Re: [Felvtalk] stray cat I took in has feline leukemia

2013-01-16 Thread Shelley Theye
Hi Tricia and All, I recently joined this group after finding out that a neighborhood feral cat that I trapped to neuter, tested positive for FeLV. I have him separate from my cats now, and he has, over a few months, actually become a lot tamer, not 100% yet, but so much better, allows

[Felvtalk] introduction and some questions

2013-08-08 Thread Shelley Theye
Hi, I finally was able to join your list and am so excited to be able to check in for advice and any questions I might have for my cat Leo. Some history- I trapped Leo last summer to TNR for a neighbor who offered to keep/feed him outdoors. He seemed feral, and was an elusive neighborhood

Re: [Felvtalk] introduction and some questions

2013-08-08 Thread Shelley Theye
was related to the other kittens from the abandoned house, they all were negative when tested. That owner took the 2 mom cats with him eventually, so I don't know if they both were neg. But I am guessing that he acquired this as an adult or he wouldn't have lived this long? Shelley Shelley Theye ve

Re: [Felvtalk] introduction and some questions

2013-08-08 Thread Shelley Theye
For some reason I did not receive the latest messages, so I am just sending a new email since I saw that Lee and Beth responded in the archives... Thanks Lee and Beth. I don't think my L- Lysine is the cat only version, but I sprinkled some on Leo's canned food and he ate it right up.

Re: [Felvtalk] Desperate Rescuer

2013-08-09 Thread Shelley Theye
Another thought, our small rescue group in NC will get food donations from the public sometimes, and we usually give some of it to people in the community that need help. Maybe she could check with some of the local larger rescue groups in her area to see if they might have extra food? They

Re: [Felvtalk] Felvtalk Digest, Vol 25, Issue 6

2013-08-10 Thread Shelley Theye
Hi Marcy, I didn't get your original email, but did see Margo's response. I seem to be having problems with only receiving some emails since recently joining this list. I don't have much experience with FeLV related illnesses yet, but I just wanted to ask if they ruled out something like

[Felvtalk] IFA tests/PCR tests

2013-08-14 Thread Shelley Theye
Hi, I want to bring Leo back in to get the IFA test. I was reading about the company that developed the IFA test, the National Veterinary Lab. Are they the company that most folks use or can my vet send to any lab, like Antech, etc. Is one lab considered more accurate than another? Are

Re: [Felvtalk] IFA tests/PCR tests

2013-08-14 Thread Shelley Theye
was same-day shipped to NY. On Wed, Aug 14, 2013 at 9:57 AM, Shelley Theye ve...@bellsouth.net wrote: Hi, I want to bring Leo back in to get the IFA test. I was reading about the company that developed the IFA test, the National Veterinary Lab. Are they the company that most folks

Re: [Felvtalk] IFA tests/PCR tests

2013-08-14 Thread Shelley Theye
. JME Margo -Original Message- From: Shelley Theye ve...@bellsouth.net Sent: Aug 14, 2013 9:57 AM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: [Felvtalk] IFA tests/PCR tests Hi, I want to bring Leo back in to get the IFA test. I was reading about the company that developed

[Felvtalk] IFA/PCR and question about missing emails

2013-08-15 Thread Shelley Theye
Hi, Thanks for the replies to my initial question. Lots of good insight regarding testing. I didn't realize about the PCR's showing regressive infection, thanks Lance. Does that mean same as latent? I just have one positive cat, so the test expense is something I would spring for if it

Re: [Felvtalk] Male Cat Urinary Crystals

2013-09-11 Thread Shelley Theye
Hi Bonnie, So sorry that Lucky is having urinary issues. If he is going in the litter box and crying, and not producing urine, I would take him back in or call the vet immediately. Did he have the surgery to remove his penis, can't think of the name of it, sorry, or did he just have a

