Re: [Felvtalk] FW: Pet Armor/Diatomaceous Earth

2011-08-25 Thread dlgegg
I KNOW THIS IS AN OLD ONE, BUT I AM SLOW IN RESPONDING SOMETIMES. It is now August an boy do we have seed ticks all over the place. I had been using Revolution on my cats because of heartworm (I live on bluff over a river and lots of ponds in our area, so lots of mosquitos) but I took Homey

Re: [Felvtalk] Pet Armor

2011-08-25 Thread dlgegg
You should come to Lincoln County, Mo. I have lost almost everything that critters will eat from tomatoes, cucumbers, strawberries, tabasco peppers, petunias. Only thing they don't eat are herbs and things with rough leaves. I live in the middle of the woods and with the long heat spell we

Re: [Felvtalk] Being blunt

2011-08-25 Thread Terri Brown
AWESOME =^..^= Terri, Siggie the Tomato Vampire, Guinevere, Travis, Dori and 6 furangels: Ruthie, Samantha, Arielle, Gareth, Alec, Salome and Sammi =^..^= - Original Message - From: katskat1mailto:katsk...@gmail.com To:

Re: [Felvtalk] Being blunt

2011-08-25 Thread Maureen Olvey
LOL - I can see you (not that I know what you look like) in the courtroom at jury selection and you saying Hang the Bastard. I still can't stop laughing. I would imagine everyone mouth dropped open. Mostly because they agreed but were too scared to say it themselves. I hate the physical

Re: [Felvtalk] ALERT NOTICE: Fake Frontline

2011-08-25 Thread Beth
I've heard of it showing up at vets' offices too. Beth  Don't Litter, Fix Your Critter! www.Furkids.org   From: dlg...@windstream.net dlg...@windstream.net To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Thursday, August 25, 2011 12:31 AM Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] ALERT

Re: [Felvtalk] Mooshu Please add to the CLS :(

2011-08-25 Thread Beth
I love the grumpy old men too! Such a reward to make them purr :) Sorry about his passing. Beth Don't Litter, Fix Your Critter! www.Furkids.org   From: Sherry DeHaan sherryd...@yahoo.com To: Felvtalk felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Re: [Felvtalk] Seed Ticks?

2011-08-25 Thread Lorrie
What are seed ticks? I know about the big dog ticks and the tiny deer ticks. The deer ticks are very small, so are these what you call seed ticks? On 08-25, dlg...@windstream.net wrote: It is now August an boy do we have seed ticks all over the place. I had been using Revolution on my

Re: [Felvtalk] Blind, declawed cat

2011-08-25 Thread Lorrie
OMG, that poor baby. How could anyone be that cruel. On 08-24, Natalie wrote: We just got a 9-yr old blind and declawed cat, and healthy - poor thing was stumbling around in a neighborhood, and only after about 2 weeks it was determined that he cannot see. Nobody was

Re: [Felvtalk] Blind, declawed cat

2011-08-25 Thread Bonnie Hogue
Natalie You are a saint for helping this poor animal. Best of luck to him and you. I will pray the right home is found for him. ~B. -Original Message- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Lorrie Sent: Thursday, August 25,

Re: [Felvtalk] Fletch

2011-08-25 Thread Maureen Olvey
If after a few weeks the amoxi isn't working ask the vet about switching antibiotics to a stronger one. It'd be nice if they knew where the infection was. He probably does have an infection since he has a fever but the infection came from somewhere, not just a generalized infection. Since

Re: [Felvtalk] Being blunt

2011-08-25 Thread Maureen Olvey
Like I mentioned in my last e-mail - from what this vet told me, the IFA test is a confirmation of FeLV if it turns up positive so you wouldn't need a bone marrow aspirate. Now if the IFA is negative now and you do another IFA later on and it's still negative then either the cat has

Re: [Felvtalk] FW: My 1 year old just diagnosed

2011-08-25 Thread Maureen Olvey
I'm not sure. I was thinking the kind you use has to come from the vet and is given as in-office treatments. I think it's stronger than what you bought for the collies but I'm not positive about it. “I am not interested to know whether vivisection produces results that are profitable to

