[Felvtalk] introduction

2014-10-22 Thread Sandy Noneofyourbusiness
Hi everyone! I am new here so if I do something wrong, let me know. This kind of group is set up different than what I am used to. My male friend moved back to Wisconsin, from Tucson, AZ back in 2012. He brought with him ‘9’ of his cats. ALL had FeLV. Shortly after he moved here, 5 of his cats

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2014-10-22 Thread grace mifsud
Welcome to the group Sandy Grace From: Felvtalk [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Sandy Noneofyourbusiness Sent: 22 October 2014 17:19 To: Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: [Felvtalk] introduction Hi everyone! I am new here so if I do something wrong, let me

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2014-10-22 Thread Grant, Mary A.
. It’s so nice to hear of other cats living reasonably long lives. Best, Mary From: Felvtalk [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of grace mifsud Sent: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 2:15 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] introduction Welcome to the group

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2014-10-22 Thread Maya D'Alessio
:* Felvtalk [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] *On Behalf Of *grace mifsud *Sent:* Wednesday, October 22, 2014 2:15 PM *To:* felvtalk@felineleukemia.org *Subject:* Re: [Felvtalk] introduction Welcome to the group Sandy Grace *From:* Felvtalk [mailto:felvtalk-boun

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2014-10-22 Thread Margo
-Original Message- From: Maya D'Alessio <mde...@gmail.com>Sent: Oct 22, 2014 3:12 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] introduction "The studies I read indicate that only 15% of adult cats challenged withfelv will succumb to the disease and becom

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2014-10-22 Thread Maya D'Alessio
it in another article. On Wed, Oct 22, 2014 at 4:12 PM, Margo toomanykitti...@earthlink.net wrote: -Original Message- From: Maya D'Alessio Sent: Oct 22, 2014 3:12 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] introduction The studies I read indicate that only 15% of adult

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2014-10-22 Thread Matt Pardo
Thanks for sharing that article Maya! From: Felvtalk [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Maya D'Alessio Sent: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 4:32 PM To: Margo; felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] introduction Biology of Feline Leukemia in the natural

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2014-10-22 Thread dlgegg
sANDY, NEVER APOLIGISE. ANYTHING WE LEARN FROM ONE ANOTHER IS TO OUR GAIN. I HAVE HAD 2 POSITIVE FELV CATS. ONE DIED AFTER ABOUT 2 YEARS, BUT SHE HAD MANY OTHER ISSUES INCLUDING A RACCON BITING OFF HER TAIL. ANNIE IS STIL FIT AS A FIDDLE AND GIVING EVERYONE ELSE FITS. THE OTHERS ARE ALL

[Felvtalk] introduction and some questions

2013-08-08 Thread Shelley Theye
Hi, I finally was able to join your list and am so excited to be able to check in for advice and any questions I might have for my cat Leo. Some history- I trapped Leo last summer to TNR for a neighbor who offered to keep/feed him outdoors. He seemed feral, and was an elusive neighborhood

Re: [Felvtalk] introduction and some questions

2013-08-08 Thread Beth
thing you can do is feed a high-quality food keep stress down. Good luck! Beth   Don't Litter, Fix Your Critter! www.Furkids.org   From: Shelley Theye ve...@bellsouth.net To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Thursday, August 8, 2013 9:12 AM Subject: [Felvtalk

Re: [Felvtalk] introduction and some questions

2013-08-08 Thread Shelley Theye
Sent: Thursday, August 8, 2013 9:12 AM Subject: [Felvtalk] introduction and some questions Hi, I finally was able to join your list and am so excited to be able to check in for advice and any questions I might have for my cat Leo. Some history- I trapped Leo last summer to TNR

Re: [Felvtalk] introduction and some questions

2013-08-08 Thread Lee Evans
Hi. I have had experience with three FeLv+ cats turning to negative. You have to keep them for about 3 months, then retest with the SNAP non heartworm test. I had no idea that the three way test can cause a false positive. Anyway, have him retested with a fresh SNAP test and if it's negative,

Re: [Felvtalk] introduction and some questions

2013-08-08 Thread Beth
  From: Lee Evans moonsiste...@yahoo.com To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Thursday, August 8, 2013 10:43 AM Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] introduction and some questions Hi. I have had experience with three FeLv+ cats turning to negative. You have to keep them

Re: [Felvtalk] introduction and some questions

2013-08-08 Thread Beth
Critter! www.Furkids.org   From: Shelley Theye ve...@bellsouth.net To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Thursday, August 8, 2013 10:30 AM Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] introduction and some questions Hi Beth, Thank you so much for the fast reply! I should give credit

Re: [Felvtalk] introduction and some questions

2013-08-08 Thread Shelley Theye
For some reason I did not receive the latest messages, so I am just sending a new email since I saw that Lee and Beth responded in the archives... Thanks Lee and Beth. I don't think my L- Lysine is the cat only version, but I sprinkled some on Leo's canned food and he ate it right up.

