just beginning

2007-06-24 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
I just joined this list. My 6 year old cat, Monkee, he was a stray that I took in 4 years ago, knowing he had FeLv- and now he's not doing good. I discovered a swollen lymph node in April and he was diagnosed with Lymphosarcoma. So we started chemotherapy. Everything is complicated by the fact

Re: just beginning

2007-06-24 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
into see than Betty (usually same or next day). Good luck and all the blessings of the angels. If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow man. St. Francis - Original Message -

Re: just beginning

2007-06-25 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
felv+ cats myself, and so far they are doing pretty well, considering. - Original Message - From: Caroline Kaufmann To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Sunday, June 24, 2007 1:30 PM Subject: just beginning I just joined this list. My 6 year old cat, Monkee, he was a stray that I to

RE: To Caroline: Re: just beginning

2007-06-26 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
Wendy: I appreciate your candor and providing me with the right questions to ask. I don't have the answers to any of these questions and that worries me. Except that his anemia is being treated with Epoetin, which is Epogen. He's had 1 week's course of that so far. His vet did mention a blood

Anemia Issues

2007-06-27 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
Hi everyone. I wanted to provide an update on my FeLV pos. and lymphosarcoma cat Monkee. He saw his Vet yesterday to determine whether the Epogen had helped his anemia. The news was very bad. Apparently last week, when the anemia started, his Red Blood cell count was 13%. After a week ( 3 doses

RE: need advice quick

2007-06-27 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
I got my Epogen (the generic Epoetin) from my Vet and it costs $78 for teeny tiny bottle! Monkee got three subcutaneous injections of it- only .3 ml- on a Tuesday, then Thursday, then Saturday. That was how the Vet prescribed it for Monkee's anemia. -Caroline From:dede hicken [EMAIL

Re: Anemia Issues

2007-06-27 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
To Wendy and Belinda: Monkee was done at 12:00 today, so I left work to go get him and take him back home (it's quite a drive for me, so I ended up being gone 2 hours). I didn't want him staying at the "hospital" any minute longer than necessary because he hates it there so much now. I was both

RE: miracle needed in NJ: one-week foster home for FeLV himmie 6/29

2007-06-27 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
Where does he need a place to stay for week? What state? Does it matter? If Kentucky, let me know and I will see if I can round up help... Caroline in Kentucky From:MaryChristine [EMAIL PROTECTED]Reply-To:felvtalk@felineleukemia.orgTo:FeLVTalk FeLVTalk@felineleukemia.org, [EMAIL PROTECTED],

RE: To Belinda: Re: Anemia Issues

2007-06-29 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
I talked to Dr. Susan Maier (holistic) yesterday. I was having a lot of trouble myself remaining positive and I was doing a lot of crying this week about Monkee's anemia situation. She said that Monkee's has a really strong life-force and he looks really good and I need to stay positive because

Re: To Belinda: Re: Anemia Issues

2007-06-29 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
Monkee only had one week's treatment of Epogen. Dr. Daley didn't say anything about continuing Epogen or trying a second dose. When I asked on Tues. if the Epogen helped him at all, she said no, because his red blood cell count was actually lower. So, I don't know if we should try it again

Re: To Belinda: Re: Anemia Issues

2007-06-29 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
I am going to talk to Monkee's regular vet (Dr. Jones) about this because I am worried. And I don't like how I was pretty much told to give up on a cat that doesn't look clinically sick! What dying cat eats a human-sized portion of raw hamburger meat and chicken livers (with gusto!)?! And has

Re: To Belinda: Re: Anemia Issues

2007-06-29 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
Monkee's HCT was 13% two weeks ago (when we first went to the Vet because I knew something was wrong). That was on a Tuesday. They gave him .3 of Epogen and sent me home with a tiny bottle to give him sub-cu injections of Epogen that Thurs, and Sat. They increased his predisone (which was 5 mg- I

