Re: Immuno-Regullin and exercise

2008-02-22 Thread Pat Kachur
My Mandy is also on nothing but Wellness food and lysine.  My vet's opinion 
is not to start immunoregulin until there is an actually reason (symptom) to do 
so.
  - Original Message - 
  From: catatonya 
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
  Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2008 11:08 PM
  Subject: Re: Immuno-Regullin and exercise


  It's a good thing that he's active and playful.  I personally would not start 
immunoregulin until there was reason to.  My positive cat is on nothing now, 
besides premium food and lysine.
  tonya

  Sue  Frank Koren [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
When is the best time to start Immuno-Regulin?  When they still have no 
symptoms?  I can still hardly believe Buzz has this horrible disease.  He seems 
so healthy and loves to play and has a great appetite.  How often do the 
success stories like Minstrels come along?  These postings have so much new 
information and the internet sights have so much conflicting information that 
it is hard to know what to think.  I just know the little guy cleaning himself 
in my lap right now deserves all I can do for him.
Does anyone know if a lot of playing exercise is good for a FeLV + cat? He 
chases his toys so hard that he gets out of breath sometimes.
Buzz had some vaccinations about a month ago, is he still in danger?
I have always had cats but this is so new and I feel so ignorant.  I am so 
glad for this site, I have already learned more real information that seems 
like it will actually help Buzz then from all the reading I've done for the 
last several weeks since I learned he was FeLV positive.
Thank you everybody for all your advise.



Re: Immuno-Regullin and exercise

2008-02-22 Thread Lynne
Sue, I was all set to start BooBoo on Interferon this week but now his vet says 
it will do him no good at this stage, so maybe Buzz would be started on it if 
his blood work shows any kind of deficiency or the beginning of anemia.  In 
Buzz's case I would just have his blood work done maybe every 3 to 6 months and 
as long as it's ok he probably doesn't need to be on anything like Interferon 
or Immunoregulin.  I think if Buzz is on a really good diet that will probably 
be the best thing for him right now.  I finally found a food our guy loves.  
It's Recovery.  I think it has been mentioned on the list.  The main ingredient 
is chicken liver, fish oil and a lot of vitamins and minerals.  I honestly 
think that's what's keeping him going.  

I so sympathize with how you are feeling.  I've stopped reading and am only 
going on the information I see on this list from people who are familiar with 
these cats.  I too look at my little guy and can't believe this is happening.  
I swear I'm still in denial.  To look at him you would think he is the most 
beautiful healthy cat alive.  I'm tellin you it's taking its toll on me.  I am 
so bloody tired anymore, just worrying about him.  On the other hand the 19 
year old healthy guy seems to have new life injected into him.  He's all mouthy 
and affectionate lately.  

Lynne
  - Original Message - 
  From: catatonya 
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
  Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2008 11:08 PM
  Subject: Re: Immuno-Regullin and exercise


  It's a good thing that he's active and playful.  I personally would not start 
immunoregulin until there was reason to.  My positive cat is on nothing now, 
besides premium food and lysine.
  tonya

  Sue  Frank Koren [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
When is the best time to start Immuno-Regulin?  When they still have no 
symptoms?  I can still hardly believe Buzz has this horrible disease.  He seems 
so healthy and loves to play and has a great appetite.  How often do the 
success stories like Minstrels come along?  These postings have so much new 
information and the internet sights have so much conflicting information that 
it is hard to know what to think.  I just know the little guy cleaning himself 
in my lap right now deserves all I can do for him.
Does anyone know if a lot of playing exercise is good for a FeLV + cat? He 
chases his toys so hard that he gets out of breath sometimes.
Buzz had some vaccinations about a month ago, is he still in danger?
I have always had cats but this is so new and I feel so ignorant.  I am so 
glad for this site, I have a lready learned more real information that seems 
like it will actually help Buzz then from all the reading I've done for the 
last several weeks since I learned he was FeLV positive.
Thank you everybody for all your advise.




Re: Immuno-Regullin and exercise

2008-02-22 Thread Marylyn

Check with another vet just to make sure yours is up to date.
On Feb 22, 2008, at 7:01 AM, Lynne wrote:

Sue, I was all set to start BooBoo on Interferon this week but now  
his vet says it will do him no good at this stage, so maybe Buzz  
would be started on it if his blood work shows any kind of  
deficiency or the beginning of anemia.  In Buzz's case I would just  
have his blood work done maybe every 3 to 6 months and as long as  
it's ok he probably doesn't need to be on anything like Interferon  
or Immunoregulin.  I think if Buzz is on a really good diet that  
will probably be the best thing for him right now.  I finally found  
a food our guy loves.  It's Recovery.  I think it has been mentioned  
on the list.  The main ingredient is chicken liver, fish oil and a  
lot of vitamins and minerals.  I honestly think that's what's  
keeping him going.


I so sympathize with how you are feeling.  I've stopped reading and  
am only going on the information I see on this list from people who  
are familiar with these cats.  I too look at my little guy and can't  
believe this is happening.  I swear I'm still in denial.  To look at  
him you would think he is the most beautiful healthy cat alive.  I'm  
tellin you it's taking its toll on me.  I am so bloody tired  
anymore, just worrying about him.  On the other hand the 19 year old  
healthy guy seems to have new life injected into him.  He's all  
mouthy and affectionate lately.


Lynne
- Original Message -
From: catatonya
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2008 11:08 PM
Subject: Re: Immuno-Regullin and exercise

It's a good thing that he's active and playful.  I personally would  
not start immunoregulin until there was reason to.  My positive cat  
is on nothing now, besides premium food and lysine.

tonya

Sue  Frank Koren [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
When is the best time to start Immuno-Regulin?  When they still have  
no symptoms?  I can still hardly believe Buzz has this horrible  
disease.  He seems so healthy and loves to play and has a great  
appetite.  How often do the success stories like Minstrels come  
along?  These postings have so much new information and the internet  
sights have so much conflicting information that it is hard to know  
what to think.  I just know the little guy cleaning himself in my  
lap right now deserves all I can do for him.
Does anyone know if a lot of playing exercise is good for a FeLV +  
cat? He chases his toys so hard that he gets out of breath sometimes.

Buzz had some vaccinations about a month ago, is he still in danger?
I have always had cats but this is so new and I feel so ignorant.  I  
am so glad for this site, I have a lready learned more real  
information that seems like it will actually help Buzz then from all  
the reading I've done for the last several weeks since I learned he  
was FeLV positive.

Thank you everybody for all your advise.






Re: Immuno-Regullin and exercise

2008-02-21 Thread catatonya
It's a good thing that he's active and playful.  I personally would not start 
immunoregulin until there was reason to.  My positive cat is on nothing now, 
besides premium food and lysine.
  tonya

Sue  Frank Koren [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
  When is the best time to start Immuno-Regulin?  When they still have 
no symptoms?  I can still hardly believe Buzz has this horrible disease.  He 
seems so healthy and loves to play and has a great appetite.  How often do the 
success stories like Minstrels come along?  These postings have so much new 
information and the internet sights have so much conflicting information that 
it is hard to know what to think.  I just know the little guy cleaning himself 
in my lap right now deserves all I can do for him.
  Does anyone know if a lot of playing exercise is good for a FeLV + cat? He 
chases his toys so hard that he gets out of breath sometimes.
  Buzz had some vaccinations about a month ago, is he still in danger?
  I have always had cats but this is so new and I feel so ignorant.  I am so 
glad for this site, I have already learned more real information that seems 
like it will actually help Buzz then from all the reading I've done for the 
last several weeks since I learned he was FeLV positive.
  Thank you everybody for all your advise.



Re: [PHISH]RE: Immuno-Regullin and exercise

2008-02-14 Thread Lynne
Wendy, if it isn't already too late with the anemia he has I will do
everything I can to get a vet to either find this stuff for me or
interferon, which may be a little easier to get hold of here.

Lynne
- Original Message -
From: wendy [EMAIL PROTECTED]
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Wednesday, February 13, 2008 10:27 PM
Subject: Re: [PHISH]RE: Immuno-Regullin and exercise


 Lynne,

 The Best Friends Animal Sanctuary (one of the biggest and most well-known
in the country) gives all their FeLV kitties Intra-Muscular (not IV or SubQ)
injections of ImmunoRegulin every two weeks!  My Cricket got a few IV
injections but it was already too late for him; his anemia was so
progressed.  If I had to do it over again, I would go with subQ, since
Cricket was so fractious and did not do well with needles.  But if Boo Boo
does IV's easily, I would go with that.

 :)
 Wendy

 Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can
change the world - indeed it is the only thing that ever has! ~~~
Margaret Meade ~~~


 - Original Message 
 From: cindy reasoner [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2008 9:58:56 AM
 Subject: Re: [PHISH]RE: Immuno-Regullin and exercise

 Yes the the immuno-regulin worked on Smokey's fevers.
 Some vets say the equistim (immuno-regulin)needs to be
 given IV but the vet I used said you can do it subq.
 It worked for him.  I can't remember exactly how many
 shots they would fix up for me.  I think it was
 anywhere from 10 to 12.  It cost me around 20 to 30
 dollars.  I kept them refrigerated. Smokey would have
 never tolerated them doing the IV.  He hates the vets.
 I hope this will help.

