[Felvtalk] New member

2008-09-19 Thread Lorrie
in regard to this. Lorrie in Terra Alta, WV ___ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org

[Felvtalk] Letter from new member

2008-09-19 Thread Lorrie
on finding more space where all FelV cats can be separated. Thanks for writing. Lorrie in WV On 09-19, Rosenfeldt, Diane wrote: Hi, Lorrie -- Glad you found this group. You'll get lots of great advice here. Firstly, don't beat yourself up too much -- it's too bad about the kitties you put

Re: [Felvtalk] FelV Vaccine

2008-09-19 Thread Lorrie
Sabrina, Thanks for your feedback on the FelV vaccine. Years ago when the vaccine first came out I heard it was not too effective, but I hoped it had improved. Has anyone else had experience with the vaccine to share with me? Lorrie On 09-19, Sabrina wrote: Hi Lorrie, Don't give up hope! I

[Felvtalk] FelV Kitten news

2008-09-21 Thread Lorrie
. Zing Zing will have his own quarters in their home and a happy life, even if it is a short one. They even gave me a $60. donation. Good things like this happen so seldom I wanted to share it with you. I still have more kittens who need homes, but this made my day. Lorrie in WV

[Felvtalk] Kitten returned

2008-09-27 Thread Lorrie
Zing lost a wonderful home. I'm really upset about this. Lorrie ___ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org

Re: [Felvtalk] Kiwi

2008-09-29 Thread Lorrie
If Kiwi hasn't eaten or had much to drink for awhile it will take a few hours for him to need to use his box. Just keep an eye on him. It sounds like he is making good progress. Lorrie On 09-28, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I gave Kiwi water and some pumpkin via a syringe. He did ok. He has

Re: [Felvtalk] Vaccinations for FelV kittens

2008-10-29 Thread Lorrie
doesn't seem right to me. Lorrie On 10-29, MaryChristine wrote: i respectfully disagree. asymptomatic FeLVs are not sick cats. every sanctuary or multi-cat household will tell you that until the virus is activated, FeLVs are just normal cats--they get sick, they get treated, they get well

Re: [Felvtalk] Seeking homes for cats after death

2008-10-31 Thread Lorrie
each, but they all have a bunch of cats and dogs of their own. I worry about this constantly. If anyone has any ideas speak up. Lorrie in WV ___ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo

Re: [Felvtalk] Seeking homes for cats after death

2008-11-01 Thread Lorrie
Kelley, Wouldn't they spend their remaining lives in cages at Texas AM? I'd believe I'd rather see my cats euthanized than living in a cage. Lorrie On 10-31, Kelley Saveika wrote: My plan is not to leave them to a sanctuary, but to the Stevenson Companion Animal Life-Care Center at Texas AM

Re: [Felvtalk] Seeking homes for cats after death

2008-11-02 Thread Lorrie
We have the same problem here. A bullet is the easiest way to dispense with an unwanted animal. I'm sure most rural areas are the sam way. Lorrie On 11-01, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: that is my problem, rural area about 2hrs drive from St. Louis, with no no kill sanctuary. i don't know

Re: [Felvtalk] Buzz

2008-11-23 Thread Lorrie
it is to have to make the decision to take them to the vet to be put to sleep. Don't let this haunt you. He knew he was loved, and I'm sure you made the right decision. Lorrie On 11-23, Sue Frank Koren wrote: Jane, What a wonderful idea. I believe it is because of this list that Buzz was able

Re: [Felvtalk] Death of B B

2008-12-03 Thread Lorrie
Gloria, It's heartbreaking when our kitties leave us, and I'm so sorry you lost your B B. Find comfort in knowing you made his last years so good. He was loved and cared for which is much more than a lot of cats ever get. Lorrie On 12-03, Gloria B. Lane wrote: One of my FELV kitties, B.B

[Felvtalk] Sick FelV kitten

2008-12-17 Thread Lorrie
this lose of mobility in a FelV cat? Advice please. Thanks, Lorrie ___ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org

[Felvtalk] Re Sick FelV kitten

2008-12-20 Thread Lorrie
Thanks to all who replied to my e-mail about our FelV positive kitten. I appreciate your help, and we are hoping some of the treatments you suggested will give her a bit more time. Lorrie On 12-17, Lorrie wrote: One of our FelV kittens is very anemic. Has anyone ever tried iron suppliments

Re: [Felvtalk] How old to test kittens?

