Re: [Felvtalk] Lady with cats in South Carolina

2016-06-03 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
I am sorry that I cannot do more for the next couple of days but I do have a "potential " resource ( at least so their Website advertises and the notes I receive every two days looking for contrbutions)   The Organization is called SEER FARMS  and it is located in Jackson NJ    Their

Re: [Felvtalk] Uveitis...

2016-06-08 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
Thank you all for your suggestions re: Uveitis.  As I wrote the original note more than a week ago much has happened since  I went back to see the Vet expecting to get Winstrol and got a different vet instead.  THIS one prescribed Prednisolone Opthalmic Ointment 3-4X qd for the badly

Re: [Felvtalk] Tucker....

2016-06-08 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
Rachel: Expected or otherwise there just never seems to be an adequate way to prepare for such a loss  I am SO sorry.  I can only wish you the very FAST passage of enough time to mitigate the sadness... Bob ___ Felvtalk mailing list

Re: [Felvtalk] Winstrol

2016-06-09 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
I sheepishly add this to the list after writing my last "tome"...BUT...   Wondering if anyone on the list ( Besides Amani) has had success with Winstrol??    Looking at the other "advances" in FeLV Tx I am not impressed at the response rates ( or ,more specifically, the cost/benefit ratio)...

Re: [Felvtalk] Vaccines and General Health Knowledge...

2016-06-09 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
I applaud Amani's very nicely delineated defense of Vaccines and her pointing out how many people who are anti vax ( and dare I say wedded to " all natural " cures etc) more often than not have a sub standard understanding of immunology, Micro Bio and even basic physiology.  I am not a

Re: [Felvtalk] SC woman

2016-06-03 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
All: Certainly understand why you would want to keep her cats down there... My concern is that if this woman does not get the care SHE needs there will BE no Caretaker for these animals  AND...who is going to take care of her animals if/when she does get the lung transplants.  Various

Re: [Felvtalk] uveitis

2016-05-27 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
Wonder if anyone has has any success with treating Uveitis in FeLV cats.  I've had my 10 mo. old guy to two different Vets...One prescribed tribple ABX with Corticosteroid which had no appreciable effect the other vet counseled against using Cortisones due to the risk of Corneal

Re: [Felvtalk] Tucker and Kittens...

2016-06-11 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
Rachel: While I would like, of course, to see more people take the animals that are harder to place, you are hardly to be critiqued for giving a needy animal(s) a home.   I wouldn't take Kittens at my age ( 64) simply because there is a good chance that I would not outlive them ( with

[Felvtalk] Twigs and Asthma

2016-06-14 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
Hi Ashley I'd be a lot more concerned about the Stomatitis than the Asthma ( unless it is compromising his ability to Sleep and Play)  My little 9mo old had a couple of "retching" fits a day that are consistent with Feline Asthma but he hasn't yet been Xrayed ( which is really the only

Re: [Felvtalk] Our Cats....

2016-06-14 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
Rachel... Your little girl sounds like an adorable little hellionand likely still small enough that her nighttime " Zooms" are not going to end up with the house Wrecked Like Ardy I have had a number of times now that I swear I want to kill my 9mo old ( Magellin...  " Jelly")  He

Re: [Felvtalk] Can we help this woman.....

2016-06-01 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
Having a hard time ( as usual) getting this all straight in the digest formie... where this woman and her cats actually stand at the momentbut... I would suggest, as a possibility,  ( and I can only remember 2 instances when I have made this suggestion) that she have herself

Re: [Felvtalk] Winstrol/Doxy Dosages

2016-05-19 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
After getting a "clean" bill of Health for my Yogi ( ie.. good blood results and no obvious ills beyond the blood in his eye) a day and a half  later he is not eating( despite the addition of mirtazapine 1/8 of a 15mg tab )when he WAS eating before and his eye issue has moved to the right eye

Re: [Felvtalk] to Sandy and Rachel

2016-05-19 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
-Original Message- From: Felvtalk [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of ROBERT CHAPEL Sent: Thursday, May 19, 2016 10:16 AM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Winstrol/Doxy Dosages After getting a "clean" bill of Health for my Yogi ( ie.. g

