Re: [Felvtalk] Love Animals

2011-01-19 Thread Lorrie
Laurie.. I've been meaning to tell you how much I love this, and it's SO true. On 01-18, Laurieskatz wrote: Love animals: God has given them the rudiments of thought and joy untroubled. Do not trouble their joy, don't harass them, don't deprive them of their happiness, don't work

Re: [Felvtalk] potential kitty tested negative

2011-01-19 Thread Peggy Verdonck
That is really great!! She is so lucky to have found you!!! 2011/1/18 Heather Wienker furrygi...@gmail.com Breaks my heart thinking of how many cats lives are ruined, or lost, based on a single test that might not even be correct. Scent from my wireless handheld litterbox =^..^= On Jan 18,

[Felvtalk] Can Humans Make FELV+ cats sick?

2011-01-19 Thread Stephanie (Merkel) Sherry
Just wondering if anyone knows if humans who are sick with a cold, the flu, etc can make a FELV+ cat sick.  Magic is currently still asymptomatic (other than her diagnosis).  I'm just wondering when we are sick if they are more susceptible with their weakened immune system. Thanks, Stephanie

Re: [Felvtalk] Can Humans Make FELV+ cats sick?

2011-01-19 Thread Katy Doyle
I'm sick all the time with bronchitis and sinus infections (healthy, right?) and my FeLV+ cats have never gotten it. --Katy On Wed, Jan 19, 2011 at 2:24 PM, Stephanie (Merkel) Sherry steph.she...@yahoo.com wrote: Just wondering if anyone knows if humans who are sick with a cold, the flu, etc

Re: [Felvtalk] Can Humans Make FELV+ cats sick?

2011-01-19 Thread CATHERINE DIDONNA
no,we can't make them sick --- On Wed, 1/19/11, Stephanie (Merkel) Sherry steph.she...@yahoo.com wrote: From: Stephanie (Merkel) Sherry steph.she...@yahoo.com Subject: [Felvtalk] Can Humans Make FELV+ cats sick? To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Date: Wednesday, January 19, 2011, 2:24 PM Just

Re: [Felvtalk] Can Humans Make FELV+ cats sick?

2011-01-19 Thread Susan Hoffman
Not true. There are a lot of illnesses that can be transmitted between animals and humans, incluiding a lot of different types of colds. Here's a nice long list to scare yourself with: http://svmweb.vetmed.wisc.edu/pbs/zoonoses/ If the animals and the people are basically healthy it's not

Re: [Felvtalk] Can Humans Make FELV+ cats sick?

2011-01-19 Thread CATHERINE DIDONNA
sorry, we don't catch from each other.Their Lukemia and Aides is diff from ours.C --- On Wed, 1/19/11, Susan Hoffman susan_hoff...@yahoo.com wrote: From: Susan Hoffman susan_hoff...@yahoo.com Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Can Humans Make FELV+ cats sick? To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Date:

Re: [Felvtalk] Can Humans Make FELV+ cats sick?

2011-01-19 Thread Peggy Verdonck
C, she wasn't talking about Leukemia and Aids, and they actually can catch certain types of flu and colds from us! 2011/1/19 CATHERINE DIDONNA westnint...@yahoo.com sorry, we don't catch from each other.Their Lukemia and Aides is diff from ours.C --- On Wed, 1/19/11, Susan Hoffman

Re: [Felvtalk] Can Humans Make FELV+ cats sick?

2011-01-19 Thread Bonnie Hogue
I doubt that they can catch our illnesses. But I have a question: my cat, Lucky (whom I inherited from my mother who died in November) has a chronic herpes infection in his left eye. Then I started getting cold sores on my nose, when I don't even have a cold. So, just wondering...could we

Re: [Felvtalk] Can Humans Make FELV+ cats sick?

2011-01-19 Thread Natalie
I think it's an enigma - but I feel that since a common cold is not species-specific, I don't see how it couldn't be transmitted to cats with such a compromised immune systems! I'm always careful not to kiss or cuddle, even with healthy cats, although there's not much I can do about being with

Re: [Felvtalk] Can Humans Make FELV+ cats sick?

