Re: [Felvtalk] L-Lysine Reaction

2010-10-14 Thread Cougar Clan
Check amazon and http://www.omahavaccine.com/first_time_customer.asp for better prices. On Oct 13, 2010, at 10:24 PM, Bonnie Hogue wrote: I called the vet and picked up a tube of this gel today. It is expensive (over $21 a tube!) but he ate it tonight with no negative reaction. So that's

Re: [Felvtalk] New

2010-10-14 Thread Edna Taylor
My first Feluk kitty (well, only one that was actually MY cat) lived to be 16 years old and we never gave him anything special in the way of food and/or vitamins. We fed him Purina dry and some canned food (this was 20 years ago so we didn't know a lot about Feluk at the time) and he was a

Re: [Felvtalk] New

2010-10-14 Thread Joslin Potter
Thank you for that Edna, I really do hope that my cat can live a long healthy life like your cat, so many people are negative nellies about being that optimistic, but I'm glad to here it does! He sounds like he had the best of his days on the lake, we let ours go out by the pool and lay

Re: [Felvtalk] Mixing

2010-10-14 Thread terrie
Melinda, Well, this is my opinion and experience with having FELV kitties in the past but don'tany now. My first personal experience was back in mid part of1999 I got a kitten that I named Taz was FELV and he died in January 2002. He had it in his bone marrow.He diedfrom secondary illnesses.

Re: [Felvtalk] New

2010-10-14 Thread Edna Taylor
You're welcome Joslin. I told someone recently that even with the healthy cats, we have no guarantees. As with people, their life expectancy is unknown to us. I have seen people drop dead of a heart attack at 35 years old and others live to well into their 90s. Shtinky was one of our

Re: [Felvtalk] Mixing

2010-10-14 Thread Bonnie Hogue
Melinda Beautiful story, thank you. I'm beginning to think each FeLV case is a little different -- maybe varying degrees of infection, or locale of infection, I don't know. My mantra is, better safe than sorry. You obviously loved Taz very much. My condolensces on his passing. I too once had a

Re: [Felvtalk] New

2010-10-14 Thread Bonnie Hogue
Right on! And good life lesson, Edna. - Original Message - From: Edna Taylor taylore...@msn.com To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Thursday, October 14, 2010 9:49 AM Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] New You're welcome Joslin. I told someone recently that even with the healthy cats, we

[Felvtalk] fleas

2010-10-14 Thread Stacy Zacher
Hi Bonnie: We are located in SE Wisconsin. Stacy and Spanky stacy_zac...@yahoo.com -- Message: 3 Date: Wed, 13 Oct 2010 13:21:52 -0700 From: Bonnie Hogue ho...@sonic.net To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] No fleas

Re: [Felvtalk] Mixing

2010-10-14 Thread Natalie
I think everyone must understand that ANY vaccine is at best only 80% effective! -Original Message- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Michelle Brockman Sent: Wednesday, October 13, 2010 11:54 PM To:

Re: [Felvtalk] New

2010-10-14 Thread Joslin Potter
Edna, So, I guess what I am saying is, cherish the time you have together, don't worry about what will happen tomorrow because they are in our lives for such a short time but in our hearts forever.   - I couldn't agree with you more, I find it to really be a blessing that he is still with me!

Re: [Felvtalk] Mixing

2010-10-14 Thread Joslin Potter
I agree, my vet told us we could try the vaccine, but it would be best to get another felv cat. They refer the shot to people who already have more than one cat in there household and find out that one is infected.. so they don't have to rid of any there pets, but if you can save another felv

Re: [Felvtalk] New

2010-10-14 Thread Bonnie Hogue
Joslin I really appreciate your story, and the care, love and attention you show your animal friends. It is something I can relate to. As for your questions: I always have one litter box per cat. They might share, cross use, etc. But I think it provides plenty of bathroom space in case

Re: [Felvtalk] New

2010-10-14 Thread Joslin Potter
thank you for the advice, we just moved in here not even three weeks ago, so i had the carpets steamed! Also, thank you for the litter box answer i will be sure to pick one up do you keep them apart like in differnt rooms? I have been keeping the litter box in a basement closet that has a

Re: [Felvtalk] New

2010-10-14 Thread Bonnie Hogue
My technique is to keep the cats and their boxes (and food) separated for a while. I have a spare bedroom that I use. I currently have Lucky (FeLV +) in there. I let him out to sniff the house, get to know it, and allow the other three cats to see him. If anyone starts a hissy fit, I put

