Re: [Felvtalk] Cleveland

2009-08-02 Thread catatonya
My DD is at least 10 she's been positive since i got her. test on elisa and 
the other one.

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Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Cleveland
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Date: Thursday, July 16, 2009, 1:30 PM


GLOW for cleveland!

and my friend KatieKalico is about 12 now, and still going strong--still
positive, and the other cats in her house are still negative (they are ALL
vaccinated, including Katie)

i'm really starting to wonder how many positives--even true positives, not
just those who test positive once on an ELISSA and are never
retested--actually get sick? it might be a very small number, but no one's
ever looked into it since FeLVs are easier to just kill.


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Re: [Felvtalk] Cleveland

2009-08-02 Thread catatonya
My stats to begin with. 11 cats
1 turned up positive and I kept her.  She lived to 7 or 8.
1 positive is probably 10 by now and is fine and dandy.
 
I'm down to 4 cats now.  I've lost more cats to old age reanal disease.
tonya

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Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Cleveland
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Date: Thursday, July 16, 2009, 1:54 PM



All I can do is give you my stats.

6 positives in the house; 3 died before they were 1; 2 thriving at age 2, 1 
thriving at age 1.
2 positives in the dumpster colony I TNR'd; both still thriving at age 2.

Sissy, one of my house 2 y/o, has always had swollen lymph glands. Rocket, her 
sister, does not have any symptoms.   

From what I have read here, it seems some kitties are just genetically better 
able to cope with the disease.  Maybe they have stronger immune systems.  
Since all of mine come from the same dumpster colony I do not expect any of 
them to see 20.  I am happy for each good day we have. 

I've lost cats to CRF, heart disease and a dog attack in addition to FeLV.   I 
learned to treasure each day we have together.  Worrying about the future 
doesn't help me or the cats.

Hug your kitty for me
Sharyl

--- On Thu, 7/16/09, Sander, Sue sue.san...@ssa.gov wrote:

 From: Sander, Sue sue.san...@ssa.gov
 Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Cleveland
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Date: Thursday, July 16, 2009, 1:35 PM
 That is really what I would LOVE to
 know.  Sammie is very healthy and I
 almost died when he tested positive.  I'm trying
 everything I can to
 keep his immune system as healthy as I can.  I don't
 know much about
 cats - he is my first and was a stray.  I am now
 looking into BLUE SEAL
 FOOD with Belinda told me about and someone told me about
 AC-11.
 
 Thank you so much for writing.
 
 Susan 
 
 -Original Message-
 From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
 [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org]
 On Behalf Of MaryChristine
 Sent: Thursday, July 16, 2009 1:31 PM
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Cleveland
 
 GLOW for cleveland!
 
 and my friend KatieKalico is about 12 now, and still going
 strong--still
 positive, and the other cats in her house are still
 negative (they are
 ALL vaccinated, including Katie)
 
 i'm really starting to wonder how many positives--even true
 positives,
 not just those who test positive once on an ELISSA and are
 never
 retested--actually get sick? it might be a very small
 number, but no
 one's ever looked into it since FeLVs are easier to just
 kill.
 
 
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 Maybe That'll Make The Difference
 
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 (www.purebredcats.org) Member, SCAT (Special-Cat Action
 Team)



      

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Re: [Felvtalk] Cleveland

2009-08-02 Thread Sander, Sue
This is wonderful for me to hear.  Sammie was tested positive in May and
I was such a wreck.  This list has given me so much hope.  Most of the
information on the interest says that most cats will die within 3 years.

Susan 

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Sent: Sunday, August 02, 2009 9:52 AM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Cleveland

My DD is at least 10 she's been positive since i got her. test on
elisa and the other one.

--- On Thu, 7/16/09, MaryChristine twelvehousec...@gmail.com wrote:


From: MaryChristine twelvehousec...@gmail.com
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Cleveland
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Date: Thursday, July 16, 2009, 1:30 PM


GLOW for cleveland!

and my friend KatieKalico is about 12 now, and still going strong--still
positive, and the other cats in her house are still negative (they are
ALL vaccinated, including Katie)

i'm really starting to wonder how many positives--even true positives,
not just those who test positive once on an ELISSA and are never
retested--actually get sick? it might be a very small number, but no
one's ever looked into it since FeLVs are easier to just kill.


