[Felvtalk] prayers

2013-06-07 Thread Karen Harshbarger
Just need some prayers tonight for Cole.  He tested positive along with his brothers for feline leukemia about 3 months ago.  The have all been doing pretty good, eating well, playing, happy and loving, etc.  But then two of his brothers started having problems with scab like bumps and the vet

[Felvtalk] Fw: prayers

2013-06-07 Thread Karen Harshbarger
Okay, now my request for prayers has turned to a plea for help!  See below what is going on with Cole tonight.  Now he is throwing up white bubbly phlem besides refusing to eat.  I am getting so worried about him.  How can he go from playing, happy, eating, etc; to not eating anything and

[Felvtalk] struggling tonight

2013-06-07 Thread Karen Harshbarger
Hi,  I joined all of these group cause I have kittys with all of these illnesses---one with CRF, 4 with feline leukemia, and little Tig that I lost had very bad anemia/feline leukemia/upper respiratory/etc.etc. and unfortunately I know that Anemia is probably coming for my 4 kittys with feline

Re: [Felvtalk] prayers

2013-06-07 Thread Lee Evans
The scabs are most likely a flea allergy or some other type of allergy. I have a cat who was covered with the scabs. Flea treated him several times during a 6 month period, scabs were much less. He still gets them occasionally but nothing like the first time. He's a long hair so probably gets a

Re: [Felvtalk] Fw: prayers

2013-06-07 Thread Lee Evans
Throwing up and not eating may be from hairballs, especially if it's the bubbly phlem type of throw up. Try to think simple. If a cat who was negative for everything had this situation happen, you probably would think simple situation first. Try a hairball remedy like Petromalt or Laxitone

Re: [Felvtalk] struggling tonight

2013-06-07 Thread Karen Harshbarger
Very far---Iowa!  Thanks though, Karen From: kasia mosko kasia...@yahoo.com To: harshbargerka...@yahoo.com harshbargerka...@yahoo.com Sent: Friday, June 7, 2013 4:53 AM Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] struggling tonight I'm so sorry to hear your kitty is

Re: [Felvtalk] struggling tonight

2013-06-07 Thread Lee Evans
It's OK Karen. We all panic when our not-so-normal cats get sick because we assume that it's the FIV+ or FeLv+ that has kicked in and is going to deprive them of their little bit of happiness but I have learned to center myself and think positively about cat illness. First I try something

Re: [Felvtalk] Clavamox aka Augmentin

2013-06-07 Thread Margo
Hi Beth If your Vet knows you are treating, could s/he simply provide a prescription? Mine does, either writes it so I can shop it around, or for some, calls in for the $4 and free pharmacy deals. There are places that sell Abx without prescription, but I'm not trusting enough. Places like

Re: [Felvtalk] New To Group-Lance

2013-06-07 Thread Margo
Hi Chris, It's very possible to make your own cat food, and I have/do. It isn't as simple as chicken + a cat vitamin, but it isn't that difficult either. Google "Home prepared cat food" and start reading recipes. I use no grain and very few (if any) veggies and fruits. Essential are taurine

Re: [Felvtalk] treatment before symptoms

2013-06-07 Thread Margo
Oh, my poor Vet. Thank you so much for that link, I will print it for her toay. I don't use AZT, but I use another anti-viral (famciclovir) with my FeLV cats when they have (what is probably)a herpes outbreak. One of the drugs, gemcitabine was planned for a cat I had with cancer. Sadly, he

[Felvtalk] Homemade food for FeLV cats

2013-06-07 Thread Maryam Ulomi
Hello, Do you use dr. Lisa Pearson or Dr. Pitcarns recipes for homemade food for cats? I'm planning on starting to feed homemade food to Kitty, 11month FeLV positive girl I rescued . Any suggestions? I have their recipes but any other suggestions are welcome, Thanks, Mally and Kitty Sent from

Re: [Felvtalk] struggling tonight

2013-06-07 Thread Margo
Hi Karen, I agree with the majority of this :) I treat the symptoms with FeLV cats. My Vet is on board with this, and sees no point in bloodwork at every turn. There are occasions where itis warranted, but I wouldn't think this is one, at this point. Start with the basics. Does Cole have a

[Felvtalk] struggling tonight

2013-06-07 Thread Karen Harshbarger
Thanks to all for the calming support and suggestions.  I guess I panic because I just lost my little Tig(Cole's brother) not that long ago (little over a month ago).  It was when Tig stopped eating that he went down very fast in just a short time and he never came back to me-and I feel I

Re: [Felvtalk] prayers

2013-06-07 Thread Beth
Karen- Wishing Cole well. I just went through the same thing with one of my FeLV's I had to force-feed him for a week. He finally started eating a little on his own this past Sunday. He had a URI, though it was hard to tell he was congested until you got right next to him could hear a little

