Re: choosing a vet -OT

2007-10-06 Thread catatonya
true. I'm extremely stressed at the doctor's office. lol. Marylyn [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: 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

Re: FeLV Help for a 5 year old male cat

2007-10-06 Thread catatonya
I'm sorry you're going through this with Whisper. If it were me I would take Whisper to another vet for a second opinion before I made a decision. tonya Vila Ash [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I sent this by my other email. I got a message back saying its pending due to my email address not

RE: FeLV Help for a 5 year old male cat

2007-10-06 Thread catatonya
Probably true, but you could get copies of all the tests your vet has run and avoid repeating at least a few of them. I don't know. With what I've been going through with changing vets I'm appalled at how different they are in how they approach things. For example my old vet said

Re: Ember and weight loss

2007-10-06 Thread catatonya
Yes, if you go this route ask for a full thyroid panel. There is a 'basic' test. I don't remember which one.. which can come out negative when your cat really does have a thyroid problem. t wendy [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hey Lance, Checking the thyroid is a good idea because cats

Re: Kitten Update

2007-10-06 Thread catatonya
Well, all diarrhea smells pretty bad. lol. As I said, I haven't had experience with Giardia, but when I used to foster kittens I could tell the coccidia smell from something else. lol. t Kelley Saveika [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Oh yes, yes it does. Giardia smells horrible. Believe me, I

RE: Kitten update Take 2

2007-10-06 Thread catatonya
Hi Caroline, Did you ever get Yoda's fecal to a vet? In the meantime I know our shelter used to cook rice in chicken broth and give it to kittens with diarrhea. They said it helped. I don't know if it really did or not, but I used to cook it and take it to them. You might also try

Re: Gemini is Home!! OT

2007-10-06 Thread catatonya
I know you're so relieved t dede hicken [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: 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

Re: seeking placement for three feluk positive kittens

2007-10-06 Thread catatonya
I have heard not to test for fiv less than 6 months. You can test for felv any time, And at anytime they could have just been exposed and may test negative in 3-6 months after exposure. That's at any age, although positive kittens who had a known positive mother are less likely to throw the

Possible sick kitten

2007-10-06 Thread TatorBunz
Hi all, Okay, here is the deal: I rescued a mama with 5 kittens (4 weeks old) at a kill shelter. One of the kittens doesn't look so good seems a little lethargic and seen some runny poop on it's butt. Others are doing well and eating. I've only had these kittens and mom for 2 days. What can I

Re: Possible sick kitten

2007-10-06 Thread Pat Kachur
Whenever I take in another cat/kitten, I take him/her/them directly to my vet prior to them even coming home. Sounds like this little guy/gal needs to see your vet ASAP. - Original Message - From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Saturday, October 06,

Re: Possible sick kitten

2007-10-06 Thread TatorBunz
Can't get into my Vets until Monday. That is why I'm asking for a little help. In a message dated 10/6/2007 12:31:27 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time, [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: Whenever I take in another cat/kitten, I take him/her/them directly to my vet prior to them even coming home.

Re: Possible sick kitten

2007-10-06 Thread Pat Kachur
Do you live where there are emergency clinics? Many's the time I've had to use one of them--fortunately there are quite a few around here. If not, almost all vets have after-hours number so you can call your clinic and talk to whomever has weekend duty. Or you could try the nearest PetSmart

Re: Ember and weight loss

2007-10-06 Thread Belinda
FreeT4 is the test you want to do if there is any possibility of the T4 being incorrect. Fred's T4 was normal but his FreeT4 showed he was in the early stages of hyperthyroid, so we caught it early and he only needed a very low dose of iodine when he had the treatment and I got to bring him

Re: Possible sick kitten

2007-10-06 Thread laurieskatz
Can you syringe pedialyte? I am NOT a kitten expert by any means...agree with ER suggestion but also suggesting fluids to keep the kitten hydrated since diarrhea is dehydratingI am sure you know to be careful s/he doesn't aspirate...good luck. Diarrhea can be scarey L - Original

Re: felv+ cat with adenocarcinoma

2007-10-06 Thread kris
Thanks for the link - I will definitely check it out. I am also hooked up with another pet cancer support group, but they, too, have little experience with the cancer. There is all kinds of info about lymphoma, but nothing on adenocarcinoma. The vets even said there is so little data out

RE: FeLV Help for a 5 year old male cat

2007-10-06 Thread kris
I am wondering what Whisper's RBC/packed cell volume is. I am also wondering if the drooling you are describing is thick, stringy saliva? If so, this is possibly an indication of dehydration. When we discovered our cat was felv+, she had the classic anemia leading to lethargy and

Re: Possible sick kitten

2007-10-06 Thread laurieskatz
How's the baby? - Original Message - From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Saturday, October 06, 2007 1:02 PM Subject: Possible sick kitten Hi all, Okay, here is the deal: I rescued a mama with 5 kittens (4 weeks old) at a kill shelter. One