[Felvtalk] FROM NATALIE's NEW ADDRESS: Blood Tests for Cancer Screening?

2011-11-28 Thread GRAS
http://www.petmd.com/blogs/fullyvetted/2011/nov/screening_for_cancer Blood Tests for Cancer Screening? November 23, 2011 I recently received a request to talk about a specific topic - newly available blood tests for cancer in pets. I didn't know very much about the subject, but looking into it

[Felvtalk] Lost our cat Uncle Binkey

2011-11-28 Thread GRAS
We came back from vacation last night, having left a sick cat in our pet sitter's care - he has had some brain lesions, nothing to be done. Her was still eating, getting vitamin injections from the vet, some steroids, etc. Binkey held on until we came back. I consulted with my animal

Re: [Felvtalk] [FeLVPositiveCats] A Place For Us

2011-11-28 Thread GRAS
I am so sorry about Buddy! If you really want to talk to him, have you considered contacting a really good animal communicator? I have been in contact with Binkey last week, who had to be euthanized this morning, and in a few days, will have my AC contact him. Binkey was a silver colored,

Re: [Felvtalk] heart murmur; intermittent fresh blood in stool

2011-11-28 Thread GRAS
The best thing you can do for your cat, before you even see a specialist, is to immediately get some CoQ10, GNC Vegetarian type (it comes in powder form in a capsule instead of oil in a gel cap). Get the 100 mg, and mix one half of it daily into food – tasteless. I have used it on a cat that has

Re: [Felvtalk] foster needed for lonely FeLV cat and/or non felv cat - philadelphia area

2011-12-02 Thread GRAS
In 1964, my parents' house in Chicago had a fire on a night of a huge snowstorm, 3'! The fire department had a hard time getting there because side street were not plowed, especially not at 3 AM. They had 13 cats, and I had just moved back with my two cats because I couldn't afford my apartment

Re: [Felvtalk] Horus was drained

2011-12-02 Thread GRAS
The only other fluids could be ascites, from cancer in the area. From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Marta Gasper Sent: Thursday, December 01, 2011 10:57 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Horus was drained

Re: [Felvtalk] Cat in a house on fire

2011-12-02 Thread GRAS
will always run back inside because this is the place they feel safe. Always put your cats in carriers or in your car outside your home. With 13 cats this would have been terribly difficult for your parents, but if there are only one or two cats this can be done. Lorrie On 12-02, GRAS wrote

Re: [Felvtalk] Cat in a house on fire

2011-12-03 Thread GRAS
, but if there are only one or two cats this can be done. Lorrie On 12-02, GRAS wrote: In 1964, my parents' house in Chicago had a fire on a night of a huge snowstorm, 3'! The fire department had a hard time getting there because side street were not plowed, especially not at 3 AM. They had 13

[Felvtalk] Israel Bans Cat Declawing: Will U.S. Follow?

2011-12-03 Thread GRAS
http://www.care2.com/causes/israel-bans-cat-declawing-will-u-s-follow.html ___ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org

Re: [Felvtalk] Cat in a house on fire

2011-12-04 Thread GRAS
pillow cases, just in case* ;-) 2011/12/2 GRAS g...@optonline.net My father even burned his corneas trying to save the cats (was OK in the long run). And as it turned out later, he was actually running on a wall-to-wall carpet with no floor under it anymoreBut he still kept trying. Another great

Re: [Felvtalk] Cat in a house on fire

2011-12-04 Thread GRAS
, just in case* ;-) 2011/12/2 GRAS g...@optonline.net My father even burned his corneas trying to save the cats (was OK in the long run). And as it turned out later, he was actually running on a wall-to-wall carpet with no floor under it anymoreBut he still kept trying. Another great idea

Re: [Felvtalk] Cat in a house on fire

2011-12-04 Thread GRAS
I do if I pulled up behind fire engines. I know one thing for sure, I would be in the house befoe they could stop me. The only thing they could do is follow and help me get them out. GRAS g...@optonline.net wrote: Anytime I'm out, and am driving home and hear a fire engine going up our

