My name is Ashleigh. I lost my cat of 7 years last night. Pepper was FeLV+.The long story starts several years ago. In 1991, I adopted a cat, Fred, from a no-kill shelter. He was 3 at the time and very healthy. I faithfully got his annual vaccinations for everything, including FeLV. In 1998,
will have men who
will deal likewise with their fellow
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Sent: Sunday, May 07, 2006 8:56 AM
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My name is Ashleigh. I lost my cat of 7 years last
It's hard to determine cause and effect, so it
may not have been what you think.
Regarding what to do - I use daily low-dose
interferon, and think that's a good way to go.
Best of luck to you, we all understand.
mom of 5 FELV cats, 3 FELV Angels
At 08:56 AM 5/7/2006,
I'm sorry to hear about Pepper, and how awful his passing is for you
and your family. It sounds like you did what was right for him, and
that's what our feline friends want from us. Frankly, everything
regarding Fred and Pepper is heartbreaking. You and your family and
Ashleigh,So sorry to hear about your little one. It is always difficult to our 4-legged friends, especially if it is unexpected. Take comfort in knowing that Pepper is in a better place with no more suffering and now is always with you.I, like you, am new to this group and to FELV. My
Ashleigh,I'm sure you'll get lots of answers to your posts. It could be that your mother's cat has felv and Bella was exposed to it there. Cats can be exposed and test positive, but later fight off the virus. As an adult I suspect maybe this is what Bella is going through. She was exposed to
There's a wonderful VAS support website out there, sounds like maybe you
could use to talk to someone who has been there, so you can get advice from
people who have been on both sides of the issue.
I'd definitely retest in 6 months, and again in a year, if
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