Re: [Felvtalk] IFA tests/PCR tests

2013-08-14 Thread Katherine K.
Shelley, One of my vets (I'm in the US) did a PCR test, but another always does IFA (for kittens who test positive on snap ELISA) and that seems to be more common. I asked my vet why she chose the PCR test and she said it was more accurate. PCR results seemed to take longer than the IFA but I've

Re: [Felvtalk] diarrhea

2013-09-04 Thread Katherine K.
Laura, Has he been dewormed? If a stool sample turns up negative, consider trying FortiFlora. Or maybe that's the pro-biotic you mentioned. My 4 month old positive kittens recently went through a bout of diarrhea (where no parasites showed on a fecal float) that cleared up with FortiFlora.

Re: [Felvtalk] Fwd: virus has finally caught up with her :-(

2013-10-09 Thread Katherine K.
Hi Jennifer, Sorry to hear about your kitty. Has she had the virus since she was a kitten? Are you assist feeding her? I nursed my 10 year old out of a slump this summer (when I first found out he was pos) with sub-q fluids, assist feeding, low dose of prednisone and t-cyte injections. Just do

Re: [Felvtalk] Fwd: virus has finally caught up with her :-(

2013-10-10 Thread Katherine K.
I agree with Lee. A few spoonfuls of pate are not enough if she has stopped eating. She should probably be getting about 1 can per day. Hills AD is very soft, I don't even mix it up with water. Ask the vet to give you some syringes that arent too narrow of an opening. I use the 10mL (aka 10cc)

Re: [Felvtalk] Fwd: virus has finally caught up with her :-(

2013-10-10 Thread Katherine K.
I am so sorry to hear about Sasha, Jennifer. May you find comfort and peace knowing she had a good life thanks to you. I'm keeping you and your other kitty in my thoughts. On Thu, Oct 10, 2013 at 4:17 PM, Jennifer Ballew balle...@gmail.com wrote: Put Sasha down today. I think it was time.

[Felvtalk] Pale gums

2013-10-29 Thread Katherine K.
Just saw Avaykn's email as I was writing this. I have the opposite problem - pale gums. One of my positive kittens Terence has started looking/feeling a little skinny and his usually short sleek fur has a more raggedy look to it. I checked his gums this morning and they were pale compared to his

Re: [Felvtalk] Pale gums

2013-10-29 Thread Katherine K.
, Katherine K. kaths...@gmail.com wrote: Just saw Avaykn's email as I was writing this. I have the opposite problem - pale gums. One of my positive kittens Terence has started looking/feeling a little skinny and his usually short sleek fur has a more raggedy look to it. I checked his gums

Re: [Felvtalk] Pale gums

2013-10-30 Thread Katherine K.
(probably needed a transfusion which I don't think they tried). Again not to scare you but given pale gums + eating litter, would rather err to the side of caution and say get him in asap as that's definitely worriesome. On Tue, Oct 29, 2013 at 10:51 AM, Katherine K. kaths...@gmail.com

Re: [Felvtalk] research on feline interferon alpha

2013-11-12 Thread Katherine K.
Hi Shelley and Jennifer, When my 10 yr old cat was first diagnosed in July, I found this forum to be helpful in learning about LTCI: http://910pets.com/forum/topics/feline-leukemia?xg_source=activityid=2127871. It's not very active now, but it's a good resource and folks will still respond to you

Re: [Felvtalk] research on feline interferon alpha

2013-11-12 Thread Katherine K.
is the same thing Lance is referring to as feline recombinant interferon omega ? Shelley On Nov 12, 2013, at 9:34 AM, Katherine K. wrote: Hi Shelley and Jennifer, When my 10 yr old cat was first diagnosed in July, I found this forum to be helpful in learning about LTCI: http

[Felvtalk] Said goodbye to Terence (and also got a bite!)

2013-12-16 Thread Katherine K.
We said good bye to one of our 8 month old FeLV kittens, Terence, yesterday. He had been declining for a couple of weeks and was very thin, and definitely not as active has his 3 siblings still are. We tried making him eat wet food but it just wasn't working and the last day or two we didn't hear

[Felvtalk] Uneven pupils

2013-12-20 Thread Katherine K.
Hi everyone, I just noticed my 10 year old FeLV cat, Krammer, has uneven pupils. He had a winky/weepy eye a couple of weeks ago for a few days, where he had some drainage and one eye was squinty with a smaller pupil. It cleared up on it's own after a few days (I give him lysine). A day or two ago

