I read that too about the 85% that will live a max of 3.5 years. Someone in my feline asthma group said her cat lived until she was 16. Can you believe that? She said the cat lived indoors since a kitten and hadn't mixed with other cats so she assumes that the cat got the disease as a kitten. I thought that was incredible. 11 years is outstanding also. How fortunate you are. Some cats just defy the odds I guess.
“I am not interested to know whether vivisection produces results that are profitable to the human race or doesn’t….the pain which it inflicts upon unconsenting animals is the basis of my enmity toward it, and it is to me sufficient justification of the enmity without looking further.” – Mark Twain > From: longhornf...@verizon.net > To: email@example.com > Date: Fri, 15 Apr 2011 15:30:51 -0500 > Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Question re positives & negatives > > Belinda, > > What a relief to hear! I feel you are so lucky because I don't hear very > many stories as yours. I have read that 85% of kitties that test positive on > the IFA test, don't live past 3 1/2 yrs. I'm so glad that you were able to > enjoy Bailey as long as you did! What meds did you have him on? > > Lynda > ----- Original Message ----- > From: "Belinda Sauro" <ma...@bemikitties.com> > To: <firstname.lastname@example.org> > Sent: Friday, April 15, 2011 2:29 PM > Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Question re positives & negatives > > > > My Bailey lived with his housemates from the time he was 5 months > > old (tested positive then) until he passed of cancer at age 11 years, they > > slept, ate, groomed and on occasion had little spats, none of his > > vaccinated housemates ever became positive. I had them tested > > intermittently and they were always negative. I lost Bailey in 2006 and > > his remaining housemates are still negative. > > > > -- > > Belinda > > happiness is being owned by cats ... > > > > http://BelindaSauro.com > > http://HostDesign4U.com > > > > > > _______________________________________________ > > 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