Im new here, my name is Ellie.
I joined because my niece kitty, Brie, is one year old and was diagnosed
with FeLV about a month ago with a faint positive result (she is supposed to
be retested in 2 months).
My question is - my sibling is planning a move across quite a few states
A long trip and a new home can be stressful for a kitty and should be
considered, although, I have FeLV kitties flown to me from across the
country with no noticeable effect. I think I would be more concerned that
your sibling is simply not going to have much of any time to care for a
Hi, Ellie, and welcome --
I guess the thing is that having a mommy away that much isn't good for any
animal. Even though cats are self-sufficient, they still need companionship,
especially if they are the only pet. I would worry about that a little.
Also, since your sister hasn't taken her to the
Keep Brie !!
The thought of her being in that stressful situation of travel,
moving to an unknown
place and being on her own for 20 hour days is unbearable. It would
be awful for a
healthy cat. Please keep her. I know you will be very happy that you
On Oct 13,
Even though you just found out the she is FeLV pos, you should start looking
into the product LTCI. It is the only approved treatment aid for FeLV and
FIV cats. You should go to www.imulan.com to get more information about
On Tue, Oct 13, 2009 at 1:34 AM, Ellie Foster
Please consider looking into the product LTCI. It is the only approved
treatment aid for FeLV and FIV cats. The studies that have been done and
through others experiences; the treatment has very promising results.
On Fri, Oct 9, 2009 at 1:28 PM, Anna Waltman anna.walt...@gmail.com wrote:
My year-old kitty, Sylvia, tested negative and was healthy as a kitten, but
the stress of a move seems to have turned her a strong, symptomatic positive
(my vet says that some cats are latent carriers and suddenly become
positive/symptomatic after a stressful situation). If a move can
I agree with everyone else.
Stress is huge in fostering illness in cats, especially felv+. They also
can need more vet. care, high quality food, supplements, and lots of
patience and love.
I would do something now for treatment, don't wait until they start acting
sick - they go
Ellie, you have already received many thoughtful replies. No your sis does not
need to tell anyone Brie is is FeLV+. My concern would be the quality of care
she could provide Brie. So far she has not been able to take her to the vet to
be neutered or get her shots. You did that. Care, love
Just as another side to the stress story ... when I found Bailey at 5
months of age, he was FeLV+, him and my 4 others at that time traveled
for 3 months in a semi truck when I decided to move back to Washington
from Missouri. All 5 cats, hubby and me and all the stuff we brought
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