[Felvtalk] EXTREMELY friendly young adult positive in NJ needs home

2011-11-18 Thread lernermichelle
Hi. I used to be a member of this group when I had positives of my own (I adopted 6 at one time, years ago, which was quite a rollercoaster). Some of you may remember me. I now run a Trap-Neuter-Return program in NJ, and also have a baby and negative cats and an FIV+ cat, so cannot take on

Re: [Felvtalk] Felvtalk Digest, Vol 4, Issue 14

2011-11-18 Thread Marci Greer
Hi Everyone, We have a FELv + kitty Maddie who was diagnosed over 3 yrs ago and is doing wonderfully, We just took another stray kitty named Charles to the vet on Monday, before they did the combo test my husband said, no matter what the test comes back we ARE NOT putting him to sleep, the

Re: [Felvtalk] Felvtalk Digest, Vol 4, Issue 14

2011-11-18 Thread Lynda Wilson
Tell your vet about this forum and he will learn something. Maybe you should change to a vet that does not have a first thought of putting the cat down if it tests positive for FeLV. I'm glad you tried to educate him. Kudos to you Marci your hubby! Hugs kisses to Maddie and Charles :)

Re: [Felvtalk] Felvtalk Digest, Vol 4, Issue 14

2011-11-18 Thread Christiane Biagi
Or how about the ones that live to ripe old age-my Tucson is 13+ and positive and a hefty 16 lbs! From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Marci Greer Sent: Friday, November 18, 2011 11:46 AM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject:

Re: [Felvtalk] Felvtalk Digest, Vol 4, Issue 14

2011-11-18 Thread Marta Gasper
I must look pretty defiant or something because only one vet(the youngest, first job, I thought she'd have new ideas, nope just as antiquated as the one thats nearing retirement)did suggest the pts solution out of 3 different ones. I always try to 'reeducate' vets, just I'd educate a person in

Re: [Felvtalk] Felvtalk Digest, Vol 4, Issue 14

2011-11-18 Thread Maureen Olvey
You know, I get really tired of this! I just dealt with another vet - actually a conversation with his wife who volunteers with us - and told her he was wrong about some things regarding FeLV. Not that he said put one down but he said there are no false positives. Granted there isn't a

Re: [Felvtalk] testing cats

2011-11-18 Thread Maureen Olvey
Interesting. I don't really believe that 72% are false positives. I think the percentages of that are much lower. I think most of the problems wtih the ELISA come from improper handling of the kit. However, I like most of everything else they said in the article. The ELISA doesn't give

Re: [Felvtalk] Felvtalk Digest, Vol 4, Issue 14

2011-11-18 Thread Maureen Olvey
And another thought - FeLV cats that are owned don't die a slow and painful death because their caring owners will put them down when the pain becomes too intense and they can no longer help them. Only feral cats with no home and no colony caretaker would die that kind of way from FeLV.

Re: [Felvtalk] testing cats

2011-11-18 Thread Marta Gasper
I don't have enough authority/knowlegde to say I disagree with the last statement cats over the age of 16 wks are virtually inmune to FeLV..I'd say I wished, because I have seen cats older than 3 yrs to get infected. Whether it was the cat was sick and wasn't obvious even to an ELISA(wich I had

[Felvtalk] please add tigger to list

2011-11-18 Thread john pollack
I lost my little Tigger today, 1 month short of his 5th birthday. FeLV+ since birth. God speed, lil Tigger___ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org

Re: [Felvtalk] testing cats

2011-11-18 Thread Sharyl
This is another case where you need to dig deeper and not believe the cover story.  Google the org. mentioned.  Here is the link to the Feline Practioners Vaccine Guidelines. http://www.catvets.com/uploads/PDF/2006_Vaccination_Guidelines_JAVMA.pdf   They actually recommend giving all kittens the

Re: [Felvtalk] please add tigger to list

2011-11-18 Thread MaiMaiPG
You gave him so much and he is very grateful. On Nov 18, 2011, at 3:01 PM, john pollack wrote: I lost my little Tigger today, 1 month short of his 5th birthday. FeLV+ since birth. God speed, lil Tigger ___ Felvtalk mailing list

Re: [Felvtalk] testing cats

2011-11-18 Thread dppl dppl
to Sheryl:  I can't figure out how to reply to your msg but in that doc you linked to, is this the most current protocol?  If I understand correctly, it says that you don't vaccinate until you get test results.  well, my vet thinking the cat was healthy, went ahead and vaccinated, even after I

Re: [Felvtalk] please add tigger to list

2011-11-18 Thread Melinda Kerr
Sorry for your loss. At least you had each for time he had! Sent from my iPhone On Nov 19, 2011, at 6:01 AM, john pollack bucfa...@yahoo.com wrote: I lost my little Tigger today, 1 month short of his 5th birthday. FeLV+ since birth. God speed, lil Tigger

Re: [Felvtalk] please add tigger to list

2011-11-18 Thread Terri Brown
Goodnight, sweet Tigger... =^..^= Terri, Siggie the Tomato Vampire, Guinevere, Travis, Dori and 6 furangels: Ruthie, Samantha, Arielle, Gareth, Alec, Salome and Sammi =^..^= - Original Message - From: john pollackmailto:bucfa...@yahoo.com To:

[Felvtalk] Adult cats immunity to FeLV

2011-11-18 Thread Georgetta Brickey
Just wanted to insert a few thoughts. Last year when I ended up with a FeLV kitten I did strict quarantine and a LOT of googling research. In a nutshell, here is what I found - in general terms. 1. FeLV even in a kitten with an active infection is not easily spread from cat to cat. The

Re: [Felvtalk] testing cats

2011-11-18 Thread Lynda Wilson
I disagree that cats that are over 16 weeks are virtually immune to the disease from my personal experience. I also know that it is the vaccination for FIV that will always show a positive result on a test, but the FeLV vaccination does not. - Original Message - From: dppl dppl

Re: [Felvtalk] Off day / couple of questions

2011-11-18 Thread Anne Myles
I had my Dublin to the vet today for full bloodwork. Though I only heard the results on the phone, it apparently looked pretty good. His red blood cells were just below the normal range (29 with 30 as the low end of normal) -- the vet is going to research the protocols for helping to bring it up

Re: [Felvtalk] please add tigger to list

2011-11-18 Thread Natalie
I am so sorry about Tigger! Natalie From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Terri Brown Sent: Friday, November 18, 2011 5:43 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] please add tigger to list Goodnight, sweet

Re: [Felvtalk] testing cats

2011-11-18 Thread Sharyl
As has already been posted, the FeLV vaccine does not affect future test results.   If a cat received the FIV vaccine it will test positive for FIV on all future FIV tests.    Getting the FeLV vaccine won't hurt your cat other than the slight risk associated with cancer at the vaccine site.   

Re: [Felvtalk] please add tigger to list

2011-11-18 Thread Sharyl
I am saddened to read your little Tigger has crossed the Rainbow Bridge.  We love them, care for them and in the end let them go.  You were blessed to have him for almost 5 yrs. Sharyl From: john pollack bucfa...@yahoo.com To: Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org

Re: [Felvtalk] Vaccination question

2011-11-18 Thread katskat1
Maureen I have 3 grown dogs, 1 puppy and 9 cats. Of the cats, 1 is about 11 - 12 years old and in the final stages of FeLV having tested positive years ago. One of the others had her eyes removed at 4 weeks because of severe infections but is now 6 months old and the ruler of the house. Because

Re: [Felvtalk] Felvtalk Digest, Vol 4, Issue 14

2011-11-18 Thread dlgegg
Give them positive examples. All of us hav felv pos cats who are living normal, healthy lives and living with negative cats. I have had mine for 4 years and they are just as healthy as the negatives. Marci Greer frecklescras...@hotmail.com wrote: Hi Everyone, We have a FELv +

[Felvtalk] muscle wasting

2011-11-18 Thread danbin...@netzero.com
Thanks Marta. For as much research that I have done, I never read that long term predniolone can cause muscle wasting in cats. Now, I find a lot of articles via Google. I appreciate you posting that it does! You mentioned that you had several cats that had this issue. What did you do? Did

Re: [Felvtalk] Adult cats immunity to FeLV

2011-11-18 Thread dlgegg
I keep new ones, especially kittens seperated until their shots are complete and then my vet said give them another week or so just to be sure. After that, I mix them because it is too hard on them and me to keep them locked up in a room by themselves. So far, it works. None of my negatives

Re: [Felvtalk] Felvtalk Digest, Vol 4, Issue 14

2011-11-18 Thread dlgegg
Educating vets is up to us. When I find something I think is important, I copy and take it to him. He said he appreciates it because he doesn't have a lot of time to spend on the computer sifting thru all the articles. I lilve in a rural area and he spends a lot of time with cows, horses and

Re: [Felvtalk] muscle wasting

2011-11-18 Thread dlgegg
predniolone can cause so many problems that sometimes I wonder if it is worth using it. I ended up with perpherial nerve damage (I dn't feel especially in my fingers so can't hold onto needles and for a beader, that is a problem), ulcers and a few not as serious probems from my chemo

Re: [Felvtalk] testing cats

2011-11-18 Thread Maureen Olvey
Kittens can sometimes have a false FIV + result. The FIV portion of the combo test looks for FIV antibodies so if the kitten has antibodies from the mother still in it's system then the kitten can show positive for FIV. But waiting a little and testing later the kitten will usually show

Re: [Felvtalk] Vaccination question

2011-11-18 Thread Maureen Olvey
Thanks Kat. I can keep her but I'd rather not because my house is full of foster failures as it is! I love them all but I wish I could have found homes for more of them. If for some reason I can't find her a home then she can always stay with me. Don't worry, I won't be putting her down.

[Felvtalk] FeLV+ Cat - Chincoteague Island - URGENT - Transportation Available

2011-11-18 Thread Cindy McHugh
I was contacted by someone whose friend has been feeding a stray cat that's living in a seasonal mobile home park on Chincoteague Island. The park closes at the end of November and the person who has been feeding it is going to live with relatives, where the cat is not welcome. The woman who