[Felvtalk] Newbie

2010-12-12 Thread Katy Doyle
Hey, I just wanted to introduce myself. I am Katy and I have two FeLV+ cats. I live in Kentucky. I have worked in animal rescue for about a year and a half, since I graduated college in 2009. I found a 5-week old kitten, Buddy, abandoned in a gulley next to a parking lot, summer of '09. He

Re: [Felvtalk] Newbie

2010-12-13 Thread Katy Doyle
with Dixie's quality of life and have helped with Copper, Thomas and Bob. Copper and Thomas are negative but came from a pine thicket where the hawks were waiting for them to get a little bigger before they invited them to dinner. On Dec 12, 2010, at 9:28 PM, Katy Doyle wrote: Hey, I just

Re: [Felvtalk] Newbie

2010-12-13 Thread Katy Doyle
to dinner. On Dec 12, 2010, at 9:28 PM, Katy Doyle wrote: Hey, I just wanted to introduce myself. I am Katy and I have two FeLV+ cats. I live in Kentucky. I have worked in animal rescue for about a year and a half, since I graduated college in 2009. I found a 5-week old kitten, Buddy

Re: [Felvtalk] Newbie

2010-12-13 Thread Katy Doyle
of these people worth my time and Frankfort is a lot closer. Betty and MAC have evening hours. If you chose to take your little ones, mention that Marylyn sent you. Good luck. On Dec 13, 2010, at 6:57 AM, Katy Doyle wrote: Sorry, hit send before I was ready.., I'm in Frankfort and I am very

Re: [Felvtalk] (no subject)

2010-12-19 Thread Katy Doyle
Umm... I live 20 minutes from Lexington. I'm driving to Cincinnati area the evening of the 22nd. But that is as far as I can drive the cat. Call if you want me to do that leg of the transport. 502-545-8025 Sent from my iPhone On Dec 19, 2010, at 4:05 PM, Dawn Bartholomew dba...@ptd.net wrote:

Re: [Felvtalk] spoke to soon, Whimsy not eating again

2010-12-26 Thread Katy Doyle
This might sound silly, but I sing to my cats. Like when I'm taming and socializing feral kittens... It seems to work and I have fun :-) When I spend time (in the summer) at feral colonies I feed, I put out smelly/ yummy tuna or mackerel and sing. I have no real proof that it works, but the

Re: [Felvtalk] Neutering males

2010-12-27 Thread Katy Doyle
Many of the vets I use with rescues want the kitten to weigh 2 pounds, age doesn't matter. --Katy On Mon, Dec 27, 2010 at 11:29 AM, Peggy Verdonck jetalitosunnys...@gmail.com wrote: Hi, Just a quick question. At what age do you guys have your male kittens neutered. I have a 10 to 12 week

Re: [Felvtalk] Diet recommendations

2011-01-15 Thread Katy Doyle
I've switched my cats to Blue Buffalo and they seem to love the food and they have been healthier. They used to vomit randomly, but haven't since being on the new food. I also smudge of Nutri-Cal on their paw once a day, just so they get some extra vitamins. Sent from my iPhone On Jan 15,

Re: [Felvtalk] Can Humans Make FELV+ cats sick?

2011-01-19 Thread Katy Doyle
I'm sick all the time with bronchitis and sinus infections (healthy, right?) and my FeLV+ cats have never gotten it. --Katy On Wed, Jan 19, 2011 at 2:24 PM, Stephanie (Merkel) Sherry steph.she...@yahoo.com wrote: Just wondering if anyone knows if humans who are sick with a cold, the flu, etc

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

2011-01-31 Thread Katy Doyle
It depends on what causes the anemia. I don't really know how to treat anemia in cats, but I am anemic due to an iron deficiency --- I have to take an iron supplement. Vitamin C helps the body absorb the iron. Another treatment it getting a B-12 complex shot. The B-12 shot would probably be

Re: [Felvtalk] HELP! Tweezer is sick

2011-02-03 Thread Katy Doyle
I'm so sorry that Tweezer isn't doing well. I don't really know what to do to encourage him to eat - maybe try his favorite food, I sometimes use tuna or mackerel (supplemented with Nutri-Cal so the cat gets all their viatamins). For cats, the smellier the food, the better. I hope that helps!

