My cats were diagnosed at ages 13 and 14. I can't recall why the vet tested them at that time. They were both at the vet's office so it was likely an annual check-up. Stripes was sick on and off his entire life. Squeaky was never sick (except for not feeling well for a few days after his annual feline leukemia vaccination). I have no idea why the vet continued to vaccinate him and why I never asked about it. This was over 15 years ago.
-----Original Message----- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Chris Sent: Saturday, May 01, 2010 10:30 PM To: email@example.com Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Hi, I'm new Welcome...there are some very well informed people on this board who will give you a lot of info. Being diagnosed at 16 is a bit unusual--was there a particular reason why the vet checked her? Has she been ill? My own Tucson, was diagnosed at age 4-5 after a few days of not eating like she usually does & looking real "pale". -----Original Message----- >From: kia <kia...@yahoo.com> >Sent: May 1, 2010 8:13 PM >To: Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org >Subject: [Felvtalk] Hi, I'm new > > > > Hello all. >I just joined your group because I found out yesterday that my beloved cat Kia has leukemia. Kia is my oldest cat, she will be 16 in August, and she is my favorite one. I know we shouldn't have favorites but Kia is the first cat my husband and I adopted after we got married. She is a calico who loves to talk. I am devastated by this news I got from the vet yesterday and I am hoping you all can help me understand leukemia better and what signs I need to look for that Kia is getting sicker. >By the way, my name is Janet and I'm a life long animal lover. We have 4 cats and a retired racing greyhound that we call our kids. We just lost a cat back in November, my oldest male cat who was 14. Now I am wondering if he had leukemia too. >Thanks in advance for your advice. I hope to learn a lot here. >janet > > > >> >>________________________________ > >> >> > > > > >_______________________________________________ >Felvtalk mailing list >Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org >http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org