[Felvtalk] New Here w/Questions

2009-10-13 Thread Ellie Foster
Hello, Im new here, my name is Ellie. I joined because my niece kitty, Brie, is one year old and was diagnosed with FeLV about a month ago with a faint positive result (she is supposed to be retested in 2 months). My question is - my sibling is planning a move across quite a few states (USA),

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2009-10-13 Thread gary
Hi Ellie, A long trip and a new home can be stressful for a kitty and should be considered, although, I have FeLV kitties flown to me from across the country with no noticeable effect. I think I would be more concerned that your sibling is simply not going to have much of any time to care for a

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2009-10-13 Thread Diane Rosenfeldt
Hi, Ellie, and welcome -- I guess the thing is that having a mommy away that much isn't good for any animal. Even though cats are self-sufficient, they still need companionship, especially if they are the only pet. I would worry about that a little. Also, since your sister hasn't taken her to the

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2009-10-13 Thread Jane Lyons
Hi Ellie Keep Brie !! The thought of her being in that stressful situation of travel, moving to an unknown place and being on her own for 20 hour days is unbearable. It would be awful for a healthy cat. Please keep her. I know you will be very happy that you did. Jane On Oct 13,

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2009-10-13 Thread mitchell
Even though you just found out the she is FeLV pos, you should start looking into the product LTCI. It is the only approved treatment aid for FeLV and FIV cats. You should go to www.imulan.com to get more information about this. On Tue, Oct 13, 2009 at 1:34 AM, Ellie Foster

Re: [Felvtalk] Thanks for the thoughts!

2009-10-13 Thread mitchell
Please consider looking into the product LTCI. It is the only approved treatment aid for FeLV and FIV cats. The studies that have been done and through others experiences; the treatment has very promising results. On Fri, Oct 9, 2009 at 1:28 PM, Anna Waltman anna.walt...@gmail.com wrote: Dear

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2009-10-13 Thread Anna Waltman
Hi Ellie, My year-old kitty, Sylvia, tested negative and was healthy as a kitten, but the stress of a move seems to have turned her a strong, symptomatic positive (my vet says that some cats are latent carriers and suddenly become positive/symptomatic after a stressful situation). If a move can

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2009-10-13 Thread jbero tds.net
Hi Ellie, I agree with everyone else. Stress is huge in fostering illness in cats, especially felv+. They also can need more vet. care, high quality food, supplements, and lots of patience and love. I would do something now for treatment, don't wait until they start acting sick - they go

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2009-10-13 Thread Sharyl
Ellie, you have already received many thoughtful replies. No your sis does not need to tell anyone Brie is is FeLV+. My concern would be the quality of care she could provide Brie. So far she has not been able to take her to the vet to be neutered or get her shots. You did that. Care, love

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2009-10-13 Thread Belinda Sauro
Just as another side to the stress story ... when I found Bailey at 5 months of age, he was FeLV+, him and my 4 others at that time traveled for 3 months in a semi truck when I decided to move back to Washington from Missouri. All 5 cats, hubby and me and all the stuff we brought with us