Re: [Felvtalk] Smokey

2012-02-08 Thread KG BarnCats
Hi, can you tell me more about the salve and tonic. My FELV- cat Venture just had his foreleg amputated yesterday due to a fast growing tumor (biopsy pending). He has stage 2 CRF. Thanks. Laurie On Tuesday, February 7, 2012, Maureen Olvey molvey...@hotmail.com wrote: I'll let Natalie talk

Re: [Felvtalk] interferon strength and source

2012-02-20 Thread KG BarnCats
Hi, I have rescued several cats that are FELV or FIV+. My vet is willing to prescribe interferon but she never had anyone use it before and she doesn't doesn't know what strength to prescribe? Please let me know a good place to order it from, too. I need the largest size bottle, I guess,

Re: [Felvtalk] Kitty with jaundice

2012-03-21 Thread KG BarnCats
Ask about an appetite stimulant such as cyproheptadine or mirtazipine. I have had feeding tubes put in several times and would never hesitate to get another. Helping Hands in Richmond Va is an awesome low cost surgery, and a feeding tube is only $125 total. One thing to watch out for with

Re: [Felvtalk] sick FLV+ kitty, worried owner

2012-04-22 Thread KG BarnCats
I'm surprised no one has mentioned an appetite stimulant such as cyproheptadine or mirtazipine. These are awesome tools to help keep a cat eating the top quality foods it needs to rebuild its body. Also don't be afraid of an early feeding tube --if-- the cat's prognosis on the other side of the

[Felvtalk] stomatitis protocol

2012-08-24 Thread KG BarnCats
I would really like to get the stomatitis protocol. I have 2 FELV+ with it. thanks On 8/23/12, Kathryn Hargreaves khargrea...@gmail.com wrote: Lee, would you like me to send you my holistic stomatitis protocol? It worked on both my cats (not Felv+, though), one of which had it so bad

Re: [Felvtalk] FELV+, Struvite Crystals, and Nutrition

2012-08-31 Thread KG BarnCats
just look at the science diet ingredients then look up what an obligate carnivore should eat. science diet is a huge scam. over on diabetes groups, it's often called science death for its horribly inappropriate high carb crap ingredients. Check WWW.catinfo.org to see what a cat should eat.

Re: [Felvtalk] DNR order - OT

2012-09-26 Thread KG BarnCats
Some, especially the elderly or very ill, may wish to look into the DNR bracelets. My grandmother's nursing home mislaid her file so at the critical moment, they could not show her DNR to the paramedics -- so she was forced through a lot of intrusive procedures that she absolutely did not want.

Re: [Felvtalk] SusieQ

2012-10-06 Thread KG BarnCats
If chemotherapy is an option, you could try one dose on the Wisconsin-Madison protocol. my diabetic Danny was dx with lymphoma in his liver, intestines and liver - very fast moving. he was given very poor prognosis, maybe 10% of making a couple months, and could easily die from the chemo since

Re: [Felvtalk] Vaccinations

2012-10-06 Thread KG BarnCats
You can definitely get waiver for some medical issues or immunodeficiency. For rabies, if you can't get a waiver, insist on the purevax brand which is non-adjuvanted. It has less irritating ingredients, making it far less likely to cause cancer etc. kg On Saturday, October 6, 2012, MaiMaiPG

Re: [Felvtalk] Spaying advice

2012-11-20 Thread KG BarnCats
It's a very interesting article/study. I think they are not advocating that pets go unspayed but rather there be further study of spay where only the uterus is removed. But in addition to risks like mammary cancer, I worry about spayed pets in heat and their hormonally driven efforts to escape

Re: [Felvtalk] Anemia blood transfusions

2013-02-27 Thread KG BarnCats
The transfusion is to get the cat past a crisis. To address the underlying issues, you could try treating with LTCI which is specifically for FELV+ cats. Orally dosed Interferon alfa is another excellent treatment for FELV+ cats, and cheap especially when you have multiple FELV+ and/or FIV+ cats

Re: [Felvtalk] Ember - low wbc

2013-03-03 Thread KG BarnCats
consider adding Agaricus blazeii for white cell stimulation, obtaining from atlasworldusa.com . It worked great for my felv- boy when he was going thru chemo for multi site lymphoma, the vets were astonished how great his bloodwork was. Normally the white count would drop dramatically but his

Re: [Felvtalk] Ember - low wbc

2013-03-03 Thread KG BarnCats
I gave 1/2 agaricus blazeii human capsule twice a day, so he got 600 mg/day. recommended on the pet bottle was 45 mg/lb so my dose was a little more than that. Danny went into remission in month and is still cancer free 6 years later. :) KG On Sun, Mar 3, 2013 at 9:25 PM, designercats cats

Re: [Felvtalk] raw food FeLV pos cats

2013-03-16 Thread KG BarnCats
Hi, For several years I have primarily fed home made raw to my horde of cats (FELV + separated) and dogs, and have never had any food related problem whatsoever. They are in wonderful condition. I do mix in some fish as a treat every week or so, but it is canned tuna, mackerel, or sardines (all

Re: [Felvtalk] Off Topic. Very Thin 8 year old cat

2013-03-20 Thread KG BarnCats
Thanks for reaching out in your desperation to help your mom's kitty. Sorry you lost your mom, btw. In my opinion, this cat has to get to the vet, even if only for euthanasia. It would be great to do exam/bloodwork first though, if finances allow -- just in case it's easily treatable.