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Re: [Felvtalk] Cleveland

2009-07-17 Thread dlgegg
I found By Nature at Petsmart.  you might contact them 
atwww.bynaturepetfoods.com to get a retailer in your area.  they might even 
sell direct.  dorlis
 Sander wrote: 
 Thanks for your help.  I have been looking for the NATURE 95% Salmon, 
 Mackerel  Sardines but can't find it - do you know where I can order it?  I 
 know very well that I need to live each day as it comes but I end up worrying 
 - I don't know what I will do if Sammie becomes sick???  I just admire 
 everyone on this list.  You all seem to cope so well. 
 
 -Original Message-
 From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org 
 [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Sharyl
 Sent: Thursday, July 16, 2009 1:54 PM
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Cleveland
 
 
 All I can do is give you my stats.
 
 6 positives in the house; 3 died before they were 1; 2 thriving at age 2, 1 
 thriving at age 1.
 2 positives in the dumpster colony I TNR'd; both still thriving at age 2.
 
 Sissy, one of my house 2 y/o, has always had swollen lymph glands. Rocket, 
 her sister, does not have any symptoms.   
 
 From what I have read here, it seems some kitties are just genetically 
 better able to cope with the disease.  Maybe they have stronger immune 
 systems.  Since all of mine come from the same dumpster colony I do not 
 expect any of them to see 20.  I am happy for each good day we have. 
 
 I've lost cats to CRF, heart disease and a dog attack in addition to FeLV.   
 I learned to treasure each day we have together.  Worrying about the future 
 doesn't help me or the cats.
 
 Hug your kitty for me
 Sharyl
 
 --- On Thu, 7/16/09, Sander, Sue sue.san...@ssa.gov wrote:
 
  From: Sander, Sue sue.san...@ssa.gov
  Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Cleveland
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
  Date: Thursday, July 16, 2009, 1:35 PM That is really what I would 
  LOVE to know.  Sammie is very healthy and I almost died when he tested 
  positive.  I'm trying everything I can to keep his immune system as 
  healthy as I can.  I don't know much about cats - he is my first and 
  was a stray.  I am now looking into BLUE SEAL FOOD with Belinda told 
  me about and someone told me about AC-11.
  
  Thank you so much for writing.
  
  Susan
  
  -Original Message-
  From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
  [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org]
  On Behalf Of MaryChristine
  Sent: Thursday, July 16, 2009 1:31 PM
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
  Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Cleveland
  
  GLOW for cleveland!
  
  and my friend KatieKalico is about 12 now, and still going 
  strong--still positive, and the other cats in her house are still 
  negative (they are ALL vaccinated, including Katie)
  
  i'm really starting to wonder how many positives--even true positives, 
  not just those who test positive once on an ELISSA and are never 
  retested--actually get sick? it might be a very small number, but no 
  one's ever looked into it since FeLVs are easier to just kill.
  
  
  --
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  Maybe That'll Make The Difference
  
  MaryChristine
  Special-Needs Coordinator, Purebred Cat Breed Rescue
  (www.purebredcats.org) Member, SCAT (Special-Cat Action
  Team)
 
 
 
   
 
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Re: [Felvtalk] Cleveland

2009-07-16 Thread Belinda Sauro
   Bailey was 11 years old when he passed, I found him when he was 5 
months old and he was positive then, so he had it 11 years and was only 
sick the last 6 months of his life.


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Re: [Felvtalk] Cleveland

2009-07-16 Thread Sander, Sue
Thank you Belinda.  This gives me hope. 

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[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Belinda Sauro
Sent: Thursday, July 16, 2009 2:40 AM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
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Bailey was 11 years old when he passed, I found him when he was 5
months old and he was positive then, so he had it 11 years and was only
sick the last 6 months of his life.

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Re: [Felvtalk] Cleveland

2009-07-16 Thread Sander, Sue
That is really what I would LOVE to know.  Sammie is very healthy and I
almost died when he tested positive.  I'm trying everything I can to
keep his immune system as healthy as I can.  I don't know much about
cats - he is my first and was a stray.  I am now looking into BLUE SEAL
FOOD with Belinda told me about and someone told me about AC-11.

Thank you so much for writing.

Susan 

-Original Message-
From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of MaryChristine
Sent: Thursday, July 16, 2009 1:31 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Cleveland

GLOW for cleveland!

and my friend KatieKalico is about 12 now, and still going strong--still
positive, and the other cats in her house are still negative (they are
ALL vaccinated, including Katie)

i'm really starting to wonder how many positives--even true positives,
not just those who test positive once on an ELISSA and are never
retested--actually get sick? it might be a very small number, but no
one's ever looked into it since FeLVs are easier to just kill.


