Re: [Felvtalk] Charlotte is positive...

2009-04-11 Thread Emily Hunter
Even if the others hadn't been vaccinated at all, they still could be  
fine. I'm almost positive our Denzel had felv when he joined our  
household (he was already sick), but the vet didn't test him until  
over a year later. Our other 5 all tested negative despite sharing  
dishes and mutual grooming. Um, I should mention we now use a  
different vet!


-Emily
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Re: [Felvtalk] Charlotte is positive...

2009-04-11 Thread Gloria B. Lane

Same here...


On Apr 11, 2009, at 4:17 PM, Lorrie wrote:


Absolutely true.. I've had positives mixed with unvaccinated
negatives, without knowing the positive cats had FelV, and the other
cats remained negative. Apparently the immune system of an adult cat
is better able to handle the FelV virus.  With kittens this doesn't
seem to apply, as their immune systems are not fully developed.  We
had a litter of 8 feral kittens born last spring and 4 died of FelV
while the other 4 are all fine.

The FelV group is excellent.  Let me know if you want to join.

Lorrie

On 04-11, Emily Hunter wrote:

Even if the others hadn't been vaccinated at all, they still could be
fine. I'm almost positive our Denzel had felv when he joined our
household (he was already sick), but the vet didn't test him until
over a year later. Our other 5 all tested negative despite sharing
dishes and mutual grooming. Um, I should mention we now use a
different vet!

-Emily
Sent from my iPhone



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Re: [Felvtalk] Charlotte is positive...

2009-04-11 Thread Laura Mostello

Thanks so much, everyone. I feel much, much better knowing that some of you 
have been through this and everything has been OK.
I just got home from work and saw that Charlotte had eaten all of her food, 
both canned and dry, and she was ready to eat again. So her appetite seems to 
be coming back.



--- On Sat, 4/11/09, Gloria B. Lane gbl...@aristotle.net wrote:

 From: Gloria B. Lane gbl...@aristotle.net
 Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Charlotte is positive...
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Date: Saturday, April 11, 2009, 5:27 PM
 Same here...
 
 
 On Apr 11, 2009, at 4:17 PM, Lorrie wrote:
 
  Absolutely true.. I've had positives mixed
 with unvaccinated
  negatives, without knowing the positive cats had FelV,
 and the other
  cats remained negative. Apparently the immune system
 of an adult cat
  is better able to handle the FelV virus.  With kittens
 this doesn't
  seem to apply, as their immune systems are not fully
 developed.  We
  had a litter of 8 feral kittens born last spring and 4
 died of FelV
  while the other 4 are all fine.
 
  The FelV group is excellent.  Let me know if you want
 to join.
 
  Lorrie
 
  On 04-11, Emily Hunter wrote:
  Even if the others hadn't been vaccinated at
 all, they still could be
  fine. I'm almost positive our Denzel had felv
 when he joined our
  household (he was already sick), but the vet
 didn't test him until
  over a year later. Our other 5 all tested negative
 despite sharing
  dishes and mutual grooming. Um, I should mention
 we now use a
  different vet!
 
  -Emily
  Sent from my iPhone
 
 
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Re: [Felvtalk] Charlotte is positive....tested negative last year

2009-04-10 Thread Cougar Clan
The obvious:  Vitamin C + other high quality food and appropriate  
vitamin supplements (Dixie got carrots, spinach, broccoli etc chopped  
up in her food and loved it).  If you have a holistic vet available,  
please contact him/her.  Dr. Boswell helped Dixie have a wonderful  
three years.  Most importantly, Throw away the calendar and enjoy  
every second with Charlotte and all the others.

