Re: [Felvtalk] 3 1/2 month old kitten with diarrhea

2008-11-14 Thread Jane Lyons
Hi Lisa Forti-Flora will be fine for a kitten. I used it successfully with mine. I am rushing out and will write more later. Jane On Nov 14, 2008, at 12:55 AM, Lisa Borden wrote: I am so happy to have found this list. Two weeks ago, I took in a 3 month old kitten. He's a beautiful orange

Re: [Felvtalk] 3 1/2 month old kitten with diarrhea

2008-11-14 Thread Lisa Borden
Thank you so much, Jane. Any and all advice is welcomed. I'm very new to this, and have been going between feeling hopeful about things, and bursting into tears. I love him so much. I'm on pins and needles waiting for my vet to call with the test results. Lisa On Fri 14/11/08

Re: [Felvtalk] 3 1/2 month old kitten with diarrhea

2008-11-14 Thread Sally Davis
Lisa It is good that you have a vet who is willing to work with you. I am one of those on this list who mixed my cats. By the time I knew I had a problem all my cats had been exposed for months. Since stress management is very important it would seem wise not to upset the kitten by separating

Re: [Felvtalk] 3 1/2 month old kitten with diarrhea

2008-11-14 Thread Chris
Lisa--good for you for taking such good care of this little guy. And you have come to the right place for help--folks here are the most knowledgeable I've ever found. I've mixed and never had a problem. Also, it is always possible that a kitten can throw off the virus so you may want to retest

Re: [Felvtalk] 3 1/2 month old kitten with diarrhea

2008-11-14 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
Even if the lab test comes back positive, since he's a kitten, make sure you retest later. I reccommend 3 months. I have never mixed b/c I've only had 1 felv at a time and had a room for that cat, but I have let the cat out in the house to roam while the others are put away so

Re: [Felvtalk] 3 1/2 month old kitten with diarrhea

2008-11-14 Thread Marylyn
Check with a holistic vet in addition to your regular vet if you can. I credit Dixie's life to the cooperation between both types of vets here in Louisville. I have two boys now who are very healthy (thank God) and who have tested negative. I still use both types of vets with them.

Re: [Felvtalk] 3 1/2 month old kitten with diarrhea

2008-11-14 Thread Marylyn
Try Feliway spray to calm him and Rescue Remedy in his water. Believe it or not, pumpkin (not pie filling but plain canned pumpkin) mixed in canned kitten/cat food will help with the diarrhea. (Per several vets and personal experience with Copper and Thomas Cougar-Kitten). On Nov 14, 2008,

Re: [Felvtalk] 3 1/2 month old kitten with diarrhea

2008-11-14 Thread SALLY NORDSTROM
Lisa, I had a kitten come up positive for FeLV on a Snap test. When the others, plus mom, tested negative, my vet said she thought it was suspicious and that I could stop isolating her. Happily, she just tested negative and the vet's pretty sure it was a false positive. Stick with this

Re: [Felvtalk] 3 1/2 month old kitten with diarrhea

2008-11-14 Thread Lisa Borden
Thank you for all of your wonderful responses. I can feel the love and support already! It's so great to hear from other people who are/were in my situation. I just went to the store and bought some canned pumpkin as a couple of you suggested. When I came home, he saw me

[Felvtalk] Tweezer sneezing blood

2008-11-14 Thread Sue Frank Koren
My two year old FeLV+ kitty Tweezer has been sneezing blood for a few days. (At first we didn't know where it was coming from, we were just seeing tiny blood droplets on the floor.) Last night we saw what was happening. He sounds a little stuffy, but he has sounded that way since we got him.

Re: [Felvtalk] Tweezer sneezing blood

2008-11-14 Thread Debbie Harrison
Tweezer may have a nasal polyp or something simple...hopefully. If he is having trouble breathing through his nose (cats are obligate nasal breathers) get him seen by someone asap. I have an orange tabby, Kirby, who has had these problems since birth...and I occasionally have to use saline

Re: [Felvtalk] 3 1/2 month old kitten with diarrhea

2008-11-14 Thread tuckerandtessie
Tommy's test was positive. Sent via BlackBerry by ATT -Original Message- From: Lisa Borden [EMAIL PROTECTED] Date: Fri, 14 Nov 2008 12:26:44 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] 3 1/2 month old kitten with diarrhea Thank you for all of your wonderful