We should send testimonials.

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From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Gloria B. Lane
Sent: Tuesday, January 26, 2010 6:41 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Article at Bestfriends

That's pretty sad isn't it....I'm disappointed in BestFriends.


On Jan 26, 2010, at 3:04 PM, Gary wrote:

> I wonder if the author of the article has ever actually gone to  
> their FeLV unit and looked at the cats?  I certainly hope they don't  
> look like the article says they look, mine don't look like that and  
> they don't all get anemia and don't all get jaundiced.  The ones who  
> do get anemia may be lethargic and jaundiced, but it is not an  
> ongoing condition.  But you never know, I once asked the vet at BF  
> why they give a monthly sub-q shot of immuno regulin to all the FeLV  
> cats, figured I'd get some good info on IR. WRONG!! The vet said  
> they use it because that is what was being done when he arrived, I  
> believe he doesn't have a clue.
>
> Gary
>
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Gloria B. Lane" <gbl...@aristotle.net 
> >
> To: <felvtalk@felineleukemia.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, January 26, 2010 2:36 PM
> Subject: [Felvtalk] Article at Bestfriends
>
>
>> I just saw an article at Bestfriends.org which I was surprised and  
>> disappointed about:
>>
>> http://www.bestfriends.org/theanimals/pdfs/cats/catfelv.pdf
>>
>> The author includes "What happens to a cat who has contracted the  
>> virus?"
>>
>> and says "The virus adversely affects the cat's bone marrow and  
>> immune system. An infected cat becomes anemic and is unable to
>> fight off even routine infections. Cats with feline leukemia are  
>> commonly jaundiced and lethargic, and they experience weight
>> loss, enlarged lymph nodes, and poor stamina."
>>
>> It sounds like an FELV cat is going to die immediately after  
>> getting the virus.  So I can see folks reading that article and then
>> euthing their FELV kitties, thinking they're doing them a favor.  
>> The 5 FELV cats that I have now haven't seen any sickness since
>> I've had them.
>>
>> Gloria
>
>
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