Re: [Felvtalk] I think my girl kitty is pregnant...will the kittens beFeLV+??

2008-08-12 Thread Heather
Even with negative kittens, unless you find a strictly no kill shelter and keep them yourself until they are 8 weeks, they'd probably be put to sleep anyway without even being tested...and even a no-kill shelter will euthanize the positives. I know it sounds sad to terminate but unless you will

Re: [Felvtalk] I think my girl kitty is pregnant...will the kittens beFeLV+??

2008-08-12 Thread Heather
at the hands of people who cannot afford to love them. On Aug 12, 2008, at 8:12 AM, Heather wrote: Even with negative kittens, unless you find a strictly no kill shelter and keep them yourself until they are 8 weeks, they'd probably be put to sleep anyway without even being tested...and even

Re: [Felvtalk] I think my girl kitty is pregnant...will the kittens be FeLV+??

2008-08-13 Thread Heather
The one thing worse to me is being born only to die in a shelter, having that life then taken away from you. If you are going to keep them, that's another story. On Tue, Aug 12, 2008 at 7:34 PM, Jennifer [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I know it makes sense to spay abort, but I don't really know. I

Re: [Felvtalk] re chemotherapy? 2nd part

2008-08-21 Thread Heather
Caroline, I've been considering asking the same question regarding a dear, sweet rescue kitty of ours, and want you to know how helpful your detailed reponse was. I remember reading about Monkee...thank you for all of the love you gave him. Heather On Thu, Aug 21, 2008 at 3:48 PM, Caroline

Re: [Felvtalk] Fw: Re: Some positive, some negative?

2008-09-08 Thread Heather
was exposed but threw the virus, still passing to the kittens, or maybe all were exposed to an FELV+ cat and the Mom didn't contract it but the kittens did? Wishing you luck with the retests prayers to these babies- Heather On Sun, Sep 7, 2008 at 5:49 PM, Carmen Conklin [EMAIL PROTECTED]wrote

Re: [Felvtalk] OT - Kidney failure groups

2008-10-10 Thread Heather
I just joined this one and it seems great, high volume but some people who REALLY know their stuff! I have not yet posted but have been reading. I don't think I had to wait for moderator approval to join. http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/Feline-CRF-Support/ On Fri, Oct 10, 2008 at 12:42 AM,

Re: [Felvtalk] Help my Mickey

2008-10-13 Thread Heather
Hi, curious what the growth on the lip was and how it was treated? I encounter so many things in my feral colonies and have one now that I think has eonsinophilic granuloma...anyway, just curious for learning purposes what it was how it was treated:-) Thanks! Heather On Mon, Oct 13, 2008

Re: [Felvtalk] ot-sneaker fip?

2008-11-03 Thread Heather
A vet can usually tell if fluid in the stomach feels like the type of accumulation you find with FIP or not, if there is fluid, they will draw it to see if characterisitic of FIP (straw colored) but the fluid should still be tested. FIP is frequently misdiagnosed. And yes, many cats carry

Re: [Felvtalk] ot-sneaker fip?

2008-11-03 Thread Heather
good point, esp. w/regards to FIP, even some good vets don't know what they are talking about. On Mon, Nov 3, 2008 at 10:04 AM, MaryChristine [EMAIL PROTECTED]wrote: GOOD vets can tell if the fluid feels like FIP, and GOOD vets will draw fluid. i no longer presume that a vet is good without

Re: [Felvtalk] Anemia

2009-01-20 Thread Heather
Hi Vite drops are a good iron supplement, available at most vets I think not particularly expensive. It does have other vitamins/minerals in it, so good to check the ingredient list if your cat is high in any areas that need to be watched/ingredients avoided. On Sun, Jan 18, 2009 at 2:48 PM,

Re: [Felvtalk] Anemia AZT

2009-01-26 Thread Heather
Acyclovir is used in cats as well, though not everyday like Lysine is. On Mon, Jan 26, 2009 at 11:38 AM, jb...@tds.net wrote: In human medicine (I would have to research veterinary but they generally follow human trends) herpes virus is better treated with something like ganciclovir or

Re: [Felvtalk] Further update on Tofu cont'd

2009-01-27 Thread Heather
This would be purely anecdoctal on one experience, but, we got a Mom (double+) and her 4 kittens in March/April of 2007...she has outlived all of her kittens, though she's also outlived other Leuk+ rescues we've gotten within that time. Other than the fact that kittens born with FELV generally

Re: [Felvtalk] Elevated liver enzymes

2009-02-11 Thread Heather
Also with Hepatic Lipidosis, usually something like Denosyl or Denamarin would be given, and often a cocktail that might include arginine cartinine, not sure what else but possibly some other things from my recollection. If he is eating well, hopefully it's not HL--good luck!!!

