I don't know if this is the right place, but I am hoping for some feedback.
I recently adopted two kittens, a brother and sister. At 7 weeks, I had
them tested for FeLV. The boy kitty is positive but the girl kitty is
negative. Is that even possible? They have been living together
I, too, freaked out when I found out my new kitty was positive. She lives in a
my household with 4 other cats and as far as I know, none of the others have
been infected. I do get each one of them (except for the + one) FeLV boosted
every year. She's now 4 years old and is a fun,
Thank you so much, Kathi- I'm needing as much support as I can get. I love
these two more than anything and can't stand thinking about them in pain.
Yes, they have been playing and grooming each other for 7 weeks; I'm hoping
that the test was faulty, because if not, it sounds like Maggie will
You are definitely in the right place! You'll get lots of good ideas here...
As someone owned by 3 FELV - 1 FELV+ cat, I can understand how frightening
this all is. My Tucson is 8 + years old I've had her since she's a kitten. I
never seperated them no one has turned pos in all these
There is no rhyme or reason for who fights the virus off who doesn't...
Don't assume she'll automatically become positive. My youngest 2 cats were
with my Tucson as kittens before I knew she was positive. They were kittens
from the street though not in horrendous shape, they hadn't eaten
Again, thank you for your support and experience. I had cats all my life
growing up, and this is my first experience with FELV, so I am certainly
still learning. I certainly am waiting (and praying) for the IFA tomorrow.
He's a tough little guy and I have to keep believing in him. Do
You have come to the right place... We all have a similar story to tell...
Your story is exactly like mine.. Two black and white tux kittens.. Boy
and girl was neg... I didn't have room to separate them and the vet
she surely she had been exposed and she might be
Thank you so much for your supportive words. I am so sorry to hear about
your girl kitty, but it certainly does bring some perspective and reality.
I think I will take your advice and let them be together at least until the
second test; they are so much happier. I guess my hesitancy is
Julie, you've gotten some great advice here already, but just one more thing
I don't think anyone has mentioned at length: your boy is asymptomatic now,
and that's great. But as has been mentioned, he is more liable to pick up
opportunistic infections and the like, and they may be likely to hit
There is a disease that pregnant women can get from the litter box
It is very rare and I think you have to stick your fingers in your mouth
handling litter in order to get it...
I don't think it has anything to do with FeLV
It can cause brain damage to the fetus if you
Thank you for your note. I definitely agree to letting my kitties be
together makes them the happiest. Of course, I am still praying that his
first test was a false positive, but if not, will hope that Maggie has built
some immunity and I can keep them both happy and loved as Iong as
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