Re: [Felvtalk] update on josie, kitty with low hematocrit

2010-08-27 Thread Beth
YEAH Dont Litter, Fix Your Critter! www.Furkids.org   --- On Thu, 8/26/10, MaryChristine twelvehousec...@gmail.com wrote: From: MaryChristine twelvehousec...@gmail.com Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] update on josie, kitty with low hematocrit To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Date: Thursday,

[Felvtalk] FIV/FELV teen awaiting retest, in heat--Do we spay?

2010-08-27 Thread Heather
Hello, Seeking input...we have a beautiful young Siamese rescue kitty who tested FIV/FELV positive (the FELV was that controversial light positive) and is awaiting retest, of course we did not want to stress her immune system so were waiting to spay her (just found her a couple of weeks ago) but

Re: [Felvtalk] FIV/FELV teen awaiting retest, in heat--Do we spay?

2010-08-27 Thread Michelle Brockman
Hi Heather, I also do TNR so I know where you're coming from. We actually had this same situation happen to us a couple months ago with our 5 mo old kitten we plucked from a colony that tested 'light' positive. We only test ferals if we can find them a home (like kittens). Anyway, our vet

Re: [Felvtalk] FIV/FELV teen awaiting retest, in heat--Do we spay?

2010-08-27 Thread MaryChristine
if she was tested on the new HW/FIV/FeLV test, you cannot trust the result. find a vet who has a stock of the old, FIV/FeLV-only test--if you can find one, and retest NOW. in checking with MANY rescues and shelters across the country, we have only found one true positive in any cat tested with the

Re: [Felvtalk] FIV/FELV teen awaiting retest, in heat--Do we spay?

2010-08-27 Thread Heather
Thank you both VERY much for this extremely helpful input--and for a quick answer for now on one important aspect I absolutely agree on, we only test rescues/friendlies who we are trying to find homes for, or ferals who are being treated for serious medical conditions/seeking indoor placement,

Re: [Felvtalk] FIV/FELV teen awaiting retest, in heat--Do we spay?

2010-08-27 Thread Heather
This is very helpful Michelle, thank you!!! On Fri, Aug 27, 2010 at 1:06 PM, Michelle Brockman teals...@hotmail.comwrote: Hi Heather, I also do TNR so I know where you're coming from. We actually had this same situation happen to us a couple months ago with our 5 mo old kitten we plucked

Re: [Felvtalk] FIV/FELV teen awaiting retest, in heat--Do we spay?

2010-08-27 Thread Michelle Brockman
You're welcome. I would like to add that if you retest ONLY retest with a different type of test, they can send out blood to a lab too if you want to avoid the faulty snap test issue. It is not recommended that cats be retested before at least 2 months have passed - if it is a positive result

Re: [Felvtalk] FIV/FELV teen awaiting retest, in heat--Do we spay?

2010-08-27 Thread MaryChristine
michelle, the new test is SO inaccurate that immediate retesting is vital. if you've read this list at all, you know that i'm the biggest proponent on waiting to retest in ordinary situations--and 90 days is the recommended requirement, not 60. but cats are dying and/or being mislabeled and not

Re: [Felvtalk] FIV/FELV teen awaiting retest, in heat--Do we spay?

2010-08-27 Thread Michelle Brockman
I said if she is going to retest right away then to use another type of test. Not to NOT re-test. And yes 90 days is better but it can be done as soon as 60, if you need me to give you references of the 60 day time period from medical journals I'll be more than happy to do that. We used to

Re: [Felvtalk] FIV/FELV teen awaiting retest, in heat--Do we spay?

2010-08-27 Thread MaryChristine
i do not believe that this belongs on this list; i have responded privately. MC -- Spay Neuter Your Neighbors! Maybe That'll Make The Difference MaryChristine Special-Needs Coordinator, Purebred Cat Breed Rescue (www.purebredcats.org) Member, SCAT (Special-Cat Action Team) On Fri, Aug

Re: [Felvtalk] FIV/FELV teen awaiting retest, in heat--Do we spay?

2010-08-27 Thread Barb Moermond
I think that in order to keep this a civil and safe place to exchange information, we need to please address any issues we have with other list-members directly to them - off list. It's also a good idea to evaluate whether it's the content of the message that irks or the way it is being

Re: [Felvtalk] FIV/FELV teen awaiting retest, in heat--Do we spay?

2010-08-27 Thread Kim
Can anyone tell me when the NEW FeLV test came out? ...Saving just one pet won't change the worldbut surely the world will change for that one pet... The top ten reasons to spay and neuter your dog or cat were killed in a shelter today. On Fri, Aug 27, 2010 at 1:36 PM, MaryChristine