My previous foster baby (and now adopted baby, after a couple weeks absence) who was found when he was two weeks old in a Costco parking lot and who I bottle fed and fostered from when he was three weeks old, went in for his first vet visit today. The first thing the vet did was do the FeLV/FIV snap combo test after drawing some blood (oh boy Jean-Luc screamed and even growled).
He walked back in later and showed me the kit with the blue dot at the top and the slight positive result for FeLV. I made another appointment to bring him in in three weeks to check again, but walked away feeling very negative (the vet made me feel like he was doomed). As of this moment, Jean-Luc has been doing well, gaining weight, playing actively and eating normally. I was going to have my parents bring my 11 year old cat up to live with me as well on Saturday (I'm a college student and just recently moved off campus into a pet-friendly apartment), but of course that has been put on hold. This means Jean-Luc is a very spoiled only-kitten, getting lots of love. I've tried to do some reading but it is so overwhelming and I'm exhausted from reading all the conflicting opinions. I would love to hear from some other people.
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