Re: [Felvtalk] Uneven pupils

2013-12-20 Thread Katherine K.
Forgot to say - Krammer has an appointment for Monday morning with his usual vet, but I could take him tomorrow if needed. I am not sure how urgent it is. On Fri, Dec 20, 2013 at 10:44 AM, Katherine K. kaths...@gmail.com wrote: Hi everyone, I just noticed my 10 year old FeLV cat, Krammer

Re: [Felvtalk] Uneven pupils

2013-12-21 Thread Katherine K.
, when she was seven. I haven’t taken her to a specialist, but we ruled out toxo. At times, the vet has thought that the pupil has gotten a bit smaller, but I’ve never seen a real change. Lance On Dec 20, 2013, at 9:44 AM, Katherine K. kaths...@gmail.comjavascript:_e({}, 'cvml', 'kaths

Re: [Felvtalk] newly diagnosed woth non-regenerative anemia

2014-02-26 Thread Katherine K.
One of my positive kittens had non regenerative anemia when he was about 6 months. We gave him lixotinic (same or similar as pet-tinic), a couple of mL per day. It helped give him some iron in his blood and feel a bit better for a while, I think, but we lost him a couple of months later. There's a

Re: [Felvtalk] Ember - rest in peace

2014-06-02 Thread Katherine K.
Lance, I'm so, so sorry to hear about sweet, beautiful Ember. Sounds similar to what my last 2 positive kittens had. I waited too long with the last one and wished I hadn't. You gave Ember a wonderful life and I am sure she was grateful for that. May the good times you shared together bring you

[Felvtalk] Noisy purr

2014-06-04 Thread Katherine K.
Hi everyone, My 12 year old FeLV+ cat has been having a slightly noisy, gurgly purr (sounds kind of wet) for about a month now. Some days it is more noticeable, other times it sounds more normal. He had the same problem last year. X-ray showed a spot of pneumonia. A round of zeniquin cleared it

Re: [Felvtalk] Noisy purr

2014-06-04 Thread Katherine K.
have a suppressed immune system, and still have allergies? I don't know enough about how that process works. I'm guessing you did more blood work than for thyroid, and it was all pretty normal? Marsha On 6/4/2014 9:41 AM, Katherine K. wrote: My 12 year old FeLV+ cat has been having

Re: [Felvtalk] Noisy purr

2014-06-04 Thread Katherine K.
of that area can be scanned by an experienced operator. Best hopes for your cat. Lance On Jun 4, 2014, at 10:30 AM, Katherine K. kaths...@gmail.com wrote: No, we just did the test for hyperthyroidism. His blood panel last year looked pretty normal. Forgot also to say his blood pressure

Re: [Felvtalk] Noisy purr

2014-06-04 Thread Katherine K.
rhythm. ECHOcardiogram, is an ultrasound of the heart to actually visualize the heart as it's pumping. Marsha On 6/4/2014 11:57 AM, Katherine K. wrote: Actually, when I said EKG I meant ultrasound. Or, are they the same? We did the xray first, then the ultrasound/EKG to get a closer look

Re: [Felvtalk] Popcorn

2014-06-13 Thread Katherine K.
So sorry to hear about Popcorn, Ben. He's at peace now and no longer suffering. Playing somewhere with my Heidi, Peanut, Shmoo and Terence. Thank you for caring for him. May the memories you shared together bring you comfort. On Thu, Jun 12, 2014 at 9:35 PM, Marsha mar...@lynxe.com wrote: I am

Re: [Felvtalk] help for Charlie

2014-06-17 Thread Katherine K.
Hi Emily, I don't have enough experience to offer you any real insight or advice about your situation, but I just wanted to let you know that I'm sorry you and Charlie are going through this right now. I know how it is to be stressed out and frustrated about tests, vet expenses, and not knowing

Re: [Felvtalk] charlies passing

2014-07-04 Thread Katherine K.
Michael, I'm sorry for your loss. Charlie sounds like a big fun cat and I'm sure you will miss him. I love tuxedos having two myself. Thanks for giving him a chance, and for sharing his story with those of us on the list. Katherine On Jul 4, 2014 5:25 PM, michael devitt villagem48...@yahoo.com

Re: [Felvtalk] Just tested positive

2014-07-24 Thread Katherine K.
Hi Maya, I'm so sorry for your loss of Yang. Is Merlot also 3 years old? Last year I had a litter of 4 kittens who all tested positive at 3 months of age. We lost the first one at 8 months, and the last one died this May at 1 year old. They were all very healthy and active until the last week or

Re: [Felvtalk] Just tested positive

2014-07-24 Thread Katherine K.
for me. One of them became anemic toward the end, so I did give him an iron-rich liquid supplement called Lixotinic. On Thu, Jul 24, 2014 at 4:32 PM, Katherine K. kaths...@gmail.com wrote: Hi Maya, I'm so sorry for your loss of Yang. Is Merlot also 3 years old? Last year I had a litter of 4

