[Felvtalk] News about Ginger

2012-02-07 Thread botha . marinda4
My vet ordered Interferon and Cyproheptadine. The vet suspects leukemia is already in kitty's bone marrow. Ginger kitty refuses to eat his food but tried to eat his cat litter last night. What should I do? Euthanasia? I can't see my darling suffer like this! Marinda Sent via my BlackBerry

Re: [Felvtalk] ELISA IFA Tests:

2012-02-07 Thread Lorrie
On 02-06, Lynda Wilson wrote: I've never heard of a PSA. Is this new? L I thought PSA was a prostate check for men. Lorrie ___ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org

Re: [Felvtalk] News about Ginger

2012-02-07 Thread Terri Brown
First -- I'm sorry you had to find us, but I'm glad you're here. Please try to remain as calm as possible and don't panic. Ginger will pick up on that -- he might get stressed out if you're freaking out and that won't help him. (hugs) Only you can decide if it's time to let him go.

[Felvtalk] Feeding with syringe!

2012-02-07 Thread GRAS
I'm sorry if I missed any latest info, but has the vet seen Ginger kitty yet? Has he given any supportive treatment like at least some sub-q fluids? If you haven't fed a cat with a syringe, technique is important. I always gave the cat sitting on my lap or to my side, holding the head from

Re: [Felvtalk] ELISA IFA Tests:

2012-02-07 Thread Lynda Wilson
That's what I found when I googled it, Lorrie :) This was in response to Kathryns thread. She said she meant a PCR test. I've never heard of this either. - Original Message - From: Lorrie felineres...@frontier.com To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Tuesday, February 07, 2012 5:40

Re: [Felvtalk] News about Ginger

2012-02-07 Thread Lynda Wilson
Amen, Terri! That's the best advice to give. And yes, we have all experienced this horrible disease. Same happened to my kitten I adopted through my local humane society. He never showed signs of being sick (except for some very loose stools sometimes) and tested negative (but I think they

Re: [Felvtalk] News about Ginger

2012-02-07 Thread Marcia Baronda
I know this sounds completely off subject, but there is a ton of information on Tanya's CRF website about what to do for cats that aren't eating. This info, although is provided for cats with CRF, can be used for any cat that isn't eating. I would also recommend a b complex supplement. It will

Re: [Felvtalk] News about Ginger

2012-02-07 Thread Beth
Eating litter is a classic sign of severe anemia. Most of my FeLV's died from anemia. At this point it's probably too late for interferon. That is a good preventative to boost the immune system, but it takes a while to start working. I euthanized all mine at the point they started eating

Re: [Felvtalk] ELISA IFA Tests:

2012-02-07 Thread Holly Shelton
Hi, I am new to all of this. My cat Oliver had the PCR after testing positive with the ELISA. Sadly, he tested positive after getting the PCR test. He is a 6 year old Siamese. My vet had a chat with some hoity toity vet either at Davis or Cornell who said that it was more accurate.

Re: [Felvtalk] News about Ginger

2012-02-07 Thread Holly Shelton
Tanya's CRF site is awesome. It really helped me turn my renal cat around. I can't access my list of things to feed when cats refuse to eat right now. Off the top of my head: a plain McDonald's hamburger patty, all meat baby food, boiled chicken, cheese, lunchmeat, smelly fish food.. I am

[Felvtalk] Tanya's CRF Site

2012-02-07 Thread Val Green
I must have missed it, but can someone give me Tanya's site about CRF? My beloved Manny cat has CRF and I want to do as much as I can for him. Thank you all, Valerie On Feb 7, 2012, at 9:57 AM, Holly Shelton hsshel...@aol.com wrote: Tanya's CRF site is awesome. It really helped me turn my

Re: [Felvtalk] Tanya's CRF Site

2012-02-07 Thread Chris Macke
Just google Tanya's CRF site and it will come right up - Original Message - From: Val Green To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Tuesday, February 07, 2012 12:44 PM Subject: [Felvtalk] Tanya's CRF Site I must have missed it, but can someone give me Tanya's site about CRF?

