Re: Dilemma - Consistent slight positive felv test results

2007-03-19 Thread Beth Noren
Hi, Just a quick point, it is probably safe to mix VACCINATED negatives with your positive. There is at least one list member who had 3 unvaccinated cats turn positive after unknowingly mixing with an felv+... Regards, Beth On 3/19/07, wendy [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Donna, A lot of us here

Re: Dilemma - Mixing (was consistent...)

2007-03-20 Thread Beth Noren
PM, wendy wrote: This is assuming that the unvaccinated cats were not already born with it or carrying it; we seem to never be able to say for sure that that wasn't the case. This virus is SO frustrating sometimes!!! :) Wendy --- Beth Noren [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi, Just a quick point

Re: Dilemma - Mixing (was consistent...)

2007-03-20 Thread Beth Noren
on our half-wall, all staring intently at the tv, (greyhounds on Animal Planet). They are so darling! (:o{ Beth On 3/20/07, Beth Noren [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi Gloria, I believe it was Bonnie that brought home a false negative kitten that possibly infected 3 of 6 indoor cats. If I

Re: Mama Kitty

2007-03-20 Thread Beth Noren
Sending positive thoughts for Mama Kitty, hope the 4:00 appointment goes well. Hugs, Beth On 3/20/07, elizabeth trent [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I'm worried about Mama Kitty this morning. She was diagnosed almost a year ago - and rebounded very well with Acemannan. She's had a wonderful

Re: OT - HELP, Cat crying all night long.

2007-03-25 Thread Beth Noren
Hi Kelley, I was surprised at how forgiving and positive you sounded when this adoption didn't work out. I just read your link to the Boulder Humane Society's open adoption program and now I understand. What a great approach! I know of many pet-worthy people in our area who have really been

Re: Slinky - Sad News

2007-03-27 Thread Beth Noren
Marissa, Thinking of you and Slinky at this difficult time, so glad that he was able to spend his life with such a good friend at his side. Peace and hugs to you both, Beth N. On 3/26/07, Marissa Johnson [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Nina (and EVERYONE!), thank you soo much! It is so

Re: Mama Kitty - seizure

2007-03-27 Thread Beth Noren
Hi Elizabeth, So sorry to hear Mama Kitty had a seizure. I haven't had time to write anyone much lately, but I have tried to keep up with reading the list and have followed what you've been going through with her. It is weird, we had lots of beautiful sunshine this afternoon and I was thinking

Re: Fred Update

2007-03-28 Thread Beth Noren
Hi Belinda, Glad to hear that Fred spirits are up. Is there any way you could have a syringe filled with water or tuna juice and maybe squirt it in after he gets his pills? I don't know how possible that would be if he's struggling, why is it the ones that really really need the meds seem to be

Re: Good Bye Mama Kitty

2007-03-29 Thread Beth Noren
Dear Elizabeth, I am so sorry for Mama Kitty's passing. Her picture is just beautiful. I know she is doing better now (rolling in the sun somewhere just as I pictured her on her last day). The hard part is knowing the pain that you, her kind, generous, loving caretaker must struggle with in her

Re: Hammy Please add to the CLS

2007-03-29 Thread Beth Noren
Hi Sherry, I am so sorry for your loss of Hammy. Prayers going out for dear Lucinda. Beth On 3/28/07, Sherry DeHaan [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi all,thank you for your good wishes and prayers for sweet little Hammy.He is now with all the Angel fur kids. Could you also put Lucinda in your

Re: Hideyo - Please send her strength

2007-03-29 Thread Beth Noren
Hideyo, sending strength and good thoughts to you in this difficult time. Beth On 3/28/07, Nina [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I'm writing to the list for prayers, strength and love to be sent to our dear friend Hideyo. She has had so many losses, so much pain and sadness, so much strife, she

Re: time between cats.

2007-04-04 Thread Beth Noren
Hi, What did her cat pass from? If it was complications from FeLV then she can get another cat immediately. FeLV does not survive long at all outside of a cat's body, if it dries, it dies. Beth On 4/4/07, Jennifer Madon [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I have a neighbor that had a cat get sick

Re: To MC: Re: Mom cat neg/neg - chances of babies being pos?

2007-04-10 Thread Beth Noren
I've wondered about the possibility too :o) My kittens momma tested Elisa negative when she was spayed, but one kitten tested positive (elisa and IFA) at seven weeks, and a second one turned positive at about 14 weeks. I think that the momma was probably the source and would have tested

Re: To MC: Re: Mom cat neg/neg - chances of babies being pos?