Re: [Felvtalk] Shots when FelV pos.

2009-02-19 Thread Heather
Was it an anaphylactic shock reaction? I lost a 5 month old little feral girl, she died right after having her rabies shot--she was not tested though I'm guessing likely negative. On Wed, Feb 18, 2009 at 4:42 PM, Lorrie felineres...@kvinet.com wrote: I had a 5 month old kitten die when he got

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

2009-03-02 Thread Heather
as peacefully as possible this afternoon. Go with love, sweet Bashful, and know how badly we wanted to help you--you will not be forgotten. Heather ___ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo

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

2009-03-02 Thread Heather
...not to mention the light and love they add to our daily work. On Mon, Mar 2, 2009 at 2:03 PM, Rosenfeldt, Diane d...@quarles.com wrote: I'm so sorry, Heather. It sounds like you are doing the exact right thing for Bashful now. Gentlest of Bridge vibes to her, and hopes for a passing free from fear

Re: [Felvtalk] Bashful rest in peace

2009-03-04 Thread Heather
Thank you Amanda, your kind thoughts and sharing of your own experiences is definitely a comfort. Right now Bashful's former caegiver is too sad for me to share the messages with, but she's asked me to save them and I know these comments will be very meaningful. Best to you yours- Heather

Re: [Felvtalk] PCR test reliability

2009-03-18 Thread Heather
Miro does not have FIP, give him a kiss for us! Heather On Wed, Mar 18, 2009 at 10:16 AM, Stefania pebble...@yahoo.it wrote: i think you owe it to others who adopt from this shelter and the shelter itself to tell them about this. maybe they don't realize that they should test all cat

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

2009-04-02 Thread Heather
Ditto that all, and, some Fortiflora might not be a bad idea. 2009/4/2 Debbie Harrison dlh1...@hotmail.com First off, I'd like to thank you for keeping this little one despite all of your other demands. Then, has your vet done any fecal testing? Maggie could possibly only need some

Re: [Felvtalk] OT TNR ordinance

2009-04-13 Thread Heather
Do you mean for TNR or against TNR? My city actually has old laws prohibiting the public from trapping but we do it constantly and the county is now recognizing tipped ear ferals as owned to a degree. Check out Brevard county (FL) who has had more progressive ordinances for years. On Sun, Apr

Re: [Felvtalk] OT TNR ordinance

2009-04-13 Thread Heather
It has been very helpful in several counties where tipped ear cats who land in AS facilities are reported to local groups giving the chance to save these cats, who previously were probably put down before anyone even realized they were missing. This doesn't mean simply putting the cats back in a

Re: [Felvtalk] OT TNR ordinance

2009-04-13 Thread Heather
It all depends on the AS agency of course but I have seen it really turn things around, from where AS used to be viewed as the enemy and now recognizes applauds those practicing TNR--they don't want to see the cats end up at AS if possible and are glad if some can be saved. I do realize that

Re: [Felvtalk] OT TNR ordinance

2009-04-14 Thread Heather
...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Heather Sent: Monday, April 13, 2009 8:26 AM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] OT TNR ordinance Do you mean for TNR or against TNR? My city actually has old laws prohibiting the public from trapping but we do it constantly

Re: [Felvtalk] Head injury caused eye not to dilate

2009-04-16 Thread Heather
I believe that tumors, high blood pressure and toxoplasmosis can also cause uneven pupils or similar occular irregularities. On Wed, Apr 15, 2009 at 5:37 PM, Lorrie felineres...@kvinet.com wrote: Giselle, In my previous e-mail I neglected to mention this cat I rescued had an injury to his head

Re: [Felvtalk] I'm new here...

