Steven, how long has Sammy lived with all the others?
On Sat, Mar 21, 2009 at 2:03 PM, spertus...@aol.com wrote:
My name is Steven with a long history of feline stewardship; will not say
owner because who owns who is always in question! :) Sorry for a long
Anna, I will give you my personal opinion dealing with severe diahrrea in 2
of my kitties, one of which is +. After many trips to the vet and having
many tests for parasites and doses of parasitic medicines, antibiotics,
trying fortiflora (which does help some), nothing completely resolved their
in hearing what your diet
consists of. Are there any particular proportions you use of the
chicken, bones, organ meat, egg, vitamins etc, and can bone meal be
used instead of bones? I don't know how I'd grind bones.
On 11-15, Tracey Shrout wrote: Anna, I will give you my personal
Crystal, have you tried a raw food for him? When I first got my positive
kitty, she had uncontrollable (bloody)
diarrhea, and I tried every food I could. The only thing that stopped it
was a raw food consisting of chicken and bones (among other ingredients).
She was on antibiotics, fortiflora,
I have a positive who has a loose lower canine tooth. I have never had this
problem in a cat. She is very clumsy (one bad eye) and I think she has
possibly just ran into something. Anyway, her tooth is now sticking
straight out. I worry that it may be getting infected, or that it may
I should have said before that I had called the vet when I first noticed it,
and they said as long as she was eating that she was probably ok. I hate
the thought of stressing her out to take her to the vet if it might just
fall out and be ok. When I first got her (a year ago), all of her upper
Boy, that is strange, sounds like he has been traumatized in the past. You
could possibly try an anti-anxiety med or even the kitty prozac. I use
buspirone for my kitty w/high anxiety. He used to be an only cat, then I
continued to rescue one cat after another and now have 4 others which he
I haven't heard any of you mention the cats diets. Are they eating a good
quality food? I believe that is one of the most important things to
consider. Isn't clavamox an antibiotic? I know they sometimes have side
effects. I don't know a whole lot about it, but probiotics would be
I do have a positive(healthy), and I do worry about my other 4 who are
negative (I mix). However, I have a 12 year old who has always had a
bad reaction (pain in the vax area) to the felv vax, so I will never give
him another one. As for the others, they have never had such a bad
Jane, thank you for all your posts. I don't post a lot, but you have a lot
of information to share. I am so sorry you lost MeMe, she was beautiful.
Thanks for your advice about the stomatitis, I am going to try that.
On Fri, Mar 5, 2010 at 1:34 PM, Alice Flowers
Lisa, I have a cat who was diagnosed w/stomatitis. She had stopped eating a
few different times and would cry sometimes when she ate. The vet didn't
recommend a teeth cleaning because of her age. I started giving her
Petzlife oral gel twice a day for at least a month -- just rubbed it on her
Your story is similar to mine. I also had a wonderful cat put down due to
my own and other people's ignorance, and the guilt will always been with
me. It is such a shame that the professionals are so uneducated. But
when I found Abbey, I was given options and she has given me so much
Bonnie, I have been using L-Lysine for almost 2 years now with absolutely no
problem. I also buy the 1 lb. container online, about $10-14 (very cheap),
it's the Now brand. Just do a search for it. It's the powder form,
pharmaceutical grade and I put 1/8 tsp in wet food daily (which is about 250
Stacy, I used to use Frontline on my 5 kitties but was always worried about
the toxicity of it. I started researching and found a great list about the
toxicity of flea and tick products on the NRDC (national resource defense
council) website. I've always questioned the safeness of those topical
It seems to me you care very much about Spanky and want to do the very best
for him just like I would. It also sounds like you don't trust your vets so
much. I would suggest a holistic vet. I am very leery of all the
conventional meds as well and tend to think they may do more harm than
That is wonderful Kerry! I hope you shared the results with the lab people
and the vet...and I wonder what their reaction was...could save lots of
kitties in the future. Thanks for sharing with us!
On Sat, Dec 25, 2010 at 1:06 PM, Kerry MacKenzie
Mary Lou, it's been a few days since you posted, but here's what I do for my
negative with stomatitus. She is an older cat (Allie) who had it when I
acquired her. The few times I've taken her to the vet, she was given an oral
antibiotic (because I can't pill her at all) to help with the bacteria
I recently had 2 of my cats vax'd for felv...make sure the vax doesn't have
an adjuvant...they are known to possibly cause a sarcoma at the injection
site...The brand was Merial, and it is 'PUREVAX Recombinant Leukemia Vaccine
and the VET *JET* transdermal. I have one cat who has reactions
Just to clarify, Merial's PUREVAX Recombinant Leukemia Vaccine and the VET
JET transdermal DOES NOT have an adjuvant!
On Fri, May 27, 2011 at 1:39 PM, Lynda Wilson longhornf...@verizon.netwrote:
My vet is out of town. Does anyone have an idea as to how long it takes for
a kitten or cat to be
I can't tell you much about the FIP, but as for the FELV, I can tell you
the most important thing you can do for them is give them a good
species-appropriate diet. I recommend a homemade or commercial raw diet. My
felv+ (Abbey) has been on it for over 3 years and is doing remarkably
Yes, I got the same message...I clicked on the link to 're-enable' and I
guess it worked...not malicious that I know of.
On Sun, Mar 11, 2012 at 8:07 PM, Sally Davis putty...@gmail.com wrote:
Did anyone else get an email from this group that says the emails are
bouncing? I am afraid to click
Hi Lauraine, here's my advice to you...Keep your kitty as stress free as
possible. Give him the best food you can afford, nothing is more important
(except for love) than good nutrition. In my opinion, the best thing to
feed him is a raw diet. If the ingredients are available to you, you can
Have you tried a raw diet for them? It's worked for me on many kitties.
Diarrhea goes away almost instantly. I had one who had it severely also,
the raw diet is the only thing that cured her. I believe it saved her life.
Antibiotics can contribute to the diarrhea as you probably know. Feed them
, that's a lot of cats!
On Thu, Dec 6, 2012 at 5:10 PM, Lorrie felineres...@frontier.com wrote:
A raw diet would be good, but with 26 cats I just can't do it.
Too expensive and too much work for my ancient self!
The kittens are better now with Albon and Kaolin.
On 12-06, Tracey Shrout
Lucky cats...bless you for taking care of all of them. Needs to be more
people like you!
On Fri, Dec 7, 2012 at 7:01 AM, Lorrie felineres...@frontier.com wrote:
On 12-06, Tracey Shrout wrote:
Lorrie, glad to know they're better! But, as far as price goes, I can
make it for about $1.30
Hello Maryam and Carrie,
I don't post much, but I feel I have to respond to your raw food comments.
Without question, I believe a complete and balanced raw food diet is the
most important thing you can give your cat. Some people just cannot be
convinced of it, unfortunately. I have a 5 yr old
KG, very well said...I wholeheartedly agree!
On Sat, Mar 16, 2013 at 11:51 AM, KG BarnCats kgbarnc...@gmail.com wrote:
For several years I have primarily fed home made raw to my horde of cats
(FELV + separated) and dogs, and have never had any food related problem
whatsoever. They are
I would suggest some probiotics...sounds like gut flora is off. Your vet
may carry it...it's called Probiocin...comes in a gel/paste form in a
syringe that cats like. Really helps with diarrhea. Also, a complete and
balanced raw food diet will do the trick also. Yogurt really doesn't have
Please, try a raw diet for these kitties. I had one felv+ with severe
diarrhea...went through all the meds and tests...it is the only reason she
is alive today at 5 years old. Another cat (negative) had bloody diarrhea,
and went through all the meds as well...it was her cure as well. They
I use program suspension, and have used it for many years with excellent
results. They do not make it here in the US anymore, it comes from the UK,
and I get it from amazon. It is one of the least toxic flea treatments
available, and that's why I use it. It's a creamy substance that you mix
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