Re: [Felvtalk] Blind/Deaf Cat

2010-06-22 Thread POTT, BEVERLY
LOL@ A JET WINDING UP FOR TAKE OFF! Too funny.

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From: dlg...@windstream.net [mailto:dlg...@windstream.net] 
Sent: Tuesday, June 22, 2010 12:07 AM
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Cc: Gloria B. Lane
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Blind/Deaf Cat

YOU MUST HAVE MY PRIDE'S RELATIVES.  MOSTLY, WE HAVE HISSES, SLAPS AND A SOUND 
AKIN TO A JET WINDING UP FOR TAKE OFF (ANNIE MOSTLY).  

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Re: [Felvtalk] Blind/Deaf Cat

2010-06-21 Thread dlgegg
YOU MUST HAVE MY PRIDE'S RELATIVES.  MOSTLY, WE HAVE HISSES, SLAPS AND A SOUND 
AKIN TO A JET WINDING UP FOR TAKE OFF (ANNIE MOSTLY).  
 Gloria B. Lane gbl...@aristotle.net wrote: 
 You know, I'm surprised that the suggest even 'considering'  
 vaccinating FIV- cats that live with FIV + cats... Even if they  
 fight.  My adult cats lay around and sleep all the time, and even if  
 someone decides to fight, it's never anything that produces a deep  
 bite wound, which is what it takes to pass on FIV.
 
 Gloria
 
 
 
 On Jun 19, 2010, at 3:46 PM, MaryChristine wrote:
 
  for everyone, i'll post this again: this is the link to the amer  
  assn of
  feline practitioners guidelines for management of feline retrovirii,  
  and
  contains further links to both the summaries and the full guidelines.
  everyone dealing with a positive kitty should read this, and should  
  sit and
  watch their vet read it it's a phenomenal resource, complete with
  circles and arrows on the back (ie, a great bibliography.)
 
  http://www.catvets.com/professionals/guidelines/publications/index.aspx?ID=323
 
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Re: [Felvtalk] Blind/Deaf Cat

2010-06-19 Thread MaryChristine
for everyone, i'll post this again: this is the link to the amer assn of
feline practitioners guidelines for management of feline retrovirii, and
contains further links to both the summaries and the full guidelines.
everyone dealing with a positive kitty should read this, and should sit and
watch their vet read it it's a phenomenal resource, complete with
circles and arrows on the back (ie, a great bibliography.)

http://www.catvets.com/professionals/guidelines/publications/index.aspx?ID=323

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Re: [Felvtalk] Blind/Deaf Cat

2010-06-19 Thread Gloria B. Lane
You know, I'm surprised that the suggest even 'considering'  
vaccinating FIV- cats that live with FIV + cats... Even if they  
fight.  My adult cats lay around and sleep all the time, and even if  
someone decides to fight, it's never anything that produces a deep  
bite wound, which is what it takes to pass on FIV.


Gloria



On Jun 19, 2010, at 3:46 PM, MaryChristine wrote:

for everyone, i'll post this again: this is the link to the amer  
assn of
feline practitioners guidelines for management of feline retrovirii,  
and

contains further links to both the summaries and the full guidelines.
everyone dealing with a positive kitty should read this, and should  
sit and

watch their vet read it it's a phenomenal resource, complete with
circles and arrows on the back (ie, a great bibliography.)

http://www.catvets.com/professionals/guidelines/publications/index.aspx?ID=323

--
Spay  Neuter Your Neighbors!
Maybe That'll Make The Difference

MaryChristine
Special-Needs Coordinator, Purebred Cat Breed Rescue (www.purebredcats.org 
)

Member, SCAT (Special-Cat Action Team)
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Re: [Felvtalk] Blind/Deaf Cat

2010-06-18 Thread dlgegg
I WILL SAY IT AGAIN, THANK GOD FOR MY VET.  HE SAYS IF YOU KEEP THE NEGATIVES 
HEALTHY AND UP TO DATE ON SHOTS IT IS OKAY AND HE IS WILLING TO READ/LISTEN TO 
ANYTHING I BRING HIM.


 trmckel...@charter.net wrote: 
 I couldn't agree more with you, Sharyl.   Lots of vets think PTS first with 
 FeLV and FIV.   I often think they just don't know any better.  The first 
 option my vet offered with my first FeLV+, a beautiful blue-eyed Ragdoll, was 
 PTS, and my vet is very progressive.  I also said no way, Selena had already 
 wrapped me around her little paw :-), we'll find other options.  I found out 
 about LTCI via websearch, got my vets on board, and now my vets are believers 
 after using it to save an FIV positive male they were pretty sure wasn't 
 going to make it.  They wouldn't have known to try it if I hadn't pushed it 
 in the first place.

