The FeLV kitten that I had didn’t make it past 3 months….it was really sad for Nemo to be isolated from all the cats, especially at such a young age…he started having a serious seizure and it was the end.
One of the adult cats was adopted, had a really bad episode after his move from the stress, but is doing really well again. His new “mom” is a veterinarian. The other one died from renal failure – he was a lot older than we thought. Natalie From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Lee Evans Sent: Wednesday, July 18, 2012 7:14 PM To: email@example.com Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Transmittal via fleas Some kittens born to FeLv+ mothers do turn negative but it's more likely that an adult who contracted the disease from another adult will fight it off and turn negative, like my cats Moses and Percy. Percy is FIV+ though. He's a young street fighter rescued in terrible condition. I'm really happy he fought off the FeLv. I have an FIV+ area for my little colony of positives so no problem. Percy is going to join them this week. He's all shiny and fat now. The bad news about FeLv kittens is that most of them never make it to adulthood. The ones who do will live for about 2 years. Taco and Smooch were rescued as adults already. They were FeLv+. They lived with me for about 2 years. They were buddies, from different street situations but they bonded nicely the last year of their lives. Spay and Neuter your cats and dogs and your weird relatives and nasty neighbors too! _____ From: GRAS <g...@optonline.net> To: firstname.lastname@example.org Sent: Wednesday, July 18, 2012 4:50 PM Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Transmittal via fleas In the 20 years of cat rescue, with so many FIV+ mother cats, not a single kitten EVER was FIV+! And when and if tested, there was absolutely no sign of it by age 3 months, although some vets say that it could be up to 6 months. They shed the virus quite rapidly as their immune systems develop. I have never heard of kittens born to FeLV mothers ever being negative.
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