i was specifically looking at the fact that this was ONE kitten of two,
where the mom and the other kitten were negative--while we don't know about
the other cat, we have a pretty good idea how long mom and kids have been

remember that it requires a first shot, then a booster two to three weeks
later (depending on the vaccine) for full immunity to take effect; so while
mom and sibkit and companion kitty have been vaccinated once, they haven't
had the full therapeutic dosage yet.

as for the other adult cat: if she's just recently come into contact with
this family, the chances that the exposure amounts to, "prolonged,
persistent" contact is slim; if she's healthy, her chances of maintaining a
viremic status despite exposure are low; and without a second test on the
kitten, who knows if there's any danger at all. we don't know that anyone
has been exposed to anything at this point.


On Sat, Mar 29, 2008 at 9:39 AM, laurieskatz <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

>  Yes but the non-related cat was NOT vaccinated before exposure. It's one
> thing if everyone was already vaccinated AND the person is going to keep all
> of them but another if she is planning to adopt out the negatives. I would
> not want to adopt a cat who'd I knew had been exposed. I think it's
> different if they are all your own, the negatives have been vaccinated
> before exposure, the cats have lived together a long time already (not just
> days or weeks) and you are keeping them all.
> Laurie
> ----- Original Message -----
> *To:* felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> *Sent:* Friday, March 28, 2008 10:17 PM
> *Subject:* Re: New FELV Positive- questions
>  *I totally agree with Gloria.*
> *Everyone has been exposed too late on separating them.*
> *There is no such thing as a light positive.*
> *It is either positive or negative.*
> *I can honestly say that I had positives and negatives live together for
> years.*
> *I vaccinated the negatives every year.*
> *Not one of the negatives died from FELV they died of other Feline
> illnesses.*
> In a message dated 3/28/2008 9:08:57 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time,
> 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
> pointless....
> MC
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