Re: [Felvtalk] New Member

2013-06-07 Thread Margo
t;FELVTALK@FELINELEUKEMIA.ORG>Subject: [Felvtalk] New Member Hi all, I'm a new member of this group hoping to better understand FeLv and the situation that I'm in. Last month, I decided to foster kittens for my local humane society as a summer project with my 2 girls (age 7 and 10 years). We

[Felvtalk] New Member

2013-06-06 Thread Deborah Adams
Hi all, I'm a new member of this group hoping to better understand FeLv and the situation that I'm in.  Last month, I decided to foster kittens for my local humane society as a summer project with my 2 girls (age 7 and 10 years).  We were given a momma cat and her 3 kittens who were about 4-5

Re: [Felvtalk] New Member

2013-06-06 Thread Amanda K. Payne
Deborah, First of all, thank you for fostering! You and your daughters provided an invaluable service for your local HS. I'm sorry your first fostering experience has been tainted by FeLV. Please understand that FeLV isn't an automatic death sentence though cats and kittens who are positive

Re: [Felvtalk] New member from Nebraska

2013-05-12 Thread Lorrie
Hi Marta, Unfortuntely euthanasia is the best option in some cases. For example if the cat who tested positive is a shelter cat. However there are several of us on this list who have FelV sanctuaries, and I am one of them. I have lost many kittens who has FelV pos. mothers but my older FelV cats

[Felvtalk] New member from Nebraska

2013-05-10 Thread Marta Gasper
Hello, my name is Marta Gasper. I'm Homeless No More cat rescue director in Fairbury, Nebraska. One of my foster cats tested FeLV+ on the SNAP and a few months ago also positive on the IFA so he became our cat after he developed some disorders that'd make him hard to adopt. Previously we had a

Re: [Felvtalk] New member from Nebraska

2013-05-10 Thread Lee Evans
weird relatives and nasty neighbors too! From: Marta Gasper gasper.ma...@yahoo.com To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Friday, May 10, 2013 9:59 PM Subject: [Felvtalk] New member from Nebraska Hello, my name is Marta Gasper. I'm

Re: [Felvtalk] New member from Nebraska

2013-05-10 Thread Lance
Hi Marta, Thanks for everything that you do for all of those cats, including Arlo. I'm not aware of any specific recommendation that treatments be discontinued or not applied at any certain stage of infection or progress. However, I'm not an expert or veterinarian. I have given my FeLV+

Re: [Felvtalk] New member from Nebraska

2013-05-10 Thread I-Chun C. C. Chang
Dear Marta, While searching for possible treatments, you may want to at least consider stopping using Metacam: http://www.fda.gov/AnimalVeterinary/NewsEvents/CVMUpdates/ucm231254.htm I personally know several cats died because of Metacam before other diseases take them. There are some alternative

Re: [Felvtalk] new member

2012-01-10 Thread Diane Rosenfeldt
@felineleukemia.org Subject: [Felvtalk] new member Hi all. My name is MaryAnn Riggs in southeastern Wisconsin. I've been reading comments for sometime, just haven't introduced myself yet. Is there anyone on this list from Wisconsin? thanks-mar

[Felvtalk] new member

2012-01-09 Thread MaryAnn Riggs
Hi all. My name is MaryAnn Riggs in southeastern Wisconsin.  I've been reading comments for sometime, just haven't introduced myself yet. Is there anyone on this list from Wisconsin?   thanks-mar ___ Felvtalk mailing list

Re: [Felvtalk] new member

2012-01-09 Thread Lorrie
Welcome to the group, MaryAnn. You'll find a lot of knowledgable people here. Tell us about your cats. Lorrie in WV On 01-09, MaryAnn Riggs wrote: Hi all. My name is MaryAnn Riggs in southeastern Wisconsin. I've been reading comments for sometime, just haven't introduced myself

