Re: [Felvtalk] stray cat I took in has feline leukemia

2013-01-19 Thread Marcia Baronda
It's good to finally be validated isn't it?  (-:

Sent from my iPad that my most awesome kids surprised me with, Christmas 2010. 

On Jan 18, 2013, at 7:26 PM, strchalb...@aol.com wrote:

 Thank you all for your advice!  I will be receiving her vet records soon and 
 will go from there
 
 Glad I found this group of cat lovers:)  I've always been a cat person, but 
 unfortunately I married a non-cat lover, so it's a challenge trying to get 
 him to respect the kitty's I love.
 
 Thanks again all!!
 Tricia
 
 
 
 -Original Message-
 From: MaiMaiPG maima...@gmail.com
 To: felvtalk felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Sent: Fri, Jan 18, 2013 3:58 pm
 Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] stray cat I took in has feline leukemia
 
 I got my dog to eat slower by putting golf balls in a pie pan with his  
 food.  He was forced to pick around the balls to get to the food.
 On Jan 15, 2013, at 7:29 PM, dlg...@windstream.net wrote:
 
  Tricia
  My Nitnoy lived a little over 4 years along with Annie who is also  
  positive and 5 others who are all negative.  My vet says that as  
  long as the negatives have their vaccination for FELV and here are  
  no fights where a positive bites a negative, there is very little  
  chance of the negatives getting it.  Nitnoy died after a short bout  
  with impacted glands that became infected.  That killed her, not the  
  FELV which simply lowered her ability to fight off the infection.   
  Annie is still going strong .  Have you thought of changing food.   
  Several of my guys were allergic to whet, corn and soy which is in  
  most commercial foods.  Casey would hurl right after eating and had  
  stool problems and I have cleaned up more little puddles than I care  
  to remember. She simply could not get to the box on time.  Just like  
  people, when it hits you don't have much time to get to a bathroom.   
  I switched everyone to Blue Buffalo and no moe problems.  Casey  
  still has hairballs if I forget to give her hairball meds.  Then  
  recently I started giving everyone Royal Canine's Extreme Hairball  
  dry as treats.  Everyone loves it and now even hairballs are rare.   
  I usually give around 10 pieces to each one and then stand guard to  
  keep Harley from taking everyone else's treats.  Also, does your  
  baby eat too fast?  Casey also had a tendency to gulp her food  
  down.  Started watching her eat and when she ate too fast I took it  
  away from her and gave it back in a few minutes.  Ended up sitting  
  by her when she ate and giving her just a bite at a time.  It did  
  not take too long for her to catch on to th fact that eating slower  
  kept her from vomintting.  Just a few things you might try.  Better  
  than the 2 of you sleeping in the basement.
 
 
   john pollack bucfa...@yahoo.com wrote:
  Tricia
  My Tigger lived 1 month shy of 5 years with FeLV
  He had his ups and downs, as we all do
  He lived with 6 housemates...NONE are positive!!
 
  As far as the stool, cats get it like we do. may have eaten  
  something that disagreed with him
 
  What test was done. Snap or other??
  With Snap, if he's been exposed, it will be postitve, other (ELSA??)  
  is more through, and can tell if he actually has it
I wish you the best
FeLV kitties can be the most loving of all, as Tigger was
 
 
  John
 
 
 
 
  
  From: strchalb...@aol.com strchalb...@aol.com
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
  Sent: Sunday, January 13, 2013 10:06 PM
  Subject: [Felvtalk] stray cat I took in has feline leukemia
 
 
  Hello,
 
  I'm hoping someone can help me
 
  We live in the country and have about 8 outside cats.   A friend  
  decided to take one home, Pumpkin, and had her all fixed up at the  
  vet with shots, spay and declaw.  She found out she has  feline  
  leukemia.  She kept her for about a month, but I guess she was  
  making a mess as far as using the litter box.  I told her I didn't  
  want her to go to an over crowded humane society, so I took her  
  back.  She is now in the house, as she is front declawed, and she is  
  not to be around the other cats with her cancer.
 
  So... I've had her home since just before Christmas, and she's been  
  fine other than not eating a whole lot.  Her stool is quiet soft,  
  and I did find a few hard turds in two different sleeping places  
  that she uses.  Well now today,  she had a ver messy stool on the  
  wood floor in the hallway!! Really shocked me as she's been so good  
  using the littler box.
 
  Is this a sign that she is getting sick, the not using the littler  
  box?  She has a prescription for Tylosin Tartrate, and she said to  
  give this to her(powder form), when/if she gets sick???
 
  She does seems to sleep most of the day, but I know cats do do  
  that:)  She also does purr quite loud!!  Must be a good sign.  She  
  will play with a string too.  So she's been very happy, but now I  
  had to resort to putting her back in the basement with her

Re: [Felvtalk] stray cat I took in has feline leukemia

2013-01-18 Thread Beth
Again...golf balls contain leadplease don't put them in food bowls or give 
them to animals as toys.


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



 From: MaiMaiPG maima...@gmail.com
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
Sent: Wednesday, January 16, 2013 8:06 AM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] stray cat I took in has feline leukemia
 
I got my dog to eat slower by putting golf balls in a pie pan with his food.  
He was forced to pick around the balls to get to the food.
On Jan 15, 2013, at 7:29 PM, dlg...@windstream.net wrote:

 Tricia
 My Nitnoy lived a little over 4 years along with Annie who is also positive 
 and 5 others who are all negative.  My vet says that as long as the negatives 
 have their vaccination for FELV and here are no fights where a positive bites 
 a negative, there is very little chance of the negatives getting it.  Nitnoy 
 died after a short bout with impacted glands that became infected.  That 
 killed her, not the FELV which simply lowered her ability to fight off the 
 infection.  Annie is still going strong .  Have you thought of changing food. 
  Several of my guys were allergic to whet, corn and soy which is in most 
 commercial foods.  Casey would hurl right after eating and had stool problems 
 and I have cleaned up more little puddles than I care to remember. She simply 
 could not get to the box on time.  Just like people, when it hits you don't 
 have much time to get to a bathroom.  I switched everyone to Blue Buffalo and 
 no moe problems.  Casey still has
 hairballs if I forget to give her hairball meds.  Then recently I started 
giving everyone Royal Canine's Extreme Hairball dry as treats.  Everyone loves 
it and now even hairballs are rare.  I usually give around 10 pieces to each 
one and then stand guard to keep Harley from taking everyone else's treats.  
Also, does your baby eat too fast?  Casey also had a tendency to gulp her food 
down.  Started watching her eat and when she ate too fast I took it away from 
her and gave it back in a few minutes.  Ended up sitting by her when she ate 
and giving her just a bite at a time.  It did not take too long for her to 
catch on to th fact that eating slower kept her from vomintting.  Just a few 
things you might try.  Better than the 2 of you sleeping in the basement.
 
 
  john pollack bucfa...@yahoo.com wrote:
 Tricia
 My Tigger lived 1 month shy of 5 years with FeLV
 He had his ups and downs, as we all do
 He lived with 6 housemates...NONE are positive!!
 
 As far as the stool, cats get it like we do. may have eaten something that 
 disagreed with him
 
 What test was done. Snap or other??
 With Snap, if he's been exposed, it will be postitve, other (ELSA??) is more 
 through, and can tell if he actually has it
   I wish you the best
   FeLV kitties can be the most loving of all, as Tigger was
 
 
 John
 
 
 
 
 
 From: strchalb...@aol.com strchalb...@aol.com
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Sent: Sunday, January 13, 2013 10:06 PM
 Subject: [Felvtalk] stray cat I took in has feline leukemia
 
 
 Hello,
 
 I'm hoping someone can help me
 
 We live in the country and have about 8 outside cats.   A friend decided to 
 take one home, Pumpkin, and had her all fixed up at the vet with shots, spay 
 and declaw.  She found out she has  feline leukemia.  She kept her for about 
 a month, but I guess she was making a mess as far as using the litter box.  I 
 told her I didn't want her to go to an over crowded humane society, so I took 
 her back.  She is now in the house, as she is front declawed, and she is not 
 to be around the other cats with her cancer.
 
 So... I've had her home since just before Christmas, and she's been fine 
 other than not eating a whole lot.  Her stool is quiet soft, and I did find a 
 few hard turds in two different sleeping places that she uses.  Well now 
 today,  she had a ver messy stool on the wood floor in the hallway!! Really 
 shocked me as she's been so good using the littler box.
 
 Is this a sign that she is getting sick, the not using the littler box?  She 
 has a prescription for Tylosin Tartrate, and she said to give this to 
 her(powder form), when/if she gets sick???
 
 She does seems to sleep most of the day, but I know cats do do that:)  She 
 also does purr quite loud!!  Must be a good sign.  She will play with a 
 string too.  So she's been very happy, but now I had to resort to putting her 
 back in the basement with her food and litter.  I might end  up sleeping down 
 there with her again, as I did when she first came in thehouse.  She has had 
 the run of the house now for weeks, but I just don't trust her since her 
 accident.
 
 
 I've read where infected cats can live quite long, but yet others do not.  I 
 certainly would not want to put her thru all sorts of treatments...
 
 
 Thank you for your time:)))
 
 I appreciate any input for my Pumpkin!
 
 Tricia

Re: [Felvtalk] stray cat I took in has feline leukemia

2013-01-18 Thread strchalbach
Thank you all for your advice!  I will be receiving her vet records soon and 
will go from there

Glad I found this group of cat lovers:)  I've always been a cat person, but 
unfortunately I married a non-cat lover, so it's a challenge trying to get him 
to respect the kitty's I love.

Thanks again all!!
Tricia

 

 

 

-Original Message-
From: MaiMaiPG maima...@gmail.com
To: felvtalk felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Fri, Jan 18, 2013 3:58 pm
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] stray cat I took in has feline leukemia


I got my dog to eat slower by putting golf balls in a pie pan with his  
food.  He was forced to pick around the balls to get to the food.
On Jan 15, 2013, at 7:29 PM, dlg...@windstream.net wrote:

 Tricia
 My Nitnoy lived a little over 4 years along with Annie who is also  
 positive and 5 others who are all negative.  My vet says that as  
 long as the negatives have their vaccination for FELV and here are  
 no fights where a positive bites a negative, there is very little  
 chance of the negatives getting it.  Nitnoy died after a short bout  
 with impacted glands that became infected.  That killed her, not the  
 FELV which simply lowered her ability to fight off the infection.   
 Annie is still going strong .  Have you thought of changing food.   
 Several of my guys were allergic to whet, corn and soy which is in  
 most commercial foods.  Casey would hurl right after eating and had  
 stool problems and I have cleaned up more little puddles than I care  
 to remember. She simply could not get to the box on time.  Just like  
 people, when it hits you don't have much time to get to a bathroom.   
 I switched everyone to Blue Buffalo and no moe problems.  Casey  
 still has hairballs if I forget to give her hairball meds.  Then  
 recently I started giving everyone Royal Canine's Extreme Hairball  
 dry as treats.  Everyone loves it and now even hairballs are rare.   
 I usually give around 10 pieces to each one and then stand guard to  
 keep Harley from taking everyone else's treats.  Also, does your  
 baby eat too fast?  Casey also had a tendency to gulp her food  
 down.  Started watching her eat and when she ate too fast I took it  
 away from her and gave it back in a few minutes.  Ended up sitting  
 by her when she ate and giving her just a bite at a time.  It did  
 not take too long for her to catch on to th fact that eating slower  
 kept her from vomintting.  Just a few things you might try.  Better  
 than the 2 of you sleeping in the basement.


  john pollack bucfa...@yahoo.com wrote:
 Tricia
 My Tigger lived 1 month shy of 5 years with FeLV
 He had his ups and downs, as we all do
 He lived with 6 housemates...NONE are positive!!

