Joe, everything I have read says the virus only lives a short time outside the 
body.  Just to be safe you might want to get a new pet bed and food bowls but I 
doubt that is necessary.

--- On Wed, 4/28/10, Joe Reil <> wrote:

> From: Joe Reil <>
> Subject: [Felvtalk] Clean-up/Dealing with Virus afterwards?
> To:
> Date: Wednesday, April 28, 2010, 3:22 PM
> Hi all,
> I had a message earlier this month about the cat we lost to
> FELV, Stitch. She'd been positive for several years and was
> the only cat we had.
> We're not anywhere near ready emotionally to get another
> cat yet, and probably won't be for at least a few months,
> but I do know we will at some point so I'd like to see if
> there's anything special or particular we should be doing
> now to make sure there aren't any live remnants of the virus
> around when we do?
> Thanks,
> Joe
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