Angela and Midnight

2007-08-21 Thread glenda Goodman
Angela, My heart goes out to you. I am so sorry for your loss of Midnight, for you and your family. Now, we must all hope for the best for your other kitties. I can imagine how scared you are for them. You maybe should believe this virus, I'm believing FeLV, came from a source more recently

Re: Vet wants to put Midnight down?

2007-03-27 Thread Marylyn
Find an animal communicator and ask Midnight his opinion. After all, wouldn't you want to be consulted? I'm not being flip and I truly understand your confusion and pain. I've been there too many times as has most people on this list. If you can't/don't find an ac find a very quiet room

Re: Vet wants to put Midnight down?

2007-03-27 Thread Susan Hoffman
heart talk -- I've never heard a better description. Thank you for giving me new language to describe something I know only intuitively. Marylyn [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Find an animal communicator and ask Midnight his opinion. After all, wouldn't you want to be consulted? I'm

Vet wants to put Midnight down?

2007-03-26 Thread Jennifer Madon
My vet says that the reason Midnight isn't responding to the antibiotics or the Feliway (he still pees not sprays everywhere) is because he is in renal failure. My vet is all for helping animals but says this is a one way street and there is pain and suffering at the end of the street. He

Re: Vet wants to put Midnight down?

2007-03-26 Thread Susan Hoffman
Did your vet do bloodwork? What were the results? And do you truly trust this vet? Is Midnight eating, responding to petting? How much water is he drinking? Jennifer Madon [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: My vet says that the reason Midnight isn't responding to the antibiotics or the Feliway

Re: Vet wants to put Midnight down?

2007-03-26 Thread Kelley Saveika
the results? And do you truly trust this vet? Is Midnight eating, responding to petting? How much water is he drinking? *Jennifer Madon [EMAIL PROTECTED]* wrote: My vet says that the reason Midnight isn't responding to the antibiotics or the Feliway (he still pees not sprays everywhere) is because he

Re: Vet wants to put Midnight down?

2007-03-26 Thread Kelly L
is for convenience so there is no pee on the floor that is a different issue, but it sounds like a convenient thing rather than health thing, my CRF cat was happy for 3 years after diagnosis, How can we help?? Kelly My vet says that the reason Midnight isn't responding to the antibiotics

Re: Vet wants to put Midnight down?

2007-03-26 Thread wendy
Jennifer, I have a CRF kitty who will be 18 in June. She pees A LOT. Is Midnight peeing a lot? Is he drinking a lot? Do you have his kidney values? What are they? I would ask a lot of questions before you pts. Julie has been CRF for over a year, and she really isn't being treated

Re: Vet wants to put Midnight down?

2007-03-26 Thread Jennifer Madon
The vet did do some blood work. I do not know the exact numbers, but I do know that after 3 rounds of antibiotics, the wbc in his urine are extremely high (those are the drs words). I do trust Dr Proctor. He is a great doc and a cot lover too :) Midnight is eating, less but eating. He

Re: Vet wants to put Midnight down?

2007-03-26 Thread Jennifer Madon
is for convenience so there is no pee on the floor that is a different issue, but it sounds like a convenient thing rather than health thing, my CRF cat was happy for 3 years after diagnosis, How can we help?? Kelly My vet says that the reason Midnight isn't responding to the antibiotics or the Feliway

Re: Vet wants to put Midnight down?

2007-03-26 Thread Jennifer Madon
Midnight is a stray that found us about 3 months ago. Best guess by Dr is that he is about 11 or 12 months old. So he is not elderly at all. I will try to change the litter type but the pee isn't the big issue. That is what took us to the Dr. but the renal failure is what brought me

Re: Vet wants to put Midnight down?

2007-03-26 Thread wendy
us posted on Midnight. Good luck! :) Wendy --- Jennifer Madon [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Midnight is a stray that found us about 3 months ago. Best guess by Dr is that he is about 11 or 12 months old. So he is not elderly at all. I will try to change the litter type but the pee isn't

Re: Vet wants to put Midnight down?