2007-04-10 Thread Beth Noren
Sorry, meant to send that to the list and sent it direct to you instead. Hope your having a wonderful morning and that your friendly old orange boy is sitting up on the table, enjoying a patch of this wonderful sunshine... :o) Beth On 4/10/07, Beth Noren [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I've

Re: Ages please

2007-04-12 Thread Beth Noren
Angel Alice - captured at 6 weeks, tested positve Elisa and IFA at 7 weeks, pts with unconfirmed FIP at 12 weeks (unresponsive fevers, huge belly of fluid, anorexic). Will Feral -captured at 6 weeks, tested Elisa negative at 8 weeks, fever at 13.5 weeks, tests

Re: Stamp went to the bridge

2007-04-18 Thread Beth Noren
Beth, I am so sorry for your loss of Stamp. I had to pts Ally last summer due to FIP, it is a rotten disease. Peace to you and yours, Beth N. On 4/17/07, Gussies mom [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I had Stamp PTS this morning. He was getting very uncomfortable from the FIP, was jaundiced, losing

Re: question on test result

2007-05-09 Thread Beth Noren
Hi Deana, Very glad to hear you are finding a new vet. I rescued a litter born of a feral mom who tested negative (we had her spayed and released). One sick baby tested positive right away, the other 4 tested negative. The sick one developed FIP and had to be pts (but at least had some quality

Re: ot - Ever ubiquitous pee - and still more pee

2007-05-23 Thread Beth Noren
I love having 5, though our ordinance is for 3. Silly, because we are allowed up to 3 dogs as well, which would make six total. Guess I'll just count the play fetch kitties as dogs... :o) Beth On 5/22/07, MaryChristine [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: i always liked five.. tho i can barely

Re: OT - Phelix...and lessons learned.

2007-06-07 Thread Beth Noren
Hi, I have laminate (Armstrong) and so far, so good, no scratches from the cats. MIne is called Easylock, not sure if they still make it, but it was very easy to install (easier than the Pergo I put in for my sister a few years ago.) :o) Beth On 6/7/07, Marylyn [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: That

Re: OT - Phelix...and lessons learned.

2007-06-07 Thread Beth Noren
-friendly. elizabeth On 6/7/07, Beth Noren [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi, I have laminate (Armstrong) and so far, so good, no scratches from the cats. MIne is called Easylock, not sure if they still make it, but it was very easy to install (easier than the Pergo I put in for my sister a few years

Re: OT - Phelix...and lessons learned.

2007-06-09 Thread Beth Noren
It sounds like Phelix and Mythic might have inhalant or contact allergies and that the allergy tests might be worthwhile for them. Unfortunately, my vet and I are fairly certain that Scooter's problem IS a food allergy, which means food trials are the recommended method of diagnoses and

Re: OT - Phelix...and lessons learned.

2007-06-10 Thread Beth Noren
Hi Phaewryn, I know that we will probably have to agree to disagree on this, but if I take your opinion to it's logical conclusion, then all declawed cats that end up in a shelter should automatically be euthanized to end their suffering? Like you, I am not a knee-jerk no-kill ever person. Like

Re: OT - Phelix...and lessons learned.

2007-06-10 Thread Beth Noren
Hi Tad, I agree, rescuing a declawed shelter cat is the perfect solution for those that must have a declawed cat. Unfortunately, I haven't had much luck suggesting this to people yet, (even when I tell them how much money they can save) as they all seem to want itty-bitty kittens. In my case, I

Re: OT - Phelix...and lessons learned.

2007-06-10 Thread Beth Noren
- Original Message - *From:* Beth Noren [EMAIL PROTECTED] *To:* felvtalk@felineleukemia.org *Sent:* Sunday, June 10, 2007 12:47 PM *Subject:* Re: OT - Phelix...and lessons learned. Hi Tad, I agree, rescuing a declawed shelter cat is the perfect solution for those that must have a declawed cat

Re: OT - Phelix...and lessons learned.