2011-01-19 Thread Natalie
FIV/FeLV are species-specific! -Original Message- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of CATHERINE DIDONNA Sent: Wednesday, January 19, 2011 2:57 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Can Humans Make FELV+

Re: [Felvtalk] Can Humans Make FELV+ cats sick?

2011-01-19 Thread Emeraldkittee
things like giardia are zoonotic, meaning that we can catch from them and vice versa - many parasites are like that.  But, exactly, not these retroviruses.  If you want to search you can google zoonotic diseases.  another example is rabies, obviously zoonotic.   --- On Wed, 1/19/11, Natalie

[Felvtalk] FeLV playing paws under door with non FeLV cats

2011-01-19 Thread dana giordano
My kitties have suddenly begun playing paws under the door of my rescued IFA positive FeLV cat and I'm wondering how worried I should be? I'm kind of worried but it seems he likes to do this and I don't want to take it away from him as it's his only kitty interaction - he hasn't had any or been

Re: [Felvtalk] FeLV playing paws under door with non FeLV cats

2011-01-19 Thread Barb Moermond
I think your precautions aren't necessary if your neg is up to date with vaccinations. I wouldn't be worried at all and would think about starting to introduce them properly. Barb+Smoky the House Puma+El Bandito Malito My cat the clown: paying no mind to whom he should impress. Merely

Re: [Felvtalk] Can Humans Make FELV+ cats sick?

2011-01-19 Thread Susan Hoffman
Feline herpes is rhinotraceitis so, no, you can't get herpes from a cat. --- On Wed, 1/19/11, Bonnie Hogue ho...@sonic.net wrote: From: Bonnie Hogue ho...@sonic.net Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Can Humans Make FELV+ cats sick? To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Date: Wednesday, January 19, 2011,

[Felvtalk] opinions on strange situation(kitty to adopt)

2011-01-19 Thread Emeraldkittee
An acquaintance in rescue put me in touch with a person whose dying relative has a supposed double positive- FeLV and FIV.  She can't take him because of the amount of other pets the relative has and will add to her own bunch.  We've had a few conversations.  I have been told the following: the

[Felvtalk] First time poster - just diganosed via ELISA FeLV +

2011-01-19 Thread Megan Geckler
Hello All, I had only heard whispers about FeLV until Monday of this week. Our little 1.5 year old Bengal, Yoko, tested positive for FeLV (on an ELISA test, the IFA test is being processed right now). She presented with puddle-poo and intense vomiting. At first, we thought that she might have

Re: [Felvtalk] First time poster - just diganosed via ELISA FeLV +

2011-01-19 Thread MaiMaiPG
You will get a lot of wonderful advise today. Sort through it and follow your heart. The following is for your consideration: Find a holistic/alternative vet to work with your regular vet. I have the names of a couple who may be able to guide you if you don't know one. I credit Dixie's

Re: [Felvtalk] opinions on strange situation(kitty to adopt)

2011-01-19 Thread Laurieskatz
Imo this kitty needs your help. I did rescue for 13 years and have never heard of a kitty masturbating...? is he neutered? She might be embarrassed to have a cat in this condition belonging to a relative (this is my suspicion). As a rescuer friend of mine says when she is trying to help someone

Re: [Felvtalk] opinions on strange situation(kitty to adopt)

2011-01-19 Thread Emeraldkittee
thanks, Laurie, I appreciate you chiming in.   yes, he is neutered, he wandered into her yard fixed, many years ago.  She gave the cat to the relative, then a boyfriend, then the relative again.  The kitty doesn't get daily attention, since she doesn't live there, which is why I really want to

Re: [Felvtalk] opinions on strange situation(kitty to adopt)

2011-01-19 Thread Heather Wienker
I will write more when I can get to a computer but my gut (from a distance knowing far less than you so perhaps not entitled to a 'gut' on this:) is that yes, this woman has issues (or sometimes 'normal' people the issue is that they are too preoccupied with their own lives) and the cat

Re: [Felvtalk] opinions on strange situation(kitty to adopt)

2011-01-19 Thread Heather Wienker
So this woman is a rescue type person? How did you come into contact? Wonder if any local rescues or shelters know of her. It is all odd, could just be emotional issues. Scent from my wireless handheld litterbox =^..^= On Jan 19, 2011, at 11:25 PM, Emeraldkittee emeraldkit...@yahoo.com