Re: [Felvtalk] Is my kitten having his first FIV/FELV episode?

2012-03-04 Thread Lorrie
On 02-28, Lynda Wilson wrote:

Any  update? I'm thinking of your kitty and hope everything is
better. Please let us know, thanks!

I hope we hear from this person.  When we don't hear how the cat is
doing we imagine the worst.such as the cat was not taken to
the vet and just died  :-(

- Original Message -
 
From: [1]Rashel Mereness
 
Sent: Monday, February 27, 2012 12:12 PM
 
Subject: [Felvtalk] Is my kitten having his first FIV/FELV episode?
 
Hi  -  I'm  new  and  have  been  reading the threads but I don't seen
anything  that  addresses  my  situation. We have an 8 month old kitty
that  tested positive for FIV (or was it FELV?) at a young age, and we
plan to get him retested. He has been healthy, playful and had a great
appetite. A few weeks ago, however, he started eating less and less of
his  kibble,  which  we attributed to him wanting only the wet food we
were giving to the dog. So we kept mixing a little into his kibble but
he  was eating less but was otherwise fine. Then we went away over the
weekend  and  came  back to find him very lethargic and breathing very
heavy  -  not making a lot of noise with the breathing, but we can see
his lungs expanding and contracting a great deal and very quickly.  He
won't  eat, except he ate some of his favorite treats.  We had someone
(who  he  doesn't  know) staying at our house Friday and then a person
(who he knows) stopping in on Saturday and Sunday. They said he didn't
eat  much.  No  mucous,  no  sneezing.   Sound  like anything you have
experienced?

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Re: [Felvtalk] Is my kitten having his first FIV/FELV episode?

2012-03-01 Thread dlgegg
Mine also.  hen they hear a strange voice, they are gone.Of course, I als worry 
tat the trusted person will leave a door open too long and oe or more will 
make their escape.  Once they are out, they wll never return to a stranger.  
Best thing is to have a friend, someone the cats know come and care for them, 
less chance of any disasters.  And of course, they should have phone numbers 
where you can be reached when or if the worst happens.


 Christiane Biagi ti...@mindspring.com wrote: 
 Thing is that my cats will make themselves invisible when someone 
 comes...even if they've seen them before. We all have to leave them to work, 
 run errands, go out w friends, etc. And we all go away on trips. Short of 
 boarding them in a 24 hour hospital (way too stressful for cats), I don't 
 know what anyone can do but get someone to care for them and hope they can at 
 least eyeball each cat during our absences. 

Christiane Biagi
Sent from my Samsung Epic™ 4G

Marcia marciabmar...@gmail.com wrote:

I can't compromise the very life of one of my punkins to make someone else 
happy. To thine own self be true!

Sent from my iPhone

On Feb 27, 2012, at 9:12 PM, dlg...@windstream.net wrote:

 I agree, when they are sick, it is off to the vet ASAP.  Then if I had 
 plans, I cancel. People who know how you feel about your furbabies will 
 understand.  My babies come first and everyone who knowsme knows that.
 
 
  Beth create_me_...@yahoo.com wrote: 
 When my FeLV cats are sick I don't even go to the movies without having a 
 pet sittet check on them.
 Beth
 
 GRAS g...@optonline.net wrote:
 
 BTW - it's never a good idea to leave a pet being taken care of by someone
 who knows nothing about animals.in the future,  try to get a pet owner who
 can recognize a real problem!  There are professional pet services that can
 be pricey, but if you call a rescue group, they can often recommend a
 responsible and reliable rescuer in your area who also moonlights by caring
 for pets when owners are away! Having a pet is like having a child; always
 leave pertinent info, contacts in emergencies like  vet offices, relatives
 or friends who can help while you are away.
 
 From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
 [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of john pollack
 Sent: Monday, February 27, 2012 5:30 PM
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Is my kitten having his first FIV/FELV episode?
 
 
 
 get the kitten to the vetQUICK!!! after 2 days of not eating, cats can
 start getting liver damage
 
 _  
 
 From: Lorrie felineres...@frontier.com
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
 Sent: Monday, February 27, 2012 5:28 PM
 Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Is my kitten having his first FIV/FELV episode?
 
 
 Please rush him to the vet immediately.
 