2009-04-24 Thread Heather
How were his liver values? He isn't yellow at all (whites of eyes, insides of ears)? Just worry about hepatic lipidosis, the couple of run ins we've had with it were very, very sick cats but a friend just had a rescue who looked so good (also eating pretty well) they had no idea she was

[Felvtalk] Double suicide leaves 3 FELV+ cats, high kill facility, Tampa, FL

2009-04-30 Thread Heather
contacts in the south and contact me if you know of any foster or home potentials. Heather furrygi...@gmail.com ___ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org

Re: [Felvtalk] UPDATE: Tampa FL: Double suicide leaves 3 FELV+ cats, high kill facility

2009-05-01 Thread Heather
their lives leaving these cats behind. On Fri, May 1, 2009 at 9:26 AM, Heather furrygi...@gmail.com wrote: Mary Christine thank you so much for posting this, I neglected to do so before people showed up to work on my pc and didn't have access again till this morning. With all of my rescue

Re: [Felvtalk] Ebony and FELV

2009-06-26 Thread Heather
Aren't there also Iron shots? My bf found a kitten in end stage renal failure (had to dilute blood to even get a BUN over 300, they couldn't measure it on the E-vet equipment) and she also battled anemia, and I recall received some iron shots. This would be a minimal suggestion compared to the

Re: [Felvtalk] Ebony and FELV

2009-06-26 Thread Heather
Yes, it probably was ARF from a toxin but she was only stabilized after weeks of constant IV and had to remain on fluids, both the treating vet and specialist diagnosed her as CRF (following ARF, if that makes any sense). She is doing very well now, but they really didn't expect her to make it

Re: [Felvtalk] Ebony and FELV

2009-06-26 Thread Heather
26, 2009 at 2:55 PM, Heather furrygi...@gmail.com wrote: Yes, it probably was ARF from a toxin but she was only stabilized after weeks of constant IV and had to remain on fluids, both the treating vet and specialist diagnosed her as CRF (following ARF, if that makes any sense). She is doing

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

2009-06-29 Thread Heather
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 make the chances of true socialization much more

[Felvtalk] Hepatitis in cats

2009-07-16 Thread Heather
and were home mostly alone for weeks. Both had a host of health problems and she nursed him back to health, so, if she is considering Skittles might be too bad offit is very worrisome. Heather ___ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org

Re: [Felvtalk] cRe: Home For Life Animal Sanctuary in western Wisconsin

2009-07-17 Thread Heather
Also remember that even if someone you know well trust visited a sanctuary X months ago, with escalating populations, things can change/snowball...hindsight is very sadly 20/20...speaking from experience. On Fri, Jul 17, 2009 at 12:27 PM, Cindy Jackson qne...@yahoo.com wrote: Before taking any

Re: [Felvtalk] My New Kitty

2009-08-07 Thread Heather
For the first time ever I had luck with this, young adult injured feral kitty who tested FIV+ a light FELV+. 6 wks later he is FELV negative confirmed by IFA! Can't go back outside due to injury issue so still have to find a safe place, but, news in the right direction for once:-) On Fri, Aug

Re: [Felvtalk] Felvtalk Digest, Vol 14, Issue 11

2009-08-13 Thread Heather
Oh, and I have heard high blood pressure can also cause uneven/dilated pupils...could probably have a variety of causes. On Thu, Aug 13, 2009 at 9:49 AM, Heather furrygi...@gmail.com wrote: My 14/15 year old feral FIV+ feral kitty Bobbi had uneven pupils, the vet felt it was a tumor but in her

Re: [Felvtalk] Felvtalk Digest, Vol 14, Issue 11

2009-08-13 Thread Heather
My 14/15 year old feral FIV+ feral kitty Bobbi had uneven pupils, the vet felt it was a tumor but in her remaining 9 months there were no further changes or indications, she also had toxoplasmosis my vet didn't think it was due to that, but, I sort of suspected it was since there were no further

Re: [Felvtalk] RIP Mattie 7/09 - 8/09

2009-08-14 Thread Heather
they are born with with as opposed to being affected as an adult they just usually have much shorter life spans. Knowing love good care in that time is what matters. Bless you for taking care of them, Heather in Tampa On Thu, Aug 13, 2009 at 4:42 PM, Sharyl cline...@yahoo.com wrote: I had to make

Re: [Felvtalk] FeLV+ FIV+ cat with liver problems

2009-08-19 Thread Heather
losses and as usual it is hard to keep up. I wish you luck with your kitty, thank you for giving this double-positive boy a loving home. Heather On Wed, Aug 19, 2009 at 9:58 AM, Laurieskatz lauriesk...@mchsi.com wrote: Not a FeLV+ cat but we had a cat in severe liver failure due to not eating

Re: [Felvtalk] FeLV+ FIV+ cat with liver problems

2009-08-19 Thread Heather
Actually this reminds me--with Skittles we were also told it was a type of hepatitis, and not HL. Since the vet tech was the one having all of the direct conversations with the vet, I had mistaken that. 2009/8/19 Luísa Maria Azeredo Rodrigues Coelho (DGR) luisa.azeredo.coe...@caixaseguros.pt

