Re: [Felvtalk] FELV Survey Answers and a question

2009-03-06 Thread Laurieskatz
Dorlis, this was a male cat who was an only cat. He has been dead for over 20 
years now.
L

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laurie,  maybe she is an alpha and you are not doing what she wants so she 
teaches you a lesson?  sometimes, Annie will act like this.  wish i could get 
inside their heads and then i could solve the problem.  we need a Caesar for 
cats i think.  dorlis
 Laurieskatz lauriesk...@mchsi.com wrote: 
 Susan, good info on the internet about human directed aggression. Yes, I
 suspect she was removed from her littermates too soon. We had a cat like
 this once...he'd had distemper as a kitten and we thought he was a little
 brain damaged.
 I wonder, if the suggestions under human directed cat aggression don't work,
 about trying some kitty Prozac.
 Laurie
 
 Our biggest issue with Autumn is that she wants constant people interaction
 and if you don't entertain her she will go into a rage and bite and scratch.
 Rage is the only way to describe it. She will sit and stare at you  meow and
 sometimes I can't figure out what she wants. At that point it is only a
 countdown to her attacking me. I end up with bloody bites, bruises and
 scratches. We have tried very hard to break her of this.You have to do
 something because if you ignore her it only escalates. We have tried the
 squirt bottle on the vet's recommendation and she will simply sneak up
 behind me and bite the back of my arm and run away. She bites hard and
 leaves terrible bruises and puncture wounds. The best thing is Time Out
 which removes all the stimulation. It's the only thing that seems to calm
 her, but if you let her out too early she will stalk back over to you and
 attack. My best guess is that she didn't have siblings or anyone to play
 with and teach her that biting hurts. We love her, she can be very sweet,
 but I wish I could break her of these attacks. I don't know if she's
 frustrated or bored? She has a ton of toys and some are free-standing and
 she can and does play with them by herself. I just don't know. Has anyone
 else had this problem?
 ~Susan
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Re: [Felvtalk] FELV Survey Answers and a question

2009-03-06 Thread Laurieskatz
Ps checkout Pam Johnson Bennett (Think Like a Cat and other great books).
She is the cat guru in my opinion!

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laurie,  maybe she is an alpha and you are not doing what she wants so she
teaches you a lesson?  sometimes, Annie will act like this.  wish i could
get inside their heads and then i could solve the problem.  we need a Caesar
for cats i think.  dorlis
 Laurieskatz lauriesk...@mchsi.com wrote: 
 Susan, good info on the internet about human directed aggression. Yes, I
 suspect she was removed from her littermates too soon. We had a cat like
 this once...he'd had distemper as a kitten and we thought he was a little
 brain damaged.
 I wonder, if the suggestions under human directed cat aggression don't
work,
 about trying some kitty Prozac.
 Laurie
 
 Our biggest issue with Autumn is that she wants constant people
interaction
 and if you don't entertain her she will go into a rage and bite and
scratch.
 Rage is the only way to describe it. She will sit and stare at you  meow
and
 sometimes I can't figure out what she wants. At that point it is only a
 countdown to her attacking me. I end up with bloody bites, bruises and
 scratches. We have tried very hard to break her of this.You have to do
 something because if you ignore her it only escalates. We have tried the
 squirt bottle on the vet's recommendation and she will simply sneak up
 behind me and bite the back of my arm and run away. She bites hard and
 leaves terrible bruises and puncture wounds. The best thing is Time Out
 which removes all the stimulation. It's the only thing that seems to calm
 her, but if you let her out too early she will stalk back over to you and
 attack. My best guess is that she didn't have siblings or anyone to play
 with and teach her that biting hurts. We love her, she can be very sweet,
 but I wish I could break her of these attacks. I don't know if she's
 frustrated or bored? She has a ton of toys and some are free-standing and
 she can and does play with them by herself. I just don't know. Has anyone
 else had this problem?
 ~Susan
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Re: [Felvtalk] FELV Survey Answers and a question

2009-02-08 Thread Belinda Sauro
   I know that sometimes with dogs, thyroid issues can cause 
aggression, I don't know if it is the same with cats, maybe ask your vet 
about it.


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Re: [Felvtalk] FELV Survey Answers and a question

2009-02-07 Thread Laurieskatz

AT WHAT AGE DID YOUR CAT BECOME FeLV POSITIVE? WHAT TREATMENTS DID YOU
DO/ARE
DOING? WHAT FOOD DO/DID YOU FEED? WHAT LIFESTYLE DO YOUR CATS LEAD, E.G;
INDOOR,
OUTDOOR/BOTH ? LIVE WITH OTHER CATS OR NOT? HAS YOUR CAT HAD/HAVE ANY OTHER
ILLNESSES AND OR STRESS IN LIFE? IF SO WHAT? WHAT AGE IS YOUR CAT NOW? OR
WHEN
THEY DIED? WHAT DID THEY DIE OF?

Stripes ~ diagnosed in 1987 at age 14 (I adopted him in 1982 at age 9).
Tested because of chronic illness. No treatments other than treating the
presenting health problem. Fed Friskies (didn't know any better)~ the 2 low
ash canned diets and some dry food. Can't remember the name. It was not a
grocery store brand. He was an inside cat, lived with Squeaky since he was
one year of age (the people I adopted them from said one came from a pet
store or shelter and the other from a farm). Pretty stress free life after
coming with me. I am sure it was stressful for him to go to someone new at
age 9.  He was always the more timid cat. Not sure what he died from. He
died at age 16. Was anorexic for 3 weeks. Saw vet every other day for
fluids. Was getting vitamin shots, too. Again, a long time ago. He and
Squeaky were my first cats.

Squeaky ~ diagnosed in 1987 at age 13 (adopted in 1982 at age 8).No
treatments. Friskies (the 2 low ash diets)until 199?. We switched to canned
CD upon vet recommendation. Recall he having trouble eating the dry food.
Don't remember why. Inside only. Lived with Stripes~ grieved when he died.
No illness. Vet said he was a carrier of the FeLV virus (in his bone
marrow). He died at age 22 of oral cancer diagnosed 3 weeks before.
Perfectly healthy until his first dental cleaning in Sept 1996. Died less
than 2 months later.

Isabella ~ diagnosed when rescued in May 2007. Estimated to be 2 years of
age though she has almost doubled in weight since we rescued her. She gets
interferon one week on/one week off. Her adopter did more at first because
she was very sick ~ very high fever. Treated with pain killer and steroids
in addition to interferon. Weaned off both within the past 6 months. She
eats EVO dry and Fancy Feast or Low residue canned. Inside cat now. Found
her outside. No other cats. Recent stress in having her mom gone a lot with
work (hope she does ok.). she is estimated to be 4. She is very healthy
and weighs about 12 lbs. 


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