Re: fixing a leukemia kitty

2008-02-07 Thread fsftb
For what it's worth I just had Buzz, my FeLV cat neutered last Thursday. The vet said the stress of neutering would be much less then the stress they go though when they want to roam and mate. He came through it amazingly well, even that evening I could hardly tell he had the procedure done.

Re: fixing a leukemia kitty

2008-02-07 Thread Marylyn
Another thought: When Dixie was tested she was scheduled to be spayed. The vets, whom it trust beyond words, recommended that she be spayed at a later date when I had decided what to do with her and when she was less stressed and healthier (better fed, supplements whatever). The theory

Re: Sweet Buzz

2008-02-07 Thread fsftb
Charlie is on oral prednezone (?) and he only gets it when his athsma flares up. He has been healthy almost a year now with both his athsma and his eyes. His eyes were so bad at one point that they looked like bright red marbles in his head and the specialist vet I was taking him to couldn't

RE: fixing a leukemia kitty

2008-02-07 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
If he's healthy now, then do it. Feleuk cats are prone to cancers- a lot of times, that is what gets them in the end, particularly lymphoscarcoma. Lymphosarcoma is the most common form of cancer in cats and dogs- feleuk or otherwise. But the incidence in Felv+ cats is even higher. This is

References - Chateau De Meow rescue in San Diego?

2008-02-07 Thread Susan Hoffman
Does anyone know anything about a San Diego area rescue called Chateau De Meow? Someone I know sent some FIV and FeLV cats there recently but I can't find any info on the place and I'm a little concerned. Supposedly they are a no kill rescue/sanctuary and they have an active adoption

Re: Diet and Nutrition links

2008-02-07 Thread fsftb
Thank you so much for the information. I have already called a pet store near where I live and they tell me they carry the Wellness canned food and the Natures Basket. It wouldn't hurt for all of my cats to be on it, they are getting a little tubby. Watch out, IAMS and 9-Lives stock will

RE: fixing a leukemia kitty

2008-02-07 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
I know we give Thuja on the day of any vaccinations to help the body deal with that stress and the immune response. I have the dose at home and can't remember it now. Dr. Maier says Thuja is a must to have on hand when doing rescue work. It's also given to any cat that had vaccs in the past

Re: fixing a leukemia kitty

2008-02-07 Thread Marylyn
Ask the vet if you can be there. All he/she can say is no. A lot don't want a person there because she may faint, etc. and distract them from the welfare of the cat. On Feb 7, 2008, at 3:51 PM, Lynne wrote: I called the vet today and asked that they tell me the absolute best time to

Re: Sweet Buzz / Tucker

2008-02-07 Thread Dawn Morrison
Sue, May I ask you about your cat Tucker and having to have all his teeth removed. My Bea is FeLV + I've been battling the same thing as Tucker - because of her FeLV status, she can't fight the bacteria on her teeth. I've been doing almost monthly courses of Clavamox/Prednisone. I've been

Re: fixing a leukemia kitty

2008-02-07 Thread Marylyn
Caroline, What did your holistic vet say about remedies to give a cat under going stress? I know Dr. Maier has a number she uses but I am out of touch with them. They could help reduce the stress and reverse any drugs given. I will never vaccinate Dixie given her status. She is

Re: fixing a leukemia kitty

2008-02-07 Thread Lynne
Oh, maybe that is what they meant Kerry. I'm just very sensitive and probably over protective of him. I sometimes I think I aggravate him because I go and check to see what he's doing every few minutes. He's sleeping on the stairs, on his back with all four legs sticking up in the air.

Re: fixing a leukemia kitty

2008-02-07 Thread Susan Ang
We just had Autumn spayed three weeks ago and there were no complications. She has reacted badly to vaccinations in the past so we were very nervous, but she came through with flying colors. The did a pre-op blood test for kidney and liver function. They also sent us home with 10 days worth of

Re: fixing a leukemia kitty

2008-02-07 Thread laurieskatz
Me, too. Great idea re pre-op blood work, too. Prayers for Booboo and his humans tomorrow!! Laurie - Original Message - From: MacKenzie, Kerry N. To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Thursday, February 07, 2008 4:07 PM Subject: RE: fixing a leukemia kitty with Boo's

RE: fixing a leukemia kitty

2008-02-07 Thread MacKenzie, Kerry N.
with Boo's condition he wouldn't want him around any longer than possible Hi Lynne, I took the comment to mean they wouldn't want to stress BooBoo out any more than necessary, as stress depletes their already depleted immune system and vet clinic is always stressful. I hope that's what they meant

RE: fixing a leukemia kitty

2008-02-07 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
pre-op blood work is really important, so if it hasn't been done yet, I recommend it. since I have more experience with geriatric cats, our vet always did it before even considering a tooth cleaning b/c of the risk of putting an old cat under. it tells the vet a lot. we had one the we

Re: References - Chateau De Meow rescue in San Diego?

2008-02-07 Thread Susan Hoffman
Yes, please ask your sister. I was considering sending an FIV+ cat there but I'm sure it's stable enough and I'm not so sure they're really proactive on adoptions. It sounds like, at best, a sanctuary operation, rather than a rescue that fosters until adoption Kat [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

Re: References - Chateau De Meow rescue in San Diego?

2008-02-07 Thread Kat
Hi Susan, The place is called Chateau Du Meow (note the Du - not De) and it's been closing since at least the end of 2003 or 2004 according to the news accounts I've seen. http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/metro/20031209-_1m9cats.html http://www.delmartimes.net/archives/articles011604.html

OT: Missy

2008-02-07 Thread Kelley Saveika
Although Missy is FELV-, I know many of you have been following her story. I took her for a third opinion at the Cardiology Department at Texas AM University, who gave me a third diagnosis - Endocardial Cushion Defect. It is a birth defect with her heart and there is no cure and no real

Re: fixing a leukemia kitty

2008-02-07 Thread Lynne
I called the vet today and asked that they tell me the absolute best time to bring him in so he wouldn't have to wait at all so he's scheduled first at 8:15. I asked if I could take him home as soon as he came around and the assistant said Dr. Gill would decide that tomorrow and probably with

Re: fixing a leukemia kitty

2008-02-07 Thread Kelley Saveika
Caroline, Does Dr. Maier do phone consults? I'm so sorry for your losses. I may have found an attorney, would like to talk to you when you feel able. Kelley On Feb 7, 2008 4:56 PM, Caroline Kaufmann [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I know we give Thuja on the day of any vaccinations to help the

Re: fixing a leukemia kitty

2008-02-07 Thread Kelley Saveika
Ack, sorry, that was supposed to go to Caroline individually I'm so upset over Missy I can't do my emails right, very sorry. On Feb 7, 2008 5:11 PM, Kelley Saveika [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Caroline, Does Dr. Maier do phone consults? I'm so sorry for your losses. I may have found an

Re: Sweet Buzz / Tucker

2008-02-07 Thread Pat Kachur
My cat Calpurrnia had to have all her teeth removed several months ago as they were terribly infected. She is NOT leukemia positive so this may not pertain to a cat who is. However, my vet had me give her 25 mg twice a day of ClindaCure (Clindamycin Hydrochloride Oral Liquid) for two weeks

Computer Help

2008-02-07 Thread Sue Frank Koren
Help! I seem to be having trouble getting around in this talk group. Are there directions anywhere on the website that would help? Or a FeLV talk for dummies message? I just went into the archives and found out I had missed some messages that were directed to me. When I reply to a message