This is my experience too.  I've had FelV cats who lived to be 8 or 9
and one of my FelV cats is about 11 and still OK.   These cats lived
with many other negative cats.  These were adult cats... I understand
FelV is most dangerous to kittens whose immune systems are not fully


On 11-22, Amani Oakley wrote:

> We had a FeLV cat who lived to age 7. No other cat in our house was
> infected, despite the fact that our vet initially said that the
> infection would decimate the house. (We had at least 8 other cats.)
> That was the case event though we never isolated our FeLV little
> boy (it would have been fairly pointless as he had already been in
> the house almost a year by then) and even though he played with and
> groomed several of the other cats in the house. I have since read
> repeatedly that it really isn???t that infectious, especially with
> adult cats. It is more of a risk with young kittens.
> Amani

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