When my P'Nut tested positive at 8 weeks old, we re-tested at 10 weeks. Negative. My vet said it's not at all unusual to get a false positive on an ELISA test, that there are many factors that could cause a kitten/cat to throw a false positive - not just being exposed to the virus.
"Yes we can!" - Barack Obama Sally --- On Wed, 11/19/08, Lisa Borden <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > From: Lisa Borden <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> > Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] So now what? > To: email@example.com > Date: Wednesday, November 19, 2008, 6:00 AM > No, Tonya ... he has no symptoms except for the diarrhea. I > took him > to a holistic vet yesterday who started him on some > homeopathic > antivirals and DMG. They are also eating a high protein > food - 46% - > I know there are higher ones out there but my adult cats > are VERY > picky and they all like this one that we have chosen. I > really like > the holistic vet. She told me to keep his vaccinations to a > minimum > so as to not stress his immune system, and don't > vaccinate him for > rabies. And to go ahead and have him neutered when he's > 6 months old. > > > He's such an adorable, loving, playful, happy kitten! > And to think I > could have sent him to the bridge unnecessarily. :( > On Wed 19/11/08 5:23 AM , catatonya [EMAIL PROTECTED] > sent: > He has already exposed your other cats. they are adults > and > vaccinated. there is like a 1% chance they are going to get > the felv > from this kitten. Wait about 3 months and retest your > kitten and you > may find he is negative after all. cats test positive when > they have > been recently exposed. once time has passed they sometimes > retest > negative. Keep the faith! Your little one may still fight > this off. > Do you see any symptoms besides the diarrhea (which lots of > kittens > have!) I also would start shopping around for a more > educated vet. > take care, > tonya > _______________________________________________ > 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