2007-06-11 Thread Beth Noren
will deal likewise with their fellow man. St. Francis - Original Message - *From:* Beth Noren [EMAIL PROTECTED] *To:* felvtalk@felineleukemia.org *Sent:* Monday, June 11, 2007 12:13 AM *Subject:* Re: OT - Phelix...and lessons

Re: Something is killing my cats, please help me

2007-06-28 Thread Beth Noren
Hi Kelley, I am so sorry for what you are going through. If it is FIP, maybe you have a chronic FeCov shedder with a more easily mutating strain? I know regular old FeCov is gonna be present in any rescue, but if more than 5-10% of your cats are getting FIP, maybe a nastier strain is the

Re: Suzie crossed the bridge

2007-06-28 Thread Beth Noren
Oh Kelley, I am so sorry for your loss, I just finished responding to your other email and then saw this one. Please don't put the blame on yourself for trying to rescue too many. Look instead at how many lives you have saved. Add them up. Our local Humane Society euthanized almost 28,000

Re: A bit OT: Need help with sore on kitty's back; reaction to flea meds?

2007-08-04 Thread Beth Noren
I can't remember where I read it, (thinking it was in Kittens for Dummies, which I can't find right now), but I know I've read that products containing lidocaine should not be used on cats. Bactine contains lidocaine. Can't remember what the side-effect was with cats, anyone else out there have

Re: Moe has taken a turn for the worse...

2007-08-14 Thread Beth Noren
Liquid Benadryl will make your cat drool and foam at the mouth like it's gone rabid. I think crushed up pills may do the same. Best bet is a pill popper, or having it compounded into a transdermal cream. Beth On 8/10/07, Caroline Kaufmann [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Beckie: I bought pill

Re: Here is the link

2007-09-25 Thread Beth Noren
Glenda, many of us here mix our vaccinated negatives with our positives. It is a calculated risk that takes into account quality of life, as is your decision to allow your cats outside. In my situation, with my neighborhood and my street-senseless cats, an outdoor kitty is a risk that I won't

Re: Here is the link

2007-09-25 Thread Beth Noren
. Trajan Tennent - Original Message - *From:* Beth Noren [EMAIL PROTECTED] *To:* felvtalk@felineleukemia.org *Sent:* Tuesday, September 25, 2007 1:16 AM *Subject:* Re: Here is the link Glenda, many of us here mix our vaccinated negatives with our positives

Re: Here is the link

2007-09-26 Thread Beth Noren
Thanks Tonya, I'm tryin', though it doesn't come easy! I just joined a parrot behavior list that teaches people to modify their parrots behavior through positive reinforcement and modeling the correct behavior. Funny thing is, list members are required to live by those same principals in their

Re: OT: socializing barn kittens

2007-12-20 Thread Beth Noren
My crew of born-in-a-brush-pile kitties acted like that at first. They were 7-8 weeks old when we brought them into our house. We had them quarantined in our bedroom, got a positve FELV test, and kept them in there until we could run a confirming test 3 months later, and get our adult kitty

Re: Hobbs, May 4, 2008

2008-05-06 Thread Beth Noren
Dear Heather, I am so sorry that Hobb's has passed. Thank you and Jann for all you have done for him and his sister Sissy. I rescued a litter of 5, mom tested negative on the Elisa, very sick runt tested Felv+ right away (7 wks old), after a brief rally we lost her to suspected FIP at 12 weeks.

Re: Hobbs, May 4, 2008 Question for Beth Noren

2008-05-06 Thread Beth Noren
and now. Even when he's hell-bent on stealing used Q-tips from the bathroom trash. :o) Sending good thoughts for Sissy, Beth On Tue, May 6, 2008 at 9:34 AM, Heather Wienker [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Beth (Noren)- For your two surviving 2 year old FELV kitties, are there supplements you've

Re: [Felvtalk] crf-Belinda

2008-07-15 Thread Beth Noren
Hi Tonya, Sounds like Bob is having problems very similar to what we are now going through with Will Feral. He began spraying a few weeks ago, blood has been in the urine off and on. X-ray was clear, urinalysis had no crystals, good ph, no blockage. Dx was interstitial cystitis. He did 2 weeks

Re: [Felvtalk] Welcome to new members and saying Hello

2008-07-15 Thread Beth Noren
Hi Terrie, I am so sorry to hear what you are going through with your mom. Just as a little bit of hope, my dad is the same age as your mom and his doctor gave him 1 month to 1 year to live over 2 and a half years ago. We thought it was really the end just before last Christmas, he couldn't walk

Re: [Felvtalk] while we await a retest

2008-07-24 Thread Beth Noren
Sharyl, Don't give up hope that some are negative. Ours initially tested 4 negative, 1 pos. One of the negs was incubating the virus and tested positive some weeks later, but the other three were still negative 6 months later. Their feral momma tested Elisa negative (didn't do IFA on her) and

