Re: [Felvtalk] How long can FeLV stay dormant?

2011-03-15 Thread Beth
The incubation period is supposed to be 3 months for FeLV, 6 months for FIV, per all the vets I've dealt with. But I always like to wait a little longer just to be sure. Beth Dont Litter, Fix Your Critter! www.Furkids.org   --- On Mon, 3/14/11, Natalie at...@optonline.net wrote: From:

Re: [Felvtalk] Any advice appreciated.

2011-03-15 Thread Beth
I worked a hoarding case with 26 unvaccinated cats. 3 of them turned out to be FeLV positive. We quarantined the remaining cats for 6 months none showed up FeLV positive after the 6 months. I was amazed. Beth Don't Litter, Fix Your Critter! www.Furkids.org   --- On Mon, 3/14/11, Maureen

[Felvtalk] Thank You for your Advice

2011-03-15 Thread Jannes Taylor
I want to thank everyone who responded about my post regarding Amber, my FeLV positive cat. I have been feeling a little guilty about risking the health of my other cats from some chance encounter with Amber. I still plan to be cautious but do feel less stressed about it. I have done a lot of

Re: [Felvtalk] Thank You for your Advice

2011-03-15 Thread Natalie
Unfortunately, there are many vets with those views, even if the cat is the ONLY cat in a homewhy would anyone kill a perfectly healthy cat that happens to test positive for FeLV or FIV, and in NO way can even contribute to exposing another cat to it I have heard that from people again

Re: [Felvtalk] Thank You for your Advice

2011-03-15 Thread Jannes Taylor
Thank you, Natalie. I am so hoping her next test will be negative, but I will do the best I can regadless.  Jannes From: Natalie at...@optonline.net To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Tue, March 15, 2011 10:39:41 AM Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Thank You for

Re: [Felvtalk] Any advice appreciated.

2011-03-15 Thread Jannes Taylor
Thank You so much for your informative information. I really appreciate it!  Jannes From: Jacquelyn Gonzales jgonza...@pacbell.net To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Mon, March 14, 2011 4:08:44 PM Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Any advice appreciated. Hi

Re: [Felvtalk] Thank You for your Advice

2011-03-15 Thread MaiMaiPG
Most of you have heard Dixie Louise Doodle Katt, JP's story. She came to me as a feral/throw-away. I liked her and was gong to bring her to the farm. I took her to be spayed and she tested positive. My vets' put all the options on the table and I took death off to the relief of

Re: [Felvtalk] Any advice appreciated.

2011-03-15 Thread Jannes Taylor
Thank you so much for sharing. This makes me feel less paranoid, at the least. I will definately have her retested. If she still tests negative, I will still give her the best life I can. :)  Jannes From: Jacquelyn Gonzales jgonza...@pacbell.net To:

Re: [Felvtalk] Any advice appreciated.

2011-03-15 Thread Jannes Taylor
I feel like I must be very cautious until I know for sure where we stand after the restesting. I do appreciate your story and do not feel as nervous about the situation as I did. This has certainly been a learning experience for me. I have loved cats all my life and try to spoil them as much

Re: [Felvtalk] Any advice appreciated.

2011-03-15 Thread Gloria Lane
I've always spay/neutered mine- No problems. Except one Felv girl I have, who has seizures, and I have not had her spayed. Year or two old. She just seems so fragile I couldn't put her thru it. Doesn't seem to have heat cycles, if so very mild and unnoticeable. Gloria Sent from my iPhone On

Re: [Felvtalk] How long can FeLV stay dormant?

2011-03-15 Thread CATHERINE DIDONNA
Good for you. Mine r healthy too. If it an broke ,don't fix it. It the cat tests neg. why wait for it to be positive? regards, CAthy --- On Mon, 3/14/11, Natalie at...@optonline.net wrote: From: Natalie at...@optonline.net Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] How long can FeLV stay dormant? To:

Re: [Felvtalk] How long can FeLV stay dormant?

2011-03-15 Thread Maureen Olvey
The reason I'm curious about it is because of my foster cats. Some people, including some vets, are saying that since they've been exposed to it this long and they tested negative recently that they should be fine and to go ahead and adopt them out. My 8 month old kitten came here when he

Re: [Felvtalk] Thank You for your Advice

2011-03-15 Thread Diane Rosenfeldt
Wow, Jannes. The vet advocating euthanization is a warning sign not to let him/her treat this particular cat. She is obviously not up to date on the latest research and you need all the knowledge you can get to maintain Amber's good health. You might consider calling around to different vets and

Re: [Felvtalk] Any advice appreciated.

2011-03-15 Thread Diane Rosenfeldt
Generally spay/neuter is a good idea in most cases -- much less uncomfortable for the cat, since heat is usually excruciating for them. But this is a reason you should seek out a vet familiar with FeLV -- they should be able to judge whether Amber would be too stressed by the procedure, or figure

[Felvtalk] anyone in PA area or anywhere take in a super lovey friendly FelV positive senior?

2011-03-15 Thread dana giordano
Hi - the shelter near me in philadelphia has a very lovey kissing hugging 10-15 year old senior kitty who just is a total lovebug. His owner died. Can anyone take him in? He is on the very very sweet side and my bathroom doesn't seem like it's good enough for this little lovebug. As far as I

Re: [Felvtalk] How long can FeLV stay dormant?

2011-03-15 Thread Natalie
That does present a problem - that's precisely the reason why I cannot mix the cats. I cannot take the chance that a cat getting adopted from us might possibly infect an adopter's cat. If they were all here to stay, I would definitely do it. I also do not mix FIV with FeLV - don't want to

Re: [Felvtalk] Any advice appreciated.

