Re: OT: Melange (negative blood in urine)

2005-02-14 Thread Lernermichelle
Jill, do you know what Gary's HCT is? I am so amazed at how well she seems to be doing!! I really, really wonder what is happening with her, and hope that it continues. Michelle

Immuno-Regulin

2005-02-14 Thread Lernermichelle
I am just wondering if anyone on the list has used Immuno-regulin, and why we never talk about it as a potential remedy for anemia that is not diagnosable? The article on the felineleukemia.org website says it is helpful for that and for general FeLV-related crashing, and I talked to the vet

Re: Gary's HRT, treatment plan

2005-02-14 Thread Lernermichelle
if you think the dex might have helped her, she can get that fairly frequently if she needs it (if she starts to crash again). I have even given it two days in a row on occasion when it is near the end (as with Simon both times I thought it was near the end). Michelle In a message dated

Re: Gary's HRT, treatment plan

2005-02-14 Thread Lernermichelle
You also might want to read the article on Immuno-Regulin on the felineleukemia.org website and ask your vet about it. Michelle In a message dated 2/14/05 4:11:01 PM Eastern Standard Time, [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: Michelle, She hasn't had another blood test since hertransfusion and we

Re: Gary - Immunoregulin

2005-02-15 Thread Lernermichelle
If she will give you the shots, you can give them subcutaneously at home without having to stress her by bringing her in. I did that. A lot of vets do not like to send home drawn injections, though. Michelle

Re: Gary's anemia treatment

2005-02-17 Thread Lernermichelle
I have really been wishing, now, that Simon was able to get that transfusion the day before he died. he freaked out and needed to be put in an oxygen tent, and they said it could kill him to keep trying or sedate him in his condition. Afterwards I felt horrible that I had even tried. Now I feel

Re: Gary's anemia treatment

2005-02-17 Thread Lernermichelle
Steroids can save their life, though, if they are having an auto-immune response. And it can greatly improve and lengthen quality of life when they have lymphoma. Michelle In a message dated 2/16/05 11:05:11 PM, [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: I really hate the idea of steroids, even if they make

Re: question

2005-02-17 Thread Lernermichelle
We have given Benadryl to our dogs for anxiety also, like during thunderstorms, as well as for allergies. Michelle In a message dated 2/17/05 5:51:30 PM Eastern Standard Time, [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: I have a client, (I'm a dog trainer), that uses benadryl for her Lab's allergies.

Re: question

2005-02-17 Thread Lernermichelle
Tonya, Please, please try the Benadryl. My Patches does the same thing, and it is stress not allergies, and the Benadryl helps and does not seem to have side effects. Michelle

Re: For Hideyo -- Your loss of Suzi

2005-02-17 Thread Lernermichelle
Hideyo, I know why you feel the way you do. But I read your description of what happened and what you did. I would have done exactly the same thing as you without any changes. I would have jumped at the chance to pick them up right after surgery instead of leaving them there all day, if it

Re: question

2005-02-17 Thread Lernermichelle
Tonya, I use plug-in and on top of that I spray the spray every morning. I think it helps to do both. Michelle In a message dated 2/17/05 7:21:23 PM Eastern Standard Time, [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: Hi Barbara, I just talked with Brenda about refilling my feliway plug ins. I

OT: Charlie (FIV+ in MA) needs help and a home

2005-02-17 Thread Lernermichelle
I am writing to see if anyone has any ideas. I go to the local shelter, where my positives came from, twice a day to take care of Lamby, a disabled sheep who lives in the feral cat yard (she is very popular among the cats and has convinced a number of them to trust us too!). At this

Re: OT: Charlie (FIV+ in MA) needs help and a home

2005-02-17 Thread Lernermichelle
Patti, thank you so, so much! I had just found the FIV yahoo group and joined and posted about him. I will post about him on all the other addresses you sent me too. Thank you!!! Michelle In a message dated 2/17/05 9:12:29 PM Eastern Standard Time, [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: My heart

