


  Leg 6: Marion, IL to Paducah, KY 58 miles 1 hr Start 12:30 
pm  FILLED Thanks Tonya


  Leg 7:  Paducah, KY to  Cadiz, KY 52 miles 1 hr Start 1:30 
pm  FILLED Thanks Tonya


  Leg 8:  Cadiz, KY  Clarksville, TN 45 miles 1 hr Start 2:30 
PM  FILLED Thanks Tonya


  Leg 9:  Clarksville, TN to Nashville, TN  47 miles 1 hr  Start 
3:30 pm  FILLED Bless Tonya!!!


  Leg 10: Nashville, TN to Manchester, TN  65 miles 1 hr 15 mins 
Start 4:30 pm NEEDED


  Leg 11:  Manchester, TN to Chattanooga, TN  69 miles 1 hr 15 mins 
Start 5:45 pm NEEDED


  Leg 12: Chattanooga, TN to Adairsville, GA   60 miles 1 hr Start 
6:45 pm NEEDED


  Leg 13:  Adairsville, GA to Atlanta, GA  60 miles 1 hr Start  7:45 pm
  NEEDED

Thanks for your help
  Carol Fitzgerald
  Maine Coon Rescue
  704-488-1949





Re: Use of Metacam with cats ** Could be very dangerous

2006-07-25 Thread gblane
Well, indeed you can die from Fentanyl, like lots 
of things.  That's true of a lot of drugs, in 
particular those that are used as pain relievers 
for cancer patients.  My boyfriend died from an 
overdose of Fentanyl, when a nurse decided he 
needed more than his usual dose - but since he 
had terminal cancer it's considered death from cancer.


I think the problem may be regulating the amount 
- but also I'm guessing that it's probably a desirable street drug.


Gloria



At 09:36 PM 7/25/2006, you wrote:
well, we haven't had to use metacam, but we've 
used both buprenex and the fentanyl patches for 
Smoky's IC outbreaks and he does fabulously on 
the patches - the problem with oral dosage is 
that it wears off and he's a terror to pill - 
especially when he's not feeling well - he did 
get relief from the combination of the buprenex 
and the acepromazine (also had the ace w/the 
patch) but it made his recovery much less 
traumatic to use the patch - he had 4 episodes 
over the holiday season - from Thanksgiving to 
St Valentine's and the last one he was completely blocked


[EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
That's what we gave to Bones after her back was 
broken. We only were allowed to give her 4 
doses, each does 3 days apart. They told me all 
the risks, and screened her for kidney functions 
before prescribing it. She did really fine on 
it. So... from my personal experience, I'm not 
too put off by it's many warnings. Mind you, for 
anything LESS than a broken back, I'd might have 
chosen a different route, but for that severe of 
an injury, it really worked well.


On the same note, Fentantyl (sp?) patches (also 
known as Duragestic patches), which are put on 
cats and left on for 3 days are on the verge of 
being recalled soon, as many HUMAN deaths have 
occurred from them. Not sure about feline 
deaths. Tangle was prescribed PILLS for his 
after dental pain.. lemme see... Butorphanol 
5mg. I think that may be a form of Bute, which I 
generally don't like due to IT'S side effects, 
BUT, with the fentanyl patch issues, and the 
metacam warnings, I chose them over the other 
two options. They did work very well, he was a 
MUCH happier cat after getting his pill for the night.


Phaewryn

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Re: To Gloria

2006-07-21 Thread gblane
Hey Wendy,

Sure thing!  i'm about 45 minutes to 1 hr from Malvern, and go thru there every 
now and then.  I go to nearby Hot Springs quite a bit, and use a vet there 
sometimes.  She does a little bit of everything, nice to have around!

I enjoy Arkansas - tend to stay home with the multitude of kitties, but every 
now and then when I go north/south/east/west, I just marvel at the multitude of 
vistas there are.  I love the lakes and trees, and always  I enjoy the farming 
communities and land immensely.

I went 4 hours north to my high school class reunion a couple of weeks ago - a 
great touristy spot, Eureka Springs, like another world.

Glad you're moving here - let me know more, we'll have to get together.

Gloria



Wendy [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote :

 Hey Gloria,
 
 My husband and I are going to buy some land close to
 Malvern in the next couple of months.  My mother owns
 it.  My grandfather owned it before that; we have
 family there.  Are you close to Malvern?  We just love
 Arkansas.  We've been there three times in the last
 year: Petit Jean, Lake Catherine, Mount Magazine, and
 Mount Nebo.  Love it there!
 
 
 Wendy
 
 --- Gloria Lane lt;[EMAIL PROTECTED]gt;
 wrote:
 
 gt; SHOOT - I've got some great ones here in Arkansas,
 gt; Karen!  Any  
 gt; purrsonality preferences?  I have Deva - a very
 gt; quiet Russian Blue  
 gt; one, sits around a lot.   Also Santana, a black FIV
 gt; cat - very sweet  
 gt; boy.
 gt; 
 gt; Gloria
 gt; 
 gt; 
 gt; 
 gt; On Jul 20, 2006, at 12:26 PM,
 gt; [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 wrote:
 gt; 
 gt; gt; Hey everyone
 gt; gt; I have an adopter with a Fiv positive looking for
 gt; a companion. I  
 gt; gt; have a fiv female.but she wants a male.
 gt; Anyone? She is  
 gt; gt; located in Texas
 gt; gt;
 gt; gt; see our available orphans at:
 gt; gt; http://members.petfinder.org/~TX418/index.html
 gt; gt; Karen 817-453-2969
 gt; 
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Re: To Gloria

2006-07-21 Thread gblane
Hey Wendy,

Sure thing!  i'm about 45 minutes to 1 hr from Malvern, and go thru there every 
now and then.  I go to nearby Hot Springs quite a bit, and use a vet there 
sometimes.  She does a little bit of everything, nice to have around!

I enjoy Arkansas - tend to stay home with the multitude of kitties, but every 
now and then when I go north/south/east/west, I just marvel at the multitude of 
vistas there are.  I love the lakes and trees, and always  I enjoy the farming 
communities and land immensely.

I went 4 hours north to my high school class reunion a couple of weeks ago - a 
great touristy spot, Eureka Springs, like another world.

Glad you're moving here - let me know more, we'll have to get together.

Gloria



Wendy [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote :

 Hey Gloria,
 
 My husband and I are going to buy some land close to
 Malvern in the next couple of months.  My mother owns
 it.  My grandfather owned it before that; we have
 family there.  Are you close to Malvern?  We just love
 Arkansas.  We've been there three times in the last
 year: Petit Jean, Lake Catherine, Mount Magazine, and
 Mount Nebo.  Love it there!
 
 
 Wendy
 
 --- Gloria Lane lt;[EMAIL PROTECTED]gt;
 wrote:
 
 gt; SHOOT - I've got some great ones here in Arkansas,
 gt; Karen!  Any  
 gt; purrsonality preferences?  I have Deva - a very
 gt; quiet Russian Blue  
 gt; one, sits around a lot.   Also Santana, a black FIV
 gt; cat - very sweet  
 gt; boy.
 gt; 
 gt; Gloria
 gt; 
 gt; 
 gt; 
 gt; On Jul 20, 2006, at 12:26 PM,
 gt; [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 wrote:
 gt; 
 gt; gt; Hey everyone
 gt; gt; I have an adopter with a Fiv positive looking for
 gt; a companion. I  
 gt; gt; have a fiv female.but she wants a male.
 gt; Anyone? She is  
 gt; gt; located in Texas
 gt; gt;
 gt; gt; see our available orphans at:
 gt; gt; http://members.petfinder.org/~TX418/index.html
 gt; gt; Karen 817-453-2969
 gt; 
 gt; 
 
 
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Re: Alex

2006-07-19 Thread gblane

I'm hoping and praying that sweet Alex pulls thru  - Gloria


At 10:00 PM 7/19/2006, you wrote:
Hi all I was wondering if I could get some prayers for sweet Alex,he 
is not doing real well and he is at the clinic,Jen is doing what she 
can for him.He is anemic and just not getting any better.Thanks all

Sherry,Rafferty,CousCous and Xander


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RE: I killed Grayson

2006-07-18 Thread gblane
Tonya, I'm so sorry.  I worry about that sometimes.  One of my sick 
dogs rested her head on my dangling computer cables and died.  I felt 
awful, like I needed to have her in a perfect room with no 
dangers.  My dear beloved kitty Jacques, back in the early 1990's, 
was in the process of dying, and I left him on my back deck.  I had 
to get some sleep. He looped himself over the bars of the gate and 
died, I think suffocated.


I just had an older rescue kitten die the other night - I just came 
into the room and he was lying there.  Why hadn't I seen it?  He 
seemed so healthy.  But something was wrong, I just don't know 
what.  They're so fragile sometimes, it's hard to be there every 
minute and keep them safe and alive.  But our intention is to help, 
so if they died in our hands, it wasn't because of bad intention - we 
just don't always have the energy and capacity to help them perfectly.


Blessings,
Gloria





 I just woke and Grayson was dead. I think I smothered him. I think
 2:30 was the last time he woke me up to be fed. I had him up by my
 neck but remember finding him sleeping down next to me at one point
 and moving him back up. I guess it didn't cross my mind at the time
 that he should have been screaming for food at that point. I just
 moved him back up higher on the bed and covered him in his little
 towel and fell back asleep. When I woke again I wondered why he
 hadn't cried yet or moved over to my neck. He was dead because I had
 killed him.

 tonya





Re: Safety first? - On my soapbox again

2006-06-21 Thread gblane
I agree -much of the approach to FELV seems based on paranoia, not 
reality. My vet told me that the virus dies when it hits the 
air.  What I've read is that adult cats with good, normal immune 
systems just don't pick up that virus.   I mixed mine and have not 
seen a cat come down with FELV from associating with an FELV cat in a 
normal household environment.


Gloria


At 03:46 AM 6/21/2006, you wrote:
In a message dated 6/20/2006 11:15:05 P.M. Central Daylight Time, 
mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED][EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:
This only tells me it's not nearly as hard to catch as they try 
and make people believe.  And I still don't think it would be very 
easy to catch by grooming, I would watch Bailey and joey groom each 
other and they actually would groom and touch tongues and Joey 
still never got it!!





Re: hi im new

2006-06-16 Thread gblane
How wonderful that you're helping this sweet little baby.  Where are 
you located? We have members in various US states, and different 
countries.  Glad you joined the list.


Gloria



At 12:51 PM 6/16/2006, you wrote:
i just found a felv kitten i was dump at my work he 8 week old i 
will be looking for a home for him as i have other kitten in the 
house but till i find a home i trying to learn as much  as i can to 
help my little baby boy.
he had uri when i got him and still has runny eyes that some time 
goo over any help you can give me will be greatly helpful


ilene





Re: new to FeLV

2006-06-15 Thread gblane

Good for you!  Nice that you have a vet who was willing to help you.

Gloria


At 06:09 PM 6/13/2006, you wrote:

Hi,

About a week and a half ago we had a stray come to our 
house.  Because I have a FIV cat I took this guy right into the vets 
office to be tested.  He came back FeLV +, we went ahead and 
neutered him, I would not hear of putting this little black beauty 
to sleep, he is a great boy, not feral at all.
He came home from the vets with a little respiratory issue but we 
cleared that right up with amoxi.  He was just as full of worms as a 
cat can get, so we've treated him for that but now the diarrhea is 
really bad and I cannot seem to get if firmed up.  He is on Natural 
Balance, I would like to get him onto raw.
This boy has not really shown any signs of illness other then what 
I've mentioned, and the vet seems to think that his health is not 
really too bad.  I guess I don't know my options and my vet just 
says that he will do whatever I want but I need more options then 
death by lethal injection or bring home to watch die. Help!


Roxane

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Re: new to FeLV

2006-06-14 Thread gblane
If you're into conventional medicine, talk to the vet about trying 
Flagyl for 5-7 days.  It's been working nicely for me, with some cats 
I have.  I've also ordered an herbal liquid with the thought that it 
might help intestinal parasites.


I've also used food formulas that included brown rice (fiber) and 
that helped.  To really get into the food making for diarrhea, Dr. 
Pitcairn's book has a great recipe.


Good luck,

Gloria


At 06:09 PM 6/13/2006, you wrote:

Hi,

About a week and a half ago we had a stray come to our 
house.  Because I have a FIV cat I took this guy right into the vets 
office to be tested.  He came back FeLV +, we went ahead and 
neutered him, I would not hear of putting this little black beauty 
to sleep, he is a great boy, not feral at all.
He came home from the vets with a little respiratory issue but we 
cleared that right up with amoxi.  He was just as full of worms as a 
cat can get, so we've treated him for that but now the diarrhea is 
really bad and I cannot seem to get if firmed up.  He is on Natural 
Balance, I would like to get him onto raw.
This boy has not really shown any signs of illness other then what 
I've mentioned, and the vet seems to think that his health is not 
really too bad.  I guess I don't know my options and my vet just 
says that he will do whatever I want but I need more options then 
death by lethal injection or bring home to watch die. Help!


