Re: [Felvtalk] introduction

2014-10-22 Thread grace mifsud
Welcome to the group Sandy Grace From: Felvtalk [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Sandy Noneofyourbusiness Sent: 22 October 2014 17:19 To: Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: [Felvtalk] introduction Hi everyone! I am new here so if I do something wrong, let me

Re: [Felvtalk] introduction

2014-10-22 Thread Grant, Mary A.
. It’s so nice to hear of other cats living reasonably long lives. Best, Mary From: Felvtalk [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of grace mifsud Sent: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 2:15 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] introduction Welcome to the group

Re: [Felvtalk] introduction

2014-10-22 Thread Maya D'Alessio
:* Felvtalk [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] *On Behalf Of *grace mifsud *Sent:* Wednesday, October 22, 2014 2:15 PM *To:* felvtalk@felineleukemia.org *Subject:* Re: [Felvtalk] introduction Welcome to the group Sandy Grace *From:* Felvtalk [mailto:felvtalk-boun

Re: [Felvtalk] introduction

2014-10-22 Thread Margo
-Original Message- From: Maya D'Alessio <mde...@gmail.com>Sent: Oct 22, 2014 3:12 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] introduction "The studies I read indicate that only 15% of adult cats challenged withfelv will succumb to the disease and becom

Re: [Felvtalk] introduction

2014-10-22 Thread Maya D'Alessio
it in another article. On Wed, Oct 22, 2014 at 4:12 PM, Margo toomanykitti...@earthlink.net wrote: -Original Message- From: Maya D'Alessio Sent: Oct 22, 2014 3:12 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] introduction The studies I read indicate that only 15% of adult

Re: [Felvtalk] introduction

2014-10-22 Thread Matt Pardo
Thanks for sharing that article Maya! From: Felvtalk [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Maya D'Alessio Sent: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 4:32 PM To: Margo; felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] introduction Biology of Feline Leukemia in the natural

Re: [Felvtalk] introduction

2014-10-22 Thread dlgegg
sANDY, NEVER APOLIGISE. ANYTHING WE LEARN FROM ONE ANOTHER IS TO OUR GAIN. I HAVE HAD 2 POSITIVE FELV CATS. ONE DIED AFTER ABOUT 2 YEARS, BUT SHE HAD MANY OTHER ISSUES INCLUDING A RACCON BITING OFF HER TAIL. ANNIE IS STIL FIT AS A FIDDLE AND GIVING EVERYONE ELSE FITS. THE OTHERS ARE ALL

Re: [Felvtalk] introduction and some questions

2013-08-08 Thread Beth
Hi Shelley - First of all, thanks for giving this guy a chance not immediately putting him down. 1) A negative IFA does NOT mean the cat is not FeLV positive. It simply means the virus is not replicating in his bone marrow.     If a cat has a positive SNAP test, he is still positive.     If

Re: [Felvtalk] introduction and some questions

2013-08-08 Thread Shelley Theye
Hi Beth, Thank you so much for the fast reply! I should give credit to the vet that neutered him too. She said that she would never put a cat down just because he/she tests positive. I guess that is why she didn't call me right after she tested him that morning, and waited until I went in to

Re: [Felvtalk] introduction and some questions

2013-08-08 Thread Lee Evans
Hi. I have had experience with three FeLv+ cats turning to negative. You have to keep them for about 3 months, then retest with the SNAP non heartworm test. I had no idea that the three way test can cause a false positive. Anyway, have him retested with a fresh SNAP test and if it's negative,

Re: [Felvtalk] introduction and some questions

2013-08-08 Thread Beth
  From: Lee Evans moonsiste...@yahoo.com To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Thursday, August 8, 2013 10:43 AM Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] introduction and some questions Hi. I have had experience with three FeLv+ cats turning to negative. You have to keep them

Re: [Felvtalk] introduction and some questions

2013-08-08 Thread Beth
Critter! www.Furkids.org   From: Shelley Theye ve...@bellsouth.net To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Thursday, August 8, 2013 10:30 AM Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] introduction and some questions Hi Beth, Thank you so much for the fast reply! I should give credit

Re: [Felvtalk] introduction and some questions

2013-08-08 Thread Shelley Theye
For some reason I did not receive the latest messages, so I am just sending a new email since I saw that Lee and Beth responded in the archives... Thanks Lee and Beth. I don't think my L- Lysine is the cat only version, but I sprinkled some on Leo's canned food and he ate it right up.