 On 02-27, Rashel Mereness wrote:
   Hi  -  I'm  new  and  have  been  reading the threads but I don't seen
   anything  that  addresses  my  situation. We have an 8 month old kitty
   that  tested positive for FIV (or was it FELV?) at a young age, and we
   plan to get him retested. He has been healthy, playful and had a great
   appetite. A few weeks ago, however, he started eating less and less of
   his  kibble,  which  we attributed to him wanting only the wet food we
   were giving to the dog. So we kept mixing a little into his kibble but
   he  was eating less but was otherwise fine. Then we went away over the
   weekend  and  came  back to find him very lethargic and breathing very
   heavy  -  not making a lot of noise with the breathing, but we can see
   his lungs expanding and contracting a great deal and very quickly.  He
   won't  eat, except he ate some of his favorite treats.  We had someone
   (who  he  doesn't  know) staying at our house Friday and then a person
   (who he knows) stopping in on Saturday and Sunday. They said he didn't
   eat  much.  No  mucous,  no  sneezing.  Sound  like anything you have
   experienced?
 
 
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Re: [Felvtalk] Is my kitten having his first FIV/FELV episode?

2012-02-29 Thread Gloria B. Lane

Hi Rashel,

I think your kitty needs to see the vet asap.  Can't tell of course,  
but he could have fluid in the abdominal area, or some other  
difficulty that really needs attention.


Gloria





- Original Message -
From: Rashel Mereness
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Monday, February 27, 2012 12:12 PM
Subject: [Felvtalk] Is my kitten having his first FIV/FELV episode?

Hi - I'm new and have been reading the threads but I don't seen  
anything that addresses my situation. We have an 8 month old kitty  
that tested positive for FIV (or was it FELV?) at a young age, and  
we plan to get him retested. He has been healthy, playful and had a  
great appetite. A few weeks ago, however, he started eating less and  
less of his kibble, which we attributed to him wanting only the wet  
food we were giving to the dog. So we kept mixing a little into his  
kibble but he was eating less but was otherwise fine. Then we went  
away over the weekend and came back to find him very lethargic and  
breathing very heavy - not making a lot of noise with the breathing,  
but we can see his lungs expanding and contracting a great deal and  
very quickly.  He won't eat, except he ate some of his favorite  
treats.  We had someone (who he doesn't know) staying at our house  
Friday and then a person (who he knows) stopping in on Saturday and  
Sunday. They said he didn't eat much. No mucous, no sneezing.  Sound  
like anything you have experienced?


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Re: [Felvtalk] Is my kitten having his first FIV/FELV episode?

2012-02-29 Thread Marcia
I can't compromise the very life of one of my punkins to make someone else 
happy. To thine own self be true!

Sent from my iPhone

On Feb 27, 2012, at 9:12 PM, dlg...@windstream.net wrote:

 I agree, when they are sick, it is off to the vet ASAP.  Then if I had plans, 
 I cancel. People who know how you feel about your furbabies will understand.  
 My babies come first and everyone who knowsme knows that.
 
 
  Beth create_me_...@yahoo.com wrote: 
 When my FeLV cats are sick I don't even go to the movies without having a 
 pet sittet check on them.
 Beth
 
 GRAS g...@optonline.net wrote:
 
 BTW - it's never a good idea to leave a pet being taken care of by someone
 who knows nothing about animals.in the future,  try to get a pet owner who
 can recognize a real problem!  There are professional pet services that can
 be pricey, but if you call a rescue group, they can often recommend a
 responsible and reliable rescuer in your area who also moonlights by caring
 for pets when owners are away! Having a pet is like having a child; always
 leave pertinent info, contacts in emergencies like  vet offices, relatives
 or friends who can help while you are away.
 
 From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
 [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of john pollack
 Sent: Monday, February 27, 2012 5:30 PM
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Is my kitten having his first FIV/FELV episode?
 
 
 
 get the kitten to the vetQUICK!!! after 2 days of not eating, cats can
 start getting liver damage
 
 _  
 
 From: Lorrie felineres...@frontier.com
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
 Sent: Monday, February 27, 2012 5:28 PM
 Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Is my kitten having his first FIV/FELV episode?
 
 
 Please rush him to the vet immediately.
 
 On 02-27, Rashel Mereness wrote:
   Hi  -  I'm  new  and  have  been  reading the threads but I don't seen
   anything  that  addresses  my  situation. We have an 8 month old kitty
   that  tested positive for FIV (or was it FELV?) at a young age, and we
   plan to get him retested. He has been healthy, playful and had a great
   appetite. A few weeks ago, however, he started eating less and less of
   his  kibble,  which  we attributed to him wanting only the wet food we
   were giving to the dog. So we kept mixing a little into his kibble but
   he  was eating less but was otherwise fine. Then we went away over the
   weekend  and  came  back to find him very lethargic and breathing very
   heavy  -  not making a lot of noise with the breathing, but we can see
   his lungs expanding and contracting a great deal and very quickly.  He
   won't  eat, except he ate some of his favorite treats.  We had someone
   (who  he  doesn't  know) staying at our house Friday and then a person
   (who he knows) stopping in on Saturday and Sunday. They said he didn't
   eat  much.  No  mucous,  no  sneezing.  Sound  like anything you have
   experienced?
 
