Re: [Felvtalk] Any advice appreciated.

2011-03-14 Thread Maureen Olvey
I foster cats and kittens for my local humane society. Last week a 2 year old kitty died. She tested positive for FeLV. I got her as a kitten and at that time she tested negative. I have got quite a few cats that have been living with me as long as she has been with me. They all share the

[Felvtalk] How long can FeLV stay dormant?

2011-03-14 Thread Maureen Olvey
I've heard from some of the vets that FeLV can hide in the bone marrow for a while before ever showing up on a combo test. How long do you think that can happen before the combo tests shows positive? Anyone have experience with this? If the FeLV + cat and the other cat have been living

Re: [Felvtalk] Any advice appreciated.

2011-03-14 Thread Maureen Olvey
Matter of fact, I have an FIV + cat living with me that hasn't contracted the FeLV. I'm not quite sure how that has happened because he should have gotten it right away. I'm going to have him tested a couple more times over the next few months to be sure. Maybe FeLV isn't as contagious as

Re: [Felvtalk] How long can FeLV stay dormant?

2011-03-14 Thread Maureen Olvey
- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Maureen Olvey Sent: Monday, March 14, 2011 8:11 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: [Felvtalk] How long can FeLV stay dormant? I've heard from some of the vets that FeLV can hide

Re: [Felvtalk] Any advice appreciated.

2011-03-14 Thread Maureen Olvey
: Re: [Felvtalk] Any advice appreciated. My FIV cat lived on and off for 10 years with FeLV cats never got it. Of coarse he was vaccinated. Beth Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry -Original Message- From: Maureen Olvey molvey...@hotmail.com Sender: felvtalk-boun

Re: [Felvtalk] How long can FeLV stay dormant?

2011-03-15 Thread Maureen Olvey
Message- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Maureen Olvey Sent: Monday, March 14, 2011 8:11 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: [Felvtalk] How long can FeLV stay dormant? I've heard from some of the vets that FeLV

Re: [Felvtalk] How long can FeLV stay dormant?

2011-03-15 Thread Maureen Olvey
...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Maureen Olvey Sent: Tuesday, March 15, 2011 5:50 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] How long can FeLV stay dormant? The reason I'm curious about it is because of my foster cats. Some people, including some vets, are saying that since they've

Re: [Felvtalk] Any advice appreciated.

2011-03-15 Thread Maureen Olvey
I love him already. Please tell me you live near Atlanta. If so, he's my new vet!!! “I am not interested to know whether vivisection produces results that are profitable to the human race or doesn’t….the pain which it inflicts upon unconsenting animals is the basis of my enmity toward it,

Re: [Felvtalk] Any advice appreciated.

2011-03-15 Thread Maureen Olvey
, CT! Blue Cross Animal Hospital! But how about moving here? -Original Message- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Maureen Olvey Sent: Tuesday, March 15, 2011 9:16 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re

Re: [Felvtalk] Any advice appreciated.

2011-03-15 Thread Maureen Olvey
close to NY City -Original Message- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Maureen Olvey Sent: Tuesday, March 15, 2011 9:43 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Any advice appreciated. Ha, ha

Re: [Felvtalk] How long can FeLV stay dormant?

2011-03-15 Thread Maureen Olvey
: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Maureen Olvey Sent: Tuesday, March 15, 2011 8:59 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] How long can FeLV stay dormant? I think you're right. I couldn't adopt out to a person without

Re: [Felvtalk] Any advice appreciated.

2011-03-16 Thread Maureen Olvey
Alright you two - cut it out! It's only been a week and two days since my two year old cat died so it doesn't take much right now to get me bawling like a baby. No, really you guys aren't upsetting me. I think about her a lot anyway. “I am not interested to know whether vivisection produces

Re: [Felvtalk] Losing cats

2011-03-17 Thread Maureen Olvey
Just goes to show how wonderful you guys are to have loved the fur children that much that you never forget them! I hope I'm always compassionate like that. Having a tender heart like that is a good quality although it does mean you hurt more than some other people. “I am not interested to

Re: [Felvtalk] Losing cats

2011-03-17 Thread Maureen Olvey
That's so cute! “I am not interested to know whether vivisection produces results that are profitable to the human race or doesn’t….the pain which it inflicts upon unconsenting animals is the basis of my enmity toward it, and it is to me sufficient justification of the enmity without looking

Re: [Felvtalk] Any advice appreciated.