Re: [Felvtalk] Just tested positive

2014-07-24 Thread Katherine K.
. I will look in to the interfuron and LTCI, thank you! I was not informed on cat vitamins before, so I will definitely be looking in to those as well. On Thu, Jul 24, 2014 at 4:40 PM, Katherine K. kaths...@gmail.com wrote: Just wanted to add - for the kittens, I didn't give them any

Re: [Felvtalk] Smoosh

2014-07-25 Thread Katherine K.
Jennifer, I'm so sorry for your loss of Smoosh. I'm sure she was glad to be with you. Thanks for caring for her. On Fri, Jul 25, 2014 at 1:07 AM, Marsha mar...@lynxe.com wrote: Jennifer, my heartfelt sympathies on your loss of Smoosh. Marsha On 7/24/2014 11:01 PM, Jennifer Lewis wrote:

Re: [Felvtalk] FELV contagious

2014-08-11 Thread Katherine K.
Hi Maya, I have 2 cats who have lived together for a long time. I found out one was positive. The other tested negative, so I had her vaccinated against FeLV. But, they had already been in very close contact for a long time. If you do decide to bring in a negative cat, definitely make sure he/she

Re: [Felvtalk] need some help/advice

2014-09-15 Thread Katherine K.
Matt, I'm sorry Roughy is having a hard time. I'm thinking of you both this morning. Katherine On Sun, Sep 14, 2014 at 8:59 PM, Maya D'Alessio mde...@gmail.com wrote: Just wanted to send my emotional support to you and Roughy. I will keep you in my thoughts. I lost my cat soul-mate, Yang to

[Felvtalk] Blind positive cat

2014-09-23 Thread Katherine K.
Does anyone have experience with a blind FeLV+ cat? There is one near me who needs a home, so I am considering him. I think he is about 1-2 years old. I believe his blindness comes from a viral infection. I do not have stairs in my home, and I have been told he is littertrained. I plan to start

Re: [Felvtalk] Blind positive cat

2014-09-25 Thread Katherine K.
Katherine K. kaths...@gmail.com wrote: Does anyone have experience with a blind FeLV+ cat? There is one near me who needs a home, so I am considering him. I think he is about 1-2 years old. I believe his blindness comes from a viral infection. I do not have stairs in my home, and I have been

Re: [Felvtalk] FeLV not eating

2014-10-18 Thread Katherine K.
Hi Elisabeth, I'm so sorry to hear your baby is not feeling well. In general, I have syringe-fed both Hills AD and blended chicken livers to sick cats who stop eating. If you need assistance syringe-feeding, search YouTube for a tutorial or there is a feline assisted feeding group on Yahoo. My

Re: [Felvtalk] Such a short little life

2014-10-22 Thread Katherine K.
Elisabeth, I am so sorry to hear about Nanita. She sounds like a beautiful little soul and wonderful, silly friend. Thank you for giving her a happy life .May you find comfort in the memories you shared together. On Wed, Oct 22, 2014 at 8:19 AM, Maya D'Alessio mde...@gmail.com wrote: I am so

Re: [Felvtalk] Viralys maple flavored gel

2014-11-06 Thread Katherine K.
I buy lysine capsules and sprinkle the powder over their dry food or mix it in with the wet. They aren't too picky and will eat it, it doesn't have much of a smell. I think there are also flavored powders. Good to know about the gel and the chewies though, I hadn't heard of them. On Thu, Nov 6,

Re: [Felvtalk] 5 leukemia positive kittens

2014-11-14 Thread Katherine K.
Amy, I wish you the best of luck in placing these kittens. I had a litter of 4 positive kittens and tried very hard to find good homes for them, with no luck, so they lived with me until they passed away, most before they were 1 year old. It was a very busy year, but they were a lovely little

Re: [Felvtalk] 5 leukemia positive kittens

2014-11-15 Thread Katherine K.
Sorry Amy, I do agree with all of the points you made. I wish things were easier for you and these little ones. I too have found this list to be very supportive and helpful many times. I hope you'll keep us updated on their status. On Nov 14, 2014 7:10 PM, Amy awilkin...@yahoo.com wrote: Hi all,

Re: [Felvtalk] IFA

2014-11-15 Thread Katherine K.
I don't have anything other than anecdotal experience, but we ran IFAs on my four who were 14 weeks old and all were positive. On Nov 15, 2014 12:28 AM, Kelley S moonv...@gmail.com wrote: is the IFA test valid and reliable on a 12 week old kitten? If not do you have links? I'm thinking I've

Re: [Felvtalk] Harley is in the hospital

2014-12-16 Thread Katherine K.
Go Harley! On Tue, Dec 16, 2014 at 4:22 PM, Marsha mar...@lynxe.com wrote: Just came back from visiting with Harley. Definitely seems to be some kind of upper respiratory virus. The swelling in his larynx seems to be better, but now he has some nasal discharge. I reached for a kleenex, and

Re: [Felvtalk] How long does URI last in FeLV+ cats?

