interferon and immunoregulin

2006-09-17 Thread G. Lane
1) Someone in our cat rescue just called me and said that there was some recent research indicating that constant dosing with interferon alpha can possibly cause the bone marrow to reduce the production of red blood cells. She said this is the justification for doing the 7 days on/ 7 days

RE: interferon and immunoregulin

2006-09-17 Thread G. Lane
yup, only alpha... At 07:37 PM 9/17/2006, you wrote: Interestins it only true for alpha? For VO as well? -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of G. Lane Sent: Sunday, September 17, 2006 6:11 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject

Re: Lenny

2006-09-17 Thread G. Lane
I'm so sorry - I love those black and white kitties. Gloria At 07:32 PM 9/17/2006, you wrote: I just found out like 15 minutes ago that big sweet Lenny has passed today from felv.He was a handsome black and white boy who was very laid back.I will miss that beautiful baby. Belinda could you

Add my Dallas to the CLS

2006-09-22 Thread G. Lane
Sweet little Dallas just passed on - please add him to our list and Candle Light Service. Dallas and his buddy Houston were trapped by Susan, also on this list, about 2 years ago, and they tested positive for FELV. When trapped he was about 4 mo old, maybe. When I got him, he was a wormy

Re: meds and vitamins?

2006-09-23 Thread G. Lane
Just fyi, I have in the past kept my FELV mixed with non-FELV. I just don't think it's that contagious, at least with healthy adult cats. I know others who mix, and no problem. Bets of luck, Gloria At 11:18 AM 9/23/2006, you wrote: Hi Peggy, I am in the same situation as you are. I

Re: Mixing

2006-09-23 Thread G. Lane
Wondering what protocol you're using for immunoregulin? Thanks, Gloria At 12:59 PM 9/23/2006, you wrote: Now that I do have a positive IFA for Max,,,but of course will retest in 4 months and start on Immuno Regulin,,He is such a social cat and wants to play with the others so bad, I have a

Re: Running eyes Crackers

2006-09-25 Thread G. Lane
Cats in rescue, cats with poor nutrition, cats with weakened immune s ystems might be more prone to URI. Most runny eyes (URI's ?) are are said to be caused by the Herpes virus, as I understand. Herpes depends on the amino acid, Arginine (sp), to replicate. When you give an higher dose

Re: Add my Dallas to the CLS

2006-09-26 Thread G. Lane
sorry for your loss. But I'm so glad Dallas fiound a home with you. Take care. t G. Lane [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Sweet little Dallas just passed on - please add him to our list and Candle Light Service. Dallas and his buddy Houston were trapped by Susan, also on this list, about 2 years ago

Re: lymphoma statistics

2006-09-26 Thread G. Lane
Four of my FELV kitties have died in the last 4 years. Three were 2.5-3 yrs old. Of the FELV kitties I've lost, 3 have been to mediastinal lymphoma. One I'm not sure but think he had it in his intestines (he had chronic diarrhea). He was FIV/FELV. Gloria At 09:20 AM 9/26/2006, you

RE: Those who don't use Interferon

2006-09-26 Thread G. Lane
The time to start using it is before they are symptomatic. I've been using it for a while - since my Calawalla and Mittens died - I did the same thing, thought I'd wait till they showed symptoms, but a I understand, it's too late then. I see no side effects at all with mine. Gloria At

Re: Pete To Bridge

2006-09-30 Thread G. Lane
All my sympathy, Sheila - what a fine old age for an FELV kitty. Gloria At 10:57 AM 9/27/2006, you wrote: Please add my sweetboy Pete to CLS. He left me last night at 10 pm .He was 15 years old Felv+. Sheila

Re: Giardia

2006-10-30 Thread G. Lane
I only treat the ones with symptoms, and of course try to keep the litter box as clean as possible. That's a lot of pills to give. Gloria At 02:15 PM 10/30/2006, you wrote: Is he giving you metronadazole or pancur or something else? From what I have seen it takes time to percolate in the

Re: Giardia

2006-10-30 Thread G. Lane
My dogs have gotten it also, from drinking water that the birds poop in...it's not a big deal to treat. Gloria At 03:19 PM 10/30/2006, you wrote: Hi Kelley, Altho I have not had to deal with it (knock wood), one of my co-workers and his girlfriend got it while camping - from infected water.

Re: Giardia

2006-10-30 Thread G. Lane
I've gotten fond of panacur - dosing is easier, and you can get it without a prescription, I understand. Gloria At 10:54 PM 10/30/2006, you wrote: It says 100 mg/ml..is that 10%? It is a vet bottle, doesn't say how big, but considering they need .1 ml per day for 3 days, then a repeat dose

Re: What is FIP?

2006-11-08 Thread G. Lane
My Mishka was a black and white 1 year old girl (and gorgeous). Gloria At 07:33 PM 11/8/2006, you wrote: Back to the genetic question for a moment, MC or anyone else involved with large rescues, have you noticed more grey kitties getting this than others? Someone suggested this might be the

Re: What is FIP?