 
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Re: [Felvtalk] Is my kitten having his first FIV/FELV episode?

2012-02-29 Thread Christiane Biagi
Thing is that my cats will make themselves invisible when someone comes...even 
if they've seen them before. We all have to leave them to work, run errands, go 
out w friends, etc. And we all go away on trips. Short of boarding them in a 24 
hour hospital (way too stressful for cats), I don't know what anyone can do but 
get someone to care for them and hope they can at least eyeball each cat during 
our absences. 

Christiane Biagi
Sent from my Samsung Epic™ 4G

Marcia marciabmar...@gmail.com wrote:

I can't compromise the very life of one of my punkins to make someone else 
happy. To thine own self be true!

Sent from my iPhone

On Feb 27, 2012, at 9:12 PM, dlg...@windstream.net wrote:

 I agree, when they are sick, it is off to the vet ASAP.  Then if I had 
 plans, I cancel. People who know how you feel about your furbabies will 
 understand.  My babies come first and everyone who knowsme knows that.
 
 
  Beth create_me_...@yahoo.com wrote: 
 When my FeLV cats are sick I don't even go to the movies without having a 
 pet sittet check on them.
 Beth
 
 GRAS g...@optonline.net wrote:
 
 BTW - it's never a good idea to leave a pet being taken care of by someone
 who knows nothing about animals.in the future,  try to get a pet owner who
 can recognize a real problem!  There are professional pet services that can
 be pricey, but if you call a rescue group, they can often recommend a
 responsible and reliable rescuer in your area who also moonlights by caring
 for pets when owners are away! Having a pet is like having a child; always
 leave pertinent info, contacts in emergencies like  vet offices, relatives
 or friends who can help while you are away.
 
 From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
 [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of john pollack
 Sent: Monday, February 27, 2012 5:30 PM
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Is my kitten having his first FIV/FELV episode?
 
 
 
 get the kitten to the vetQUICK!!! after 2 days of not eating, cats can
 start getting liver damage
 
 _  
 
 From: Lorrie felineres...@frontier.com
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
 Sent: Monday, February 27, 2012 5:28 PM
 Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Is my kitten having his first FIV/FELV episode?
 
 
 Please rush him to the vet immediately.
 
 On 02-27, Rashel Mereness wrote:
   Hi  -  I'm  new  and  have  been  reading the threads but I don't seen
   anything  that  addresses  my  situation. We have an 8 month old kitty
   that  tested positive for FIV (or was it FELV?) at a young age, and we
   plan to get him retested. He has been healthy, playful and had a great
   appetite. A few weeks ago, however, he started eating less and less of
   his  kibble,  which  we attributed to him wanting only the wet food we
   were giving to the dog. So we kept mixing a little into his kibble but
   he  was eating less but was otherwise fine. Then we went away over the
   weekend  and  came  back to find him very lethargic and breathing very
   heavy  -  not making a lot of noise with the breathing, but we can see
   his lungs expanding and contracting a great deal and very quickly.  He
   won't  eat, except he ate some of his favorite treats.  We had someone
   (who  he  doesn't  know) staying at our house Friday and then a person
   (who he knows) stopping in on Saturday and Sunday. They said he didn't
   eat  much.  No  mucous,  no  sneezing.  Sound  like anything you have
   experienced?
 
 
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Re: [Felvtalk] Is my kitten having his first FIV/FELV episode?

2012-02-28 Thread Lynda Wilson
Any update? I'm thinking of your kitty and hope everything is better. Please 
let us know, thanks!
  - Original Message - 
  From: Rashel Mereness 
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
  Sent: Monday, February 27, 2012 12:12 PM
  Subject: [Felvtalk] Is my kitten having his first FIV/FELV episode?


  Hi - I'm new and have been reading the threads but I don't seen anything that 
addresses my situation. We have an 8 month old kitty that tested positive for 
FIV (or was it FELV?) at a young age, and we plan to get him retested. He has 
been healthy, playful and had a great appetite. A few weeks ago, however, he 
started eating less and less of his kibble, which we attributed to him wanting 
only the wet food we were giving to the dog. So we kept mixing a little into 
his kibble but he was eating less but was otherwise fine. Then we went away 
over the weekend and came back to find him very lethargic and breathing very 
heavy - not making a lot of noise with the breathing, but we can see his lungs 
expanding and contracting a great deal and very quickly.  He won't eat, except 
he ate some of his favorite treats.  We had someone (who he doesn't know) 
staying at our house Friday and then a person (who he knows) stopping in on 
Saturday and Sunday. They said he didn't eat much. No mucous, no sneezing.  
Sound like anything you have experienced?






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Re: [Felvtalk] Is my kitten having his first FIV/FELV episode?

2012-02-27 Thread Maureen Olvey

Get him to the vet.  Could be several things but the heavy breathing isn't 
good.  I had a 2 year old that had a tumor in her chest and it ruptured.  We 
didn't know she had FeLV because she tested negative as a kitten.  Anyway the 
tumor which is usually caused by FeLV, ruptured her heart so she was bleeding 
into her chest.  They couldn't stop it.  
 
There are several other things that can cause that kind of heavy breathing but 
they all need to be dealt with quickly and by a vet so I suggest getting him 
there as soon as you can.  They may need to do an x-ray to see what's going on.

“I am not interested to know whether vivisection produces results that are 
profitable to the human race or doesn’t….the pain which it inflicts upon 
unconsenting animals is the basis of my enmity toward it, and it is to me 
sufficient justification of the enmity without looking further.” – Mark Twain
 



Date: Mon, 27 Feb 2012 10:12:00 -0800
From: rash...@yahoo.com
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: [Felvtalk] Is my kitten having his first FIV/FELV episode?



Hi - I'm new and have been reading the threads but I don't seen anything that 
addresses my situation. We have an 8 month old kitty that tested positive for 
FIV (or was it FELV?) at a young age, and we plan to get him retested. He has 
been healthy, playful and had a great appetite. A few weeks ago, however, he 
started eating less and less of his kibble, which we attributed to him wanting 
only the wet food we were giving to the dog. So we kept mixing a little into 
his kibble but he was eating less but was otherwise fine. Then we went away 
over the weekend and came back to find him very lethargic and breathing very 
heavy - not making a lot of noise with the breathing, but we can see his lungs 
expanding and contracting a great deal and very quickly.  He won't eat, except 
he ate some of his favorite treats.  We had someone (who he doesn't know) 
staying at our house Friday and then a person (who he knows) stopping in on 
Saturday and Sunday. They said he didn't eat much. No mucous, no sneezing.  
Sound like anything you have experienced?

 


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Re: [Felvtalk] Is my kitten having his first FIV/FELV episode?

2012-02-27 Thread Terri Brown
Sounds to me like the anemia is getting the better of him (if he was FeLV +).

=^..^= Terri, Guinevere, Travis, Dori, Kimiko and 8 furangels: Ruthie, 
Samantha, 
Arielle, Gareth, Alec, Salome, Sammi and Siggie the Tomato Vampire 
=^..^=
  - Original Message - 
  From: Rashel Merenessmailto:rash...@yahoo.com 
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.orgmailto:felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
  Sent: Monday, February 27, 2012 1:12 PM
  Subject: [Felvtalk] Is my kitten having his first FIV/FELV episode?


  Hi - I'm new and have been reading the threads but I don't seen anything that 
addresses my situation. We have an 8 month old kitty that tested positive for 
FIV (or was it FELV?) at a young age, and we plan to get him retested. He has 
been healthy, playful and had a great appetite. A few weeks ago, however, he 
started eating less and less of his kibble, which we attributed to him wanting 
only the wet food we were giving to the dog. So we kept mixing a little into 
his kibble but he was eating less but was otherwise fine. Then we went away 
over the weekend and came back to find him very lethargic and breathing very 
heavy - not making a lot of noise with the breathing, but we can see his lungs 
expanding and contracting a great deal and very quickly.  He won't eat, except 
he ate some of his favorite treats.  We had someone (who he doesn't know) 
staying at our house Friday and then a person (who he knows) stopping in on 
Saturday and Sunday. They said he didn't eat much. No mucous, no sneezing.  
Sound like anything you have experienced?




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Re: [Felvtalk] Is my kitten having his first FIV/FELV episode?

2012-02-27 Thread GRAS
If unit were only anemia, PetTinic would help, but without any diagnosis,
this little cat must see a good vet!