Re:TO CAROLINE RE MONKEE: Re: Anemia Issues

2007-07-02 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
Marylyn- thanks for the good advice. These are things we will work on trying this week. I do need to start Monkee on an organic cat food. I've just been feeding him "Brandon Farms" organic that I found at Kroger this past week. I have been short on cash since the blood transfusion, so I had to

RE: Fw: Re:TO CAROLINE RE MONKEE: Re: Anemia Issues

2007-07-02 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
line. I'm not sure how that is done but someone can tell you if you don't know. Just keep on keeping on. If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow man. St. Francis - Origi

RE: Fw: Re:TO CAROLINE RE MONKEE: Re: Anemia Issues

2007-07-02 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
t is so very hard tomake these decisions, but like you said, "Not untilhe's ready"Stick with your gut feelings.I alwayssay in times like this...I want no regrets, and youdon't want any either.Bless you both in your decision.Be firm, and feelgood about what yo

Re: Fw: Re:TO CAROLINE RE MONKEE: Re: Anemia Issues

2007-07-02 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
- Original Message ----- From: Caroline Kaufmann To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Monday, July 02, 2007 7:25 PM Subject: RE: Fw: Re:TO CAROLINE RE MONKEE: Re: Anemia Issues I am happy to report that I am home from work and now able to assess Monkee's condition today- what with him

Re: Anemia Issues

2007-07-03 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
That would be very helpful because if Monkee needs another transfusion, I can't afford to get it at Dr. Daley's again. It did cost about $500 and I could only pay for half of it- which they were NOT happy about "allowing" me to do. But if we do another one, it will not be there. And at that

Appetite issues and Monkee update

2007-07-10 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
Hi everyone. I just wanted to update you on Monkee's situation and ask for some help/advice with his eating. He has been doing really well since last week. I pretty much just decided to drop his other two vets for now and focus on getting him care from his homeopathic vet Dr. Maier. Monkee was

FelV+ kitty that needs a home

2007-07-10 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
I have yet another kitty-related dilemma and I wanted to put the word out to you guys to see if you can help. When I was at the pet store on Friday, I was looking at the kitties up for adoption. Not because I can take any now-- I have too much going on with Monkee as it is. But seeing them play

Re: FelV+ kitty that needs a home

2007-07-10 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
different story.http://www.alleycat.org/pdf/test.pdfOn 7/10/07, Caroline Kaufmann [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:I have yet another kitty-related dilemma and I wanted to put the word out to you guys to see if you can help.When I was at the pet store on Friday, I was looking at the kitties up for adoption.Not be

Re: Appetite issues and Monkee update

2007-07-10 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
ast at her side did wait, Purring welcomes of soft applause, Ever guarding with sharpened claws." Trajan Tennent - Original Message - From: Caroline Kaufmann To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Tuesday, July 10, 2007 10:01 AM Subject: Appetite issues and Monkee update Hi everyon

Re: FelV+ kitty that needs a home

2007-07-10 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
st.I think that is the issuewith testing feral cats.Homes are sometimes found for FELV+ cats butit can take quite some time.Is the cat feral?On 7/10/07, Caroline Kaufmann [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:I think she said she usually doesn't test the ones she traps, fixes andreleases- for FelV- but "for some

Re: FelV+ kitty that needs a home

2007-07-10 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
oft applause, Ever guarding with sharpened claws." Trajan Tennent - Original Message - From: Caroline Kaufmann To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Tuesday, July 10, 2007 10:17 AM Subject: FelV+ kitty that needs a home I have yet another kitty-related dilemma and I wanted to put

Re: FelV+ kitty that needs a home

2007-07-10 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
I just spoke to her just now because I wanted to get more information. She says the black and white cat is probably more closer to 1 year because she has already had one litter (she's fixed now). But she'd need to get the actual age approximation from the vet that did her spay. She thinks that

Re: Appetite issues and Monkee update

2007-07-11 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
ful Bast at her side did wait, Purring welcomes of soft applause, Ever guarding with sharpened claws." Trajan Tennent - Original Message ----- From: Caroline Kaufmann To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Tuesday, July 10, 2007 12:44 PM Subject: Re: Appetite issues and Monkee

