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 
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, 
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 
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 - 

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 

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 
so she should be put down.  For all of you out there, please say a prayer for 
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

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