Sorry for your loss. I also sanctuary FeLV+ cats and find that if it is contracted as a kitten, at least 70% will pass before their first birthday. I have one I got when he was about 4 months and he is now almost 5 years old. I have a mother and two of her kittens that all tested positive and I have had them for 4 years. Just lost a couple I got as adults had them for 3 and 4 years. Sometimes they go very quickly and sometimes not. People ask me how I can do this, I just say how can I not. It is definitely not something for everyone though.

There may still be a bit of controversy about "slight positives" but I think it is like a pregnancy test, you can't be slightly pregnant.


-----Original Message----- From: Lorrie
Sent: Saturday, May 11, 2013 10:04 AM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] results from the snap and IFA tests

I was optimistic enough to believe a slight positive meant the cat might be
throwing off the virus....... Not so.  My cat, aged 10 months, whose 2nd
Elisa test was a slight pos. died as did all his other litter mates who were
FelV pos. The vet says they probably got the virus from their mother, as
they were feral rescues.  I have a FelV sanctuary and it is heart breaking
work. I give them as good a life as I can, with no cages, but they rarely
live longer than a year..


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