Re: Appetite issues and Monkee update

2007-07-11 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
nkee. He has lots to teach you. If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow man. St. Francis - Original Message - From: Caroline Kaufmann To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Se

Re: Appetite issues and Monkee update

2007-07-11 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
imes.No one knows what's wrong with her.On 7/11/07, Caroline Kaufmann [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:Well, he's not eating at tonight.It's so frustrating.I tried baby foodand kitten formula cat food and the buffalo again.He seemed interested inthe buffalo, but when it came time to actually eat it, he just kind of

Re: Appetite issues and Monkee update

2007-07-11 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
..take from it what you can useand leave the rest. If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow man. St. Francis - Original Message - From: Caroline Kaufmann

Re: Appetite issues and Monkee update

2007-07-11 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
d pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow man. St. Francis ----- Original Message - From: Caroline Kaufmann To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Wednesday, July 11, 2007 7:12 PM Subject: Re: Appetite issues and Monkee update Well, he's not eating at tonight. It's so

Monkee is gone

2007-07-16 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
My beloved cat Monkee passed last night in my arms while I held him with my Mom standing next to my side. At about 2:30 a.m. We were going to take him to Dr. Maier's for euthanasia this morning at 8:00 a.m. I thought he could make it until then and that he wouldn't want to go to a strange

Re: Monkee is gone ~ so is Keisha

2007-07-16 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
not feline leukemia positive. May your Higher Power hold you as mine is holding me. Laurie - Original Message ----- From: Caroline Kaufmann To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Monday, July 16, 2007 9:47 AM Subject: Monkee is gone My beloved cat Monkee passed last night in my arms while

RE: OT: A poem to those who lost your precious soul

2007-07-17 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
Thank you. This means more to me than you will ever know. -Caroline From: "HIDEYO YAMAMOTO" [EMAIL PROTECTED]Reply-To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.orgTo: [EMAIL PROTECTED], [EMAIL PROTECTED],felvtalk@felineleukemia.orgSubject: OT: A poem to those who lost your precious soulDate: Tue, 17 Jul 2007

OT: Comforting Emails

2007-07-17 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
The emails I have received in the wake of Monkee's passinghave really comforted me and I wanted you all to know that. I have forwarded them to my mother and she said they are "treasures" that need to be printed and kept forever. I plan to make a big photo collage of Monkee pictures to frame- he

RE: OT: Severely OT, dog fights and NFL player for Kat

2007-07-18 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
The ASPCA's legal team is going after Michael Vick hard. I have confidence in them that they will make a huge example out of him-- as they should. My mom is more of a "dog" person (oh, the irony...) and she's been up in arms since this broke. She'd go after him personally if she could. In the

RE: OT: Severely OT, dog fights and NFL player

2007-07-18 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
I think we can be confident that he won't slip through the system. Yes, his legal team will be well-paid for and I hate that, but the Humane Society, ASPCA and PETA are all on top of this. Those are three very powerful organizations who- working together- will be extremely powerful and influential

Re: OT: Severely OT, dog fights and NFL player

2007-07-18 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
This is the direct link from the National Humane Society's website to tell the NFL Commissioner Goodell to suspend Vick. All you have to do is fill in your info and send the email. It then lets your forward the same link to friends' email addresses. It also gives you the option to donate money to

Re: OT: Severely OT, dog fights and NFL player

2007-07-18 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
g that ever has!" ~~~ Margaret Meade ~~~ - Original Message From: Caroline Kaufmann [EMAIL PROTECTED]To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.orgSent: Wednesday, July 18, 2007 12:38:37 PMSubject: Re: OT: Severely OT, dog fights and NFL player This is the direct link from the National Humane Socie

RE: OT: Severely OT, dog fights and NFL player

2007-07-18 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
deed it is the only thing that ever has!" ~~~ Margaret Meade ~~~ ----- Original Message From: Caroline Kaufmann [EMAIL PROTECTED]To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.orgSent: Wednesday, July 18, 2007 12:38:37 PMSubject: Re: OT: Severely OT, dog fights and NFL player This is the direct link from

