Re: [Felvtalk] New Member

2013-06-07 Thread Margo
Dear Deborah, What a lousy way to start off as a Foster Mom. It isn't usually like that. Usually you get to play with wonderful little beings, and then send them to their Forever homes. It's never easy to let them go, but knowing that they will have new lives, and you can go on to help the

Re: [Felvtalk] New Member

2013-06-06 Thread Amanda K. Payne
Deborah, First of all, thank you for fostering! You and your daughters provided an invaluable service for your local HS. I'm sorry your first fostering experience has been tainted by FeLV. Please understand that FeLV isn't an automatic death sentence though cats and kittens who are positive

Re: [Felvtalk] New member from Nebraska

2013-05-12 Thread Lorrie
Hi Marta, Unfortuntely euthanasia is the best option in some cases. For example if the cat who tested positive is a shelter cat. However there are several of us on this list who have FelV sanctuaries, and I am one of them. I have lost many kittens who has FelV pos. mothers but my older FelV cats

Re: [Felvtalk] New member from Nebraska

2013-05-10 Thread Lee Evans
Sorry about all your problems with poor Arlo. Along with the vet's recommendations you might want to try L-lysine, which is an immune system stimulant, especially for fighting herpes virus. Good luck with Arlo. You're doing the best you can.   Spay and Neuter your cats and dogs and your

Re: [Felvtalk] New member from Nebraska

2013-05-10 Thread Lance
Hi Marta, Thanks for everything that you do for all of those cats, including Arlo. I'm not aware of any specific recommendation that treatments be discontinued or not applied at any certain stage of infection or progress. However, I'm not an expert or veterinarian. I have given my FeLV+

Re: [Felvtalk] New member from Nebraska

2013-05-10 Thread I-Chun C. C. Chang
Dear Marta, While searching for possible treatments, you may want to at least consider stopping using Metacam: http://www.fda.gov/AnimalVeterinary/NewsEvents/CVMUpdates/ucm231254.htm I personally know several cats died because of Metacam before other diseases take them. There are some alternative

Re: [Felvtalk] new member

2012-01-10 Thread Diane Rosenfeldt
Hi, MaryAnn - I'm from Racine. ;-) Welcome! You will find caring and knowledgeable people on this list. Diane R. From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of MaryAnn Riggs Sent: Monday, January 09, 2012 1:04 PM To:

Re: [Felvtalk] new member

2012-01-09 Thread Lorrie
Welcome to the group, MaryAnn. You'll find a lot of knowledgable people here. Tell us about your cats. Lorrie in WV On 01-09, MaryAnn Riggs wrote: Hi all. My name is MaryAnn Riggs in southeastern Wisconsin. I've been reading comments for sometime, just haven't introduced myself

Re: [Felvtalk] new member

2011-11-16 Thread Beth
Debbie - There is no way to tell is he has FeLV without a blood test.Was the 11 year old cat tested for FeLV? Just wondering how he would have gotten it if his previous test were negative, though it can take 3 months for the bloodwork to show a positive test. Prednisone depresses the immune

Re: [Felvtalk] new member

2011-11-16 Thread Marta Gasper
wrote: From: Beth create_me_...@yahoo.com Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] new member To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Date: Wednesday, November 16, 2011, 5:06 PM Debbie - There is no way to tell is he has FeLV without a blood test.Was the 11 year old cat tested for FeLV

Re: [Felvtalk] new member

2011-11-16 Thread Beth
...@yahoo.com To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Wednesday, November 16, 2011 12:57 PM Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] new member Debbie Welcome to the group_albeit circumstances but thats how most of us got here_I agree with Beth. The symptoms you describe could be a number of diseases. No way

Re: [Felvtalk] new member

2011-11-16 Thread Natalie
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] new member Debbie Welcome to the group_albeit circumstances but thats how most of us got here_I agree with Beth. The symptoms you describe could be a number of diseases. No way to tell for sure if he has FeLV until he's been tested

Re: [Felvtalk] new member

2011-11-16 Thread Natalie
If no blood tests were taken, then there's no way the vet can tell what's wrong with Buster. At his age, he could have renal failure and /or hyperthyroidism, treatable. If it's his thyroid, I just found out that Felimazole can be gotten from Drs. Foster Smith very inexpensively; Tapazole and

Re: [Felvtalk] new member

2011-11-16 Thread dlgegg
Many on this group usseother meds and ntural remdies for felv. I don't like predesone, had it during my cancer and it messes everything up. My felv's are in great shape, so are my negatives. I will pray for you and Buster and leave the advise up to th others who have dealt with this mjore.

