It's true that healthy cats can get it, but since it needs a host to survive & 
does not last outside the body, there is no need to start throwing things out. 
Fears like this are what make people so scared of FeLV cats & why vets 
routinely euthanize them. I would never discard something just because an FeLV 
cat used it.
Dont Litter, Fix Your Critter!   

--- On Mon, 11/8/10, Peggy Verdonck <> wrote:

From: Peggy Verdonck <>
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] What to do after they die?
Date: Monday, November 8, 2010, 9:01 AM

That's not true. Cats can contract it even when their immuun system is
strong. They just don't get sick from right away. So healthy cats can also
get it. I would be very carefull with the things your cat used!

2010/11/7 Gloria Lane <>

> Im so aorry for your loss.  My vet said the virus lasts only a short while
> outside the body, a minute or so.  Healthy adult cats have good immunity to
> it anyhow.   I have lost several felv cats, and never do any extraordinary
> cleaning or waiting when they pass away.  In my opinion don't worry about
> it.
> Gloria
> Sent from my iPhone
> On Nov 7, 2010, at 12:25 PM, Laura Svoboda <> wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > I tried sending a post several days ago, but my membership had not gone
> through
> > yet so my post was rejected.  I was asking for suggestions on how to get
> my FLV
> > cat, Chloe, to eat.  Very sadly, she passed away early yesterday morning.
>  I
> > wish I had found this group earlier, but from the time she started
> feeling
> > droopy to the time she passed away was just three weeks - way too fast.
>  Anyway,
> > can anyone tell me what I need to do, if anything, to her cat tree, cat
> tunnel,
> > litter box, toys, etc. before I pass them on to another home?  I have
> read that
> > the virus does not live long outside of the body, but have also read that
> a
> > person should wait 30 days before introducing another cat in the home -
> leaving
> > me to believe that perhaps her things may still have enough of the virus
> on them
> > to get other cats sick.  That is the last thing I'd want.  Does anyone
> have any
> > suggestions?
> >
> >
> >
> >
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