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2013-05-22 Thread dlgegg
If your other cats are vaccinated for FELV, why not let him in with them? Annie is now 8 and doing fine. Her only problem is she was an only cat in her previous home and does not like to share with other cats. (Nitnoy died after 1-1/2 years but she had been feral and lost her tail to a

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2013-05-22 Thread dlgegg
I have a question re vaccinations I have 2 15 year olds, one never goes out, she is terrified of outside and the other goes down on the ground to potty and then back to the deck for a snooze in the sun. Another 8 year old goes out very little and another tht stays on the deck. Do they need

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2013-05-22 Thread Beth
Sent: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 9:18 AM Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Introduction It depends on your State.  Many States require the rabies vax every 3 years.  Some feel older cats do not need the FVRCP vax - that previous vaccines should still be in effect.  The FVRCP is recommended by the cat

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2013-05-22 Thread Beth
, May 22, 2013 4:52 AM Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Introduction If your other cats are vaccinated for FELV, why not let him in with them?  Annie is now 8 and doing fine.  Her only problem is she was an only cat in her previous home and does not like to share with other cats.  (Nitnoy died after  1

[Felvtalk] Introduction

2013-05-20 Thread Betheny Laubenthal
Hi. My name is Beth. I run a feral cat rescue. That's how I ended up with Mozart, a 10 month old kitten. April 18, I took him to a spay clinic to get neutered, his rabies vaccination and for a Felv/FIV test. He tested positive for Felv. It was recommended that he immediately be euthanized.

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2013-05-20 Thread Margo
expensive. Through a Vet it seems to be much less. HTH, Margo -Original Message- From: Betheny Laubenthal <bailleyspetc...@gmail.com>Sent: May 20, 2013 2:37 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: [Felvtalk] Introduction Hi. My name is Beth. I run a feral cat rescue. That's how I

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2013-05-20 Thread Amanda K. Payne
-Original Message- From: Betheny Laubenthal ** Sent: May 20, 2013 2:37 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: [Felvtalk] Introduction Hi. My name is Beth. I run a feral cat rescue. That's how I ended up with Mozart, a 10 month old kitten. April 18, I took him to a spay clinic to get

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2013-05-20 Thread Betheny Laubenthal
Thank you. I love that group! Stephanie is wonderful! Thank you for the link. As for vaccinating, I order two different vaccines: with and without-4 ways. I found a cheaper source. From a vet catalog. Local pet store-the owner is a vet tech and she offers vaccinations at her store. Running

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2013-05-20 Thread Betheny Laubenthal
Amanda (and everyone else), Have you heard of RetroMAD1? A friend of mine suggested it. http://blog.lepak.com/2011/02/au-tests-retromad1-new-wonder-drug.html Maybe I'm grasping at straws, but I cannot give up without a good fight. There has got to be something that works. --Beth

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2013-05-20 Thread Amanda K. Payne
Yes! I actually have heard of RetroMAD1. I believe it's currently only available in Malaysia and is still in the trial stages. It sounds very promising but would be rather difficult to get ahold of in the States... if you're in the States, of course. Like LTCI, there isn't a lot of

Re: [Felvtalk] Introduction

2013-05-20 Thread Margo
m: Betheny Laubenthal <bailleyspetc...@gmail.com>Sent: May 20, 2013 4:08 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Introduction Thank you. I love that group! Stephanie is wonderful! Thank you for the link. As for vaccinating, I order two different vaccines: with and without-4 ways. I

Re: [Felvtalk] Introduction

2013-02-24 Thread dlgegg
And this is also our reward. They enrich our lives every minute of their lives. Lorrie felineres...@frontier.com wrote: Dear Laura, Thank you for giving Dani a chance for life. I also have a lot of cats (15 at home) plus a FelV sanctuary in my building in town. Sometimes these FelV

