This happened to my mom's cat, Lucky. He initially tested weak positive when
I took him to the vet (he was in terrible shape, sick, flea-ridden, had lost
weight). Then, because of what I learned HERE (bless you all) I had Lucky
retested on the IFA and he came back negative! He has other
I wouldn't have even thought about retesting either, had I not joined this
group (thank you, all!), having always heard that once positive, always
positive! These two were not just a weak positive, though! Although when I
first began trapping in 1992, we did have an adult female that tested
I just went through this myself with Amber who tested positive for FELV four
months ago. Had her rested three months after the positive result and it was
negative. Had an IFA test done and it was negative as well.
She has joined the rest of the gang (my three other cats) and is bullying them!
I am so happy to any of us who have had such great luck, and that's all it is!
I cringe at the thought of how many cats are killed or sentenced to isolation
because they are not retested because they don't think or know of it!
It's always the girl cats who are bossy, isn't it! My Stormy is the same way.
She puts everyone in their place (as she sees it) and even nips at the heels
(literally) of Lucky, who is twice her size! Tough little gal, Bless her!
Do you all have your FeLeuk kitties seen by your regular vets? I talked
to a wonderful consulting vet I know re Miss Eleanor (formerly Sabrina)
his first recommendation was Internal Medicine at U of WI, but then
said that this would probably not be necessary as long as she is
My vet is a GP. treats cats, dogs and lots of horses and cows so his info on
things like felv is not as good as a specialist, but, he welcomes every bit of
information I bring him. I print out a lot of the things all of the members
come up with and he then does his own research on the
I am in a unique situation. We live on a military base in Japan with limited
resources. I take my cats to a general practice Japanese vet. He has kept my
Fuji alive and healthy for almost a year. She is FeLV positive with
Mediastinal Lymphoma. I never had the opportunity to give her
I think a good regular vet who is willing to listen is the absolute
best kind. I've tried another vet with a larger 24 hour practice who
has pioneered some procedures. He was a mean, nasty ego-maniac. I
much prefer a smaller practice where they can spend time to get to
really know you
We have a wonderful holistic-friendly vet who makes house calls. She works in
conjunction with our brick and mortar vet for blood work, tests, etc. when
necessary. Now that we have lost our two FeLV+ angels, she takes care of our
new babies. The house call vet was the one that got us
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