Re: [Felvtalk] Skittles (adding Tippy, Bobbi Tabby Male)

2009-08-19 Thread Heather
of another FELV or FIV kitty who got to live out their life happily. Thanks again- Heather On Wed, Aug 19, 2009 at 1:13 PM, Diane Rosenfeldt drosenfe...@wi.rr.comwrote: Heather, I'm so sorry you lost Skittles. She sounds like a wonderful little girl. I'm so sorry the people in charge

[Felvtalk] FELV+ kitten in Tampa needs home or foster desperately

2009-09-02 Thread Heather
, with tons of kittens in their homes already and have no place left to segregate. Heather in Tampa, FL ___ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org

Re: [Felvtalk] PA Sanctuary

2009-09-28 Thread Heather
I just had a young adult male test FIV+, weak FELV+, and about 45 days later FELV negative, confirmed on IFA. On Sun, Sep 27, 2009 at 1:30 PM, MaryChristine twelvehousec...@gmail.comwrote: fyi, there is no evidence that FIVs are any less able to throw off FeLV than are other cats--in fact,

Re: [Felvtalk] eye (pupils) changes and transport

2009-09-28 Thread Heather
in, her first guess was hypertension. Good luck to Ember! Heather On Fri, Sep 25, 2009 at 10:11 PM, Lance lini...@fastmail.fm wrote: Thanks for all of the advice! I'm going to take Ember in on Monday. I'll report back after I hear what the vet has to say

Re: [Felvtalk] PA or OH FeLV+ Cat Sanctuaries

2009-12-09 Thread Heather
Was that 10th Life? Ok if you wish not to answer, of course. Thank you for going after your former foster! On Wed, Dec 9, 2009 at 4:43 PM, Debbie Bates dlh1...@hotmail.com wrote: I couldn't agree more...having just found out that the 'sanctuary' one of my feral fosters was taken to has been

Re: [Felvtalk] PA or OH FeLV+ Cat Sanctuaries

2009-12-09 Thread Heather
Thank you for going back and getting her. For anyone reading, I know as if anyone here has room, but fyi in hopes of spreading the word, there are still I believe around 200 cats needing to be placed, and they can be viewed on Petfinder, City of Labella Animal Contral...there are ferals needing

Re: [Felvtalk] PA or OH FeLV+ Cat Sanctuaries

2009-12-09 Thread Heather
oops sorry typo, City of Labelle. On Wed, Dec 9, 2009 at 5:02 PM, Heather furrygi...@gmail.com wrote: Thank you for going back and getting her. For anyone reading, I know as if anyone here has room, but fyi in hopes of spreading the word, there are still I believe around 200 cats needing

Re: [Felvtalk] PA or OH FeLV+ Cat Sanctuaries

2009-12-10 Thread Heather
I have found that several of my cats who won't eat the pill pockets, will eat a pill inside another soft-type treat like Whisker Lickins or hairball treats. The Whisker Lickins are more crumbly than PP and sometimes you need to use more than one but mine seem to like the flavor more than PP.. On

Re: [Felvtalk] stomatitis

2009-12-14 Thread Heather
We had a rescue this year with stomatitis, his mouth was in terrible shape and he had to have all but his canines extracted. He was treated for Bartonella as well which may or may not have (controversial--everything related to bartonella seems to be controversial) related to the stomatitis, and

Re: [Felvtalk] spastic pupil syndrome

2010-01-05 Thread Heather
Is this like Nystagmus, where their eyes move back and forth quickly? On Mon, Jan 4, 2010 at 3:06 PM, Kerry MacKenzie kerrymacken...@ymail.comwrote: Dear all, I wanted to ask if anyone has any experience of spastic pupil syndrome in leukemia kitts and if you've heard of any treatment for it.

