Sandra I would go with the felv vaccine for your other cat.Better to give them 
that defense than risk getting the disease.

"We who choose to surround ourselves with lives more temporary
than our own,
Live within a fragile circle,easily and often breached.
Unable to accept its awful gaps.
We still would have it no other way"

--- On Tue, 7/14/09, Sandra Brunner <> wrote:

From: Sandra Brunner <>
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Baby Bella 3/4/09-7/9/09
Date: Tuesday, July 14, 2009, 8:29 PM

I'd be interested in getting this advice as well!
I have a 7month old FeLV positive kitten.  No symptoms or illness. And
if she doesn't find a loving home by August (not likely - given the
deluge of cats out there!), I'm going to integrate her with my non
FeLV cat (7 years old and healthy).
What can I do to keep them both as healthy and as safe as possible?
Also, the 7 year old has never had a FeLV vaccination before. The vet
recommends it... but I've heard there are also issues with the
vaccine... help?
Feel free to email me directly - with suggestions/advice!

On Tue, Jul 14, 2009 at 2:41 PM, Orth, Sarai<> wrote:
> I subscribed to this mailing just a few weeks ago when I found out that
> my 2 kittens were FeLV positive. I committed to caring for them though
> the first vet (who since I have since stopped going to) told me to have
> them put down and "spare myself the agony and financial burden".
> My girl kitty, Bella, 4 months old had a pretty bad herpes infection
> with a fever of 105 for over two weeks. She stopped eating her hard food
> and I so I was spoon feeding her baby food to try to get her to gain
> weight. She was also on antibiotics- She had good days and bad days, it
> was quite the roller coaster for those weeks.  She seemed to be doing
> better this past week- interacting more, eating lots, etc.  Then all of
> a sudden, in the middle of the night on Wednesday, her neurological
> system went haywire. She began biting herself uncontrollably, running
> into walls, stumbling around and she lost most of her vision. Within 6
> hours of the symptoms beginning, we were forced to love enough to let
> her go. Our new vet was wonderful and helped us through the whole
> process with kindness. He thinks that the leukemia went systemic and
> settled in her brain. It feels like it happened so fast. While we are
> still grieving our loss, we are also very worried about our other
> kitten. While he is FeLV positive, he has not had any clinical issues.
> He seems perfectly normal, loving and active.
> I am wondering if there are others out there with a "not sick" FELV
> kitty and if so, what kind of measures are you taking to help increase
> their chance of making it through this? Our vet said that if he makes it
> to 6 months old, we may be able to re-test to see if he has suppressed
> the virus. He is just over 4 months old now and has lost his sister,
> which has been very stressful on him. He is an indoors only kitty. We
> also have him taking Lysine (to keep herpes symptoms at bay) and
> Pet-tinic (vitamins).
> ~Sarai
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