Re: [Felvtalk] 28 Cats..

2017-07-24 Thread dlgegg
I have mixed positive and negative cats for years and no negatives have contracted the disease. They share beds (mine) bowls and boxes. At first when the negatives were young, I had them vacinnated, now I do not they are all at least 13 years old. Marlene Snowman

Re: [Felvtalk] 28 Cats..

2017-07-24 Thread Gloria
Sheila, my 2 cents- - for me - it's not just spreading the FeLV to others, it the autoimmune problem of not being able to fight off viruses or diseases that they could get from other cats. I have Buddy in our guest room - in a controlled environment- we replaced the door with another

Re: [Felvtalk] 28 Cats..

2017-07-24 Thread Sandy
It seems to me, each one of us has a different vet - and each vet seems to have a differing opinion - it's what they "learned" in school and unless they seek to know more and better info continue with the same practices and opinions- such as the "yearly" vaccine protocol. I guess it's like

Re: [Felvtalk] 28 Cats..

2017-07-24 Thread Marlene Snowman
My vet believes so although has made it clear that no vaccine is 100 percent effective and that an older cat with an established immune system has more chances. Who really knows Sent from my iPhone > On Jul 24, 2017, at 10:03 AM, Armstrong-Brown, Sheila DDS Timonium >

Re: [Felvtalk] 28 Cats..

2017-07-24 Thread Sheri Burbridge
Sheila, in my (completely unprofessional) opinion, the vaccine is a good idea for your cats that are currently healthy. If it were me, I'd keep the FIV and FeLV separated just because they already have compromised immune systems and any illness they come in contact with could really be

Re: [Felvtalk] 28 Cats..

2017-07-24 Thread Armstrong-Brown, Sheila DDS Timonium
I have the same set up, a door with plexi so he can see the other animals. He has a bed and tv and 2 big rooms to run around, I just feel bad that he is alone most of the time until I get home and we watch TV together for acouple. I am scared of that vaccines b/c of the dangers I hear about.

Re: [Felvtalk] 28 Cats..

2017-07-24 Thread Armstrong-Brown, Sheila DDS Timonium
Thank you . I love them all but a vacation one year might be nice. Too many animals to leave and go away. I don’t trust many to actually be able to medicine the ones that need it. Just the soft food is $60 a week. Besides the 25 pounds of dry food. From: Felvtalk

Re: [Felvtalk] Surgery

2017-07-24 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
Hello Everyone... Thank you so much for your concerns about " my " surgery but it is an unfortunate result of the structure of the mailings that this mistake was made    I am not having heart surgery : )  Believe it is our member whose email is dlegg ( wish people would put their

Re: [Felvtalk] 28 Cats..

2017-07-24 Thread Amani Oakley
Sheila I had a FeLV positive boy (Zander) for seven years with all my other cats. No one else got it. By the time we figured out he was FeLV positive, he had been with my other cats for more than a year, so I figured that any harm that was going to be done, had already been done. Since then, I

Re: [Felvtalk] 28 Cats..

2017-07-24 Thread Armstrong-Brown, Sheila DDS Timonium
And The IFA test was also positive? Skylar tested positive since he had him which is almost 2 years. -Original Message- From: Felvtalk [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Amani Oakley Sent: Monday, July 24, 2017 2:45 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject:

Re: [Felvtalk] 28 Cats..

2017-07-24 Thread dlgegg
I am lucky, found a vet who goes along with me especially re: felv treatment. Sandy wrote: > > It seems to me, each one of us has a different vet - and each vet seems to > have a differing opinion - it's what they "learned" in school and unless they > seek to

Re: [Felvtalk] 28 Cats..

2017-07-24 Thread Armstrong-Brown, Sheila DDS Timonium
My 2nd job at the vet gives me a break on all the medicines and neutered and if we find kittens, he will take them and we adopt them out. it's a full time job with all these animals. My husband takes care of them when I work my long days -Original Message- From: Felvtalk

Re: [Felvtalk] 28 Cats..

