Please do not give up hope. Wait the three months and have her tested again. I 
rescued a cat who was approx 3 years old who also tested positive. Three months 
later she tested negative. I also had an IFA test done on her which also came 
out negative. The vet eluded to me having her put to sleep after she tested 
positive but my intuition say no! This was back in March. Today she is a 
healthy, happy, 8 lb cat who bullies the other cats who are twice her 
size.LOL... She is also very loving and such a joy in our lives. They can clear 
this disease from their system or the test could be wrong. Please wait and have 
her tested again.


From: MaiMaiPG <>
Sent: Monday, November 7, 2011 7:45 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] stray kitten positive any advice for me

There are holistic remedies for the gum issues.  That was the only sign Dixie 
showed....ask questions and seek information.  A lot of emails get chopped 
because they are too long to post---someone else can explain this.    

On Nov 7, 2011, at 7:33 PM, dppl dppl wrote:

>thank you all for responding so quickly.  when i have more time I will review 
>all archives. I hope i am posting correctly by sending these emails.  I see my 
>post  is all chopped up (at least in my display ). Thanks for your advice.  I 
>guess i will take things day by day.  thanks also for the  advice to get the 
>other test as a follow up.i can only hope it turns out negative. I am worried 
>about the redness of his gums which he is on an antibiotic for. Vet attributed 
>it to gingivitis and teething but this was pre finding out the positive test 
>From: dppl dppl <>
>To: "" <>
>Sent: Monday, November 7, 2011 6:52 PM
>Subject: stray kitten positive any advice for me
>I came across this site, having just been informed by the vet that the 
>abandoned kitten I took in three weeks ago. Before I took it to the vet,  I 
>have been keeping it in a separate room but admit that since it seemed so 
>healthy I let it out for little walks.  I have 4 cats over 12 years old. Other 
>than walking on the same floors, they have not had contact with this kitten.  
>In our short phone call, the vet basically said that she would understand if I 
>euthanized the cat and that she wasn't sure about false positive and whether 
>retesting would be worthwhile. The cat also has hookworms.  When I took the 
>cat in, she suggested that I give it its vaccinations before waiting for test 
>results.  I asked if the cat turned out postitive, wouldn't this harm its 
>immune system.  she said no.  Now when she called she said she was surprised 
>that the cat tested positive since, other than the sore gums, which she 
>attirbuted to teething and bad breath, she said
 it seemed healthy.  It does seem healthy , eats well and plays. and is the 
sweetest cat, loving and intelligent.  I am heartbroken about this. I'm sorry I 
haven't had time to read all archives but I work from home and also take care 
of my bedridden elderly mother.  Is there anyone out there would be kind enough 
to give me some advice? Thank you. PS  the test done was elisa and it just says 
"positive" the vet estimates the cat is from 5-6 months old.
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