2011-03-18 Thread Maureen Olvey
Now I have a question and need advice. My rescue just took in a mama cat and 4 young kittens that are still nursing. Just our luck the mama cat tested positive for FeLV. My recommendation was not to put any of them down, but to wait a few months to see what happens. Maybe the mama cat can

Re: [Felvtalk] Any advice appreciated.

2011-03-18 Thread Maureen Olvey
snap test on the mother, beware as this test can produce false positive readings due to cross-reactivity. Please test her via ELISA sent to the lab and if that comes back positive, test via IFA. Or, you can go straight to the IFA test. --- On Fri, 3/18/11, Maureen Olvey molvey

Re: [Felvtalk] Any advice appreciated.

2011-03-18 Thread Maureen Olvey
immediately. Sharyl --- On Fri, 3/18/11, Maureen Olive molvey...@hotmail.com wrote: From: Maureen Olvey molvey...@hotmail.com Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Any advice appreciated. To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Date: Friday, March 18, 2011, 5:27 PM Now I have a question and need advice. My

Re: [Felvtalk] Any advice appreciated.

2011-03-18 Thread Maureen Olvey
and continue to get false positive readings for the FELV/FIV snap combo test. I see absolutely no reason to separate the kittens from their mother. If mom is infected, then it is likely that kittens have been exposed to the virus since birth or in-vitro. --- On Fri, 3/18/11, Maureen Olvey

Re: [Felvtalk] Any advice appreciated.

2011-03-18 Thread Maureen Olvey
and $27 for the ELISA sent to the lab. I hope your rescue group is not considering euthanasia if the mom and kits test positive. What city are you in? --- On Fri, 3/18/11, Maureen Olvey molvey...@hotmail.com wrote: From: Maureen Olvey molvey...@hotmail.com Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Any

[Felvtalk] Yet another question.....

2011-03-21 Thread Maureen Olvey
I've mentioned my kitty Two Face earlier because she died two weeks ago and when they did the necropsy they found out she had a huge tumor and was FeLV +. Since then I've had a few of my other kitties tested with the combo/snap test at the vet's office. All have come out negative so far,

Re: [Felvtalk] Yet another question.....

2011-03-22 Thread Maureen Olvey
into is that a healthy adult cat (FELV negative) has a hearty enough immune system to successfully deal with the FELV virus without acquiring it. I can't see that vaccinating them at this point would be of value. Just my 2c Gloria From: Maureen Olvey molvey...@hotmail.com Date

Re: [Felvtalk] Keep Cats Indoors

2011-03-22 Thread Maureen Olvey
I see there are a lot of people that take care of ferals and get tired of hearing all the reasons they should be killed, not TNR'd. My answer is always Even if they do kill a lot of birds, TNR is the way to reduce the population so TNR is the best way to save the birds. I didn't know that

Re: [Felvtalk] Keep Cats Indoors

2011-03-23 Thread Maureen Olvey
From that study in CA, the American Bird Conservancy was saying that the answer was to trap and kill the cats. That's the part that really irritated me. Yeah, cats killed a lot of those birds. The little tigers will kill most anything that moves. It's their instinct. But the cats got

Re: [Felvtalk] Keep Cats Indoors

2011-03-23 Thread Maureen Olvey
You can also take it further and reiterate that humans are the #1 killers of birds because of the dummies that let their un-altered pet cats run around outside and breed and have kittens everywhere, not just because of the habitat destruction that we do. I think where I live in GA some of

Re: [Felvtalk] Keep Cats Indoors

2011-03-23 Thread Maureen Olvey
that's why we have such a coyote problem, even in the suburbs - they are supplied with an endless number of cats as prey - somebody's cat goes missing and they just replace it with another one. --- On Wed, 3/23/11, Maureen Olvey molvey...@hotmail.com wrote: From: Maureen Olvey molvey

Re: [Felvtalk] Keep Cats Indoors

2011-03-24 Thread Maureen Olvey
From: molvey...@hotmail.com To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Date: Thu, 24 Mar 2011 01:56:54 -0400 Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Keep Cats Indoors Yikes! I don't like those statistics at all but I believe it. I've been feeding ferals at my office for the last 8 years. Several months