RE: OT: Mr. Vick's website

2007-07-18 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
It's powerade. Powerade's his other sponsor. -Caroline From:wendy [EMAIL PROTECTED]Reply-To:felvtalk@felineleukemia.orgTo:felvtalk@felineleukemia.orgSubject:OT: Mr. Vick's websiteDate:Wed, 18 Jul 2007 12:22:24 -0700 (PDT)He's got Coke, Rawlings, Airtran, and another symbol on his website

OT: More Vick info

2007-07-18 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
Michael Vick is marketed through a firm named Blue Equity http://www.blueequity.com/sports-entertainment/ The owner/managing partner is Jonathan Blue. His brother is Todd Blue - they also own Cobalt Ventures among other holdings. They are from Louisville, Kentucky (where I am from). They

Re: OT: Severely OT, dog fights and NFL player

2007-07-18 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
The Humane Society is overseeing the care for the 52 seized dogs. I fear that some will have to be put down due to injuries and illness. But there has got to be some kind of rehabilitation that is done on the dogs that are not ill/injured beyond repair. Also, I try not to know too much about pit

RE: OT: Severely OT, dog fights and NFL player

2007-07-19 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
plause, Ever guarding with sharpened claws." Trajan Tennent - Original Message - From: Caroline Kaufmann mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Wednesday, July 18, 2007 8:31 PM Subject: Re: OT: Severely OT, dog fights and NFL player The Huma

OT: Really good article about Nike and Vick

2007-07-19 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/7038442?MSNHPHCPGT1=10239 Pretty much says that you aren't going to get much out of Nike if you call them on their sponsorship of Vick. The underlying message to me is, let's hit Nike where it hurts them...their bottom line. Stop buying their products. I'm

RE: OT: Really good article about Nike and Vick

2007-07-19 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
Right. I have been boycotting Nike myself for years because I was runner and I thought they just plain made horrible products! So my boycott was totally related to that fact that the crap they produced was crap! Sometimes it takes a particular aspect of anissue to get people galvanized. Sadly,

RE: OT Mike Vick

2007-07-19 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
I also just wanted to add, for those following this thread, that sometimes I forget I am a lawyer...well, today I remembered. Yesterday I mentioned that Vick should be made to pay for the care of the 52 seized dogs, of course thinking it would never happen. Well, one of the Virginia Code Sections

Re: Keisha necropsy results and Isabella update

2007-07-20 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
Isn't that what Colostrum is for also? Immune support? I guess it's also known as "Mother's Milk?" My holistic vet put Monkee on that when we first went to see her. She provided the bottle of capsules to break open and mix in his food. But they have it at health food/natural health stores too. But

OT: Pet Burial Ceremony- for Monkee

2007-07-24 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
I have lost many pets before in my life, but with my recent loss of Monkee, I feel compelled to have some kind of ceremony honoring his life because he is the closest companion (animal or human) that I've ever had. I am really struggling with his death and the grieving process. I also want

RE: OT: Pet Burial Ceremony- for Monkee

2007-07-24 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
Thank you Glenda and Wendy for your insight. We are taking our time to plan something and won't do anything until Aug., so I still have time to think about it. It's funny though because I just found the pet loss website today on my own and it was really helpful. I liked the poems and I am really

Re: OT: Pet Burial Ceremony- for Monkee

2007-07-25 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
be weird for an animal's cremation remains to be made into something I could wear. :) Wendy "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world - indeed it is the only thing that ever has!" ~~~ Margaret Meade ~~~ - Original Message From

RE: OT: Pet Burial Ceremony- for Monkee

2007-07-26 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
Gina: This is the one I plan to order a ring from. http://www.pet-gems.com I liked this the best- I just thought it sounded really neat that the cremains kind of dictate the color of the stone- that seems really mystical to me. There are other sites for other types of jewelry- like necklaces-

Re: Belinda, please add Miss Sue to the Candlelighting ceremony?