[Felvtalk] new member

2011-11-16 Thread danbin...@netzero.com
Boy, am I glad to find this website and group. I think my kitty, Buster (15 yo, neutered male), has FeLV. He stopped eating about 2 1/2 years ago. I took him to the vet who was unable to diagnose what was wrong with Buster, even after several visits. I was unable to get an ultrasound, which

Re: [Felvtalk] new member

2011-11-16 Thread Beth
  From: danbin...@netzero.com danbin...@netzero.com To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Wednesday, November 16, 2011 10:50 AM Subject: [Felvtalk] new member Boy, am I glad to find this website and group. I think my kitty, Buster (15 yo, neutered male), has FeLV. He stopped eating about 2

Re: [Felvtalk] new member

2011-11-16 Thread Marta Gasper
wrote: From: Beth create_me_...@yahoo.com Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] new member To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Date: Wednesday, November 16, 2011, 5:06 PM Debbie - There is no way to tell is he has FeLV without a blood test.Was the 11 year old cat tested for FeLV

Re: [Felvtalk] new member

2011-11-16 Thread Beth
...@yahoo.com To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Wednesday, November 16, 2011 12:57 PM Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] new member Debbie Welcome to the group_albeit circumstances but thats how most of us got here_I agree with Beth. The symptoms you describe could be a number of diseases. No way

Re: [Felvtalk] new member

2011-11-16 Thread Natalie
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] new member Debbie Welcome to the group_albeit circumstances but thats how most of us got here_I agree with Beth. The symptoms you describe could be a number of diseases. No way to tell for sure if he has FeLV until he's been tested

Re: [Felvtalk] new member

2011-11-16 Thread Natalie
...@netzero.com Sent: Wednesday, November 16, 2011 10:51 AM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: [Felvtalk] new member Boy, am I glad to find this website and group. I think my kitty, Buster (15 yo, neutered male), has FeLV. He stopped eating about 2 1/2 years ago. I took him to the vet who

Re: [Felvtalk] new member

2011-11-16 Thread dlgegg
Many on this group usseother meds and ntural remdies for felv. I don't like predesone, had it during my cancer and it messes everything up. My felv's are in great shape, so are my negatives. I will pray for you and Buster and leave the advise up to th others who have dealt with this mjore.

[Felvtalk] New member (correcting an error)

2011-11-01 Thread Anne Myles
I meant to write, of course, that I was told that false POSITIVES are common but false negatives are virtually unheard of. My vet kind of shrugged when I told him that, though no one can give me a good account of why Dublin had a negative ELISA on his re-test when he is very clearly positive.

Re: [Felvtalk] New member (correcting an error)

2011-11-01 Thread Melinda Kerr
They are both so cute and look quite at home in your house. I'm glad you decided to keep both. I have 2 positives (may have caused the second by mixing too young too soon:( However, I have no regrets because they are best friends! Even though one has suffered from lymphoma (in remission for 15

Re: [Felvtalk] New Member

2011-04-12 Thread Lorrie
On 04-11, dlg...@windstream.net wrote: Charles, they don't have to look for your house. They have a gossip line that is superior to ours. I think that once we are adopted by oe, we get an invisible tatoo on our forheads SUCKER You've got that right. Every stray in the area has found

Re: [Felvtalk] New Member

2011-04-12 Thread dlgegg
I try to keep my pride at 7. That is all I can afford on SS Lorrie felineres...@frontier.com wrote: On 04-11, dlg...@windstream.net wrote: Charles, they don't have to look for your house. They have a gossip line that is superior to ours. I think that once we are adopted by oe,

Re: [Felvtalk] New Member

2011-04-12 Thread Edna Taylor
We have more than average, but not enough to be newsworthy ;) Date: Tue, 12 Apr 2011 16:19:03 -0500 From: dlg...@windstream.net To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] New Member I try to keep my pride at 7. That is all I can afford on SS Lorrie felineres

Re: [Felvtalk] New Member

2011-04-12 Thread MaiMaiPG
Consider talking with Alley Cat Advocates or another TNR organization for help with spaying/neutering. Some vets will give multiple cat discounts. I supplement the cat food with very on sale whole chicken, ground beef etc. The people quality meat is cheaper per pound than cat food.