2008-12-24 Thread Lorrie
correct me if I'm wrong. They say it is good to wait a couple of more months before retesting to see if the cat turns negative. Lorrie On 12-23, patricia.a.elk...@gsk.com wrote: Or in other words, how old does a kitten have to be before you can believe that a negative test means the kitten

[Felvtalk] FelV kittens

2008-12-28 Thread Lorrie
. Has anyone else found kittens who look fine, eat well and play and then suddenly die? I don't think this is a symptom of FelV, and I'm wondering if this last kitten we found dead yesterday had a genetic heart problem or something else unrelated to FelV. Any ideas? Lorrie

Re: [Felvtalk] Force Feeding

2008-12-29 Thread Lorrie
will never put another cat through this! Lorrie On 12-28, wendy wrote: You haven't done anything wrong!? You are learning and there's nothing at all wrong with that!? Thank God you want to help General, and are seeking out information to do so!? Sometimes posts that are meant to be helpful can come out

Re: [Felvtalk] Assist Feeding vs Force Feeding

2008-12-29 Thread Lorrie
an extraction, but he will not eat unless I sit there with him, and give him small amounts of food several times a day. I see what you mean about assist rather than force. Lorrie On 12-29, Sharyl wrote: I'm hoping Lorrie did not mean she would never assist feed another cat.? There are so many reasons a cat

[Felvtalk] Re Update on Tommy

2009-01-11 Thread Lorrie
is wrong with your three? Lorrie On 01-11, catatonya wrote: I'm dealing with 3 cats that are very ill, and they are all my negatives. (Knock on wood.) My positive is fat and sassy and doing fine. She's especially enjoying all the treats I've been using trying to get my 3 sick ones

Re: [Felvtalk] Baby Girl

2009-01-13 Thread Lorrie
Sally, I'm so sorry you lost Baby Girl. I believe we will see all our precious kitties again some day, and I know she'll be waiting for you. Lorrie On 01-12, Sally Davis wrote: Please add sweet Baby Girl to the CLS if possible she was not positive but had 7 good years as a Feral cat next

[Felvtalk] Re Benny

2009-01-15 Thread Lorrie
deal with grief in our own way, but my way is to hug and kiss the kitties I still have. Lorrie On 01-15, April Martella wrote: I am sad to say that my baby Ben has gone home to be with the Lord at 2:53 a.m. on January 14, 2009. My heart is broken and I can't imagine this horrible pain ever

[Felvtalk] OT: Puppy Mills in WA.

2009-01-24 Thread Lorrie
Absolutely.. Put those breeders in a small cage and let them sit in their own poop. On 01-23, dlg...@windstream.net wrote: i have been unable to get to computer for a while so please forgive my tardiness in some of my answers. dorlis RE: puppy mills, i too believe that these people

Re: [Felvtalk] Tiger Ranch

2009-01-29 Thread Lorrie
Yes, it was Tiger Ranch. On 01-29, patricia.a.elk...@gsk.com wrote: In 2008, a large private no-kill rescue in western PA was raided and shut down for bad conditions. I can't remember the name of it - but maybe it was Tiger Ranch. There were plenty of news articles on it. Why don't you

Re: [Felvtalk] Spaying/neutering of FelV cats

2009-02-10 Thread Lorrie
I have had two FelV pos. kittens neutered at 6 months with no problems, but of course a spay is a much more invasive proceedure. I will be interested in knowing what others on the list have done. Lorrie On 02-10, Marci Greer wrote: Hi All, I have a FELV+ kitty, Maddie 3 yrs old who came

Re: [Felvtalk] Laser?

2009-02-11 Thread Lorrie
On 02-10, Cougar Clan wrote: You may want to have someone do it who uses a laserless bleeding and easier recovery. On Feb 10, 2009, at 5:28 PM, gary wrote: A laser spay?? I didn't know this was an option. Lorrie If she were my kitty, I would have her spayed. Yes, there is some

Re: [Felvtalk] Jazzman and Oscar

2009-02-15 Thread Lorrie
attached to them and it's so hard to let them go. You and Jazzman and Oscar are in my thoughts and prayers.. Lorrie I am pleading for a major prayer request for these two wonderful Sids boys.Jazz I fear is not going to pull through and Oscar is under the weather too.Thanks so much

Re: [Felvtalk] Shots when FelV pos.