Re: [Felvtalk] Introduction

2013-05-22 Thread dlgegg
If your other cats are vaccinated for FELV, why not let him in with them? Annie is now 8 and doing fine. Her only problem is she was an only cat in her previous home and does not like to share with other cats. (Nitnoy died after 1-1/2 years but she had been feral and lost her tail to a

Re: [Felvtalk] Introduction

2013-05-22 Thread dlgegg
I have a question re vaccinations I have 2 15 year olds, one never goes out, she is terrified of outside and the other goes down on the ground to potty and then back to the deck for a snooze in the sun. Another 8 year old goes out very little and another tht stays on the deck. Do they need

Re: [Felvtalk] Introduction

2013-05-22 Thread Beth
Sent: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 9:18 AM Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Introduction It depends on your State.  Many States require the rabies vax every 3 years.  Some feel older cats do not need the FVRCP vax - that previous vaccines should still be in effect.  The FVRCP is recommended by the cat

Re: [Felvtalk] Introduction

2013-05-22 Thread Beth
, May 22, 2013 4:52 AM Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Introduction If your other cats are vaccinated for FELV, why not let him in with them?  Annie is now 8 and doing fine.  Her only problem is she was an only cat in her previous home and does not like to share with other cats.  (Nitnoy died after  1

Re: [Felvtalk] Introduction

2013-05-20 Thread Margo
Hi Beth, Welcome, but sorry you have to be here.Just have time for a quick note, but I'll be back later when I have a bit more time. As for the vaccines, I have chosen to go with the Merial recombinant FeLV vaccine, and i'll link to some articles which will help explain why. If you go back to

Re: [Felvtalk] Introduction

2013-05-20 Thread Amanda K. Payne
Hi Beth, I, too, looked into LTCI from Tcyte when I found out my ten month old kitten, Polli, was FeLV+. We have a vet and a very experienced vet tech, both of which work in cat only clinics, in the family. When I asked for their opinions, neither one of them had heard of LTCI but said it a

Re: [Felvtalk] Introduction

2013-05-20 Thread Betheny Laubenthal
Thank you. I love that group! Stephanie is wonderful! Thank you for the link. As for vaccinating, I order two different vaccines: with and without-4 ways. I found a cheaper source. From a vet catalog. Local pet store-the owner is a vet tech and she offers vaccinations at her store. Running

Re: [Felvtalk] Introduction

2013-05-20 Thread Betheny Laubenthal
Amanda (and everyone else), Have you heard of RetroMAD1? A friend of mine suggested it. http://blog.lepak.com/2011/02/au-tests-retromad1-new-wonder-drug.html Maybe I'm grasping at straws, but I cannot give up without a good fight. There has got to be something that works. --Beth

Re: [Felvtalk] Introduction

2013-05-20 Thread Amanda K. Payne
Yes! I actually have heard of RetroMAD1. I believe it's currently only available in Malaysia and is still in the trial stages. It sounds very promising but would be rather difficult to get ahold of in the States... if you're in the States, of course. Like LTCI, there isn't a lot of

Re: [Felvtalk] Introduction

2013-05-20 Thread Margo
m: Betheny Laubenthal <bailleyspetc...@gmail.com>Sent: May 20, 2013 4:08 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Introduction Thank you. I love that group! Stephanie is wonderful! Thank you for the link. As for vaccinating, I order two different vaccines: with and without-4 ways. I

Re: [Felvtalk] Introduction

2013-02-24 Thread dlgegg
And this is also our reward. They enrich our lives every minute of their lives. Lorrie felineres...@frontier.com wrote: Dear Laura, Thank you for giving Dani a chance for life. I also have a lot of cats (15 at home) plus a FelV sanctuary in my building in town. Sometimes these FelV

Re: [Felvtalk] Introduction

2013-02-06 Thread Lorrie
Dear Laura, Thank you for giving Dani a chance for life. I also have a lot of cats (15 at home) plus a FelV sanctuary in my building in town. Sometimes these FelV kittens can live long lives, and others will die. I have found there is really nothing you can do to cure the cat of FelV, but some

