New member

2006-07-31 Thread marta gasper
I just joined, I'm Marta from Nebraska, some of you already know me from other lists. I have no FeLV kitties right now_just a FIV+, was diagnosed with FIP almost a year ago but he bounced back so well, most likely that isn't the problem. I'll know more on next vet check up next month. We care

Re: Thanks for welcome and more

2006-08-01 Thread marta gasper
Thank-you everybody for the welcome, I'm sure I'll learn much here. The little feral isn't responding to meds and today I found one her siblings just like the 1st one. At the vet now undergoing (when they get to it) tests and more. I've a tiny bit of hope because this one put up more of a


2006-08-15 Thread marta gasper
Leslie, My condolences on sweet Azrael passing, may she cavort forever happily at the Bridge Marta Please visit my shop Cat Agora gifts for cat caregivers

Re: Felvtalk Digest, Vol 19, Issue 55

2006-08-19 Thread marta gasper
About Animal Control and the Police..I don't know in your state but where I live in NE there's no AC and the police will act only if you're in town. Outside the City limits the county sheriff has juridiction, IOW if you're here in a rural area you could contact the co sheriff and they would take

Interferon; for Sally

2006-10-16 Thread marta gasper
**I just read the abstract regarding using low dose interferon for treatment of FIV and possibly FeLV. I know this was a small study group. Does anyone here have experience with this sort of treatment?**Only at crisis time_no eating, etc_however it depends on the cat. My FIV+ cat has been on


2006-10-16 Thread marta gasper
Noo! How terrible!!! My heart goes out to you and your kitties, many good thoughts and light your way for a safe return. Do contact the news, police, shelters, vets, maybe somebody found them and took them in to a vet, etc Hugs Marta Please visit my shop Cat Agora gifts for cat

Satch Bea

2006-10-17 Thread marta gasper
I'll donate too.. Marta Please visit my shop Cat Agora gifts for cat caregivers

Sleepy kitten+

2006-10-24 Thread marta gasper
Thank-you very much for the clarification on corona virus and FIP, everybody.**She's just the sweetest little mush pile** that's what S is allright, and shereacts tobeing moved (ie when I'm cleaning the cage and must remove her bedding I sort of pick her up) not by squirming or tryng to get

Taking temps

2006-10-25 Thread marta gasper
Wendy; The thermometer that goes in the ear is used with kitties too but ussually gives a lower reading. My fp takes both ear and rectal temp, never asked why the do the ears if it isn't too accurate but thre must be (hopefully) a reason. If you lubricate it well, rectal temp taking should be no

Couch potato

2006-10-25 Thread marta gasper
Suzette doesn't really hangs limp, I guess I exxagerated it, but she is like Marigold, she seem to just putup with it and then 'talks about it'. I don't have a house for her yet, I didn't look really because I thought she'd come around eventually. But you're right, she could be adopted out as a

[Felvtalk] FeLV fast advancing strain?

2011-09-22 Thread Marta Gasper
I knew this list was someplace but couldn't find I've. I live in Nebraska and do cat rescue and TNR..the first time I came accross the disease was last Fall when a feral that I had relocated to my backyard became seriouly ill and tested FeLV+. She was euthanized two weeks later because

Re: [Felvtalk] Miller

2011-09-22 Thread Marta Gasper
I'm so very sorry Edna..Godspeed beautiful Miller Marta --- On Thu, 9/22/11, Edna Taylor wrote: From: Edna Taylor Subject: [Felvtalk] Miller To: Date: Thursday, September 22, 2011, 9:12 PM

Re: [Felvtalk] FeLV+ and Cigarette Smoke

2011-09-24 Thread Marta Gasper
I hope he has a happy and loving home..I've a friend that smokes and she has two FeLV+ cats. There is no problem unless a cat develops a resp infection in which case she should be in an smokeless room_like any other cat with respiratory problems should be_ but other than that I've never heard

Re: [Felvtalk] FeLV fast advancing strain?

