[Felvtalk] Supplements for Grrr

2009-04-09 Thread Amy Ackerman
Thanks for all the ideas and advice. I had thought of kitten food but thought it best to steer clear for the reasons mentioned- concern about kidney function- as we are already worried about that. The dang cat eats just FINE- he eats like a horse, and is easily eating twice what the other

Re: [Felvtalk] Supplements for Grrr

2009-04-09 Thread Debbie Harrison
Amy, I can't remember now...but, has he been checked for hyperthyroidism? If he is eating that much and still not gaining weightjust curious. Debbie (COL) The time is always right to do what is right - Martin Luther King From: swa...@hotmail.com To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org

[Felvtalk] Feline Heartworm?

2009-04-09 Thread Kerry MacKenzie
Dear all, Just received this from my vet's clinic. My first instinct is no, but I would welcome your thoughts on the necessity for all-year-round Revolution? Thanks! Kerry M.   Feline Heartworm Update:    

Re: [Felvtalk] Feline Heartworm?

2009-04-09 Thread Debbie Harrison
duhI meant to say under sedation for surgerygeez, what a maroon... Debbie (COL) The time is always right to do what is right - Martin Luther King From: dlh1...@hotmail.com To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Date: Thu, 9 Apr 2009 22:31:16 +0500 Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Feline

Re: [Felvtalk] Feline Heartworm?

2009-04-09 Thread Kerry MacKenzie
Thanks Debbie! From: Debbie Harrison dlh1...@hotmail.com To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Thursday, April 9, 2009 12:31:16 PM Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Feline Heartworm? Kerry, when I was MUCH younger, vets would tell you that cats couldn't get

Re: [Felvtalk] Feline Heartworm?

2009-04-09 Thread MacKenzie, Kerry N.
I didn't notice---shows how sedated I must be :) -Original Message- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Debbie Harrison Sent: Thursday, April 09, 2009 12:40 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Feline

Re: [Felvtalk] Supplements for Grrr

2009-04-09 Thread Belinda Sauro
Yes, hyper-T, didn't think of that, this is what was happening with Fred, he was always asking for food and eating really good but not gaining any weight, he was always acting like he was starving. He also yowled and if I got up he immediately got up to follow me, just in case I was heading

Re: [Felvtalk] Supplements for Grrr

2009-04-09 Thread Belinda Sauro
PS. Fred was hyper-T and had the radio iodine treatment, he was also CRF we found out when checking for the hyper-T. He had his treatment 3 years ago and is fine, still CRF though. -- Belinda happiness is being owned by cats ... http://bemikitties.com http://BelindaSauro.com

Re: [Felvtalk] Feline Heartworm?

2009-04-09 Thread Kelley Saveika
I don't know what part of the country you live in, but have been using year round Revolution for years. We have mosquitos year round and one heartworm can kill a cat. There is also no cure once they get them. I rather like Revolution, it helps with ear mites, roundworms, hookworms, fleas, etc.

Re: [Felvtalk] Feline Heartworm

2009-04-09 Thread James Rauscher
Hi Kerry, One of my cats (FeLV-) was diagnosed with asthma about a year ago. The symptoms for asthma and heartworm are similar, I guess, but the vet was confident it was not heartworm (she did not test for that, but did a couple of tests for asthma), and Horus responded beautifully to

Re: [Felvtalk] Feline Heartworm

2009-04-09 Thread MacKenzie, Kerry N.
Thanks Avia! -Original Message- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of James Rauscher Sent: Thursday, April 09, 2009 1:46 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Feline Heartworm Hi Kerry, One of my

Re: [Felvtalk] Exposure time/retesting

2009-04-09 Thread James Rauscher
Onyx tested positive on both Elisa and IFA (two days apart) 75 days after Cinder died (the other two negative). When should I retest? I have another week before Horus Blackie get their FeLV boosters, and the vet I like gets back from vacation, so I was wondering if anyone here can tell me. I

Re: [Felvtalk] Feline Heartworm?

2009-04-09 Thread MacKenzie, Kerry N.
Thanks Kelley! -Original Message- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Kelley Saveika Sent: Thursday, April 09, 2009 1:01 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Feline Heartworm? I don't know what part of

Re: [Felvtalk] Feline Heartworm

2009-04-09 Thread Laurieskatz
A friend in Iowa did have a cat who had heartworm more than 5 years ago. The vets did treat her and she is fine. Small but fine. I have had 4 cats with asthma. Flovent works wonders! Laurie -Original Message- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org

Re: [Felvtalk] Exposure time/retesting

2009-04-09 Thread Laurieskatz
Not all cats like the taste of Viralys. You can get unflavored 500mg L lysine tablets, crush them and put them on their canned food. Laurie -Original Message- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of James Rauscher Sent: Thursday,

[Felvtalk] patience

2009-04-09 Thread dlgegg
ok everyone, been in shop, had a bug and just now deleted 400 unwanted messages. now working on important ones (250). please be patient if i answer things our of order and out of date. also just got another furbaby. she showed up around 5 days ago, looking pitiful, only a 3 tail, long

[Felvtalk] the dangers fo chemical flea and tick products

2009-04-09 Thread Laurieskatz
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Re: [Felvtalk] CLS - Angel Kathy - Non FELV