2009-02-18 Thread Lorrie
and the rest neg. Lorrie On 02-18, Jane Lyons wrote: Hi I would think twice about vaccinating a positive kitten. I know that the vet that I use would not vaccinate a positive cat because vaccines can stress and assault a fragile and compromised immune system. Can you postpone the appointment

[Felvtalk] Shots when FelV pos.

2009-02-19 Thread Lorrie
the other kittens. On 02-19, Heather wrote: 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

Re: [Felvtalk] FelV vaccine for FelV positive cats?

2009-02-19 Thread Lorrie
about this? Lorrie On 02-19, gbl...@aristotle.net wrote: Sorry, didn't see your message till today. I've had 10 or 15 FELV cats over the last 6 years. I have 5 now. Two of the current cats, Oliver and Chloe, came from a lady in Oklahoma who had to give them up because of family problems

Re: [Felvtalk] mixing FeLV pos and neg

2009-02-23 Thread Lorrie
yesterday and their positive kitten looks wonderful. He is healthy and happy and has a super good home with them. I can thank this second vet who was so much better informed than his partner was. Lorrie On 02-21, Carmen Conklin wrote: I am writing in response to Lauries note about Isabella. I

Re: [Felvtalk] My Mickey

2009-02-27 Thread Lorrie
Viky, Your story just broke my heart. It made me remember when my precious cat Panda Bear died of liver failure. I wrapped him up and walked with him to all his favorite places. You are in my thoughts, and I know how difficult this was for you, and your Mickey. Lorrie In October I joined

Re: [Felvtalk] Talkative Cats

2009-03-12 Thread Lorrie
I think certain cats are more vocal than others, and I never heard of it having anything to do with FelV. I also never heard of FelV causing dementia. Please correct me if I'm wrong about this. Lorrie On 03-11, Maria Ianiro wrote: So I was just wondering if having a very vocal cat

Re: [Felvtalk] Neurological disorders in FelV cats

2009-03-12 Thread Lorrie
Yes, neurological disorders for sure. I had a FelV kitten who lost control of her back legs as well as bladder control. She was a sweetheart who is now at the Rainbow Bridge. On 03-12, Maria Ianiro wrote: Maybe dementia is a bad word... I'm pretty sure Felv can cause neurological disorders?

[Felvtalk] Vaccines

2009-03-30 Thread Lorrie
, but if they should be pos. would the vaccine hurt them?? Thanks for your help, Lorrie ___ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org

Re: [Felvtalk] FelV Vaccines

2009-03-30 Thread Lorrie
. And besides the vet stands to make a lot more money by testing each cat, so might insist or the tests. Lorrie On 03-30, Sharyl wrote: Lorrie, JMO but if they have never been vaccinated I'd have them tested before getting the vaccine. Sharyl --- On Mon, 3/30/09, Lorrie felineres...@kvinet.com

Re: [Felvtalk] Paragoric

2009-04-05 Thread Lorrie
I used to use paragoric for myself for diarrhea but that was years ago. I didn't think they still sold it. Last time I bought it I had to sign for it and that was also years ago. Apparently drug addicts enjoy it, so I thought they took it off the market. Lorrie On 04-05, Gloria B. Lane wrote

[Felvtalk] Charlotte is positive

2009-04-11 Thread Lorrie
Ooops, I see you are already a member of this excellent group. I didn't look at where your post came from and I thought it was from my other group. Lorrie ___ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org

Re: [Felvtalk] One eye won't dilate

2009-04-15 Thread Lorrie
tested a year ago. Lorrie On 04-15, Giselle de Grandis wrote: This morning I noticed something strange about one of Pixie's eyes -- it won't dilate in response to light like the other eye and the pupil stays the size of a fat grain of rice. She's four years old. Does anyone know why

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

2009-04-15 Thread Lorrie
Giselle, In my previous e-mail I neglected to mention this cat I rescued had an injury to his head just above the eye that won't dilate and the vet said most likely this caused him to go blind in that eye. Lorrie On 04-15, Giselle de Grandis wrote: Karen, thanks for your reply. I'm not aware

