I'm writing this on my phone so limited on what I can write. But everyone of course follows their own heart on this. I've been mixing mine for a few years As others do with no problem. I think they hype up the contagion something terrible. I just don't think it that contagious.
Gloria Sent from my iPhone On Dec 6, 2010, at 1:01 PM, "Stephanie \(Merkel\) Sherry" <steph.she...@yahoo.com> wrote: > Hi Everyone, > > I am new to this site and new to the world of FELV. My husband and I > recently > took in a stray kitten, Magic, who had been coming into our yard and on our > porch. We've had her inside and separated from our FELV negative cats for > six > weeks now and love her dearly. > > At her first vet appt about five week ago she tested positive on two > different > snap tests. She also recently tested positive on the IFA test. Magic is > about > five months old and is healthy (other than FELV), active, growing and gaining > weight, loves to play and is the sweetest girl. For now, she lives in our > master bedroom separated from our other cats. > > One of the vets at my practice suggested it was possible to integrate her > with > our other cats if we had them all vaccinated. She did tell me that the > vaccine > isn't 100% so there was some risk to our other cats. Right now, I do not > feel > like is the option for me as it doesn't seem fair to expose my FELV negative > to > cats to the risk of the vaccine itself or exposure to her. However, I > thought I > would ask if anyone has gone this route and what their experience has been. > The > vet who suggested this to me isn't the vet I usually see and I am waiting for > my > regular vet to come back to work later this week. > > Assuming we don't integrate her with the other cats, she is currently living > in > our bedroom. She doesn't seem unhappy and while it's not an ideal set-up for > us, it is something we could manage long term. I struggle with what is fair > for > her - to stay with us where we love her so much, but her space is limited or > to > find her a home where she can have more space and possibly time with her > owners. If she stays with us in our bedroom, should we still vaccinate our > other cats as a precaution? > > Any thoughts or experience anyone has on either of these issues would be > greatly > appreciated. > > Thanks, > Stephanie > > > > _______________________________________________ > 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