Oh, just read this email. Yes, if the IFA is negative she could have the virus and put it into dormancy, like I mentioned in the other email. And it is possible that the virus can re-activate. But, who knows. And not to be negative, but by then your other kitties may have gone on to Heaven so you wouldn't have to worry about them catching it at that point. It's so frustrating. Matter of fact, unless your other kitties have had a bone marrow test, they could also have the virus. That's the really scary thing - that stupid virus could be in lots of our cats and we would never know. Anyway, back to Amber, yes it could re-activate. But it's hard to make decisions on possibilities. Like I said, such a frustrating disease.
sent from my AT&T Smartphone by HTC ----- Reply message ----- From: "Jannes Taylor" <jannestay...@yahoo.com> Date: Mon, May 30, 2011 7:53 am Subject: [Felvtalk] Your Opinion would be GREATLY appreciated To: <email@example.com> Natalie, I have been wondering so many things. In the beginning I doubted that Amber would be able to fight off the virus in the pitiful condition she was in. I was surprised when she tested negative! I also read that sometimes they can test negative by IFA but the viurs could still be just laying wait ready to reappear in the future. Sometimes I think you can read too much. Who knows what to believe!! Amber is so full of enery and looks really good. She still weights only 6..8 lbs. It is had to believe she has only gained an eight of a lb in three months but her ribs don't show anymore. I also find it puzzling that she has not come in heat yet. She may have already been spayed?? The vet guesses her to be approx 1 year old. I know some folks mix their cats and don't worry but I can't help being concerned about it. Jannes ________________________________ From: Natalie <at...@optonline.net> To: firstname.lastname@example.org Sent: Sun, May 29, 2011 4:19:23 PM Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Your Opinion would be GREATLY appreciated I wonder if extreme stress, bad diet, etc. can cause false positives. In the first year (1992)that I trapped cats for our rescue group, an adult cat tested positive for FeLV. Three months later, she was negative! -----Original Message----- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Jannes Taylor Sent: Saturday, May 28, 2011 12:06 PM To: email@example.com Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Your Opinion would be GREATLY appreciated I am so releived she tested negative. I think maybe I have read too much sometimes. All the upstairs cats have been vaccinated against felv so that helps even though I know it is not 100&. I am going to think about this today and view all the opinions. Thanks! Jannes _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org