Re: [Felvtalk] FeLV+ 7 mo Kitten--Test Protocols Nutritional Support, Meds, to boost Immunity?

2011-02-03 Thread Katy Doyle
I feed my cats Blue Buffalo (it's the only food I've tried that doesn't make my cats vomit) and I put a little Nutri-Cal on their paw one per week. My cats are healthy right now, aside from testing positive, so I haven't gotten into all the other supplements that everyone else uses. On Thu,

Re: [Felvtalk] Leona Jean Yahmuna

2011-02-20 Thread Katy Doyle
You can also get lysine in powder form to mix in water. It helps suppress eye herpes and many respiratory issues. Good luck! Katy Sent from my iPhone On Feb 20, 2011, at 9:57 PM, katskat1 katsk...@gmail.com wrote: ___ Felvtalk mailing list

Re: [Felvtalk] Any advice appreciated.

2011-03-14 Thread Katy Doyle
When I lived with my parents, my FeLV+ cat lived in my bedroom away from my parents healthy cats. (My cat tested positive at 5 weeks old and I was not going to put him down. P.S. He's almost 2 years old and still healthy!) They played under the door, my cat escaped a few times, but the Leukemia

Re: [Felvtalk] facebook or twitter?

2011-03-17 Thread Katy Doyle
I have facebook, it seems that everything on my news feed is about animal rescue. :-) I don't have facebook send any notifications to me email (I've also got it going to my spam folder just in case). If I want to read something on facebook, I just go do it. Facebook is a great resource for

Re: [Felvtalk] Who would like to get the Declawing info?

2011-03-24 Thread Katy Doyle
I would. Thanks, Katy On Thu, Mar 24, 2011 at 11:29 AM, Natalie at...@optonline.net wrote: I cannot send it to the group because it's larger than 20 KB, sorry! ___ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org

[Felvtalk] Cat Foof

2011-03-28 Thread Katy Doyle
What kind of food do you feed your cats? I was feeding the Blue Buffalo and I really liked it, but it is getting too expensive because of my furlough days at work. I'm looking for something affordable but still good for cats that are FeLV+. Thanks, Katy Sent from my iPhone

Re: [Felvtalk] Cat Foof

2011-03-28 Thread Katy Doyle
And that subject is supposed to be cat food... Typos! Sent from my iPhone On Mar 28, 2011, at 8:07 AM, Katy Doyle athenapities...@gmail.com wrote: What kind of food do you feed your cats? I was feeding the Blue Buffalo and I really liked it, but it is getting too expensive because of my

Re: [Felvtalk] Time to step down from rescuing for a time being.

2011-03-29 Thread Katy Doyle
Terrie, Do whatever you have to do, family is very important. You and your husband will be in my TP. --Katy On Mon, Mar 28, 2011 at 9:09 PM, ter...@tazzys.org wrote: Hi all, I'm taking some time off from rescue due to my husband's illness. He has liver failure and is not a candidate for

Re: [Felvtalk] Cat Foof

2011-03-29 Thread Katy Doyle
of the product. Before anyone jumps on me, the tuna is for putting meds in and is usually divided by 6 cats or by 2 cats and a dog. I would never feed it entirely. I can feed 7 cats and a dog for 3-4 days with a whole chicken. Same with hamburger. On Mar 28, 2011, at 7:08 AM, Katy Doyle wrote

Re: [Felvtalk] Cat Foof

2011-03-29 Thread Katy Doyle
And another question, how do you cook the meat? (grilled, baked, pan fried, boiled) On Tue, Mar 29, 2011 at 9:05 AM, Katy Doyle athenapities...@gmail.comwrote: Thanks for the advice everyone, I'll start mixing in cooked meat with their dried Purina/Blue Buffalo mixture. (I tend to mix dry

Re: [Felvtalk] Please add Lola to the CLS list :(

2011-03-29 Thread Katy Doyle
Beth, I am glad you were there for Lola before she crossed the rainbow bridge. On Tue, Mar 29, 2011 at 1:05 PM, Bonnie Hogue ho...@sonic.net wrote: Beth You and the people who rush to help these sweet creatures like Lola are my heroes. Your efforts, care and love have a huge impact, I think,

