He is about 10 weeks old, if not older. When I look at some of his body parts (and testicals ;-) he even seems older then that.
What do you think? Too young for testing, or okay? I have to go to the vet later this afternoon to pick up a prescription and I will talk to her about it. I've also send my friend, who is a vet, an email, and waiting on her answer! Thanks for your input! 2010/12/8 Natalie <at...@optonline.net> > It all depends on the kitten's age - when tested too young, tests can have > false results. > > -----Original Message----- > From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org > [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Peggy Verdonck > Sent: Wednesday, December 08, 2010 11:52 AM > To: email@example.com > Subject: [Felvtalk] Question on taking in kitten or not. > > About 6 weeks ago, our cat Oreo got sick and tested positive on Felv. She > went downhill since that point and we had to put her to sleep a week later. > She was suffering! > We panicked about our 6 other (indoor) cats and had them all tested the > same > day Oreo tested positive. They were all negative, even after living with > Oreo for almost a year! > To be a 100% sure we will test them again in a while. > > The thing is.....we rescued this 10 week old kitten yesterday evening. > Found > him in the bushes besides a dumpster at a gas station, and decided to take > him home because we didn't think he would survive the freezing cold. > He is now warm and safe in our bathroom, separated from the rest. > My question is.....would it be safe for him and the others, to have him > tested for Felv/Fiv and if negative, vaccinate for Felv and integrate into > the group in about 2 weeks. > Again....our other cats are negative but there is still a small chance that > there might be a positive test result in the 2nd round of testing! > > We really would like to keep him and give a good home. But if it appears to > be a bad idea we will find him a good home with someone else. > > Thanks for your thoughts! > > Peggy > _______________________________________________ > 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