I have mixed positive and negative cats for years and no negatives have 
contracted the disease.  They share beds (mine) bowls and boxes.  At first when 
the negatives were young, I had them vacinnated, now I do not they are all at 
least 13 years old.

---- Marlene Snowman <tessie1...@icloud.com> wrote: 
> I have a Felv 2 year old who I did introduce to my 7 year old non.  The 7 
> year old has been vaccinated and retested over the 2 years and remains 
> negative. The Felv has no visual signs of illness.  I maintain separate 
> litter boxes that get cleaned daily and separate dishes that are also cleaned 
> daily. They are not affectionate with one another or groom each other, 
> although they do play together. It warms my heart to think that the 2 year 
> old is getting quality of life despite the illness. As my vet said, you have 
> 2 cats and need this to work for them and my husband and I.  So far I've been 
> lucky and I am grateful that this is going well for them. Knowing what I now 
> know, I'm not sure I would make the same decision if one would have been 
> sicker at the onset.
> 
> My experience and these 2 may just be lucky so far.....wresting with the 
> decision to introduce or not is a tough one. 
> 
> M
> 
> Sent from my iPhone
> 
> > On Jul 24, 2017, at 9:12 AM, Armstrong-Brown, Sheila DDS Timonium 
> > <sheila.armstrong-br...@ssa.gov> wrote:
> > 
> > I heard the leukemia  vaccine carries a high risk of cancer.  Does anyone 
> > have their FELV cat around non-felv cats?  I thought about letting Skylar 
> > out only while I am home and see how it goes with the regular cats.  But I 
> > have a FIV cat in the mix of the other cats and not sure if they would pass 
> > germs and cause more harm.  My Felv has no signs of illness since he was 
> > moved him indoor.    I don't think he can be near the FIV cat.  Thanks for 
> > any info 
> > 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Felvtalk [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of 
> > ROBERT CHAPEL
> > Sent: Friday, July 21, 2017 3:52 PM
> > To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> > Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] 28 Cats..
> > 
> > Hi Sheila...
> > Wonder if you have anyone helping you with Cat Care ( or expenses).... 
> > that is a lot of cats to look after
> > and the expense could get rather overwhelming..... are some of them 
> > fosters???
> > 
> > Bob
> > 
> > 
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> >>   1. Re: Checking in..... (Pam Doore)
> >>   2. Re: Checking in..... (Armstrong-Brown, Sheila   DDS Timonium)
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> >> Message: 1
> >> Date: Fri, 21 Jul 2017 09:38:42 -0400
> >> From: Pam Doore To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> >> Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Checking in.....
> >> Message-ID:
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> >> 
> >> I understand Sheila! I have my first too, actually Mom and her 
> >> kittens. One kitten passed away.and the other is 15 months old. Plus I 
> >> took another
> >> FeLv+ cat from out shelter. I will probably end up adopting her too
> >> :).
> >> On Jul 21, 2017 8:34 AM, "Armstrong-Brown, Sheila DDS Timonium" < 
> >> sheila.armstrong-br...@ssa.gov> wrote:
> >> 
> >>> No, he said it was no big deal at all.  I just worry.  This is my 
> >>> first FELV cat.
> >>> 
> >>> 
> >>> 
> >>> *From:* Felvtalk [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] *On 
> >>> Behalf
> >>> Of *Pam Doore
> >>> *Sent:* Friday, July 21, 2017 8:21 AM
> >>> *To:* felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> >>> *Subject:* Re: [Felvtalk] Checking in.....
> >>> 
> >>> 
> >>> 
> >>> Sheila did your vet seem concerned about the higher cholesterol?
> >>> 
> >>> On Jul 21, 2017 7:44 AM, "Armstrong-Brown, Sheila DDS Timonium" <
> >>> sheila.armstrong-br...@ssa.gov> wrote:
> >>> 
> >>> It was part of a blood panel I had done on him.  I get bloodwork 
> >>> every 6
> >>> months and I thought it was odd too.
> >>> 
> >>> -----Original Message-----
> >>> From: Felvtalk [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf 
> >>> Of
> >>> dlg...@windstream.net
> >>> Sent: Thursday, July 20, 2017 6:57 PM
> >>> To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> >>> Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Checking in.....
> >>> 
> >>> I have never had anyone tell me my cats needed cholesterol tested.
> >>> i was beginning to wonder if the list was still there, had not heard
> >>> anything.
> >>> 
> >>> ---- Amani Oakley  wrote:
> >>>> It if were me, I would ignore the cholesterol. It is nonsensical in 
> >>>> cats
> >>> (and being called into question in humans too).
