P.S. There is a FAQ link on the Felineleukemia.org site that links to Cornell University's FAQ page, but beware, we here do not always agree with Cornell, and often find that some of their info. is outdated. Also, there is a Feline Leukemia Information link on the felineleukemia.org website towards the bottom of the page.
:) Wendy --- wendy <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > Hi Joe, > > Welcome to the group. I'm really sorry to hear > about > Chewie and that Stitch has also tested positive for > FeLV. The best thing you can do for Stitch is to > educate yourself on this virus. It is a serious, > and > often times, deadly disease, but not necessarily a > death sentence. Keeping Stitch stress-free and > feeding him the best diet possible will go a long > way > in combatting the virus. FeLV is not AIDS for > kitties, but it is similar in how it behaves. > Keeping > the immune system in top-notch shape is how we > combat > the virus in our beloved furbabies. > > Stitch may still throw off this virus, depending on > when he was exposed, which could certainly have just > been recently when Chewie got sick, even though they > have been living together for a while. Also, there > are a lot of false-positive tests. Retesting Stitch > in 3-6 months with the IFA test would be a good > idea. > You are right to wait on adopting another cat right > now, and if other cats stress Stitch out, I wouldn't > get one at all, unless she does test negative in 3-6 > months; then it won't matter too much if she gets a > little stressed out. > > If Stitch is asymptomatic, there's not much else you > can do, other than considering supplements for her > immune system, like L-lysine (without propynol > glycol) > or Mega C. And keep us bookmarked because this is > the > place to be for FeLV info. Bless you for not pts > this > kitty and for taking such good care of her. > > Take care and keep us posted on Stitch! > :) > Wendy > Dallas, TX > > "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful > committed citizens can change the world: Indeed it > is the only thing that ever has!" > > ~~~ Margaret Meade > ~~~ > > > > > ____________________________________________________________________________________ > The fish are biting. > Get more visitors on your site using Yahoo! Search > Marketing. > http://searchmarketing.yahoo.com/arp/sponsoredsearch_v2.php > > "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world: Indeed it is the only thing that ever has!" ~~~ Margaret Meade ~~~ ____________________________________________________________________________________ Looking for earth-friendly autos? Browse Top Cars by "Green Rating" at Yahoo! Autos' Green Center. http://autos.yahoo.com/green_center/