Re: [Felvtalk] For Kristin

2010-10-14 Thread Lorrie
Hi Kristin, Welcome to the group. You will really learn a lot here. I'm sorry your Bodie is FelV positive, and I know how scared you feel. It would be difficult to answer your question about how long a FelV cat can live, as it is different with each cat. Kittens seem to be the most susceptible

Re: [Felvtalk] Mixing

2010-10-14 Thread Melinda Kerr
Thank you Tazzy for your positive story.  We are already so attached and I am so torn.  I certainly don't want to make this sweet baby sick! I believe that Shadow (our current name choice may change!) chose us for a reason!  My husband never would have considered another cat if this one hadn't

Re: [Felvtalk] Mixing

2010-10-14 Thread Gloria Lane
I have to say my experience is pretty much the same as Terrie's. With my first FeLV kitties, Calawalla Banana Booboo and Mr Black Kitty, I was pretty paranoid. I think it was 2001. But even the vet reassured mr that the virus wasn't that contagious. I relaxed a bit. At some point I decided

Re: [Felvtalk] Mixing

2010-10-14 Thread Beth
I mixed my cats on the ADVICE OF MY VET. She vaccinated my negatives, including my FIV+ cat every 6 months. I had 5 negatives 5 positives who shared everything. I even had one cat live for many months in one room with one of my negatives. All negative cats have been re-tested several times

Re: [Felvtalk] Subject: Help- need advice on fleas

2010-10-14 Thread Beth
Stay away from tea tree oil. It is toxic to cats I've seen it in Natural remedies for cats - scary! Natural isn't always better. Beth Dont Litter, Fix Your Critter! www.Furkids.org   ___ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org

Re: [Felvtalk] Mixing

2010-10-14 Thread Michelle Brockman
Over vaccinating can also be damaging in its own right. Please everyone remember that. -Original Message- From: Beth Sent: 10/14/2010 11:16:48 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Mixing I mixed my cats on the ADVICE OF MY VET. She vaccinated my negatives,

Re: [Felvtalk] Mixing

2010-10-14 Thread Beth
Yes, vaccines can be damaging. The stress of keeping the cats separated can be damaging as well. Stress on the cats was a big factor in me mixing mine. It is a choice you have to make - weigh your options, talk to your vet, talk to others make the decision you are comfortable with. At this

Re: [Felvtalk] Mixing

2010-10-14 Thread create_me_new
Yes, it can be. Stress can also be damaging was a big reason I chose to mix. At this point my negative cats are all 9-10 yrs old have other medical issues which will probably get them way before FeLV or Vaccine sarcomas. Again, it is a personal choice which should not be made lightly. All the

Re: [Felvtalk] Mixing

2010-10-14 Thread dlgegg
MY VET ADVISED ME TO KEEP THE NEGATIVES SEPERATED UNTIL THEIR VACCINATION HAD TIME TO TAKE EFFECT. SINCE THEN, MY POSITIVES AND NEGATIVES ARE MIXED. COURSE, YOU HAVE TO KEEP UP TO DATE ON SHOTS FOR THE NEGATIVES, JUST TO BE SURE. ALL OF MY CHILDREN ARE DOING WELL. KEPING THEM APART IS SO

Re: [Felvtalk] Subject: Help- need advice on fleas

2010-10-14 Thread dlgegg
ASPCA HAS A GOOD ARTICLE ON AROMATHERAPY OILS AND CATS. MANY CAN BE HARMFUL. IT SEEMS CATS DO NOT METABILIZE THEM LIKE WE DO AND THAT CAUSES THE PROBLEM. I HAD ALREADY BOUGHT SOME TEA TREE OIL FOR MYSELF AND WHEN I FOUND THIS OUT, THREW IT IN THE GARBAGE. DR. FOX ALSO HAS SOME MOE INFO ON

Re: [Felvtalk] Mixing

2010-10-14 Thread Bonnie Hogue
Man, I bet the vets love us... - Original Message - From: dlg...@windstream.net To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Thursday, October 14, 2010 6:46 PM Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Mixing MY VET ADVISED ME TO KEEP THE NEGATIVES SEPERATED UNTIL THEIR VACCINATION HAD TIME TO TAKE EFFECT.