Re: [Felvtalk] Devastated and Ignorant-Confused-New Diagnosis in Multiple Cat Household

2009-03-25 Thread dlgegg
thank you Jenny. not even my vet explained it this wel to me. dorlis jb...@tds.net wrote: Steven, It is a difficult diagnosis to hear, so first, I am sorry. Second, Felv+ is not an immediate death sentence for all felines in a household. I agree with what has already been said,

Re: [Felvtalk] Devastated and Ignorant-Confused-New Diagnosis in Multiple Cat Household

2009-03-22 Thread Sharyl
Steven, I understand your confusion. So little is understood about FeLV. My experience has been with 6 kittens born with FeLV that I rescued from a dumpster colony. They did not 'throw off' the virus but I have only lost one. They remaining 5 are doing fine and have been mixed with my

Re: [Felvtalk] Devastated and Ignorant-Confused-New Diagnosis in Multiple Cat Household

2009-03-22 Thread Belinda Sauro
Hi Steven, Sorry to hear about Samauri, sending lots of positive, healing energy. My Bailey was 5 months old and positive when I found him, he lived together with his 8 vaccinated house mates for almost 11 years before I lost him to undiagnosed pancreatic cancer (none of the tests we did

Re: [Felvtalk] Devastated and Ignorant-Confused-New Diagnosis in Multiple Cat Household

2009-03-21 Thread C PQ
Steven, Why your vet would assume the others will be positive is distressing. You can have one positive and never have any other occurrences, ever, ever, amen. As for separating, if the cats have all been living together up till now, then you might as well let them continue to co-mingle.

Re: [Felvtalk] Devastated and Ignorant-Confused-New Diagnosis in Multiple Cat Household

2009-03-21 Thread Tracey Shrout
Steven, how long has Sammy lived with all the others? On Sat, Mar 21, 2009 at 2:03 PM, spertus...@aol.com wrote: Hello everyone, My name is Steven with a long history of feline stewardship; will not say owner because who owns who is always in question! :) Sorry for a long post. I am

Re: [Felvtalk] Devastated and Ignorant-Confused-New Diagnosis in Multiple Cat Household

2009-03-21 Thread Amy Ackerman
Steven, I'm not sure why your vet would assume that the others will test positive. It's certainly possible, but I wouldn't be quite so quick to assume. There seems to be a lot of debate about just how communicable the FeLV is; however it's seems widely held that it doesn't really become

Re: [Felvtalk] Devastated and Ignorant-Confused-New Diagnosis in Multiple Cat Household

2009-03-21 Thread gary
Hi Steven, Sorry to hear one of your babies is FeLV and has a lymphoma. Lymphoma is one of the things that can be caused by FeLV. I can't personally comment on the treatment for lymphoma, but I have a friend who had an FeLV kitty that had it and chemo was successful in that case. As someone

Re: [Felvtalk] Devastated and Ignorant-Confused-New Diagnosis in Multiple Cat Household

2009-03-21 Thread dlgegg
Plus, the stress of suddenly being seperated from one another could trigger something. My vet and I are pretty sure that is what happened to Annie. she was most likely exposed and it had been dormant and the stress of loosing her person, being isolated for 21 days and then getting used to

Re: [Felvtalk] Devastated and Ignorant-Confused-New Diagnosis in Multiple Cat Household

2009-03-21 Thread dlgegg
who owns who , that is the question. i believe that it is our cats who own us. as to lymphoma, it can be beaten, i did it and am in remission 6 years as of this February. don't give up hope. as for treatment, it seems chemo is the only route as radiation would do far more harm than good.

Re: [Felvtalk] Devastated and Ignorant-Confused-New Diagnosis in Multiple Cat Household

2009-03-21 Thread Laurieskatz
Message- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of gary Sent: Saturday, March 21, 2009 3:20 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Devastated and Ignorant-Confused-New Diagnosis in Multiple Cat Household Hi Steven

Re: [Felvtalk] Devastated and Ignorant-Confused-New Diagnosis in Multiple Cat Household

2009-03-21 Thread jbero
Steven, It is a difficult diagnosis to hear, so first, I am sorry. Second, Felv+ is not an immediate death sentence for all felines in a household. I agree with what has already been said, in that separating him may only cause stress, and this is a huge factor for felv+ cats. It can push