Re: [Felvtalk] Cat crashing

2009-06-17 Thread Amy
Yeah, the vet does know about it. He threw it up and she said that means it was recently ingested. She said we can look at his belly today if we want but she said she felt while we were there and his belly felt fine. I read, and so did she, that one of the main reasons cats eat litter is

Re: [Felvtalk] Cat crashing

2009-06-17 Thread Laurieskatz
Poor guy. What is his name? Please keep us posted. Laurie -Original Message- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Amy Sent: Wednesday, June 17, 2009 7:22 AM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Cat crashing

Re: [Felvtalk] Cat crashing

2009-06-17 Thread Belinda Sauro
Bailey had bartonella and he was on Zithromax for 6 weeks before it got better. Has your kitty been on doxocycline in case he has hemobartonella? Tests for this almost always come up with false negatives, sometimes cats have to be test 4 or 5 times or more to get an accurate test result.

Re: [Felvtalk] Cat crashing

2009-06-17 Thread Amy
His name is Maverick. He woke up this morning with a yellow color and has let us know he's had enough. We just returned from the vet and he had a peaceful passing. Amy --- On Wed, 6/17/09, Laurieskatz lauriesk...@mchsi.com wrote: From: Laurieskatz lauriesk...@mchsi.com Subject: Re:

Re: [Felvtalk] Jack - please add to CLS

2009-06-17 Thread catatonya
Kelley,   I'm so sorry to hear this.  I just hate people like that.  I try not to, but I do.   tonya --- On Thu, 6/11/09, Kelley Saveika moonv...@gmail.com wrote: From: Kelley Saveika moonv...@gmail.com Subject: [Felvtalk] Jack - please add to CLS To: felvtalk Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Date:

Re: [Felvtalk] Cat crashing

2009-06-17 Thread Belinda Sauro
Bartonella and hemobartonella are 2 different things, are you sure he has bartonella and not hemobartonella? Here are some good reads on Bartonella: http://www.marvistavet.com/html/body_bartonella.html http://www.natvetlab.com/PDF/catownerbrochure.pdf

Re: [Felvtalk] Cat crashing

2009-06-17 Thread Amy
  Bailey had bartonella and he was on Zithromax for 6 weeks before it got better.  Has your kitty been on doxocycline in case he has hemobartonella?  Tests for this almost always come up with false negatives, sometimes cats have to be test 4 or 5 times or more to get an accurate test

Re: [Felvtalk] Cat crashing

2009-06-17 Thread MaryChristine
oh, amy, i'm sorry to hear this--but i'm so glad that you loved him enough to give him the best possible life, and to honor his need to travel on. run and play and enjoy yourself, maverick--there are lots of FeLV-no-more friends to greet you. MC -- Spay Neuter Your Neighbors! Maybe That'll

[Felvtalk] hemobart v bartonella

2009-06-17 Thread MaryChristine
thanks, belinda, for these links--maybe should be on the main pages? (do any of these refer to the fact that Feline Infectious Anemia, aka hemobart, has now been renamed? i don't remember the new name, but it was changed in the past 4 months, i think--i think i sent the link from the winn feline

Re: [Felvtalk] Cat crashing

2009-06-17 Thread Amy
Hi Belinda, I just talked to my vet and she said that they looked at Maverick's blood smear when he was there 2 days ago and there was no sign of hemobart. I guess they check it everytime he has bloodwork so he's been tested about 10-12 times. I'm sure those could all be false positives but

Re: [Felvtalk] Cat crashing

2009-06-17 Thread Belinda Sauro
Amy, I don't think your vet is very good, yellow is a sure sign of liver failure and it doesn't happen overnight. Blood tests should have shown there was a problem and if your vet didn't mention it I'd run to find another vet. If Maverick wasn't eating well he probably developed

[Felvtalk] Question about A/D

2009-06-17 Thread Emily Hunter
Just a quick question for future referrence, since all of my babies are eating fine at the moment. I'm considering just keeping some of the A/D on hand since my cats don't always get sick when the vet's open. How long is it generally good for? In addition to Tofu being positive, I've

Re: [Felvtalk] Cat crashing

2009-06-17 Thread Diane Rosenfeldt
Amy, I'm so sorry you lost Maverick, but I'm glad his crossing was peaceful. Gentlest of Bridge vibes to him, and hugs to you. Diane R. -Original Message- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Amy Sent: Wednesday, June 17,

Re: [Felvtalk] Cat crashing

2009-06-17 Thread Diane Rosenfeldt
-Original Message- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Amy Sent: Wednesday, June 17, 2009 11:09 AM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Cat crashing His name is Maverick. He woke up this morning with

Re: [Felvtalk] Cat crashing

2009-06-17 Thread Debbie Harrison
Amy, I am so sorryI have stayed on the sidelines during this because I knew others were far more knowledgeable...Godspeed, little Maverickyou were loved, and touched many lives. Debbie (COL) Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle Philo Date: Wed, 17 Jun 2009

Re: [Felvtalk] Question about A/D

2009-06-17 Thread Belinda Sauro
I just called Hills and he said there is a best before date in red on the bottom of each can. If it is say 05 2010, it is good until the 1st of May 2010. -- Belinda happiness is being owned by cats ... http://bemikitties.com http://BelindaSauro.com

[Felvtalk] FeLV persian is NEGATIVE...

2009-06-17 Thread MaryChristine
once again folks, i really need you to hold on to what we know about FeLV and testing. a couple of months ago, there was a situation involving a number of persians who came into rescue. one of the girls tested positive for FeLV, and they went and tested her with the IFA right after she had the

Re: [Felvtalk] Question about A/D

2009-06-17 Thread Debbie Harrison
I always keep a few cans on handbut I haven't checked for expiration dates on them...didn't even think about it. I would call the 800 number for Science Diet and ask them! Debbie (COL) Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle Philo From: emilyofw...@aol.com To:

Re: [Felvtalk] Cat crashing

2009-06-17 Thread Laurieskatz
Thanks for letting us know. God speed little Maverick. May you find butterflies who need chasing and a cloud for a nap. Amy, thank-you for loving him and caring for him. At least he knew love and plentiful food and a roof over his head. Laurie -Original Message- From:

Re: [Felvtalk] Cat crashing

2009-06-17 Thread Sharyl
Amy, lighting a candle for a peaceful passage for Maverick. We love them. care for them and in the end let them go. Sharyl --- On Wed, 6/17/09, Diane Rosenfeldt drosenfe...@wi.rr.com wrote: From: Diane Rosenfeldt drosenfe...@wi.rr.com Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Cat crashing To:

Re: [Felvtalk] Cat crashing

2009-06-17 Thread Amy
Hi Belinda, Thanks for writing. I totally understand how you feel and just wanted to respond. My vet has worked with my leuk positives for several years now and is amazing. I've spent years working at different veterinary offices and I do know how lousy some of them are. I also know how

Re: [Felvtalk] Cat crashing

2009-06-17 Thread Amy
All, Thank you to everybody that has responded. This passing has been extremely sad for us. They all are. No matter how many times I see this disease take one away, it never gets any easier. This guy came to me so sick. He was full of worms and stuff bursting out from under his eyes. I

Re: [Felvtalk] Cat crashing

2009-06-17 Thread Laurieskatz
Amy, what color was Maverick? I picture him as black and white...and want to get the right picture of him in my mind. He is lucky to have had you. Your vet sounds wonderful! How long did you have Maverick? Take care and let your other kitties comfort you. Btw - a note of hope- I had one FeLV cat

Re: [Felvtalk] Question about A/D

2009-06-17 Thread Kelley Saveika
Great idea to keep A/D on handwe can buy at the emergency vet but it is $4.00 A CAN!If you can get a prescription from your vet you can buy at Petsmart, as long as there is a Banfield in there. They will give you a card and you can buy it at the regular checkout counter. On Wed, Jun 17,

Re: [Felvtalk] Cat crashing

2009-06-17 Thread Amy
He was white with a few orange spots and an orange tail. When we got him, he was so run down. Within no time at all, I thought he was the coolest looking cat I ever saw. He was all personality. He's the one that would stick his paws out from under the chair or couch to get me as I walked

[Felvtalk] Assist Feeding Group was Re: Cat crashing

2009-06-17 Thread Sharyl
Everyone please bookmark this web site http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/Feline-Assisted-Feeding/ It is the yahoo feline assist feeding group. My sweet CJ, FeLV+, is the homepage kitty this month. At some point most of our FeLV+ kitties will crash. No matter what the cause the kitty will

Re: [Felvtalk] Cat crashing

2009-06-17 Thread Diane Rosenfeldt
Thanks for telling us Maverick's story. He sounds like a cool little guy. Diane R. -Original Message- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Amy Sent: Wednesday, June 17, 2009 5:14 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject:

