Dear Friends, I want to thank all of you for your help and advice
about the FelV cat in my cageless FelV shelter who is slowly wasting
away. I really appreciate your caring responses. I did not want to
take Mimi to the vet to be PTS, as it is so stressful for her, and
you helped me make my
Yes, I’ve got it from Sigma-Aldrich, but I’m a biologist working in a research
I think someone with academic affiliation (such as a doctoral graduate student
in veterinary) or perhaps someone working in an analytical laboratory would be
apt to buy it after presenting credentials.
Hi MaryChristine and Gloria,
FIV is in fact a closer relative to HIV than is FeLV. The three belong to the
same retrovirus family and subfamily, but FeLV belongs to the Gammaretrovirus
group, whereas FIV and HIV belong to the Lentivirus group. The severe outcomes
of the disease, however,
Just a comment about CRF kitties. My Pequita was dx with CRF over 3 yrs ago.
She'll be 17 this Oct. She has been on meds and daily sub q fluids for most of
those 3 yrs. I assist feed her several times per day. She will only eat from
a baby spoon. I do the meds, feedings and fluids
Thanks, Hebert, that's interesting, and glad to have the info
correctly. However, I also wonder why FIV cats have so little problem
- seems like HIV causes problems (Aids) quite frequently, but in my
experience, FIV cats rarely have FIV related problems. Any thoughts
or info on that?
sue, i think that we learn those hard, hard lessons that way specifically so
that we do NOT make the same choice again. you did the best you could with
the information you had at the moment--buzz' last lesson to you may well
have been to teach you to listen to your heart from now on. i thank
The Mean Kitty is Sparta, an FELV+ kitty, who lives with Loki, a FELV-
kitty - check it out - if you only have time to watch one, watch The Mean
Kitty Song in HD very funny.
Rescuties - Saving the world, one cat at a time.
I'm very familiar with this video ... love it! I had no idea he has FeLV.
What a great cat, and a great cat dad.
- Original Message -
From: Kelley Saveika moonv...@gmail.com
To: felvtalk Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Wednesday, August 12, 2009 10:40 AM
Subject: [Felvtalk] Mean
Yes..he is FELV and they are pretty good ambassadors for the disease.
This is what he says about Sparta:
UPDATE JANUARY 14th 2009:
Some of you may be wondering why I haven't released a Mean Kitty video in a
while, but I wasn't ready to announce why publicly until I knew for sure
i think it's really natural for us to want to try EVERYTHING to help our
beloved ones, even when, sometimes, it's in our best interests and not
really theirs. that's what i believe that i have learned from my cats in
their final days. i know that, early on, i kept some of mine around
hebert, i understand the fact that in terms of groups, FIV is closer to HIV
than FeLV is, but I think it's very confusing to most people to say that
they are comparable when you look at how they are transmitted. As you and i
and gloria all say, FeLV acts more like HIV/AIDS than FIV does, and it
I just wanted to send a corrected version of your fundable address, it
had extra spaces in it and didn't work - maybe that'll make it easier
for you to collect some money. I'm sorry you can't stay with Reyna. I
see you're in Los Angeles, and going to Reno, NV.
Cats are such clumsy typists. That's why you never see one in a secretarial
position. Thanks for fixing that for Snowball.
--- On Wed, 8/12/09, Gloria B. Lane gbl...@aristotle.net wrote:
From: Gloria B. Lane gbl...@aristotle.net
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Hello, I'm Snowball, Felv+, and I need
What is it about those sassy, fiesty, independant calico girls that makes us
love them so? We must be suckers for punishment, cause they sure do love to
dole it out. One of mine is ancient, weighs less than 6 lbs, toothless and I
still can't pill her. She's the smallest cat of
it's the red gene, i'm told
On Wed, Aug 12, 2009 at 12:44 PM, Amy Dalgliesh ajdalgli...@yahoo.comwrote:
What is it about those sassy, fiesty, independant calico girls that makes
us love them so? We must be suckers for punishment, cause they sure do love
to dole it out.
yeah, that's why i'm such a good chat host in MeowChat and do so well in
LOLCat on www.icanhascheezburger.com: i speak and write fluent typo. (and
the other key, of course, is to get the right pawboard, and/or, decent
i just posted the link, FROM the page itself, to my
although our SCAT group (Special-Cat Action Team) doesn't often work with
cancer patients or survivors, occasionally we do--just learned of a kitty
who had spleen removed, who needs a safe place to recover)--and we don't
have any real contacts on which cancer-related lists/sites/groups are the
Where is the cat located?
--- On Wed, 8/12/09, MaryChristine twelvehousec...@gmail.com wrote:
From: MaryChristine twelvehousec...@gmail.com
Subject: [Felvtalk] OT: need cancer-list info
To: FeLVTalk FeLVTalk@felineleukemia.org
Date: Wednesday, August 12, 2009, 10:22 AM
although our SCAT
Way back in the 1990's my Skeeter had something, he couldn't pee and
I took him in just in time, I can't remember what it was called back
then, he would get cyrstals, he had to take a DL Methionine pill
everyday, I think he was also on special food for a while too but as
PS. I give meds to 3 of my 5 guys now and surprisingly considering the
last one that I had to start on meds has never had to take anything, she
is very good about it, thank goodness.
happiness is being owned by cats ...
I agree completely... I always start treatment on a sick cat.
My CRF cat is hand fed (assist fed, not force fed) every 2 or
three hours all day. He gets his meds, and I'll try fluids sub Q.
when my vet feels he needs them. So far he is thriving, his coat has
improved, he's gained
They get distracted easily too - looking out the window, etc (well
kind of like me lol)
On Aug 12, 2009, at 11:39 AM, Susan Hoffman wrote:
Cats are such clumsy typists. That's why you never see one in a
secretarial position. Thanks for fixing that for Snowball.
--- On Wed,
I always start treatment on a sick cat...
Trying to keep them alive when they are obviously dying is not right.
I agree completely with these statements.
--- On Wed, 8/12/09, Lorrie felineres...@kvinet.com wrote:
From: Lorrie felineres...@kvinet.com
I have been composing a reply to your post for a long time.
It is so difficult to know what the right time is. I think MC's
advise; a day too early, rather than five minutes too late is
the best I have ever heard.
I am still wracked with the incredible guilt I felt in treating my 18
maya angelou has it right: when i knew better, i did better.
you did the best you could with the information you had at the time, and had
you known she had a tumor, you would have acted differently. now you know
more about what to look for--that was part of her lesson to you.
i wish i could
My thoughts on this:
It tore my guts out to read about the horrendous things so many of the members
were putting their very old, (16 to 19 years old) termininally ill cats
I just want to give another perspective, Fred is 18 or so now, he was 15
when he was diagnosed very early
Thank you for your kind words. I think it makes it easier to know that
others do not judge you, even when you can't quite get past judging
I know I have learned so much over the years and always hope to improve the
way I take care of my kitties. There were cats I had
Your Skeeter story is too funny! There is definitely a such thing as too much
of a good thing! LOL.
Ah! So Skeeter did receive a DL Methionine prescription! Perhaps I should
replace my cranberry for this.
However, if I do that, I lose the Vitamin C and Vitamin E as the cranberry is a
I have to ask, Belinda - what are the clothes pins for? Have had CRF
cats, never tried that.
On Aug 12, 2009, at 1:11 PM, Belinda Sauro wrote:
My thoughts on this:
It tore my guts out to read about the horrendous things so many of
the members were putting their very old, (16
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