RE: Question about outdoor cat

2007-10-04 Thread Christiane Biagi
TAKE HER! I was feeding my Romeo for 2 years before I brought him inside. I did so only because the temperature was going to below zero and the creeps whose house he lived under boarded up his access so he had no shelter. It took a few weeks of him in a large kennel in my bedroom propped up on

RE: New to the list

2007-12-20 Thread Christiane Biagi
Folks on this list much more knowledgable than me will help. But, how old are they? Have they always been together? What does the vet say is wrong with Moses? FELV itself is not what is making him sick—what he likely has is any one a number of conditions that FELV cats are more prone to.

Re: [Felvtalk] Spanky has large cell lymphoma

2010-12-02 Thread Christiane Biagi
I lost my Romeo to lymphoma last year. For him, there weren't too many options. I had brought him in as an adult stray who I'd been feeding outside for a couple of years and though he had several wonderful years inside, he would absolutely freak if you tried to pick him up or hold him down in

Re: [Felvtalk] Question About Inegrating Positive and Negative Cats

2010-12-06 Thread Christiane Biagi
My 3 neg cat have lived with Tucson, my pos cat, for most their lives and she is 12 1/2 years old. I also had another pos cat, Romeo, who I brought in 2004 (adult cat) until his death last year, they all lived together. They share dishes, boxes, groom each other, occasionally nip each other,

Re: [Felvtalk] Question About Inegrating Positive and Negative Cats

2010-12-06 Thread Christiane Biagi
Got my Tucson as a 6 week old kitten in 5/98 and she's still here, a chunky 17 lbs! Brought my Romeo in 2/04 (stray I was feeding) he was estimated to be 4-5 at the time. He died from lymphoma last fall was never sick until the last 2 weeks of his life. -Original Message- From:

Re: [Felvtalk] Introductions Questions

2010-12-06 Thread Christiane Biagi
My Tucson had a couple of episodes of very low wbc vet treated her with immune regulin injections. Seemed to have brought her blood count up pretty quickly... -Original Message- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of

Re: [Felvtalk] Blood in Tweezers stool

2010-12-07 Thread Christiane Biagi
My Romeo would get that occasionally. Because he was pos, I really worried the first time. Rushed him to vet (no easy trick-LOL) it turned out that it was just a bit of bleeding from being constipated and straining so hard. Romeo would get constipated pretty quickly so I always made sure to

Re: [Felvtalk] anyone used a pet transport service?

2011-01-21 Thread Christiane Biagi
Have worked w. both Operation Roger Pilot n Paws to transport dogs they are great! -Original Message- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Emeraldkittee Sent: Friday, January 21, 2011 8:54 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org

Re: [Felvtalk] Anyone experienced with transport?

2011-02-21 Thread Christiane Biagi
Try Operation Roger--long distance truckers. Have worked w. them twice they're great! http://operationroger.rescuegroups.org/ -Original Message- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Kelley Saveika Sent: Sunday, February 20,

Re: [Felvtalk] MaryChristine

2011-03-12 Thread Christiane Biagi
Thinking good thoughts for her -Original Message- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Gloria B. Lane Sent: Saturday, March 12, 2011 2:19 PM To: Feline Leukemia Subject: [Felvtalk] MaryChristine Just fyi, for those who

Re: [Felvtalk] How long can FeLV stay dormant?

2011-03-15 Thread Christiane Biagi
I got my Tucson as a kitten--had her tested at around 2 months she was neg. 4 1/2 years later she was feeling poorly a very sharp vet redid test after her blood work showed lower than normal white blood count. And sure enough she tested positive (on Snap IFA). She had never been outside

Re: [Felvtalk] Airline Health Certificate

2011-03-21 Thread Christiane Biagi
If ure flying animal by cargo. U need hc. I get one even tho cat is always in cabin w me. Never had prob w my vet giving me hc for felv pos cat. Sent from my Samsung Epic™ 4G TANYA NOE sashacatgodd...@yahoo.com wrote: I don't see why not. If you are flying within the US you do not usually have

Re: [Felvtalk] Keep Cats Indoors

2011-03-22 Thread Christiane Biagi
Actually, the leading killers are glass windows...particularly taller structures .car winfshields. But cats are the only bird predators in urban aareas, so they of course would be the largest killer of birds. There are other natural predators in rural areas...including other birds like owls,

Re: [Felvtalk] Keep Cats Indoors

2011-03-23 Thread Christiane Biagi
This is not an easy call. Growing up, we always had stray cats who found us all were indoor/outdoor. Of course, it was way different then my mother always made sure they came in at night. They all went to the vet to be s/n then not again until they became ill towards the end of their lives.

Re: [Felvtalk] Keep Studs in your thoughts Please

2011-03-23 Thread Christiane Biagi
Thinking good thoughts for Studs but is anybody following up on this so-called transporter? -Original Message- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Edna Taylor Sent: Wednesday, March 23, 2011 12:30 PM To:

Re: [Felvtalk] Cat Foof

2011-03-28 Thread Christiane Biagi
They can be fussy, can't they! LOL My brood eats wellness canned but when I tried wellness dry as supplement, they turned up their noses. Have a friend who had a cat that lived to her early 20's--wouldn't eat anything xcept 9-Lives (which is not the worst food in the world). -Original

Re: [Felvtalk] Time to step down from rescuing for a time being.

2011-03-28 Thread Christiane Biagi
Am so sorry to hear this and 64 is anything but old! Will be thinking good thoughts for both of you… From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of ter...@tazzys.org Sent: Monday, March 28, 2011 9:10 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org

Re: [Felvtalk] Cat Foof

2011-03-28 Thread Christiane Biagi
the salmon and turkey flavor. Go figure. They *Love* Prarie chicken dryed catfood. It's pretty good nutrition-wise. And no, it's not made out of 'prarie chickens'... ~Bonnie - Original Message - From: Christiane Biagi ti...@mindspring.com To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Monday, March 28

Re: [Felvtalk] Fish for cats

2011-03-29 Thread Christiane Biagi
Guess the bottom line is just like it is for human--eat a bit of everything balance your diet. Of course, for a couple of mine, little bit is a challenge! I have, however, tried to eliminate corn, wheat soy cause my Tucson seems to be a bit allergic to one of those ( she really doesn't need

Re: [Felvtalk] ImmunoRegulin

2011-03-29 Thread Christiane Biagi
My Tucson had a couple of episodes of very low white blood count. She wouldn't eat (which is a dead giveaway for her!) vet treated with a series of immune-regulin injections. Don't know if it was that or what, but her wbc jumped right back up. She's 13 years old, 17 lbs. Medically, I'm

Re: [Felvtalk] ImmunoRegulin

2011-03-29 Thread Christiane Biagi
My vet said it wasn't good as preventive but has had experience with using it during the episodes of low wbc my Tucson had a few years ago. Can't remember how many injections he gave her but her wbc went up that was it. -Original Message- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org

Re: [Felvtalk] Please add Muffy to CLS...friend of Bandy

2011-03-29 Thread Christiane Biagi
So sorry to hear about Muffy--I know my little dog Jack puts up with a lot from his cat brothers n sisters almost never complains-LOL I'm sure Muffy will be missed... -Original Message- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of

Re: [Felvtalk] Please add Lola to the CLS list :(

2011-03-29 Thread Christiane Biagi
Good for you for giving this little one some dignity, love warmth in her last moments -Original Message- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Beth Sent: Tuesday, March 29, 2011 12:06 PM To: Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org

Re: [Felvtalk] Please add Rosie to CLS

2011-03-29 Thread Christiane Biagi
So sorry to hear... but please don't feel defeated! You gave these little ones the best possible chance you know that they knew that. I lost my Romeo to lymphoma for him, treatment was not really an option. It's a terrible disease--attacks fast with a vengeance. His last few days were tough

Re: [Felvtalk] Cat Foof

2011-03-30 Thread Christiane Biagi
. SS does not cut it when heating bills go up and insurance costs are added in. Has anyone had experience with reverse mortgagees? Been thinking about that. At least it would keep the cats and I in our home. Christiane Biagi ti...@mindspring.com wrote: They aren't thrilled w. Turkey

Re: [Felvtalk] Husband has passed away..... :(

2011-04-02 Thread Christiane Biagi
So sorry for your loss…and I know he Taz all the other fur babies are watching over you… From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of ter...@tazzys.org Sent: Saturday, April 02, 2011 11:27 AM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject:

Re: [Felvtalk] New Member

2011-04-03 Thread Christiane Biagi
When you post or answer a post on the board, everyone gets it--so we've all gotten your post. Good for you for taking in these little guys! And for TNR as many of the others as you can. I have 1 pos 3 neg who have all lived together for years w. no problem. I've also taken in two kittens

Re: [Felvtalk] Abbey

2011-04-04 Thread Christiane Biagi
Does vet think she might need antibiotics? I'd keep giving her soft of liquefied food--anything that she'll eat. Stuff she can lick up and not have to chew. -Original Message- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Mary Lou

Re: [Felvtalk] Question re positives negatives

2011-04-15 Thread Christiane Biagi
First off, if she's neg on IFA I would go with that! Don't know why you wouldn't. Many of us mix pos/neg. I did that by accident when 1 of my cats tested pos 4 1/2 years after she tested neg on snap test. Never been outside so I assume she always had it. My other 3 cats were around her since

Re: [Felvtalk] Question re positives negatives

2011-04-15 Thread Christiane Biagi
I'd love to hear ideas on that one! LOL I have 6 sep dishes feed in 2 sep rooms... but, the other one's dish always seems to be more attractive for some reason-LOL There are times that I look over its as though one said, everyone more one to the right they did! And then there's the dog who

Re: [Felvtalk] Please add Rosie to CLS

2011-04-16 Thread Christiane Biagi
I live outside o NYC just got 2 stray kitties vaccinated, neutered, microchipped FELV tested. Had s/n certificates it still cost me $700. And my vet is far from the highest fee. We sometimes forget that vet care is getting as expensive as human med care. And when you consider that many

Re: [Felvtalk] Please add Rosie to CLS

2011-04-16 Thread Christiane Biagi
Sometimes, local shelters have them... -Original Message- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of dlg...@windstream.net Sent: Saturday, April 16, 2011 3:45 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Please add

Re: [Felvtalk] Update on Poppy/IFA test

2011-04-18 Thread Christiane Biagi
Just a wild thought... Was the Elisa done by using blood on test strip or saliva/tears??? Some vets may be still doing saliva/tears test its notorious for being wrong. -Original Message- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf

Re: [Felvtalk] Discordant Results (ELISA+/IFA-)

2011-05-12 Thread Christiane Biagi
Ilost my romeo to. Lymphoma but he was around 4 when I brought him in after feeding him for couple of years. He lived 4 years inside. My Tucson is 12 n 17 lbs. She was diagnosed felv when 4. I have 3 negs n have mixed 4 years. Thing is that this an ancient virus n if if were that deadly, there

Re: [Felvtalk] Fluid in chest cavity

2011-05-15 Thread Christiane Biagi
My romeo developed very labored breathing very quickly. Then fluid in lyngs was found n when they analyzed fluid n took xrays, they found lymphoma. Not to asume the same w this cat, but things went very bad w. Romeo very quickly. Sent from my Samsung Epic™ 4G vixen...@verizon.net wrote: Hello

Re: [Felvtalk] Cat Bite

2011-06-04 Thread Christiane Biagi
All the advice u got is got is good BUT if u start seeing red line going up to arm, get to dr right away. Have had many cat bites but one last dec required overnite in hospital for iv antibiotics to avoid sepsis. Something to do w bacteria in cats moiuth. Christiane Biagi Sent from my Samsung

Re: [Felvtalk] Cat Bite

2011-06-04 Thread Christiane Biagi
ALL cats have a specific bacyeria in their mouth (begins w p; not jult felv Christiane Biagi Sent from my Samsung Epic™ 4G Susan Ang sea7...@gmail.com wrote: Wash the wound with antibiotic soap and keep antibiotic ointment on it. Also treat with hot compresses. It will draw white blood cells

Re: [Felvtalk] Cat Bite

2011-06-04 Thread Christiane Biagi
She prob got iv antibiotics..maybe ceflex... Christiane Biagi Sent from my Samsung Epic™ 4G Natalie at...@optonline.net wrote: My mother had a red line going up her arm after being bitten while she was medicating one of her cats and received Vitamin C by IV! -Original Message- From

Re: [Felvtalk] Cali - 7 month old kitten

2011-06-22 Thread Christiane Biagi
My Tucson tested neg on Elissa (in office) snap test when she was 6-8 weeks old. Then almost 6 years later, she was a bit ill my very sharp vet at the time, retested her she tested pos for FELV (Elissa IFA). Now 7 years later, Tucson is still with us and intermixed with the 3 other cats had

Re: [Felvtalk] UTI Question

2011-07-08 Thread Christiane Biagi
As someone who followed my little dog around with a dish to catch urine on a very busy street in front of my apt house, I can relate! I just put my head down wouldn't look at any passer by. LOL -Original Message- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org

Re: [Felvtalk] Heartworm drugs

2011-07-20 Thread Christiane Biagi
I'm not one to give my pets all sorts of meds but, if you've ever seen a dog die from heartworm or actually seen what these critters look like, you'd err on the side of caution. I'm in NY and we've gone to year round. While true that the mosquitoes carrying the larvae don't fly up here from

Re: [Felvtalk] Heartworm drugs

2011-07-20 Thread Christiane Biagi
doors to let the dogs out. I have to give them something as a preventative. - Original Message - From: Christiane Biagi ti...@mindspring.com To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Wednesday, July 20, 2011 6:26 PM Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Heartworm drugs I'm not one to give my pets all

Re: [Felvtalk] Heartworm drugs

2011-07-21 Thread Christiane Biagi
...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Christiane Biagi Sent: Wednesday, July 20, 2011 7:26 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Heartworm drugs I'm not one to give my pets all sorts of meds but, if you've ever seen a dog die

Re: [Felvtalk] Heartworm drugs

2011-07-22 Thread Christiane Biagi
: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Christiane Biagi Sent: Wednesday, July 20, 2011 7:26 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Heartworm drugs I'm not one to give my pets all sorts of meds but, if you've ever seen

Re: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question

2011-08-04 Thread Christiane Biagi
Vet is confusing FIV and FELV vaccines. Cats test pos for FIV after being vaccinated for FIV but do NOT test pos for FELV after FELV vaccination. -Original Message- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Martha Walton Sent:

Re: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question

2011-08-04 Thread Christiane Biagi
...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Katy Doyle Sent: Thursday, August 04, 2011 1:58 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question Ah, Christiane, you beat me to the punch! On Thu, Aug 4, 2011 at 1:41 PM, Christiane Biagi ti...@mindspring.comwrote: Vet is confusing FIV and FELV

Re: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question

2011-08-04 Thread Christiane Biagi
No--happens only w. FIV vaccine. -Original Message- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Natalie Sent: Thursday, August 04, 2011 2:35 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question I

Re: [Felvtalk] Please Share Thoughts on TNR Dilemma

2011-08-11 Thread Christiane Biagi
Not at my computer but there are sites that talk about rehoming ferals. Best I can rember is to somehow contain cat in garage or big pen for 2 or 3 weeks n when I let it loose, it knows that this is the place for food. Mayne try alley cat alleys. Christiane Biagi Sent from my Samsung Epic™ 4G

Re: [Felvtalk] Please Share Thoughts on TNR Dilemma

2011-08-11 Thread Christiane Biagi
Sometimes local shelter has xtras from people who dump animals. If u buy new, theres one site thay I got 42 midwest crate frim fir around 70. Will look up n send on to u Christiane Biagi Sent from my Samsung Epic™ 4G Bonnie Hogue ho...@sonic.net wrote: Beth, I think this is going to have

Re: [Felvtalk] Sorry to Ask so much, but...

2011-08-11 Thread Christiane Biagi
The place I bought the 42 crate: $77.95 and free shipping (Midwest Crate) http://www.petstreetmall.com/Midwest-I-1542DD-Double-Door-iCrate-Dog-Crate/7 853/2963/ I last used it for 2 young kitties who I'd been feeding outside who I knew wouldn't last the winter. Someone had lent me one of

Re: [Felvtalk] Please Share Thoughts on TNR Dilemma

2011-08-11 Thread Christiane Biagi
I do lost/found work for a couple of shelters you have no idea how far animals wander. A chip got a cat home that had disappeared months ago from its home about 10 miles away. Thing is sometimes, people pick up strays, bring them home, and then lose or dump them again-now even further from

Re: [Felvtalk] Update on Hemy THANK YOU

2011-08-12 Thread Christiane Biagi
Yea but my theory is where the cats lie is the coolest spot. They somehow find the slightest breeze or the floor is cool or something--but there's a reason why they lie where they do! LOL -Original Message- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org

Re: [Felvtalk] My 1 year old just diagnosed

2011-08-22 Thread Christiane Biagi
My Tucson is 13 was found pos when she was 4. She had tested neg as kitten but was never outside so vets were sure she was pos from birth. She lives with my other cats all of whom were around her for 3-4 years before I found her to be pos. She's still going strong and none of the other cats

Re: [Felvtalk] My 1 year old just diagnosed

2011-08-22 Thread Christiane Biagi
telling Fletch he can kickthis and he growls at me(-: He's a stinker!! I had my two vaccinated today and the third one is going to the vet tomorrow. I hope he is negative also. Thanks so much for sharing. Take care Marcia On Mon, Aug 22, 2011 at 8:21 PM, Christiane Biagi ti...@mindspring.com

Re: [Felvtalk] FW: My 1 year old just diagnosed

2011-08-25 Thread Christiane Biagi
Are u sure you don't mean Ivermectin for demodectic mange? If so, BE VERY CAREFUL-collies various herding breeds can carry a genetic mutation that makes giving them Ivermectin (that's the stuff in Heartgard) From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org

Re: [Felvtalk] Having two Feline Leukemia cats

2011-08-25 Thread Christiane Biagi
You know, not for nothing, but this testing is really really flawed! There are just too many stories of folks with inconsistent results. Life and death decisions are made everyday based on these tests and all of us who have felv+ cats know the tests to be a bit shaky. My own Tucson tested

[Felvtalk] Aslan's Cats

2011-09-20 Thread Christiane Biagi
Does anyone have any experience with Aslans Cats in Catskill, NY? They were very hard hit by Hurricane Irene and looking for help. I'd never heard of them though they seem to be a 501.3 org.. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Aslans-cats/15585065924?sk=wall Christiane Biagi 914-720

Re: [Felvtalk] pleasehelp

2011-10-03 Thread Christiane Biagi
The decision is not an easy one. She is just about due to deliver and you need to consider the risk to her, as well as kittens, of an abortion at this stage. But you should know a few things about FIV: . The male cat would not likely have given her FIV when he got her pregnant-deep bite

Re: [Felvtalk] Hi, new member here

2011-11-01 Thread Christiane Biagi
They are gorgeous cats--very very lucky to have found you! I've have my Tucson, a 12 year old FELV+ cat who I've had since she was a kitten. She tested neg on Elissa when she was a couple of months old but then tested pos 4 years later though she'd never been outside. My other cats who she

Re: [Felvtalk] Sad news - Jack, the cat, dies

2011-11-07 Thread Christiane Biagi
The airlines just keep shooting themselves in the foot animals suffer! If only they would realize that there is this HUGE market out there for travelers who want to travel with their pet. Why not take a couple of flights a week on major routes have a couple of planes where animals of all sizes

Re: [Felvtalk] stray kitten positive any advice for me

2011-11-07 Thread Christiane Biagi
You've come to the right place! Many of us do mix pos w. neg-my own pos is 13+ years old I got her as a kitten. She tested neg as a very young kitten but then tested pos years later. By that point, she'd been around my other cats so I just decided to vaccinate them for felv and mix. Nobody

Re: [Felvtalk] Felvtalk Digest, Vol 4, Issue 14

2011-11-18 Thread Christiane Biagi
Or how about the ones that live to ripe old age-my Tucson is 13+ and positive and a hefty 16 lbs! From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Marci Greer Sent: Friday, November 18, 2011 11:46 AM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject:

Re: [Felvtalk] neutering a positive cat

2012-01-02 Thread Christiane Biagi
Agreed---not neutering a male cat ultimately is a whole lot more stressful for the cat. The procedure for male cats is a whole lot less intrusive than for female I would think that while there is always risk in any surgery, a simple neuter would ultimately be better than not neutering. From:

Re: [Felvtalk] Rabies vaccine

2012-01-04 Thread Christiane Biagi
I understand that manufacturers are no longer making 1 year vaccine--its all 3 years. In fact, most adult animals develop a long time immunity after the first 3 year shot. -Original Message- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On

Re: [Felvtalk] New and Some Questions

2012-02-15 Thread Christiane Biagi
Maybe she meant FIV? Christiane Biagi Sent from my Samsung Epic™ 4G Lee Evans moonsiste...@yahoo.com wrote: There is no reliable test for FIP.  Your cat tested positive for corona virus.  Most cats will test positive for corona virus and never get ill.  FIP is caused by a form of corona virus

Re: [Felvtalk] FIP

2012-02-15 Thread Christiane Biagi
Think u r referring to the fiv vaccine Christiane Biagi Sent from my Samsung Epic™ 4G Lynda Wilson longhornf...@verizon.net wrote: Just a note regarding FIP. Please be advised not to vaccinate against it. The vaccine is very controversial and the cat will ALWAYS test positive for it if given

Re: [Felvtalk] Is my kitten having his first FIV/FELV episode?

2012-02-29 Thread Christiane Biagi
what anyone can do but get someone to care for them and hope they can at least eyeball each cat during our absences. Christiane Biagi Sent from my Samsung Epic™ 4G Marcia marciabmar...@gmail.com wrote: I can't compromise the very life of one of my punkins to make someone else happy. To thine

Re: [Felvtalk] Link to Story about Caboodle Ranch Rescue Effort

2012-03-02 Thread Christiane Biagi
Most of the time these big raids end up in the lap of the local rescues/shelters. Usually the big orgs like PETA, HSUS, ASPCA provide transportation to various rescues shelters who then have responsibility for the animals. As far as the law referred to would only require that no animal in

Re: [Felvtalk] Link to Story about Caboodle Ranch Rescue Effort

2012-03-02 Thread Christiane Biagi
, so many pets may be euthanized on intake before anyone has a chance to look for them.The rest of the country (well, some of it) is moving toward recognizing TNR and feral freedom, but this bill will put NY in reverse. It is very sad. On Fri, Mar 2, 2012 at 12:04 PM, Christiane Biagi ti

Re: [Felvtalk] Testing the list... too quiet

2012-08-13 Thread Christiane Biagi
Came thru ok Christiane Biagi Sent from my Samsung Epic™ 4G Sharyl cline...@yahoo.com wrote: Came through fine Sharyl From: James G Wilson phaed...@charter.net To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Tuesday, August 14, 2012 12:56 AM Subject: [Felvtalk

Re: [Felvtalk] Sick FeLV+ Kitten

2012-08-22 Thread Christiane Biagi
Didn't find out my Tucson was FELV+ until several years after after I brought her in (as a kitten) with my other cats. She had tested neg on ELissa. So when I discovered she was pos, there was no choice for me about keeping them integrated. I had the others vaccinated. I subsequently brought

Re: [Felvtalk] FelV positive kittens

2012-08-22 Thread Christiane Biagi
Coccidia's a parasite==real to kill. But would likely involve diahrea as well. My Romeo would sometimes get dark blood on outside of feces--or in box--vet thought he likely was straining to defecate, hence the blood. Didn't happen often but more than once. IDDEX is the name of the company that

Re: [Felvtalk] FelV positive kittens

2012-08-22 Thread Christiane Biagi
any diarrhea with the blood and the blood isn't always there. The only other thing about his stool is that it is particularly odorous! LOL I'm hoping these next set of tests shows him to be negative. Thanks again for your help. Melissa -Original Message- From: Christiane Biagi Sent

Re: [Felvtalk] FelV positive kittens

2012-08-22 Thread Christiane Biagi
not, there is a bit of blood in it. Sometimes, there is not. I have tried several different foods. Still blood in stool. What brand name of grain free food do you use please? I would be willing to try it. -Original Message- From: Christiane Biagi Sent: Wednesday, August 22, 2012 10:40 PM

Re: [Felvtalk] outdoor cats plight

2012-08-27 Thread Christiane Biagi
Does your local shelter have any TNR programs or maybe can connect you with other feeders? From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of dot winkler Sent: Monday, August 27, 2012 4:02 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re:

Re: [Felvtalk] (no subject)

2012-10-05 Thread Christiane Biagi
This group got me thru.that blind panic when my tucson was diagnosed w felv. And I know irs helped sooo many people! Christiane Biagi Sent from my Samsung Epic™ 4G Elizabeth Malone malon...@yahoo.com wrote: My concern was that someone came for help and was concerned because of what was being

Re: [Felvtalk] Asking for advice again

2012-10-05 Thread Christiane Biagi
You can try gerber stage2 baby food...the meat kind (ham, beef, turkey, etc). Not all thw nutrition a cat needs but it gets them something. Christiane Biagi Sent from my Samsung Epic™ 4G Edna Taylor taylore...@msn.com wrote: Thanks for the info and advice, I just called the vet to ask about

Re: [Felvtalk] SusieQ

2012-10-06 Thread Christiane Biagi
This is what I love about this group. the sharing of all kinds of info. Its info to keep and check out if the situation ever comes up. From: Felvtalk [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of KG BarnCats Sent: Saturday, October 06, 2012 9:39 AM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org

Re: [Felvtalk] President

2012-10-06 Thread Christiane Biagi
And for any kind of info, I always try to go to the original links to read the stuff for myself. -Original Message- From: Felvtalk [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Natalie Sent: Saturday, October 06, 2012 9:34 AM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re:

Re: [Felvtalk] O T - SNOPES

2012-10-07 Thread Christiane Biagi
Most of the time, snopes puts links to their sources. I ALWAYS go to those to look for myself. Haven't found Snopes to be wrong but then I never say never...lol -Original Message- From: Felvtalk [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Lynda Wilson Sent: Sunday,

Re: [Felvtalk] O T

2012-10-07 Thread Christiane Biagi
This week, my sweetest, mushiest cat bit me- and I ended up in er a couple of times had an overnight in the hospital to be pumped full of iv antibiotics. I have ins but let say someone had the same thing happen without insurance. They would have been admitted (considered life threatening) then

Re: [Felvtalk] Need advice for our cat Oliver

2012-10-10 Thread Christiane Biagi
Re: acne---if you haven't done, try changing to metal food/water dishes. Sometimes ceramic or plastic hold bacteria that get on the cat's face cause acne. Metal can also be cleaned more thoroughly... -Original Message- From: Felvtalk [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On

Re: [Felvtalk] Interferon

2012-10-12 Thread Christiane Biagi
I’m not so sure how good the chances are. My Romeo died because of this type of lymphoma. For him, (semi-feral), treatment would have been a nightmare but oncologist was not that optimistic about his chances…. From: Felvtalk [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of HIDEYO

Re: [Felvtalk] No signs and then they are gone.

2012-10-15 Thread Christiane Biagi
Well my Tucson turned 14 this year. I lost my Romeo at age 9+ to lymphoma—it was also very fast…he was sick for a couple of weeks. I know I sound like a broken record but FELV virus has been around long before anybody even knew about it. Most cats don’t get tested—they certainly didn’t years

[Felvtalk] No-kill animal shelter killing FeLV+ cat

2012-10-16 Thread Christiane Biagi
The caveat to the no kill (as defined in the Asilomar Accords) is that all it means is they will not kill adoptable animals. Unfortunately, its up to the individual shelter/rescue to define what they consider adoptable. All too often, facilities that advertise themselves as no kill really mean

Re: [Felvtalk] Advice

2012-10-19 Thread Christiane Biagi
Sounds like ur vet is trying to get her to get rid of any infection. In terms of eating, I think ur vet is right on-give her anything she'll eat. Some things I've used are Gerber stage2 ham, or turkey or beef (has no garlic or onion-just plain); tuna water (from can); yogurt is good if she'll

Re: [Felvtalk] STORM - QUESTIONS

2012-10-28 Thread Christiane Biagi
Am in Westchester (New Rochelle). Where are you? From: Felvtalk [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of dot winkler Sent: Sunday, October 28, 2012 3:50 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: [Felvtalk] STORM - QUESTIONS I went to the outdoor cat colony and dumped