2007-03-26 Thread [EMAIL PROTECTED]
CRF (chronic renal failure) in cats is very treatable, unless it's extremely advanced. I would get a second opinion, and maybe a third one too. Check out my CRF webpage for lots of info on treatment and management: http://ucat.us/CRFPKDCats.html Phaewryn http://ucat.us/domesticcatlinks.html

Re: Vet wants to put Midnight down?

2007-03-26 Thread Nina
I feel almost foolish asking such an obvious question right now, but what has Midnight been eating?? You must have considered the possibility that he's been eating tainted Menu Foods products by now, right? Nina Jennifer Madon wrote: Midnight is a stray that found us about 3 months ago. Best

Re: Vet wants to put Midnight down?

2007-03-26 Thread Jennifer Madon
Well, the latest food has been Purina Cat Chow. I didn't check on it because he eats dry food. I haven't even followed the recall since I heard it is in wet food. Should I worry? Nina wrote: I feel almost foolish asking such an obvious question right now, but what has Midnight been eating

Re: Vet wants to put Midnight down?

2007-03-26 Thread Kelly L
such an obvious question right now, but what has Midnight been eating?? You must have considered the possibility that he's been eating tainted Menu Foods products by now, right? Nina Jennifer Madon wrote: Midnight is a stray that found us about 3 months ago. Best guess by Dr is that he is about 11 or 12

Re: Vet wants to put Midnight down?

2007-03-26 Thread Belinda
rid of this infection we'd be AOK!! I really take offense at what your vet suggested, is Midnight not eating, vomiting, does he have no interest in life? Why would your vet make such a suggestion? Many CRF (Chronic Renal Failure) kitties do very well with treatment. -- Belinda happiness

Re: Vet wants to put Midnight down?

2007-03-26 Thread Belinda
PS. He probably isn't getting the right antibiotic, what is he getting and why is he getting them? -- Belinda happiness is being owned by cats ... Be-Mi-Kitties http://bemikitties.com Post Adoptable FeLV/FIV/FIP Cats/Kittens http://adopt.bemikitties.com FeLV Candlelight Service

Re: Vet wants to put Midnight down?

2007-03-26 Thread Belinda
There is plenty you can do for kitties with CRF, diet, fluids and supplements for low potassium (most CRF kitties will eventually get low because they lose so much through their urine), aluminum phosphorus binders, because they will eventually have their phosphorus build up. Some kitties

Re: Vet wants to put Midnight down?

2007-03-26 Thread Kelly L
At 10:45 PM 3/26/2007, you wrote: I always added potassium to the fluid and used phosphorus binders,,,He had a great 3 more years and he was over 20 Kelly There is plenty you can do for kitties with CRF, diet, fluids and supplements for low potassium (most CRF kitties will

Midnight still peeing

2007-02-14 Thread Jennifer Madon
Ok, Midnight has been fixed and is done with his antibiotics for the UTI. He is still peeing but only on my 5 year old comforter. My son is in pull ups at night. Is it possible that he is trying to mark over the scent of my son? That is the only thing I can think of. I am keeping the door

Re: Midnight still peeing

2007-02-14 Thread Marylyn
. St. Francis - Original Message - From: Jennifer Madon [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Wednesday, February 14, 2007 3:09 PM Subject: Midnight still peeing Ok, Midnight has been fixed and is done with his

Re: Midnight still peeing

2007-02-14 Thread elizabeth trent
Jennifer, It can take a couple of months to get the hormones out of their system after a neuter... elizabeth On 2/14/07, Jennifer Madon [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Ok, Midnight has been fixed and is done with his antibiotics for the UTI. He is still peeing but only on my 5 year old comforter

