RE: OT: diarreah in 6 month old kitten

2007-12-25 Thread catatonya
I used to be a neat freak, germ freak, ocd.. The cats will cure you!! You will be healed of that condition and learn to pick up poop with your own hands. You will learn to just 'scoot over' a bit if there's vomit on one side of the bed. I think we could start an ocd therapy program

RE: OT: diarreah in 6 month old kitten

2007-12-25 Thread catatonya
Have you tried kaopectate? Ask Dr. first, but it used to be recommended. Also try white rice made with chicken broth. Try each one at a time so you'll know what works. Pumpkin tends to help as well. Just mix with wet food. tonya Caroline Kaufmann [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: .hmmessage

Re: OT: diarreah in 6 month old kitten

2007-12-25 Thread Kelley Saveika
Cats are good therapy for all kinds of stuff:) Kelley On Dec 25, 2007 7:20 AM, catatonya [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I used to be a neat freak, germ freak, ocd.. The cats will cure you!! You will be healed of that condition and learn to pick up poop with your own hands. You will learn

FIP; and recent spay question

2007-12-25 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
I wanted to resend this with a new subject line, since I am now able to access the Archives and I'm scanning for info on FIP. None of what I'm finding is making me feel better- only worse. caroline From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]: [EMAIL PROTECTED]: ArchivesDate: Tue, 25 Dec 2007 15:02:21 -0500

Re: Archives

2007-12-25 Thread Kelley Saveika
Hi Caroline, I can't tell you about the archives, but I can tell you about FIP and FIV. FIP is a rare mutation of a coronavirus that almost all cats that have been around other cats, shelter cats, etc have been exposed to. One of my vets puts the exposure rate to coronavirus at 95% at our local

Re: FIP; and recent spay question

2007-12-25 Thread Kelley Saveika
I answered you, but feel free to call if you want. Please, please do not panic. I will see if I can find some info on FIP for you outside of the archives. On Dec 25, 2007 2:17 PM, Caroline Kaufmann [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I wanted to resend this with a new subject line, since I am now able

Re: Archives

2007-12-25 Thread MaryChristine
here's the short answer: FIV is almost always transmitted through DEEP, PENETRATING BITES (the kind that boy cats inflict in testosterone-fueled rages when fighting over girl cats--which is why almost all FIV are boys.) it's NOT air-borne, water-borne, feces-borner. ie, it's not really a

Re: FIP; and recent spay question

2007-12-25 Thread MaryChristine
i don't have the link in front of me--go to petsmart charities, and look up their recorded seminars. there was one i attended a couple of months ago on the most recent info re: FIP. it should be up on the site by now. MC On Dec 25, 2007 3:17 PM, Caroline Kaufmann [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I

Archives

2007-12-25 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
I can't access the Archives. I keep trying and I keep getting an error message. It's not my internet service, obviously, or I wouldn't be able to send this email. Anyone else tried? I'd really like to get to the Archives because I took a cat into my home that I took from the store on

Re: FIP and otyher uglies

2007-12-25 Thread Susan Hoffman
Don't worry about FIV. It's very hard to transmit except through deep penetrating bite wounds. (I have an FIV+ cat of my own, have had others, and I moderate an FIV group. Email off-list if you want more detail on this.) FIP -- first off all, no way can it be diagnosed visually. It's

RE: Archives

2007-12-25 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
Kelley thanks. He's a June baby- I think 6/01/07. The vet was also talking about this in these terms. I'd never met this vet before, so it took a while for us to work on a line of communication b/c once I told him about how I had Monkee (Felv), then he kind of opened up. He said the same

RE: Archives

2007-12-25 Thread Diane Rosenfeldt
Also, Caroline, treatment of FIV is a walk in the park compared with treatment of FeLV. Generally FIV+ cats have a much better prognosis than FeLV+ ones, and are less sickly. An FIV+ cat has a good chance at a normal lifespan with the routine good food and vet care. Sorry you're so stressed.

RE: Archives

2007-12-25 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
I'm a little less worried about FIV, despite what the vet said, b/c I knew this about the bite wounds. And none of my cats fight like that- ever. Plus, by the time I took in the wimpy, frail, undernourished (anorexic) guys, they are so slow they don't even play fight. All were neutered at 2

Re: Archives

2007-12-25 Thread Kelley Saveika
Yes, FIV cats don't typically have too much of a shortened lifespan - they may need dental cleanings more often. On Dec 25, 2007 2:54 PM, Diane Rosenfeldt [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Also, Caroline, treatment of FIV is a walk in the park compared with treatment of FeLV. Generally FIV+ cats have

Re: Archives

2007-12-25 Thread laurieskatz
FIV cats generally have normal life span. I believe what normally causes their demise is dental issues. Deep bites is how FIV is transmitted to other cats, so an FIV cat can live with FIV negatives as long as it's a peaceful home. I could never bring one here because my cats fight and are

Re: Archives

2007-12-25 Thread Gloria Lane
I certainly agree with that. Fiv is easy - I have several FIV cats, that never get sick. Well, I have 1 that's just turned diabetic, but other than that, no problem. I mix them with my non-FIV cats, no problem. FIP, another question, like she said. They can test for FIV/FELV in-

Re: Archives

2007-12-25 Thread Sally Davis
Your description of the eyes sounds like uveitis, Junior had this after his initial symptoms from the FELV onset. Junior had this after he was dx with FELV. It is hard to treat and took a over a month to clear up. He was already blind in one eye but left the good eye partially blind as well. You

