Re: [Felvtalk] Question re positives negatives

2011-04-19 Thread Maureen Olvey
justification of the enmity without looking further.” – Mark Twain From: longhornf...@verizon.net To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Date: Mon, 18 Apr 2011 09:22:49 -0500 Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Question re positives negatives I always love to hear positive experiences with FeLV+ cats. I

Re: [Felvtalk] Question re positives negatives

2011-04-19 Thread Lynda Wilson
sufficient justification of the enmity without looking further.” – Mark Twain From: longhornf...@verizon.net To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Date: Mon, 18 Apr 2011 09:22:49 -0500 Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Question re positives negatives I always love to hear positive experiences with FeLV+ cats. I

Re: [Felvtalk] Question re positives negatives

2011-04-18 Thread POTT, BEVERLY
I had a cat with FELV that lived to be 17. I never separated him from my other cats, they ate out of the same bowls, etc., and none of them ever contracted the disease. The other ones were vaccinated against it. I've also had 2 other positives living with my negative cats (one lived to be 4, the

Re: [Felvtalk] Question re positives negatives

2011-04-18 Thread Lynda Wilson
AM Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Question re positives negatives I had a cat with FELV that lived to be 17. I never separated him from my other cats, they ate out of the same bowls, etc., and none of them ever contracted the disease. The other ones were vaccinated against it. I've also had 2 other

Re: [Felvtalk] Question re positives negatives

2011-04-18 Thread Lynda Wilson
Hi, Pamgo to this link again, it explains the testing under How is FeLV detected - Original Message - From: Pam Norman pam_nor...@charter.net To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Friday, April 15, 2011 9:23 PM Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Question re positives negatives Great

Re: [Felvtalk] Question re positives negatives

2011-04-16 Thread Natalie
[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of MaiMaiPG Sent: Friday, April 15, 2011 7:47 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Question re positives negatives On that note, Copper and Thomas go into their carriers when they want to be alone or are pissed off

Re: [Felvtalk] Question re positives negatives

2011-04-16 Thread Natalie
@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Question re positives negatives I read that too about the 85% that will live a max of 3.5 years. Someone in my feline asthma group said her cat lived until she was 16. Can you believe that? She said the cat lived indoors since a kitten and hadn't mixed

Re: [Felvtalk] Question re positives negatives

2011-04-16 Thread dlgegg
...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of MaiMaiPG Sent: Friday, April 15, 2011 7:47 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Question re positives negatives On that note, Copper and Thomas go into their carriers when they want to be alone

Re: [Felvtalk] Question re positives negatives

2011-04-16 Thread Maureen Olvey
: Re: [Felvtalk] Question re positives negatives Sharon, I have read that some cats can be carriers of FeLV and test negative, but can transmit it to other cats. This is a crazy disease that has so many if's that it's confusing. Have you heard of this as well? Lynda - Original

Re: [Felvtalk] Question re positives negatives

2011-04-16 Thread Lynda Wilson
Message - From: Maureen Olvey molvey...@hotmail.com To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Saturday, April 16, 2011 4:29 PM Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Question re positives negatives Even though this wasn't directed at me I thought I'd give my input (my husband says I do this all the time

Re: [Felvtalk] Question re positives negatives

2011-04-15 Thread Sharon Catalan
Hello Pam, My 3 cats have been living together for 10 years now until my boy-cat was just recently diagnosed with FeLV. He may have contracted it 2 years ago when he ran outside and got into a fight with another cat. We had the 2 other girl-cats tested and they're both negative. We had the 2

Re: [Felvtalk] Question re positives negatives

2011-04-15 Thread Lynda Wilson
Pam, I've done a lot of research myself and I asked my vet many questions. Here is a link that was very helpful to me and I had my vet review this in case she had a difference of opinion. This is very accurate information. I think it will answer many of your questions. Here is the link:

Re: [Felvtalk] Question re positives negatives

2011-04-15 Thread Pam Norman
Sharon, What about grooming? I would assume that those cats, having lived together for 10 years, would mutually groom. That's sharing bodily fluids I would think would be potentially harmful to the negative ones. Pam On 4/15/2011 1:28 PM, Sharon Catalan wrote: Hello Pam, My 3 cats

Re: [Felvtalk] Question re positives negatives

2011-04-15 Thread Pam Norman
Lynda, you wrote that Crash was FeLeuk negative last November. Did you mean positive? Or had he been positive prior to this? On 4/15/2011 1:59 PM, Lynda Wilson wrote: Pam, I've done a lot of research myself and I asked my vet many questions. Here is a link that was very helpful to me and

Re: [Felvtalk] Question re positives negatives

2011-04-15 Thread Belinda Sauro
My Bailey lived with his housemates from the time he was 5 months old (tested positive then) until he passed of cancer at age 11 years, they slept, ate, groomed and on occasion had little spats, none of his vaccinated housemates ever became positive. I had them tested intermittently

Re: [Felvtalk] Question re positives negatives

2011-04-15 Thread Sharon Catalan
Hello Pam, Yes, they did share everything for 10 years up until a month ago when we found out that the other one is positive. That is actually the biggest mystery - the 2 other cats never got infected. The doctor did say that we should test them again every 6 months. Sharon On Fri, Apr 15,

Re: [Felvtalk] Question re positives negatives

2011-04-15 Thread Maureen Olvey
it, and it is to me sufficient justification of the enmity without looking further.” – Mark Twain From: longhornf...@verizon.net To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Date: Fri, 15 Apr 2011 13:59:38 -0500 Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Question re positives negatives Pam, I've done a lot of research

Re: [Felvtalk] Question re positives negatives

2011-04-15 Thread Maureen Olvey
is the basis of my enmity toward it, and it is to me sufficient justification of the enmity without looking further.” – Mark Twain Date: Fri, 15 Apr 2011 13:07:42 -0700 From: scata...@gmail.com To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Question re positives negatives Hello Pam

Re: [Felvtalk] Question re positives negatives

2011-04-15 Thread Lynda Wilson
Message - From: Pam Norman pam_nor...@charter.net To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Friday, April 15, 2011 2:24 PM Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Question re positives negatives Lynda, you wrote that Crash was FeLeuk negative last November. Did you mean positive? Or had he been positive

Re: [Felvtalk] Question re positives negatives

2011-04-15 Thread Lynda Wilson
him on? Lynda - Original Message - From: Belinda Sauro ma...@bemikitties.com To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Friday, April 15, 2011 2:29 PM Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Question re positives negatives My Bailey lived with his housemates from the time he was 5 months old

Re: [Felvtalk] Question re positives negatives

2011-04-15 Thread Lynda Wilson
@felineleukemia.org Sent: Friday, April 15, 2011 3:11 PM Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Question re positives negatives Pam, I haven't had a chance to check out this link so it may cover everything I say but I wanted to share what I've learned about FeLV just in case it didn't cover everything. I've read

Re: [Felvtalk] Question re positives negatives

2011-04-15 Thread Lynda Wilson
...@charter.net To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Friday, April 15, 2011 2:24 PM Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Question re positives negatives Lynda, you wrote that Crash was FeLeuk negative last November. Did you mean positive? Or had he been positive prior to this? On 4/15/2011 1:59 PM, Lynda

Re: [Felvtalk] Question re positives negatives

2011-04-15 Thread Maureen Olvey
have him on? Lynda - Original Message - From: Belinda Sauro ma...@bemikitties.com To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Friday, April 15, 2011 2:29 PM Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Question re positives negatives My Bailey lived with his housemates from the time he was 5 months