Re: [Felvtalk] Keep Cats Indoors

2011-03-24 Thread Maureen Olvey
Regarding Amber - Been doing more reading. By keeping Amber in the basement you're not putting your cats at risk at all so don't feel guilty about that. One thing said 60% of cats exposed to FeLV don't get it. 5-10% put it into a latent stage. Only about 30% get it and die (still too many

[Felvtalk] FW: Keep Cats Indoors

2011-03-25 Thread Maureen Olvey
- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Maureen Olvey Sent: Thursday, March 24, 2011 2:50 AM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Keep Cats Indoors Regarding Amber - Been doing more reading

[Felvtalk] Question about the virus itself

2011-03-29 Thread Maureen Olvey
I've got a question about the FeLV virus itself. Is it all the same virus or does it mutate and change like the herpes virus that causes URI? What I'm wondering is that if I've got a cat that has been exposed to the virus but extinguished it, is he immune for life? Seems like I read that.

Re: [Felvtalk] Question about the virus itself

2011-03-29 Thread Maureen Olvey
at. Good luck, Tanya --- On Tue, 3/29/11, Maureen Olvey molvey...@hotmail.com wrote: From: Maureen Olvey molvey...@hotmail.com Subject: [Felvtalk] Question about the virus itself To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Date: Tuesday, March 29, 2011, 12:30 PM I've got a question about the FeLV

Re: [Felvtalk] Question about the virus itself

2011-03-29 Thread Maureen Olvey
mixed negatives and positives but my negatives were always current on their vaccine. Sharyl --- On Tue, 3/29/11, Maureen Olive molvey...@hotmail.com wrote: From: Maureen Olvey molvey...@hotmail.com Subject: [Felvtalk] Question about the virus itself To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org

Re: [Felvtalk] posting to thread on Felvtalk

2011-04-01 Thread Maureen Olvey
About 3 weeks ago I lost a two year old to FeLV. She tested negative as a kitten but obviously the test was wrong or she had just gotten it when they did the test. I foster with a humane society so I have a house full of other cats. Some of those cats lived with the cat that died for a year

Re: [Felvtalk] Question re positives negatives

2011-04-15 Thread Maureen Olvey
Pam, I haven't had a chance to check out this link so it may cover everything I say but I wanted to share what I've learned about FeLV just in case it didn't cover everything. I've read a lot of websites, books and talked with several vets about all this. My understanding is very

Re: [Felvtalk] Question re positives negatives

2011-04-15 Thread Maureen Olvey
Sounds to me like yet another example of healthy cats being able to fight off the virus or put it into latentcy. “I am not interested to know whether vivisection produces results that are profitable to the human race or doesn’t….the pain which it inflicts upon unconsenting animals is the

Re: [Felvtalk] Question re positives negatives

2011-04-15 Thread Maureen Olvey
I read that too about the 85% that will live a max of 3.5 years. Someone in my feline asthma group said her cat lived until she was 16. Can you believe that? She said the cat lived indoors since a kitten and hadn't mixed with other cats so she assumes that the cat got the disease as a

Re: [Felvtalk] Question re positives negatives

2011-04-15 Thread Maureen Olvey
I really hope your Ragdoll will be fine. Honestly, the odds are higer than he'll shake the virus or put it into latentcy. Please keep us posted as you get the final results in. If it turns out he is positive and there is no more doubt about it you could consider getting him a positive

Re: [Felvtalk] Question re positives negatives

2011-04-16 Thread Maureen Olvey
Even though this wasn't directed at me I thought I'd give my input (my husband says I do this all the time - LOL). The only way I think this would be possible is if the virus is in transition. Like, it has just gotten into the body and it hasn't had time to do what ever it does to get into

Re: [Felvtalk] Update on Poppy/IFA test

2011-04-19 Thread Maureen Olvey
I agree with everyone else. The virus has probably gotten in her system since she's had two positive ELISA tests but there is a chance she could fight it off before it goes any further. If she does extinguish the virus she'll eventually test negative on both the ELISA and the IFA. If her