Re: [Felvtalk] New member (correcting an error)

2011-11-01 Thread Melinda Kerr
They are both so cute and look quite at home in your house. I'm glad you decided to keep both. I have 2 positives (may have caused the second by mixing too young too soon:( However, I have no regrets because they are best friends! Even though one has suffered from lymphoma (in remission for 15

Re: [Felvtalk] New Member

2011-04-12 Thread Lorrie
On 04-11, dlg...@windstream.net wrote: Charles, they don't have to look for your house. They have a gossip line that is superior to ours. I think that once we are adopted by oe, we get an invisible tatoo on our forheads SUCKER You've got that right. Every stray in the area has found

Re: [Felvtalk] New Member

2011-04-12 Thread dlgegg
I try to keep my pride at 7. That is all I can afford on SS Lorrie felineres...@frontier.com wrote: On 04-11, dlg...@windstream.net wrote: Charles, they don't have to look for your house. They have a gossip line that is superior to ours. I think that once we are adopted by oe,

Re: [Felvtalk] New Member

2011-04-12 Thread Edna Taylor
We have more than average, but not enough to be newsworthy ;) Date: Tue, 12 Apr 2011 16:19:03 -0500 From: dlg...@windstream.net To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] New Member I try to keep my pride at 7. That is all I can afford on SS Lorrie felineres

Re: [Felvtalk] New Member

2011-04-12 Thread MaiMaiPG
Consider talking with Alley Cat Advocates or another TNR organization for help with spaying/neutering. Some vets will give multiple cat discounts. I supplement the cat food with very on sale whole chicken, ground beef etc. The people quality meat is cheaper per pound than cat food.

Re: [Felvtalk] New Member

2011-04-12 Thread dlgegg
I supplement my dry food with an occassional can of mackeral for people. They don't eat so much of the meat as they drink the broth, so I add hot water each time I serve up some and this stretches the can to cover several feedings. Mackeral is the only fish they really like. I also get

Re: [Felvtalk] New Member

2011-04-11 Thread dlgegg
This is a bit late, but more power to you for taking on all these guys. I have 7 in my present pride and they are all inside at night and outside for an hour or two on nice days when I am home. May be some changes due soon if I get a job to help pay my bills. Will be interesting to see how

Re: [Felvtalk] New Member

2011-04-11 Thread dlgegg
Charles, they don't have to look for your house. They have a gossip line that is superior to ours. I think that once we are adopted by oe, we get an invisible tatoo on our forheads SUCKER katskat1 katsk...@gmail.com wrote: You go Charles! Sounds like you jumped in with both feet. This

Re: [Felvtalk] New Member

2011-04-06 Thread katskat1
You go Charles! Sounds like you jumped in with both feet. This is a great place to get advice and just pass along information. FeLV + kitties can live good lives, some short, some long, some of them with few, if any symptoms. kind of like Typhoid Mary. I have one FeLV + that is about 12 - 13

Re: [Felvtalk] New Member

2011-04-06 Thread Peggy Verdonck
Lol, 'cats must look for house'. You are their Dr. House, or at least, you take them to him ;-) Good luck with all the Hello Kitties! You are doing a wonderful thing! Peggy 2011/4/6 katskat1 katsk...@gmail.com You go Charles! Sounds like you jumped in with both feet. This is a great place

Re: [Felvtalk] New Member

2011-04-03 Thread Christiane Biagi
When you post or answer a post on the board, everyone gets it--so we've all gotten your post. Good for you for taking in these little guys! And for TNR as many of the others as you can. I have 1 pos 3 neg who have all lived together for years w. no problem. I've also taken in two kittens

Re: [Felvtalk] New Member

2011-04-03 Thread MaiMaiPG
Copper came to me from the pine thicket 2 weeks before Thomas and helped Thomas decide to be a cared for kitten. I was advised to keep them separated for 6 + weeks in case one was sick. Well, that didn't fly at all. They came from the same place and were almost the same age and

Re: [Felvtalk] New Member

2011-04-03 Thread Bonnie Hogue
Charles Ya-hoo! You have your hands full! Plenty of folks on here have great experience and can help guide you. I'm just good for moral support. Thanks for taking care of these little tigers...a job rewarded by their health and happiness. Carry on! ~Bonnie - Original Message -

Re: [Felvtalk] New member, advice needed please!

2008-11-01 Thread catatonya
It sounds like you're doing everything you can. My first positive went through 2 very bad periods and recovered to live to 7 or 8 years old. I hope Tora pulls through. take care, tonya amanda [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi , my kitten ' 'Tora' aged about 5 months was diagnosed with FeLV

Re: [Felvtalk] New member, advice needed please!

2008-10-24 Thread Sharyl
Amanda, my FeLV+ kitties haven't crashed yet so I don't know the odds of pulling through.  My Sissy did have swollen lymph nodes that improved after a round of a/b,  I do know a sick kitty needs fluids and food.   You can blend most pate style canned foods with a little liquid until it is the

Re: [Felvtalk] New member, advice needed please!

2008-10-24 Thread dlgegg
amanda, since you are using vets, acupuncture and holistic, that is about all we can do. try praying. God can work miracles if that is in His plan. at least, He can give you the strength to get thru this. dorlis amanda [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi , my kitten ' 'Tora' aged about 5

Re: [Felvtalk] New member, advice needed please!

2008-10-24 Thread Marylyn
Of course he has a chance. Please remember none of us are guaranteed any specific time on this earth. All we can hope/pray for is to be cared for and loved...Tora has that. Please do not focus on what may happen but care for Tora and enjoy his love. I do know what I am talking

Re: [Felvtalk] New member

2008-09-21 Thread catatonya
I disagree. I think the the vaccine is more effective than doctors give it credit for. I have had so many negative (vaccinated) cats exposed to positives, and have never had it transferred to one of them. tonya Sabrina [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi Lorrie, Don't give up hope! I just

Re: [Felvtalk] New member

2008-09-19 Thread Rosenfeldt, Diane
Hi, Lorrie -- Glad you found this group. You'll get lots of great advice here. Firstly, don't beat yourself up too much -- it's too bad about the kitties you put to sleep, but nobody knew much about FeLV back then, it would have been universally considered to be a death sentence anyway. Now,

Re: [Felvtalk] New member

2008-09-19 Thread Sabrina
Hi Lorrie, Don't give up hope! I just posted a couple of days ago about the two kitties I rescued who were positive just were retested and are now negative!! Of course I don't know if what I did had anything to do with changing their status, but if you are interested in the diet I fed them and the

Re: [Felvtalk] New member

2008-09-19 Thread gary
Sent: Friday, September 19, 2008 12:51 PM Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] New member Furthermore, the FeLV vaccine doesn't have a terribly high efficacy even now. Someone on one of these lists said she worked in a cat clinic for a number of years and out of the 2000 or so cases of leukemia she saw, most

Re: [Felvtalk] New member here

2008-08-27 Thread Marylyn
Jennifer, I just wanted you to know that Dixie sent me a second little one from the same pine thicket and surrounded by the same hawks, fox, dogs, etc. Apparently she really thought she had EVERYTHINGcertainly enough to loan to two babies who needed homes. On Jul 30, 2008, at 12:59

Re: [Felvtalk] New member here

2008-07-31 Thread catatonya
Welcome to the list. I hope your original cats test negative, but it sounds like Ash is in good shape. If he's made it over a year his chances of getting sick are much less! tonya Jennifer Lynn [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi everyone. My name is Jennifer and I live in New Jersey.

Re: [Felvtalk] New member here

2008-07-31 Thread MaryChristine
and by this time, the other two have been well exposed, and it''s sort of a moot point--the odds are very high that they'll be negative, and if not, will it make a huge difference, other than in the way you treat them medically? will you love them differently? i doubt that you will--it'll just

Re: [Felvtalk] New member here

2008-07-31 Thread Jennifer
, 2008) --- On Thu, 7/31/08, MaryChristine [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: From: MaryChristine [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] New member here To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Date: Thursday, July 31, 2008, 5:31 PM and by this time, the other two have been well exposed, and it''s sort of a moot

Re: [Felvtalk] New member here

2008-07-30 Thread Karen Griffith
Jennifer, I am glad that you are taking such good care of Ash. I don't get the time to post to the list often, but am willing to take telephone calls for advise. I am a 1974 Ohio State University grad in Animal Science and have my Masters work in Animal Nutrition and Physiology...with over

Re: [Felvtalk] New member here

2008-07-30 Thread Marylyn
On Jul 30, 2008, at 6:26 AM, Marylyn wrote: It doesn't matter how old they are when they leave.it breaks your heart. However, he left loved and cared for. The comfort in that. And he added so much to your life. On Jul 30, 2008, at 2:20 AM, Karen Griffith wrote: Jennifer, I am

Re: [Felvtalk] New member here

2008-07-30 Thread Sharyl
Karen, Old Tom is definitely in our prayers.  It sounds like he had a wonderful life with you for these last 20 yrs.  Glad all your other critters made it through the storm OK. Sharyl Sissy Rocket and Daisy's Babies         If you would put 'Old Tom' in your prayers, it would be appreciated.  He

Re: [Felvtalk] New member here

2008-07-30 Thread Sally Davis
Karen I am so sorry to hear of your precious Tom leaving this world.It is a tribute to you that he lived such a long life. I know you will miss him Hugs Sally ___ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org

Re: [Felvtalk] New member here

2008-07-30 Thread Jennifer
July 11, 2007, diagnosed FeLV+ July 28, 2008) --- On Wed, 7/30/08, Marylyn [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: From: Marylyn [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] New member here To: Cc: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Date: Wednesday, July 30, 2008, 5:31 AM On Jul 29, 2008, at 11:59 PM, Marylyn wrote: Dixie

Re: [Felvtalk] New member here

2008-07-30 Thread Marylyn
PROTECTED] Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] New member here To: Cc: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Date: Wednesday, July 30, 2008, 5:31 AM On Jul 29, 2008, at 11:59 PM, Marylyn wrote: Dixie came to me as a grown throw away who had been on her own for a long time. She found her way to my Mom's where she hung

Re: [Felvtalk] New member here

2008-07-29 Thread Marylyn
This is a hard one but remember that there is nothing certain in this world and do not obsess over the diagnosis. Concentrate on the wonderful friends you have and enjoy your lives together. Give all the cats the best food you can and give them the supplements that seem right to you. If

Re: [Felvtalk] New member here

2008-07-29 Thread Jennifer Lynn
can :) I am sorry to hear about your Dixie :(  She's in kitty heaven now and nothing can hurt her :) --- On Wed, 7/30/08, Marylyn [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: From: Marylyn [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] New member here To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Date: Wednesday, July 30, 2008, 12:26

Re: [Felvtalk] New member here

2008-07-29 Thread Marylyn
On Jul 29, 2008, at 11:59 PM, Marylyn wrote: Dixie came to me as a grown throw away who had been on her own for a long time. She found her way to my Mom's where she hung out with the ferals who came for food, water and shelter. For three years and 12 days she had everything a little cat

Re: [Felvtalk] New member!

2008-07-20 Thread Sally Davis
Welcome, you will find this group very helpful. If he is FIV not FeLV then you are better off. FIV cats live long lives with some health issues. FIV is mostly spread through bites. So as long as he is neutered and does not fight you should be able to mix him assuming he has FIV and not FeLV. Good

Re: [Felvtalk] New member!

2008-07-20 Thread catatonya
Is he felv (leukemia) positive or fiv positive? Welcome to the group! t April and Jay [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hello! I just wanted to introduce myself and my FIV+ Boy MM. This whole FIV thing is very new to us and we would love any advice about it. MM was a stray. My neighbor started