How about, in the future, do as I do when I introduce a new cats to the
group.  I keep the new cat in a double cage for as long as it takes
(anywhere from a few days to two or three weeks), cats sniffle, but new cat
is safe.  Then I open the cage when I see that there's no more hissing.
Cats go inside to join the new cat, new cat walks out, explores (all, after
already knowing the cats).  I always use a sheet to cover the "bedroom" are
for privacy.

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Jannes Taylor
Sent: Monday, May 30, 2011 1:02 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] FeLV in Bone Marrow not in Blood

I am sure it is stressful for her to come upstairs and see three cats. When 
I rescued my last kitty before Amber, he was only two weeks old and my two
cats HATED him. I was afraid they would try to kill him. I kept him away
them for a couple of months. I only brought him out when I could keep a
eye on  him. Now he and one of the cats are big buddies. The other cat still

just tolerates him. She is very moody. She just growls and tells the others
to get out of her way. She has been like this ever since I had her spayed
she was about six months old. 
So, I have not had any experience with cats being social from the beginning.
yes, and when I got my second cat the first one hated her...LOL...things are

never easy at my house.Jannes 

From: Lynda Wilson <>
Sent: Mon, May 30, 2011 9:51:16 AM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] FeLV in Bone Marrow not in Blood

I agree with this comment. I will also add that since stress can induce the 
virus out of dormancy, do you think it would be stressful to her to meet
other kitties? It's hard to determine exactly what type of stress. This IS
a thought. I would think that most cats like to be together and find it 
comforting since they are such social animals.

I once had a "tortie" (tortoise shell) cat and she stressed very easily. I
it was her breed. She went into diabetes when I got a dachshund puppy for
family. She later went into remission. Then I got another dachshund puppy
our other dachshund as a playmate. She then went into diabetes again. Then I

knew it was all stress related. We did have another cat and when he passed
she was the happiest cat I had ever seen. She was one of those that needed
to be 
the "only" cat. Too bad I did not know that when I saved her at 5 weeks
old.  If 
they only came with instructions!! (by the way, I had her 17 1/2 yrs. I lost
last June to a stroke that left her unable to walk).
----- Original Message ----- From: <>
To: "sharon Fazio" <>;
Sent: Monday, May 30, 2011 6:58 AM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] FeLV in Bone Marrow not in Blood

> From my reading and limited understanding I will answer your questions.
>don't take it as the gospel.
> If the virus is in the bone marrow but not the blood it's referred to as
>dormant.  Your kitty cannot pass it to other kitties as long as it stays 
>dormant.  One book I read did say that many times cats that contract the
>but put it into dormancy will actually be able to extinguish the virus at
>point.  So it is possible that your kitty could one day be free of it
>If she is not able to completely extinguish the virus it is definitely
>that it never gets into her blood or white blood cells.  The reading made
>seem like as long as the virus stays dormant then it should never cause 
>problems.  However, it can turn viremic which means it gets into her
>Sometimes stress and other illnesses can activate the virus.  But, whether
>causes any problems at that point is a coin toss.  I've heard of cats
>into their  mid to late teens even with the active virus so who knows. 
It's so 
>hard to predict how each cat's immune system will deal with the
> virus.
> You are very lucky that even though she contracted the virus as a kitten
>she was able to put it into dormancy.  Many kittens that get it will die
>Maybe she will be one of those that will eventually get rid of the virus 
>completely since her immune system was stronger than most kittens.
> So all that just to say who the heck knows what will happen.  It's so 
>unpredictable.  You had the IFA test done too didn't you?
> As far as the interferon goes, I have a friend who believes in it and
gives it 
>to her FIV and FeLV kitties every day and has for years.  She gets it from
>pharmacy that compounds it and puts it into a chicken flavored liquid that
>gives to them.  I don't know if you need it or not if your cat has put the
>into dormancy but I wouldn't think it would hurt her to take it.  I think
it is 
>just some kind of super charged immune system booster.  Not sure though.
> sent from my AT&T Smartphone by HTC
> ----- Reply message -----
> From: "sharon Fazio" <>
> Date: Sat, May 28, 2011 8:29 am
> Subject: [Felvtalk] FeLV in Bone Marrow not in Blood
> To: <>
> My 1 year kitten was diagnosed with FeLV back in Oct.  She has never
>positive with either blood test, only with bone marrow aspiration after she
>real sick at 20 weeks of age.  As of now she is  showing no signs of FeLV,
>a low normal blood test. To look at her you would and the way she plays you

>would not even know she had FeLV.
> Questions are: Can a cat clear FeLV from the bone marrow?  Could FeLV just
>in the bone marrow and never go to her blood? Can a cat expect to live a
>life as long as the FeLV never moves from the bone marrow?  If she stays
>should we think about getting another bone marrow aspiration since the FeLV

>never been in the blood?
> Right now she on interferon 1 week on 1 week off.  She off all other drug
>she doing so well.  Vet does not want to take her off the interferon ever.
> Thank you,
> Sharon
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