2014-12-23 Thread Katherine K.
Thinking of you and Harley today, Marsha. On Dec 23, 2014 10:42 AM, Lance lini...@fastmail.fm wrote: How is Harley doing today? On Dec 20, 2014, at 3:37 PM, Marsha mar...@lynxe.com wrote: Harley is back in the hospital, where he has been for almost all of this week. Too much nasal

Re: [Felvtalk] Stinky Lancelot is gone

2015-01-01 Thread Katherine K.
Kat, I'm so sorry for the loss of your sweet friend Lancelot. I hope you find comfort in remembering the good times you shared. On Dec 29, 2014 1:45 AM, Marsha mar...@lynxe.com wrote: Kat, my heart goes out to you and your family in your loss of little Lancelot. Marsha On 12/28/2014 4:16

Re: [Felvtalk] pregnant positive cat

2015-01-16 Thread Katherine K.
That's a tough issue and I can see both sides. The kittens would take a lot of her nutrients during nursing, but I don't know how much that would compromise her immune system. The idea of eliminating a pregnancy during spay appeals to no one, but raising a litter of positive kittens has it's own

[Felvtalk] Wheezing

2015-01-20 Thread Katherine K.
Hi everyone, I wanted to get your thoughts on a video of Krammer wheezing. He is 12, has had FeLV for the past 1.5 years. The wheezing has been a chronic issue for the past year or so, and I've posted about it before, it's usually caused by a case of pneumonia (which my vet tells me is rare in

Re: [Felvtalk] pregnant FeLV cat

2015-01-20 Thread Katherine K.
Hi Judy, How is Spice doing? On Thu, Jan 15, 2015 at 8:48 PM, judith cook jmasse...@yahoo.com wrote: All Yes, I AM planning to do a spay, if that's what we think is best. I have heard about cats in heat - really devious little devils, and pains in the neck. Really want to get this

Re: [Felvtalk] Wheezing

2015-01-20 Thread Katherine K.
idea how long he might have actually had FeLV? Just wondering if he might have had it all those years, or if it was contracted more recently. Marsha On 1/20/2015 9:17 AM, Katherine K. wrote: Monthly for about 1.5 years, since August 2013, basically since he was diagnosed. On Tue, Jan 20

Re: [Felvtalk] Wheezing

2015-01-20 Thread Katherine K.
/2015 9:39 AM, Katherine K. wrote: He hasn't always had the wheezing. He tested negative for FeLV before I started fostering kittens several years ago. I fostered one kitten who was light positive and eventually turned negative. They were separated at first, and only interacted after the kitten

Re: [Felvtalk] Wheezing

2015-01-20 Thread Katherine K.
Monthly for about 1.5 years, since August 2013, basically since he was diagnosed. On Tue, Jan 20, 2015 at 10:15 AM, Marsha mar...@lynxe.com wrote: How long has Krammer been on LTCI? Marsha On 1/20/2015 8:32 AM, Katherine K. wrote: Hi everyone, I wanted to get your thoughts on a video

Re: [Felvtalk] Wheezing

2015-01-20 Thread Katherine K.
, Katherine K. kaths...@gmail.com wrote: Lethargy, not eating, sleeping a lot. I had to assist feed him for a month or so, combined with several LTCI shots, to get him back to his normal self. On Tue, Jan 20, 2015 at 11:23 AM, Marsha mar...@lynxe.com wrote: What symptoms did he have that led you

Re: [Felvtalk] Please help! Anemic felv kitty, what can be done??

2015-02-27 Thread Katherine K.
Hi N.E., I lost an 8 month old FeLV+ kitten to anemia. He was at 13% PCV. It was non-regenerative. I gave him an iron supplement (Lixotinic) twice daily for about a month. He still had a good appetite and did Ok for a while, but declined, and we euthanized him about a 4-6 weeks after he first

Re: [Felvtalk] cat with leukemia to rehome

2015-05-09 Thread Katherine K.
Hi Maria, Does he have leukemia, or the feline leukemia virus? They are different things. It will help our group to know where you or your sister live. Katherine On May 9, 2015 6:32 PM, dlg...@windstream.net wrote: I am sure that others on the list will tell you the same as I have. Leukemia is

