I couldn't agree more with you, Sharyl.   Lots of vets think PTS first with 
FeLV and FIV.   I often think they just don't know any better.  The first 
option my vet offered with my first FeLV+, a beautiful blue-eyed Ragdoll, was 
PTS, and my vet is very progressive.  I also said no way, Selena had already 
wrapped me around her little paw :-), we'll find other options.  I found out 
about LTCI via websearch, got my vets on board, and now my vets are believers 
after using it to save an FIV positive male they were pretty sure wasn't going 
to make it.  They wouldn't have known to try it if I hadn't pushed it in the 
first place.

Terry
---- Sharyl <cline...@yahoo.com> wrote: 

=============
A lot depends on the age of the negative cats.  Kittens seem more susceptible.  
I am one of those that has mixed positives and negatives for almost 3 yrs.  But 
my negatives were current on their FeLV vaccine before I started mixing and 
they get annual booster shots.

It really is an individual decision.  My 1st vet wanted to PTS Sissy and Rocket 
just because they were FeLV+. Then she wanted to notify AC to kill all the cats 
in the colony I rescued them from.  Told her no way were we going to kill Sissy 
and Rocket and no way was I telling anyone where the colony was.  PETA is 
another group intent on killing all FeLV kitties.  

Some never mix and some mix very successfully.  I my case I was bringing 
positive kittens into a home with vaccinated adult negatives.  7 of my 8 
positive kittens have now crossed the Rainbow Bridge and there has been to 
issues with my negative cats.
Sharyl

--- On Mon, 6/14/10, brooklynnat...@charter.net <brooklynnat...@charter.net> 
wrote:

> From: brooklynnat...@charter.net <brooklynnat...@charter.net>
> Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Blind/Deaf Cat
> To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> Cc: dlg...@windstream.net
> Date: Monday, June 14, 2010, 7:38 PM
> My vet totally discourages putting
> them together.  He said there is too much risk.  I
> have 7 other cats that are all healthy and I would love to
> be able to have them all be together but I'm afraid.  I
> wouldn't want the healthy ones to get sick.  I would
> feel so responsible.
> ---- dlg...@windstream.net
> wrote: 
> > Theresa, if you felv kitty is lonely, ask your vet
> about mixing him with your other cats.  my veet said
> that as long as hey are up on their shots, it is okay and
> mine have been mixed for 2 years now with no problems. 
> sure does make everyone happier.
> > ---- brooklynnat...@charter.net
> wrote: 
> > > I live in Black Mountain NC and would be more
> than happy to give him a home.  
> > > I'm really not too familiar with how things are
> done here but I have a male that 
> > > I rescued from outside that has feline leukemia
> and I keep him separated from my 
> > > other cats.  I'm sure he would be happy for
> the company.  Let me know if you 
> > > think it might work. 
> > > 
> > > Theresa Palumbo
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