I have to say my experience is pretty much the same as Terrie's. With my first FeLV kitties, Calawalla Banana Booboo and Mr Black Kitty, I was pretty paranoid. I think it was 2001. But even the vet reassured mr that the virus wasn't that contagious. I relaxed a bit.
At some point I decided to mix and have never had a problem. My friend Susan - we're in the same rescue - has the same experience. Gloria Little Rock, Ar Sent from my iPhone On Oct 14, 2010, at 10:30 AM, <ter...@tazzys.org> wrote: > Melinda, > Well, this is my opinion and experience with having FELV kitties in the past > but don't any now. > My first personal experience was back in mid part of1999 I got a kitten that > I named Taz was FELV and he died in January 2002. He had it in his bone > marrow. He died from secondary illnesses. > Spent a lot of money on him to try and save him money was not a factor. My > husband and I didn't care did whatever it took. > Anyway, I had other personal kitties both young and older adults that lived > with this kitten up to his passing. They played, ate, shared litter boxes, > bathe, and slept together during this time. My other kitties were vaccinated > every year and some were not this was due to the age since I had a few > seniors at the time when they passed they did not die of FELV. I have to say > no one tested positive during and after he died. I lost my eldest cat back in > March of 2010 that personally took care of Taz when he was alive. She did not > die of FELV. She was 21 years old and went into kidney failure. I was with > her when she died. > My conclusion is that no one came down with FELV. > > So I guess my point is it is you that can make the decision of whether you > want to mix or not. > There are some of us on this group that do mix and some that do not. > I do not have the fear of having a FELV kitty and mixing with my personal > cats. > > In rescue I do not mix this is for safety reasons. > > TAZZY'S ANIMAL TRANSPORTS/SIAMESE & COLLIE RESCUE > Sultan, WA. 98294 > Terrie Mohr-Forker > http://tazzys.org/ > Non-Profit national rescue > Dedicated to the welfare of animals. > > Copyright © 1999-2010 tazzys.org. All rights reserved. > > > -------- Original Message -------- > Subject: [Felvtalk] Mixing > From: Melinda Kerr <msk...@me.com> > Date: Wed, October 13, 2010 2:14 am > To: firstname.lastname@example.org > > OK, I know I am going to get some really strong opinions on this one. What > I really want is positive feedback from people who have mixed positives and > negatives. My Fuji contacted her FeLV from her mom and it didn't show up on > her initial test. We did not know she was positive until a mediastinal mass > developed when she was almost a year old. She now receives chemo and is > doing really well. Since her first treatment in July, she has never shown any > signs of being sick. > > Today, I "rescued" a stray that I thought for certain would be positive. > However, the initial test was negative. I have the cats separated and intend > to vaccinate as soon as one of my vets gets the vaccine in. They have been > introduced to each other and seem as though they will get along quite well. > Fuji is not a fighter and I cannot see her biting him. Neither of my vets > seem to think that mixing them will be a problem. > > I read the old threads and saw that many of you have mixed with great > results. I did not see any stories of mixing where a vaccinated negative > became positive. I'm looking for stories of success or failure. Please > share your stories! > > Thanks, > Melinda, Fuji and Shadow > _______________________________________________ > 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