Re: [Felvtalk] Cat Foof

2011-03-30 Thread Katy Doyle
in and is usually divided by 6 cats or by 2 cats and a dog. I would never feed it entirely. I can feed 7 cats and a dog for 3-4 days with a whole chicken. Same with hamburger. On Mar 28, 2011, at 7:08 AM, Katy Doyle wrote: And that subject is supposed to be cat food... Typos

Re: [Felvtalk] Fish for cats

2011-03-30 Thread Katy Doyle
Oh wow, thanks for that heads up! Of my two cats, only one will eat fish product, Chloe. Buddy will not touch the fishy stuff. --Katy On Tue, Mar 29, 2011 at 11:11 PM, dlg...@windstream.net wrote: i HAVE ALSO HEARD THAT FISH IN THEIR FOOD CAN BE A POSSIBLE CAUSE OF URINARY TRACT PROBLEMS.

Re: [Felvtalk] Fish for cats

2011-04-16 Thread Katy Doyle
almost dissappeared. I will stay with Blue Buffalo, better for them and cheaper than running to the vet trying to treat something caused by the food I feed. Katy Doyle athenapities...@gmail.com wrote: Oh wow, thanks for that heads up! Of my two cats, only one will eat fish product

Re: [Felvtalk] Special Thanks!

2011-04-22 Thread Katy Doyle
The love of a cat is special, I would do anything for babies! I'm planning on screening in my covered porch so the cats can sit out there with me :-) Sent from my iPhone On Apr 22, 2011, at 6:28 PM, Jannes Taylor jannestay...@yahoo.com wrote: I just want to let everyone know that I am so

Re: [Felvtalk] Need Sanctuary for Kittens

2011-04-28 Thread Katy Doyle
My Buddy was 4-5 weeks old when he tested positive the first time. I assume he got it so young because his mother has it. (I never found the mother, so I don't know what happened to her.) But Buddy is almost 2 years old now and is still very healthy (aside from testing positive)! There is always

[Felvtalk] FeLV+ and FIV+ Cat in Frankfort KY

2011-05-03 Thread Katy Doyle
Tested positive for both FeLV and FIV with a combo test, snap test by Idexx. Male, BW, neutered, sweet with some cattitude. On antibiotics for sniffles. He came in while the shelter was evacuated due to flooding. It's been very rainy here lately. I can't take on any more special needs cats or

[Felvtalk] Fwd: URGENT! Shelbyville KY: Last chance for Fe-luk cats

2011-05-06 Thread Katy Doyle
-- Forwarded message -- From: Sloan, Jeanine (EEC) jeanine.sl...@ky.gov Date: Fri, May 6, 2011 at 3:17 PM Subject: URGENT! Shelbyville KY: Last chance for Fe-luk cats To: Contact: jcshelbycou...@yahoo.com *From:* j c [mailto:jcshelbycou...@yahoo.com] *Sent:* Friday, May 06,

Re: [Felvtalk] FW: request for counsel on BreAnne

2011-05-10 Thread Katy Doyle
My cats LOVE baked chicken and grilled steak (medium rare) - but only when it is freshly cooked. They don't like reheated food. On Tue, May 10, 2011 at 1:06 PM, POTT, BEVERLY p...@mailbox.sc.edu wrote: Same here- I put the baby food in a bowl, and then run the hot water into the empty jar-

[Felvtalk] Fwd: URGENT! Shelbyville KY: Last chance for Fe-luk cats

2011-05-11 Thread Katy Doyle
Forwarding. I am going to try to foster for a while until we can find a rescue or furever home for them. -- Forwarded message -- From: Sloan, Jeanine (EEC) jeanine.sl...@ky.gov Date: Fri, May 6, 2011 at 3:17 PM Subject: URGENT! Shelbyville KY: Last chance for Fe-luk cats To:

Re: [Felvtalk] Weak+ FeLV Mom v. Baby- Test Protocols

2011-05-16 Thread Katy Doyle
I'd say if any aged cat tests consistantly positive multiple times on any test, it is positive (faint or otherwise). Retest the mommy (in a month or two) and kitten (when it grows up a little more). See what happens. I tested mine two or three times before I accepted in my mind that they were