2011-09-24 Thread Marta Gasper
Hope your kittens are doing ok, FIP is horrible to deal with. Tiger is 5 years old, he'll get a PCR and other tests. I didn't check further than the snap and a fecal just assuming that all would be FeLV related but you are right better to take care of secondary infections Marta

Re: [Felvtalk] Horton Please add to the CLS :*(

2011-10-02 Thread Marta Gasper
I'm so sorry Sherry, he's whole and romping on clover flelds at the Bridge M --- On Sat, 10/1/11, Natalie wrote: From: Natalie Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Horton Please add to the CLS :*( To: Date:

Re: [Felvtalk] Vet meds

2011-10-19 Thread Marta Gasper
know where I can buy RX vet meds overseas without an RX?   Some shelters or Humane Societies do sell to rescuers/small shelters for a lesser price w/o a prescription..of course it helps if they know you and what you do (as in my case, I buy abx like clav, Biomox(amoxi) from a nearby Humane

Re: [Felvtalk] retesting kittens

2011-11-03 Thread Marta Gasper
yep, two months..also for adults Marta  Seems like it's a couple of months after they test positive, that you retest, but wanted to check.  Anybody know? ___ Felvtalk mailing list

Re: [Felvtalk] Autumn the cat

2011-11-08 Thread Marta Gasper
Oh Susan I'm so very, very sorry! Autumn was lucky to live and be loved at your home. I've had one cat die of FeLV and seen other 3 that were my ferals be stricken the same way. Right now we've Tiger who I adopted out and had to bring back because owner couldn't care for him, he's also FeLV+

Re: [Felvtalk] new member

2011-11-16 Thread Marta Gasper
Debbie Welcome to the group_albeit circumstances but thats how most of us got here_I agree with Beth. The symptoms you describe could be a number of diseases. No way to tell for sure if he has FeLV until he's been tested with a definitive test like an IFA, though in his case and given his age

Re: [Felvtalk] Thanks for the replies

2011-11-16 Thread Marta Gasper
Muscle weakness and muscle wasting on rear legs are the first side effects of long-term pred dosing. And long term for pred is not(as I thought)5 years but a couple or 3. I also think that his sitting not touching the floor is due to either arthritis and/or muscle pain. If his muscles are

Re: [Felvtalk] Felvtalk Digest, Vol 4, Issue 14

2011-11-18 Thread Marta Gasper
I must look pretty defiant or something because only one vet(the youngest, first job, I thought she'd have new ideas, nope just as antiquated as the one thats nearing retirement)did suggest the pts solution out of 3 different ones. I always try to 'reeducate' vets, just I'd educate a person in

Re: [Felvtalk] testing cats

2011-11-18 Thread Marta Gasper
I don't have enough authority/knowlegde to say I disagree with the last statement cats over the age of 16 wks are virtually inmune to FeLV..I'd say I wished, because I have seen cats older than 3 yrs to get infected. Whether it was the cat was sick and wasn't obvious even to an ELISA(wich I had

Re: [Felvtalk] how long does it take for an infected cat to regain its strength?

2011-11-22 Thread Marta Gasper
So sorry..he could be undergoing the first stage(sickly for a couple of weeks or so then recovers and if asymptomatic can live years) or not, be in the last stages, if he is in the last stages depending on age, what organs were infected etc, might live weeks to a year..hard to tell without a

[Felvtalk] Horus was drained

2011-11-29 Thread Marta Gasper
Horus got his belly drained today, he had almos 1 liter of fluid, poor baby! And it wasn't classic; it was transparent green fluid, sent a PCR, cytology and fluid analysis..he's being subq'ed regularly and eats lots, weighed a pound 1/2  more but don't know if that was before they drained the

[Felvtalk] Many apologies

2011-11-29 Thread Marta Gasper
Oops sorry, former msg was intended for the FIP group! M Felvtalk mailing list

Re: [Felvtalk] Horus was drained

2011-12-01 Thread Marta Gasper wrote: Holding a good thought for you and Horus, Marta. Hang in there! ~Bonnie   From: [] On Behalf Of Marta Gasper Sent: Tuesday, November 29, 2011 10:50 PM To:

Re: [Felvtalk] neutering a positive cat

2012-01-03 Thread Marta Gasper
Neutering won't do a thing to most FeLV+ but vaccinating will to all. It is most stressful being intact and no release. A + kitty should have at most the rabies vaccine and only that one. A FIV+ can have rabies and one another but not FIV/FeLV. And it always depend on at what point(stage) the

[Felvtalk] Your ginger kitty

2012-02-05 Thread Marta Gasper
Where are you in South Africa?..I'm guessing that there like everywhere else you can get better opinions where there are more for example, large cities.   FeLV is not a death sentence and like you have been told they can live good lives..I had had two cats with FeLV, the one right

[Felvtalk] Ginger; virus in bone marrow

2012-02-07 Thread Marta Gasper
.. I want to tell you what hapenned to us with our FeLV+ Jourdan. On Thurs vet though virus was in the bone marrow. Sat she was very poor but she was holding her own. By Mon one of her eyes looked very strange so I went to get things ready to get her to vet, drove her there, less than 10 mts.

