Ilost my romeo to. Lymphoma but he was around 4 when I brought him in after feeding him for couple of years. He lived 4 years inside. My Tucson is 12 n 17 lbs. She was diagnosed felv when 4. I have 3 negs n have mixed 4 years. Thing is that this an ancient virus n if if were that deadly, there would be no domestic cats. Most cats r never tested -so who knows how many r pos.
Sent from my Samsung Epic™ 4G Lynda Wilson <longhornf...@verizon.net> wrote: >I'm glad that works for you Beth. I'm just advising of the word of caution, >that's all. I'm not paranoid but this disease is very contagious and is the >leading viral killer of cats. Vaccination helps tremendously but is not a >100% guarantee, just like other vaccines. Even when I am given the ok to get >another cat, I will have the kitty vaccinated for added comfort even though >it's not 100% guarantee. > >It's better to be safe than sorry. It would be a dream come true to have a >cure for this horrible disease. > >Best wishes to each of you and blessings to all the kitties who live with >FeLV daily. >----- Original Message ----- >From: "Beth" <create_me_...@yahoo.com> >To: <firstname.lastname@example.org> >Sent: Thursday, May 12, 2011 10:13 AM >Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Discordant Results (ELISA+/IFA-) > > >ALL my negative cats are vaccinated. I have been mixing my cats for over > 10 years.My vet said if I separated them I would only be stressing them > out. I vaccinate my negatives every 6 months ON MY VET'S ADVICE. My >FIV+ cat never even got it & I had him 10 years. I have had as many >as 5 positives & 5 negatives living freely with each other - >Grooming, sharing food, water, litter. I have had my negative cats >re-tested multiple times over the last 10 years & none of them have >ever gotten the virus. >Yes, this is a personal choice, & no, I am > not telling you to do it, but with the proper precautions you do not >have to be paranoid about FeLV. >Please search the archives on >"mixing" to see how other people are handling the situation. I wish you >& all you kitties well. I know it is scary when you come on >something you have never dealt with > before. I had no idea what I was getting into when I got my first >positive. Within 6 months I had 3 of them (the neighborhood I moved into > was overrunning with strays). Thank goodness I had such a great vet who > didn't freak out about this virus & tell me they had to have >another home or be put down. >My main goal ever since is to show people they can keep these kitties >safely. > >Beth > >Don't Litter, Fix Your Critter! www.Furkids.org > >--- On Thu, 5/12/11, Lynda Wilson <longhornf...@verizon.net> wrote: > >From: Lynda Wilson <longhornf...@verizon.net> >Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Discordant Results (ELISA+/IFA-) >To: email@example.com >Date: Thursday, May 12, 2011, 8:38 AM > >Kasie, > >You are wise to not bring Grace home in fear of exposing your other cat. You >could get your other cat vaccinated for FeLV. However, the FeLV vaccine has >only 80% to 85% protection, but it's better than zero. This is one option if >nothing else. > >As you know, there is a chance that she clears the virus. It's good that >Grace is IFA negative!! This disease is not black & white. There are too >many "if's" for me to ever take a chance in mixing positives with negatives. >In fact, I'm in the same boat. I adopted a 3 mos. old kitten last year in >Sept. He was neutered in Nov & was born with coccidia along with the rest of >his litter ( the Humane Society tested him for FeLV the day he was >neutered). The HS vet said he was negative. On March 10th of this year I had >to put him to sleep. He had a faint positive on the FeLV test. He was not >himself the day prior. When I took him in he was anemic, had a heart murmur >and his blood oxygen level was very low. My vet said their was a very slim >chance that he would survive even with a blood transfusion. He had too many >health issues which compromised his immune system. > >I also have a 2 yr old male cat at home that has always been an indoor cat. >I never knew of this disease, therefore, he was not vaccinated against it. >Having fostered then adopting my HS kitten, my adult cat was probably >exposed to this virus for the 6 mos that I had my kitten (of course we don't >know exactly when he was shedding the virus). So far, my adult cat, Sugar, >has tested ELISA negative. I had Sugar tested the day I put the kitten to >sleep, then again 30 days later, and again this month. I'm going to test him >next month as well. Since all the ELISA tests have been negative, we did not >do an IFA test. > >Every cat's immune system is different. I know people do mix, but I hope at >least they are mixing with negatives that have been vaccinated. This is just >my opinion. I'm sure that this may work for some, but for newbies like >myself experiencing this for the first time, I proceed with much caution. I >will not bring home another cat or kitten until I know Sugar is in the >clear. He so wants another companion to play with! > >I will keep Grace in my thoughts and prayers and please keep me posted. I >hope she clears the virus so that your cat at home has a new purrfect >companion! > >Best wishes and the best of luck to you!! >Lynda > > > >_______________________________________________ >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 _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org