Jennifer, how old are your other cats? Are they vaccinated for FeLV? I would
speak with your vet, but I have never ever had a cat spread FeLV to another cat
in my household. I might be more worried if your other cats are just kittens,
but if they are adults, just take the precaution of vaccinating them.
From: Felvtalk [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of
Sent: February-09-17 2:58 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] age
On Dec 22nd, 2016 an ADORABLE young male kitty arrived crying @ our home. We
already have 3 cats & a dog, so we tried to find him a home. After a month, and
having allowed him inside (kept seperate from our zoo) due to lethally cold
weather, we decided he was here to stay. I was DEVASTATED when he tested
positive for FeLV. My problem isn't whether to give him a chance at as long of
a happy life he may have ahead of him, but HOW ! We can't keep him alone in
the basement bedroom forever, there isn't even a decent sized window for him &
my heart breaks that the only time I can give him is to sleep by him at night.
The few times I check in on him during the day are so brief! He has SUCH
character, and is SO handsome. I don't know how he ended up at our home, unless
he was dumped or left a nearby farm.
WHERE are the rescue agencies for FeLV+ cats ? ? ? Currently I'm treating him
for skin mites (has ear mites TOO) so he MIGHT be deemed "adoptable" at a
shelter that does try adopting out FeLV+ cats. The precautions necessary to
keep the mites, FeLV, oh yes- AND worms (had to treat EVERYONE) from spreading
is also wearing me out.
CAN ANYONE HELP US ?
On Feb 8, 2017 5:12 PM, <dlg...@windstream.net<mailto:dlg...@windstream.net>>
My Annie is now 9 years old and was diagnosed as positive when I got her at age
4. She recently started sneezing and had runny eyes so off to the vet we went.
She gave her a shot of antibiotic and some more to take at home. She seems to
be improving, no more sniffles or runny eyes. So far the discharges have been
clear but I did not want to wait a few days to be sure. He other problem is a
lame left front leg. It is not broken and the vet thinks she probably sprained
it when jumping dow from high places, which she does a lot trying to avoid
Harley who is a real pest these winter days. If he cannot get outside, he is a
terrorist on 4 legs, knocks things down, over, stares at me.
---- Marlene Snowman <tessie1...@icloud.com<mailto:tessie1...@icloud.com>>
> Hi Sheila, my little Bear is 1.5 years old and I've had her since she was a
> little more than 1 month old. She was very ill and tested positive from entry
> into my life. She appears healthy with good appetite with the exception of a
> nasal infection that the vet has been unable to remedy.
> I have no other personal experience with Felv although I have work colleagues
> who have cats that are 6 years old and appearing healthy.
> I'm hoping that all our fur babies have longevity and a quality of life too.
> Sent from my iPhone
> > On Feb 8, 2017, at 4:22 PM, Armstrong-Brown, Sheila DDS Timonium
> > <sheila.armstrong-br...@ssa.gov<mailto:sheila.armstrong-br...@ssa.gov>>
> > wrote:
> > I am learning a lot about FELV cats since I found my Skylar. Just
> > wondering about how old is the oldest cat that lived with it. I had the
> > IFA test done and that is positive also even though he is perfectly healthy
> > at the moment. He will be 2 years old this month, I found him a year ago.
> > HOOT
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