Re: [Felvtalk] Collars

2011-05-24 Thread Katy Doyle
I never bothered with collars, I went ahead and microchipped my furry pets. There is a microchip clinic once a year in town that does it for $20. Shelters and vets around me have gotten much better about scanning stray animals that come through. On Tue, May 24, 2011 at 9:00 AM, Natalie

Re: [Felvtalk] Collars

2011-05-24 Thread Katy Doyle
migrated! -Original Message- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Katy Doyle Sent: Tuesday, May 24, 2011 9:09 AM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Collars I never bothered with collars, I went ahead

Re: [Felvtalk] Collars

2011-05-24 Thread Katy Doyle
the chip I have the info somewhere; will send to you directly because it may be too big to be accepted by group address. -Original Message- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Katy Doyle Sent: Tuesday, May 24, 2011 3:37

Re: [Felvtalk] Pet Armor

2011-05-31 Thread Katy Doyle
I've always had great luck with Revolution, if you need something new. It's not cheap, but I think it is worth the price (about $15 per cat). I only have two cats, so it isn't bad for me. I have a friend with multiple cats and she gets a dog sized dose of FrontLine and splits it weight-wise

Re: [Felvtalk] Pet Armor

2011-05-31 Thread Katy Doyle
Ticks have been horrible this year, I'll do a little research to see if there are any solutions. On Tue, May 31, 2011 at 4:21 PM, MaiMaiPG maima...@gmail.com wrote: On the same sort of subject: I had a feral contract babesiosis (I think) from a tick in December. It was a budget breaker.

Re: [Felvtalk] Pet Armor

2011-05-31 Thread Katy Doyle
Here are some testimonials on Diatomaceous Earth: *http://www.earthworkshealth.com/organic-pest-control-testimonials.php* ** Apparently, it works on any crawling insect, including ticks. I can't wait to use it in my yard!!! On Tue, May 31, 2011 at 4:24 PM, Katy Doyle athenapities

Re: [Felvtalk] Pet Armor

2011-06-01 Thread Katy Doyle
Amen to flea collars! I've used Revolution on my FeLV+ cat, Buddy, since he was 5 weeks old and never had an incident. I am totally with you on minimizing chemicals that I put on myself and my animals. (I made my own bug spray out of olive oil and eucalyptus oil. Not 100% effective, but better

Re: [Felvtalk] Pet Armor

2011-06-03 Thread Katy Doyle
Bunnies are eating all my seedlings. I'm going to have to get a fence... or something. I would get outdoor cats if my neighbor didn't have two very aggressive rotties. On Fri, Jun 3, 2011 at 11:04 AM, Lynda Wilson longhornf...@verizon.netwrote: Bunnies eat my azaleas :( - Original

Re: [Felvtalk] Please add Aggie to the CLS

2011-06-07 Thread Katy Doyle
Oh shooo, you totally made me cry, I can only image what you've had to go through right now. I'm still new to the disease, so I haven't gone through the whole cycle yet. This forum has taught me to value my time with all my animals because we don't know how long it will be. Andi, I am sorry

Re: [Felvtalk] Food supplements for Miss Eleanor

2011-06-08 Thread Katy Doyle
I supplement my cats' Blue Buffalo kibble with cooked pieces of meat (chicken/pork/beef/turkey). That's all I do for mine right now. On Wed, Jun 8, 2011 at 11:27 AM, Pam Norman pam_nor...@charter.net wrote: I need suggestions as to the right/best food for Miss Eleanor as well as supplements.

Re: [Felvtalk] Food supplements for Miss Eleanor

2011-06-08 Thread Katy Doyle
[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Katy Doyle Sent: Wednesday, June 08, 2011 11:38 AM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Food supplements for Miss Eleanor I supplement my cats' Blue Buffalo kibble with cooked pieces of meat (chicken/pork/beef/turkey

Re: [Felvtalk] Food supplements for Miss Eleanor

2011-06-08 Thread Katy Doyle
but regular food, CoQ10, some Vitamin C, apple cider vinegar in water, and Nickers Biocoat! -Original Message- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Katy Doyle Sent: Wednesday, June 08, 2011 11:38 AM To: felvtalk

