I would spay.  I think your vet would tell you if there were any problem and 
would persuade you not to spay.  Spaying dramatically increases your cat's risk 
of cancer.  The stress of going into heat is also bad for a positive cat.  I 
have had both my positive cats spayed.

Lynne <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
          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 
recommended 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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