You could have a false positive on the test. At our shelter if a cat tests positive the test is immediately re-done to make sure there were no mistakes. The new 3-way tests are notoriously inaccurate (They test for FIV, FeLV, & heartworms) Our shelter stopped using them because there were so many false positives. Why was the cat tested in the first place? Because the one got outside? Was the othere cat exposed to an FeLV cat that you know of?
Beth Don't Litter, Fix Your Critter! www.Furkids.org ________________________________ From: Susan Saunders <a4kat...@yahoo.com> To: "email@example.com" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent: Sunday, September 1, 2013 2:49 PM Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Positive cat None of the other cats go outside except for the one that got out Sent from my iPhone On Sep 1, 2013, at 2:46 PM, Susan Saunders <a4kat...@yahoo.com> wrote: Cat is now testing positive. She was never tested as a kitten although her parents were and her littermate was. She has never been outside although one if the cats in the house did get out for about a week. That cat and all other cats in the house have tested negative. So is it possible that the cat that got out brought it in the house but still tests negative and this cat was exposed and is now positive? > >Sent from my iPhone > >On Sep 1, 2013, at 9:10 AM, john pollack <bucfa...@yahoo.com> wrote: > > >Yes, it most certainly is. My Tigger was Positve. Everyone else here tested >negative, and still does,. >>Tigger passed at age 5 2 years ago. all STILL negative here. >> >> >> >> >>________________________________ >> From: "kgbarnc...@gmail.com" <kgbarnc...@gmail.com> >>To: email@example.com >>Sent: Sunday, September 1, 2013 8:49 AM >>Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Positive cat >> >> >> >>also, a previously 'negative' cat could in fact have a latent infection which >>does not show up. This can go on for potentially years and later turn >>positive when sick/stressed. >> >> >>----- Reply message ----- >>From: "Beth" <create_me_...@yahoo.com> >>To: "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com> >>Subject: [Felvtalk] Positive cat >>Date: Sun, Sep 1, 2013 8:19 am >> >> >> >>Sure, if the cat got outside or are otherwise exposed to other cats. Not all >>cats coming into contact with a positive cat will contract the virus.Plus the >>virus can take 90 days to show up on a test. You'd have to be more specific >>about the circumstances - when all the cats were tested, what kind of test, >>are the cats indoors/outdoors? >> >> >> >> Beth >>Don't Litter, Fix Your Critter! www.Furkids.org >> >> >> >> >>________________________________ >> From: Susan Saunders <a4kat...@yahoo.com> >>To: firstname.lastname@example.org >>Sent: Saturday, August 31, 2013 7:43 PM >>Subject: [Felvtalk] Positive cat >> >> >>Is it possible for one cat in a house of multiple cats to be positive when >>everyone else is negative and even parents and all other cats from its litter >>are negative. >> >>Sent from my iPhone >>
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