Re: [Felvtalk] Felvtalk Digest, Vol 25, Issue 56

2016-05-17 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
cement of the FeLV virus. Amani -Original Message- From: Felvtalk [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of ROBERT CHAPEL Sent: May-16-16 2:30 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Winstrol I'm new to the list and trying to catch up with some of

Re: [Felvtalk] Winstrol

2016-05-16 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
I'm new to the list and trying to catch up with some of the threads...particularly with regard to Winstrol/Doxy combination...   Are any of you actually using this combination currently??... If so, are you administering it Sub Q, IM or orally??   Also wondering if the pushback from vets with

Re: [Felvtalk] Felvtalk Digest, Vol 25, Issue 65

2016-05-18 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
lp determine if any anemia you may find is regenerative or non-regenerative. At the VERY least, keep them both on Doxycycline, which interferes with viral reproduction and can hopefully slow down or stop the advancement of the FeLV virus. Amani -Original Message- From: Felvtalk [mailto:felvt

Re: [Felvtalk] Bloody Stool

2016-08-14 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
le. Sooty still enjoys life, but cannot gain weight no matter how much he eats. Lorrie assume you've had him checked for paras On 08-12, ROBERT CHAPEL wrote: My 1 yr old ( Yogi) whose life has been one problem after another is now showing bloody mucus in his stool which is now becoming

Re: [Felvtalk] Blood in Stool

2016-08-12 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
My 1 yr old ( Yogi) whose life has been one problem after another is now showing bloody mucus in his stool which is now becoming soft as well Had him to the Vet and he just completed a 10 day round of Flagyl... I'm already spending a fair amount with the Prednisolone Acetate he needs to

Re: [Felvtalk] Bloody Stool

2016-08-15 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
ge to get it down - pumpkin is good - I know others who use organic yogurt - each is good for any kitty cat. Don't give up yet Sandy W - Original Message - From: "ROBERT CHAPEL" To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Sunday, August 14, 2016 3:11:29 PM Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] B

Re: [Felvtalk] Sherries Vet

2016-08-17 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
Sherrie Where are you located??    We have been back and forth SO many times here about how to get a vet to prescribe Stanazole and here your vet prescribes it unbidden  At least for a Felv+ cat I'd stay with this one for a while Really hope your Kitty responds.. On Wed, Aug 17,

Re: [Felvtalk] Being Dropped..

2017-02-03 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
Listserve Technology is rather hard to decipher without a Help file... and I never noticed one for this group when I joined ( has anyone ever received such)... eg.. differences between Reply and Reply all ( I note that if I use reply it STILL goes to everyone but if  REPLY all.. I see the

Re: [Felvtalk] animal care

2017-01-21 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
?t stuck with a particular commitment - so there's far more flexibility. You're obviously wonderful with animals, so you would be perfect for something like this. (It is my dream job - I could live vicariously through you.) Amani -Original Message- From: Felvtalk [mailto:felvtal

Re: [Felvtalk] Curly

2017-01-26 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
Randy ... That is phenomenal News... Crit is edging quickly back towards normal. Wouldn't it be great if more vets were as open minded and caring as your own and , yes, there is more than one cat that would no longer be on this earth were it not for this forum. My own little Yogi included  

Re: [Felvtalk] Yogi's Passing

2017-01-30 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
Over the months some of you might recall my little guy Yogi for whom I had asked advice ( mostly about his eyes) on several occassions and most recently for suggestions related to making money to be able to keep treating him.. Well my little Yogi passed away in my arms on Sunday morningHe

Re: [Felvtalk] Yogi..

2017-01-30 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
) 3. Re: Yogi's Passing (Randy Henke) 4. Re: Yogi's Passing (dlg...@windstream.net) 5. Re: Yogi's Passing (Amani Oakley) -- Message: 1 Date: Mon, 30 Jan 2017 19:07:56 -0600 From: To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Cc: ROB

Re: [Felvtalk] confirmation

2017-02-17 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
Don't let it lapse Margo... Just click on the Confirmation page... Something screwy is clearly happening with the email system and the computer just wants to know that your email address is correct  Would really like to have you remain on the list Bob On Fri, Feb 17, 2017 at 01:00 PM,

Re: [Felvtalk] FeLV Sanctuaries..

2017-02-11 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
Jennifer... A few days back you had inquired about FeLV rescues and sanctuaries   When I got my FeLV boys I searched the Web for just such resources...not to transfer them but to be prepared with places they might go in the even something happened to me AND , specifically, to call them

Re: [Felvtalk] embarassed..re: FeLV

2017-02-10 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
Roxanne Perhaps I missed something along the way... another email perhaps??   I'm not sure if I understand your question...  Why would you have concerns about letting people know you have FeLV catsand moreover why would you feel somehow badly that you are NOT embarassed.  I've

Re: [Felvtalk] FeLV Sanctuaries..

2017-02-13 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
Jennifer... You had inquired about rescues and sancuaries and I couldn't recall too many the other day... I've added a few below this is hardly a comprehensive list  Every time you do a search different ones will come up...  and it also depends on the search engine..

Re: [Felvtalk] Finding money for Vet Tx...

2017-01-20 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
.org When replying, please edit your Subject line so it is more specific than "Re: Contents of Felvtalk digest..." Today's Topics: 1. Re: Curly... (ROBERT CHAPEL) 2. Re: Curly... (ROBERT CHAPEL) -- Message: 1 Da

Re: [Felvtalk] Curly...

2017-01-20 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
Randy I am SO happy to hear that Curly had a very positive response to Mirtazapine albeit FAR in excess of anything I saw with my Yogi.  Nothing makes us happier here than to hear positive stories about FeLV kitties responding positively to treatment.. I feel happy for the

Re: [Felvtalk] Curly...

2017-01-20 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
Randy... You might want to invest in an inexpensive Mortar and Pestle ( available in any Kitchen store if you don't already have one) they are quite useful in grinding virtually any compressed pill into fine powder if you spend a little extra time.  I have one devoted to only pet meds and

Re: [Felvtalk] Cole

2016-08-19 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
Karen So very sorry to hear about losing Cole  I don't know that anything could have been done that would have saved him but it is clear that you would certainly have done whatever was in your power.  I'm sure you know that not all animals get the kind of loving attention Cole got.

Re: [Felvtalk] RNA effects of Doxy

2017-03-02 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
vtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of ROBERT CHAPEL Sent: March-01-17 5:02 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Cc: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Knowing the " whys" of Win/Pred/Doxy Amani... If we consider the extended time frame for Doxy and multiple courses o

Re: [Felvtalk] Nasal Ca

2017-02-27 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
Whatever you are most comfortable Katherine is the choice you should make... I have NO idea how uncomfortable it would be for your guy to remain alive throughout the process...    I'm a bad judge of such things as I am WAY over the top in my inability to watch an animal fail   When my last

Re: [Felvtalk] Felvtalk Digest, Vol 34, Issue 22

2017-02-26 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
Molly... I will leave it to Amani to counsel re: protocol...  but the short answer re: Doxy and pred is No... not the usual course of Treatment... Of primary importance ( and this cannot be overstated) is to have your vet onboard with you and to have he financial means to implement the

Re: [Felvtalk] Flea Prevention....

2016-08-30 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
This discussion raises a question that I have wondered about for a while my cats do not go outside but do go out on an upstairs porch for a few minutes from time to time ( they love to sit in the sun)  They are not exposed directly to any other animals but I suppose that it is possible

Re: [Felvtalk] Spelling...

2016-08-30 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
evention (ROBERT CHAPEL) 2. Re: Flea Prevention (ROBERT CHAPEL) -- Message: 1 Date: Wed, 31 Aug 2016 00:19:56 -0400 (EDT) From: ROBERT CHAPEL To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Cc: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject:

Re: [Felvtalk] Eye Problems and Prednisolone....

2016-09-25 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
I'm really at my wits end as to how much more to put my little guy ( Yogi) through  I adopted him 7 months ago and he has had something causing him pain at least 5 of them..   I put him on high doses of ocular Prednisolone to try to spare his vision after a severe Uveitis( bilateral

Re: [Felvtalk] Felvtalk Digest, Vol 29, Issue 30

2016-09-25 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
our little fighter! Stay strong. Have hope. ? On Sep 25, 2016 12:06 PM, "ROBERT CHAPEL" wrote: I'm really at my wits end as to how much more to put my little guy ( Yogi) through I adopted him 7 months ago and he has had something causing him pain at least 5 of them..

Re: [Felvtalk] Felvtalk Digest, Vol 29, Issue 33

2016-09-26 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
--- From: Felvtalk [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of ROBERT CHAPEL Sent: September-25-16 3:06 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Cc: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Eye Problems and Prednisolone I'm really at my wits end as to how much more to put my little guy ( Y

Re: [Felvtalk] Shaken Cat???

2016-09-30 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
Roxanne... I am very sorry to hear of your loss  but please remember that you did what so few others would have done cared for and loved a FeLV cat and provided a home where she could be comfortable during her days rather that living an uncertain life outdoors or in a shelter. I

Re: [Felvtalk] Realities of Pet Litigation and Yogi update....

2016-10-06 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
quot;My" Vet has her last day at the practice Friday for maternity leave, and won't be back until January. I have no idea what I'll do. She says she'll be available by phone and email, but I have my doubts. Although I DO think she'll be bored ;) Margo -Original Message- From:

Re: [Felvtalk] Double Posted Blank Message...

2016-10-04 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
ype: text/plain; charset=UTF-8 This double-posted message is blank for me. -----Original Message- From: ROBERT CHAPEL Sent: Oct 4, 2016 4:23 AM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Cc: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Removing an Eye ? ? ?On Tue, Oct 04, 2016 at 03:29 AM

Re: [Felvtalk] Removing an Eye....

2016-10-04 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
     On Tue, Oct 04, 2016 at 03:29 AM, felvtalk-requ...@felineleukemia.org wrote:    > Send Felvtalk mailing list submissions to felvtalk@felineleukemia.org To subscribe or unsubscribe via the World Wide Web, visit

Re: [Felvtalk] Hodor....

2016-10-08 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
Liz To reiterate all that others have said  We take on those that others often will not adopt ( or keep alive those that others might be inclined to put down)  it tears at our hearts but, perhaps, less so than thinking how terrible it is for a cat to simply be regarded as " damaged

Re: [Felvtalk] Felvtalk Digest, Vol 30, Issue 10

2016-10-04 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
Amani... I don't know how things work in Canada but I KNOW that were I a lawyer I would get more cooperation from my vet  As Vets begin to charge more and more and large corporations begin to buy up small practices here in the states the model is now moving toward the downside of human

Re: [Felvtalk] Felvtalk Digest, Vol 30, Issue 11

2016-10-04 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
ring page. I'd be glad to help. Margo -----Original Message- From: ROBERT CHAPEL Sent: Oct 4, 2016 2:03 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Double Posted Blank Message... Margo: It is often frustrating posting here because ( perhaps depending on the internet provider

Re: [Felvtalk] Long Relationships with Vets....

2016-10-08 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
ice Friday for maternity leave, and won't be back until January. I have no idea what I'll do. She says she'll be available by phone and email, but I have my doubts. Although I DO think she'll be bored ;) Margo -Original Message- From: ROBERT CHAPEL Sent: Oct 4, 2016 9:03 PM To: felvtalk@fe

Re: [Felvtalk] Epogen and other RBC enhancing drugs....

2016-09-18 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
Wondering if anyone in the group has any experience with Epogen or Procrit ( and other such RBC enhancing drugs typically used with Kidney Failure patients)   It's appears to be quite a bit cheaper when used for veterinary purposes than human   As the go to drug for anemia in Kidney

Re: [Felvtalk] Epogen and similiars

2016-09-20 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
r warning though: this is all my hypothesis, based on my own observations, research and experience. Amani -Original Message- From: Felvtalk [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of ROBERT CHAPEL Sent: September-18-16 5:22 AM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Cc: felvtalk

Re: [Felvtalk] Wrong Pill??

2016-09-23 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
wn. Amani -Original Message- From: Felvtalk [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of ROBERT CHAPEL Sent: September-20-16 6:53 AM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Cc: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Epogen and similiars Amani... I understand your reas

Re: [Felvtalk] Cole...

2016-08-18 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
ust-17-16 3:43 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Sherries Vet I replied incorrectly to your question on this thread. Bit of amateur. I am in Fort Wayne, IN On Wed, Aug 17, 2016 at 2:01 PM, ROBERT CHAPEL > wrote: Sherrie Where are you located??We have been back and fo

Re: [Felvtalk] wrong pill...

2016-09-28 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
for cats, I called the vet first thing that next morning. All is well and I am opening each bottle now before I leave the office. Thanks for writing. On 9/23/16, 5:24 AM, "Felvtalk on behalf of ROBERT CHAPEL" wrote: Sheri. It might help to ease your mind ( in the future as

Re: [Felvtalk] Felvtalk Digest, Vol 29, Issue 38

2016-09-28 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
From: Felvtalk [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of ROBERT CHAPEL Sent: September-25-16 3:06 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Cc: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Eye Problems and Prednisolone I'm really at my wits end as to how much more to put

Re: [Felvtalk] Felvtalk Digest, Vol 29, Issue 38

2016-09-28 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
sk the vet for buprenorphine in a transdermal cream. This will help tremendously with the pain. Get the vet to obtain it from a compounding pharmacy. Amani -Original Message- From: Felvtalk [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of ROBERT CHAPEL Sent: September-25-16 3

Re: [Felvtalk] Bogey...

2016-10-27 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
Sherri... My heart goes out to you... I KNOW very firsthand how difficult it is to have no idea which way it will go. I've thought my little guy was on his way out too many times to count already and he just keeps bouncing back... Not always as well as before but he still eats well, purrs a

Re: [Felvtalk] KFC

2016-10-28 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
Amani et al... What do you suspect is the magical secret of KFC over cooking regular chicken at home??  Is it the 12 secret spices??  : )   Perhaps the infusion of frying oil into the meat??  Frankly, if there was one nearby I'd be happy to forget cooking chicken for my boys to supplement

Re: [Felvtalk] Felvtalk Digest, Vol 30, Issue 46

2016-10-28 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
One thing we all share here is the experience of loss or the potential for it... I am so sorry you lost Coco but gratified that she had someone to love her during her little life.. thank you On Thu, Oct 27, 2016 at 10:38 PM, felvtalk-requ...@felineleukemia.org wrote: Send Felvtalk mailing

Re: [Felvtalk] Felvtalk Digest, Vol 30, Issue 30

2016-10-12 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
Wondering particularly all you folks who have multiple cats at home.   I have one reasonably healthy FeLV guy weighing in at 10 lbs and the other guy is a bit of a twerp at 6.2lbs as well as not having a lot of energy due his pain and poor vision..   the healthier guy is a maniac

Re: [Felvtalk] FIV/FeLV Kitty

2016-11-29 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
There are some who believe that Older Cats that have intact immune systems are not terribly prone to contracting the Virus It's a difficult call  My somewhat educated guess is that an older cat would do OK ( If you consider that many Feral Colonies exist for years with most of the

Re: [Felvtalk] Felvtalk Digest, Vol 32, Issue 19

2016-12-16 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
Randy . I wouldn't be so quick to rush to judgement about those who put their animals down when they become seriously ill... there are fiscal concerns to be considered and not everyone has the " hundreds of thousands of dollars" to put into uninsurable cats  My two FeLV cats have are

Re: [Felvtalk] Felvtalk Digest, Vol 33, Issue 10

2017-01-11 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
Nancy In keeping with Amani's response...would be VERY interested to know if the cats ( with which you have had success) were ( are) FeLV+ per IFA or FeLV at all. Owners of FeLV Kitties can get desperate to find ANYTHING that might help their cats and can spend their way into oblivion

Re: [Felvtalk] Omega 3/Moxxor

2017-01-12 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
nesday, January 11, 2017 5:39:27 PM Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Felvtalk Digest, Vol 33, Issue 10 Thanks everyone for the awesome response and advice. We will be back at the vet on Friday for the next round of blood tests and I will discuss all options and your advice with the vet. I really am e

Re: [Felvtalk] Felvtalk Digest, Vol 33, Issue 1

2017-01-05 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
Sherri... Once again...  although there have been some significant changes in her Bloodwork...  your little girl looks like she is quite far away from " bowing out " anytime soon   : )  I'm very glad that the Stanazol, Doxy combination has had positive effects for her in the past and

Re: [Felvtalk] Felvtalk Digest, Vol 33, Issue 5

2017-01-05 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
Ardy I find that if I do anything that puts pressure on the gums ( like trying to get a look when the cats are fighting it) it forces blood away from the gums and I can't get a good read  I wonder if the same wouldn't be true of a Kitty biting on a pen??. Though... with my Yogi...

Re: [Felvtalk] Availability of Winstrol....

2016-12-19 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
Randy... Yes... you DO have a good vet... or a least one that is willing to think outside the litter box.. I am getting VERY frustrated and soon very angry at the unwillingness of my local vets to have anything to do with Winstrol  I can not comprehend a  vet having NO reasonable

Re: [Felvtalk] Curly's appetite...

2016-12-20 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
Randy I'm not sure if the dosages of prednisone and Winstrol Curly will be getting are in the range that were formerly used for appetite stimulation in Kitties...( yes in the " old " days Corticosterioids AND anabolic Steroids were the go to drugs for appetite stimulation but often did

Re: [Felvtalk] Finding a vet to prescribe Winstrol Southern NY Region...

2016-12-21 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
ng to work with me, I would not be using them. I was polite but firm, and it worked. Ardy -Original Message- From: Felvtalk [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of ROBERT CHAPEL Sent: Monday, December 19, 2016 11:38 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re:

Re: [Felvtalk] Bogeys Blood Test Today

2016-12-20 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
Sherri... I don't know if it is possible to, perhaps, format the data differently but I am having a difficult time reading the Blood results...they are all running togetheralso are the data on the right the older and getting newer as we move to the left??  A shame this site doesn't (

Re: [Felvtalk] Bogey, Temptations and Lipidosis...

2016-12-18 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
I don't ever assume there is anything truly amiss with either of my boys appetites UNTIL they won't eat Temptations Chicken Treats   I am certain that whatever they put in those things would be illegal in the Human World  It's bizarre... my cats will take them over ACTUAL chicken...

Re: [Felvtalk] Felvtalk Digest, Vol 32, Issue 58

2016-12-24 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
Amani et al Any idea of the life expectancy of untreated non regenerative anemia in a FeLV catGot a call on Yogi's  Most Recent Bloodwork and the vet states HCT of 14 and non regenerative anemia  I was taken aback and didn't ask nearly enough questions but it was VERY clear that

Re: [Felvtalk] My Location...should you find an open minded vet...

2016-12-25 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
ve up on him yet. Amani -Original Message- From: Felvtalk [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of ROBERT CHAPEL Sent: December-24-16 2:54 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Felvtalk Digest, Vol 32, Issue 58 Amani et al Any idea of the life

Re: [Felvtalk] Felvtalk Digest, Vol 32, Issue 60

2016-12-25 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
f he is still eating, I wouldn?t give up on him yet. Amani -Original Message- From: Felvtalk [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of ROBERT CHAPEL Sent: December-24-16 2:54 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Felvtalk Digest, Vol 32, Issue 58 Amani

[Felvtalk] Re. Nutrition

2016-12-21 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
Sherri I wouldn't be worrying so much about her having the "perfect" diet so much as seeing that she eats _ something_ whatever it is.    It will be harder on her liver to NOT eat than to process kibble ( rule of thumb for me is that many generations of ferals ( and people!!) have managed to

Re: [Felvtalk] Felvtalk Digest, Vol 32, Issue 54

2016-12-22 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
I hope this doesn't sound disrespectful... but I'm perplexed at all the talk of  whether or not an animal has or does NOT have the virus at 8, 10 and 12 years old...   If an animal has lived this long it would appear that he/she has a much milder form of the virus or a variant about which

Re: [Felvtalk] Yogi...and decisions to be made...

2016-12-26 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
t to be better for him to be at home. But whatever decision you make, it will be the best one because you have done so much for your fur-babies, they love and appreciate you. Ardy -Original Message- From: Felvtalk [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of ROBERT CHAPEL Sen

Re: [Felvtalk] Little Mo

2017-04-11 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
Sheri. I could not BE more sorry to hear this... it is SO close to my heart as well and has been from the time you started to write about little MO.   Thank you so much for giving your love and care to this unfortunate little guy...  it's so hard to accept this level of injustice sometimes

Re: [Felvtalk] Mo

2017-04-12 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
I hope little Mo passes soon.Not that I want Mo to be gone but I want you to be able to actually grieve his loss rather than be subjected to the pain of wondering each day if THIS is the day and worrying if he is going to die while you are away from him. I don't know that they sense

Re: [Felvtalk] Vi, Mo ... and Jelly's decline and force feeding

2017-04-06 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
ats on our FELV room are all sweet as can be too. It always amazes me, the capacity animals have to forgive us for their suffering. How is Jelly? Have the meds helped at all? It's so hard to know what the right thing is sometimes. Sheri On Wed, Apr 5, 2017, 5:09 PM ROBERT CHAPEL wrote

Re: [Felvtalk] Mo

2017-04-10 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
Sheri.. I don't think I need to tell you that I REALLY feel for your struggle  I love that you have made a little place for mo where he can look out onto the outside world , feel the sun and look at the other little creatures ( that he would likely kill and eat if he had the

Re: [Felvtalk] Jelly...

2017-04-08 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
d throw it out there in case Jelly could be helped with something like that too? I hope you both are having a good evening and I'm willing the meds to work for Jelly from here! Sheri On Fri, Apr 7, 2017, 5:05 PM ROBERT CHAPEL wrote: Thank you all for your support and suggestions... It is a com

Re: [Felvtalk] Mo

2017-04-15 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
I'm so sorry Sheri... Mo was certainly lucky to have such a fine home for his brief little life...  You looked after him with love from the moment he came home with you until it was time to leave..  We can't give too much more than that.. Bob

Re: [Felvtalk] Food, Bad Jokes, Good Vets

2017-03-10 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
First... my apologies to those who did not get IMMEDIATELY that I was joking about using a knife to remove Jelly's fluid  I thought it would be a foregone conclusion anyone  one who takes the time to BE in this forum would ever do such a thing be it from cruelty or monumental

Re: [Felvtalk] Fluid in Lungs or Airway...

2017-03-06 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
Hello All: My remaining boy ( Magellin aka  " Jelly " ) has some kind of fluid either in his lungs or in his trachea... The oddest thing is that despite my hearing it ALL the time ( and even frequently cupping him to get him to cough and clear it a bit) 2 Vets have failed to hear it (

Re: [Felvtalk] Innoculations...

2017-03-02 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
) 2. Re: Losing patience (Marlene Snowman) 3. Re: Figaro... (ROBERT CHAPEL) -- Message: 1 Date: Thu, 2 Mar 2017 12:40:42 -0600 From: To: Margo , felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Losing patience

Re: [Felvtalk] Figaro...