Re: [Felvtalk] Introduction

2013-02-04 Thread Sharyl
Laura. I'm afraid with a positive IFA test there isn't a chance Dani will shed the virus.  Here is the link to a chart that explains the meaning of the test results http://www.felineleukemia.org/felvhlth.html   I have rescued several FeLV kittens.  They lived from 1-4 yrs.  I didn't find

Re: [Felvtalk] Introduction

2013-02-04 Thread Cindy McHugh
Hi Laura, I don’t have a lot of advice for you, as my experience with FeLV is somewhat limited. I joined the list when one of the ferals I was feeding tested positive when I had him neutered. He lived in our spare room until I found him a forever home 10 months later. During this time, he

Re: [Felvtalk] Introduction

2013-02-04 Thread dlgegg
Hi. been offline for a few days so please forgive the lateness. I have a mixed group in my house, with 2 feflv +. Just recently Nitnoy died of a urinary tract infection, not the felv. Annie is still going strong as are all my negtives. Vet said to keep up vaccination for FELV for the

Re: [Felvtalk] Introduction

2013-02-04 Thread dlgegg
Hi, Laura, back again. just read the rest of your story. My top number has been 7, don't know how you do it with 17. It sems we all agree that giving love, reducing stress and feeding hihg quality food is the best route to go. Annie was also very stressed before I got her. She lost her

Re: [Felvtalk] Introduction

2009-12-02 Thread dlgegg
Will keep you and Kong in my prayers, for you to get a job and Kong to get better. Keep us posted on both fronts. Ashley Vanover ashley.vano...@gmail.com wrote: Hi, everyone, I have been actively reading this list for a month or so now, so I figured it was time I join. My cat, Kong,

Re: [Felvtalk] Introduction

2009-11-23 Thread Verna Monson
Ashley, your story is so moving. Kong is a very lucky kitty. You are an angel for caring for him. I found my Gabby (or he found me) when I was visiting on a farm down south this summer. He simply showed up on Sunday morning underneath my car, meowing for attention. The vet thought he was

Re: [Felvtalk] introduction for Spicey

2009-11-14 Thread jbero tds.net
Hello Joyce, You have a kind heart. It's hard to take in a felv cat and sounds like everyone in your world is going through alot. With respect to felv, it's true, stress is tough on these guys. There's alot of variables, opinions and conflicting ideas about the disease. Some cats do fine,

Re: [Felvtalk] introduction for Spicey

2009-11-14 Thread Laurieskatz
: [Felvtalk] introduction for Spicey Hello Joyce, You have a kind heart. It's hard to take in a felv cat and sounds like everyone in your world is going through alot. With respect to felv, it's true, stress is tough on these guys. There's alot of variables, opinions and conflicting ideas about

Re: [Felvtalk] introduction for Spicey

2009-11-13 Thread dlgegg
Joyce, yes, you have taken on a bit of a job, but i think you will find it is worthwhile. i took in Annie 3 weeks after her owner went into hospice. she was locked up in her trailer all that time with the owner's sister coming once a day to put out food and change her litter box. she had no

Re: [Felvtalk] introduction for Spicey

2009-11-10 Thread Debbie Bates
The wonderful people here will give you great information...all I can tell you is to have patienceit must be extremely stressful for poor Spicey. Give him time and a safe place to hide until he is ready to deal with the world on his own terms. My heart breakes for him losing his

Re: [Felvtalk] introduction for Spicey

2009-11-10 Thread gary
I would be a bit concerned about why he has been on clavamox for a year. That is a LONG time to be on any antibiotic. A decent quality food, as little stress as possible -not much you can do about the situation - and lots of love and careful attention to his health. Many of us give various

Re: [Felvtalk] introduction for Spicey

2009-11-10 Thread Cougar Clan
Try Rescue Remedy in Spicey's water and the water of your other cats. Also add Willow (another Bach Remedy) and Feliway spray. I've tried the room atomizer but don't care for it. I have had wonderful luck with the Feliway spray and so have my vets. Don't press Spicey. The Royal

Re: [Felvtalk] introduction for Spicey

2009-11-10 Thread Laurieskatz
Joyce, you are an angel for giving Spicey a home - doing this for both Spicey and your friend. Do you have something of your friends that you can put in the room with him so something smells familiar? That might comfort him if you can do that. Does he have a good hiding place available in the room