Terry
 Sharyl cline...@yahoo.com wrote: 

=
A lot depends on the age of the negative cats.  Kittens seem more susceptible.  
I am one of those that has mixed positives and negatives for almost 3 yrs.  But 
my negatives were current on their FeLV vaccine before I started mixing and 
they get annual booster shots.

It really is an individual decision.  My 1st vet wanted to PTS Sissy and Rocket 
just because they were FeLV+. Then she wanted to notify AC to kill all the cats 
in the colony I rescued them from.  Told her no way were we going to kill Sissy 
and Rocket and no way was I telling anyone where the colony was.  PETA is 
another group intent on killing all FeLV kitties.  

Some never mix and some mix very successfully.  I my case I was bringing 
positive kittens into a home with vaccinated adult negatives.  7 of my 8 
positive kittens have now crossed the Rainbow Bridge and there has been to 
issues with my negative cats.
Sharyl

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wrote:

 From: brooklynnat...@charter.net brooklynnat...@charter.net
 Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Blind/Deaf Cat
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Cc: dlg...@windstream.net
 Date: Monday, June 14, 2010, 7:38 PM
 My vet totally discourages putting
 them together.  He said there is too much risk.  I
 have 7 other cats that are all healthy and I would love to
 be able to have them all be together but I'm afraid.  I
 wouldn't want the healthy ones to get sick.  I would
 feel so responsible.
  dlg...@windstream.net
 wrote: 
  Theresa, if you felv kitty is lonely, ask your vet
 about mixing him with your other cats.  my veet said
 that as long as hey are up on their shots, it is okay and
 mine have been mixed for 2 years now with no problems. 
 sure does make everyone happier.
   brooklynnat...@charter.net
 wrote: 
   I live in Black Mountain NC and would be more
 than happy to give him a home.  
   I'm really not too familiar with how things are
 done here but I have a male that 
   I rescued from outside that has feline leukemia
 and I keep him separated from my 
   other cats.  I'm sure he would be happy for
 the company.  Let me know if you 
   think it might work. 
   
   Theresa Palumbo
   
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Re: [Felvtalk] Blind/Deaf Cat

2010-06-15 Thread Natalie
Hi, I'm new!
I have operated a small cat rescue group since 1992, in our home.
We have 2 FeLV+ cats - we keep them separate from the 5 FIV+ cats (all are
asymptomatic), because I don't like to expose them to more than they already
have to deal with.
We've had good experiences with allowing FIV+ cats living with healthy cats,
as long as they get along well! I get the healthy cats tested periodically,
spot-checking, and not a single one has ever contracted the virus. But I
only do that with cats that are not up for adoption. I can't the chance of
anything going wrong such as an adopted cat that lived with positive ones
possibly infecting an adopter's own cat.
We do not use the FIV vaccines because the danger is that should a cat like
that get lost or abandoned by owner, it would test positive for the disease
and would automatically be killed by many ACs and rescue groups.
Natalie

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From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of D.S.Louis
Sent: Monday, June 14, 2010 9:03 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Blind/Deaf Cat

I have a 3 yr old male who is fine and Vet gave him shots...he is pals with
my Female Fel+had to keep them away from each other for a month...but
they are together now...Both are healthy and lively
 


 
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From: Laurieskatz lauriesk...@mchsi.com
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Blind/Deaf Cat
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Date: Monday, June 14, 2010, 4:43 PM


Someone surveyed the group about a year ago and quite a few people do
co-mingle. Maybe you can check archives on co-mingling if you want to see
that information.

Because the FeLV+ cat has a compromised immune system, it is important to
protect that cat from anything contagious going on with the other cats (eg
URI).
L

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From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of
brooklynnat...@charter.net
Sent: Monday, June 14, 2010 6:39 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Cc: dlg...@windstream.net
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Blind/Deaf Cat

My vet totally discourages putting them together.  He said there is too much
risk.  I have 7 other cats that are all healthy and I would love to be able
to have them all be together but I'm afraid.  I wouldn't want the healthy
ones to get sick.  I would feel so responsible.
 dlg...@windstream.net wrote: 
 Theresa, if you felv kitty is lonely, ask your vet about mixing him with
your other cats.  my veet said that as long as hey are up on their shots, it
is okay and mine have been mixed for 2 years now with no problems.  sure
does make everyone happier.
  brooklynnat...@charter.net wrote: 
  I live in Black Mountain NC and would be more than happy to give him a
home.  
  I'm really not too familiar with how things are done here but I have a
male that 
  I rescued from outside that has feline leukemia and I keep him separated
from my 
  other cats.  I'm sure he would be happy for the company.  Let me know if
you 
  think it might work. 
  
