Thanks for all the info. It's been really helpful. I'll keep stella at my friends for a while longer til i've got a good chunk of time to spend at home while I introduce stella and penny to each other.


On 2009-07-04, at 11:16 AM, "Gloria B. Lane" <> wrote:

I agree, the older cats don't seem as susceptible.


On Jul 4, 2009, at 8:25 AM, Sharyl wrote:

1st thank you for taking in Penny. Mixing is such a personal decision. Like other I mix my positives and negatives. My negatives all had their FeLV vaccine and booster one month later before I mixed them. My positives were kittens when I rescued them and never threw off the virus. They were born with it. Older cats do not seem to be as susceptible to the virus or at least seem to have a better chance to throw off the virus.

My oldest positives are going on 2 yrs old and the youngest is almost 1. You would never know Rocket was a positive kitty. Sissy, her sister, has always have swollen lymph glands. Mattie, the baby, is blind and a ball of energy. They play and eat with my negative kitties. So far so good.

Hugs to Penny and Stella

--- On Fri, 7/3/09, Sandra Brunner <> wrote:

From: Sandra Brunner <>
Subject: [Felvtalk] kitten with FeLV
Date: Friday, July 3, 2009, 9:37 PM
Hi there,
I'm new to this... looking for some advice. I took in a
stray, she's
about  7 months old. She tested positive for FeLV. I
didn't know she
had FeLV. I took her in as she was hanging out on the patio
of a
restaurant, near a busy street. The owners of the
restaurant were
going to take her to the humane society.
I already have a cat, who is not FeLV positive. The stray
is with me
while  I try to re-home her, and my cat is with a
In an ideal world, I would like to keep the stray (Penny)
and have her
and my cat.
Is this possible? Should I have Penny re-tested with a DNA
test to
make sure she does have FeLV?
My cat (Stella) is an indoor cat, 7 years old. and has had
all of her
shots every year except for the last year.
Is there any way they can live together with Penny being
FeLV positive?
any insight or links to relevant websites/postings would be
greatly appreciated!
thank you.

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