Check with a holistic vet in addition to your regular vet if you can. I credit Dixie's life to the cooperation between both types of vets here in Louisville. I have two boys now who are very healthy (thank God) and who have tested negative. I still use both types of vets with them. They came from a pine thicket so have a questionable background..........thanks to my vets, they are flourishing.
Good luck. On Nov 14, 2008, at 8:42 AM, Caroline Kaufmann wrote: > > Even if the lab test comes back positive, since he's a kitten, make > sure you retest later. I reccommend 3 months. > > I have never mixed b/c I've only had 1 felv at a time and had a room > for that cat, but I have let the cat out in the house to roam while > the others are put away so technically, they have "shared spaces"- > but never food or water or litter boxes. I have never had any later > retest as felv due to that exposure. My own opinion is that felv is > not transmitted as easily as believed in the past. In fact, I am > starting to think it's more akin to FIV where the contact has to be > very direct, like a deep bite wound, or transmission through birth. > Again, that's my own opinion just based on experience and my own > self education and I know other list members and vets will disagree, > so in the end, it's always up to you to do what's best for the cat. > > caroline kaufmann > Date: Fri, 14 Nov 2008 09:13:22 -0500> From: [EMAIL > PROTECTED] > > To: email@example.com> Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] 3 1/2 > month old kitten with diarrhea> > Lisa> > It is good that you have a > vet who is willing to work with you. I am one of> those on this list > who mixed my cats. By the time I knew I had a problem all> my cats > had been exposed for months. Since stress management is very> > important it would seem wise not to upset the kitten by separating > him. That> being said he will also be exposed to anything your cats > might get as well.> > There are many treatments should the IFA test > be positive as well. Also> sometimes kittens can throw the virus. I > too have used probiotics for my> cats. Some find pumpkin to be > useful for diarreah.> > Sally> > -- > Sally, Eric (not a > cat),Junior(angel), Tiny(angel) Fluffy(soul mate angel),> Speedy, > Grey and White, Ittle Bitty, Little Black, Lily, Daisy, Pewter,> > Junior Junior (newest) I call him JJ , Silver, and Spike Please > Visit my> Message board for some pictures. You are welcome to sign > up.> > > http://www.k6az.com/ki4spk/index.php?sid=c57c00cf5804ef13853ed6e77a68eed3 > > _______________________________________________> Felvtalk mailing > list> Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org> > http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org > _________________________________________________________________ > Color coding for safety: Windows Live Hotmail alerts you to > suspicious email. > http://windowslive.com/Explore/Hotmail?ocid=TXT_TAGLM_WL_hotmail_acq_safety_112008 > _______________________________________________ > 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