I rescued my cat, Buddy, from a thicket behind a parking lot when he was 5
weeks old. I took him to the vet the day after I rescued him and he tested
Well, the vet told me to euthanize him - I did not like that at all. So as
Buddy was clutching my shirt, I yelled at the vet
Good for you Katy and I don't trust any vet whose first option is kill the
Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2011 08:56:31 -0400
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Cali - 7 month old kitten
I rescued my cat, Buddy, from a thicket
I agree -- PTS isn't always the answer. Consult with the Vet that Barb
suggested and stick to your guns. Barb has been on this list a long time, and
she knows what she's talking about.
I've been lurking for the past few years -- but I had a total of 5 FeLV babies,
and the oldest lived
My new vet cracked me up when I took Chloe in for her yearly shots.
He said, Chloe is a little overweight, but since she has feline leukemia, I
don't really mind. Usually, cats with feline leukemia are under weight. Not
It just made me smile :-)
On Wed, Jun 22, 2011 at 9:32
I'm not familiar with Hyland's Bioplasma tablets either, but if you
decide to try them
and they don't work, maybe talk to your vet about Cyclosporine. I
have 2 boys with severe allergies (one food/environmental, one just
environmental) and tried many things, including food trials and
Just a note of caution, a mom cat can test negative and still have
positive babies. Happened to me. Also, if they are tested
immediately upon rescue, there can be false negatives because the
virus is still incubating and hasn't had time to show up yet. Also
happened to me. Even if a
I am going to see Dr. Wright at 2:00 today. Cali ate really good last night
and actually played a little, but today her fever is back up and she doesn't
want to eat. Thank you for your suggestion of Dr. Wright. I will see what Dr.
Wright has to say and let everyone know.
great! I look forward to hearing about a visit with a compassionate
Barb+Smoky the House Puma+El Bandito Malito
My cat the clown: paying no mind to whom he should impress. Merely living
life, doing what pleases him, and making me smile.
Cathy, if Cali isn't eating, get some A-D from the vet(Hills Science Diet), and
another thing you can do is add something really aromatic to the regular food
pr to A-D: Sardines, mackerel, tuna, etc. It works for me every time, even if
they don't eat much, they will have some of those smelly
My Tucson tested neg on Elissa (in office) snap test when she was 6-8 weeks
old. Then almost 6 years later, she was a bit ill my very sharp vet at
the time, retested her she tested pos for FELV (Elissa IFA). Now 7
years later, Tucson is still with us and intermixed with the 3 other cats
I know from experience about false positives, and false negatives! But how
can kittens be FeLV+ if mom wasn't, unless she was exposed, kittens got it
through birth or from milk, and she would soon test positive. I wonder, in
that scenario, could she also turn out to be negative, not having
On 06-22, Edna Taylor wrote:
Good for you Katy and I don't trust any vet whose first option is
kill the kitten :(
I agree. Our vet never suggests euthanasia, but does tell me
the possible outcome with a FelV pos. cat.
Any vets whose first word when seeing felk positive cat is to KILL should not
even be a veterinarian - must be an idiot, don't know anything about the virus.
Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2011 16:40:21 -0400
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