Re: [Felvtalk] Soft Paws

2011-05-24 Thread Lorrie
My 15 cats lose their collars quite often and it gets expensive, so now I buy beautiful breakaway collars on eBay, a dozen at a time for $19.00 and free shipping. I also buy ID tags that all say REWARD and my phone number, nothing else. This way they are all interchangable and I always have a

Re: [Felvtalk] Soft Paws

2011-05-24 Thread Natalie
I have had horrible experiences with collars, even though the cats did NOT go out. I thought that something was very wrong, the cat's head was at a strange angle, like a spasm, couldn't moveHe got his tooth caught on a collar.it WAS a breakaway, but it didn't break awaythis and

Re: [Felvtalk] Soft Paws

2011-05-24 Thread Natalie
If the nails are white, it's easy to cut them right up to the quick, when they're dark, it's not. Usually, cut off the part that comes out and creates a thin hook. There are diagrams on where and how to in some of the do not declaw info I sent to some people who requested it. Natalie

Re: [Felvtalk] Collars

2011-05-24 Thread Beth
I don't like collars on cats period. But I don't let my cats outside. I've seen several cats get those so-called break-away collars caught in their mouths trying to get them off. We had one at the Petsmart adoption center luckily someone was there or who knows what would have happened. Beth

Re: [Felvtalk] Collars

2011-05-24 Thread Natalie
I JUST wrote about that, too! I thought I was the only one that this happened to - nobody's ever mentioned it before! Natalie -Original Message- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Beth Sent: Tuesday, May 24, 2011 8:54 AM

Re: [Felvtalk] Collars

2011-05-24 Thread Katy Doyle
I never bothered with collars, I went ahead and microchipped my furry pets. There is a microchip clinic once a year in town that does it for $20. Shelters and vets around me have gotten much better about scanning stray animals that come through. On Tue, May 24, 2011 at 9:00 AM, Natalie

Re: [Felvtalk] Collars

2011-05-24 Thread Lynda Wilson
I agree Katy. I get those notices all the time through my email from Home Again (the microchip company) that notifies lost pets in your area. My vet scans stray animals often as well. It's a great thing to have! It costs $16 a year for the membership. Lynda - Original Message - From:

Re: [Felvtalk] Collars

2011-05-24 Thread MaiMaiPG
I have both for the dog because people are more likely to catch and check on a dog's person here. The cats are microchipped even though they are technically indoors only. Copper and Thomas travel with me and it offers protection in case of a wreckor in case Copper takes an

Re: [Felvtalk] Another plea for our FELV+ mom

2011-05-24 Thread jbero tds.net
Kelly, Okay, I am way full with animals over here, but I have one felv+ female who is separate from the rest of the household. She is about 8 and very healthy. I would qualify her as a carrier of the virus. She doesn't love other cats, but has been more and more interested in companionship

Re: [Felvtalk] Another plea for our FELV+ mom

2011-05-24 Thread Kelley Saveika
She has been spayed - they tested her at that time. She's asymptomatic at this time. The kittens were taken from her and I'm not quite sure their status at this moment. I will ask. I know we took 10 kittens to the Humane Society (NO KILL, we would not take them somewhere to be killed, we are

Re: [Felvtalk] Collars

2011-05-24 Thread Natalie
But were you aware that microchips can cause cancer? I got a cat from death row in NYC, and will have chip removed...it has already migrated! -Original Message- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Katy Doyle Sent: Tuesday,

Re: [Felvtalk] Collars

2011-05-24 Thread Katy Doyle
Do they? Is there documentation on this? I mean, what doesn't cause cancer these days? On Tue, May 24, 2011 at 3:26 PM, Natalie at...@optonline.net wrote: But were you aware that microchips can cause cancer? I got a cat from death row in NYC, and will have chip removed...it has already

Re: [Felvtalk] Collars

2011-05-24 Thread Natalie
Yes, there is substantiation - my vet had a few cases; one dog's chip migrated and aggravated a nerve, couldn't walk until the vet discovered the chip I have the info somewhere; will send to you directly because it may be too big to be accepted by group address. -Original Message-

