Both vaccines, FIV and FIP, will make cats test POSITIVE forever!

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From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org 
[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Christiane Biagi
Sent: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 11:46 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] FIP

Think u r referring to the fiv vaccine

Christiane Biagi
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Lynda Wilson <longhornf...@verizon.net> wrote:

>Just a note regarding FIP. Please be advised not to vaccinate against it. The 
>vaccine is very controversial and the cat will ALWAYS test positive for it if 
>given the vaccination..
>
>This is too important not to mention....
>
>L
>  ----- Original Message ----- 
>  From: Lee Evans 
>  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
>  Sent: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 7:04 PM
>  Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] New and Some Questions
>
>
>  There is no reliable test for FIP.  Your cat tested positive for corona 
> virus.  Most cats will test positive for corona virus and never get ill.  FIP 
> is caused by a form of corona virus to which some cats are genetically 
> predisposed to contract if exposed to it.  FIP is not rare but it's 
> definitely not very prevalent.  I have had cats who tested above 400 for 
> corona virus and never got FIP and a cat who definitely had FIP but tested 
> very low for corona virus.  He had apparently been exposed to the form that 
> he was predisposed to contract.  He was also a street cat, in poor health in 
> general.  Lee
>
>
>
>  From: GRAS <g...@optonline.net>
>  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
>  Sent: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 7:40 PM
>  Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] New and Some Questions
>
>
>
>  YES!
>
>  From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org 
> [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Kathryn Hargreaves
>  Sent: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 4:52 PM
>  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
>  Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] New and Some Questions
>
>  Anyone: do you have to repeat the Felv vac every year?
>
>
>  On Wed, Feb 15, 2012 at 6:46 AM, Vicky Eyal <vi...@droreyal.co.za> wrote:
>  Hi Everyone
>
>  I am new to this list and to the world of Feline Leukemia. We have 3 
> precious cats, and we found out at the end of last year that two are FeLV 
> positive, and of those two, one is FIP positive as well :(
>
>  Details:
>  Kitty1 (11 years old, male) is the reason we got any of them tested at all. 
> He was just a little "off" - more subdued, less energy, a little on the 
> skinny side. He tested positive for FeLV and FIP. Our vet put him on a round 
> of cortisone and antibiotics, and he seemed to bounce back. He still isn't 
> completely 100% though (although hard to pinpint actual behaviours, more just 
> a general sense I have), and is still skinnier than I would like.
>
>  Kitty2 (11 years old, male) also tested positive for FeLV (but not FIP). He 
> currently has no noticeable symptoms at all, although he does vomit a lot. 
> This has been going on for 5-6 years though, and he is long-haired, so I 
> don't think it is related.
>
>  Kitty3 (1 year old, male) tested negative for both viruses (and FIV). We had 
> him vaccinated against FeLV when he tested negative, and he had the booster 4 
> weeks later. We will continue to give him the vaccination every year.
>
>  If you got through all of this, thanks so much. Now my questions:
>
>  Q1. I want to start Kitty1 on some form of treatment, just to build him 
> up/keep him strong. I have the sense that all is not 100%, even although he 
> is not noticeably unwell, is eating fine etc. I was thinking of asking our 
> vet to start Interferon. Any thoughts here? Suggestions? Would something else 
> be better? Would it be bad to start a treatment like this before he is 
> noticeably sick? What is the recommended dosage here?
>  Q2. Is there anything I should be doing for Kitty2. He seems fine, hasn't 
> lost weight etc. He does throw up a lot, but has for the last 5-6 years.
>  Q3. We have decided to keep Kitty3 instead of rehoming him, after a lot of 
> thought. He has had 3 homes in the last year (a shelter rescue who was then 
> neglected by the person who adopted him... grrrr...), and he is so settled 
> with us, that I worry about trying to find him yet another home. I think he 
> must have been exposed by now in any case (the older boys would groom him on 
> the face when he was little), so my prayer is that he has immunity. Am I 
> being naive here? Should we find him another home?
>  Q4. Any tips, advice, suggestions on what I can do to prolong our boys' 
> lives with a reasonable quality?
>
>  Thanks so much in advance. And sorry for the long message.
>
>  Vicky
>
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