Re: [Felvtalk] How to long to separate negative/positive kitties?

2009-10-23 Thread dlgegg
hllo, i am a little late with my 2 cents, but. i tried isolating my first felv+, Annie and everyone in the house was miserable. my vet told me, along with everyone on this list that if everyone else had their felv shots up to date, there was little cause for alarm. since then, a stray showed

Re: [Felvtalk] How to long to separate negative/positive kitties?

2009-08-04 Thread Sharyl
Iva, I don't know what to say about quarantining Becca. My positives were dumpster kittens when I rescued them and were kept separate from the rest until they were tamed. By that time my house kitties had received the FeLV vaccine and booster. To reduce stress on Becca you could alternate

Re: [Felvtalk] How to long to separate negative/positive kitties?

2009-08-04 Thread Gloria B. Lane
You'll find opinions all over the place on the net. Some vets are very cautious but then they've probably never had FELV cats - just read the textbooks and seen the sick cats in their practices. However, quite a few people on this list do mix, with no problems. I've done that in the past,

Re: [Felvtalk] How to long to separate negative/positive kitties?

2009-08-04 Thread Lisa Borden
Hi Iva, I just wanted to tell you how much I can relate to your dilemma. Last year, I brought Tommy home and successfully introduced him to his new brother and sister, only to find out that he was FeLV+. I was given the same two options - separate or euthanize. I can only tell you what I did.

Re: [Felvtalk] How to long to separate negative/positive kitties?

2009-08-04 Thread Cougar Clan
My holistic vet prescribed various meds to reduce stress including Rescue Remedy and Feliway. Perhaps yours has some ideas along those lines? On Aug 4, 2009, at 9:08 AM, Lisa Borden wrote: Hi Iva, I just wanted to tell you how much I can relate to your dilemma. Last year, I brought

Re: [Felvtalk] How to long to separate negative/positive kitties?

2009-08-04 Thread Laurieskatz
Of Cougar Clan Sent: Tuesday, August 04, 2009 9:14 AM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] How to long to separate negative/positive kitties? My holistic vet prescribed various meds to reduce stress including Rescue Remedy and Feliway. Perhaps yours has some ideas along those

Re: [Felvtalk] How to long to separate negative/positive kitties?

2009-08-04 Thread Lisa Borden
to long to separate negative/positive kitties? My holistic vet prescribed various meds to reduce stress including Rescue Remedy and Feliway. Perhaps yours has some ideas along those lines? On Aug 4, 2009, at 9:08 AM, Lisa Borden wrote: Hi Iva, I just wanted to tell you how much I can

Re: [Felvtalk] How to long to separate negative/positive kitties?

2009-08-04 Thread MaryChristine
in terms of reducing stress while separating them, you can put up a screen door--unless becca is sneezing vociferously there's no chance of virus transmission (bodily fluids and all), but the kitties can all see one another, sniff one another, play pawsies under the door if you leave an inch, and

Re: [Felvtalk] How to long to separate negative/positive kitties?

2009-08-04 Thread Chris
Of MaryChristine Sent: Tuesday, August 04, 2009 12:32 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] How to long to separate negative/positive kitties? in terms of reducing stress while separating them, you can put up a screen door--unless becca is sneezing vociferously there's no chance

Re: [Felvtalk] How to long to separate negative/positive kitties?

2009-08-04 Thread Diane Rosenfeldt
@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] How to long to separate negative/positive kitties? Almost all of the info you are going to find online is outdated. My vet told me the vaccination is 85 to 90% effective and that an adult cat has little chance of getting infected, even if not vaccinated

Re: [Felvtalk] How to long to separate negative/positive kitties?

2009-08-04 Thread Diane Rosenfeldt
...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of MaryChristine Sent: Tuesday, August 04, 2009 12:32 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] How to long to separate negative/positive kitties? in terms of reducing stress while separating them, you can put up a screen door--unless becca

Re: [Felvtalk] How to long to separate negative/positive kitties?

2009-08-04 Thread MaryChristine
the stats WOULDN'T have us believe it's that bad, that's the point--70% of adult cats will either NOT become infected or will not stay infected. most feral groups don't even bother testing any more, because the rest of the colony has already been exposed and killing asymptomatic cats isn't going

Re: [Felvtalk] How to long to separate negative/positive kitties?

2009-08-03 Thread Belinda Sauro
Almost all of the info you are going to find online is outdated. My vet told me the vaccination is 85 to 90% effective and that an adult cat has little chance of getting infected, even if not vaccinated. All I can say is Bailey lived with as many as 8 house mates and not one of them ever