Re: [Felvtalk] Collars

2011-05-24 Thread Katy Doyle
Thanks Natalie. Knowledge is definitely power. But I think I would rather keep the chip. You can treat cancer, but you can't treat euthanasia at a kill shelter... :-/ Has anyone heard about tattooing cats? I know AKC dogs sometimes get tattoos, but I have never heard of it in cats. I want my

Re: [Felvtalk] Collars

2011-05-24 Thread Natalie
Here's an article in Washington Post, but I also have info from a holistic veterinarian on microchips. I will send later when I have time to look through my files... http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/09/08/AR2007090800 997_pf.html -Original Message- From:

Re: [Felvtalk] Collars

2011-05-24 Thread Natalie
One of my rescues got a tattoo on the inside of the ear - 04, meaning the year that he was done. -Original Message- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Katy Doyle Sent: Tuesday, May 24, 2011 3:47 PM To:

Re: [Felvtalk] Collars

2011-05-24 Thread Beth
I would stay with the chip, not a tattoo. AC scan for chips, but someone would really have to be looking to see a tattoo on a cat. Beth Don't Litter, Fix Your Critter! www.Furkids.org   --- On Tue, 5/24/11, Katy Doyle athenapities...@gmail.com wrote: From: Katy Doyle athenapities...@gmail.com

Re: [Felvtalk] Collars

2011-05-24 Thread Beth
Our shelter microchips all our cats. It allowed us 2 recover 2 that had bee= n turned in as strays to AC. With out the chips they would have been 2 more= dead black cats at AC. Beth Don't Litter, Fix Your Critter! www.Furkids.org   --- On Tue, 5/24/11, Natalie at...@optonline.net wrote:

Re: [Felvtalk] Collars

2011-05-24 Thread Lynda Wilson
I'll keep the chip too. I think the benefits out weigh the risks. There are risks in vaccinations as well. - Original Message - From: Katy Doyle athenapities...@gmail.com To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Tuesday, May 24, 2011 2:37 PM Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Collars Do they? Is

Re: [Felvtalk] Collars

2011-05-24 Thread paola cresti
I believe I read about it that the cancer cases were still few and far apart. That being said monitor your cat, espceially the area where the chip was introduced. I have one that can't climb my patio fence so she's inside only (goes outside when I'm there, runs back in when I jiggle the

Re: [Felvtalk] Collars

2011-05-24 Thread MaiMaiPG
That is my fear. Cats are rarely bothered with here. They are pests to be ignored or shot. But there are areas between here and Louisville where Copper and Thomas might be cared about. There is a particular concern about wrecks. They and the dog ride in carriers but they can be thrown

Re: [Felvtalk] Collars

2011-05-24 Thread Natalie
My problem with chips is that not ALL vets or municipal pounds have canners, and there's no way of knowing outwardly that an animal has been micro chipped. I have NEVER had a real escape - our house and cat condos are almost cat-escape-proof. Only one new cat that had just been neutered and

Re: [Felvtalk] Collars

2011-05-24 Thread MaiMaiPG
I suspect that I will start having my little guys (and dog) scanned when I have them at a vet's just to make sure the chip is where it s supposed to be. On May 24, 2011, at 4:51 PM, Natalie wrote: My problem with chips is that not ALL vets or municipal pounds have canners, and there's no

Re: [Felvtalk] Collars

2011-05-24 Thread Beth
the ACs here do scan thank goodness. Sent from my Verizon Wireless Phone Natalie at...@optonline.net wrote: My problem with chips is that not ALL vets or municipal pounds have canners, and there's no way of knowing outwardly that an animal has been micro chipped. I have NEVER had a real escape

Re: [Felvtalk] Collars

2011-05-24 Thread MaiMaiPG
They are supposed to here and Louisville and I know a lot of vets have scanners (looking for the person of a lost dog who made the mistake of going off the farm). I can hopeand pray that the chps will help but I think I will make sure of their locations in the future. On May 24, 2011,

Re: [Felvtalk] Collars

2011-05-24 Thread Beth
there's pluses minuses to everythging. you have to choose what's best for your situation. I don't let most of my cats out so I don't collar or chip, but for our shelter with over 300 cats to keep track of chips are a godsend Sent from my Verizon Wireless Phone Natalie at...@optonline.net