Re: [Felvtalk] Need advice for our cat Oliver

2012-10-10 Thread Lee Evans
: Re: [Felvtalk] Need advice for our cat Oliver Just an update. I took Oliver in today as he has some pretty bad acne on his chin and while we were there I had them do a retest (snap) FIV/leukemia test.  He was negative for both, so it appears as the first positive test we got about a month ago

Re: [Felvtalk] Need advice for our cat Oliver

2012-10-10 Thread Christiane Biagi
] On Behalf Of longhornf...@verizon.net Sent: Wednesday, October 10, 2012 8:10 AM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Need advice for our cat Oliver Fantastic news! I'm so happy for you Oliver. I can relate to the kitty acne. I had a big orange white boy who had it but it did not last

Re: [Felvtalk] Need advice for our cat Oliver

2012-10-10 Thread Don
Thanks for the responses. Just a note, we already use a metal water bowl, although when he was sick a few weeks back we added a ceramic bowl in our bedroom. We have now eliminated that one and will see if that helps. Don and Oliver On Tue, Oct 9, 2012 at 8:35 PM, Don mosquito.d...@gmail.com

Re: [Felvtalk] Need advice for our cat Oliver

2012-10-10 Thread CATHERINE DIDONNA
@felineleukemia.org Sent: Wednesday, October 10, 2012 10:36 AM Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Need advice for our cat Oliver Re: acne---if you haven't done, try changing to metal food/water dishes. Sometimes ceramic or plastic hold bacteria that get on the cat's face cause acne.  Metal can also be cleaned more

Re: [Felvtalk] Need advice for our cat Oliver

2012-10-09 Thread Don
Just an update. I took Oliver in today as he has some pretty bad acne on his chin and while we were there I had them do a retest (snap) FIV/leukemia test. He was negative for both, so it appears as the first positive test we got about a month ago was a false positive and the infection he had was

Re: [Felvtalk] Need advice for our cat Oliver

2012-10-09 Thread Diane Rosenfeldt
: [Felvtalk] Need advice for our cat Oliver Just an update. I took Oliver in today as he has some pretty bad acne on his chin and while we were there I had them do a retest (snap) FIV/leukemia test. He was negative for both, so it appears as the first positive test we got about a month ago was a false

Re: [Felvtalk] Need advice for our cat Oliver

2012-10-09 Thread Natalie
steel - not plastic! ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL, ISN'T IT? Natalie From: Felvtalk [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Diane Rosenfeldt Sent: Tuesday, October 09, 2012 10:29 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Need advice for our cat Oliver Don

Re: [Felvtalk] Need advice for our cat Oliver

2012-09-10 Thread Don
Well his IFA was negative. I need to talk to the vet but I guess we can (perhaps) discount him being actively viremic. Anyone have any suggestions? Thanks. Don and Oliver On Sat, Sep 8, 2012 at 8:51 PM, Don mosquito.d...@gmail.com wrote: Hello. Our boy Oliver, has been doing well since his

Re: [Felvtalk] Need advice for our cat Oliver

2012-09-09 Thread Beth
Most of my FeLV cats have died from anemia. Your other cats may be ok.if he has been positive for all this time there's no reason to separate them now. Our shelter had a hoarding case a few yrs ago where some of the cats were FeLV positive but most were not remained negative after a lengthy

Re: [Felvtalk] Need advice for our cat Oliver

2012-09-09 Thread Don
Hi Beth, His HCT was 28% (2% below normal). Thanks. On Sun, Sep 9, 2012 at 6:38 AM, Beth create_me_...@yahoo.com wrote: Most of my FeLV cats have died from anemia. Your other cats may be ok.if he has been positive for all this time there's no reason to separate them now. Our shelter had a

Re: [Felvtalk] Need advice for our cat Oliver

2012-09-09 Thread Lorrie
Don, It is amazing that Oliver has lived to be 15 with a FelV+ status. Most of my FelV+ cats either die of anemia or they lose the use of their back legs due to tumors on the spine. If Oliver has made it this long I'd just keep him happy and and give him plenty of TLC. 15 is about the end of

Re: [Felvtalk] Need advice for our cat Oliver

2012-09-09 Thread GRAS
How are Oliver's kidney values? -Original Message- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Lorrie Sent: Sunday, September 09, 2012 9:58 AM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Need advice for our cat Oliver

Re: [Felvtalk] Need advice for our cat Oliver

2012-09-09 Thread dlgegg
I agree, he has had a long and happy life with you. God has blessed you and Oliver. My Shadow passed at 18 with tumors on his spine, but he had lived a long life and enjoyed basking in the sun on the deck. Keep him comfortable . Lorrie felineres...@frontier.com wrote: Don, It is

Re: [Felvtalk] Need advice for our cat Oliver

2012-09-09 Thread Don
[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Lorrie Sent: Sunday, September 09, 2012 9:58 AM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Need advice for our cat Oliver Don, It is amazing that Oliver has lived to be 15 with a FelV+ status. Most of my FelV+ cats either die

Re: [Felvtalk] Need advice for our cat Oliver

2012-09-09 Thread Natalie
: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Lorrie Sent: Sunday, September 09, 2012 9:58 AM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Need advice for our cat Oliver Don, It is amazing that Oliver has lived to be 15 with a FelV+ status

Re: [Felvtalk] Need advice for our cat Oliver

2012-09-09 Thread Don
@felineleukemia.org *Subject:* Re: [Felvtalk] Need advice for our cat Oliver ** ** His BUN and Crea are normal. His HCT has dropped from about 30% to 28% since July. Otherwise everything else is normal. On Sun, Sep 9, 2012 at 1:29 PM, GRAS g...@optonline.net wrote: How are Oliver's

Re: [Felvtalk] Need advice for our cat Oliver

2012-09-09 Thread GRAS
@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Need advice for our cat Oliver His thyroid is normal as well (the vet did check it in July as he noted an slightly enlarged thyroid). I don't recall mentioning tapazole. He got a shot of Covina and a steroid at the vet but that is all he

Re: [Felvtalk] Need advice for our cat Oliver

2012-09-08 Thread Lee Evans
I'm sorry you're going through this unhappy experience with Oliver.  First of all, I would just  like to mention that the FIV vaccine is always a bad idea.  It turns the cat positive on testing.  If the cat gets lost, picked up by someone who tests him and is not aware that FIV is NOT

Re: [Felvtalk] Need advice for our cat Oliver

2012-09-08 Thread Don
Thanks for your note Lee. I am an old hand when it comes to long term care for a sick cat. We nursed Oliver's brother, Milo, for 3 years with CRF and a heart condition. I cannot count the number of subQ sessions, pills, and assisted feedings I did. Through all of it I educated myself on every