THE FERALS I HAVE BEEN ADOPTED BY ALL LIKE MY BED AND HAVE BECOME THE BIGGEST 
LAP BABIES EVER.  
---- Natalie <at...@optonline.net> wrote: 
> I would advise the same...do not tempt fate by letting him out again.  Use
> some Feliway spray or plug-in to de-stress their/his environment!
> Re: feral cats - 90% of the cats that I trap are feral!  I don't release
> them; all of them adapt perfectly to living indoors - some have absolutely
> no desire to use their outdoor enclosure, they must be so happy to have a
> roof over their heads! Most become tame and are adopted, for some it happens
> too late and they're too old for anyone wanting them - couch potatoes,
> nonetheless!.....Natalie
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
> [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Cougar Clan
> Sent: Friday, September 17, 2010 8:38 AM
> To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Fw: New to Feline Leukemia
> Importance: High
> 
> Some will disagree but, if you can, keeping Lucky inside will help  
> keep him healthy at his age even w/o the FeLV issue.  There are some  
> ferals who hang out at Mom's that are in that age group and I worry  
> about them. They can't be touched but are very wonderful cats.  I live  
> trapped them to s/n but they would totally stress out in a house.   
> Lucky has settled down into a house routine as some other ferals of  
> mine have.  Don't tempt fate by letting him out again.  (MHO)
> 
> 
> 
> On Sep 16, 2010, at 11:01 PM, Bonnie Hogue wrote:
> 
> > Thanks, Tanya, that is helpful information.
> > Lucky is between 11 and 13 yrs.  My other cats are: 14, 9 and 7.  I  
> > keep my cats _strictly_ indoors.   Lucky would have to adapt to that  
> > life, or show me he will stay only in my yard (which, at his age, he  
> > might do).  Thanks for the info on IFA -- I will request that.
> > My main fears are(1) food and water dish sharing, and (2) litter box  
> > sharing.  I keep one box per cat, but that does not mean each cat  
> > uses its own box.  So I suspect there is "box sharing."  And I know  
> > that they eat indiscriminately from the dishes.
> > ----- Original Message ----- From: "TANYA NOE" <sashacatgodd...@yahoo.com 
> > >
> > To: <felvtalk@felineleukemia.org>
> > Sent: Thursday, September 16, 2010 4:35 PM
> > Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Fw: New to Feline Leukemia
> >
> >
> >>   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: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> >>> 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: felvtalk@felineleukemia.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: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> >>> > 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: felvtalk@felineleukemia.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!
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