All the kittens need to be retested after 3 months on the SNAP test. The virus can take 12 weeks to show up on the test after exposure.
Beth Forgotten Felines <toledoc...@gmail.com> wrote: >One of the 3 kittens I recently rescued tested positive for FeLV on the >snap test. Although we're going to run the advanced test in about a month, >Kaya gets sick very easily and loses several ounces when she does. Kaya is >almost 5 months old now, 3 lbs 2 oz, and we've had her for nearly 2 months. >At the time, we were told the kittens were related and tested a different >one. They all have herpesvirus, which after being passed around we chose to >isolate them separately. When Kaya became deathly sick the second time, our >vet wanted to test her. Realizing none were related, we also retested the >other two who came back negative. This is my first experience with FeLV and >I have so many questions that seem to get conflicting answers. > >First, how do I care for a FeLV+ kitten/cat? She's recovering quickly with >a mix of Natural Balance kibble and high cal/high stink (A/D prescription) >wet food, with added cat-appropriate vitamin C and Viralys (lysine) and >Nutri-Cal, but is there anything else I should be giving her while she's >sick? Or when she's healthy again? > >Will she need to be on steroids or other medications for the rest of her >life, or can this be managed holistically? > >Once the other kittens are healthy enough for vaccines, could I start them >on the FeLV vac and let them have supervised visits? They were together for >2-3 months pre-testing and never got it, and are therefore missing each >other quite a bit! And if all the cats and kittens in the house are UTD, >does Kaya really need to be quarantined until she finds her forever home? >(3 adults and 4 kittens, including her.) > >Thanks, >Jill > >_______________________________________________ >Felvtalk mailing list >Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org >http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org