I have mixed neg/pos for years now as long as neg is vaccinated AND
NOT a youngster.  The kittens/young cats are much more susceptible and
I always keep them separate until they are older and are several
months past both initial vaccination and boosters.

Kat

On 9/7/11, Terri Brown <siggies...@hotmail.com> wrote:
> I agree.  I mixed positives and negatives since 2001 and never had a
> problem.  Just as long as your negatives are vaccinated, they should be
> fine.  I see no need to segregate them.
>
> =^..^= Terri, Siggie the Tomato Vampire, Guinevere, Travis, Dori and 6
> furangels: Ruthie, Samantha, Arielle, Gareth, Alec, Salome and Sammi =^..^=
>   ----- Original Message -----
>   From: Gloria B. Lane<mailto:gbl...@aristotle.net>
>   To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org<mailto:felvtalk@felineleukemia.org>
>   Sent: Wednesday, September 07, 2011 2:42 PM
>   Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Update/MY CAT NEEDS HOME WITH FELV
>
>
>   Same here.  When I first got an FELV cat, I was paranoid. But that was in
> 2001. Many of us don't think it's as contagious as is presented.  I've mixed
> mine with my others for several years, no problem.  All mine are altered and
> sit around and eat and sleep.
>
>
>   Some of what I've learned is    1) they may live a long time, may not,
> 2) they're not that contagious,  3) double positives (FIV/FELV) don't live
> as long,    4) If they're born with FELV they tend to die at 2.5-3 yrs old,
>     5) interferon and stuff like that are worth a try.  Oh yeah, and always
> questions your vets advice   :)
>
>
>   Gloria
>
>
>
>
>   On Sep 7, 2011, at 1:25 PM, CATHERINE DIDONNA wrote:
>
>
>           The virus isn't airborne.
>           it has to get into the bloodstream. I have a couple of FELV
> cats,but they r with my other cats.
>
>           --- On Wed, 9/7/11, April Johnson
> <cupcake292...@yahoo.com<mailto:cupcake292...@yahoo.com>> wrote:
>
>
>             From: April Johnson
> <cupcake292...@yahoo.com<mailto:cupcake292...@yahoo.com>>
>             Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Update/MY CAT NEEDS HOME WITH FELV
>             To:
> "felvtalk@felineleukemia.org<mailto:felvtalk@felineleukemia.org>"
> <felvtalk@felineleukemia.org<mailto:felvtalk@felineleukemia.org>>
>             Date: Wednesday, September 7, 2011, 2:16 PM
>
>
>             Hi Dot,
>
>             This is all new to me too.  I do have other cats at home, Spicy
> lives in a bedroom by herself.  She has two windows to look out of, a cat
> tree and a sofa.  Spicy has had no signs of the illness.  So I didn't know
> she had it.  I adopted her the first weekend in June and took her to the vet
> a week later.  The receptionist at my vets was the one that stressed getting
> the test done because she knew that the shelter I adopted her from didn't
> test, I had no idea.  So for a week she was with my other cats.  I just
> looked it up there are 6 stages of FELV.  Spicy is in stage 5.
>
>             From: dot winkler
> <venus7ora...@yahoo.com<mailto:venus7ora...@yahoo.com>>
>             To:
> "felvtalk@felineleukemia.org<mailto:felvtalk@felineleukemia.org>"
> <felvtalk@felineleukemia.org<mailto:felvtalk@felineleukemia.org>>
>             Sent: Wednesday, September 7, 2011 2:07 PM
>             Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Update/MY CAT NEEDS HOME WITH FELV
>
>
>             Hi April - I just read your mail.  My cat, Chloe, female one
> year old, pretty gray/black/caramel tabby, is also positive.  I have known
> since June when she had a fever.  She has stabilized and is doing so well
> now.  Very healthy and playful.  She is a little "squirt", i call her.  I
> have been looking for a home for her since I have two other negative cats
> and have to keep them separated.  She is so cute.  i hated to just put her
> down so figured i would give it a shot to see if i could adopt her.  Do you
> have other cats at home? How is your cat doing now?  You said it's in her
> bone marrow.  Are there different stages?  I am not sure totally about the
> disease as this is the first cat I have ever had in 30 years that has the
> leukemia.  So, it is all new to me also.   Dot (freehold, NJ)
>
>
>             From: April Johnson
> <cupcake292...@yahoo.com<mailto:cupcake292...@yahoo.com>>
>             To:
> "felvtalk@felineleukemia.org<mailto:felvtalk@felineleukemia.org>"
> <felvtalk@felineleukemia.org<mailto:felvtalk@felineleukemia.org>>
>             Sent: Wednesday, September 7, 2011 12:46 PM
>             Subject: [Felvtalk] Update
>
>
>             Hi,
>
>             A couple of weeks ago I posted about my cat Spicy who I had
> adopted from animal control unaware she hadn't been tested for FELV/FIV.  I
> was questioning whether to get her a friend or not.  Last week I had her
> blood sent out to confirm if she really had FELV.   Well her results came in
> yesterday, it's in her bone marrow.  I still haven't decided on a friend for
> her yet, I'm unsure what to do with my house already full.  I think I would
> need to adopt another cat with it already in their bone marrow too, right?
> I've never had a FELV+ cat, so I don't know what to do.
>
>             April
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