[Felvtalk] Hi, new member here

2011-11-01 Thread Anne Myles
Hi, wanted to introduce myself and my cats. I adopted two new adult kitties from a rural no-kill shelter in my area a little over a month ago, after my 15-year-old cat passed away. Little orange Dublin and hunky white and tabby C.J. are both about two years old males -- Dublin more of an

[Felvtalk] New member (correcting an error)

2011-11-01 Thread Anne Myles
I meant to write, of course, that I was told that false POSITIVES are common but false negatives are virtually unheard of. My vet kind of shrugged when I told him that, though no one can give me a good account of why Dublin had a negative ELISA on his re-test when he is very clearly positive.

Re: [Felvtalk] New member (correcting an error)

2011-11-01 Thread Melinda Kerr
They are both so cute and look quite at home in your house. I'm glad you decided to keep both. I have 2 positives (may have caused the second by mixing too young too soon:( However, I have no regrets because they are best friends! Even though one has suffered from lymphoma (in remission for 15

Re: [Felvtalk] Hi, new member here

2011-11-01 Thread Beth Noren
Hi Anne, Welcome to the group. I love the pictures of Dublin with your greyhound! It's been a little while since I've had a positive, he was infected as a young kitten, lived for 3.5 years (with his still negative siblings) before he passed. If your guy was a little older when he was infected,

Re: [Felvtalk] Hi, new member here

2011-11-01 Thread Christiane Biagi
They are gorgeous cats--very very lucky to have found you! I've have my Tucson, a 12 year old FELV+ cat who I've had since she was a kitten. She tested neg on Elissa when she was a couple of months old but then tested pos 4 years later though she'd never been outside. My other cats who she