Re: [Felvtalk] Benny and hemobart.

2009-01-15 Thread Emily Hunter
Regarding the doxycycline and ulcers, the vet (a fill in at my regular vet's office) who prescribed doxycycline for my positive said that specifically the pill form has a tendency to lodge in the cat's esophagus and lead to severe ulcers. We instead went with a compounded liquid version.

Re: [Felvtalk] Benny

2009-01-16 Thread Emily Hunter
April, The pain and grief is horrible. We lost our Denzel 13 days ago, and I still choke up terribly when someone asks about him. I get through it in two ways. First, my five other housecats and my feral colony still need me, and they have been extra affectionate since Denzel passed.

[Felvtalk] Anemia and copper?

2009-01-22 Thread Emily Hunter
Given the recent discussions about anemia and treatment, I was wondering if anyone has had any experience with abnormal copper levels inducing anemia? From what I've read, both too much and too little copper absorbed by the cat can lead to anemia. Copper deficiency on it's own is

[Felvtalk] Further update on Tofu :-)

2009-01-26 Thread Emily Hunter
After our Denzel died, I wasn't sure that I wanted to stay subscribed to the list since he was our only positive. I decided to stay on because I felt like another positive would come into our lives. Well, I'm a spiritual person, and it really seemed like at least a nudge from God when

[Felvtalk] Further update on Tofu cont'd

2009-01-26 Thread Emily Hunter
Sorry, my mom was talking at me and I accidently hit send - anyway, I was going to say that from what I've read, it seems like the felv may be worse to deal with than the fiv, and that the precautions for both are about the same. If anyone knows anything different, please share!

Re: [Felvtalk] neurological disorders

2009-03-14 Thread Emily Hunter
Our Denzel was not really talkitive, but often he would yelp like you'd stepped on his tail if you just walked close to him - not even touching him. We and our vet chalked it up to the felv, but didn't try treating it since it was random (not constant) and he didn't seem to be in

Re: [Felvtalk] feeling guilty

2009-03-27 Thread Emily Hunter
Sorry, sent this to the wrong address at first! I can sympathize - just a few days ago I had to leave a cat at the shelter for the first time ever. He was a stray who showed up at my friend's feral colony and I helped her take him in to be checked. The good news is that he turned out to

Re: [Felvtalk] feeling guilty

2009-03-29 Thread Emily Hunter
Thanks for the suggestions Chris! Unfortunately, the shelter from which Jack was adopted (earlier this year) is the same shelter where we took him to be checked, so they had the same info as the microchip service. We did get some good news, however. His mange turned out to be a fleabite

Re: [Felvtalk] supplements for Grr

2009-04-07 Thread Emily Hunter
When we are trying to provide extra calories for our feral cats (during cold weather) we supplement with kitten food. You might try giving him some as treats, to keep it away from the other cats. We have one kitty who is much more active than the others, so my mom fixes him a special

Re: [Felvtalk] Charlotte is positive...

2009-04-11 Thread Emily Hunter
Even if the others hadn't been vaccinated at all, they still could be fine. I'm almost positive our Denzel had felv when he joined our household (he was already sick), but the vet didn't test him until over a year later. Our other 5 all tested negative despite sharing dishes and mutual

Re: [Felvtalk] Pluto

2009-04-21 Thread Emily Hunter
Sherry, Pluto was blessed to have you in his life. While your pain may linger, may it comfort you to know that he has been freed from his. Hugs! -Emily Sent from my iPhone ___ Felvtalk mailing list

Re: [Felvtalk] Houdini

2009-04-24 Thread Emily Hunter
Sharyl, my heart goes out to you to lose your little girl so suddenly. It's hard enough when they've been sick and you know the end is near. Warm thoughts headed your way. -Emily Sent from my iPhone ___ Felvtalk mailing list

[Felvtalk] Probiotics?

2009-04-28 Thread Emily Hunter
I was looking up probiotics for a couple of my negatives who have chronic GI problems and read on the Winn Foundation blog that they may also be beneficial for the immune system in general. Has anyone had good results using these? I think I remember someone mentioning Fortiflora on here,

Re: [Felvtalk] Pixie

2009-05-15 Thread Emily Hunter
So sorry to hear about Pixie! It's obvious that she was much loved. -Emily Sent from my iPhone ___ Felvtalk mailing list

[Felvtalk] Zinc and anemia

2009-05-23 Thread Emily Hunter
Since anemia can be a persistent and deadly problem for felv+ cats, the recent recall of some of the Nutro foods is disturbing to me. The reason given for the recall is a problem with the amounts of zinc and potassium. Apparently too much zinc leads to copper deficiency and anemia,

[Felvtalk] To all who are grieving...

2009-06-02 Thread Emily Hunter
...most gentle thoughts. It is the nature of a list like this that there is constant loss to deal with, and the fiftieth one is no easier than the first. But with each story, I am struck by the remarkable people here, who did not choose the easy way out and put a cat to sleep simply

[Felvtalk] Question about A/D

2009-06-17 Thread Emily Hunter
Just a quick question for future referrence, since all of my babies are eating fine at the moment. I'm considering just keeping some of the A/D on hand since my cats don't always get sick when the vet's open. How long is it generally good for? In addition to Tofu being positive, I've