Re: [Felvtalk] Cat in a house on fire

2011-12-04 Thread GRAS
feeling and speed up so I can get home to my babies. God what would I do if I pulled up behind fire engines. I know one thing for sure, I would be in the house befoe they could stop me. The only thing they could do is follow and help me get them out. GRAS g...@optonline.net wrote: Anytime

Re: [Felvtalk] heart murmur

2011-12-05 Thread GRAS
Animals (and people) with any heart problems need CoQ10 desperately! Between 30 mg and 50 mg daily! One of our cats has cardiomyopathy and renal failure…she was diagnosed 1 ½ yrs. ago. She’s on a few drugs and sub-q fluids and I also supplement her with CoQ10 – she’s doing really well. We don’t

[Felvtalk] Interesting: Cats Have Blood Types, Too

2011-12-05 Thread GRAS
Cats Have Blood Types, Too by JaneA Kelley, Cat expert and animal communicator Cats have three blood types: A, B, and AB. Most non-pedigreed cats, as well as American Shorthairs, Siamese and other Oriental breeds, have Type A. Devon Rex, Cornish Rex, and about 15 percent of

Re: [Felvtalk] Felv Booster

2011-12-06 Thread GRAS
I agree - if you keep the cat strictly inside, you wouldn't even have to use the vaccine.you also must understand that even if you got the required booster, any vaccine is only about 80% effective. From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf

Re: [Felvtalk] Very Scary Testing results!

2011-12-06 Thread GRAS
Were the second tests also SNAP? Or the IFA? True, it is scary how many cats tests false positives! I had two such cats (one had the Snap AND IFA - positive both times.) One cat had only the Snap.then I did the IFA for both, and BOTH were negative. I purposely found mine a buddy from another

Re: [Felvtalk] FeLV friendly vets in Charleston

2011-12-06 Thread GRAS
Where will you be moving to, Melinda? It might be a good idea to start some research on vets in that are, their philosophy, knowledge and willingness to continue what your Dr. Morisaki has started. Natalie -Original Message- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org

Re: [Felvtalk] FeLV friendly vets in Charleston

2011-12-06 Thread GRAS
! Thanks in advance. Sent from my iPhone On Dec 7, 2011, at 10:01 AM, GRAS g...@optonline.net wrote: Where will you be moving to, Melinda? It might be a good idea to start some research on vets in that are, their philosophy, knowledge and willingness to continue what your Dr

Re: [Felvtalk] Very Scary Testing results!

2011-12-07 Thread GRAS
The IFA is not testing the bone marrow, thoughthat would be yet another test. -Original Message- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Beth Sent: Tuesday, December 06, 2011 9:57 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject:

Re: [Felvtalk] sturvite crystals, bladder infection

2011-12-07 Thread GRAS
Vitamin C routinely, and adding a very good quality of Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV), starting with just a drop in their water, and increasing all the time. ACV tastes a lot less vinegary than other vinegarsand animals like it a lot - good for so many other things, too! One of our FIV cats had

[Felvtalk] Any contacts for two sweet FelV kittens? NJ

2011-12-10 Thread GRAS
Anyone out there with suggestions? Natalie From: Laure AlleyCat AdvoCat [mailto:grisc...@yahoo.com] Sent: Friday, December 09, 2011 9:57 PM Hi there, this is a personal plea- I have a lady who rescued two sweet kittens that were going to be put back outside (not sure of the whole

Re: [Felvtalk] Any contacts for two sweet FelV kittens? NJ

2011-12-10 Thread GRAS
...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of john pollack Sent: Saturday, December 10, 2011 9:21 AM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Any contacts for two sweet FelV kittens? NJ try blind cat rescue in NC _ From: GRAS g...@optonline.net

[Felvtalk] Important link to Emergen cy Pat Care info

2011-12-10 Thread GRAS
You can download your kit by clicking on the link below: Emergency Pet Care Kit http://www.trustedpetpartners.com/Default.aspx?app=LeadgenDownloadshortpat h=docs%2femergency-cards-form.pdf ___ Felvtalk mailing list

Re: [Felvtalk] Homey and her crystals

2011-12-10 Thread GRAS
Our FIV positive cat started on C-D and has progressed to S-D; hates the canned food, but loves the dry. Hills Science Diet C-D and the S-D, one dissolves the crystals, and the other one is for maintenance. BTW, our vet tech at the animal hospital said that it doesn't harm cats who don't have a