2007-07-28 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
Anne: I also wanted to express my sadness at your kitty's passing. Having just lost my beloved Monkee in the early morning hours of July 16, I can truly say that I feel your pain. And sadly, I had just told my mother that this list serve has been really quiet...literally, since Monkee's passing.

Re: Valtrex toxic for cats or effective FeLV treatment

2007-07-29 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
I know people who take Lysine supplements in lieu of taking Valtrex, or another herpes medication, due to the expense of Valtrex and/or aversion to taking too much prescription medication. Lysine supplements work to keep the Herpes Simplex virus at bay (which is what oral Valtrex claims to do) and

OT: To Melissa Re: Science Diet C/D

2007-07-30 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
Melissa: We had one cat (Peach) from the litter of cats that were born when I was young that developed the same problem of the formation of crystals in his urine. He honestly almost died from the condition because he was having so much trouble straining to urinate. I have always felt that

RE: To Melissa Re: Science Diet C/D

2007-07-30 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
We (and more so, my mom) went through all of that! And there was plenty of vomiting by all, but I don't think there was ever one single reason for that. Since we had 3 boys from the litter of 5, and the mother, they were so used to communal feeding and the competition that came with it by the time

RE: Vaccinating kittens of unknown status against FeLV?

2007-07-31 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
Cassandra: I don't really have an answer to your question exactly, however, when I took my beloved Monkee (who passed on the 16th) to what would be his last vet, a holistic vet, something along these lines came up. In reviewing his records, she noted to me that the first vet I took him to in

Re: Vaccinating kittens of unknown status against FeLV?

2007-07-31 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
I agree and I think that provides another reason to wait with indoor kittens because the other vaccines are arguably more important up front, like rabies, etc. That's pretty much why my mom waited with her negative cat-- work on paying for all the other, more important vaccines first, then go to

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

2007-08-03 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
Wendy: My mom's cat is a very allergic cat. When I first found her outside, all the fur on her head was gone and she had scabs on her head on the exposed skin- she looked like hell. No one was willing to help us (not even the Humane Society!) because they thought she had mange. Turns out, she

RE: OT: To Beckie, Air Conditioner

2007-08-03 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
Beckie: My two cents: my Fel Leuk cat Monkee died on July 16. I had him for 4 years-- no health problems at all besides the initial worms, ear funk that came with him being outside for at least 6 months before I rescued him. I found a lump on his leg at the end of April and he was diagnosed with

OT: Regarding Rescue Remedy/Pet Calm

2007-08-03 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
http://www.rescueremedy.com/ the above website is for general information about Rescue Remedy. I am a huge fan, I have used it myself everyday since Monkee died. If you go to a Holistic Vet, they usually mix their own "Flower Essences"- which have a lot of the same things in it as Rescue Remedy,

Re: OT: Regarding Rescue Remedy/Pet Calm

2007-08-03 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
cue remedy will help this! :) Wendy "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world - indeed it is the only thing that ever has!" ~~~ Margaret Meade ~~~ ----- Original Message From: Caroline Kaufmann [EMAIL PROTECTED]To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.orgSent

Re: OT: Regarding Rescue Remedy/Pet Calm

2007-08-03 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
quot; Trajan Tennent - Original Message ----- From: Caroline Kaufmann To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Friday, August 03, 2007 12:35 PM Subject: Re: OT: Regarding Rescue Remedy/Pet Calm It definitely should. I didn't think I would be able to sleep when Monkee died because he slept

OT: To Susan regarding Ice Cubes

2007-08-03 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
Susan: Our litter of "normal" house cats I had growing up also were fans of the ice cubes in water- mostly just to play with. We had one, my favorite, Rambo, who would literally sit there at the water bowl and stare at the ice cube, touch it with his paw, and drink water forever!!! Hours! He

OT: Flea Control for colony/street cats, heat and other issues

2007-08-06 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
There are outdoor, colony cats (all spayed and neutered) on my street that the street, as a whole, kind of takes care of (people put food out). There's a lady a few houses up the street from me that started this- I think some of them she "rescued" from bad pet stores, but she lets them roam free