Re: [Felvtalk] Question re positives negatives

2011-04-19 Thread Maureen Olvey
I have been e-mailing with a vet friend and she says most researchers these days feel that adult cats are pretty well resistant to the disease, even if not vaccinated. I bet Sugar will be fine. I've just had 5 of my cats tested that are not vaccinated (think I already told you this) but

Re: [Felvtalk] Amber's Kitty Palace

2011-04-19 Thread Maureen Olvey
He did awesome. That's quite the palace for her. I can tell you guys put a lot of thought into how you set it up also. You two are quite the pair. Amber is so lucky to have stumbled across you and your wonderful husband. “I am not interested to know whether vivisection produces results

[Felvtalk] Need Sanctuary for Kittens

2011-04-27 Thread Maureen Olvey
My rescue group has two 8 week old FeLV positive kittens that need a place to go. I'm in the Atlanta area but I don't think there are any FeLV sanctuaries nearby or even in the whole state. The lady who has been fostering them is willing to drive almost anywhere. She has family in PA and

Re: [Felvtalk] Need Sanctuary for Kittens

2011-04-27 Thread Maureen Olvey
From: Maureen Olvey molvey...@hotmail.com To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Wednesday, April 27, 2011 10:33 AM Subject: [Felvtalk] Need Sanctuary for Kittens My rescue group has two 8 week old FeLV positive kittens that need a place to go. I'm

Re: [Felvtalk] Got great news today

2011-05-08 Thread Maureen Olvey
Yaaa!!! “I am not interested to know whether vivisection produces results that are profitable to the human race or doesn’t….the pain which it inflicts upon unconsenting animals is the basis of my enmity toward it, and it is to me sufficient justification of the enmity without looking

Re: [Felvtalk] Discordant Results (ELISA+/IFA-)

2011-05-13 Thread Maureen Olvey
Kasie, You and your partner are doing a wonderful thing in giving Grace a chance to overcome this virus. I think her chances of kicking it are probably more than 30% so keep your fingers crossed. Going out of your way to improve her immune system surely will make a huge difference. My

[Felvtalk] FW: Pet Armor/Diatomaceous Earth

2011-05-31 Thread Maureen Olvey
From: molvey...@hotmail.com To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: RE: [Felvtalk] Pet Armor Date: Tue, 31 May 2011 19:18:36 -0400 It's so funny that this conversation has come up because I was just discussing it with my feline asthma group. Beth, I'm in GA also and having major

Re: [Felvtalk] Pet Armor

2011-05-31 Thread Maureen Olvey
Thanks Sally. That is very helpful info. I didn't know you could split up Advantage. Awesome, I'll give it a shot too. If I didn't have a lot of cats I wouldn't do the splitting up thing. I would feel safer just buying the pre-measured doses, I always did it that way when I had just

Re: [Felvtalk] Pet Armor

2011-06-01 Thread Maureen Olvey
Why is it that your vet hates Revolution? Has he had a lot of cats with bad reactions to it? “I am not interested to know whether vivisection produces results that are profitable to the human race or doesn’t….the pain which it inflicts upon unconsenting animals is the basis of my enmity

Re: [Felvtalk] Pet Armor

2011-06-01 Thread Maureen Olvey
Glad to hear of someone that has used the nematodes. I just sprayed my little creatures out a week and a half ago so I really really hope it makes a difference for the fleas. I don't want to use chemicals if I don't have to. I know the nematodes can only survive in shade and supposedly

Re: [Felvtalk] Pet Armor

2011-06-01 Thread Maureen Olvey
along the way? My apologies if I did. Thanks, Lynda - Original Message - From: Maureen Olvey molvey...@hotmail.com To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Wednesday, June 01, 2011 11:50 AM Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Pet Armor Glad to hear of someone that has used the nematodes. I

Re: [Felvtalk] Pet Armor

2011-06-01 Thread Maureen Olvey
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Pet Armor ok, thanksso glad I asked! Whew!! - Original Message - From: Maureen Olvey molvey...@hotmail.com To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Wednesday, June 01, 2011 2:11 PM Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Pet Armor