Re: [Felvtalk] urine odors

2011-12-16 Thread GRAS
White vinegar and water mixture is great to get cat pee smell out...where's the urine on? carpet, furniture, or just bedding? I also swear by X-O, it's available as an odor neutralizer and also cleaner/odor neutralizer. It smells great, comes in concentrated form, and you can dilute however you

Re: [Felvtalk] urine odors

2011-12-17 Thread GRAS
to the welfare of animals. Copyright © 1999-2011 tazzys.org. All rights reserved. Original Message Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] urine odors From: GRAS g...@optonline.net Date: Fri, December 16, 2011 7:31 pm To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org White vinegar and water mixture is great

Re: [Felvtalk] urine odors

2011-12-17 Thread GRAS
RESCUE Sultan, WA. 98294 Terrie Mohr-Forker http://tazzys.org/ Non-Profit national rescue Dedicated to the welfare of animals. Copyright C 1999-2011 tazzys.org. All rights reserved. Original Message Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] urine odors From: GRAS g...@optonline.net Date

Re: [Felvtalk] urine odors

2011-12-18 Thread GRAS
-Forker http://tazzys.org/ Non-Profit national rescue Dedicated to the welfare of animals. Copyright C 1999-2011 http://tazzys.org/ tazzys.org. All rights reserved. Original Message Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] urine odors From: GRAS g...@optonline.net Date: Fri, December 16

Re: [Felvtalk] urine odors

2011-12-18 Thread GRAS
. Original Message Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] urine odorsFrom: GRAS g...@optonline.netDate: Fri, December 16, 2011 7:31 pmTo: felvtalk@felineleukemia.orgWhite vinegar and water mixture is great to get cat pee smell out...where'sthe urine on? carpet, furniture, or just bedding? I also

Re: [Felvtalk] urine odors- vinegar

2011-12-21 Thread GRAS
It's amazing how many uses there are for white vinegar. http://versatilevinegar.org/usesandtips.html , http://www.vinegartips.com/scripts/pageViewSec.asp?id=7 From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Maureen Olvey Sent: Wednesday,

[Felvtalk] Exposure to Feline Leukemia Does Not Always Result in Disease

2011-12-26 Thread GRAS
Exposure to Feline Leukemia Does Not Always Result in Disease by JaneA Kelley, Cat expert and animal communicator When a cat is exposed to the feline leukemia virus (FeLV), the cat might have a transient infection and fight it off, developing immunity -- some vets say that

[Felvtalk] Eastern PA - Ottsville

2011-12-27 Thread GRAS
Great photos available - too large to include here. Can anyone help? Tiny FElv kitten needs rescue or foster Eastern PA Ottsville FeLv pos kitten still needs intake. Can anyone suggest anyplace aside from Aslans, Angels Gate or Best Littlecathouse? Thos options have been exhausted..

Re: [Felvtalk] Exposure to Feline Leukemia Does Not Always Result inDisease

2011-12-28 Thread GRAS
have read about FeLV as well. L - Original Message - From: GRAS To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Monday, December 26, 2011 5:03 PM Subject: [Felvtalk] Exposure to Feline Leukemia Does Not Always Result inDisease Exposure to Feline Leukemia Does

Re: [Felvtalk] Exposure to Feline Leukemia Does Not Always Result inDisease

2011-12-29 Thread GRAS
? wASTHEaRIZONA hUMANS sOCIETY. GRAS g...@optonline.net wrote: Maybe, as a group, we could make an effort of some kind of a basic flyer about FeLV, for stupid veterinarians and rescue groups who at some point, have to deal with such decisions on ending a cat's life because of FIV/FeLV

Re: [Felvtalk] Eastern PA - Ottsville

2011-12-29 Thread GRAS
to this post Michael Johnson Founder/Owner Second Chance Meows A FeLV Sanctuary _ From: GRAS g...@optonline.net To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Tuesday, December 27, 2011 2:32 AM Subject: [Felvtalk] Eastern PA - Ottsville Great photos available – too large to include here. Can anyone