Re: [Felvtalk] Gloria Lane

2015-06-25 Thread Katherine K.
Thanks for letting us know about Gloria, Lance. She sounds like a very special person to have known. On Thu, Jun 25, 2015 at 11:25 AM, Lance lini...@fastmail.fm wrote: Hi List, Just wanted to let everyone know that Gloria Lane passed away last Saturday. You may have seen or corresponded with

Re: [Felvtalk] 4 month old kitten with Feline Leukemia

2015-06-30 Thread Katherine K.
Kathleen, I have used LTCI on my 13 year old cat. He was diagnosed with FeLV 2 years ago and got 3 injections in the first month, and then has gotten an injection once per month after that. I think it helped him initially come back from being very ill when first diagnosed (that plus daily syringe

Re: [Felvtalk] Bella

2015-10-28 Thread Katherine K.
So sorry to hear about Bella. Thank you for taking good care of her, I am sure she knew she was loved. On Wed, Oct 28, 2015 at 5:48 PM, simon95 wrote: > > My sweet little girl crossed over yesturday.she was 4 years old. So sad > > Sent from Samsung Mobile > >

Re: [Felvtalk] Merlot (was Lymph Nodes)

2015-11-17 Thread Katherine K.
Maya, I'm so sorry to hear about Merlot. Thank you for your dedicated care for him over the last year and a half, since you first found out about his illness after the loss of Yang. I know it is difficult to lose them after you both fight so hard, but I hope you can find comfort in knowing you did

Re: [Felvtalk] Merlin has gone to the bridge

2015-09-28 Thread Katherine K.
I'm so sorry Kelley. Thank you for taking such good care of Merlin. I know he appreciated it. <3 <3 <3 On Mon, Sep 28, 2015 at 7:40 AM, Lorrie wrote: > Kelley, > - > You did NOT fail him. Heart disease is not easily detected and cats > are very good at hiding their

Re: [Felvtalk] Testing the list

2015-09-21 Thread Katherine K.
We are hanging in there. My 2.5 year old, Jazz just went for his annual check up and weighed in at 13.5 lbs! He's quite healthy. My 12-13 yr old cat Krammer used to weight that much but has lost 2 lbs since May unfortunately, and is now down to 9.5 lbs. He is on a low dose of Prednisolone to

Re: [Felvtalk] Tucker

2016-06-08 Thread Katherine K.
I'm sorry about Tucker and for the pain you feel. I hope the happy memories you shared bring you comfort during this difficult time. We're here for you. On Wed, Jun 8, 2016 at 1:37 AM, Ardy Robertson wrote: > I'm so sorry for your loss of Tucker. > > Ardy > > -Original

Re: [Felvtalk] Tucker

2016-06-09 Thread Katherine K.
at time we went through so much. > Emergency vet visits, surgeries, worry. I wouldn't change it for the world > though. He touched my life and heart so much. I opted for a private > cremation, so I can keep him close to me always. I was the one person in > his life that he loved and ad

Re: [Felvtalk] Can we try to help this woman who is helping cats??

2016-06-02 Thread Katherine K.
Thank you, Amani. On Thu, Jun 2, 2016 at 12:33 AM, Ardy Robertson wrote: > Are they allowing her to keep her pets in this hotel? Or are they > somewhere else? > > > > Thank you, > > Ardy > > > > *From:* Felvtalk [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] *On Behalf > Of

Re: [Felvtalk] Twigs- Felv and asthma

2016-06-15 Thread Katherine K.
Ashley, My older FeLV boy gets seasonal allergies from April - November where he has wheezing and chest congestion (No sneezing or watery eyes/nose). He's been x-rayed for asthma a couple of times but not found much. I give him lysine but he still has some coughing. Sorry to hear about your

Re: [Felvtalk] Brock the Miracle Kitty

2016-01-20 Thread Katherine K.
What wonderful news for you and Brock! I know that's a happy feeling. Thanks for letting us know, Marsha! On Wed, Jan 20, 2016 at 2:52 PM, Marsha wrote: > We just came back from FeLV+ Brock's cardiology appointment. He was > diagnosed with restrictive cardiomyopathy and CHF 9

Re: [Felvtalk] Brock update

2016-04-28 Thread Katherine K.
Thinking of you and Brock. Katherine On Apr 27, 2016 11:55 PM, wrote: > It seems you are on the right track and keeping his feedings small will > help also. I know my Harley who is not sick, just gulps down too much at > one time and then up chucks has to get small

[Felvtalk] FeLV Facebook support group

2016-04-28 Thread Katherine K.
I think this has been mentioned before on the list, because I believe that is how I found out about it, but I'm a member of the "Owners of FeLV/FIV Cats" Facebook group and it's very active. You have to have a Facebook account to join, and it's a closed group so you have to request to join the

