Re: [Felvtalk] Felv Testing Interval for kittens

2008-07-27 Thread mdurante
Hi, We've had several FIV cats and they've all lived well into their teens. We didn't even start to see any health problems until they were older. One of our FIV cats is about 15 and she has only ever been to the vet for routine things. The one thing I would suggest is that you feed a really

Re: [Felvtalk] Buzzy is Anemic

2008-07-27 Thread catatonya
I was afraid it sounded like anemia. Did she test him for hemobart? Did she say it was truly nonregenerative?? tonya Sue Koren [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Buzz has a red blood count of 8, the vet says it should be 30. She gave him a steriod shot. She says we could choose to give him a

Re: [Felvtalk] Buzzy is Anemic

2008-07-27 Thread catatonya
Any cat can be anemic. It's just much more serious for felv cats because it is often nonregenerative. In my opinion IF I could afford it, and IF your cat handles the stress of the vet ok, I would get the transfusion and see a specialist. Buy some time, in other words. tonya Sue Koren

Re: [Felvtalk] Felv Testing Interval for kittens

2008-07-27 Thread catatonya
I don't know why. I think most people just wait on both tests (at shelters) until the kittens are old enough to combo test. I think you could give the leukemia test at any age. Honestly, if I were taking in a new cat I would not even test it as a requisite to taking it in at this point. t

Re: [Felvtalk] Felv Testing Interval for kittens

2008-07-27 Thread MaryChristine
there are MANY MANY things about FIV that make it better than having FeLV--join the yahoogroup FIVCats2 for accurate info. MC On Sun, Jul 27, 2008 at 12:20 AM, gary [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Robin, Time now for a Western Blot test, that is the confirmation test for FIV. If you want to

Re: [Felvtalk] Felv Testing Interval for kittens

2008-07-27 Thread MaryChristine
still seems like it doesn't make sense--i know better than most that it takes an adult cat 90 to 120 days to develop antigens after exposure, so why then do so many articles say that you can test kittens at any age? why not just SAY that a test result isn't valid in kittens before then? seems to

Re: [Felvtalk] Felv Testing Interval for kittens

2008-07-27 Thread catatonya
I would just keep doing whatever you're doing. Having fiv is one of the 'best' things to have if you have to have a health problem and you're a cat. t [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: We have had a kitten since last summer when he was about 2 1/2 to 3 weeks old. He came back possitive FIV. He was

Re: [Felvtalk] Buzzy is Anemic

2008-07-27 Thread wendy
Sue, I don't want to scare you, but 8 is dangerously low, and the member who stated if you don't do something very soon, Buzzy will die, is correct.  The labored breathing is due to the lack of oxygen in the the blood from the anemia, and could be causing the heart murmur as well.  My kitty

Re: [Felvtalk] Felv Testing Interval for kittens

2008-07-27 Thread Debbie Harrison
Michele (and others)...not being sarcastic...I really need to know!! From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]: [EMAIL PROTECTED]: Sun, 27 Jul 2008 06:23:16 +Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Felv Testing Interval for kittens Hi, We've had several FIV cats and they've all lived well into their teens. We didn't

Re: [Felvtalk] Felv Testing Interval for kittens

2008-07-27 Thread Debbie Harrison
well...that went poorly...I was asking what constitutes a good diet for cats these days...please.Debbie (COL)You gotta bloom where you're planted! From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]: [EMAIL PROTECTED]: Mon, 28 Jul 2008 00:39:29 +0500Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Felv Testing Interval for kittens Michele (and

Re: [Felvtalk] ot-next problem (Tonya)

2008-07-27 Thread wendy
Hey Tonya, I lost my 18 yr. old Julie to hyperT/kidney failure in December.  Instead of trying to chase Shaft for oral meds, I would suggest trying the transdermal Tapazole/Methimazole.  I ordered Julie's through Pet Health Pharmacy online; they are very reasonable compared to my vet/other

Re: [Felvtalk] ot-next problem

2008-07-27 Thread wendy
Funny you say this about the gerber (or BeechNut) baby food.  Chicken and gravy was Julie's favorite, and when she would not eat anything else, she scarfed this stuff down!!!  It saved her life several times when she stopped eating and towards the end of her life, she lived on it, plus boiled

Re: [Felvtalk] ot-next problem

2008-07-27 Thread wendy
P.S. Julie also loved deli meat!!!  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 Message From: wendy [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent:

Re: [Felvtalk] Admin: New website design

2008-07-27 Thread wendy
I second that!!! :) 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 Message From: Barb Moermond [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent:

Re: [Felvtalk] ot-next problem

2008-07-27 Thread [EMAIL PROTECTED]
When Gus my SNAP tested once positive male, was not eating, just lying around, but no major signs of illness. I feed him Gerber meat baby food with KMR and lysine powder mixed in. He wolfed it down and got over what appears to have been a viral URI of a mild nature. He is now back to his old

Re: [Felvtalk] OT: list to Helene

2008-07-27 Thread wendy
Hi Helene!  I am thinking you are the same Helene from the HyperT group?  If so, hello and welcome!  This is Wendy (Julie's mom) :) 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

Re: [Felvtalk] OT: Terrie Welcome to new members and saying Hello

2008-07-27 Thread wendy
Hey Terrie, Hope this email finds you well and your mother doing well also.  I'm sorry to hear about her.  This has been a tough year for a lot of us.  I have done a horrible job of keeping up with the list due to all that's gone on in my life in the last year, and frankly, I'm just glad that

Re: [Felvtalk] Felv Testing Interval for kittens

2008-07-27 Thread Sharyl
Debbie, I don't mean to be sarcastic but it really depends on the issues the cat has or doesn't have.  For my CRF kitty I am looking for the lowest phosphorus food she'll eat.  Cats with sensitive systems really need grain free foods.    For most cats a high quality canned food is usually

Re: [Felvtalk] Felv Testing Interval for kittens

2008-07-27 Thread MaryChristine
my crf kitty, who was fed delicat from the time she was weaned at 4 weeks of age (i rescued her at years old), and REFUSED to eat anything other than that--she'd hold her nose and turn calico and BLUE before she'd eat anything else, WOULD eat a home-made ground turkey diet, with hard-boiled eggs