Re: [Felvtalk] Felvtalk Digest, Vol 19, Issue 4

2010-01-05 Thread Heather
to the bottom of this, good luck! On Tue, Jan 5, 2010 at 8:43 PM, Kerry MacKenzie kerrymacken...@ymail.comwrote: I don't know about Nystagmus, Heather. It concerns my former little felv foster kitten, Daisy, whose adoptive mom says the following: I took Daisy to Roscoe Village Animal Hospital

Re: [Felvtalk] Bovine Lactoferrin

2010-01-18 Thread Heather
My vet suggested this as a possibility to help a non-FIV (double negative) cat with Stomatitis, but he responded so well to the Atopica teeth removal it wasn't needed, even the atopica was tapered off. On Sun, Jan 17, 2010 at 4:47 PM, Jason Michael Canon j...@canon.org wrote: I've been reading

[Felvtalk] PuffyPawsKittenHaven (Florida)

2010-02-03 Thread Heather
Hello, the message below was posted to a local Tampa, FL list, so just checking here to see if anyone has any knowledge of this organization/place--I have not heard of it. Thanks! __ Has anyone had any experience or heard anything about this refuge for

Re: [Felvtalk] PuffyPawsKittenHaven (Florida)

2010-02-03 Thread Heather
Ooops, sorry the name is PuffyPawsKittyHaven On Wed, Feb 3, 2010 at 3:27 PM, Heather furrygi...@gmail.com wrote: Hello, the message below was posted to a local Tampa, FL list, so just checking here to see if anyone has any knowledge of this organization/place--I have not heard of it. Thanks

Re: [Felvtalk] Hair Loss

2010-02-23 Thread Heather
I had an indoor kitty turn up with demodex, though I can't say I really noticed she was overly itchy, I thought it was rinworm at first since I do resuce and had been dealing with that. I took her to the vet who thought it was allergies then had one last thought to do a skin scraping and found

Re: [Felvtalk] Or PS Whimsy - twitching/jerking

2010-03-31 Thread Heather
That is exactly what I thought when I just read this. I'd get him to a vet or emergency vet ASAP, time is definitely of the essence with toxins. Please keep us posted. On Tue, Mar 30, 2010 at 11:06 PM, Laurieskatz lauriesk...@mchsi.com wrote: Or if he got into poison of some kind, time is of

Re: [Felvtalk] Double pos in TX

2010-03-31 Thread Heather
. Good luck, how nice to see an HS helping a double positive kitty!!! Heather in Tampa On Tue, Mar 30, 2010 at 8:14 PM, vixen...@verizon.net wrote: Hello Everyone, It's been a long time since I've been active on the list so I don't know who might be able to help this little girl. Someone

Re: [Felvtalk] Do you know why....

2010-04-20 Thread Heather
I've had kittens go from negative to positive, and positive to negative. Also had a double+ adult turn out to be only FIV+.His initial snap was said to be a light positive and I know that term is highly debatable, but for the record, he did not have a strong blue dot on the first test, but a

Re: [Felvtalk] needing support

2010-06-01 Thread Heather
to hear day in and day out is people who are NOT willing to even do the smallest thing to help a cat in need, let alone all you are doing. Wishing you the best with these special babies! Please do post the test results. Heather On Tue, Jun 1, 2010 at 12:24 AM, Tad Burnett tadburn...@vermontel.netwrote

Re: [Felvtalk] needing support

2010-06-01 Thread Heather
Oops, correction, people are often misinformed by their human doctors. My vet said she can't believe some of the things people tell her that their have doctors told them. On Tue, Jun 1, 2010 at 9:43 AM, Heather furrygi...@gmail.com wrote: Hi, I think you are referring to Toxoplasmosis, I

Re: [Felvtalk] Weakness in hind legs

2010-06-24 Thread Heather
, others might have some good input. Love good thoughts to Wolfie! Heather On Thu, Jun 24, 2010 at 10:22 PM, Amy awilkin...@yahoo.com wrote: Just wondering what sort of experience people have had with leuk positive cats getting weak in the back legs. My cat, Wolfie, is 8 and has been positive

Re: [Felvtalk] Weakness in hind legs (and nodding/bobbing head)

2010-06-25 Thread Heather
[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Heather Sent: Thursday, June 24, 2010 10:09 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Weakness in hind legs Hind leg weakness seems to come up somewhat frequently on the CRF group, this website has a great index

Re: [Felvtalk] IMPORTANT CAT VACCINE WARNING

2010-07-12 Thread Heather
Really...I got blasted for it by some very fair trusted people! Be interested in hearing what happens with this, first and foremost, hope the cats recover well. On Mon, Jul 12, 2010 at 10:12 AM, Laurieskatz lauriesk...@mchsi.com wrote: From a vet to whom I sent the warning: Fort Dodge is

[Felvtalk] Fwd: OT-deaf/blind dog at Houston kill shelter

2010-07-16 Thread Heather
I am sorry, this is so OT, but I recall there may be some Texas rescue contacts on this list so hope that, in the interest of this special pup, it is ok I post her in case anyone can help get the word out in Houston/Tx. Thank you! -- Forwarded message -- From: Olya Grove Date:

[Felvtalk] FIV/FELV teen awaiting retest, in heat--Do we spay?