 

From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Terri Brown
Sent: Monday, February 27, 2012 1:37 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Is my kitten having his first FIV/FELV episode?

 

Sounds to me like the anemia is getting the better of him (if he was FeLV
+).

 

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Samantha, 
Arielle, Gareth, Alec, Salome, Sammi and Siggie the Tomato
Vampire =^..^=

- Original Message - 

From: Rashel Mereness mailto:rash...@yahoo.com  

To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 

Sent: Monday, February 27, 2012 1:12 PM

Subject: [Felvtalk] Is my kitten having his first FIV/FELV episode?

 

Hi - I'm new and have been reading the threads but I don't seen anything
that addresses my situation. We have an 8 month old kitty that tested
positive for FIV (or was it FELV?) at a young age, and we plan to get him
retested. He has been healthy, playful and had a great appetite. A few weeks
ago, however, he started eating less and less of his kibble, which we
attributed to him wanting only the wet food we were giving to the dog. So we
kept mixing a little into his kibble but he was eating less but was
otherwise fine. Then we went away over the weekend and came back to find him
very lethargic and breathing very heavy - not making a lot of noise with the
breathing, but we can see his lungs expanding and contracting a great deal
and very quickly.  He won't eat, except he ate some of his favorite treats.
We had someone (who he doesn't know) staying at our house Friday and then a
person (who he knows) stopping in on Saturday and Sunday. They said he
didn't eat much. No mucous, no sneezing.  Sound like anything you have
experienced?

 

 

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Re: [Felvtalk] Is my kitten having his first FIV/FELV episode?

2012-02-27 Thread jbero tds.net
I agree, a vet visit is advised.

First, recheck your records.  FIV is very different than Felv.  You would
prefer to be dealing with FIV.  If it was felv then you may be in for a
very rough road.

Rapid breathing can be from anemia, pain, fluid in the chest, heart
failure, infection (like pneumonia), poisoning, acute hemorrhage into the
chest cavity or sac surrounding the heart, acute issues secondary
to heartworm, and others.  I suppose to get the most bang for your buck,
have the vet look at a blood smear (look for things like bartonella
infection), get a cbc (also from blood), retest for felv, and if they hear
something strange when listening to his lungs, a chest x-ray.  That's still
a fairly substantial cost.

Just rapid breathing, anorexia, and lethargy are nonspecific findings so
it's hard to narrow down the pathology without further testing.  Cats often
stop eating when they don't feel well.

Any other symptoms like diarrhea, throwing up, yellow color to the skin of
the ears or gums, paleness of the gums or pads of their feet (usually they
are nice and pink), problems with urination, seizure activity, sneezing,
coughing, fluid drainage from anywhere, indications of trauma like dog
bite, scratch, any possibility of ingesting something toxic to the cat?

I really hope it is anything but issues with felv.  If he really is felv+
one of the most common issues is anemia usually secondary to a bartonella
infection or bone marrow failure.  A cbc and peripheral smear should tell
you this.  It can be treated but often indicates a decline in your cat's
immune system - which is what felv attacks.

My prayers are with you and your cat.  I hope it turns out to be something
easy to treat.

Jenny

I wouldn't feed a cat, dog food.  They can have problems with that.  A
little is alright but I wouldn't do it exclusively.

On Mon, Feb 27, 2012 at 12:12 PM, Rashel Mereness rash...@yahoo.com wrote:

  Hi - I'm new and have been reading the threads but I don't seen anything
 that addresses my situation. We have an 8 month old kitty that tested
 positive for FIV (or was it FELV?) at a young age, and we plan to get him
 retested. He has been healthy, playful and had a great appetite. A few
 weeks ago, however, he started eating less and less of his kibble, which we
 attributed to him wanting only the wet food we were giving to the dog. So
 we kept mixing a little into his kibble but he was eating less but was
 otherwise fine. Then we went away over the weekend and came back to find
 him very lethargic and breathing very heavy - not making a lot of noise
 with the breathing, but we can see his lungs expanding and contracting a
 great deal and very quickly.  He won't eat, except he ate some of his
 favorite treats.  We had someone (who he doesn't know) staying at our house
 Friday and then a person (who he knows) stopping in on Saturday and Sunday.
 They said he didn't eat much. No mucous, no sneezing.  Sound like anything
 you have experienced?



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Re: [Felvtalk] Is my kitten having his first FIV/FELV episode?

2012-02-27 Thread Beth
Distressed breathing could be a sign of anemia, but there is no time to waste 
posting on the internet. Please get him to a vet ASAP. If your breathing was 
like this you would go to a doctor.

 
Don't Litter, Fix Your Critter! www.Furkids.org
 



 From: Rashel Mereness rash...@yahoo.com
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
Sent: Monday, February 27, 2012 1:12 PM
Subject: [Felvtalk] Is my kitten having his first FIV/FELV episode?
 

Hi - I'm new and have been reading the threads but I don't seen anything that 
addresses my situation. We have an 8 month old kitty that tested positive for 
FIV (or was it FELV?) at a young age, and we plan to get him retested. He has 
been healthy, playful and had a great appetite. A few weeks ago, however, he 
started eating less and less of his kibble, which we attributed to him wanting 
only the wet food we were giving to the dog. So we kept mixing a little into 
his kibble but he was eating less but was otherwise fine. Then we went away 
over the weekend and came back to find him very lethargic and breathing very 
heavy - not making a lot of noise with the breathing, but we can see his lungs 
expanding and contracting a great deal and very quickly.  He won't eat, except 
he ate some of his favorite treats.  We had someone (who he doesn't know) 
staying at our house Friday and then a person (who he knows) stopping in on 
Saturday and Sunday. They said he
 didn't eat much. No mucous, no sneezing.  Sound like anything you have 
experienced?

 

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Re: [Felvtalk] Is my kitten having his first FIV/FELV episode?

2012-02-27 Thread Melinda Kerr
You've gotten good advice to see a vet. Both of my FeLV cats developed lymphoma 
at an early age with the symptoms you describe. They both receive chemo (one 
for 20 months and the other for 3) and both are doing well. It is a scary 
diagnosis, but just wanted you up know that if it is what your kitty has, there 
may be hope!

Sent from my iPhone

On Feb 28, 2012, at 3:12 AM, Rashel Mereness rash...@yahoo.com wrote:

 Hi - I'm new and have been reading the threads but I don't seen anything that 
 addresses my situation. We have an 8 month old kitty that tested positive for 
 FIV (or was it FELV?) at a young age, and we plan to get him retested. He has 
 been healthy, playful and had a great appetite. A few weeks ago, however, he 
 started eating less and less of his kibble, which we attributed to him 
 wanting only the wet food we were giving to the dog. So we kept mixing a 
 little into his kibble but he was eating less but was otherwise fine. Then we 
 went away over the weekend and came back to find him very lethargic and 
 breathing very heavy - not making a lot of noise with the breathing, but we 
 can see his lungs expanding and contracting a great deal and very quickly.  
 He won't eat, except he ate some of his favorite treats.  We had someone (who 
 he doesn't know) staying at our house Friday and then a person (who he knows) 
 stopping in on Saturday and Sunday. They said he didn't eat much. No mucous, 
 no sneezing.  Sound like anything you have experienced?
  
 
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Re: [Felvtalk] Is my kitten having his first FIV/FELV episode?

2012-02-27 Thread Lorrie
Please rush him to the vet immediately.

On 02-27, Rashel Mereness wrote:
Hi  -  I'm  new  and  have  been  reading the threads but I don't seen
anything  that  addresses  my  situation. We have an 8 month old kitty
that  tested positive for FIV (or was it FELV?) at a young age, and we
plan to get him retested. He has been healthy, playful and had a great
appetite. A few weeks ago, however, he started eating less and less of
his  kibble,  which  we attributed to him wanting only the wet food we
were giving to the dog. So we kept mixing a little into his kibble but
he  was eating less but was otherwise fine. Then we went away over the
weekend  and  came  back to find him very lethargic and breathing very
heavy  -  not making a lot of noise with the breathing, but we can see
his lungs expanding and contracting a great deal and very quickly.  He
won't  eat, except he ate some of his favorite treats.  We had someone
(who  he  doesn't  know) staying at our house Friday and then a person
(who he knows) stopping in on Saturday and Sunday. They said he didn't
eat  much.  No  mucous,  no  sneezing.   Sound  like anything you have
experienced?


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Re: [Felvtalk] Is my kitten having his first FIV/FELV episode?

2012-02-27 Thread john pollack
get the kitten to the vetQUICK!!! after 2 days of not eating, cats can 
start getting liver damage



 From: Lorrie felineres...@frontier.com
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
Sent: Monday, February 27, 2012 5:28 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Is my kitten having his first FIV/FELV episode?
 
Please rush him to the vet immediately.

On 02-27, Rashel Mereness wrote:
    Hi  -  I'm  new  and  have  been  reading the threads but I don't seen
    anything  that  addresses  my  situation. We have an 8 month old kitty
    that  tested positive for FIV (or was it FELV?) at a young age, and we
    plan to get him retested. He has been healthy, playful and had a great
    appetite. A few weeks ago, however, he started eating less and less of
    his  kibble,  which  we attributed to him wanting only the wet food we
    were giving to the dog. So we kept mixing a little into his kibble but
    he  was eating less but was otherwise fine. Then we went away over the
    weekend  and  came  back to find him very lethargic and breathing very
    heavy  -  not making a lot of noise with the breathing, but we can see
    his lungs expanding and contracting a great deal and very quickly.  He
    won't  eat, except he ate some of his favorite treats.  We had someone
    (who  he  doesn't  know) staying at our house Friday and then a person
    (who he knows) stopping in on Saturday and Sunday. They said he didn't
    eat  much.  No  mucous,  no  sneezing.   Sound  like anything you have
    experienced?


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Re: [Felvtalk] Is my kitten having his first FIV/FELV episode?

2012-02-27 Thread GRAS
BTW - it's never a good idea to leave a pet being taken care of by someone
who knows nothing about animals.in the future,  try to get a pet owner who
can recognize a real problem!  There are professional pet services that can
be pricey, but if you call a rescue group, they can often recommend a
responsible and reliable rescuer in your area who also moonlights by caring
for pets when owners are away! Having a pet is like having a child; always
leave pertinent info, contacts in emergencies like  vet offices, relatives
or friends who can help while you are away.

From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of john pollack
Sent: Monday, February 27, 2012 5:30 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Is my kitten having his first FIV/FELV episode?

 

get the kitten to the vetQUICK!!! after 2 days of not eating, cats can
start getting liver damage

  _  

From: Lorrie felineres...@frontier.com
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
Sent: Monday, February 27, 2012 5:28 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Is my kitten having his first FIV/FELV episode?


Please rush him to the vet immediately.

On 02-27, Rashel Mereness wrote:
Hi  -  I'm  new  and  have  been  reading the threads but I don't seen
anything  that  addresses  my  situation. We have an 8 month old kitty
that  tested positive for FIV (or was it FELV?) at a young age, and we
plan to get him retested. He has been healthy, playful and had a great
appetite. A few weeks ago, however, he started eating less and less of
his  kibble,  which  we attributed to him wanting only the wet food we
were giving to the dog. So we kept mixing a little into his kibble but
he  was eating less but was otherwise fine. Then we went away over the
weekend  and  came  back to find him very lethargic and breathing very
heavy  -  not making a lot of noise with the breathing, but we can see
his lungs expanding and contracting a great deal and very quickly.  He
won't  eat, except he ate some of his favorite treats.  We had someone
(who  he  doesn't  know) staying at our house Friday and then a person
(who he knows) stopping in on Saturday and Sunday. They said he didn't
eat  much.  No  mucous,  no  sneezing.  Sound  like anything you have
experienced?


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Re: [Felvtalk] Is my kitten having his first FIV/FELV episode?

2012-02-27 Thread Beth
When my FeLV cats are sick I don't even go to the movies without having a pet 
sittet check on them.
Beth

GRAS g...@optonline.net wrote:

BTW - it's never a good idea to leave a pet being taken care of by someone
who knows nothing about animals.in the future,  try to get a pet owner who
can recognize a real problem!  There are professional pet services that can
be pricey, but if you call a rescue group, they can often recommend a
responsible and reliable rescuer in your area who also moonlights by caring
for pets when owners are away! Having a pet is like having a child; always
leave pertinent info, contacts in emergencies like  vet offices, relatives
or friends who can help while you are away.

From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of john pollack
Sent: Monday, February 27, 2012 5:30 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Is my kitten having his first FIV/FELV episode?

 

get the kitten to the vetQUICK!!! after 2 days of not eating, cats can
start getting liver damage

  _  

From: Lorrie felineres...@frontier.com
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
Sent: Monday, February 27, 2012 5:28 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Is my kitten having his first FIV/FELV episode?


Please rush him to the vet immediately.

On 02-27, Rashel Mereness wrote:
Hi  -  I'm  new  and  have  been  reading the threads but I don't seen
anything  that  addresses  my  situation. We have an 8 month old kitty
that  tested positive for FIV (or was it FELV?) at a young age, and we
plan to get him retested. He has been healthy, playful and had a great
appetite. A few weeks ago, however, he started eating less and less of
his  kibble,  which  we attributed to him wanting only the wet food we
were giving to the dog. So we kept mixing a little into his kibble but
he  was eating less but was otherwise fine. Then we went away over the
weekend  and  came  back to find him very lethargic and breathing very
heavy  -  not making a lot of noise with the breathing, but we can see
his lungs expanding and contracting a great deal and very quickly.  He
won't  eat, except he ate some of his favorite treats.  We had someone
(who  he  doesn't  know) staying at our house Friday and then a person
(who he knows) stopping in on Saturday and Sunday. They said he didn't
eat  much.  No  mucous,  no  sneezing.  Sound  like anything you have
experienced?


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Re: [Felvtalk] Is my kitten having his first FIV/FELV episode?

2012-02-27 Thread Lynda Wilson
Please, take him to the ER if your vet is not opened. This may be life 
threatening.

Please keep us posted. I will be thinking of him!
  - Original Message - 
  From: Rashel Mereness 
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
  Sent: Monday, February 27, 2012 12:12 PM
  Subject: [Felvtalk] Is my kitten having his first FIV/FELV episode?


  Hi - I'm new and have been reading the threads but I don't seen anything that 
addresses my situation. We have an 8 month old kitty that tested positive for 
FIV (or was it FELV?) at a young age, and we plan to get him retested. He has 
been healthy, playful and had a great appetite. A few weeks ago, however, he 
started eating less and less of his kibble, which we attributed to him wanting 
only the wet food we were giving to the dog. So we kept mixing a little into 
his kibble but he was eating less but was otherwise fine. Then we went away 
over the weekend and came back to find him very lethargic and breathing very 
heavy - not making a lot of noise with the breathing, but we can see his lungs 
expanding and contracting a great deal and very quickly.  He won't eat, except 
he ate some of his favorite treats.  We had someone (who he doesn't know) 
staying at our house Friday and then a person (who he knows) stopping in on 
Saturday and Sunday. They said he didn't eat much. No mucous, no sneezing.  
Sound like anything you have experienced?






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Re: [Felvtalk] Is my kitten having his first FIV/FELV episode?

2012-02-27 Thread dlgegg
I agree, when they are sick, it is off to the vet ASAP.  Then if I had plans, I 
cancel. People who know how you feel about your furbabies will understand.  My 
babies come first and everyone who knowsme knows that.


 Beth create_me_...@yahoo.com wrote: 
 When my FeLV cats are sick I don't even go to the movies without having a pet 
 sittet check on them.
 Beth
 
 GRAS g...@optonline.net wrote:
 
 BTW - it's never a good idea to leave a pet being taken care of by someone
 who knows nothing about animals.in the future,  try to get a pet owner who
 can recognize a real problem!  There are professional pet services that can
 be pricey, but if you call a rescue group, they can often recommend a
 responsible and reliable rescuer in your area who also moonlights by caring
 for pets when owners are away! Having a pet is like having a child; always
 leave pertinent info, contacts in emergencies like  vet offices, relatives
 or friends who can help while you are away.
 
 From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
 [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of john pollack
 Sent: Monday, February 27, 2012 5:30 PM
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Is my kitten having his first FIV/FELV episode?
 
  
 
 get the kitten to the vetQUICK!!! after 2 days of not eating, cats can
 start getting liver damage
 
   _  
 
 From: Lorrie felineres...@frontier.com
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
 Sent: Monday, February 27, 2012 5:28 PM
 Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Is my kitten having his first FIV/FELV episode?
 
 
 Please rush him to the vet immediately.
 
 On 02-27, Rashel Mereness wrote:
 Hi  -  I'm  new  and  have  been  reading the threads but I don't seen
 anything  that  addresses  my  situation. We have an 8 month old kitty
 that  tested positive for FIV (or was it FELV?) at a young age, and we
 plan to get him retested. He has been healthy, playful and had a great
 appetite. A few weeks ago, however, he started eating less and less of
 his  kibble,  which  we attributed to him wanting only the wet food we
 were giving to the dog. So we kept mixing a little into his kibble but
 he  was eating less but was otherwise fine. Then we went away over the
 weekend  and  came  back to find him very lethargic and breathing very
 heavy  -  not making a lot of noise with the breathing, but we can see
 his lungs expanding and contracting a great deal and very quickly.  He
 won't  eat, except he ate some of his favorite treats.  We had someone
 (who  he  doesn't  know) staying at our house Friday and then a person
 (who he knows) stopping in on Saturday and Sunday. They said he didn't
 eat  much.  No  mucous,  no  sneezing.  Sound  like anything you have
 experienced?
 
 
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