Re: [Felvtalk] Felv Testing Interval for kittens

2008-07-28 Thread catatonya
I think the only way to get a 'true' test on felv kittens is to test them asap and then wait at least 60 days (preferably 90). Keep them totally away from other cats, and then retest. This is so hard to do that I don't think anyone can judge a cat at any age as positive or negative from one

Re: [Felvtalk] Felv Testing Interval for kittens

2008-07-27 Thread mdurante
milk or grooming? Hope that helps. Gary - Original Message - From: MaryChristine To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Friday, July 25, 2008 1:19 PM Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Felv Testing Interval for kittens i guess the question is this, tho i may be wrong

Re: [Felvtalk] Felv Testing Interval for kittens

2008-07-27 Thread catatonya
I don't know why. I think most people just wait on both tests (at shelters) until the kittens are old enough to combo test. I think you could give the leukemia test at any age. Honestly, if I were taking in a new cat I would not even test it as a requisite to taking it in at this point. t

Re: [Felvtalk] Felv Testing Interval for kittens

2008-07-27 Thread MaryChristine
: Saturday, July 26, 2008 11:06 PM Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Felv Testing Interval for kittens We have had a kitten since last summer when he was about 2 1/2 to 3 weeks old. He came back possitive FIV. He was tested again when he was about 9 or 10 months old and sad to say, he was still

Re: [Felvtalk] Felv Testing Interval for kittens

2008-07-27 Thread MaryChristine
- *From:* MaryChristine [EMAIL PROTECTED] *To:* felvtalk@felineleukemia.org *Sent:* Friday, July 25, 2008 1:19 PM *Subject:* Re: [Felvtalk] Felv Testing Interval for kittens i guess the question is this, tho i may be wrong: there is no point in testing for FIV until at least six months of age

Re: [Felvtalk] Felv Testing Interval for kittens

2008-07-27 Thread catatonya
that helps. Gary - Original Message - From: MaryChristine To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Friday, July 25, 2008 1:19 PM Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Felv Testing Interval for kittens i guess the question is this, tho i may be wrong: there is no point in testing for FIV until

Re: [Felvtalk] Felv Testing Interval for kittens

2008-07-27 Thread Debbie Harrison
Michele (and others)...not being sarcastic...I really need to know!! From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]: [EMAIL PROTECTED]: Sun, 27 Jul 2008 06:23:16 +Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Felv Testing Interval for kittens Hi, We've had several FIV cats and they've all lived well into their teens. We didn't

Re: [Felvtalk] Felv Testing Interval for kittens

2008-07-27 Thread Debbie Harrison
well...that went poorly...I was asking what constitutes a good diet for cats these days...please.Debbie (COL)You gotta bloom where you're planted! From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]: [EMAIL PROTECTED]: Mon, 28 Jul 2008 00:39:29 +0500Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Felv Testing Interval for kittens Michele

Re: [Felvtalk] Felv Testing Interval for kittens

2008-07-27 Thread Sharyl
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Re: [Felvtalk] Felv Testing Interval for kittens

2008-07-27 Thread MaryChristine
it was Fancy Feast. Yesterday it was Friskies. She refuses to eat any of the renal diets or any of the so called 'high quality' foods. HTH Sharyl --- On *Sun, 7/27/08, Debbie Harrison [EMAIL PROTECTED]* wrote: From: Debbie Harrison [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Felv Testing Interval

Re: [Felvtalk] Felv Testing Interval for kittens

2008-07-26 Thread r_pine
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Felv Testing Interval for kittens i guess the question is this, tho i may be wrong: there is no point in testing for FIV until at least six months of age, because both the ELISA and western blot test antibodies, and kittens will show their MOM'S antibodies

Re: [Felvtalk] Felv Testing Interval for kittens

2008-07-26 Thread gary
Message - From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Cc: gary [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Saturday, July 26, 2008 11:06 PM Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Felv Testing Interval for kittens We have had a kitten since last summer when he was about 2 1/2 to 3 weeks old. He came back possitive

Re: [Felvtalk] Felv Testing Interval for kittens

2008-07-25 Thread Pat Kachur
Although many vets test sooner, my vet feels that you get the more accurate results if you wait until 3 months. - Original Message - From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Friday, July 25, 2008 1:06 AM Subject: [Felvtalk] Felv Testing Interval for kittens Could

Re: [Felvtalk] Felv Testing Interval for kittens

2008-07-25 Thread Sharyl
is out of the question for cats/kittens that appear to be healthy and one month just doesn't seem long enough.  So I rely on groups like this for guidance.  Sharyl --- On Fri, 7/25/08, MaryChristine [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: From: MaryChristine [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Felv

Re: [Felvtalk] Felv Testing Interval for kittens

2008-07-25 Thread gary
What, exactly, is the question? Do you want to know why you can test for FeLV at any age? Gary - Original Message - From: MaryChristine To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Friday, July 25, 2008 12:01 AM Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Felv Testing Interval for kittens i've

Re: [Felvtalk] Felv Testing Interval for kittens

2008-07-25 Thread catatonya
my unscientifix explanation is that they can be tested for felv at any age, but you won't know if that's a 'true' positive for at least 3 months of time. 3 months that you KNOW they are not with any other exposed cat. I see it as impossible in the real world. I wish the test had never even

Re: [Felvtalk] Felv Testing Interval for kittens

2008-07-25 Thread MaryChristine
can test for FeLV at any age? Gary - Original Message - *From:* MaryChristine [EMAIL PROTECTED] *To:* felvtalk@felineleukemia.org *Sent:* Friday, July 25, 2008 12:01 AM *Subject:* Re: [Felvtalk] Felv Testing Interval for kittens i've never gotten a straight answer

Re: [Felvtalk] Felv Testing Interval for kittens

2008-07-25 Thread MaryChristine
is out of the question for cats/kittens that appear to be healthy and one month just doesn't seem long enough. So I rely on groups like this for guidance. Sharyl --- On *Fri, 7/25/08, MaryChristine [EMAIL PROTECTED]* wrote: From: MaryChristine [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Felv

Re: [Felvtalk] Felv Testing Interval for kittens

2008-07-25 Thread gary
you snatch them away as soon as they are born so they don't get it from milk or grooming? Hope that helps. Gary - Original Message - From: MaryChristine To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Friday, July 25, 2008 1:19 PM Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Felv Testing Interval

Re: [Felvtalk] Felv Testing Interval for kittens

2008-07-24 Thread MaryChristine
i've never gotten a straight answer to this question, tho a recent article i read--remember, i'm in the process of compiling an up-to-date list, so i read things, save the links, and will go back and actually organize them later, so i DON'T have the links right now--said that, because of what the