Re: Midnight still peeing

2007-02-14 Thread G. Lane
Hmm - possible he's still smelling the pee on the comforter. Might try something to deorderize it, and try Cat Attract cat litter in the litter box. Gloria At 03:09 PM 2/14/2007, you wrote: Ok, Midnight has been fixed and is done with his antibiotics for the UTI. He is still peeing

Re: Midnight still peeing

2007-02-14 Thread G. Lane
Hmm - possible he's still smelling the pee on the comforter. Might try something to deorderize it, and try Cat Attract cat litter in the litter box. Gloria At 03:09 PM 2/14/2007, you wrote: Ok, Midnight has been fixed and is done with his antibiotics for the UTI. He is still peeing

Re: Midnight still peeing

2007-02-14 Thread Kelley Saveika
antibiotics after the first round. On 2/14/07, Jennifer Madon [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Ok, Midnight has been fixed and is done with his antibiotics for the UTI. He is still peeing but only on my 5 year old comforter. My son is in pull ups at night. Is it possible that he is trying to mark over

Midnight again

2007-02-07 Thread Jennifer Madon
AAAGGG! I am sitting here and Midnight has started puking! He is still on his antibiotic for the UTI/possible renal failure. I don't know if he ate something or if he is sick. He just puked on the floor and jumped up in my spare office chair and went to sleep Jennifer

Re: Midnight again

2007-02-07 Thread Nina
there's blood in it, or if it keeps happening. N Jennifer Madon wrote: AAAGGG! I am sitting here and Midnight has started puking! He is still on his antibiotic for the UTI/possible renal failure. I don't know if he ate something or if he is sick. He just puked on the floor and jumped up

Re: Midnight again

2007-02-07 Thread Marylyn
PROTECTED] To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Wednesday, February 07, 2007 3:05 PM Subject: Re: Midnight again Let's just hope it's nothing more than messy. Two things you can count on with cats, they kill birds and they throw up! What does the vomit look like? Is there a nasty hair ball

Re: midnight

2007-01-30 Thread Jennifer Madon
I just called to check on Midnight and they said he is waking up right now from the neuter. He did great. They checked his urine and the receptionist said she thought there were white blood cells in the urine. I gave the vet permission to do a blood test to check is liver. Any thoughts

Re: midnight

2007-01-30 Thread wendy
called to check on Midnight and they said he is waking up right now from the neuter. He did great. They checked his urine and the receptionist said she thought there were white blood cells in the urine. I gave the vet permission to do a blood test to check is liver. Any thoughts

Re: midnight

2007-01-30 Thread Jennifer Madon
WOO HOO because he peed on my husband in bed this morning. I thought he was going to kick me and Midnight out of the house! Instead he said, take your cat and get out of bed! He is a grump in the middle of the night. Then again, cat pee isn't pleasant to wake up to! wendy wrote: White

RE: midnight

2007-01-30 Thread Rosenfeldt, Diane
. From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Jennifer Madon Sent: Tuesday, January 30, 2007 1:06 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: midnight WOO HOO because he peed on my husband in bed this morning. I thought he was going to kick me and Midnight out

Re: midnight

2007-01-30 Thread [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Probably a mind urinary tract infection... but they should probably send him home with antibiotics from his neuter anyways, so that will take care of both things! Do insist on the antibiotics... for a FELV+ cat, you really can't be too safe. Phaewryn http://ucat.us Adopt a New England FIV+

Re: midnight

2007-01-30 Thread Barb Moermond
: paying no mind to whom he should impress. Merely living his life, doing what pleases him, and making me smile. - Anonymous - Original Message From: Jennifer Madon [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Tuesday, January 30, 2007 1:05:59 PM Subject: Re: midnight WOO HOO

Re: midnight

2007-01-30 Thread Jennifer Madon
Well I am at work and Midnight is with me. They said that he may have a uti and gave me anti-biotics. The dr was concerned enough to run a blood panel. He said that I need to bring him back in 1 week for another urinalysis to make sure that is was a uti and not the beginning of kidney