Re: [Felvtalk] MY LITTLE GIRL NOT EATING MUCH

2016-04-29 Thread Katherine K.
My kitty had 6 teeth extracted in February because of gum pain. They have healed well but the best way for him to eat is pureed wet food. I have a Cuisinart hand-held immersion blender that makes it easy to blend a can of food with water making it like a pureed soup. He just laps it right up and

Re: [Felvtalk] The Brock Star has left the building

2016-04-29 Thread Katherine K.
I'm so sorry, Marsha. Thanks for sharing his story. It is so unfair that they don't have more time in this world but he had a wonderful life thanks to you. I lost Jazz a few weeks ago and I've found bittersweet comfort in remembering his silly, happy personality. I hope Brock visits you soon, but

Re: [Felvtalk] Tiffany

2016-05-19 Thread Katherine K.
So sorry Roxanne and Marsha. Thank you for loving them so strongly! They were incredibly lucky to be in your care. Remember the good times you shared. On Thu, May 19, 2016 at 1:33 PM, Rachel Dagner wrote: > I am so sorry for your loss Roxanne, I think every single one of us

Re: [Felvtalk] Can you change your name on the mailing list?

2016-05-17 Thread Katherine K.
Rachel, I felt the same way when I joined so I took out my last name under my Gmail account settings. This affects ALL emails I send, but at least it doesn't show up now on Google. On Tue, May 17, 2016 at 4:24 PM, Rachel Dagner wrote: > Ok, so I am the only person on this

Re: [Felvtalk] FeLV cat in Charleston - owner is homeless

2016-05-03 Thread Katherine K.
gt; > > Amani > > > > *From:* Felvtalk [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] *On Behalf > Of *Katherine K. > *Sent:* May-03-16 1:18 PM > > *To:* felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > *Subject:* Re: [Felvtalk] FeLV cat in Charleston - owner is homeless > > > &

Re: [Felvtalk] FeLV cat in Charleston - owner is homeless

2016-05-03 Thread Katherine K.
to:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] *On Behalf Of *Katherine K. *Sent:* May-01-16 8:03 PM *To:* felvtalk@felineleukemia.org *Subject:* [Felvtalk] FeLV cat in Charleston - owner is homeless There is a 9 year old tuxedo cat in Charleston SC who is FeLV positive and has been for several years. His

Re: [Felvtalk] FeLV cat in Charleston - owner is homeless

2016-05-05 Thread Katherine K.
which is usually around $350 a month but it is already > in > > a trailer park and wouldn’t have to be moved. > > > > This is a totally do-able target number for me. If I can hear from her > > regarding whether she is in favour of this option, I can get to work to > >

[Felvtalk] FeLV cat in Charleston - owner is homeless

2016-05-01 Thread Katherine K.
There is a 9 year old tuxedo cat in Charleston SC who is FeLV positive and has been for several years. His owner is dealing with health issues and she has become homeless. Does anyone have room for him or know of a Charleston rescue that could help? He was posted on the Facebook group for Owners

Re: [Felvtalk] FeLV cat in Charleston - owner is homeless

2016-05-02 Thread Katherine K.
Sounds like it would be an adoption. On May 2, 2016 6:14 AM, "Margo" <toomanykitti...@earthlink.net> wrote: > > > Would this be temporary foster or adoption? > > -Original Message- > From: "Katherine K." > Sent: May 1, 2016 8:02 PM > To:

Re: [Felvtalk] FeLV cat in Charleston - owner is homeless

2016-05-03 Thread Katherine K.
Felvtalk [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] *On Behalf > Of *Katherine K. > *Sent:* May-03-16 7:21 AM > *To:* felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > *Subject:* Re: [Felvtalk] FeLV cat in Charleston - owner is homeless > > > > She lives in a motel room with five cats, a dog a

Re: [Felvtalk] FeLV cat in Charleston - owner is homeless

2016-05-03 Thread Katherine K.
d be willing to spearhead some fundraising. > > > > Amani > > > > *From:* Felvtalk [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] *On Behalf > Of *Katherine K. > *Sent:* May-03-16 1:07 PM > > *To:* felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > *Subject:* Re: [Felvtalk] FeLV cat i

Re: [Felvtalk] Can't eat

2016-08-17 Thread Katherine K.
Kitties stop eating for a number of reasons. I can only speak from my experiences. My FeLV kitty stopped eating and gagged on syringe fed food when he had enlarged lymph nodes pressing against his stomach and esophagus. The lymphoma was the end for him, and I wish I had not waited so long to take