Re: [Felvtalk] FELV Community

2011-12-29 Thread GRAS
Manda, The vet has to take a blood test in order to know that the cat is either FIV or FeLV positive. Antibiotics should be used only if the cat exhibits any symptoms that require them; I have never had steroids used on a FeLV positive cat, and by triple cocktail, what do you mean? Our vet

Re: [Felvtalk] new to the group

2011-12-29 Thread GRAS
There is a difference between leukemia and Feline Leukemia Virus; which did Daisy have? I've had cats with either one. From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Holly Shelton Sent: Thursday, December 29, 2011 8:47 PM To:

[Felvtalk] FW: new to the group

2011-12-30 Thread GRAS
when we go over treatment tomorrow. -Original Message- From: GRAS g...@optonline.net To: felvtalk felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Thu, Dec 29, 2011 1:23 pm Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] new to the group There is a difference between leukemia and Feline Leukemia Virus; which did Daisy have

Re: [Felvtalk] New to group with 3 FeLV + 10 week old kittens

2011-12-30 Thread GRAS
Chris, Since the kittens are now 10 weeks old now, how old were they when they were first tested? And how much time elapsed between the ELISA and the IFA tests? This might mean something...this might mean that maybe they're not really positive. Always a chance for hope. Finding homes, not so

Re: [Felvtalk] neutering a positive cat

2012-01-02 Thread GRAS
My vet uses very small amount of anesthesia for males, it only takes 10-15 minutes, and they're up and about almost immediately. However, we always give cats to be altered some vitamin shots prior to surgery - Vitamin C, B12. As long as they are asymptomatic, well-fed and rested, no stress -

Re: [Felvtalk] neutering a positive cat

2012-01-03 Thread GRAS
Vaccinating FeLV+ kittens is far more dangerous than neutering them. However, since they would be indoor cats anyway, no danger of impregnating any females, I don’t see any real reason for neutering them. If one considers that their lives would not be that long, if they already exhibit

Re: [Felvtalk] neutering a positive cat

2012-01-03 Thread GRAS
However, if a cat is strictly indoors, one can easily get away with not giving them rabies vaccines.who would know? From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Marta Gasper Sent: Tuesday, January 03, 2012 12:19 PM To:

Re: [Felvtalk] neutering a positive cat

2012-01-03 Thread GRAS
My veterinarian would NEVER vaccinate a cat that is even slightly under the weather.you are right, how would they know if cats have had any reactions From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of MaiMaiPG Sent: Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Re: [Felvtalk] neutering a positive cat

2012-01-04 Thread GRAS
Stress definitely plays a role! From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of HIDEYO YAMAMOTO Sent: Tuesday, January 03, 2012 6:08 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] neutering a positive cat I would recommend

Re: [Felvtalk] Idexx combo tests

2012-01-04 Thread GRAS
I have never heard of false negatives, ONLY of false positives! Natalie From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Marcia Sent: Wednesday, January 04, 2012 6:08 AM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Idexx combo

Re: [Felvtalk] neutering a positive cat

2012-01-04 Thread GRAS
that! How would they know until the cat never wakes up. I bet it happens more than anyone knows! Sent from my iPhone On Jan 3, 2012, at 3:08 PM, GRAS g...@optonline.net wrote: My veterinarian would NEVER vaccinate a cat that is even slightly under the weather…you are right, how would

[Felvtalk] neutering a positive cat

2012-01-04 Thread GRAS
.and on the same note, as the rabies providing immunity for up to 4 years, some states accept results of a titer to show that the animal is still protected, especially if an animal's immune system is compromised and too many vaccines aren't advisable. Find out if it applies in your states.