Re: OT: Charlie (FIV+ in MA) needs help and a home

2005-02-17 Thread Lernermichelle
Thanks, Nina, but aren't you in California? I'm in Massachusetts, so it might be kind of hard to get him to California! I was at Gay Pride in Boston last summer and a shelter from a town near Boston actually had a similar idea to yours-- they had a stand set up with information about FIV

Re: OT: Charlie (FIV+ in MA) needs help and a home

2005-02-17 Thread Lernermichelle
Wow, thanks! If you were to try one of these, which one would you try first? I have to go find him and pill him twice a day and am already giving him 2 pills each time so do not want to add much more. He also does not have his own food so can not get stuff in food. Though I guess I could

Re: OT: Charlie (FIV+ in MA) needs help and a home

2005-02-17 Thread Lernermichelle
Yes, I am very lucky to have found him. Sometimes he seems too good to be true. Especially since I often seem like a "special needs" partner! Michelle In a message dated 2/17/05 9:58:50 PM Eastern Standard Time, [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: By the way, your Gray seems like a wonderful

For kathy

2005-02-18 Thread Lernermichelle
kathy, I just subscribed to an FIV list serve to try to find Charlie a home, and the first post I received was someone talking about their cat Legolas! I was so confused for a second. I had never heard of a cat with that name before. Just wanted to let you know there is another out there

Re: OT: Charlie (FIV+ in MA) needs help and a home

2005-02-18 Thread Lernermichelle
Thanks, Julie. There was a ringworm epidemic at the shelter many months before Charlie got there, so maybe it is that. Though it does not look like ringworm, but from your post I guess sometimes maybe it doesn't look stereotypical. They did a skin scraping to check for mange, but I do not

Re: OT: Charlie (FIV+ in MA) needs help and a home

2005-02-18 Thread Lernermichelle
Actually, going to visit my mom and my 28 year old horse in NJ. If everyone is healthy and mobile, that will be enough to please me. Michelle In a message dated 2/18/05 11:29:50 AM, [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: Michelle, I hereby ORDER you to have a great time this weekend; hope you go

Re: OT: Charlie (FIV+ in MA) needs help and a home

2005-02-18 Thread Lernermichelle
And I called and left a message at the shelter about the ringworm already. And am spending so much time getting things ready for the cat sitter (Gray is away too) that I am never going to even get out of the house! Michelle In a message dated 2/18/05 11:29:50 AM, [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

Re: Dont know what to do

2005-02-19 Thread Lernermichelle
She sounds anemic. Many FeLV cats get anemic. There are different causes, and some of them are treatable. THere is something called hemobartanella that is a blood parasite that is treatable with certain antibiotics (doxicycline?), a condition where they kill their own red blood cells that is

Re: Dont know what to do

2005-02-19 Thread Lernermichelle
I did not catch the turning yellow part. If she is yellow and pale, it sounds like my Simon did. He had lymphoma in his liver and bone marrow. Chemotherapy helped him for 2 months and might have helped for longer but he had a reaction to the cancer where he started killing all his red blood cells

Re: New to List

2005-02-19 Thread Lernermichelle
Look at the artivcle on Immuno-regulin on this group's web site. Also the archived messages on feline interferon. If your cat is killing her own red blood cells she may need steroids for a while to reverse that. I would take her to an internist if you can. Michelle

Re: Dont know what to do

2005-02-19 Thread Lernermichelle
Sorry--ignore my message about turning yellow. I got that from Belinda's emal. Michelle In a message dated 2/19/2005 11:58:44 AM Eastern Standard Time, [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: Sorry I misread your email I thought it said she was getting yellow, but it say's her gums are getting white, she

Re: miatia

2005-02-19 Thread Lernermichelle
If she does not eat by tomorrow morning you really should syringe some food into her. If cats go 48 hours without eating, they can develop a condition called fatty liver, or hepatic lipidosis, which can kill them. It is a cat thing, and does not happen to other species, but needs to be avoided at

Re: Hills food question...

2005-02-21 Thread Lernermichelle
My dog was on that for a while and then we found some commercial diet food with better ingredients (can't remember the name now, as for the past year +she has had cancer and came off the diet food and onto better quality all meat stuff, and has gained almost 20 pounds on it!). I think there

Re: Hills food question...

2005-02-21 Thread Lernermichelle
Actually, Wellness has a "lite" dry food and I think also wet foods. It is a good brand. My positive Jo got really fat at one point and I switches her to that. She got lymphoma shortly afterwards, though, so I started feeding her whatever she wanted at that point. I don't think the food

Re: bone marrow test

2005-02-21 Thread Lernermichelle
I agree that I would not put a cat out for any length of time unless necessary (they said it was necessary to determine Simon's chemo treatment), but it is a small needle and they are out and I really do not think it caused any pain with Simon. I am not saying I would do it for an FeLV

Re: Ginger Vitamin B 12-folic acid injections

2005-02-22 Thread Lernermichelle
Sending healing vibes for Ginger. If she stops eating again, I would take her in and try to get a diagnosis. Have you given her catnip? If she'll eat it, it's an appetite stimulant that you don't have to force on them. Michelle

Re: Tip is Gone

2005-02-23 Thread Lernermichelle
Oh my god, I am so sorry. Michelle In a message dated 2/22/05 11:38:14 PM, [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: I couldn't sleep tonight so I got a flash light and look again in the wooded area behind my house. I found my baby he has been dead for a couple days. His body was wet from rain we had over

Re: opening for felv+ baby male

2005-02-23 Thread Lernermichelle
I am almost positive that the shelter where I volunteer will have someone who fits the bill, as there are many positives there and it is the only shelter in the area that cares for positives. Your client already adopted one cat from the shelter so should have the contact info. I suppose she

Re: Ginger update2

2005-02-23 Thread Lernermichelle
No, not necessarily. Sometimes it forms in and around the tissues of organs. It often can only be detected through an ultrasound. Intestinal lymphoma can cause lack of appetite and also diarrhea. But it might not be lymphoma at all. A lot of FeLV+ cats have unexplained bouts of anemia and

Re: Ginger update2

2005-02-23 Thread Lernermichelle
In my experience anorexia comes before they otherwise act sick, but they do usually start acting sick after a little while too if they have lymphoma. But there are fast growing and slow growing lymphomas. Blood work can let you know how her organs are functioning. If there is a problem with

Re: Ringworm?

2005-02-26 Thread Lernermichelle
I can not imagine there is anything else to do other than what you are doing. If you want a natural treatment, tea tree oil, which you can get in any health food store, is an anti-fungal and kills ringworm (I myself had a spot of ringworm last summer and used that to get rid of it and it

Re: Loki Advice: fleas, throwing up

2005-02-26 Thread Lernermichelle
You get get Laxastat or laxatone at most pet food stores and most vet offices. My Patches likes it and licks it out of a bowl like it's a treat. I give it to her once a day in the morning. If I run out and don't give it to her for a few days she starts vomiting again. She is semi-long haired.

Re: how to best sterilize a kitty condo?

2005-02-26 Thread Lernermichelle
If you do the spray bleach, I would think that then leaving it outside for a few days would be enough so you would not have to rinse it. I think the harmful stuff in bleach actually evaporates. But I don't use bleach much, so I'm not sure. Michelle

Re: New FeLV+ Cat, transfusion yesterday. Please see blood results.

2005-02-28 Thread Lernermichelle
I would do Immunoregulin instead of Interferon. There is no indication that interferon can help a cat rebound from anemia, while there are some anecdotal reports that immunoregulin can. Feline interferon is another story, but has to be imported from England with FDA approval (see archived

Re: New FeLV+ Cat, transfusion yesterday. Please see blood results.

2005-02-28 Thread Lernermichelle
steroid side effects are usually only long-term. the only short-term side effects is that every once in a blue moon a cat gets diabetes from one or two shots of depomedrol, but usually even that side effect is after months of use. If there is lymphoma or a hyper-immune reaction, steroids

Re: outdoor arrangments (was:Tip is Gone)

2005-03-03 Thread Lernermichelle
I actually lock my cats in at night, because we have fishers and other creatures in the area. So they only have access to the yard during the day. Michelle In a message dated 3/2/05 10:48:22 PM Eastern Standard Time, [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: Great horned owls have been known to kill

Re: Effie has her angel's wings

2005-03-03 Thread Lernermichelle
Del, I am so so sorry. Like Simon, Effie has been followed so closely by this list that I, and I bet others, feel like I knew her. I am very sad to hear she is gone. She had a long run with the cancer, which is amazing, but it does not make the end any easier. Michelle

Re: Michelle, How's Lucy?

2005-03-03 Thread Lernermichelle
Thank you for that tip. She has a large bladder stone, no crystals, and her ph was borderline so they could not tell which kind of stone, struvite or oxylate. We are trying the food that helps with struvite, as well as some chinese herbs used to dissolve bladder stones, to see if that

Re: Feral cat book...to the Lottery/freecycle

2005-03-03 Thread Lernermichelle
Actually, many freecycle lists do not require that you offer anything before posting a request. It varies depending on who is moderating it. Michelle In a message dated 3/3/05 4:07:44 PM Eastern Standard Time, [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: just a thought. is there a www.freecycle.org listed

Re: off-topic: do hospices for pets exist?

2005-03-03 Thread Lernermichelle
I read about a hospice service somewhere on the west coast, but it is like hospice care for humans-- going to the home to help with pain relief, care, etc. for terminally ill animals, rather than a place that takes them. There is an FeLV sanctuary somewhere with a woman who has about 50

Re: OT - need help for North Carolina cats

2005-03-04 Thread Lernermichelle
I have not read all the emails on this thread, so sorry if someone has already suggested this, but she should contact Alley Cat Allies in Washington, D.C. They are a national advocacy group for TNR of feral cats, and they have resources (written, video, etc.) on trapping and have a network

Re: [rescuecat] Urgent: Cat in Pennsauken, NJ to be PTS

2005-03-05 Thread Lernermichelle
What about Nikki's? Michelle In a message dated 3/5/2005 12:22:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: In a message dated 3/4/2005 10:48:34 PM Pacific Standard Time, [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: March 4, 2005 There is a sweet cat at the Pennsauken Animal Hospital that has

Lucy doesn't need surgery (probably)!

2005-03-07 Thread Lernermichelle
Lucy had her 30 day x-ray today, a little early, and her bladder stone is much, much smaller! So the plan is to keep her on the food (S/D) and the meds (Clavamox, pred, and some Chinese herbs) and re-xray her in another 30 days. She is urinating less frequently and with less blood, so I think

Re: New To This

2005-03-07 Thread Lernermichelle
I would look into getting feline interferon, i.e. Virbagen Omega, for Thor. Michelle In a message dated 3/7/05 11:08:36 AM, [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: My vet is dead set against it. I'm glad. I'm just having a difficult time deciding what to do. So many people have stated that they've mixed

Re: New To This

2005-03-07 Thread Lernermichelle
Gloria, Don't feel bad about not having given interferon to those you lost to lymphoma. I gave interferon to Simon every day and he got lymphoma, whereas I don't give it to Patches and Ginger (because it stresses them too much) and so far (knock on wood a thousand times) they have not. So

Re: Please Help! Anakin is very sick

2005-03-08 Thread Lernermichelle
Anita, Try Immuno-regulin if your vet can get it; I think there are reports it has helped with FeLV-related anemia. There is an article on this group's web site about it. He will probably need a transfusion if he is to last long enough to try the Immuno-regulin, though. I would do a

Re: Please Help! Anakin is very sick

2005-03-08 Thread Lernermichelle
To get him to eat more, try making the liver shake. The recipe is in the archives or I can send it again if you can't find it. They will often eat this when they won't eat anything else, and it is full of nutrients so even if they just eat a little they get a lot out of it. Also try sour

Re: OT - We need your prayers

2005-03-08 Thread Lernermichelle
Nina, my horse Shire had this, and of course it is impossible to deal with in horses, but I don't think it is in dogs. I am hoping and praying. Michelle

Re: Please Help! Anakin is very sick

2005-03-08 Thread Lernermichelle
Dexamethasone, which works quickly, combined with Depomedrol, which works over time. Michelle In a message dated 3/8/05 9:17:53 AM Eastern Standard Time, [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: a certain steroid whose name I can't remember Michelle??

Re: Intercat by Toray Industries

2005-03-08 Thread Lernermichelle
I had thought it was the same thing as Virbagen Omega when I read the case studies. Is it different? I noticed from the case studies that it did not seem to help increase PCV (i.e. help with anemia) but more with low white blood cell count, fever, and anorexia caused by unexplained effects

Re: I'm SOOO scared - i need your support!

2005-03-08 Thread Lernermichelle
Hideyo, I am praying Uh-Oh (love his name!) is negative. If he is positive, though, you should know that it does not mean lots of your other cats are. Many cats do not get it, even without vaccination. I think it is easiest for kittens and cats with compromised immune systems to get it. I of

Re: Lucy doesn't need surgery (probably)!

2005-03-08 Thread Lernermichelle
My horse is almost 29 and has bad leg problems that are age-related. Leg problems are serious in horses because if they can not stand and walk they can't live, unlike cats and dogs who can walk on 3 legs if necessary and/or use carts, be carried, etc. We have been dealing with a lot here

Re: Please Help! Anakin is very sick

2005-03-08 Thread Lernermichelle
1. Kelp is a seaweed and spirulina is a single cell green food like algae. Both are available at health food stores, either in powder or in capsules that can be opened. 2. The only person I know of on this list who has had a cat recover from anemia long-term is someone (i can not remember

Re: Please Help! Anakin is very sick

2005-03-08 Thread Lernermichelle
I have heard, and would believe, that cats' stomach acid is so much stronger that they do not get salmonella the way that humans do. Which would make sense, since in the wild they eat meat raw all the time. I know it is hard to digest liver. I don't know what to say about that. I have

Re: Liver shake

2005-03-09 Thread Lernermichelle
I think it is for vitamins, to make it nutritionally complete. It may also add some salt for flavor, if it is kelp. I would make it and see if he will eat it, as it will still be nutritious and may still taste good to him. If you can not get the stuff, send me your address and I will get

Re: Liver shake

2005-03-09 Thread Lernermichelle
Also, if you make it without the kelp/spirulina, I would use V-8 juice instead of carrot or tomato, because it includes greens in it (the vitamins that are in kelp/spirulina) and is somewhat salty. Michelle

Re: Some More Virbagen Omega Info

2005-03-09 Thread Lernermichelle
I was told to give Lucy 5 mu at a time, which is a whole vial and would leave nothing over. She is almost 11 pounds. Nina, do you have some left over because Jazz or Grace weighs under 11 pounds and so gets less than 5 mu at a time? Since Lucy appears not to need surgery, I am just holding

Re: Kelp or Spirulina

2005-03-09 Thread Lernermichelle
In the shake, it's only 1 tsp kelp or spirulina for an amount of shake that should last 2 or 3 days (I make less of it at a time because I am not sure it keeps well), so I don't think that amount should overdose anyone on anything. Michelle In a message dated 3/9/05 8:42:39 AM Eastern

Re: Uh-oh-oh update -pls help!!

2005-03-09 Thread Lernermichelle
First of all, hematocrit is different from PCV a little bit, but I am not sure how. Hematocrit is tested only on machine, I think, while PCV can be hand-spun. The results sometimes differ when tested on machine or by hand, and the hand spinning is considered more acurate. I think the HGB,

Re: Uh-oh-oh update -pls help!!

2005-03-09 Thread Lernermichelle
I think the rise in his HCT is very, very good. Michelle By the way, his HCT was up from 25 (thats when he got sick in January) to 32.

Fwd: Marley 2006 Calendar Contest

2005-03-09 Thread Lernermichelle
---BeginMessage--- Hello Everyone! It's that time of year again..time for our 2006 calendar contest. I thought I would send you all our latest PSA. It is really cute and I thought you would like it! Students from East Carolina University recorded it yesterday (see attached). They did

Re: Help with medicating/pilling/ feline interferon

2005-03-09 Thread Lernermichelle
As for pilling, I have a lot of luck with covering the pill in Nutrical before pilling. It tastes good to them and lubricates it, and also makes it stick to their mouth when you pill them so harder to spit out. I was also thinking of Nina's idea-- that those of us who can afford it try to

Re: OT - We need your prayers

2005-03-09 Thread Lernermichelle
My cat Josephine had a terrible reaction to the fentanyl patch-- nauseous, would not eat, could not even stand. Once it was off she was much better. Did you try Mighty Dog? My dog Nubi ate that for a while when she would not eat anything else. Michelle

Re: Help with medicating/pilling/ feline interferon

2005-03-09 Thread Lernermichelle
Your vet needs to send an application for special dispensation (approval to import) to the FDA. There is an email in the archives (I can find it and send it if you can't-- I saved it somewhere on my computer) that has the info the vet needs to send. The FDA then takes about a month or so to

Re: Uh-oh-oh update -pls help!!

2005-03-09 Thread Lernermichelle
That's great news! Michelle In a message dated 3/9/05 6:43:22 PM, [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: I just talked to my vet about Uh-oh-oh's low RBC - and she told me not to worry about it - his HCT is good and she has seen lower RBC - and he is going to be fine - so I will just keep an eye on him

feline interferon-- how to seek approval to import from FDA

2005-03-09 Thread Lernermichelle
Here is the info from an old posting: Dear Ms. Meyer: This is in response to your e-mail inquiry to the Center for Veterinary Medicine home page concerning the importation of a drug that is not approved in the U.S. FDA's Center for Veterinary Medicine grants permission on limited basis to

Re: Help with medicating/pilling/ feline interferon

2005-03-09 Thread Lernermichelle
I posted the info on how to apply to the FDA, how to order from Abbey Vet, and a data sheet to give to your vet -- in 3 separate emails. However, at least two of the emails are awaiting approval by the moderator before they will show up on the list, because of the PDF attachments, I guess.

Re: Some More Virbagen Omega Info

2005-03-10 Thread Lernermichelle
If you use one needle to mix, another to inject, and a third to draw and inject the remainder, it should remain sterile. We have vials of medicine we inject our dog with, and each vial lasts about 25 injections or so. It is supposed to remain sterile, because each needle is sterile when it

Re: Some More Virbagen Omega Info

2005-03-10 Thread Lernermichelle
Actually I don't know why I said that about preservatives. They would have nothing to do with keeping it sterile. Michelle

Re: Tiger - CLS

2005-03-11 Thread Lernermichelle
Sheila, I am so incredibly sorry. We have also gone through multiple losses in a short period of time. I am not sure why that happens, but it seems to happen like this often. Two of my mother's cats died within 2 days of each other, without being the same age or having the same health

Re: Ginger's vet visit

2005-03-11 Thread Lernermichelle
Roast beef slices, sour cream, ham deli slices. Michelle In a message dated 3/11/05 2:17:28 PM Eastern Standard Time, [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: Let me know if you have any suggestions.

Re: OT:Check out Alliance for Animals: Action Alerts (Cat Hunting in WI.)

2005-03-12 Thread Lernermichelle
I can not believe PETA!!! They used to be known as the most radical animal rights group around (at the time that I did belong to them). This is welfarism at its very, very worst. How can a group that says it is an animal rights group advocate catching and killing animals? Isn't the

Re: OT:Check out Alliance for Animals: Action Alerts (Cat Hunting in WI.)

2005-03-13 Thread Lernermichelle
In a message dated 3/13/05 7:44:14 PM, [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: In Brazil, the police were shooting poor kids who lived in the street for a while, as a way of cleaning up the city. Those kids had extremely hard lives and I am sure many died regularly from violence and illness, but I do not

Re: OT:Tonya - killing ferals

2005-03-14 Thread Lernermichelle
Drawing the line and deciding not to get involved is one thing. Drawing the line and deciding to kill them all is quite another. In my paid work, I am a lawyer who represents desperately poor women and children in things like denials of access to emergency shelter, food stamps, and

Re: Ginger - going off food again

2005-03-14 Thread Lernermichelle
Hideyo, I think you should try Immuno-regulin for her. Your vet should be able to get it. also, can you start the process to get VO? If you start the process to get it yourself, I can send you one of my remaining two boxes of it (good for one 5 day dose, or more if she weighs under 11

Re: Ginger - going off food again

2005-03-14 Thread Lernermichelle
You look inside their mouth. I think Kerry was referring to ulcers inside the mouth, not the stomach. Michelle In a message dated 3/14/05 4:13:00 PM, [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: Do they have to do ultrasound to check ulcers?? Or do you feel it from outside?

Re: Ginger - going off food again

2005-03-14 Thread Lernermichelle
Ciproheptidine is an antihistimine with a side effect of making cats and dogs hungry, so vets prescribe it as an appetite stimulant. You need to get it from a vet. Michelle In a message dated 3/14/05 4:13:42 PM, [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: No, I haven't - what is cypro? Do I get it at a

Re: Ginger - going off food again

2005-03-14 Thread Lernermichelle
I sent a reply the last time you asked with the info that your vet needs to send to the FDA. It was the second time I reposted it from the archives. It was about a week ago. Please look for it there, because otherwise I have to get on our other computer and look from it in my files and cut

Re: Ginger - going off food again

2005-03-15 Thread Lernermichelle
I am trying. The last one was done by Simon's oncologist. He can't do it for my other cats. The local vet agreed to do it but never seems to actually do it. I need to keep bugging her. Michelle In a message dated 3/14/05 5:13:27 PM Eastern Standard Time, [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

Re: OT:Tonya - killing ferals

2005-03-15 Thread Lernermichelle
I agree with all you have said, Hideyo. Michelle

Re: Chicagoland's Cat treehouse -Kerry

2005-03-15 Thread Lernermichelle
Kerry, I was always wondering how you ended up with your ferals. But now I really don't understand why you call them "fosters." Are you looking for homes for them? I had thought you called them that because you took them in through a shelter, like I did with mine (I called mine "fosters" for

Re: Message to post

2005-03-15 Thread Lernermichelle
Welcome to the list. You will get a lot of emails. Someone put together a bunch of recommendations and made a little "FeLV primer," and someone else has an email with lots of food and supplement recommendations. I am sure they both will send them to you. In general, make sure Maximus stays

Re: [CRF] OT: Help for severe asthma -Emergency no luck on an asthma site....

2005-03-15 Thread Lernermichelle
I could not figure out where to send this message, so please forward it to the woman. If it is actually asthma, steroids and an inhaler should work. They have inhalers for cats-- they are like a mask that you hold over their face and spray the meds in. A vet tech at the local clinic has one for

Re: Loki Update

2005-03-20 Thread Lernermichelle
Steve, if you can't do chemo I would at least do strong steroid shots, which can shrink lymphoma tumors and make them feel good for up to a few months. I would ask for a combined dexamethasone and depomedrol shot. I was away all weekend and so just saw your emails or I would have written

Re: Blood Clot

2005-03-21 Thread Lernermichelle
It's indicative of a heart problem. If you want to try to treat it, you might want to take her to a veterinary cardiologist. My cat Snowball died from a blood clot. I had him on a lot of meds from a cardiologist, but I think his heart was in very bad shape by the time I took him there. He

Re: Pekoe Digby - Update - Antibiotics, esophagus ulcers?

