Lee, I agree with you on the negative feelings. Same with people. Worrying and fretting never did any good.
---- Lee Evans <moonsiste...@yahoo.com> wrote: > You could drive yourself crazy worrying about all of that. I had two cats > living in a group of 12 for over 13 years. When they were very old, they > developed renal failure. I took them for sub-q therapy as I do all my renal > compromised cats until I see that the situation has progressed beyond a good > quality of life. However, Tigger and Twerp developed some other symptoms that > were very odd. Twerp had been tested twice for FeLv, Tigger once in the past. > The vet suggested another test. Both were positive and active in the virus. > Both passed away several days after the test. The other 10 cats who had lived > with them, groomed and been groomed by them, shared food, litter boxes and > sleeping nests never tested positive. All are gone now, most living to age 14 > and over, all from renal failure except one who had an ear tumor that > progressed rapidly. He had to be euthanized because it was inoperable. I > really feel that worrying and giving off negative feelings to > the cats is going to do more harm than the exposure to the virus. You have > to let go sometimes and leave it to the Universe to decide. Spay and Neuter your cats and dogs and your weird relatives and nasty neighbors too! >________________________________ > From: Margo <toomanykitti...@earthlink.net> >To: firstname.lastname@example.org >Sent: Saturday, April 27, 2013 4:16 PM >Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] For Chang......Cat dying at home > > > > > >-----Original Message----- >>From: Lorrie <felineres...@frontier.com> >>Sent: Apr 27, 2013 1:00 PM >>To: email@example.com >>Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] For Chang......Cat dying at home >> >>I also wonder why this indoor cat suddenly became FelV positive<< > > > I've been wrestling with this. My + boy has been here since Jan of >2012, and tested negative before I integrated him into one of my cat groups. >After a very stressful bout with FLUTD and catherization, he just never >recovered. Bloodwork eventually showed a very low WBC count, and a subsequent >SNAP was positive for FeLV, neg for FIV. So, now I've exposed all those cats >who live with him. I've been trying to figure it out, and here's one excerpt >that helped my begin to understand. I've also included the link to the whole >article, but here is the relevant paragraph. > > " It’s the apparent incidence of regressive FeLV infection that will >continue to challenge all of us…ie, what are the clinical consequences of >latency in a SNAP negative, healthy cat. Based on information available today, >the odds favor the cat…there is a good chance the cat will remain healthy, may >eventually clear the proviral DNA, and they are NOT shedding FeLV as long as >the virus remains as proviral DNA (latent). Some, however, don’t do as well…a >small number of regressive infections will re-activate…this is the adult >cat…with a history of having been healthy and FeLV negative for some time >(years even). And despite the fact they may have never encountered another cat >throughout life…they appear to develop disease spontaneously and may become >progressive (IFA or SNAP positive, sick cat)…or…they may develop complications >of their infection, including solid tumors (FeLV is an oncogenic >retrovirus)…and may become IFA > or SNAP negative!" > >Here's a link to the complete article; > >http://www.fvmace.org/FVMA_83rd_Annual_Conference/Proceedings/PDFS/2012%20FeLV%20&%20FIV.pdf > > It's really discouraged me. Makes me think it's probable that all my >"new" cats (those acquired since my move here in 2006) were once infected, and >possibly latent. They've all come from this neighborhood. Right now I have one >that has to become a housecat, but has been an outside cat all his 4 years. >He's tested negative, and I've arranged for him to get the rFeLV vaccine, but >is there any point? I just don't know. > > I'm very interewsted in what others think. This is all new to me. In >30+ years of rescue, I've never had a cat test positive for FeLV. > >Still trying to get my head around this. > >Margo > >_______________________________________________ >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