Re: [Felvtalk] Introducing healthy cats into former FELV+ cat household

2009-08-31 Thread MaryChristine
if you go to the cornell vet school site, you'll find the research from last year about active virus being found in dried secretions up to a few days after having been, expressed. this research is being used all over the country as yet another reason to kill FeLVs, tho the professionals i've

Re: [Felvtalk] Introducing healthy cats into former FELV+ cat household

2009-08-30 Thread dlgegg
my vet said the virus dies when it is dry. just to be sure, wash down with clorox. maybe not the scratching posts since they are usually not washable. wash everything down with cclorox and set out in the sun to dry. doggone...@doggonefit.com wrote: Hello everyone, After many years

Re: [Felvtalk] Introducing healthy cats into former FELV+ cat household

2009-08-30 Thread dlgegg
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: [Felvtalk] Introducing healthy cats into former FELV+ cat household Hello everyone, After many years of rescuing positives, we have been a catless home for a few months and have made a difficult decision to adopt a healthy cat. Can anyone help with decisions

Re: [Felvtalk] Introducing healthy cats into former FELV+ cat household

2009-06-14 Thread MaryChristine
the virus is very fragile outside the warm, welcoming body of a cat. the recent research about the virus remaining active in dried secretions for longer than was originally thought is interesting, but really doesn't mean much: unless someone can explain how a virus in a dried secretion is going

Re: [Felvtalk] Introducing healthy cats into former FELV+ cat household

2009-06-14 Thread TANYA NOE
: doggone...@doggonefit.com doggone...@doggonefit.com Subject: [Felvtalk] Introducing healthy cats into former FELV+ cat household To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Date: Saturday, June 13, 2009, 10:06 PM Hello everyone, After many years of rescuing positives, we have been a catless home for a few

[Felvtalk] Introducing healthy cats into former FELV+ cat household

2009-06-13 Thread doggonefit
Hello everyone, After many years of rescuing positives, we have been a catless home for a few months and have made a difficult decision to adopt a healthy cat. Can anyone help with decisions on what should stay and what shouldn't? For example, scratching posts, cat carriers. I know there are

Re: [Felvtalk] Introducing healthy cats into former FELV+ cat household

2009-06-13 Thread Laurieskatz
Sent: Saturday, June 13, 2009 9:07 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: [Felvtalk] Introducing healthy cats into former FELV+ cat household Hello everyone, After many years of rescuing positives, we have been a catless home for a few months and have made a difficult decision to adopt a healthy

Re: [Felvtalk] Introducing healthy cats into former FELV+ cat household

2009-06-13 Thread Gloria B. Lane
The virus doesn't live long outside the body, so I never worry about whether the virus will be in at carriers, scratching posts, etc. Best of luck to you , Gloria On Jun 13, 2009, at 9:06 PM, doggone...@doggonefit.com wrote: Hello everyone, After many years of rescuing positives, we have