Re: [Felvtalk] fungal infections? and What to feed?

2008-11-07 Thread Sally Davis
I have a cat that does this kind of licking thing and always has. She is not FELV pos, so it may not be related unless it is a new symptom. Sally http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org -- Sally, Eric (not a cat),Junior(angel), Tiny(angel) Fluffy(soul mate

Re: [Felvtalk] fungal infections? and What to feed?

2008-11-07 Thread Belinda Sauro
Licking before, during or after eating usually means acid tummy, pepcid AC will help with that, CRF kitties commonly have this and get pepcid AC (regular strength only, not maximum strength). They usually start out with a 1/4 pill every other day and work up to a daily does if that isn't

[Felvtalk] fungal infections? and What to feed?

2008-11-07 Thread amanda
Does anyone know if this is fungal infection? My cat after eating seems to be licking his mouth as if he has a bad taste and swollows alot and seems to have a gassy stomach, he`s lost weight and if I try to add more food his symptoms gets worse with a high fever. What are the tests for fungal

[Felvtalk] Dental extraction - advice needed

2008-11-07 Thread Dawn Morrison
I am posting this on a few groups - so I apologize for those who see this more than once. I just want to make sure I get as much advice as possible. My FeLv+, Bea, has had recurring gingivitis since she adopted me a year ago. Her gums get red and swollen. We've tried numerous treatments

Re: [Felvtalk] Dental extraction - advice needed

2008-11-07 Thread Debbie Harrison
My sister's cat had stomatitis...partial extraction donehe did fine with the missing teeth, but had occasional flareups that were treatedsteroids and I'm sorry I can't remember the antibiotic...clindamyacin?Debbie (COL)I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do

Re: [Felvtalk] Dental extraction - advice needed

2008-11-07 Thread MacKenzie, Kerry N.
My Mickey (now negative) had all his teeth, which were rotten, extracted last year---he's still a chubby, feisty little feral. His behavior hasn't changed. My understanding is that after the first few days of recuperation cats generally adjust well. There is always a degree of risk (as with

Re: [Felvtalk] Dental extraction - advice needed

2008-11-07 Thread Laurieskatz
Coco has had most of her teeth removed (gradually ~ over 10 years) due to gingivitis. She needs annual cleanings. The vet feels her mouth is in good shape now and that she won't need more extractions. This sounds like a very extreme solution, though he IS a specialist. The pain after one

Re: [Felvtalk] Dental extraction - advice needed

2008-11-07 Thread Sharyl
Dawn, There is a Yahoo Stomatitis group you can join.  I'm not sure how active it is but they probably have good info in their files. http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/Feline-Stomatitis/   My CRF,CHF, HCM kitty had severe periodontal disease.  Due to his other health issues I put off dental

Re: [Felvtalk] Dental extraction - advice needed

2008-11-07 Thread MacKenzie, Kerry N.
Yes, I should have added that--that my vet always gives painkillers after extractions. Kerry -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Laurieskatz Sent: Friday, November 07, 2008 11:46 AM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk]

Re: [Felvtalk] Dental extraction - advice needed

2008-11-07 Thread Pat Kachur
I have a cat who had to have almost all her teeth to be extracted at one time. (She is NOT leukemia-positive.) She had no problems whatsoever. Came home the same evening (morning surgery) and started eating and has never stopped--she's 19 lbs.. She had no pain at all. - Original

Re: [Felvtalk] diagnosing FIP

2008-11-07 Thread Laurieskatz
I wrote earlier this week about Tessa's big belly. Before introducing her to my other kitties I wanted to be sure she did not have FIP. Our internal med vet offered to ultrasound her belly. She, too, was alarmed when she saw her. The ultrasound showed just fat cells, no liquid. Great way to

Re: [Felvtalk] diagnosing FIP

2008-11-07 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
Have you joined the FIP yahoo group? If not, do so. They are great. [EMAIL PROTECTED] FIP is not really contagious in the sense that Felv is. I have had 3 fosters die of it and all the other fosters that were exposed to them are fine. And it's not because they were foster-mates or

Re: [Felvtalk] Dental extraction - advice needed

2008-11-07 Thread Sue Frank Koren
My kitty Tucker had stomatitis and had all but his lower canines removed. He had no trouble at all eating after the surgery. Unfortunately the stomatitis was just another symptom of an immune/bone marrow problem. (not FeLV) I lost him in May, but having his teeth removed actually made him

Re: [Felvtalk] fungal infections? and What to feed?

2008-11-07 Thread dlgegg
that is what Snuggles did just before he passed. he had kidney failure. just in case, might want vet to check for it. dorlis amanda [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Does anyone know if this is fungal infection? My cat after eating seems to be licking his mouth as if he has a bad taste and

Re: [Felvtalk] diagnosing FIP

2008-11-07 Thread Laurieskatz
Thanks. Yes, I do belong. And thank-you for sharing your personal experience, too. A friend had one cat die from FIP at about 2 years of age and his litter mate lived to 18. My other cats are all 8 or older. Tessa is age unknown but at least a year old. L -Original Message- From: [EMAIL

Re: [Felvtalk] diagnosing FIP

2008-11-07 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
Well let me know what they find out. Swollen belly/any type fluid filling in the abdomen is so scary. But god, that it's fip revelation from the doctor is honestly the worst of the worst. But it only happened to me with the 3rd and final one- and by then, when the results came back, he had

Re: [Felvtalk] diagnosing FIP

2008-11-07 Thread Laurieskatz
They found fat cells. Doctor said she's just a tubby girl. No FIP. She said no problem introducing Tessa. She has lost 1.3 lbs since I rescue her. She was ten pounds and is very tiny. Her back legs would slide out from under her all the time. And she was a stray...this man was feeding her (very