Re: [Felvtalk] Please keep Polli in your thoughts

2013-06-26 Thread Amanda K. Payne
Thank you everyone!! As you can imagine, I'm a wreck over it. I'm also housesitting at the moment and can't be with her at night. Though she's with my boyfriend who loves her dearly, I feel awful that I'm not there to comfort her. Over the last ten years, I've had my cats die from FeLV, FIP and

Re: [Felvtalk] Callie

2013-06-26 Thread Amanda K. Payne
Lance, Callie is definitely in my thoughts and prayers and is Ember and you. Hopefully, her immune system will step up and kick some FeLV butt. Adult cats have such an easier time kicking that nasty virus. I've read tons of stories through this forum and have experience with positives mixing

Re: [Felvtalk] Please keep Polli in your thoughts

2013-06-26 Thread Lorrie
Amanda, My thoughts are with you, because I have had many FelV cats over the years. Once this virus is in their bone marrow they will not produce enough red blood cells, and death is inevitable. Her vital organs will shut down and she will slowly suffocate. A transfusion will only buy her a few

Re: [Felvtalk] Please keep Polli in your thoughts

2013-06-26 Thread Margo
Lorrie wrote; Once this virus is in their bone marrow they will not produce enough red blood cells, and death is inevitable. I see this differently. So does The Winn Foundation. They say; Finally, some cats can develop latent or sequestered infection. This probably happens to about

Re: [Felvtalk] Please keep Polli in your thoughts

2013-06-26 Thread Lance
I've also read that there are several FeLV viruses. The virus that is contagious is the main virus, while two other viruses arise within the cat after the main virus interacts with the cat's DNA. So-called FeLV-B is responsible for increased cancer risk while FeLV-C is responsible for the kind of

Re: [Felvtalk] [OT] congenital peritoneopericardial diaphragmatic hernia

2013-06-26 Thread Lance
We think it is congenital. I don't know of anything she's gone through since I had her that would cause trauma resulting in a hernia. I've seen her take some big leaps and fly across the room to land awkwardly on something, but I don't think those had that kind of impact. I'm going to talk to

Re: [Felvtalk] Please keep Polli in your thoughts

2013-06-26 Thread Margo
Two drawbacks for Convenia.If the cat reacts badly, there's no way to discontinue the drug, it's in the systemfor two weeks (more or less). Two, it is generally prescribed for skin infections, and sometimes FLUTD. Doesn't seem to be considered effective for secondary bacterial infectionsoften

Re: [Felvtalk] Please keep Polli in your thoughts

2013-06-26 Thread Lance
Margo, That's a very good point to make about Convenia. My vet was very reluctant to use it on Ember because it stays around so long. It ended up happening anyway (I was out of state, and my dad was panicking about a URI Ember was dealing with). Fortunately, she had no problems tolerating it.

[Felvtalk] link Me

2013-06-26 Thread Me
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Re: [Felvtalk] Melanie F.

2013-06-26 Thread Melanie F.
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Re: [Felvtalk] Please keep Polli in your thoughts

2013-06-26 Thread Lorrie
I see this differently. So does The Winn Foundation. They say; Finally, some cats can develop latent or sequestered infection. This probably happens to about 5-10% of cats. These cats, whose virus is hiding in sites such as the bone marrow, will rarely be contagious and are

Re: [Felvtalk] Please keep Polli in your thoughts

2013-06-26 Thread Beth
Yes, anemia is no way to go.   Don't Litter, Fix Your Critter! www.Furkids.org   From: Lorrie felineres...@frontier.com To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Wednesday, June 26, 2013 5:34 PM Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Please keep Polli in your thoughts      

Re: [Felvtalk] Please keep Polli in your thoughts

2013-06-26 Thread Margo
Lorrie wrote;True, IF the virus is latent and hiding in the bone marrow, but when a cat is severely anemic the virus is active, and the cat will suffer a painful death. I must have missed something, sorry. What I saw Amanda say was; She was diagnosed with severe anemia back at the

Re: [Felvtalk] Please keep Polli in your thoughts

2013-06-26 Thread Amanda K. Payne
Her anemia isn't really understood; it comes and goes so I'm wary of the non regenerative anemia diagnosis. I'm not sure if her recent problems are related to anemia or to the URI. We're looking for a new vet at the moment. As soon as I know more, I'll let you all know. -Amanda On Wed, Jun

Re: [Felvtalk] Please keep Polli in your thoughts

2013-06-26 Thread dlgegg
My problem isn't URI but on and off diarrhea. Casey is 15 and most of the 5 years I have had her, she has had this problem. It goes away for 6 months and then comes back again. The vet didn't find parasites in her stool, but did find a bacterial thing. He gave her a shot of Covina and we

Re: [Felvtalk] [OT] congenital peritoneopericardial diaphragmatic hernia

2013-06-26 Thread dlgegg
Are you close to a veterinary school? They might be better able to come up with an answer. I have gone to Missouri University, a 3 hour drive, but worth it if you can get answers. Lance lini...@fastmail.fm wrote: We think it is congenital. I don't know of anything she's gone through

Re: [Felvtalk] Please keep Polli in your thoughts

2013-06-26 Thread dlgegg
I agree with that, love is one of the most important things you can give them. Lance lini...@fastmail.fm wrote: I'm glad that Polli has your boyfriend. I really feel that love (which is, in a way, the flipside of stress) helps fight the disease and gives cats a reason to fight and live.

Re: [Felvtalk] Clavamox aka Augmentin

2013-06-26 Thread dlgegg
My mother was a nurse and a detail man once told her that human and animal meds are the same, they just put different labels on them. Vet meds are cheaper than human. Margo toomanykitti...@earthlink.net wrote: ___ Felvtalk mailing list

Re: [Felvtalk] Homemade food for FeLV cats

2013-06-26 Thread dlgegg
I like the idea of home made food, but how do I get the right proportions of enzymes, vitamins, etc for cats? Margo toomanykitti...@earthlink.net wrote: ___ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org

Re: [Felvtalk] Getting myself ready for the battle

2013-06-26 Thread dlgegg
I have a Lysine in a bottle that measures out the right dosage. Kind of looks like hairball stuff and my cats fight me when I try to give it to them. I think it might just be that I am making them take it, therefore they decide to NOT like it. Beth create_me_...@yahoo.com wrote: