Re: [Felvtalk] Losing Kitties reply to Tonya

2008-12-01 Thread Cougar Clan
Ask Parker to send you the right one..honest. A month after Dixie left this world, she sent me a kitten from the same pine thicket she came fromhe was very little so, two weeks later, she sent me another...they are 6 months old and weigh in at around 8 1/2 pounds

Re: [Felvtalk] LTCI Response

2008-12-01 Thread Cougar Clan
Enjoy the time you have. No one, not person or cat or mouse, is guaranteed a minute of life. If we spend all our time wondering when we or our friends may leave, we will deprive ourselves of their happiness and wisdom and we will prevent them from loving us and teaching us. We all die

Re: [Felvtalk] Thanks, everyone (re:Woodgie's and Grey's departures)

2008-12-10 Thread Cougar Clan
They are still with you, just in other forms. It is hard to accept that but, I promise, it is true. I lost Dixie in June. She remains close and has sent me two wonderful (formerly very little) kittens to easy the pain. The (formerly little) kittens condescended to leave their pine

Re: [Felvtalk] Felvtalk Digest, Vol 6, Issue 12

2008-12-13 Thread Cougar Clan
I took Dixie to a holistic vet who did wonders for her quality of life. She lived 3 wonderful years and had everything If you have access to one, I would urge you to check it out. (Betty Boswell put her on several supplements that were great. Dr. Boswell was her first stop after

Re: [Felvtalk] Introduction - new here (LONG)

2008-12-13 Thread Cougar Clan
Oh my. A story I know well. With both Felv+ and Felv- cats. You have been hooked by an angel. My first and only Felv+ was Dixie. She was probably 3 or so years old. After I decided to find a way to keep her (She apparently had lost her home and was hanging out with the ferals behind

Re: [Felvtalk] Introduction - new here (LONG)

2008-12-13 Thread Cougar Clan
I wonder if Lysine would help with the eye infection? I've used the supplement with some ferals and, at one point, with Dixie. There are some nuances though. You need to get them from others on the list. It has to do with the quality of the supplement. Until you hear from someone

Re: [Felvtalk] felv pos, neg and 2 alpha females

2008-12-14 Thread Cougar Clan
Try Rescue Remedy in their water and Feliway spray. On Dec 14, 2008, at 6:19 PM, wrote: i have 1 pos (Annie who is an alpha type), Homey wo is felv neg, and 2 new girls Homey 2 and Casey who are both neg. big problem is that Casey is also an alpha so Annie is now

Re: [Felvtalk] Felvtalk Digest, Vol 6, Issue 13

2008-12-15 Thread Cougar Clan
: Cougar Clan and Karen, Thank You so much for your information , it was all so helpful. I am going to try to reach a holistic vet in my area and do everything I can to have her for as long as possible. Thank You again. _ Send e

Re: [Felvtalk] General didn't eat breakfast

2008-12-22 Thread Cougar Clan
It sounds like he is a cat. You might consider lean chicken for a snack. That might tempt him. On Dec 22, 2008, at 8:30 AM, wrote: He is eating, he just doesn't seem to want his canned food.? I swear he's like my son was when he was little.? He got sick after eating a

Re: [Felvtalk] New - how to preserve the health of Healthy FELV+ kittens

2008-12-23 Thread Cougar Clan
Give them the best possible food and the least possible stress combined with all the love possible and then some more. On Dec 23, 2008, at 7:14 AM, wrote: I have been fostering for a big city shelter and although I almost always tested new cats when they came to me

Re: [Felvtalk] New - how to preserve the health of Healthy FELV+ kittens

2008-12-23 Thread Cougar Clan
I, too, used a holistic vet with Dixie (FeLV+) and use her with the two negative feral kittens Dixie sent me when she left this world. They are extremely healthy, growing very fast, and are generally wonderful ( as she knew they would be). Dr. Boswell used several supplements with Dixie

Re: [Felvtalk] General ~ tysons canned chicken breast nutrition facts

2008-12-28 Thread Cougar Clan
Amen to that. You are providing the most important and care. A lot is trial and errorsometimes painful error but those from love are never wrong. They just happen. I learn from each wonderful creature that choses to come into my life. Let your heart be open and

Re: [Felvtalk] my cat died age 7, have anorther FeLV cat, please advise, (long)

2008-12-28 Thread Cougar Clan
Dixie lived with me for 3 years. She was full grown when she came from a pine thicket where she had been living with a feral colony. She had the absolute best care possible both from her regular vets and holistic vets. When she left, I felt and continue to feel, that I had given her

Re: [Felvtalk] Murdoch Please add him to the CLS :(

2008-12-29 Thread Cougar Clan
Blessings to both Murdoch and Stryker and to all who care for them. They know they are loved and, in their own wonderful way, they return the love a hundred thousand fold. On Dec 29, 2008, at 6:59 PM, Sherry DeHaan wrote: Well I'm sure you all remember me asking for prayes for this sweet

Re: [Felvtalk] anyone know how to make an Oxygen tank?

2008-12-29 Thread Cougar Clan
A vet can write one. Best to buy one if possible. Getting some companies to rent one for use for a pet can be difficult. A question: divers have tanks. Can one be converted for use? On Dec 29, 2008, at 8:17 PM, Gloria B. Lane wrote: I had one but passed it on to someone else - can't

Re: [Felvtalk] Sidney, How is General?

2009-01-01 Thread Cougar Clan
Taste of the WIld has similar claims and is available in some pet food stores. Copper and Thomas love the stuff and so did Dixie. Wellness has good, grain free cat food in both the cans and dry. On Jan 1, 2009, at 10:10 PM, wrote: i ordered a new food, Serengeti from

Re: [Felvtalk] Re Benny

2009-01-15 Thread Cougar Clan
You cope by knowing you gave our friend love and care, things he would not have known without you; by learning from him because he had lessons to teach and lessons to learn; by knowing your love was returned. The pain will dull as you let his love reach into your heart. It is awful and

Re: [Felvtalk] Please add Bright Eyes to the CLS

2009-01-17 Thread Cougar Clan
Bless you for caring for these little ones. Losing one is so very hard. Bright Eyes was so lucky to be loved and cared for. On Jan 17, 2009, at 2:50 PM, Sharyl wrote: My sweet little Bright Eyes died this afternoon. He was just 7 months old and had been healthy until a few weeks ago.

Re: [Felvtalk] (Fwd) Blood transfusion on Felv+ cat

2009-01-22 Thread Cougar Clan
My vets and I made the decision not to transfuse Dixie Louise for the reasons you gave. I am very grateful that my vets were very up front about the situation and, while they made it an option and assured me they would arrange it, they would not put their own cats thru it (given Dixie's

Re: [Felvtalk] OT: My Mother went to the Rainbow Bridge

2009-01-29 Thread Cougar Clan
I am so sorry. I know what an awful time this is for you. On Jan 28, 2009, at 11:50 PM, wrote: Hello everyone, I'm letting everyone know this is part of my grieving and makes me feel little better. To let you know the situation if I don't respond right away to prior

Re: [Felvtalk] testing the list

2009-02-03 Thread Cougar Clan
I'm still here and very grateful to have the two wonderful kittens my Dixie (FeLV+ who left this world June 12, 2008) sent me to occupy my time and heart. On Feb 3, 2009, at 2:48 PM, James G Wilson wrote: Hey all, Just testing the list since there's been no activity since Saturday. Here's

Re: [Felvtalk] vaccine

2009-02-04 Thread Cougar Clan
There are homeopathic drugs you can give them to help. On Feb 4, 2009, at 9:07 PM, Lynne wrote: She got her rabies vaccine at the same time so I guess I can't determine which is causing the problem. The vet checked her over and decided she was fine today, although he couldn't find the site

Re: [Felvtalk] FeLV survey, please take part, just a personal one to better undertsand FeLV.

2009-02-06 Thread Cougar Clan
This is Dixie's story: For reasons unknown, a little grey full grown female came to my Mom's and began eating with the ferals she feeds and staying in a rubbermaid box I had outfitted as a shelter. I decided she should be a farm cat at my farm when I got the house built. I took her to

Re: [Felvtalk] FeLV survey, please take part, just a personal one to better undertsand FeLV.

2009-02-06 Thread Cougar Clan
in Louisville was good for both of us. On Feb 6, 2009, at 4:45 PM, Cougar Clan wrote: This is Dixie's story: For reasons unknown, a little grey full grown female came to my Mom's and began eating with the ferals she feeds and staying in a rubbermaid box I had outfitted as a shelter. I

Re: [Felvtalk] Juno Please add to the CLS :(

2009-02-06 Thread Cougar Clan
Juno knew love that a lot of people and far too many critters never know. I am so sorry. I know how much it hurts. On Feb 6, 2009, at 6:49 PM, Gloria B. Lane wrote: I am so sorry, Sherry, and understand. May she play happily at the Bridge and know that she was loved. Gloria On Feb

Re: [Felvtalk] FeLV survey, please take part, just a personal one to better undertsand FeLV.

2009-02-06 Thread Cougar Clan
in its earlier stages and given him proper care right from the start, I like to think he'd still be with us. Lynne - Original Message - From: Cougar Clan To: Sent: Friday, February 06, 2009 5:45 PM Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] FeLV survey

Re: [Felvtalk] PCR test reliability

2009-02-09 Thread Cougar Clan
Make sure there is no thyroid problem. Hair loose is a common sign of that. On Feb 9, 2009, at 8:08 AM, Pebble wrote: Please, can anyone help me? My cat has dermatitis and she keeps on taking away her hair. I don't know what to think! My vet says we have to wait but the cat gets worse.

Re: [Felvtalk] PCR test reliability

2009-02-09 Thread Cougar Clan
Additional thought food allergies can have this effect too. Try an elimination diet. On Feb 9, 2009, at 8:08 AM, Pebble wrote: Please, can anyone help me? My cat has dermatitis and she keeps on taking away her hair. I don't know what to think! My vet says we have to wait but the cat gets

Re: [Felvtalk] PCR test reliability

2009-02-09 Thread Cougar Clan
Check with another vet. A specialist testing the Royal Princess Kitty Katt (not FeLV+ but diagnosing cancer) about killed her with some medsof course he said it wasn't the drugs but she straightened up under the care of her regular vet. For over a week I thought she was dying. She

Re: [Felvtalk] PCR test reliability

2009-02-09 Thread Cougar Clan
On Feb 9, 2009, at 8:20 AM, Stefania wrote: Hi, Make sure there is no thyroid problem. Hair loose is a common sign of that. Could it be that she is allergic to amoxicillin or to the anesthetic? She developed this dermatitis two day after we stopped amoxicillin and the day after she was

Re: [Felvtalk] Felvtalk Digest, Vol 8, Issue 7

2009-02-10 Thread Cougar Clan
You may want to have someone do it who uses a laserless bleeding and easier recovery. On Feb 10, 2009, at 5:28 PM, gary wrote: If she were my kitty, I would have her spayed. Yes, there is some stress involved in having it done, but there is also stress every time she goes into heat.

Re: [Felvtalk] R: PCR test reliability

2009-02-11 Thread Cougar Clan
Did he do blood work for thyroid problems? On Feb 11, 2009, at 4:11 AM, Stefania wrote: CHRIS: Does the vet tell you what he thinks caused the dermatitis? No, the vet says that it could be amoxicillin but it could also be something FeLV related or even fleas. We tried to eliminate

Re: [Felvtalk] R: PCR test reliability

2009-02-11 Thread Cougar Clan
It has been too long since Ebony left this world. I can't remember the values. However, when he tested for hypothyroidism, it was believed that cats did not develop the condition. Luckily, my vets tend to go beyond the typical and ran the appropriate tests. Now it is pretty well

Re: [Felvtalk] Jazzman and Oscar

2009-02-15 Thread Cougar Clan
Blessings to them and to all who care for and about them. On Feb 15, 2009, at 5:53 AM, Sherry DeHaan wrote: I am pleading for a major prayer request for these two wonderful Sids boys.Jazz I fear is not going to pull through and Oscar is under the weather too.Thanks so much. Sherry We who

Re: [Felvtalk] Jazzman Please add to the CLS :(

2009-02-15 Thread Cougar Clan
Prayers help even if things don't turn out the way we want them to. They make gentle the way of those we love and loose. I am so sorry for the pain you and other caregivers are in but you gave these darlings love and care. Can you imagine how you improved their lives? Or how it would

Re: [Felvtalk] Shots for Felv/Re Testing for Non Felv Cat

2009-02-18 Thread Cougar Clan
After Dixie was tested she received no vaccinations. She became an indoor cat and was not exposed to anything that she would be vaccinated for. My vets, both regular and holistic, supported this decision. Everyone has to make up her own mind but, if I have cats or any animals who are

Re: [Felvtalk] Vaccinating FELV+ cats for FELV

2009-02-20 Thread Cougar Clan
One might want to select a less than lethal site for the injection though. On Feb 20, 2009, at 12:56 PM, wrote: I haven't ever heard of any research that indicates what could happen if you vaccinate an FELV+ cat for FELV. Most people seem to assume that it would

Re: [Felvtalk] My Mickey

2009-02-26 Thread Cougar Clan
Bless you. You loved a wonderful cat who loved you even more. On Feb 26, 2009, at 3:50 PM, Viky Digangi wrote: In October I joined the group requesting information on hemangio sarcoma which my felv cat was diagnosed with. Everything I read was bad. He had the first tumor removed on

Re: [Felvtalk] add Hambone to the bridge list(not FELV)

2009-02-27 Thread Cougar Clan
He was down on his luck when he met you but he sure made up for it. Thanks for making his life good. He deserved a good life. On Feb 27, 2009, at 9:46 AM, Rosenfeldt, Diane wrote: Sometimes they just plain run out of steam. Gentlest of Bridge vibes to good old Hambone, and hugs to you.

Re: [Felvtalk] Hello- new to the list.

2009-03-02 Thread Cougar Clan
Oh my.don't look at a few more months my friend. Dixie lived three wonderful years. She was full grown and with a totally unknown and not good history. She had been a cared for cat at least to the point that she had been spayed, liked to be petted etc. Some how she found

Re: [Felvtalk] hello- new to the list.

2009-03-03 Thread Cougar Clan
Make sure and give the others very good food too. Chopping carrots and spinach in canned/frozen food is not hard and is not expensive either. Dixie loved them. On Mar 3, 2009, at 8:40 AM, Sue Frank Koren wrote: Hi Amy, I am so sorry you are going through this. It is hard to want to

Re: [Felvtalk] My Mickey

2009-03-24 Thread Cougar Clan
Bless you. He knows he is loved (he is still near you, just not in the same form) and returns your love times hundreds. On Mar 24, 2009, at 9:51 PM, wrote: God bless you and comfort you. dorlis Debbie Harrison wrote: Viky, we mourn with you

Re: [Felvtalk] Bashful to cross at 2:15 today (EST) Tampa, FL

2009-03-24 Thread Cougar Clan
Those who love and care for feral cats have a very difficult calling, one that causes great pain when a feral leaves for any reason. However, when a feral cares about you, it is the most rewarding experience because that caring can not be forced nor is it bred into the cat. Bless you and

Re: [Felvtalk] Hello- new to the list

2009-03-25 Thread Cougar Clan
I believe it has to be from a roost and not normal bird droppings what are washed may want to check though. Several of mine have come from a 40-50 year old pine thicket which, by its nature, has been a roost for starlings and other birds. Copper and Thomas came from that

Re: [Felvtalk] Please add Jonathan to the Bridge list

2009-03-28 Thread Cougar Clan
How wonderful he found a home at an age most cats would be killed as unadoptable and in a home where he was accepted despite his grief and confusion. Jonathan was truly blessed that you found him and that he found you. That doesn't make his leaving any easier...maybe it

Re: [Felvtalk] FelV Vaccines

2009-03-30 Thread Cougar Clan
I will not advocate either side but I will tell you that even inside cats stand a chance of being exposed. I was on the way in to my holistic vet's with Copper and Thomas when their (brand new and very oversized) carrier collapsed. Both kittens took off. The vet and I were able to

Re: [Felvtalk] Desmond Please add to the CLS :(

2009-04-01 Thread Cougar Clan
I am so glad he had a home, even for a short time. Blessings to you and the ones who cared enough and were able to give him a home. On Apr 1, 2009, at 7:14 PM, Sherry DeHaan wrote: Desmond was one of our handsome sweet Sids kids.He was lucky enough to have a home for the last few months of

Re: [Felvtalk] Advice on 9 month old FELV + kitty

2009-04-02 Thread Cougar Clan
Pumpkin, not the pie filling but plain canned pumpkin, may help. It helps when the kittens have problems. On Apr 2, 2009, at 9:32 AM, Heather wrote: Ditto that all, and, some Fortiflora might not be a bad idea. 2009/4/2 Debbie Harrison First off, I'd like to thank you

Re: [Felvtalk] Advice on 9 month old FELV + kitty

2009-04-03 Thread Cougar Clan
You can get it on the internetyou can also get Fast Track and/or other probiotics. At least one person mentioned yogurt--look for active cultures. Canned pumpkin, metimuscil (unflavored) and psyllium have helped my guys and girls, both those who have left and the kittens who are

Re: [Felvtalk] Interferon and Vetri-DMG - do these things help?

2009-04-04 Thread Cougar Clan
Oh my, get new vets. Dixie was on interferon and lots of supplements (mostly from a holistic vet). Her quality of life for three years was marvelous. I wish mine was as high. She ate very high quality food + chopped veggies high in C iron etc. Please remember that everyone dies and

Re: [Felvtalk] Paragoric

2009-04-06 Thread Cougar Clan
It had an opiate in it. On Apr 5, 2009, at 12:52 PM, Gloria B. Lane wrote: Right, I remember mentions of it in my childhood... never took it though. Gloria On Apr 5, 2009, at 11:14 AM, Lorrie wrote: I used to use paragoric for myself for diarrhea but that was years ago. I didn't think

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

2009-04-07 Thread Cougar Clan
Can you give him snacks in between feeding...perhaps when you are having alone time with him? Id suggest tidbits like crockpot chicken (a favorite of Copper and Thomas) or perhaps some hamburger. They have to have animal fat. On Apr 7, 2009, at 9:12 AM, Amy Ackerman wrote: It's been a

Re: [Felvtalk] patience

2009-04-09 Thread Cougar Clan
Perhaps a vet who uses laser for spaying or something similar On Apr 9, 2009, at 3:45 PM, Laurieskatz wrote: Some vets will spay a cat in heat. Greater risk of bleeding is what I have been told. Those who will spay said it's not a risk, just that some vets don't want to deal with a

Re: [Felvtalk] Charlotte is positive....tested negative last year

2009-04-10 Thread Cougar Clan
The obvious: Vitamin C + other high quality food and appropriate vitamin supplements (Dixie got carrots, spinach, broccoli etc chopped up in her food and loved it). If you have a holistic vet available, please contact him/her. Dr. Boswell helped Dixie have a wonderful three years. Most

Re: [Felvtalk] Update on Charlotte

2009-04-19 Thread Cougar Clan
Ask your mother if she would like to be put down under the circumstances. Don't let her get you down. You did wonderfully. No matter how it turns out, Charlotte is a very lucky cat and she knows it. On Apr 19, 2009, at 9:02 AM, Laura Mostello wrote: I brought Charlotte back to the vet

Re: [Felvtalk] Pluto Please add to CLS :(

2009-04-21 Thread Cougar Clan
He left this world loved. I am so sorry but remember that he loves you and remains close, just in another form. On Apr 20, 2009, at 7:47 PM, Sherry DeHaan wrote: I know I have asked for prayers for this wonderful soul lately.Well today he lost his battle to this aweful disease.Pooty Poots

Re: [Felvtalk] Important - please read, be aware and pass it on!

2009-04-22 Thread Cougar Clan
I know there is concern but Dixie thrived on Primal Raw mixed with finely chopped veggies..before the concerns appeared. Frankly, even with the concerns, I would feed her a raw diet if she was with me now. My beautiful little lady On Apr 22, 2009, at 7:05 PM, Kelley

Re: [Felvtalk] Important - please read, be aware and pass it on!

2009-04-23 Thread Cougar Clan
I cooked for Mai Mai and Dixie using a similar system. However, I froze the food in muffin pans, popped them out and bagged them. This gave me a day's meals or a serving at a time. I watch the chickens as they get near the sale by date. Frequently stores will mark them down

Re: [Felvtalk] Please add Houdini to the next CLS

2009-04-23 Thread Cougar Clan
Houdini left this world in a place that was safe for hernext to her person. That is so much better than leaving at the vet's. I know the awful feeling of having one leave so suddenly. Dixie Louise was on the way home from the vets' when she left this world. We hadn't been gone 10

Re: [Felvtalk] Cautiously optimistic about Charlotte, plus a little venting

2009-04-24 Thread Cougar Clan
Suggestion for the future: Contact the adopter's vet before the cat is released re not killing an innocent cat and see if the vet will agree to contact you if there is a problem (then hope they do). Additionally have the adopter sign a mini contract. Sometimes that alone makes them

Re: [Felvtalk] supplies is Mass

2009-05-01 Thread Cougar Clan
Bless you for honoring your babies this way. When my guys leave this world their meds go to their vets who maintain Good Samaritan boxes and know their clients well enough to know who needs what. Other items are re-homed too. This time, when Dixie left, she sent me two kittens quickly

Re: [Felvtalk] Immulin

2009-05-05 Thread Cougar Clan
If you need Pet Tinic long term you may be able to order it on cheaper. I bought a large quantity for some ferals a few months ago. I can't recall the price but it was very good. Good luck. On May 5, 2009, at 2:46 PM, CATHERINE DIDONNA wrote: hi, sorry it took so long to

Re: [Felvtalk] Please add Charlotte to the CLS

2009-05-06 Thread Cougar Clan
I am so sorry but I am glad you were blessed to spend that last time with her. The calm you felt is Charlotte's parting gift of peace. On May 6, 2009, at 2:10 PM, Susan Ang wrote: Laura, I'm so sorry for your loss of beautiful Charlotte. My thoughts are with you. :-( Sleep Sweet, Baby

Re: [Felvtalk] yearly vaccinations for FeLv+ cats

2009-05-12 Thread Cougar Clan
I have not reached that point with Copper and Thomas yet (they are FeLV-) but I will not do a lot of vaccines. The ones they got as kittens were spread out instead of being lumped in one or two visits. No animal of mine who is immune system compromised will be vaccinated for anything.

Re: [Felvtalk] yearly vaccinations for FeLv+ cats

2009-05-12 Thread Cougar Clan
will consider. I wouldn't even do that, but I don't want to chance her biting someone and not having it. ~Susan On Tue, May 12, 2009 at 6:02 PM, Cougar Clan maima...@duo- county.comwrote: I have not reached that point with Copper and Thomas yet (they are FeLV-) but I will not do a lot

Re: [Felvtalk] Zuckerman has crossed

2009-05-13 Thread Cougar Clan
I lost my wonderful Dixie Louise Doodle Katt after 3 years. She came out of a pine thicket (country equivalent of street). She was full grown and, until a few days before she left, I thought she had beaten it. There were short/little problems but nothing that couldn't happen with the

Re: [Felvtalk] Bene-Bac

2009-05-14 Thread Cougar Clan
Some folks, including my holistic vets, recommend pumpkin (pure, not the pie kind) or psyllium for diarrhea. Lots of probiotics too. On May 14, 2009, at 1:58 PM, Carol Tsai Begnoche wrote: Hi all. I have been following this group reguarly since two of my cats got diagnosed with FeLV in

Re: [Felvtalk] Please Add CJ to the CLS

2009-05-23 Thread Cougar Clan
I am so sorry. Losing any of them is awful. Anemia claimed Dixie Louise. It is so awful and so fastI, too, pray Mattie will be with you a long time and that she will fill in for CJ...they do seem to understand the needs and sadness of their people. Blessings to you for caring

Re: [Felvtalk] Qs re CA/Urgent: FeLV+ senior boy needs money to get to sanctuary

2009-05-26 Thread Cougar Clan
You do all you can. Lots of ferals show up at Mom's. One, an awful looking little guy whose eyes ran, nose ran etc. showed up. He continued to hang out, finally finding a way to get along with the resident ferals which is the primary requirement for food, water and shelter with this

Re: [Felvtalk] Life without Pixie

2009-05-28 Thread Cougar Clan
One day, when you are ready, Pixie will send you someone who needs you. That someone may be a feral, a FeLV+, an old cat that no one wants any more but it will be the right one for you. And it may come before you think you are ready but, rest assured, it will be the right one at the

Re: [Felvtalk] Tiger Lily,Adam,Cherry and Grace

2009-05-28 Thread Cougar Clan
Blessings to all of the little ones and to those who care for them. The little ones are lucky to be loved and the people who care for them are lucky to have the little ones and to have the strength and ability to love them and provide for them. It is so difficult. Prayers and blessings

Re: [Felvtalk] Sudden passing?

2009-06-02 Thread Cougar Clan
Dixie left suddenly. Anemia. She seemed fine until a day before she left this world. On Jun 2, 2009, at 8:23 AM, Susan Finkelstein wrote: My FeLV+ 5-year-old (or so) kitty died suddenly over the weekend and I was wondering if anyone has had any similar experiences or heard of any with

Re: [Felvtalk] Sudden passing?

2009-06-02 Thread Cougar Clan
She stumbled the day before she died so I made a call to Middletown Animal Clinic in Louisville, KY (her regular vets) and we made a Code 3 run from my farm (120 miles). Her vet waited for us; we tried lots of things and I took her to her holistic vet, put her in an O2 tent etc. She just

Re: [Felvtalk] Sudden passing?

2009-06-02 Thread Cougar Clan
you for mentioning it. What is an 02 Tent? -Original Message- From: [] On Behalf Of Cougar Clan Sent: Tuesday, June 02, 2009 9:36 AM To: Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Sudden passing? She

Re: [Felvtalk] Question about A/D

2009-06-18 Thread Cougar Clan
Another thought: Compare the A/D ingredients and purpose with some of the better OTC foods. A/D has been such a standby that other foods are often ignored. This is a judgment call. On Jun 18, 2009, at 7:13 AM, Debbie Harrison wrote: Same here in Florida...but you can't just buy it at

Re: [Felvtalk] Question about a new kitty

2009-06-18 Thread Cougar Clan
Some random ideas that have worked for me. Keep trying with the food, especially fried chicken. Spray Feliway on yourself especially the legs of your pants and hands (where the kitten will smell). Depending on age try to grab him by the scruff of his neck (like a mother cat). This

Re: [Felvtalk] Losing weight

2009-06-20 Thread Cougar Clan
I would. Otherwise, you will always wonder and doubt yourself. On Jun 19, 2009, at 5:53 PM, Amy wrote: Wow! Maybe I should just do the blood test and rule it out. I'll join the group and learn more. Thanks! Amy Hi. When first diagnosed Frankie did not have other symptoms and the

Re: [Felvtalk] OT: Kitty box with a lip to catch urine???

2009-06-28 Thread Cougar Clan
I use 18 gallon rubbermaid (or knock-off) totes. Depending on age and condition, your cat may be able to jump in to the tote. This works for Copper and Thomas and worked for Dixie. I started this with Ebony who was getting a little older and had touble getting down. The urine hit the

Re: [Felvtalk] OT: Kitty box with a lip to catch urine???

2009-06-29 Thread Cougar Clan
They make a pad to put under nursing home/hospital patiences that is washable. I used some several years ago with a dog who was in the process of leaving this world. Another thought is the odor of the litter. None of my cats have ever accepted frangranced litter (they have all been

Re: [Felvtalk] Question about a new kitty (feral)

2009-06-29 Thread Cougar Clan
Amen. On Jun 29, 2009, at 8:38 AM, Heather wrote: Ditto, I do a ton of work with ferals and best to trap the kitty asap to work with if there are hopes of socializing. Sure you can make friends over time but the feral kitten mortality rate is very high so best to bring in and will also

Re: [Felvtalk] OT: Kitty box with a lip to catch urine???

2009-06-29 Thread Cougar Clan
While everyone is talking about totes: They make nice shelters for cats, especially if they are insulated and filled with pine needles (Mom's ferals and four of my cats all came from a pine thicket) or straw. On Jun 29, 2009, at 9:19 AM, Sharyl wrote: Wendy, since Pepper is healthy I

Re: [Felvtalk] We caught the kitten

2009-07-02 Thread Cougar Clan
Cats are frequently killed in garbage trucks. They jump into dumpsters to get food then either can't get out or are asleep when the truck empties the dumpster. And people, being ever so humane, throw kittens into them. There have been people killed in the same way. I am so glad you have

Re: [Felvtalk] good news about the kitten

2009-07-02 Thread Cougar Clan
I strongly suggest that you get some Feliway spray (maybe from your vet??) I have had wonderful luck with itincluding with a full grown cat who had been through lots of traumas and was forced, very much against her will, to live with me (Daddy's death, charges in the house [ furniture

Re: [Felvtalk] Please add Max to CLS

2009-07-02 Thread Cougar Clan
You feed them and do everything you can to make their lives easier and to let them know they are loved. I know, you will probably never touch them, much less hold them but you do all you can do and worry and cry then comfort yourself by thinking how much better you have made their lives.

Re: [Felvtalk] Adopted an FIV+

2009-07-04 Thread Cougar Clan
Be careful of the snake and cats. If he is big enough, he could cause a lot of harm. The garage sounds wonderful. Copper and Thomas Cougar and Dixie before them loved my attached garage. The boys are constantly asking for patrol time there and, when they have their way (which is most of

Re: [Felvtalk] Thank you from Bella's Family

2009-07-16 Thread Cougar Clan
Peace to you. A suggestion since you are learning to heal: Start a chronicle of your little one(s). Write in it daily. I've done that with Copper and Thomas and frequently look back at the notes. Every time I do, I laugh and love these little guys even more. I sent emails to some

Re: [Felvtalk] How to long to separate negative/positive kitties?

