Re: [Felvtalk] FeLV in Bone Marrow not in Blood

2011-05-30 Thread molveywda
From my reading and limited understanding I will answer your questions. Just don't take it as the gospel. If the virus is in the bone marrow but not the blood it's referred to as being dormant. Your kitty cannot pass it to other kitties as long as it stays dormant. One book I read did say

Re: [Felvtalk] Your Opinion would be GREATLY appreciated

2011-05-30 Thread molveywda
I've heard of the ELISA occasionally giving a false negative, but it is rare and not nearly as likely as getting a false positive. It's more likely that the first ELISA test was wrong and gave you a false positive and this second ELISA test showing the negative is correct. But it might mean

Re: [Felvtalk] Your Opinion would be GREATLY appreciated

2011-05-30 Thread molveywda
Oh, just read this email. Yes, if the IFA is negative she could have the virus and put it into dormancy, like I mentioned in the other email. And it is possible that the virus can re-activate. But, who knows. And not to be negative, but by then your other kitties may have gone on to Heaven

Re: [Felvtalk] FW: Pet Armor/Diatomaceous Earth

2011-06-01 Thread molveywda
Yeah, Revolution for dogs uses the same insecticide as Revolution for cats. The only thing is that you have to do the math carefully because the insecticide is more concentrated in the dog formulation. For example, one ml of the dog Revolution has more of the insecticide than one ml of the

Re: [Felvtalk] Cat Bite

2011-06-04 Thread molveywda
Yes. Go get a tetanus shot if you haven't had one in the last ten years. It's just a safety precaution, but my Doc fussed at me recently for not doing it after I got bit. Be careful about giving him too much info about the cat. Tell him it was a friend's cat. Sometimes the Docs will say

Re: [Felvtalk] Cat Bite

2011-06-04 Thread molveywda
Oh, the red and swollen and pain is normal. When I got bit a couple months ago I didn't think it was that bad at first. But then it hurt like hell for a few days. Don't panic about it but I'd still go to the doc on Monday. sent from my ATT Smartphone by HTC - Reply message - From:

Re: [Felvtalk] Clumping litter =

2011-07-09 Thread molveywda
That's just not right to mention ice cream and cat poop in the same sentence! I was kind of hoping it was the FIV but if not I need to look into it. Thanks for mentioning the probiotics. Maybe I'll try it. sent from my ATT Smartphone by HTC - Reply message - From: Natalie

Re: [Felvtalk] Dexter

2011-07-09 Thread molveywda
A few years back I had to euthanize a kitty that had FIP. He did have fluid in his lungs but it did not come out when he was euthanised so if Dexter had fluid come out it doesn't mean that he for sure had it in his lungs. It's kind of weird how some release bodily fluids when they die and

Re: [Felvtalk] Why do cats eat grass?

2011-07-09 Thread molveywda
My cats will eat bugs after they are done chasing and torturing them. I assumed it was because their instinct tells them to devour their prey. It's disgusting. I have to turn away. sent from my ATT Smartphone by HTC - Reply message - From: dlgegg dlg...@windstream.net Date: Sat, Jul

Re: [Felvtalk] Why do cats eat grass?

2011-07-10 Thread molveywda
LOL - I can just see all the poor lizards running around without tails. Geez, didn't know they could get parasites from moths or crickets. Dang. Beth, what can they get from moths? sent from my ATT Smartphone by HTC - Reply message - From: dlgegg dlg...@windstream.net Date: Sun, Jul

Re: [Felvtalk] doubts on two FeLV positive kitties

2011-08-01 Thread molveywda
Can you afford to re-test them right now? I'm just wondering if one or maybe both of the tests on the kitties were wrong. I've heard those triple snap test are a little less reliable. Are these adults or kittens? sent from my ATT Smartphone by HTC - Reply message - From: Ana

Re: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question

2011-08-04 Thread molveywda
I think I would definitely get Peaches tested. If all your cats are indoors only they really don't need to be vaccinated against FeLV. Only if there's a chance they could get it. But if you're not letting them out and you're not fostering other cats then there's no risk of exposure to the

Re: [Felvtalk] Defying the Odds

2011-08-06 Thread molveywda
Actually, his name is Cotton because he's solid white. I have a house full of cats. Some are mine and some are fosters. I've only had about five of them tested so far and thankfully all have tested negative for FeLV. It's kind of weird but great. sent from my ATT Smartphone by HTC -

Re: [Felvtalk] Vaccinations

2011-08-27 Thread molveywda
There's some group somewhere doing research on the rabies vaccination and they have found that kittens vaccinated still had immunity in their system four years later. That's with the normal one year vaccine. They suspect there's immunity up to seven years later. I told my vet one time that

Re: [Felvtalk] Living forever :-)

2011-09-09 Thread molveywda
Lorrie - I'll pack my bags and be right up. Living on a lake taking care of cats sounds awesome. I'm 45 so hopefully will be around until all your cats die! Give me driving directions!!! I'm a CPA so can work to keep your cats in the lifestyle they're accustomed to living. Ok, just

Re: [Felvtalk] Living forever :-)

2011-09-09 Thread molveywda
Not all humane societies are that bad and some will take in less than perfect cats but you really have to look and get to know the people in the humane society. See how they've handled situations before and if they take in older or FeLV or FIV cats when they run across them. There are several

Re: [Felvtalk] Living forever :-)

