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
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.
After many years
litter boxes - i have one for each cat plus an extra one. for some reason,
they all choose to use 2 boxes fr urine and 2 others for stools. the other
boxes only get used occassionally.
Laurieskatz lauriesk...@mchsi.com wrote:
I adopted 3 FeLV- cats 3 1/2 months after Squeaky, FeLV+
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
At my work I always recommend that things like litter boxes, scratching posts,
and most toys not made of plastic be replaced regardless of FELV/FIV status.
These are things that should periodically be replaced anyway for sanitary
reasons. I recommend against plastic bowls for food and water as
I adopted 3 FeLV- cats 3 1/2 months after Squeaky, FeLV+ died.
I don't recall now if I changed water and food bowls.
The virus does not live long outside the body.
I didn't have carriers or scratching posts with my FeLV+ cats. I was not a
very smart guardian when I had them.
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 ,
On Jun 13, 2009, at 9:06 PM, doggone...@doggonefit.com wrote:
After many years of rescuing positives, we have
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