Re: [Felvtalk] introduction for Spicey

2009-11-10 Thread Cougar Clan
Another thought: Watch Spicey's teeth and gums. Not right now obviously but when things settle down. Yes, you can get a cat used to having its mouth opened. Good dental practices are important. Dixie had stomatitis and we treated it with Petzlife Brush Away (put a little in the cat's

Re: [Felvtalk] Introduction

2009-11-04 Thread Cougar Clan
You will receive wonderful advise from this boardmuch better than I can give you. My story is that a wonderful throw-away showed up at Mom's. Due to some problems (read two dead cats at two different vets) in a very short time, I took the little girl to my personal vets (Middletown

Re: [Felvtalk] Introduction

2009-11-04 Thread dlgegg
Hello Sara, just about 1 year ago, I was new to this group because a new cat I adopted thru my vet turned out to be felv positive. I am lucky, my vet said I had 2 choices, put her to sleep or keep her and deal with whatever came up. He also told me that many felv pos. cats live long healthy

Re: [Felvtalk] Introduction - Rebecca

2009-08-03 Thread Sharyl
Iva, you have already received some great advise. All any of us can do is relate our experiences. I've had 6 indoor positive kitties mixed with my negatives who had their FeLV vaccine and booster. My negatives get an annual FeLV vaccine. My positives are rescues born with FeLV. I've lost

Re: [Felvtalk] Introduction - Rebecca

2009-08-03 Thread Diane Rosenfeldt
Hi, Iva -- I'm so sorry you lost little Kiera. But that sounds like the right decision to make for her. But for Becca -- you are absolutely right not to kill a healthy cat. You've taken the proper precautions with the other kitties. Others on this list have discovered too late that one of

Re: [Felvtalk] Introduction - Rebecca

2009-08-03 Thread MaryChristine
regardless of how becca became infected, everyone in the house has already been exposed to her by now, and euthanizing her is like the proverbial shutting the barn door. as others have said, adults cats have a very high level of immunity to the virus--suggest that your vet read

Re: [Felvtalk] Introduction - Rebecca

2009-08-03 Thread Sander, Sue
-+ Rebecca, Thank you for this valuable information. Susan -Original Message- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of MaryChristine Sent: Monday, August 03, 2009 2:03 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk

Re: [Felvtalk] Introduction - Rebecca

2009-08-02 Thread gary
Many cats are naturally immune to FeLV. We each have to make our own decisions, but if I were in your situation I would not put Becca down and would let her continue to live with the others. I think it quite unlikely - especially after being vaccinated - that they would contract FeLV. Of

Re: [Felvtalk] Introduction

2009-03-22 Thread TatorBunz
Welcome to the group Jennifer! Bless you and your husband for your efforts on helping FELV kitties! Keep up the good work and love for these precious babies. You will find there are other rescues here that do somewhat the same as you. Also, a lot of very valuable information. Many of us are all

Re: [Felvtalk] Introduction

2009-03-22 Thread Jane Lyons
Thank you Jennifer (and your husband) for the work that you are doing and for joining the group. I know that hospice/rescues like yours are needed in every community in this country. It is wonderful that you are able to give love and care to these special cats. I am sure you have a unique

Re: [Felvtalk] Introduction

2009-03-22 Thread Southernes
where are you located? I volunteer at a humane shelter in Tennessee and unfortunately their current policy is to euthanize any cats that come in and test positive. I am trying to change their thinking :-) Sidney ** Feeling the pinch at the grocery store? Make dinner for $10 or

Re: [Felvtalk] Introduction

2009-03-22 Thread Sharyl
Thank you Jennifer for providing a loving home for these babies. Sharyl --- On Sun, 3/22/09, martinj...@verizon.net martinj...@verizon.net wrote: From: martinj...@verizon.net martinj...@verizon.net Subject: [Felvtalk] Introduction To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Date: Sunday, March 22,

Re: [Felvtalk] Introduction - new here (LONG)

2008-12-14 Thread Sharyl
Welcome to the group Sidney.  Pancreatitis ca be a painful illness for cats but is treatable.  There is a new yahoo pancreatitis group that has some great treatment info. http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/feline_pancreatitis_support/ Has your vet Rx anything for pain?  Please do not give the

Re: [Felvtalk] Introduction - new here (LONG)

