Re: [Felvtalk] planning for Whimsy's checkup-what to get

2010-12-06 Thread Emeraldkittee
hi Bonnie,
 
oh it's canned pumpkin, when he seems a bit blocked up or his stool is hard, I 
give him some canned pumpkin (warmed with a few freeze dried chicken crumbles - 
Halo's Liv a littles) - it helps very quickly :)
 
Shannon

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From: Bonnie Hogue ho...@sonic.net
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] planning for Whimsy's checkup-what to get
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Date: Sunday, December 5, 2010, 10:04 PM


Pumpkin?  Is that a toy or...a food?
thx.
B.
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Sent: Sunday, December 05, 2010 4:54 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] planning for Whimsy's checkup-what to get


 hi Natalie!
 
 Actually, I almost wrote that I was leary of the microchip, because wouldn't 
 his little system view it as a foreign object? I figured since he is a 
 'flight risk' though (and never heard anyone else chime in on this) I would 
 do it - really glad you brought it up. Whimsy got out just a few days ago and 
 it was really hard to catch him, so I will weigh this carefully. Ditto on the 
 vax as well. Would rather not give any shots.
 
 We likely will sedate him for the visit :( because this is all new stuff to 
 my wild boy - but paws crossed he will be agreeable unlike last time!
 
 He's liking his pumpkin every now and then, and I will add some probiotics 
 too, good idea.
 
 would love to see that microchip article whenever you have time to post.
 
 thanks for weighing in, Natalie.
 Shannon
 --- On Sun, 12/5/10, Natalie at...@optonline.net wrote:
 
 
 From: Natalie at...@optonline.net
 Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] planning for Whimsy's checkup-what to get
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Date: Sunday, December 5, 2010, 6:10 PM
 
 
 Shannon - Did you know that microchips have been found to be carcinogenic?
 I have articles on it, confirmed by a holistic veterinarian. Is there really
 a need for it - if Whimsy's safe inside, why do it. I am in a rush right
 now, but if you'd like, I can post the articles. This falls into the
 category of unnecessary vaccines - only vaccinate for the cat's
 lifestyle
 No, I wouldn't suggest needless X-rays - they have to sedate a cat and
 slight constipation is not good enough of a reason - try some probiotics and
 fiber in Whimsy's food. My vet sedates as little and as rarely as possible.
 For x-rays, they must be very still. Natalie
 
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 From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
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 Sent: Sunday, December 05, 2010 5:29 PM
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Subject: [Felvtalk] planning for Whimsy's checkup-what to get
 
 Whimsy's check up is in a few weeks and wanted to get your opinions on what
 to get done.
 
 We will likely have to have him under like before, as I don't see him being
 cooperative, but we'll see. I'll be touching base with my vet to solidify
 'the plan'.
 
 I am going to have the snap test re-done because theoretically he could be
 double positive (FIV), full blood panel, urine tested (stool was recently
 tested already), micro chipped, oral exam - anything else that is good to do
 as long as he is there? The only 'issue' I notice is he tends towards mild
 constipation (ever since I met him) - given the issues that can face an
 FeLV's intestines, is it prudent to do an xray? or anything else?
 
 The temps have plummeted here in the Midwest and I'm so grateful he's safe
 and warm inside. We bought him lots of toys and warm bedding. Because he's
 in the sun room, he has more square footage than any other cat (or person!)
 living here. It's so wonderful to spoil him as he should be.
 
 Thanks for any input.
 
 Shannon and Sir Whimsy the Spoiled
 
 
 
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Re: [Felvtalk] planning for Whimsy's checkup-what to get

2010-12-06 Thread Bonnie Hogue

Awesome!  Thanks for the info.
~B.
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Sent: Monday, December 06, 2010 3:24 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] planning for Whimsy's checkup-what to get



hi Bonnie,

oh it's canned pumpkin, when he seems a bit blocked up or his stool is 
hard, I give him some canned pumpkin (warmed with a few freeze dried 
chicken crumbles - Halo's Liv a littles) - it helps very quickly :)


Shannon

--- On Sun, 12/5/10, Bonnie Hogue ho...@sonic.net wrote:


From: Bonnie Hogue ho...@sonic.net
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] planning for Whimsy's checkup-what to get
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Date: Sunday, December 5, 2010, 10:04 PM


Pumpkin? Is that a toy or...a food?
thx.
B.
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emeraldkit...@yahoo.com

To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Sunday, December 05, 2010 4:54 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] planning for Whimsy's checkup-what to get



hi Natalie!

Actually, I almost wrote that I was leary of the microchip, because 
wouldn't his little system view it as a foreign object? I figured since 
he is a 'flight risk' though (and never heard anyone else chime in on 
this) I would do it - really glad you brought it up. Whimsy got out just 
a few days ago and it was really hard to catch him, so I will weigh this 
carefully. Ditto on the vax as well. Would rather not give any shots.


We likely will sedate him for the visit :( because this is all new stuff 
to my wild boy - but paws crossed he will be agreeable unlike last time!


He's liking his pumpkin every now and then, and I will add some 
probiotics too, good idea.


would love to see that microchip article whenever you have time to post.

thanks for weighing in, Natalie.
Shannon
--- On Sun, 12/5/10, Natalie at...@optonline.net wrote:


From: Natalie at...@optonline.net
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] planning for Whimsy's checkup-what to get
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Date: Sunday, December 5, 2010, 6:10 PM


Shannon - Did you know that microchips have been found to be 
carcinogenic?
I have articles on it, confirmed by a holistic veterinarian. Is there 
really

a need for it - if Whimsy's safe inside, why do it. I am in a rush right
now, but if you'd like, I can post the articles. This falls into the
category of unnecessary vaccines - only vaccinate for the cat's
lifestyle
No, I wouldn't suggest needless X-rays - they have to sedate a cat and
slight constipation is not good enough of a reason - try some probiotics 
and
fiber in Whimsy's food. My vet sedates as little and as rarely as 
possible.

For x-rays, they must be very still. Natalie

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[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Emeraldkittee
Sent: Sunday, December 05, 2010 5:29 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: [Felvtalk] planning for Whimsy's checkup-what to get

Whimsy's check up is in a few weeks and wanted to get your opinions on 
what

to get done.

We will likely have to have him under like before, as I don't see him 
being

cooperative, but we'll see. I'll be touching base with my vet to solidify
'the plan'.

I am going to have the snap test re-done because theoretically he could 
be

double positive (FIV), full blood panel, urine tested (stool was recently
tested already), micro chipped, oral exam - anything else that is good to 
do
as long as he is there? The only 'issue' I notice is he tends towards 
mild

constipation (ever since I met him) - given the issues that can face an
FeLV's intestines, is it prudent to do an xray? or anything else?

The temps have plummeted here in the Midwest and I'm so grateful he's 
safe
and warm inside. We bought him lots of toys and warm bedding. Because 
he's
in the sun room, he has more square footage than any other cat (or 
person!)

living here. It's so wonderful to spoil him as he should be.

Thanks for any input.

Shannon and Sir Whimsy the Spoiled



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Re: [Felvtalk] planning for Whimsy's checkup-what to get

2010-12-05 Thread Natalie
Shannon - Did you know that microchips have been found to be carcinogenic?
I have articles on it, confirmed by a holistic veterinarian. Is there really
a need for it - if Whimsy's safe inside, why do it. I am in a rush right
now, but if you'd like, I can post the articles.  This falls into the
category of unnecessary vaccines - only vaccinate for the cat's
lifestyle
No, I wouldn't suggest needless X-rays - they have to sedate a cat and
slight constipation is not good enough of a reason - try some probiotics and
fiber in Whimsy's food. My vet sedates as little and as rarely as possible.
For x-rays, they must be very still. Natalie

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From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Emeraldkittee
Sent: Sunday, December 05, 2010 5:29 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: [Felvtalk] planning for Whimsy's checkup-what to get

Whimsy's check up is in a few weeks and wanted to get your opinions on what
to get done.
 
We will likely have to have him under like before, as I don't see him being
cooperative, but we'll see.  I'll be touching base with my vet to solidify
'the plan'.  
 
I am going to have the snap test re-done because theoretically he could be
double positive (FIV), full blood panel, urine tested (stool was recently
tested already), micro chipped, oral exam - anything else that is good to do
as long as he is there?  The only 'issue' I notice is he tends towards mild
constipation (ever since I met him) - given the issues that can face an
FeLV's intestines, is it prudent to do an xray? or anything else?
 
The temps have plummeted here in the Midwest and I'm so grateful he's safe
and warm inside.  We bought him lots of toys and warm bedding.  Because he's
in the sun room, he has more square footage than any other cat (or person!)
living here.  It's so wonderful to spoil him as he should be.
 
Thanks for any input.
 
Shannon and Sir Whimsy the Spoiled


  
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Re: [Felvtalk] planning for Whimsy's checkup-what to get

2010-12-05 Thread Emeraldkittee
hi Natalie!
 
Actually, I almost wrote that I was leary of the microchip, because wouldn't 
his little system view it as a foreign object? I figured since he is a 'flight 
risk' though (and never heard anyone else chime in on this) I would do it - 
really glad you brought it up.  Whimsy got out just a few days ago and it was 
really hard to catch him, so I will weigh this carefully.  Ditto on the vax as 
well.  Would rather not give any shots.
 
We likely will sedate him for the visit :( because this is all new stuff to my 
wild boy - but paws crossed he will be agreeable unlike last time!
 
He's liking his pumpkin every now and then, and I will add some probiotics too, 
good idea.
 
would love to see that microchip article whenever you have time to post.
 
thanks for weighing in, Natalie.
Shannon
--- On Sun, 12/5/10, Natalie at...@optonline.net wrote:


From: Natalie at...@optonline.net
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] planning for Whimsy's checkup-what to get
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Date: Sunday, December 5, 2010, 6:10 PM


Shannon - Did you know that microchips have been found to be carcinogenic?
I have articles on it, confirmed by a holistic veterinarian. Is there really
a need for it - if Whimsy's safe inside, why do it. I am in a rush right
now, but if you'd like, I can post the articles.  This falls into the
category of unnecessary vaccines - only vaccinate for the cat's
lifestyle
No, I wouldn't suggest needless X-rays - they have to sedate a cat and
slight constipation is not good enough of a reason - try some probiotics and
fiber in Whimsy's food. My vet sedates as little and as rarely as possible.
For x-rays, they must be very still. Natalie

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From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Emeraldkittee
Sent: Sunday, December 05, 2010 5:29 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: [Felvtalk] planning for Whimsy's checkup-what to get

Whimsy's check up is in a few weeks and wanted to get your opinions on what
to get done.
 
We will likely have to have him under like before, as I don't see him being
cooperative, but we'll see.  I'll be touching base with my vet to solidify
'the plan'.  
 
I am going to have the snap test re-done because theoretically he could be
double positive (FIV), full blood panel, urine tested (stool was recently
tested already), micro chipped, oral exam - anything else that is good to do
as long as he is there?  The only 'issue' I notice is he tends towards mild
constipation (ever since I met him) - given the issues that can face an
FeLV's intestines, is it prudent to do an xray? or anything else?
 
The temps have plummeted here in the Midwest and I'm so grateful he's safe
and warm inside.  We bought him lots of toys and warm bedding.  Because he's
in the sun room, he has more square footage than any other cat (or person!)
living here.  It's so wonderful to spoil him as he should be.
 
Thanks for any input.
 
Shannon and Sir Whimsy the Spoiled


      
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Re: [Felvtalk] planning for Whimsy's checkup-what to get

2010-12-05 Thread Bonnie Hogue

Pumpkin?  Is that a toy or...a food?
thx.
B.
- Original Message - 
From: Emeraldkittee emeraldkit...@yahoo.com

To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Sunday, December 05, 2010 4:54 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] planning for Whimsy's checkup-what to get



hi Natalie!

Actually, I almost wrote that I was leary of the microchip, because 
wouldn't his little system view it as a foreign object? I figured since he 
is a 'flight risk' though (and never heard anyone else chime in on this) I 
would do it - really glad you brought it up. Whimsy got out just a few 
days ago and it was really hard to catch him, so I will weigh this 
carefully. Ditto on the vax as well. Would rather not give any shots.


We likely will sedate him for the visit :( because this is all new stuff 
to my wild boy - but paws crossed he will be agreeable unlike last time!


He's liking his pumpkin every now and then, and I will add some probiotics 
too, good idea.


would love to see that microchip article whenever you have time to post.

thanks for weighing in, Natalie.
Shannon
--- On Sun, 12/5/10, Natalie at...@optonline.net wrote:


From: Natalie at...@optonline.net
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] planning for Whimsy's checkup-what to get
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Date: Sunday, December 5, 2010, 6:10 PM


Shannon - Did you know that microchips have been found to be carcinogenic?
I have articles on it, confirmed by a holistic veterinarian. Is there 
really

a need for it - if Whimsy's safe inside, why do it. I am in a rush right
now, but if you'd like, I can post the articles. This falls into the
category of unnecessary vaccines - only vaccinate for the cat's
lifestyle
No, I wouldn't suggest needless X-rays - they have to sedate a cat and
slight constipation is not good enough of a reason - try some probiotics 
and
fiber in Whimsy's food. My vet sedates as little and as rarely as 
possible.

For x-rays, they must be very still. Natalie

-Original Message-
From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Emeraldkittee
Sent: Sunday, December 05, 2010 5:29 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: [Felvtalk] planning for Whimsy's checkup-what to get

Whimsy's check up is in a few weeks and wanted to get your opinions on 
what

to get done.

We will likely have to have him under like before, as I don't see him 
being

cooperative, but we'll see. I'll be touching base with my vet to solidify
'the plan'.

I am going to have the snap test re-done because theoretically he could be
double positive (FIV), full blood panel, urine tested (stool was recently
tested already), micro chipped, oral exam - anything else that is good to 
do

as long as he is there? The only 'issue' I notice is he tends towards mild
constipation (ever since I met him) - given the issues that can face an
FeLV's intestines, is it prudent to do an xray? or anything else?

The temps have plummeted here in the Midwest and I'm so grateful he's safe
and warm inside. We bought him lots of toys and warm bedding. Because he's
in the sun room, he has more square footage than any other cat (or 
person!)

living here. It's so wonderful to spoil him as he should be.

Thanks for any input.

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