yes, that's true. we just have to manage. well i'm finding out from all of
you that they can live a normal life...thank god!

On Fri, Aug 26, 2011 at 8:45 AM, Beth <create_me_...@yahoo.com> wrote:

>  You can never rely on a single ELISA, that's for sure. Plus we know labs
> mess up human tests, so we have to know that IFAs sent out can get messed
> up, too. & even if they are truly positive they can live whatever life they
> have just as happily as any other cat!
>
> Beth
> Don't Litter, Fix Your Critter! www.Furkids.org <http://www.furkids.org/>
>
>
>  ------------------------------
> *From:* Christiane Biagi <ti...@mindspring.com>
> *To:* felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> *Sent:* Thursday, August 25, 2011 3:23 PM
>
> *Subject:* Re: [Felvtalk] Having two Feline Leukemia cats
>
>  You know, not for nothing, but this testing is really really flawed!
> There are just too many stories of folks with inconsistent results.  Life
> and death decisions are made everyday based on these tests and all of us who
> have felv+ cats know the tests to be a bit shaky.  My own Tucson tested neg
> at about 3 months & post years later even though she’d never been exposed to
> the outside or any pos cats…..
>
>  *From:* felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:
> felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] *On Behalf Of *Beth
> *Sent:* Thursday, August 25, 2011 3:15 PM
> *To:* felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> *Subject:* Re: [Felvtalk] Having two Feline Leukemia cats
>
>  I would retest the 1st one on the Elisa just to be sure.
>
>  Don't Litter, Fix Your Critter! www.Furkids.org <http://www.furkids.org/>
>
>
>   ------------------------------
>  *From:* Natalie <at...@optonline.net>
> *To:* felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> *Sent:* Thursday, August 25, 2011 3:00 PM
> *Subject:* Re: [Felvtalk] Having two Feline Leukemia cats
>   Ours had only the ELISA, positive….2 ½ yrs later, the IFA – negative.
>  New cat had ELISA, then IFA three wks later – both were positive.  He had
> the IFA again 1 ½ yrs later – negative!
>
>   *From:* felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:
> felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] *On Behalf Of *Beth
> *Sent:* Thursday, August 25, 2011 11:25 AM
> *To:* felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> *Subject:* Re: [Felvtalk] Having two Feline Leukemia cats
>
>   Natalie, were they also re-tested with an Elisa? A negative IFA does NOT
> mean they don't have the virus. It just means it isn't replicating in their
> bone marrow.
>   Beth
>  Don't Litter, Fix Your Critter! www.Furkids.org <http://www.furkids.org/>
>
>
>   ------------------------------
>  *From:* Natalie <at...@optonline.net>
> *To:* felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> *Sent:* Wednesday, August 24, 2011 3:39 PM
> *Subject:* Re: [Felvtalk] Having two Feline Leukemia cats
>   I got a FeLV+ cat 3/2 yrs ago…couldn’t find anyone to take him, he was
> very lonely.  After two yrs alone, I found another FeLV+ cat – they became
> friends overnight.  A few months ago, I decided to retest them, using the
> IFA – they were both negative.  Just imagine, how lucky I was – one of them
> could have been positive, and I would have exposed the healthy one to FeLV!
> The strange thing is that the new cat had also had the IFA, but it was done
> to soon after the positive ELISA.
>  Once you know that your cat is definitely positive, get another
> definitely positive cat for company.  Chances are great that kittens of a
> FeLV+ mother will be positive more likely than not.
>   *From:* felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:
> felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] *On Behalf Of *April Johnson
> *Sent:* Wednesday, August 24, 2011 2:38 PM
> *To:* felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> *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??
>
>   April
>
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