 As far as the stool, cats get it like we do. may have eaten  
 something that disagreed with him

 What test was done. Snap or other??
 With Snap, if he's been exposed, it will be postitve, other (ELSA??)  
 is more through, and can tell if he actually has it
   I wish you the best
   FeLV kitties can be the most loving of all, as Tigger was


 John




 
 From: strchalb...@aol.com strchalb...@aol.com
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Sent: Sunday, January 13, 2013 10:06 PM
 Subject: [Felvtalk] stray cat I took in has feline leukemia


 Hello,

 I'm hoping someone can help me

 We live in the country and have about 8 outside cats.   A friend  
 decided to take one home, Pumpkin, and had her all fixed up at the  
 vet with shots, spay and declaw.  She found out she has  feline  
 leukemia.  She kept her for about a month, but I guess she was  
 making a mess as far as using the litter box.  I told her I didn't  
 want her to go to an over crowded humane society, so I took her  
 back.  She is now in the house, as she is front declawed, and she is  
 not to be around the other cats with her cancer.

 So... I've had her home since just before Christmas, and she's been  
 fine other than not eating a whole lot.  Her stool is quiet soft,  
 and I did find a few hard turds in two different sleeping places  
 that she uses.  Well now today,  she had a ver messy stool on the  
 wood floor in the hallway!! Really shocked me as she's been so good  
 using the littler box.

 Is this a sign that she is getting sick, the not using the littler  
 box?  She has a prescription for Tylosin Tartrate, and she said to  
 give this to her(powder form), when/if she gets sick???

 She does seems to sleep most of the day, but I know cats do do  
 that:)  She also does purr quite loud!!  Must be a good sign.  She  
 will play with a string too.  So she's been very happy, but now I  
 had to resort to putting her back in the basement with her food and  
 litter.  I might end  up sleeping down there with her again, as I  
 did when she first came in thehouse.  She has had the run of the  
 house now for weeks, but I just don't trust her since her accident.


 I've read where infected cats can live quite long, but yet others

Re: [Felvtalk] stray cat I took in has feline leukemia

2013-01-17 Thread MaiMaiPG
Every feral I have ever known has refused a closed box..the  
odors must be upsetting like a port-a-let that has been well  used.

On Jan 15, 2013, at 9:54 PM, katskat1 wrote:

Some good suggestions!  I am feeding mine Science Diet for sensitive  
tummies mixed with two teaspoons of canned food to keep her  
interested.  She inhales it!  Little miss Hoover.  I am feeding 9  
other cats and three dogs at the same time. One of the dogs gets  
sensitive tummy food along with thyroid, pain and inflammation meds  
so I don't have time to pay enough attention to her to try and slow  
her down.  I may start feeding her separately.  Will see how it  
goes.  Thanks for the ideas. I can't give her hairball medicine  
cause she immediately barfs it, often into her food bowl!!  Subtle  
kitty that she is...


For all that are interested, Miss Kitty is getting big, sleek and  
shiny.  She is going to successfully sneak out the door someday.   
She will not give it up.  Hope to keep her in til spring.


Ozzie is doing MUCH better.  Fattened up in his head, chest and  
front section of his body but back end just isn't gonna fill out.   
Mingles with the other cats if food is involved, purrs when petted  
in a manner and spot he approves of and has learned to ask to go in/  
out so all is well.  So far no issues developing with ,the FIV.   
Discovered he was choosing his own toilet areas, none of them litter  
boxes cause he apparently requires there be no top/lid on the boxes  
he is to use,.  Take the lid off and he uses it every time.  One  
mystery solved.



Kat
::
On Tuesday, January 15, 2013, wrote:
When you gt the pumpkin, try mixing some plain yogurt with it.  It  
will provide good bacteria for her intestines.


Good thought on her accident.  If she is not used to sudden noises,  
etc, that could have been the problem.
As for her hiding, Annie hid in the basement for a wek or 2, coming  
up at night to eat.  I put a box downstairs for her to use.  She had  
lost her owner to cancer and was cooped up in her trailer for 3  
weeks.  The lady's sister came once a day, fed her and changed her  
box.  Then she was put in a box, brought to the vet's and I picked  
her up and brought her home to a house with a basement, 6 cats and 2  
new people.  She freaked out and headed straight for the basement.   
She had always been an only cat so getting used to a house full and  
new people didn't help her.  Now, she still does not like sharing me  
with the others, but does put up with it.
I wish we could get a complete history with each new cat that comes  
our way, it would make it so easy to understand why the do and do  
not do things.  For that reason, I have a letter to go with each one  
when I pass so the no kill shelter I have selected to get them will  
be able to understand their little quirks.


 strchalb...@aol.com wrote:
 Hi Sharyl,

 Thank you so much for the quick reply:)

 I would have to guess she is about 4 years old.

 I've had cats with worms before, but they were quite obvious in  
the stool... I will try to check her stool more closely.


 So some pumpkin for my Pumpkin how ironic... might need to try  
that and I will let you know.  Maybe it will be best for her to stay  
in the basement, near her potty for awhile?  I had one other  
response, and he said, she just may have had an accident, which is  
what I might be thinking.  I think previously, we were chasing the  
kids in the house, and she may have gotten scared and it just sorta  
ran out...


 What about hiding under the bed?? She did that when she first came  
here, and has been good now for a few weeks, but today she was under  
the bed again?  I read that sometimes can be a sign that they aren't  
feeling well?


 Thanks again for your time and knowledge:

 Tricia







 -Original Message-
 From: Sharyl cline...@yahoo.com
 To: felvtalk felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Sent: Sun, Jan 13, 2013 9:42 pm
 Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] stray cat I took in has feline leukemia



 Hi Tricia. You don't say how old Pumpkin is.  It is usual to re- 
test for FeLV after 3 months.  Since she used to be outside has she  
been treated for worms?  That may be why her stools are soft.  Many  
add some canned plain pumpkin (not the spiced pie filling) to the  
canned food to add fiber when a kitty has diarrhea.   Usually start  
out with 1 tsp.


 I've never used Tylosin Tartrate.  Here is a link to more info
 http://www.marvistavet.com/html/body_tylosin.html
 Seems to be used as an anti-inflammatory and for colitis.

 You need to treat the diarrhea.  FeLV is probably not the reason  
she has it


 Sharyl






   From: strchalb...@aol.com strchalb...@aol.com
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
  Sent: Sunday, January 13, 2013 10:06 PM
  Subject: [Felvtalk] stray cat I took in has feline leukemia



 Hello,

 I'm hoping someone can help me

 We live in the country and have about 8 outside cats.   A friend

Re: [Felvtalk] stray cat I took in has feline leukemia

2013-01-17 Thread MaiMaiPG
 is not used to sudden  
noises, etc, that could have been the problem.
 As for her hiding, Annie hid in the basement for a wek or 2,  
coming up at night to eat.  I put a box downstairs for her to use.   
She had lost her owner to cancer and was cooped up in her trailer  
for 3 weeks.  The lady's sister came once a day, fed her and changed  
her box.  Then she was put in a box, brought to the vet's and I  
picked her up and brought her home to a house with a basement, 6  
cats and 2 new people.  She freaked out and headed straight for the  
basement.  She had always been an only cat so getting used to a  
house full and new people didn't help her.  Now, she still does not  
like sharing me with the others, but does put up with it.
 I wish we could get a complete history with each new cat that  
comes our way, it would make it so easy to understand why the do and  
do not do things.  For that reason, I have a letter to go with each  
one when I pass so the no kill shelter I have selected to get them  
will be able to understand their little quirks.


  strchalb...@aol.com wrote:
  Hi Sharyl,
 
  Thank you so much for the quick reply:)
 
  I would have to guess she is about 4 years old.
 
  I've had cats with worms before, but they were quite obvious in  
the stool... I will try to check her stool more closely.

 
  So some pumpkin for my Pumpkin how ironic... might need to  
try that and I will let you know.  Maybe it will be best for her to  
stay in the basement, near her potty for awhile?  I had one other  
response, and he said, she just may have had an accident, which is  
what I might be thinking.  I think previously, we were chasing the  
kids in the house, and she may have gotten scared and it just sorta  
ran out...

 
  What about hiding under the bed?? She did that when she first  
came here, and has been good now for a few weeks, but today she was  
under the bed again?  I read that sometimes can be a sign that they  
aren't feeling well?

 
  Thanks again for your time and knowledge:
 
  Tricia
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  -Original Message-
  From: Sharyl cline...@yahoo.com
  To: felvtalk felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
  Sent: Sun, Jan 13, 2013 9:42 pm
  Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] stray cat I took in has feline leukemia
 
 
 
  Hi Tricia. You don't say how old Pumpkin is.  It is usual to re- 
test for FeLV after 3 months.  Since she used to be outside has she  
been treated for worms?  That may be why her stools are soft.   
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Re: [Felvtalk] stray cat I took in has feline leukemia

2013-01-16 Thread MaiMaiPG
I got my dog to eat slower by putting golf balls in a pie pan with his  
food.  He was forced to pick around the balls to get to the food.