 Cindy Reasoner

 --- Sue  Frank Koren [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

  Cindy,
  Thank you for telling me that.  I was picturing
  taking him in to the vet
  several times a week and them putting an IV into his
  arm.  I was even
  thinking they might have to put him to sleep to do
  it.  Obviously I know
  nothing about it and will have to ask my vet what
  they do - if my vet even
  does it.  I have had to give cats things before
  subq, so that would work
  out.  Did the immuno-regulin work on Smokey's
  fevers?
  Sue
  - Original Message -
  From: cindy reasoner [EMAIL PROTECTED]
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
  Sent: Monday, February 11, 2008 4:01 PM
  Subject: Re: [PHISH]RE: Immuno-Regullin and exercise
 
 
  I used immuno-regulin on my cat Smokey.  He had a
   problem with fevers.  It wasn't very expensive.  I
   would give it to him subq and the vet would fix
  the
   shots up for me.  I would keep them refrigerated.
  At
   first I did 2 a week.  I gradually gave him the
  shots
   less and less.  Now he doesn't get them at all.
  Just
   thought I would let you know what my experience
  with
   it has been.
  
   Cindy Reasoner
  
  
   --- laurieskatz [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
  
   Me again. Mine don't eat if they have a cold,
  upset
   stomach or diarrhea (I sound like that
  commercial).
   Cats need to be able to smell their food. Coco
  won't
   eat her normal food when she has a hairball she
  is
   trying to get rid of. I usually find a hairball
  the
   next day and she is back on track eating again.
  As
   Lance suggested, watch carefully and make notes.
  I
   quickly forget which days things happen unless I
   make a note. I actually keep a notebook in the
   kitchen now for notes.
   L
  
   - Original Message -
From: Lynne
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2008 12:36 PM
Subject: Re: [PHISH]RE: Immuno-Regullin and
   exercise
  
  
Sue, I so know how you feel.  I just posted
  about
   our little guy coughing.  I didn't believe the
   positive test at first and asked for more blood
  work
   and it's worse than I thought.  Now every little
   thing I think is unusual I panic about, like this
   coughing.  I just don't know how none of this
   concerned the previous owners.  He's also
  becoming a
   ridiculously fussy eater.  I've tried many
  different
   can foods and some hard foods and he just sticks
  his
   nose up.  Fortunately our 19 year old pig-cat
  likes
   it all so it isn't totally wasted.  It is all
  just
   such a drain on one.
  
Lynne
  - Original Message -
  From: Sue  Frank Koren
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
  Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2008 1:23 PM
  Subject: Re: [PHISH]RE: Immuno-Regullin and
   exercise
  
  
  Thank you for your advise.  Yes, he love to
  run
   around and play like a maniac - after all he is
  only
   8 - 10 months old and really still a kitten.  He
   seems to get out of breath and his breathing is a
   little raspy when he has been playing hard, but
   maybe that is something that is normal for any
  cat.
   Because of the FeLV I am just noticing things
   differently with him.  Right now I have to decide
   what will help him most and what I can afford.  I

Re: [PHISH]RE: Immuno-Regullin and exercise

2008-02-13 Thread wendy
Lynne,

The Best Friends Animal Sanctuary (one of the biggest and most well-known in 
the country) gives all their FeLV kitties Intra-Muscular (not IV or SubQ) 
injections of ImmunoRegulin every two weeks!  My Cricket got a few IV 
injections but it was already too late for him; his anemia was so progressed.  
If I had to do it over again, I would go with subQ, since Cricket was so 
fractious and did not do well with needles.  But if Boo Boo does IV's easily, I 
would go with that.  

:)
Wendy
 
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the 
world - indeed it is the only thing that ever has! ~~~ Margaret Meade ~~~


- Original Message 
From: cindy reasoner [EMAIL PROTECTED]
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2008 9:58:56 AM
Subject: Re: [PHISH]RE: Immuno-Regullin and exercise

Yes the the immuno-regulin worked on Smokey's fevers. 
Some vets say the equistim (immuno-regulin)needs to be
given IV but the vet I used said you can do it subq. 
It worked for him.  I can't remember exactly how many
shots they would fix up for me.  I think it was
anywhere from 10 to 12.  It cost me around 20 to 30
dollars.  I kept them refrigerated. Smokey would have
never tolerated them doing the IV.  He hates the vets.
I hope this will help.

Cindy Reasoner

--- Sue  Frank Koren [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 Cindy,
 Thank you for telling me that.  I was picturing
 taking him in to the vet 
 several times a week and them putting an IV into his
 arm.  I was even 
 thinking they might have to put him to sleep to do
 it.  Obviously I know 
 nothing about it and will have to ask my vet what
 they do - if my vet even 
 does it.  I have had to give cats things before
 subq, so that would work 
 out.  Did the immuno-regulin work on Smokey's
 fevers?
 Sue
 - Original Message - 
 From: cindy reasoner [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Sent: Monday, February 11, 2008 4:01 PM
 Subject: Re: [PHISH]RE: Immuno-Regullin and exercise
 
 
 I used immuno-regulin on my cat Smokey.  He had a
  problem with fevers.  It wasn't very expensive.  I
  would give it to him subq and the vet would fix
 the
  shots up for me.  I would keep them refrigerated. 
 At
  first I did 2 a week.  I gradually gave him the
 shots
  less and less.  Now he doesn't get them at all. 
 Just
  thought I would let you know what my experience
 with
  it has been.
 
  Cindy Reasoner
 
 
  --- laurieskatz [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 
  Me again. Mine don't eat if they have a cold,
 upset
  stomach or diarrhea (I sound like that
 commercial).
  Cats need to be able to smell their food. Coco
 won't
  eat her normal food when she has a hairball she
 is
  trying to get rid of. I usually find a hairball
 the
  next day and she is back on track eating again.
 As
  Lance suggested, watch carefully and make notes.
 I
  quickly forget which days things happen unless I
  make a note. I actually keep a notebook in the
  kitchen now for notes.
  L
 
  - Original Message - 
   From: Lynne
   To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
   Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2008 12:36 PM
   Subject: Re: [PHISH]RE: Immuno-Regullin and
  exercise
 
 
   Sue, I so know how you feel.  I just posted
 about
  our little guy coughing.  I didn't believe the
  positive test at first and asked for more blood
 work
  and it's worse than I thought.  Now every little
  thing I think is unusual I panic about, like this
  coughing.  I just don't know how none of this
  concerned the previous owners.  He's also
 becoming a
  ridiculously fussy eater.  I've tried many
 different
  can foods and some hard foods and he just sticks
 his
  nose up.  Fortunately our 19 year old pig-cat
 likes
  it all so it isn't totally wasted.  It is all
 just
  such a drain on one.
 
   Lynne
 - Original Message - 
 From: Sue  Frank Koren
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2008 1:23 PM
 Subject: Re: [PHISH]RE: Immuno-Regullin and
  exercise
 
 
 Thank you for your advise.  Yes, he love to
 run
  around and play like a maniac - after all he is
 only
  8 - 10 months old and really still a kitten.  He
  seems to get out of breath and his breathing is a
  little raspy when he has been playing hard, but
  maybe that is something that is normal for any
 cat.
  Because of the FeLV I am just noticing things
  differently with him.  Right now I have to decide
  what will help him most and what I can afford.  I
  have already switched him to an all canned
 Wellness
  diet.  The Immuno-Regulin sounds pretty
 expensive.
  I also have two boys in college that I have to
 think
  of also.
 Do you know how many cats actually ever end
 up
  eventually testing negative with this?  I guess
  there is a part of me that is still in denial. 
 He
  tested negative when my brother first rescued
 him,
  then he tested positive when he had the in-office
  test at the vet when I got him.  They then gave
 him

Re: [PHISH]RE: Immuno-Regullin and exercise

2008-02-12 Thread cindy reasoner
Yes the the immuno-regulin worked on Smokey's fevers. 
Some vets say the equistim (immuno-regulin)needs to be
given IV but the vet I used said you can do it subq. 
It worked for him.  I can't remember exactly how many
shots they would fix up for me.  I think it was
anywhere from 10 to 12.  It cost me around 20 to 30
dollars.  I kept them refrigerated. Smokey would have
never tolerated them doing the IV.  He hates the vets.
 I hope this will help.

Cindy Reasoner

--- Sue  Frank Koren [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 Cindy,
 Thank you for telling me that.  I was picturing
 taking him in to the vet 
 several times a week and them putting an IV into his
 arm.  I was even 
 thinking they might have to put him to sleep to do
 it.  Obviously I know 
 nothing about it and will have to ask my vet what
 they do - if my vet even 
 does it.  I have had to give cats things before
 subq, so that would work 
 out.  Did the immuno-regulin work on Smokey's
 fevers?
 Sue
 - Original Message - 
 From: cindy reasoner [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Sent: Monday, February 11, 2008 4:01 PM
 Subject: Re: [PHISH]RE: Immuno-Regullin and exercise
 
 
 I used immuno-regulin on my cat Smokey.  He had a
  problem with fevers.  It wasn't very expensive.  I
  would give it to him subq and the vet would fix
 the
  shots up for me.  I would keep them refrigerated. 
 At
  first I did 2 a week.  I gradually gave him the
 shots
  less and less.  Now he doesn't get them at all. 
 Just
  thought I would let you know what my experience
 with
  it has been.
 