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2013-02-06 Thread Lorrie
Dear Laura, Thank you for giving Dani a chance for life. I also have a lot of cats (15 at home) plus a FelV sanctuary in my building in town. Sometimes these FelV kittens can live long lives, and others will die. I have found there is really nothing you can do to cure the cat of FelV, but some

Re: [Felvtalk] Introduction

2013-02-04 Thread Sharyl
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Sunday, February 3, 2013 5:57 PM Subject: [Felvtalk] Introduction Hieveryone, I am new to this group--and new to FeLV. I just took in an FeLV+ kitty from the shelter where I am a volunteer.Her name is Dani and she is beautiful. Long story short, she

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2013-02-04 Thread Cindy McHugh
, 2013 5:57 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: [Felvtalk] Introduction Hi everyone, I am new to this group--and new to FeLV. I just took in an FeLV+ kitty from the shelter where I am a volunteer. Her name is Dani and she is beautiful. Long story short, she and her three siblings were

Re: [Felvtalk] Introduction

2013-02-04 Thread dlgegg
Subject: [Felvtalk] Introduction Hi everyone, I am new to this group--and new to FeLV. I just took in an FeLV+ kitty from the shelter where I am a volunteer. Her name is Dani and she is beautiful. Long story short, she and her three siblings were found outside in a box when they were

Re: [Felvtalk] Introduction

2013-02-04 Thread dlgegg
is. I’m praying she fights off the virus and lives a long and healthy life. Cindy From: laurak...@aol.com Sent: Sunday, February 03, 2013 5:57 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: [Felvtalk] Introduction Hi everyone, I am new to this group--and new to FeLV. I just took

[Felvtalk] Introduction

2013-02-03 Thread laurakist
Hi everyone, I am new to this group--and new to FeLV. I just took in an FeLV+ kitty from the shelter where I am a volunteer. Her name is Dani and she is beautiful. Long story short, she and her three siblings were found outside in a box when they were about a week old. They came to the

[Felvtalk] Introduction pt 2

2013-02-03 Thread Laura McHugh
I should have mentioned that Dani is now 8 months and so far is in good health, eating well, very playful. Though a bit gassy and stool on softer side, but attributing that to the diet change. After looking more at the FeLV website I see the supplemental recommendations...are these warranted at

Re: [Felvtalk] Felvtalk - introduction - Chewie and Stitch

2010-04-08 Thread Joe Reil
Good evening, I don't know if anyone currently active remembers me, I first signed up for this list in April of 2007, when one cat (Chewie) was diagnosed with FELV after getting sick. I haven't been really active on here since, but I thought I'd post again with an update. My original

Re: [Felvtalk] Felvtalk - introduction - Chewie and Stitch

2010-04-08 Thread Sally Davis
Hi Joe She is beautiful and she will remain forever in your heart and memories. Sally -- Sally(me), Eric (not a cat),Junior(angel), Tiny(angel) Fluffy(soul mate angel), Lionel(angel),Speedy, Grey and White, Ittle Bitty, Little Black(MIA), Lily, Daisy, Pewter, Junior Junior, Hotdog (newest)

Re: [Felvtalk] Felvtalk - introduction - Chewie and Stitch

2010-04-08 Thread Hotmail Junk
Joe, I am sorry to hear of your great loss! My Gray Kitty, who did test positive and currently test negative for FeLV, battles anemia. He has been on very high dosages of Pred for almost 2 years. This seems to keep his hematocrit in normal range. His story is a very long one someday, I

Re: [Felvtalk] Introduction

2009-12-02 Thread dlgegg
Will keep you and Kong in my prayers, for you to get a job and Kong to get better. Keep us posted on both fronts. Ashley Vanover ashley.vano...@gmail.com wrote: Hi, everyone, I have been actively reading this list for a month or so now, so I figured it was time I join. My cat, Kong,

[Felvtalk] Introduction

2009-11-23 Thread Ashley Vanover
Hi, everyone, I have been actively reading this list for a month or so now, so I figured it was time I join. My cat, Kong, just turned 3 in October. I found him in a Wal-Mart parking lot when he was 12 weeks old. He was mostly feral, had been starved, most likely abused, and had a nasty case of

Re: [Felvtalk] Introduction

2009-11-23 Thread Verna Monson
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: [Felvtalk] Introduction Hi, everyone, I have been actively reading this list for a month or so now, so I figured it was time I join. My cat, Kong, just turned 3 in October. I found him in a Wal-Mart parking lot when he was 12 weeks old. He

Re: [Felvtalk] introduction for Spicey

2009-11-14 Thread jbero tds.net
Hello Joyce, You have a kind heart. It's hard to take in a felv cat and sounds like everyone in your world is going through alot. With respect to felv, it's true, stress is tough on these guys. There's alot of variables, opinions and conflicting ideas about the disease. Some cats do fine,

Re: [Felvtalk] introduction for Spicey

2009-11-14 Thread Laurieskatz
: [Felvtalk] introduction for Spicey Hello Joyce, You have a kind heart. It's hard to take in a felv cat and sounds like everyone in your world is going through alot. With respect to felv, it's true, stress is tough on these guys. There's alot of variables, opinions and conflicting ideas about

Re: [Felvtalk] introduction for Spicey

2009-11-13 Thread dlgegg
Joyce, yes, you have taken on a bit of a job, but i think you will find it is worthwhile. i took in Annie 3 weeks after her owner went into hospice. she was locked up in her trailer all that time with the owner's sister coming once a day to put out food and change her litter box. she had no

[Felvtalk] introduction for Spicey

2009-11-10 Thread stargazer 12
A very good friend passed away her family didn't want the cat. Spicey has feline leukemia going on 2 years. I took the cat in have him in a spare room away from my cats. He has been on clavamox for about 1 yr per my friend. I am waiting on the vet to call to find out all the specifics. Is

Re: [Felvtalk] introduction for Spicey

2009-11-10 Thread Debbie Bates
: Tue, 10 Nov 2009 21:38:17 + Subject: [Felvtalk] introduction for Spicey A very good friend passed away her family didn't want the cat. Spicey has feline leukemia going on 2 years. I took the cat in have him in a spare room away from my cats. He has been on clavamox for about 1 yr per

Re: [Felvtalk] introduction for Spicey

2009-11-10 Thread gary
in this kitty. Gary -Original Message- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of stargazer 12 Sent: Tuesday, November 10, 2009 3:38 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: [Felvtalk] introduction for Spicey A very good friend passed

Re: [Felvtalk] introduction for Spicey

2009-11-10 Thread Cougar Clan
Try Rescue Remedy in Spicey's water and the water of your other cats. Also add Willow (another Bach Remedy) and Feliway spray. I've tried the room atomizer but don't care for it. I have had wonderful luck with the Feliway spray and so have my vets. Don't press Spicey. The Royal

Re: [Felvtalk] introduction for Spicey

2009-11-10 Thread Laurieskatz
1 1/2 years before transitioning to just interferon. Laurie -Original Message- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of stargazer 12 Sent: Tuesday, November 10, 2009 3:38 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: [Felvtalk

Re: [Felvtalk] introduction for Spicey

2009-11-10 Thread Cougar Clan
: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of stargazer 12 Sent: Tuesday, November 10, 2009 3:38 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: [Felvtalk] introduction for Spicey A very good friend passed away her family didn't want the cat. Spicey

[Felvtalk] Introduction

2009-11-04 Thread Sara Kasteleyn
Hello..I'm new to the group. I am a bit embarrassed about posting and asking for your expertise. Each of the postings I have read seems to indicate you are all actively involved in opening your hearts and homes to rescue kittens, and my little FeLV+ family was recently purchased from a breeder.

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2009-11-04 Thread Cougar Clan
You will receive wonderful advise from this boardmuch better than I can give you. My story is that a wonderful throw-away showed up at Mom's. Due to some problems (read two dead cats at two different vets) in a very short time, I took the little girl to my personal vets (Middletown

Re: [Felvtalk] Introduction

2009-11-04 Thread dlgegg
Hello Sara, just about 1 year ago, I was new to this group because a new cat I adopted thru my vet turned out to be felv positive. I am lucky, my vet said I had 2 choices, put her to sleep or keep her and deal with whatever came up. He also told me that many felv pos. cats live long healthy

Re: [Felvtalk] Introduction - Rebecca

2009-08-03 Thread Sharyl
...@sbcglobal.net Subject: [Felvtalk] Introduction - Rebecca To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Date: Monday, August 3, 2009, 12:50 AM My 2 year old cat Rebecca (Becca) was diagnosed with FeLV on Friday. A brief history: I adopted Becca, along with another kitty Katherine, from PetSmart when they were

Re: [Felvtalk] Introduction - Rebecca

2009-08-03 Thread Diane Rosenfeldt
11:51 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: [Felvtalk] Introduction - Rebecca My 2 year old cat Rebecca (Becca) was diagnosed with FeLV on Friday. A brief history: I adopted Becca, along with another kitty Katherine, from PetSmart when they were a few months old. They had both been tested FeLV

Re: [Felvtalk] Introduction - Rebecca

2009-08-03 Thread MaryChristine
regardless of how becca became infected, everyone in the house has already been exposed to her by now, and euthanizing her is like the proverbial shutting the barn door. as others have said, adults cats have a very high level of immunity to the virus--suggest that your vet read

Re: [Felvtalk] Introduction - Rebecca

2009-08-03 Thread Sander, Sue
-+ Rebecca, Thank you for this valuable information. Susan -Original Message- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of MaryChristine Sent: Monday, August 03, 2009 2:03 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk

[Felvtalk] Introduction - Rebecca

2009-08-02 Thread Iva Lark Emily Seaberg
My 2 year old cat Rebecca (Becca) was diagnosed with FeLV on Friday. A brief history: I adopted Becca, along with another kitty Katherine, from PetSmart when they were a few months old. They had both been tested FeLV negative. But I did notice that a week after I brought them home Becca

Re: [Felvtalk] Introduction - Rebecca

2009-08-02 Thread gary
Lark Emily Seaberg Sent: Sunday, August 02, 2009 11:51 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: [Felvtalk] Introduction - Rebecca My 2 year old cat Rebecca (Becca) was diagnosed with FeLV on Friday. A brief history: I adopted Becca, along with another kitty Katherine, from PetSmart when they were

[Felvtalk] Introduction

2009-03-22 Thread martinjenn
My name is Jennifer Reihart and I run a hospice center/rescue for cats with FeLv. I have been doing it for over 6 years and have gotten cats from all over the eastern US. OH, NY, NJ, PA, NC, and even as far as Texas. We have a huge house, and take in cats from different areas, and various

Re: [Felvtalk] Introduction

2009-03-22 Thread TatorBunz
Welcome to the group Jennifer! Bless you and your husband for your efforts on helping FELV kitties! Keep up the good work and love for these precious babies. You will find there are other rescues here that do somewhat the same as you. Also, a lot of very valuable information. Many of us are all

Re: [Felvtalk] Introduction

2009-03-22 Thread Jane Lyons
Thank you Jennifer (and your husband) for the work that you are doing and for joining the group. I know that hospice/rescues like yours are needed in every community in this country. It is wonderful that you are able to give love and care to these special cats. I am sure you have a unique

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2009-03-22 Thread Southernes
where are you located? I volunteer at a humane shelter in Tennessee and unfortunately their current policy is to euthanize any cats that come in and test positive. I am trying to change their thinking :-) Sidney ** Feeling the pinch at the grocery store? Make dinner for $10 or

Re: [Felvtalk] Introduction

2009-03-22 Thread Sharyl
Thank you Jennifer for providing a loving home for these babies. Sharyl --- On Sun, 3/22/09, martinj...@verizon.net martinj...@verizon.net wrote: From: martinj...@verizon.net martinj...@verizon.net Subject: [Felvtalk] Introduction To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Date: Sunday, March 22, 2009

Re: [Felvtalk] Introduction - new here (LONG)

2008-12-14 Thread Sharyl
place to 'room'. Sharyl --- On Sat, 12/13/08, souther...@aol.com souther...@aol.com wrote: From: souther...@aol.com souther...@aol.com Subject: [Felvtalk] Introduction - new here (LONG) To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Date: Saturday, December 13, 2008, 10:12 PM I just found this list after doing

Re: [Felvtalk] Introduction - new here (LONG)

2008-12-14 Thread Southernes
In a message dated 12/14/2008 12:19:08 AM Central Standard Time, maima...@duo-county.com writes: Love him with all your and do not fear the future. Everyone who loves and is loved has a broken heart eventually and, just as eventually, breaks another's heart. Learn from him. He's

Re: [Felvtalk] Introduction - new here (LONG)

2008-12-14 Thread Southernes
In a message dated 12/14/2008 12:49:47 AM Central Standard Time, drosenfe...@wi.rr.com writes: In your case, if the pancreatitis is still going, the trick is to feed something that won't irritate the pancreas. Slippery slope, but doable. Do you have any suggestions as to what that might

Re: [Felvtalk] Introduction - new here (LONG)

2008-12-14 Thread Belinda Sauro
Hi Sidney, Welcome, I am sorry General is feeling so poorly, pancreatitis is a booger to deal with, Bailey had this and it eventually turned into cancer and I lost him to it. He was FeLV+ at 5 months of age and passed at 11 years old. We didn't realize he had pancreatitis because he

Re: [Felvtalk] Introduction - new here (LONG)

2008-12-14 Thread Gloria B. Lane
I really don't know squat about pancreas - but with the mention of Slippery - I syringe Slippery Elm liquid to kitties with other types of digestive problems. Supposed to be nutritious as well as soothing. Like I say, don't know much about it for pancreas problems. Gloria On Dec 14,

[Felvtalk] Introduction - new here (LONG)

2008-12-13 Thread Southernes
I just found this list after doing a little on line reading. I joined this list to learn more about the issues surrounding caring for a Feline Leukemia positive cat. Here's our story: I have never owned a cat or even been around a cat in my life and I'm almost 52. Two years ago this coming

Re: [Felvtalk] Introduction - new here (LONG)

2008-12-13 Thread Cougar Clan
Oh my. A story I know well. With both Felv+ and Felv- cats. You have been hooked by an angel. My first and only Felv+ was Dixie. She was probably 3 or so years old. After I decided to find a way to keep her (She apparently had lost her home and was hanging out with the ferals behind

Re: [Felvtalk] Introduction - new here (LONG)

2008-12-13 Thread Diane Rosenfeldt
!! I hope the General feels better very soon! Diane R. -Original Message- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of souther...@aol.com Sent: Saturday, December 13, 2008 9:12 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: [Felvtalk

Re: [Felvtalk] Introduction - new here (LONG)

2008-12-13 Thread Cougar Clan
I wonder if Lysine would help with the eye infection? I've used the supplement with some ferals and, at one point, with Dixie. There are some nuances though. You need to get them from others on the list. It has to do with the quality of the supplement. Until you hear from someone

RE: Felvtalk - introduction - Chewie and Stitch/Cassidy

2007-04-14 Thread Joe Reil
I don't know where you live, but Cassidy is the most beautiful, friendly, loving cat! He's probably less than one year old, or around there. Here's his picture: He's gorgeous. I'm up in Vermont but am not really in a position to take in other cats at the moment, mostly because of Stitch's

RE: Felvtalk - introduction - Chewie and Stitch/Cassidy

2007-04-14 Thread Melissa Lind
to Best Friends in Utah (a little closer), if I don't find him a home before then. Best, Melissa -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Joe Reil Sent: Saturday, April 14, 2007 7:49 AM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: RE: Felvtalk - introduction - Chewie

Re: Felvtalk - introduction - Chewie and Stitch

2007-04-11 Thread elizabeth trent
Hi Joe - welcome. I'm glad you found us -- this is the place to be. I'm a little behind on posts and will have to catch up but just wanted to let you know that you and Stitch have every reason to have hope. Don't ever hesitate to ask questions. elizabeth On 4/9/07, Joe Reil [EMAIL

Re: Felvtalk - introduction - Chewie and Stitch

2007-04-10 Thread Gina WN
Welcome Joe, you have come to the right place. There are a lot of knowledgeable and caring people here. Gina Joe Reil [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Howdy all, This is my first post to this list, thought I'd do a bit of intro. We had three cats in our family. The older two were both

Re: Felvtalk - introduction - Chewie and Stitch

2007-04-10 Thread Joe Reil
Welcome to the group. You came to the right place for more info! Something I just have to mention though, right off-hand, is the option to adopt another FELV+ cat! Perhaps at some point, but not yet. :) Thanks for the welcome, I've already gotten some useful info and I'll be asking questions

Re: To Joe: Re: Felvtalk - introduction - Chewie and Stitch

2007-04-10 Thread Joe Reil
Welcome to the group. I'm really sorry to hear about Chewie and that Stitch has also tested positive for FeLV. Thanks. :) The best thing you can do for Stitch is to educate yourself on this virus. That's why I'm here. :) If Stitch is asymptomatic, there's not much else you can do,