Re: [Felvtalk] Stray

2009-04-16 Thread Lorrie
If the babies are fat, and healthy looking and not crying. They are fine. Hungry kittens will cry, and if these kittens were born April 1st, they will keep mom cat drained of milk as fast as she makes it. Lorrie On 04-16, sheila...@aol.com wrote: Hello all . I haven't posted in a while

Re: [Felvtalk] Petey

2009-04-16 Thread Lorrie
I'm so sorry about Petey. These losses are so hard on us, and it never gets any easier no matter how many times we go thru it. Lorrie On 04-16, Kerry MacKenzie wrote: I just got the very sad news that Petey was put to sleep this morning. I want to thank everyone for their feedback

Re: [Felvtalk] Testing an 8 week old kitten

2009-04-17 Thread Lorrie
keep anymore. This little kitten appears very healthy, but I must have her tested if I let her out of my spare room and in with my other cats before I adopt her out. Would a snap test be reliable at her age, or iffy? Lorrie ___ Felvtalk mailing list

[Felvtalk] Re Update on Charlotte

2009-04-19 Thread Lorrie
Hi Laura, Thanks for the update on Charlotte. I'm so glad she is doing better now after her tranfusion, but egads what a vet bill!!! Your mom sounds like mine (God rest her soul). She was always upset about the money I spent on my cats, and she always suggested I put them to sleep. Lorrie

Re: [Felvtalk] Zuckerman has crossed

2009-05-13 Thread Lorrie
to loose them. We don't have guilt about what we could/should have done for them, but the loss is just as painful. Lorrie On 05-12, Amy Dalgliesh wrote: My Zman lost his fight today.? He is my 6th in the past 9 months.? I know that it is to be expected when you take in sickly street kids

Re: [Felvtalk] PA Sanctuary

2009-05-29 Thread Lorrie
Where is The Best Little Cat House in PA? On 05-26, CATHERINE DIDONNA wrote: Where are you located? Where is the Sanctuary? The best little cat house in Penn. will take him for free when there is room. Regards. C ___ Felvtalk mailing list

Re: [Felvtalk] Senior Boy Needs To Get To Sanctuary

2009-05-29 Thread Lorrie
no place to go. Read his story below, and thank you Michael for your offer to give Boscoe a loving home for the rest of his life. Lorrie On 05-26, secondchancem...@aol.com wrote: Good afternoon, my name is Michael and my wife and I run Second Chance Meows The home where Boscoe is going. I

[Felvtalk] Boscoe made it to his sanctuary!

2009-05-29 Thread Lorrie
. Lorrie, Beezer, Saffron, Buzzy, Tizzy, Satchmo, Rosebud, Asha, Sooty, Polar Bear, Marmalade, Jupiter, Sophie, and all my ferals ___ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo

Re: [Felvtalk] Darcy

2009-05-30 Thread Lorrie
I hope Darcy has been to the vet by now, as something is definitely wrong. It sounds like she might have an infection. Please keep us posted on her condition. Lorrie On 05-29, Jody Butler wrote: Our sweet baby, Darcy, ten months old and FeLV+ was neutered on Tuesday.? We brought her home

Re: [Felvtalk] Aspirin for cats.

2009-05-30 Thread Lorrie
Two different vets told me one whole baby aspirin (enteric coated) every 48 hours, for full grown cats, was the proper does. Lorrie On 05-29, Diane Rosenfeldt wrote: Jody, Did the vet say a whole baby aspirin? On the internet I'm seeing that the recommended dose is 1/4 of a baby aspirin

Re: [Felvtalk] Aspirin

2009-05-30 Thread Lorrie
Thanks for the info about aspirin. I can see that due to the lack of an enzyme in the cat's liver giving aspirin anymore often could result in death. Thankfully, I've only given baby aspirin to a cat once. Lorrie On 05-30, Sharyl wrote: Jody, I hope by now you have take Darcy to a vet. She

[Felvtalk] Darcy

2009-05-31 Thread Lorrie
Jody... We have not heard anything about Darcy, the little female who was in such pain after her spay. PLEASE let us know how she is. Lorrie ___ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo

Re: [Felvtalk] Darcy

2009-06-04 Thread Lorrie
Did anyone hear anything more about Darcy, the little female who was in such pain after her spay. PLEASE let us know how she is. I have been worried about her, but I may have missed a post from Jody letting us know how she is. Lorrie ___ Felvtalk

Re: [Felvtalk] Darcy

2009-06-05 Thread Lorrie
Thanks for the update, Kerry. It's very sad news, but I wanted to know one way or the other. Lorrie On 06-04, Kerry MacKenzie wrote: Lorrie, Jody wrote on June 1: Thank you all for the words of support. Sweet Darcy went downhill so fast, becoming unable to walk. I drove to an emergency

Re: [Felvtalk] Freezing meds.....

2009-06-09 Thread Lorrie
date and it works fine. I've asked several pharmacists about freezing meds, and they all say not to do it, BUT I wonder if they have to say this to cover their butts just in case. There is a lot of CMA in the medical field. What are your thoughts on this? Lorrie

[Felvtalk] Re OT- Tiffany, blind DUMPED cat

2009-06-23 Thread Lorrie
as they are in practice. Some do and others don't. They just stick with whatever they learned in vet school or med school. Lorrie On 06-22, Sharyl wrote: Kelly, I know you are waiting to hear from your primary vet but the longer the kitty goes without meds the less chance she will ever regain any of her

Re: [Felvtalk] Ebony and FELV

2009-06-25 Thread Lorrie
this for CRF or FelV? Lorrie On 06-24, Grahame Lippert wrote: Hi my name is Grahame and my 2 year old cat Ebony has diagnosed with FELV about a month ago. She was also anemic. That vet pretty much said there was nothing that could be done. We then went to a second vet and had some more tests

[Felvtalk] Re OT: DNA

2009-06-29 Thread Lorrie
I was wondering too. Lorrie On 06-28, wendy wrote: What is a confidential DNA? Thanks, Wendy From: Laurieskatz lauriesk...@mchsi.com To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Sunday, June 28, 2009 4:18:20 PM Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] OT: DNA All, I

Re: [Felvtalk] Bloodwork (attn. Belinda)

2009-07-11 Thread Lorrie
Hi Belinda, I've been reading your posts about bloodwork, and I've learned a lot. I have a CRF cat I will start on the Nutrived. Thank you for all the valuable information. Lorrie On 07-11, Belinda Sauro wrote: Hi Amy, Petinic doesn't contain folic acid which is also needed to build new

Re: [Felvtalk] Baby Bella

2009-07-15 Thread Lorrie
I'm so sorry Sarai. I've never seen the symptoms you described. It this must have been just terrifying to watch. You did the right thing to put Bella down, but I know how hard it is to lose a precious baby. Lorrie My girl kitty, Bella, 4 months old had a pretty bad herpes infection

Re: [Felvtalk] Adoption of cats

2009-07-31 Thread Lorrie
them the information on the pet's vet of the past and a medical history. This looks like a lot to do, but it's for the protection of your cat. Lorrie ___ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo

[Felvtalk] Difficult decision

2009-08-11 Thread Lorrie
to sleep. Even though I know the trip to the vet will be frightening for her... I do not want her to suffer. Thank you for your help, Lorrie ___ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo

[Felvtalk] Thank you for your help

2009-08-12 Thread Lorrie
it, so I dropped out. The members of this FelV group seem to have a more realistic attitude. We will all die someday, and keeping people or animals alive on tubes and needles is not the way I want to leave this earth! Lorrie ___ Felvtalk mailing list

Re: [Felvtalk] CRF cat (Sharyl)

2009-08-12 Thread Lorrie
, but when the end is near let them go in peace. Lorrie On 08-12, Sharyl wrote: Lorrie, Just a comment about CRF kitties. My Pequita was dx with CRF over 3 yrs ago. She'll be 17 this Oct. She has been on meds and daily sub q fluids for most of those 3 yrs. I assist feed her several times per day

Re: [Felvtalk] End of life decisions

2009-08-13 Thread Lorrie
Thanks for writing, Jane. Having to make the decision to end a beloved pet's life has got to be the most difficult decision in the world. I agree that a day too early is better than waiting too long, but no matter when I make the decision I feel guilty. I'm so sorry about your kitty with

