I adopted my Cinder at 9 weeks, and she tested negative at that time. On January 12 of this year, at one year and 8 months, she crossed to the bridge after she become suddenly very, very ill - she was fine Friday and gone Monday. She had a massive tumor in her liver and her chest filled with fluid, as a result of being FeLV+. We discovered her FeLV status from post-mortem tests. Two of my three other cats tested negative last month, but one is positive. The vets say that at 9 weeks of age, the tests are not 100% reliable, and that even a negative test should have been repeated. The only difference in opinion was the length of time to wait to re-test - one said 4 weeks, one said 8 weeks.
I know it's hard to keep a sweet baby locked away by itself, but if I had it to do over again, I would in a heartbeat. _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org