Re: [Felvtalk] Urinary issues

2008-08-14 Thread Beth Noren
Hi Sherry, quick question...has she had an ultrasound of her bladder? Our Will Feral was recently dx'd with idiopathic interstitial cystitis (blood in urine off and on, peeing on the floor, straining at times, normal urine ph, no evidence of crystals, no infection, nothing on xray). He gets

Re: [Felvtalk] Testing New Kittens - Need Help

2008-09-30 Thread Beth Noren
Hi, I would test all, if financially possible. I rescued a mom and five babies, mom tested negative, runt tested positive at 7 weeks old and was quarantined, 4 siblings were negative at 8 weeks old. One of the neg's got a fever at about 14 weeks old, he was retested Elisa and IFA and was

Re: [Felvtalk] ot-sneaker fip?

2008-11-02 Thread Beth Noren
Hi Tonya, I lost one 12 week old to suspected wet FIP 2 years ago. She had a chronic URI and began having fevers that stopped responding to antibiotics. When her belly very first started to swell I noticed it, but the vet couldn't see it (or perhaps didn't want me to worry too much prematurely?)

Re: [Felvtalk] ot-another fip Q

2008-11-02 Thread Beth Noren
Hi Laurie, If there are no other symptoms (fever, pronounced spine) then I wouldn't worry. Wet FIP normally progresses pretty quickly, from my experience and what I've read. When I lost my Alice to it it was maybe 3 weeks or less from first noticing symptoms to having her so swollen and

Re: [Felvtalk] ot-sneaker fip?

2008-11-02 Thread Beth Noren
I think it's called Rivalta's test? Beth On Mon, Nov 3, 2008 at 2:38 AM, Kelley Saveika [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: There is a test which MC will probably remember the name of that can rule out FIP. Most vets do not know about it. If the cat does indeed have wet FIP, the prognosis is very

Re: [Felvtalk] ot-sneaker fip?

2008-11-02 Thread Beth Noren
Here's a link with a good explanation: http://marvistavet.com/html/body_fip.html Beth :o) On Mon, Nov 3, 2008 at 2:49 AM, Kelley Saveika [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: That's it - thanks! On Mon, Nov 3, 2008 at 1:47 AM, Beth Noren [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I think it's called Rivalta's test

Re: [Felvtalk] ot-another fip Q

2008-11-03 Thread Beth Noren
Hi, me again, I just re-read some info on FIP at this site, and they are saying FCoV transmission is primarily through shared litterboxes, so even less chance for worry... http://marvistavet.com/html/body_fip.html Beth ___ Felvtalk mailing list

[Felvtalk] ISO FeLV+

2009-02-17 Thread Beth Noren
Saw this on Detroit area Craig's List last night, thought I'd pass it along... WANTED: FELV OR FIV POSITIVE KITTEN (Troy) -- Reply to: comm-1037835...@craigslist.orgcomm-1037835...@craigslist.org?subject=wanted:%20FELV%20OR%20FIV%20POSITIVE%20KITTEN%20(Troy) [?

Re: [Felvtalk] Supplementing the diet of a + cat in a multicat house-

2009-04-07 Thread Beth Noren
My cats tend to be fattest on dry food. They are thinner, more playful and energetic on wet, and it is supposed to be a lot healthier for them (less chance of diabetes, etc.), although it is painfully expensive for 5 cats. Mine have severe allergy problems so I have to feed them Natural Balance

Re: [Felvtalk] Multi Cat House Protocol

2009-12-09 Thread Beth Noren
Hi, I'm not sure if you got a reply as my computer has been down for quite some time. I tested everyone Elisa and IFA initially, did a follow-up IFA several months later, and vaccinated the negatives. My plan was only to retest if a negative became sick, and this was supported by my vet. The

Re: [Felvtalk] Will Feral, thank you Diane

2009-12-10 Thread Beth Noren
Of Beth Noren Sent: Wednesday, December 09, 2009 7:09 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Multi Cat House Protocol Hi, I'm not sure if you got a reply as my computer has been down for quite some time. I tested everyone Elisa and IFA initially, did a follow-up IFA several

Re: [Felvtalk] Do you know why....

