Re: new cat

2008-02-14 Thread catatonya
My positive is 9 years old! Welcome to the list. tonya Lynne [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi all. I just joined this list after doing all the reading I possibly could find on feline leukemia. I recently acquired a Himalayan male cat around 5 to 6 years of age from a rather

RE: new cat

2008-02-06 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
Hi Lynne. Thanks for taking in this baby and doing all that you have for him. I think that's great. Definitely keep him if he is asymptomatic right now. Any vet that recommends a cat that has tested positive for Felv ONE TIME and is asymptomatic is a quack (in my opinion). The veterinary

Re: new cat

2008-02-06 Thread Lynne
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Wednesday, February 06, 2008 12:13 PM Subject: RE: new cat Hi Lynne. Thanks for taking in this baby and doing all that you have for him. I think that's great. Definitely keep him if he is asymptomatic right now. Any vet that recommends a cat that has

RE: new cat

2008-02-06 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
on reading and educating myself about this and do the best I can with the situation. Lynne - Original Message - From: Caroline Kaufmann To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Wednesday, February 06, 2008 12:13 PM Subject: RE: new cat Hi Lynne. Thanks for taking in this baby and doing all

RE: new cat

2008-02-06 Thread MacKenzie, Kerry N.
but when I hear stories like this) Wishing you and BooBoo many happy years together! Kerry _ From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Lynne Sent: Wednesday, February 06, 2008 2:14 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: new cat Thank you Caroline. You

Re: new cat

2008-02-05 Thread Pat Kachur
Lynne - I adopted a new kitty last July. Mandy also tested positive for leukemia. I loved her immediately so I never considered anything but keeping her. She is thriving. I feed her Wellness canned food (mixing in some lysine and Missing Link) and Nutro dry food. She is more than six years

Re: new cat

2008-02-05 Thread Tad Burnett
Hi Lynne The rough numbers say 2/3's will be gone in 2 years... That leaves 1/3 that will make it past 2 years and they will commonly live to 8 years or longer... Tad Lynne wrote: Hi all. I just joined this list after doing all the reading I possibly could find on feline leukemia. I

Re: new cat

2008-02-05 Thread Lynne
@felineleukemia.org Sent: Tuesday, February 05, 2008 7:10 PM Subject: Re: new cat Lynne - I adopted a new kitty last July. Mandy also tested positive for leukemia. I loved her immediately so I never considered anything but keeping her. She is thriving. I feed her Wellness canned food (mixing in some

Re: new cat

2008-02-05 Thread Lynne
Well that's happy news Tad Since our cat is between 4 to 6 and well, maybe he'll be around for a good length of time. Lynne - Original Message - From: Tad Burnett To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Tuesday, February 05, 2008 7:41 PM Subject: Re: new cat Hi Lynne

RE: new cat

2008-02-05 Thread Chris
Lynne Have one FELV+ who will be 10 years next month. She's a hefty 18 lbs and the only problem (other than overeating!) she's had is a few episodes of very low white blood count. Vet got the count up pretty quickly with immuno-regulin. My other FELV+, Romeo, is probably a year or so

Re: new cat

2008-02-05 Thread Marylyn
Dixie came into my life as a throw-away who showed up at my mother's. I liked her and took her to my vet several months later to have her spayed, intending to take her to my farm as a barn cat. He tested her (she was still nameless) and she was FELV+. He explained the options and was

Re: new cat

2008-02-05 Thread Jane Lyons
: Tuesday, February 05, 2008 7:41 PM Subject: Re: new cat Hi Lynne The rough numbers say 2/3's will be gone in 2 years... That leaves 1/3 that will make it past 2 years and they will commonly live to 8 years or longer... Tad Lynne wrote: Hi all. I just joined this list after doing all

Re: new cat

2008-02-05 Thread Lynne
never knew, probably because the only 2 cats we've ever owned were neutered quite young. Lynne - Original Message - From: Jane Lyons To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Tuesday, February 05, 2008 8:18 PM Subject: Re: new cat Hi Lynne I've found that feeding the best

Re: new cat

2008-02-05 Thread laurieskatz
Hi Lynn, my Squeaky and Stripes tested positive. Squeak lived a healthy life until age 22 years. Stripes was sick on and off and lived to age 16 years. This was before vets (or guardians) knew much and they VACCINATED them for this year after year. Squeaky always got sick for 3 days after being

Re: new cat

2008-02-05 Thread laurieskatz
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Tuesday, February 05, 2008 7:37 PM Subject: Re: new cat Thank you Jane. BooBoo (we didn't name him) is on a good diet now and seemingly in very good health and I think he feels really well having had a conditioning bath and grooming. I think

Re: new cat

2008-02-05 Thread Lynne
@felineleukemia.org Sent: Tuesday, February 05, 2008 9:25 PM Subject: Re: new cat Hi Lynn, my Squeaky and Stripes tested positive. Squeak lived a healthy life until age 22 years. Stripes was sick on and off and lived to age 16 years. This was before vets (or guardians) knew much and they VACCINATED

Re: new cat

2008-02-05 Thread Beth Gouldin
Dear Lynne I have to say that I absorbed much of the encouragement that was meant for you in those emails for myself! I have recently also joined this list looking for hope against FeLV and everytime someone else joins I am further encouraged. Diet does seem to make a difference in all the

Re: new cat

2008-02-05 Thread Belinda Sauro
Welcome Lynne, Bailey was positive when I found him at 5 months of age, he passed in May 2006, five days after turning 11 years old, he was never sick except for the last 6 months. -- Belinda happiness is being owned by cats ... Be-Mi-Kitties http://www.bemikitties.com

RE: new Cat Fancy

2007-09-24 Thread Melissa Lind
Wow Susan-you are so knowledgeable about the breeds. To me, it's the black/white cat, the calico, the tabby. It's kind of like my mom and cars: white car, red car, black truck, etc. Likewise, I'm not very aware when it comes to the technical terms or the lingo for cat breeds. I'm interested

Re: New cat on the block

2006-12-19 Thread Jennifer Phaewryn O'Gwynn
Welcome to the list! Mr. Kitten sounds like he has a good mom. I think many vets just refuse to learn new things. Just out of curiosity, has the vet that told you to euthanise Mr. Kitten ever given him any vaccines? If so, can you tell me where he gave them (neck, scruff, side, leg)? I ask because

Re: New cat on the block

2006-12-19 Thread wendy
Hi Ashley, I'm sorry to hear that Mr. Kitten is FeLV+, but happy you have found us. The two most important things you can do to keep Mr. Kitten healthy is to keep him stress-free and to get him on a great diet, which includes immune-boosting supplements. Many of us feed our kitties Innova Evo,

Re: New cat on the block

2006-12-19 Thread Lilash3
Mr. Kitten has not received any vaccines since being diagnosed. He did receive a Prednisone shot that was administered in his neck, but I don't know if that is the normal spot for that injection or not. I live in a smaller town so it's hard to find a wide range of vets, expecially ones

Re: New cat on the block

2006-12-19 Thread Jennifer Phaewryn O'Gwynn
Nothing should ever be given in the neck on cats. They are prone to injection site sarcoma, in other words, a big cancerous tumor can grow in the location of any injections. Happens in every 1 in 1000 to 1 in 1 cats (studies vary on the frequency). Since you can't amputate the neck, giving it

Re: new cat coming--advice needed

2005-09-21 Thread Julie Johnson
Dear Kerry, How wonderful that you have a new family member! He's a lucky little fellow to be going to your home! I would try scent-swapping for a few days; give him a blanket and the other kitties a blanket and then trade them after a day and let them become accustomed to each other's smell.

Re: new cat coming--advice needed

2005-09-19 Thread Cherie A Gabbert
I have had great success with introductions..actually I am introducing one right now.I keep the new one closed up for a day and take blanets out on the new ones room for the others to smell...then day two I leave the door open and let everyone meet (with me there of course) I do this 4 or

RE: new cat coming--advice needed

2005-09-19 Thread Hideyo Yamamoto
Title: Message I think you got all the key points! The magic word for introduction of new cat(s) is do it verrry s-l-o-w-l-y for both ends for existing kitties and new kitties We want to make sure that both sides has a place to get away if they are not comfortable with

RE: new cat coming--advice needed

2005-09-19 Thread MacKenzie, Kerry N.
PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Hideyo YamamotoSent: Monday, September 19, 2005 1:29 PMTo: felvtalk@felineleukemia.orgSubject: RE: new cat coming--advice needed I think you got all the key points! The magic word for introduction of new cat(s) is do it verrry s-l-o-w-l

Re: new cat coming--advice needed

2005-09-19 Thread Terri Brown
Title: Message Sounds like you got all the main points from everyone already. Terri in NJ - Original Message - From: MacKenzie, Kerry N. To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Monday, September 19, 2005 12:36 PM Subject: new cat coming--advice needed Dear

RE: New cat litter will detect illness in cats

2005-03-08 Thread Karolyn Lount
I use Wooden Pellets that are made for stoves. I pay $4.19 for 40 lbs. I just cover the bottom of the pan. By doing this you do not have the weight of other litters. After they pee on it, it turns to silt

RE: New cat litter will detect illness in cats

2005-03-07 Thread tamara stickler
. (I don't have wheels, and Petsmart, 5 mins walkfrom myplace, openedlast year, thank goodness.) -Original Message-From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of NinaSent: Friday, March 04, 2005 10:59 AMTo: felvtalk@felineleukemia.orgSubject: Re: New cat litter will dete

Re: New cat litter will detect illness in cats

2005-03-04 Thread Cherie A Gabbert
Can you let me know what you think of it? I am not sure if it can be used all the time, and if it has odor control? but right now I pay $10.00 for 21lbs and I use 3 of those a week...it all adds up CherieBarbara Lowe [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: there's a website for the litter

Re: New cat litter will detect illness in cats

2005-03-04 Thread Nina
Cherie, $10 for 2lbs? There goes the budget! I buy Jonny Cat at Costco ($9 for 50lbs) and add baking soda (also bought in the jumbo economy size) and Feline Pine. The Jonny Cat is cheap enough that I don't have to conserve litter when cleaning the boxes and sprinkling baking soda and Feline

RE: New cat litter will detect illness in cats

2005-03-04 Thread MacKenzie, Kerry N.
, and Petsmart, 5 mins walkfrom myplace, openedlast year, thank goodness.) -Original Message-From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of NinaSent: Friday, March 04, 2005 10:59 AMTo: felvtalk@felineleukemia.orgSubject: Re: New cat litter will detect illness in catsCherie,$10

RE: New cat litter will detect illness in cats

2005-03-04 Thread Cherie A Gabbert
om: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of NinaSent: Friday, March 04, 2005 10:59 AMTo: felvtalk@felineleukemia.orgSubject: Re: New cat litter will detect illness in catsCherie,$10 for 2lbs? There goes the budget! I buy Jonny Cat at Costco ($9 for 50lbs) and add baking soda (a

Re: New cat litter will detect illness in cats

2005-03-04 Thread Nina
I'm guessing that Arm and Hammer litter box deodorizer is more expensive than their regular baking soda. They've got to pay for the marketing and fancy packaging somehow, right? Try the regular baking soda and see if it works as well. I too have three cats and I don't have an odor problem.

Re: New cat litter will detect illness in cats

2005-03-04 Thread Nina
I just read my email, I have 7 cats, not 3. Where did that come from? Nina Nina wrote: I'm guessing that Arm and Hammer litter box deodorizer is more expensive than their regular baking soda. They've got to pay for the marketing and fancy packaging somehow, right? Try the regular

Re: New cat litter will detect illness in cats

2005-03-04 Thread Cherie A Gabbert
Sometimes what we are thinking does not quite make it to our fingers in time. lol Nina [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I just read my email, I have 7 cats, not 3. Where did that come from?NinaNina wrote: I'm guessing that Arm and Hammer litter box deodorizer is more expensive than their regular baking

Re: New cat litter will detect illness in cats

2005-03-04 Thread TenHouseCats
see what happens when you let your cats have keys to the front door? they let all their friends in! hee hee counting to see if any new ones have appeared in my household lately MC

RE: New cat litter will detect illness in cats

2005-03-04 Thread MacKenzie, Kerry N.
I was trying to think of a suitable quip to Nina's multiplying cats--love it, MC! -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of TenHouseCats Sent: Friday, March 04, 2005 12:02 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: New cat litter will detect

Re: New cat litter will detect illness in cats

2005-03-04 Thread Cherie A Gabbert
just like bunnies, they always seem to keep multiplying ;-)) lolTenHouseCats [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: see what happens when you let your cats have keys to the front door?they let all their friends in! hee hee counting to see if any newones have appeared in my household latelyMC

Re: New cat litter will detect illness in cats

2005-03-03 Thread Barbara Lowe
there's a website for the litter http://www.scooplite.com/ 35 lbs for 14.95 and if you order two of anything,it's free shipping(click on the free shipping banner for more info). i might order it as have had problems in the past but since i put them all on vit C and E and coq10 -10, i've had