Hi All, I really haven't been very active on this group over the past couple years so I'm not sure whether this has been discussed or not. I have a young child in my home and this year my vet recommended having my leuk positive cats tested for Bartonella. They are seen every 6 months for full blood work ups. I have 5 cats that have been here for several years and have never had fleas in our home but tested anyways. Three have been tested so far and two came back positive and are on medication for 21 days. The other two are being tested next week.
Just wanted to mention this as my cats have always seemed healthy other than some mild gingivitis. Even my one cat with perfect teeth and gums tested positive. My vet said she just started testing for this recently and they are seeing tons of positive cases, almost 50% of those being tested are positive. Do any of you have vets that have recommended this testing? My vet is a dear friend and would never recommend something just to make money. She was just concerned because of our child and cat scratch fever. Wanted to make sure others are aware that this disease seems to be fairly common now as many of us take in rescues, strays, etc. That's how I got all mine and I'm guessing they have had this all along :( I feel bad I didn't test sooner. Amy ____________________________________________________________________________________ Be a better friend, newshound, and know-it-all with Yahoo! Mobile. Try it now. http://mobile.yahoo.com/;_ylt=Ahu06i62sR8HDtDypao8Wcj9tAcJ