Re: [Felvtalk] Yogi's Passing

2017-01-31 Thread Katherine K.
Bob, I am so sorry for your loss. Last night I heard the song "I'll be missing you," and this line sung by Faith Evans always stands out beautifully to me. On that morning When this life is over I know I'll see your face May you find comfort remembering the happy times you and Yogi shared

Re: [Felvtalk] Curly's gradual improvement

2017-01-20 Thread Katherine K.
Mirtazapine has been an amazing help for my cat too! He has struggled on and off through the years with not eating enough. We call it the cranky pill because it makes him meow loudly and demandingly in our faces for more food. :) Luckily he's had a pretty healthy appetite and we only have to use

Re: [Felvtalk] FeLv Positive cat

2017-02-25 Thread Katherine K.
I suggest getting her brother tested ASAP and subsequently vaccinated against FeLV if he is negative. On Feb 25, 2017 9:57 AM, "Sandy" wrote: > this is from previous posts - get your kitty cat to a vet - hopefully - > who will not be afraid to "go outside" the box. > >

Re: [Felvtalk] age

2017-02-09 Thread Katherine K.
My cat was diagnosed at age 11. He's about to turn 15. His health has been up and down since the diagnosis. My other cat (who is negative) gets vaccinated yearly since his diagnosis. They were already living together so any risk of exposure had already happened. After almost 4 years, she is still

[Felvtalk] Nasal polyp

2017-02-09 Thread Katherine K.
Anyone here ever dealt with a nasal polyp? My 15 yo FeLV cat started having a chronic bloody nose (in one nostril only) about 6 weeks ago. We did a shot of Convenia, then tried 2 weeks of azithromycin antibiotics. Didn't help. I took him in for a follow up yesterday and upon closer inspection we

Re: [Felvtalk] embarassed..re: FeLV

2017-02-10 Thread Katherine K.
f Felvtalk digest..." >> >> >> Today's Topics: >> >>1. Re: Nasal polyp (Amani Oakley) >>2. Re: Nasal polyp (dlg...@windstream.net) >>3. Katherine, Rebecca an

Re: [Felvtalk] Katherine, Rebecca and Jennifer

2017-02-10 Thread Katherine K.
I'm not a new member. Been on here for about 4 years. On Thu, Feb 9, 2017 at 11:51 PM, wrote: > Are you all new members? I never get your emails except in "trash". How > do I get these people coming to my inbox? I know I must have missed a few > emails because of this.

Re: [Felvtalk] LTCI injections ??

2017-01-20 Thread Katherine K.
I used LTCI when my 11 yo was first diagnosed. I believe it helped bring him back from a very low point (anemia, anorexia, etc). He stayed on it for about a year, then once he was stable I felt it wasn't worth the continued cost, so we stopped. On Thu, Jan 19, 2017 at 6:43 PM, Amani Oakley

Re: [Felvtalk] Cole

2016-08-19 Thread Katherine K.
Karen, I'm so sorry for your loss of Cole. You did right by him. It never feels like we have enough time with them, but I hope the happy memories you shared bring you comfort during this time of sadness. Thank you for taking such good care of him. I am sure he felt loved. On Fri, Aug 19, 2016 at

[Felvtalk] Nasal carcinoma :(

2017-02-27 Thread Katherine K.
My sweet, dear 14 yo FeLV boy Krammer was just diagnosed with aggressive nasal carcinoma. For the last 2 months, he has had a chronic nosebleed. It started out small around Christmas, and since then his symptoms have included daily sneezing fits, bloody nasal discharge from one side of his nose,

Re: [Felvtalk] Nasal carcinoma :(

2017-02-27 Thread Katherine K.
on, Feb 27, 2017 at 1:14 PM, Amani Oakley <aoak...@oakleylegal.com> wrote: > The Winstrol doesn’t cost much, at least where my vet sources it. It is > maybe $1 a day (2 x 1 mg tablets). > > > > Amani > > > > *From:* Felvtalk [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleuke

Re: [Felvtalk] Nasal carcinoma :(

2017-02-27 Thread Katherine K.
it one of her eyes, and caused some damage. > > > > She was with me another 2 – 2 ½ years. > > > > Amani > > > > *From:* Felvtalk [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] *On Behalf > Of *Katherine K. > *Sent:* February-27-17 11:02 AM > *To:* felvtalk@

Re: [Felvtalk] Help with Yeast Infection

2016-09-08 Thread Katherine K.
Welcome to the group, Corrine. I am very sorry about your kitty's diagnosis but we are here to support you and her. I don't have any experience with ear yeast infections in cats but others on the list may. If you are also on Facebook there is an "Owners of FeLV+/FIV+ Cats" private group that is