Re: [Felvtalk] Idexx combo tests

2012-01-04 Thread GRAS
Yes, it can be that the antibodies aren't yet shoeing up.that's why it is recommended that a rescued animal be kept for a certain time, way from others, and retested. Except, it's not always possible when shelters and small rescue groups are filled and would like to find homes asap. From:

Re: [Felvtalk] Rabies vaccine

2012-01-04 Thread GRAS
Yup, that's the idea! The FVRCP, for example, according to a protocol of a few years ago, should be given every 3 yrs now, but they still insist on the yearly ones; in fact, after the first series, technically, a cat is protected for life. -Original Message- From:

Re: [Felvtalk] Rabies vaccine

2012-01-05 Thread GRAS
But if you ask for the 3-yr vaccine, you won't have to do it every year! -Original Message- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of dlg...@windstream.net Sent: Wednesday, January 04, 2012 7:49 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org

Re: [Felvtalk] Rabies vaccine

2012-01-05 Thread GRAS
a county line!! As far as vets giving core vaccines once a year, in my opinion it is irresponsible. They know better. Sent from my iPhone On Jan 4, 2012, at 4:51 PM, GRAS g...@optonline.net wrote: Yup, that's the idea! The FVRCP, for example, according to a protocol of a few years ago, should

Re: [Felvtalk] Rabies vaccine

2012-01-05 Thread GRAS
The Mid-Atlantic strain of rabies was brought to the East by hunters, after destroying local raccoons, wanted more raccoons to kill, so they brought them from Virginal and surrounding states. -Original Message- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org

Re: [Felvtalk] Rabies vaccine

2012-01-05 Thread GRAS
with, Christmas 2010. On Jan 5, 2012, at 9:05 AM, GRAS g...@optonline.net wrote: The Mid-Atlantic strain of rabies was brought to the East by hunters, after destroying local raccoons, wanted more raccoons to kill, so they brought them from Virginal and surrounding states. -Original

Re: [Felvtalk] Rabies vaccine

2012-01-05 Thread GRAS
PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Rabies vaccine To make matters worse, raccoons get canine distemper which a lot of people assume is rabies and... On Jan 5, 2012, at 11:31 AM, GRAS wrote: Sorry, in my haste to write, I made a mistake: I meant VIRGINIA

[Felvtalk] Aslan's cats - FeLV sanctuary

2012-01-13 Thread GRAS
Do you remember the damage there was at this sanctuary after one of the storms last year? I got onto their mailing list because I chipped-in to help. Here's an update: Please enjoy this winter update from Aslan's Cats. Again, we wish to thank you for your continued interest and support. We

[Felvtalk] FW: Hydrogen peroxide for FeLV

2012-01-30 Thread GRAS
I have read a while back that FeLV could be treated with hydrogen peroxide (NOT the one from the supermarket, though). I tried getting info on it, but there really isn't much. The sources are below, and the closest I could get was the site below that one. Does anyone have any info on it?

Re: [Felvtalk] (no subject)

2012-02-05 Thread GRAS
Hi, everyone: OK - I guess this is where I should come in and explain about what happened to me, based on the note below: If anyone can remember, about 3 1/2 yrs ago, Eliot Spitty, was diagnosed by the ELISA test to be FeLV positive. I couldn't find him a home, so I found another positive cat

Re: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia, how contagious is it?

2012-02-05 Thread GRAS
They can be free of symptoms, still be carriers that can pass it on, unfortunately! From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Lee Evans Sent: Sunday, February 05, 2012 5:51 PM To: felvtalk Subject: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia, how

Re: [Felvtalk] (no subject)

2012-02-05 Thread GRAS
means the cat may still throw off the virus. It's strange your vet didn't make that clear. But then some vets seem clueless when it comes to this virus. Hoping for the best for your babies. Beth GRAS g...@optonline.net wrote: Hi, everyone: OK - I guess this is where I should come in and explain

Re: [Felvtalk] (no subject)

2012-02-06 Thread GRAS
...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of GRAS Sent: Sunday, February 05, 2012 8:21 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] (no subject) A positive Elisa a negative IFA means the Cat IS positive - Yes, UNLESS the ELISA was a false positive, which

[Felvtalk] Sent yesterday, it was 34KB (tto large) - did it get through to you?

2012-02-06 Thread GRAS
Hi, everyone: OK - I guess this is where I should come in and explain about what happened to me, based on the note below: If anyone can remember, about 3 1/2 yrs ago, Eliot Spitty, was diagnosed by the ELISA test to be FeLV positive. I couldn't find him a home, so I found another positive cat

Re: [Felvtalk] Despair

2012-02-06 Thread GRAS
ONLY if you think or know that he is suffering - look into his eyes and ask him! You can usually tell. I am so sorry! My thoughts are with you! Natalie -Original Message- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of

[Felvtalk] Feeding with syringe!