Re: [Felvtalk] New Member

2011-04-12 Thread dlgegg
I supplement my dry food with an occassional can of mackeral for people. They don't eat so much of the meat as they drink the broth, so I add hot water each time I serve up some and this stretches the can to cover several feedings. Mackeral is the only fish they really like. I also get

Re: [Felvtalk] New Member

2011-04-11 Thread dlgegg
tigers...a job rewarded by their health and happiness. Carry on! ~Bonnie - Original Message - From: Charles J Driscoll se...@optonline.net To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Sunday, April 03, 2011 11:14 AM Subject: [Felvtalk] New Member I am not sure how

Re: [Felvtalk] New Member

2011-04-11 Thread dlgegg
care of these little tigers...a job rewarded by their health and happiness. Carry on! ~Bonnie - Original Message - From: Charles J Driscoll se...@optonline.net To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Sunday, April 03, 2011 11:14 AM Subject: [Felvtalk] New Member I am

Re: [Felvtalk] New Member

2011-04-06 Thread katskat1
: [Felvtalk] New Member I am not sure how this board works, but this is my story. Can I answer on the board or do I have to send a e-mail each time. Over last summer, there was an abandoned foreclosure house next door to me. Well, in the hole of the fence, these 2 little faces kept popping

Re: [Felvtalk] New Member

2011-04-06 Thread Peggy Verdonck
tigers...a job rewarded by their health and happiness. Carry on! ~Bonnie - Original Message - From: Charles J Driscoll se...@optonline.net To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Sunday, April 03, 2011 11:14 AM Subject: [Felvtalk] New Member I am not sure how this board

[Felvtalk] New Member

2011-04-03 Thread Charles J Driscoll
I am not sure how this board works, but this is my story. Can I answer on the board or do I have to send a e-mail each time. Over last summer, there was an abandoned foreclosure house next door to me. Well, in the hole of the fence, these 2 little faces kept popping their heads threw the

Re: [Felvtalk] New Member

2011-04-03 Thread Christiane Biagi
the cold -Original Message- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Charles J Driscoll Sent: Sunday, April 03, 2011 2:15 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: [Felvtalk] New Member I am not sure how this board works

Re: [Felvtalk] New Member

2011-04-03 Thread MaiMaiPG
Copper came to me from the pine thicket 2 weeks before Thomas and helped Thomas decide to be a cared for kitten. I was advised to keep them separated for 6 + weeks in case one was sick. Well, that didn't fly at all. They came from the same place and were almost the same age and

Re: [Felvtalk] New Member

2011-04-03 Thread Bonnie Hogue
: Charles J Driscoll se...@optonline.net To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Sunday, April 03, 2011 11:14 AM Subject: [Felvtalk] New Member I am not sure how this board works, but this is my story. Can I answer on the board or do I have to send a e-mail each time. Over last summer

Re: [Felvtalk] New member, advice needed please!

2008-11-01 Thread catatonya
It sounds like you're doing everything you can. My first positive went through 2 very bad periods and recovered to live to 7 or 8 years old. I hope Tora pulls through. take care, tonya amanda [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi , my kitten ' 'Tora' aged about 5 months was diagnosed with FeLV

[Felvtalk] New member, advice needed please!

2008-10-24 Thread amanda
Hi , my kitten ' 'Tora' aged about 5 months was diagnosed with FeLV yesterday, he was sick since last friday which I mistaked for food poisoning! That time he had antibiotics and interferon injection and sub fluids which helped him alot, he had swollen lypm node on one side of throat which got

Re: [Felvtalk] New member, advice needed please!

2008-10-24 Thread Sharyl
Sharyl --- On Fri, 10/24/08, amanda [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: From: amanda [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: [Felvtalk] New member, advice needed please! To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Date: Friday, October 24, 2008, 6:27 AM Hi , my kitten ' 'Tora' aged about 5 months was diagnosed with FeLV yesterday

Re: [Felvtalk] New member, advice needed please!

