Re: FeLV Vaccination

2008-03-01 Thread Pat Kachur
My vet says the vaccine is 90+% effective. My 6 negatives were vaccinated and all are over 5 years old. My vet and I agreed that mixing my one positve with the others had very little risk. - Original Message - From: catatonya To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Saturday,

Re: FeLV Vaccination

2008-03-01 Thread Sally Davis
good to hear that...Just a thought on Cornell's position on FELV. It is better to err by being overly cautious don't you think. IMO Many years ago, I had a soul kitty named Black Jack aka Blackie. For a cat who had pneumonia when he was found starving at my mother's school he lived a pretty long

Re: Please Add Buddy to Candlelight Service

2008-03-01 Thread wendy
Michelle, I am so sorry to hear about your Buddy. Forgive me for just now reading this post and sending my condolences. I hope this email finds you well. :) Wendy Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world - indeed it is the only thing that ever

To Gloria: Re: Please add to the Bridge List

2008-03-01 Thread wendy
Gloria, I'm so sorry to hear about your two losses, Angel Moon and Miss Hendrix. I hope you are doing ok. :) 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: Brumley is gone

2008-03-01 Thread wendy
Hi Caroline, I was sad to read of little Brumley's passing. What a wonderful thing you did for him. How loved he must have felt. And even if he was one kitty, there can never be any regret for caring for him as you did, even though is time with you was too short. Bless you for giving your

Re: FIV

2008-03-01 Thread MaryChristine
(she says, quaking in fear after that IM i sent her) On Fri, Feb 29, 2008 at 11:17 PM, Kelley Saveika [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: My apologies, I recommended the wrong group. FIVCats2 is the right one. On Fri, Feb 29, 2008 at 9:41 PM, Sherry DeHaan [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

Re: FIV

2008-03-01 Thread MaryChristine
yeah, there ARE grumpy ones--my jess is more grumpy than not, but he is NOT aggressive. i don't think he was ever much of a pet, so doesn't quite get the cuddle stuff. harrison, on the other hand, is the most intrusive, needy, demanding creature i've ever encountered next to my ex-husband--tho

Re: To Gloria: Re: Please add to the Bridge List

2008-03-01 Thread Gloria B. Lane
Thanks, Wendy - I appreciate your note. Yes, I'm doing ok - but always feel bad about losses. I took in Angel Moon locally, ten passed her on to a rescue in another state, but she came back with the rescue lady closed up her house and rescue. Angel Moon got sick and died, then Hendrix got

Re: FIV

2008-03-01 Thread Gloria B. Lane
Really nice overview, MC - thanks! You included stuff I didn't know, and I'm always trying to talk -up those FIV kitties, cause mine just about never get sick. One thing I noticed too is that the manufacturer of the FIV vaccine likes to call it AIDS - they have these sensational brochures out

Anika Please add to the CLS

2008-03-01 Thread Sherry DeHaan
I will try to type this through tears.We lost beautiful feisty Anika yesterday to this terrible disease.She was a fluffy gray girl.Thursday night my boyfriend and I were at Sids and we read that she wasnt feeling good in the log book,so me and one of the other volunteers were trying to get her

Re: Anika Please add to the CLS

2008-03-01 Thread laurieskatz
So sorry for this loss. So glad Anika found comfort in your boyfriends' arms her last night. Godspeed little Anika. L - Original Message - From: Sherry DeHaan To: Felvtalk Sent: Saturday, March 01, 2008 5:32 PM Subject: Anika Please add to the CLS I will try to type this

RE: Anika Please add to the CLS

2008-03-01 Thread Diane Rosenfeldt
I'm so sorry you lost her, Sherry, but it sounds like she spend a very happy time with your man. Hugs to everyone and gentlest of Bridge vibes to Anika. She's telling everykitty there about the lovely people she knew. Diane R. _ From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On

Re: FeLV Vaccination

2008-03-01 Thread Marylyn
A thought: Most vets are going to steer toward caution because they do not want to be blamed if a cat develops FeLV+. This is human nature and part of their ethics system. Knowing that, we can ask more questions and pin them down. The good ones who are up on FeLV will be forthcoming

Re: Anika Please add to the CLS

2008-03-01 Thread Gloria Lane
I'm so sorry, Sherry, that your beautiful girl is gone. She sounds like a really sweet and lovely kitty. Gloria On Mar 1, 2008, at 5:32 PM, Sherry DeHaan wrote: I will try to type this through tears.We lost beautiful feisty Anika yesterday to this terrible disease.She was a fluffy gray

Re: FIV

2008-03-01 Thread MaryChristine
i tried to respond rationally and politely about ft dodge, the manufacturers of both the FIV vaccine, and the equally useless vaccine against the virulent! calici! virus! that! is! taking! over! the! entire! country!--however, i am completely unable to. ft dodge is the best representation i know

Re: FeLV Vaccination

2008-03-01 Thread MaryChristine
there's a HUGE difference between being cautious, and chosing ignorance. using statistics that are as outdated as 60% efficacy for the vaccine isn't caution, it's bordering on malpractice. no, none of the vet schools, or the veterinary associations, are gonna say, sure, go ahead and mix them!