RE: Questions on Diet and Transfer Factor?

2007-12-05 Thread Caroline Kaufmann

If they like Science Diet Kitten, they will love Wellness kitten-- trust me.  I 
have fed both b/c Wellness is expensive.  That is what I give my foster kittens 
who come to me sick and/or malnourished to really get them going and put on 
weight.  Now that I have two that are no longer sick and have totally packed on 
the pounds (completely healthy now), I've been feeding those two S/D kitten wet 
to give myself a financial break (plus I was given a free pack of it, so I 
thought I'd put it to use).  My 2 older cats eat wet Wellness adult.  All cats 
love it.  It's so good for them.  You can tell the difference in quality and 
smell yourself if you open a can of S/D kitten and a can of Wellness kitten and 
compare them visually and by smelling-- the difference is noticeable.  The 
Wellness is clearly all meat (no grains) and with very little gravy- yet cats 
still love it.  It's not that S/D kitten wet is bad, it's just not as good as 
Wellness or any one of the other premium, GRAIN-FREE brands.  
 
If/when you are transitioning them to a new wet food, you should always mix the 
old food with new.  There are specific protocols for doing this that are 
probably somewhere in the archives-- some people on this site know the 
measurements for old food to new food when switching, but I don't.  I just do 
it loosely by starting with half and half (half old brand, half new) and then 
slowly decreasing the amount of old to new, until you are feeding all new.  
This is easier on their stomachs.  Also, Eagle Pack Holistic has a powder 
additive that you add to their food specifically for assisting with the 
transitioning to new, premium, holistic brand food.  I haven't tried it, but 
it's supposed to help.  I use the additive for cats prone to stomach upset and 
diarrhea also made by Eagle Pack Holistic and I think it's just probiotics.  It 
seems to help.
 
Caroline  From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: 
Re: Questions on Diet and Transfer Factor? Date: Wed, 5 Dec 2007 08:39:17 
-0600  Hi Kenzie,  The general opinion around here is that there is better 
quality canned food, though you also don't want to buy them food they won't 
eat. In other words, eating low quality food is better than not eating at 
all. I'm feeding Wellness canned and dry to my little FeLV+ girl, and she 
loves it and does really well on it.  http://www.omhpet.com/wellness/  
I've used Mega C and Transfer Factor at the same time after talking to Ember's 
homeopathic vet about it, and there were never problems. I think that the Mega 
C is good for them; I'm just not sure that I believe it can cure  FeLV+ 
cats, as Mega C literature hints.   I seem to recall reading that when 
switching foods, it's best to have a mix of the two foods for a few days and 
gradually phase in the new food. There's probably good info on the web about 
switching from one food to another. I think the Wellness web site might even 
have this info.  Lance  On Wed, 5 Dec 2007 08:18:39 -0600, Kenzie Kanne 
[EMAIL PROTECTED] said:  Hi-  I was wondering what kind of diet everyone 
uses for their FELV positive  cats and kittens. I am currently feeding mine 
Science Diet Kitten Chow  and also Friskies canned in a.m. and pm. These 
ladies have their habits.  I have tried switching their dry food and they 
began vomiting and quit  eating so we continued w/ it. I didn't know if their 
was a better dry or  canned I should be feeding them or if what they are 
eating is okay. I  don't want to distress them and they do like their soft 
food twice a day.Also, I have the Transfer Factor?? Can't remember if 
that is how it is  said..the powder at my house and I have been using Mega C 
Plus everyday  for 3 months now...has anyone used Mega C Plus before? Has it 
worked for  you? So do I continue w/ the Mega C plus only or do I keep using 
it and  use the Transfer Factor too or should I just used the Transfer 
Factor.   Any advice is appreciated. Thanks everyone!Kenzie KanneARC 
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Re: Questions on Diet and Transfer Factor?

2007-12-05 Thread Pat Kachur
I have been feeding Mandy PetGuard wet food and Greenies treats.  For dry, she 
gets Nutro.  She's thriving on this--you would never know that she is leukemia 
positive.  Her eyesight has not deteriorated since I have had her.  She was 
totally deaf when I got her but that doesn't seem to bother her at all.  
  - Original Message - 
  From: Kenzie Kanne 
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
  Sent: Wednesday, December 05, 2007 9:18 AM
  Subject: Questions on Diet and Transfer Factor?


  Hi-
  I was wondering what kind of diet everyone uses for their FELV positive cats 
and kittens.  I am currently feeding mine Science Diet Kitten Chow and also 
Friskies canned in a.m. and pm.  These ladies have their habits.  I have tried 
switching their dry food and they began vomiting and quit eating so we 
continued w/ it.  I didn't know if their was a better dry or canned I should be 
feeding them or if what they are eating is okay.  I don't want to distress them 
and they do like their soft food twice a day.
   
