[Felvtalk] Introduction - new here (LONG)

2008-12-13 Thread Southernes
I just found this list after doing a little on line reading. I joined this list to learn more about the issues surrounding caring for a Feline Leukemia positive cat. Here's our story: I have never owned a cat or even been around a cat in my life and I'm almost 52. Two years ago this coming

Re: [Felvtalk] Introduction - new here (LONG)

2008-12-14 Thread Southernes
In a message dated 12/14/2008 12:19:08 AM Central Standard Time, maima...@duo-county.com writes: Love him with all your and do not fear the future. Everyone who loves and is loved has a broken heart eventually and, just as eventually, breaks another's heart. Learn from him. He's

Re: [Felvtalk] Introduction - new here (LONG)

2008-12-14 Thread Southernes
In a message dated 12/14/2008 12:49:47 AM Central Standard Time, drosenfe...@wi.rr.com writes: In your case, if the pancreatitis is still going, the trick is to feed something that won't irritate the pancreas. Slippery slope, but doable. Do you have any suggestions as to what that might

[Felvtalk] Interferon use?

2008-12-16 Thread Southernes
When I first took General to the vet I use now, the vet started him on interferon, liquid, 7 days on and 7 days off. I did that for a long time but since he's been having all these tummy problems, it seems that when I give it to him now he vomits that day. Are you folks on interferon?

[Felvtalk] General didn't eat breakfast

2008-12-20 Thread Southernes
Do I need to be worried? He seemed fine this morning, but he didn't eat. He's spent the day in the living room, but not curled on the heat vent like he has done in the past. When he's been feeling bad before he curls up on the heat vent. He's not been very social today but he isn't doing

Re: [Felvtalk] General didn't eat breakfast

2008-12-22 Thread southernes
He is eating, he just doesn't seem to want his canned food.? I swear he's like my son was when he was little.? He got sick after eating a grilled cheese sandwich once and to this day he won't eat grilled cheese.? General was eating canned food and loving it when he had an attack of what we

[Felvtalk] General seems to have a fever

2008-12-27 Thread Southernes
he hasn't eaten again today. he was eating fine the last few days, but today he didn't eat and he's staying in his bed and really isn't communicating with anyone, and this is a social cat.  His little nose and his ears are warm.  No jaundice of his eyes or gums that I can see.  He was sneezing

Re: [Felvtalk] General seems to have a fever

2008-12-27 Thread Southernes
he has only failed to eat today. He was eating fine yesterday. He perked up a little just in the last 10 minutes, came over and made biscuits on my tummy and nowhe's taking a bath in the recliner :-) THANKS ** One site keeps you connected to all your email: AOL Mail, Gmail,

Re: [Felvtalk] General seems to have a fever

2008-12-28 Thread Southernes
Well, he ate the broth of the canned chicken I had (regular people Tyson white meat canned chicken) and then he ate 3 or 4 bites of the actual meat. This morning he's done the same thing. No cat food but he'll drink that broth and eat some of the meat. He's much perkier today and as far as

Re: [Felvtalk] General seems to have a fever

2008-12-28 Thread Southernes
This is just canned chicken, not broth, and the can says 100% canned chicken. It doesn't say anything about any spices. ** One site keeps you connected to all your email: AOL Mail, Gmail, and Yahoo Mail. Try it now.

Re: [Felvtalk] General seems to have a fever

2008-12-28 Thread Southernes
I just won't give it to him any more. It's Tyson canned chicken breast. ** One site keeps you connected to all your email: AOL Mail, Gmail, and Yahoo Mail. Try it now. (http://www.aol.com/?optin=new-dpamp; icid=aolcom40vanityamp;ncid=emlcntaolcom0025)

Re: [Felvtalk] General ~ tysons canned chicken breast nutrition facts

2008-12-28 Thread Southernes
It's ok, I'm not going to give it to him anymore. Sorry guys, I didn't mean to create a fuss or this much discussion! I know I've done wrong now. I won't do it again. ** One site keeps you connected to all your email: AOL Mail, Gmail, and Yahoo Mail. Try it now.

Re: [Felvtalk] Sidney, How is General?

2008-12-30 Thread Southernes
He's eating but now he seems to be throwing up what he eats. he has no fever and he acts normal. Has been fever free and acting normal for the last couple of days. The not eating and the fever was just one day. But I gave him Meow mix wet the last few days and he threw it up twice. I just

Re: [Felvtalk] Could anyone help?

2009-01-28 Thread southernes
Try the Consumer Affairs division of the State Attorney General's office (not the same thing as the District Attorney). -Original Message- From: Chris ti...@mindspring.com To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Wed, 28 Jan 2009 5:34 pm Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Could anyone help?

Re: [Felvtalk] FeLV survey, please take part, just a personal one to better undertsand FeLV.

2009-02-07 Thread southernes
AT WHAT AGE DID YOUR CAT BECOME FeLV POSITIVE? WHAT TREATMENTS DID YOU DO/ARE DOING? WHAT FOOD DO/DID YOU FEED? WHAT LIFESTYLE DO YOUR CATS LEAD, E.G; INDOOR, OUTDOOR/BOTH ? LIVE WITH OTHER CATS OR NOT? HAS YOUR CAT HAD/HAVE ANY OTHER ILLNESSES AND OR STRESS IN LIFE? IF SO WHAT? WHAT AGE IS

Re: [Felvtalk] FeLV survey, please take part, just a personal one to better undertsand FeLV.

2009-02-09 Thread southernes
he General sounds like a fabulous cat. It is great that he persisted. Are you using l-lycine as a supplement? Thanks, he is a really special guy. He's won all of us non-cat people in the family over (except the dog, and she still hate him). I know of Dr. Dodds from having an epileptic dog

Re: [Felvtalk] forms of lysine

2009-03-06 Thread Southernes
The one I use is a powder, bought from my vet, that I sprinkle on food. Sidney and the General ** Need a job? Find employment help in your area. (http://yellowpages.aol.com/search?query=employment_agenciesamp; ncid=emlcntusyelp0005)

Re: [Felvtalk] FeLV survey, please take part, just a personal one to better u...

2009-03-07 Thread Southernes
In a message dated 3/6/2009 9:38:47 PM Central Standard Time, lauriesk...@mchsi.com writes: Mine also like Viralys which is a flavored powder and about 3 times as expensive as the pills. That's the one I'm using. From the vet. Sidney and the General ** Need a job? Find

Re: [Felvtalk] Devastated and Ignorant-Confused-New Diagnosis in Multiple Cat...

2009-03-21 Thread Southernes
In a message dated 3/21/2009 3:45:46 PM Central Daylight Time, dlg...@windstream.net writes: i believe that it is our cats who own us I never had a cat until the General came to live with me. I named him for a cat in the John Wayne movie True Grit. Mattie Ross says to Rooster Cogburn You

Re: [Felvtalk] Introduction

2009-03-22 Thread Southernes
where are you located? I volunteer at a humane shelter in Tennessee and unfortunately their current policy is to euthanize any cats that come in and test positive. I am trying to change their thinking :-) Sidney ** Feeling the pinch at the grocery store? Make dinner for $10 or

Re: [Felvtalk] Euthanizing FELV+ cats in shelters

2009-03-23 Thread southernes
The shelter where I volunteer is a no kill shelter unless the cat tests positive for Feline Leukemia or Feline Aids. If they do, they are immediately euthanized. That day. ?? What I'd like to do is to convince them to give me a few days to see if I can find anyone who will adopt these cats

Re: [Felvtalk] Euthanizing FELV+ cats in shelters

2009-03-23 Thread Southernes
In a message dated 3/23/2009 11:05:35 AM Central Daylight Time, ma...@bemikitties.com writes: I agree 100% with Anita, we live in a world where more and more people become less responsible, less humane and less caring about anything *but* themselves. Until that changes nothing else will.

Re: [Felvtalk] Euthanizing FELV+ cats in shelters

2009-03-23 Thread southernes
Do they hold and re-test? Cats with FIV can live a normal lifespan. nope.  Cats with FeLV+ can live a normal lifespan altho' I realize it isn't common.  But they don't retest.  They test once and that's it. -Original Message- From: Stray Cat Alliance

Re: [Felvtalk] Euthanizing FELV+ cats in shelters

2009-03-23 Thread southernes
The cats in the shelter where I volunteer are not feral.? They are/were someone's pets, at least they appear to have been around humans during the time as kittens when they adapt to human interaction.? Some were dropped, and some are brought in.? But if the cat is FeLV+ the shelter won't

[Felvtalk] ok, interferon question here

2009-04-08 Thread Southernes
My guy is a very big (15.5 lb) FeLV+. he's supposed to be taking interferon on a week and off a week. It has gotten to the point that now after about 3 days on, he seems to feel bad, he curls up and won't leave the bed all day and won't eat. I stop the interferon and he's good to go again

[Felvtalk] Has anyone here used Vetricine for immune boosting

2009-04-14 Thread southernes
My Miniature Schnauzer has a host of things wrong with her.? She's on Vetricine to boost her immune system.? Since General won't eat his food with the immune support stuff in it I've been sprinkling Vetricine on it along with his lysine and he loves it.? Apparently vetricine tastes better than

Re: [Felvtalk] questions about how to handle an felv+/non-symptomatic cat

2009-04-14 Thread southernes
can you guys tell me that there is a chance finley could still fight this virus? I can tell you that my guy came in as a stray 2 years ago weighing 10 lbs and being tested as positive.? he's in the house, he weighs 15.5 lbs and he's doing great.? He gets some runny eyes and sneezes

Re: [Felvtalk] Has anyone here used Vetricine for immune boosting

2009-04-14 Thread southernes
1 cc a day for 7 days and then off for 7 days.? he weighs 15.5 lbs.? After about 3 days he'd get punky and just not feel well, stay in the bedroom and not eat and/or throw up. Just wondering - How much of a daily dose of interferon did you give him?? ? Gloria?

Re: [Felvtalk] Has anyone here used Vetricine for immune boosting

2009-04-14 Thread Southernes
all I know is that my vet gave me a little vial with an eye dropper. From that I draw out 1 cc and squirt it in his mouth. The vial is small, and is only marked interferon on the label. Sidney ** Access 350+ FREE radio stations anytime from anywhere on the web. Get the Radio

Re: [Felvtalk] Has anyone here used Vetricine for immune boosting

2009-04-14 Thread Southernes
In a message dated 4/14/2009 5:36:44 PM Central Daylight Time, souther...@aol.com writes: squirt it in his mouth. that would be the cat's mouth, not the vet's mouth :-) ** Access 350+ FREE radio stations anytime from anywhere on the web. Get the Radio Toolbar!

Re: [Felvtalk] Has anyone here used Vetricine for immune boosting

2009-04-14 Thread Southernes
In a message dated 4/14/2009 5:55:11 PM Central Daylight Time, gbl...@aristotle.net writes: If it were making one of my cats sick, I'd probably just lower the dose, but that's just a gut reaction. Might discuss it with the vet, of course, or research it a bit. well, I did. My vet

Re: [Felvtalk] Has anyone here used Vetricine for immune boosting

2009-04-14 Thread Southernes
ok, we'll try for one day on and one day off and see how we do ** Access 350+ FREE radio stations anytime from anywhere on the web. Get the Radio Toolbar! (http://toolbar.aol.com/aolradio/download.html?ncid=emlcntusdown0002) ___

Re: [Felvtalk] Petey isn't eating and x-rays have found nothing

2009-04-15 Thread Southernes
HAS anyone done a CBC? I'm wondering if his red blood cell count is down, which might account for the shortness of breath since they carry oxygen. Pale gums can be a sign of low red blood cells. I'm not a vet, I've just got a dog with low red and white cells from a tick borne disease.

Re: [Felvtalk] Charlotte is going back to the vet tommorrow

2009-04-23 Thread Southernes
I'm certainly not a vet, so maybe this is overkill, but I'm very cautious about carrying disease/germs etc. when I come back from the shelter (I volunteer there) I am afraid, not that I'll infect anyone there, but that my FeLV+ boy will pick up some germ from there. So I don't take him there

Re: [Felvtalk] Intro

2009-04-27 Thread Southernes
I can't tell you much about the seperation part as I only have the one cat, and have never had one before this one. I just want to put in my 2 cents for the idea that FeLv+ cats can live very happy lives. I have one that I've had for 2 years. he may get sick tomorrow, and he has been sick

[Felvtalk] yearly vaccinations for FeLv+ cats

2009-05-12 Thread Southernes
It's time for the General's yearly checkup. I've had him for 2 years. He's had a rabies shot and a calici virus shot and FVRCP booster when I got him and then the next year as well. I'm not a big vaccination person, I no longer allow my dog to be vaccinated. This cat was a stray, and he is

Re: [Felvtalk] Anyone on LiveJournal's catlovers group?

2009-06-01 Thread Southernes
I had the same problem. I'm registered but I couldn't get on that site. Sidney ** An Excellent Credit Score is 750. See Yours in Just 2 Easy Steps!