Re: [Felvtalk] Difficult decision

2009-08-13 Thread Lorrie
Yes, watching them struggle or gasp for breath is just unbearable. I've used Klonopin to ease the fear or struggle when a cat is dying. It really helps and it is used for cats because I checked with my vet. It's like Valium. Have any of you used this for dying cats? I have a prescription for

Re: [Felvtalk] Uneven pupils

2009-08-13 Thread Lorrie
One of my rescues has uneven pupils, and he is negative for FelV and FIV. He had an injury to his head when I found him, and the vet thinks it caused him to go blind in one eye. He's fine otherwise. I've had him for over a year now and he's turned into a real head bonker. I don't think (but not

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

2009-08-13 Thread Lorrie
their short lives. Many sick kittens are not that fortunate. Lorrie On 08-13, Sharyl wrote: I had to make that last vet trip with my dear sweet Mattie today. She lost the use of her back legs last week due to neurological issues from the FeLV. The paralysis spread and she had lost bladder

Re: [Felvtalk] Santuary

2009-08-14 Thread Lorrie
, but it's my calling in life. However I seem to accumulate more cats than I adopt. Everyone in our small town seems to have a reason they can't adopt or foster! Lorrie in WV On 08-13, Susan Hoffman wrote: It feels like it sometimes but no. I run a small rescue. We average around 150 adoptions

Re: [Felvtalk] Mo, Please add to the CLS

2009-08-16 Thread Lorrie
I'm so sorry you lost your sweet Mo. He sounds like he was a very special cat full of love and personality plus. Lorrie On 08-15, Sherry DeHaan wrote: We lost our sweet three legged Mo(missing one) tonight.he was quite a character.I used to get a laugh when he would swat

Re: [Felvtalk] Mae

2009-08-24 Thread Lorrie
Sharyl, I'm so sorry you lost Mae. It's terribly hard to keep losing our FelV kitties... Thank you for giving this dumpster kitty such love and kindness during her short life. Lorrie On 08-24, Sharyl wrote: Please add Mae to the CLS. Mae was a 2 y/o FeLV+ dumpster kitty I TNR'd last year

Re: [Felvtalk] Kittens leaving

2009-08-26 Thread Lorrie
I know that feeling! If I have to keep one more cat or kitten I can't find a home for I may go crazy! Date: Tue, 25 Aug 2009 15:19:16 -0700 From: susan_hoff...@yahoo.com To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Snowball Yes it does, it gets much easier. I always

Re: [Felvtalk] Price of Second Chance santuary

2009-08-27 Thread Lorrie
don't know where. Lorrie On 08-25, Second Chance Meows wrote: WOW, I sit here and read all this about all these NEW places to take FeLV cats and get very scared... $7500??? for the life and i feel bad asking $500 for the lifetime and all we take are FeLV's.. who are these people and where

Re: [Felvtalk] My Mystique

2009-08-27 Thread Lorrie
thoughts, and prayers. Adult cats seem to be much less likely to contract FelV than kittens. Lorrie On 08-27, Sherry DeHaan wrote: My girl went to the clinic today for some bloodwork that I requested because she has been losing weight.What I feared the worst was true. She now is fiv+ and felv

Re: [Felvtalk] World without man

2009-08-30 Thread Lorrie
On 08-30, dlg...@windstream.net wrote: Like Mary Christine says - spay and neuter your neighbors. maybe that will make a difference. i know a lot of people i would like to do that to. same ones that don't take care of pets also do not take care of children. when i reported a case of

Re: [Felvtalk] World without man

2009-09-07 Thread Lorrie
--working multiple jobs to ensure that the cats were given the very best care. -Original Message- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Lorrie Sent: Sunday, August 30, 2009 4:23 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject

Re: [Felvtalk] Misundestanding here........

2009-09-07 Thread Lorrie
--and one that has truly been a blessing to many infected cat--working multiple jobs to ensure that the cats were given the very best care. -Original Message- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Lorrie Sent: Sunday

Re: [Felvtalk] LTCI

2009-09-23 Thread Lorrie
I just read about LTCI in the November issue of Cat Fancy, but they didn't say much. I was hoping the article would be longer and more detailed. Lorrie On 09-23, mitchell wrote: Approved by the United States Department of Agriculture On Wed, Sep 23, 2009 at 9:54 AM, MaryChristine

Re: [Felvtalk] Xana, FelV positive - interferon?