2012-02-07 Thread GRAS
I'm sorry if I missed any latest info, but has the vet seen Ginger kitty yet? Has he given any supportive treatment like at least some sub-q fluids? If you haven't fed a cat with a syringe, technique is important. I always gave the cat sitting on my lap or to my side, holding the head from

Re: [Felvtalk] Tanya's CRF Site

2012-02-07 Thread GRAS
Here it is: http://www.felinecrf.org/ I am dealing with CRF on a continuous basis, and treatment depends on the levels of creatinine, BUN, phosphorus, etc. I use aluminum hydroxide, Pepcid AC, sub=q fluids, special diets, and whatever the vet tells me depending on test results. Natalie

Re: [Felvtalk] Smokey

2012-02-07 Thread GRAS
If it had tentacles, it could be squamous cell cancer -Original Message- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of cindy reasoner Sent: Tuesday, February 07, 2012 4:12 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: [Felvtalk]

Re: [Felvtalk] Smokey

2012-02-07 Thread GRAS
Would anyone with a cat or dog that has had cancer removed be interested in a black salve that would get to the rest of the tentacles that the vet may not have been able to remove? It's not expensive, but you would have to join a group where you would get advice from people who have used it and

Re: [Felvtalk] Ginger; virus in bone marrow

2012-02-07 Thread GRAS
I believe that when the IFA test becomes positive, the virus has gotten into the bone marrow. From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Maureen Olvey Sent: Tuesday, February 07, 2012 7:51 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re:

Re: [Felvtalk] Tanya's CRF Site

2012-02-08 Thread GRAS
of love from this sweet, black cat! Valerie On Feb 7, 2012, at 12:10 PM, GRAS g...@optonline.net wrote: Here it is: http://www.felinecrf.org/ I am dealing with CRF on a continuous basis, and treatment depends on the levels of creatinine, BUN, phosphorus, etc. I use

Re: [Felvtalk] Tanya's CRF Site

2012-02-08 Thread GRAS
PM, GRAS g...@optonline.net wrote: Here it is: http://www.felinecrf.org/ I am dealing with CRF on a continuous basis, and treatment depends on the levels of creatinine, BUN, phosphorus, etc. I use aluminum hydroxide, Pepcid AC, sub=q fluids, special diets, and whatever the vet tells me

Re: [Felvtalk] News about Ginger

2012-02-08 Thread GRAS
Eating clumping litter that contains sodium bentonite can be lethal because it can solidify in the intestines, if inhaled, can cause lungs to fill, can also block urethras. If the instructions on litter say “do not flush down the toilet” because it will cause blockage, it contains sodium

[Felvtalk] FW: Tanya's CRF Site

2012-02-08 Thread GRAS
probably close to 15 years old and has had CRF for several years. He's put on some weight recently and I'm hopeful he'll be around a few more years. Lots of love from this sweet, black cat! Valerie On Feb 7, 2012, at 12:10 PM, GRAS g...@optonline.net wrote: Here it is: http

Re: [Felvtalk] Smokey

2012-02-08 Thread GRAS
, 2/7/12, GRAS g...@optonline.net wrote: From: GRAS g...@optonline.net Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Smokey To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Date: Tuesday, February 7, 2012, 4:42 PM Would anyone with a cat or dog that has had cancer removed be interested in a black salve that would get to the rest

[Felvtalk] FW: Smokey

2012-02-08 Thread GRAS
I cannot believe that almost all of my e-mails are bouncing back because they’re too big, and I have no way of knowing which ones they are because they don’t tell you – so I am resending, making sure that all previous mail was erased. From: GRAS [mailto:g...@optonline.net] Sent: Wednesday

[Felvtalk] FW: Smokey

2012-02-08 Thread GRAS
Something’s wrong, this message was in no way 30 KB….(20 is the limit) I am resending without the bottom portion. From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of GRAS Sent: Wednesday, February 08, 2012 10:41 AM To: felvtalk