Re: [Felvtalk] Pet Armor

2011-06-03 Thread Maureen Olvey
Wish they'd come in my yard and eat everything! I'm so tired of trimming shrubs and yard work. I used to like it but now I'm too busy with too many other things. My husband hates yard work worse than I do. I love to have a pretty yard but man it's a lot of work. If the deer came and tore

Re: [Felvtalk] Pet Armor

2011-06-03 Thread Maureen Olvey
Send them to me - my azalea bushes are overgrown and need trimming anyway! I used to have bunnies everywhere but now there's a few stray cats hanging around so I guess that's why they're not coming around anymore. I miss them though. “I am not interested to know whether vivisection produces

Re: [Felvtalk] Pet Armor

2011-06-03 Thread Maureen Olvey
Better research to find out what kind of fence to get. I used to find baby bunnies in my fenced in backyard all the time. I had like one inch spaces in between the boards and I guess they could slip through there plus I'd find places where they had dug under the fence or chewed a little of

Re: [Felvtalk] Pet Armor

2011-06-03 Thread Maureen Olvey
Speaking of fences ... I was supposed to send pictures of my cat fence to someone. Was it someone in this group? I don't think I ever sent them. I'm so out of it though so I can't even remember who wanted it and if I ever sent them. “I am not interested to know whether vivisection produces

Re: [Felvtalk] Pet Armor

2011-06-03 Thread Maureen Olvey
I read that too but I don't know which oils it is that can cause problems. Since I hadn't planned on using it I didn't look it up. “I am not interested to know whether vivisection produces results that are profitable to the human race or doesn’t….the pain which it inflicts upon unconsenting

Re: [Felvtalk] Pet Armor

2011-06-03 Thread Maureen Olvey
-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Maureen Olvey Sent: Friday, June 03, 2011 11:29 AM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Pet Armor Speaking of fences ... I was supposed to send pictures of my cat fence to someone. Was it someone in this group? I don't think I ever

Re: [Felvtalk] Pet Armor

2011-06-03 Thread Maureen Olvey
diatomaceous earth “I am not interested to know whether vivisection produces results that are profitable to the human race or doesn’t….the pain which it inflicts upon unconsenting animals is the basis of my enmity toward it, and it is to me sufficient justification of the enmity without

Re: [Felvtalk] Cat Bite

2011-06-04 Thread Maureen Olvey
OMG - when I got bit a couple months ago I just ran inside and washed it out really good with soap and water. That was it. Guess I was lucky. I had read that soap and water are good enough as long as you wash it good so now when I get scratched I just use soap and water. Anyway, I never

Re: [Felvtalk] Cat Bite

2011-06-04 Thread Maureen Olvey
good thinking “I am not interested to know whether vivisection produces results that are profitable to the human race or doesn’t….the pain which it inflicts upon unconsenting animals is the basis of my enmity toward it, and it is to me sufficient justification of the enmity without looking

Re: [Felvtalk] Dexter

2011-07-05 Thread Maureen Olvey
I think talking with a feline cancer group will be helpful. I couldn't tell you because I don't know a lot about lymphosarcoma. I'm sure the vets are telling you to let him go but you have to make the call and don't do it until you're sure so you won't regret it and wonder later on. I guess

Re: [Felvtalk] Dexter

2011-07-05 Thread Maureen Olvey
him every chance to live happily. Thanks, everyone. On Jul 5, 2011, at 1:42 AM, Maureen Olvey molvey...@hotmail.com wrote: I think talking with a feline cancer group will be helpful. I couldn't tell you because I don't know a lot about lymphosarcoma. I'm sure the vets are telling you

Re: [Felvtalk] Rescue Kitten FeLV+

2011-07-08 Thread Maureen Olvey
Also - you mentioned that the vet isn't worried about her spreading it to your cat unless they bite. That sounds more like FIV. Are you sure he said Feline Leukemia or did he say Feline Aids? Just wanted to check because you mentioned the bite thing. Feline Leukemia can be spread much

Re: [Felvtalk] Clumping litter =

2011-07-08 Thread Maureen Olvey
Oh - since you guys mentioned asthma I just wanted to throw out there that if any of your kitties ever develop asthma there is a wonderful feline asthma group. The people on that list know more about it than a lot of vets because it's not that common and they've had years of experience with