2011-09-13 Thread molveywda
I haven't read all the literature or watched the videos about his place but I was under the impression that it is set up to be a sanctuary not a rescue or shelter type situation. Most of his cats weren't pets but homeless cats that were living on the streets anyway. So his place is probably

Re: [Felvtalk] Hunters

2011-09-15 Thread molveywda
LOL - too funny! Thanks for a great laugh. Except for one thing. Instead of baseball bat to the butt, should be upside his head. There must be blood or he won't learn his lesson! sent from my ATT Smartphone by HTC - Reply message - From: Bonnie Hogue ho...@sonic.net Date: Wed, Sep

Re: [Felvtalk] Hunters

2011-09-15 Thread molveywda
You know, sometimes it seems we are progressing because of all the animal welfare movements and all the laws to protect animals. There are more and more people learning about abuse and taking a stand against it which is very encouraging. Yet it seems that in the past it was just plain common

Re: [Felvtalk] Hunters

2011-09-15 Thread molveywda
My hero! sent from my ATT Smartphone by HTC - Reply message - From: Lorrie felineres...@frontier.com Date: Thu, Sep 15, 2011 8:17 am Subject: [Felvtalk] Hunters To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org When we lived on our 75 acre farm hunters would park on our road and walk back into the woods.

Re: [Felvtalk] Very Scary Testing results!

2011-12-07 Thread molveywda
That's about as deep as my medical knowledge goes too. My poor vet had a time explaining it to me. I didn't know white blood cells are made in the bone marrow. I didn't even realize something could be in your bloodstream but not in your white blood cells. As much as I get annoyed with vets

Re: [Felvtalk] Kitty with jaundice

2012-03-21 Thread molveywda
She took him to the vet. I think it was Friday. He just said it was because of the FeLV. I don't think he recommended anything but maybe because it's a cat in our foster system and he didn't think we would want to spend a lot of money on it. I don't know for sure. The vet did some

[Felvtalk] What could it be?

2012-04-28 Thread molveywda
I have a FeLV kitten that I'm fostering. She's six or seven months old. She's the one I emailed about a couple months ago with uveitis. The uveitis never has completely cleared up. But now I'm not sure what's going on. Her back legs are kind of wobbly. It's not bad enough that my husband

Re: [Felvtalk] What could it be?

2012-04-29 Thread molveywda
I hate to say it but I have a feeling it's FIP. I read a lot about it last night and she has a lot of the symptoms of the dry form. I'll give a few more details later. It breaks my heart. Sent from my HTC Inspire™ 4G on ATT - Reply message - From: Lorrie felineres...@frontier.com

Re: [Felvtalk] What could it be?

2012-05-01 Thread molveywda
Yeah, got some updates but I'm too tired to explain. I'll write back in the morning. It does look like it's the dry form of FIP. Getting an experimental drug to try. Anyway, more later. Thanks for asking. Sent from my HTC Inspire™ 4G on ATT - Reply message - From: Lynda Wilson

Re: [Felvtalk] What could it be?

2012-05-02 Thread molveywda
finally I have a quick minute to give you guys an update. Yesterday I took the kitten to one of those vets. The kind that looks at her symptoms and says it all FeLV related without doing any test. He said she's not going to live long and didn't want to waste the humane society's money by

Re: [Felvtalk] FW: Transmittal via fleas

2012-07-19 Thread molveywda
I missed most of this thread so I'm sorry if I'm repeating something you guys know are have already said, but regarding FIV test coming up positive - the ELISA test looks for the antibodies to FIV, not the virus itself (which I thought was odd considering the ELISA test does look for small

Re: [Felvtalk] President

2012-10-05 Thread molveywda
Yep, both candidates are politicians and that already makes them suspect. It seems time spent in a government leadership position tends to have a negative effect on all of them. Plus most of what we hear about them and their policies is spin and the truth never fully comes out. Hard to make

Re: [Felvtalk] President

2012-10-05 Thread molveywda
Oh, sorry I haven't been involved with the list and FeLV kitties in a bit. I've lost several cats this year and haven't felt like dealing with more sad stories. A couple of those cats I lost were strays that didn't live with me but it still broke my heart to lose them. The last one I lost

Re: [Felvtalk] Asking For Advice Again

2012-10-05 Thread molveywda
Just make sure to get her nausea taken care of. You hate to stimulate her appetite but she still won't eat because she's nauseous. Then she's hungry and nauseated. You can also try Pepcid. Just regular not Pepcid AC. I think the anti-nausea meds are better but you can try that until you

Re: [Felvtalk] Vaccinations

2012-10-06 Thread molveywda
Also, if female cats continually go into heat but not bred they can develop a very dangerous condition. It's called pyrometra something or another. Long time ago since my friend's cat got it so I'm not positive about the name. But it causes a very serious infection and can kill them

Re: [Felvtalk] The Price of Cat Food

2012-10-13 Thread molveywda
Should have tied a string to the rabbit and dragged it along the floor. They chase and eat anything that moves in my house! If flies had enough protein several of mine could live off them. Sent from my HTC Inspire™ 4G on ATT - Reply message - From: dlg...@windstream.net To:

Re: [Felvtalk] Interferon

2012-10-13 Thread molveywda
Lisa, You were lucky because 9 1/2 years is a long time for a FeLV cat, especially if he had it as a kitten. Most cats that had FeLV as a kitten don't live past 3 years. Many live less than a year. If you were giving him interferon then maybe that was it. I have heard of some that lived