[Felvtalk] FW: FW: Tanya's CRF Site

2012-02-08 Thread GRAS
This was 23 KB, am erasing bottom and resending. This is very annoying – why do they have a such a tiny limit in this group? From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of GRAS YES, not good at all, especially for CRF patients

Re: [Felvtalk] FW: FW: Tanya's CRF Site

2012-02-08 Thread GRAS
Hi, Holly, Yes, I would definitely love your input on CRF….I have discovered much in the past 19 yrs on dealing with CRF, and should probably make notes, too. Please send to Natalie: mailto:at...@optonline.net at...@optonline.net or mailto:g...@optonline.net g...@optonline.net No rush!

Re: [Felvtalk] 8 FELV kitties in NYC

2012-02-08 Thread GRAS
Tanya, I could post it on the animalalert-sos-res...@yahoogroups.com, to which I belong. But I need to have some info on whom to contact and where. If you'd like me to do it, let me know! Natalie -Original Message- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org

[Felvtalk] PICA - cats eating non-food

2012-02-08 Thread GRAS
, 2012 3:24 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] News about Ginger Eating what kind of litter indicates anemia, per Beth? BTW, I use Yesterday's News. On Wed, Feb 8, 2012 at 4:51 AM, GRAS g...@optonline.net wrote: Eating clumping litter that contains sodium bentonite can

Re: [Felvtalk] Tanya's CRF Site

2012-02-09 Thread GRAS
-q fluids. On Feb 8, 2012, at 6:26 AM, GRAS g...@optonline.net wrote: Apple cider vinegar, unpasteurized...and Vitamin C, too. The water fountain should be stainless steel, not plastic. I just ordered another one, on sale. I'll find the site, and pass it on later. Does Manny like

[Felvtalk] Poem: This Old Cat

2012-02-10 Thread GRAS
Have to share this with my fellow cat lovers, Natalie This Old Cat I'm getting on in years, My coat is turning gray. My eyes have lost their luster, My hearing's just okay. I spend my day dreaming Of conquests in my past, Lying near a sunny window Waiting for its warm repast. I

Re: [Felvtalk] Smokey

2012-02-13 Thread GRAS
need to find out what I need to do to join the group she spoke about and get some of the black salve. Cindy --- On Wed, 2/8/12, GRAS g...@optonline.net wrote: From: GRAS g...@optonline.net Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Smokey To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Date: Wednesday, February 8, 2012, 9:41

[Felvtalk] CAT LOVERS: OMG!!! comments deadline 2/16! Stop the annual slaughter of bobcats in NY for the foreign fur market..

2012-02-13 Thread GRAS
Stop the annual slaughter of bobcats in NY for the foreign fur market As a NY taxpayer I am outraged and appalled to learn of the DEC plan to increase the numbers and areas where bobcats can be hunted and killed. The bobcat is an important member of our natural community and should not be

Re: [Felvtalk] CAT LOVERS: OMG!!! comments deadline 2/16! Stop the annual slaughter of bobcats in NY for the foreign fur market..

2012-02-14 Thread GRAS
2/16! Stop the annual slaughter of bobcats in NY for the foreign fur market.. I don't live there and it pisses me off!! People can be SO cruel and miserably stupid!! Sent from my iPad that my most awesome kids surprised me with, Christmas 2010. On Feb 13, 2012, at 7:14 PM, GRAS g

Re: [Felvtalk] doubts on two FeLV positive kitties

2012-02-14 Thread GRAS
Please also remember that all vaccines are only about 80% effective! Natalie From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Kathryn Hargreaves Sent: Tuesday, February 14, 2012 7:07 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk]

Re: [Felvtalk] doubts on two FeLV positive kitties

2012-02-14 Thread GRAS
Do NOT vaccinate cats that are not well - it only depresses immune systems, especially when you need to protect them the most! Natalie -Original Message- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of dlg...@windstream.net Sent:

Re: [Felvtalk] doubts on two FeLV positive kitties

2012-02-15 Thread GRAS
I don’t worry about any FIV+ cats with healthy ones, as long as they get along! Never had a problem – have 5 FIV+ right now, and about to introduce another one. Natalie From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Beth Sent: Wednesday,

