Do you have the kitten who tested positive? Usually, if the are healthy except for the positive test, they will throw off the exposure to the virus, especially if they are not stressed and getting good quality food and care. The other nine, since you have them with you I assume, have very little likelihood of becoming positive. Most positives result from close interaction with a cat who is a definite positive or is actually experiencing the disease. Most kitten positives have a 50/50 chance of turning negative. I have had two adult positives turn negative. Both are still alive. One is 7 years old, the other is about 3 but he's also FIV+ so he's in my FIV group, mainly because the FIV group has cats who never learned not to argue with each other. I have two little darlings who are FIV+ mixed in with my regular community of inside cats.
Sorry you didn't get the advice you were looking for. Even when we are not off topic, some questions are slow to get answered or the people online at the time really don't have the answers. Cats who are actually leukemia positive can live long, healthy lives. Sometimes they live an average cat life and pass from something that an average cat would pass from, like renal failure. I adopted out a FeLv+ cat to a woman who is used to taking care of cats like that. Her first cat passed in 2 years. The cat she adopted from me after that passed in 4 years and the one she adopted from me after that is still alive at age 6. It depends on a lot of factors, not only the FeLv. Spay and Neuter your cats and dogs and your weird relatives and nasty neighbors too! ________________________________ From: janine paton <patonjan...@sbcglobal.net> To: firstname.lastname@example.org Sent: Saturday, October 6, 2012 9:15 PM Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Asking for advice again/back to Leukemia list I am surprised this list got so off topic. A few years ago, this wouldn't be allowed to happen. I have very strong political opinions, and very strong opinions about hunting, but what I rejoined this list for was only to understand how to deal with 9 kittens from a few different litters in same colony, where one tested positive and I think I got one, maybe two answers. I guess it's OK to talk about other things, if a newcomer feels like he or she has been listened to, but I did not. For me, 9 kittens are a lot of kittens to worry about even with past LK experience. So I don't really see how a total newcomer would have been helped by this list over the last week or two whatsoever. Leukemia is scary, and this list should be an opportunity to educate. I don't feel comfortable sending people to this list if they are ignored. Would rather stick to common sense, out of the box, how to help and what to expect. It's shame to loose this resource. My 2 cents. Janine ________________________________ F
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