  Cindy Reasoner
 
 
  --- laurieskatz [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 
  Me again. Mine don't eat if they have a cold,
 upset
  stomach or diarrhea (I sound like that
 commercial).
  Cats need to be able to smell their food. Coco
 won't
  eat her normal food when she has a hairball she
 is
  trying to get rid of. I usually find a hairball
 the
  next day and she is back on track eating again.
 As
  Lance suggested, watch carefully and make notes.
 I
  quickly forget which days things happen unless I
  make a note. I actually keep a notebook in the
  kitchen now for notes.
  L
 
  - Original Message - 
From: Lynne
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2008 12:36 PM
Subject: Re: [PHISH]RE: Immuno-Regullin and
  exercise
 
 
Sue, I so know how you feel.  I just posted
 about
  our little guy coughing.  I didn't believe the
  positive test at first and asked for more blood
 work
  and it's worse than I thought.  Now every little
  thing I think is unusual I panic about, like this
  coughing.  I just don't know how none of this
  concerned the previous owners.  He's also
 becoming a
  ridiculously fussy eater.  I've tried many
 different
  can foods and some hard foods and he just sticks
 his
  nose up.  Fortunately our 19 year old pig-cat
 likes
  it all so it isn't totally wasted.  It is all
 just
  such a drain on one.
 
Lynne
  - Original Message - 
  From: Sue  Frank Koren
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
  Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2008 1:23 PM
  Subject: Re: [PHISH]RE: Immuno-Regullin and
  exercise
 
 
  Thank you for your advise.  Yes, he love to
 run
  around and play like a maniac - after all he is
 only
  8 - 10 months old and really still a kitten.  He
  seems to get out of breath and his breathing is a
  little raspy when he has been playing hard, but
  maybe that is something that is normal for any
 cat.
  Because of the FeLV I am just noticing things
  differently with him.  Right now I have to decide
  what will help him most and what I can afford.  I
  have already switched him to an all canned
 Wellness
  diet.  The Immuno-Regulin sounds pretty
 expensive.
  I also have two boys in college that I have to
 think
  of also.
  Do you know how many cats actually ever end
 up
  eventually testing negative with this?  I guess
  there is a part of me that is still in denial. 
 He
  tested negative when my brother first rescued
 him,
  then he tested positive when he had the in-office
  test at the vet when I got him.  They then gave
 him
  the blood test which was also positive.  I think
  April is when I will test him again.  Meanwhile I
  will spoil him as much as I possibly can when he
 has
  to be stuck in one room. It's so nasty and snowy
  today that there isn't even a good view out the
  window from his chair.
  Sue
- Original Message - 
From: Caroline Kaufmann
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Friday, February 08, 2008 9:56 PM
Subject: [PHISH]RE: Immuno-Regullin and
  exercise
 
 
I don't know about the IR, but as far as
 the
  vaccs- it sounds like he handled them fine, so
  there's no need to stress yourself out about it
 now.
   Now you know better tho and can better protect
 him
  in the future by being better educated.
 
And you are very to lucky to have found
 this
  site so early on.  I

Re: [PHISH]RE: Immuno-Regullin and exercise

2008-02-11 Thread cindy reasoner
I used immuno-regulin on my cat Smokey.  He had a
problem with fevers.  It wasn't very expensive.  I
would give it to him subq and the vet would fix the
shots up for me.  I would keep them refrigerated.  At
first I did 2 a week.  I gradually gave him the shots
less and less.  Now he doesn't get them at all.  Just
thought I would let you know what my experience with
it has been.

Cindy Reasoner
   

 --- laurieskatz [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 Me again. Mine don't eat if they have a cold, upset
 stomach or diarrhea (I sound like that commercial).
 Cats need to be able to smell their food. Coco won't
 eat her normal food when she has a hairball she is
 trying to get rid of. I usually find a hairball the
 next day and she is back on track eating again. As
 Lance suggested, watch carefully and make notes. I
 quickly forget which days things happen unless I
 make a note. I actually keep a notebook in the
 kitchen now for notes. 
 L
 
 - Original Message - 
   From: Lynne 
   To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
   Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2008 12:36 PM
   Subject: Re: [PHISH]RE: Immuno-Regullin and
 exercise
 
 
   Sue, I so know how you feel.  I just posted about
 our little guy coughing.  I didn't believe the
 positive test at first and asked for more blood work
 and it's worse than I thought.  Now every little
 thing I think is unusual I panic about, like this
 coughing.  I just don't know how none of this
 concerned the previous owners.  He's also becoming a
 ridiculously fussy eater.  I've tried many different
 can foods and some hard foods and he just sticks his
 nose up.  Fortunately our 19 year old pig-cat likes
 it all so it isn't totally wasted.  It is all just
 such a drain on one.  
 
   Lynne
 - Original Message - 
 From: Sue  Frank Koren 
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
 Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2008 1:23 PM
 Subject: Re: [PHISH]RE: Immuno-Regullin and
 exercise
 
 
 Thank you for your advise.  Yes, he love to run
 around and play like a maniac - after all he is only
 8 - 10 months old and really still a kitten.  He
 seems to get out of breath and his breathing is a
 little raspy when he has been playing hard, but
 maybe that is something that is normal for any cat. 
 Because of the FeLV I am just noticing things
 differently with him.  Right now I have to decide
 what will help him most and what I can afford.  I
 have already switched him to an all canned Wellness
 diet.  The Immuno-Regulin sounds pretty expensive. 
 I also have two boys in college that I have to think
 of also.  
 Do you know how many cats actually ever end up
 eventually testing negative with this?  I guess
 there is a part of me that is still in denial.  He
 tested negative when my brother first rescued him,
 then he tested positive when he had the in-office
 test at the vet when I got him.  They then gave him
 the blood test which was also positive.  I think
 April is when I will test him again.  Meanwhile I
 will spoil him as much as I possibly can when he has
 to be stuck in one room. It's so nasty and snowy
 today that there isn't even a good view out the
 window from his chair.
 Sue
   - Original Message - 
   From: Caroline Kaufmann 
   To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
   Sent: Friday, February 08, 2008 9:56 PM
   Subject: [PHISH]RE: Immuno-Regullin and
 exercise
 
 
   I don't know about the IR, but as far as the
 vaccs- it sounds like he handled them fine, so
 there's no need to stress yourself out about it now.
  Now you know better tho and can better protect him
 in the future by being better educated.  

   And you are very to lucky to have found this
 site so early on.  I only got to it when Monkee was
 in the throws of the illness and most hope was lost.
  And I felt horrible when I realized all the
 knowledge and information that was out there on the
 internet that I didn't think to take advantage of. 
 I just took Monkee's incredible health for granted
 and thought if I kept him happy and not stressed,
 his beefy body would beat the odds.  When I realized
 I could have been more proactive with things- like
 no vaccs, better diet, supplements, even meds to
 ward off the disease, I felt horrible, but I didn't
 have time or energy to cry over spilled milk at the
 time b/c I was so desperate for immediate help with
 Monkee's sick condition.  It's since his passing
 that I realized the depth of what I allowed myself
 to miss out on.  Could any of those things have made
 a difference in Monkee's individual case?  I don't
 know?  I never will.  But if I can help someone else
 get to resources and better information SOONER than
 I did, then my guilt is lessened.  

   You should feel really happy that you are
 taking full advantage of what is out there now-
 early- while Buzz is healthy.  You have the chance
 to do all you can for him early on.  

   Don't worry about him playing- if he's happy

Re: [PHISH]RE: Immuno-Regullin and exercise

2008-02-11 Thread Sally Davis
Hi Lynne

It looks like Revival will ship ot of the US. You would have to call them
for the rate. They also ship this item chilled. I found a site in canada
that also carried the horse version, same stuff juts larger vial. I feell
you should be able to get the smaller vial in Canada.
It is listed as Equistim
http://www.cdmv.com/CDMVhtml/ibeCCtpItmDspRte.jsp?item=2488


http://www.revivalanimal.com/

If you go subq I found insulin syringes work just fine. Junior hardly knows
I gave him a shot.

Sally Davis




On Feb 11, 2008 8:16 PM, Lynne [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

  Sally, BooBoo may be put on this and I'm hoping the vet is agreeable to
 me buying it online.  I don't even know if it is readily available over here
 (Canada).  But I do know if it is ordered through a pharmacy and then
 through the Vet Hospital it will cost me a heck of a lot more that what you
 pay.  For my old cat I get this transdermal thyroid medication and it was
 going to cost a small fortune because they were going to make it up for me.
 I work across the hall from a pharmacist who does a lot of compounding and
 they made the prescription up for me at a fraction of the cost.  The Vet
 (not the same one as BooBoo has) was not at all happy when I asked that the
 prescription be called into the pharmacy but I don't really care.  It's
 worked for Lennie and saved me some bucks.