Re: [Felvtalk] Fleas

2011-06-20 Thread Katy Doyle
The Capstar http://www.capstar.novartis.us/ pill is fabulous because it bombs the fleas off in about 2 hours, then you can start using a monthly flea treatment. I use Revolution and never had any problems with my FeLV+ cats using it. As far as cleaning products go, I use Dawn on nearly everything

Re: [Felvtalk] Cali - 7 month old kitten

2011-06-22 Thread Katy Doyle
Cathy, I rescued my cat, Buddy, from a thicket behind a parking lot when he was 5 weeks old. I took him to the vet the day after I rescued him and he tested positive. Well, the vet told me to euthanize him - I did not like that at all. So as Buddy was clutching my shirt, I yelled at the vet

Re: [Felvtalk] Cali - 7 month old kitten

2011-06-22 Thread Katy Doyle
My new vet cracked me up when I took Chloe in for her yearly shots. He said, Chloe is a little overweight, but since she has feline leukemia, I don't really mind. Usually, cats with feline leukemia are under weight. Not my cat!!! It just made me smile :-) ---Katy On Wed, Jun 22, 2011 at 9:32

Re: [Felvtalk] Bitty

2011-06-28 Thread Katy Doyle
My cats love Blue Buffalo - when my cats eat food with fillers (soy specifically) they vomit. Best of luck! Katy On Tue, Jun 28, 2011 at 2:43 AM, dlg...@windstream.net wrote: Try Blue Buffalo, I have my cats on it and my 2 felv pos girls are looking great. It doesn't upset their stomachs and

[Felvtalk] Adding a negative to my positives.

2011-07-05 Thread Katy Doyle
My mom has to get rid of her one year old cat, I am going to take her. She is probably a month behind on her vaccination. If we vaccinate her tomorrow, how long should we wait to bring her over to my house? Thanks, Katy Sent from my iPhone ___

Re: [Felvtalk] Clumping litter =

2011-07-08 Thread Katy Doyle
Wow... You know, the dusty clay litter gives me asthma attacks, I'm ashamed that I never thought of how it would affect my cats. On Fri, Jul 8, 2011 at 9:33 AM, Lynda Wilson longhornf...@verizon.netwrote: Thanks, Natalie. I've never used clay litter or anything that makes dust. Can you imagine

Re: [Felvtalk] Clumping litter =

2011-07-08 Thread Katy Doyle
Well, this has inspired me to check out Feline Pine - has anyone used it before? I'd be interested in trying the ExquisiCat, but no stores sell it in my town. On Fri, Jul 8, 2011 at 3:21 PM, Natalie at...@optonline.net wrote: Same here - I might try it on a very small group.

Re: [Felvtalk] Clumping litter =

2011-07-08 Thread Katy Doyle
Oh - I just found a Petco version of the wheat litter, Sweat Scoop. It got good online reviews. On Fri, Jul 8, 2011 at 3:56 PM, Katy Doyle athenapities...@gmail.comwrote: Well, this has inspired me to check out Feline Pine - has anyone used it before? I'd be interested in trying

Re: [Felvtalk] FDA fooling with supplements and foods

2011-07-27 Thread Katy Doyle
I'm not rich enough to fund a campaign... and I don't enjoy sucking up to the people that have the money to fund me. On Wed, Jul 27, 2011 at 10:28 AM, dlg...@windstream.net wrote: Just had an idea. Why don't we run for office! Natalie at...@optonline.net wrote: I bet we could build a

Re: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question

2011-08-04 Thread Katy Doyle
It's not uncommon in Kentucky for shelters/rescues to just vaccinate the cat instead of testing them. Lately, all I have done is fight to get them to test the animals. Apparently it costs too much - but I think the cost is worth saving other cats from getting exposed to FeLV. I'd say test

Re: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question

2011-08-04 Thread Katy Doyle
- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Martha Walton Sent: Thursday, August 04, 2011 1:38 PM To: Katy Doyle Cc: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question Thanks everyone! My vet told me

Re: [Felvtalk] First Petting of Hemy!

2011-08-15 Thread Katy Doyle
That is awesome Animals are so resilient! On Mon, Aug 15, 2011 at 1:24 PM, Bonnie Hogue ho...@sonic.net wrote: Today when I fed Hemy (she’s in a cage on my back covered deck) she ate while I was there. I spoke to her and reached a finger through the cage to touch her head. No problem.