Ember was four years old when she tested positive, but she must have had the disease prior to that. She might have been as young as two or three years old when the infection became persistent. We still don't know how the virus got into the house, whether through Ember herself or a stray kitten my parents took in who was later euthanized due to symptoms a year and a half later.
About lymphoma, please join the feline lymphoma Yahoo! group. The support there is amazing, and a vet frequently comments there. I'm glad that the others aren't showing symptoms. My Ember has thankfully had very few issues with the virus. Her main symptoms are: low white blood cell count, anisocoria (one pupil is fully open all the time), and some very minor bouts of diarrhea (not in the last few years) and upper respiratory infections. For the most part, she gets sick like a normal cat. You may want to check this blog post that covers cat food: <http://www.naturalcatcareblog.com/2010/12/the-7-best-natural-commercial-cat-foods-so-far/> Ember eats Tiki Cat these days, which is the priciest stuff, but other brands like Hound & Gatos and Great Life Essentials are more affordable. On Jun 6, 2013, at 5:33 PM, kasia mosko <kasia...@yahoo.com> wrote: > Hi Lance, > > > Are any of your FeLV+ cats showing symptoms? > ***Besides Jack, who has lymphoma, none of the other cats show any symptoms. > Lance, when was your girl diagnosed with it? > Kasia > > > _______________________________________________ > Felvtalk mailing list > Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org
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