2011-03-15 Thread Natalie
My vet always treats a cat with health problems with vitamin injections for about a week or two - vitamin B12, C, etc. - it builds up their immune system a bit before surgery. We call it The Cocktail. You can't imagine how many cats' lives have been saved with these cocktails, practically coming

Re: [Felvtalk] Any advice appreciated.

2011-03-15 Thread Diane Rosenfeldt
Sounds like you've got a great vet there. Congrats! Diane R. -Original Message- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Natalie Sent: Tuesday, March 15, 2011 7:27 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Any

Re: [Felvtalk] anyone in PA area or anywhere take in a super lovey friendly FelV positive senior?

2011-03-15 Thread CATHERINE DIDONNA
The Best Little Cat House In Pa. Lynn Stitt --- On Tue, 3/15/11, dana giordano giordano.d...@gmail.com wrote: From: dana giordano giordano.d...@gmail.com Subject: [Felvtalk] anyone in PA area or anywhere take in a super lovey friendly FelV positive senior? To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Date:

Re: [Felvtalk] anyone in PA area or anywhere take in a super lovey friendly FelV positive senior?

2011-03-15 Thread CATHERINE DIDONNA
Get him to NY and I'll take him --- On Tue, 3/15/11, dana giordano giordano.d...@gmail.com wrote: From: dana giordano giordano.d...@gmail.com Subject: [Felvtalk] anyone in PA area or anywhere take in a super lovey friendly FelV positive senior? To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Date: Tuesday,

Re: [Felvtalk] How long can FeLV stay dormant?

2011-03-15 Thread Maureen Olvey
I think you're right. I couldn't adopt out to a person without telling them everything. It's not right to do that and I would feel so guilty. Then it's their decision as to whether they want him or not. The kitty did test negative yesterday so there's hope he won't or doesn't have it but

Re: [Felvtalk] Any advice appreciated.

2011-03-15 Thread Natalie
My veterinarian is co-founder of AVAR (Association of Veterinarians for Animal Rights), now under the umbrella of HSUS. He refuses to declaw cats, crop ears and dock tails on dogs, uses alternative medicine and acupuncture. Yes, I am lucky to have him just a few minutes from where we live - he

Re: [Felvtalk] Any advice appreciated.

2011-03-15 Thread MaiMaiPG
laser helps reduce the stress On Mar 15, 2011, at 6:39 PM, Diane Rosenfeldt wrote: Generally spay/neuter is a good idea in most cases -- much less uncomfortable for the cat, since heat is usually excruciating for them. But this is a reason you should seek out a vet familiar with FeLV --

Re: [Felvtalk] Any advice appreciated.

2011-03-15 Thread Maureen Olvey
I love him already. Please tell me you live near Atlanta. If so, he's my new vet!!! “I am not interested to know whether vivisection produces results that are profitable to the human race or doesn’t….the pain which it inflicts upon unconsenting animals is the basis of my enmity toward it,

Re: [Felvtalk] Any advice appreciated.

2011-03-15 Thread Natalie
No, sorry - we are in Greenwich, CT! Blue Cross Animal Hospital! But how about moving here? -Original Message- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Maureen Olvey Sent: Tuesday, March 15, 2011 9:16 PM To:

Re: [Felvtalk] Any advice appreciated.

2011-03-15 Thread Maureen Olvey
Ha, ha - for a vet like him it might be worth the move! I don't think my husband would like it though! “I am not interested to know whether vivisection produces results that are profitable to the human race or doesn’t….the pain which it inflicts upon unconsenting animals is the basis of my

Re: [Felvtalk] How long can FeLV stay dormant?

2011-03-15 Thread Natalie
The moral of the story is that all cats coming into a home or foster home where there are other cats, must be combo tested! It's not a huge expense in the big scheme of things, but necessary! That's how I always feel - if a good home cannot be found, the cats stays hereand sometimes, a really

Re: [Felvtalk] Any advice appreciated.

2011-03-15 Thread Natalie
I love that mark Twain quote! What would your husband have against Greenwich? It's beautiful here, great ferries to island beaches, beachesclose to NY City -Original Message- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of

Re: [Felvtalk] Any advice appreciated.

2011-03-15 Thread Maureen Olvey
I bet it is beautiful. I lived in NH for 5 years and loved it. New England is gorgeous. He's not much of a traveler though. He likes to visit other places but I can't imagine him ever moving outside of GA. He's close to his family and friends so that's probably a lot of the reason. “I am

Re: [Felvtalk] How long can FeLV stay dormant?

2011-03-15 Thread Maureen Olvey
My reply to this got bounced because it was too big a file but I want to say it again just in case it doesn't get posted to the list. I think it's important for foster parents to know that one combo test cannot be trusted. I have had every cat or kitten that came into my house combo tested

Re: [Felvtalk] How long can FeLV stay dormant?

2011-03-15 Thread Christiane Biagi
I got my Tucson as a kitten--had her tested at around 2 months she was neg. 4 1/2 years later she was feeling poorly a very sharp vet redid test after her blood work showed lower than normal white blood count. And sure enough she tested positive (on Snap IFA). She had never been outside

[Felvtalk] OT: Transport

2011-03-15 Thread Kelley Saveika
Hi there, Does anyone know anything about transport? I am trying to get these 2 FELV+ kitties to various far flung places (if anyone adopts them - no one has yet). I do not know the first thing about it. Often our adopters have limited funds and cannot afford to pay to transport, and time is

Re: [Felvtalk] OT: Transport

2011-03-15 Thread dana giordano
I found this via facebook that my contacts have friended. Maybe they can help you. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Take-Me-Home-Animal-Rescue-Transports/191304693761 * * www.twitter.com/smallspark * Share something interesting today.* On Tue, Mar 15, 2011 at 11:59 PM, Kelley Saveika