> >>>> 
> >>>> Amani
> >>>> 
> >>>> From: Felvtalk [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On 
> >>>> Behalf
> >>>> Of Armstrong-Brown, Sheila DDS Timonium
> >>>> Sent: July-20-17 10:37 AM
> >>>> To: 'felvtalk@felineleukemia.org'
> >>>> Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Checking in.....
> >>>> 
> >>>> My son Skylar is doing well and his 6 month bloodwork came back 
> >>>> great.
> >>> High cholesterol is all.  No idea why that would be. He is now 2 1/2 
> >>> years
> >>> old, I hope he is around a long time.
> >>>> 
> >>>> From: Felvtalk [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On 
> >>>> Behalf
> >>>> Of ROBERT CHAPEL
> >>>> Sent: Thursday, July 20, 2017 10:28 AM
> >>>> To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> >>>> Subject: [Felvtalk] Checking in.....
> >>>> 
> >>>> Things have been very quiet on the group lately...OR... I am once 
> >>>> again
> >>> not getting group mail....
> >>>> Has there been activity I've missed??
> >>>> My Hospice Boy ( Gilbert) is doing quite well for the moment but ( 
> >>>> as we
> >>> all know with such things it could change any minute...so I'll just 
> >>> enjoy
> >>> it while it's happening)....    Wondering if any of you have 
> >>> experience
> >>> with Higher dose Prednisolone administered chronically ( say above 
> >>> 7.5 mg
> >>> QD)...  When I agreed to Foster Gilbert it came with the proviso that 
> >>> I
> >>> would follow their directions ( Which I will hold to unless I feel 
> >>> they are
> >>> killing him unnecessarily quickly)  His Tumor does not appear to have
> >>> gotten any larger and his pain appears to be pretty well 
> >>> controlled....
> >>> Just wish I knew specifically what is helping the most so I could cut 
> >>> down
> >>> on superfluous drugs....currently he's on Gabapentin( .4 cc BID if 
> >>> pain is
> >>> up.. QD if doing OK).. for pain, prednisolone ( 10 mg QD administered 
> >>> via
> >>> syringe dissolved in milk, Venus Fly Trap SubQ BID ( interesting
> >>> substance... bears closer scrutiny...  supposed to have anti tumor
> >>> activity) Two other " alternative " medications !
> >>> which I h
> >>> ave suspended only because the poor boy screams bloody murder every 
> >>> time
> >>> I have to give him something..... with a tumor invading his oral 
> >>> cavity I
> >>> want to keep anything PO to a minimum....
> >>>> Seems that the cats I've had that are _ supposed_ to ( clincally) 
> >>>> die
> >>>> don't and the ones that that aren't ..do Hope everyones buddies are
> >>> doing reasonably well ( as reasonably well as FeLV Kitties can do)...
> >>> Gilbert, as I mentioned, had a traumatic brain injury which has left 
> >>> him
> >>> with poor balance... but lately he's been insistent on expanding his 
> >>> range
> >>> and even tried running this AM...  Wasn't in anything resembling a 
> >>> straight
> >>> line but the spirit in this guy is enough to make you weep...  Guess 
> >>> that's
> >>> part of why I am such a fan of animals.... they simply do what they 
> >>> have to
> >>> and do it without complaint  ( Sure glad they can't speak...perhaps 
> >>> I'd
> >>> like them less if their inner thoughts were more like ( Why ME??  I'm 
> >>> a
> >>> more thoughtful caring cat than Mittens over there; why did _ I_ have 
> >>> to
> >>> get hit by a car and THEN get cancer!!... and there's that jerk 
> >>> Mittens
> >>> running around all carefree and happy...where's the Justice I ask
> >>> you!!!!)...
> >>>> 
> >>>> Bob
> >>>> 
> >>>> Bob
> >>>> 
> >>> 
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> >> Date: Fri, 21 Jul 2017 14:03:15 +0000
> >> From: "Armstrong-Brown, Sheila   DDS Timonium"
> >>    
> >> To: "'felvtalk@felineleukemia.org'" Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Checking 
> >> in.....
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> >> 
> >> I am scared to get him a friend since I have 14 other cats in the 
> >> house.  He is alone in a big area of the house.  But I am not sure if 
> >> him and another cat would spread germs back and forth.   My cat clan 
> >> is up to 28 cats.  Insane.
> >> 
> >> From: Felvtalk [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf 
> >> Of Pam Doore
> >> Sent: Friday, July 21, 2017 9:39 AM
> >> To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> >> Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Checking in.....
> >> 
> >> 
> >> I understand Sheila! I have my first too, actually Mom and her 
> >> kittens. One kitten passed away.and the other is 15 months old. Plus I 
> >> took another FeLv+ cat from out shelter. I will probably end up 
> >> adopting her too :).