On Jan 15, 2013, at 7:29 PM, dlg...@windstream.net wrote:


Tricia
My Nitnoy lived a little over 4 years along with Annie who is also  
positive and 5 others who are all negative.  My vet says that as  
long as the negatives have their vaccination for FELV and here are  
no fights where a positive bites a negative, there is very little  
chance of the negatives getting it.  Nitnoy died after a short bout  
with impacted glands that became infected.  That killed her, not the  
FELV which simply lowered her ability to fight off the infection.   
Annie is still going strong .  Have you thought of changing food.   
Several of my guys were allergic to whet, corn and soy which is in  
most commercial foods.  Casey would hurl right after eating and had  
stool problems and I have cleaned up more little puddles than I care  
to remember. She simply could not get to the box on time.  Just like  
people, when it hits you don't have much time to get to a bathroom.   
I switched everyone to Blue Buffalo and no moe problems.  Casey  
still has hairballs if I forget to give her hairball meds.  Then  
recently I started giving everyone Royal Canine's Extreme Hairball  
dry as treats.  Everyone loves it and now even hairballs are rare.   
I usually give around 10 pieces to each one and then stand guard to  
keep Harley from taking everyone else's treats.  Also, does your  
baby eat too fast?  Casey also had a tendency to gulp her food  
down.  Started watching her eat and when she ate too fast I took it  
away from her and gave it back in a few minutes.  Ended up sitting  
by her when she ate and giving her just a bite at a time.  It did  
not take too long for her to catch on to th fact that eating slower  
kept her from vomintting.  Just a few things you might try.  Better  
than the 2 of you sleeping in the basement.



 john pollack bucfa...@yahoo.com wrote:

Tricia

My Tigger lived 1 month shy of 5 years with FeLV
He had his ups and downs, as we all do
He lived with 6 housemates...NONE are positive!!

As far as the stool, cats get it like we do. may have eaten  
something that disagreed with him


What test was done. Snap or other??
With Snap, if he's been exposed, it will be postitve, other (ELSA??)  
is more through, and can tell if he actually has it

  I wish you the best
  FeLV kitties can be the most loving of all, as Tigger was


John





From: strchalb...@aol.com strchalb...@aol.com
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Sunday, January 13, 2013 10:06 PM
Subject: [Felvtalk] stray cat I took in has feline leukemia


Hello,

I'm hoping someone can help me

We live in the country and have about 8 outside cats.   A friend  
decided to take one home, Pumpkin, and had her all fixed up at the  
vet with shots, spay and declaw.  She found out she has  feline  
leukemia.  She kept her for about a month, but I guess she was  
making a mess as far as using the litter box.  I told her I didn't  
want her to go to an over crowded humane society, so I took her  
back.  She is now in the house, as she is front declawed, and she is  
not to be around the other cats with her cancer.


So... I've had her home since just before Christmas, and she's been  
fine other than not eating a whole lot.  Her stool is quiet soft,  
and I did find a few hard turds in two different sleeping places  
that she uses.  Well now today,  she had a ver messy stool on the  
wood floor in the hallway!! Really shocked me as she's been so good  
using the littler box.


Is this a sign that she is getting sick, the not using the littler  
box?  She has a prescription for Tylosin Tartrate, and she said to  
give this to her(powder form), when/if she gets sick???


She does seems to sleep most of the day, but I know cats do do  
that:)  She also does purr quite loud!!  Must be a good sign.  She  
will play with a string too.  So she's been very happy, but now I  
had to resort to putting her back in the basement with her food and  
litter.  I might end  up sleeping down there with her again, as I  
did when she first came in thehouse.  She has had the run of the  
house now for weeks, but I just don't trust her since her accident.



I've read where infected cats can live quite long, but yet others do  
not.  I certainly would not want to put her thru all sorts of  
treatments...



Thank you for your time:)))

I appreciate any input for my Pumpkin!

Tricia

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2013-01-16 Thread Shelley Theye
 trailer for 3 weeks.  The lady's sister 
 came once a day, fed her and changed her box.  Then she was put in a box, 
 brought to the vet's and I picked her up and brought her home to a house with 
 a basement, 6 cats and 2 new people.  She freaked out and headed straight for 
 the basement.  She had always been an only cat so getting used to a house 
 full and new people didn't help her.  Now, she still does not like sharing me 
 with the others, but does put up with it.
 I wish we could get a complete history with each new cat that comes our way, 
 it would make it so easy to understand why the do and do not do things.  For 
 that reason, I have a letter to go with each one when I pass so the no kill 
 shelter I have selected to get them will be able to understand their little 
 quirks.
 
  strchalb...@aol.com wrote:
  Hi Sharyl,
 
  Thank you so much for the quick reply:)
 
  I would have to guess she is about 4 years old.
 
  I've had cats with worms before, but they were quite obvious in the 
  stool... I will try to check her stool more closely.
 
  So some pumpkin for my Pumpkin how ironic... might need to try that and 
  I will let you know.  Maybe it will be best for her to stay in the 
  basement, near her potty for awhile?  I had one other response, and he 
  said, she just may have had an accident, which is what I might be thinking. 
   I think previously, we were chasing the kids in the house, and she may 
  have gotten scared and it just sorta ran out...
 
  What about hiding under the bed?? She did that when she first came here, 
  and has been good now for a few weeks, but today she was under the bed 
  again?  I read that sometimes can be a sign that they aren't feeling well?
 
  Thanks again for your time and knowledge:
 
  Tricia
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  -Original Message-
  From: Sharyl cline...@yahoo.com
  To: felvtalk felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
  Sent: Sun, Jan 13, 2013 9:42 pm
  Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] stray cat I took in has feline leukemia
 
 
 
  Hi Tricia. You don't say how old Pumpkin is.  It is usual to re-test for 
  FeLV after 3 months.  Since she used to be outside has she been treated for 
  worms?  That may be why her stools are soft.  Many add some canned plain 
  pumpkin (not the spiced pie filling) to the canned food to add fiber when a 
  kitty has diarrhea.   Usually start out with 1 tsp.
 
  I've never used Tylosin Tartrate.  Here is a link to more info
  http://www.marvistavet.com/html/body_tylosin.html
  Seems to be used as an anti-inflammatory and for colitis.
 
  You need to treat the diarrhea.  FeLV is probably not the reason she has it
 
  Sharyl
 
 
 
 
 
 
From: strchalb...@aol.com strchalb...@aol.com
   To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
   Sent: Sunday, January 13, 2013 10:06 PM
   Subject: [Felvtalk] stray cat I took in has feline leukemia
 
 
 
  Hello,
 
  I'm hoping someone can help me
 
  We live in the country and have about 8 outside cats.   A friend decided to 
  take one home, Pumpkin, and had her all fixed up at the vet with shots, 
  spay and declaw.  She found out she has  feline leukemia.  She kept her for 
  about a month, but I guess she was making a mess as far as using the litter 
  box.  I told her I didn't want her to go to an over crowded humane society, 
  so I took her back.  She is now in the house, as she is front declawed, and 
  she is not to be around the other cats with her cancer.
 
  So... I've had her home since just before Christmas, and she's been fine 
  other than not eating a whole lot.  Her stool is quiet soft, and I did find 
  a few hard turds in two different sleeping places that she uses.  Well now 
  today,  she had a ver messy stool on the wood floor in the hallway!! Really 
  shocked me as she's been so good using the littler box.
 
  Is this a sign that she is getting sick, the not using the littler box?  
  She has a prescription for Tylosin Tartrate, and she said to give this to 
  her(powder form), when/if she gets sick???
 
  She does seems to sleep most of the day, but I know cats do do that :)  She 
  also does purr quite loud!!  Must be a good sign.  She will play with a 
  string too.  So she's been very happy, but now I had to resort to putting 
  her back in the basement with her food and litter.  I might end  up 
  sleeping down there with her again, as I did when she first came in the 
  house.  She has had the run of the house now for weeks, but I just don't 
  trust her since her accident.
 
 
  I've read where infected cats can live quite long, but yet others do not.  
  I certainly would not want to put her thru all sort
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2013-01-16 Thread katskat1
 in the basement for a wek or 2, coming up
 at night to eat.  I put a box downstairs for her to use.  She had lost her
 owner to cancer and was cooped up in her trailer for 3 weeks.  The lady's
 sister came once a day, fed her and changed her box.  Then she was put in a
 box, brought to the vet's and I picked her up and brought her home to a
 house with a basement, 6 cats and 2 new people.  She freaked out and headed
 straight for the basement.  She had always been an only cat so getting used
 to a house full and new people didn't help her.  Now, she still does not
 like sharing me with the others, but does put up with it.
  I wish we could get a complete history with each new cat that comes our
 way, it would make it so easy to understand why the do and do not do
 things.  For that reason, I have a letter to go with each one when I pass
 so the no kill shelter I have selected to get them will be able to
 understand their little quirks.
 
   strchalb...@aol.com wrote:
   Hi Sharyl,
  
   Thank you so much for the quick reply:)
  
   I would have to guess she is about 4 years old.
  
   I've had cats with worms before, but they were quite obvious in the
 stool... I will try to check her stool more closely.
  
   So some pumpkin for my Pumpkin how ironic... might need to try
 that and I will let you know.  Maybe it will be best for her to stay in the
 basement, near her potty for awhile?  I had one other response, and he
 said, she just may have had an accident, which is what I might be thinking.
  I think previously, we were chasing the kids in the house, and she may
 have gotten scared and it just sorta ran out...
  
   What about hiding under the bed?? She did that when she first came
 here, and has been good now for a few weeks, but today she was under the
 bed again?  I read that sometimes can be a sign that they aren't feeling
 well?
  
   Thanks again for your time and knowledge:
  
   Tricia
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
   -Original Message-
   From: Sharyl cline...@yahoo.com
   To: felvtalk felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
   Sent: Sun, Jan 13, 2013 9:42 pm
   Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] stray cat I took in has feline leukemia
  
  
  
   Hi Tricia. You don't say how old Pumpkin is.  It is usual to re-test
 for FeLV after 3 months.  Since she used to be outside has she been treated
 for worms?  That may be why her stools are soft. 
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Re: [Felvtalk] stray cat I took in has feline leukemia

2013-01-15 Thread dlgegg
Tricia
My Nitnoy lived a little over 4 years along with Annie who is also positive and 
5 others who are all negative.  My vet says that as long as the negatives have 
their vaccination for FELV and here are no fights where a positive bites a 
negative, there is very little chance of the negatives getting it.  Nitnoy died 
after a short bout with impacted glands that became infected.  That killed her, 
not the FELV which simply lowered her ability to fight off the infection.  
Annie is still going strong .  Have you thought of changing food.  Several of 
my guys were allergic to whet, corn and soy which is in most commercial foods.  
Casey would hurl right after eating and had stool problems and I have cleaned 
up more little puddles than I care to remember. She simply could not get to the 
box on time.  Just like people, when it hits you don't have much time to get to 
a bathroom.  I switched everyone to Blue Buffalo and no moe problems.  Casey 
still has hairballs if I forget to give her hairball meds.  Then recently I 
started giving everyone Royal Canine's Extreme Hairball dry as treats.  
Everyone loves it and now even hairballs are rare.  I usually give around 10 
pieces to each one and then stand guard to keep Harley from taking everyone 
else's treats.  Also, does your baby eat too fast?  Casey also had a tendency 
to gulp her food down.  Started watching her eat and when she ate too fast I 
took it away from her and gave it back in a few minutes.  Ended up sitting by 
her when she ate and giving her just a bite at a time.  It did not take too 
long for her to catch on to th fact that eating slower kept her from 
vomintting.  Just a few things you might try.  Better than the 2 of you 
sleeping in the basement.


 john pollack bucfa...@yahoo.com wrote: 
 Tricia
My Tigger lived 1 month shy of 5 years with FeLV
He had his ups and downs, as we all do
He lived with 6 housemates...NONE are positive!!

As far as the stool, cats get it like we do. may have eaten something that 
disagreed with him

What test was done. Snap or other??
With Snap, if he's been exposed, it will be postitve, other (ELSA??) is more 
through, and can tell if he actually has it
  I wish you the best
  FeLV kitties can be the most loving of all, as Tigger was


John





 From: strchalb...@aol.com strchalb...@aol.com
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
Sent: Sunday, January 13, 2013 10:06 PM
Subject: [Felvtalk] stray cat I took in has feline leukemia
 

Hello,

I'm hoping someone can help me

We live in the country and have about 8 outside cats.   A friend decided to 
take one home, Pumpkin, and had her all fixed up at the vet with shots, spay 
and declaw.  She found out she has  feline leukemia.  She kept her for about a 
month, but I guess she was making a mess as far as using the litter box.  I 
told her I didn't want her to go to an over crowded humane society, so I took 
her back.  She is now in the house, as she is front declawed, and she is not to 
be around the other cats with her cancer.

So... I've had her home since just before Christmas, and she's been fine other 
than not eating a whole lot.  Her stool is quiet soft, and I did find a few 
hard turds in two different sleeping places that she uses.  Well now today,  
she had a ver messy stool on the wood floor in the hallway!! Really shocked me 
as she's been so good using the littler box.  

Is this a sign that she is getting sick, the not using the littler box?  She 
has a prescription for Tylosin Tartrate, and she said to give this to 
her(powder form), when/if she gets sick???

She does seems to sleep most of the day, but I know cats do do that:)  She also 
does purr quite loud!!  Must be a good sign.  She will play with a string too.  
So she's been very happy, but now I had to resort to putting her back in the 
basement with her food and litter.  I might end  up sleeping down there with 
her again, as I did when she first came in thehouse.  She has had the run of 
the house now for weeks, but I just don't trust her since her accident.


I've read where infected cats can live quite long, but yet others do not.  I 
certainly would not want to put her thru all sorts of treatments... 


Thank you for your time:)))

I appreciate any input for my Pumpkin!

Tricia 

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Re: [Felvtalk] stray cat I took in has feline leukemia

2013-01-15 Thread dlgegg
When you gt the pumpkin, try mixing some plain yogurt with it.  It will provide 
good bacteria for her intestines.  

Good thought on her accident.  If she is not used to sudden noises, etc, that 
could have been the problem.  
As for her hiding, Annie hid in the basement for a wek or 2, coming up at night 
to eat.  I put a box downstairs for her to use.  She had lost her owner to 
cancer and was cooped up in her trailer for 3 weeks.  The lady's sister came 
once a day, fed her and changed her box.  Then she was put in a box, brought to 
the vet's and I picked her up and brought her home to a house with a basement, 
6 cats and 2 new people.  She freaked out and headed straight for the basement. 
 She had always been an only cat so getting used to a house full and new people 
didn't help her.  Now, she still does not like sharing me with the others, but 
does put up with it.  
I wish we could get a complete history with each new cat that comes our way, it 
would make it so easy to understand why the do and do not do things.  For that 
reason, I have a letter to go with each one when I pass so the no kill shelter 
I have selected to get them will be able to understand their little quirks.

 strchalb...@aol.com wrote: 
 Hi Sharyl,
 
 Thank you so much for the quick reply:)
 
 I would have to guess she is about 4 years old.  
 
 I've had cats with worms before, but they were quite obvious in the stool... 
 I will try to check her stool more closely.  
 
 So some pumpkin for my Pumpkin how ironic... might need to try that and I 
 will let you know.  Maybe it will be best for her to stay in the basement, 
 near her potty for awhile?  I had one other response, and he said, she just 
 may have had an accident, which is what I might be thinking.  I think 
 previously, we were chasing the kids in the house, and she may have gotten 
 scared and it just sorta ran out...
 
 What about hiding under the bed?? She did that when she first came here, and 
 has been good now for a few weeks, but today she was under the bed again?  I 
 read that sometimes can be a sign that they aren't feeling well?
 
 Thanks again for your time and knowledge:
 
 Tricia
 
  
 
  
 
  
 
 -Original Message-
 From: Sharyl cline...@yahoo.com
 To: felvtalk felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Sent: Sun, Jan 13, 2013 9:42 pm
 Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] stray cat I took in has feline leukemia
 
 
 
 Hi Tricia. You don't say how old Pumpkin is.  It is usual to re-test for FeLV 
 after 3 months.  Since she used to be outside has she been treated for worms? 
  That may be why her stools are soft.  Many add some canned plain pumpkin 
 (not the spiced pie filling) to the canned food to add fiber when a kitty has 
 diarrhea.   Usually start out with 1 tsp.
  
 I've never used Tylosin Tartrate.  Here is a link to more info
 http://www.marvistavet.com/html/body_tylosin.html
 Seems to be used as an anti-inflammatory and for colitis.
  
 You need to treat the diarrhea.  FeLV is probably not the reason she has it
  
 Sharyl
 
 
   
  
  
   
   From: strchalb...@aol.com strchalb...@aol.com
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
  Sent: Sunday, January 13, 2013 10:06 PM
  Subject: [Felvtalk] stray cat I took in has feline leukemia
   
  
 
 Hello,
 
 I'm hoping someone can help me
 
 We live in the country and have about 8 outside cats.   A friend decided to 
 take one home, Pumpkin, and had her all fixed up at the vet with shots, spay 
 and declaw.  She found out she has  feline leukemia.  She kept her for about 
 a month, but I guess she was making a mess as far as using the litter box.  I 
 told her I didn't want her to go to an over crowded humane society, so I took 
 her back.  She is now in the house, as she is front declawed, and she is not 
 to be around the other cats with her cancer.
 
 So... I've had her home since just before Christmas, and she's been fine 
 other than not eating a whole lot.  Her stool is quiet soft, and I did find a 
 few hard turds in two different sleeping places that she uses.  Well now 
 today,  she had a ver messy stool on the wood floor in the hallway!! Really 
 shocked me as she's been so good using the littler box.  
 
 Is this a sign that she is getting sick, the not using the littler box?  She 
 has a prescription for Tylosin Tartrate, and she said to give this to 
 her(powder form), when/if she gets sick???
 
 She does seems to sleep most of the day, but I know cats do do that :)  She 
 also does purr quite loud!!  Must be a good sign.  She will play with a 
 string too.  So she's been very happy, but now I had to resort to putting her 
 back in the basement with her food and litter.  I might end  up sleeping down 
 there with her again, as I did when she first came in the house.  She has had 
 the run of the house now for weeks, but I just don't trust her since her 
 accident.
 
 
 I've read where infected cats can live quite long, but yet others do not.  I 
 certainly would not want to put her thru all

Re: [Felvtalk] stray cat I took in has feline leukemia

2013-01-15 Thread katskat1
Some good suggestions!  I am feeding mine Science Diet for sensitive
tummies mixed with two teaspoons of canned food to keep her interested.
 She inhales it!  Little miss Hoover.  I am feeding 9 other cats and three
dogs at the same time. One of the dogs gets sensitive tummy food along with
thyroid, pain and inflammation meds so I don't have time to pay enough
attention to her to try and slow her down.  I may start feeding her
separately.  Will see how it goes.  Thanks for the ideas. I can't give her
hairball medicine cause she immediately barfs it, often into her food
bowl!!  Subtle kitty that she is...

For all that are interested, Miss Kitty is getting big, sleek and shiny.
 She is going to successfully sneak out the door someday.  She will not
give it up.  Hope to keep her in til spring.

Ozzie is doing MUCH better.  Fattened up in his head, chest and front
section of his body but back end just isn't gonna fill out.  Mingles with
the other cats if food is involved, purrs when petted in a manner and spot
he approves of and has learned to ask to go in/ out so all is well.  So far
no issues developing with ,the FIV.  Discovered he was choosing his own
toilet areas, none of them litter boxes cause he apparently requires there
be no top/lid on the boxes he is to use,.  Take the lid off and he uses it
every time.  One mystery solved.


Kat
::
On Tuesday, January 15, 2013, wrote:

 When you gt the pumpkin, try mixing some plain yogurt with it.  It will
 provide good bacteria for her intestines.

 Good thought on her accident.  If she is not used to sudden noises, etc,
 that could have been the problem.
 As for her hiding, Annie hid in the basement for a wek or 2, coming up at
 night to eat.  I put a box downstairs for her to use.  She had lost her
 owner to cancer and was cooped up in her trailer for 3 weeks.  The lady's
 sister came once a day, fed her and changed her box.  Then she was put in a
 box, brought to the vet's and I picked her up and brought her home to a
 house with a basement, 6 cats and 2 new people.  She freaked out and headed
 straight for the basement.  She had always been an only cat so getting used
 to a house full and new people didn't help her.  Now, she still does not
 like sharing me with the others, but does put up with it.
 I wish we could get a complete history with each new cat that comes our
 way, it would make it so easy to understand why the do and do not do
 things.  For that reason, I have a letter to go with each one when I pass
 so the no kill shelter I have selected to get them will be able to
 understand their little quirks.

  strchalb...@aol.com wrote:
  Hi Sharyl,
 
  Thank you so much for the quick reply:)
 
  I would have to guess she is about 4 years old.
 
  I've had cats with worms before, but they were quite obvious in the
 stool... I will try to check her stool more closely.
 
  So some pumpkin for my Pumpkin how ironic... might need to try that
 and I will let you know.  Maybe it will be best for her to stay in the
 basement, near her potty for awhile?  I had one other response, and he
 said, she just may have had an accident, which is what I might be thinking.
  I think previously, we were chasing the kids in the house, and she may
 have gotten scared and it just sorta ran out...
 
  What about hiding under the bed?? She did that when she first came here,
 and has been good now for a few weeks, but today she was under the bed
 again?  I read that sometimes can be a sign that they aren't feeling well?
 
  Thanks again for your time and knowledge:
 
  Tricia
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  -Original Message-
  From: Sharyl cline...@yahoo.com
  To: felvtalk felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
  Sent: Sun, Jan 13, 2013 9:42 pm
  Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] stray cat I took in has feline leukemia
 
 
 
  Hi Tricia. You don't say how old Pumpkin is.  It is usual to re-test for
 FeLV after 3 months.  Since she used to be outside has she been treated for
 worms?  That may be why her stools are soft.  Many add some canned plain
 pumpkin (not the spiced pie filling) to the canned food to add fiber when a
 kitty has diarrhea.   Usually start out with 1 tsp.
 
