[Felvtalk] salutations

2013-06-05 Thread lexingtongrn
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Re: [Felvtalk] a tough and sad day

2013-06-05 Thread Sharyl
Lance, if you are the only one with a puncture wound I wouldn't worry either.    Is Callie current on her rabies vaccine?  Since you went to the doc for abx you may get a call from the Health Dept.  I know I did when I went to the ER for treatment of an infected cat bite.  I had to agree to

Re: [Felvtalk] a tough and sad day

2013-06-05 Thread Lance
Thanks for the good thoughts, everyone. Sharyl, I hope I'm the only one with a puncture wound. I don't know that for sure. I've felt around on Callie's neck, tail, and legs, and I haven't found anything yet, but I doubt that I'd know it if I were touching it. I wish there was something that

Re: [Felvtalk] a tough and sad day

2013-06-05 Thread Margo
Hi Lance, Have they ever been vaccinate against rabies? That's usually enough to allow a "home quarantine" if it even comes up. A little late (I'm sorry, I just got to this) but bathing the negative cat to remove any saliva or other bodily fluids might help prevent infection if it should

Re: [Felvtalk] a tough and sad day

2013-06-05 Thread Lee Evans
I know that FeLv is infectious but I had two carrier cats who tested negative until they were old and had renal failure, then tested positive. However, if FeLv were so contagious their housemates would have been infected early on because everyone slept in a pile and groomed each other. After

Re: [Felvtalk] a tough and sad day

2013-06-05 Thread Marcia
Lee, I love your attitude! My positive energy comes from the universe also(-: Take care Marcia Sent from my absolutely outstanding iphone(: On Jun 4, 2013, at 10:36 PM, Lee Evans moonsiste...@yahoo.com wrote: I wouldn't worry too much, Lance. Sounds like you got the major part of the

Re: [Felvtalk] a tough and sad day

2013-06-05 Thread Christiane Biagi
I would worry less about the kitties than about you. Just keep an eye on that wound. I've been bitten a number of times but both times I got bit by my late great Little Boy, I ended up overnight in the hospital for iv antibiotics. Cats sometimes have a bacteria in their mouth which can be very

Re: [Felvtalk] a tough and sad day

2013-06-05 Thread Margo
Hi Lee, I am in no way claiming that I have the answer to this :). What I have put together from all my recent compulsive research _seems_ to be that while a cat tests negative, even though the virus may still be present, it is dormant, and not transmissible. Once they test positive, they are

Re: [Felvtalk] a tough and sad day

2013-06-05 Thread Lee Evans
 Here's a suggestion to everyone who has cats or dogs. If your cat or dog has a bad hair day and bites/scratches you and you have to go to a doctor or emergency clinic because you are having a reaction to the saliva, afraid of infection or things like that, DO NOT TELL THEM THAT YOUR ANIMAL

Re: [Felvtalk] a tough and sad day

2013-06-05 Thread Margo
Really good advice. When I worked for AC, we never confiscated that way, but I suppose it was an option. The only thing that stopped us cold was "it was a stray I tried to catch/pet/play with, and it ran away". We'd ask for a description, file a BOLO for it, and try to follow up,but

Re: [Felvtalk] a tough and sad day

2013-06-05 Thread Beth
I think there has to be a bit more to that story. Usually they quarantine the animal. They do need to know it was an animal bite, because they need to know how to treat it. But, yes, I would say it was a stray. Beth   Don't Litter, Fix Your Critter! www.Furkids.org  

Re: [Felvtalk] a tough and sad day

2013-06-05 Thread Lance
Since we're on this subject, when I was at the doc's last night, he did ask me about the bite. I told him that it had come from an indoor family cat, and explained that she doesn't have any issues. He may have reported this, but I haven't gotten a call. Yet. He wants me to get a tetanus shot.

Re: [Felvtalk] a tough and sad day

2013-06-05 Thread Beth
Like I said they usually just quarantine the cat. Sometimes that can even be house quarantine (you agree to keep the cat inside for X number of weeks), of coarse she is already a house cat. I got bit once by one of my cats.. The dr. said he was going to report it he may have, but I never got

Re: [Felvtalk] a tough and sad day

2013-06-05 Thread Christiane Biagi
I understand what you're saying but be very very careful w. cat bites. The potential for a very tough infection in lymph nodes is if travels up to your arm is very high (and easily treated). But if you wait too long, it can be very very serious. But that's for cats-dogs don't have that bacteria

Re: [Felvtalk] a tough and sad day

2013-06-05 Thread Margo
Hi Lance, Unless the script says something about an animal bite, I'd just go get the cheap tetanus shot. Even then, I doubt anyone will think twice about it, they're usually way too busy to care why you need it. Tetanus anti-toxin is given for so many things G. Margo

Re: [Felvtalk] a tough and sad day

2013-06-05 Thread Beth
Good point about the strays, Christiane. They may want to give you rabies treatment. I've had lots of puncture wounds from cats, the one only time I went to the Dr. she said I probably had immunity since I've had so much exposure. But really, it is not something you want to take lightly. I

Re: [Felvtalk] a tough and sad day

2013-06-05 Thread Margo
Beth, I'm very glad you're still with us!! You've been exposed to rabies, and not been treated? I've had the pre-exposure series, butI sure wouldn't mess with it if I thought I'd tangled with apositive critter.g. Margo -Original Message- From: Beth Sent:

Re: [Felvtalk] a tough and sad day

2013-06-05 Thread Beth
I've not been exposed to rabies as far as I know... I have been bitten by cats many times, though. Mostly from from my cats or cats at the shelter I volunteer at. None of them have ever been diagnosed with rabies. I didn't mean I have immunity to rabiesThe Dr. felt I probably had built up