  Theresa Palumbo
  
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Re: [Felvtalk] Blind/Deaf Cat

2010-06-14 Thread dlgegg
Theresa, if you felv kitty is lonely, ask your vet about mixing him with your 
other cats.  my veet said that as long as hey are up on their shots, it is okay 
and mine have been mixed for 2 years now with no problems.  sure does make 
everyone happier.
 brooklynnat...@charter.net wrote: 
 I live in Black Mountain NC and would be more than happy to give him a home.  
 I'm really not too familiar with how things are done here but I have a male 
 that 
 I rescued from outside that has feline leukemia and I keep him separated from 
 my 
 other cats.  I'm sure he would be happy for the company.  Let me know if you 
 think it might work. 
 
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Re: [Felvtalk] Blind/Deaf Cat

2010-06-14 Thread brooklynnative
My vet totally discourages putting them together.  He said there is too much 
risk.  I have 7 other cats that are all healthy and I would love to be able to 
have them all be together but I'm afraid.  I wouldn't want the healthy ones to 
get sick.  I would feel so responsible.
 dlg...@windstream.net wrote: 
 Theresa, if you felv kitty is lonely, ask your vet about mixing him with your 
 other cats.  my veet said that as long as hey are up on their shots, it is 
 okay and mine have been mixed for 2 years now with no problems.  sure does 
 make everyone happier.
  brooklynnat...@charter.net wrote: 
  I live in Black Mountain NC and would be more than happy to give him a 
  home.  
  I'm really not too familiar with how things are done here but I have a male 
  that 
  I rescued from outside that has feline leukemia and I keep him separated 
  from my 
  other cats.  I'm sure he would be happy for the company.  Let me know if 
  you 
  think it might work. 
  
  Theresa Palumbo
  
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Re: [Felvtalk] Blind/Deaf Cat

2010-06-14 Thread Laurieskatz
Someone surveyed the group about a year ago and quite a few people do
co-mingle. Maybe you can check archives on co-mingling if you want to see
that information.

Because the FeLV+ cat has a compromised immune system, it is important to
protect that cat from anything contagious going on with the other cats (eg
URI).
L

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[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of
brooklynnat...@charter.net
Sent: Monday, June 14, 2010 6:39 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Cc: dlg...@windstream.net
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Blind/Deaf Cat

My vet totally discourages putting them together.  He said there is too much
risk.  I have 7 other cats that are all healthy and I would love to be able
to have them all be together but I'm afraid.  I wouldn't want the healthy
ones to get sick.  I would feel so responsible.
 dlg...@windstream.net wrote: 
 Theresa, if you felv kitty is lonely, ask your vet about mixing him with
your other cats.  my veet said that as long as hey are up on their shots, it
is okay and mine have been mixed for 2 years now with no problems.  sure
does make everyone happier.
  brooklynnat...@charter.net wrote: 
  I live in Black Mountain NC and would be more than happy to give him a
home.  
  I'm really not too familiar with how things are done here but I have a
male that 
  I rescued from outside that has feline leukemia and I keep him separated
from my 
  other cats.  I'm sure he would be happy for the company.  Let me know if
you 
  think it might work. 
  
  Theresa Palumbo
  
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Re: [Felvtalk] Blind/Deaf Cat

2010-06-14 Thread Sharyl
A lot depends on the age of the negative cats.  Kittens seem more susceptible.  
I am one of those that has mixed positives and negatives for almost 3 yrs.  But 
my negatives were current on their FeLV vaccine before I started mixing and 
they get annual booster shots.

It really is an individual decision.  My 1st vet wanted to PTS Sissy and Rocket 
just because they were FeLV+. Then she wanted to notify AC to kill all the cats 
in the colony I rescued them from.  Told her no way were we going to kill Sissy 
and Rocket and no way was I telling anyone where the colony was.  PETA is 
another group intent on killing all FeLV kitties.  

Some never mix and some mix very successfully.  I my case I was bringing 
positive kittens into a home with vaccinated adult negatives.  7 of my 8 
positive kittens have now crossed the Rainbow Bridge and there has been to 
issues with my negative cats.
Sharyl

--- On Mon, 6/14/10, brooklynnat...@charter.net brooklynnat...@charter.net 
wrote:

 From: brooklynnat...@charter.net brooklynnat...@charter.net
 Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Blind/Deaf Cat
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Cc: dlg...@windstream.net
 Date: Monday, June 14, 2010, 7:38 PM
 My vet totally discourages putting
 them together.  He said there is too much risk.  I
 have 7 other cats that are all healthy and I would love to
 be able to have them all be together but I'm afraid.  I
 wouldn't want the healthy ones to get sick.  I would
 feel so responsible.
  dlg...@windstream.net
 wrote: 
  Theresa, if you felv kitty is lonely, ask your vet
 about mixing him with your other cats.  my veet said
 that as long as hey are up on their shots, it is okay and
 mine have been mixed for 2 years now with no problems. 
 sure does make everyone happier.
   brooklynnat...@charter.net
 wrote: 
   I live in Black Mountain NC and would be more
 than happy to give him a home.  
   I'm really not too familiar with how things are
 done here but I have a male that 
   I rescued from outside that has feline leukemia
 and I keep him separated from my 
   other cats.  I'm sure he would be happy for
 the company.  Let me know if you 
   think it might work. 
   
   Theresa Palumbo
   
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Re: [Felvtalk] Blind/Deaf Cat

2010-06-14 Thread D.S.Louis
I have a 3 yr old male who is fine and Vet gave him shots...he is pals with my 
Female Fel+had to keep them away from each other for a month...but they are 
together now...Both are healthy and lively
 


 
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From: Laurieskatz lauriesk...@mchsi.com
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Blind/Deaf Cat
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Date: Monday, June 14, 2010, 4:43 PM


Someone surveyed the group about a year ago and quite a few people do
co-mingle. Maybe you can check archives on co-mingling if you want to see
that information.

Because the FeLV+ cat has a compromised immune system, it is important to
protect that cat from anything contagious going on with the other cats (eg
URI).
L

-Original Message-
From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of
brooklynnat...@charter.net
Sent: Monday, June 14, 2010 6:39 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Cc: dlg...@windstream.net
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Blind/Deaf Cat

My vet totally discourages putting them together.  He said there is too much
risk.  I have 7 other cats that are all healthy and I would love to be able
to have them all be together but I'm afraid.  I wouldn't want the healthy
ones to get sick.  I would feel so responsible.
 dlg...@windstream.net wrote: 
 Theresa, if you felv kitty is lonely, ask your vet about mixing him with
your other cats.  my veet said that as long as hey are up on their shots, it
is okay and mine have been mixed for 2 years now with no problems.  sure
does make everyone happier.
  brooklynnat...@charter.net wrote: 
  I live in Black Mountain NC and would be more than happy to give him a
home.  
  I'm really not too familiar with how things are done here but I have a
male that 
  I rescued from outside that has feline leukemia and I keep him separated
from my 
  other cats.  I'm sure he would be happy for the company.  Let me know if
you 
  think it might work. 
  
  Theresa Palumbo
  
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Re: [Felvtalk] Blind/Deaf Cat

2010-06-14 Thread trmckelvey
I couldn't agree more with you, Sharyl.   Lots of vets think PTS first with 
FeLV and FIV.   I often think they just don't know any better.  The first 
option my vet offered with my first FeLV+, a beautiful blue-eyed Ragdoll, was 
PTS, and my vet is very progressive.  I also said no way, Selena had already 
wrapped me around her little paw :-), we'll find other options.  I found out 
about LTCI via websearch, got my vets on board, and now my vets are believers 
after using it to save an FIV positive male they were pretty sure wasn't going 
to make it.  They wouldn't have known to try it if I hadn't pushed it in the 
first place.

Terry
 Sharyl cline...@yahoo.com wrote: 

=
A lot depends on the age of the negative cats.  Kittens seem more susceptible.  
I am one of those that has mixed positives and negatives for almost 3 yrs.  But 
my negatives were current on their FeLV vaccine before I started mixing and 
they get annual booster shots.

It really is an individual decision.  My 1st vet wanted to PTS Sissy and Rocket 
just because they were FeLV+. Then she wanted to notify AC to kill all the cats 
in the colony I rescued them from.  Told her no way were we going to kill Sissy 
and Rocket and no way was I telling anyone where the colony was.  PETA is 
another group intent on killing all FeLV kitties.  

Some never mix and some mix very successfully.  I my case I was bringing 
positive kittens into a home with vaccinated adult negatives.  7 of my 8 
positive kittens have now crossed the Rainbow Bridge and there has been to 
issues with my negative cats.
Sharyl

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wrote:

 From: brooklynnat...@charter.net brooklynnat...@charter.net
 Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Blind/Deaf Cat
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Cc: dlg...@windstream.net
 Date: Monday, June 14, 2010, 7:38 PM
 My vet totally discourages putting
 them together.  He said there is too much risk.  I
 have 7 other cats that are all healthy and I would love to
 be able to have them all be together but I'm afraid.  I
 wouldn't want the healthy ones to get sick.  I would
 feel so responsible.
  dlg...@windstream.net
 wrote: 
  Theresa, if you felv kitty is lonely, ask your vet
 about mixing him with your other cats.  my veet said
 that as long as hey are up on their shots, it is okay and
 mine have been mixed for 2 years now with no problems. 
 sure does make everyone happier.
   brooklynnat...@charter.net
 wrote: 
   I live in Black Mountain NC and would be more
 than happy to give him a home.  
   I'm really not too familiar with how things are
 done here but I have a male that 
   I rescued from outside that has feline leukemia
 and I keep him separated from my 
   other cats.  I'm sure he would be happy for
 the company.  Let me know if you 
   think it might work. 
   
   Theresa Palumbo
   
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