Well, I guess you have to trust your vet.  I still have misgivings about it but 
will be getting my girl spayed also.  I must confess I am very nervous about 
having it done.  She will never be an outdoor cat so there is no cause for 
worry there but I think part of my adoption agreement was that I do get her 
spayed.  Why is your little one on interferon?  Has she had routine blood work 
done to make sure her CBC is ok?  There was a young leukemia positive cat, 
around 8 months old, at our vets whose bloodwork was excellent and she was 
going to be spayed.  So I don't know what the best thing to do is.  I never had 
a cat that was terminally ill before until Boo and it just seemed everything 
went downhill rapidly after he was neutered.  I'm just a little paranoid these 

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Kathy Dillard 
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
  Sent: Saturday, March 29, 2008 6:14 PM
  Subject: Re: re spaying my kitten

  She was just checked by the vet and she has gianed weight (6 lbs) and the vet 
said she seems very healthy.  The vet said that cats that are not spayed have 
more problems with cancer. She has been in heat twice now and it does seem to 
stress her out some and she eats less during that time

  Lynne <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: 
    < STYLE> 
    Kathy, personally, unless she has had bloodwork showing she is the 
healthiest positive cat on the planet, I would not do it.  I was told that the 
stress of wanting to breed is harder on a cat than the stress of undergoing 
neutering but if I had to do it again, I would never have had my positive male 
neutered.  Although he was pretty far advanced leukemia wise, I truly believe 
his neutering caused him many additional problems that hastened his death.  As 
we know, spaying is a much bigger procedure than neutering.  If she is going to 
be an indoor cat only and you are willing to go through heats I would not do 
it.  Just my take on things.  I now have a 3 year old female who has Feline 
Herpes Virus, inactive at the moment, and I've only had her for a week.  I am 
not even going to think about spaying for at least a month.  I want her to be 
in excellent health, stress free etc before I'll even consider it.

      ----- Original Message ----- 
      From: Kathy Dillard 
      To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
      Sent: Saturday, March 29, 2008 10:18 AM
      Subject: re spaying my kitten

      My female kitten Foxy is about 8 1/2 months old. She has tested positive 
for feline leukemia and is currently on a daily dose of interferon. My vet has 
recomm ended having her spayed . Please advise and discuss pros and cons. I 
feel very anxious and scared about having this procedure done but want to do 
the right thing for Foxy.


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