2008-10-24 Thread dlgegg
amanda, since you are using vets, acupuncture and holistic, that is about all we can do. try praying. God can work miracles if that is in His plan. at least, He can give you the strength to get thru this. dorlis amanda [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi , my kitten ' 'Tora' aged about 5

Re: [Felvtalk] New member, advice needed please!

2008-10-24 Thread Marylyn
Of course he has a chance. Please remember none of us are guaranteed any specific time on this earth. All we can hope/pray for is to be cared for and loved...Tora has that. Please do not focus on what may happen but care for Tora and enjoy his love. I do know what I am talking

Re: [Felvtalk] New member

2008-09-21 Thread catatonya
I disagree. I think the the vaccine is more effective than doctors give it credit for. I have had so many negative (vaccinated) cats exposed to positives, and have never had it transferred to one of them. tonya Sabrina [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi Lorrie, Don't give up hope! I just

[Felvtalk] New member

2008-09-19 Thread Lorrie
Hello Everyone, I'm a new member to the FelV group, but not new to cat rescue and TNR, which I've been doing for a long time. For years I didn't test for FelV, because back in the 1980's I tested all of my cats for it, and two were positive, so I put had them put down to protect my other cats.

Re: [Felvtalk] New member

2008-09-19 Thread Rosenfeldt, Diane
) some nice success stories. Diane R. -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Lorrie Sent: Friday, September 19, 2008 9:34 AM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: [Felvtalk] New member Hello Everyone, I'm a new member to the FelV group

Re: [Felvtalk] New member

2008-09-19 Thread Sabrina
Hi Lorrie, Don't give up hope! I just posted a couple of days ago about the two kitties I rescued who were positive just were retested and are now negative!! Of course I don't know if what I did had anything to do with changing their status, but if you are interested in the diet I fed them and the

Re: [Felvtalk] New member

2008-09-19 Thread gary
Sent: Friday, September 19, 2008 12:51 PM Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] New member Furthermore, the FeLV vaccine doesn't have a terribly high efficacy even now. Someone on one of these lists said she worked in a cat clinic for a number of years and out of the 2000 or so cases of leukemia she saw, most

Re: [Felvtalk] New member here

2008-08-27 Thread Marylyn
Jennifer, I just wanted you to know that Dixie sent me a second little one from the same pine thicket and surrounded by the same hawks, fox, dogs, etc. Apparently she really thought she had EVERYTHINGcertainly enough to loan to two babies who needed homes. On Jul 30, 2008, at 12:59

Re: [Felvtalk] New member here

2008-07-31 Thread catatonya
Welcome to the list. I hope your original cats test negative, but it sounds like Ash is in good shape. If he's made it over a year his chances of getting sick are much less! tonya Jennifer Lynn [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi everyone. My name is Jennifer and I live in New Jersey.

Re: [Felvtalk] New member here

2008-07-31 Thread MaryChristine
and by this time, the other two have been well exposed, and it''s sort of a moot point--the odds are very high that they'll be negative, and if not, will it make a huge difference, other than in the way you treat them medically? will you love them differently? i doubt that you will--it'll just

Re: [Felvtalk] New member here

2008-07-31 Thread Jennifer
, 2008) --- On Thu, 7/31/08, MaryChristine [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: From: MaryChristine [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] New member here To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Date: Thursday, July 31, 2008, 5:31 PM and by this time, the other two have been well exposed, and it''s sort of a moot

Re: [Felvtalk] New member here

2008-07-30 Thread Karen Griffith
head of my horses came through OK. - Original Message - From: Jennifer Lynn To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Tuesday, July 29, 2008 8:13 PM Subject: [Felvtalk] New member here Hi everyone. My name is Jennifer and I live in New Jersey. My one year old male

