`I am trying to determine what to do with Poppy both now & when the IFA`

`test results come in. I've been reading & reading & from what I can`

`gather, the old dictums about NEVER havinig positive & negative cats`

`even in the same house has been abandoned. From what I have read, the`

`general sense is that it's fine for positives & negatives to be in the`

`same home, but should be separate so there is no chance of exchanging`

`fluids such as with a bite, but more importantly with mutual grooming.`

`But I know also that some of you have both positives & negatives really`

`living together, not separate. Right?`

`What about if I put Poppy in her condo in the spare bedroom & let me`

`cats visit, so at least she SEES other cats. What is she hisses &`

`spits? Would that have a chance of infecting any of mine who were`

`nosing around her condo? My feeling is that it would.`

`Also how effective is the vaccine these days? I know that some years`

`ago the figure was about 30% so I never had any of my cats vaccinated.`

`Has it been improved?`

`Right now we are still waiting for the IFA test for Poppy. And I guess`

`she needs retesting on that in at least a month. I do NOT want to keep`

`her alone until then. We have a sanctuary for her if she tests IFA`

`positive cause then we know that she is really positive. But the person`

`who runs it tells me that regardless of how she tests on the IFA, she`

`HAS leukemia. Period. And would go in with the positive cats. But my`

`understanding is that if she is IFA negative, she has a chance of`

`fighting it off & putting her in with the positives is giving up. I`

`think she should only go in with the positives if she tests IFA positive.`

Can anyone help me sort this out? Pam _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org