2017-07-24 Thread dlgegg
I get a lot of drop offs too. People seem to think that left in a farming area, they can fend for themselves, even the de clawed ones. "Armstrong-Brown wrote: > No one helps me Bob. I started a 2nd job at an animal hospital so I can get > the discount on all the cats. It's still very

Re: [Felvtalk] 28 Cats..

2017-07-24 Thread Armstrong-Brown, Sheila DDS Timonium
Skylar seems to want to wrestle last time I let him out and I was afraid so I let him run and I run behind him. I guess I could keep doing that and keep him away from the FIV one. I feel so bad for him. He is alone and he hates the dog so he has no one but me. Thanks for telling me, I will

Re: [Felvtalk] 28 Cats..

2017-07-24 Thread Amani Oakley
We were sure all sorts of bad things were going to happen after we found out that Zander was FeLV+. Not only didn't any of the others contract it, but he was very close to several of them and would cuddle and mutually groom each other. At first, this made me very anxious and I would separate

Re: [Felvtalk] 28 Cats..

2017-07-24 Thread Amani Oakley
Everything we tested was positive, and Zander most certainly had FeLV. Interestingly enough, when I was able to successfully treat him with the Winstrol/Doxy/Prednisone protocol, later vets started musing that perhaps he never had FeLV. After all, they certainly couldn't admit that a drug they

Re: [Felvtalk] Surgery

2017-07-24 Thread dlgegg
If onlyeveryone who has a cat or dog would get them spayed/neutered there would not be so many for us to care for. I have heard all kinds of excuses like it costs so much. If they did get their pets spayed/neutered they would not have the work involved in getting rid of them. When a new

Re: [Felvtalk] Surgery

2017-07-24 Thread dlgegg
HELLO, MY FAULT. I FORGOT TO PUT MY NAME IN THERE. DORLIS GROTE I am lucky that a member of my church is going to take care of my babies while I am in the hospital for the surgery. She is also taking me in and picking me up afterwards. Plus getting groceries and doing any needed laundry

Re: [Felvtalk] A suggestion that could make it easier to keep up with posts...

2017-07-24 Thread ROBERT CHAPEL
When we reply ( apparently it doesn't make much difference if we hit reply or reply all) it would be helpful to erase those parts of the posting that reference earlier discussions and do not have relevance to the current posting  This also prevents having your message held up because it

Re: [Felvtalk] 28 Cats..

2017-07-24 Thread Armstrong-Brown, Sheila DDS Timonium
I heard the leukemia vaccine carries a high risk of cancer. Does anyone have their FELV cat around non-felv cats? I thought about letting Skylar out only while I am home and see how it goes with the regular cats. But I have a FIV cat in the mix of the other cats and not sure if they would

Re: [Felvtalk] 28 Cats..

2017-07-24 Thread Armstrong-Brown, Sheila DDS Timonium
No one helps me Bob. I started a 2nd job at an animal hospital so I can get the discount on all the cats. It's still very expensive. No fosters, they stray in to the farm and people drop off sickly animals and all the humane society would say is that if I turned the cats in to them, they

Re: [Felvtalk] 28 Cats..

2017-07-24 Thread Marlene Snowman
I have a Felv 2 year old who I did introduce to my 7 year old non. The 7 year old has been vaccinated and retested over the 2 years and remains negative. The Felv has no visual signs of illness. I maintain separate litter boxes that get cleaned daily and separate dishes that are also cleaned

Re: [Felvtalk] 28 Cats..

2017-07-24 Thread Armstrong-Brown, Sheila DDS Timonium
So you believe the vaccine does work then? I thought about getting it for all 13 indoors but I want to still keep the FIV and FELV separated. Thanks for the info -Original Message- From: Felvtalk [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Marlene Snowman Sent: Monday,