2010-04-19 Thread Beth Noren
Not sure statistically how often it happens, but I know it can, because it happened to me. Tested mom cat (negative) and sickly 7 week old runt (positive) with the in-house Elisa snap test. Four other littermates were separated from mom and the runt and were tested at 8 weeks (all negative). At

Re: [Felvtalk] cat litter

2010-08-10 Thread Beth Noren
Hi Kelley, Me too! I like the way this box catches the urine in a reservoir. One of my boxes is a Tidy Cat Breeze right now. The cats love it, it is their favorite box too pee in, but the urine collection tray is too shallow and the pads are bad for the environment. It's too bad, I love the way

Re: [Felvtalk] Cat Litter

2010-08-14 Thread Beth Noren
Glad you your kitties like it! Beth N. On Sat, Aug 14, 2010 at 8:18 PM, rache20...@aol.com wrote: Thank to whomever suggested the Chicken starter/grower  from TSC. I went and got a 50lb. bag for $11.49 (and I live in NY state). I'm thrilled. It is just as good or better than the World's

Re: [Felvtalk] Murphy's check up

2010-09-17 Thread Beth Noren
Alice, I lost two of five to this lousy disease, can't imagine going through it as many times as you have. Wishing you strength to see Murphy through his journey. They were a lucky litter to find you. Hugs, Beth ___ Felvtalk mailing list

Re: [Felvtalk] FeLV misconceptions

2010-09-25 Thread Beth Noren
Hi Georgetta, A negative snap is not always negative. I rescued a litter of 5 six week olds, sickly runt was immediately quarantined, Elisa tested positive at seven weeks old. Her siblings were first tested at eight weeks old, all negative. One brother came down with a high fever at fourteen

Re: [Felvtalk] FeLV testing protocols

2010-09-26 Thread Beth Noren
Hi Georgetta, Yup, I understand how bitey an unsocialized singleton can be! My arms were SO scratched up from my first positive that lived in quarantine from 6-12 weeks. Others here may have better references, but I found one article that says that the time between infection and testing positive

Re: [Felvtalk] FeLV testing protocols

2010-09-27 Thread Beth Noren
Georgetta, Here are more links that I could find on when to test, somewhat contradictory. Since the Elisa looks for antigens, not antibodies, you can test as young as you like without worrying about maternal antibodies interfering. But, since the virus needs some time to incubate (I'm seeing

Re: [Felvtalk] Foster cat with FeLV

2010-09-29 Thread Beth Noren
Hi Rachel, Here is a link to a chart that explains what the next step should be for each type of test result. For positive Elisa, negative IFA, they recommend retesting after a certain time period until the results are no longer discordant. Hope this helps, Beth

Re: [Felvtalk] Mixing

2010-10-13 Thread Beth Noren
I rescued a litter of 5, 1 tested positive and was quarantined, and died of FIP at 12 weeks old. One of the negatives became sick soon after, was retested, and he was now positive. He had no contact with his sick sister between tests. I began to get his negative siblings vaccinated, but did not

Re: [Felvtalk] how to make Whimsy an inside only?

2010-10-19 Thread Beth Noren
Hi, I have 1 formerly stray, and 1 formerly feral. I think the best way is cold-turkey. Otherwise they will just keep begging to go out and trying to slip outside. Mine adjusted quickly, had one scary over-night sneak out, but overall they seem content to be inside. Teaching him that he must

Re: [Felvtalk] Eosinophilic granuloma in Spanky's nasal passage

2010-11-07 Thread Beth Noren
Hi Stacy, One of my negative cats has EGC on his belly. He gets raised, red plaques and licks constantly. I had no luck with topical creams, fish oil, or allergy shots. We had him on prednisolone to control it for quite a while, because it worked and it was what we could afford. Unfortunately,

Re: [Felvtalk] Insight Please

2010-12-11 Thread Beth Noren
Marnie, It is common for this to happen. I trapped 5 plus mom, mom was snap negative, runt was positive, 4 others were negative. 6 weeks later one of the negatives got a fever, was retested, and was positive. We think the first test was done too soon after his last exposure, there was not

Re: [Felvtalk] Please add Rosie to CLS

2011-04-16 Thread Beth Noren
I am so sorry to hear that Rosie has passed. I really hoped that at least one would be spared a while longer. They were a lucky bunch of kittens to have found you, so many people won't give even one positive a chance. Hugs, Beth N., angel Will Feral's mom

Re: [Felvtalk] Soft Paws

2011-05-21 Thread Beth Noren
Hi Melinda, I tried them on back paws to try to prevent one with severe allergies from scratching his head. Didn't work. He just chewed them off. (he's on Cyclosporine now, which works wonders). Haven't tried them on front paws, perhaps they would chew less on those, or if you are really

