it used to be thought that if mom was negative, the kittens would be, so
VERY often kittens weren't tested at all, or at most, one from the litter

some of it has to do with finances--for small rescues or shelters, the
expense of testing full litters during kitten season is not always
realistic. in fact, there are still MANY shelters and animal-control
facilities that don't test AT ALL--and won't/can't pay for foster parents to
do so, either.

but tho i didn't specifically answer this before, i of course agree with
gloria and everyone: by now, everyone's been exposed and separating them is


On Fri, Mar 28, 2008 at 11:25 PM, laurieskatz <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

> Agree about keeping the family together. As my vet would say, they have
> already been exposed.
> I would separate the other cat for sure, at least until she's had the
> booster (30 days?). She is not protected right now. Wondering how long
> they
> have all been together. In any event, I think I'd keep her apart now and
> until everyone tests negative. I'd test her again, too (I can't remember
> how
> long a wait is recommended before retesting).
> I am questionning why each cat isn't being tested before they are
> co-mingled? We always tested each cat before co-mingling.
> In my own home, I did test and vaccinate and booster each cat who joined
> the
> family and whom I fostered., Any new cat was isolated for 2 -4 months,
> until
> tested negative twice, and vaccinated and boostered before meeting
> everyone
> else.
> L
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