2009-09-27 Thread Lorrie
Michael, you are doing such a wonderful thing with your FelV sanctuary, and I agree that love and a stress free environment are what keeps them going. I am not in favor of heroic measures, that are extremely stressful and often painful for our fur babies. Lorrie On 09-27, Second Chance Meows

Re: [Felvtalk] Adopting neg kitten to family with positive cat

2009-09-30 Thread Lorrie
in touch with this couple, and all their cats are doing fine, including the FelV pos. one who is now 18 months old. People who adopt a FelV cat or kitten are tops in my book! Lorrie On 09-30, MaryChristine wrote: hard choices re: all the usual vaccines plus the FeLV one, but these folks have taken

Re: [Felvtalk] FelV testing

2009-10-02 Thread Lorrie
for years, and none of them were pos. They also hadn't gotten FelV vaccinations, so I really don't think it's as contagious as they say. Now I'd NEVER put a positive cat down unless it was extremely ill or dying. Lorrie On 10-01, MaryChristine wrote: sometimes i wonder, too, about why we bother

Re: [Felvtalk] Interferon, etc

2009-10-02 Thread Lorrie
no matter what it has to endure. Lorrie On 09-29, Second Chance Meows wrote: my suggestion is to do some research on it. Interferon is used to fight forms of cancer, and is considered to be chemo. side effects include: loss of weight, nausea, hair loss, heart issues, pain, chills,temperature

Re: [Felvtalk] Dogs vs cats

2009-10-02 Thread Lorrie
On 10-02, Stray Cat Alliance wrote: Here here! I wish we would no longer test at all. If a cat is sick, they are sick. Treat that. It just seems like cats always get the short end of every stick - while I love dogs - they are much higher up the totem pole than cats, who are way down at

Re: [Felvtalk] Interferon, etc

2009-10-03 Thread Lorrie
Jane, I'm sorry this came across as santimonious and unkind. I sincerely believe we all do the very best we can for the cats we LOVE and care for. Lorrie On 10-02, Jane Lyons wrote: Lorrie wrote: Thank you for asking people in the group to look into their hearts to see if these treatments

Re: [Felvtalk] Mystique Please add to the CLS

2009-10-23 Thread Lorrie
Sherry, I'm so sorry you lost Mystique. I know how sad you are, as I've gone through these losses so many times, and you never get hardened to it. It hurts terribly every time we lose one of our babies. Lorrie On 10-23, Sherry DeHaan wrote: My heart is heavy this morning.My beautiful

Re: [Felvtalk] Raw Food

2009-11-17 Thread Lorrie
of. Are there any particular proportions you use of the chicken, bones, organ meat, egg, vitamins etc, and can bone meal be used instead of bones? I don't know how I'd grind bones. Lorrie On 11-15, Tracey Shrout wrote: Anna, I will give you my personal opinion dealing with severe diahrrea in 2 of my kitties

Re: [Felvtalk] Raw Food

2009-11-24 Thread Lorrie
Thanks for the info. Tracey... Fortunately I already have a heavy duty grinder. Lorrie On 11-19, Tracey Shrout wrote: Lorrie, Yes, I think raw is the best also. If you go to those websites, they give you step-by-step instructions on how to make it. You have to be careful to follow

Re: [Felvtalk] I Hate PETA

2009-12-04 Thread Lorrie
were killed to spare them any suffering in the future!! I'm so sorry you had this happen to Smokey Jo and Butterball. I know you must feel just terrible about it. Lorrie On 12-03, Sharyl wrote: Thnksgiving Day I finally trapped Smoky Jo in the dumpster colony I feed. Then Sunday I trapped

Re: [Felvtalk] Shots For FeLV+ Kittens

2009-12-04 Thread Lorrie
cats were tested when I took them in but it's too expensive to retest them every year. Lorrie On 12-03, Sharyl wrote: Crystal, all 8 of my positive kittens received their shots and were spayed/neutered with no ill affects. Fixing the boys will reduce the stress in their lives. I follow the new

