Re: [Felvtalk] DMG

2011-07-10 Thread MaiMaiPG
FYI: Pretty Boy came to the house as a throw-away/stray/feral and hung around until we were able to live trap him for neutering (the price of free food, shelter). He avoided being trapped for almost a year. I had his teeth pulled and left him at the vet's for a long time to recover then

Re: [Felvtalk] DMG

2011-07-10 Thread Beth
Try putting a plea for vet help on Animal Wish List. It's a Yahoo Group. Have funds go directly to the vet. Most vets will work with u on payments. katskat1 katsk...@gmail.com wrote: Thanks to all I have decided if I can find the $ I am going to take Luke to the vet and have some/all of her

Re: [Felvtalk] Why do cats eat grass?

2011-07-10 Thread Beth
Be careful. They can get parasites from some bugs such as moths molvey...@hotmail.com molvey...@hotmail.com wrote: My cats will eat bugs after they are done chasing and torturing them. I assumed it was because their instinct tells them to devour their prey. It's disgusting. I have to turn

Re: [Felvtalk] Dexter

2011-07-10 Thread Beth
People release bodily fluids when they die too. If their bladder is full it gets released.t molvey...@hotmail.com molvey...@hotmail.com wrote: A few years back I had to euthanize a kitty that had FIP. He did have fluid in his lungs but it did not come out when he was euthanised so if Dexter

Re: [Felvtalk] Clumping litter =

2011-07-10 Thread Beth
I us Totes too. Our shelter has them in the Frat House room where their are a bunch of boys who make a mess. We had to put a tray under their water bowls too because they always had water all over the floor. Beth MaiMaiPG maima...@gmail.com wrote: Totes are wonderful. I leave the top off and

Re: [Felvtalk] Clumping litter =

2011-07-10 Thread Beth
Our shelter uses Feline Pine. Beth Susan Hoffman susan_hoff...@yahoo.com wrote: I had the same experience with the feline Pine. It smells like moldy wood to me. Bought one bag and never again. I think we may need to make a distinction between rescue households with a lot of cats and a

Re: [Felvtalk] Rescue Kitten FeLV+

2011-07-10 Thread jbero tds.net
Jenny, Most people in this group have heardr this story a dozen or five dozen times before. In general the reponse is to wait and retest. I, personally, take a more aggressive stance. First of all, I agree with making sure it was felv and not fiv. fiv is usually transmitted through bites

Re: [Felvtalk] Chick feed for litter

2011-07-10 Thread Lorrie
Thanks for the info, Beth. We have a Tractor Supply about 12 miles away, and tho we don't go there often, I want to try this chick feed. We live in a very cool climate, so maybe we won't get the weevils or sour smell that sometimes comes from wet corn. I scoop frequently too which should help.

Re: [Felvtalk] cat with rotten teeth

2011-07-10 Thread Lorrie
Reply to: felineres...@frontier.com In-Reply-To: CAArM-_-2ryAGGq9SY-77suew7TtR5qZS+jFj-UAbtGn7pr6A=q...@mail.gmail.com Thanks for taking care of Luke. It's very difficult taking care of a cat who fights your every effort to help her/hin. You are very kind. Lorrie On 07-09, katskat1 wrote:

Re: [Felvtalk] DMG

2011-07-10 Thread Natalie
Use www.chipin.com - very easy and people do contribute to just about anything! -Original Message- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Beth Sent: Sunday, July 10, 2011 8:19 AM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re:

Re: [Felvtalk] Clumping litter =

2011-07-10 Thread Natalie
I've been using trays under the water bowls for years - sometimes the water bowls are dragged clear across a large roomI also place bowls with dry food into larger flat dishes or trays! -Original Message- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org

Re: [Felvtalk] Husbands and cats

2011-07-10 Thread Lorrie
On 07-09, Lynda Wilson wrote: Wow! You are diligent keeping those litter boxes cleaned out. I bet your kitties love you more for that! Lorrie, what a caring and loving person you are to have 15 cats! I would have that many if I did not have a husband, lol! (Note: my husband has told me