Re: [Felvtalk] Clumping litter =

2011-07-08 Thread Maureen Olvey
Maybe your cat's poop doesn't stink! Maybe he's too good to have smelly poop! His name is Sugar after all. Just kidding. I can't imagine any cat not having smelly poop. Geez, couldn't believe the difference between my cat and my dog when I got my first cat about 6 or 7 years ago. It's

Re: [Felvtalk] Clumping litter =

2011-07-08 Thread Maureen Olvey
they are being honest. Hopefully they really are! I don't want my house to smell like a ginormous litter box. Sugar does not think his poop stinks, so why should I, right?! Lol!! He's a keeper!! - Original Message - From: Maureen Olvey molvey...@hotmail.com To: felvtalk

Re: [Felvtalk] Clumping litter =

2011-07-08 Thread Maureen Olvey
...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Maureen Olvey Sent: Friday, July 08, 2011 6:30 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Clumping litter = Maybe your cat's poop doesn't stink! Maybe he's too good to have smelly poop! His name is Sugar

Re: [Felvtalk] Hope, adult female testing faintly + on SNAP Sat, 7.23 AND Schmitzi, 10-week-old kitten

2011-07-25 Thread Maureen Olvey
I agree with Natalie. Wait and re-test. So many other things could be making that noise in Hope's chest and the diarrhea. I think that certain parasites like giardia require a special kind of fecal test, not the normal ones that vets do, so that is definitely a possibility. Stress from

Re: [Felvtalk] doubts on two FeLV positive kitties

2011-08-02 Thread Maureen Olvey
The IFA is definitely the test to trust but from what I understand if the first snap test is positive then you need to do further testing like the IFA and to be safe you really need two tests with the same results to know for sure. You would need either two IFA tests a few months apart that

Re: [Felvtalk] doubts on two FeLV positive kitties

2011-08-02 Thread Maureen Olvey
Those two little babies are so adorable. I really hope they turn out to be negative. How did you manage to get them to be still to take such great photos? When I try to take photos of my fosters for our website they are too busy playing to sit still for a photo shoot. I didn't foster the

Re: [Felvtalk] doubts on two FeLV positive kitties

2011-08-02 Thread Maureen Olvey
that scientists could not determine when the virus actually sheds :( - Original Message - From: Maureen Olvey molvey...@hotmail.com To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Tuesday, August 02, 2011 5:31 PM Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] doubts on two FeLV positive kitties Those two little

Re: [Felvtalk] doubts on two FeLV positive kitties

2011-08-03 Thread Maureen Olvey
out anymore, please share :) Thanks for your input/research! - Original Message - From: Maureen Olvey molvey...@hotmail.com To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Tuesday, August 02, 2011 6:23 PM Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] doubts on two FeLV positive kitties I always thought

Re: [Felvtalk] doubts on two FeLV positive kitties

2011-08-03 Thread Maureen Olvey
they accomplish this soon and my hope's are that they are working on a cure as well. Kiss those sweet furry babies today :) L - Original Message - From: Maureen Olvey molvey...@hotmail.com To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Wednesday, August 03, 2011 4:46 AM Subject: Re: [Felvtalk

Re: [Felvtalk] doubts on two FeLV positive kitties

2011-08-03 Thread Maureen Olvey
Message - From: Maureen Olvey molvey...@hotmail.com To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Wednesday, August 03, 2011 4:46 AM Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] doubts on two FeLV positive kitties An antigen is any substance that causes your body to produce antibodies. Foreign substances

Re: [Felvtalk] doubts on two FeLV positive kitties

2011-08-03 Thread Maureen Olvey
Now I remember - we were calling it shedding as in making the cat contagious because that's what the book that I quoted called it. It called it shedding the virus into their saliva, etc. “I am not interested to know whether vivisection produces results that are profitable to the

Re: [Felvtalk] Off Topic - Does owning a cat make you sexier?

