FeralStat contraceptive: ACCD statement

FeralStat contraceptive: ACCD statement

There are 335 comments on the Feral Cats in the News story from Jul 29, 2008, titled FeralStat contraceptive: ACCD statement. In it, Feral Cats in the News reports that:

Thursday, July 24, 2008 FeralStat contraceptive: ACCD statement AnimalResources early requested a statement about FeralStat from leading feral cat and nonsurgical sterilization veterinarians and the Alliance ...

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Louise

Kirkland, WA

#354 Jun 19, 2014
Sorry to address you as Dean, James. Regards~Louise
Trish

Phoenix, AZ

#355 Jun 20, 2014
Just placed an order a few days ago for the Nonovulin...am hoping to get it soon. Have one mama cat I have been unable to trap for a year! She's wily. Can anyone who has recently tried it give me some feedback? Just curious to see how it's going for you. I only have 2-4 cats (that I know of) that I am feeding, and almost all are fixed at this point, except for the wily mama, and one of her kittens, and the odd stray that comes by here and there.
Barbara in Orlando

Altamonte Springs, FL

#356 Jun 23, 2014
Just a note to say that as of Friday 6/24/2014, I will be allowing the floridcatnews.com site to expire. I am in the process of moving all the information to floridacatnews.blogspot.com .

Also wanted to say that I had a problem with Nonovulin getting moldy after a week when I mixed it with water, so I emailed the seller who recommended that it not be mixed with water - I began using a pill crusher and mixing the particles in with the wet food, just crushing enough each week for that week's dose.
Trish

Phoenix, AZ

#357 Jun 24, 2014
Barbara in Orlando wrote:
Just a note to say that as of Friday 6/24/2014, I will be allowing the floridcatnews.com site to expire. I am in the process of moving all the information to floridacatnews.blogspot.com .
Also wanted to say that I had a problem with Nonovulin getting moldy after a week when I mixed it with water, so I emailed the seller who recommended that it not be mixed with water - I began using a pill crusher and mixing the particles in with the wet food, just crushing enough each week for that week's dose.
I saw a note about that somewhere, so I am using a pill cutter and crushing to mix with wet food. Just got the Nonovulin yesterday; administered the first dose in last night's feeding. The instructions from the seller advise administering three times a week, but I've read elsewhere once a week?
Barbara in Orlando

Altamonte Springs, FL

#358 Jun 27, 2014
Trish wrote:
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I saw a note about that somewhere, so I am using a pill cutter and crushing to mix with wet food. Just got the Nonovulin yesterday; administered the first dose in last night's feeding. The instructions from the seller advise administering three times a week, but I've read elsewhere once a week?
I'd definitely use Fairchild's dosing chart, which only recommends twice weekly feedings for very large groups of cats. I've tried without success to copy and paste the chart here but if you go to floridacatnews.blogspot.com , I've got a post titled "Nonovulin dosing chart with MG column added" which will give you MG dosing per COLONY. The original chart just had ML dosing since they use liquid Megace - I added the MG dosing conversion..
24-ABZ

Barnsley, UK

#359 Aug 22, 2014
Hi,
Thank goodness for a sensible advocate of cat contraception!!!!
Just one thing....as my vet and other's in the area will not prescribe or say 'there's no such thing'.... as one with a Sphynx queen whom I hope will have a litter or three one day but at 8 mths has had 3 consequetive, upsetting seasons in two mths, do you have cause to think the contraception may not be advisable for such a specialised pedigree??
Helen xx
brenda

Johnstown, PA

#360 Sep 11, 2014
Hi my name is brenda , I live in johnstown pa n looking for HElP, to spay n neturd cats
i have contacted so many people but noone is responding back to me there are baby kittens and cats that need homes n i wanted to buy the birth control for cats but no vet here will sell me the producd i wnt to stop the cats from have kittens they are in jeberly of beinr killed or hurt.
please any help will be apprisheated.
momiecat

Orange, CA

#362 Feb 11, 2015
leslie leavitt wrote:
I have used FeralStat on a feral colony for about 2 and a half years. Have not had one kitten born in that time. The cats appear to be healthy. I will continue to use it despite negative comments. The life of a feral is hard at best. They are already subject to all kinds of illnesses and diseases and while the thought of adding to their troubles with FeralStat is not my intention I will continue to use it. Preventing feral kittens from being born is my goal at this time. I have tried many times to trap these cats but they are very trap wary.
Leslie, my feral cat colony currently has about 7-8 cats. Is there any way you can write out some simple instructions on how to mid the capsules with the distilled water and then use a syringe to distribute the liquid dosage? It is hard for me to understand unless there are numbered step-by-step instructions. Thank you.
kymberleigh007

Monrovia, CA

#363 Mar 3, 2015
I can't read the story b/c I don't have an invitation from the blogger to read it....according to Google Blogger!! Soooo frustrating how everything is tied to Google & Facebook these days!! I just want information and not EVERYONE in my life to know what Im doing/reading/etc. Grrrr!!!! I have a colony of 93 and I TNR religiously. I have a ton of people asking for help and I just found out about feralstat and now I can't even read about it!! Frustrated doesn't even cover it.
Christy

Meridian, ID

#364 Mar 3, 2015
kymberleigh007 wrote:
I can't read the story b/c I don't have an invitation from the blogger to read it....according to Google Blogger!! Soooo frustrating how everything is tied to Google & Facebook these days!! I just want information and not EVERYONE in my life to know what Im doing/reading/etc. Grrrr!!!! I have a colony of 93 and I TNR religiously. I have a ton of people asking for help and I just found out about feralstat and now I can't even read about it!! Frustrated doesn't even cover it.
kymberleigh007,
I just tried to re-read the story. I was able to read it a month or two ago, but I just got the same thing as you.(Need an invitation)
It's my understanding they aren't making Feralstat at this time. However, there are alternatives to it.
catcandoo

Los Angeles, CA

#367 Apr 30, 2015
New delivery method for feratstat. One girl can only feed dry food. She grinds the tablets of a fine powder and dusts the dry food. Not a litter in 3 seasons.
MnGrrl

Jordan, MN

#368 May 28, 2015
Have been using Nonovulin for 6 months now. What would have been 15 litters is now 5, and only because 3 queens will only eat dry food, 1 got pregnant before I started and 1 came as a stray. Have tried to tell my vet and local rescues about it, but get brushed off as essentially a kook. Disheartening, so please keep the info out there.

It does work, and at these low doses--I use 2 pills per 20 cats once a week--I have had no side effects. I simply crush the pills in a morter and pestle, and mix with a can of really tasty wet cat food. I try to give about a half a teaspoon to each cat, so they get only a tiny, tiny dose.

One thing I have noticed and Nonovulin warns about is it WILL interrupt lactation. If one becomes pregnant (the dry food only eaters), I do try to pull the Nonovulin away at least 3 weeks prior to birth. The one queen that was pregnant "before dosing began" had her litter just fine, but she had no milk. I saved 2 of the kittens by bottlefeeding for a week. She soon came into milk and all are fine.

There must be an awful lot of politics around this issue. I had written off any contraceptive after finding the old bad-news stuff out there. But then I had a different vet working on a horse here one day, who said to "look into it through Google." However, when I went to get a prescription through said vet, it was like the line went dead. So thank heavens for Ebay.

For the first time ever, I finally have a real chance at getting a handle on my cat population. I wish this would go mainstream. It would avoid many needless deaths of cats.
Dean

Longview, TX

#371 Mar 10, 2016
It is amazing that so many vets will turn a deaf ear to you when you ask for an RX to megestrol acetate, but yet they will quickly RX so many unnecessary meds for simple procedures...meds that just happen to bear the same names that the calendars, notepads, clocks, pens, pencils, etc. in the vet office...all of these products are kick-back freebies given to the vet by the drug pushers. Tsk..tsk..
catcandoo

Los Angeles, CA

#372 Apr 12, 2016
MnGrrl wrote:
Have been using Nonovulin for 6 months now. What would have been 15 litters is now 5, and only because 3 queens will only eat dry food, 1 got pregnant before I started and 1 came as a stray. Have tried to tell my vet and local rescues about it, but get brushed off as essentially a kook. Disheartening, so please keep the info out there.
One feeder grinds her pill to a fine powder and dusts her dry food with it. She says no litters in 3 years.
catcandoo

Los Angeles, CA

#373 Apr 12, 2016
Maybe this link on birth control for ferals has been posted before, but here it is again. It has a link to a report that will not come up for me. It's a PDF of a translation of the original French report. I'm going to try contacting the owner to see if this is something on their end.
http://www.birthcontrolforcats.com/index.htm

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