Re: [Felvtalk] prayers

2013-06-07 Thread Lance
Cole will be in my prayers, Karen. And you, too. We're pulling for a quick recovery. Lance On Jun 7, 2013, at 8:28 AM, Beth create_me_...@yahoo.com wrote: Karen- Wishing Cole well. I just went through the same thing with one of my FeLV's I had to force-feed him for a week. He finally

Re: [Felvtalk] Homemade food for FeLV cats

2013-06-07 Thread Betheny Laubenthal
I feed a balanced raw diet to my 10 month old. He gets a mixture of cornish game hen (with bone), liver, chicken (with bone), turkey, beef and pork. He's thriving on it. I don't follow a recipe per say because I've been feeding my 10 year old IBD kitty a raw diet for 3 years and have managed to

[Felvtalk] Getting myself ready for the battle

2013-06-07 Thread kasia mosko
Hi All, So I am getting myself ready for the emergency situations, since the most important thing with felv cats is not to let them get sick. I am wondering what exactly do  I need? So far I've got on my list: scale to monitor their weight, thermometer, antibiotics  (in case i see any

Re: [Felvtalk] Getting myself ready for the battle

2013-06-07 Thread Lance
I've given Ember a product called Liquid DMG off and on. Vetri Science seems to be a reliable company, and I don't believe there's a risk of side effects. You might want to discuss this with a holistic vet in your area. Everything you mention is great to have. I don't think you'll need much

Re: [Felvtalk] Getting myself ready for the battle

2013-06-07 Thread Lance
I see that I wrote beware where I meant be aware. A few options you may want to discuss with a holistic vet: Thorne Research - Immugen Atlas World - Agaricus Bio for Dogs and Cats 4Life - Transfer Factor Plus You wouldn't necessarily want them on all of that at the same time, but those are a

Re: [Felvtalk] Getting myself ready for the battle

2013-06-07 Thread Beth
L-Lysine is good, also. I cc twice per day. I usually only use it when they get sick, like my cat with the URI, but some people use it every day. It doesn't taste bad. It also comes in a powder you can sprinkle on their food. Beth Don't Litter, Fix Your Critter! www.Furkids.org  

Re: [Felvtalk] Getting myself ready for the battle

2013-06-07 Thread designercats cats
I've used Transfer Factor Plus Tri Factor for FeLV+ cats for several years. It's the best immune booster I've tried. Also, I use the Agaricus Blazeii. Although all of the FeLV+ cats that I've taken in have come very ill and emaciated, once all the infections are treated and their immune system

Re: [Felvtalk] Homemade food for FeLV cats

2013-06-07 Thread Margo
Hi Mally, G. Please throw Pitcairns recipes as far down the street as possible. Lisa Pearson's is much better, and I use a raw recipe very close to hers. But I don't know if she offers a cooked recipe, and I am very hesitant about using raw with immune compromised kitties. At this point,

Re: [Felvtalk] Getting myself ready for the battle-El

2013-06-07 Thread kasia mosko
Hi El, I actually have at home Transfer Factor Classic, I used it last year for my late cat. What is the dosage, do you remember? So, your kitties were ok for about  five years after being diagnosed?  Thanks, Kasia From: designercats cats

Re: [Felvtalk] Getting myself ready for the battle

2013-06-07 Thread Margo
I use Lysine as well, to keep herpes infection at bay. 250 mgs per cat, twice a day(in food)for prevention, 500 for an outbreak. I don't think it helps with much other that herpes, but it's on my can't-hurt-might-help list :) Margo -Original Message- From: Beth

Re: [Felvtalk] Getting myself ready for the battle

2013-06-07 Thread Margo
Hi Kasia, My cats two "actives" are on Interferon Alfa, DMG and Lysine. My cats in generalhave their own well stockedmedicine cabinet, but it isn't all used for the FeLVcats. I have used Lactated Ringers, lines and needles to give fluids, injectible and oral B-12 and B Complex, cyproheptadine

Re: [Felvtalk] Getting myself ready for the battle

2013-06-07 Thread Margo
Hi Kasia, .I forgot to mention ImmunoRegulin. I have that at my Vet's, should we decide to try it. It is discussed on the website, and is actually available OTC. The catch is that it needs to be given IV, which is tough to do at home. You might check into that, as well. Margo On Jun 7,

Re: [Felvtalk] Clavamox aka Augmentin

2013-06-07 Thread Margo
Hi Lee, I have Clavamox in 250 mgs and 375 mgs, as well as the 62.5 mgs that are for the cats. Augmentinseemsto be 250, 500, and 875. I can figure that :) Margo -Original Message- From: Lee Evans Sent: Jun 6, 2013 10:16 PM To:

Re: [Felvtalk] struggling tonight

2013-06-07 Thread cerwin
I don’t have anything to add to the good advice you have already gotten, but am sending good energy to all involved. Please let us know how things go. Chris C. From: Karen Harshbarger Sent: Friday, June 07, 2013 8:00 AM To: moonsiste...@yahoo.com ; felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject:

Re: [Felvtalk] Getting myself ready for the battle

2013-06-07 Thread Beth
You can get L-Lysine pills, but they also make a gel - Viralys, that is really easy to administer. L-Lysine can help boost the immune system also helps treat stomatitis, which is very prevalent in FeLV cats. Beth Don't Litter, Fix Your Critter! www.Furkids.org  

Re: [Felvtalk] Getting myself ready for the battle-El

2013-06-07 Thread designercats cats
Hi Kasia, I've used the classic formula but haven't been impressed with it, so I only use the TF plus Tri Factor for FeLV and other sick cats. It is expensive, especially if you're giving it to several cats. I wouldn't use it on a cancer kitty though because you don't want to stimulate the

Re: [Felvtalk] New Member

2013-06-07 Thread Margo
Dear Deborah, What a lousy way to start off as a Foster Mom. It isn't usually like that. Usually you get to play with wonderful little beings, and then send them to their Forever homes. It's never easy to let them go, but knowing that they will have new lives, and you can go on to help the

Re: [Felvtalk] Getting myself ready for the battle

2013-06-07 Thread Margo
Hi Beth, Could you point me towards more information about that? While I've heard it mentioned, I haven't foundanything to supportit, and am very interested. I use the Now L-Lysine powder, about $13 per pound. Margo -Original Message- From: Beth Sent: Jun

Re: [Felvtalk] Getting myself ready for the battle

2013-06-07 Thread Beth
I've personally had success using  Viralys with stomatitis. The shelter gives it to me. Beth Don't Litter, Fix Your Critter! www.Furkids.org   From: Margo toomanykitti...@earthlink.net To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Friday, June 7, 2013 3:17 PM

Re: [Felvtalk] Getting myself ready for the battle

2013-06-07 Thread Margo
Dear Beth, Okay, thanks. I'll keep looking. Margo -Original Message- From: Beth Sent: Jun 7, 2013 3:34 PM To: "felvtalk@felineleukemia.org" Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Getting myself ready for the battle I've personally had success

Re: [Felvtalk] Getting myself ready for the battle

2013-06-07 Thread Lance
Vetri Science makes DMG chews that also contain l-lysine. They're a treat, if you can trick the cat into accepting them as such. Kasia, you might also want some canned raw pumpkin (not pie filler with spices, but raw pumpkin) on hand for initially treating diarrhea. Obviously, there are going

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2013-06-07 Thread Sherri Meschke
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Re: [Felvtalk] Getting myself ready for the battle

2013-06-07 Thread Margo
I bought the Optixcare L-Lysine chews. Labeled L-Lysine Nutritional Supplement for cats and kittens. The dogs like them :(( Margo -Original Message- From: Lance lini...@fastmail.fm Sent: Jun 7, 2013 4:54 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re:

Re: [Felvtalk] Getting myself ready for the battle

2013-06-07 Thread Lance
In the treat hierarchy, the Vetri Science chews are near the bottom while Kitty Kaviar and Prescription Diet t/d are at the top. So like us: loving the junk food. On Jun 7, 2013, at 5:00 PM, Margo toomanykitti...@earthlink.net wrote: I bought the Optixcare L-Lysine chews.

Re: [Felvtalk] from: Sherri Meschke subject: Spam??

2013-06-07 Thread Michele Fougeres
Hi everyone, just wanted to let you know that I have been getting some spam from this group, please all members check if some of you might have a virus in your computers. This is the second time I receive a link with a weird address that has nothing to do FeLV. The first one was from another

Re: [Felvtalk] Getting myself ready for the battle-El

2013-06-07 Thread Lance
Kasia, I've usually tried to do a capsule a day for my FeLV+ cat, but that doesn't work well now that she doesn't eat paté style foods. I don't think it tastes that great, and it's hart to hide the flavor in Tiki Cat. Need to figure out what I can do. Best to you, Jack, and the other cats,

Re: [Felvtalk] from: Sherri Meschke subject: Spam??

2013-06-07 Thread Maryam Ulomi
I received one too ! Sent from my iPhone. On Jun 7, 2013, at 19:48, Michele Fougeres atomicbetti...@hotmail.com wrote: Hi everyone, just wanted to let you know that I have been getting some spam from this group, please all members check if some of you might have a virus in your computers.