Re: OT: Flea Control for colony/street cats, heat and other issues

2007-08-06 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
My mom worries about the chemicals- the sprays and the flea powders. She thinks they aren't safe. Anyone else's thought? The Advantage is supposed to be super-safe though. I checked on Lil Girl many times yesterday after I treated her with Advantage- to make sure she's not having a reaction

Re: Flea Control for colony/street cats, heat and other issues

2007-08-07 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
ajan Tennent - Original Message - From: Caroline Kaufmann To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Monday, August 06, 2007 10:17 AM Subject: OT: Flea Control for colony/street cats, heat and other issues There are outdoor, colony cats (all spayed and neutered) on my street that th

OT: Advice for Malnourished, Rescued cat

2007-08-07 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
I did a cat rescue on Sat. of a spayed, long-haired female that was clearly a house-cat that had been hanging out in my mom's neighborhood for about 3 weeks. My mom had told the neighbor across the street that I had a foster cat and so he thought I would know what to do once he'd finally

RE: Advice for Malnourished, Rescued cat

2007-08-07 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
Thanks, that's a good idea. I guess our issue is that she clearly needs rehabbing- which we are willing to do- and we want to make sure she gets that rehabilitation. Not just turn her over in the state she's in and not know whether or not she got the care she needed. We can do the rehab that's

Re: OT: Advice for Malnourished, Rescued cat

2007-08-07 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
it is the only thing that ever has!" ~~~ Margaret Meade ~~~ - Original Message From: Caroline Kaufmann [EMAIL PROTECTED]To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.orgSent: Tuesday, August 7, 2007 10:09:28 AMSubject: OT: Advice for Malnourished, Rescued cat I did a cat rescue on Sat. of a spayed, long-haired f

OT: Brewer's Yeast

2007-08-08 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
I hate to do this to you guys again because I know there's been discussion about this before, but who uses Brewer's Yeast and what does it do? I bought some yesterday and want to try it out my outdoor Lil Girl that I feed, my foster cat- Izzee, my mom's cat Tally and the malnourished rescue we

Re: Advice for Malnourished, Rescued cat

2007-08-08 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
.orgwww.shadowcats.net "As Cleopatra lay in state, Faithful Bast at her side did wait, Purring welcomes of soft applause, Ever guarding with sharpened claws." Trajan Tennent ----- Original Message - From: Caroline Kaufmann To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Tue

Re: OT: Brewer's Yeast

2007-08-08 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
e it, just kind of sprinkle it on - a shaker thing would be good. Sometimes i just get a spoonful and apply it that way. Hope this helps - Gloria On Aug 8, 2007, at 9:49 AM, Caroline Kaufmann wrote: I hate to do this to you guys again because I know there's been discussion about this before, bu

OT: Update on Malnourished, Rescue cat

2007-08-09 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
My mom took the cat we rescued Sat. to her regular vet today. I couldn't get a hold of my Shamrock contact (she lost her cell phone in the bushes somewhere crawling around doing a kitten rescue- typical- this explains why I couldn't get a hold of her!). My mom was just really frustrated and felt

Re: OT: Update on Malnourished, Rescue cat

2007-08-09 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
ll shelter with tapeworms, and they are the same dosage ofactive ingredient as Droncit.http://tinyurl.com/39kpveOn 8/9/07, Caroline Kaufmann [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: My mom took the cat we rescued Sat. to her regular vet today.I couldn't get a hold of my Shamrock contact (she lost her

RE: Update on Malnourished, Rescue cat

2007-08-10 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
Well, now that she's getting her strength back...um, not so sweet! No really, she's sweet as can be, but I had to treat her eyes last night and give her her first dose of Clavamox and like I said, she starting to get real squirmy and fight it a little. After I treated her, she went and hid. Then

Re: OT: Update on Malnourished, Rescue cat

2007-08-10 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
to do the right thing for this kitty. Please keep us posted. :) Wendy "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world - indeed it is the only thing that ever has!" ~~~ Margaret Meade ~~~ - Original Message From: Caroline Kaufmann [EMAIL

RE: OT: Re: Susan D.

