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: <felvtalk@felineleukemia.org>
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: <felvtalk@felineleukemia.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
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