Midnight is scheduled

2007-01-29 Thread Jennifer Madon
Well I just wanted to let everyone know that after a stinky weekend of pee, Midnight will be going to the Dr. tomorrow (tuesday) morning to be neutered. They said they would also check him for a UTI just to make sure. Thanks to everyone for you advice. I am also going to get that Feliaway spray

RE: Midnight is scheduled

2007-01-29 Thread MacKenzie, Kerry N.
Praying for Midnight, Jennifer. Let us know how he gets on tomorrow, when you have time. I am so glad the little sweetheart found you! Kerry M. -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Jennifer Madon Sent: Monday, January 29, 2007 9:05 AM

Re: Midnight is scheduled

2007-01-29 Thread elizabeth trent
Prayers and all good thoughts for you and Midnight. elizabeth On 1/29/07, Jennifer Madon [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Well I just wanted to let everyone know that after a stinky weekend of pee, Midnight will be going to the Dr. tomorrow (tuesday) morning to be neutered. They said they would

Re: midnight

2007-01-29 Thread [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Just make sure it's a NON-adjuvanted rabies and distemper vaccine, and that the distemper is not a combo vaccine that has Chlamydophila (also known as: Chlamydiosis, Chlamydia psittaci) in it, as it's an unnecessary vaccine with common side effects and very little benefit. Ask for Merial's

Re: midnight

2007-01-27 Thread Jennifer Madon
Thanks to everyone for your advice. From what I have read, I think that he is not spraying. Maybe marking (thank God he hasn't felt the need to claim me!) or peeing but not spraying. I called the vet about having him neutered and they said he has to have a rabies shot and distemper. I am

Midnight - shots and neuter

2007-01-27 Thread Nina
. If Midnight isn't licensed, then it is your vet that is insisting on it. Vaccines are a judgement call. You have to weigh the protection against the stress it might cause. You mentioned that Midnight has already had a fever, the fact that he's already been sick might influence you. I

Re: Midnight - shots and neuter

2007-01-27 Thread Nina
Oh, and do tell whatever vet you go with about his litter box aversion to rule out any possible urinary problems. Nina

Re: Midnight - shots and neuter

2007-01-27 Thread Jennifer Madon
Midnight is not licensed. That is not a requirement in my county. I was told by my vet that he is required to have rabies and distemper vaccines in order to come into the vet for the surgery because of the other cats. Problem #1 is that he is there for check ups with out the vaccines. #2 he

Re: Midnight - shots and neuter

2007-01-27 Thread elizabeth trent
there - they are just doing their job..and when they get to know you - they can really be your friend. (not to imply that you haven't already done this...) At any rate -- prayers going up for you and for dear Midnight. Your love and care for him will go a long way in making him better. My father was a vet tech

midnight

2007-01-26 Thread Jennifer Madon
Hello everyone. I am back with another question. Midnight is 8-9 months old. I have noticed the last 2 days that he is peeing all over the house. Not like, oops it just happened but he is positioning himself in places or over things and peeing on purpose. Is this a cry for attention

Re: midnight

2007-01-26 Thread Marylyn
@felineleukemia.org Sent: Friday, January 26, 2007 5:34 AM Subject: midnight Hello everyone. I am back with another question. Midnight is 8-9 months old. I have noticed the last 2 days that he is peeing all over the house. Not like, oops it just happened but he is positioning himself in places or over

Re: midnight

2007-01-26 Thread Jennifer Madon
, will that stop the spraying, if that is what he is doing? Thanks again, Jennifer -Original Message- From: Marylyn [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Jan 26, 2007 7:51 AM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: midnight Sounds like he is marking his territory. There may be female cats

Re: midnight

2007-01-26 Thread Gussies mom
: Jan 26, 2007 7:51 AM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: midnight Sounds like he is marking his territory. There may be female cats in the neighborhood going into heat. It is the right time here. Get some of the spray feliway and spray it everywhere in the house. Especially where he has

