a 2nd opinion wouldn't be a bad thing. ALL living creatures die, regardless of any specific viral status. 1. Did they use the 3-way [felv fiv heartworm] elisa test? This test has a history of large numbers of false positives. 2. is Sasha vaccinated for FeLV? what's her approx age? If she's an adult, she's safer than another kitten, and if she's also vaccinated, I wouldn't worry at all. 3. is the lethargy caused by anemia? 4. if so, what kind of anemia? there's regenerative, which has frequently been treated with success and non-regenerative, which is much more serious and harder to treat. 5. what other work was done? was there blood work? get copies of the results. if the 3-way test is the only thing that was done, get proper blood work done.
I searched www.catvets.com for members in Dallas and there's only one entry, but she's gotta be a better choice: 1 Doctors Found. ________________________________ Dr. Raina Weldon Cat Hospital of Dallas 9780 LBJ Freeway Suite 105 Dallas, TX 75243 United States Phone: (214) 348-2463 Website: www.CatHospitalOfDallas.com Practice Type: Feline Only Barb+Smoky the House Puma+El Bandito Malito "My cat the clown: paying no mind to whom he should impress. Merely living his life, doing what pleases him, and making me smile." - Anonymous ________________________________ From: "ckess...@cox.net" <ckess...@cox.net> To: Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Tue, June 21, 2011 3:40:35 PM Subject: [Felvtalk] Cali - 7 month old kitten I am new the site and I am just crushed. I have never had cats before and I adopted a shelter kitten from Petco in Plano, Texas. She had Ringworm to start with and she was tiny, but she was playful and is as sweet as can be. We live in Downtown Dallas so she sits in the window of our high-rise and overlooks the skyline. Last week, she became very lethargic and on Friday, I became worried so I took her to the emergency room. She's always been little, but playful and happy until last week. They did a Feline Leukemia test and it was positive. The only thing I had ever heard about Feline Leukemia before Friday night was that all cats who get it - die. Cali is only 7 months old and I can't stop crying. I just moved to Dallas last July. I have always had Dachshunds but I didn't think that dogs should be in apartments, so I got Cali. Then I didn't want Cali to be by herself, so I got another shelter kitty from the Petco in Bedford, (named Sasha) and she is very healthy. The emergency room vet and the Vet that I took Cali to have both told me that I need to put Cali to sleep so that Sasha won't get sick and Cali won't get better so she should be put down. For all of you out there, please say a prayer for me and Cali. She is a Blue Cream Tabby, she weighs 5 pounds and she has been a real fighter. I don't know how I will find the strength to put her to sleep. She is so little. I want her to get better. I can't stop crying. Cathy Kessel (858) 361-8972 _______________________________________________ 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