So many cats are put down unecessarily after testing positive on the first 
test. I went through this with my sweet Calico, Amber. After rescuing her, she 
tested positive in the vets office and they thought I should end her life. I 
decided against that had her retested 3 months later. She tested negative and 
also had a negative IFA test. I've had her 9 months now and she is an 8lb kitty 
who bullies the three other cats who are twice her size. She likes to have 
boxing matches with them. They never hurt each other. She just wants to show 
she is not afraid. LOL. She is so full of energy and very affectionate when she 
wants to be. I am so glad I waited and did not end the life of this precious 


From: Lynda Wilson <>
Sent: Monday, December 26, 2011 7:19 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Exposure to Feline Leukemia Does Not Always Result 

This is what I have read about FeLV as well.
----- Original Message ----- 
>From: GRAS 
>Sent: Monday, December 26, 2011 5:03 PM
>Subject: [Felvtalk] Exposure to Feline Leukemia Does Not Always Result 
>Exposure to Feline Leukemia Does Not Always Result in Disease
>by JaneA Kelley, Cat expert and animal communicator  
>   When a cat is exposed to the feline leukemia virus (FeLV), the cat might 
> have a transient infection and fight it off, developing immunity -- some vets 
> say that up to 70 percent of adult cats survive exposure this way. If the cat 
> doesn't overcome the initial infection, the virus will move to the bone 
> marrow and the cat will be persistently infected. And finally, the cat may 
> continue to harbor the virus, thereby becoming a carrier.
>Many latently infected cats actually become free of the virus after a few 
>years, but others become persistently infected. Cats that test positive should 
>be retested 12 weeks later to confirm the diagnosis.
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