[Felvtalk] Difficult decision

2009-08-11 Thread Lorrie
Dear Friends, I have a difficult decision to make, and I hope you can help... I have several FelV cats at a shelter I have in town. Most remain in good health by all appearances, however one 8 year old female has been steadily losing weight, she is now very anemic; extremely emaciatedm and

Re: [Felvtalk] Difficult decision

2009-08-11 Thread Christy Buchin
Lorrie, I am so sorry for your heart ache. Is there any time for a blood transfusion? When I had asked my family vet about anemia, (my cat was down to a HCT of 9 at one point), he said they become very lethargic and just get tired and weak and eventually pass. I wish you the very best!! I

Re: [Felvtalk] Felvtalk Digest, Vol 14, Issue 11

2009-08-11 Thread Claire Smith
I have a question - not sure how to submit it. I have 2 cats who are feline leukemia positive. From outward appearances, they look and basically act healthy. One of them has started having a dilated pupil - it is not constant but it has been occuring a lot lately. She will also start panting

Re: [Felvtalk] Felvtalk Digest, Vol 14, Issue 11

2009-08-11 Thread Barb Moermond
they should have eye exams to rule out ocular pressure problems etc, but my Ninja had weird uneven dilation issues that didn't seem to have any cause or underlying health problem, just funny eyes Barb+Smoky the House Puma+El Bandito Malito My cat the clown: paying no mind to whom he should

Re: [Felvtalk] Difficult decision

2009-08-11 Thread jbero tds.net
Hello Lorrie, I am so sorry. I have been in your situation one three occasions. The first time I did nothing. I let her stop eating, as force feeding in this situation seems only to bother them and prolong their suffering. She lived for approximately two weeks after she stopped eating. She

Re: [Felvtalk] Difficult decision

2009-08-11 Thread MaryChristine
it sounds as if your little one is doing what so many FeLVs do, just fading away. often they seem to be alert and aware of their surroundings, and in no distress, nor in any great hurry to leave--they just slowly sort of disappear it's usually a quiet, gentle passage, and whenever possible

Re: [Felvtalk] Difficult decision

2009-08-11 Thread Cougar Clan
Both the Royal Princess Kitty Katt and Dixie Louise Doodle Katt, JP left this world on their own. If I ever have the opportunity to let one leave this way I will. I will not let one suffer but I will (try) not to impose my own pian on their bodies. Put yourself in the little one's place

Re: [Felvtalk] Dietary Supplements- Belinda

2009-08-11 Thread Lora
Belinda, Thanks for your reply. You are the only one who did. I sincerely appreciate it. I realize that some cats are more difficult to pill that others. Thank God I have conditioned my kids to take their meds. Granted some do resist, but they have learned that if they do not take their meds,

Re: [Felvtalk] Difficult decision

2009-08-11 Thread Sharyl
Lorrie, I'm so sorry she has reached this stage. Of the three positives I've lost this yr. one was from anemia. CJ was in distress that last day and I did take him to the vet to have him PTS. Each kitty is unique so don't know if my experience is relevant to your situation. I'm in the

Re: [Felvtalk] Felvtalk Digest, Vol 14, Issue 11

2009-08-11 Thread LauraM
When Charlotte began to decline, one of my first clues that something was amiss was her heavy breathing. My vet said that this was a result of severe anemia. Even though she had a blood transfusion and seemed to become more alert and comfortable during her last month, the heavy breathing

Re: [Felvtalk] Dietary Supplements- Colostrum?

2009-08-11 Thread Lora
Colostrum?! As in first milk or immune milk? What has that got to do with anything? --- On Tue, 8/11/09, Cougar Clan maima...@duo-county.com wrote: Have you looked at colostrum? ___ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org

Re: [Felvtalk] Difficult decision

2009-08-11 Thread Frank and Sue Koren
Lorrie, I am so sorry to hear about your little kitty. I was in the same position about a year ago. My darling FeLV+ kitty Buzz was anemic and slowly going down hill. He had stopped eating and I was carrying him to his litter box and upstairs to sleep next to me every night. One morning

Re: [Felvtalk] Dietary Supplements- Belinda

2009-08-11 Thread Cougar Clan
Have you looked at colostrum On Aug 11, 2009, at 6:11 PM, Lora wrote: Belinda, Thanks for your reply. You are the only one who did. I sincerely appreciate it. I realize that some cats are more difficult to pill that others. Thank God I have conditioned my kids to take their meds.

Re: [Felvtalk] Difficult decision

2009-08-11 Thread CATHERINE DIDONNA
I BELIEVE WHEN THE TIME TO GO IS HERE,one goes. I won't kill any cat. If she isn't in pain let her go when her time is here,and being with you couldn't be better. I've been through itCathy --- On Tue, 8/11/09, Cougar Clan maima...@duo-county.com wrote: From: Cougar Clan

Re: [Felvtalk] Dietary Supplements- Colostrum?

2009-08-11 Thread Cougar Clan
Yes. It has a lot of immune/healing boosters in it for animals and people alike. I know of one elderly lad who broke an arm and healed like a teenage thanks to this and I have holistic vets who recommend it. Sorry, I thought the inquiry was into dietary supplements. On Aug 11, 2009, at