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Fwd: SR Rex Transport Maryland/Virginia, to Memphis, TN 6/17 18

2006-06-14 Thread gblane

Contact Rita at [EMAIL PROTECTED]


From: PurrEver Ranch Sanctuary (A Hospice For Senior Kittizens)
[EMAIL PROTECTED]
Date: Wed, 14 Jun 2006 07:46:42 -0700 (PDT)

Please help me get this old kitty safely to PurrEver Ranch.  A
horrid breeder threw her away in a kill shelter.
Thank you for your help.
rita

This is a CFA Rescue Transport for Circus, a senior Cornish Rex
lady who has lost her home and been rescued from the shelter. She
is in Temporary foster care with
Mary Baldwin - PAWS email: [EMAIL PROTECTED] and she will
be going to her _foster:
Rita Wood : [EMAIL PROTECTED]
http://www.gotcats.org/

from_city+state: St. Leonard, Maryland
to_city+state: Memphis TN area  Collierville, TN

dates: Sat 6/17 and Sun 6/19

beginning_city+state: Ashburn, Virginia

ending_city+state: Memphis, TN area  Collierville, TN

how_far_from_each_end_can_travel_to_meet_connection:

breed_of_kit:  Cornish Rex
name_of_kit: Circus
age:  10 plus years
gender:  female
n_or_s:  no die to her advanced age, she will be spayed in rescue
after a complete evaluation
size+weight:  about 7 lbs
health_certificate:
rabies+date:  June 2, 2006
rabies_tag_number+state: 6428  ,Maryland
other_vac+date: Fel-O-Vax  5/24/06
dewormed:  6/03/06
advantage%2cfrontline+or+program:  no
known_med_problems: none known
known_physical_conditions_or_limitations: dirty
ears, gingivitis
aggression_or_behavior_issues: no
info_or_reports_of_biting_or_aggressive_behavior:
no
explanation_of_known_aggression_or_behavior_problems:
recent_or_current_contagious_cond_or_disease:
special_needs_or_meds_to_be_admin_during_transport:
temperament:  people
attitude_toward_strangers:
disposition_toward_extended_car_rides:
situation:  PAWS rescue from kill shelter, owner
relinquished
carrier_or_crate: yes
size_of_carrier_or_crate: large
other_items_or_meds_accompanying_furkid: Food,
water, extra towels, zip lock bag.

name_of_rescue_group: Maine Coon Rescue (MCR)
url_of_rescue_group: http://mainecoonrescue.com/

additionalrescuegroupinfo:
http://mainecoonrescue.petfinder.com

reason_for_transport: deliver to permanent foster home

  *Please Crosspost Widely

The legs of this trip are really flexible and if you are headed
that way  I hope that you can take this cat with you. Please
contact [EMAIL PROTECTED] off list as I am  on digest and
would hate to miss your offer.


Leg 1: St Leonard MD to Fredericksburg, VA  75 miles 1 hr 30 mins
FILLED Thanks Mary

Leg 2: Fredericksburg, Va to Charlottesvulle, VA via Rt 20  66
miles 1 hr 30 mins NEEDED

Leg 3: Charlottesville, VA to  Lexington, VA 66 miles 1 hr 15
mins NEEDED

Leg 4: Lexington, Va to Roanoke, Va   55 miles 1 hr NEEDED

Leg 5: Roanole VA to Wytheville, VA  72 miles 1 hr 15 mins NEEDED

Leg 6: Wytheville, VA  to Bristol, TN70 miles 1 hr 15 mins
NEEDED

Leg 7: Bristol, TN  to Lynndale, TN   70 miles 1 hr 15 mins
NEEDED

Leg 8: Lynndale, TN to Knoxville, TN  42  miles  45 mins   NEEDED


OVERNIGHT IN THIS AREA NEEDED

Sunday 6./18
Leg 9: Knoxville, TN to Crossville, TN  69 miles 1 hr 30 mins
NEEDED

Leg 10: Crossville, TN  to Lebanon, TN 89 miles 1 hr 30 mins
NEEDED

Leg 11: Lebanon, TN to  Only, TN  93 miles 1 hr 30 mins NEEDED

Leg 12:  Only Tn to Jackson,TN  70 miles 1 hr NEEDED

Leg 13: Jackson, TN to  Collierville , TN   81 miles 1 hr 30 mins
NEEDED


Carolyn Fitzgerald
Maine Coon Rescue
Chairman of the Board
Executive Director
Rescue Chair
http://mainecoonrescue.com
[EMAIL PROTECTED]

Rita Cockrell Wood, Founder
PurrEver Ranch Sanctuary (A Hospice For Senior Kittizens)
Website:  http://www.purreverranch.org
Spring Mewsletter:  http://www.gotcats.org/springmews06.html

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Re: FIV resources

2006-06-02 Thread gblane
It's discouraging.  I have never placed an FIV+ cat.  I have 5 or 6, 
and they're wonderful.  Something to work on, I guess.


Gloria


At 01:29 AM 6/2/2006, you wrote:
I have a couple of FIV+ cats of my own and a beautiful little 
Siamese mix foster who is FIV+  They take longer to place.  We have 
to try harder.  We have to work at educating people.  But we have to 
get the message out that FIV cats can live long happy lives and are 
not furry little lepers.  Consider how language reflects mindset and 
affects actions.  Does it really take longer to place an FIV cat 
than a senior or a special needs cat?  Or an all black cat?  Some 
take longer than others.


[EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
I have one up for adoption too... they are hard to place.

Phaewryn (was Jenn, changed name)
http://ucat.us/http://ucat.us
http://ucat.us/domesticcatlinks.html
Adopt a cat from Little Cheetah (UCAT) Cat Rescue:
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PLEASE DONATE TO THE TANGLE FUND:
Tangle is a cat in Greece that was severely injured when someone 
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Re: FIV resources

2006-06-02 Thread gblane
Lucky you, with a vet like that!  No, I remember 
MC (tenhousecats) saying that at their large 
rescue up in Michigan, the FIV's were sweet and 
laid back - and all mine  six are (and healthy too, no problelms).


Gloria



At 08:56 AM 6/2/2006, you wrote:

We've got an FIV guy here...the sweetest, most laid back little dude
I've ever met!  I didn't know much about FIV other than it was pretty
hard to spread it and that cats can live relatively normal lives with
the virus.  But what really set me straight was the attitude of my vet
who basically said, No big deal, I've got one at my house who mingles
with all of my other cats!  As much as I knew in my heart it was no big
deal, it really gave me a peace of mind hearing it from an expert,
so-to-speak!  :)

Education is probably the key, and having more vets out there to dispel
the myths would certainly come in handy (and this goes for FeLV, too)!

As an aside, is it true that FIV cats seem to be some of the coolest
cats around, or is it just me?  ;)



But if you tame me, then we shall need each other. To me, you will be
unique in all the world. To you, I shall be unique in all the world; You
become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed... --Antoine de
Saint-Exupéry

If you talk to the animals they will talk with you and you will know
each other.  If you do not talk to them you will not know them, and what
you do not know you will fear. What one fears one destroys. --Chief Dan
George

The flame that burns twice as bright burns half as long... --Blade Runner

- Original Message -
From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Date: Friday, June 2, 2006 8:37 am
Subject: Re: FIV resources
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org

 It's discouraging.  I have never placed an FIV+ cat.  I have 5 or
 6,
 and they're wonderful.  Something to work on, I guess.

 Gloria


 At 01:29 AM 6/2/2006, you wrote:
 I have a couple of FIV+ cats of my own and a beautiful little
 Siamese mix foster who is FIV+  They take longer to place.  We
 have
 to try harder.  We have to work at educating people.  But we have
 to
 get the message out that FIV cats can live long happy lives and
 are
 not furry little lepers.  Consider how language reflects mindset
 and
 affects actions.  Does it really take longer to place an FIV cat
 than a senior or a special needs cat?  Or an all black cat?  Some
 take longer than others.
 
 [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 I have one up for adoption too... they are hard to place.
 
 Phaewryn (was Jenn, changed name)
 http://ucat.us/http://ucat.us
 http://ucat.us/domesticcatlinks.html
 Adopt a cat from Little Cheetah (UCAT) Cat Rescue:
 http://ucat.us/adopt.htmlhttp://ucat.us/adopt.html
 PLEASE DONATE TO THE TANGLE FUND:
 Tangle is a cat in Greece that was severely injured when someone
 wrapped wire around his neck to strangle him,
 Little Cheetah Cat Rescue is raising funds to bring Tangle to
 Vermont to find him a good home!
 http://ucat.us/tangle-fund.htmlhttp://ucat.us/tangle-fund.html
 DONATE: We could really use a power saw (for construction), a
 digital camera (for pictures), and more towels!
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Tweety - the one eyed persian - adopted

2006-05-25 Thread gblane
This is all I have on Tweety - apparently someone from Connecticut 
is adopting  her.


Gloria




Message 1
From: pretynpersian [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Date: Tue May 23, 2006 7:27pm(PDT)
Subject: tweety- adopted

thank- you everyone for all your help getting the word out about
tweety, i heard that she was adopted and they have taken her picture
off of petfinder. im sure that she is going to a wonderful home which
is everything that we could hope for.

lara schindler





OT - kitten dosage of advantage?

2006-05-17 Thread gblane

Does anybody know the dosage of Advantage to use on a kitten?

Thanks,

Gloria




Re: Allie has said good-bye

2006-05-17 Thread gblane
Jennifer, I'm so sorry for your sad loss - how sweet, how 
wonderfully, you helped her out, how kind to yourself to indulge in 
those lovely memories.  It still hurts, but of course it 
changes.  You and Allie are in my thoughts.


Gloria


At 01:38 PM 5/17/2006, you wrote:
I know this was the right thing to do- she was really suffering 
over the past few days, but it is still so hard.  I miss her so 
much!  I have not been able to bring myself to put away all the cat 
stuff yet.  Last night my husband and I went through old pictures of 
Allie and relived our favorite Allie moments- there were so many!


So now it's one day at a time and one foot in front of the other.  I 
know I will continue to cry a lot and continue to miss her 
terribly.  But I know my baby girl is somewhere now where there is 
no more suffering and she can run around and chase mice, squirrels, 
birds, and rabbits all day long.


Thanks for listening!





Re: OT - kitten dosage of advantage?

2006-05-17 Thread gblane

Thanks, Karen - what about kittens that are 8-10 weeks?

Gloria


At 11:12 PM 5/17/2006, you wrote:

what age Gloria my vet said nothing under 8 weeks.
Karen





Re: What can I do?

2006-05-11 Thread gblane
Hi Virginia,

I'd certainly go along with what Wendy says.  Would like to add a plug for 
interferon Alpha, which is used as a supplement for the immune system.  I give 
my FELV kitties a daily dose of oral interferon, a clear liquid. It's easy to 
obtain and administer, but different vets charge different prices.  I used to 
get it for $65 for a small bottle, now get it for $15 for way more in quantity 
- 1000 ml.

Best of luck,

Gloria


Wendy [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote :

 Hi Virginia,
 
 I am sorry to hear that your cat has tested FeLV+, but
 glad you found us.  This is a great group, and you
 won't be sorry you sought us out for information.  I
 don't have any FeLV+ kitties anymore after I lost my
 beloved Cricket in November, but I stay around to
 offer help to those who need it, just as I was offered
 great information and support when I really needed it.
  
 
 As far as the other kitties go in your house, we have
 mixed views here.  Some mix their positives and
 negatives, and some don't.  The ones who do believe
 their kitties have already been exposed to the FeLV
 and were not susceptible to it if they don't test
 negative.  Some also believe that separating those who
 are close will do worse damage as stress tends to kick
 this virus into gear if it's in quot;remissionquot;.  After I
 found out that Cricket had FeLV, I did not separate
 him from my others, as they'd already lived together
 for two years.  He lived another two years before
 passing, and my others have never developed the virus.
  I would not, however, foster anymore cats in your
 home in the future, especially kittens, as they are
 very susceptible to contracting the virus with their
 yet-to-be-strengthened immune systems.  You should
 probably test those in your home to see what you're
 dealing with, and then retest after a period of time
 (someone else here will have a better idea of how long
 before retesting).  You can vaccinate if they are
 FeLV-, which is probably a good idea, but the
 vaccination does not always have a very high success
 rate.  The two most important things for a FeLV+ kitty
 is to keep them stress free and keep their immune
 system boosted with a good diet (corn/grain free) and
 supplements (like L-lysine).  I have a manual I can
 forward you with a lot of great information.  It was
 composed of posts from all the very knowledgeable
 people here.  Just let me know if you need it.  I have
 to forward it directly to your email versus to the
 group email because the site doesn't allow
 attachments.
 
 Hope this helps,
 
 Wendy
 Dallas, Tx
 
 --- Ntigat lt;[EMAIL PROTECTED]gt;
 wrote:
 
 gt; After a year, a female cat that I foster on my home
 gt; that was in the first test FELV -, I
 gt; retested again and the result was FELV +. I repeat
 gt; the test because I
 gt; notice that in the clinic that I made the first
 gt; test, some of the
 gt; results was FALSE NEGATIVE. They use a kit that
 gt; never produces FELV +
 gt; 
 gt; My question is: what can I do with the rest of the
 gt; cats of my home?
 gt; Retest them? If one of the cat is FELV– can I
 gt; vaccinate him? What
 gt; about the FELV +? I can't separate them because I
 gt; have not space to do that.
 gt; 
 gt; Thanks in advance,
 gt; 
 gt; Virginia
 gt; 
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Re: What can I do?

2006-05-11 Thread gblane
Hi Virginia,

I'd certainly go along with what Wendy says.  Would like to add a plug for 
interferon Alpha, which is used as a supplement for the immune system.  I give 
my FELV kitties a daily dose of oral interferon, a clear liquid. It's easy to 
obtain and administer, but different vets charge different prices.  I used to 
get it for $65 for a small bottle, now get it for $15 for way more in quantity 
- 1000 ml.

Best of luck,

Gloria


Wendy [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote :

 Hi Virginia,
 
 I am sorry to hear that your cat has tested FeLV+, but
 glad you found us.  This is a great group, and you
 won't be sorry you sought us out for information.  I
 don't have any FeLV+ kitties anymore after I lost my
 beloved Cricket in November, but I stay around to
 offer help to those who need it, just as I was offered
 great information and support when I really needed it.
  