2017-03-02 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
e: Knowing the " whys" of Win/Pred/Doxy (Jennifer Olson) 2. Re: RNA effects of Doxy (ROBERT CHAPEL) 3. Losing patience (Jennifer Olson) -- Message: 1 Date: Wed, 1 Mar 2017 22:19:00 -0600 From: Jennifer Olson To: felvtalk@f

Re: [Felvtalk] Knowing the " whys" of Win/Pred/Doxy

2017-03-01 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
Amani... If we consider the extended time frame for Doxy and multiple courses of other ABX it makes a certain "intuitive" sense that a non bacterial infection is going to require a longer period of time to have whatever non-specific ( read... not related to bacterial infection

Re: [Felvtalk] Fluid in Airway

2017-03-08 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
lain; charset="utf-8" Bob, Have you tried to record the sounds of his breathing to replay for a vet? Suppose you told them about past episodes & effects of thorough cleaning? Jen On Mar 6, 2017 8:33 PM, "ROBERT CHAPEL" wrote: Hello All: My remaining boy ( Mage

[Felvtalk] Bad News..

2017-04-03 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
Hello All: I'm going to make this somewhat brief as I've had my last two messages NOT post..nor had I received any group messages until about 5 minutes ago.. My remaining cat ( Magellin..  nee   Jelly )  who is my little love...  much like Amani's Zander.  Stopped eating a week and one half

Re: [Felvtalk] Vi and Mo...

2017-04-05 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
4 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: [Felvtalk] FW: FeLV talk still active Here is the exchange I have had with Bob. Bob, I hope it is okay to post for you, since your emails haven?t gone through. Amani From: ROBERT CHAPEL [mailto:bcha...@optonline.net] Sent: April-03-17 5:19 PM

Re: [Felvtalk] Syringe Feeding

2017-04-06 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
For folks who have Syringe Fed cats...  How much do you " force" at each feeding when a cat shows little interest in even swallowing that which you manage to get into his mouth...   Jelly fights it tooth and nail...   I am WAY behind in his caloric needs because he fights so vehemently now

Re: [Felvtalk] Jelly..

2017-04-07 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
our Subject line so it is more specific than "Re: Contents of Felvtalk digest..." Today's Topics: 1. Re: Syringe Feeding (ROBERT CHAPEL) 2. Re: Syringe Feeding (Amani Oakley) 3. So much to lose (Jennifer Olson) 4. Re: Vi, Mo ... and Jelly's decline

[Felvtalk] Checking in.....

2017-07-20 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
Things have been very quiet on the group lately...OR... I am once again not getting group mail Has there been activity I've missed?? My Hospice Boy ( Gilbert) is doing quite well for the moment but ( as we all know with such things it could change any minute...so I'll just enjoy it while

Re: [Felvtalk] 28 Cats..

2017-07-21 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
at. High cholesterol is all. No idea why that would be. He is now 2 1/2 years old, I hope he is around a long time. From: Felvtalk [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of ROBERT CHAPEL Sent: Thursday, July 20, 2017 10:28 AM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: [Fel

Re: [Felvtalk] eliminating extraneous text

2017-07-25 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
at felvtalk-ow...@felineleukemia.org When replying, please edit your Subject line so it is more specific than "Re: Contents of Felvtalk digest..." Today's Topics: 1. Re: A suggestion that could make it easier to keep up with posts... (ROB

Re: [Felvtalk] Surgery

2017-07-24 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
cats and not sure if they would pass germs and cause more harm. My Felv has no signs of illness since he was moved him indoor.I don't think he can be near the FIV cat. Thanks for any info -Original Message- From: Felvtalk [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of ROBERT

Re: [Felvtalk] A suggestion that could make it easier to keep up with posts...

2017-07-24 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
than "Re: Contents of Felvtalk digest..." Today's Topics: 1. Re: Surgery (dlg...@windstream.net) -- Message: 1 Date: Mon, 24 Jul 2017 22:28:26 -0500 From: To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Cc: ROBERT CHAPEL S

[Felvtalk] Nice Sentiment...

2017-04-24 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
Hello All: While I know that our group is about cats... lately friends and family have been losing their long time canine companions   I cam across the piece below quite by mistake but it moved me enough to pass it along...it applies equally to cats.. Bob C

Re: [Felvtalk] Nicely Stated...

2017-04-25 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
Hi Folks Once again I sent something to the list and it has not appeared in my mail...so I have no idea if it made it to the group.. My brother had to put down his buddy ( a border collie) of 14 yrs the other day and I had come across a piece a fellow wrote about losing his own dog

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