On Apr 10, 2009, at 3:34 PM, Laura Mostello wrote:



I got some bad news at the vet today. I brought Charlotte in for a  
visit because she wasn't herself and had been losing weight. She's  
been with me for about a year, and, like all my cats, was combo- 
tested before she was put in with my other cats. So FeLV was the  
last thing I was worried about. But they re-tested her when they did  
the bloodwork, and guess what, she's positive. We have started her  
on interferon.
I'm really worried about my other cats. They're 100% indoor cats and  
have no contact with my FeLV+/FIV+ crew, and I hate to admit it, but  
their yearly vaccinations don't always get done quite on schedule.  
My vet said he really wasn't that concerned about it since they've  
always been vaccinated, but maybe he was just trying to make me feel  
better. I'm going to get all 15 of them re-tested and if anyone  
turns up positive, well, we will just have to deal with it.
I did lose Duncan, one of my FeLV cats, last July, but the others  
have been stable and look great.

I'm going to give Charlotte lysine, too. Any other suggestions?
Thanks,
Laura

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Re: [Felvtalk] Charlotte is positive....tested negative last year

2009-04-10 Thread Frank and Sue Koren

Laura,
My vet has said that he has seen research that says vaccination every three 
years is ok,  so don't beat yourself up over being late for the yearly.  My 
Casper and Scottie are going tomorrow for theirs and they are a few months 
late.  Time and expense - it just doesn't work out some times.

Sue
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Subject: [Felvtalk] Charlotte is positivetested negative last year




I got some bad news at the vet today. I brought Charlotte in for a visit 
because she wasn't herself and had been losing weight. She's been with me 
for about a year, and, like all my cats, was combo-tested before she was 
put in with my other cats. So FeLV was the last thing I was worried about. 
But they re-tested her when they did the bloodwork, and guess what, she's 
positive. We have started her on interferon.
I'm really worried about my other cats. They're 100% indoor cats and have 
no contact with my FeLV+/FIV+ crew, and I hate to admit it, but their 
yearly vaccinations don't always get done quite on schedule. My vet said 
he really wasn't that concerned about it since they've always been 
vaccinated, but maybe he was just trying to make me feel better. I'm going 
to get all 15 of them re-tested and if anyone turns up positive, well, we 
will just have to deal with it.
I did lose Duncan, one of my FeLV cats, last July, but the others have 
been stable and look great.

I'm going to give Charlotte lysine, too. Any other suggestions?
Thanks,
Laura

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Re: [Felvtalk] Charlotte is positive....tested negative last year

2009-04-10 Thread Laura Mostello

That's the best news I've heard all day. Thank you.


--- On Fri, 4/10/09, Frank and Sue Koren fs...@roadrunner.com wrote:

 From: Frank and Sue Koren fs...@roadrunner.com
 Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Charlotte is positivetested negative last year
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Date: Friday, April 10, 2009, 5:09 PM
 Laura,
 My vet has said that he has seen research that says
 vaccination every three years is ok,  so don't beat
 yourself up over being late for the yearly.  My Casper and
 Scottie are going tomorrow for theirs and they are a few
 months late.  Time and expense - it just doesn't work
 out some times.
 Sue
 - Original Message - From: Laura
 Mostello hingebacktorto...@yahoo.com
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Sent: Friday, April 10, 2009 4:34 PM
 Subject: [Felvtalk] Charlotte is positivetested
 negative last year
 
 
  
  I got some bad news at the vet today. I brought
 Charlotte in for a visit because she wasn't herself and
 had been losing weight. She's been with me for about a
 year, and, like all my cats, was combo-tested before she was
 put in with my other cats. So FeLV was the last thing I was
 worried about. But they re-tested her when they did the
 bloodwork, and guess what, she's positive. We have
 started her on interferon.
  I'm really worried about my other cats.
 They're 100% indoor cats and have no contact with my
 FeLV+/FIV+ crew, and I hate to admit it, but their yearly
 vaccinations don't always get done quite on schedule. My
 vet said he really wasn't that concerned about it since
 they've always been vaccinated, but maybe he was just
 trying to make me feel better. I'm going to get all 15
 of them re-tested and if anyone turns up positive, well, we
 will just have to deal with it.
  I did lose Duncan, one of my FeLV cats, last July, but
 the others have been stable and look great.
  I'm going to give Charlotte lysine, too. Any other
 suggestions?
  Thanks,
  Laura
  
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