Re: [Felvtalk] Rescue Kitten FeLV+

2011-07-10 Thread Ben Williams
Unfortunately, acemannan is currently off the market. Carrington labs, the manufacturer, went out of business last year after struggling through bankruptcy for nearly a decade. So, unless you can find a vet with a stockpile, it's all gone. It's a great drug, with applications for humans as

[Felvtalk] Great Topic: Husbands and cats

2011-07-10 Thread terrie
LOLI had to respond to this as well. In the early years my late husband was a dog man and tolerated cats. Within 2 years I converted him into a cat man. Don't get me wrong he still loved dogs but like cats better because they were more personable. We are dog owners too. Over the course of

Re: [Felvtalk] Great Topic: Husbands and cats

2011-07-10 Thread terrie
Also would like to add he did kiss, pacifythe cats/kittens, give special kitty treats, and baby talk to them. When it was bedtime for him he would ask me to move the cats from his side of the bed or he would sleep on my side so he wouldn't disturb the kitties. It was like this on the living room

Re: [Felvtalk] cat with rotten teeth

2011-07-10 Thread MaiMaiPG
If you can find the money and please be very blunt with the vets and techs about finances leave him at the vets for a week or more. They have the ability to get meds into him and may even get him accustomed to people. Red and Pretty Boy spent a lot of time at the vets (Red for a nasty

Re: [Felvtalk] Chick feed for litter

2011-07-10 Thread MaiMaiPG
Big 12 pound bags of soda are available at WalMarts/Sams etc---often with the swimming pool supplies. Usually about $6.00. On Jul 10, 2011, at 9:39 AM, Lorrie wrote: Thanks for the info, Beth. We have a Tractor Supply about 12 miles away, and tho we don't go there often, I want to try this

[Felvtalk] FW: Great Topic: Husbands and cats

2011-07-10 Thread Natalie
I had to erase a lot on this thread because it came back as too much for the 20 KB limit on this list! Thank you for sharing this touching story! I know that once anyone, who claims NOT to be a cat person, is exposed to cats, they become almost like born-again “anything” – much more

Re: [Felvtalk] Great Topic: Husbands and cats

2011-07-10 Thread Sharyl
What a great tribute to your wonderful husband.  You were fortunate to have found each other and share your love for God's creatures. Sharyl   From: ter...@tazzys.org ter...@tazzys.org To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Sunday, July 10, 2011 11:39 AM Subject: [Felvtalk] Great Topic: Husbands

Re: [Felvtalk] Clumping litter =

2011-07-10 Thread Beth
I tried Sweat Scoop once. It was like cement when they peed it dried. I literally had to take a hammer to get it off the bottom of the littr pan. Beth Katy Doyle athenapities...@gmail.com wrote: Oh - I just found a Petco version of the wheat litter, Sweat Scoop. It got good online reviews.

[Felvtalk] Rescue Kitten FeLV+

2011-07-10 Thread Jenny Orvis
Thank you guys for all the wonderful responses! I've been caught up with work lately, and giving sweet Cali so much attention (And when my Joey doesn't tackle me and claim mama time). When we took her to the second vet, they said her heart and lungs sounded good and clear. And Cali's temperature

Re: [Felvtalk] feral shelters

2011-07-10 Thread Beth
We have a lady here who puts thy styrofoam ones inside the plasric totes theb cuts a hole in the side fir an entrance. MaiMaiPG maima...@gmail.com wrote: Those would make nice outdoor shelters...weighted of course. On Jul 8, 2011, at 8:30 PM, dlg...@windstream.net dlg...@windstream.net

Re: [Felvtalk] Rescue Kitten FeLV+

2011-07-10 Thread terrie
Bless You! You feeding her Royal Canin Baby Cat is good for her. When I start weaning my kittens from the moms if they haven't already done so this is their first food. I give them both wet and dry food as much as they want at all times. I highly recommend this this food as they have different

