Or how about the ones that live to ripe old age-my Tucson is 13+ and
positive and a hefty 16 lbs!


From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Marci Greer
Sent: Friday, November 18, 2011 11:46 AM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Felvtalk Digest, Vol 4, Issue 14


Hi Everyone,
We have a FELv + kitty Maddie who was diagnosed over 3 yrs ago and is doing
wonderfully, We just took another stray kitty named Charles to the vet on
Monday, before they did the combo test my husband said, no matter what the
test comes back we ARE NOT putting him to sleep, the vet came back in and he
did test a weak positive for FELv, if my husband would have not said what he
did I'm sure they would have started with putting him to sleep right then
(the same as they did with Maddie) , they did go ahead and neuter him and we
brought him home and he is doing very well (asymptomatic) and is rooming
with our Maddie. I talked to the vet regarding FELv because I can't
understand why the first option is always putting them to sleep, it makes me
crazy thinking about how many cats are put to sleep and don't deserve to be,
The vet said that FELv + cats will die a slow and painful death, I said ok
well what about the ones that test false positive or the ones that test
positive and are able to throw the virus off, he said he has never heard of
that happen, I guess what I am getting at is there any way to reverse what
these vets are taught in college. I know I'm grasping but I just hate this
so much for these cats that can lead a healthy life and aren't even given
the chance! 
Marci, Maddie, & Charles

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