  Also, I have the Transfer Factor??  Can't remember if that is how it is 
said..the powder at my house and I have been using Mega C Plus everyday for 3 
months now...has anyone used Mega C Plus before?  Has it worked for you?  So do 
I continue w/ the Mega C plus only or do I keep using it and use the Transfer 
Factor too or should I just used the Transfer Factor.  Any advice is 
appreciated.  Thanks everyone!

  Kenzie Kanne
  ARC Volunteer 
  (712)830-9518
  www.myspace.com/animalrescueofcarroll
  http://animalrescue-carroll.tripod.com/index.html
   
   






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Re: Questions on Diet and Transfer Factor?

2007-12-05 Thread Lance
Hi Kenzie,

The general opinion around here is that there is better quality canned
food, though you also don't want to buy them food they won't eat. In
other
words, eating low quality food is better than not eating at all. I'm
feeding Wellness
canned and dry to my little FeLV+ girl, and she loves it and does really
well on it.

http://www.omhpet.com/wellness/

I've used Mega C and Transfer Factor at the same time after talking to
Ember's homeopathic vet about it, and there were never problems. I think
that the Mega C is good for them; I'm just not sure that I believe it
can cure 
FeLV+ cats, as Mega C literature hints. 

I seem to recall reading that when switching foods, it's best to have a
mix
of the two foods for a few days and gradually phase in the new food.
There's
probably good info on the web about switching from one food to another.
I
think the Wellness web site might even have this info.

Lance

On Wed, 5 Dec 2007 08:18:39 -0600, Kenzie Kanne
[EMAIL PROTECTED] said:
 Hi-
 I was wondering what kind of diet everyone uses for their FELV positive
 cats and kittens.  I am currently feeding mine Science Diet Kitten Chow
 and also Friskies canned in a.m. and pm.  These ladies have their habits.
  I have tried switching their dry food and they began vomiting and quit
 eating so we continued w/ it.  I didn't know if their was a better dry or
 canned I should be feeding them or if what they are eating is okay.  I
 don't want to distress them and they do like their soft food twice a day.
  
 Also, I have the Transfer Factor??  Can't remember if that is how it is
 said..the powder at my house and I have been using Mega C Plus everyday
 for 3 months now...has anyone used Mega C Plus before?  Has it worked for
 you?  So do I continue w/ the Mega C plus only or do I keep using it and
 use the Transfer Factor too or should I just used the Transfer Factor. 
 Any advice is appreciated.  Thanks everyone!Kenzie KanneARC Volunteer
 (712)830-9518www.myspace.com/animalrescueofcarrollhttp://animalrescue-carroll.tripod.com/index.html
  
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Re: Questions on Diet and Transfer Factor?

2007-12-05 Thread Sally Davis
Hi Kenzie

Here is what I use for Junior. I sometimes I run out, but for the most part
he gets:

Wellness Transfer Factor   1 cap AM
Manapol  approx 1/2 teapAM
l lysine 1 capAM and PM if he URI or runny eyes
Colostrum  PM
Probiotics as needed for possible diarrhea when on antibiotics.
I also gave him immunoregulin monthly subcutaneous but he has not received
this for a couple months

If you are using 4life Transfer Factor Then you could probably skip the
Manopol as 4life contains mannans

He has passed his 1 year mark.

sally



On Dec 5, 2007 9:18 AM, Kenzie Kanne [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 Hi-
 I was wondering what kind of diet everyone uses for their FELV positive
 cats and kittens.  I am currently feeding mine Science Diet Kitten Chow and
 also Friskies canned in a.m. and pm.  These ladies have their habits.  I
 have tried switching their dry food and they began vomiting and quit eating
 so we continued w/ it.  I didn't know if their was a better dry or canned I
 should be feeding them or if what they are eating is okay.  I don't want to
 distress them and they do like their soft food twice a day.

 Also, I have the Transfer Factor??  Can't remember if that is how it is
 said..the powder at my house and I have been using Mega C Plus everyday for
 3 months now...has anyone used Mega C Plus before?  Has it worked for you?
 So do I continue w/ the Mega C plus only or do I keep using it and use the
 Transfer Factor too or should I just used the Transfer Factor.  Any advice
 is appreciated.  Thanks everyone!

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 *ARC Volunteer http://www.myspace.com/animalrescueofcarroll *
 *(712)830-9518 http://www.myspace.com/animalrescueofcarroll*
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