Re: midnight

2007-01-26 Thread Marylyn
@felineleukemia.org Sent: Friday, January 26, 2007 7:39 AM Subject: Re: midnight This may sound stupid but how do I know the difference between spraying and peeing. He still goes into his box but I keep catching him squating all over the house peeing on wierd things. A dart board that was under my

Re: midnight

2007-01-26 Thread elizabeth trent
on inappropriate items. On 1/26/07, Jennifer Madon [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hello everyone. I am back with another question. Midnight is 8-9 months old. I have noticed the last 2 days that he is peeing all over the house. Not like, oops it just happened but he is positioning himself in places

Re: midnight

2007-01-26 Thread Belinda
Getting a cat neutered will often stop the spraying but I wouldn't wait any longer, if it becomes a habit it may not stop. I have had this happen with a few cats and they did stop after they were neutered. -- Belinda happiness is being owned by cats ... Be-Mi-Kitties

Re: midnight

2007-01-26 Thread cindy reasoner
: Hello everyone. I am back with another question. Midnight is 8-9 months old. I have noticed the last 2 days that he is peeing all over the house. Not like, oops it just happened but he is positioning himself in places or over things and peeing on purpose. Is this a cry

Re: midnight

2007-01-26 Thread Gary Murphy
Hi Jennifer, I'm just getting caught up on my email, so I'm sure others have written you already, but yes, get him neutered!!! I was afraid to have it done to my positive, Will Feral, but he came through great. He was almost 8 months old when I saw him back up and send a stream of urine right

Re: midnight

2007-01-26 Thread [EMAIL PROTECTED]
My Doobie cat started that... I woke up in the middle of the night warm and wet, he had PEED on ME in my bed! He got neutered the next day! He has NEVER gone outside the box since. In his case, it was a marking behavior. That being said, spraying is when they back up to something and are

Re: midnight

2007-01-26 Thread elizabeth trent
Phaewryn, I'm sorry -- I know it's not funny but my drink nearly went out my nose ;-) There is no question - you belong to your cats. It's good to be loved LOL elizabeth On 1/26/07, [EMAIL PROTECTED] [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: My Doobie cat started that... I woke up in the middle of the night

Midnight and the mysterious puddle (was Newbie question)

2007-01-20 Thread Nina
Ha! What a relief! You're such a good kitty mom do be so diligent. I hope you stick around too. Thank you for letting us know the answer to the mystery. I'm so glad to hear it isn't coming from Midnight. He sounds like such a doll, and so do you. Nina Jennifer Madon wrote: Great news

Re: Midnight and the mysterious puddle (was Newbie question)

2007-01-20 Thread Jennifer Madon
Thank you! He made his first disaster this morning! I couldn't even get mad cause I was laughing so hard! He was sitting on the window sill, behind the mini blinds, watching the forbidden outside. My 5 yo jumped up on the couch and Midnight crouched into attack position. The first time my

Re: Midnight and the mysterious puddle (was Newbie question)

2007-01-20 Thread elizabeth trent
hard! He was sitting on the window sill, behind the mini blinds, watching the forbidden outside. My 5 yo jumped up on the couch and Midnight crouched into attack position. The first time my son moved, Midnight lunged at him. Through the blinds he flew!! Needless to say, we have a cat sized hole

Re: Midnight and the mysterious puddle (was Newbie question)

2007-01-20 Thread [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Yeah, my Miranda cat ATE all the blinds up to cat head height from the window sill, so now we keep them up about 18 inches from the sill... or she will eat them some more! She didn't actually consume them, she just chewed them all to shreds, pieces of plastic blinds all over the floor.

Midnight needs a home

2006-04-19 Thread Lance Linimon
wish I were in a position to take Midnight in. I hope one of you can be of help. Thank you, Lance --- I have a beautiful and loving female cat named Midnight. She is probably under 1 year old. My mother found the cat