 Lynne

  - Original Message -
 *From:* Sally Davis [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 *To:* felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
   *Sent:* Monday, February 11, 2008 7:50 PM
 *Subject:* Re: [PHISH]RE: Immuno-Regullin and exercise

 Junior had fevers as well. I believe the IR helped the fevers and his
 gingivitis that he also had at that time. I like to say it got him over the
 hump. He received IV injections and yes it is a trade off due to stressing
 the cat. It can be given SubQ, suppossedly is not as effective reaching the
 macrophages. I say go for it. You cn purchase it w/o a prescription from
 Revival Animal health about $36.00 plus shipping.

 On Feb 11, 2008 7:42 PM, Sue  Frank Koren [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

  Cindy,
  Thank you for telling me that.  I was picturing taking him in to the vet
  several times a week and them putting an IV into his arm.  I was even
  thinking they might have to put him to sleep to do it.  Obviously I know
  nothing about it and will have to ask my vet what they do - if my vet
  even
  does it.  I have had to give cats things before subq, so that would work
  out.  Did the immuno-regulin work on Smokey's fevers?
  Sue
  - Original Message -
  From: cindy reasoner [EMAIL PROTECTED]
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
   Sent: Monday, February 11, 2008 4:01 PM
  Subject: Re: [PHISH]RE: Immuno-Regullin and exercise
 
 
  I used immuno-regulin on my cat Smokey.  He had a
   problem with fevers.  It wasn't very expensive.  I
   would give it to him subq and the vet would fix the
   shots up for me.  I would keep them refrigerated.  At
   first I did 2 a week.  I gradually gave him the shots
   less and less.  Now he doesn't get them at all.  Just
   thought I would let you know what my experience with
   it has been.
  
   Cindy Reasoner
  
  
   --- laurieskatz [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
  
   Me again. Mine don't eat if they have a cold, upset
   stomach or diarrhea (I sound like that commercial).
   Cats need to be able to smell their food. Coco won't
   eat her normal food when she has a hairball she is
   trying to get rid of. I usually find a hairball the
   next day and she is back on track eating again. As
   Lance suggested, watch carefully and make notes. I
   quickly forget which days things happen unless I
   make a note. I actually keep a notebook in the
   kitchen now for notes.
   L
  
   - Original Message -
 From: Lynne
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2008 12:36 PM
 Subject: Re: [PHISH]RE: Immuno-Regullin and
   exercise
  
  
 Sue, I so know how you feel.  I just posted about
   our little guy coughing.  I didn't believe the
   positive test at first and asked for more blood work
   and it's worse than I thought.  Now every little
   thing I think is unusual I panic about, like this
   coughing.  I just don't know how none of this
   concerned the previous owners.  He's also becoming a
   ridiculously fussy eater.  I've tried many different
   can foods and some hard foods and he just sticks his
   nose up.  Fortunately our 19 year old pig-cat likes
   it all so it isn't totally wasted.  It is all just
   such a drain on one.
  
 Lynne
   - Original Message -
   From: Sue  Frank Koren
   To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
   Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2008 1:23 PM
   Subject: Re: [PHISH]RE: Immuno-Regullin and
   exercise
  
  
   Thank you for your advise.  Yes, he love to run
   around and play like a maniac - after all he is only
   8 - 10 months old and really still a kitten.  He
   seems to get out of breath and his breathing

Re: [PHISH]RE: Immuno-Regullin and exercise

2008-02-11 Thread Lynne
Sally, BooBoo may be put on this and I'm hoping the vet is agreeable to me 
buying it online.  I don't even know if it is readily available over here 
(Canada).  But I do know if it is ordered through a pharmacy and then through 
the Vet Hospital it will cost me a heck of a lot more that what you pay.  For 
my old cat I get this transdermal thyroid medication and it was going to cost a 
small fortune because they were going to make it up for me.  I work across the 
hall from a pharmacist who does a lot of compounding and they made the 
prescription up for me at a fraction of the cost.  The Vet (not the same one as 
BooBoo has) was not at all happy when I asked that the prescription be called 
into the pharmacy but I don't really care.  It's worked for Lennie and saved me 
some bucks.

Lynne
  - Original Message - 
  From: Sally Davis 
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
  Sent: Monday, February 11, 2008 7:50 PM
  Subject: Re: [PHISH]RE: Immuno-Regullin and exercise


  Junior had fevers as well. I believe the IR helped the fevers and his 
gingivitis that he also had at that time. I like to say it got him over the 
hump. He received IV injections and yes it is a trade off due to stressing the 
cat. It can be given SubQ, suppossedly is not as effective reaching the 
macrophages. I say go for it. You cn purchase it w/o a prescription from 
Revival Animal health about $36.00 plus shipping.


  On Feb 11, 2008 7:42 PM, Sue  Frank Koren [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

Cindy,
Thank you for telling me that.  I was picturing taking him in to the vet
several times a week and them putting an IV into his arm.  I was even
thinking they might have to put him to sleep to do it.  Obviously I know
nothing about it and will have to ask my vet what they do - if my vet even
does it.  I have had to give cats things before subq, so that would work
out.  Did the immuno-regulin work on Smokey's fevers?
Sue

- Original Message -
From: cindy reasoner [EMAIL PROTECTED]
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org

Sent: Monday, February 11, 2008 4:01 PM
Subject: Re: [PHISH]RE: Immuno-Regullin and exercise


I used immuno-regulin on my cat Smokey.  He had a
 problem with fevers.  It wasn't very expensive.  I
 would give it to him subq and the vet would fix the
 shots up for me.  I would keep them refrigerated.  At
 first I did 2 a week.  I gradually gave him the shots
 less and less.  Now he doesn't get them at all.  Just
 thought I would let you know what my experience with
 it has been.

 Cindy Reasoner


 --- laurieskatz [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 Me again. Mine don't eat if they have a cold, upset
 stomach or diarrhea (I sound like that commercial).
 Cats need to be able to smell their food. Coco won't
 eat her normal food when she has a hairball she is
 trying to get rid of. I usually find a hairball the
 next day and she is back on track eating again. As
 Lance suggested, watch carefully and make notes. I
 quickly forget which days things happen unless I
 make a note. I actually keep a notebook in the
 kitchen now for notes.
 L

 - Original Message -
   From: Lynne
   To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
   Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2008 12:36 PM
   Subject: Re: [PHISH]RE: Immuno-Regullin and
 exercise


   Sue, I so know how you feel.  I just posted about
 our little guy coughing.  I didn't believe the
 positive test at first and asked for more blood work
 and it's worse than I thought.  Now every little
 thing I think is unusual I panic about, like this
 coughing.  I just don't know how none of this
 concerned the previous owners.  He's also becoming a
 ridiculously fussy eater.  I've tried many different
 can foods and some hard foods and he just sticks his
 nose up.  Fortunately our 19 year old pig-cat likes
 it all so it isn't totally wasted.  It is all just
 such a drain on one.

   Lynne
 - Original Message -
 From: Sue  Frank Koren
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2008 1:23 PM
 Subject: Re: [PHISH]RE: Immuno-Regullin and
 exercise


 Thank you for your advise.  Yes, he love to run
 around and play like a maniac - after all he is only
 8 - 10 months old and really still a kitten.  He
 seems to get out of breath and his breathing is a
 little raspy when he has been playing hard, but
 maybe that is something that is normal for any cat.
 Because of the FeLV I am just noticing things
 differently with him.  Right now I have to decide
 what will help him most and what I can afford.  I
 have already switched him to an all canned Wellness
 diet.  The Immuno-Regulin sounds pretty expensive.
 I also have two boys in college that I have to think

Re: Immuno-Regullin and exercise

2008-02-11 Thread Lynne
I know Sue.  I find myself thinking about him far too much, at work, at home, 
anywhere.  I keep reading and reading looking for some kind of miracle cure 
which I know isn't there.  My husband and I have always been very attached to 
our pets, even the flippin fish in the pond.  This cat is different though.  He 
was destined to be ours.  Like I've said before, he came to our house every day 
last summer, early in the morning and stayed all day near the trailer in our 
driveway.  When the weather started getting nasty, I would bring him in and 
then he'd go home at dark.  It would break my heart to see him leave every 
night.  We were basically blackmailed into paying 300 bucks for him when the 
asking price was 150 but they knew how much we loved him and would do anything 
to have him.  Now that we finally get our wish, we find out he may not be 
around all that long. Last night he came down stairs for a walk through the 
house and this morning before I left for work he came down again into the 
kitchen.  These are real steps forward for him.  He just wants to hang around 
upstairs on our bed and mostly sleep.  He's a real talker though when we go up 
to see him which is about every 10 minutes.  He ate today, quite a lot 
actually.  I think we've bought every kind of cat food on the market and at 
this point, I don't even care if it is the best for him.  I just want him to 
eat.  This stuff is fancy feast salmon feast.  It has salmon as it's main 
ingredient and salmon broth.  Also has a lot of other crap in it too but until 
I can find something that is really good for him and he'll eat it, this will 
have to do.  He is kind of chubby anyway so I guess that's an ok thing.  We 
tried giving him lean beef, cooked kind of rare yesterday and he ate a couple 
bites of that too.