Re: [Felvtalk] FW: Pet Armor/Diatomaceous Earth

2011-05-31 Thread Beth Noren
Many dog products are extremely dangerous for cats, but at least the last time that I ordered, Revolution used the same formula for both dogs and cats. I have used the large dog tube many times on my cats. Like Lynda, I have a couple of cats that lose their fur at the application site, so I

Re: [Felvtalk] Vets for Felv cats

2011-06-10 Thread Beth Noren
Hi Pam, I think a good regular vet who is willing to listen is the absolute best kind. I've tried another vet with a larger 24 hour practice who has pioneered some procedures. He was a mean, nasty ego-maniac. I much prefer a smaller practice where they can spend time to get to really know you

Re: [Felvtalk] Fleas Hylands bioplasma tablets

2011-06-22 Thread Beth Noren
Hi Cindy, I'm not familiar with Hyland's Bioplasma tablets either, but if you decide to try them and they don't work, maybe talk to your vet about Cyclosporine. I have 2 boys with severe allergies (one food/environmental, one just environmental) and tried many things, including food trials and

Re: [Felvtalk] Cali - 7 month old kitten

2011-06-22 Thread Beth Noren
Natalie, Just a note of caution, a mom cat can test negative and still have positive babies. Happened to me. Also, if they are tested immediately upon rescue, there can be false negatives because the virus is still incubating and hasn't had time to show up yet. Also happened to me. Even if a

Re: [Felvtalk] Dexter and Cali are together now

2011-07-07 Thread Beth Noren
Winn Foundation is legit and does a lot of good, I know they give grants for FIP research, but I think they do grants for other cat health issues as well. If you go to their home page and click on Grants you can see listings for what they have funded. Each year they put out a list of what

Re: [Felvtalk] Clumping litter dangers

2011-07-09 Thread Beth Noren
Yes, I've used Dumor brand Starter/Grower Chick Feed. I get it from Tractor Supply Co., think it was $13.00 for 50lbs? last time I got it. It's a bit of a hike to TSC, so I don't always use it. Plus. my husband complains that it doesn't handle odor well enough. Pros: 1.price 2.low dust

Re: [Felvtalk] Chick feed for litter

2011-07-11 Thread Beth Noren
. Lorrie On 07-09, Beth Noren wrote: Yes, I've used Dumor brand Starter/Grower Chick Feed.  I get it from Tractor Supply Co., think it was $13.00 for 50lbs? last time I got it.  It's a bit of a hike to TSC, so I don't always use it.  Plus. my husband complains that it doesn't handle odor

Re: [Felvtalk] My 1 year old just diagnosed

2011-08-22 Thread Beth Noren
Hi Marcia, So sorry to hear about Fletch. There is a good chance your adults will be just fine. I would get them tested and vaccinated, and keep Fletch seperated for a couple of weeks after the last shot. 3 of mine ran around with an infected brother for weeks before he was diagnosed and they

Re: [Felvtalk] Being blunt

2011-08-25 Thread Beth Noren
Hi Marcia, I know popular opinion is to limit antibiotic use, because it can kill the good bacteria in the gut, but in my limited experience I prefer to leave immune-compromised kitties on it longer. I had one little FeLV pos kitten with a URI that had a 10 day regimen of Clavamox. She was

Re: [Felvtalk] Being blunt

2011-08-25 Thread Beth Noren
Hi Marcia, Glad to hear Fletch is looking better! After what I went through with Alice (trapped at 6weeks, lost to wet FIP at 12 weeks), I'd leave him on it for awhile even after he seems ok, just to be sure. I am on the FIP list too, as hard as the FeLV stories are, FIP is even worse! I only

Re: [Felvtalk] new positive kitten/QUESTION

2011-10-24 Thread Beth Noren
My positive grew up wrestling with his two negative brothers and they were fine. They initially all tested negative, so some of the tussling happened before the neg's were vaccinated, and still no transmission. Once Will tested positive, we vaccinated the neg's. Will lived with them until he

Re: [Felvtalk] Hi, new member here

2011-11-01 Thread Beth Noren
Hi Anne, Welcome to the group. I love the pictures of Dublin with your greyhound! It's been a little while since I've had a positive, he was infected as a young kitten, lived for 3.5 years (with his still negative siblings) before he passed. If your guy was a little older when he was infected,

Re: [Felvtalk] Thanks for the replies

2011-11-17 Thread Beth Noren
Another side-effect of pred is bone loss. One of mine was on it for 1.5-2 years and broke his hind leg. Very slow to heal, was pinned for quite a long time. He is off it now. Having trouble eating and having an irritated throat - is it possible he has developed a stricture from getting pilled