2010-08-27 Thread Heather
the biggest hope for this little girl's lifeany input is appreciated. I asked my vet and she really wasn't certain what to advise is going to get back to me. Thanks! Heather ___ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http

Re: [Felvtalk] FIV/FELV teen awaiting retest, in heat--Do we spay?

2010-08-27 Thread Heather
Neighbors! Maybe That'll Make The Difference MaryChristine Special-Needs Coordinator, Purebred Cat Breed Rescue (www.purebredcats.org ) Member, SCAT (Special-Cat Action Team) On Fri, Aug 27, 2010 at 12:15 PM, Heather furrygi...@gmail.com wrote: Hello, Seeking input...we have

Re: [Felvtalk] FIV/FELV teen awaiting retest, in heat--Do we spay?

2010-08-27 Thread Heather
This is very helpful Michelle, thank you!!! On Fri, Aug 27, 2010 at 1:06 PM, Michelle Brockman teals...@hotmail.comwrote: Hi Heather, I also do TNR so I know where you're coming from. We actually had this same situation happen to us a couple months ago with our 5 mo old kitten we plucked

Re: [Felvtalk] FIV/FELV teen awaiting retest, in heat--Do we spay?

2010-08-31 Thread Heather
...@yahoo.com wrote: Heather I went through this with my 1st FeLV. I was hesitant to spay her, but when she went into heat (I'd never seen ANY cat in heat before) I figured the stress of that was far worse than the stress of the spay. She needs to be spayed regardless of the outcome of the retest. Beth

Re: [Felvtalk] Update on our Lydia

2010-10-05 Thread Heather
It sounds like she is very jaundiced? (yellow) Is she being treated? Sounds like liver failure/hepatic lipidosis. This is treatable, but often deadly if not treated immediately carefullyit is usually a somewhat long road to stabilize I believe, though have heard or one or two making great

Re: [Felvtalk] L-Lysine Reaction

2010-10-11 Thread Heather
I just bought Lysine treats from my vet, I had heard some cats hated them but have had pretty good luck so far--though they need to eat many so might get tired of them quickly, and, they are expensive, $20 a pouch. On Mon, Oct 11, 2010 at 3:31 PM, Sharyl cline...@yahoo.com wrote: Bonnie, I

Re: [Felvtalk] Calcitriol

2010-10-26 Thread Heather
There is also a Yahoo group for Calicitriol discussion. On Mon, Oct 25, 2010 at 5:11 PM, Natalie at...@optonline.net wrote: http://www.goodsearch.com/search.aspx?keywords=Calcitriol+for+cats - lots of info on this page -Original Message- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org

Re: [Felvtalk] periactin/cyproheptadine

2010-11-02 Thread Heather
I had used Cypro before without problems and know it is used widely, but did notice that some people on the CRF had cats with sensitivities to it. I recently tried it for my 15 year old cat and was really glad my vet suggested trying 1/4 (rather than 1/2 which had always been suggested before) as

Re: [Felvtalk] Spanky's chest cavity fluid - rutin?

2010-11-24 Thread Heather
Rutin was suggested to me for our Mama cat who was in CHF and did have fluid that was drained--if the Rutin was suggested specifically to help or prevent fluid accumulation, I did not realize it (she was also on Lasix), but it's possible--I thought it was supposed to be helpful to the heart in

Re: [Felvtalk] Question on taking in kitten or not.

2010-12-09 Thread Heather
Well chances are it is negative, I do high volume rescue and have to say honestly I don't think I've done a second test on any of my own that I've kept (I don't mean that's a good thing or anything). I don't even live in a house so know how it is dealing with segregating (I have kittens in both

Re: [Felvtalk] FeLv alternative treatment

2010-12-13 Thread Heather
On the cancer list I heard of a product called ES Clear, it has Slippery Elm, Chinese Rhubarb and a couple of other ingredients. Several have indicated they felt it helped their kitties quality of life--it is indicated for cancer, but, mentioning in case it might have general use (since I'm sure

Re: [Felvtalk] Cats not getting along

2010-12-20 Thread Heather
My bf and I care for over 20 feral cat colonies a day (around 143 cats) and what I see in the colonies is much more peaceful than what is going on in my packed condo. I do see some scuffles perhaps at larger colonies or those in problematic spots, but most cohabitate pretty well though their