2011-08-03 Thread Maureen Olvey
Ha, ha - If owning a cat makes you sexier I'm friggin Angelina Jolie because I own so many!!! “I am not interested to know whether vivisection produces results that are profitable to the human race or doesn’t….the pain which it inflicts upon unconsenting animals is the basis of my enmity

Re: [Felvtalk] doubts on two FeLV positive kitties

2011-08-03 Thread Maureen Olvey
That's what we're wondering - whether the virus is shed into their saliva while their immune system is still fighting the virus. If the ELISA is positive but the IFA is still negative are the cats able to infect another cat. My book said that when the IFA is positive the cats are able to

Re: [Felvtalk] Viral Shedding

2011-08-03 Thread Maureen Olvey
rid of the virus by eating it up, absorbing it, NOT expelling it to infect others. I bet they don't knowI will ask my vet next time I see him -Original Message- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Maureen Olvey

Re: [Felvtalk] Off Topic - Does owning a cat make you sexier?

2011-08-03 Thread Maureen Olvey
Giving a cat a bath, a man - that definitely takes him to a whole new level of sexiness!!! “I am not interested to know whether vivisection produces results that are profitable to the human race or doesn’t….the pain which it inflicts upon unconsenting animals is the basis of my enmity

Re: [Felvtalk] Viral Shedding

2011-08-05 Thread Maureen Olvey
for FeLV in the white blood cells. http://www.lbah.com/feline/felv.html I really wish I was still in school had the time to research write about this subject! Beth Don't Litter, Fix Your Critter! www.Furkids.org From: Maureen Olvey molvey

Re: [Felvtalk] No Good Rotten People!

2011-08-05 Thread Maureen Olvey
I guess we've all seen a little of everything. The problem with us in rescue is that by definition rescue means you are rescuing homeless or abused animals. So rescue people will always see the worst and it makes us hard and cynical. The pure selfishness of people probably gets to

Re: [Felvtalk] No Good Rotten People!

2011-08-05 Thread Maureen Olvey
I like that too. However my husband just called to tell me one of our cats just brought in a bird (we have a cat fence in our backyard) and that the bird is trapped in my computer stand. Makes me wonder why I love those little bloodthirsty killers. “I am not interested to know whether

Re: [Felvtalk] No Good Rotten People!

2011-08-05 Thread Maureen Olvey
The worse part is that if you're the one in the rescue that is taking the animal in from those kinds of people you can't tell them off because you need to get the animal in hand first so they don't hurt it or just dump it by the road. Man is it hard to bite your tongue sometimes. “I am not

Re: [Felvtalk] No Good Rotten People!

2011-08-05 Thread Maureen Olvey
You should tell her to tell her friend that she needs to come out of the dark ages and stop believing that old wives tale about cats smothering babies. I can just see a cat put one paw over a baby's nose and then a paw over it's mouth with the intention of smothering it. And about the whole

Re: [Felvtalk] Defying the Odds

2011-08-12 Thread Maureen Olvey
I think it's just that Cotton will not die until he's good and ready!!! He's a mess. Can't remember if I said this before or not, I think I did, but he only has one eye, two teeth, and feline asthma (and of course FIV). This old lady that had him loved him but had a housefull and never took

Re: [Felvtalk] Defying the Odds

2011-08-12 Thread Maureen Olvey
in the personalilty at least. She walks up to the others and stares at them. They hiss and run and I swear she gets a cheshire cat grin on her face. She also stalks them, but seems to get her kicks just staring them down. Maureen Olvey molvey...@hotmail.com wrote: I think it's just

Re: [Felvtalk] My 1 year old just diagnosed

2011-08-22 Thread Maureen Olvey
Not too long ago I posted that I had a FeLV positive cat mixed with an FIV positive cat. Obviously, I didn't know the FeLV cat was positive since she tested negative as a kitten. Anyway, the two lived together for two years until she died and I just tested my old FIV kitty and he's negative.

Re: [Felvtalk] My 1 year old just diagnosed

2011-08-22 Thread Maureen Olvey
The vet that I mentioned in my other e-mail that I was talking to about FeLV said that for your negatives you do need a series of two shots, three weeks apart. She said one FeLV vaccination by itself is not enough. I specifically asked her one time if one shot would help at all but she said

[Felvtalk] FW: My 1 year old just diagnosed

2011-08-22 Thread Maureen Olvey
as our feline buddies are! Thank you Maureen. Please take care Marcia Sent from my Aug 22, 2011, at 5:25 PM, Maureen Olvey molvey...@hotmail.com wrote: Not too long ago I posted that I had a FeLV positive cat mixed with an FIV positive cat. Obviously, I didn't know the FeLV cat was positive

Re: [Felvtalk] FW: My 1 year old just diagnosed

2011-08-23 Thread Maureen Olvey
beings life is important to that being and if I can help save that life, I will. Sent from my iPad On Aug 23, 2011, at 12:41 AM, Maureen Olvey molvey...@hotmail.com wrote: It's such a strange an unpredictable disease and it seems like the more vets and researchers learn the more they realize

Re: [Felvtalk] My 1 year old just diagnosed

2011-08-23 Thread Maureen Olvey
my iPad On Aug 22, 2011, at 11:52 PM, Maureen Olvey molvey...@hotmail.com wrote: The vet that I mentioned in my other e-mail that I was talking to about FeLV said that for your negatives you do need a series of two shots, three weeks apart. She said one FeLV vaccination by itself is not enough

Re: [Felvtalk] Fletch

2011-08-24 Thread Maureen Olvey
I don't have as much experience as others but I know cats can get grouchy when they don't feel well. That's probably it. Your vet is probably right about him having FeLV because he appears to be ill. But, that's a probably, not a definite. It wouldn't hurt to re-test. Well other than the

Re: [Felvtalk] Being blunt

2011-08-25 Thread Maureen Olvey
LOL - I can see you (not that I know what you look like) in the courtroom at jury selection and you saying Hang the Bastard. I still can't stop laughing. I would imagine everyone mouth dropped open. Mostly because they agreed but were too scared to say it themselves. I hate the physical

Re: [Felvtalk] Fletch

2011-08-25 Thread Maureen Olvey
If after a few weeks the amoxi isn't working ask the vet about switching antibiotics to a stronger one. It'd be nice if they knew where the infection was. He probably does have an infection since he has a fever but the infection came from somewhere, not just a generalized infection. Since

Re: [Felvtalk] Being blunt

2011-08-25 Thread Maureen Olvey
Like I mentioned in my last e-mail - from what this vet told me, the IFA test is a confirmation of FeLV if it turns up positive so you wouldn't need a bone marrow aspirate. Now if the IFA is negative now and you do another IFA later on and it's still negative then either the cat has

Re: [Felvtalk] FW: My 1 year old just diagnosed

2011-08-25 Thread Maureen Olvey
much Marcia Sent from my iPad On Aug 23, 2011, at 8:47 AM, Lynda Wilson longhornf...@verizon.net wrote: I can appreciate your last paragraph, Maureen! You tell 'em girl! LOL!! - Original Message - From: Maureen Olvey To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Re: [Felvtalk] FW: Pet Armor/Diatomaceous Earth

2011-08-25 Thread Maureen Olvey
They are just called beneficial nematodes and you can get them at some nurseries. I got some at Pike this year. You can also order them from online. I ordered some from Amazon. I haven't put those out yet so I can testify to them. I'm a little worried they didn't survive the trip through

Re: [Felvtalk] Having two Feline Leukemia cats

2011-08-29 Thread Maureen Olvey
Seems like I heard that kittens should be retested at 6 months. Not sure though. Many kittens have URI and coccidia, which is usually what Albon is for. I've had some people tell me that their cats went months before they actually had a solid poop. That could be from anything. So if the

Re: [Felvtalk] FW: Pet Armor/Diatomaceous Earth

2011-08-29 Thread Maureen Olvey
, raccoons, possumn, etc. will prbably apprecite them too, also. At least they would not be dropping them off to get on my guys. Maureen Olvey molvey...@hotmail.com wrote: They are just called beneficial nematodes and you can get them at some nurseries. I got some at Pike

Re: [Felvtalk] Fletch

2011-09-06 Thread Maureen Olvey
You can give baby aspirin like every other day or 72 hours or something like that for just a few days though. “I am not interested to know whether vivisection produces results that are profitable to the human race or doesn’t….the pain which it inflicts upon unconsenting animals is the basis

Re: [Felvtalk] Living forever :-)

2011-09-09 Thread Maureen Olvey
See Lorrie - now everything has been worked out! So tell your three kids if they don't get off their butts and offer to take your babies in that you're going to have two strange women (well, I'm strange anyway) living in your house taking care of your animals. And we're not going to let them

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