  I've never used Tylosin Tartrate.  Here is a link to more info
  http://www.marvistavet.com/html/body_tylosin.html
  Seems to be used as an anti-inflammatory and for colitis.
 
  You need to treat the diarrhea.  FeLV is probably not the reason she has
 it
 
  Sharyl
 
 
 
 
 
 
From: strchalb...@aol.com strchalb...@aol.com
   To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
   Sent: Sunday, January 13, 2013 10:06 PM
   Subject: [Felvtalk] stray cat I took in has feline leukemia
 
 
 
  Hello,
 
  I'm hoping someone can help me
 
  We live in the country and have about 8 outside cats.   A friend decided
 to take one home, Pumpkin, and had her all fixed up at the vet with shots,
 spay and declaw.  She found out she has  feline leukemia.  She kept her for
 about a month, but I guess she was making

Re: [Felvtalk] stray cat I took in has feline leukemia

2013-01-14 Thread Sharyl
Or hiding under the bed could be a sign she was scared.  
It is unusual for an adult cat to contract FeLV.  I would definitely have 
Pumpkin retested
Sharyl
 


 From: strchalb...@aol.com strchalb...@aol.com
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
Sent: Sunday, January 13, 2013 11:13 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] stray cat I took in has feline leukemia
  

HiSharyl,

Thank you so much for the quick reply:)

I would have to guess she is about 4 years old.  

I've had cats with worms before, but they were quite obvious in the stool... I 
will try to check her stool more closely.  

So some pumpkin for my Pumpkin how ironic... might need to try that and I 
will let you know.  Maybe it will be best for her to stay in the basement,near 
her pottyfor awhile?  I had one other response, and he said, she just may have 
had an accident, which is what I might be thinking.  I think previously, we 
were chasing the kids in the house, and she may have gotten scared and it just 
sorta ran out...

What about hiding under the bed?? She did that when she first came here, and 
has been good now for a few weeks, but today she was under the bed again?  I 
read that sometimes can be a sign that they aren't feeling well?

Thanks again for your time and knowledge:

Tricia

 
 
  
-Original Message-
From: Sharyl cline...@yahoo.com
To: felvtalk felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Sun, Jan 13, 2013 9:42 pm
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] stray cat I took in has feline leukemia

 
 
Hi Tricia. You don't say how old Pumpkin is.  It is usual to re-test for FeLV 
after 3 months.  Since she used to be outside has she been treated for worms?  
That may be why her stools are soft.  Many add some canned plain pumpkin (not 
the spiced pie filling) to the canned food to add fiber when a kitty has 
diarrhea.   Usually start out with 1 tsp. 
  
I've never used Tylosin Tartrate.  Here is a link to more info 
http://www.marvistavet.com/html/body_tylosin.html 
Seems to be used as an anti-inflammatory and for colitis. 
  
You need to treat the diarrhea.  FeLV is probably not the reason she has it 
  
Sharyl 
  
 


 From: strchalb...@aol.com strchalb...@aol.com
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
Sent: Sunday, January 13, 2013 10:06 PM
Subject: [Felvtalk] stray cat I took in has feline leukemia
  
 
Hello,

I'm hoping someone can help me

We live in the country and have about 8 outside cats.   A friend decided to 
take one home, Pumpkin, and had her all fixed up at the vet with shots, spay 
and declaw.  She found out she has  feline leukemia.  She kept her for about a 
month, but I guess she was making a mess as far as using the litter box.  I 
told her I didn't want her to go to an over crowded humane society, so I took 
her back.  She is now in the house, as she is front declawed, and she is not to 
be around the other cats with her cancer.

So... I've had her home since just before Christmas, and she's been fine other 
than not eating a whole lot.  Her stool is quiet soft, and I did find a few 
hard turds in two different sleeping places that she uses.  Well now today,  
she had a ver messy stool on the wood floor in the hallway!! Really shocked me 
as she's been so good using the littler box.  

Is this a sign that she is getting sick, the not using the littler box?  She 
has a prescription for Tylosin Tartrate, and she said to give this to 
her(powder form), when/if she gets sick???

She does seems to sleep most of the day, but I know cats do do that:)  She also 
does purr quite loud!!  Must be a good sign.  She will play with a string too.  
So she's been very happy, but now I had to resort to putting her back in the 
basement with her food and litter.  I might end  up sleeping down there with 
her again, as I did when she first came in thehouse.  She has had the run of 
the house now for weeks, but I just don't trust her since her accident.


I've read where infected cats can live quite long, but yet others do not.  I 
certainly would not want to put her thru all sorts of treatments... 


Thank you for your time:)))

I appreciate any input for my Pumpkin!

Tricia 
 
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Re: [Felvtalk] stray cat I took in has feline leukemia

2013-01-14 Thread Christiane Biagi
A few things-first, thank you for taking in this little one.  Its too bad
that her adopter declawed her as it means she can't go outside!  On the
FELV-there are 2 standard tests.  There's one the vet does in the office-a
pin prick of blood on a test strip-its called the Elissa or snap test.  Then
there's one done by the vet drawing blood and sending to a lab-its called
the IFA.  If a cat tests pos on the Elissa it should be retested on the IFA
sometime later.  It is possible the cat can throw off the virus so you have
to give it time between the Elissa and IFA.

 

Many folks on this board will tell you about their cats who  have lived
long, healthy lives.  My own Tucson is 13 and doing ok.  I had another who I
brought in from the street after I'd been feeding him for a couple of years.
He died several years later from lymphoma and we guessed he was around 8.
The thing is that the FELV virus won't actually kill them but it makes them
so much more susceptible to infections-URI, UTI, etc.  I tend to bring
Tucson to the vet a bit quicker than I do my other ones if she has the
sniffles or stops eating, etc.  They are also more susceptible to gum
infections, lymphomas, blood disorders, etc.  so you have to keep an eye on
that. 

 

Best thing you can do is give her some decent food, watch for any sign of
problems.  As far as the litter box, tough to know.  Sometimes they don't
like a particular litter.  And the stool, you might want to take a stool
sample to vet for fecal.  I think the Tyleson Tartrate is an antibiotic but
am not familiar w. it.  I'm not sure about having it on hand to give to her
if she gets sick.  There are different antibiotics for different things.
Folks on the board might have more info.

 

How old is Pumpkin?  

 

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Subject: [Felvtalk] stray cat I took in has feline leukemia

 

Hello,
cs
I'm hoping someone can help me

We live in the country and have about 8 outside cats.   A friend decided to
take one home, Pumpkin, and had her all fixed up at the vet with shots, spay
and declaw.  She found out she has  feline leukemia.  She kept her for about
a month, but I guess she was making a mess as far as using the litter box.
I told her I didn't want her to go to an over crowded humane society, so I
took her back.  She is now in the house, as she is front declawed, and she
is not to be around the other cats with her cancer.
ons
So... I've had her home since just before Christmas, and she's been fine
other than not eating a whole lot.  Her stool is quiet soft, and I did find
a few hard turds in two different sleeping places that she uses.  Well now
today,  she had a ver messy stool on the wood floor in the hallway!! Really
shocked me as she's been so good using the littler box.  

Is this a sign that she is getting sick, the not using the littler box?  She
has a prescription for Tylosin Tartrate, and she said to give this to
her(powder form), when/if she gets sick???

She does seems to sleep most of the day, but I know cats do do that :)  She
also does purr quite loud!!  Must be a good sign.  She will play with a
string too.  So she's been very happy, but now I had to resort to putting
her back in the basement with her food and litter.  I might end  up sleeping
down there with her again, as I did when she first came in the house.  She
has had the run of the house now for weeks, but I just don't trust her since
her accident.


I've read where infected cats can live quite long, but yet others do not.  I
certainly would not want to put her thru all sorts of treatments... 


Thank you for your time:)))

I appreciate any input for my Pumpkin!

Tricia 

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Re: [Felvtalk] stray cat I took in has feline leukemia

2013-01-14 Thread john pollack
Tigger passed very suddenly, from what we believe to be a feline heart issue

He has been playing that morning, being silly as usual, not wanting me to go to 
work, as usual
When i came home, he was gone

you probably had the SNAP done

wait a few weeks, then do the IFA

and remember, that they can live very rich lives, being just as loving (more 
so, in my opinion), and being silly.

Bless you for taking this little one in

John





 From: strchalb...@aol.com strchalb...@aol.com
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
Sent: Sunday, January 13, 2013 11:21 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] stray cat I took in has feline leukemia
 

Hi John!

Thanks so much for your quick replywow, you had 6 cats all in the house?? 
That would be heaven for me:)))  My husband is NOT  a cat lover, so he was not 
particularly happy stepping in the poop today:(  

I'm thinking we were chasing the kids in the house at about the time she  left 
her mess.  Maybe she was scared and it justall ran out??  I hate to keep her in 
the basement now, but I don't want any surprises during the night.  She does 
have plenty of blankets down there with her food and two litter boxes.  

I do not know what test she was given.  If it's not too difficult for you to 
discuss, could you tell me how your Tigger's health deteriorated towards the 
end?    So I might know what signs to look for

Hope your other kitties are healthy:)

Thanks again for your time!
Tricia



 
-Original Message-
From: john pollack bucfa...@yahoo.com
To: felvtalk felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Sun, Jan 13, 2013 9:23 pm
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] stray cat I took in has feline leukemia

 
 
Tricia
My Tigger lived 1 month shy of 5 years with FeLV
He had his ups and downs, as we all do
He lived with 6 housemates...NONE are positive!!

As far as the stool, cats get it like we do. may have eaten something that 
disagreed with him

What test was done. Snap or other??
With Snap, if he's been exposed, it will be postitve, other (ELSA??) is more 
through, and can tell if he actually has it
  I wish you the best
  FeLV kitties can be the most loving of all, as Tigger was


John

 
 


 From: strchalb...@aol.com strchalb...@aol.com
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
Sent: Sunday, January 13, 2013 10:06 PM
Subject: [Felvtalk] stray cat I took in has feline leukemia
 
 
Hello,

I'm hoping someone can help me

We live in the country and have about 8 outside cats.   A friend decided to 
take one home, Pumpkin, and had her all fixed up at the vet with shots, spay 
and declaw.  She found out she has  feline leukemia.  She kept her for about a 
month, but I guess she was making a mess as far as using the litter box.  I 
told her I didn't want her to go to an over crowded humane society, so I took 
her back.  She is now in the house, as she is front declawed, and she is not to 
be around the other cats with her cancer.

So... I've had her home since just before Christmas, and she's been fine other 
than not eating a whole lot.  Her stool is quiet soft, and I did find a few 
hard turds in two different sleeping places that she uses.  Well now today,  
she had a ver messy stool on the wood floor in the hallway!! Really shocked me 
as she's been so good using the littler box.  

Is this a sign that she is getting sick, the not using the littler box?  She 
has a prescription for Tylosin Tartrate, and she said to give this to 
her(powder form), when/if she gets sick???

She does seems to sleep most of the day, but I know cats do do that:)  She also 
does purr quite loud!!  Must be a good sign.  She will play with a string too.  
So she's been very happy, but now I had to resort to putting her back in the 
basement with her food and litter.  I might end  up sleeping down there with 
her again, as I did when she first came in thehouse.  She has had the run of 
the house now for weeks, but I just don't trust her since her accident.


I've read where infected cats can live quite long, but yet others do not.  I 
certainly would not want to put her thru all sorts of treatments... 


Thank you for your time:)))

I appreciate any input for my Pumpkin!

Tricia 

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Re: [Felvtalk] stray cat I took in has feline leukemia

2013-01-14 Thread Marcia Baronda
Dana
I can certainly vouch for that! Mine were trying to use the litterbox as I was 
pouring Dr elseys into it! Fixed the problem(:

Sent from my iPad that my most awesome kids surprised me with, Christmas 2010. 

On Jan 13, 2013, at 10:29 PM, Dana Giordano giordano.d...@gmail.com wrote:

 Have you tried dr elseys precious cat litter? It really does work, at least 
 when i tried it with my Buddy, who had felv and fiv and lived till he was 
 about 11. It worked immediately for him.
 
 On Jan 13, 2013, at 11:21 PM, strchalb...@aol.com wrote:
 
 Hi John!
 
 Thanks so much for your quick replywow, you had 6 cats all in the 
 house?? That would be heaven for me:)))  My husband is NOT  a cat lover, so 
 he was not particularly happy stepping in the poop today:(  
 
 EdI'm thinking we were chasing the kids in the house at about the time she  
 left her mess.  Maybe she was scared and it just all ran out??  I hate to 
 keep her in the basement now, but I don't want any surprises during the 
 night.  She does have plenty of blankets down there with her food and two 
 litter boxes.  
 E the
 I do not know what test she was given.  If it's not too difficult for you to 
 discuss, could you tell me how your Tigger's health deteriorated towards the 
 end?So I might know what signs to look for
 
 Hope your other kitties are healthy:)
 
 Thanks again for your time!
 Tricia
 
 
 
 -Original Message-
 From: john pollack bucfa...@yahoo.com
 To: felvtalk felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Sent: Sun, Jan 13, 2013 9:23 pm
 Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] stray cat I took in has feline leukemia
 
 Tricia
 My Tigger lived 1 month shy of 5 years with FeLV
 He had his ups and downs, as we all do
 He lived with 6 housemates...NONE are positive!!
 
 As far as the stool, cats get it like we do. may have eaten something that 
 disagreed with him
 
 What test was done. Snap or other??
 With Snap, if he's been exposed, it will be postitve, other (ELSA??) is more 
 through, and can tell if he actually has it
   I wish you the best
   FeLV kitties can be the most loving of all, as Tigger was
 
 
 John
 
 From: strchalb...@aol.com strchalb...@aol.com
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
 Sent: Sunday, January 13, 2013 10:06 PM
 Subject: [Felvtalk] stray cat I took in has feline leukemia
 
 Hello,
 
 I'm hoping someone can help me
 
 We live in the country and have about 8 outside cats.   A friend decided to 
 take one home, Pumpkin, and had her all fixed up at the vet with shots, spay 
 and declaw.  She found out she has  feline leukemia.  She kept her for about 
 a month, but I guess she was making a mess as far as using the litter box.  
 I told her I didn't want her to go to an over crowded humane society, so I 
 took her back.  She is now in the house, as she is front declawed, and she 
 is not to be around the other cats with her cancer.
 
 So... I've had her home since just before Christmas, and she's been fine 
 other than not eating a whole lot.  Her stool is quiet soft, and I did find 
 a few hard turds in two different sleeping places that she uses.  Well now 
 today,  she had a ver messy stool on the wood floor in the hallway!! Really 
 shocked me as she's been so good using the littler box.  
 
 Is this a sign that she is getting sick, the not using the littler box?  She 
 has a prescription for Tylosin Tartrate, and she said to give this to 
 her(powder form), when/if she gets sick???
 
 She does seems to sleep most of the day, but I know cats do do that :)  She 
 also does purr quite loud!!  Must be a good sign.  She will play with a 
 string too.  So she's been very happy, but now I had to resort to putting 
 her back in the basement with her food and litter.  I might end  up sleeping 
 down there with her again, as I did when she first came in the house.  She 
 has had the run of the house now for weeks, but I just don't trust her since 
 her accident.
 
 
 I've read where infected cats can live quite long, but yet others do not.  I 
 certainly would not want to put her thru all sorts of treatments... 
 
 
 Thank you for your time:)))
 
 I appreciate any input for my Pumpkin!
 
 Tricia 
 
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Re: [Felvtalk] stray cat I took in has feline leukemia

2013-01-13 Thread john pollack
Tricia
My Tigger lived 1 month shy of 5 years with FeLV
He had his ups and downs, as we all do
He lived with 6 housemates...NONE are positive!!

As far as the stool, cats get it like we do. may have eaten something that 
disagreed with him

What test was done. Snap or other??
With Snap, if he's been exposed, it will be postitve, other (ELSA??) is more 
through, and can tell if he actually has it
  I wish you the best
  FeLV kitties can be the most loving of all, as Tigger was


John





 From: strchalb...@aol.com strchalb...@aol.com
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
Sent: Sunday, January 13, 2013 10:06 PM
Subject: [Felvtalk] stray cat I took in has feline leukemia
 

Hello,

I'm hoping someone can help me

We live in the country and have about 8 outside cats.   A friend decided to 
take one home, Pumpkin, and had her all fixed up at the vet with shots, spay 
and declaw.  She found out she has  feline leukemia.  She kept her for about a 
month, but I guess she was making a mess as far as using the litter box.  I 
told her I didn't want her to go to an over crowded humane society, so I took 
her back.  She is now in the house, as she is front declawed, and she is not to 
be around the other cats with her cancer.

So... I've had her home since just before Christmas, and she's been fine other 
than not eating a whole lot.  Her stool is quiet soft, and I did find a few 
hard turds in two different sleeping places that she uses.  Well now today,  
she had a ver messy stool on the wood floor in the hallway!! Really shocked me 
as she's been so good using the littler box.  

Is this a sign that she is getting sick, the not using the littler box?  She 
has a prescription for Tylosin Tartrate, and she said to give this to 
her(powder form), when/if she gets sick???

She does seems to sleep most of the day, but I know cats do do that:)  She also 
does purr quite loud!!  Must be a good sign.  She will play with a string too.  
So she's been very happy, but now I had to resort to putting her back in the 
basement with her food and litter.  I might end  up sleeping down there with 
her again, as I did when she first came in thehouse.  She has had the run of 
the house now for weeks, but I just don't trust her since her accident.


I've read where infected cats can live quite long, but yet others do not.  I 
certainly would not want to put her thru all sorts of treatments... 


Thank you for your time:)))

I appreciate any input for my Pumpkin!

Tricia 

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Re: [Felvtalk] stray cat I took in has feline leukemia

2013-01-13 Thread Sharyl
Hi Tricia. You don't say how old Pumpkin is.  It is usual to re-test for FeLV 
after 3 months.  Since she used to be outside has she been treated for worms?  
That may be why her stools are soft.  Many add some canned plain pumpkin (not 
the spiced pie filling) to the canned food to add fiber when a kitty has 
diarrhea.   Usually start out with 1 tsp.
 
I've never used Tylosin Tartrate.  Here is a link to more info
http://www.marvistavet.com/html/body_tylosin.html
Seems to be used as an anti-inflammatory and for colitis.
 
You need to treat the diarrhea.  FeLV is probably not the reason she has it
 
Sharyl
 


 From: strchalb...@aol.com strchalb...@aol.com
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
Sent: Sunday, January 13, 2013 10:06 PM
Subject: [Felvtalk] stray cat I took in has feline leukemia
  

Hello,

I'm hoping someone can help me

We live in the country and have about 8 outside cats.   A friend decided to 
take one home, Pumpkin, and had her all fixed up at the vet with shots, spay 
and declaw.  She found out she has  feline leukemia.  She kept her for about a 
month, but I guess she was making a mess as far as using the litter box.  I 
told her I didn't want her to go to an over crowded humane society, so I took 
her back.  She is now in the house, as she is front declawed, and she is not to 
be around the other cats with her cancer.

So... I've had her home since just before Christmas, and she's been fine other 
than not eating a whole lot.  Her stool is quiet soft, and I did find a few 
hard turds in two different sleeping places that she uses.  Well now today,  
she had a ver messy stool on the wood floor in the hallway!! Really shocked me 
as she's been so good using the littler box.  

Is this a sign that she is getting sick, the not using the littler box?  She 
has a prescription for Tylosin Tartrate, and she said to give this to 
her(powder form), when/if she gets sick???

She does seems to sleep most of the day, but I know cats do do that:)  She also 
does purr quite loud!!  Must be a good sign.  She will play with a string too.  
So she's been very happy, but now I had to resort to putting her back in the 
basement with her food and litter.  I might end  up sleeping down there with 
her again, as I did when she first came in thehouse.  She has had the run of 
the house now for weeks, but I just don't trust her since her accident.


I've read where infected cats can live quite long, but yet others do not.  I 
certainly would not want to put her thru all sorts of treatments... 


Thank you for your time:)))

I appreciate any input for my Pumpkin!

Tricia 

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Re: [Felvtalk] stray cat I took in has feline leukemia

2013-01-13 Thread strchalbach
Hi Sharyl,

Thank you so much for the quick reply:)

I would have to guess she is about 4 years old.  

I've had cats with worms before, but they were quite obvious in the stool... I 
will try to check her stool more closely.  

So some pumpkin for my Pumpkin how ironic... might need to try that and I 
will let you know.  Maybe it will be best for her to stay in the basement, near 
her potty for awhile?  I had one other response, and he said, she just may have 
had an accident, which is what I might be thinking.  I think previously, we 
were chasing the kids in the house, and she may have gotten scared and it just 
sorta ran out...

What about hiding under the bed?? She did that when she first came here, and 
has been good now for a few weeks, but today she was under the bed again?  I 
read that sometimes can be a sign that they aren't feeling well?

Thanks again for your time and knowledge:

Tricia

 

 

 

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From: Sharyl cline...@yahoo.com
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Sent: Sun, Jan 13, 2013 9:42 pm
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] stray cat I took in has feline leukemia



Hi Tricia. You don't say how old Pumpkin is.  It is usual to re-test for FeLV 
after 3 months.  Since she used to be outside has she been treated for worms?  
That may be why her stools are soft.  Many add some canned plain pumpkin (not 
the spiced pie filling) to the canned food to add fiber when a kitty has 
diarrhea.   Usually start out with 1 tsp.
 
I've never used Tylosin Tartrate.  Here is a link to more info
http://www.marvistavet.com/html/body_tylosin.html
Seems to be used as an anti-inflammatory and for colitis.
 
You need to treat the diarrhea.  FeLV is probably not the reason she has it
 
Sharyl


  
 
 
  
  From: strchalb...@aol.com strchalb...@aol.com
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
 Sent: Sunday, January 13, 2013 10:06 PM
 Subject: [Felvtalk] stray cat I took in has feline leukemia
  
 

Hello,

I'm hoping someone can help me

We live in the country and have about 8 outside cats.   A friend decided to 
take one home, Pumpkin, and had her all fixed up at the vet with shots, spay 
and declaw.  She found out she has  feline leukemia.  She kept her for about a 
month, but I guess she was making a mess as far as using the litter box.  I 
told her I didn't want her to go to an over crowded humane society, so I took 
her back.  She is now in the house, as she is front declawed, and she is not to 
be around the other cats with her cancer.

So... I've had her home since just before Christmas, and she's been fine other 
than not eating a whole lot.  Her stool is quiet soft, and I did find a few 
hard turds in two different sleeping places that she uses.  Well now today,  
she had a ver messy stool on the wood floor in the hallway!! Really shocked me 
as she's been so good using the littler box.  

Is this a sign that she is getting sick, the not using the littler box?  She 
has a prescription for Tylosin Tartrate, and she said to give this to 
her(powder form), when/if she gets sick???

She does seems to sleep most of the day, but I know cats do do that :)  She 
also does purr quite loud!!  Must be a good sign.  She will play with a string 
too.  So she's been very happy, but now I had to resort to putting her back in 
the basement with her food and litter.  I might end  up sleeping down there 
with her again, as I did when she first came in the house.  She has had the run 
of the house now for weeks, but I just don't trust her since her accident.


I've read where infected cats can live quite long, but yet others do not.  I 
certainly would not want to put her thru all sorts of treatments... 


Thank you for your time:)))

I appreciate any input for my Pumpkin!

Tricia 


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Re: [Felvtalk] stray cat I took in has feline leukemia

2013-01-13 Thread strchalbach
Hi John!

Thanks so much for your quick replywow, you had 6 cats all in the house?? 
That would be heaven for me:)))  My husband is NOT  a cat lover, so he was not 
particularly happy stepping in the poop today:(  

I'm thinking we were chasing the kids in the house at about the time she  left 
her mess.  Maybe she was scared and it just all ran out??  I hate to keep her 
in the basement now, but I don't want any surprises during the night.  She 
does have plenty of blankets down there with her food and two litter boxes.  

I do not know what test she was given.  If it's not too difficult for you to 
discuss, could you tell me how your Tigger's health deteriorated towards the 
end?So I might know what signs to look for

Hope your other kitties are healthy:)

Thanks again for your time!
Tricia

 

 

 

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From: john pollack bucfa...@yahoo.com
To: felvtalk felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Sun, Jan 13, 2013 9:23 pm
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] stray cat I took in has feline leukemia



Tricia
My Tigger lived 1 month shy of 5 years with FeLV
He had his ups and downs, as we all do
He lived with 6 housemates...NONE are positive!!


As far as the stool, cats get it like we do. may have eaten something that 
disagreed with him


What test was done. Snap or other??
With Snap, if he's been exposed, it will be postitve, other (ELSA??) is more 
through, and can tell if he actually has it
  I wish you the best
  FeLV kitties can be the most loving of all, as Tigger was




John




  
 
 
  
  From: strchalb...@aol.com strchalb...@aol.com
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
 Sent: Sunday, January 13, 2013 10:06 PM
 Subject: [Felvtalk] stray cat I took in has feline leukemia
  
 

Hello,

I'm hoping someone can help me

We live in the country and have about 8 outside cats.   A friend decided to 
take one home, Pumpkin, and had her all fixed up at the vet with shots, spay 
and declaw.  She found out she has  feline leukemia.  She kept her for about a 
month, but I guess she was making a mess as far as using the litter box.  I 
told her I didn't want her to go to an over crowded humane society, so I took 
her back.  She is now in the house, as she is front declawed, and she is not to 
be around the other cats with her cancer.

So... I've had her home since just before Christmas, and she's been fine other 
than not eating a whole lot.  Her stool is quiet soft, and I did find a few 
hard turds in two different sleeping places that she uses.  Well now today,  
she had a ver messy stool on the wood floor in the hallway!! Really shocked me 
as she's been so good using the littler box.  

Is this a sign that she is getting sick, the not using the littler box?  She 
has a prescription for Tylosin Tartrate, and she said to give this to 
her(powder form), when/if she gets sick???

She does seems to sleep most of the day, but I know cats do do that :)  She 
also does purr quite loud!!  Must be a good sign.  She will play with a string 
too.  So she's been very happy, but now I had to resort to putting her back in 
the basement with her food and litter.  I might end  up sleeping down there 
with her again, as I did when she first came in the house.  She has had the run 
of the house now for weeks, but I just don't trust her since her accident.


I've read where infected cats can live quite long, but yet others do not.  I 
certainly would not want to put her thru all sorts of treatments... 


Thank you for your time:)))

I appreciate any input for my Pumpkin!

Tricia 


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Re: [Felvtalk] stray cat I took in has feline leukemia

2013-01-13 Thread Dana Giordano
Have you tried dr elseys precious cat litter? It really does work, at least 
when i tried it with my Buddy, who had felv and fiv and lived till he was about 
11. It worked immediately for him.

On Jan 13, 2013, at 11:21 PM, strchalb...@aol.com wrote:

 Hi John!
 
 Thanks so much for your quick replywow, you had 6 cats all in the house?? 
 That would be heaven for me:)))  My husband is NOT  a cat lover, so he was 
 not particularly happy stepping in the poop today:(  
 
 I'm thinking we were chasing the kids in the house at about the time she  
 left her mess.  Maybe she was scared and it just all ran out??  I hate to 
 keep her in the basement now, but I don't want any surprises during the 
 night.  She does have plenty of blankets down there with her food and two 
 litter boxes.  
 
 I do not know what test she was given.  If it's not too difficult for you to 
 discuss, could you tell me how your Tigger's health deteriorated towards the 
 end?So I might know what signs to look for
 
 Hope your other kitties are healthy:)
 
 Thanks again for your time!
 Tricia
 
 
 
 -Original Message-
 From: john pollack bucfa...@yahoo.com
 To: felvtalk felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Sent: Sun, Jan 13, 2013 9:23 pm
 Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] stray cat I took in has feline leukemia
 
 Tricia
 My Tigger lived 1 month shy of 5 years with FeLV
 He had his ups and downs, as we all do
 He lived with 6 housemates...NONE are positive!!
 
 As far as the stool, cats get it like we do. may have eaten something that 
 disagreed with him
 
 What test was done. Snap or other??
 With Snap, if he's been exposed, it will be postitve, other (ELSA??) is more 
 through, and can tell if he actually has it
   I wish you the best
   FeLV kitties can be the most loving of all, as Tigger was
 
 
 John
 
 From: strchalb...@aol.com strchalb...@aol.com
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
 Sent: Sunday, January 13, 2013 10:06 PM
 Subject: [Felvtalk] stray cat I took in has feline leukemia
 
 Hello,
 
 I'm hoping someone can help me
 
 We live in the country and have about 8 outside cats.   A friend decided to 
 take one home, Pumpkin, and had her all fixed up at the vet with shots, spay 
 and declaw.  She found out she has  feline leukemia.  She kept her for about 
 a month, but I guess she was making a mess as far as using the litter box.  I 
 told her I didn't want her to go to an over crowded humane society, so I took 
 her back.  She is now in the house, as she is front declawed, and she is not 
 to be around the other cats with her cancer.
 
 So... I've had her home since just before Christmas, and she's been fine 
 other than not eating a whole lot.  Her stool is quiet soft, and I did find a 
 few hard turds in two different sleeping places that she uses.  Well now 
 today,  she had a ver messy stool on the wood floor in the hallway!! Really 
 shocked me as she's been so good using the littler box.  
 
 Is this a sign that she is getting sick, the not using the littler box?  She 
 has a prescription for Tylosin Tartrate, and she said to give this to 
 her(powder form), when/if she gets sick???
 
 She does seems to sleep most of the day, but I know cats do do that :)  She 
 also does purr quite loud!!  Must be a good sign.  She will play with a 
 string too.  So she's been very happy, but now I had to resort to putting her 
 back in the basement with her food and litter.  I might end  up sleeping down 
 there with her again, as I did when she first came in the house.  She has had 
 the run of the house now for weeks, but I just don't trust her since her 
 accident.
 
 
 I've read where infected cats can live quite long, but yet others do not.  I 
 certainly would not want to put her thru all sorts of treatments... 
 
 
 Thank you for your time:)))
 
 I appreciate any input for my Pumpkin!
 
 Tricia 
 
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Re: [Felvtalk] stray cat I took in has feline leukemia

2013-01-13 Thread PandieAnn
it's not the precious cat litter it's dr. elsey's cat attract.  100%  
guaranteed money back.
 
 
In a message dated 1/13/2013 10:29:16 P.M. Central Standard Time,  
giordano.d...@gmail.com writes:

Have you tried dr elseys precious cat litter? It really does work, at  
least when i tried it with my Buddy, who had felv and fiv and lived till he  
was 
about 11. It worked immediately for him.

On Jan 13, 2013, at 11:21  PM, _strchalbach@aol.com_ 
(mailto:strchalb...@aol.com)  wrote:



Hi John!

Thanks so much for your quick replywow, you had 6 cats all in the  
house?? That would be heaven for me:)))  My husband is NOT  a cat lover, so he 
was not particularly happy stepping in the poop  today:(  

I'm thinking we  were chasing the kids in the house at about the time she   
left her mess.  Maybe she was scared and it  just all ran out??  I hate to 
keep her in the basement  now, but I don't want any surprises during the 
night.  She does have  plenty of blankets down there with her food and two 
litter  boxes.  

I do not know what test she  was given.  If it's not too difficult for you 
to discuss,  could you tell me how your Tigger's health deteriorated towards 
the  end?So I might know what signs to look  for

Hope your other  kitties are healthy:)

Thanks again for your  time!
Tricia






-Original Message-
From: john  pollack _bucfanmd@yahoo.com_ (mailto:bucfa...@yahoo.com) 
To: felvtalk  _felvtalk@felineleukemia.org_ 
(mailto:felvtalk@felineleukemia.org) 
Sent:  Sun, Jan 13, 2013 9:23 pm
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] stray cat I took in has  feline leukemia


 
Tricia
My  Tigger lived 1 month shy of 5 years with FeLV
He  had his ups and downs, as we all do
He  lived with 6 housemates...NONE are positive!!


As  far as the stool, cats get it like we do. may have eaten something that 
 disagreed with him


What  test was done. Snap or other??
With  Snap, if he's been exposed, it will be postitve, other (ELSA??) is 
more  through, and can tell if he actually has it
   I wish you the best
   FeLV kitties can be the most loving of all, as Tigger was




John





 
  

 From: _strchalbach@aol.com_ (mailto:strchalb...@aol.com)  
_strchalbach@aol.com_ (mailto:strchalb...@aol.com) 
To: _felvtalk@felineleukemia.org_ (mailto:felvtalk@felineleukemia.org)   
Sent: Sunday, January 13,  2013 10:06 PM
Subject:  [Felvtalk] stray cat I took in has feline  leukemia


Hello,

I'm hoping someone  can help me

We live in the  country and have about 8 outside cats.   A friend decided 
to take one home, Pumpkin, and had her  all fixed up at the vet with shots, 
spay and  declaw.  She found out she has   feline leukemia.  She kept her for 
about a  month, but I guess she was making a mess as far as using the  
litter box.  I told  her I didn't want her to go to an over crowded humane 
society, so I took her back.  She is now in the house, as she is front  
declawed, 
and she is not to be around the other  cats with her cancer.

So... I've had her home since just before Christmas, and she's been fine 
other than not  eating a whole lot.  Her stool is quiet soft, and I did find a 
few hard  turds in two different sleeping places that she uses.  Well now  
today,  she had a ver messy stool on the  wood floor in the hallway!! Really 
shocked me as she's been so  good using the littler box.  

Is  this a sign that she is getting sick, the not using the littler  box?  
She has a prescription for Tylosin Tartrate, and she said to give this to 
her(powder  form), when/if she gets sick???

She does  seems to sleep most of the day, but I know cats do do that  :)  
She also does purr quite loud!!   Must be a good sign.  She will play with a 
string too.  So she's  been very happy, but now I had to resort to putting 
her back in the basement with her food and  litter.  I might end  up sleeping 
 down there with her again, as I did when she first  came in the house.  
She has had the run of the house now  for weeks, but I just don't trust her 
since her  accident.


I've read where infected cats can live  quite long, but yet others do not.  
I  certainly would not want to put her thru all sorts of  treatments... 


Thank you for your  time:)))

I appreciate any input for my  Pumpkin!

Tricia  


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Re: [Felvtalk] stray cat I took in has feline leukemia

2013-01-13 Thread dana giordano
big oops! Thanks PandieAnn! you're right, it's dr elseys cat attract.


On Sun, Jan 13, 2013 at 11:32 PM, pandie...@aol.com wrote:

 **
 it's not the precious cat litter it's dr. elsey's cat attract.  100%
 guaranteed money back.

  In a message dated 1/13/2013 10:29:16 P.M. Central Standard Time,
 giordano.d...@gmail.com writes:

 Have you tried dr elseys precious cat litter? It really does work, at
 least when i tried it with my Buddy, who had felv and fiv and lived till he
 was about 11. It worked immediately for him.

 On Jan 13, 2013, at 11:21 PM, strchalb...@aol.com wrote:

  Hi John!

 Thanks so much for your quick replywow, you had 6 cats all in the
 house?? That would be heaven for me:)))  My husband is NOT  a cat lover,
 so he was not particularly happy stepping in the poop today:(

 I'm thinking we were chasing the kids in the house at about the time she
 left her mess.  Maybe she was scared and it just all ran out??  I hate to
 keep her in the basement now, but I don't want any surprises during the
 night.  She does have plenty of blankets down there with her food and two
 litter boxes.

 I do not know what test she was given.  If it's not too difficult for you
 to discuss, could you tell me how your Tigger's health deteriorated towards
 the end?So I might know what signs to look for

 Hope your other kitties are healthy:)

 Thanks again for your time!
 Tricia



 -Original Message-
 From: john pollack bucfa...@yahoo.com
 To: felvtalk felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Sent: Sun, Jan 13, 2013 9:23 pm
 Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] stray cat I took in has feline leukemia

  Tricia
 My Tigger lived 1 month shy of 5 years with FeLV
 He had his ups and downs, as we all do
 He lived with 6 housemates...NONE are positive!!

 As far as the stool, cats get it like we do. may have eaten something that
 disagreed with him

 What test was done. Snap or other??
 With Snap, if he's been exposed, it will be postitve, other (ELSA??) is
 more through, and can tell if he actually has it
   I wish you the best
   FeLV kitties can be the most loving of all, as Tigger was


 John

   --
 *From:* strchalb...@aol.com strchalb...@aol.com
 *To:* felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 *Sent:* Sunday, January 13, 2013 10:06 PM
 *Subject:* [Felvtalk] stray cat I took in has feline leukemia

 Hello,

 I'm hoping someone can help me

 We live in the country and have about 8 outside cats.   A friend decided
 to take one home, Pumpkin, and had her all fixed up at the vet with
 shots, spay and declaw.  She found out she has  feline leukemia.  She
 kept her for about a month, but I guess she was making a mess as far as
 using the litter box.  I told her I didn't want her to go to an over
 crowded humane society, so I took her back.  She is now in the house, as
 she is front declawed, and she is not to be around the other cats with
 her cancer.

 So... I've had her home since just before Christmas, and she's been fine
 other than not eating a whole lot.  Her stool is quiet soft, and I did find
 a few hard turds in two different sleeping places that she uses.  Well now
 today,  she had a ver messy stool on the wood floor in the hallway!!
 Really shocked me as she's been so good using the littler box.

 Is this a sign that she is getting sick, the not using the littler box?  She
 has a prescription for Tylosin Tartrate, and she said to give this to
 her(powder form), when/if she gets sick???

 She does seems to sleep most of the day, but I know cats do do that :)  She
 also does purr quite loud!!  Must be a good sign.  She will play with a
 string too.  So she's been very happy, but now I had to resort to putting
 her back in the basement with her food and litter.  I might end  up
 sleeping down there with her again, as I did when she first came in thehouse. 
  She has had the run of the house now for weeks, but I just don't
 trust her since her accident.


 I've read where infected cats can live quite long, but yet others do not.
 I certainly would not want to put her thru all sorts of treatments...


 Thank you for your time:)))

 I appreciate any input for my Pumpkin!

 Tricia

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Re: [Felvtalk] stray cat I took in has feline leukemia

2013-01-13 Thread MaiMaiPG
Sometimes cats just want to be alone ... like people.  Other times  
they don't feel safe.


What kind of litter are you using?  My former outside cats like the  
pine pellets.  No perfumes, scent reminds them of the pine thicket  
they lived in etc.  Also extremely easy to dispose of in the country.


You may not be able to see the worms.  Can you take a sample to the  
vet's to have it checked.  There are so many kinds of worms and they  
could be causing the problems.


Try Feliway spray or Cat Nap.

Mine like to play with feathers as well as soft balls, paper sacks etc.
On Jan 13, 2013, at 10:13 PM, strchalb...@aol.com wrote:


Hi Sharyl,

Thank you so much for the quick reply:)

I would have to guess she is about 4 years old.

I've had cats with worms before, but they were quite obvious in the  
stool... I will try to check her stool more closely.


So some pumpkin for my Pumpkin how ironic... might need to try  
that and I will let you know.  Maybe it will be best for her to stay  
in the basement, near her potty for awhile?  I had one other  
response, and he said, she just may have had an accident, which is  
what I might be thinking.  I think previously, we were chasing the  
kids in the house, and she may have gotten scared and it just sorta  
ran out...


What about hiding under the bed?? She did that when she first came  
here, and has been good now for a few weeks, but today she was under  
the bed again?  I read that sometimes can be a sign that they aren't  
feeling well?


Thanks again for your time and knowledge:

Tricia



-Original Message-
From: Sharyl cline...@yahoo.com
To: felvtalk felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Sun, Jan 13, 2013 9:42 pm
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] stray cat I took in has feline leukemia

Hi Tricia. You don't say how old Pumpkin is.  It is usual to re-test  
for FeLV after 3 months.  Since she used to be outside has she been  
treated for worms?  That may be why her stools are soft.  Many add  
some canned plain pumpkin (not the spiced pie filling) to the canned  
food to add fiber when a kitty has diarrhea.   Usually start out  
with 1 tsp.


I've never used Tylosin Tartrate.  Here is a link to more info
http://www.marvistavet.com/html/body_tylosin.html
Seems to be used as an anti-inflammatory and for colitis.

You need to treat the diarrhea.  FeLV is probably not the reason she  
has it


Sharyl

From: strchalb...@aol.com strchalb...@aol.com
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Sunday, January 13, 2013 10:06 PM
Subject: [Felvtalk] stray cat I took in has feline leukemia

Hello,

I'm hoping someone can help me

We live in the country and have about 8 outside cats.   A friend  
decided to take one home, Pumpkin, and had her all fixed up at the  
vet with shots, spay and declaw.  She found out she has  feline  
leukemia.  She kept her for about a month, but I guess she was  
making a mess as far as using the litter box.  I told her I didn't  
want her to go to an over crowded humane society, so I took her  
back.  She is now in the house, as she is front declawed, and she is  
not to be around the other cats with her cancer.


So... I've had her home since just before Christmas, and she's been  
fine other than not eating a whole lot.  Her stool is quiet soft,  
and I did find a few hard turds in two different sleeping places  
that she uses.  Well now today,  she had a ver messy stool on the  
wood floor in the hallway!! Really shocked me as she's been so good  
using the littler box.


Is this a sign that she is getting sick, the not using the littler  
box?  She has a prescription for Tylosin Tartrate, and she said to  
give this to her(powder form), when/if she gets sick???


She does seems to sleep most of the day, but I know cats do do  
that :)  She also does purr quite loud!!  Must be a good sign.  She  
will play with a string too.  So she's been very happy, but now I  
had to resort to putting her back in the basement with her food and  
litter.  I might end  up sleeping down there with her again, as I  
did when she first came in the house.  She has had the run of the  
house now for weeks, but I just don't trust her since her accident.



I've read where infected cats can live quite long, but yet others do  
not.  I certainly would not want to put her thru all sorts of  
treatments...



Thank you for your time:)))

I appreciate any input for my Pumpkin!

Tricia

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