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From: Bonnie Hogue
Sent: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 9:37 PM
Subject: New to Feline Leukemia
It's a long story, but I'll shorten it...
My mom has a heart cat named
Bonnie, it got through! Hang in there for just a bitthere are many
extremely well informed members who will have any and all information you need!
I am not dealing with any felv cats, but come here often so that I stay
We choose our joys and sorrows long before we
Thank you, Debbie.
I'll check back on the postings in a few days to see if anyone has any
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From: Debbie Bates dlh1...@hotmail.com
Sent: Thursday, September 16, 2010 10:22 AM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Fw: New to
Bonnie--you've come to the right place there are lots of people who will
respond with some very helpful information. I'm owned by 1 FELV adult cat
4 neg adult cats they are mixed. I'd sort of wonder about weak
positive--if you look in the archives, you'll see a recent thread about
I got it the first time!
[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Bonnie Hogue
Sent: Thursday, September 16, 2010 12:33 PM
Subject: [Felvtalk] Fw: New to Feline Leukemia
All vaccines are only about 80% effectiveI really don't have much
experience with this because I have two very healthy FeLV+ cats, living
separately from others. But I would think that if retested, being only a
weak positive, maybe the cat will be negative! It seems to have been
Personally, I would read the information on the board about the
testing procedures and have him retested. Meanwhile I would vaccinate
my cats and keep Lucky safe until he is retested. Depending on what
you decide to do about mixing (again this board has lots of
information--I mixed after
Don't wait days to check. If it came through, and it did, you will be
getting information in days if not hours. This is an extremely caring
group of people with a common hate..this awful diseaseand a
love of the living.
On Sep 16, 2010, at 12:53 PM, Bonnie Hogue wrote:
Thanks, Cougar Clan. I am looking up a holistic vet here in Sonoma County.
Lucky was living outside and not coming around for feeding. I knew I had to
do something when I spotted him just after sunset one evening on the
neighbor's roof, looking out on the world. It was the saddest, most
I am very sure he does. The drooling is a sign of contentment as is
the purring and kneading. He sounds like a wonderful little guy.
How confident are you in your vet? If the answer is not 110%,
consider a consultation with another vet.
On Sep 16, 2010, at 5:12 PM, Bonnie Hogue wrote:
How old are your other cats? Cats develop some natural immunity with age.
After the age of 1-3 they become less likely to develop FeLV. If vaccinated and
over 3 the risk is there but small. How old is the cat that tested positive? If
under a year there is a good chance the cats body can rid
Yeah, I don't know this vet all that wellHe's young (which can be
good -- maybe up on the latest technology) and I don't really have a read on
him. Maybe he's just a little bit in a hurry. I'm thinking of taking Lucky
to someone more experienced. Frankly -- and I hate to say it -- but
Thanks, Tanya, that is helpful information.
Lucky is between 11 and 13 yrs. My other cats are: 14, 9 and 7. I keep my
cats _strictly_ indoors. Lucky would have to adapt to that life, or show
me he will stay only in my yard (which, at his age, he might do). Thanks
for the info on IFA -- I
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