Hi Nancy She could definitely be a carrier. I wouldn’t be concerned as long as her blood work is okay. Keep a close eye on her gums, inside of the ears, and pads to watch for any paleness which might signify anemia.
I don’t think she NEEDS any help right now, but you might consider trying her on a long course of Doxycycline to see if maybe you can eliminate the virus. I have no idea if it would work, but in the three-pronged treatment I recommend, I believe that Doxycycline is blocking viral replication of the FeLV virus. If your vet is willing, you could try the Doxycycline – I would think at least 6 weeks – and then wait a while and test her again for FeLV. If you give it a shot and it works, let the rest of us know. Amani From: Felvtalk [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of gidge...@aol.com Sent: February-23-19 8:03 AM To: email@example.com Subject: [Felvtalk] QUESTION Hello, My girl is 4 years old and has had FeLV for 3 years. We took in a kitten 3 years ago who tested negative for it. The two were together after that and 6 months later, I found out the negative was false. The kitten was actually a positive. When I tested my other girl, she also had it. Kitten has since passed after 3 years of living with it, but my other girl is still going strong. I had her retested yesterday because you would just never know she has it. It was still positive. Could she be a carrier? The vet was very pleased with the blood work as it was perfect. He thought she may be a carrier. Wanted to have your thoughts. Although she is doing so well, should I be giving her something to help her? Maybe to keep the immune system strong? Thank you. Nancy
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