Re: choosing a vet -OT

2007-09-30 Thread catatonya
I've asked her about 'taking him to the back' to get blood, etc things I'd rather have done in the exam. room. She says she does it with her own cats, and that it's a legal thing, and a personal thing. She says she is not her own cats' vet and lets another vet be their vet because they

Re: ot-cisapride? prozyme

2007-09-30 Thread catatonya
will try the yogurt. went to walmart and they had no pumpkin! going to grocery store later today when I pick up Bob's medicine (blood pressure and lactulose). I'm going to call and see if the vet is there today to talk to me about the test she sent to Michigan State. I noticed Iams has a new

Re: ot-cisapride?

2007-09-30 Thread catatonya
She suggested the metamucil and lactulose. The compounding pharmacy said that a lot of cats 'stay on' cisapride for long amounts of times. But Bob won't take it, so it's a moot point. t Barb Moermond [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: cisapride? hmm. it's been taken off the U.S. market for

Re: choosing a vet -OT

2007-09-30 Thread catatonya
My vet that gave up her practice was just so 'perfect' that it's hard to handle changing. I HATE changing vets. My vet I had years ago told me about declaws that she was running a 'business' and they did promote the declaws. It was easy for me to leave there when I found out about an

Re: choosing a vet -OT

2007-09-30 Thread catatonya
It's a big decision. And I always second guess my decisions. It's hard to know what to do. I think I'm going to stick with this vet (Dr. Roesner) for my situation with Bob, and then meet the vet that's a parent in my class as well. Dr. Roesner didn't react negatively when I told her Bob had

Re: Cindy Smokey

2007-09-30 Thread catatonya
I'm sorry about your loss. :( tonya cindy reasoner [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I haven't been able to post in a long time. I haven't really been able to read any post but today I was able to read a few. I am not sure what is going on with this site but all I know is that many caring people on

Re: choosing a vet -OT

2007-09-30 Thread Kelley Saveika
On 9/30/07, catatonya [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: It's a big decision. And I always second guess my decisions. It's hard to know what to do. I think I'm going to stick with this vet (Dr. Roesner) for my situation with Bob, and then meet the vet that's a parent in my class as well. Dr. Roesner

Re: choosing a vet -OT

2007-09-30 Thread catatonya
I feel like the barking of dogs traumatizes the cats when they're already upset about going to the vet anyway. Especially if they have to be left there for any length of time with dogs barking I just wondered if any of you felt the same about cat only clinics t Kelley Saveika

RE: Kitten Update

2007-09-30 Thread catatonya
I was just going to say that really small kittens can dehydrate very quickly. It doesn't sound like the diarrhea is severe enough to be causing dehydration or you would be seeing it. I hope the fecal gives you some info. t Caroline Kaufmann [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: .hmmessage P {

The OTHER party Re: ...emotionally charged issues...are rough...

2007-09-30 Thread wendy
I guess I wasn't invited to that party... Really hurts my feelings considering all the time I have put into this list for almost 2 years now to know that you think I don't have any values or good information or loving support for those that come here, MC. I guess I wouldn't want to be there

Re: choosing a vet -OT

2007-09-30 Thread Kelley Saveika
I feel a lot more concerned about the quality of the vet than I do issues such as whether it is a cat only clinic. There can be bad vets who choose to operate cat only clinics. My cats do not mind dogs or their barking, but I don't hear significant amounts of barking at the vet anyway. Now at

Re: choosing a vet -OT

2007-09-30 Thread Marylyn
Some vets are afraid that you will faint and injure yourself etc or become upset when they draw blood--not necessarily from the sight of blood but from the way you hold the cat to do it. Just lots of things. I am very lucky and my vets let me be there with my critters. I can understand where

Re: choosing a vet -OT

2007-09-30 Thread Marylyn
It certainly can't help. Dixie stayed in the dog area of the vet's for a few days when we found out she was FeLV+. She was obviously not happy but other cats could not be exposed to her either. She was very safe but I am sure unhappydogs, strange place, caged. There just wasn't much

Re: The OTHER party Re: ...emotionally charged issues...are rough...

2007-09-30 Thread Sherry DeHaan
Wendy I don't believe she was talking about you.You are very important to us all!!! Sherry wendy [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I guess I wasn't invited to that party... Really hurts my feelings considering all the time I have put into this list for almost 2 years now to know

Re: choosing a vet -OT

2007-09-30 Thread Marylyn
Some vets are afraid that you will faint and injure yourself etc or become upset when they draw blood--not necessarily from the sight of blood but from the way you hold the cat to do it. Just lots of things. I am very lucky and my vets let me be there with my critters. I can understand where

Re: Here is the link/vet school in austin

2007-09-30 Thread wendy
Hey Glenda, I just read the post below. It says there is a veterinary school in Austin, TX, but the only veterinary school in Texas is at Texas AM University in College Station, probably a couple of hours or more from Austin. I just wanted to clarify that in case someone reading the post

Re: Here is the link/vet school in austin

2007-09-30 Thread Kelley Saveika
Glenda is no longer on the list. Yes, Austin has no veterinary school. Typically the land grant college in each state will have the vet school, the other one will not. Virginia Tech has a vet school, University of Virginia does not. Auburn has a vet school, University of Alabama does not.

Re: list matters/marriage

2007-09-30 Thread wendy
Hey guys, Wow! I have been reading all the posts I've missed over the past couple of weeks and was surprised to see another fuss going on (that's Texan for 'argument'...lol). I was hoping that it would be longer before we had another blow up considering the two we had earlier this year. It

Re: list matters

2007-09-30 Thread wendy
Well said Melissa. I should have read this post before I posted because you took the words right out of my mouth. We're going to be fine here. Just give it a little time. :) Wendy (and her clan sitting behind her computer chair, peering over her shoulder, and waiting breathlessly to see

Re: Sorry

2007-09-30 Thread wendy
It's ok Sherry. What happened, happened, and we will all hopefully learn from this and move forward. Maizee is proud of all you've done to honor her memory...I just know she is shining down on you from that big Rainbow Bridge in the sky. :) Wendy Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful

To Caroline: Re: OT: turning the other cheek

2007-09-30 Thread wendy
Well said Caroline... How are your kittens doing today? I am having the same issue with the feral I rescued, who is living in our library. She keeps having smelly diarrhea and I've dewormed her twice, but need to take her in to get another fecal done. Let me know how your vet visit goes

Re: Kitten Update

2007-09-30 Thread catatonya
I don't think Giardia has a specific odor like coccidia, etc It's more like a nuisance diarrhea that's not that bad, but just won't go away. t laurieskatz [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I don't remember Giardia odor but think it's from drinking dirty water. Treatable...I think with

Re: Isabella

2007-09-30 Thread wendy
This is wonderful Laurie! :) Wendy Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world - indeed it is the only thing that ever has! ~~~ Margaret Meade ~~~ - Original Message From: laurieskatz [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org

Re: Ember and weight loss

2007-09-30 Thread wendy
Hey Lance, Checking the thyroid is a good idea because cats with thyroid issues often can't gain weight no matter how much they eat. Let us know how the test goes. The test is called a T4, and some vets also take a free T4. I don't know what else to tell you about the weight loss. Did your

Re: Kitten Update

2007-09-30 Thread Kelley Saveika
Oh yes, yes it does. Giardia smells horrible. Believe me, I know. On 9/30/07, catatonya [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I don't think Giardia has a specific odor like coccidia, etc It's more like a nuisance diarrhea that's not that bad, but just won't go away. t laurieskatz [EMAIL

Re: Sorry

2007-09-30 Thread Sherry DeHaan
Thanks Wendy,I hope my beautiful Genevieve is with her watching over me.I miss those precious babies. wendy [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: It's ok Sherry. What happened, happened, and we will all hopefully learn from this and move forward. Maizee is proud of all you've done to

Re: Kitten update Take 2

2007-09-30 Thread wendy
Caroline, You're post made me LOL! You're funny! I am hoping you figure out soon what's going on with your guys, because I'm betting it's what's wrong with Ensie. Keep us posted! :) Wendy Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world - indeed it is

Re: The OTHER party Re: ...emotionally charged issues...are rough...

2007-09-30 Thread MaryChristine
i'm gone again. i don't need this crap.. On 9/30/07, wendy [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I guess I wasn't invited to that party... Really hurts my feelings considering all the time I have put into this list for almost 2 years now to know that you think I don't have any values or good

Re: Sorry

2007-09-30 Thread wendy
LOL...I meant smiling down, but shining works too! Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world - indeed it is the only thing that ever has! ~~~ Margaret Meade ~~~ - Original Message From: Sherry DeHaan [EMAIL PROTECTED] To:

Re: Here is the link/vet school in austin

2007-09-30 Thread wendy
hey kelley, interesting to know! what does 'land grant' mean? thanks, :) wendy Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world - indeed it is the only thing that ever has! ~~~ Margaret Meade ~~~ - Original Message From: Kelley Saveika [EMAIL

Re: The OTHER party Re: ...emotionally charged issues...are rough...