Re: [Felvtalk] Male Cat Urinary Crystals

2013-09-11 Thread Shelley Theye
: Re: [Felvtalk] Male Cat Urinary Crystals I agree, left alone the condition is lethal. Don't Litter, Fix Your Critter! www.Furkids.org From: Shelley Theye ve...@bellsouth.net To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Wednesday, September 11, 2013 7:46 AM Subject: Re: [Felvtalk

Re: [Felvtalk] Update on Lucky

2013-09-11 Thread Shelley Theye
Glad Lucky is feeling a little better! I hope you get some good tips, etc. from the yahoo FLUTD group. How old is he? Also, is he FeLV positive? I think older cats are more prone to get uti's... Shelley On Sep 11, 2013, at 2:46 PM, Bonnie Hogue wrote: We spent a lot of time (and almost

Re: [Felvtalk] Ember-blood work concerns

2013-09-15 Thread Shelley Theye
Hi Lance, I just wanted to mention that my cat Jack, who does not have FeLV but does have heart disease and FLUTD, had high triglycerides a few years ago. That was when I was feeding grain free food with a high fat content. The vet wanted to do an abdominal ultrasound to check pancreas,

Re: [Felvtalk] Question about FeLV/FIV testing

2013-09-24 Thread Shelley Theye
Lee, Can you explain more about the 2 month period for the adults that you have that threw off the virus? Do you know when they were first exposed, in other words could they have had the FeLV virus for more than 2 months before they ever were tested? Shelley On Sep 24, 2013, at 11:15 AM,

Re: [Felvtalk] Question about FeLV/FIV testing

2013-09-24 Thread Shelley Theye
and ended up as a little street stray. From: Shelley Theye ve...@bellsouth.net To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Tuesday, September 24, 2013 10:49 AM Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Question about FeLV/FIV testing Lee, Can you explain more about the 2 month period for the adults that you

Re: [Felvtalk] Question about FeLV/FIV testing

2013-09-25 Thread Shelley Theye
vaccinating her. If they don't have enough antibodies built up by then, they never will! Maybe I am lucky, or just stupid, but I couldn't let an animal die form a lack of a home. On Tue, Sep 24, 2013 at 1:03 PM, Shelley Theye wrote: Hi Lee, Thanks for explaining. Not sure if there is hope

Re: [Felvtalk] Question about FeLV/FIV testing

2013-09-25 Thread Shelley Theye
have all my negatives vaccinated. It has been over 3 years since my last FeLV cat died. All of my negatives are still with me and are fine Sharyl From: Shelley Theye ve...@bellsouth.net To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Tuesday, September 24, 2013 2:03 PM Subject: Re: [Felvtalk

Re: [Felvtalk] Question about FeLV/FIV testing

2013-09-25 Thread Shelley Theye
strength with physical therapy. Vaccines are not the perfect answer to everything. From: Shelley Theye ve...@bellsouth.net To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Tuesday, September 24, 2013 1:03 PM Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Question about FeLV/FIV testing Hi Lee, Thanks

Re: [Felvtalk] Question about FeLV/FIV testing

2013-09-25 Thread Shelley Theye
Hi, Thanks for describing your cats' histories. Can you explain what you mean in the last few sentences of your posting? However, I do not mix positive-for- leukemia cats with my regular group. Right now all the cats who are with me are either negative or turned. Shelley On Sep 24, 2013,

Re: [Felvtalk] dermatitis, steroids, and FeLV+ cats

2013-11-06 Thread Shelley Theye
http://www.mustlovecats.net/Cat-Hair-Loss.html Shelley Shelley Theye ve...@bellsouth.net On Nov 5, 2013, at 8:34 PM, Lance wrote: Hi all, My Ember has had dermatitis for about two months now. A month ago, the vet gave her a Convenia shot, and that didn’t seem to change things much. I gave

Re: [Felvtalk] Best litter for FeLV?

2013-11-10 Thread Shelley Theye
?? Anyway, that was a long time ago, was a mystery, and he lived many more years... Hope it is something easy to fix and that he feels better soon, Shelley Shelley Theye ve...@bellsouth.net On Nov 10, 2013, at 1:25 PM, Michelle B wrote: Did vet do xrays to check for asthma? My cat did

Re: [Felvtalk] research on feline interferon alpha

2013-11-12 Thread Shelley Theye
is not symptomatic right now, so the only thing I give him occasionally is Lysine. Shelley Shelley Theye ve...@bellsouth.net On Nov 11, 2013, at 8:50 PM, Lance wrote: I think the de Mari feline recombinant interferon omega study was done with symptomatic FeLV+ cats. I think. If I already had interferon

Re: [Felvtalk] research on feline interferon alpha

2013-11-12 Thread Shelley Theye
. Katherine On Tue, Nov 12, 2013 at 8:04 AM, Shelley Theye ve...@bellsouth.net wrote: Lance, Thanks so much for explaining the difference between the 2 interferons. I did not realize that there were 2 types. I had asked Leo's new vet about using it as a preventative, and since she could

Re: [Felvtalk] research on feline interferon alpha

2013-11-12 Thread Shelley Theye
://tcyte.com/. On Tue, Nov 12, 2013 at 10:58 AM, Shelley Theye ve...@bellsouth.net wrote: Thanks Katherine. So LTCI is the same thing Lance is referring to as feline recombinant interferon omega ? Shelley On Nov 12, 2013, at 9:34 AM, Katherine K. wrote: Hi Shelley and Jennifer, When my

Re: [Felvtalk] research on feline interferon alpha

2013-11-13 Thread Shelley Theye
don’t think it has any taste. Ember doesn’t seem to care. Either form is fairly cheap, and certainly less expensive per dose than even the human interferon. Amazon has both for sale. On Nov 12, 2013, at 10:51 AM, Shelley Theye ve...@bellsouth.net wrote: Thanks, I'll check out the link

Re: [Felvtalk] research on feline interferon alpha

2013-11-13 Thread Shelley Theye
) pill a day for immune health. It is resonable in cost and there are 200 pills in the bottle, so it lasts a lot. It is an Eastern herb. Just a thought if you want to get some from a holistic vet. On Tue, Nov 12, 2013 at 7:04 AM, Shelley Theye wrote: Lance, Thanks so much for explaining

Re: [Felvtalk] Topical Flea Control

2013-11-27 Thread Shelley Theye
I would worry that if it is on their fur, they would ingest when they groom. Isn't it described to be like tiny pieces of broken glass to insects? Shelley Shelley Theye ve...@bellsouth.net On Nov 27, 2013, at 9:53 AM, Beth wrote: I would definitely use it cautiously. I used

Re: [Felvtalk] Prayers needed for Bear

2013-12-25 Thread Shelley Theye
Michelle, I am sending prayers and positive healing thoughts to Bear, hope he starts to feel better soon. Sounds like you are a wonderful mom. Shelley On Dec 24, 2013, at 7:15 PM, lernermiche...@aol.com wrote: Turns out it does not look like FIP, looks like hemolytic anemia, where he is

Re: [Felvtalk] Suzy's Zoo in SC

2014-01-06 Thread Shelley Theye
Maybe the person (second chance meows) who mentioned this rescue having a website and facebook page could post the links since others have never heard of them? I definitely agree with Beth and would want to know a lot more and err on the side of caution. I was thinking that for some cats,

[Felvtalk] fvrcp vaccines- yes or no?

2014-08-11 Thread Shelley Theye
Hi All, I asked last year when Leo was due for his yearly check-up, about how everyone feels about vaccinating their Leukemia pos. cats in general. The replies I received cautioned not to vaccinate for FVRCP, that is caused cats to become ill afterwards. I have to get Leo vacc. for rabies

Re: [Felvtalk] fvrcp vaccines- yes or no?

