[Felvtalk] My heart is broken

2012-02-05 Thread botha . marinda4
My darling ginger cat has been diagnosed with feline leukemia. I am devastated because the vet says that there is nothing he can do to help us. We try our uttermost best to feed our cat but don't know what to do to help our darling. Is there some kind of medication that we could recommend to

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2012-02-05 Thread john pollack
is she eating, using box and drinking ok??. not all cats that have FeLV actually get it, and some throw the disease off From: botha.marin...@gmail.com botha.marin...@gmail.com To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Sunday, February 5, 2012 5:16 PM Subject:

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2012-02-05 Thread MaiMaiPG
And even if they don't, they can live a marvelous loving life. My Dixie did. Her life was far too short but she was happy and healthy until she left this world. On Feb 5, 2012, at 2:27 PM, john pollack wrote: is she eating, using box and drinking ok??. not all cats that have FeLV

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2012-02-05 Thread Sally Davis
Is she showing any symptoms? It has ben a while since I had a FELV kitty. For now feed her the best you can. Treat any infections she may get as her immune system may not fight them off. Others here may advise treatment. Sally Feb 5, 2012 at 5:16 PM, botha.marin...@gmail.com wrote: My darling

[Felvtalk] Your ginger kitty

2012-02-05 Thread Marta Gasper
Where are you in South Africa?..I'm guessing that there like everywhere else you can get better opinions where there are more vets..like for example, large cities.   FeLV is not a death sentence and like you have been told they can live good lives..I had had two cats with FeLV, the one right

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2012-02-05 Thread Lee Evans
    Sunday, February 5, 2012 3:44 PM My cat Moses tested positive for FeLv.  Since I have many other cats, I isolated him in a room in my house, retested three months later and he tested negative.  That was about 6 years ago.  He's still going strong and happy.   If Ginger is an only cat, just

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2012-02-05 Thread GRAS
Hi, everyone: OK - I guess this is where I should come in and explain about what happened to me, based on the note below: If anyone can remember, about 3 1/2 yrs ago, Eliot Spitty, was diagnosed by the ELISA test to be FeLV positive. I couldn't find him a home, so I found another positive cat

[Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia, how contagious is it?

2012-02-05 Thread Lee Evans
There are cats who test positive who are not and cats who test negative who are not.  The tests in general are not very reliable.  However, I have had quite a lot of experience with cats who tested positive for FeLV.  Taco and Smooch were two who tested positive for both FeLv and FIV.  They

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2012-02-05 Thread Kathryn Hargreaves
Also, what tests were used? On Sun, Feb 5, 2012 at 12:13 PM, Sally Davis putty...@gmail.com wrote: Is she showing any symptoms? It has ben a while since I had a FELV kitty. For now feed her the best you can. Treat any infections she may get as her immune system may not fight them off. Others

Re: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia, how contagious is it?

2012-02-05 Thread GRAS
They can be free of symptoms, still be carriers that can pass it on, unfortunately! From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Lee Evans Sent: Sunday, February 05, 2012 5:51 PM To: felvtalk Subject: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia, how

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2012-02-05 Thread Beth
Yes, that is correct. A positive Elisa a negative IFA means the Cat IS positive, the virus is just not replicating in the bone marrow yet. That's why I worry when people get so excited about a negative IFA. It really only means the cat may still throw off the virus. It's strange your vet

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2012-02-05 Thread GRAS
A positive Elisa a negative IFA means the Cat IS positive - Yes, UNLESS the ELISA was a false positive, which means that ideally, one should retest with the ELISA and see how it comes out (both positive or positive and negative) and then go from there Yes, it is amazing with all the

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2012-02-05 Thread Sharyl
Marinda, we all understand how devastated you are.  I've lost 10 FeLV + kitties.  All I can recommend is to feed the best food you can, give lots of love, watch for other illnesses and treat them immediately.  There is no cure.  Many including myself have tried various supplements.  I can't say

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2012-02-05 Thread Beth
Yes, alwsys retest on a positive SNAP test, but there seems to be a lot of people who think a negstive IFA means the cat is negative. Thats just as scary as people not understanding to always retest a positive. GRAS g...@optonline.net wrote: A positive Elisa a negative IFA means the Cat IS

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2012-02-05 Thread Maureen Olvey
Natalie, It could be that Mr. Tux had the FeLV virus but it was dormant. When it is dormant they won't test positive on either test and they can't spread it. Maybe the stress of changing homes re-activated the virus. If that was the case then none of your cats have been exposed to it.

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2012-02-05 Thread dlgegg
Does she have any symtoms or just diagnosed? How old is she? My 2 were diagnsed after the age of 1 year and doing well with no treaatment other than good food, lots of love and taking them to the vet whenever I notice aything different. Will keep both of you in my prayers. Sally Davis

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2012-02-05 Thread dlgegg
My 2 felv cats are part of a 7 cat pride. They share everything , have an occassional boxing. hissing match, go outside (usually for 2 hrs) in nice weather and get lots of attention, love . The others all get their vaccination for felv. They have been together for almost 5 years now and all