2007-09-30 Thread wendy
You're sweet Sherry. Thanks. I got my feathers ruffled too! lol. Guess we're all just human, darn it. :) Wendy Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world - indeed it is the only thing that ever has! ~~~ Margaret Meade ~~~ - Original

Re: Gemini is coming home! OT

2007-09-30 Thread wendy
Prayers going out that Gemini makes it home safely and settles in quickly and happily! :) Wendy Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world - indeed it is the only thing that ever has! ~~~ Margaret Meade ~~~ - Original Message From: dede

Re: Cindy Smokey

2007-09-30 Thread wendy
Hey Cindy, I'm really sorry to hear about your Elvis. I hope you are doing ok this weekend. We're here if you need to talk. It is good to hear from you though Cindy. And even better to hear that Smokey is doing great! :) Wendy Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed

Re: Here is the link/vet school in austin

2007-09-30 Thread Kelley Saveika
Land-grant universities (also called land-grant colleges or land grant institutions) are institutions of higher education in the United States that have been designated by the United States Congress to receive the benefits of the Morrill Acts of 1862 and 1890. The Morrill Acts funded educational

Re: Here is the link/vet school in austin

2007-09-30 Thread wendy
thanks Kelley! i will file that info. away on my mental rolodex... :) Wendy Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world - indeed it is the only thing that ever has! ~~~ Margaret Meade ~~~ - Original Message From: Kelley Saveika [EMAIL

Re: Here is the link/vet school in austin

2007-09-30 Thread OfALegend
I just wanted to clarify, though its really not important, that Tennessee does have a veterinary school at a land grant university. The University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine, which is a Land-Grand University. Michael ** See what's new

Re: Here is the link/vet school in austin

2007-09-30 Thread Kelley Saveika
Sorry, I'm not really that familiar with Tennessee! I know Virginia and Alabama because my dad and brother both graduated from Virginia Tech and I graduated from UA. Is UT the only state university? I know that there's Vanderbilt, but that's privately supported if my info is correct. K On

Gemini is Home!! OT

2007-09-30 Thread dede hicken
David got here about 8 PM last night. Gemmi was fine. I let her go in my closet...thought she'd be a basket case. She wanted out right away. Had a few nose to nose altercations, but meowed and scampered around. She even made biscuits on the bed. She is a lot quieter today, but will come to

Re: Here is the link/vet school in austin

2007-09-30 Thread OfALegend
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Re: Here is the link/vet school in austin

2007-09-30 Thread OfALegend
Vanderbilt is a private school. The system in TN is sort of unique, I believe. We have the University of Tennessee system, which governs the UT schools: Knoxville, Chattanooga, Martin. We also have the Tennessee Board of Regents system that governs Tennessee State University (our other

FeLV Help for a 5 year old male cat

2007-09-30 Thread Vila Ash
I sent this by my other email. I got a message back saying its pending due to my email address not being a member. SO PLEASE reply to this one. We dont know how much longer he will go on like this. PLEASE HELP!! I have had my cat, Whisper, for about 5 years now he use to weigh 18lbs (a year

Re: FeLV Help for a 5 year old male cat

2007-09-30 Thread Pat Kachur
It sounds to me as if you should try a different vet--since this one laughed at you (totally unacceptable) and now is not able to explain Whisper's condition to you--just wants to run more tests (more $). Some vets, unfortunately, care more about money than animals. (I had the misfortune

RE: FeLV Help for a 5 year old male cat

2007-09-30 Thread Chris Behnke
Sometimes it is hard to completely diagnose what is going on with a cat with leukemia. There are so many factors to consider. Not to mention, sometimes the symptoms may point to too many things instead of narrowing it down. I recently lost one of my cats to a tumor in the eye and nasal cavity.

RE: FeLV Help for a 5 year old male cat

2007-09-30 Thread Chris Behnke
Another thing to think about, is that if you switch vets now, the new vet will want to run all the same tests over again. Chris -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Chris Behnke Sent: Sunday, September 30, 2007 8:10 PM To:

Re: FeLV Help for a 5 year old male cat

2007-09-30 Thread wendy
Hi Gina, I am sorry that Whisper is going through what he is, poor baby. But you have found a good place for info. and encouragement. I have a few questions for you: is Whisper eating at all? If not, you have to get him to eat, even if you have to syringe feed him chicken baby food

Re: FeLV Help for a 5 year old male cat

2007-09-30 Thread wendy
Not necessarily true if she has the records in hand. Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world - indeed it is the only thing that ever has! ~~~ Margaret Meade ~~~ - Original Message From: Chris Behnke [EMAIL PROTECTED] To:

Re: FeLV Help for a 5 year old male cat

2007-09-30 Thread Marylyn
Yogurt may feel good to the gums and give him some probiotics. Something salty like ham helped the Royal Princess Kitty Katt eat when she wanted nothing..thin sliced deli ham. Just Born with Colostrum is also a favorite with several cats I have regular contact with including Dixie who