2008-12-14 Thread Southernes
In a message dated 12/14/2008 12:19:08 AM Central Standard Time, maima...@duo-county.com writes: Love him with all your and do not fear the future. Everyone who loves and is loved has a broken heart eventually and, just as eventually, breaks another's heart. Learn from him. He's

Re: [Felvtalk] Introduction - new here (LONG)

2008-12-14 Thread Southernes
In a message dated 12/14/2008 12:49:47 AM Central Standard Time, drosenfe...@wi.rr.com writes: In your case, if the pancreatitis is still going, the trick is to feed something that won't irritate the pancreas. Slippery slope, but doable. Do you have any suggestions as to what that might

Re: [Felvtalk] Introduction - new here (LONG)

2008-12-14 Thread Belinda Sauro
Hi Sidney, Welcome, I am sorry General is feeling so poorly, pancreatitis is a booger to deal with, Bailey had this and it eventually turned into cancer and I lost him to it. He was FeLV+ at 5 months of age and passed at 11 years old. We didn't realize he had pancreatitis because he

Re: [Felvtalk] Introduction - new here (LONG)

2008-12-14 Thread Gloria B. Lane
I really don't know squat about pancreas - but with the mention of Slippery - I syringe Slippery Elm liquid to kitties with other types of digestive problems. Supposed to be nutritious as well as soothing. Like I say, don't know much about it for pancreas problems. Gloria On Dec 14,

Re: [Felvtalk] Introduction - new here (LONG)

2008-12-13 Thread Cougar Clan
Oh my. A story I know well. With both Felv+ and Felv- cats. You have been hooked by an angel. My first and only Felv+ was Dixie. She was probably 3 or so years old. After I decided to find a way to keep her (She apparently had lost her home and was hanging out with the ferals behind

Re: [Felvtalk] Introduction - new here (LONG)

2008-12-13 Thread Diane Rosenfeldt
Sidney -- Welcome! General Sterling Price is so lucky to have found you. Sounds like he knew exactly what he was doing when he crawled into your lap in your garden!! Just make sure he eats something every day, by whatever means necessary. We got our Luc through fatty liver disease caused by

Re: [Felvtalk] Introduction - new here (LONG)

2008-12-13 Thread Cougar Clan
I wonder if Lysine would help with the eye infection? I've used the supplement with some ferals and, at one point, with Dixie. There are some nuances though. You need to get them from others on the list. It has to do with the quality of the supplement. Until you hear from someone

RE: Felvtalk - introduction - Chewie and Stitch/Cassidy

2007-04-14 Thread Joe Reil
I don't know where you live, but Cassidy is the most beautiful, friendly, loving cat! He's probably less than one year old, or around there. Here's his picture: He's gorgeous. I'm up in Vermont but am not really in a position to take in other cats at the moment, mostly because of Stitch's

RE: Felvtalk - introduction - Chewie and Stitch/Cassidy

2007-04-14 Thread Melissa Lind
to Best Friends in Utah (a little closer), if I don't find him a home before then. Best, Melissa -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Joe Reil Sent: Saturday, April 14, 2007 7:49 AM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: RE: Felvtalk - introduction - Chewie

Re: Felvtalk - introduction - Chewie and Stitch

2007-04-11 Thread elizabeth trent
Hi Joe - welcome. I'm glad you found us -- this is the place to be. I'm a little behind on posts and will have to catch up but just wanted to let you know that you and Stitch have every reason to have hope. Don't ever hesitate to ask questions. elizabeth On 4/9/07, Joe Reil [EMAIL

Re: Felvtalk - introduction - Chewie and Stitch

2007-04-10 Thread Gina WN
Welcome Joe, you have come to the right place. There are a lot of knowledgeable and caring people here. Gina Joe Reil [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Howdy all, This is my first post to this list, thought I'd do a bit of intro. We had three cats in our family. The older two were both

Re: Felvtalk - introduction - Chewie and Stitch

2007-04-10 Thread Joe Reil
Welcome to the group. You came to the right place for more info! Something I just have to mention though, right off-hand, is the option to adopt another FELV+ cat! Perhaps at some point, but not yet. :) Thanks for the welcome, I've already gotten some useful info and I'll be asking questions

Re: To Joe: Re: Felvtalk - introduction - Chewie and Stitch

2007-04-10 Thread Joe Reil
Welcome to the group. I'm really sorry to hear about Chewie and that Stitch has also tested positive for FeLV. Thanks. :) The best thing you can do for Stitch is to educate yourself on this virus. That's why I'm here. :) If Stitch is asymptomatic, there's not much else you can do,