Re: Felvtalk - introduction - Chewie and Stitch

2007-04-10 Thread Kelley Saveika
I'll check these out. Any suggestions as to where I'd find these? I have a small, but well stocked pet store nearby, we also have a Petsmart about 45 minutes away. If neither of these are workable, are there any good web dealers selling these products? (I'll start with the link from the bottom of

RE: Felvtalk - introduction - Chewie and Stitch

2007-04-10 Thread Melissa Lind
Hi Joe! I'm also very new to this list, but I'm in love with it and everyone here is so very supportive. I'm learning a lot about FeLV too. I rescued three cats last week (well, three found me). But, one, our beautiful Cassidy is FeLV+. The rest are negative, as are the three permanent cats we

Re: Felvtalk - introduction - Chewie and Stitch

2007-04-10 Thread [EMAIL PROTECTED]
If you want to find a local retailer for a particular brand of cat food, just search for the company website, and MOST have a locate a store near you option. Or, just go to your local store and ASK if they can carry one of those brands I mentioned (or which-ever brand you decide to use).

Felvtalk - introduction - Chewie and Stitch

2007-04-09 Thread Joe Reil
Howdy all, This is my first post to this list, thought I'd do a bit of intro. We had three cats in our family. The older two were both castaways that were adopted as adults. Zoro was the oldest and I adopted him from a co-worker when I lived by myself. He died several years ago. The remaining

RE: Felvtalk - introduction - Chewie and Stitch

2007-04-09 Thread Rosenfeldt, Diane
Hi, Joe -- you've come to the right place for info and support with all things FeLV! Diane R. -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Joe Reil Sent: Monday, April 09, 2007 10:55 AM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Felvtalk

Re: Felvtalk - introduction - Chewie and Stitch

2007-04-09 Thread Marylyn
, 2007 11:11 AM Subject: RE: Felvtalk - introduction - Chewie and Stitch Hi, Joe -- you've come to the right place for info and support with all things FeLV! Diane R. -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Joe Reil Sent: Monday, April 09, 2007 10:55

Re: Felvtalk - introduction - Chewie and Stitch

2007-04-09 Thread Nina
Hi Joe and welcome to the list. Bless you for being the type of person to take in animals in need. My condolences on losing Zoro and Stitch. Everyone in this group understands the bonds of interspecies love and we know how much it hurts. You must be reeling from Chewie's pos test result.

Re: Felvtalk - introduction - Chewie and Stitch

2007-04-09 Thread Joe Reil
Hi Joe and welcome to the list. Bless you for being the type of person to take in animals in need. My condolences on losing Zoro and Stitch. Thanks. :) It is entirely possible that Zoro had it first. I'd consider that less likely because Zoro was always well kept with regular veterinary

Re: Felvtalk - introduction - Chewie and Stitch

2007-04-09 Thread Nina
Sorry for getting their names confused. (No offense Stitch!). My brain doesn't seem to be working that great at the moment. Just for clarification, Zoro never tested pos for felv? You may be thinking of the false negs that are the result of the felv being sequestered in their bone marrow.

Re: Felvtalk - introduction - Chewie and Stitch

2007-04-09 Thread Joe Reil
Sorry for getting their names confused. (No offense Stitch!). My brain doesn't seem to be working that great at the moment. Just for clarification, Zoro never tested pos for felv? Correct. It is possible that he had it, but he was never tested for it (while he was in my care), nor was I

Re: Felvtalk - introduction - Chewie and Stitch

2007-04-09 Thread [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Welcome to the group. You came to the right place for more info! Something I just have to mention though, right off-hand, is the option to adopt another FELV+ cat! SO many are euthanised only because they test positive, and most would have lived normal, healthy lives, if not for that ill-fated

To Joe: Re: Felvtalk - introduction - Chewie and Stitch

2007-04-09 Thread wendy
Hi Joe, Welcome to the group. I'm really sorry to hear about Chewie and that Stitch has also tested positive for FeLV. The best thing you can do for Stitch is to educate yourself on this virus. It is a serious, and often times, deadly disease, but not necessarily a death sentence. Keeping

P.S. Re: To Joe: Re: Felvtalk - introduction - Chewie and Stitch

2007-04-09 Thread wendy
P.S. There is a FAQ link on the Felineleukemia.org site that links to Cornell University's FAQ page, but beware, we here do not always agree with Cornell, and often find that some of their info. is outdated. Also, there is a Feline Leukemia Information link on the felineleukemia.org website