Thank you Wendy. I appreciate your words of encouragement. I just want him to be happy and safe. I think he has had a rough enough life already. I'm learning so much from this group.
Jackie -----Original Message----- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of wendy Sent: Saturday, September 27, 2008 10:22 AM To: email@example.com Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] worried Mom seeking info Hi Jackie, My name is Wendy and I have been a member here for about 3 years. I joined after my 4 year old cat was diagnosed with FeLV and got sick. My other three (all 4 indoor) had already been exposed as they'd lived together since Cricket was a kitten. All 3 had been previously vaccinated for FeLV, but the vaccinations were not current when Cricket came into the picture. Cricket died from anemia shortly after I joined, which I think that we could have reversed had I known what I know now about the disease. None of my others ever contracted FeLV. I do believe that it's difficult for adult cats, even elderly cats (we lost our 18.5 year old in Dec. to kidney issues and she'd been around Cricket all that time), to contract it from general contact or sharing food/water/litter boxes. I think kittens are much more susceptible. I do believe in mixing pos with vaccinations/neg adults if needed, but that is only my opinion based on what I've learned here and personal experience, not based on scientific evidence. The veterinary world is much more cautious because not enough is known about the virus. :) Wendy "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world - indeed it is the only thing that ever has!" ~~~ Margaret Meade ~~~ ----- Original Message ---- From: "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> To: firstname.lastname@example.org Sent: Monday, September 15, 2008 5:33:55 PM Subject: [Felvtalk] worried Mom seeking info Hi, my name is Jackie and I am seeking advice. A year ago I started trapping and altering strays. The first male I caught settled down quite a bit. I started letting him in now and then and eventually I started keeping him in. I have 4 other cats (all strictly indoor). I felt for this guy, he was a rough and tumble wild guy, but he was so sweet after he was fixed. He recently tested positive for leukemia and I have never had to deal with this kind of disease before. I talked to the doctor some and she recommended we retest him in 6 weeks, but I'm worried I'm endangering my other cats by having him inside. They are vaccinated, but he is so dominating. I used to let him out on occasion to let off a little steam. Now I can't do that and he got into a scuffle with one of my other cats this weekend. I don't want to euthanize him, but I don't know what else to do. I would appreciate your opinions on my situation. Thanks, Jackie _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org