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Re: [Felvtalk] Cleveland

2009-07-16 Thread Sharyl

All I can do is give you my stats.

6 positives in the house; 3 died before they were 1; 2 thriving at age 2, 1 
thriving at age 1.
2 positives in the dumpster colony I TNR'd; both still thriving at age 2.

Sissy, one of my house 2 y/o, has always had swollen lymph glands. Rocket, her 
sister, does not have any symptoms.   

From what I have read here, it seems some kitties are just genetically better 
able to cope with the disease.  Maybe they have stronger immune systems.  
Since all of mine come from the same dumpster colony I do not expect any of 
them to see 20.  I am happy for each good day we have. 

I've lost cats to CRF, heart disease and a dog attack in addition to FeLV.   I 
learned to treasure each day we have together.  Worrying about the future 
doesn't help me or the cats.

Hug your kitty for me
Sharyl

--- On Thu, 7/16/09, Sander, Sue sue.san...@ssa.gov wrote:

 From: Sander, Sue sue.san...@ssa.gov
 Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Cleveland
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Date: Thursday, July 16, 2009, 1:35 PM
 That is really what I would LOVE to
 know.  Sammie is very healthy and I
 almost died when he tested positive.  I'm trying
 everything I can to
 keep his immune system as healthy as I can.  I don't
 know much about
 cats - he is my first and was a stray.  I am now
 looking into BLUE SEAL
 FOOD with Belinda told me about and someone told me about
 AC-11.
 
 Thank you so much for writing.
 
 Susan 
 
 -Original Message-
 From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
 [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org]
 On Behalf Of MaryChristine
 Sent: Thursday, July 16, 2009 1:31 PM
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Cleveland
 
 GLOW for cleveland!
 
 and my friend KatieKalico is about 12 now, and still going
 strong--still
 positive, and the other cats in her house are still
 negative (they are
 ALL vaccinated, including Katie)
 
 i'm really starting to wonder how many positives--even true
 positives,
 not just those who test positive once on an ELISSA and are
 never
 retested--actually get sick? it might be a very small
 number, but no
 one's ever looked into it since FeLVs are easier to just
 kill.
 
 
 --
 Spay  Neuter Your Neighbors!
 Maybe That'll Make The Difference
 
 MaryChristine
 Special-Needs Coordinator, Purebred Cat Breed Rescue
 (www.purebredcats.org) Member, SCAT (Special-Cat Action
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Re: [Felvtalk] Cleveland

2009-07-16 Thread Sander, Sue
Thanks for your help.  I have been looking for the NATURE 95% Salmon, Mackerel 
 Sardines but can't find it - do you know where I can order it?  I know very 
well that I need to live each day as it comes but I end up worrying - I don't 
know what I will do if Sammie becomes sick???  I just admire everyone on this 
list.  You all seem to cope so well. 

-Original Message-
From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org 
[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Sharyl
Sent: Thursday, July 16, 2009 1:54 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Cleveland


All I can do is give you my stats.

6 positives in the house; 3 died before they were 1; 2 thriving at age 2, 1 
thriving at age 1.
2 positives in the dumpster colony I TNR'd; both still thriving at age 2.

Sissy, one of my house 2 y/o, has always had swollen lymph glands. Rocket, her 
sister, does not have any symptoms.   

From what I have read here, it seems some kitties are just genetically better 
able to cope with the disease.  Maybe they have stronger immune systems.  
Since all of mine come from the same dumpster colony I do not expect any of 
them to see 20.  I am happy for each good day we have. 

I've lost cats to CRF, heart disease and a dog attack in addition to FeLV.   I 
learned to treasure each day we have together.  Worrying about the future 
doesn't help me or the cats.

Hug your kitty for me
Sharyl

--- On Thu, 7/16/09, Sander, Sue sue.san...@ssa.gov wrote:

 From: Sander, Sue sue.san...@ssa.gov
 Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Cleveland
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Date: Thursday, July 16, 2009, 1:35 PM That is really what I would 
 LOVE to know.  Sammie is very healthy and I almost died when he tested 
 positive.  I'm trying everything I can to keep his immune system as 
 healthy as I can.  I don't know much about cats - he is my first and 
 was a stray.  I am now looking into BLUE SEAL FOOD with Belinda told 
 me about and someone told me about AC-11.
 