Re: [Felvtalk] Tanya's CRF Site

2012-02-07 Thread GRAS
Here it is: http://www.felinecrf.org/ I am dealing with CRF on a continuous basis, and treatment depends on the levels of creatinine, BUN, phosphorus, etc. I use aluminum hydroxide, Pepcid AC, sub=q fluids, special diets, and whatever the vet tells me depending on test results. Natalie

Re: [Felvtalk] News about Ginger

2012-02-07 Thread Marcia Baronda
Hi I just have to be totally honest here so that you and Ginger don't go through what my little Fletch went through. I didn't make it to the vet on time. Fletch died in his crate while I was racing to get him there to stop his suffering. He died a horrible death, and I will never ever forget

Re: [Felvtalk] News about Ginger

2012-02-07 Thread Marcia Baronda
Beth, I had no idea. That is a very good piece of info. Thank you! Marcia Sent from my iPad that my most awesome kids surprised me with, Christmas 2010. On Feb 7, 2012, at 9:14 AM, Beth create_me_...@yahoo.com wrote: Eating litter is a classic sign of severe anemia. Most of my FeLV's died

Re: [Felvtalk] Tanya's CRF Site

2012-02-07 Thread Val Green
Thanks, Natalie and all who responded. I've got Manny on prescription K/D dry food, baby food meats and lots of water dishes all over the house. He's probably close to 15 years old and has had CRF for several years. He's put on some weight recently and I'm hopeful he'll be around a few more

Re: [Felvtalk] News about Ginger

2012-02-07 Thread Wendy
I have just signed up for felv talk and truly appreciate finding this group!   After fostering three kittens, our family decided to adopt them when we received the results that all three were positive for feline leukemia.  We kept all three and have one cat still with us who will turn five years

Re: [Felvtalk] News about Ginger

2012-02-07 Thread Beth
I had the same experience, Wendy. I pulled out all the stops with my first FeLV, only to see her suffer. I won't do it any more. Beth Don't Litter, Fix Your Critter! www.Furkids.org   From: Wendy speechie1...@yahoo.com To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent:

[Felvtalk] Ginger; virus in bone marrow

2012-02-07 Thread Marta Gasper
.. I want to tell you what hapenned to us with our FeLV+ Jourdan. On Thurs vet though virus was in the bone marrow. Sat she was very poor but she was holding her own. By Mon one of her eyes looked very strange so I went to get things ready to get her to vet, drove her there, less than 10 mts.

Re: [Felvtalk] Tanya's CRF Site

2012-02-07 Thread Sharyl
It's www.felineCRF.org   Has everything you need to know.  Was a life saver for me Sharyl From: Val Green harpestry...@aol.com To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Tuesday, February 7, 2012 12:44 PM Subject: [Felvtalk] Tanya's CRF

[Felvtalk] Smokey

2012-02-07 Thread cindy reasoner
It has been a very long time since I have posted anything. I first found this site when my Smokey tested positive for feline leukemia. He had a hard time at the beginning with fevers but we finally got that under control. He has gone over 6 years with no problems or sickness. The other day

Re: [Felvtalk] Smokey

2012-02-07 Thread john pollack
no opinions, just prayers for Smokey From: cindy reasoner reasoner37...@yahoo.com To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Tuesday, February 7, 2012 4:11 PM Subject: [Felvtalk] Smokey It has been a very long time since I have posted anything.  I first found this

Re: [Felvtalk] Smokey

2012-02-07 Thread Beth
Cindy - So sorry to hear about Smokey.  I have a friend who had this with her dog. She had the 1st tumor removed, but it kept spreading. She just kept him going as long as he was still happy not suffering. Give him lots of love. He has done remarkable living this long with this awful virus.

Re: [Felvtalk] Smokey

2012-02-07 Thread GRAS
If it had tentacles, it could be squamous cell cancer -Original Message- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of cindy reasoner Sent: Tuesday, February 07, 2012 4:12 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: [Felvtalk]

Re: [Felvtalk] Smokey

2012-02-07 Thread GRAS
Would anyone with a cat or dog that has had cancer removed be interested in a black salve that would get to the rest of the tentacles that the vet may not have been able to remove? It's not expensive, but you would have to join a group where you would get advice from people who have used it and

Re: [Felvtalk] Smokey

2012-02-07 Thread Maureen Olvey
Depending on how far it has spread and whether it has metatisized, amputating the leg might be an option. Cats and dogs do great on three legs. We had a cat in our rescue recently who had to have her leg removed all the way up like to the hip. They didn't leave a nub or anything. Looked