Re: [Felvtalk] New and Some Questions

2012-02-15 Thread GRAS
Hi, Vicky, Welcome! My first suggestion would be to start them on some really good vitamin supplements, good food, building up their natural immune systems. I have always given my FIV/FeLV cats 50mg of CoQ10 daily in their food. Get the GNC Vegetarian formula because it's in powder form, easily

Re: [Felvtalk] New and Some Questions

2012-02-15 Thread GRAS
YES! From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Kathryn Hargreaves Sent: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 4:52 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] New and Some Questions Anyone: do you have to repeat the Felv vac

Re: [Felvtalk] Dublin woke up from surgery blind

2012-02-15 Thread GRAS
I didn't realize that vets still had access to it - my vet doesn't! Natalie From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Lee Evans Sent: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 3:22 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org; anne.my...@uni.edu Subject: Re:

Re: [Felvtalk] Dublin woke up from surgery blind - UPDATE

2012-02-15 Thread GRAS
That's great news - so glad to hear it. I wonder what happens if the inhalant gas gets into the eyes somehow Natalie From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Anne Myles Sent: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 7:29 PM To:

Re: [Felvtalk] New and Some Questions

2012-02-15 Thread GRAS
http://www.petwave.com/Cats/Health/Digestive/FIP/Diagnosis.aspx There's a lot of info on FIP diagnosing, but I'm sure that the vet based his opinion on many things described in this little piece, also depending on what type (wet/dry) it is. And, yes, it IS a corona virus, which all cats have

Re: [Felvtalk] Dublin woke up from surgery blind

2012-02-15 Thread GRAS
Is the cat feral? My vet and his tech are so good at handling even the most feral cats, using thick towels. From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Kathryn Hargreaves Sent: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 6:04 PM To:

Re: [Felvtalk] FIP

2012-02-16 Thread GRAS
had cats who tested above 400 for corona virus and never got FIP and a cat who definitely had FIP but tested very low for corona virus. He had apparently been exposed to the form that he was predisposed to contract. He was also a street cat, in poor health in general. Lee From: GRAS

[Felvtalk] FW: FIP

2012-02-16 Thread GRAS
for corona virus. He had apparently been exposed to the form that he was predisposed to contract. He was also a street cat, in poor health in general. Lee From: GRAS g...@optonline.net To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 7:40 PM Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] New and Some

Re: [Felvtalk] My Siggie

2012-02-16 Thread GRAS
Terri, I am so sorry about Siggie! We are away, and keep waiting for word about one of our cats that I’ve been treating for CRF and cardiomyopathy for 1 ½ yrs. – she took a turn for the worse (because I’m gone), and may have to be euthanized. Regarding clots that paralyze: I’ve had

[Felvtalk] I am always with her

2012-02-16 Thread GRAS
For everyone who has lost a precious feline! Natalie I Am Always With Her And God Asked the Feline Spirit, Are you Ready to Come Home? Oh Yes, Quite So, Replied the Precious Soul, And As a Cat, You Know I Am Most Able To Decide Anything For Myself.Are You Coming Then? Asked God. Soon,

Re: [Felvtalk] FIP

2012-02-16 Thread GRAS
] On Behalf Of Sharyl Sent: Thursday, February 16, 2012 6:03 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] FIP This is true for FIV. There is no FIP vaccine. There is no test for FIP. Sharyl - Original Message - From: GRAS g...@optonline.net To: felvtalk

[Felvtalk] FW: My Siggie

2012-02-16 Thread GRAS
Actually, the feral cat, Corgi, who had a blood clot, couldn't move hind legs at all, clot was dissolved, who has a limp now - IS orange! After he was treated, he became one of the most friendly cats in our household, and all the cats that are with him absolutely adore him - he's a real

[Felvtalk] FW: FW: My Siggie

2012-02-16 Thread GRAS
Actually, the feral cat, Corgi, who had a blood clot, couldn't move hind legs at all, clot was dissolved, who has a limp now - IS orange! After he was treated, he became one of the most friendly cats in our household, and all the cats that are with him absolutely adore him - he's a real

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