Re: [Felvtalk] introduction for Spicey

2009-11-14 Thread jbero tds.net
Hello Joyce, You have a kind heart. It's hard to take in a felv cat and sounds like everyone in your world is going through alot. With respect to felv, it's true, stress is tough on these guys. There's alot of variables, opinions and conflicting ideas about the disease. Some cats do fine,

Re: [Felvtalk] introduction for Spicey

2009-11-14 Thread Laurieskatz
: [Felvtalk] introduction for Spicey Hello Joyce, You have a kind heart. It's hard to take in a felv cat and sounds like everyone in your world is going through alot. With respect to felv, it's true, stress is tough on these guys. There's alot of variables, opinions and conflicting ideas about

Re: [Felvtalk] introduction for Spicey

2009-11-13 Thread dlgegg
Joyce, yes, you have taken on a bit of a job, but i think you will find it is worthwhile. i took in Annie 3 weeks after her owner went into hospice. she was locked up in her trailer all that time with the owner's sister coming once a day to put out food and change her litter box. she had no

Re: [Felvtalk] introduction for Spicey

2009-11-10 Thread Debbie Bates
The wonderful people here will give you great information...all I can tell you is to have patienceit must be extremely stressful for poor Spicey. Give him time and a safe place to hide until he is ready to deal with the world on his own terms. My heart breakes for him losing his

Re: [Felvtalk] introduction for Spicey

2009-11-10 Thread gary
I would be a bit concerned about why he has been on clavamox for a year. That is a LONG time to be on any antibiotic. A decent quality food, as little stress as possible -not much you can do about the situation - and lots of love and careful attention to his health. Many of us give various

Re: [Felvtalk] introduction for Spicey

2009-11-10 Thread Cougar Clan
Try Rescue Remedy in Spicey's water and the water of your other cats. Also add Willow (another Bach Remedy) and Feliway spray. I've tried the room atomizer but don't care for it. I have had wonderful luck with the Feliway spray and so have my vets. Don't press Spicey. The Royal

Re: [Felvtalk] introduction for Spicey

2009-11-10 Thread Laurieskatz
Joyce, you are an angel for giving Spicey a home - doing this for both Spicey and your friend. Do you have something of your friends that you can put in the room with him so something smells familiar? That might comfort him if you can do that. Does he have a good hiding place available in the room

Re: [Felvtalk] introduction for Spicey

2009-11-10 Thread Cougar Clan
Another thought: Watch Spicey's teeth and gums. Not right now obviously but when things settle down. Yes, you can get a cat used to having its mouth opened. Good dental practices are important. Dixie had stomatitis and we treated it with Petzlife Brush Away (put a little in the cat's