The Buzzes, Charlies and BooBoos of this world certainly are a challenge but I 
have to believe in the long run it is all very worth it and may even make us 
better people.

Lynne


  - Original Message - 
  From: Sue  Frank Koren 
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
  Sent: Monday, February 11, 2008 7:36 PM
  Subject: ]RE: Immuno-Regullin and exercise


  Lynn - You said it so well when you say it is a drain on one.  I keep 
watching Buzz and wondering if what he is doing is OK.  There are so many 
things that I would not have thought twice about if the other cats were doing 
them, but I am worrying about every little thing that Buzz does that seems 
unusual. 
Charlie, one of my other cats has asthma.  He stretches his neck out close 
to the floor and makes coughing sounds like he is going to bring up a hair ball 
but nothing ever happens.  He is on prednisone (not sure if that is spelled 
right) and it seems to help him.
  BooBoo is a lucky little cat to have finally found a place with people who 
love him.
  Sue
- Original Message - 
From: Lynne 
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2008 1:36 PM
Subject: [PHISH]Re: [PHISH]RE: Immuno-Regullin and exercise


Sue, I so know how you feel.  I just posted about our little guy coughing.  
I didn't believe the positive test at first and asked for more blood work and 
it's worse than I thought.  Now every little thing I think is unusual I panic 
about, like this coughing.  I just don't know how none of this concerned the 
previous owners.  He's also becoming a ridiculously fussy eater.  I've tried 
many different can foods and some hard foods and he just sticks his nose up.  
Fortunately our 19 year old pig-cat likes it all so it isn't totally wasted.  
It is all just such a drain on one.  

Lynne
  - Original Message - 
  From: Sue  Frank Koren 
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
  Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2008 1:23 PM
  Subject: Re: [PHISH]RE: Immuno-Regullin and exercise


  Thank you for your advise.  Yes, he love to run around and play like a 
maniac - after all he is only 8 - 10 months old and really still a kitten.  He 
seems to get out of breath and his breathing is a little raspy when he has been 
playing hard, but maybe that is something that is normal for any cat.  Because 
of the FeLV I am just noticing things differently with him.  Right now I have 
to decide what will help him most and what I can afford.  I have already 
switched him to an all canned Wellness diet.  The Immuno-Regulin sounds pretty 
expensive.  I also have two boys in college that I have to think of also.  
  Do you know how many cats actually ever end up eventually testing 
negative with this?  I guess there is a part of me that is still in denial.  He 
tested negative when my brother first rescued him, then he tested positive when 
he had the in-office test at the vet when I got him.  They then gave him the 
blood test which was also positive.  I think April is when I will test him 
again.  Meanwhile I will spoil him as much as I possibly can when he has to be 
stuck in one room. It's so nasty

Re: [PHISH]RE: Immuno-Regullin and exercise

2008-02-11 Thread Sue Frank Koren

Cindy,
Thank you for telling me that.  I was picturing taking him in to the vet 
several times a week and them putting an IV into his arm.  I was even 
thinking they might have to put him to sleep to do it.  Obviously I know 
nothing about it and will have to ask my vet what they do - if my vet even 
does it.  I have had to give cats things before subq, so that would work 
out.  Did the immuno-regulin work on Smokey's fevers?

Sue
- Original Message - 
From: cindy reasoner [EMAIL PROTECTED]

To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Monday, February 11, 2008 4:01 PM
Subject: Re: [PHISH]RE: Immuno-Regullin and exercise



I used immuno-regulin on my cat Smokey.  He had a
problem with fevers.  It wasn't very expensive.  I
would give it to him subq and the vet would fix the
shots up for me.  I would keep them refrigerated.  At
first I did 2 a week.  I gradually gave him the shots
less and less.  Now he doesn't get them at all.  Just
thought I would let you know what my experience with
it has been.

Cindy Reasoner


--- laurieskatz [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:


Me again. Mine don't eat if they have a cold, upset
stomach or diarrhea (I sound like that commercial).
Cats need to be able to smell their food. Coco won't
eat her normal food when she has a hairball she is
trying to get rid of. I usually find a hairball the
next day and she is back on track eating again. As
Lance suggested, watch carefully and make notes. I
quickly forget which days things happen unless I
make a note. I actually keep a notebook in the
kitchen now for notes.
L

- Original Message - 
  From: Lynne

  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
  Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2008 12:36 PM
  Subject: Re: [PHISH]RE: Immuno-Regullin and
exercise


  Sue, I so know how you feel.  I just posted about
our little guy coughing.  I didn't believe the
positive test at first and asked for more blood work
and it's worse than I thought.  Now every little
thing I think is unusual I panic about, like this
coughing.  I just don't know how none of this
concerned the previous owners.  He's also becoming a
ridiculously fussy eater.  I've tried many different
can foods and some hard foods and he just sticks his
nose up.  Fortunately our 19 year old pig-cat likes
it all so it isn't totally wasted.  It is all just
such a drain on one.

  Lynne
- Original Message - 
From: Sue  Frank Koren

To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2008 1:23 PM
Subject: Re: [PHISH]RE: Immuno-Regullin and
exercise


Thank you for your advise.  Yes, he love to run
around and play like a maniac - after all he is only
8 - 10 months old and really still a kitten.  He
seems to get out of breath and his breathing is a
little raspy when he has been playing hard, but
maybe that is something that is normal for any cat.
Because of the FeLV I am just noticing things
differently with him.  Right now I have to decide
what will help him most and what I can afford.  I
have already switched him to an all canned Wellness
diet.  The Immuno-Regulin sounds pretty expensive.
I also have two boys in college that I have to think
of also.
Do you know how many cats actually ever end up
eventually testing negative with this?  I guess
there is a part of me that is still in denial.  He
tested negative when my brother first rescued him,
then he tested positive when he had the in-office
test at the vet when I got him.  They then gave him
the blood test which was also positive.  I think
April is when I will test him again.  Meanwhile I
will spoil him as much as I possibly can when he has
to be stuck in one room. It's so nasty and snowy
today that there isn't even a good view out the
window from his chair.
Sue
  - Original Message - 
  From: Caroline Kaufmann

  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
  Sent: Friday, February 08, 2008 9:56 PM
  Subject: [PHISH]RE: Immuno-Regullin and
exercise


  I don't know about the IR, but as far as the
vaccs- it sounds like he handled them fine, so
there's no need to stress yourself out about it now.
 Now you know better tho and can better protect him
in the future by being better educated.

  And you are very to lucky to have found this
site so early on.  I only got to it when Monkee was
in the throws of the illness and most hope was lost.
 And I felt horrible when I realized all the
knowledge and information that was out there on the
internet that I didn't think to take advantage of.
I just took Monkee's incredible health for granted
and thought if I kept him happy and not stressed,
his beefy body would beat the odds.  When I realized
I could have been more proactive with things- like
no vaccs, better diet, supplements, even meds to
ward off the disease, I felt horrible, but I didn't
have time or energy to cry over spilled milk at the
time b/c I was so desperate for immediate help with
Monkee's sick condition.  It's since his passing
that I realized the depth of what I allowed myself

]RE: Immuno-Regullin and exercise

2008-02-11 Thread Sue Frank Koren
Lynn - You said it so well when you say it is a drain on one.  I keep watching 
Buzz and wondering if what he is doing is OK.  There are so many things that I 
would not have thought twice about if the other cats were doing them, but I am 
worrying about every little thing that Buzz does that seems unusual. 
  Charlie, one of my other cats has asthma.  He stretches his neck out close to 
the floor and makes coughing sounds like he is going to bring up a hair ball 
but nothing ever happens.  He is on prednisone (not sure if that is spelled 
right) and it seems to help him.
BooBoo is a lucky little cat to have finally found a place with people who love 
him.
Sue
  - Original Message - 
  From: Lynne 
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
  Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2008 1:36 PM
  Subject: [PHISH]Re: [PHISH]RE: Immuno-Regullin and exercise


  Sue, I so know how you feel.  I just posted about our little guy coughing.  I 
didn't believe the positive test at first and asked for more blood work and 
it's worse than I thought.  Now every little thing I think is unusual I panic 
about, like this coughing.  I just don't know how none of this concerned the 
previous owners.  He's also becoming a ridiculously fussy eater.  I've tried 
many different can foods and some hard foods and he just sticks his nose up.  
Fortunately our 19 year old pig-cat likes it all so it isn't totally wasted.  
It is all just such a drain on one.  