Re: [Felvtalk] Where to buy Interferon Alpha

2013-06-12 Thread KG BarnCats
$40 per month per cat? No way!!!I believe Wedgewood is where we've gotten interferon alpha before, compounded so the dose per adult cat is 1 ml. It is good for 60 days. They sell different size bottles -- the more you buy, the cheaper it is per dose. Calculate 30 ml per cat (one month's

Re: [Felvtalk] diatomaceous earth

2013-06-13 Thread KG BarnCats
Must use food grade! The food grade can be fed, mixed on wet canned food. Although it feels silky like baby powder, it is actually made of tiny spiky ball shaped shlls which scratch and dehydrate. It works mechanically so pests can't develop immunity. Kills internal worms when eaten in canned

Re: [Felvtalk] OT-diatomaceous earth - warning

2013-07-02 Thread KG BarnCats
It's food grade DE. It is perfectly safe to consume - cats, dogs, horses, people, etc.. It's usually mixed with wet food or water. It works by microscopically scratching the bugs//worms which then dessicate. See http://wolfcreekranch1.tripod.com/defaq.html or just google. Sounds like some can

[Felvtalk] (no subject)

2013-07-02 Thread KG BarnCats
The cat has only been lost a month - please do not give up! Odds are he has not gone far. I found my Lee after 3.5 months lost. I helped a rescue find a young kitten lost on the side of a road by acres and acres of woods with most saying she would have been eaten by coyotes ... But we got her

[Felvtalk] anemia treatments?

2013-07-25 Thread KG BarnCats
What anemia treatments have proven effective for your FELV+ cats? I don't have money for transfusions. Will price LTCI this morning. Kg ___ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org

Re: [Felvtalk] Desperate Rescuer

2013-08-09 Thread KG BarnCats
Also check the local pounds - ours has certain foods they prefer to use for a consistent diet (less tummy trouble). The other donated foods are often re-donated to feral feeders who agree to participate in TNR. KG On Fri, Aug 9, 2013 at 9:13 AM, Shelley Theye ve...@bellsouth.net wrote:

Re: [Felvtalk] Felvtalk Digest, Vol 25, Issue 6

2013-08-10 Thread KG BarnCats
I am sorry to say wet FIP is another possible cause of fluid in the chest. There is no definitive test but there are suggestive bloodwork results, also if fluid can be tapped off, it can be examined. FIP fluid is typically yellowish and sticky. A Rivalta test can also be done on the fluid.

Re: [Felvtalk] dermatitis, steroids, and FeLV+ cats

2013-11-05 Thread KG BarnCats
My FIV+ diabetic foster Boo came to me very skinny with the fur licked off his belly and back legs. The vet office where he had been office cat (until his FIV status was discovered) tried steroids, diet changes etc. I transitioned him to balanced homemade raw food. The transition in his case

Re: [Felvtalk] Best litter for FeLV?

2013-11-11 Thread KG BarnCats
We really love Dr Elsey Precious Cat multi cat litter. Lowest dust of any I've seen plus cats love it. Did side by side testing with numerous other brand incl Swheat and Worlds Best, my cats strongly preferred it. Clumps great. I use giant rubbermaid tubs so few clumps are by the sides making

Re: [Felvtalk] Cat Bite

2013-12-18 Thread KG BarnCats
Can oregano oil be used on cats? A friend has two kittens with awful ringworm. So far Program and Vetericyn haven't done much. (Gave her some Vibactra Plus tonite to try boosting the kittens' immune system.) On Tuesday, December 17, 2013, Marcia marciabmar...@gmail.com wrote: Yes, I'm

Re: [Felvtalk] Stomatitis

2013-12-21 Thread KG BarnCats
Just a note on dental extractions... Helping Hands in Richmond is a great surgical/dental specialty clinic. They have pre set prices like $175 for any dental -- no matter what is needed. That includes a full mouth extraction. Meds are included. Blood work is like $45. This is a top quality

Re: [Felvtalk] Need feline interferon omega very quickly

2013-12-24 Thread KG BarnCats
Look into polyprenyl immunostimulant (PI) from Sass Sass. They have had good results with dry FIP. Much cheaper and faster to get than interferon omega.I don't think you use steroids with it, though. Laurie On Monday, December 23, 2013, lernermiche...@aol.com wrote: Hi, My name is

[Felvtalk] urgent question on FELV tests/vax

2014-01-11 Thread KG BarnCats
Seeking advice and best places to shop. In addition to a small phydically isolated of FELV+ cats, I care for a large colony of cats. These are all fixed, all previously tested negative and mostly adult. They range from friendly to full feral. A few were FELV vaccinated a couple years back. One

Re: [Felvtalk] Too little appetite

2014-02-26 Thread KG BarnCats
tI recommend that you take Kitty to the vet right away and find out if there is a reason for inappetance, such as dental/gum irritation. That is really common in FELV or FIV cats. Also, get some appetite stimulant pills such as cyproheptadine or mirtazipine (also fights nausea). The longer you