Re: [Felvtalk] Smokey

2012-02-07 Thread Maureen Olvey
From my limited amount of experience with this black salve and tonic, I would recommend it. I wouldn't hesitate to try it again on any of my animals that had cancer. “I am not interested to know whether vivisection produces results that are profitable to the human race or doesn’t….the pain

Re: [Felvtalk] Ginger; virus in bone marrow

2012-02-07 Thread Maureen Olvey
I'm a little confused. I thought the FeLV virus gets into the bone marrow of every cat that is not able to extinguish the virus. The virus gets into the blood stream then progresses to the bone marrow. From there the virus will replicate in the white blood cells and the cat will stay

Re: [Felvtalk] Smokey

2012-02-07 Thread dlgegg
What is the name of the salve and tonic? Would like to have some on hand just in case. Maureen Olvey molvey...@hotmail.com wrote: From my limited amount of experience with this black salve and tonic, I would recommend it. I wouldn't hesitate to try it again on any of my animals that

Re: [Felvtalk] Smokey

2012-02-07 Thread Kathryn Hargreaves
I was going to try out Dr. Sam Chachoua's serum when my cat died the day it was being shipped. You can watch his lecture and decide for yourself. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNoT8lb3aIs If yes, I can send you contacts. However, even if you could get a reduced fee through Dr. Sam's

Re: [Felvtalk] Smokey

2012-02-07 Thread Maureen Olvey
I'll let Natalie talk to you about this since she has the most experience. It's not something you can get off the shelf in a store. “I am not interested to know whether vivisection produces results that are profitable to the human race or doesn’t….the pain which it inflicts upon unconsenting

Re: [Felvtalk] Tanya's CRF Site

2012-02-07 Thread dlgegg
Instead of water dishes, try a water fountain. My Homey has recurring bouts of sturvite crystals and we can't find any medical reason for it. I had 1 water fountain in the kitchen and got another for my bath since everyone comes into my bedroom at night. We like my memory foam mattress and

Re: [Felvtalk] Tanya's CRF Site

2012-02-07 Thread Kathryn Hargreaves
Has anyone tried the suggestions on http://www.holisticat.com/crf.html ? Seems very treatable this way. Also, people in Los Angeles are gushing about Renavast: http://renavast.com On Tue, Feb 7, 2012 at 9:10 AM, GRAS g...@optonline.net wrote: Here it is: http://www.felinecrf.org/

Re: [Felvtalk] Tanya's CRF Site

2012-02-07 Thread Kathryn Hargreaves
There are some who believe dry food causes CRF, so you may want to research more on this. Try the Holisticat.com site and Googling for other folks. On Tue, Feb 7, 2012 at 9:59 AM, Val Green harpestry...@aol.com wrote: Thanks, Natalie and all who responded. I've got Manny on prescription K/D

Re: [Felvtalk] Tanya's CRF Site

2012-02-07 Thread MaiMaiPG
One of my vets tells of cats who drink local city water who develop this problem. My guys all drink bottled spring or distilled water because we travel and it is easier to do the bottles than to change from one city water to another (yes, there is a difference...big time). On Feb 7, 2012,

Re: [Felvtalk] Ginger; virus in bone marrow

2012-02-07 Thread GRAS
I believe that when the IFA test becomes positive, the virus has gotten into the bone marrow. From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Maureen Olvey Sent: Tuesday, February 07, 2012 7:51 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re:

Re: [Felvtalk] News about Ginger

2012-02-07 Thread Kathryn Hargreaves
What kind of litter? On Tue, Feb 7, 2012 at 6:14 AM, Beth create_me_...@yahoo.com wrote: Eating litter is a classic sign of severe anemia. Most of my FeLV's died from anemia. At this point it's probably too late for interferon. That is a good preventative to boost the immune system, but it

Re: [Felvtalk] Tanya's CRF Site

2012-02-07 Thread Holly Shelton
Dry food isn't great for a renal cat. KD isn't the best either. I fed my Spader wet food with lower phosphorus levels. All of the Friskies Special Diet foods and even the Fancy Feast Chicken and Tuna. I stayed around 230-240 in the phos level on these great charts: