April, let me ask you this first...has an IFA test been done? This test should 
always follow a positive ELISA test. The ELISA tests have a reputation for 
false positives.

I will say that she does have a chance of clearing the virus. How long ago was 
Spicy originally tested?

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: April Johnson 
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
  Sent: Wednesday, August 24, 2011 1:38 PM
  Subject: [Felvtalk] Having two Feline Leukemia cats

  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?? 



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