 Thank you so much for writing.
 
 Susan
 
 -Original Message-
 From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
 [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org]
 On Behalf Of MaryChristine
 Sent: Thursday, July 16, 2009 1:31 PM
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Cleveland
 
 GLOW for cleveland!
 
 and my friend KatieKalico is about 12 now, and still going 
 strong--still positive, and the other cats in her house are still 
 negative (they are ALL vaccinated, including Katie)
 
 i'm really starting to wonder how many positives--even true positives, 
 not just those who test positive once on an ELISSA and are never 
 retested--actually get sick? it might be a very small number, but no 
 one's ever looked into it since FeLVs are easier to just kill.
 
 
 --
 Spay  Neuter Your Neighbors!
 Maybe That'll Make The Difference
 
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 Special-Needs Coordinator, Purebred Cat Breed Rescue
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[Felvtalk] Cleveland

2009-07-16 Thread Sherry DeHaan
I am happy to report that he is eating and grumbling at all his new brothers 
and sisters.He looks really good.Thanks for the good thought for him.
Sherry
 


 
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Re: [Felvtalk] Cleveland

2009-07-16 Thread Diane Rosenfeldt
Very cool!  Good job, you guys!

Diane R. 

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Sent: Thursday, July 16, 2009 10:55 PM
To: Felvtalk
Subject: [Felvtalk] Cleveland

I am happy to report that he is eating and grumbling at all his new brothers
and sisters.He looks really good.Thanks for the good thought for him.
Sherry
 


 
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Re: [Felvtalk] Cleveland

2009-07-15 Thread dlgegg
i admire you for working with the sanctuary.  i don't think i could do it.  i 
would be bringing home everry one of them.  i have 2 who came from a no kill 
sanctuary.  they were 10 years old, healthy enough, but Lil Bit had an eye 
infection, was very timid and she and Casey were not grooming themselves.  they 
had been there for over a year.   now their true natures have come out.  Casey 
is an alpha female who is still having arguments with Annie who is also an 
alpha.  Annie is felv positive, but apparently there is not too much stress 
since she is fat and sassy as can be.  Lil Bit is still a bit timid, but she 
now roams the whole house.  she still has to have her food in her room, but 
now comes and sits on my lap and sleeps on the bed with the others.  Casey goes 
outside, Lil Bit does not even want too.  she is content to snooze away the day 
whereever she wants and eat.  i think the stress of being in a shelter 
situation brings on a lot of problems.  cages are small compared to a house or 
outdoors, they can't move around a lot and get exercise.  Pals tried to remedy 
that by putting some of the cats in a community cage, a 12 x 12 foot chain 
link fencing with baskets hung from the sides for them to sleep in, small 
disposable litter boxes and food/water bowls on the floor.  of course they 
could not clean the boxes as often as they should since volunteers come only at 
8am and after work.  Casey still has a problem with litter boxes.  she is an 
over achiever and stands outside of the box, pulling a lot of the clean litter 
out all over the floor trying to cover.  she will cover for the others.  i have 
5 boxes and clean them 3 times a day so there is no odor, she just got into the 
habit from the shelter. all but Lil Bit and Nit Noy (Thai for little one) go 
outside during the day weather permitting.  this year, this is not too often.  
we have had so much rain and now in the middle of July, it is still raining at 
least 3 days of each week and night time temps are in the low 60's.  days we 
can't go out, i feed canned food.  that seems to settle them down.  today is in 
the low 70's, raining off and on and Casey is on father's bed, Bob and Lil Bit 
are on the cat tree in the corner, Nit Noy is on the rug by the bed and Homey 
is in her bed in my room while Annie is on my bed.  all of this elads up to my 
idea for your babies:  maybe they should have a large enclosed room where they 
could go for exercise and socialization.  furnish it like a room with old 
furniture so they could be in a more normal situation.  that would reduce 
stress.  even if you only took one at a time, it would give that one a chance 
for a more relaxed time of day.  course, don't put 2 alphas like Annie and 
Casey in together.  good luck with your babies.  dorlis
 Sherry DeHaan sherryd...@yahoo.com wrote: 
 I am asking for some good thoughts and prayers for our newest handsome sweet 
 boy at the sanctuary.He is pretty sick right now.But I did see him grooming 
 himself yesterday before I left,so maybe it is a goos sign.He has a nasty 
 tongue ulcer he is being treated for.
 Thanks
 Sherry
  
 
 
  
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Re: [Felvtalk] Cleveland

2009-07-15 Thread Sander, Sue
How long has Annie been FELV POSITIVE?  I have Sammie - just discovered he has 
FELV POSITIVE and he is very healthy and not under stress.  You also said that 
Annie was 10 years old.  I am giving him vitamins (AC-11) and a few other 
vitamins trying to keep his immune system the best I can.  Does anyone have 
FELV POSITIVE cats who have lived a long time?