 
 As far as the other kitties go in your house, we have
 mixed views here.  Some mix their positives and
 negatives, and some don't.  The ones who do believe
 their kitties have already been exposed to the FeLV
 and were not susceptible to it if they don't test
 negative.  Some also believe that separating those who
 are close will do worse damage as stress tends to kick
 this virus into gear if it's in quot;remissionquot;.  After I
 found out that Cricket had FeLV, I did not separate
 him from my others, as they'd already lived together
 for two years.  He lived another two years before
 passing, and my others have never developed the virus.
  I would not, however, foster anymore cats in your
 home in the future, especially kittens, as they are
 very susceptible to contracting the virus with their
 yet-to-be-strengthened immune systems.  You should
 probably test those in your home to see what you're
 dealing with, and then retest after a period of time
 (someone else here will have a better idea of how long
 before retesting).  You can vaccinate if they are
 FeLV-, which is probably a good idea, but the
 vaccination does not always have a very high success
 rate.  The two most important things for a FeLV+ kitty
 is to keep them stress free and keep their immune
 system boosted with a good diet (corn/grain free) and
 supplements (like L-lysine).  I have a manual I can
 forward you with a lot of great information.  It was
 composed of posts from all the very knowledgeable
 people here.  Just let me know if you need it.  I have
 to forward it directly to your email versus to the
 group email because the site doesn't allow
 attachments.
 
 Hope this helps,
 
 Wendy
 Dallas, Tx
 
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 gt; that was in the first test FELV -, I
 gt; retested again and the result was FELV +. I repeat
 gt; the test because I
 gt; notice that in the clinic that I made the first
 gt; test, some of the
 gt; results was FALSE NEGATIVE. They use a kit that
 gt; never produces FELV +
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 gt; My question is: what can I do with the rest of the
 gt; cats of my home?
 gt; Retest them? If one of the cat is FELV– can I
 gt; vaccinate him? What
 gt; about the FELV +? I can't separate them because I
 gt; have not space to do that.
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OT: sedative before flying (ACE)

2006-05-11 Thread gblane

Hey folks,

I'm flying to Minneapolis on Saturday, a 2.5 hour flight from LIttle 
Rock, and taking a sweet, energetic young Siamese kitty to his 
owner.  Kitty will ride in the cabin with me.   I've never taken a 
kitty on board with me before, so a new experience.


The vet gave me a sedative, ACE., and am pondering whether to use the 
sedative or not.  Someone said that another option would be Benadryl, 
along with Rescue Remedy.


Any experiences with taking kitties on flights?  With ACE?  Think the 
dosage was 1/2 tablet followed by 1/4 if needed.


Thanks much!

Gloria




Re: sedative before flying (ACE)

2006-05-11 Thread gblane
Very helpful, thanks - I'd heard that it can make them 
disassociative when they're coming out of it - not knowing where 
they are, etc.


Gloria

At 03:26 PM 5/11/2006, you wrote:
Acepromazine for a cat?  This was first choice 
sedative?  WOW!  Tough stuff for kitty IMO, especially since he's 
riding in cabin with you.


We only use this in cats to induce anesthesia sometimes. It dilates 
their pupils a lot and stays in their system for a day or two 
depending on how fast your their metabolism is. We also use it for 
animals that go home after exstensive surgery and they need to stay 
still (like bone breaks, etc...). Their appetite will decrease to 
almost nothing and sometimes they won't want to eat at all. 
Personally, I wouldn't use it, not for a 2 1/2 hour flight.


~ Rachel


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If you talk to the animals they will talk with you and you will 
know each other.  If you do not talk to them you will not know them, 
and what you do not know you will fear. What one fears one 
destroys. --Chief Dan George

- Original Message -
From: mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED][EMAIL PROTECTED]
To: mailto:felvtalk@felineleukemia.orgfelvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Thursday, May 11, 2006 4:20 PM
Subject: OT: sedative before flying (ACE)

Hey folks,

I'm flying to Minneapolis on Saturday, a 2.5 hour flight from LIttle
Rock, and taking a sweet, energetic young Siamese kitty to his
owner.  Kitty will ride in the cabin with me.   I've never taken a
kitty on board with me before, so a new experience.

The vet gave me a sedative, ACE., and am pondering whether to use the
sedative or not.  Someone said that another option would be Benadryl,
along with Rescue Remedy.

Any experiences with taking kitties on flights?  With ACE?  Think the
dosage was 1/2 tablet followed by 1/4 if needed.

Thanks much!

Gloria





RE: sedative before flying (ACE)

2006-05-11 Thread gblane
Re your last comment, right!  I was thinking I might need the Ace 
more than Gizmo...!


Gloria


At 03:38 PM 5/11/2006, you wrote:

I've taken Tucson a couple of times across the country.  I never gave her
ACE---I was prepared for all possibilities---had a backpack that weighed a
ton with food, water, wipes, leash, collars, health cert, toys, towels, and
on and on.  She slept the whole way.  I had to change planes and opened the
flaps on the carrier (Sherpa softsided) so she could see out--she sort of
looked at me like I was insane!

The only problem I had was that they make you take the cat out of the
carrier when you go thru metal detector.  I had put a harness on her before
we left home and when I had to take her out, I clipped the leash which I
wrapped around my arm.  Then I picked her out of the top of the carrier by
putting a big towel around her and lifting her so tthat it covered her and
she couldn't see all those people looking at her.  Security said something
about having to see the cat so I let them peek as I held her.  Then I just
put her back in the carrier at the end of the xray machine thing-before I
put on my shoes, grabbed my backpack and just got myself together.

I wouldn't use ACE for a flight--they say that the change in cabin pressure
and the ACE are not a good match.  I think that most cats don't like all
those strange people around them and just go off to sleep.  I used a medium
sized soft-sided carrier--fits better under the seat.  At one point, it was
sticking out a bit because airlines had put something or other under the
seat in front of me--steward pointed that out and I asked where they would
like me to put her!  Nobody every bothered me again...

Tucson did a whole lot better on the flight than I did--I suspect that's
about normal!

Chris
[EMAIL PROTECTED]

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From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
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[EMAIL PROTECTED]
Sent: Thursday, May 11, 2006 4:21 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: OT: sedative before flying (ACE)

Hey folks,

I'm flying to Minneapolis on Saturday, a 2.5 hour flight from LIttle
Rock, and taking a sweet, energetic young Siamese kitty to his
owner.  Kitty will ride in the cabin with me.   I've never taken a
kitty on board with me before, so a new experience.

The vet gave me a sedative, ACE., and am pondering whether to use the
sedative or not.  Someone said that another option would be Benadryl,
along with Rescue Remedy.

Any experiences with taking kitties on flights?  With ACE?  Think the
dosage was 1/2 tablet followed by 1/4 if needed.

Thanks much!

Gloria





Re: sedative before flying (ACE)

2006-05-11 Thread gblane

Right, thanks to you all for the mention of the towel.  Hadn't thought of that.

Gloria



At 05:09 PM 5/11/2006, you wrote:
I agree with the suggestions to not use any sedative.  It has been 
my experience that the feeling of not being in control of themselves 
makes them stress out even more.  It sounds like this kitty is tame 
and would probably be better off with out the Ace.  Don't forget 
that big towel to wrap her in when you have to remove her from the 
carrier!  Put the harness and short leash on her when you leave the 
house, (don't forget id tags).  You guys will be fine, just keep 
your cool and she will too.

Nina

Hideyo Yamamoto wrote:


I personally recommend that you do not give any sedatives --- depending
on a kitty, it will give a very weird reaction -almost they try so hard
to go against what the drug is trying to do and act very disturbed.

I traveled with Ayumi (she was very feral at that time)from Japan to
seoul, Seoul to LA, and LA to vegas and Vegas to Albuquerque - it was a
loong flight ... and she was nervous but she did okay
without any drug.. I heard that when a kitty is active and energetic,
usually the reaction is greater to the drug..

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From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
[mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of
[EMAIL PROTECTED]
Sent: Thursday, May 11, 2006 2:21 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: OT: sedative before flying (ACE)

Hey folks,

I'm flying to Minneapolis on Saturday, a 2.5 hour flight from 
LIttle Rock, and taking a sweet, energetic young Siamese kitty to 
his owner.  Kitty will ride in the cabin with me.   I've never 
taken a kitty on board with me before, so a new experience.


The vet gave me a sedative, ACE., and am pondering whether to use 
the sedative or not.  Someone said that another option would be 
Benadryl, along with Rescue Remedy.


Any experiences with taking kitties on flights?  With ACE?  Think 
the dosage was 1/2 tablet followed by 1/4 if needed.


Thanks much!

Gloria
















Re: sedative before flying (ACE)

2006-05-11 Thread gblane
Yup - been doing that.  Started some Rescue Remedy too.  Someone 
suggested a little Benadryl the morning of the flight...?


Gloria


At 05:25 PM 5/11/2006, you wrote:
Can you let kitty spend some time in the carrier at home, in and out 
to get used to it...
Then a couple short trips in the car and if she doesn't freak I 
don't think she would

know the difference of going off the ground...
Also if she bonds with you and knows your voice she will be 
comforted if  you are

with her... I don't think you need the sedative in your case...
Tad

Hideyo Yamamoto wrote:


I personally recommend that you do not give any sedatives --- depending
on a kitty, it will give a very weird reaction -almost they try so hard
to go against what the drug is trying to do and act very disturbed.

I traveled with Ayumi (she was very feral at that time)from Japan to
seoul, Seoul to LA, and LA to vegas and Vegas to Albuquerque - it was a
loong flight ... and she was nervous but she did okay
without any drug.. I heard that when a kitty is active and energetic,
usually the reaction is greater to the drug..

-Original Message-
From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
[mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of
[EMAIL PROTECTED]
Sent: Thursday, May 11, 2006 2:21 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: OT: sedative before flying (ACE)

Hey folks,

I'm flying to Minneapolis on Saturday, a 2.5 hour flight from 
LIttle Rock, and taking a sweet, energetic young Siamese kitty to 
his owner.  Kitty will ride in the cabin with me.   I've never 
taken a kitty on board with me before, so a new experience.


The vet gave me a sedative, ACE., and am pondering whether to use 
the sedative or not.  Someone said that another option would be 
Benadryl, along with Rescue Remedy.


Any experiences with taking kitties on flights?  With ACE?  Think 
the dosage was 1/2 tablet followed by 1/4 if needed.


Thanks much!

Gloria

















Re: sedative before flying (ACE)

2006-05-11 Thread gblane
Thanks a million, folks  - everyone - this has been SO wonderfully 
helpful.  Don't know what I'd do without you.


Gloria

At 07:30 PM 5/11/2006, you wrote:

And the short car ride could be to a Kentucky Fried Chicken which
would be placed near the carrier on the way home and shared at home
thus the carrier / car ride become something to look forward to next time..
Tad

Nina wrote:

Good suggestion Tad!  Depending on how much time you have you can 
also start feeding in the carrier to get her used to feeling safe 
in there. Nina


Tad Burnett wrote:

Can you let kitty spend some time in the carrier at home, in and 
out to get used to it...
Then a couple short trips in the car and if she doesn't freak I 
don't think she would

know the difference of going off the ground...
Also if she bonds with you and knows your voice she will be 
comforted if  you are

with her... I don't think you need the sedative in your case...
Tad














Re: Long Introduction

2006-05-07 Thread gblane
It's hard to determine cause and effect, so it 
may not have been what you think.


Regarding what to do - I use daily low-dose 
interferon, and think that's  a good way to go.


Best of luck to you, we all understand.

Gloria
in Arkansas
mom of 5 FELV cats, 3 FELV Angels


At 08:56 AM 5/7/2006, you wrote:

My name is Ashleigh.  I lost my cat of 7 years last night.  Pepper was FeLV+.

The long story starts several years ago.  In 
1991, I adopted a cat, Fred, from a no-kill 
shelter.  He was 3 at the time and very 
healthy.  I faithfully got his annual 
vaccinations for everything, including FeLV.  In 
1998, Fred got a lump on his neck.  It was 
vaccine-associated sarcoma.  Even though we knew 
it was a long shot, we elected to have the mass 
removed and hoped that he'd be in the minuscule 
percentage of cats for whom VAS doesn't 
return.  He wasn't.  The lump came back, and we 
eventually had him put to sleep when he could no 
longer eat or drink well on his own and had a 
poor quality of life.  It just about killed 
me.  To think that I bascially killed him by 
being what I thought was a good cat mom by never 
missing his annual shots tore me up.


A few months after Fred died, in 1999, I got 
Pepper from a co-worker whose cat had had 
kittens.  That solid black furball was so 
sweet.  When he was a tiny kitten, he used to 
sleep on my chest, right below my neck at 
night.  Unfortunately, about that time, I 
started getting sick a lot.  Since my workplace 
had roof leaks when it rained, I suspected a 
mold allergy, and went to get allergy tested.  I 
was horrified when tests showed that I was VERY 
allergic to cats.  (The doctor said some cats 
are worse than others for allergies--just a crap 
shoot. He said it wasn't starnge that I could've 
been around Fred without getting sick a lot but 
not Pepper.)  I tried everything to keep Pepper 
inside--wekkly baths, MSM supplements for me, 
allergy shots for me.  Nothing 
worked.  Therefore, Pepper went from being an 
indoor-outdoor cat to being an outdoor cat.  He 
liked being outside, and I'd still go pet him 
outside--I'd just have to wash up when I got inside.


Now, when Pepper was a kitten, I'd gotten him 
his vaccinations.  However, given Fred's 
horrible death from over-vaccinating, I did my 
research before blingly following veterinary 
advice with Pepper.  Just about everything I 
read said that vaccines every 3 years were 
sufficient, so that's what I did.  I also had 
the vet use adjuvant-free vaccines and never 
give them in his neck.  He did get the FeLV 
vaccine as a kitten, as a young adult, and just 
last year.  I assumed he'd be safe from kitty diseases.