Re: [Felvtalk] My baby recently diagnosed with FeLV

2016-09-15 Thread Katherine K.
Hodor is STUNNING. Looks like a combination of my 2 kitties. Glad you found our group, we're here to support you as you support Hodor. Thanks for helping him. When my cat first got sick, I had my vet order LTCI injections. They seemed to help, but they were expensive. Hugs to both of you! On Thu,

Re: [Felvtalk] RIP little girl Coco

2016-10-27 Thread Katherine K.
I'm so sorry Kelley. I am sure that is a shock. Thanks for loving little miss Coco. Sending hugs during this difficult time. <3 On Thu, Oct 27, 2016 at 2:49 PM, Kelley S wrote: > Lost my little Coco last night. It was sudden - she was playing and > running around before I

Re: [Felvtalk] Jelly / Yogi

2016-10-12 Thread Katherine K.
Hi Bob, I had 3 for a while and the youngest (FeLV) was blind but very active and playful. He would listen for and harass the other two (both are 10+ and one is FelV) by chasing/pouncing them sometimes as they walked by, but they also got along pretty well and would snuggle together and groom

Re: [Felvtalk] Questioning FELV diagnosis

2016-12-14 Thread Katherine K.
Randy, I'm sorry your baby isn't feeling well. What an unusual story you shared. Did your vet say anything about hemobartonella? That can cause anemia, but I'm not very familiar with it so I can't offer much more information or advice there. There is a Yahoo! group called Feline_Anemia. It was

[Felvtalk] Ottawa Canada

2016-11-30 Thread Katherine K.
I aw this posted on the Facebook group, so I thought I'd check the listserv to see if anyone has a suggestion for this person (not me): "Hello, My cat was recently diagnosed as FeLV+. We confirmed with an IFA. I'd like to start fostering FeLV cats but I'm having trouble finding a rescue to work

Re: [Felvtalk] Canna-pet (CBD)

2017-03-17 Thread Katherine K.
t; wrote: > > > That???s really interesting. I have been blown away with the > scientific evidence, already available, about the effectiveness of cannabis > in human health. > > > > > > Amani > > > > > > From: Felvtalk [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org]

[Felvtalk] Canna-pet (CBD)

2017-03-16 Thread Katherine K.
Anyone have experience using Canna-pet, or cannabinoids for FeLV cats? I just found out about it. Since I can't afford radiation for K's nose tumor, this looked interesting. >From their website: What do customers use Canna-Pet for? - Anxiety

Re: [Felvtalk] Bad News..

2017-04-03 Thread Katherine K.
Sorry to hear about your Jelly boy. I've been there with the pica/anemia, difficulty breathing, and not wanting to eat. I don't have any magic advice, but please know we're here for you and Magellan. It's clear he is well loved On Apr 3, 2017 6:22 PM, "ROBERT CHAPEL"

Re: [Felvtalk] Syringe Feeding

2017-04-07 Thread Katherine K.
I'm sorry to hear about your struggles with Jelly. I've had to syringe feed my cat on and off at various times over the last decade. He's a willing patient so I can't imagine how hard it would be with a cat who fights it. One year ago today we said goodbye to Jazz. He was so strong and healthy,

Re: [Felvtalk] Letting go of Mo

2017-04-11 Thread Katherine K.
So much love to you and Mo. <3 He knows you love him. Sending you strength during this sad time. On Tue, Apr 11, 2017 at 8:25 AM, kat wrote: > Sheri, > > My heart is breaking for you & little Mo - You've done the best you could > with what you knew at the time - and all

Re: [Felvtalk] Goodbye to sweet Mo

2017-04-14 Thread Katherine K.
Good-by, sweet, brave little Mo. Thanks, Sheri, for giving him the best care and love. May you find some comfort in the memories of your happy times together. On Apr 14, 2017 9:30 PM, "Amani Oakley" wrote: > Sheri I am so sorry. I know the heartbreak only too well.

Re: [Felvtalk] hiccups

2017-04-20 Thread Katherine K.
YouTube has lots of videos of cats with hyperesthesia. I thought one of my foster cats had it so I watched a bunch of them to get a better idea of the behavior symptoms. Very helpful. On Thu, Apr 20, 2017 at 10:30 AM, Armstrong-Brown, Sheila DDS Timonium < sheila.armstrong-br...@ssa.gov> wrote:

[Felvtalk] FeLV+ kitten with mild CH in North Carolina needs a home

2017-08-22 Thread Katherine K.
Who needs a buddy for their FeLV baby? Urgent request from Davidson County Humane Society in North Carolina. Can anyone adopt a kitten who has tested positive for FeLV and has some mild neurological problems (cerebellar hypoplasia)? There's a photo and video of her on their Facebook page; she's a

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