Re: [Felvtalk] Question about FeLV/FIV testing

2013-09-24 Thread Lee Evans
I have had a lot of success with adult cats who threw off the virus in about 2 months and tested negative from then on. For kittens, they may or may not have been actually positive. Since their immune system is not fully developed, they might not throw off the virus as soon as adults. Too bad

Re: [Felvtalk] Question about FeLV/FIV testing

2013-09-24 Thread Shelley Theye
Lee, Can you explain more about the 2 month period for the adults that you have that threw off the virus? Do you know when they were first exposed, in other words could they have had the FeLV virus for more than 2 months before they ever were tested? Shelley On Sep 24, 2013, at 11:15 AM,

Re: [Felvtalk] Question about FeLV/FIV testing

2013-09-24 Thread Lee Evans
Hi Shelley - I'm not sure as to when they were exposed. These were cats rescued from different places at different times. One, a male who I have had not for about 6 to 7 years, was rescued when he was not neutered, around age 2, street cat, but tame. Since I was going to get him adopted after

Re: [Felvtalk] Question about FeLV/FIV testing

2013-09-24 Thread trustinhim13
I agree with Lee completely. It angers me that someone can get through Vet school and still not be knowledgable about this disease. I rescued a male cat, two years old, and only then learned he was FelV+ after he was neutered. He has thrown off the virus twice. He is over 6 now. mingels with

Re: [Felvtalk] Question about FeLV/FIV testing

2013-09-24 Thread Margo
I can't be so hard on Vets anymore. Getting thru Vet school can't educate where the whole disease process is so little understood. I have researched FeLV up down and sideways, and NOTHING is certain. Two years ago I had a house full of negative cats. All my FL cats (we moved to SC) had been

Re: [Felvtalk] Question about FeLV/FIV testing

2013-09-24 Thread Shelley Theye
Hi Lee, Thanks for explaining. Not sure if there is hope for Leo to still turn negative. He tested positive last July, when trapped and neutered, and then again in Nov. I haven't retested yet, and am thinking of doing the IFA too. Does the woman who has Taffy have all of her other cats

Re: [Felvtalk] Question about FeLV/FIV testing

2013-09-24 Thread trustinhim13
Shelley.. I lost a cat to FL in the 90's. After that I panicked and faithfully vaccinated my next five cats every year. Then I rescued another FL cat. Separated him from the others while he was symptomatic. He threw off the virus. As fate would have it, other rescues came to my door. I

Re: [Felvtalk] Question about FeLV/FIV testing

2013-09-24 Thread Sharyl
Shelly all I can d I tell you what I did.  When I was rescuing FeLV kittens I did have all my negatives vaccinated.  It has been over 3 years since my last FeLV cat died.  All of my negatives are still with me and are fine   Sharyl From: Shelley Theye

Re: [Felvtalk] Question about FeLV/FIV testing

2013-09-24 Thread Lee Evans
To answer if the foster mom has her cats vaccinated, NO. However, Taffy has her own litter box and own feeding bowl and only mingles with the other cats for a short time during the day, then back to her room with her pooch friend. I'm not too keen on vaccines. I have heard nasty things about

[Felvtalk] Fw: Question about FeLV/FIV testing

2013-09-24 Thread Lee Evans
From: Lee Evans moonsiste...@yahoo.com To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Tuesday, September 24, 2013 7:33 PM Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Question about FeLV/FIV testing You are a good, caring and compassionate person. I don't feel that FeLv is as contagious as

Re: [Felvtalk] Question about FeLV/FIV testing

2013-09-24 Thread dlgegg
MY ANNIE STIL TESTS POSITIVE, BUT SHE IS SO HEALTHY IT IS RIDUCULUS. THE NEGATIVE CATS GET FELV VACCINE. THEY EAT, DRINK AND PLAY TOGETHER, SQUABBLE SOMETIMES, BUT JUST SLAPPING AND HISSING, NO BITTING. trustinhi...@charter.net wrote: Shelley.. I lost a cat to FL in the 90's.