[Felvtalk] Colloidal silver..was Doxy

2012-02-12 Thread Marta Gasper
We use often colloidal silver treating raw spots, wounds, scrapes. Vet suggested it for one of my cats that kept getting a sore on his back after a lump was removed, biopsy negative etc, finally healed with colloidal silver. Have used collagen too but area around sore must be well shaved

Re: [Felvtalk] FIP

2012-02-15 Thread Marta Gasper
Vicky..abt kitty #2 that you said vomits a lot, it isn't necesaraly b/c he's long haired..I assume you meant he hacks up hairballs, or does he vomits clear liquid? Clear could be trying to bring up a hairball too but at 11 I'd have him checked for a renal condition. Cats with CRF throw up very

Re: [Felvtalk] Cat vomiting, FeLV? was.. (no subject)

2012-02-23 Thread Marta Gasper
What are the other problems your cat has besides vomiting? I assume your vet came to the conclusion that your kitty had to be put down b/c he tested positive on an in office test? As you have heard that is unaceptable. Or is your cat quite ill, lethargic, anemic, losing weight and is an in/out

Re: [Felvtalk] Mixing pos and neg cats

2012-02-24 Thread Marta Gasper
What hapens with giving them a dab of honey is that it boost the blood sugar so if they might start to eat. It is the sugar, not the texture. I've a rescue group and fosters , we always use honey in cases when a cat stops eating, specially with kittens and anemic cats. Rub honey or Karo on

Re: [Felvtalk] does my kitten have FeLV

2012-02-27 Thread Marta Gasper
Rapid breathing is pain. Get him to vet. M Felvtalk mailing list

Re: [Felvtalk] Caboodle Ranch - Another sanctuary owner charged with cruelty

2012-03-01 Thread Marta Gasper
Caboodle was one of my FB friends..I thought/read someplace there was help at CR. No way one person can cope with that many..many times hoarders do fool the authorities and the public, I've seen it hapen..lets face it; we, even if all we do is take care of the animals, have more complicated

Re: [Felvtalk] Link to Story about Caboodle Ranch Rescue Effort

2012-03-01 Thread Marta Gasper
Oh yes Heather! Couldn't agree more..a few tortured pets don't attract as much media as a suposedly haven gone bad..not a thought abt the person and why. So a stereotype is created and thast what the media exploits w/o giving a chance to the erso to speak for themselves. Besides a story of this

Re: [Felvtalk] Off topic but if anyone can help with info? fluid in lungs

2012-03-04 Thread Marta Gasper
Time is of the essence here, she's not getting enough oxygen if she's turning blue so brain damage is a real possibility. Feral (and if she was born feral from feral mom but you took her in before she was 4 months, even if she didn't tame she's still less feral than a true feral, I know I've 5

Re: [Felvtalk] caboodle ranch - other side of the story links

2012-03-06 Thread Marta Gasper
consider how many times TNR's put domestic cats back on the street if there were feeders? (I'm not one of them, but consider that, before condemning the guy.)   You mean the policy of returning cats to a feral colony if the colony has a feeder? that fits into this situation? TNR is for

Re: [Felvtalk] Fwd: caboodle ranch - other side of the story links

2012-03-08 Thread Marta Gasper
Amen, I agree 100%. It's time for the dumpers, who are virtually invisible, to start paying the piperwho are virtually invisible, to start paying the piper.   Amen two..there should be a way to catch them, and if possible then once that dumping is stopped lets see how many true hoarders_and

Re: [Felvtalk] TNR

2012-03-08 Thread Marta Gasper
FeLV cats should not be returned to colonies, boys or girls. FeLV is too easily contracted. Besides we don't make them any favors by releasing them in the wild. IMO a FELV+ feral should be either euthanized or sanctuaried away from others. Now a FIV+ is a different story, as long as the cat is

Re: [Felvtalk] Ginger

2012-03-11 Thread Marta Gasper
Yes, getting another kitty is not betrayal at all as others have said. I do rescue and some pass unfortunatly; when I rescue another I'm doing it in the name of the one that died. Many rescues that died are a lesson, either diseases, people, etc but I feel the kitty died in vain if I don't save

Re: [Felvtalk] TNR

2012-03-11 Thread Marta Gasper
I thought it could be b/c my Inbox is always full but if most everybody has receive it doesn't sound like it..some programs are set to send those notices every so often, not sure exactly why, but I've had those before from different lists I'm at M From: P Rose

Re: [Felvtalk] Uveitis

2012-03-12 Thread Marta Gasper
Oh yes..but in the rescues or just neutered, any type of stress would lower the inmune system so oportunistic infections like  eye infections occur.   Uveitis is more serious, it is a symptom not a disease. And it is very, very painful. The eye is reddened as irritated and it is swollen, might