[Felvtalk] FELV+ Flame Point-Shortie Tail teen in Tampa, FL needs foster/home ASAP

2011-01-11 Thread Heather
or permanent home for Weasley, they may contact me or my friend Olya @ olyagr...@gmail.com Thanks for reading! Heather ___ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org

Re: [Felvtalk] potential kitty tested negative

2011-01-18 Thread Heather
Good for you Shannon! You saved a life, and likely more there! On Tue, Jan 18, 2011 at 12:51 PM, Emeraldkittee emeraldkit...@yahoo.comwrote: I mentioned that one of the kitties we were going to look at for adoption never had an IFA test. She’s been in a cage for a year at a shelter. I had

Re: [Felvtalk] Is ther anything that can reverse the anemia?

2011-02-02 Thread Heather
I guess you are presuming this is non-regenerative, correct? On Mon, Jan 31, 2011 at 7:38 PM, Frank Sue Koren fs...@roadrunner.comwrote: I am worried that my 4 year old FeLV+ kitty Tweezer may be anemic. I will be taking him to the vet asap but am wondering if there is anything that can

Re: [Felvtalk] A BIG THANK YOU

2011-02-18 Thread Heather
They are beautiful, what wonderful news! On Fri, Feb 18, 2011 at 5:53 PM, Kelley Saveika moonv...@gmail.com wrote: To Jenine for adopting the 3 FELV+ kittens in Austin, Texas. It took a bit of fancy footwork as we only had a few hours, but they are SAFE! Yay! -- Rescuties - Saving the

Re: [Felvtalk] Sanctuaries

2011-02-25 Thread Heather
I hope this link works. I live in Florida and know several people who have been to Caboodle. From what I can surmise, it seems it was pretty decent years ago and has possibly declined with illness and the increasing population. Hearing reports of a cat with its eye hanging out (two different

Re: [Felvtalk] Keep Cats Indoors

2011-03-22 Thread Heather
Me three... On Tue, Mar 22, 2011 at 4:47 PM, TANYA NOE sashacatgodd...@yahoo.comwrote: I was just going to say that Sam! --- On Tue, 3/22/11, SomeWhere Sam sin...@sbcglobal.net wrote: From: SomeWhere Sam sin...@sbcglobal.net Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Keep Cats Indoors To:

Re: [Felvtalk] Keep Studs in your thoughts Please

2011-03-23 Thread Heather
I am sad to hear this too and Studs will be in my thoughts. Second transport related health crisis I've heard of recently--a week or two ago, one of the big organizations (HSUS or someone) sent an e-mail out fundraising for a small dog or puppy that was being transported in a car with another,

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

2011-04-02 Thread Heather
truly feel adequate. Thank you for sharing here so that we can all keep you in our thoughts. Heather in Tampa On Apr 2, 2011, at 11:27 AM, ter...@tazzys.org wrote: Thank you all for your kind words and love in this difficult time for me. It is hard on me since we have been together for many

Re: [Felvtalk] Abbey

2011-04-04 Thread Heather
I was just reading about bovine lactoferrin for the same reason--seems worth a try to me. I've also seen flagyl/metronidazole mentioned (used in conjunction with antibiotics, I think)perhaps you could ask your vet about this? Trental is another thing I read about helping a difficult case.

Re: [Felvtalk] Crockett Please add to the CLS :*(

2011-05-11 Thread Heather
a face with it, come truly from the heart. Thank you so much for sharing with us so we can all remember them too. We are sad for their losses and their shortened lives but so glad for the love they had in your care. Keep up the amazing work. Heather in Tampa On Wed, May 11, 2011 at 6:40 PM, Sherry

Re: [Felvtalk] Cali - 7 month old kitten - Update

2011-06-25 Thread Heather
...and as you said, very stressful. I hope you will have answers soon, I am not experienced with interferon but hopefully others will have some input. Sending best wishes for Cali, and you- Heather Scent from my wireless handheld litterbox =^..^= On Jun 25, 2011, at 2:57 PM, ckess...@cox.net wrote

Re: [Felvtalk] Ittle Bitty

2011-06-27 Thread Heather
...but in a good, happy way it seems. Her life has really turned around, she was once a feral in the worst hood where we fear for our lives feeding every night...now we just need to a find a home that's worthy for this little princess! Heather On Sat, Jun 25, 2011 at 10:37 AM, Sally Davis putty

