Hi Michael,

I will have to say I agree w/ Wendy....

I would just vaccinate Penny, and continue on.

She has already had an exposure to the virus, but once again, this is just my 

You can see what UT has to say, but do what you feel is best.

There was a time when I would have said, yes, separate them.

But now that I know more about the disease, I probably would not separate them.

(By the way, folks,if my typing is off it's because my keyboard is 
"sticking".......especially the space bar.  Too many cat butts trying to type 
out a "howdy!" I think.)

As far as the Evo moist, my felv+ won't touch it but the rest of the gang loves 

Wendy is right, baby is a good supplement, but I recommend staying away from 
the "ham" formula, seems I heard it has more salt than the other meats......

Susan J. DuBose  >^..^<
                                  "As Cleopatra lay in state,
                                   Faithful Bast at her side did wait,
                                   Purring welcomes of soft applause,
                                   Ever guarding with sharpened claws."
                                             Trajan Tennent

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
  Sent: Thursday, August 23, 2007 7:54 PM
  Subject: Re: Update 08/23/07


  Here's the breakdown:

  I've had Grizzabella since 2001, and she was approximately a year old at that 
point, so she's about 7.  She came from a rescue shelter that went terribly 
bad, but I'm almost certain I had her tested and she was negative at that time, 
because I remember she came with an awful URI when I got her. :(  Poor thing.  
But what happened was she spent about three years with my mother.  I had moved 
back home to help care for a terminally ill relative, and by the time she 
passed, Grizzabella had gotten so attached to mother and mother to she that I 
couldn't separate them.  Bella came back to live with me after mother passed 
away in December 06. I think she likely contracted the FeLV while she was with 
mother, as she would often get outside, and mother wasn't able to chase her 
down.  She went to the vet several times in that period for rabies shots and 
the like, but they never recommended FeLV vaccines, and I still don't know why.

  As for Poppy and Penny, I'm certain they were negative when I got them, as 
they came from Virginia Siamese Rescue.  They were kittens, so at this point 
they're almost 2 1/2 years old, and Bella has only been here about 8-9 months, 
so I assume Poppy contracted it at somewhere around a year and a half to two 
years old.  Penny tested negative on the ELISA.  I'm going to take her back in 
3-6 months and have her retested and insist on an IFA test.  I say I'm certain 
they didn't have it when I adopted them because I know how thorough Va SRC is, 
especially with the fosters I got them from.  I've gotten to know them, and I'm 
certain they tested.  I guess its possible the test was a negative when I got 
them and they were in fact positive, but I kinda doubt it.  I got poppy at 
approximately 12 weeks old, and Penny at approximately 8 weeks old.

  As for the bleaching...the food bowls are nonporous glazed porcelain, and 
they're bleached in the dishwasher, as dishwasher detergent has bleach in it.  
The drinkwell I can understand, though, being plastic.  I usually dilute quite 
a bit, but I'll certainly stop if you all think it could cause more harm than 
do good.  Thanks again!


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