Our cats love carriers - when I try to take any cat to the vet, others jump
right in before I have a chance to place the cat into it....They love
carriers as much as they love boxes and paper bags(handles cut apart or

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From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of MaiMaiPG
Sent: Friday, April 15, 2011 7:47 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Question re positives & negatives

On that note, Copper and Thomas go into their carriers when they want  
to be alone or are pissed off.  They even close (not latch) the  
doors.  They eat on a bench they started eating on as tiny kittens.   
Carriers are wonderful if they are safe places.  My boys traveled from  
the day they came out of the pine thicket and, until they got grown, I  
took them on rides and visited people with them.  Carriers are sources  
of adventure and fun.  I have served the boys for almost 3 years and  
they travel with me to Louisville, to various other places with no  
trouble....no fighting to get them in their carriers or searching for  
them for hours.  They have a dog carriage (big baby carriage with  
screens and very big all-terrain wheels) to ride around  
outside....they love that too.  The crate idea is wonderful.  Same  
principle as crate training a dog.  Bob came crate trained....he goes  
there to rest from the cats, to eat or tell me it is meal time, when  
he is wet etc.

On Apr 15, 2011, at 6:34 PM, Pam Norman wrote:

> You all have been so helpful on my questions about Poppy I can't  
> believe it!  Maybe I can return the favor a bit & help here.  Most  
> of my 10 cats eat in their crates. I have them stacked in the  
> kitchen & each cat knows which one is his & they go into them at  
> meal times.  Otherwise I too would run out of rooms. I have one who  
> also eats in the bathroom & one who eats in my pc room, but the  
> others all eat in their crates in the kitchen. Sometimes they nap or  
> sleep in them too since they have good connotations.
> Pam
> On 4/15/2011 5:12 PM, dlg...@windstream.net wrote:
>> How do you keep feeding bowls seperate?  I have 7 and don't have  
>> enough rooms to keep them out of each other's bowls.  Besides, each  
>> one thinks that he other's food is diffeent and better than theirs  
>> so the first few minutes of feeding is spent trading bowls just t  
>> make sure I get the best food.
>> ---- Sharon Catalan<scata...@gmail.com>  wrote:
>>> Hello Pam,
>>> My 3 cats have been living together for 10 years now until my boy- 
>>> cat was
>>> just recently diagnosed with FeLV.  He may have contracted it 2  
>>> years ago
>>> when he ran outside and got into a fight with another cat.  We had  
>>> the 2
>>> other girl-cats tested and they're both negative.  We had the 2  
>>> other
>>> girl-cats vaccinated and currently, they are separated.  Doctor  
>>> said that
>>> they can be together 30days after the 2 other cats receive their  
>>> 2nd shot of
>>> FeLV vaccination.  Also, according to our doctor, it should be  
>>> okay for them
>>> to be together again as long as they don't bite/scratch each other  
>>> or share
>>> bodily fluids.  Just keep their feeding stuff completely  
>>> separate.  My cats
>>> never fight with each other although occasionally, the other cat  
>>> will eat
>>> someone's leftover and I think that is the reason that the 2  
>>> others cats
>>> never contracted it considering that the other one had FeLV for  
>>> quite some
>>> time now.
>>> Sharon
>>> On Fri, Apr 15, 2011 at 11:00 AM, Pam  
>>> Norman<pam_nor...@charter.net>  wrote:
>>>> 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
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>>> -- 
>>> Sharon F Catalan
>>> Cell: (408) 398-5647
>>> Home: (408) 229-2298
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