2006-11-08 Thread G. Lane
My understanding is that it measures antibodies to any corona virus. At 07:12 PM 11/8/2006, you wrote: ... . . I do think that I've read that titre tests measure the antibodies present, not the virus itself, so a very immune compromised cat may have exhausted their ability to produce

Re: OT Help, I am so embarrassed

2006-11-10 Thread G. Lane
Are you sure its giardia? At 11:38 AM 11/10/2006, you wrote: So how did you get your giardia under control? I'm doing metronidazole and panacur right now, and desperately trying to get the adoptables ready for adoption. Kelley Saveika [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I *KNOW* my house stinks. I

Re: Homoepathy - Kelly

2006-11-10 Thread G. Lane
I'm a big fan of homeopathy, and use it regularly myself, with great success (never tried it with FIP though). Her list of stuff looks reasonable. But I'd be interested in knowing who this is. Gloria At 02:28 PM 11/10/2006, you wrote: Serious question, all of us love our cats and are often

Re: Homoepathy - Kelly

2006-11-10 Thread G. Lane
FIP is difficult any way you look at it. I don't know what his/her claims are, but I think if anything the client is agreeing (I assume) to try anything in an already impossible situation. Slippery elm is really reasonable, as it's soothing to the digestive tract. I've used it, love it.

Re: Evander Please add him to the CLS

2006-11-10 Thread G. Lane
Sherry, I'm so sorry... Gloria At 08:50 PM 11/10/2006, you wrote: I am so sad to say that we lost our sweet Evander today.He was a very unique boy. :( Thank you for your prayers. Sherry Everyone is raving about

Re: Update on Valley - and thank you

2006-11-15 Thread G. Lane
Susan! That's wonderful!!! Wow! Gloria At 12:49 PM 11/15/2006, you wrote: My big flamepoint Siamese, Valley, who had the 7 hematocrit, is much better!! Thank you all for your prayers, good vibes and input. He has now had two shots of Epogen. Last night he came into the kitchen to drink

Re: Aloe vera, is it poisonous? (was Update on Antonio)

2006-11-15 Thread G. Lane
Re Aloe Vera - it has some great healing properties. There's a part of the plant that's toxic, but part of it is not. In general, I think that aloe juice is from the healing part of the plant, not the membrane that is or can be toxic. I looked it up a few years ago and found a nice

RE: You are my support group-please add Schumacher to the CLS

2006-11-15 Thread G. Lane
Brenda, I'm so sorry, I know how hard it is - he was so lucky to have you - Gloria Original message: I know I only post to this group when I have a tragedy, but I read almost all the posts online daily. I feel like you all are my support group although I don't have any FeLV+ cats any

Re: Pepper died

2006-11-29 Thread G. Lane
I'm so sorry, Candace Gloria At 05:18 PM 11/26/2006, you wrote: I just wanted to let you know that Pepper died a few hours ago. He started getting better with this current episode but was not so good earlier today. I was not expecting him to go so suddenly. I was not at home at the

RE: New member introduction/questions

2006-12-13 Thread G. Lane
What dosage? At 06:27 PM 12/13/2006, you wrote: Junior's gingivitis cleared up with the immunoregulin treatments. I would say within two weeks. Update The URI seems better and I am able to put the erythromycin ointment in his eye. This I had left from when he was in an accident and his eye

Re: please add my Lizzie to CLS and prayer list

2007-01-01 Thread G. Lane
Hideyo, I'm so sorry - many prayers and good wishes for her peace. Sleep soft... Gloria At 05:20 PM 12/18/2006, you wrote: My little gentle soul, Lizzie passed away this morning – she is the sweetest and kindest and most affectionate soul I have ever counted – I have bottle fed her from

Re: OT - Help, aggressive cat

2007-01-02 Thread G. Lane
Great! Sounds like she's doing well and coming round. It's a big shock leaving the home you've known.. Gloria At 12:13 PM 1/2/2007, you wrote: Apparently the only scent I wear is cat pee, according to my coworkers, but that's another thread:p. I don't smoke. She is a LITTLE better.

Re: OT - Help, aggressive cat

2007-01-03 Thread G. Lane
I couldn't get the 1st one to load, but got the 2nd. She's gorgeous - I can almost hear her purrr! Thanks, Gloria At 07:13 PM 1/3/2007, you wrote: I took some pictures of her, if anyone wants to see:

Re: Ki's done

2007-01-04 Thread G. Lane
Sorry to hear that - I remember how disappointed I was when my dear Calawalla tested positive a second time - she looked and acted so healthy, I just knew it would be neg. They can look so healthy, but still carry the virus, sigh. Good luck with the move... Gloria At 11:53 AM 1/4/2007,

Re: OT Anyone care to take a shot at this question?

2007-01-17 Thread G. Lane
Do volunteer work at a shelter --- is a great response. Gloria At 10:41 AM 1/17/2007, you wrote: At 08:37 AM 1/17/2007, you wrote: STRANGE INDEED. I would find out where this person got rid of the cat and if it was the SPCA should never be adopted out ot, My response would be Please

Re: Missy has a bloody nose:(

2007-01-18 Thread G. Lane
I know not everyone uses homeopathy, and it's not used like regular allopathic medicine -- but I use either Arnica or Phosphorus for unusual bleeding - usually Arnica. It works really well, I take it myself for nosebleed, especially get it during the dry winter. I gave it to my dear departed

RE: internist thinks Lucy has FIP

2007-01-20 Thread G. Lane
Thanks for all the great info ... Gloria At 11:01 PM 1/20/2007, you wrote: Here is one more link on diagnosing FIP, the percentages that rule FIP in or out are interesting.