  Lynne
- Original Message - 
From: Sue  Frank Koren 
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2008 1:23 PM
Subject: Re: [PHISH]RE: Immuno-Regullin and exercise


Thank you for your advise.  Yes, he love to run around and play like a 
maniac - after all he is only 8 - 10 months old and really still a kitten.  He 
seems to get out of breath and his breathing is a little raspy when he has been 
playing hard, but maybe that is something that is normal for any cat.  Because 
of the FeLV I am just noticing things differently with him.  Right now I have 
to decide what will help him most and what I can afford.  I have already 
switched him to an all canned Wellness diet.  The Immuno-Regulin sounds pretty 
expensive.  I also have two boys in college that I have to think of also.  
Do you know how many cats actually ever end up eventually testing negative 
with this?  I guess there is a part of me that is still in denial.  He tested 
negative when my brother first rescued him, then he tested positive when he had 
the in-office test at the vet when I got him.  They then gave him the blood 
test which was also positive.  I think April is when I will test him again.  
Meanwhile I will spoil him as much as I possibly can when he has to be stuck in 
one room. It's so nasty and snowy today that there isn't even a good view out 
the window from his chair.
Sue
  - Original Message - 
  From: Caroline Kaufmann 
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
  Sent: Friday, February 08, 2008 9:56 PM
  Subject: [PHISH]RE: Immuno-Regullin and exercise


  I don't know about the IR, but as far as the vaccs- it sounds like he 
handled them fine, so there's no need to stress yourself out about it now.  Now 
you know better tho and can better protect him in the future by being better 
educated.  
   
  And you are very to lucky to have found this site so early on.  I only 
got to it when Monkee was in the throws of the illness and most hope was lost.  
And I felt horrible when I realized all the knowledge and information that was 
out there on the internet that I didn't think to take advantage of.  I just 
took Monkee's incredible health for granted and thought if I kept him happy and 
not stressed, his beefy body would beat the odds.  When I realized I could have 
been more proactive with things- like no vaccs, better diet, supplements, even 
meds to ward off the disease, I felt horrible, but I didn't have time or energy 
to cry over spilled milk at the time b/c I was so desperate for immediate help 
with Monkee's sick condition.  It's since his passing that I realized the depth 
of what I allowed myself to miss out on.  Could any of those things have made a 
difference in Monkee's individual case?  I don't know?  I never will.  But if I 
can help someone else get to resources and better information SOONER than I 
did, then my guilt is lessened.  
   
  You should feel really happy that you are taking full advantage of what 
is out there now- early- while Buzz is healthy.  You have the chance to do all 
you can for him early on.  
   
  Don't worry about him playing- if he's happy and healthy for now and he 
wants to run around like a maniac and play toys, by all means, let him do it.  
It's important to not treat him like an invalid, especially if he does not feel 
like one/doesn't know he is one b/c he will pick up on that.  For most of 
Monkee's illness my mom kept telling me to stop crying around him

Re: [PHISH]RE: Immuno-Regullin and exercise

2008-02-10 Thread Sue Frank Koren
Thank you for your advise.  Yes, he love to run around and play like a maniac - 
after all he is only 8 - 10 months old and really still a kitten.  He seems to 
get out of breath and his breathing is a little raspy when he has been playing 
hard, but maybe that is something that is normal for any cat.  Because of the 
FeLV I am just noticing things differently with him.  Right now I have to 
decide what will help him most and what I can afford.  I have already switched 
him to an all canned Wellness diet.  The Immuno-Regulin sounds pretty 
expensive.  I also have two boys in college that I have to think of also.  
Do you know how many cats actually ever end up eventually testing negative with 
this?  I guess there is a part of me that is still in denial.  He tested 
negative when my brother first rescued him, then he tested positive when he had 
the in-office test at the vet when I got him.  They then gave him the blood 
test which was also positive.  I think April is when I will test him again.  
Meanwhile I will spoil him as much as I possibly can when he has to be stuck in 
one room. It's so nasty and snowy today that there isn't even a good view out 
the window from his chair.
Sue
  - Original Message - 
  From: Caroline Kaufmann 
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
  Sent: Friday, February 08, 2008 9:56 PM
  Subject: [PHISH]RE: Immuno-Regullin and exercise


  I don't know about the IR, but as far as the vaccs- it sounds like he handled 
them fine, so there's no need to stress yourself out about it now.  Now you 
know better tho and can better protect him in the future by being better 
educated.  
   
  And you are very to lucky to have found this site so early on.  I only got to 
it when Monkee was in the throws of the illness and most hope was lost.  And I 
felt horrible when I realized all the knowledge and information that was out 
there on the internet that I didn't think to take advantage of.  I just took 
Monkee's incredible health for granted and thought if I kept him happy and not 
stressed, his beefy body would beat the odds.  When I realized I could have 
been more proactive with things- like no vaccs, better diet, supplements, even 
meds to ward off the disease, I felt horrible, but I didn't have time or energy 
to cry over spilled milk at the time b/c I was so desperate for immediate help 
with Monkee's sick condition.  It's since his passing that I realized the depth 
of what I allowed myself to miss out on.  Could any of those things have made a 
difference in Monkee's individual case?  I don't know?  I never will.  But if I 
can help someone else get to resources and better information SOONER than I 
did, then my guilt is lessened.  
   
  You should feel really happy that you are taking full advantage of what is 
out there now- early- while Buzz is healthy.  You have the chance to do all you 
can for him early on.  
   
  Don't worry about him playing- if he's happy and healthy for now and he wants 
to run around like a maniac and play toys, by all means, let him do it.  It's 
important to not treat him like an invalid, especially if he does not feel like 
one/doesn't know he is one b/c he will pick up on that.  For most of Monkee's 
illness my mom kept telling me to stop crying around him and treating him like 
an invalid because at that point (until the last 2 wks), he didn't know he was 
sick- even when he was getting chemo.  She didn't want Monkee to pick up on my 
cues and then in turn, get depressed and get further stressed.  Asymptomatic 
Felv cats don't know they are sick, so allowing him to play and act like a 
normal boy is all part of providing him a stress-free environment which is 
really key for Felv+ cats.
   
  caroline 





From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Immuno-Regullin and exercise
Date: Fri, 8 Feb 2008 21:32:52 -0500


When is the best time to start Immuno-Regulin?  When they still have no 
symptoms?  I can still hardly believe Buzz has this horrible disease.  He seems 
so healthy and loves to play and has a great appetite.  How often do the 
success stories like Minstrels come along?  These postings have so much new 
information and the internet sights have so much conflicting information that 
it is hard to know what to think.  I just know the little guy cleaning himself 
in my lap right now deserves all I can do for him.
Does anyone know if a lot of playing exercise is good for a FeLV + cat? He 
chases his toys so hard that he gets out of breath sometimes.
Buzz had some vaccinations about a month ago, is he still in danger?
I have always had cats but this is so new and I feel so ignorant.  I am so 
glad for this site, I have already learned more real information that seems 
like it will actually help Buzz then from all the reading I've done for the 
last several weeks since I learned he was FeLV positive.
Thank

Re: [PHISH]RE: Immuno-Regullin and exercise

2008-02-10 Thread laurieskatz
Me again. Mine don't eat if they have a cold, upset stomach or diarrhea (I 
sound like that commercial). Cats need to be able to smell their food. Coco 
won't eat her normal food when she has a hairball she is trying to get rid of. 
I usually find a hairball the next day and she is back on track eating again. 
As Lance suggested, watch carefully and make notes. I quickly forget which days 
things happen unless I make a note. I actually keep a notebook in the kitchen 
now for notes. 
L

- Original Message - 
  From: Lynne 
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
  Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2008 12:36 PM
  Subject: Re: [PHISH]RE: Immuno-Regullin and exercise


  Sue, I so know how you feel.  I just posted about our little guy coughing.  I 
didn't believe the positive test at first and asked for more blood work and 
it's worse than I thought.  Now every little thing I think is unusual I panic 
about, like this coughing.  I just don't know how none of this concerned the 
previous owners.  He's also becoming a ridiculously fussy eater.  I've tried 
many different can foods and some hard foods and he just sticks his nose up.  
Fortunately our 19 year old pig-cat likes it all so it isn't totally wasted.  
It is all just such a drain on one.  

  Lynne
- Original Message - 
From: Sue  Frank Koren 
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2008 1:23 PM
Subject: Re: [PHISH]RE: Immuno-Regullin and exercise


Thank you for your advise.  Yes, he love to run around and play like a 
maniac - after all he is only 8 - 10 months old and really still a kitten.  He 
seems to get out of breath and his breathing is a little raspy when he has been 
playing hard, but maybe that is something that is normal for any cat.  Because 
of the FeLV I am just noticing things differently with him.  Right now I have 
to decide what will help him most and what I can afford.  I have already 
switched him to an all canned Wellness diet.  The Immuno-Regulin sounds pretty 
expensive.  I also have two boys in college that I have to think of also.  
Do you know how many cats actually ever end up eventually testing negative 
with this?  I guess there is a part of me that is still in denial.  He tested 
negative when my brother first rescued him, then he tested positive when he had 
the in-office test at the vet when I got him.  They then gave him the blood 
test which was also positive.  I think April is when I will test him again.  
Meanwhile I will spoil him as much as I possibly can when he has to be stuck in 
one room. It's so nasty and snowy today that there isn't even a good view out 
the window from his chair.
Sue
  - Original Message - 
  From: Caroline Kaufmann 
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
  Sent: Friday, February 08, 2008 9:56 PM
  Subject: [PHISH]RE: Immuno-Regullin and exercise


  I don't know about the IR, but as far as the vaccs- it sounds like he 
handled them fine, so there's no need to stress yourself out about it now.  Now 
you know better tho and can better protect him in the future by being better 
educated.  
   
  And you are very to lucky to have found this site so early on.  I only 
got to it when Monkee was in the throws of the illness and most hope was lost.  
And I felt horrible when I realized all the knowledge and information that was 
out there on the internet that I didn't think to take advantage of.  I just 
took Monkee's incredible health for granted and thought if I kept him happy and 
not stressed, his beefy body would beat the odds.  When I realized I could have 
been more proactive with things- like no vaccs, better diet, supplements, even 
meds to ward off the disease, I felt horrible, but I didn't have time or energy 
to cry over spilled milk at the time b/c I was so desperate for immediate help 
with Monkee's sick condition.  It's since his passing that I realized the depth 
of what I allowed myself to miss out on.  Could any of those things have made a 
difference in Monkee's individual case?  I don't know?  I never will.  But if I 
can help someone else get to resources and better information SOONER than I 
did, then my guilt is lessened.  
   
  You should feel really happy that you are taking full advantage of what 
is out there now- early- while Buzz is healthy.  You have the chance to do all 
you can for him early on.  
   
  Don't worry about him playing- if he's happy and healthy for now and he 
wants to run around like a maniac and play toys, by all means, let him do it.  
It's important to not treat him like an invalid, especially if he does not feel 
like one/doesn't know he is one b/c he will pick up on that.  For most of 
Monkee's illness my mom kept telling me to stop crying around him and treating 
him like an invalid because at that point (until the last 2 wks), he didn't 
know he was sick- even when he was getting chemo.  She didn't want Monkee to 
pick up on my cues

Re: [PHISH]RE: Immuno-Regullin and exercise

2008-02-10 Thread Lynne
Sue, I so know how you feel.  I just posted about our little guy coughing.  I 
didn't believe the positive test at first and asked for more blood work and 
it's worse than I thought.  Now every little thing I think is unusual I panic 
about, like this coughing.  I just don't know how none of this concerned the 
previous owners.  He's also becoming a ridiculously fussy eater.  I've tried 
many different can foods and some hard foods and he just sticks his nose up.  
Fortunately our 19 year old pig-cat likes it all so it isn't totally wasted.  
It is all just such a drain on one.  

Lynne
  - Original Message - 
  From: Sue  Frank Koren 
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
  Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2008 1:23 PM
  Subject: Re: [PHISH]RE: Immuno-Regullin and exercise


  Thank you for your advise.  Yes, he love to run around and play like a maniac 
- after all he is only 8 - 10 months old and really still a kitten.  He seems 
to get out of breath and his breathing is a little raspy when he has been 
playing hard, but maybe that is something that is normal for any cat.  Because 
of the FeLV I am just noticing things differently with him.  Right now I have 
to decide what will help him most and what I can afford.  I have already 
switched him to an all canned Wellness diet.  The Immuno-Regulin sounds pretty 
expensive.  I also have two boys in college that I have to think of also.  
  Do you know how many cats actually ever end up eventually testing negative 
with this?  I guess there is a part of me that is still in denial.  He tested 
negative when my brother first rescued him, then he tested positive when he had 
the in-office test at the vet when I got him.  They then gave him the blood 
test which was also positive.  I think April is when I will test him again.  
Meanwhile I will spoil him as much as I possibly can when he has to be stuck in 
one room. It's so nasty and snowy today that there isn't even a good view out 
the window from his chair.
  Sue
- Original Message - 
From: Caroline Kaufmann 
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
Sent: Friday, February 08, 2008 9:56 PM
Subject: [PHISH]RE: Immuno-Regullin and exercise


I don't know about the IR, but as far as the vaccs- it sounds like he 
handled them fine, so there's no need to stress yourself out about it now.  Now 
you know better tho and can better protect him in the future by being better 
educated.  
 
And you are very to lucky to have found this site so early on.  I only got 
to it when Monkee was in the throws of the illness and most hope was lost.  And 
I felt horrible when I realized all the knowledge and information that was out 
there on the internet that I didn't think to take advantage of.  I just took 
Monkee's incredible health for granted and thought if I kept him happy and not 
stressed, his beefy body would beat the odds.  When I realized I could have 
been more proactive with things- like no vaccs, better diet, supplements, even 
meds to ward off the disease, I felt horrible, but I didn't have time or energy 
to cry over spilled milk at the time b/c I was so desperate for immediate help 
with Monkee's sick condition.  It's since his passing that I realized the depth 
of what I allowed myself to miss out on.  Could any of those things have made a 
difference in Monkee's individual case?  I don't know?  I never will.  But if I 
can help someone else get to resources and better information SOONER than I 
did, then my guilt is lessened.  
 
You should feel really happy that you are taking full advantage of what is 
out there now- early- while Buzz is healthy.  You have the chance to do all you 
can for him early on.  
 
Don't worry about him playing- if he's happy and healthy for now and he 
wants to run around like a maniac and play toys, by all means, let him do it.  
It's important to not treat him like an invalid, especially if he does not feel 
like one/doesn't know he is one b/c he will pick up on that.  For most of 
Monkee's illness my mom kept telling me to stop crying around him and treating 
him like an invalid because at that point (until the last 2 wks), he didn't 
know he was sick- even when he was getting chemo.  She didn't want Monkee to 
pick up on my cues and then in turn, get depressed and get further stressed.  
Asymptomatic Felv cats don't know they are sick, so allowing him to play and 
act like a normal boy is all part of providing him a stress-free environment 
which is really key for Felv+ cats.
 
caroline 




--
  From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
  Subject: Immuno-Regullin and exercise
  Date: Fri, 8 Feb 2008 21:32:52 -0500


  When is the best time to start Immuno-Regulin?  When they still have no 
symptoms?  I can still hardly believe Buzz has this horrible disease.  He seems 
so healthy and loves to play and has a great

Re: Immuno-Regullin and exercise

2008-02-09 Thread Jane Lyons

When they start showing symptoms, it's too late.


I'm hoping you're wrong Gloria.
We've managed to get rid of a lot of symptoms through homeopathy,  
supplements, quality food and

excessive TLC.  I couldn't bare to think it is too late.
Jane

On Feb 9, 2008, at 12:27 AM, Gloria Lane wrote:

I would think you generally start now, before symptoms.  When they  
start showing symptoms, it's too late.


Gloria


On Feb 8, 2008, at 8:32 PM, Sue  Frank Koren wrote:

When is the best time to start Immuno-Regulin?  When they still  
have no symptoms?  I can still hardly believe Buzz has this  
horrible disease.  He seems so healthy and loves to play and has a  
great appetite.  How often do the success stories like Minstrels  
come along?  These postings have so much new information and the  
internet sights have so much conflicting information that it is  
hard to know what to think.  I just know the little guy cleaning  
himself in my lap right now deserves all I can do for him.
Does anyone know if a lot of playing exercise is good for a FeLV +  
cat? He chases his toys so hard that he gets out of breath sometimes.

Buzz had some vaccinations about a month ago, is he still in danger?
I have always had cats but this is so new and I feel so ignorant.   
I am so glad for this site, I have already learned more real  
information that seems like it will actually help Buzz then from  
all the reading I've done for the last several weeks since I  
learned he was FeLV positive.

Thank you everybody for all your advise.






Re: Immuno-Regullin and exercise

2008-02-09 Thread Lance
I think the better way to look at is: the sooner the better. Some  
positive cats get treated when they're extremely symptomatic and can  
recover from problems like nasty URIs or GI troubles. We've seen it  
here. But, it's better not to wait, and I think that this is one place  
where some vets do positive cats and their owners a real disservice.  
As some of you may remember, the vet that tested Ember and found her  
to be positive just suggested that we drop in every six months instead  
of every year. She said *nothing* about interferon, supplements, good  
food, low stress environments, etc. Not helpful! :( I've considered  
writing her a letter to relate my experiences.


Lance

On Feb 9, 2008, at 8:55 AM, Jane Lyons wrote:


When they start showing symptoms, it's too late.


I'm hoping you're wrong Gloria.
We've managed to get rid of a lot of symptoms through homeopathy,  
supplements, quality food and

excessive TLC.  I couldn't bare to think it is too late.
Jane

On Feb 9, 2008, at 12:27 AM, Gloria Lane wrote:

I would think you generally start now, before symptoms.  When they  
start showing symptoms, it's too late.


Gloria


On Feb 8, 2008, at 8:32 PM, Sue  Frank Koren wrote:

When is the best time to start Immuno-Regulin?  When they still  
have no symptoms?  I can still hardly believe Buzz has this  
horrible disease.  He seems so healthy and loves to play and has a  
great appetite.  How often do the success stories like Minstrels  
come along?  These postings have so much new information and the  
internet sights have so much conflicting information that it is  
hard to know what to think.  I just know the little guy cleaning  
himself in my lap right now deserves all I can do for him.
Does anyone know if a lot of playing exercise is good for a FeLV +  
cat? He chases his toys so hard that he gets out of breath  
sometimes.