Re: [Felvtalk] I Hate PETA

2009-12-04 Thread Lorrie
Janine, I'm glad you brought this up. This is the first thing that came to my mind, because I've heard PETA kills all the ferals they can. On 12-03, janine paton wrote: Is it just me, or does anyone else think maybe PETA killed these cats regardless of their test results. In other words, is

[Felvtalk] PETA's e-mail address

2009-12-04 Thread Lorrie
for several years, and they are all healthy, happy cats. Your attitude towards killing all the feral cats you can is sick and disgusting for a supposedly humane organization. Lorrie MacArgle Jeff Haine Correspondence Assistant, PETA

Re: [Felvtalk] PETA

2009-12-07 Thread Lorrie
PETA does not object to people having pets (owned pet kept inside). They object to people feeding strays or ferals. They round up all the strays and ferals they can and euthanize them. They also take cats from animal shelters and euthanize them. How absolutely infuriating that they ignored your

Re: [Felvtalk] Ethical assistance needed

2009-12-19 Thread Lorrie
at around 2 or 3 years of age. Every case is different. Good luck with your cats. Lorrie in WV On 12-19, nancy crandall wrote: Hi, I was introduced to this list by a friend who is a cat rescuer. I am a newly placed member of the BOD of a local no kill rescue (dogs mostly). We find ourselves

Re: [Felvtalk] question on coat/clavamox

2010-01-18 Thread Lorrie
I wondered about using Clavamox too. It is an antibiotic for bacterial infections. This sounds more like a flea allergy to me. Even a couple of fleas can cause some cats to get scabs all over their bodies. On 01-17, Tracey Shrout wrote: I haven't heard any of you mention the cats diets.

Re: [Felvtalk] Advice please?

2010-01-27 Thread Lorrie
The only thing I know for sure is kittens born with FelV usually throw the virus off or die during their first year. Cats who are exposed to FelV when older seem to be much more resistant to the virus. As you said, there really are no statistics to go by as each situation is different. On

Re: [Felvtalk] Article at Bestfriends

2010-01-27 Thread Lorrie
Good letter! I'll send one too. Lorrie On 01-26, Laurieskatz wrote: Here is what I wrote to this address: edi...@bestfriends.org Dear Editor: The article about Feline Leukemia Virus by Virginia Clemans is inconsistent with my experience and, I believe, does a great injustice

Re: [Felvtalk] [ article regarding Feline Leukemia Viirus

2010-01-31 Thread Lorrie
I get the Best Friends magazine and I read the article on FIV. However, FIV and FelV are not the same. On 01-31, Laurieskatz wrote: Fyi... From: Estelle Munro [mailto:este...@bestfriends.org] Sent: Thursday, January 28, 2010 6:00 PM To: Laurieskatz Subject: RE: Virginia Clemans article

Re: [Felvtalk] Li Won has passed on

2010-02-01 Thread Lorrie
Gloria. Thank you for giving Li Won a loving home after her original owner died. It seems Siamese cats often have long lives. I had a Siamese who lived to be 21, and all my other cats have passed at 16 or so. Lorrie On 01-31, Gloria B. Lane wrote: Li Won passed from my care about 2 days

Re: [Felvtalk] Sable

2010-02-09 Thread Lorrie
Sherry, I'm so sorry you lost Sable. It never gets any easier, no matter how many we lose, and it's especially devastating when we lose one of our favorite cats. Lorrie On 02-08, Sherry DeHaan wrote: Sweet Sweet Sable,she was the most ladylike of all the cats I have met at Sids in the 4

Re: [Felvtalk] Newbie with FeLV kitten

2010-03-23 Thread Lorrie
daughter feeds the teeny tiny ones. Lorrie On 03-22, G Brickey wrote: Dear List, I haven't read too many of your list posts, but I ran onto one while googling for sanctuary options and wondered if somone on the list could provide me with more information about Snowball's placement

Re: [Felvtalk] day 9 of baytril

2010-03-27 Thread Lorrie
. Lorrie On 03-26, Twisted Princess wrote: hi, me again... ? i know you can't believe everything you read on the internet but i have read from several sources regarding b aytril can cause blindness. one person mention? it will after 10 days. my vet has my cat on it. he gave me 4 ml and the dose

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