I've just subscribed. My friend and I picked up a stray calico and planned to
get her spayed and adopted out. We named her Patches. Patches was spayed last
Thursday and tested for FIV/FeLV. She tested negative. We had her vaccinated
with the basics, including FeLV. Thursday night
Thanks to Diana, Chris, Gloria, Laurie, Dorlis and Sheryl for responding to my
questions. You are right, I was freaking out yesterday. I was expecting Kitty
to test positive for FIV which was no big deal for the rest of the cats, and
when it came back leukemia, I was stunned. I had
First off, how do I reply to a particular email on the list? I can't figure
out how to do it without replying to the whole digest and editing.
Both the FIV kitty and FeLV+ kitty came from the same colony. We'd known about
FIV before when 2 cats from that colony tested positive
I am so sorry for your loss. Why is it the sweetest ones seem to spend such a
fleeting time in our lives?
She was surrounded by love and I know loved you in return.
She will always be with you in your heart.
Date: Fri, 23 Oct 2009 03:33:12 -0700 (PDT)
From: Sherry DeHaan
Are all your other cats up to date on feline leukemia vaccinations? You should
NOT get FIV vaccination for your cats. It isn't that effective and they will
then test positive for FIV, even if they don't have it.
I am really hoping Stump only has FIV because that is a lot easier
I'm with antianxiety meds too. It might also help with his aggression with
your other cat.
I have 2 on prozac for peeing issues. One of them also challenges my alpha
cat. Putting him on prozac really just took the edge off of him. He still
plays with his buddy cats, but he has stopped
In the interest of self-disclosure, you should mention that the company you
work for, Tower Laboratories, pushes Linus Pauling products and Vitamin C
You yourself wrote a book on Vitamin C therapy for heart disease and the
By the way, I am not against vitamin therapy. I take a handful of vitamins and
minerals several times a day. I do think Vitamin C along with other things has
helped reduce the number and severity of colds I get. But I don't believe it
can cure feline leukemia or FIP. Show me if you can.
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