2009-04-09 Thread dlgegg
I know you have already told her so, but please tell her for me that it was not her fault. so many would not have kept a kitten with so many problems. she would have been put to sleep. she kept her, did everything she could to make her life a pleasant one and goodness sake, she lived 13

Re: [Felvtalk] patience

2009-04-09 Thread Debbie Harrison
I would recommend that you give her time to recover from all of the traumathen, by all means, spay her. If everything else (besides the felv) looks good, spay her... Debbie (COL) The time is always right to do what is right - Martin Luther King Date: Thu, 9 Apr 2009 15:22:11 -0500

Re: [Felvtalk] patience

2009-04-09 Thread Laurieskatz
Some vets will spay a cat in heat. Greater risk of bleeding is what I have been told. Those who will spay said it's not a risk, just that some vets don't want to deal with a messier spay. I would always have her spayed rather than risk her becoming pregnant. We have always spayed FeLV+ cats during

Re: [Felvtalk] Feeling Guilty

2009-04-09 Thread dlgegg
hello, i think i know what you feel. i swore that 5 was my limit, no more and just this week i took in a new baby. i wish i could win the lottery, then i could buy a large piece of land, fence it in and rescue all the dogs, cats and horses in our area. actually, all animals. i would rescue

Re: [Felvtalk] patience

2009-04-09 Thread Pat Kachur
My Mandy (felv+) is about 7 and was spayed at about age 4--there were no negatives at all. Seems there are more reasons to spay (avoiding other reproductive-related diseases in the future) than not to (pregnancy, going in and out of heat quite often). - Original Message - From:

Re: [Felvtalk] patience

2009-04-09 Thread Cougar Clan
Perhaps a vet who uses laser for spaying or something similar On Apr 9, 2009, at 3:45 PM, Laurieskatz wrote: Some vets will spay a cat in heat. Greater risk of bleeding is what I have been told. Those who will spay said it's not a risk, just that some vets don't want to deal with a

Re: [Felvtalk] Anyone else on Facebook?

2009-04-09 Thread dlgegg
i haven't even figured out how to get on so think it is a good ideas to stay away for a while. plan to take course on all these new fangled things first. dorlis Sue Frank Koren fs...@roadrunner.com wrote: I'm on facebook. Really don't know how to use it very well, though. (My kids

[Felvtalk] FeLV+ but tested after the vaccinations were given

2009-04-09 Thread Kim
Hello, I have a foster cat who tested positive to the Elisa test AFTER she was vaccinated. Do previously vaccinating a cat create a false positive when tested after the vac.s? When I got her she had all of her shots but was never tested for FeLV until I did it. Thanks! Kim ...Saving just

Re: [Felvtalk] the dangers fo chemical flea and tick products

2009-04-09 Thread SALLY NORDSTROM
I use Bio-Spot on my dog and cats - I buy it at the pet supply store. It's less expensive than the vet's brand and works very well. My dog and I camp and hike and I have never found a flea or tick on him, or on my cats.   Sally   --- On Thu, 4/9/09, Laurieskatz lauriesk...@mchsi.com

Re: [Felvtalk] FeLV+ but tested after the vaccinations were given

2009-04-09 Thread TANYA NOE
Kim, The Feline Leukemia vaccine cannot give cats leukemia and it does not give them a false positive. It doesn't affect the test at all. Some cats can test false positive so I would think about retesting or getting a IFA Hardy test that tells if it is in the bone marrow yet or not. Also

Re: [Felvtalk] the dangers fo chemical flea and tick products

2009-04-09 Thread dlgegg
what about Revolution? vet recommends it since also helps prevent heart worm. we live near a river and wetlands. dorlis Laurieskatz lauriesk...@mchsi.com wrote: http://www.onlynaturalpet.com/emails/040909c.html?click=73593 ___

Re: [Felvtalk] Exposure time/retesting

2009-04-09 Thread Kelley Saveika
You can also get powdered lysine and not have to crush it. Way cheaper and lasts a long time. 1 pound for $10.69. This is what we use: *http://tinyurl.com/c4we8j* On Thu, Apr 9, 2009 at 3:22 PM, Laurieskatz lauriesk...@mchsi.com wrote: Not all cats like the taste of Viralys. You can get

Re: [Felvtalk] Exposure time/retesting

2009-04-09 Thread Laurieskatz
Thank-you!!! I passed this on to a friend who TNRs feral kitties!! -Original Message- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Kelley Saveika Sent: Thursday, April 09, 2009 6:38 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re:

Re: [Felvtalk] feeling guilty

2009-04-09 Thread dlgegg
i also hope Jack finds his people. you are right, the best thing we can do is keep on telling people, letting them know pos babies can be saved and live a long life and doing what we cn to help others help them. dorlis Emily Hunter emilyofw...@aol.com wrote: Sorry, sent this to the

Re: [Felvtalk] feeling guilty

2009-04-09 Thread Kelley Saveika
Emily, We can put Jack on our website as a courtesy post if you want. On 4/9/09, dlg...@windstream.net dlg...@windstream.net wrote: i also hope Jack finds his people. you are right, the best thing we can do is keep on telling people, letting them know pos babies can be saved and live a long