Felvtalk - introduction - Chewie and Stitch

2007-04-09 Thread Joe Reil
Howdy all, This is my first post to this list, thought I'd do a bit of intro. We had three cats in our family. The older two were both castaways that were adopted as adults. Zoro was the oldest and I adopted him from a co-worker when I lived by myself. He died several years ago. The remaining

Re: Felvtalk - introduction - Chewie and Stitch

2007-04-09 Thread Joe Reil
Hi Joe and welcome to the list. Bless you for being the type of person to take in animals in need. My condolences on losing Zoro and Stitch. Thanks. :) It is entirely possible that Zoro had it first. I'd consider that less likely because Zoro was always well kept with regular veterinary

Re: Felvtalk - introduction - Chewie and Stitch

2007-04-09 Thread Joe Reil
Sorry for getting their names confused. (No offense Stitch!). My brain doesn't seem to be working that great at the moment. Just for clarification, Zoro never tested pos for felv? Correct. It is possible that he had it, but he was never tested for it (while he was in my care), nor was I

Re: Felvtalk - introduction - Chewie and Stitch

2007-04-10 Thread Joe Reil
Welcome to the group. You came to the right place for more info! Something I just have to mention though, right off-hand, is the option to adopt another FELV+ cat! Perhaps at some point, but not yet. :) Thanks for the welcome, I've already gotten some useful info and I'll be asking questions

Re: To Joe: Re: Felvtalk - introduction - Chewie and Stitch

2007-04-10 Thread Joe Reil
Welcome to the group. I'm really sorry to hear about Chewie and that Stitch has also tested positive for FeLV. Thanks. :) The best thing you can do for Stitch is to educate yourself on this virus. That's why I'm here. :) If Stitch is asymptomatic, there's not much else you can do,

RE: Felvtalk - introduction - Chewie and Stitch/Cassidy

2007-04-14 Thread Joe Reil
I don't know where you live, but Cassidy is the most beautiful, friendly, loving cat! He's probably less than one year old, or around there. Here's his picture: He's gorgeous. I'm up in Vermont but am not really in a position to take in other cats at the moment, mostly because of Stitch's

Re: Ages please

2007-04-14 Thread Joe Reil
1. Chewie - unsure of age - probably 7-9. She was diagnosed right around the time she died - about a month ago now. 2. Stitch - 2.5 - tested positive for FelV after we had her tested shortly after Chewie died. Joe __ Do You Yahoo!? Tired of spam?

Stitch - Questions!

2007-04-14 Thread Joe Reil
feeding a super-premium commercial cat food, such as Innova, Wellness, Chicken Soup for the Cat, or Felidae (just some good examples - I feed felidae or Innova dry and merrick or innova canned), or you can make your own homemade diet using a recipe found My local small pet store seems to be

Re: Stitch - Questions!

2007-04-15 Thread Joe Reil
Hi Joe, I have seen several times on two different kitty 'sites' that some cats don't like Merrick, so don't be surprised if Stitch won't eat it. I hope he does, because it's supposed to be good stuff, but if not, there's other good stuff out there. BTW...I could use your advice in

Re: Stitch - Questions!

2007-04-16 Thread Joe Reil
The other thing with the Merrick's is, at least among the 6 or 7 flavors they had available at my pet store, about half of them contained some sort of shellfish (Crab, Crawfish or Lobster). My wife is severely allergic to shellfish and we don't bring any into the house, so that ruled out about

Re: Stitch - Questions!

2007-04-20 Thread Joe Reil
Stitch devoured the Turducken, I guess the name didn't throw her off so much. --- wendy [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: lololol...you guys are so damn funny!!! thanks for the laugh. turducken cracks me up! --- Joe Reil [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: The other thing with the Merrick's

Re: [Felvtalk] Felvtalk - introduction - Chewie and Stitch

2010-04-08 Thread Joe Reil
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[Felvtalk] Clean-up/Dealing with Virus afterwards?

2010-04-28 Thread Joe Reil
Hi all, I had a message earlier this month about the cat we lost to FELV, Stitch. She'd been positive for several years and was the only cat we had. We're not anywhere near ready emotionally to get another cat yet, and probably won't be for at least a few months, but I do know we will at some