Re: [Felvtalk] Question re positives negatives

2011-04-15 Thread Beth
Pam - I would search the archives on mixing. I have always mixed my positives negatives, on the advice of my vet. My negatives are vaccinated they have never gotten it in 10 years. I do NOT separate in any way. They share everything - food, water, litter, grooming... Beth Don't Litter, Fix

Re: [Felvtalk] Question re positives negatives

2011-04-15 Thread Maureen Olvey
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Date: Fri, 15 Apr 2011 15:45:12 -0500 Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Question re positives negatives One more note, Crash my Ragdoll shared everything and groomed one another constantly since day one. This is why I am so concerned, but I have to remind myself that my cat

Re: [Felvtalk] Question re positives negatives

2011-04-15 Thread Lynda Wilson
...@verizon.net To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Date: Fri, 15 Apr 2011 15:45:12 -0500 Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Question re positives negatives One more note, Crash my Ragdoll shared everything and groomed one another constantly since day one. This is why I am so concerned, but I have to remind myself

Re: [Felvtalk] Question re positives negatives

2011-04-15 Thread Lynda Wilson
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Friday, April 15, 2011 3:07 PM Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Question re positives negatives Hello Pam, Yes, they did share everything for 10 years up until a month ago when we found out that the other one is positive. That is actually the biggest mystery - the 2

Re: [Felvtalk] Question re positives negatives

2011-04-15 Thread dlgegg
Message - From: Pam Norman pam_nor...@charter.net To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Friday, April 15, 2011 2:24 PM Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Question re positives negatives Lynda, you wrote that Crash was FeLeuk negative last November. Did you mean positive? Or had he been

Re: [Felvtalk] Question re positives negatives

2011-04-15 Thread dlgegg
How do you keep feeding bowls seperate? I have 7 and don't have enough rooms to keep them out of each other's bowls. Besides, each one thinks that he other's food is diffeent and better than theirs so the first few minutes of feeding is spent trading bowls just t make sure I get the best

Re: [Felvtalk] Question re positives negatives

2011-04-15 Thread Christiane Biagi
First off, if she's neg on IFA I would go with that! Don't know why you wouldn't. Many of us mix pos/neg. I did that by accident when 1 of my cats tested pos 4 1/2 years after she tested neg on snap test. Never been outside so I assume she always had it. My other 3 cats were around her since

Re: [Felvtalk] Question re positives negatives

2011-04-15 Thread Pam Norman
You all have been so helpful on my questions about Poppy I can't believe it! Maybe I can return the favor a bit help here. Most of my 10 cats eat in their crates. I have them stacked in the kitchen each cat knows which one is his they go into them at meal times. Otherwise I too would run

Re: [Felvtalk] Question re positives negatives

2011-04-15 Thread MaiMaiPG
On that note, Copper and Thomas go into their carriers when they want to be alone or are pissed off. They even close (not latch) the doors. They eat on a bench they started eating on as tiny kittens. Carriers are wonderful if they are safe places. My boys traveled from the day they

Re: [Felvtalk] Question re positives negatives

2011-04-15 Thread Christiane Biagi
] Question re positives negatives How do you keep feeding bowls seperate? I have 7 and don't have enough rooms to keep them out of each other's bowls. Besides, each one thinks that he other's food is diffeent and better than theirs so the first few minutes of feeding is spent trading bowls just t make

Re: [Felvtalk] Question re positives negatives

2011-04-15 Thread Belinda Sauro
Bailey was really very healthy until his last year, he started having teeth problems and we had to pull a lot of his teeth, then he was fine for about 6 months and then stopped eating and became very anemic and lethargic and had constant diarrhea. We did the bone marrow aspirate and they

Re: [Felvtalk] Question re positives negatives

2011-04-15 Thread Pam Norman
Great link, thank you, Lynda! Pam On 4/15/2011 1:59 PM, Lynda Wilson wrote: Pam, I've done a lot of research myself and I asked my vet many questions. Here is a link that was very helpful to me and I had my vet review this in case she had a difference of opinion. This is very accurate