Re: [Felvtalk] 2009-2010

2010-07-09 Thread Lorrie
Ana, I am so sorry to know that Beltza is gone. Having a chance to say goodbye will help ease your grief, but I know you will miss her and think about her your whole life long. I still feel sad about cats I lost 40 years ago. Thank you for taking such loving care of Beltza. Lorrie On 07-08,

Re: [Felvtalk] Subject: Maggie

2010-07-09 Thread Natalie
I wouldn't stop giving the CoQ10 because it really helps cats with suppressed immune systems - their gums, teeth - are very susceptible - CoQ10 not only prevents it but is good for so many other things. What's a little more powder in their food? Natalie -Original Message- From:

Re: [Felvtalk] Beltza 2009-2010

2010-07-09 Thread Natalie
Dear Ana, I am so sorry to hear about Beltza. I spoke to my veterinarian yesterday because one of our cats was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy and possible lung cancer - blood tests will be in today. I did ask him about leukemia and was going to get back to you; he said that the most reliable test

Re: [Felvtalk] New kitten

2010-07-09 Thread Natalie
I would throw away soft toys that cannot be laundered - any hard surfaces like plastic that are porous, wash them with Clorox mixed with water - or straight, if you wear a mask or bandana over your face! Rinse really well - same goes for litter boxes. That should kill everything that may have

Re: [Felvtalk] New kitten

2010-07-09 Thread gary
After 2 months, there is no need to do any of this as the FeLV will all be dead long ago. It is probably a good idea in general to wash the toys, but it is never necessary to use straight bleach on anything to disinfect it. Anything soaked in a 3-4% bleach solution for 20 minutes will be

Re: [Felvtalk] Subject: Maggie

2010-07-09 Thread MaryChristine
what, exactly, does CoQ10 prevent? and could you give some cites to research data on it? i haven't seen anything in a long time, and would be interested in seeing what the clinical findings are. additionally, cats who test positive for the FeLV antigen only once are not necessarily actually

Re: [Felvtalk] 2008 Amer Assn of Feline Practitioners Guidelines for Managing Feline Retroviruses

2010-07-09 Thread Kelley Saveika
It is about time for them to come out with a new one, isn't it? On Fri, Jul 9, 2010 at 9:23 AM, MaryChristine twelvehousec...@gmail.comwrote: once again, there's the definitive guidelines for managing feline retroviruses. read the FULL article, it's got a great historical bibliography; play

Re: [Felvtalk] 2008 Amer Assn of Feline Practitioners Guidelines for Managing Feline Retroviruses

2010-07-09 Thread MaryChristine
they revised it in 2009, and considering how little research there is being done on the retroviruses, and how long it takes to get results, probably not. they had one in 2005, and in 2002 before that, that i know of. On Fri, Jul 9, 2010 at 12:06 PM, Kelley Saveika moonv...@gmail.com wrote: It

Re: [Felvtalk] Subject: Maggie

2010-07-09 Thread Sharyl
MC, CoQ10 doesn't cure or prevent anything. It does seem to support heart function. Most of the folks on the Yahoo heart group use it for their heart kitties. My sweet Albert was given days/weeks to live after going into CHF and then being dx with severe HCM. With the CoQ10 and other

[Felvtalk] Beltza 2009-2010

2010-07-09 Thread Stacy Zacher
Dear Ana: We are so very sorry for your loss. Beltza was truly blessed to have found you as you were to have found her.  We will light a candle for her here in Wisconsin and say purrayers for her journey across the rainbow bridge. Our best to you, purrs and hugs, Stacy and Spanky Message: 4

[Felvtalk] coq10

2010-07-09 Thread Stacy Zacher
Hi Natalie: Thanks for the info. I was thinking about adding it back. I just felt like I was constantly assaulting him with meds but if it is okay to put the coq10 and lysine and his immune support meds all in the canned food at once, then I should continue.  I just wasn't sure about mixing it

Re: [Felvtalk] Subject: Maggie

2010-07-09 Thread MaryChristine
thanks, sharyl--i just find it alarming that people will do whatever someone on a list tells them to, without knowing if there's any value to it. too often, the only basis for using a product comes from the manufacturer or supplier, or their paid spokescreatures in drag. -- Spay Neuter Your

Re: [Felvtalk] Subject: Maggie

2010-07-09 Thread Natalie
This is good info on CoQ10: Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University Coenzyme Q10 is a fat-soluble compound primarily synthesized by the body and also consumed in the diet. ... Coenzyme Q10 supplementation has resulted in clinical and metabolic ...