Re: [Felvtalk] New member here

2008-07-30 Thread Marylyn
On Jul 30, 2008, at 6:26 AM, Marylyn wrote: It doesn't matter how old they are when they leave.it breaks your heart. However, he left loved and cared for. The comfort in that. And he added so much to your life. On Jul 30, 2008, at 2:20 AM, Karen Griffith wrote: Jennifer, I am

Re: [Felvtalk] New member here

2008-07-30 Thread Sharyl
Karen, Old Tom is definitely in our prayers.  It sounds like he had a wonderful life with you for these last 20 yrs.  Glad all your other critters made it through the storm OK. Sharyl Sissy Rocket and Daisy's Babies         If you would put 'Old Tom' in your prayers, it would be appreciated.  He

Re: [Felvtalk] New member here

2008-07-30 Thread Sally Davis
Karen I am so sorry to hear of your precious Tom leaving this world.It is a tribute to you that he lived such a long life. I know you will miss him Hugs Sally ___ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org

Re: [Felvtalk] New member here

2008-07-30 Thread Jennifer
July 11, 2007, diagnosed FeLV+ July 28, 2008) --- On Wed, 7/30/08, Marylyn [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: From: Marylyn [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] New member here To: Cc: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Date: Wednesday, July 30, 2008, 5:31 AM On Jul 29, 2008, at 11:59 PM, Marylyn wrote: Dixie

Re: [Felvtalk] New member here

2008-07-30 Thread Marylyn
PROTECTED] Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] New member here To: Cc: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Date: Wednesday, July 30, 2008, 5:31 AM On Jul 29, 2008, at 11:59 PM, Marylyn wrote: Dixie came to me as a grown throw away who had been on her own for a long time. She found her way to my Mom's where she hung

[Felvtalk] New member here

2008-07-29 Thread Jennifer Lynn
Hi everyone.  My name is Jennifer and I live in New Jersey.  My one year old male kitty, Ash, was just diagnosed with FeLV yesterday.  I also have two other cats, Morrison and Isobel, and they've been living with Ash for a year (I've had him since birth).  He's blind in one eye and has

Re: [Felvtalk] New member here

2008-07-29 Thread Marylyn
This is a hard one but remember that there is nothing certain in this world and do not obsess over the diagnosis. Concentrate on the wonderful friends you have and enjoy your lives together. Give all the cats the best food you can and give them the supplements that seem right to you. If

Re: [Felvtalk] New member here

2008-07-29 Thread Jennifer Lynn
can :) I am sorry to hear about your Dixie :(  She's in kitty heaven now and nothing can hurt her :) --- On Wed, 7/30/08, Marylyn [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: From: Marylyn [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] New member here To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Date: Wednesday, July 30, 2008, 12:26

Re: [Felvtalk] New member here

2008-07-29 Thread Marylyn
On Jul 29, 2008, at 11:59 PM, Marylyn wrote: Dixie came to me as a grown throw away who had been on her own for a long time. She found her way to my Mom's where she hung out with the ferals who came for food, water and shelter. For three years and 12 days she had everything a little cat

[Felvtalk] New member!

2008-07-20 Thread April and Jay
Hello! I just wanted to introduce myself and my FIV+ Boy MM. This whole FIV thing is very new to us and we would love any advice about it. MM was a stray. My neighbor started feeding him and when thy moved we took over. When we decided to move we took him with us. Having more room we wanted to

Re: [Felvtalk] New member!

2008-07-20 Thread Sally Davis
Welcome, you will find this group very helpful. If he is FIV not FeLV then you are better off. FIV cats live long lives with some health issues. FIV is mostly spread through bites. So as long as he is neutered and does not fight you should be able to mix him assuming he has FIV and not FeLV. Good

Re: [Felvtalk] New member!

2008-07-20 Thread catatonya
Is he felv (leukemia) positive or fiv positive? Welcome to the group! t April and Jay [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hello! I just wanted to introduce myself and my FIV+ Boy MM. This whole FIV thing is very new to us and we would love any advice about it. MM was a stray. My neighbor started