> >> On Jul 21, 2017 8:34 AM, "Armstrong-Brown, Sheila DDS Timonium" > 
> >> wrote:
> >> No, he said it was no big deal at all.  I just worry.  This is my 
> >> first FELV cat.
> >> 
> >> From: Felvtalk [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf 
> >> Of Pam Doore
> >> Sent: Friday, July 21, 2017 8:21 AM
> >> To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> >> Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Checking in.....
> >> 
> >> 
> >> Sheila did your vet seem concerned about the higher cholesterol?
> >> On Jul 21, 2017 7:44 AM, "Armstrong-Brown, Sheila DDS Timonium" > 
> >> wrote:
> >> It was part of a blood panel I had done on him.  I get bloodwork every 
> >> 6 months and I thought it was odd too.
> >> 
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: Felvtalk [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf 
> >> Of dlg...@windstream.net
> >> Sent: Thursday, July 20, 2017 6:57 PM
> >> To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> >> Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Checking in.....
> >> 
> >> I have never had anyone tell me my cats needed cholesterol tested.
> >> i was beginning to wonder if the list was still there, had not heard 
> >> anything.
> >> 
> >> ---- Amani Oakley > wrote:
> >>> It if were me, I would ignore the cholesterol. It is nonsensical in 
> >>> cats (and being called into question in humans too).
> >>> 
> >>> Amani
> >>> 
> >>> From: Felvtalk [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf
> >>> Of Armstrong-Brown, Sheila DDS Timonium
> >>> Sent: July-20-17 10:37 AM
> >>> To: 'felvtalk@felineleukemia.org'
> >>> Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Checking in.....
> >>> 
> >>> My son Skylar is doing well and his 6 month bloodwork came back 
> >>> great.  High cholesterol is all.  No idea why that would be. He is 
> >>> now 2 1/2 years old, I hope he is around a long time.
> >>> 
> >>> From: Felvtalk [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf
> >>> Of ROBERT CHAPEL
> >>> Sent: Thursday, July 20, 2017 10:28 AM
> >>> To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org>
> >>> Subject: [Felvtalk] Checking in.....
> >>> 
> >>> Things have been very quiet on the group lately...OR... I am once 
> >>> again not getting group mail....
> >>> Has there been activity I've missed??
> >>> My Hospice Boy ( Gilbert) is doing quite well for the moment but ( as 
> >>> we all know with such things it could change any minute...so I'll 
> >>> just enjoy it while it's happening)....    Wondering if any of you 
> >>> have experience with Higher dose Prednisolone administered 
> >>> chronically ( say above 7.5 mg QD)...  When I agreed to Foster 
> >>> Gilbert it came with the proviso that I would follow their directions 
> >>> ( Which I will hold to unless I feel they are killing him 
> >>> unnecessarily quickly)  His Tumor does not appear to have gotten any 
> >>> larger and his pain appears to be pretty well controlled.... Just 
> >>> wish I knew specifically what is helping the most so I could cut down 
> >>> on superfluous drugs....currently he's on Gabapentin( .4 cc BID if 
> >>> pain is up.. QD if doing OK).. for pain, prednisolone ( 10 mg QD 
> >>> administered via syringe dissolved in milk, Venus Fly Trap SubQ BID ( 
> >>> interesting substance... bears closer scrutiny...  supposed to have 
> >>> anti tumor activity) Two other " alternative " medications !
> >> which I h
> >> ave suspended only because the poor boy screams bloody murder every 
> >> time I have to give him something..... with a tumor invading his oral 
> >> cavity I want to keep anything PO to a minimum....
> >>> Seems that the cats I've had that are _ supposed_ to ( clincally) die
> >>> don't and the ones that that aren't ..do Hope everyones buddies are 
> >>> doing reasonably well ( as reasonably well as FeLV Kitties can do)... 
> >>> Gilbert, as I mentioned, had a traumatic brain injury which has left 
> >>> him with poor balance... but lately he's been insistent on expanding 
> >>> his range and even tried running this AM...  Wasn't in anything 
> >>> resembling a straight line but the spirit in this guy is enough to 
> >>> make you weep...  Guess that's part of why I am such a fan of 
> >>> animals.... they simply do what they have to and do it without 
> >>> complaint  ( Sure glad they can't speak...perhaps I'd like them less 
> >>> if their inner thoughts were more like ( Why ME??  I'm a more 
> >>> thoughtful caring cat than Mittens over there; why did _ I_ have to 
> >>> get hit by a car and THEN get cancer!!... and there's that jerk 
> >>> Mittens running around all carefree and happy...where's the Justice I 
> >>> ask you!!!!)...
> >>> 
> >>> Bob
> >>> 
> >>> Bob
> >>> 
> >> 
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