Re: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia

2012-11-20 Thread Lee Evans
Sounds like the vets in  your country are not very knowledgeable about FeLv.  Your kitten is still young and might just be fighting the antibodies he got from a FeLv+ mother.  You need to retest him in about 2 to 3 months and he may be negative, having overcome the antibodies.  You need to know

Re: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia

2012-11-20 Thread Marcia Baronda
I remember being very frightened when I found out that Fletch was positive for Felv. But then I found this list and the people on here gave me much needed hope. They explained, just like Lee did that this IS NOT a death sentence. So keep your chin up. Tanya's CRF web site has a list of many

Re: [Felvtalk] Spaying advice

2012-11-20 Thread Beth
I'm not going to start an argument over one study. Being in heat was very stressful on the one of the 1st FeLV cats I had. The spay was easy she recovered quickly. My cats have all been spayed. We've had cats live well into their 20's - all spayed. Cats who still have their ovaries, which are

Re: [Felvtalk] possible pos. BIG cat looking for forever home

2012-11-20 Thread tamara stickler
No worries Kat, everybody has a bad day from time to time...esp. those of us who deal with enough unthinking pet owners that we have a short trigger - always expecting another one to come calling..-.or are afraid of being lumped in w/them.   Keep up the good work have a nice Thanksgiving!  ;-)

Re: [Felvtalk] Spaying advice

2012-11-20 Thread Kathryn Hargreaves
Perhaps this information will be useful to other folks on this list, then, since Felv shortens lifespan in general. Dogs are more likely to get both mammary cancer and pyometra than are cats, and ovary retention seems to override this, along with their heat stresses. However, cats are

Re: [Felvtalk] Spaying advice

2012-11-20 Thread KG BarnCats
It's a very interesting article/study. I think they are not advocating that pets go unspayed but rather there be further study of spay where only the uterus is removed. But in addition to risks like mammary cancer, I worry about spayed pets in heat and their hormonally driven efforts to escape

Re: [Felvtalk] Spaying advice

2012-11-20 Thread Lee Evans
Amen to that sister.  My cat Cookie, long ago, was borderline diabetic.  The vet didn't want to subject her to anesthesia because he said she was an older cat and might develop full blown diabetes since she was on the edge. So I didn't have her spayed.  She went into her heat cycle several more

Re: [Felvtalk] Spaying advice

2012-11-20 Thread janine paton
The stress of an unspayed female is great, I think much greater than the spaying itself. And it may be true that pyometria is more common in dogs, but boy have we seen plenty in outside cats, even young ones. One couldn't have been more than a year old and we had no idea her slightly swollen

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2012-11-20 Thread Lee Evans
Munchkin, a 5 year old cat I adopted from a neighbor, lived with me for 20 years.  He was neutered before he got either FeLv or FIV fortunately.  At least the neighbor had done that although Munchkin was allowed to roam the neighborhood.  He was a large, grey with an attitude and was noticed

Re: [Felvtalk] Spaying advice

2012-11-20 Thread Bonnie Hogue
Someone would get a male cat a vasectomy? Or have a female cat's tubes tied? Wow.people are stupider than I thought. B. From: Felvtalk [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of janine paton Sent: Tuesday, November 20, 2012 6:27 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re:

Re: [Felvtalk] Spaying advice

2012-11-20 Thread Beth
The ovaries are responsible for the heat cycle, so they would still go into heat still be more prone to mammary cancer stress. KG BarnCats kgbarnc...@gmail.com wrote: It's a very interesting article/study. I think they are not advocating that pets go unspayed but rather there be further

Re: [Felvtalk] Spaying advice

2012-11-20 Thread dlgegg
My Nitnoy and Annie were both pos and both were spayed. Never seemed to affect either one. Nitnoy's problem began much later when she developed plugged anal glands and they became infected. Lesson for me, check those glands often. Annie still going strong. Beth

Re: [Felvtalk] Spaying advice

2012-11-20 Thread Kathryn Hargreaves
Breeders have vasectomized males around to get their intact females out of heat. On Tue, Nov 20, 2012 at 5:40 PM, Bonnie Hogue ho...@sonic.net wrote: Someone would get a male cat a vasectomy? Or have a female cat’s tubes tied? Wow…people are stupider than I thought… B. **