2014-08-13 Thread Shelley Theye
and protective cat parent. Best wishes for you and Leo, Lance On Aug 11, 2014, at 8:47 AM, Shelley Theye ve...@bellsouth.net wrote: Hi All, I asked last year when Leo was due for his yearly check-up, about how everyone feels about vaccinating their Leukemia pos. cats in general

Re: [Felvtalk] Felvtalk Digest, Vol 5, Issue 6

2014-08-14 Thread Shelley Theye
digest... Today's Topics: 1. Re: fvrcp vaccines- yes or no? (Shelley Theye) 2. Re: New have question (dlg...@windstream.net) 3. Re: FELV contagious (dlg...@windstream.net) -- Message: 1 Date: Wed, 13 Aug

Re: [Felvtalk] Felvtalk Digest, Vol 5, Issue 6

2014-08-15 Thread Shelley Theye
Maya, I am so so sorry to hear this sad news about your cat. I can understand why you would be so nervous about ever vaccinating again. Thank you for sharing this. Shelley On Aug 14, 2014, at 3:20 PM, Maya D'Alessio mde...@gmail.com wrote: I know this is anecdotal, and not properly tested

Re: [Felvtalk] Felvtalk Digest, Vol 5, Issue 6

2014-08-15 Thread Shelley Theye
her the most, although I suspect it might be me. Jen On Aug 14, 2014, at 12:04 PM, Shelley Theye wrote: Hi Kat, Thanks so much for your reply. Do you have any references or a website that covers the vaccination issue with pos. cats or are you speaking from personal experience

Re: [Felvtalk] Blood in Stool

2016-08-14 Thread Shelley Theye
to try to figure it out, because after so many years of terrible stools, now he is symptom free and has been for a number of years. He eats Royal Canin rabbit and green pea. Not what I would like to feed, but in his case it was the answer. In case this might help. Shelley Shelley Theye ve

Re: [Felvtalk] Life Gold and Nu-Pet Feline Antioxidant

2017-06-19 Thread Shelley Theye
Hi Sandy, I think that it is the old FIV vaccine that you are thinking of. It is no longer on the market. Once cats were vaccinated with it they would test positive on a SNAP test. Cats vaccinated with the FeLV vaccine will not test positive afterwards, at least that I have ever heard.

Re: [Felvtalk] Wonderful, helpful answers,

2017-11-22 Thread Shelley Theye
Hi again Theresa, I am not understanding the circumstances. Was the cat left at a vet clinic? Is your daughter’s friend adopting him? If so, send the toys along with him to his home. If he seems OK health-wise, other than testing positive, he could live for years and be happy and a wonderful

Re: [Felvtalk] Question

2017-11-22 Thread Shelley Theye
Actually, Feline Leukemia can also be transmitted through ‘friendly’ contact. Sharing food/water and grooming each other over a period of time. The virus only lives for a few hours in the environment, so really just cleaning out the food/water bowls and litter box after the cat leaves should

Re: [Felvtalk] Batman Felv Positive Having Neurological issues.

2018-10-18 Thread Shelley Theye
with heart issues sometimes but it is prednisolone (which is > a corticosteroid) and it isn’t Winstrol (which is an anabolic steroid). > > Amani > > From: Felvtalk <mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org>> On Behalf Of Shelley Theye > Sent: October 18, 2018 4:29 PM > To: fe

Re: [Felvtalk] Batman Felv Positive Having Neurological issues.

2018-10-18 Thread Shelley Theye
and I would probably take the risk if my > cat was doing poorly (as mine was). Thank you though for that information, > which I definitely did not know. I will have to keep it in mind. > > Amani > > From: Felvtalk On Behalf Of Shelley > Theye > Sent: October 18, 2018 6:

Re: [Felvtalk] Batman Felv Positive Having Neurological issues.

2018-10-18 Thread Shelley Theye
Hi Katy, So sorry that Batman is going through this! Did they look at Batman’s heart while he was at the vet hospital? Specifically did they do an echocardiogram? I am guessing that they had no reason to with his initial symptoms so they probably didn’t? Maybe he has heart disease that the