Re: [Felvtalk] Having two Feline Leukemia cats

2011-08-25 Thread Beth
Natalie, were they also re-tested with an Elisa? A negative IFA does NOT mean they don't have the virus. It just means it isn't replicating in their bone marrow.  Beth Don't Litter, Fix Your Critter! www.Furkids.org   From: Natalie at...@optonline.net To:

Re: [Felvtalk] Having two Feline Leukemia cats

2011-08-25 Thread Beth
I would wait have the other cat re-tested in 3 months. If they were already exposed to each other it is quite possible the other cat has the virus from Spicey but it has not yet shown up (takes at least 90 days). I mix my positives vaccinated negatives, but if you want to keep them separate,

Re: [Felvtalk] FW: My 1 year old just diagnosed

2011-08-25 Thread Marcia Baronda
I just had a thought...I have the Plumb Veterinary drug handbook and maybe I can find it in there. I'll let you know what I find out. Thanks for all your info.(-: On Thu, Aug 25, 2011 at 8:53 AM, Maureen Olvey molvey...@hotmail.comwrote: I'm not sure. I was thinking the kind you use has to

Re: [Felvtalk] FW: My 1 year old just diagnosed

2011-08-25 Thread Christiane Biagi
Are u sure you don't mean Ivermectin for demodectic mange? If so, BE VERY CAREFUL-collies various herding breeds can carry a genetic mutation that makes giving them Ivermectin (that's the stuff in Heartgard) From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org

Re: [Felvtalk] FW: Pet Armor/Diatomaceous Earth

2011-08-25 Thread Natalie
No, we have our property sprayed against ticks, and use friendly nematodes around the house so that we don't have to use flea stuff on the cats. -Original Message- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of dlg...@windstream.net

Re: [Felvtalk] Having two Feline Leukemia cats

2011-08-25 Thread Natalie
Ours had only the ELISA, positive….2 ½ yrs later, the IFA – negative. New cat had ELISA, then IFA three wks later – both were positive. He had the IFA again 1 ½ yrs later – negative! From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Beth

Re: [Felvtalk] Having two Feline Leukemia cats

2011-08-25 Thread Beth
I would retest the 1st one on the Elisa just to be sure.   Don't Litter, Fix Your Critter! www.Furkids.org   From: Natalie at...@optonline.net To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Thursday, August 25, 2011 3:00 PM Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Having two Feline

Re: [Felvtalk] Having two Feline Leukemia cats

2011-08-25 Thread Christiane Biagi
You know, not for nothing, but this testing is really really flawed! There are just too many stories of folks with inconsistent results. Life and death decisions are made everyday based on these tests and all of us who have felv+ cats know the tests to be a bit shaky. My own Tucson tested

Re: [Felvtalk] Having two Feline Leukemia cats

2011-08-25 Thread Natalie
Both had ELISA AND IFA! From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Beth Sent: Thursday, August 25, 2011 3:15 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Having two Feline Leukemia cats I would retest the 1st one on

[Felvtalk] Fw: [feral-cat-chat] Interesting information about the Felv Snap test...PLEASE READ

2011-08-25 Thread SomeWhere Sam
Forwarded from the Feral Cat Chat list Somewhere Sam - Forwarded Message From: ethnedra...@yahoo.com ethnedra...@yahoo.com To: Cindy Sikes sike...@verizon.net; Tess Robinson tessheyw...@gmail.com; feral-cat-c...@yahoogroups.com Sent: Thu, August 25, 2011 3:15:53 PM Subject:

Re: [Felvtalk] FW: Pet Armor/Diatomaceous Earth

2011-08-25 Thread Bonnie Hogue
Wow, now I have to ask...Friendly Nematodes? What are they called where do you get them! ~Bonnie -Original Message- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Natalie Sent: Thursday, August 25, 2011 11:38 AM To:

Re: [Felvtalk] FW: request for counsel on BreAnne

2011-08-25 Thread czadna sacarawicz
update: please review lower string. BreAnne had been eating a breakfast and supper of Fancy Feast Beef pretty much exclusively since the May email below She had gained weight - -was still hiding out but present in her life. For the last several weeks she has been laying exclusively on

Re: [Felvtalk] FW: request for counsel on BreAnne

2011-08-25 Thread Edna Taylor
have they checked her for an esophageal stricture? SAME THING happened to Momma Kat and they had did the following treatment: BES is best treated with mechanical dilation using a balloon catheter under endoscopic guidance She has this done three times before it finally tooK. When she

Re: [Felvtalk] Having two Feline Leukemia cats

2011-08-25 Thread Marcia Baronda
wow...the more I read here the more this disease can be very unpredictable! But that's great he was negative! On Thu, Aug 25, 2011 at 2:00 PM, Natalie at...@optonline.net wrote: Ours had only the ELISA, positive….2 ½ yrs later, the IFA – negative. New cat had ELISA, then IFA three wks

Re: [Felvtalk] Having two Feline Leukemia cats

2011-08-25 Thread Marcia Baronda
No Kiddingmy thoughts exactly. And I am just learning this, because you can't find any info like this in any books or on any websites about felv. All of you have a wealth of info here and a LOT of statistics!! Just think what that would look like all compiled together. On Thu, Aug 25, 2011 at

Re: [Felvtalk] Fw: [feral-cat-chat] Interesting information about the Felv Snap test...PLEASE READ

2011-08-25 Thread Marcia Baronda
This makes me wonder. All vets should know about this!! AND all cat owners. On Thu, Aug 25, 2011 at 3:34 PM, SomeWhere Sam sin...@sbcglobal.net wrote: Forwarded from the Feral Cat Chat list Somewhere Sam - Forwarded Message *From:* ethnedra...@yahoo.com ethnedra...@yahoo.com

Re: [Felvtalk] Fw: [feral-cat-chat] Interesting information aboutthe Felv Snap test...PLEASE READ

2011-08-25 Thread ccarlsberg
Yes but what about a positive IFA test at 10 weeks old... Too young or still accurate...? Sent via BlackBerry from T-Mobile -Original Message- From: Marcia Baronda marciabmar...@gmail.com Sender: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2011 18:10:00 To:

Re: [Felvtalk] FW: Pet Armor/Diatomaceous Earth

2011-08-25 Thread Maureen Olvey
They are just called beneficial nematodes and you can get them at some nurseries. I got some at Pike this year. You can also order them from online. I ordered some from Amazon. I haven't put those out yet so I can testify to them. I'm a little worried they didn't survive the trip through

Re: [Felvtalk] Fw: [feral-cat-chat] Interesting information aboutthe Felv Snap test...PLEASE READ

2011-08-25 Thread Lynda Wilson
Both, way too young therefore, too early to tell. If the test was a positive, you have to give the kitten a chance to clear the virus. I have heard it's harder for a kitten to fight off the virus, but it can be done so there is always hope :0) L - Original Message - From:

Re: [Felvtalk] Being blunt

2011-08-25 Thread Beth Noren
Hi Marcia, I know popular opinion is to limit antibiotic use, because it can kill the good bacteria in the gut, but in my limited experience I prefer to leave immune-compromised kitties on it longer. I had one little FeLV pos kitten with a URI that had a 10 day regimen of Clavamox. She was

Re: [Felvtalk] Being blunt

2011-08-25 Thread Marcia Baronda
Hi Beth How are you? Dr chrisler said to keep him on it for 3 weeks, and then when I took the others in for testing, i saw Dr metzger. We were discussing Fletch and she mentioned that he could stay on it indefinitely if need be. But, I think I'm seeing some improvement today. His coat looks much

Re: [Felvtalk] Being blunt

2011-08-25 Thread Beth Noren
Hi Marcia, Glad to hear Fletch is looking better! After what I went through with Alice (trapped at 6weeks, lost to wet FIP at 12 weeks), I'd leave him on it for awhile even after he seems ok, just to be sure. I am on the FIP list too, as hard as the FeLV stories are, FIP is even worse! I only