2009-08-04 Thread Cougar Clan
My holistic vet prescribed various meds to reduce stress including Rescue Remedy and Feliway. Perhaps yours has some ideas along those lines? On Aug 4, 2009, at 9:08 AM, Lisa Borden wrote: Hi Iva, I just wanted to tell you how much I can relate to your dilemma. Last year, I brought

Re: [Felvtalk] My New Kitty

2009-08-07 Thread Cougar Clan
You may have her a lot longer than you think. Dixie stayed with me 3 years and there are others who have had pos cats a lot longer than that. Keep her as stress free and as well fed as you can and she may reward you with many, many years.I pray so. Bless you for making the right

Re: [Felvtalk] Difficult decision

2009-08-11 Thread Cougar Clan
Both the Royal Princess Kitty Katt and Dixie Louise Doodle Katt, JP left this world on their own. If I ever have the opportunity to let one leave this way I will. I will not let one suffer but I will (try) not to impose my own pian on their bodies. Put yourself in the little one's place

Re: [Felvtalk] Dietary Supplements- Belinda

2009-08-11 Thread Cougar Clan
Have you looked at colostrum On Aug 11, 2009, at 6:11 PM, Lora wrote: Belinda, Thanks for your reply. You are the only one who did. I sincerely appreciate it. I realize that some cats are more difficult to pill that others. Thank God I have conditioned my kids to take their meds.

Re: [Felvtalk] Dietary Supplements- Colostrum?

2009-08-11 Thread Cougar Clan
:19 PM, Lora wrote: Colostrum?! As in first milk or immune milk? What has that got to do with anything? --- On Tue, 8/11/09, Cougar Clan wrote: Have you looked at colostrum? ___ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk

Re: [Felvtalk] New to FLV and have a cat that just tested positive...

2009-10-05 Thread Cougar Clan
If you have access to a holistic vet, check in with her/him. Mine, Betty Boswell, kept Dixie Louise healthy and happy. Betty works well with my regular vets who are wonderful too. The combination worked miracles for three absolutely wonderful years then something through Dixie into

Re: [Felvtalk] Jenny-How is Autumn??

2009-11-01 Thread Cougar Clan
This is concerning your safety and not the well-being of your wonderful cat who is having an awful time: Be very careful about those bites. Perhaps you can get some heavy leather gloves? I had a feral that I was taking to be spayed bite my little finger. She broke it and I had to have

Re: [Felvtalk] Introduction

2009-11-04 Thread Cougar Clan
You will receive wonderful advise from this boardmuch better than I can give you. My story is that a wonderful throw-away showed up at Mom's. Due to some problems (read two dead cats at two different vets) in a very short time, I took the little girl to my personal vets (Middletown

Re: [Felvtalk] introduction for Spicey

2009-11-10 Thread Cougar Clan
Try Rescue Remedy in Spicey's water and the water of your other cats. Also add Willow (another Bach Remedy) and Feliway spray. I've tried the room atomizer but don't care for it. I have had wonderful luck with the Feliway spray and so have my vets. Don't press Spicey. The Royal

Re: [Felvtalk] introduction for Spicey

2009-11-10 Thread Cougar Clan
Another thought: Watch Spicey's teeth and gums. Not right now obviously but when things settle down. Yes, you can get a cat used to having its mouth opened. Good dental practices are important. Dixie had stomatitis and we treated it with Petzlife Brush Away (put a little in the cat's

Re: [Felvtalk] Demetri and Yule Please add to the CLS :(

2009-11-12 Thread Cougar Clan
Bless you for loving these little ones. On Nov 12, 2009, at 9:44 PM, Sherry DeHaan wrote: MY heart is very heavy tonight.We lost two of the most sweet loving boys. Demetri,he was on of my special boys from the day he arrived at Sids 3 1/2 years ago.He was so shy and would hide behind the

Re: [Felvtalk] LCTI, etc.

2009-11-15 Thread Cougar Clan
If home made isn't an option, there are several commercial raw foods including Primal Raw that Dixie loved mixed with veggies and my boys love plain. This is a frozen diet, in cubes that are so easy. There are dried raw diets available too. A Google search should turn them up as should

Re: [Felvtalk] Maggie's not acting normal, advice is appreciated

2009-11-15 Thread Cougar Clan
Have you thought about making her some chicken soup? Needless to say, nothing canned but a few pieces of chicken stewed/crockpoted (my favorite for Copper and Thomas) with maybe a little extra salt to make her thirsty? On Nov 15, 2009, at 6:33 PM, TANYA NOE wrote: Jenny, Thanks, Maggie

Re: [Felvtalk] Grrr went to the bridge...

2009-11-18 Thread Cougar Clan
He may have considered you jerks...or at least people to be put in their place...serving him...but I suspect he loved you in his own way. Blessings to you for caring for him even with his difficult personality. On Nov 18, 2009, at 1:17 PM, Amy Ackerman wrote: I haven't posted much since

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