Last February, I got another cat.  She is a 
special breed that is supposed to be much less 
allergenic that others, and she was.  She was 
able to live in my house without making me 
sick.  When we got her, we had all of her 
vaccinations done EXCEPT FeLV.  We didn't think 
it was necessary since she is a 100% indoor cat, 
and since Pepper had been vaccinated for FeLV 
for those rare times when he comes 
inside.  Remember, I was very leery of vaccines, 
especially since Fred had died of VAS, and 
didn't want to vaccinate more than was absolutely necessary.


Well, since Hurricane Katrina, Pepper just 
hadn't been himself.  (We live on he Missisippi 
Gulf Coast and had 4' of water in our 
house.  The cats were okay, and the house has 
been gutted and re-sheetrocked.  With my home 
uninhabitable, I moved to Louisiana to my mom's 
house with my indoor cat. Pepper stayed in 
Mississippi where my husband was roughing it, 
and David kept feeding him and taking care of 
him--even though David was living down the 
street at a neighbor's house that was higher 
than ours and didn't flood.  The indoor cat, my 
daughter, and I moved to my parents' hosue where 
they live with their cat.)  We've always had a 
few feral cats in the neighborhood, but their 
population has skyrocketed since Katrina.  My 
cat food bill is high since I feed not only 
Pepper but also a ton of feral strays (and a 
raccoon) in the neighborhood who come eat his food.


Over the past 2 weeks or so, Pepper had lost a 
lot of weight.  Since one of my students is my 
vet's daughter, I mentioned to her mom that 
Pepper was looking really skinny and that I was 
going to bring him in in a few days for a 
check-up.  She told me that he might've gotten 
worms and that they'd check him. Well, when I 
got home that afternoon, I couldn't find Pepper. 
I went through the neighborhood calling him and 
couldn't find him.  I feared the worst--that he 
was really sick and had gone off to die.  Well, 
yesterday afternoon, Pepper returned.  He was 
limping, and his right back foot was swollen and 
infected from a bite.  Infection had set in, and 
you could smell the decay.  Flies were around 
him (and he's always been a very fastidious cat).


I rushed him to the emergency vet's office, 
where thay saw that something had bitten 
him--possibly a 

Re: Bailey has gone home

2006-05-06 Thread gblane
Belinda, I'm so sorry.  He sounds so special, and I know how hard it 
is to lose them. I learned from my Calawalla, and I think she'll be 
there with him, to show him the way. My thoughts are with you.


Gloria


At 11:54 PM 5/6/2006, you wrote:
   Bailey left us at 6:20 this evening.  He took a bad turn for 
the worse late last night and when I took him in this morning for 
his surgery it was evident he wasn't in good enough shape.  We gave 
him fluids for a couple hours because he was dehydrated, his blood 
pressure was 60 and his temperature went from 103 yesterday to 98 
today, his blood work was normal except his platelet count was low 
so he wasn't clotting and suregery was out of the question unless 
we could get his platelet count up.  After two hours of fluids and 
a blood transfusion his platelets came up but his temperature was 
now 94, 96 puts kitties at risk for heart failure and she couldn't 
even get a blood pressure.


My vet said we have 3 options, we could continue the fluids and 
support and see if things changed and if they did he could have the 
surgery tomorrow.
Go ahead with the surgery and get in and out as quickly as possible 
or she could euthanise him.


I asked her what she honestly thought of his condition, she said she 
though he was leaving on his own, I agreed.  We talked, I asked her 
what to expect if he was going to die and she told me what the 
likely scenarios would be, she gave me a syringe of pain meds incase 
it got really bad for him, it would basically knock him out so he 
wouldn't suffer and pass on his own, she had a dinner engagement but 
told me to call if she was needed.  I had told Bailey it was his 
decision to stay or go, and told him to do what was best for him.  I 
brought him home on the fluids to keep supporting him and if he did 
turn for the better we would consider the surgery later.  His 
breathing got worse just taking him to the car so I knew in my heart 
we didn't have long.


We had about an hour, he was home with us and we were with him when 
he left.  He is whole now and FeLV free for the first time.  We were 
so lucky to have him for 11 years, his birthday was Monday.  I will 
miss his bouncy, happy personality.  He was so special and I learned 
so much thanks to him.  He was our only positive and the one that 
was responsible for my learning everything I have about FeLV+, he 
has helped me save many positives and for that I thank him.  I miss 
my little Baidely boys so much already ... take care all.  Give your 
special guys and extra special hug for Bailey.


--

Belinda
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Re: JuneAmy

2006-04-28 Thread gblane
Oh Pam, I'm so sad that she's gone.  I was so pulling for her to 
become healthy and with us here on our earth.  My deepest sympathy.


Gloria

At 01:52 PM 4/28/2006, you wrote:
I have to believe that when our little ones cross the Rainbow Bridge 
 reach the other side, the sick have left their suffering behind, 
the crippled can run  play, the deaf can hear,  the blind can see.


Today JuneAmy can see.

Pam






RE: Bandy has ringworm on his nose

2006-04-26 Thread gblane
I use Golden Seal tincture (not with alcohol 
though) and drip or paint it on the ringworm.  It 
costs about $8, and it works great.


And of course, one is supposed to clean pretty 
thoroughly... wash bedding and all that.


Gloria


At 02:22 PM 4/26/2006, you wrote:


Kerry,

The Herd had ringworm back in November. We 
didn't give an oral med due to the cost. we did 
use a shampoo twice a week and a spray daily. 
its made by malasebnad cost 23-26$ a bottle. 
holding wet cats isnt much fun but it did work.

Karen

pogo,teddy,stitch,oreo,houdini,bandit,boots,salem



Bandy has been losing his hair between his eyes 
the last couple of wks..so I took him to the 
doctor Tues. and under the black light it showed 
to be green..She put him on the oral meds for it 
and a topical one, too..I am afraid of the oral 
med as it can alter the bone marrow.  I don't 
know how he got it as I have never had any with it..
Is it because his system is so weak?  We are 
still dealing with the anterior uveitis, too..It 
seems that it is going to be the chronic form 
and he will have to have meds for it the rest of 
his life...But now ringworm...I checked the 
archives looking for some info..But if any of 
you have any more suggestions about these meds 
he is on, please let me know...The oral med is 
for 40 days...that seems like a long time on such a strong med...

Thanks for your help,
Kerry, Bandy, Inky, and Angels Buster, Lil Rascal and Snoopy



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Re: mixing

2006-04-24 Thread gblane
You'll get a mixed reply on that one.  I have mixed, and will again - 
don't because I have foster kitties that belong to the rescue 
group.  It's kind of a hot potato.  Some vets euthanize the pos.  Our 
rescue vet says he doesn't think it's that contagious (and I agree, I 
don't think it's that contagious).  Lots of vets in between.  And... 
some folks say vaccinate the negs, some don't.


Gloria


At 03:19 PM 4/24/2006, you wrote:

So is eveyone here saying it is ok to mix my pos and my neg?


Sincerely
Carrie







Re: CLS question for Belinda

2006-04-23 Thread gblane

Kerry, I'm so sorry - I love my sweet doggies too, and it hurts to lose them.

Gloria

At 06:11 PM 4/23/2006, you wrote:
I'm sorry Kerry.   Sometimes things seems to come in good and bad 
cycles.  I hope you're in for a good cycle now.


t

Kerry Roach [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
Hi Belinda,
I just wondered if my dog could be added to the CLS..I lost Snoopy 
on Thursday, April 20.  He grew up with Buster and Lil Rascal..He 
would have been 11 on May 7. He suffered a stroke last Sat a week 
ago...I still have his sisters Buffy and Muffy..I raised the 3 on 
the bottle as their mom passed away 45 min after their birth..This 
was so suddened...no warning signs...and after just losing my 2 
kitties, well, you all know how it is...

Just wondered if he could be added since he was their friend..
Thank you so much,
Kerry, Bandy and Inky





Re: positive for Carrie

2006-04-21 Thread gblane
Wow - BElinda, I've ordered their vit C, but only tried it for 
symtomatic stuff.  You're encouraging me to try more consistently!  Wow!


Gloria

At 03:43 PM 4/21/2006, you wrote:
  I've sent this link many times and will send it again for your 
benefit Carrie:


http://www.belfield.com/article2.html

I've actually spoke with someone who ordered this and ALL of her 
positives turned negative, she had 10 of them at the time.  She has 
been FeLV free for over 5 yrs now.  I have been told the only 
stipulation is that it takes as long as the cat has been positive to 
turn them negative.  So for example, if the cat has been positive 
for 2 yrs, it will take 2 yrs to turn them negative.  By the time I 
found out about it Bailey was positive over 10 yrs so I knew it 
wouldn't help get him negative but it is a very good immune system 
supplement too.  I do give it to him for that, have been for about 5 
months or so, unfortunately he got sick about the time I started it 
and has not fully recovered yet, but he is still alive and all of 
the problems he had except the kidney issue have resolved.  We are 
still not sure what is going on with his kidney's all of the tests 
and xrays show nothing but he definitely has pain when my vet 
palpitates them.  He is on a new chinese herb specifcally targeted 
for them for about 10 days now and so far I can't say I have noticed 
any change.  My vet is back today from a continued learning seminar 
and I am going to make an appointment for him within the next few days.


--

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RE: New Special needs kitten

2006-04-17 Thread gblane
Poor baby.  I like acupuncture too.  Also, you might try syringing 
your kitty a little olive oil.  Also - for older kitties, I've used 
Lactulose (by prescription) - it's great stuff for improving those 
hard dry stools.   Also - could try syringing a little vitamin C 
(I've bought the stuff from Dr. Belfield at belfield.com)


Gloria



At 06:49 PM 4/17/2006, you wrote:

Have you tries acupuncture? It has worked like a miracle for my babies
in the past.

-Original Message-
From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
[mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of wendy
Sent: Monday, April 17, 2006 7:29 AM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: New Special needs kitten

No ideas here Karen, but good luck with the little
fella.  I'm sure he will flourish under your care.
I'll keep little Ozzie in my prayers.

:)
Wendy

--- [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 Today we got a 8 week old kitten..mean as the
 day is long (cause he is
 hurt)
 X-rays showed a broken pelvis. Dr Wilson says he has
 a excellent chance to
 walk again
  My problem now is to get his bowels working again.
 I used warm water  last
 night as an enema and it worked. But his stool is
 hard as a rock
 anyone have any suggestion to safely loosen his
 stool?
 Please pray little Ozzie recovers.
 Karen



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Re: FeLV+ cat and FeLV- kitten in the same house

2006-04-08 Thread gblane
I feel the same way, Nina, and I know several who mix their kitties 
like that.  At some point, kittens develop a strong enoungh immune 
system to deal with it - but I'm not sure what that point is.  FELV 
virus dies when it hits the air, and I just don't think it's gonna 
pass to the kitten, if the kitten is isolated.  Even so, I still 
think it would take a bite or something like that to pass it on.  Just imho.


Gloria

 At 05:28 PM 4/8/2006, you wrote:

Hi Lance,
I am usually a big advocate for mixing pos and negs in the same 
household.  Here comes the but...  Not when it comes to 
kittens!  Esp kittens that haven't yet been vaccinated.  Barbara is 
right, kittens have a way of getting into all sorts of places that 
are suppose to be restricted.  I wouldn't risk the health of the 
little one.  Adult cats have far less chance of contracting the 
disease and far better chances of clearing it if they do.  Kittens 
and geriatrics don't have as strong an immune system and therefore 
are at greater risk.  When I had felv in the house, I wouldn't have 
dreamed of bringing in a kitten.

Nina

Lance wrote:


Hello all,

My mother is considering adopting a kitten that needs a home. To the
best of my knowledge, the kitten is FeLV negative. It's only six
weeks or so old. Right now, my FeLV+ cat, Ember, is living in my
room, and is kept away from the others. She's had a few jailbreaks,
but I can be much more careful with her than I have been. The other
cats in the house tested negative with ELISA a few weeks ago (see the
Ember thread for the whole story).

Anyway, I know generally what vets and others think of having a
negative in a positive's house. I'm isolating Ember. However, the
kitten will not have had her shots, and probably won't be ready for
her first FeLV vax for another month. Even with Ember being isolated,
and the kitten having no direct or indirect exposure (i.e. no one
shares food, food bowls, boxes, water), do we run any risk of having
the kitten come up positive just by living in the same house as my girl?

Thanks,

Lance










Re: OT: New journey-laying tile!!!

2006-04-03 Thread gblane
I have some tile - large blocks - on my kitchen floor, and it doesn't 
have a slick finish - it  isn't very slick when wet, btw.


Gloria


At 05:44 PM 4/3/2006, you wrote:

And it will be very slick when you get it wet.






 If you have men 
who will exclude any of God's creatures
 from the shelter 
of compassion and pity, you will have men who
 will deal likewise 
with their fellow man.

  St. Francis
- Original Message -
From: mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]catatonya
To: mailto:felvtalk@felineleukemia.orgfelvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Monday, April 03, 2006 12:42 PM
Subject: Re: OT: New journey-laying tile!!!

I went to Lowe's and Home Depot and looked at samples/prices that I 
liked and then knew more about what I was looking for at the 
outlet.  Don't get anything shiny!  Shiny will show stuff more.


t

wendy mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED][EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
Thanks for the tip on buying extra tile Tonya. I
hadn't even thought of that! And hiring someone to
lay it is something I hadn't thought of either. We
have a pretty good networking through my church. I
will ask there. We have a Dal-Tile outlet here in
Dallas (at least I think it's an outlet). I think my
husband and I are going to meet there during lunch
today. My cousin told me this weekend (they have a
new house with wood laminate) that the wood laminate
shows everything and she hates it! I would hate to
have a brand new house and already hate the floors!!!