Re: [Felvtalk] Dexter

2011-07-04 Thread Heather
I would suggest also posting to the Feline Cancer group, I am so sorry and hope you can determine what is best for Dexter. I will be thinking of him. Heather in Tampa Scent from my wireless handheld litterbox =^..^= On Jul 4, 2011, at 10:25 PM, Ben Williams drsiebl...@gmail.com wrote: We

Re: [Felvtalk] DMG

2011-07-06 Thread Heather
Hope the DMG proves to be helpful, but just thought I'd mention the 3 we've had who had full mouth extractions were like new cats afterwards, and have done wonderfully ever since. They were not FELV cats, though. On Tue, Jul 5, 2011 at 9:59 AM, Natalie at...@optonline.net wrote: Has any vet

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

2011-07-21 Thread Heather
I am sorry too Sherry, SIDS kitties always have the best, unique names, it's so evident how much love and thought goes into your SIDS kids. Thanks to you and everyone there for making sure Umberto, Turner Studley do Right had the love they so deserved in their time here. On Thu, Jul 21, 2011 at

Re: [Felvtalk] Please Share Thoughts on TNR Dilemma

2011-08-11 Thread Heather
Lots of good advice--given this kitty was already spayed, is a cleft palate himi (many cleft palate babies do not survive), this was likely someone's pet. some of the cats at my colonies who have been most standoffish were sweet once we got our hands on them. Was she scanned for a chip? I

Re: [Felvtalk] Please Share Thoughts on TNR Dilemma

2011-08-11 Thread Heather
—though in this case, it sounds like the cat’s been out there for a couple of years. ** ** *From:* felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] *On Behalf Of *Heather *Sent:* Thursday, August 11, 2011 11:46 AM *To:* felvtalk@felineleukemia.org *Subject

Re: [Felvtalk] Time out for a giggle....

2011-08-26 Thread Heather
Hilarious!!! Scent from my wireless handheld litterbox =^..^= On Aug 26, 2011, at 6:46 PM, Natalie at...@optonline.net wrote: A Trip to Costco Yesterday I was at my local COSTCO buying a large bag of Purina dog chow for my loyal pet, Jake, the Wonder Dog and was in the check-out line

Re: [Felvtalk] Anyone in CA know of someone to take FeLV kitten?

2011-10-25 Thread Heather
I sure hope she might retest first, so many false positives these days it seems... On Mon, Oct 24, 2011 at 5:40 PM, Natalie at...@optonline.net wrote: Can anyone help? Natalie ** ** sus...@bannermattress.net writes: I found a stray kitten at work last week. I took her to my vet

Re: [Felvtalk] Urgent Advice Needed

2012-02-10 Thread Heather
Can u contact rescues around you to try to find some doxy? Most I know usually have it on hand. Very sorry to hear about Kiss:( Scent from my wireless handheld litterbox =^..^= On Feb 10, 2012, at 9:36 PM, Beth create_me_...@yahoo.com wrote: So sorry to hear about Kiss. Poor baby. Are sure

Re: [Felvtalk] Black salve

2012-02-20 Thread Heather
experiences with it. Best to all, Heather On Sun, Feb 19, 2012 at 4:32 PM, Lorrie felineres...@frontier.com wrote: I have my doubts about this black salve too. If it is that much of a miracle salve vets would surely be using it. I fear this is just another quack making money on desperate people who

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

2012-03-01 Thread Heather
One of the related, inner struggles I have with such cases are, the cruelty charges made to those with good intentions (which I do believe existed here) will likely stick, yet every day sick individuals who purposely torture and maim cats and dogs get off very easily even with much evidence. I

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

2012-03-02 Thread Heather
What is upsetting to me as well about PETA's involvement, is that they sent out an email about Caboodle, then at the end used the situation to call for withdrawl of the proposed FL Animal Rescue Act. This bill is very important in the minds of all FL rescue people that I know of--I am in FL and

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

2012-03-02 Thread Heather
/* *** ** ** -- *From:* Heather furrygi...@gmail.com *To:* felvtalk@felineleukemia.org *Sent:* Friday, March 2, 2012 11:13 AM *Subject:* Re: [Felvtalk] Link to Story about Caboodle Ranch Rescue Effort ** ** What is upsetting to me as well about PETA's involvement

[Felvtalk] Caboodle Ranch link

2012-03-05 Thread Heather
I'm just posting this link in case anyone is interested in hearing the other side of the story--I am not trying to take either side but thought this may be of interest to some. I can't say which side is right--my guess would be neither and that the truth lies somewhere in between, however, PETA

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