Re: [Felvtalk] Leukemia Positive Cat

2012-11-26 Thread Kathryn Hargreaves
Don't just get the IFA, as they are skewed towards false negatives. ELISAs are skewed towards false positives, so if you do the IFA, it would be to reconcile with the ELISA. On Sun, Nov 25, 2012 at 10:42 PM, Lee Evans moonsiste...@yahoo.com wrote: I don't much trust tests anyway but if you

Re: [Felvtalk] Please remove me from your mailing list - thank you

2012-11-26 Thread Kathryn Hargreaves
You do that yourself by clicking on the bottom link of each Felvtalk message and filling out the resulting form. On Mon, Nov 26, 2012 at 2:55 AM, Glenda Kelly kellyglend...@yahoo.comwrote: ___ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org

Re: [Felvtalk] Leukemia Positive Cat

2012-11-26 Thread Beth
An negative IFA does NOT negate a positive Elisa. The IFA simply means it is in the bone marrow. Once the IFA is positive the cat will not throw off the virus. I would keep test him again in a few months on the Elisa. If it is still positive I would test him on the IFA. Beth   Don't Litter,

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2012-11-26 Thread Beth
I don't know about this place, but it seems reputable. Make your own judgements, but it seems they were devastated by the hurricane. http://aslanscats.org/cms/ Beth   Don't Litter, Fix Your Critter! www.Furkids.org___ Felvtalk mailing list

Re: [Felvtalk] Leukemia Positive Cat

2012-11-26 Thread Lynda Wilson
Lorrie, I had a “light” positive on my kitten as well. He did not clear the virus, but please don’t lose hope. There can still be a better outcome. Beth is correct! Also, a positive ELISA test must be done no earlier than 90 days for accuracy after the first test. If it’s still positive, do an

Re: [Felvtalk] Leukemia Positive Cat

2012-11-26 Thread Beth
Yes, even a positive cat can have a good life. I have 4 positives right not (in addition to my 2 negatives). They are happy healthy. Beth   Don't Litter, Fix Your Critter! www.Furkids.org   From: Lynda Wilson longhornf...@verizon.net To:

Re: [Felvtalk] Cat proof furniture

2012-11-26 Thread Kathryn Green
Hey! Just like my front door sign says: If you get upset about cat and dog hair on my furniture please go back home and 'visit' me by phone. All my furniture has pet hair on it. That's why it's called FUR-niture! Kat Lee Evans moonsiste...@yahoo.com wrote: Well, when I find that my cats don't

Re: [Felvtalk] Leukemia Positive Cat

2012-11-26 Thread Kathryn Green
So which is the snap test? Or is it something else?? Kat Kathryn Hargreaves khargrea...@gmail.com wrote: Don't just get the IFA, as they are skewed towards false negatives. ELISAs are skewed towards false positives, so if you do the IFA, it would be to reconcile with the ELISA. On Sun, Nov

Re: [Felvtalk] Leukemia Positive Cat

2012-11-26 Thread Beth
The snap test is an ELISA test. The IFA is sent out to a lab costs around $100 depending on your area tests to see if the virus is in the bone marrow, meaning the cat will not throw off the virus. Beth   Don't Litter, Fix Your Critter! www.Furkids.org  

Re: [Felvtalk] Leukemia Positive Cat

2012-11-26 Thread Kathryn Green
OK so the ELISA/SNAP is the one blood is drawn for and the IFA is the saliva test right? Thanks. That helps a lot! Kat Beth create_me_...@yahoo.com wrote: The snap test is an ELISA test. The IFA is sent out to a lab costs around $100 depending on your area tests to see if the virus is in the

Re: [Felvtalk] Leukemia Positive Cat

2012-11-26 Thread Kathryn Green
Oops wait a minute I re read your email. It is the other way around isn't it. SNAP/ELISA is the saliiva test and the IFA is the blood test for bone marrow? Kt Kathryn Green katsk...@gmail.com wrote: OK so the ELISA/SNAP is the one blood is drawn for and the IFA is the saliva test right?

