[Felvtalk] new with questions

2009-10-20 Thread mary (merlin) marshall
Hi, I've just subscribed. My friend and I picked up a stray calico and planned to get her spayed and adopted out. We named her Patches. Patches was spayed last Thursday and tested for FIV/FeLV. She tested negative. We had her vaccinated with the basics, including FeLV. Thursday night

Re: [Felvtalk] new with questions

2009-10-20 Thread Diane Rosenfeldt
Hey Merlin -- I saw your question over on feral_cats, but didn't realize you were this frantic... You've come to the right place for information and support. I came here for advice about my own FeLV+ stray, also named Patches, and never left (my Patches was already too sick when we found him,

Re: [Felvtalk] new with questions

2009-10-20 Thread Chris
You'll get a lot of good suggestion from folks on this board with tons of experience. I have some limited experience w. my Tucson who tested pos at age 4 1/2 and with my Big Boy who I fed as a stray for a couple of years before bringing him in and discovering he was positive. Tucson is fine but

Re: [Felvtalk] new with questions

2009-10-20 Thread Gloria B. Lane
I agree with the others, stop worrying. Guess many of us have been thru this, I certainly have. I remember putting tape at the bottom of a door to keep the pos cat from sniffing the neg, lol. But- It's just not that contagious. I got to the point where I mixed my pos with my neg, and no

Re: [Felvtalk] new with questions

2009-10-20 Thread Laurieskatz
Six years ago I rescued a mommy, 2 teen cats and 3 kittens from outside. The mom was about two (declawed but not spayed...grr) and the teens were less than a year old. The foster mom kept the two teenagers. Several years later she called to tell me one of the two she kept had tested positive for

Re: [Felvtalk] new with questions

2009-10-20 Thread dlgegg
if you are really worried, have them all tested to put your mind at ease. when i got my first felv positive (Annie), i tried for a ew days to keep her seperate, but everyone was miserable. my vet said that as long as the others were negative and got their vacinnations for felv evrey year, all