How terribly upsetting for you Marcia, but very often other
cats in the household do not contract the FelV virus in spite
of not having been vaccinated.
On 08-21, Marcia Baronda wrote:
Hi everyone! My one year old sweet litle boy was just diagnosed. I
have a million questions and
So sorry to hear about Fletch. There is a good chance your adults
will be just fine. I would get them tested and vaccinated, and keep
Fletch seperated for a couple of weeks after the last shot. 3 of mine
ran around with an infected brother for weeks before he was diagnosed
So sorry to hear of this sad news! But there is hope. Did Fletch have an
ELISA and an IFA test? Were they both positive or just the ELISA test?
If he was positive on just the ELISA test, then there is still a chance for
his immune system to clear the virus. You will need to test
Thanks for all the hope that you have given me. Fletch had the ELISA test.
Today I took Wildfire and Shay over and they tested negative. Tomorrow I will
take Alvin. ( my grandkids name my cats for me(-:). They vacd Shay and
Wildfire, so I'm hoping they have a chance. My house is completely
waiting and hoping for good news Kelley
Date: Sun, 21 Aug 2011 09:47:00 -0500
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] FELV+ Emergency in Austin, TX
I can't even get anyone to hold on to a healthy kitten temporarily - all my
Hi, I did not read the original message - but I just wanted to share.
I have one Felk girl, her name is gigner and she is now 7 years old -and I also
have a couple of friends who have several felk kitties - they are all over 10
years old and they are all very healthty -
Separately, I also
Thank you Hideyo! I felt so guilty and a lot of other things, all of you have
helped so much. You have given me hope.
Sent from my iPad
On Aug 22, 2011, at 4:15 PM, HIDEYO YAMAMOTO hideyo.yamam...@msn.com wrote:
Hi, I did not read the original message - but I just wanted to
I always believe that, things happen for a reason - we may not know why right
away.. but it does - and I truly believe that something good will come out of
the situation -
Contrary to some literature, felk virus does not seem to be very fragile in the
air - as mentioned, my friends mix
Sorry - correction - I meant to say - Felk virus SEEMS to be very fragile -
Date: Mon, 22 Aug 2011 15:49:36 -0600
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] My 1 year old just diagnosed
I always believe that, things happen for a reason
Not too long ago I posted that I had a FeLV positive cat mixed with an FIV
positive cat. Obviously, I didn't know the FeLV cat was positive since she
tested negative as a kitten. Anyway, the two lived together for two years
until she died and I just tested my old FIV kitty and he's negative.
did you ever figure out what you were going to do with the 11 kittens?
Second Chance Meows
A FeLV Sanctuary
From: HIDEYO YAMAMOTO hideyo.yamam...@msn.com
Sent: Monday, August 22, 2011 2:15 PM
My Tucson is 13 was found pos when she was 4. She had tested neg as
kitten but was never outside so vets were sure she was pos from birth. She
lives with my other cats all of whom were around her for 3-4 years before I
found her to be pos. She's still going strong and none of the other cats
That is wonderful! I keep hearing a lot of stories filled with hope. I keep
telling Fletch he can kickthis and he growls at me(-: He's a stinker!! I
had my two vaccinated today and the third one is going to the vet tomorrow.
I hope he is negative also.
Thanks so much for sharing.
There are many stories on this board of cats who are pos living to a ripe
old age. However, they are very susceptible to infections and to lymphomas,
for example. Had my Romeo who was a stray I brought in from the street he
died very quickly from lymphoma years after. Basically, it seems the
Just a friendly reminder, in order for the vaccination to be effective, the cat
has to have 2 shots, 3 weeks apart (no more than that or you have to start
Hang in there! There is still hope! What Maureen said is right on the money :0)
- Original Message -
I can't thank you enough for this email. I know i'm not out of the woods yet,
as far as my adults go, but hoping. That seems like a miracle that your fiv cat
didn't contract felv! It seems to me, that after hearing from all of you today
that there can definitely be a light at the end of
The vet that I mentioned in my other e-mail that I was talking to about FeLV
said that for your negatives you do need a series of two shots, three weeks
apart. She said one FeLV vaccination by itself is not enough. I specifically
asked her one time if one shot would help at all but she said
It's such a strange an unpredictable disease and it seems like the more vets
and researchers learn the more they realize that they don't know about it.
But, there is definitely light at the end of the tunnel for all cats, even
What have they figured out about Fletch so far? Is
Thanks. I really like this vet, and I believe that the newer younger vets will
hardly ever tell you to put an animal down, whereas The older ones that I have
dealt with don't hesitate to suggest that. This new one was recently hired by
my regular veterinarian, and he is great, knows everything,
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