I am lucky, found a vet who goes along with me especially re:  felv treatment.
---- Sandy <swacht1...@comcast.net> wrote: 
> 
> It seems to me, each one of us has a different vet - and each vet seems to 
> have a differing opinion - it's what they "learned" in school and unless they 
> seek to know more and better info continue with the same practices and 
> opinions- such as the "yearly" vaccine protocol. I guess it's like each one 
> has to do for our own health care - be informed and take charge. And, it's 
> not easy 
> 
> Sandy 
> ----- Original Message -----
> 
> From: "Marlene Snowman" <tessie1...@icloud.com> 
> To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
> Sent: Monday, July 24, 2017 9:46:04 AM 
> Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] 28 Cats.. 
> 
> My vet believes so although has made it clear that no vaccine is 100 percent 
> effective and that an older cat with an established immune system has more 
> chances. Who really knows.... 
> 
> Sent from my iPhone 
> 
> > On Jul 24, 2017, at 10:03 AM, Armstrong-Brown, Sheila DDS Timonium 
> > <sheila.armstrong-br...@ssa.gov> wrote: 
> > 
> > So you believe the vaccine does work then? I thought about getting it for 
> > all 13 indoors but I want to still keep the FIV and FELV separated. Thanks 
> > for the info 
> > 
> > -----Original Message----- 
> > From: Felvtalk [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of 
> > Marlene Snowman 
> > Sent: Monday, July 24, 2017 8:59 AM 
> > To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
> > Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] 28 Cats.. 
> > 
> > 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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> >>> Message: 1 
> >>> Date: Fri, 21 Jul 2017 09:38:42 -0400 
> >>> From: Pam Doore To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
> >>> Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Checking in..... 
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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 
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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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