2007-08-10 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
Wendy: I thought you lived in Kentucky? Aren't you the one who also drives to Simpsonville to see Dr. Maier and recommended her to me? Or do I have you confused with someone else? I live in Louisville and I was just curious because if you live in Kentucky and are starting a pet-sitting

Re: Update on Malnourished, Rescue cat

2007-08-10 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
Oh my god! Now I know why I post my lengthy stories to you guys (more than just venting)! Everyone has made such wonderful suggestions- I really appreciate it. We have the owners address so this is what I will suggest to my mom that we do. That way, we can make the owners come to us! We can make a

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

2007-08-10 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
Beckie: I bought pill pockets for Monkee back when he was really sick because I thought he would welcome the "break" from pilling...but Monkee was super-smart, so it worked ONE time. Now I still have a $7 container of pill pockets that will never get used probably! If Moe is "smart" and you think

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

2007-08-10 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
Beckie: Make sure you give him some water or water mixed with gravy is good- immediately after you pill him- to help him swallow it and so he's not swallowing it "dry." If you have a syringe or a dropper- either will work. It doesn't have to be much, just enough to wet his whistle. I always gave

RE: Success!

2007-08-13 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
That's "ironic" because if you read the pill pockets package-- it says they were "designed" by veterinarians! LOL! I would never go to a vet who will only recommend and endorse the items they sell at their clinic. That's ridiculous. My holistic vet is ALWAYS telling me to try something from Whole

RE: How to Keep Tags on Your cat???

2007-08-13 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
8 [EMAIL PROTECTED] Katrina Animal Reunion Team (KART) www.findkpets.org http://www.findkpets.org/ Join Us Help Reunite Katrina-displaced Families with their Animals From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Caroline Kaufmann Sent: Friday, August 10, 2007 1

Re: rescue remedy

2007-08-13 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
I put a lot of it in the outdoor water bowls for the neighborhood street cats because they will swat at each other on my porch over food and I was tired of cleaning up dried, bloody nose scrapes. I do think it's been working on them...it's not a drastic difference- like if you were giving them

OT: article about No-Kill Shelters

2007-08-13 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20246424/ This may cause a lot of controversy... -Caroline Find a local pizza place, movie theater, and moreĀ….then map the best route!

OT: website for Lost/Found cats-TO WENDY

2007-08-21 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
WENDY: I hate to do this to you again, but remember the post you sent where you listed all the websites where you could post a lost/found cat? I think I deleted it (I can't find it) and I wanted to see if you could re-post? My mom and I still have the rescue cat (we posted on craigslist, the

RE: website for Lost/Found cats-TO WENDY

2007-08-21 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
Susan: I am sorry about the fire and that you are still missing two cats. That is heartbreaking. You havebeen in my thoughts over the past few weeks. As explanation, well, it's complicated. We found her about three weeks ago (Aug. 4) and that was about the time of your fire so you missed out

Re: website for Lost/Found cats-TO WENDY

2007-08-21 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
scue.orgwww.shadowcats.net "As Cleopatra lay in state, Faithful Bast at her side did wait, Purring welcomes of soft applause, Ever guarding with sharpened claws." Trajan Tennent - Original Message - From: Caroline Kaufmann To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Tuesday, August 21,

Re: I am so CONFUSSED!!

2007-08-23 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
Even if he is not eating, if you can get a tablespoon of Nutrical in your cat each day, you will stave off fatty liver disease. Nutrical is a high calorie food supplement that comes in a gel form you squeeze out of a tube-- very easy to mix into wet food. You can get a tube of Nutrical from your

RE: Caroline- Re: Rescue Cat's Reuniting

2007-08-23 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
Oh yes, an additional update. The transfer went well. I don't think her owner (it was the husband that picked her up) knew Nosey could function so well as she did with us. He saw the room she stayed in and we told him that she stayed in her crate at night (my mom is a firm believer in

Re: I am so CONFUSSED!!