Re: [Felvtalk] Rescue Kitten FeLV+

2011-07-10 Thread MaiMaiPG
And she will enrich your life a thousand times more...they know when you are helping and they know..well, they just are them... On Jul 10, 2011, at 6:39 PM, Jenny Orvis wrote: Thank you guys for all the wonderful responses! I've been caught up with work lately, and giving sweet

Re: [Felvtalk] Clumping litter dangers

2011-07-10 Thread dlgegg
I have tried the chicken feed also and came up with the same pros and cons. If we could just find a feed that was ground just a tad finer, it would be great. At our local elevator, they have hog feed but it is ground too fine and is a bit dusty epecially when Dee gets in the box. She covers

Re: [Felvtalk] Clumping litter =

2011-07-10 Thread dlgegg
Harley and Casey bat at the water oming down in their fountains, like they are playing with it. That creates a puddle around the fountain. The rest of the group just drinks water. Harley also likes to play with the water whn I take a shower. He tries to bite it as it comes down. Also,

Re: [Felvtalk] Why do cats eat grass?

2011-07-10 Thread dlgegg
Yes, and crickets also. Annie killed one and this long worm thing crawled out of it's body. I took it to the vet and he said it was a wire worm. Disgusting looking thing, course most parisites are. I try to feed them just before they go out and it seems to cut down on the desire to eat

Re: [Felvtalk] Chick feed for litter

2011-07-10 Thread dlgegg
That would work for the odor. Glad you thought of it. MaiMaiPG maima...@gmail.com wrote: Big 12 pound bags of soda are available at WalMarts/Sams etc---often with the swimming pool supplies. Usually about $6.00. On Jul 10, 2011, at 9:39 AM, Lorrie wrote: Thanks for the info,

Re: [Felvtalk] FW: Great Topic: Husbands and cats

2011-07-10 Thread dlgegg
That line about feeling like a pretzel rings a bell! Jut hope you don't have to get out of bed fast to go to the bathroom! Lil Bit and Casey scold me if I disturb them in the night. Natalie at...@optonline.net wrote: I had to erase a lot on this thread because it came back as too much

Re: [Felvtalk] Great Topic: Husbands and cats

2011-07-10 Thread dlgegg
My father was not a cat person, but when he became very ill and needed me sometimes thru the night he would ring a glass bell we kept by his bed. Snuggles went to his room about 3 months before he passed and would not leave his bed. He stayed on the foot and when father rang the bell, he

Re: [Felvtalk] Clumping litter =

2011-07-10 Thread dlgegg
QUESTION: Why do they drag the bowls around? Are they trying to hide it from the others. Is it a tihng they inherited from wild ancestors? Harley does not hide food , but his sister Dee does. She will drag towels off the towel bar, rugs or whatever is handy to cover the food bowl when she

Re: [Felvtalk] Clumping litter =

2011-07-10 Thread dlgegg
That and if it gets a bt humid like it has been around here the last couple of years, it gets hard all over, even in the storage bucket. Did not like it at all. World's Best may be a bit pricey, but it last a long tim if you scoop 2 times a day and kills the odor, clumps good and most of all,

Re: [Felvtalk] Rescue Kitten FeLV+

2011-07-10 Thread dlgegg
There are days that I swear I am going to kill at least one of them and then 5 minutes later they jump on my lap, curl up and start purring so confident that I love them and they are safe in my lap. What are you going to do? They ahve us wrapped around their paws and they know it and I guess

Re: [Felvtalk] cat with rotten teeth

2011-07-10 Thread dlgegg
Cats have a way of knowing meds are in the food you are giving them. Unlike dogs who gulp it down so fast they never realize meds were in it. Medicating Casey is life threatening, I almost need to make a reservation at the ER for a couple of pints of blood for me. She bites, scratches,

Re: [Felvtalk] Why do cats eat grass?

2011-07-10 Thread molveywda
LOL - I can just see all the poor lizards running around without tails. Geez, didn't know they could get parasites from moths or crickets. Dang. Beth, what can they get from moths? sent from my ATT Smartphone by HTC - Reply message - From: dlgegg dlg...@windstream.net Date: Sun, Jul