Re: [Felvtalk] Your Opinion would be GREATLY appreciated

2011-05-30 Thread Jannes Taylor
Natalie, I have been wondering so many things. In the beginning I doubted that Amber would be able to fight off the virus in the pitiful condition she was in. I was surprised when she tested negative! I also read that sometimes they can test negative by IFA but the viurs could still be just

Re: [Felvtalk] FeLV in Bone Marrow not in Blood

2011-05-30 Thread molveywda
From my reading and limited understanding I will answer your questions. Just don't take it as the gospel. If the virus is in the bone marrow but not the blood it's referred to as being dormant. Your kitty cannot pass it to other kitties as long as it stays dormant. One book I read did say

Re: [Felvtalk] Your Opinion would be GREATLY appreciated

2011-05-30 Thread molveywda
I've heard of the ELISA occasionally giving a false negative, but it is rare and not nearly as likely as getting a false positive. It's more likely that the first ELISA test was wrong and gave you a false positive and this second ELISA test showing the negative is correct. But it might mean

Re: [Felvtalk] Your Opinion would be GREATLY appreciated

2011-05-30 Thread molveywda
Oh, just read this email. Yes, if the IFA is negative she could have the virus and put it into dormancy, like I mentioned in the other email. And it is possible that the virus can re-activate. But, who knows. And not to be negative, but by then your other kitties may have gone on to Heaven

Re: [Felvtalk] FeLV in Bone Marrow not in Blood

2011-05-30 Thread Lynda Wilson
I agree with this comment. I will also add that since stress can induce the virus out of dormancy, do you think it would be stressful to her to meet your other kitties? It's hard to determine exactly what type of stress. This IS just a thought. I would think that most cats like to be together

Re: [Felvtalk] FeLV in Bone Marrow not in Blood

2011-05-30 Thread Jannes Taylor
I am sure it is stressful for her to come upstairs and see three cats. When I rescued my last kitty before Amber, he was only two weeks old and my two other cats HATED him. I was afraid they would try to kill him. I kept him away from them for a couple of months. I only brought him out when I

Re: [Felvtalk] FeLV in Bone Marrow not in Blood

2011-05-30 Thread Natalie
How about, in the future, do as I do when I introduce a new cats to the group. I keep the new cat in a double cage for as long as it takes (anywhere from a few days to two or three weeks), cats sniffle, but new cat is safe. Then I open the cage when I see that there's no more hissing. Cats go

Re: [Felvtalk] Discordant Results (ELISA+/IFA-)

2011-05-30 Thread dlgegg
I know that hoarders have a mental problem, but can't they see that they are actually haarming the animals, not helping them? I know my limit is 7 or 8, beyond that I cannot afford the food, litter and vet bills. When you see the conditions that they are living in, it makes me want to knock

Re: [Felvtalk] Discordant Results (ELISA+/IFA-)

2011-05-30 Thread dlgegg
A trip to the vet for a check up and vaccinaitons comes before anything else. You have to protect your babies. Lynda Wilson longhornf...@verizon.net wrote: I'm glad that works for you Beth. I'm just advising of the word of caution, that's all. I'm not paranoid but this disease is very

Re: [Felvtalk] FW: request for counsel on BreAnne

2011-05-30 Thread dlgegg
Grilled steak! I cannot afford that for me, much less 7 cats Katy Doyle athenapities...@gmail.com wrote: My cats LOVE baked chicken and grilled steak (medium rare) - but only when it is freshly cooked. They don't like reheated food. On Tue, May 10, 2011 at 1:06 PM, POTT, BEVERLY

Re: [Felvtalk] FeLV in Bone Marrow not in Blood

2011-05-30 Thread dlgegg
It seems that Walmart attracts such people. Someone should have made them sit in the car and see how they felt! czadna sacarawicz czadnasacaraw...@hotmail.com wrote: I too want to understand. what has become of the Siamese for whom a rescue was being urgently asked? It has

Re: [Felvtalk] Breakaway Collars

2011-05-30 Thread Lorrie
I buy my collars on ebay from Your-Collar-Store I just searched for collars and came across this one and they are really lovely breakaway collars. He sells them by the dozen for much much less than they cost in retail stores. I paid 19.00 for a dozen which is about 1.50 each. His email address

Re: [Felvtalk] FeLV in Bone Marrow not in Blood

2011-05-30 Thread Lynda Wilson
Hi Jannes! I've had just the opposite problem. All my cats have adapted well. I just got a 4 mos old kitten and he's taking his time adjusting. I'm giving him time, room and patience for him to adjust. I will admit that I'm not used to this at all. I've considered myself very lucky now

Re: [Felvtalk] FeLV in Bone Marrow not in Blood

2011-05-30 Thread Lynda Wilson
Fantastic idea!! Where do I get a double cage? Thanks! - Original Message - From: Natalie at...@optonline.net To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Monday, May 30, 2011 1:12 PM Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] FeLV in Bone Marrow not in Blood How about, in the future, do as I do when I

Re: [Felvtalk] FeLV in Bone Marrow not in Blood

2011-05-30 Thread Jannes Taylor
Thank you Lynda. I brought Amber upstairs three times today and held on to her. She was the only one doing the hissing and growling. I will keep you posted. LOl. I really can't believe the other three were not doing the same thing. I am proud of them!  Jannes

Re: [Felvtalk] FeLV in Bone Marrow not in Blood

2011-05-30 Thread Lynda Wilson
Exactly, make the people sit in a baking car with the exact circumstances. What scum we have on this earth! - Original Message - From: dlg...@windstream.net To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Monday, May 30, 2011 3:45 PM Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] FeLV in Bone Marrow not in Blood It

Re: [Felvtalk] FeLV in Bone Marrow not in Blood

2011-05-30 Thread Lynda Wilson
Yay! Sounds like you got a great bunch. I bet she will fit right in. You will then have an even amount. Don't they say that three is a crowd in the first place, lol?! She's just testing the water. She'll come around and will be hangin' with the group soon. Keep in touch :0) Lynda -