[Felvtalk] Dudley Please add to the CLS :(

2009-06-17 Thread Sherry DeHaan
I am saddened to say we lost yet another sweet soul.Dudley (DooDads) was a sweet little black boy with beautiful yellow orange eyes.He was only with us at Sids for 8 months but he grew to be quite a handsome boy.This disease is just awful as we all know.Thanks Sherry           We who choose

[Felvtalk] Losing weight

2009-06-17 Thread Amy
So after losing Maverick today, I'm even more worried about my boy who's been steadily losing weight for the past 4 years. He has no other apparent symptoms but does have leukemia. He's down to 11 pounds, from 15 lbs. He eats numerous times a day (no loss of appetite) and we have him on a

Re: [Felvtalk] Cat crashing

2009-06-17 Thread Frank and Sue Koren
Amy, I am so sorry about your Maverick. He sounds like he was a wonderful kitty. The things you say about him remind me so much of one of my positives, Tweezer. He was also in horrible shape when we got him and has quite the personality now. You are so lucky to have such a sympathetic vet.

Re: [Felvtalk] Cat crashing

2009-06-17 Thread Belinda Sauro
Amy, It does sound like your vet is very nice and compassionate. And any vet that is willing to learn and research is a keeper. When a cat is anemic whether they are positive or not, there is a reason for it. Anemia in itself is not a disease, it is a symptom if something else going on

Re: [Felvtalk] Dudley Please add to the CLS :(

2009-06-17 Thread Diane Rosenfeldt
Dang. Sorry, Sherry. Gentle Bridge vibes to Dudley. Diane R. -Original Message- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Sherry DeHaan Sent: Wednesday, June 17, 2009 6:30 PM To: Felvtalk Subject: [Felvtalk] Dudley Please add

Re: [Felvtalk] Question about A/D

2009-06-17 Thread MaryChristine
how much is it at petsmart? On Wed, Jun 17, 2009 at 5:45 PM, Kelley Saveika moonv...@gmail.com wrote: Great idea to keep A/D on hand -- Spay Neuter Your Neighbors! Maybe That'll Make The Difference MaryChristine Special-Needs Coordinator, Purebred Cat Breed Rescue

Re: [Felvtalk] Losing weight

2009-06-17 Thread Laurieskatz
EVO dry took Bella from 8 lbs to 13 lbs! She also got canned Fancy Feast but the majority of her diet was/is EVO. Frankie (not FeLV but pancreatitis) gained 2 lbs on canned Fancy Feast Gourmet Salmon and Shrimp. Laurie -Original Message- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org

[Felvtalk] NEW and PROMISING Drug for FeLv+ and FIV+ Cats

2009-06-17 Thread Michelle Brockman
Hi everyone, My feleuk kitties have all passed but I do get everyone's posts every day and wanted to let you know about a new and very promising drug that has just recently been approved by the FDA for treatment of Feline Leukemia and FIV. I am involved in a study with my 11 month

Re: [Felvtalk] Question about A/D

2009-06-17 Thread Kelley Saveika
I don't remember, but considerably less than $4 a can. On Wed, Jun 17, 2009 at 7:36 PM, MaryChristine twelvehousec...@gmail.comwrote: how much is it at petsmart? On Wed, Jun 17, 2009 at 5:45 PM, Kelley Saveika moonv...@gmail.com wrote: Great idea to keep A/D on hand -- Spay

Re: [Felvtalk] Losing weight

2009-06-17 Thread Sharyl
Amy, I don't know what to tell you. The only suggestion I have is to try and increase his daily caloric intake to see if that helps him gain wt. So may things can affect wt. including thyroid issues. I know you said blood work looked fine but has he has a T4 and free T4 test recently? If

Re: [Felvtalk] Dudley Please add to the CLS :(

2009-06-17 Thread Sharyl
Sherry, I'll light a candle to help Dudley on his journey. Thanks to Sids he had 8 good months. Hugs to Dr Jen, you and all the Sids volunteers. Sharyl --- On Wed, 6/17/09, Sherry DeHaan sherryd...@yahoo.com wrote: From: Sherry DeHaan sherryd...@yahoo.com Subject: [Felvtalk] Dudley Please

[Felvtalk] OT- Tiffany, blind DUMPED cat, needs your help!

2009-06-17 Thread Kelley Saveika
Tiffany is an approximately 15-16 year old DUMPED cat with untreated high blood pressure which has caused her to become blind. She will need to be on blood pressure meds for life; they are calculating the dosage now. Please help us if you can. We have spent $178 on her already exclusive of the