I agree. I had a FeLV+ cat that lived to 9-1/2 years. It's not a death sentence.
I also mixed FeLV and non-Felv, without ever having one of my negatives get the disease. Make sure your negatives are current on boosters, and you should be fine. If you can take in a FeLV+ baby for a companion for Spicy, I think that would be great! You need to find a vet with a more progressive attitude toward this disease. It's manageable. =^..^= Terri, Siggie the Tomato Vampire, Guinevere, Travis, Dori and 6 furangels: Ruthie, Samantha, Arielle, Gareth, Alec, Salome and Sammi =^..^= ----- Original Message ----- From: MaiMaiPG<mailto:maima...@gmail.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com> Sent: Wednesday, August 24, 2011 2:49 PM Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Having two Feline Leukemia cats I'd get her a friend and a new vet. On Aug 24, 2011, at 1:38 PM, April Johnson wrote: In June we adopted two cats a young black female(Spicy) and a orange female (Sunny) from animal control. Our local shelter was overrun with cats and begging people to come adopt. When we took them to the vets a week after being adopted the receptionist asked if we wanted them tested. I did not know when I adopted them that animal control does not test the cats unless you request it. Well Spicy tested positive for Feline Leukemia. My vet wanted me to put her to sleep because she couldn't live with my other cats. I couldn't do it she was only 10 months old. So I transformed a spare bedroom into her home. She has a cat tree, sofa, windows and toys galore. I think she is lonely being by herself. A rescue in my area just posted about a mother cat and her juvenile litter of kittens having all just tested positive for feline leukemia. I was thinking of looking for a friend for Spicy. I had talked to a shelter in our area that takes in FELV and FIV positive cats. They recommended not adding because it could make Spicy sick or the other cat sick. Spicy is do next week to get retested for FELV, the vet said there is remote chance she could turn negative. If she is still positive do you think it would hurt her to get her a friend?? April _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org<mailto: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
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