2005-03-21 Thread Lernermichelle
I put the dox in a glob of Nutrical, which also works. I make sure it is totally covered with the stuff. The Nutrical also makes the pill go down easy, and they like the taste. Michelle In a message dated 3/21/05 8:04:28 AM Eastern Standard Time, [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: At any rate, I

Re: Pekoe Digby - Update - Antibiotics, esophagus ulcers?

2005-03-21 Thread Lernermichelle
It's a gel that comes in a tube and has lots of nutrients and calories and is formulated to taste good to cats and dogs so it can be given as a supplement or food substitute when they are sick or underweight. Because it's so gooey, it coats pills well too. Most if not all vets sell it over

Re: Pill Pockets for giving Meds.

2005-03-21 Thread Lernermichelle
Pill pockets are a great product and work great for our dogs, but I can not get any of my cats or the cats at the shelter to take them. Simon ate them a few times but then did not want them, and he is the only one who would even try them. I tried both flavors. Has anyone actually had luck

Re: Pekoe Digby - Update - Antibiotics, esophagus ulcers?

2005-03-21 Thread Lernermichelle
That's a good idea. But I wonder if Grace thinks of the pilling as something the two of you do together-- you describe it as such a cooperative endeavor ("occasionally Grace and I have a hard time pilling")! It made me laugh. Michelle In a message dated 3/21/05 5:27:24 PM Eastern Standard

Re: Loki Update

2005-03-23 Thread Lernermichelle
Steve, Your vet is wrong about the steroids. Dexamethasone is like pred but much much stronger and acts within a few hours. Not only does it shrink tumors,but it makes them feel better. Depomedrol is more like pred but in a shot and stronger. I would really try to get him these shots. They

Re: Fast Quick Question

2005-03-24 Thread Lernermichelle
Leg. FeLV and rabies vaccines are the ones most associated with VAS, so need to put them somewhere that can be amputated if god forbid that is needed. Michelle In a message dated 3/24/2005 12:42:06 PM Eastern Standard Time, [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: When vaccinating for FeLV, can I go behind

Re: Fast Quick Question

2005-03-24 Thread Lernermichelle
Are you doing it yourself? I think it is intramuscular but really am not sure at all. I think it is in the upper leg but again am not sure. A vet should know, and those who vaccinate at home on this list should know. sorry, Michelle In a message dated 3/24/2005 12:46:46 PM Eastern Standard

Re: my cat is not having bowel movements (jayden)

2005-03-30 Thread Lernermichelle
Get Lactulose from your vet. You give it by syringe. It works better and quicker than anything. Definitely try it. Something else to use long-term is slippery elm-- mix some with food or with baby food every day. Can get it in health food store. But for now I would use Lactulose. Michelle

Re: Loki is at rest

2005-03-31 Thread Lernermichelle
I am so sorry, Steve. You have suffered unending loss. Michelle

Re: Need help with treatment options for FELV+ kitty and infections

2005-03-31 Thread Lernermichelle
I think I would get a full-body x-ray to look for tumors, and do a full blood work-up. Michelle P.S. The appetite Winstrol V (or something like that) has been working really well for my horse Pepsi. I know it is used for cats too, so might be worth a try. it is an anabolic steroid. In a message

Re: Need help with treatment options for FELV+ kitty and infections

2005-03-31 Thread Lernermichelle
It's true that feline interferon, or Virbagen Omega, available only from England with FDA approval, has helped some positives who had massive weight loss and inappetance. Also immuno-regulin has too, and that is more easily available. If he does not have lymphoma or another cancer, I would try

Re: Food for FeLV plus Urine Crystals, Brissle Update

2005-03-31 Thread Lernermichelle
IVD makes a feline dissolution formula for struvite crystals that has much less by-products-- I think it's the fifth ingredient or something-- than the other prescription brands, and the cats love it. It's called something like feline dissolution formula in gravy. Make sure you get the one that is

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