Check with your vet re the time the vaccinations need to be effective. I suspect it is more than a week or two. It has taken 6 weeks for a dog and two cats to semi-make peace. Don't rush it. All that will happen is that everyone, including you, will be stressed out. Take your time. I know it is hard but do it for all your sakes.
On Sep 20, 2010, at 10:32 PM, Bonnie Hogue wrote:

So here is a question about Integrating a New Cat....
I've got Lucky in the back bedroom. The other 3 hear him meow. Some even peer under the door and hiss at him. So, what's next? Just open the door and say "Hello, everyone!"? Or maybe put a screen or fence up so they can see eachother for a few days? It's been a week and I figured after another week it's time for poor Lucky to join the crowd (after everyone is vaccinated, of course). I'm stressing out over what to do.
Help?
----- Original Message ----- From: <dlg...@windstream.net>
To: <felvtalk@felineleukemia.org>
Sent: Monday, September 20, 2010 1:36 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Fw: New to Feline Leukemia


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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