Re: [Felvtalk] New kitten

2010-07-09 Thread MaryChristine
thanks gary, for injecting some knowledge onto the list. speaking of injecting things, there IS some research on the cornell site about active virus particles being found in dried secretions much longer than originally expected. however, it's nothing but interesting, pure research, with no

[Felvtalk] Trooper needs help!

2010-07-09 Thread Kelley Saveika
Hi guys, Yall have been so helpful in the past about helping with our injured cats, I am hoping you will be able to do so again. We have an injured cat named Trooper. No one, including our vet, knows how he came to be injured. Unfortunately his care (debridement, surgery, etc) has exhausted our

[Felvtalk] testing methods, and forms of leukemia

2010-07-09 Thread MaryChristine
just wondering how many of us here have ever had a bone-marrow aspiration suggested as a normal part of the FeLV testing protocol? here's a really good article on the different forms of leukemia and treatments--they don't mention the date on it, tho, but someone could probably find it.

Re: [Felvtalk] Beltza 2009-2010

2010-07-09 Thread Ana Gutierrez
Dear all, Thank you for your support and your words. Sara: Thanks a lot. I was the lucky one for finding her, and for being able to put her in my car and take her home. Barb: It's true, I will remember her and miss her everyday in my life. I didn't had the chance to learn about leukemia, but I

Re: [Felvtalk] testing methods, and forms of leukemia

2010-07-09 Thread Roseann Fitzgerald
How is Peanut? Any updates? -- Sent from ATT's Wireless network using Mobile Email --Original Message-- From: MaryChristine twelvehousec...@gmail.com To: FeLVTalk FeLVTalk@felineleukemia.org Date: Friday, July 9, 2010 2:05:17 PM GMT-0400 Subject: [Felvtalk] testing methods, and

Re: [Felvtalk] testing methods, and forms of leukemia

2010-07-09 Thread Natalie
The bone marrow aspiration was suggested for confirmation of leukemia! Natalie -Original Message- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of MaryChristine Sent: Friday, July 09, 2010 2:05 PM To: FeLVTalk Subject: [Felvtalk] testing

Re: [Felvtalk] testing methods, and forms of leukemia

2010-07-09 Thread MaryChristine
i know that it is. that wasn't my question. On Fri, Jul 9, 2010 at 5:05 PM, Natalie at...@optonline.net wrote: The bone marrow aspiration was suggested for confirmation of leukemia! Natalie -Original Message- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org

Re: [Felvtalk] testing methods, and forms of leukemia

2010-07-09 Thread Hotmail Junk
Our Gray Kitty had it done at UC Davis in CA. Sent from my iPhone On Jul 9, 2010, at 2:17 PM, MaryChristine twelvehousec...@gmail.com wrote: i know that it is. that wasn't my question. On Fri, Jul 9, 2010 at 5:05 PM, Natalie at...@optonline.net wrote: The bone marrow aspiration was

Re: [Felvtalk] testing methods, and forms of leukemia

2010-07-09 Thread Belinda Sauro
Bailey has a bone marrow aspirate because we couldn't find any reason for his anemia, it showed the virus was active and was destroying his new blood as fast as it was being produced and there were precancerous cells there, we could never find were the suspected cancer was and after he

[Felvtalk] going off-list for awhile

2010-07-09 Thread MaryChristine
you know where to find me if there is need. MC -- Spay Neuter Your Neighbors! Maybe That'll Make The Difference MaryChristine Special-Needs Coordinator, Purebred Cat Breed Rescue (www.purebredcats.org) Member, SCAT (Special-Cat Action Team) ___

Re: [Felvtalk] going off-list for awhile

2010-07-09 Thread Roseann Fitzgerald
I don't blame you. This website is full of sadness -- Sent from ATT's Wireless network using Mobile Email --Original Message-- From: MaryChristine twelvehousec...@gmail.com To: FeLVTalk FeLVTalk@felineleukemia.org Date: Saturday, July 10, 2010 12:33:02 AM GMT-0400 Subject: