How old are your other cats? Cats develop some natural immunity with age. After the age of 1-3 they become less likely to develop FeLV. If vaccinated and over 3 the risk is there but small. How old is the cat that tested positive? If under a year there is a good chance the cats body can rid itself of the virus. I would wait 6 weeks and retest the cat again regardless of age and see if it still shows positive. You can also do an IFA which tests to see if the virus has settled into the bone marrow. Once in the marrow it cannot be eliminated from the body. I have a 14 year old negative cat and a 2 year old positive cat. I do not separate them, there is still a small risk allowing them together but I vaccinate the negative one and cross my fingers. I don't know if I have ever seen anyone on here post that a neg turned pos from mixing, again though still a risk.
Hope this helps, Tanya --- On Thu, 9/16/10, Natalie <at...@optonline.net> wrote: > From: Natalie <at...@optonline.net> > Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Fw: New to Feline Leukemia > To: email@example.com > Date: Thursday, September 16, 2010, 2:55 PM > All vaccines are only about 80% > effective....I really don't have much > experience with this because I have two very healthy > FeLV+ cats, living > separately from others. But I would think that if > retested, being only a > "weak positive", maybe the cat will be negative! It > seems to have been > really run down, the immune system was definitely > compromised, fighting an > infection, fleas....Good luck! Natalie > > -----Original Message----- > From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org > [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] > On Behalf Of Debbie Bates > Sent: Thursday, September 16, 2010 1:23 PM > To: firstname.lastname@example.org > Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Fw: New to Feline Leukemia > > > Bonnie, it got through! Hang in there for just a > bit....there are many > extremely well informed members who will have any and all > information you > need! I am not dealing with any felv cats, but come > here often so that I > stay informed.... > > Debbie > "We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience > them." - Kahlil > Gibran > > > > > From: ho...@sonic.net > > To: email@example.com > > Date: Thu, 16 Sep 2010 09:32:46 -0700 > > Subject: [Felvtalk] Fw: New to Feline Leukemia > > > > This e-mail got bounced back to me....am trying one > more time. > > ----- Original Message ----- > > From: Bonnie Hogue > > To: firstname.lastname@example.org > > > Sent: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 9:37 PM > > Subject: New to Feline Leukemia > > > > > > It's a long story, but I'll shorten it... > > My mom has a "heart cat" named Lucky. She's disabled > and no longer living > at home. Her sister was caring for Lucky, but herself is > unwell and > struggling. I went over to feed the cats during her > hospitalization and > Lucky did not look good. I took him to the vet: bad fleas, > possible infected > eye and nose, and tested "weak positive" for feline > leukemia. This makes my > plan of integrating him into my 3-cat household a real > challenge. The vet > said I could get my three cats vaccinated "providing 80% > protection"... > Meanwhile, Lucky is sequestered in the spare bedroom, > taking antibiotics > (what a good cat!) and healing. I'm trying to figure out > how to make this > work, longer term. > > Ideas??? > > Thank you! > > _______________________________________________ > > 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 > _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org