Thanks very much,

Susan

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Sent: Wednesday, July 15, 2009 12:58 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Cc: Sherry DeHaan
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Cleveland

i admire you for working with the sanctuary.  i don't think i could do it.  i 
would be bringing home everry one of them.  i have 2 who came from a no kill 
sanctuary.  they were 10 years old, healthy enough, but Lil Bit had an eye 
infection, was very timid and she and Casey were not grooming themselves.  they 
had been there for over a year.   now their true natures have come out.  Casey 
is an alpha female who is still having arguments with Annie who is also an 
alpha.  Annie is felv positive, but apparently there is not too much stress 
since she is fat and sassy as can be.  Lil Bit is still a bit timid, but she 
now roams the whole house.  she still has to have her food in her room, but 
now comes and sits on my lap and sleeps on the bed with the others.  Casey goes 
outside, Lil Bit does not even want too.  she is content to snooze away the day 
whereever she wants and eat.  i think the stress of being in a shelter 
situation brings on a lot of problems.  cages are small compared to a house or 
outdoors, they can't move around a lot and get exercise.  Pals tried to remedy 
that by putting some of the cats in a community cage, a 12 x 12 foot chain 
link fencing with baskets hung from the sides for them to sleep in, small 
disposable litter boxes and food/water bowls on the floor.  of course they 
could not clean the boxes as often as they should since volunteers come only at 
8am and after work.  Casey still has a problem with litter boxes.  she is an 
over achiever and stands outside of the box, pulling a lot of the clean litter 
out all over the floor trying to cover.  she will cover for the others.  i have 
5 boxes and clean them 3 times a day so there is no odor, she just got into the 
habit from the shelter. all but Lil Bit and Nit Noy (Thai for little one) go 
outside during the day weather permitting.  this year, this is not too often.  
we have had so much rain and now in the middle of July, it is still raining at 
least 3 days of each week and night time temps are in the low 60's.  days we 
can't go out, i feed canned food.  that seems to settle them down.  today is in 
the low 70's, raining off and on and Casey is on father's bed, Bob and Lil Bit 
are on the cat tree in the corner, Nit Noy is on the rug by the bed and Homey 
is in her bed in my room while Annie is on my bed.  all of this elads up to my 
idea for your babies:  maybe they should have a large enclosed room where they 
could go for exercise and socialization.  furnish it like a room with old 
furniture so they could be in a more normal situation.  that would reduce 
stress.  even if you only took one at a time, it would give that one a chance 
for a more relaxed time of day.  course, don't put 2 alphas like Annie and 
Casey in together.  good luck with your babies.  dorlis
 Sherry DeHaan sherryd...@yahoo.com wrote: 
 I am asking for some good thoughts and prayers for our newest handsome sweet 
 boy at the sanctuary.He is pretty sick right now.But I did see him grooming 
 himself yesterday before I left,so maybe it is a goos sign.He has a nasty 
 tongue ulcer he is being treated for.
 Thanks
 Sherry
  
 
 