:)
Wendy

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Fwd: RE: CHAT: We are looking for a Feline Leukemia Cat

2006-03-28 Thread gblane
OK Folks, do you know of any FELV cats needing home in the vicinity 
of Oklahoma City?  Great opportunity for some lucky FELV cat -  if 
so, email Cheryl at [EMAIL PROTECTED],


Gloria



Subject: RE: CHAT: We are looking for a Feline Leukemia Cat
Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2006 08:57:47 -0600

To: Gloria Lane [EMAIL PROTECTED],
[EMAIL PROTECTED]

-Original Message-

Cheryl with Forever Friends 
mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED][EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
Yes, you read correctly! We are actually looking for a cat that is 
positive for FELV, Feline Leukeima Virus. The cat needs to be in 
good health and not old.


We had adopted out a FeLV cat to a wonderful lady, as a companion 
to her elderly FeLV cat. Well the elderly one has now passed away, 
so the lady is looking for a companion for the one left.


Let me know if you have one, I think she prefers a girl, and I will 
forward your information.


I know Teri is going to check on Spicey at PP, but we think she is 
FIV not FeLV.


So let me know!

Thanks,
Cheryl
FFHS





RE: Add Tad to the CLS

2006-03-28 Thread gblane

Thanks so much Hideyo, I appreciate that - Gloria

At 12:12 PM 3/28/2006, you wrote:

Gloria, I am very sorry to hear about Tad - I pictured you burying Tad
and that made me cry ---Please know that Tad knows how much you care
about him and everyone on the list also does care about Tad---he is at a
better place now and I am sure that he knows how much you care about
him. Love to you and Tad,

Hideyo

-Original Message-
From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
[mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of wendy
Sent: Tuesday, March 28, 2006 9:17 AM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: Add Tad to the CLS

Gloria,

I'm sorry to hear about Tad.  Poor baby.

:)
Wendy

--- [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 It was hard on him to lose Tad, and hard for me too
 - I was so angry
 and sad and all that.  Just hope that they've
 learned something about
 taking care of cats. We buried Tad this afternoon,
 in a lovely place,
 with stones on top, I got out a nice old pillow case
 with pretty
 embroidery. Sigh.

 Gloria

 At 06:02 PM 3/26/2006, you wrote:
 I'm sorry to hear about this, too. Anything that
 can be prevented by
 something as simple as keeping the cat indoors
 makes it hard to
 handle. As you said, Tad did have a long life.
 That's something to be
 happy about, though he should have had more time. I
 hope your friend
 is hanging in there. I know how hard it is.
 Speaking for myself, and
 probably many others on this list, our cats are our
 kids. Take care
 of your friend and yourself.
 
 
 Lance
 





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Re: OT: help-removing carpet due to kitty urine

2006-03-28 Thread gblane
I have hard wood, and it takes a LOT of water to make it 
buckle.   It's got a finish on it, and yes, the claws racing around 
the house *does* scratch it up.  It's superficial scratches, but then 
who wants to have their hard wood re-varnished (well finished) every 
couple of years. Wonder about those people at Lowes though - we're 
talking SOAKED with water to make it buckle..  Course if you want 
something impenetrable - ceramic tile.


Gloria


At 01:07 PM 3/28/2006, you wrote:
I have asked the people at lowes about hard would. They said that 
real wood would buckle if you get it wet. If you find out anything 
different please let me know. I would love to have wood floors, but 
I would think that the kitties might use them for scratching and I 
have to mop with soap and bleach everyday. Sheila





Re: OT: help-removing carpet due to kitty urine

2006-03-28 Thread gblane

Tile is SUPER!


At 01:53 PM 3/28/2006, you wrote:

Point taken Patti.  Thanks for your input.  I'm
gathering all the info. I can so we can make the best
decision.

--- [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 Hardwood floors + Cats + Dogs =  VERY EXPENSIVE
 NIGHTMARE!!!

 Take my advice, save the $$$'s  frustration, go
 with tile.  You  can always
 put down washable throw rugs..
 Scratches, urine, forget it.  You'll be heartbroken.
  (I had  HORRENDOUS
 scratches, from the dogs, on FIRST DAY!!! )
 UghBig  mistake.

 Patti




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Re: Subject: Add Tad to the CLS

2006-03-27 Thread gblane

Thanks, Carla - will do.

At 09:25 AM 3/27/2006, you wrote:

Gloria

Please let your friend know that I am very sorry for your loss
of her sweet guy Tad.

Carla

Message: 6
Date: Sun, 26 Mar 2006 10:24:38 -0600
From: Gloria Lane [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: Add Tad to the CLS
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
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Re: Add Tad to the CLS

2006-03-27 Thread gblane

Thank you, Tonya, you're so right.

Gloria

At 07:46 PM 3/27/2006, you wrote:
That is so sad Gloria.  Please give my condolences to your 
friend.  I came home today to an 'accident'.  No.  It's not 
pleasant.  But people have babies and children who have accidents 
all the time and they don't give them away or put them 
outside.  People just make me so mad.


t

Nina [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
Gloria,
I'm sorry to hear about Tad. You're friend must be so upset with his
parents because of what happened. It's so sad that not everyone is as
understanding and indulgent about living with a loved one that happens
to be a different species. I wonder if your friend will consider having
their parents sleep in the back yard if/when they become incontinent. I
don't know Gloria, one of the first things that went through my head was
that Tad at least crossed quickly and he was living his last days the
way he wanted to. Not much consolation to a grieving fur-parent though.
Please send your friend my condolences,
N

Gloria Lane wrote:

 Please add my friend's cat Tad (not FELV) to the Candlelight list.
 Tad was older - about 16, a pretty yellow-orange cat with a sweet
 disposition. He was injured while being outdoors several weeks ago.
 My friend said he was going to keep Tad inside after that, but they
 didn't. There was problems of Tad peeing on the carpet, so my
 friend's older mom and dad started letting Tad out after supper. He
 was hit be a car on their busy street and killed. I'm just really
 sad and angry about this since it could have been prevented. I am
 comforted to know that at least Tad had a long happy life.

 Gloria











Re: Prayers needed Walter and Demetri

2006-03-27 Thread gblane
Sherry, I'm sending out prayers for Walter and 
Demetri.  I know how you feel.  Gloria


At 10:02 PM 3/27/2006, you wrote:
Hi all,just need a few prayers for a couple of 
our Sanctuary kitties.Walter is an older guy 
with failing kidneys but no other diseases.And 
my sweet Demetri is a felv+ boy,who I have 
become attached to,his lymphnodes are huge.I am 
hoping just an infection,but Jen took him to the 
clinic today before I got to see him and I am so 
scared that I may not see him again.I know I 
should think positive,but I am so worried.so I 
knew if I asked you wonderful people for prayers 
he would stand a better chance. :) Thank you all

Sherry


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OT Fwd: Brooklyn kitty, Bonnie, needs help

2006-03-27 Thread gblane



From: kelly [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Date: Mon, 27 Mar 2006 18:10:11 -0800

I realize this is a bit off the subject but I have been corresponding with
a lovely caring woman in New York who is so very desperate to find a home
for Bonnie,,a beautiful, young, shy female Black kitty who is currently
residing in a Temporary room at her vets office,
Bonnie was rescued in a snow storm and was the sweetest thing every. Sadly
between her ill husband and her other cats terrorizing this sweet girl she
needed to find her a home,
Right now the vet is keeping her temporarily in a room with 2 other cats,
She gets along great with those kitties, but now is quite people shy and no
one will give this girl a chance, and her time is running out,
If there is anyone anywhere close or knows of anyone willing to adopt this
baby please email me privately and I will send you her picture and the name
of this kind woman in New York.
[EMAIL PROTECTED]
I'll will keep my fingers crossed .
Thank for listening
Oh, She is FIV and FELV negative, spayed and vaccinated,
Kelly





Re: Add Tad to the CLS

2006-03-26 Thread gblane
Thanks, Nina - I appreciate your reply.  Yes, some consolation that 
he crossed quickly.   Makes me so mad...


Gloria

At 12:47 PM 3/26/2006, you wrote:

Gloria,
I'm sorry to hear about Tad.  You're friend must be so upset with 
his parents because of what happened.  It's so sad that not everyone 
is as understanding and indulgent about living with a loved one that 
happens to be a different species.  I wonder if your friend will 
consider having their parents sleep in the back yard if/when they 
become incontinent.  I don't know Gloria, one of the first things 
that went through my head was that Tad at least crossed quickly and 
he was living his last days the way he wanted to.  Not much 
consolation to a grieving fur-parent though.

Please send your friend my condolences,
N

Gloria Lane wrote:


Please add my friend's cat Tad (not FELV) to the Candlelight list.
Tad was older - about 16, a pretty yellow-orange cat with a sweet
disposition.  He was injured while being outdoors several weeks ago.
My friend said he was going to keep Tad inside after that, but they
didn't.  There was problems of Tad peeing on the carpet, so my
friend's older mom and dad started letting Tad out after supper.  He
was hit be a car on their busy street and killed.  I'm just really
sad and angry about this since it could have been prevented.  I am
comforted to know that at least Tad had a long happy life.

Gloria











Re: Interferon Omega - info for person wanting help

2006-03-26 Thread gblane

Hey Lance, glad to see you made it to this list...

Gloria
in Little Rock


At 04:38 PM 3/26/2006, you wrote:

 the outcome was simply a miracle on paws...

What was the outcome? Is there a thread I should check to read more
about it? Paolo or anyone else can reply to me here or off-list at my
address if this has been discussed very much. I'm new to the list, as
my cat recently tested positive with ELISA, so I'm anxiously looking
for options that might help her.


Thanks,

Lance






Re: Add Tad to the CLS

2006-03-26 Thread gblane
It was hard on him to lose Tad, and hard for me too - I was so angry 
and sad and all that.  Just hope that they've learned something about 
taking care of cats. We buried Tad this afternoon, in a lovely place, 
with stones on top, I got out a nice old pillow case with pretty 
embroidery. Sigh.


Gloria

At 06:02 PM 3/26/2006, you wrote:

I'm sorry to hear about this, too. Anything that can be prevented by
something as simple as keeping the cat indoors makes it hard to
handle. As you said, Tad did have a long life. That's something to be
happy about, though he should have had more time. I hope your friend
is hanging in there. I know how hard it is. Speaking for myself, and
probably many others on this list, our cats are our kids. Take care
of your friend and yourself.


Lance






Re: Jackson Co Shelter, MI selling pets for research?

2006-03-26 Thread gblane
I tried to send them a message, but their web 
site had a technical difficulty.  Maybe they 
really don't want people to contact them.


Gloria


At 06:07 PM 3/26/2006, you wrote:
nothing that anyone has been able to do far has 
made any difference; they just don't care and 
clearly aren't concerned with what other people 
might think i think it's good that people 
get to see such arrogance, actually


On 3/26/06, Chris mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED][EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

Didn't mean to offend anybody in Michigan—too 
sadly, I know they are not unique—just never 
quite seen it posted right out there like that!




Chris

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Sent: Sunday, March 26, 2006 4:15 PM
To: mailto:felvtalk@felineleukemia.orgfelvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: Jackson Co Shelter, MI selling pets for research?



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Re: I need emotional support and advice - OT on rescue limitations

2006-03-24 Thread gblane
Nina, I'm sending good thoughts and prayers your way.  I think if you 
know the shelter, and that they do a good job finding homes, then you 
can rest easy.  One thing about dogs like that (small cute dogs) is - 
I think they find homes easier than larger ones.  Especially if the 
organization has the publicity in place - Petfinder, Petsmart, etc - 
to get the picture and info out.   If you're full, then it may not 
be fair to your animal friends, to exhaust your energy on too 
many.  I know it's hard, not knowing.  Maybe you could check up on 
him periodically and find out how he is?



Gloria



At 10:19 AM 3/24/2006, you wrote:

Hi guys,
I started to write this to Kerry R. because I had already told her 
about the latest arrivals to my house.  Because I respect you guys 
and thought you could understand what I'm going through, (and might 
have some words of wisdom to impart), I addressed it to all of 
you.  I pasted a couple of emails below to help bring you up to 
date.  I need some help getting through this, I need some advice 
about whether I'm doing the right thing, some encouragement, just in 
case you think I am...


3/23:
Monday afternoon I was sitting at my computer, looking out the 
window and watched in exasperation as two tiny little dogs passed in 
front of my house.  Bruce went out and called to them, but they ran 
away.  They passed back and forth a couple of times and then I heard 
tires squeal.  I ran out and they had made it safely across the 
street and were once again heading to the park at the end of my 
street.  I knelt down and opened my arms, and gave a little 
whistle.  Miraculously, they came running, ears laid back, their 
whole bodies wagging.  They literally jumped into my arms.  So we've 
taken in two more fosters.  As I was walking back across the street 
with a little dog under each arm, I couldn't help but smile in 
exasperation at my life.  What the heck is going on here?  Now 
they're showing up at my door two at a time, (we still have the 
Chusky twins).  They used to come to me one by one, (speaking of 
which, there's another stray kitty living under my house, scared 
emaciated, of course intact, but at least now he has something to 
eat.  I'm sure he'll be joining the household soon too).  Anyway, 
these two little vagabonds are maybe 6mos to a year, one male, one 
female, neither of them fixed.  The little girl is in heat and is 
probably already pregnant, (we've dubbed her Pequita).  She can't be 
more than 5 lbs, all black, sort of looks like a little Scotty 
dog.  He's probably Chiuaua/Dachshund, should weigh 10lbs, but he's 
way too thin, (we're calling him Pedro).  He's as sweet and needy as 
can be and she's adorable and really smart, the fresh and feisty 
type.  We put up signs, got a found ad in the newspaper and reported 
them found to the local shelter.  No one is looking for them.  I was 
heartsick, but I told Bruce that if no one claimed them in a few 
days I was going to bring them to the shelter.  I've never done that 
before, but we just can't take on anymore dogs.  I joked around and 
told Bruce, if we're going to have 8 dogs, we need another cat to 
bring us to a nice round 16.  He didn't think it was funny.  I 
called a local rescue that has been very kind to me and paid for 
spay/neuter and vet bills for some of my rescues.  They've come 
through for me and will be taking Pedro.  They are willing to take 
Pequita when she's out of season and spayed.  Thank goodness.  I'm 
already getting attached.  It's so hard to let go of them, to put 
them in the hands of others to protect.  I know intellectually how 
ridiculous it is to want to keep everyone safe that crosses my path, 
my emotions are another story.  It's going to be really hard handing him over!