Re: [Felvtalk] Coco Please add to the CLS :(

2012-03-12 Thread Marta Gasper
I'm so sorry Sherry, she must be playing with our lil CoCo and many others..sending a big hug Marta From: Sherry DeHaan To: Felvtalk Sent: Monday, March 12, 2012 9:12 PM Subject: [Felvtalk] Coco Please add to the

Re: [Felvtalk] Ginger - new kitten

2012-03-18 Thread Marta Gasper
Yes a cat can test + for both. FIV is not transmitted through bowls, bedding etc but through deep bites. FeLV is more contagious but just wash bowls etc. Don't have to wait six months Marta From: Beth To:

Re: [Felvtalk] Please add Precious to the CLS.

2012-03-19 Thread Marta Gasper
So sorry Dawne..she had the best life with you Marta From: Natalie To: Sent: Monday, March 19, 2012 7:06 AM Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Please add Precious to the CLS. I am so sorry, Dawne! Natalie  

Re: [Felvtalk] Gulliver Please add to the CLS :(

2012-03-23 Thread Marta Gasper
Oh Sherry,  my condolences..Gully was so lucky to have lived with you and shared the love Marta From: Sherry DeHaan To: Felvtalk Sent: Friday, March 23, 2012 10:37 AM Subject: [Felvtalk] Gulliver Please add to

Re: [Felvtalk] Wasting away

2012-05-22 Thread Marta Gasper
I had a cat that wasted away, he was FIV+..we did everything to keep him confortable and on his last days when he was alert I'd bundle him up(tho it was Aug, he was literally skin and bones) and take him outside to scracht his fav tree, he did all entus but got tired quickly and he'd take a

Re: [Felvtalk] Mixing FeLV Positve FeLV Negative Vaccinated Cats

2012-05-22 Thread Marta Gasper
Well.. I don't think there is a definitive answer to your question(not just yours most of us came accross it at some point)..basically if negative cats don't come into contact with positives they won't get infected. Also infection results from long time exposure, ie if a negative licks a

Re: [Felvtalk] Watch for this person In Wharton, El Campo, Richmond/Rosenberg, Sugar Land

2012-05-27 Thread Marta Gasper
Well, I don't know about the scam but about the cat; if you don't want her you could call a rescue. What type of test did they do? I'd test with IFA tho the in house is accurate for FeLV, or can be. I can't relate much to the situation you are decribing b/c I live in Nebraska where temperatures

Re: [Felvtalk] FW: RACCOON GETTING INTO CAT STATION/placing the stray cats

2012-06-01 Thread Marta Gasper
They will just sit in a cage until they get adopted for god knows how long.   I always pipe up when somebody says that cats sit in cages at shelter/in jail, etc..well that is true of kill shelters and some no-kills. And BTW not all open policy shelters put the cat in the cage and leave it

Re: [Felvtalk] Off topic - Facebook perversion - cats; STOP them!

2012-07-01 Thread Marta Gasper
I know. I think it is something we the users might not be able to do anything about b/c   if poster comply with FB rules, it goes. We'll just 've to stay away from it  like we stay away from Internet porn, gore and other that as sick as it might be it abides by certain requirements. I think

Re: [Felvtalk] FeLV Ascites?

2012-08-26 Thread Marta Gasper
I wouldn't know..besides of FIP it could be heart trouble and other conditions. Sorry I can't reasure you. The vet can draw fluid and analyze it for protein content, high protein is FIP. Last year and earlier this year we lost two kittens to FIP almost a month apart. When they extracted fluid

Re: [Felvtalk] Anemic Leukemia Positive Cat

2012-11-08 Thread Marta Gasper
There are a couple of issues with Desi; at first glance I'd say he has FIP but if the vet felt a mass that could be a reason why his belly is large but you can fill his backbone; fluid around a tumor. A cat that is FeLV+ will have anemia at some point, pernicious anemia, non regeranative. It

Re: [Felvtalk] Anemic Leukemia Positive Cat

2012-11-09 Thread Marta Gasper
infected in the window between exposure and inmunization..sigh but thats rescue I know. Anyways do supplement as much as you can afford, transfusions and all. I was speaking from personal experience. M From: Marta Gasper

[Felvtalk] New member from Nebraska

2013-05-10 Thread Marta Gasper
Hello, my name is Marta Gasper. I'm Homeless No More cat rescue director in Fairbury, Nebraska. One of my foster cats tested FeLV+ on the SNAP and a few months ago also positive on the IFA so he became our cat after he developed some disorders that'd make him hard to adopt. Previously we had