Please think twice before isolating her. I have 2 positives and they have the run of the house just as my negatives do. My vet said that as long as the others have been vaccinated for FELV, it is okay. We have been a mixed family since 2008 and no problems.
---- Maryam Ulomi <ava...@gmail.com> wrote: > Hello, > > There is a cat who comes by my house and I have been feeding her for over > three years. I have tried to trap her previously but she stops eating as soon > as the trap appears so I gave up assuming she had been checked and spayed. > Last week, she came with a small kitten and I worked hard on trying to secure > a trap to catch the mom or kitten. I have been unable to get a trap to catch > the mom yet. Last Thursday morning, I caught the kitten and took her to the > vet, and she tested positive for feline leukemia. > I was so devastated because I guess we all agreed we would take this new > little gift on as she literally had landed in front of our door. She is so > lively and playful so we are hopeful. Our vet is really kind and good. He did > note that she might not live very long because she tested positive and has > enlarged glands but we are hopeful. I am now emailing many groups who work > with feral cats about getting a trap to catch the mom and have her fixed. > > Regarding kitten, we are keeping her, we are very sad but we will take care > of her because she is so lovely and we want to offer her the best possible > life until she is sick. If she is sick, we have read many reports which note > that testing kitten for feline leukemia before 6months can usually show them > as positive but it's only because of the mothers milk, etc...in them. > > We are also contacting groups to see if there is a person or a family with a > cat or cats with feline leukemia who would want this new little bundle of joy > just so she would have playmates. We feel awful because we have her in a > bedroom, she cannot come to contact with our two other cats who are not FeLV > positive. We have prepared the room for the kitten and have made a beautiful > place for her. Lots of toys, kitty condo, obstacle courses so she can play > around. > > My friend just told me about this group, so I am joining to find out more > about our options, what to do next regarding our other cats, and best ways to > take care of her. > > thanks, > > Mary > > Sent from my iPad > _______________________________________________ > 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