Later that day:
I left the adoption place in tears.  They seem like nice people and 
all, but it was so hard to leave him there.  I had to do it.  If I 
waited any longer I wouldn't have been able to let him go and it's 
not just that's it's unfair to the rest of my brood, or that we 
can't afford any more animals, but our home isn't the safe haven it 
used to be.  They all deserve more than I can give them at this 
point.  I don't have the energy or time to devote to them, adding 
two more little needy ones wouldn't be fair to them either.  All 
that doesn't change the fact that I just dropped off a scared little 
boy in a totally new circumstance without his little friend that I 
can only assume has been his constant companion.  It makes me so sad 
that animals have so little control over the outcome of their 
lives.  I told the rescue that I would take him back, if for 
whatever reason, and I will be calling and visiting him to see how 
he does.  He won't be out on the floor of the pet shop, (the rescue 
fosters through a pet shop), until he's recovered from neutering on 
Wed.  Right now he's in the groomer's area in a cage 2'x4'.  The 
groomer said he'll get plenty of time for socializing with 

IN Houston - Bengal cat 'Moon Pie' FELV

2006-03-22 Thread gblane
Just checking again - are there any of the Texas folks out there who 
can help this FELV purebred Bengal, 1 year old...?


Gloria


At 11:10 AM 3/21/2006, you wrote:
This kitty is in Houston.  If anyone is interested at all if you 
will email me individually 
(mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED][EMAIL PROTECTED]) I will send 
consolidated.net

Subject: Fw: Bengal cat 'Moon Pie'
Date: Tue, 21 Mar 2006 10:36:27 -0600

- Original Message - From: MORSE, ROY F 
[EMAIL PROTECTED]

To: Janet Cain [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Sent: Tuesday, March 21, 2006 10:21 AM
Subject: Bengal cat 'Moon Pie'


Janet,

Just got the results back from the IFA and organ tests...Bad
news...the IFA was positive...good news...his organs seemed
to be in good shape.  The Vet said Moon Pie could stay the
rest of the week at the discounted boarding fee and
indefinitely at the regular price.  The office staff said he
was adjusting well to being handled and was less panicked
with his surroundings.  I have been visiting twice daily to
pet and talk to him and it seems to help.

Moon Pie is such a sweet cat and deserves so much more than
what he started with.  Some foster family would be lucky to
get to know this lovable feline.  Let's make this wish come
true.

Janet, if you would, please forward this update to all
interested parties in your email list.

Thanks for all your concern and help.
Karen





Re: Feliway cost?!

2006-03-19 Thread gblane

Wow - some great prices!



At 11:56 AM 3/17/2006, you wrote:

http://www.bizrate.com/buy/products__cat_id--31000200,keyword--feliway.htmlhttp://www.bizrate.com/buy/products__cat_id--31000200,keyword--feliway.html

here's some good comparison prices--through the vet supply house we 
used at the sanctuary, we paid under $20 for the diffuser, and about 
$12 for the refills--obviously less than most places!



On 3/17/06, wendy mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED][EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
Thanks Kat and Gary for the info.  It will help!

:)
Wendy

--- gary mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 You can find both at many places online,  I think I
 bought mine (the
 diffusser) from
 http://biovets.comhttp://biovets.com  for 29.95 minus a 10% discount
 if you use the code
 VET10 when you check out.  There may be places a
 dollar or 2 cheaper on
 the net, be sure to check on what they charge for
 shipping.

 Gary

 - Original Message -
 From: wendy mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED][EMAIL PROTECTED]
 To: mailto:felvtalk@felineleukemia.orgfelvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
 Sent: Thursday, March 16, 2006 12:05 PM
 Subject: OT: Feliway cost?!


  Hi guys,
 
  I went to Petco yesterday to get fish food and
 looked
  at the Feliway spray and plug-in, but elected not
 to
  purchase either one, even though we could really
 use
  it, because they were ridiculously expensive.  The
  spray was like 33$ and the plug in was 45$ (the
 refill
  for the plug in was $26 and only lasts a month).
 Does
  anyone here know where you can get Feliway cheaper
 and
  also, which one works better, the spray or the
  plug-in?
 
  Thanks,
  Wendy
 





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Re: Michelle/AOL

2006-03-19 Thread gblane
I'm really glad you checked - at least they get a heads up about 
how users feel and what they'll do...


Gloria

At 06:19 PM 3/19/2006, you wrote:
I just had a live chat conversation online with an AOL support 
person, and she insisted that the new AOL policy will not affect 
emails from list serves that AOL customers joined. I told her I will 
switch providers if that ends up not to be true. But hopefully it is.


Michelle





Re: loose stool

2006-03-15 Thread gblane
Used to be a nice article out there on diarrhea, and whether it comes 
from the small intestine or large intestine.  There are 
characteristics of each, as well as accompanying solutions.  Large 
intestine diarrhea is more apt to come in frequent spurts, and is 
helped by fiber.  Small intestine is more likely to be further apart 
occurrences, and more likely to be irritation of the 
intestine.  Can't remember the rest...


Gloria

At 06:50 PM 3/15/2006, you wrote:
The w/d helped, so I feel certain diet change can help. I am worried 
more about what is causing it. I am hoping it is just a late 
breaking food sensitivity.  I brought a stool sample today and am 
having her checked by the vet tomorrow.

Thanks,
Michelle

In a message dated 3/15/2006 3:42:12 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, 
[EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:
It sure is.  The Apple Pectin works about the same way.  The stool 
sample might show any blood not visible to the eye.  That would rule 
in/out some things.






 If you have men 
who will exclude any of God's creatures
 from the shelter 
of compassion and pity, you will have men who
 will deal likewise 
with their fellow man.

  St. Francis
- Original Message -
From: mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]Nina
To: mailto:felvtalk@felineleukemia.orgfelvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Wednesday, March 15, 2006 11:22 AM
Subject: Re: loose stool

I've never tried Apple Pectin, but psyllium husk (is that what you 
meant Marylyn?), has helped others on the IBD list, (never helped 
Gypsy though).  Taking a stool sample to the vet can't hurt, I guess 
it could be parasites, but that wouldn't explain it clearing up with 
a diet change.

N







Re: CLS - Angel Buster

2006-03-13 Thread gblane

I'm so sorry, Kerry -

Gloria


At 02:03 PM 3/11/2006, you wrote:

Hi Belinda,
Could you please add Angel Buster to the CLS. He was Felv+. He 
passed on March 7.

Thank you so much,
Kerry, Bandy, Lil Rascal and Angel Buster


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Re: Fw: [Special_Needs_Rescue_Cats] Geriatric Sanctuary Wanting FeLV Info

2006-03-13 Thread gblane

I didn't see the notice - That's Rita, in Memphis.  I'll be glad to email her.

Gloria


At 09:03 PM 3/13/2006, you wrote:

Did anyone send info to this person?
Michelle

In a message dated 2/27/2006 1:22:51 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, 
[EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

REPLY TO: [EMAIL PROTECTED]

This person is NOT on this list, so please reply directly to her 
using the email

address above!







Re: Immuno-Regulin, IV v. sub-q

2006-03-05 Thread gblane
Thanks, Michelle - I've been talking to Susan here in Little Rock 
about it's use both IV and Sub-Q.


 I'd be interested to hear what others experiences are.  I'm sure 
the company isn't going to commit till they're satisfied their (and 
FDA) research requirements, which doesn't mean it doesn't work sub-q, 
and sounds like it can is  effective sub-q.


Gloria


At 10:15 AM 3/5/2006, you wrote:
FYI, I called the company that makes I-R, and they say that they 
only recommend using it IV because parts are absorbed sub-q and IM 
without being effective, i.e. it is more effective IV.  That said, 
it seems to be working great for Smokey sub-q, so if anyone needs to 
give it at home it sounds like it is ok, though the company will not 
say it is.  But in bad situations, I would try to get it done IV.


I have been thinking about the 10 year old cat who has been getting 
monthly low dose I-R injections for 7-8 years, can not remember who 
on the list told us about her. I have been thinking of giving them 
to my two remaining positives. I am wondering if it could stimulate 
the immune system enough to keep the virus at bay and prevent the 
cancer and anemia that hits most of them before that age.  But I 
would only do it if I could do it sub-q, and I just have not 
decided, given that we do not know if that is what has helped the 10 
year old cat and the company does not recommend using it 
prophylactically or sub-q. Has anyone else been considering doing 
this? Gray thinks I shouldn't, just because it may have nothing to 
do with why that cat has done so well and I do not know what giving 
it sub-q and monthly, neither of which is recommended by the 
manufacturer, would actually do to or for them. (for instance, every 
sub-q shot carries some risk of infection or VAS, and this is a 
bacteria...)  Though I also know that many drugs are successfully 
used off-label. I am leaning towards not doing it at this point, 
but am still thinking about it a lot. I would be curious to know 
everyone's thoughts on this.


Michelle





Fwd: Re: [FeLVPositiveCats] Re: Question - IFA vs. Elisa...............

2006-03-05 Thread gblane
FYI - if anybody is in California and can help, contact Susan Hoffman 
[EMAIL PROTECTED]





To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
From: Susan Hoffman [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Date: Fri, 3 Mar 2006 11:02:06 -0800 (PST)
Subject: Re: [FeLVPositiveCats] Re: Question - IFA vs. Elisa...
Reply-To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]

I am in the San Francisco/Bay Area and the cat is in a foster home 
near Sacramento.  We should be having her retested within the next 
few weeks.  If she is FeLV+ and a good adoptive home shows up then 
we will find a way to get her there so I don't think geographical 
location will be an issue.


Just as an FYI, this is a very sweet well-socialized black and white 
tuxedo girl.  She loves people and is just a doll.  She's about a 
year old, maybe a little less.  So far she is the picture of health 
-- good coat and body weight, good appetite, not so much as a sneeze 
even after almost a month in a shelter cage.



shari [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
waht city do you live in...for placement purposes.. :)
--- In [EMAIL PROTECTED], Susan Hoffman 
[EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:


 I see your point, to some extent.  It's a little besides the point
though.  The cat has been in the foster home for close to two weeks now.

   She tested positive on the ELISA before leaving the shelter.  I'll
be having her retested with the IFA.

   I'm betting on that being a false positive on the ELISA.  My
concern was that she might have been exposed to FeLV when she was
double-caged with the other cat who tested positive or that she
mighthave gotten pregnant when they were cagwed together.  I want to
give her every chance of testing negative on the IFA and exposure to
an FeLV+ cat or pregnancy could hamper her ability to throw off the
virus if the ELISA test is even accurate.

   I have until July for this cat to test negative or to find a
special needs adoptive home for her or get her into a sanctuary.  The
foster is a student and gone in August.  Taking an FeLV+ cat into my
rescue is a gamble and the odds became less favorable when the shelter
put her in with an adult intact FeLV+ male cat.  That was and is my
concern.

   So, just in caseif anyone knows of a special needs adoptive
home, or alternate foster home, or as a last alternative, sanctuary
space for an FeLV+ cat, I may need it by summer.  I hope not.  She's a
sweet, friendly, apparently healthy tuxedo girl.

   I have no intention of euthanizing a healthy cat.  Period.  But I
would hate to have to cage her while looking for a placement.  So
let's hope she tests negative on the IFA or, if positive, suitable
accomodations can be made by July.

 shari [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
   i'm not sure why you would change your mind...why not still take
her in?

 were you planning on euthanizing her if you took her in and then if
 she tested positive on the elisa test you'd put her down?

 i guess i'm confused.

 --- In [EMAIL PROTECTED], Susan Hoffman shoffman@
 wrote:
 
  Here's a question -- I agreed to take a cat from a high-kill shelter
 who tested FeLV+ on the ELISA test.  I have a foster where she will be
 the only cat.  Figured we'd retest with the IFA in a month or so and
 do everything to support immune system functioning in the meantime.
 This cat is one year old, good coat and body weight and has not gotten
 so much as the sniffles in 3+ weeks at the shelter.  Well, damned if
 the shelter personnel didn't double-cell her with another cat who
 tested FeLV+.  Better yet, they parked this unspayed female cat with
 an unneutered FeLV+ male.  They don't think she's gone into heat or
 mated but they can't be sure.  Any opinions on whether I should still
 take her into foster care?  I feel like the shelter has now stacked
 the deck against her.
 
  TenHouseCats TenHouseCats@ wrote:my understanding is that
 it can take a minimum of 3 months for the virus to work itself out of
 a cat's system--so a positive ELISA can mean nothing. unfortunately, i
 have seen info that says that an IFA, while more accurate than the
 ELISA, can stay positive as long as seven months before it too will
 show negative. ie, if one can hold the kitty long enough for
 retesting (something which most rescues can or will not do), doing so
 is the best answer.
 
a big question would be, do you know enough about her history to
 know how likely it is that she may have recently been exposed to a
 positive cat--if she's an adult cat who is healthy but has been
 outside for the first time in the past few months, then she could well
 have been exposed during that time and the virus will process itself
 out of her system. if she's very young, or older and not healthy, her
 chances of being able to throw the virus off are diminished
 
not necessarily bad answers, just not definitive!
 
placing her in a home where she could be an only cat or segregated
 until retesting is possible would be a good choice; tho there is some
 debate about whether placing a possibly-positive FeLV in a home with
 

Fwd: Re: map of FELVtalk members - Frapper.com

2006-03-05 Thread gblane
Just a reminder!  You can see (or add yours) where everybody lives at 
Frapper - and it has a new address -


http://www.frappr.com/felvtalk/

I went and looked to see where Brenda's home is.

