I don't know whether or not there is a difference in the direness between 
the ages, however I know that typically they give a worse prognosis for young 
kittens who are already symptomatic. Every cat is different so it is really 
hard to make that call. I say go with your gut. Our FeLV Maggie is 2 1/2 and 
she has been symptomatic since she was a small kitten. Good luck with whichever 
you choose and God bless you for taking in another FeLV!

--- On Sat, 1/1/11, Emeraldkittee <> wrote:

> From: Emeraldkittee <>
> Subject: [Felvtalk] kitten vs. cat when adding a positive
> To:
> Date: Saturday, January 1, 2011, 6:27 PM
> Would it be true that if a young
> kitten, 3 mos, is positive on an IFA that is more dire than
> a 2 yr old cat being confirmed on that test? It seems like
> the younger the diagnosis, the sadder the outcome?
> I am asking because in considering a friend for Whimsy,
> I've heard about a local 3 mos old female who is positive. 
> I am still waiting for the shelter to let me know if it was
> IFA confirmed. There is another positive, but he is a very
> large intimidating male and my instinct tells me he
> wouldn't be right for our guy.   I also have been approved
> to adopt in WI, a few hrs drive, with a group that has
> several 1-4 year old male and female positives.
> Whimsy has started trying to play with his brothers on the
> other side of the door and it's adorable.  I'm not quite
> sure a kitten would be the best idea for Whimsy or for us,
> but we shall see!  
> Shannon
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