Re: [Felvtalk] STORM - QUESTIONS/reply

2012-10-28 Thread Christiane Biagi
feed stations we just filled tonight. I just still am very worried. Hoping they will be okay. What experiences have you had with storms and the cats? _ From: Christiane Biagi ti...@mindspring.com To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Sunday, October 28, 2012 3:58 PM Subject: Re

Re: [Felvtalk] Kitten Sitting, need suggestion

2012-11-04 Thread Christiane Biagi
Are they eating the food they usually eat or did they have a change of food when they came to your house? From: Felvtalk [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Martha Walton Sent: Sunday, November 04, 2012 3:42 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: [Felvtalk] Kitten

Re: [Felvtalk] Kitten Sitting, need suggestion

2012-11-04 Thread Christiane Biagi
worried, the kittens go back to their home tomorrow AM. The kittens have had the first round of shots testing. I have called their human parents twice and left two messages. On Sun, Nov 4, 2012 at 4:26 PM, Christiane Biagi ti...@mindspring.com wrote: Are they eating the food they usually eat

Re: [Felvtalk] Just resubscribed

2012-12-18 Thread Christiane Biagi
Welcome back, Belinda... -Original Message- From: Felvtalk [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Belinda Sauro Sent: Tuesday, December 18, 2012 5:09 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: [Felvtalk] Just resubscribed Hi All, Apparently I wasn't

Re: [Felvtalk] stray cat I took in has feline leukemia

2013-01-14 Thread Christiane Biagi
A few things-first, thank you for taking in this little one. Its too bad that her adopter declawed her as it means she can't go outside! On the FELV-there are 2 standard tests. There's one the vet does in the office-a pin prick of blood on a test strip-its called the Elissa or snap test. Then

Re: [Felvtalk] New to the Group

2013-02-05 Thread Christiane Biagi
Sort of depends. There are 2 standard tests vets use. First is the Elissa 'snap' test. Its essentially a test strip and vet pricks the dog to get a drop of blood and results are shown by color on the strip-test is done right in the office. Second is the IFA in which vet draws blood and sends

Re: [Felvtalk] Elisa (snap) test

2013-02-05 Thread Christiane Biagi
Sorry--a bit of brain fade...meant the cat -Original Message- From: Felvtalk [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Lorrie Sent: Tuesday, February 05, 2013 5:37 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: [Felvtalk] Elisa (snap) test On 02-05, Christiane Biagi

Re: [Felvtalk] Ember - low wbc

2013-03-02 Thread Christiane Biagi
Lance-when my Tucson had real low wbc a number of years ago, my vet gave her a series of immune-regulin injections. Whether it was that or something else, the wbc went back up in a few weeks. From: Felvtalk [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Lance Sent: Saturday,

Re: [Felvtalk] Off Topic. Very Thin 8 year old cat

2013-03-20 Thread Christiane Biagi
A couple of suggestions for food. .Gerber Stage 2 Baby Food-ham, turkey, beef (has no onion in it) .Fancy Feast original chicken-most cats think its chocolate cake .Warm Kentucky Fried Chicken (without bones)-trappers swear by it. .Don't know where you are but

Re: [Felvtalk] (no subject)

2013-04-05 Thread Christiane Biagi
Not sure I understand. He was neg for both FIV n FELV 3 weeks ago but is positive now? Do you know what tests were run-possibilities are Elissa (snap test done in office) and IFA (blood work sent out). Swollen lymph nodes could be a lot of things. particularly if he's running around and eating

Re: [Felvtalk] Ember

2013-04-23 Thread Christiane Biagi
Sometimes, you can mix in a little of another food w. the FF… Just a little, though—they figure it out and then turn up their noses! LOL From: Felvtalk [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Lance Sent: Tuesday, April 23, 2013 8:38 AM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org

Re: [Felvtalk] What to feed a finicky, sick kitten?

2013-05-02 Thread Christiane Biagi
Basically, try anything in your refrigerator! But things I've found that sometimes worked: Fancy Feast Classic Chicken White Rose canned tuna (people tuna) Yogurt Cottage Cheese Gerber Stage 3 baby food-ham or chicken or beef or turkey Tuna water (from canned people tuna in water) Liverwurst Ham

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

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