Re: Archives

2007-12-25 Thread Kelley Saveika
Yes, one of my seized fosters had uveitis as well. It is very hard to treat. I don't think it has a connection with FIP though, and cats can do very well partially blind or even completely blind in one eye. On Dec 25, 2007 5:42 PM, Sally Davis [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Your description of the

Re: Archives

2007-12-25 Thread Sally Davis
Yes I agree and I would think more likely FELV than FIP. Hopefully it is none of these. Junior handles his bad eyesight very well. He hisses a lot at the other cats though. Sally On Dec 25, 2007 6:48 PM, Kelley Saveika [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Yes, one of my seized fosters had uveitis as

RE: Archives

2007-12-25 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
I know he wanted to run a full blood panel so maybe that is why? He wants to look at the thyroid- altho he said he doubted it was that; liver, wbc, rbc, platelets, etc., you name it. Like I said, it was my first time seeing this vet and so we working on building rapport, at the same time

Re: Archives

2007-12-25 Thread MaryChristine
you have a fluid bump little man...and it's leaking! We're not running around the house leaking fluid! humans are NO fun at all, at all. -- Spay Neuter Your Neighbors! Maybe That'll Make The Difference MaryChristine AIM / YAHOO: TenHouseCats MSN: [EMAIL PROTECTED] ICQ: 289856892

RE: Archives

2007-12-25 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
I'll let everyone know. I feel better. I felt a little panicky earlier today and that is why I hit the internet to ask you all- on Christmas! Sorry! It's also been so hard b/c I've been so depressed missing Monkee this Christmas. He made x-mas fun! Since I'm 30 and single, no kids, he

Re: Archives/vision loss

2007-12-25 Thread laurieskatz
My Frankie has 10-20% vision in one eye and his retina in the other eye is completely gone. Vet thinks it's genetic. He does pretty well as long as I don't move things or put new things in previously empty spots. He also hisses at and even attacks my other cats. He hates to be carried around

Tiny one year ago

2007-12-25 Thread Sally Davis
I posted this to the Angels on My Shoulder group, but I will share my feelings here too It was one year ago that my precious Tiny went on to the Rainbows Bridge. Everyone deals with Grief differently. I lost four cats that year including Tiny. I was not expecting my Tiny to leave me so

Re: Tiny one year ago

2007-12-25 Thread Kelley Saveika
Sally, I am so very sorry for all your losses. Take care of yourself. Kelley -- Rescuties - Saving the world, one cat at a time. http://www.rescuties.org Vist the Rescuties store and save a kitty life! http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/redirect-home?tag=rescuties-20

Re: Tiny one year ago

2007-12-25 Thread Sally Davis
Thanks Kelley This year has been better. Junior has made it past the one year point, and though he is not perfectly healthy, he is hanging in there. I need to get him back on his Transfer factor. I think it helps him. Also I am thinking of going to the big guns for his URI, azithromycin. Last

Re: Tiny one year ago

2007-12-25 Thread Kelley Saveika
Yes - I don't have an FELV+ cat but I do have an immune compromised cat (heart disease) and azithromycin clears up her URIs when nothing else does. I hope it will help Junior. Kelley On Dec 25, 2007 8:12 PM, Sally Davis [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Thanks Kelley This year has been better. Junior

Re: Tiny one year ago

2007-12-25 Thread Sally Davis
I will probably call the Vet tomorrow. She is real good about Junior's condition. I do not have to take him in all the time. I am guessing she will have to write script for it am I right? Sally On Dec 25, 2007 9:23 PM, Kelley Saveika [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Yes - I don't have an FELV+ cat but

Re: Tiny one year ago

2007-12-25 Thread Kelley Saveika
Yes, they can't dispense it that I know of..at least not in Texas..my vet writes me a prescription for it and I get it filled at Target... On Dec 25, 2007 8:26 PM, Sally Davis [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I will probably call the Vet tomorrow. She is real good about Junior's condition. I do not

Re: Tiny one year ago

2007-12-25 Thread Sherry DeHaan
Sally thank you for sharing your story with us.Hugs to you... Sherry and my 5 beautiful fur kids Sally Davis [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I posted this to the Angels on My Shoulder group, but I will share my feelings here too It was one year ago that my precious Tiny went on to

Re: uveitis and FIP

2007-12-25 Thread Susan Hoffman
uveitis most certainly can be a symptom of dry FIP. But it can also be a symptom of so many other things. Dry FIP is especially hard to diagnose because the possible array of symptoms are so generic. Sally Davis [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:Yes I agree and I would think more likely FELV than

Re: Tiny one year ago

2007-12-25 Thread Sally Davis
There has been a long time curse if you want to call it that, which follows a new arrival. It seems that a short time after the arrival I would lose a cat. Now it dosen't always happen. My neighbors must think I rescue cats, because this fall 3 were left at my house, 2 in a box on Thanksgiving

Re: uveitis and FIP

2007-12-25 Thread Kelley Saveika
Fortunately I have only had one cat w/dry FIP, and she didn't have uveitis. On Dec 25, 2007 9:25 PM, Susan Hoffman [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: uveitis most certainly can be a symptom of dry FIP. But it can also be a symptom of so many other things. Dry FIP is especially hard to diagnose