Re: cat BM in inappropriate locations

2007-01-26 Thread G. Lane
You've been thru a lot with your kitty. I certainly don't know - but just briefly, if he was mine, I'd try Flagyl, which is not only for parasites but can be useful as an anti-inflammatory. If that didn't work, I'd talk to my vet about it other parasite problems. If that didn't work, I'd

Re: add sweet Houston to the CLS 2/8/2007

2007-02-09 Thread G. Lane
Thanks everyone, I read all these messages, you know how good they feel, I'm sure. Gloria At 08:18 PM 2/9/2007, you wrote: Gloria I am so sorry for your loss of Houston.Hugs to you. Sherry Gloria Lane [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: It took me 6 months to get their names straight - never sure who

Re: add sweet Houston to the CLS 2/8/2007

2007-02-09 Thread G. Lane
Thanks everyone, I read all these messages, you know how good they feel, I'm sure. Gloria At 08:18 PM 2/9/2007, you wrote: Gloria I am so sorry for your loss of Houston.Hugs to you. Sherry Gloria Lane [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: It took me 6 months to get their names straight - never sure who

Re: Big G at the bridge

2007-02-10 Thread G. Lane
Good thought coming for you and your kitty. I took care of several CRF kitties, know how hard it can be. Hugs, Gloria At 10:52 PM 2/10/2007, you wrote: My wonderful CRF kity is in a bad way. He did so well on fluids for 3 years and is over 20 years old, but he has a large lesion under his

Re: Big G at the bridge

2007-02-10 Thread G. Lane
Good thought coming for you and your kitty. I took care of several CRF kitties, know how hard it can be. Hugs, Gloria At 10:52 PM 2/10/2007, you wrote: My wonderful CRF kity is in a bad way. He did so well on fluids for 3 years and is over 20 years old, but he has a large lesion under his

Re: OT:need input: weakness in front legs

2007-02-14 Thread G. Lane
Hideyo, I'm not familiar with that - my only thought was to check the gums and see if he seems anemic... Gloria At 12:12 PM 2/14/2007, you wrote: Hi, I wanted to ask if anyone knows anything about the cause of weakness of front legs – it happened rather acute –like, his front leg ankle

Re: OT:need input: weakness in front legs

2007-02-14 Thread G. Lane
Hideyo, I'm not familiar with that - my only thought was to check the gums and see if he seems anemic... Gloria At 12:12 PM 2/14/2007, you wrote: Hi, I wanted to ask if anyone knows anything about the cause of weakness of front legs – it happened rather acute –like, his front leg ankle

Re: Midnight still peeing

2007-02-14 Thread G. Lane
Hmm - possible he's still smelling the pee on the comforter. Might try something to deorderize it, and try Cat Attract cat litter in the litter box. Gloria At 03:09 PM 2/14/2007, you wrote: Ok, Midnight has been fixed and is done with his antibiotics for the UTI. He is still peeing but

Re: Midnight still peeing

2007-02-14 Thread G. Lane
Hmm - possible he's still smelling the pee on the comforter. Might try something to deorderize it, and try Cat Attract cat litter in the litter box. Gloria At 03:09 PM 2/14/2007, you wrote: Ok, Midnight has been fixed and is done with his antibiotics for the UTI. He is still peeing but

Re: [Felvtalk] FelV vaccine for FelV positive cats?

2009-02-19 Thread G. Lane
Well, not exactly - what actually happened was I obtained 2 cats from a lady in Oklahoma, and she was a vet tech. She knew they were FELV positive, and had them for several years. HER VET (not mine) had vaccinated them for FELV regularly, and believed that it was helpful to FELV cats. I

Re: [Felvtalk] FelV vaccine for FelV positive cats?

2009-02-19 Thread G. Lane
Well, not exactly - what actually happened was I obtained 2 cats from a lady in Oklahoma, and she was a vet tech. She knew they were FELV positive, and had them for several years. HER VET (not mine) had vaccinated them for FELV regularly, and believed that it was helpful to FELV cats. I

Re: [Felvtalk] Has anyone here used Vetricine for immune boosting

2009-04-14 Thread G. Lane
Yup, I agree...sounds like a reasonable protocol to try. Gloria At 07:59 PM 4/14/2009, you wrote: I noticed when we were giving MeMe interferon daily that she became lethargic and slept a lot. We are now alternating one day on and one day off and I think that is working very well. I would

Re: [Felvtalk] Has anyone here used Vetricine for immune boosting

2009-04-14 Thread G. Lane
Yup, I agree...sounds like a reasonable protocol to try. Gloria At 07:59 PM 4/14/2009, you wrote: I noticed when we were giving MeMe interferon daily that she became lethargic and slept a lot. We are now alternating one day on and one day off and I think that is working very well. I would