Gloria




Date: Thu, 20 Oct 2005 10:08:34 -0500
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: Re: map of FELVtalk members - Frapper.com

Well hmmm , I may have put it wrong on the email - it's

http://www.risingconcepts.com/frapper/felvtalk/

Gloria

[]
[]





Re: Angel Paassht

2006-03-01 Thread gblane

Becca - A beautiful Angel, I'm so very sorry for your loss.

Gloria

At 09:17 PM 2/28/2006, you wrote:
She had fluid on her lungs and was already in respiratory 
distress.  The vet didn't think she would last another night.  We 
had to let her go.


Becca






Re: Brenda Smith

2006-03-01 Thread gblane
Belinda, I'm shocked.  What happened?  I don't remember where she 
lived - easy to get confused about all of us being all over the 
place.  I'm SO sorry to hear that -


Gloria


At 10:07 PM 3/1/2006, you wrote:

Hi All,
  It is with deep sadness I must let you all know that Brenda Smith 
passed away this Monday.  Brenda didn't post often so many of you 
may not be familar with her.  She was a wonderful, loving member of 
this group for many, many years and recently adopted two positives 
Lovey and Merry in March of 2005.  She was also in charge of the 
list emergency fund and the FeLV T-Shirts that the group sold, in 
fact she contracted the artist and company that designed and printed them.


I've known Brenda for many years and am going to miss her immensly, 
her passing is a huge loss for the group.  For those of you who did 
know her and would like to offer condolences to her family, you can 
email her address [EMAIL PROTECTED] and her daughter will 
receive them.  This is a very sad week and heaven most definately 
has a very special angel today.  I know she was greeted by many, 
many pets including her precious Suzy Q whose loss she never recovered from.


Brenda enjoy all your babies and we'll all see you soon enough ...

--
Belinda
Happiness is being owned by cats ...

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RE: a name for my sanctuary

2006-02-28 Thread gblane


Hideyo - that's WONDERFUL - I'm so delighted to hear
it. Maybe Kitty's Wish - or Angel Cats - 
Gloria
At 04:44 PM 2/28/2006, you wrote:

Hi, my dear friend, Nina – it seems that
it’s been such a long time to talk to you! It’s so nice to hear
from you. Is everything ok at your home?

I love the name, Nina – should I add something like – Place for Angels
Among Us



From:
[EMAIL PROTECTED]
[
mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] On Behalf Of
Nina
Sent: Tuesday, February 28, 2006 3:32 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: a name for my sanctuary

Hello Hideyo,
It's wonderful that you are getting your non-profit status!
Hooray!
How about Angels Among Us for a name?
Nina
Hideyo Yamamoto wrote: 
Hi, everyone, I am in the process of
establishing a non-profit for my cat sanctuary and am looking for a
name..

One of the names I thought of is 

A tabby’s wish –
This actually means something to me – lots of kitties I have and I have
had are tabbies.. and would like to dedicate it to my tabbies who are in
heaven right now (including suzi, Garfunkle, George, mama, and many
more..) – 

If you have other ideas for the name, I would appreciate it very
much.. I am looking for something unconditional, peaceful, and
strong..
Thank you!






Re: Ginger is gone

2006-02-22 Thread gblane
Michelle, I'm so sorry -  thank you for writing about her, I know how 
deeply you care and how much it hurts.  Gloria



At 10:14 AM 2/22/2006, you wrote:


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She never regained consciousness after the MRI. She started 
breathing some on her own, but not enough to get sufficient oxygen 
without the machine. After several hours all the vets said there was 
no way she was going to regain consciousness, and also that the mass 
in her brain was so big, after the neurologist actually looked at 
the pictures rather than just the report, that she said even if it 
was an infection rather than a tumor there was nothing she could do. 
She said that it was so large that the slight increase in brain 
pressure from the anesthesia made her brain herniate and part of it 
go out through the back of her skull.  Gray and I stayed with her 
for an hour or so while she was on the breathing machine, and talked 
to her and told her how much we loved her, and reminded her of what 
a good life she had had and how happy she had been, and told her we 
did not want her to suffer, and asked her forgiveness, and then 
euthanized her. We took her home wrapped in a blanket and I slept 
next to her last night and then this morning we buried her next to 
the stream and waterfall in our back yard, in the woods, where she 
used to sit for hours watching the waterfall.  We are in total 
shock.  I have been fussing for months over Lucy, with her IBD and 
bladder stones, and Patches, with her teeth and her UTI's, and have 
paid less attention to Ginger because she seemed to be doing so 
well. Just Saturday morning we were laughing at her because she was 
racing around the house, chasing a pen, and then bothering Lucy to 
play with her.  Apparently she had a large brain tumor then and it 
just had not affected an important part of the brain yet. When she 
started acting sick Saturday night and I took her to the ER on 
Sunday, and then to another ER on Monday and had her seen by an 
internist, the vets all told me that she had probably just ingested 
something and had mild gastroenteritis and it would work itself out. 
But she had a brain tumor the whole time.


I do not know how old she was. If the shelter was right, then she 
was almost 7.  I had her almost 4 years, and they said they thought 
she was about 3 when I adopted her. I think she had been there a 
year or two and had come in as an adult, with a litter of kittens 
who subsequently died from FeLV.  I think it was her personality 
that kept her going for so long.  She was always happy, had no 
malice toward anyone, and acted like a kitten her whole life. I have 
never in my life seen a cat who played so much.  She literally was 
fascinated by everything, and saw everything as a toy.  She loved 
watching the toilets flush, and the printer print, played with our 
shoelaces when we put our shoes on, chased pens and peanuts and a 
little plastic Easter egg around the house.  Even at the first ER on 
Sunday morning, when she was feeling too sick to eat, I got her to 
play in the examination room while we waited for her test results, 
with a piece of string tied to a q-tip. Last April, when her teeth 
got so bad she could not eat and needed 10 removed surgically, and 
right afterwards when she had a bad URI that lasted for weeks and I 
had to syringe feed her, she was still playing the whole time. She 
was joyful, and the life of our house. The house feels so empty without her.


She was also Simon's best friend.  Until he died last February, the 
two of them played all day long.  She used to go up to him and put 
her arm over his neck, like putting him in a head lock, and then the 
two of them would tumble and chase each other, run up the cat tree 
at the same time while batting at each other, chase each other up 
the tree in their yard. She used to climb that tree, and one here in 
our new house as well.  She loved watching the waterfall in the 
woods behind our house, and staring at the frogs in the little pond 
in the backyard during the summer. She never hunted, but she did 
catch one of the frogs one time and carried him around until we saw 
her and got her to release him unhurt.  She truly bore no malice 
toward anyone, had very little fear, and was always ready for an 
adventure.  When she was recuperating last spring from her dental 
surgery and URI and I brought her down to my mom's so I could tend 
to my horse Pepsi as she was dying, my mother was amazed that she 
was not at all scared of being in a new house and just walked around 
the room 

Fwd: FELV+ CAT TRANSPORT FROM JAMESTOWN NY TO HARRISBURG PA

2006-02-12 Thread gblane

From the FelvPositive list - anybody available?  Contact [EMAIL PROTECTED] -



To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]

From: COLLEEN [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Date: Sun, 12 Feb 2006 21:56:03 -
Subject: [FeLVPositiveCats] FELV + CAT TRANSPORT FROM JAMESTOWN NY 
TO HARRISBURG PA



I AM TRYING TO FIND HELP TRANSPORTING A FELV + KITTY FROM JAMESTOWN NY
TO HARRISBURG PA.  I HAVE NEVER SET UP A TRANSPORT BEFORE SO I AM A
BIT LOST. HE WILL BE GOING TO THE BEST LITTLE CAT HOUSE IN PA.  HE
IS SUPPOSED TO BE THERE BETWEEN 12PM AND 3PM ON SUNDAY THE 19th OF
THIS MONTH.  I WILL BE ABLE TO HELP WITH TRANSPORTING HIM FROM
JAMESTOWN INTO PA.  IF ANY ONE CAN HELP I WOULD BE SO THANKFUL!!

CONTACT INFO:
COLLEEN BENSON
EVENING # 814-663-1422
DAYTIME # 716-483-1762 M-TH
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OT - Baltimore rescues?

2006-01-30 Thread gblane
Anybody know any Baltimore rescues?  I just talked to an 86 year old 
lady, just had some mini-strokes, and is feeding 9 outdoor cats in 
the north part of Baltimore.  She also talked about the neighbors 
letting a little doggie out at night.  I said, can't you call the 
city or a rescue?  She's too infirm to know about that sort of thing.


Anyhow - I'm looking for some support for her and her animals.  I 
will, btw, look in Petfinder - just thought I'd check you guys out.


Thanks,

Gloria




Re: Gloria

2006-01-25 Thread gblane
I gave 250 mg(not 20)  twice a day for maybe a week.  Like I say, it was an 
old kitty, URI, no diarrhea.


You might also check with Dr. Pitcairn's book, on maybe he has something 
online - one book is Natural Health Care for Dogs and Cats.


Best of luck,

Gloria


At 10:14 AM 1/25/2006, you wrote:

Gloria,

Do you mean 2-20 mg daily of Vit. C?

Thanks,
Wendy

--- [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 Hey LJ -

 I use Goldenseal all the time, but only externally.
 I know it can be used
 internally, and have taken it myself, but it can
 make changes to your blood
 sugar, or blood pressure, or something (least with
 me it did - I started
 feeling weird and like I might faint and needed to
 walk around).  So I'm
 cautious about it.

 When I was treating Lucy for URI a few years ago, I
 read to try 250 mg
 Lysine and 250 mg Vit C twice a day, and I tried
 that.  She was an old cat
 w/ hard stools, and diarrhea never happened with
 her, it only was a
 benefit.  I think the type of Vitamin C that you
 choose can be important -
 Some are buffered, so easier on the tummy.  Then
 there are other variations
 I think.

 I personally am a big believer in Vit C - I take
 anywhere from 2 to 10
 grams daily.  It's great.

 You might check into Dr. Wendell Belfield's site re
 vitamin C for pets:
 www.belfield.com

 Best of luck,

 Gloria


 At 08:43 PM 1/24/2006, you wrote:
 Lots of people give vitamin c.  It can only help.
 If you give too much it
 can cause diarrhea. Other people on the list can
 give you amounts.  I'm
 not giving it right now so I don't remember.  One
 doctor recommends 'mega'
 doses of vitamin c.  There was just a post about a
 research paper on
 vitamin c and positives earlier this week right
 before you joined.  I
 haven't read it yet.  When I get to it (this
 weekend) I can resend it to
 the list for you if you'd like.
 
 t
 
 l.j. crabtree [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 
 MUWAHHH!!! from minnie!!! thanks ladies for this
 wonderful info!!!
 
 i will see what i can do independently and also
 check with the vet..
 
 would giving vit c interfere with this?
 
 has anyone ever used goldenseal extract ( in
 glycerine) or is it sorta
 sketchy for cat kids with that whole herbal thing
 going on that doesn't
 seem to mesh with them)?
 
 i want minnie to be flying around the room with her
 wonderwoman suit on!!!
 actually to be more serious, i just want to do all
 i can to boost her
 immunity... is there anything that helps to boost
 their t-cells?
 
 i am a worrisome goober ( from va...we grow 'em
 here to tonya!! hehehe)
 
 much love and respect...
 LJ
 
 





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Re: vitamin c

2006-01-24 Thread gblane

Hey LJ -

I use Goldenseal all the time, but only externally.  I know it can be used 
internally, and have taken it myself, but it can make changes to your blood 
sugar, or blood pressure, or something (least with me it did - I started 
feeling weird and like I might faint and needed to walk around).  So I'm 
cautious about it.


When I was treating Lucy for URI a few years ago, I read to try 250 mg 
Lysine and 250 mg Vit C twice a day, and I tried that.  She was an old cat 
w/ hard stools, and diarrhea never happened with her, it only was a 
benefit.  I think the type of Vitamin C that you choose can be important - 
Some are buffered, so easier on the tummy.  Then there are other variations 
I think.


I personally am a big believer in Vit C - I take anywhere from 2 to 10 
grams daily.  It's great.


You might check into Dr. Wendell Belfield's site re vitamin C for pets: 
www.belfield.com


Best of luck,

Gloria


At 08:43 PM 1/24/2006, you wrote:
Lots of people give vitamin c.  It can only help.  If you give too much it 
can cause diarrhea. Other people on the list can give you amounts.  I'm 
not giving it right now so I don't remember.  One doctor recommends 'mega' 
doses of vitamin c.  There was just a post about a research paper on 
vitamin c and positives earlier this week right before you joined.  I 
haven't read it yet.  When I get to it (this weekend) I can resend it to 
the list for you if you'd like.


t

l.j. crabtree [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

MUWAHHH!!! from minnie!!! thanks ladies for this wonderful info!!!

i will see what i can do independently and also check with the vet..

would giving vit c interfere with this?

has anyone ever used goldenseal extract ( in glycerine) or is it sorta 
sketchy for cat kids with that whole herbal thing going on that doesn't 
seem to mesh with them)?


i want minnie to be flying around the room with her wonderwoman suit on!!! 
actually to be more serious, i just want to do all i can to boost her 
immunity... is there anything that helps to boost their t-cells?


i am a worrisome goober ( from va...we grow 'em here to tonya!! hehehe)

much love and respect...
LJ







Re: Lucy

2006-01-21 Thread gblane
I do like slippery elm for these sort of things.  Possibly homeopathic Nux 
Vomica also.   I was also wondering if it was an issue with the intestinal 
bacteria, when the diet changed to raw food.  I assume they just take time 
to adjust.


