Re: another 75 cc

2008-02-25 Thread Gloria Lane
Actually FIP is not contagious, and not necessarily what your kitty has. Corona virus is contagious at certain stages, but there are many types of corona virus and many if not most cats have it. As I understand it, FIP results from a genetic reaction and a mutation of the virus, which

Re: new member with FeLV+ foster kitty Milli

2008-02-25 Thread Karen Griffith
Lynne, Don't be so 'down'. I've seen cases like yours have a very happy ending and a very long life for your baby. Give me a call... Karen - Original Message - From: Lynne To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Sunday, February 24, 2008 10:14 PM Subject: Re: new member

Re: new member with FeLV+ foster kitty Milli

2008-02-25 Thread Gloria Lane
What a loving thing you've done! I do like interferon alpha, but find different vets sell it for different prices. I've found a less expensive source locally and generally give 1/2 cc daily to FELV cats that are less than 3 yrs old, or if they're sick like yours. I've been using

RE: coughing

2008-02-25 Thread MacKenzie, Kerry N.
Lynne, I am SO glad you're looking for another vet. You and BooBoo need a vet who's supportive in every way--who has a positive outlook AND proactive. Good luck. Keep us posted when you have time. hugs, Kerry From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]

Re: new member with FeLV+ foster kitty Milli

2008-02-25 Thread Karen Griffith
El, I have been following this list for some time now, and find that there are great people here with excellent information. I give great thanks to the people on this list for their dedication to saving the unwanted'. (I myself currently have 14 cats that have found a home here.) All of

RE: new member with FeLV+ foster kitty Milli

2008-02-25 Thread MacKenzie, Kerry N.
El, you're an angel. Thanks for everything you're doing for your new furbabes. My FeLV Snoball was prone to diarrhea. On the advice of my vet, when he had a bout, I gave him only plain cooked chicken breast--I broiled it, then blended in with water and a feline supplement--chicken alone doesn't

RE: another 75 cc

2008-02-25 Thread MacKenzie, Kerry N.
It's lovely to hear BooBoo is getting so much attention. I'm also sure your husband is right---you're educating them. Good luck with finding an FeLV- knowledgeable vet as you mentioned more recently (I'm reading my emails back to front). Kerry From: [EMAIL

Re: new member with FeLV+ foster kitty Milli

2008-02-25 Thread Marylyn
Thanks for the Kaopectate information. I'll pass that on. Pumpkin and apple pectin work for diarrhea control too. On Feb 25, 2008, at 8:51 AM, Gloria Lane wrote: What a loving thing you've done! I do like interferon alpha, but find different vets sell it for different prices. I've found

Re: new member with FeLV+ foster kitty Milli

2008-02-25 Thread Gloria B. Lane
I'll have to try the Apple pectin, if I can find it. I'm hoping I can continue to get the kaopectate (old formula). It's easy to syringe. I make a bunch of syringes, leave them out, and grab a couple when I'm rushing off to work, you know. If I can get and try Apple pectin, that might be

Re: pill gun again

2008-02-25 Thread Lynne
I forgot to ask him about that yesterday, but he showed us again how to do it and last night and this morning we managed to get his pills down with no problem. He's not a spitter. Once they're down they're down. He's on something called Zeniquin 25 mg one half tablet a day and Furosemide 20

Re: pill gun again

2008-02-25 Thread Marylyn
That sounds like good news to me. Try not to live in tomorrow. It robs you of today. On Feb 25, 2008, at 2:52 PM, Lynne wrote: I forgot to ask him about that yesterday, but he showed us again how to do it and last night and this morning we managed to get his pills down with no problem.

Re: new member with FeLV+ foster kitty Milli

2008-02-25 Thread Lynne
Karen I am trying to call you. I saw in a post the best time to call you was after 9:00. I will. I just tried again but no answer. I'm never home during the day. Gotta go to that job of mine. Lynne - Original Message - From: Karen Griffith To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org

RE: pill gun again

2008-02-25 Thread MacKenzie, Kerry N.
Lynne, BooBoo sounds like he's enjoying life--that's *always* good news! Kerry From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Lynne Sent: Monday, February 25, 2008 2:53 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: pill gun again I forgot to

update: Athena

2008-02-25 Thread Beth Gouldin
Hi all So Athena just re-tested on ELISA a weak positive. This is 9 weeks from the first testing that we did when we lost Orion to FeLV. I guess I'm just disheartened... I had REALLY hoped (for her sake) that she would be negative - she seems so healthy...no major problems or anything... and we

Re: update: Athena

2008-02-25 Thread Marylyn
A thought: how about an adult vaccinated cat from a local kill shelter? Yes, there is a chance he/she will develop FeLV. That chance appears to exist with any adopted cat. However, the chances of an adult cat in a kill shelter dying is very, very high. Everyone wants kittens and the

Re: update: Athena

2008-02-25 Thread laurieskatz
I'd be as worried about Athena catching something from the FeLV negative cat as the negative cat getting FeLV. My understanding is the virus is shed via body fluids ~ saliva, nasal discharge, etc. A friend had a negative cat living with a group of positives for 5 or 6 years and he never got