[Felvtalk] Question About Inegrating Positive and Negative Cats

2010-12-06 Thread Stephanie (Merkel) Sherry
Hi Everyone, I am new to this site and new to the world of FELV.  My husband and I recently took in a stray kitten, Magic, who had been coming into our yard and on our porch.  We've had her inside and separated from our FELV negative cats for six weeks now and love her dearly. At her first

Re: [Felvtalk] Question About Inegrating Positive and Negative Cats

2010-12-07 Thread Stephanie (Merkel) Sherry
Thank you everyone for all your comments and feedback.  It is definitely helpful and encouraging.  For those that have asked, the FELV+ kitten is Magic and she is about 5 months old and healthy other than her diagnosis.  I have three other cats.  Leroy and Zoe are 2 1/2 and had their FELV

Re: [Felvtalk] Question About Integrating Positive and Negative Cats

2010-12-08 Thread Stephanie (Merkel) Sherry
Thanks Everyone.  I am lucky in that my vets have never recommended over vaccinating.  Other than rabies, which is required yearly by law in our state, we have never done additional vaccinating on my cats (current and prior) as they are indoor cats only.  It's part of the struggle with

[Felvtalk] Can Humans Make FELV+ cats sick?

2011-01-19 Thread Stephanie (Merkel) Sherry
Just wondering if anyone knows if humans who are sick with a cold, the flu, etc can make a FELV+ cat sick.  Magic is currently still asymptomatic (other than her diagnosis).  I'm just wondering when we are sick if they are more susceptible with their weakened immune system. Thanks, Stephanie