Re: [Felvtalk] was Blind/Deaf Cat - now FIV and vets

2010-06-19 Thread Natalie
Veterinarians' views differ: My veterinarian who also practices holistic, herbal, nutritional medicine does not like to vaccinate FeLV or FIV positive cats too often due to their compromised immune systems. All vaccines are only 80% effective, and over-vaccinating being a strong probable reason

Re: [Felvtalk] was Blind/Deaf Cat - now FIV and vets

2010-06-19 Thread Gloria B. Lane
You got that right - vet views differ radically, which I'm sure many of us experience. For example, A couple of years ago a vet up in the heights, a nice part of Little Rock, isolated an FIV mama cat in a closet because he was afraid to place her anywhere near other cats. He recommended

Re: [Felvtalk] was Blind/Deaf Cat - now FIV and vets

2010-06-19 Thread Natalie
How wonderful that there are people who will NOT always listen to their vets! Happy ending for poor mama cat and kittens! I was told by other vets, whenever I recued a pregnant FIV+ cat, to euthanize immediately. Or, if she already had kittens, to euthanize them, too. I still get calls from

Re: [Felvtalk] was Blind/Deaf Cat - now FIV and vets

2010-06-19 Thread dlgegg
I WOULD RATHER NOT VACCINAT MY PRIDE, BUT I DO LET THEM OUT DURING THE DAY IN NICE WEATHER. WE LIVE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE WOODS AND OUR NEIGHBORS ARE RACCOONS, DEER, TURKEY, SKUNKS, POSSUMS, ETC., NOT TO LEAVE OUT STRAY CATS. WE ARE ALSO NEAR A RIVER WHICH MEANS MOSQUITOS AND BUFFALO NATS WHO

Re: [Felvtalk] Blind/Deaf Cat

2010-06-19 Thread MaryChristine
for everyone, i'll post this again: this is the link to the amer assn of feline practitioners guidelines for management of feline retrovirii, and contains further links to both the summaries and the full guidelines. everyone dealing with a positive kitty should read this, and should sit and watch

Re: [Felvtalk] Blind/Deaf Cat

2010-06-19 Thread Gloria B. Lane
You know, I'm surprised that the suggest even 'considering' vaccinating FIV- cats that live with FIV + cats... Even if they fight. My adult cats lay around and sleep all the time, and even if someone decides to fight, it's never anything that produces a deep bite wound, which is what it

[Felvtalk] Please add Onyx to the CLS

2010-06-19 Thread Avia Rauscher
Onyx lost her battle with FeLV tonight. Please add her to the CLS Avia ___ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org

Re: [Felvtalk] Please add Onyx to the CLS

2010-06-19 Thread Sharyl
Avia, I was saddened to read that Onyx has crossed the Rainbow Bridge. It is a tough battle that we always seem to lose. Treasure the good times you had with her. I'll light a candle for her tonight. Sharyl --- On Sat, 6/19/10, Avia Rauscher a...@rauscher.com wrote: From: Avia Rauscher

Re: [Felvtalk] Please add Onyx to the CLS

2010-06-19 Thread Sara Kasteleyn
Dear Avia, Such sad news. I just lit a candle here in S. California to light her way, and to thank you for the love you shared with her.. You're in our prayers tonight. Sara --Original Mail-- From: Avia Rauscher a...@rauscher.com To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Sat, 19 Jun

Re: [Felvtalk] Please add Onyx to the CLS

2010-06-19 Thread Gloria Lane
In so sorry Avia. May she rest in peace. Sent from my iPhone On Jun 19, 2010, at 8:16 PM, Avia Rauscher a...@rauscher.com wrote: Onyx lost her battle with FeLV tonight. Please add her to the CLS Avia ___ Felvtalk mailing list