The studies I read indicate that only 15% of adult cats challenged with
felv will succumb to the disease and become long term positive.
On Oct 22, 2014 2:24 PM, "Grant, Mary A." <mgr...@mofo.com> wrote:

>  Sandy,
>
>
>
> It is so good to hear some FeLV success stories.  Thank you.  We trapped
> our Sundae last year.  She was living in our yard and we brought her in at
> about 12 weeks.  She has been on interferon for about a year now, and so
> far she’s good.  I take her for a wellness check up every three months.  I
> am hopeful that her immune system is built up enough for her to stay
> strong.  We also have 3 cats who are not FeLV+  we vaccinated them after
> they were exposed to Sundae (long story) but we had them tested twice and
> they are healthy.  My fur kids mean the world to my husband and I.  It’s so
> nice to hear of other cats living reasonably long lives.
>
>
>
> Best,
>
>
>
> Mary
>
>
>
> *From:* Felvtalk [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] *On Behalf
> Of *grace mifsud
> *Sent:* Wednesday, October 22, 2014 2:15 PM
> *To:* felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> *Subject:* Re: [Felvtalk] introduction
>
>
>
> Welcome to the group Sandy
>
> Grace
>
>
>
> *From:* Felvtalk [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
> <felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org>] *On Behalf Of *Sandy
> Noneofyourbusiness
> *Sent:* 22 October 2014 17:19
> *To:* Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> *Subject:* [Felvtalk] introduction
>
>
>
> Hi everyone! I am new here so if I do something wrong, let me know. This
> kind of group is set up different than what I am used to.
>
> My male friend moved back to Wisconsin, from Tucson, AZ back in 2012. He
> brought with him ‘9’ of his cats. ALL had FeLV. Shortly after he moved
> here, 5 of his cats died.(stress and fleas) A friend of his had to have
> brought them over with him when he was visiting.
>
> We were friends back in the mid 70’s, and we ended up dating and now we
> have been living together for about a
>
> 1 1/2 yrs. I had a FeLV free cat and 2 dogs. It was a HARD decision but
> all I could do is vaccinate my cat for FeLV and pray he does not get it.(it
> is about 75% effective?)
>
> Anyway, what I was going to say, that cats having FeLV is not a death
> sentence, so do not count on them to be dying early. One cat of my
> boyfriend’s,(Clyde) was 13 yrs. old before he died.
>
> Right now we have Oliver(4 years 4 mos.), Diamond(9 yrs. 10 months),Dora
> Jean(10 yrs. 4 mos.),Sheila(4 yrs.) and Wilma(3 yrs. 6 mos.). I also have 2
> dogs, Ryder(8 yrs. 6 mos.) and last but not least, Ozzie(12 yrs. 8 mos.).
>
> ALL cats are healthy and always have been, so far. Diamond does have a
> tumor in his throat(ear) area that just doing surgery would most likely
> kill him from stress.(it is not FeLV related) So as long as he eats and has
> no pain and no other issues, we will keep him alive. He is a very happy
> cat.
>
> My oldest dog,Ozzie, might have blastomycosis.(2nd dog of mine that has
> had it) The vet should be letting me know today/tomorrow. Since he is so
> old, I will not treat him and just put him to sleep.(UGH!) He also has an
> enlarged heart. So I may have to make that tough decision that we ALL hate.
>
> Sorry this is so long, just wanted to do an intro.
>
> Sandy
>
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