2007-08-23 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
Oh yes, I forgot that, if you can't get the Nutrical in him with food or baby food, for me and my cat, putting it on his nose worked like a charm. I would put a whole glob of it on his nose- covering the skin/fleshy part, and even some of the fury part, and he would lick it off every time. He

OT: Any 1 Living in CA- Lost Cat

2007-08-23 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
I wanted to get this out to the Felv group because I know everyone is spread all over the county and there are some of you in California. I know a lot of you have shelters, do rescues, and/or work with shelters, so I thought this group would just be a good resource because you just never know...

Re: fleas arhhhhh

2007-08-27 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
I used Revolution on my Monkee for the 4 years that I had him and we never had a skin reaction or any other problems. I used it because I wanted to kill as many worms as possible because he had been living outside at lease 6 mths and eating a rabbit, a dove, etc. a day (if not more than one per

RE: To Megan: Re: My cat was tested positive yesterday, and I don't know what to do.

2007-08-28 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
Having just gone through this recently and losing Monkee to anemia/FelV, I can provide this: Blood transfusion: wears off in 10 days, if not less. Signs of it wearing off are pretty clear: lack of energy, less moving around, white gums/nose (Monkee's nose was "perfect pink" and when his

RE: Treatment for Nonregenerative Anemia (Olive)

2007-08-29 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
I decided not to do a bone marrow aspirate on Monkee to determine the type (non-regenerative, etc.) of anemia he had and if the anemia was being caused by the FelV virus becoming activated, or from cancer. My vet led me to believe that if we could determine the anemia was from cancer (only via a

RE: Megan, be careful...

2007-08-31 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
Right, I don't understand the $2000 either? The ONLY time I was ever quoted only a possibility of spending $2000 or so on Monkee's care was for chemotherapy- by Dr. Dailey at Metro Vet Specialists. And that makes sense-- I mean, it's chemo. And we were supposed to be going once a week at$200-300

OT: Ear Cleaner for Kittens

2007-09-05 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
Ugh. Trying to keep this short, here's what I have been doing since Sat.: volunteering at cat adoption day for one of the local no-kill adoption agencies- which involved me forcing myself upon the reluctant, control-freak, head volunteer for the group who I suspect is not only majorly

RE: Ear Cleaner for Kittens

2007-09-05 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
I know- I worry about the OTC cleaners sold at the pet store. That's why I liked the stuff given to me by Monkee's vet b/c it was the same Rx med my mom used for her problem ears. And I read the ingredients and it's NOT alcohol! Which, I believe most of the OTC cleaners are (what I call the "old

Re: Ear Cleaner for Kittens

2007-09-05 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
o:felvtalk@felineleukemia.orgSubject:Re: Ear Cleaner for KittensDate:Wed, 5 Sep 2007 14:52:43 -0500Really?My vet tech told me to use a solution of 1/2 rubbing alcohol,1/2 vinegar...On 9/5/07, Caroline Kaufmann [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:I know- I worry about the OTC cleaners sold at the pet store.That's why I liked

OT: update on sick kittens, questions about URIs, etc

2007-09-07 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
Well, I still have 4 kittens in crates at my (tiny) house, and then my one year old Foster cat Izzee. One of the kittens, a grey and white male, was supposed to leave last night to go "on display" at the store, but d*mned if he didn't come down the sneezing, running nose, water eyes! Urgh. I wish

Update on Felv+ B/W Female kitty...good news!

2007-09-07 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
Great news! A while ago, when Monkee was still alive, I had posted about a B/W, long-haired, docile, sweet, female FelV+ cat (maybe a year old?) who my contact at the no-kill adoption agency had picked up from a colony downtown and had gotten fixed. She planned to re-release her, but she tested

Re: OT: update on sick kittens, questions about URIs, etc

2007-09-07 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
system.Vaccinations protect against some of the worst virii -rhinotracheitis, calici, panleukopenia - there are hundreds of otherthings that cause URI.Most of them not serious.On 9/7/07, Caroline Kaufmann [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Well, I still have 4 kittens in crates at my (tiny) house, and then

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