Re: [Felvtalk] a tough and sad day

2013-06-05 Thread Margo
Hi Beth, Well, I'mvery glad misunderstood G Yeah, cat bites are surely better avoided if possible. I'm pretty good at avoiding teeth, but the back claws someitmes sneak up on me. The only significant cat scarI have (knock on wood) is from a very unhappy black catnamed Athena. All I was

Re: [Felvtalk] a tough and sad day

2013-06-05 Thread Lance
Tetanus shot acquired. Now, back to worrying about Callie... I wish there was something that could be given within the first few days after possible exposure, but I don't think there's anything like that. I know a lot of people have negatives around positives, but I'm guessing they usually

Re: [Felvtalk] a tough and sad day

2013-06-05 Thread Beth
I seriously would not stress yourself too much, Lance. There was a hoarding case I worked with 20+ cats in an apartment. Several of the cats were FeLV+, but we quarantined the negatives re-checked the 6 months later they were still negative. The adults really do seem to have good immunity.

Re: [Felvtalk] Reporting a bite!

2013-06-05 Thread Lorrie
I knew this, Lee, but thanks for reminding any newcomers of this very important information..I rescue cats and I've been bitten many times but I never report the bite as one of my own cats! Lorrie On 06-05, Lee Evans wrote: Here's a suggestion to everyone who has cats or dogs. If your

Re: [Felvtalk] a tough and sad day

2013-06-05 Thread Lorrie
Lance, Callie will probably be just fine. It takes a lot of exposure to FelV for a cat to get it and grown cats mixed with FelV cats usually don't become positive even without being vaccinated. It is kittens who are in danger, as their immune systems are not well developed. Lorrie On 06-04,

Re: [Felvtalk] a tough and sad day

2013-06-05 Thread Lorrie
Hopefully you won't get a call, but it is always important to get a tetanus shot. And because I rescue I keep Augmentin (the antibiotic of choice for bites) at home. Lorrie On 06-05, Lance wrote: Since we're on this subject, when I was at the doc's last night, he did ask me about the bite. I

Re: [Felvtalk] a tough and sad day

2013-06-05 Thread Margo
VBG I keep Clavamox, which of course is the Veterinary version of Augmentin. Just more convenient :) Margo -Original Message- From: Lorrie felineres...@frontier.com Sent: Jun 5, 2013 6:48 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] a tough and sad day

Re: [Felvtalk] a tough and sad day

2013-06-05 Thread Lance
Hi Lorrie and Beth, I hope you are right. From our own experience, when FeLV came in (we still don't know who was the carrier), my cat tested positive after we euthanized an almost two year old cat for FeLV symptoms. When they had originally met, the kitten was four months old and Ember was

Re: [Felvtalk] Reporting a bite!

2013-06-05 Thread Lance
I know better now, thanks to this thread. Fortunately, I don't think there's any problem. My doc knows the situation, but we haven't gotten a call so far. The Health Department never asked me anything about why I was prescribed a tetanus shot. On Jun 5, 2013, at 5:44 PM, Lorrie

Re: [Felvtalk] Reporting a bite!

2013-06-05 Thread cerwin
That is a good idea, if you are sure the cat is fine. Where I live (in WI) the animal would have to be quarantined for 10 days, with three vet visits-one at the start and the end, and one in the middle. Pain in the butt! Chris C. Lorrie On 06-05, Lee Evans wrote: Here's a suggestion to

Re: [Felvtalk] a tough and sad day

2013-06-05 Thread Sharyl
It was the local county health dept that contacted me about doing a home quarantine of my house cat that bit me.  I had even taken a copies of her rabies shot with me when I went to the ER.   Sharyl From: Lance lini...@fastmail.fm To:

Re: [Felvtalk] a tough and sad day

2013-06-05 Thread Lee Evans
Well, worrying will get you nowhere. It's not action, it's not practical. Forget the worry and just take her for a test in a couple of weeks. I doubt whether a hissy fit fight will cause anything but a big headache for you. At any rate, think about sitting and worrying for an hour a day. Does

Re: [Felvtalk] a tough and sad day

2013-06-05 Thread Lance
I totally agree, Lee. I've always been a worrier and I ruminate on concerns and problems. I'm pretty certain that none of that worrying has ever paid off. I will snap out of it the further I get from yesterday. On Jun 5, 2013, at 8:19 PM, Lee Evans moonsiste...@yahoo.com wrote: Well,

Re: [Felvtalk] a tough and sad day

2013-06-05 Thread Lee Evans
I'm with Lorrie - keep Augmentin in your medicine cabinet for those occasions when you decide to put your hand between two snarling cats. I have done this stupid thing twice. Now I just hurl a pot of cold water into the fray and then mop the floor as the two go to their respective favorite

Re: [Felvtalk] a tough and sad day

2013-06-05 Thread Lee Evans
We had a cat scratch (not bite) a vet tech. The stupid tech put her hand in the cage to drag the cat out and put him in a carrier for me to take home in spite of the fact that I had taped a sign on the cage saying: DO NOT HANDLE THIS CAT. THE RESCUER WILL PUT HIM INTO HIS CARRIER. I have a way

Re: [Felvtalk] treatment before symptoms

2013-06-05 Thread Lance
Along those lines, I found this article, Discovery of drugs that possess activity against feline leukemia virus. http://vir.sgmjournals.org/content/93/Pt_4/900.full.pdf Almost all of the terminology in the paper is beyond me, but what I do understand makes me think that we could have potential

Re: [Felvtalk] a tough and sad day

2013-06-05 Thread cerwin
Those are all good ideas. Thanks! Chris C. From: Lee Evans Sent: Wednesday, June 05, 2013 8:24 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] a tough and sad day I'm with Lorrie - keep Augmentin in your medicine cabinet for those occasions when you decide to put your hand