Some vets will spay a cat in heat. Greater risk of bleeding is what I have been told. Those who will spay said it's not a risk, just that some vets don't want to deal with a messier spay. I would always have her spayed rather than risk her becoming pregnant. We have always spayed FeLV+ cats during a time when they are asymptomatic. I am sorry I don't know if being in heat is a contra indication for spaying an FeLV+ cat.
>From www.catsplay.com "One entire heat or estrous cycle, which consists of estrus and diestrus together, lasts roughly from 18 to 24 days. Estrus itself, the phase in which cats act a little crazy and are receptive to being mated, lasts approximately four to 10 days. If not mated or spayed, a female cat will continually cycle into and out of estrus during the entire breeding season. This is not especially good for a cat's health, as the physical demands of estrus can be quite upsetting. It's not so good for your sanity, either!" Laurie -----Original Message----- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of dlg...@windstream.net Sent: Thursday, April 09, 2009 3:22 PM To: email@example.com Subject: [Felvtalk] patience ok everyone, been in shop, had a bug and just now deleted 400 unwanted messages. now working on important ones (250). please be patient if i answer things our of order and out of date. also just got another furbaby. she showed up around 5 days ago, looking pitiful, only a 3" tail, long haired torty and the most loveable baby you ever saw. bad weather was moving in and i was going back and forth to hospital 60 miles away for my Mary (she had 2 strokes close together) and picking up her mom so she could see her, calling her clients (she is beauty operator) and in general keeping the Silex grape vine informed so took her to my vet and he checked her out and boarded her for 4 days since i could not bring her in with my babies until i knew if she was okay. well, she has felv, a slight urinary infection. but her tail is doing well. he thinks a coyote or something made a grab for her and bit her tail off. she is so sweet, i can't imagine why someone would toss her out to fend for herself. well, she is working in with the others nicely. no one has killed anyone yet. QUESTION, SHE IS OBVIOUSLY IN HEAT. vet says can't do anything until out of heat. i almost have to spay her or she will never be able to go out for fear of having kittens. he said most likely if she had kittens, they would be felv + also. i think i remember conversation of subject of spaying pos kitties. we think she is around 3 years. NEED ADVICE SPAY OR NOT is it safe with her being felv+? we are doing the best test to be double sure and a complete blood profile and urinalysis to make sure all else is well with her and also to get a (normal) base for future reference. OTHER THAN BEING AN OUTRAGEOUS FLIRT, SHE SEEMS TO BE HEALTHY. dorlis _______________________________________________ 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