Re: Felvtalk - introduction - Chewie and Stitch

2007-04-10 Thread Kelley Saveika
I'll check these out. Any suggestions as to where I'd find these? I have a small, but well stocked pet store nearby, we also have a Petsmart about 45 minutes away. If neither of these are workable, are there any good web dealers selling these products? (I'll start with the link from the bottom of

RE: Felvtalk - introduction - Chewie and Stitch

2007-04-10 Thread Melissa Lind
Hi Joe! I'm also very new to this list, but I'm in love with it and everyone here is so very supportive. I'm learning a lot about FeLV too. I rescued three cats last week (well, three found me). But, one, our beautiful Cassidy is FeLV+. The rest are negative, as are the three permanent cats we

Re: Felvtalk - introduction - Chewie and Stitch

2007-04-10 Thread [EMAIL PROTECTED]
If you want to find a local retailer for a particular brand of cat food, just search for the company website, and MOST have a locate a store near you option. Or, just go to your local store and ASK if they can carry one of those brands I mentioned (or which-ever brand you decide to use).

RE: Felvtalk - introduction - Chewie and Stitch

2007-04-09 Thread Rosenfeldt, Diane
Hi, Joe -- you've come to the right place for info and support with all things FeLV! Diane R. -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Joe Reil Sent: Monday, April 09, 2007 10:55 AM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Felvtalk -

Re: Felvtalk - introduction - Chewie and Stitch

2007-04-09 Thread Marylyn
, 2007 11:11 AM Subject: RE: Felvtalk - introduction - Chewie and Stitch Hi, Joe -- you've come to the right place for info and support with all things FeLV! Diane R. -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Joe Reil Sent: Monday, April 09, 2007 10:55

Re: Felvtalk - introduction - Chewie and Stitch

2007-04-09 Thread Nina
Hi Joe and welcome to the list. Bless you for being the type of person to take in animals in need. My condolences on losing Zoro and Stitch. Everyone in this group understands the bonds of interspecies love and we know how much it hurts. You must be reeling from Chewie's pos test result.

Re: Felvtalk - introduction - Chewie and Stitch

2007-04-09 Thread Joe Reil
Hi Joe and welcome to the list. Bless you for being the type of person to take in animals in need. My condolences on losing Zoro and Stitch. Thanks. :) It is entirely possible that Zoro had it first. I'd consider that less likely because Zoro was always well kept with regular veterinary

Re: Felvtalk - introduction - Chewie and Stitch

2007-04-09 Thread Nina
Sorry for getting their names confused. (No offense Stitch!). My brain doesn't seem to be working that great at the moment. Just for clarification, Zoro never tested pos for felv? You may be thinking of the false negs that are the result of the felv being sequestered in their bone marrow.

Re: Felvtalk - introduction - Chewie and Stitch

2007-04-09 Thread Joe Reil
Sorry for getting their names confused. (No offense Stitch!). My brain doesn't seem to be working that great at the moment. Just for clarification, Zoro never tested pos for felv? Correct. It is possible that he had it, but he was never tested for it (while he was in my care), nor was I

Re: Felvtalk - introduction - Chewie and Stitch

2007-04-09 Thread [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Welcome to the group. You came to the right place for more info! Something I just have to mention though, right off-hand, is the option to adopt another FELV+ cat! SO many are euthanised only because they test positive, and most would have lived normal, healthy lives, if not for that ill-fated

To Joe: Re: Felvtalk - introduction - Chewie and Stitch

2007-04-09 Thread wendy
Hi Joe, Welcome to the group. I'm really sorry to hear about Chewie and that Stitch has also tested positive for FeLV. The best thing you can do for Stitch is to educate yourself on this virus. It is a serious, and often times, deadly disease, but not necessarily a death sentence. Keeping

P.S. Re: To Joe: Re: Felvtalk - introduction - Chewie and Stitch

2007-04-09 Thread wendy
P.S. There is a FAQ link on the Felineleukemia.org site that links to Cornell University's FAQ page, but beware, we here do not always agree with Cornell, and often find that some of their info. is outdated. Also, there is a Feline Leukemia Information link on the felineleukemia.org website