I have seven cats....one, Mandy, is positive. I adopted her in July 2007. I discussed with my long-time vet and we agreed that if all my other six cats (all over five years old) had their vaccinations up to date (he stated that the vaccine is 90+ percent effective), there was very little danger to them. So, 15 months have gone by and all are healthy--including Mandy, who is the absolute picture of health. I believe there is very little danger in "mixing" as long as kittens are not involved.
Pat ----- Original Message ----- From: "Sue & Frank Koren" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> To: <email@example.com> Sent: Sunday, October 19, 2008 2:01 PM Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] New to group >I have three positives and four negatives. They have all been together > since April. I will have them re-tested before I vaccinate for Feline > Leukemia again in March, but to my knowledge they are all still negative. > I lost my sweet Tucker in May but my vet assured me he was still negative > and the problems he had did not have anything to do with feline leukemia. > Sue > > ----- Original Message ----- > From: "Tracey" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> > To: <firstname.lastname@example.org> > Sent: Saturday, October 18, 2008 9:22 PM > Subject: [Felvtalk] New to group > > >> Hello, >> I have to say this is a very enlightening forum. I have learned so >> much >> from you all! I found a stray 2 months ago at work who was in terrible >> condition, >> near death, starving, fleas, worms, etc. She had a 'tipped' ear and I >> found out >> later she was an Indy Feral cat who was in the TNR program. Don't know >> whether >> she was actually 'feral' though, but I doubt it because she has become >> quite lovable. >> Had her tested at a low cost clinic and was +. The vet there said her >> teeth didn't >> look so good and that was typical in feral cats. >> When I took her to my regular vet, he somehow neglected to even look >> in >> her >> mouth and he said as a + she'd live a couple months to a year, giving a >> very grim >> diagnosis. I tried not to prod at her too much at first since she was in >> such a >> delicate condition, but about a week after the vet appt, I noticed she >> was >> missing >> all of her tiny teeth on the top and all but one of the little ones on >> the >> bottom. I was >> horrified and it was then realized that my vet hadn't even looked in her >> mouth. >> After nursing her back to health, she has become very healthy except for >> some >> sneezing spells every now and then. This does worry me because sometimes >> mucus comes out. She had extreme uncontrollable diarrhea >> when I first got her, which after using fortiflora for a month helped a >> lot, but did >> not cure it completely. For the last week I have been feeding her a raw >> chicken >> diet (I have been feeding my other 3 cats this diet since February with >> amazing results) >> and her diarrhea is completely gone. >> So she's been in my bathroom isolated from my other cats this entire >> time, and she >> really does seem to be happy there but I hate to keep them separated. I >> am getting >> ready to take her to the vet again to have her teeth checked out because >> her breath >> is really terrible (seeing a different vet there though). I am worried >> about stressing her >> out by taking her to the vet and I know they will recommend a cleaning >> which will >> probably stress her even more, but having an unhealthy mouth would be >> worse on >> her than the experience of a cleaning. Right? >> I have 3 other (negative) cats, 2 are adults and one is about 1 year >> and 5 months >> (I guess you'd call her an adult, she did just have her 2nd dose of the >> felv vax) These >> 2 vets say they would absolutely NOT mix. >> My question to all of you who mix is: Have any of your negatives become + >> ?? Any advice >> would be greatly appreciated. >> >> Tracey >> _______________________________________________ >> 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