Re: [Felvtalk] Cat proof furniture

2012-11-26 Thread Pam Norman
Couldn't agree with you more. I tell people that my primary form of interior decoration is organic. On 11/26/2012 11:19 AM, Kathryn Green wrote: Hey! Just like my front door sign says: If you get upset about cat and dog hair on my furniture please go back home and 'visit' me by phone. All my

Re: [Felvtalk] Cat proof furniture

2012-11-26 Thread LauraM
Someone actually surrendered a dog to the shelter where I used to work because they got new furniture, and the dog no longer matched.   As for myself - I've given up. The sofa is covered with plaid furniture protectors with a waterproof vinyl backing that I got from Bass Pro Shops. I also use

Re: [Felvtalk] Leukemia Positive Cat

2012-11-26 Thread Lee Evans
Both ELISA/SNAP and IRA use blood drawn from the cat.  The saliva test is something else entirely.  I think it is supposed to test in much the same way as the ELISA/SNAP for the same thing.  I don't think there's a saliva test that tests for the virus in the bone marrow (IFA).  Anyone have a

Re: [Felvtalk] Cat proof furniture

2012-11-26 Thread Lee Evans
Invaders from the XION Universe came down and changed my kids into cats.  If you don't like my kids looking this way, go to the XION Universe and file a complaint.  Furrever in love with cats.   Spay and Neuter your cats and dogs and your weird relatives and nasty neighbors too!

Re: [Felvtalk] Cat proof furniture

2012-11-26 Thread Edna Taylor
We bought beautiful new living room furniture in January and it was promptly covered in plastic and ugly homemade (I winged it and made them out of duck cloth) slip covers that can be washed. Once all the pisser have passed on, we can uncover the furniture, but not until that happens ;)

Re: [Felvtalk] Cat proof furniture

2012-11-26 Thread Susan Hoffman
I lucked out with the most recent second hand sofa that I bought off of craigslist.  Not only are the arms and legs carved wood and thus harder to destroy by clawing, all the seat and back cushions zip off for laundering.  And the upholstery fabric is really thic, apparently impervious to

Re: [Felvtalk] Cat proof furniture

2012-11-26 Thread Bonnie Hogue
Yeah, I understand. I dearly love the cats (all five who live indoors with me) and really enjoy their company (sounds strange to some, but you all probably understand). I like to look at the couch and love seat and see lovely sleeping felines.makes me feel fortunate! However.being newly single

Re: [Felvtalk] Cat proof furniture

2012-11-26 Thread Susan Hoffman
Don't buy new.  I never buy new upholstered anything.  I buy used living room furniture off craigslist, always cheap but attractive.  Until my current living room set ($125 for couch and matching chair) with the zip-off washable cushion covers I simply changed the couch every year.  (Check the

Re: [Felvtalk] Cat proof furniture

2012-11-26 Thread Lee Evans
Furniture is around #50 down on my priority list of things I need.  I live in South Texas.  We have a 365 day flea season and now that I moved out to a rural area in order to be able to keep my rescued cats without having to deal with stupid Animal Control Officers who never even read their

Re: [Felvtalk] Cat proof furniture

2012-11-26 Thread Kathryn Green
Sounds perfect to me! Lee Evans moonsiste...@yahoo.com wrote: Furniture is around #50 down on my priority list of things I need. I live in South Texas. We have a 365 day flea season and now that I moved out to a rural area in order to be able to keep my rescued cats without having to deal

Re: [Felvtalk] Cat proof furniture

2012-11-26 Thread Kathryn Green
BRAGGER! Susan Hoffman susan_hoff...@yahoo.com wrote: I lucked out with the most recent second hand sofa that I bought off of craigslist. Not only are the arms and legs carved wood and thus harder to destroy by clawing, all the seat and back cushions zip off for laundering. And the upholstery