Re: [Felvtalk] Very Scary Testing results!

2011-12-07 Thread GRAS
The IFA is not testing the bone marrow, thoughthat would be yet another test. -Original Message- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Beth Sent: Tuesday, December 06, 2011 9:57 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject:

Re: [Felvtalk] Felv Booster

2011-12-07 Thread Marcia Baronda
Hi Melody You can purchase the vaccine and give the shots yourself. It is, at least an option for you. There's nothing that beats good veterinary care, but sometimes we have to work our way around it if we are strapped financially. And yes, the best thing to do at this point is to keep her

Re: [Felvtalk] Very Scary Testing results!

2011-12-07 Thread Beth
The IFA tests weather the virus is replicating in the bone marrow. You can have a positive SNAP a negative IFA. This does NOT mean the cat is negative. It just means the virus is not replicating in the bone marrow. Any test can be done wrong labs can mix up donors with specimins. It happens

Re: [Felvtalk] Very Scary Testing results!

2011-12-07 Thread Marcia
This is absolutely horrible! And to think that lives depend on this! Sent from my iPhone On Dec 6, 2011, at 4:14 PM, Kat Parker korruptaki...@gmail.com wrote: Very scary.. see below.. --Original Message-- From: Ellen Fawl To: rescuealliancew...@yahoogroups.com Subject: Scary

Re: [Felvtalk] Very Scary Testing results!

2011-12-07 Thread Maureen Olvey
Here's how my vet friend explained things to me which will clarify a little about what Beth is saying about the IFA test. The IFA test looks to see if the virus is in the white blood cells. It's not a bone marrow test however, white blood cells are produced in the bone marrow, so if the

Re: [Felvtalk] Very Scary Testing results!

2011-12-07 Thread HIDEYO YAMAMOTO
Thisi is not reagarding Felk virus per se. But I wanted to share as it can be somewhat relevant. I have at least 6 or 7 kitties who was tested negative on SNAP test on FIV - but came back as positve on ELISA at LAB - but whenever this happened, SNAP test result ended up being the correct

Re: [Felvtalk] Very Scary Testing results!

2011-12-07 Thread Maureen Olvey
Wow - interesting! Thanks for sharing. That tells me that you should never 100% trust an ELISA test of any sort. They are a good screening test and a majority of time reliable but confirmation always needs to be done via IFA or Western Blot. There's this other test that I read about but I

Re: [Felvtalk] Very Scary Testing results!

2011-12-07 Thread Beth
That's the most easy to understand explanation I've heard yet :) Maureen Olvey molvey...@hotmail.com wrote: Here's how my vet friend explained things to me which will clarify a little about what Beth is saying about the IFA test. The IFA test looks to see if the virus is in the white blood

Re: [Felvtalk] Very Scary Testing results!

2011-12-07 Thread czadna sacarawicz
m From: longhornf...@verizon.net To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Date: Tue, 6 Dec 2011 17:13:02 -0600 Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Very Scary Testing results! Kat, Ellen should have waited longer than two days to have them tested again. Waiting 90 days to retest is usually what is

Re: [Felvtalk] Very Scary Testing results!

2011-12-07 Thread Lynda Wilson
Maureen, My vet says the same thing. You explained it very well for a disease that is so darn confusing. Kudos to you for explaining it without it being difficult to understand. I bet this helps all the people that are new to this forum. Thanks! L - Original Message - From:

Re: [Felvtalk] Very Scary Testing results!

2011-12-07 Thread molveywda
That's about as deep as my medical knowledge goes too. My poor vet had a time explaining it to me. I didn't know white blood cells are made in the bone marrow. I didn't even realize something could be in your bloodstream but not in your white blood cells. As much as I get annoyed with vets

[Felvtalk] sturvite crystals, bladder infection

2011-12-07 Thread dlgegg
My Homie has a lot of crystals and an infection. The vet did a cystocentesis on her today in addition to urinalysis and sent a sample in for cultures and sens (aerobic and anaerobic) so we can find out which antibiotic will stop the bacteria infection. Iam also starting her on Hills s/d which

Re: [Felvtalk] sturvite crystals, bladder infection

2011-12-07 Thread ccarlsberg
C/d only food... Only!!! And extra water has helped my tweety tremendously. Sent via BlackBerry from T-Mobile -Original Message- From: dlg...@windstream.net Sender: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org Date: Wed, 7 Dec 2011 18:13:10 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Reply-To:

Re: [Felvtalk] sturvite crystals, bladder infection

2011-12-07 Thread dlgegg
She drinks a lot of water. I have 2 fountains and that has helped in the water consumption a lot. They are fasinated by the sound of the water an each one has hs/her own way of drinking frm the fountain. Is the c/d food from Hill's? The vet gave me some s/d and she ate of that real good

Re: [Felvtalk] sturvite crystals, bladder infection

2011-12-07 Thread lernermichelle
Do NOT feed c/d if the other cats are eating it. if a cat with normal ph eats it they can get the opposite kind of crystals or bladder stone. this happened in my house. ZUse only s/o which prevents both kinds of crystals. Michelle -Original Message- From: dlgegg

Re: [Felvtalk] sturvite crystals, bladder infection

2011-12-07 Thread ccarlsberg
Just feed him seperately. Sent via BlackBerry from T-Mobile -Original Message- From: lernermiche...@aol.com Sender: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org Date: Wed, 7 Dec 2011 21:19:50 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Reply-To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] sturvite

Re: [Felvtalk] sturvite crystals, bladder infection

2011-12-07 Thread GRAS
Vitamin C routinely, and adding a very good quality of Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV), starting with just a drop in their water, and increasing all the time. ACV tastes a lot less vinegary than other vinegarsand animals like it a lot - good for so many other things, too! One of our FIV cats had