Buzz had some vaccinations about a month ago, is he still in danger?
I have always had cats but this is so new and I feel so ignorant.   
I am so glad for this site, I have already learned more real  
information that seems like it will actually help Buzz then from  
all the reading I've done for the last several weeks since I  
learned he was FeLV positive.

Thank you everybody for all your advise.








Re: Immuno-Regullin and exercise

2008-02-09 Thread Gloria Lane
Absolutely - hope it all works out.  In my experience, with several  
young cats, that's been the situation.  But only for the young ones  
less than 3 years old.  Some of my older FELV cats do well. Think I've  
lost 5 or 6, and presently have 3, all over 3 years old.


My point is that you need to start treating those young ones early,  
when they appear healthy and be absolutely consistent - not wait till  
they show symptoms.  There's a tendency to wait, and you really need  
to start supporting them early...  The ones I've had regularly on  
interferon have done well, but did die when they were about 2.5 years  
old, and when  at the same time, for one reason or another (vacation,  
pet sitter, etc) they didn't get regular interferon or other  
appropriate support .


My 3 older ones now don't get any extra supplements, and have done  
great (2 are 10 years, 1 is 4 years).  They are in a very stable  
environment, get wet good cat food daily, and I don't know, just do  
great.


Best of luck,

Gloria



On Feb 9, 2008, at 11:53 AM, Lance wrote:

I think the better way to look at is: the sooner the better. Some  
positive cats get treated when they're extremely symptomatic and can  
recover from problems like nasty URIs or GI troubles. We've seen it  
here. But, it's better not to wait, and I think that this is one  
place where some vets do positive cats and their owners a real  
disservice. As some of you may remember, the vet that tested Ember  
and found her to be positive just suggested that we drop in every  
six months instead of every year. She said *nothing* about  
interferon, supplements, good food, low stress environments, etc.  
Not helpful! :( I've considered writing her a letter to relate my  
experiences.


Lance

On Feb 9, 2008, at 8:55 AM, Jane Lyons wrote:


When they start showing symptoms, it's too late.


I'm hoping you're wrong Gloria.
We've managed to get rid of a lot of symptoms through homeopathy,  
supplements, quality food and

excessive TLC.  I couldn't bare to think it is too late.
Jane

On Feb 9, 2008, at 12:27 AM, Gloria Lane wrote:

I would think you generally start now, before symptoms.  When they  
start showing symptoms, it's too late.


Gloria


On Feb 8, 2008, at 8:32 PM, Sue  Frank Koren wrote:

When is the best time to start Immuno-Regulin?  When they still  
have no symptoms?  I can still hardly believe Buzz has this  
horrible disease.  He seems so healthy and loves to play and has  
a great appetite.  How often do the success stories like  
Minstrels come along?  These postings have so much new  
information and the internet sights have so much conflicting  
information that it is hard to know what to think.  I just know  
the little guy cleaning himself in my lap right now deserves all  
I can do for him.
Does anyone know if a lot of playing exercise is good for a FeLV  
+ cat? He chases his toys so hard that he gets out of breath  
sometimes.
Buzz had some vaccinations about a month ago, is he still in  
danger?
I have always had cats but this is so new and I feel so  
ignorant.  I am so glad for this site, I have already learned  
more real information that seems like it will actually help Buzz  
then from all the reading I've done for the last several weeks  
since I learned he was FeLV positive.

Thank you everybody for all your advise.










Re: Immuno-Regullin and exercise

2008-02-08 Thread Sally Davis
Hi

As soon as Junior and Tiny tested positive and I was able to set up the
injcetions at the vet's office both received it. Tiny was asymptomatic and
Junior had been through a lot, including anemia, uvetis, a URI, and
recurring fevers. Junior is still with me over a year later. I may put him
back on it as a monthly subQ injection. Right now I am just feeding him as
healthy as I can. Tiny died a month and a half after DX. He never really
seemed sick and it is likely the sudden death was unrelated to the FELV.  I
would go ahead and give your kitty the IR now.

Sally

On Feb 8, 2008 9:32 PM, Sue  Frank Koren [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

  When is the best time to start Immuno-Regulin?  When they still have no
 symptoms?  I can still hardly believe Buzz has this horrible disease.  He
 seems so healthy and loves to play and has a great appetite.  How often do
 the success stories like Minstrels come along?  These postings have so much
 new information and the internet sights have so much conflicting information
 that it is hard to know what to think.  I just know the little guy cleaning
 himself in my lap right now deserves all I can do for him.
 Does anyone know if a lot of playing exercise is good for a FeLV + cat? He
 chases his toys so hard that he gets out of breath sometimes.
 Buzz had some vaccinations about a month ago, is he still in danger?
 I have always had cats but this is so new and I feel so ignorant.  I am so
 glad for this site, I have already learned more real information that seems
 like it will actually help Buzz then from all the reading I've done for the
 last several weeks since I learned he was FeLV positive.
 Thank you everybody for all your advise.




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RE: Immuno-Regullin and exercise

2008-02-08 Thread Caroline Kaufmann

I don't know about the IR, but as far as the vaccs- it sounds like he handled 
them fine, so there's no need to stress yourself out about it now.  Now you 
know better tho and can better protect him in the future by being better 
educated.  
 
And you are very to lucky to have found this site so early on.  I only got to 
it when Monkee was in the throws of the illness and most hope was lost.  And I 
felt horrible when I realized all the knowledge and information that was out 
there on the internet that I didn't think to take advantage of.  I just took 
Monkee's incredible health for granted and thought if I kept him happy and not 
stressed, his beefy body would beat the odds.  When I realized I could have 
been more proactive with things- like no vaccs, better diet, supplements, even 
meds to ward off the disease, I felt horrible, but I didn't have time or energy 
to cry over spilled milk at the time b/c I was so desperate for immediate help 
with Monkee's sick condition.  It's since his passing that I realized the depth 
of what I allowed myself to miss out on.  Could any of those things have made a 
difference in Monkee's individual case?  I don't know?  I never will.  But if I 
can help someone else get to resources and better information SOONER than I 
did, then my guilt is lessened.  
 
You should feel really happy that you are taking full advantage of what is out 
there now- early- while Buzz is healthy.  You have the chance to do all you can 
for him early on.  
 
Don't worry about him playing- if he's happy and healthy for now and he wants 
to run around like a maniac and play toys, by all means, let him do it.  It's 
important to not treat him like an invalid, especially if he does not feel like 
one/doesn't know he is one b/c he will pick up on that.  For most of Monkee's 
illness my mom kept telling me to stop crying around him and treating him like 
an invalid because at that point (until the last 2 wks), he didn't know he was 
sick- even when he was getting chemo.  She didn't want Monkee to pick up on my 
cues and then in turn, get depressed and get further stressed.  Asymptomatic 
Felv cats don't know they are sick, so allowing him to play and act like a 
normal boy is all part of providing him a stress-free environment which is 
really key for Felv+ cats.
 
caroline 


From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]: [EMAIL PROTECTED]: Immuno-Regullin and exerciseDate: 
Fri, 8 Feb 2008 21:32:52 -0500



When is the best time to start Immuno-Regulin?  When they still have no 
symptoms?  I can still hardly believe Buzz has this horrible disease.  He seems 
so healthy and loves to play and has a great appetite.  How often do the 
success stories like Minstrels come along?  These postings have so much new 
information and the internet sights have so much conflicting information that 
it is hard to know what to think.  I just know the little guy cleaning himself 
in my lap right now deserves all I can do for him.
Does anyone know if a lot of playing exercise is good for a FeLV + cat? He 
chases his toys so hard that he gets out of breath sometimes.
Buzz had some vaccinations about a month ago, is he still in danger?
I have always had cats but this is so new and I feel so ignorant.  I am so glad 
for this site, I have already learned more real information that seems like it 
will actually help Buzz then from all the reading I've done for the last 
several weeks since I learned he was FeLV positive.
Thank you everybody for all your advise.
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Re: Immuno-Regullin and exercise

2008-02-08 Thread Gloria Lane
I would think you generally start now, before symptoms.  When they  
start showing symptoms, it's too late.


Gloria


On Feb 8, 2008, at 8:32 PM, Sue  Frank Koren wrote:

When is the best time to start Immuno-Regulin?  When they still have  
no symptoms?  I can still hardly believe Buzz has this horrible  
disease.  He seems so healthy and loves to play and has a great  
appetite.  How often do the success stories like Minstrels come  
along?  These postings have so much new information and the internet  
sights have so much conflicting information that it is hard to know  
what to think.  I just know the little guy cleaning himself in my  
lap right now deserves all I can do for him.
Does anyone know if a lot of playing exercise is good for a FeLV +  
cat? He chases his toys so hard that he gets out of breath sometimes.

Buzz had some vaccinations about a month ago, is he still in danger?
I have always had cats but this is so new and I feel so ignorant.  I  
am so glad for this site, I have already learned more real  
information that seems like it will actually help Buzz then from all  
the reading I've done for the last several weeks since I learned he  
was FeLV positive.

Thank you everybody for all your advise.