  
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Re: [Felvtalk] Cleveland

2009-07-15 Thread dlgegg
either you read me wrong or i goofed which is very possibly the case.  either 
way, Annie is only 5 years old.  i got her when she was 4 and she tested 
positive for both tests.  she had been a patient of my vet all her life and 
never been pos before.  we assumed that the stress of loosing her owner (liver 
cancer), being locked in her owner's trailer for 3 weeks with no contact other 
than someone changing the box and giving her food once a day and then being 
shoved into a box, brought to the vet and then coming to my house with 2 other 
cats when she had been in 1 cat house was all just too much for her.  i plan to 
have her tested again to see if she is still pos.  could be that since she is 
in a more stable invironment, her system can overcome it ans she will be neg.   
a long shot, but worth the try.  so far, she is fine and gets Hills Science 
diet along with the others.   saw a new canned food at PetsMart and got a can 
to try.  it is organic, has no corn, wheat or soy, is made in Canadaand has 95% 
salmon, mackerel and sardines.  smelly, but boy do they love it.  they ahve 
other flavors, but this is their favorite.  if you want to check them out, Blue 
Seal, po box 8000, Londpnderry, NH 03053, USA - 800367-2730 - 
www.bynaturepetfoods.com.  it is pricey (around 1.40  for a 6.5 oz can, but i 
only use it for rainy days when they cannot go outside.  keeps them calmer.  
otherwise, every time i move they run in front of me hoping i am heading for 
the door and they can escape.  i got a large cat tree from Foster and Smith so 
anyone who wants to escape the others can head for the den at top and 
disappear.  i do think lack of stress is the most important thing.  all of my 
rescued babies put on weight, start grooming, just behaving normal after they 
get here.  i have enough room so they can each have their own special place 
which helps.  that and watching for signs of problems so i can get them to the 
vet asap to head off big problems i think are the 2 most important things to 
do.  dorlis 
 Sander wrote: 
 How long has Annie been FELV POSITIVE?  I have Sammie - just discovered he 
 has FELV POSITIVE and he is very healthy and not under stress.  You also said 
 that Annie was 10 years old.  I am giving him vitamins (AC-11) and a few 
 other vitamins trying to keep his immune system the best I can.  Does anyone 
 have FELV POSITIVE cats who have lived a long time?
 
 Thanks very much,
 
 Susan
 
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 From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org 
 [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of 
 dlg...@windstream.net
 Sent: Wednesday, July 15, 2009 12:58 PM
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
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 Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Cleveland
 
 i admire you for working with the sanctuary.  i don't think i could do it.  i 
 would be bringing home everry one of them.  i have 2 who came from a no kill 
 sanctuary.  they were 10 years old, healthy enough, but Lil Bit had an eye 
 infection, was very timid and she and Casey were not grooming themselves.  
 they had been there for over a year.   now their true natures have come out.  
 Casey is an alpha female who is still having arguments with Annie who is also 
 an alpha.  Annie is felv positive, but apparently there is not too much 
 stress since she is fat and sassy as can be.  Lil Bit is still a bit timid, 
 but she now roams the whole house.  she still has to have her food in her 
 room, but now comes and sits on my lap and sleeps on the bed with the others. 
  Casey goes outside, Lil Bit does not even want too.  she is content to 
 snooze away the day whereever she wants and eat.  i think the stress of being 
 in a shelter situation brings on a lot of problems.  cages are small compared 
 to a house or outdoors, they can't move around a lot and get exercise.  Pals 
 tried to remedy that by putting some of the cats in a community cage, a 12 
 x 12 foot chain link fencing with baskets hung from the sides for them to 
 sleep in, small disposable litter boxes and food/water bowls on the floor.  
 of course they could not clean the boxes as often as they should since 
 volunteers come only at 8am and after work.  Casey still has a problem with 
 litter boxes.  she is an over achiever and stands outside of the box, pulling 
 a lot of the clean litter out all over the floor trying to cover.  she will 
 cover for the others.  i have 5 boxes and clean them 3 times a day so there 
 is no odor, she just got into the habit from the shelter. all but Lil Bit and 
 Nit Noy (Thai for little one) go outside during the day weather permitting.  
 this year, this is not too often.  we have had so much rain and now in the 
 middle of July, it is still raining at least 3 days of each week and night 
 time temps are in the low 60's.  days we can't go out, i feed canned food.  
 that seems to settle them down.  today is in the low 70's, raining off and on 
 and Casey is on father's bed, Bob and Lil Bit are on the cat tree

[Felvtalk] Cleveland

2009-07-14 Thread Sherry DeHaan
I am asking for some good thoughts and prayers for our newest handsome sweet 
boy at the sanctuary.He is pretty sick right now.But I did see him grooming 
himself yesterday before I left,so maybe it is a goos sign.He has a nasty 
tongue ulcer he is being treated for.
Thanks
Sherry
 


 
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Re: [Felvtalk] Cleveland

2009-07-14 Thread Diane Rosenfeldt
Big get well vibes for Cleveland. The grooming is good.

Diane R. 

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To: Felvtalk
Subject: [Felvtalk] Cleveland

I am asking for some good thoughts and prayers for our newest handsome sweet
boy at the sanctuary.He is pretty sick right now.But I did see him grooming
himself yesterday before I left,so maybe it is a goos sign.He has a nasty
tongue ulcer he is being treated for.
Thanks
Sherry
 


 
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Unable to accept its awful gaps.
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