Gloria


At 12:26 PM 1/21/2006, you wrote:
I'm feeding her the Feline Futures Instincts TC supplement mix with ground 
turkey from the health food store and ground turkey organs from Oma's.  I 
have to partially cook half of it now, and then mix in the raw, because 
since I fed her cooked turkey after her fast she does not want totally raw 
food anymore.


I do not know how much calcium is in the Feline Futures mix, or how much 
psyllium. I have been giving her slippery elm, but maybe I should add some 
fiber to the food as well.

Michelle

In a message dated 1/21/2006 11:38:21 A.M. Eastern Standard Time, 
[EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

Michelle,
That's great news that Lucy isn't constipated.  It seems perfectly
reasonable to me that after not having a bowel movement for a few days,
and then with it being hard as well, that there might be some irritation
that would cause the blood.  I would watch it closely though, this isn't
the first time she's had blood on her stool.  I remember several kitties
on the IBD list having problems with constipation/hard stools after
being switched to the raw diet.  I thought it might have been caused by
too much added calcium, but I know you were looking to avoid extra
calcium in Lucy's diet.  What are you feeding her?
Nina







Re: FeLV cats need home

2006-01-16 Thread gblane
Keep in mind that on retest, the kittens may go negative  - I've forgotten 
the time to retest - seems like it's 60-90 days.


Gloria

At 12:46 AM 1/16/2006, you wrote:

where are you located?

Julie [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
I volunteer for a group in Mississippi that rescues feral and domesticated 
cats and does TNR or adopts them out. I am the main foster home because I 
have a really big basement. Yesterday, I had 5 foster cats test positive 
for FeLV. 2 adult females and 3 kittens. Luna, Princess, Mocha, Hershey, 
and Godiva are all beautiful, healthy at the moment, loving, and playful. 
Right now I have them together in my gameroom. But I have 6 cats of my 
own, plus 6 other foster cats.


I had to have everyone tested yesterday to find out who all had it. After 
that expense, I can't afford to do the IFA tests. I am paying for all this 
out of my pocket. I don't even have a job, I am a stay-at-home mom.


Would anyone be interested in adopting any of them? All 5 of them get 
along great and could go together in any combination. The 2 adults are 
females and the kittens are 2 females and 1 male. They have all been 
spayed/neutered, had their rabies and FVRCP shots. I can send pictures if 
you want to see them.


Sincerely,

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Re: Please add Isaiah to Candlelight Service

2006-01-09 Thread gblane
Del, you have my deepest sympathies.  You gave him a good life.  There are 
so many things that we blame ourselves for, I know I do too.  We do the 
best we can, and food a love go a long way.  I know he's grateful for your 
loving care. Many blessings,  Gloria


At 10:33 AM 1/9/2006, you wrote:
Please add Isaiah, he passed away last Wednesday, 1/4.  He began coming to 
my house for food and on 13 December (after Shiloh, FeLV+ left for 
sanctuary because I'm out of isolation space) he moved in under the house 
and became very friendly.  He was solid gray, maybe a year+ old, a sweet 
fella.  I intended to have him neutered last week but he stopped showing 
up to eat.  I found him under the house Thursday morning, he had probably 
died the day before, don't know of what, we buried him in the back yard. 
An opossum or something had snacked on him after he had died as there was 
no blood there, quite gruesome.  I'm very upset about it and it's my 
fault, I should have looked for him earlier and maybe could have saved him.


Thanks,
Del





RE: Great news about my court case

2006-01-06 Thread gblane
Hideyo, yeaa, that's great!  Congratulations on hanging in there, and looks 
like you (and we) are going to succeed!


Gloria

At 12:07 PM 1/6/2006, you wrote:


Hi, Merry (my lawyer) called me this morning to share these great news
about my court case regarding the pet limit law.

The city  is going to put a hold on the ordinance portion which
specifies how many cats you can have at the city councilor meeting next
Monday.  Which means that, they are also going to drop charges against
me for both civil and criminal cases as it no longer makes sense to
pursuit it.

Also, the city councilor who is working on new ordinance also agrees to
drop the pet limit law from her proposal - she is planning to present
her new ordinance at the city councilor meeting on 18th - IF, this
ordinance is passed, Albuquerque will have no more pet limit law!  I am
going to meet with the city councilor, and Merry, and Viqui who is on
advisory board on Animal services division next week before she
introduces her new ordinance so that I can share all the research I have
done to back up no pet limit law in case she needs to defend it during
the meeting!

I am just so excited about this!  Nothing is 100%, but it's definitely
going for a right direction!!

Thank you everyone for all your support, and I will definitely keep you
posted!





Re: FIV and calico

2005-12-31 Thread gblane
Well, it seems to be a question that there is not currently an known 
correct answer to, but folks are providing their own experience with colors 
and FIV.  I have 5 FIV cats -  3 males, 2 females, no calico, no orange.


Gloria

At 05:53 PM 12/31/2005, you wrote:

I am SOOO confused! lol.

I don't remember who started this topic, but were they saying the majority 
of ALL fiv cats are calicos or the majority of female positives 
only??  Because I do know there are many more male fiv positives than 
females.  So it wouldn't make sense if most fiv's are calicos because most 
are males and male calicos are rare. Does that make sense?


Someone straighten me out!!!

My fiv was black by the way

t

[EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
In a message dated 12/30/05 11:41:44 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, 
[EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:
Our FIV+ girls are few (10% female, 90% male), but the majority of them 
ARE calicos..


Meaning, the majority of the positive females are calico






Re: I have a cat with FIV

2005-12-22 Thread gblane

Sounds like a good plan!  Gloria

At 10:42 AM 12/22/2005, you wrote:
Well I canceled the vet today. With knowing that Fingers will test 
positive with the Western blot test  if vaccinated. I wasn't close to my 
uncle. So i don't know Fingers History. My uncle had a few girlfriends and 
I have to guess the one of them bought him Fingers. So now I need to do 
some investigation. I will be randomly calling all vets in the area and 
try to talk to his girlfriends.  I have more hope now. My uncle wasn't a 
huge animal lover, so him taking Fingers to the vet is somewhat unlikely. 
Though Fingers is spade so had to have gone to a vet at some point.  And 
if vets are now giving the vaccination as routine shots then Im hoping 
that I can find records. Thank you everyone who has helped me.  I'll  let 
you know what I find out.   erin


On 12/22/05, Belinda Sauro 
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   I have heard that if you vaccinate for FIV the cat will test positive
thereafter.

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RE: fund raising for my case

2005-12-22 Thread gblane
I'll contribute!  Perhaps you could set up a Paypal account.  Thanks for 
the address.


Gloria

At 12:20 PM 12/22/2005, you wrote:

Thank you so very much, Kat -
I just found out that there is someone else who also rescues cats here
locally, became in the same situation I am in and she is
panicking...(she has as many as I do, which is a lot) .. I am hoping
that the outcome of my situation will help her case, too --- what I
would really like is to change the law so that it will set a precedent
to the rest of the sates (I know there was one in PA, and another
similar case in Kansas or something..)

My address is

212 Edith SE,
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Thank you so very much, Kat!

How are the baby (?)kitties doing??

Hideyo

-Original Message-
From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
[mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Kat
Sent: Thursday, December 22, 2005 11:20 AM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: fund raising for my case

Dear Hideyo,

For all you've done for your kitties, and all the info you have shared
with us, not to mention the support you give - Count me In!!
Please send me a mailing address and I will send you a check.

Kat (Mew Jersey)


On Thu, 22 Dec 2005, Hideyo Yamamoto wrote:

 Date: Thu, 22 Dec 2005 10:48:56 -0700
 From: Hideyo Yamamoto [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 Reply-To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Subject: fund raising for my case

 Hi, everyone, I just wanted to let you guys know that the update
 situation of my situation with the city regarding violation of the pet
 limit law ---

 I think I am going to need a lawyer and thanks to Michelle, I thing I
 might found a lawyer with animal right locally.. I don't know whether
it
 ends up going to district court or not at this point, but I will have
to
 hire someone to represent me regardless as the city has been trying to
 take an advantage of me to set me up for some things already.

 I also have a criminal case coming up and probably hire someone else
to
 represent me ---



 All said, Greg, my boy friend thinks it could cost probably a few
 thousands dollars for both depending on how far it goes --- as I
really
 cannot afford to go through with it without having a lawyer, at the
same
 time, I am not sure how I can also afford that much money at this
 time



 So, here I am, I am asking if anyone could or will be willing to pitch
 in for the attorney fees for my cases -

 If so, please contact me!



 Thank you very much for all the support and prayers!!



 Hideyo







Re: advice needed re half-adopted cat

2005-12-20 Thread gblane

Hey Kerry-

Chances are the kitty has *not* been microchipped by an owner who won't 
even let her inside when needed - and even if so I doubt if the vet would 
check it unless you asked him/her to.  And if you take her to your vet as 
your cat, well...


I also doubt if talking to the owner again would be useful - might even be 
counter productive.


Sure she can help  this kitty -

Good luck -

Gloria



At 12:37 PM 12/20/2005, you wrote:

Hi guys
The same good friend who told me about the kitty with litterbox problems 
that was under threat of pts (apparently happily resolved, for now at any 
rate) updated me on another situation.

Background:
Misha is a stray that was sort of taken in by the people who work in a 
studio at the same business complex where my friend works. I say sort of 
because although two of the workers took her to the vet after she was 
badly attacked, and although they feed her, they don't take her home at 
the weekend: ie no one is actually making Misha their responsibility. In 
the summer and fall Misha would be found outside after they had all locked 
up and gone home for the weekend. When my friend, distressed by Misha's 
situation, offered to try to find Misha a home, the studio owner (who my 
friend says seems to be a reasonable, decent guy) rejected the proposal, 
saying that they had adopted her. Recently -- and it is really cold 
now--- my friend found Misha miaowing in vain at the studio door to be let 
in. My friend knocked on the door, and one of the other workers (not the 
owner) opened it. When she explained the cat needed to come in, the 
response to her was Haven't you got anything better to do?

Q--where do we go from here?
If my friend just takes Misha, there's a chance a surveillance camera will 
record the action as it's a business location. Also, even if she did that, 
when she takes her to the vet, what happens if she's been microchipped by 
those people? Is the vet legally/ethically prevented from removing the 
chip and replacing it? Obligated to contact the people? My friend would 
not be keeping Misha as she's allergic to cats; she'd want my help in 
placing her in the shelter where I have a good contact. Not ideal but she 
would at least be cared for there. However, I'd need to know how to 
resolve the chip situation first.
My friend's proposal was to talk to the owner again and try to make him 
understand that someone needs to take proper responsibility for the cat. 
My feeling was that if she fails, then she will be the first person he 
suspects if and when she kidnaps Misha. And the scene could turn ugly.
Even if I were to find and rescue the cat when I happen to be passing 
by at the weekend the microchip Q still arises. (We don't know if she's 
microchipped -- is there a way for a layperson to scan her without vet 
involvement?)
All input/info welcome on how Misha gets the care she deserves---I've no 
experience in this field---yet. But I know some of you heroes do.

Kerry





Re: Hideyo's court case 19th

2005-12-18 Thread gblane

Hideyo, we're pulling for you! Wishing you all the best from Arkansas.

Gloria


At 07:47 PM 12/18/2005, you wrote:

Dear Hideyo
Just want to wish you all possible good luck tomorrow. I'll be thinking of 
you and sending zillions of positive vibes your way.

love and hugs,
Kerry





Re: Chrissy/Prissy on the bridge list

2005-12-14 Thread gblane
Absolutely - everything that you said - you expressed it so well.  So 
frustrating, and hard to evaluate the adopting woman's emotional 
state.  And  I end up with such a duality of feelings.  She mentioned 
something about wanting to consider another kitty.  I'm just going to 
ignore her and not call her back, although I've thought about calling / 
writing the vet.


Gloria


At 01:31 PM 12/14/2005, you wrote:

Gloria,
First my condolences on losing Chrissy this way!  It's so frustrating when 
people think they are doing the right thing, but don't bother contacting 
someone who they should know would be able to give them advice.  I think 
you may be right, this had more to do with the adopter's emotional state 
than poor Chrissy's state of health.  Shame on that vet for not 
encouraging her more vigorously to treat Chrissy, and shame on her for not 
contacting you.  I've had adopters, that I thought were good homes do some 
horrendous things too, (One poor kitty has been declawed, it haunts me to 
this day).  I can only imagine how upsetting this is to you.  We try to do 
the best we can when placing them.  It seems like no matter how hard we 
try, there are always going to be those that say one thing and do 
another.  This is why I'm good at rescue and rehabilitation, and lousy at 
adoption.  It's hard to have faith when there are so many people that 
don't react the way we expect, or would hope them to.   I feel like 
hitting somebody, at the same time, I still feel sorry for the woman.  If 
she were in front of me, I'm sure I could manage to feel sorry for her and 
hit her at the same time.

Nina

[EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

Actually, the owner indicated that it was her choice because she 
herself has had kidney stones and knows how much they hurt.  She was new 
to that vet, as she just moved (like 10 miles from her former 
place).  From what she said,  she was just adamant about it, thinking she 
was doing the right thing.  I mentioned to her that bladder stones were 
different than kidney stones, but she just said she didn't want her to hurt.


I think she was trying to do the right thing, without listening to 
others.  She's just getting over her mothers death, and seems to be 
depressed. I think it was a bad decision for good hearted reasons.


Sigh again.

Gloria








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