Not really. When I took Dixie to be spayed (we found out later-- before surgery--that she had already been spayed) there were detailed discussions about stress and FeLV+ cats and which was more stressful, surgery or going through "heat" at least twice a year. And my vets were not in favor of euthanizing any healthy cat whether she was FeLV+ or not. They laid it on the line including her possible problems and less than lengthy life and, more importantly, how she was very healthy then. They feel, and I agree, that all the cards should be on the table. My regular vets were 2 1/2 hours away from the two little ones who left this world. They suspect that there were underlying issues.
On Mar 17, 2010, at 4:00 PM, LauraM wrote:

It wasn't my regular vet - it was the spay/neuter vet who comes to the shelter where I work. He's altered many of my cats and they've all come through fine. But this vet also thinks all cats with FeLV should be euthanized. He's entitled to his opinion. But it was odd this morning when I dropped her off - he said "You know, this can stress out a cat with leukemia & bring on symptoms. I'm just letting you know so you don't blame me if something happens." Well, yeah, we all know you need to keep these cats away from stress. How many cats have I had spayed or neutered with FeLV & they've been OK? Does this sound suspicious or what?

--- On Wed, 3/17/10, Elizabeth Malone <malon...@yahoo.com> wrote:


From: Elizabeth Malone <malon...@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Bridget is dead
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Date: Wednesday, March 17, 2010, 4:52 PM


I am so sorry for you loss. You did not kill your cat. You were being
responsible to have her spayed. Your vet knew her history--please do not beat yourself up. I wish there were more words to help. Please know you are
not to blame yourself.

-----Original Message-----
From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of LauraM
Sent: Wednesday, March 17, 2010 2:46 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: [Felvtalk] Bridget is dead

Bridget is dead. I had her spayed today and apparently she died very quickly under anesthesia. She was my baby. I would have done anything for her and now she's dead. It has been a miserable few weeks with Frosty Paws and then Baby Girl but this has broken my heart. She was doing so well. Could it have
been the LTCI? I have to know whether I'm responsible for killing her.
Please, if anyone knows whether the LTCI could have had something to do with it, maybe made her more sensitive to being put under, please let me know, I
have to know whether I killed my cat.
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