Re: [Felvtalk] WBC/RBC/platelet count decreasing

2009-11-24 Thread Amy
Hi Gary, Wolfie hasn't had any transfusions yet. We've done ultrasounds, x-rays, lots of panels of testing, etc. We have discussed transfusions with the internal med at Cornell but I won't put him through repeated ones just to buy him a little more time. I totally understand why other

Re: [Felvtalk] Raw Food

2009-11-24 Thread Lorrie
Thanks for the info. Tracey... Fortunately I already have a heavy duty grinder. Lorrie On 11-19, Tracey Shrout wrote: Lorrie, Yes, I think raw is the best also. If you go to those websites, they give you step-by-step instructions on how to make it. You have to be careful to follow the

Re: [Felvtalk] Reversal of FIP in my six-month-old kitten

2009-11-24 Thread Gloria B. Lane
I do think that part of the issue with this fortunate situation, is that some of us have seen vets call anything they can't explain, or anything with a high corona titer, FIP, and it's frustrating, for lack of a better word. I had a lovely healthy Persian kitten that died AFTER spay

Re: [Felvtalk] WBC/RBC/platelet count decreasing

2009-11-24 Thread gary
No transfusions, hmmm, makes me wonder which two emails my mind was combining. I had heard the LTCI was somewhere between $60 and $100 a shot and I think an initial series is around 10 shots. There is a lady on the FIP list who has been treating 15 cats, wish I had that kind of money. I was

Re: [Felvtalk] Interferon And Other Medicine Questions

2009-11-24 Thread Ashley Vanover
Hi Crystal, I just started my cat on Interferon a few weeks ago. He is in the last stages of FeLV (it's in his bone marrow and he has non regenerative anemia), and I think I've seen some improvements in him. Nothing dramatic, but if it can help a cat that was given less than 3 weeks to

[Felvtalk] Introducing Cliff

2009-11-24 Thread Renée Phipps
Hi everyone, My name is Renee and I am an Aussie who has recently married a US citizen and relocated to Iowa. I have had cats my entire life and the only time I cried leaving Oz was saying goodbye to my little brother cat Milo who is 14 years old and lives with my parents. So obviously one

Re: [Felvtalk] Introducing Cliff

2009-11-24 Thread Belinda Sauro
Please do not give garlic or onions to kitties, it can cause Heinz body anemia and it is deadly: http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/ask-the-expert/ask-the-expert-pet-nutrition/how-bad-is-garlic-for-cats.html http://cats.about.com/cs/catfood/a/humanfood.htm

Re: [Felvtalk] Introducing Cliff

2009-11-24 Thread dlgegg
Renee, for the trip to the vet, try Feliway spray. use it in carrier and car. most vets have it or a petstore. most of the time it works for me. And then, there is always the one who says No all the way to the vet. You could also use Rescue Remedy, an herbal product for same thing. Most

[Felvtalk] scratchy meow

2009-11-24 Thread Tracy McLendon
Hello! I am new here! I have a 1 1/2 year old blind FLV cat. Two days ago, she started to have an odd scratchy sounding meow. She also went into heat about the same time. She is eating and playing normally. Her meow just suddenly changed and sounds raspy, almost like a parrot. This is my

Re: [Felvtalk] Interferon And Other Medicine Questions

2009-11-24 Thread mitchell
I know that interferon is not an approved treatment for FeLV cats. There is an approved treatment in the US, it is LTCI. You can get more information about it on the company's website www.imulan.com. Hope this information is helpful. On Mon, Nov 23, 2009 at 10:15 AM, Crystal Proper

Re: [Felvtalk] Bridget - new positive kitten - questions about treatment

2009-11-24 Thread mitchell
I'm not sure which posting you are referring too, but I know that the only approved treatment for FeLV is LTCI. You can find alot of information about it at www.imulan.com On Fri, Nov 20, 2009 at 9:50 AM, LauraM hingebacktorto...@yahoo.com wrote: My Bridget - about 7 months old - has tested

Re: [Felvtalk] scratchy meow

2009-11-24 Thread Barb Moermond
sounds like heat to me - Lilly's voice was different that week - oy, and what a week, poor Smoky! They're calling for male company and it's a different type of call and voice. Barb+Smoky the House Puma+El Bandito Malito My cat the clown: paying no mind to whom he should impress. Merely

Re: [Felvtalk] scratchy meow

2009-11-24 Thread Diane Rosenfeldt
Hi, Tracy -- My first thought is that the raspy meow is related to the heat rather than anything else, they get very throaty and LOUD when they're trying to attract males! I am worried about your vet, who apparently has not had a lot of experience with FeLV. There are cats on this list that

Re: [Felvtalk] scratchy meow

2009-11-24 Thread Sharyl
Tracy, not sure but the weird meow could be caused by her going into heat. Any reason why you have not had her spayed? I've had all my FeLV+ kitties spayed/neutered. Just makes sense since any off spring would almost surely be FeLV+. I wouldn't have her spayed while in the heat cycle but

Re: [Felvtalk] WBC/RBC/platelet count decreasing

2009-11-24 Thread Amy
Hi Belinda, I definitely considered Epogen but have decided against it for now. Wolfie spent several months on Nutrived with no change in his HCT. I was hoping that might do the trick :( Thanks Amy Date: Tuesday, November 24, 2009, 1:58 AM    Bailey was on epogen with his non

Re: [Felvtalk] WBC/RBC/platelet count decreasing

2009-11-24 Thread Amy
Hi Lance, Thanks for all the info. I'm familiar with LTCI but not as much with some of the others you mention. I definitely plan to ask the internal med at Cornell to look into these. We are definitely considering LTCI but the pred is the sticky part. Neither one of us want to take him off

Re: [Felvtalk] scratchy meow

2009-11-24 Thread Tracy McLendon
Her name is Bacca. I am from the south and my fiance found her on a tobacco farm at work one day with goopy eyes. Down south, people call tobacco bacca and she is golden in some spots like the leaf. I had an appt for her friday to be seen but i am going to wait til she is out of heat and get her

Re: [Felvtalk] scratchy meow

2009-11-24 Thread hdflhkat
Hi Tracy Just so you know anything is possible and all of these kitties have a chance when there are people like you willing to offer it to them. All I suggest is to have Bacca as healthy as you can prior to submitting her to surgery of any kind. Get her resistance built up as much as

Re: [Felvtalk] WBC/RBC/platelet count decreasing

2009-11-24 Thread Belinda Sauro
Took Fred in today because he is getting weaker and weaker, his HCT is up to 27.5, so still going up, I think he has a massive infection somewhere, he does have an ear infection and is on ear drops for that but I think he has a urinary tract infection too. Will have the results tomorrow.

Re: [Felvtalk] WBC/RBC/platelet count decreasing

2009-11-24 Thread Diane Rosenfeldt
Belinda, Here are vibes for Fred to bounce back!! Diane R. -Original Message- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Belinda Sauro Sent: Tuesday, November 24, 2009 9:48 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: