Re: [Felvtalk] doubts on two FeLV positive kitties

2012-02-16 Thread Beth
- 7.2011.    THANK YOU!!!   cz.    Date: Wed, 15 Feb 2012 06:44:18 -0800 From: create_me_...@yahoo.com To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] doubts on two FeLV positive kitties Chronic upper respiratory or chronic allergies? My FIV cat got bad

Re: [Felvtalk] doubts on two FeLV positive kitties

2012-02-15 Thread Beth
From: john pollack bucfa...@yahoo.com To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Monday, August 1, 2011 6:02 PM Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] doubts on two FeLV positive kitties My cat Tigger is FeLV Positive and has been for almost 5 years. None of my

Re: [Felvtalk] doubts on two FeLV positive kitties

2012-02-15 Thread GRAS
, February 15, 2012 9:44 AM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] doubts on two FeLV positive kitties Chronic upper respiratory or chronic allergies? My FIV cat got bad congestion every 6 months when the weather changed I started the furnace or air conditioning. He was vaccinated

Re: [Felvtalk] doubts on two FeLV positive kitties

2012-02-15 Thread czadna sacarawicz
2012 06:44:18 -0800 From: create_me_...@yahoo.com To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] doubts on two FeLV positive kitties Chronic upper respiratory or chronic allergies? My FIV cat got bad congestion every 6 months when the weather changed I started the furnace or air

Re: [Felvtalk] doubts on two FeLV positive kitties

2012-02-14 Thread czadna sacarawicz
never shared space with the household five. she is presently sequestered. thank you. cz Thank you. cz Date: Wed, 3 Aug 2011 11:38:24 -0500 From: longhornf...@verizon.net To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] doubts on two FeLV positive kitties Just so you know

Re: [Felvtalk] doubts on two FeLV positive kitties

2012-02-14 Thread Kathryn Hargreaves
-0500 From: longhornf...@verizon.net To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] doubts on two FeLV positive kitties Just so you know that the vaccination is only 80% effective. But it's a lot better than 0% protection. - Original Message - From: Beth create_me_

Re: [Felvtalk] doubts on two FeLV positive kitties

2012-02-14 Thread dlgegg
! www.Furkids.org From: john pollack bucfa...@yahoo.com To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Monday, August 1, 2011 6:02 PM Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] doubts on two FeLV positive kitties My cat Tigger is FeLV

Re: [Felvtalk] doubts on two FeLV positive kitties

2012-02-14 Thread dlgegg
! www.Furkids.org From: john pollack bucfa...@yahoo.com To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Monday, August 1, 2011 6:02 PM Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] doubts on two FeLV positive kitties My cat Tigger is FeLV

Re: [Felvtalk] doubts on two FeLV positive kitties

2012-02-14 Thread GRAS
Date: Wed, 3 Aug 2011 11:38:24 -0500 From: longhornf...@verizon.net To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] doubts on two FeLV positive kitties Just so you know that the vaccination is only 80% effective. But it's a lot better than 0% protection. - Original Message

Re: [Felvtalk] doubts on two FeLV positive kitties

2012-02-14 Thread GRAS
: Tuesday, February 14, 2012 9:06 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] doubts on two FeLV positive kitties That is a tough one. Because of her respiritory problem, you might not want to stress her immune sstem with the vacinnation. On the othr hand, she should be vacinnated

Re: [Felvtalk] doubts on two FeLV positive kitties

2012-02-14 Thread Lynda Wilson
Agreed! - Original Message - From: GRAS g...@optonline.net To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Tuesday, February 14, 2012 9:16 PM Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] doubts on two FeLV positive kitties Do NOT vaccinate cats that are not well - it only depresses immune systems, especially when

Re: [Felvtalk] doubts on two FeLV positive kitties

2011-08-06 Thread dlgegg
Wilson longhornf...@verizon.net To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Wednesday, August 3, 2011 12:38 PM Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] doubts on two FeLV positive kitties Just so you know that the vaccination is only 80% effective. But it's a lot better than 0% protection. - Original Message

Re: [Felvtalk] doubts on two FeLV positive kitties

2011-08-04 Thread Lorrie
I never saw the mother. They were born to a feral cat, but I assume the mother must have been positive. On 08-03, Natalie wrote: Was the mother positive? Could they have acquired the virus AFTER being born to a negative mother? Four years ago I had a litter of rescued kittens and all but

Re: [Felvtalk] doubts on two FeLV positive kitties

2011-08-04 Thread Beth
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Wednesday, August 3, 2011 12:38 PM Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] doubts on two FeLV positive kitties Just so you know that the vaccination is only 80% effective. But it's a lot better than 0% protection. - Original Message - From: Beth create_me_...@yahoo.com

Re: [Felvtalk] doubts on two FeLV positive kitties

2011-08-04 Thread Natalie
Sent: Thursday, August 04, 2011 9:57 AM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] doubts on two FeLV positive kitties In the 10+ years I've been mixing I have never had a cat pass the virus. Not even to my FIV+ cat. All my cats mix freely. This was on the advice of my vet. Beth

Re: [Felvtalk] doubts on two FeLV positive kitties

2011-08-04 Thread Beth
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Thursday, August 4, 2011 9:59 AM Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] doubts on two FeLV positive kitties I would do it, but cannot because cats get adopted; I cannot take even the slightest chance that one of our cats could infect someone's cat by one of ours

Re: [Felvtalk] doubts on two FeLV positive kitties

2011-08-03 Thread Maureen Olvey
toward it, and it is to me sufficient justification of the enmity without looking further.” – Mark Twain Date: Tue, 2 Aug 2011 19:30:04 -0500 From: longhornf...@verizon.net To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] doubts on two FeLV positive kitties Great observations and lots

Re: [Felvtalk] doubts on two FeLV positive kitties

2011-08-03 Thread Lynda Wilson
molvey...@hotmail.com To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Wednesday, August 03, 2011 4:46 AM Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] doubts on two FeLV positive kitties An antigen is any substance that causes your body to produce antibodies. Foreign substances such as chemicals, bacteria, viruses, and pollen

Re: [Felvtalk] doubts on two FeLV positive kitties

2011-08-03 Thread Maureen Olvey
Date: Wed, 3 Aug 2011 07:24:50 -0500 From: longhornf...@verizon.net To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] doubts on two FeLV positive kitties Great analogy, Maureen and it makes sense :) I guess my cat, Sugar, must have cleared the virus since he was exposed to it 24/7

Re: [Felvtalk] doubts on two FeLV positive kitties

2011-08-03 Thread Natalie
...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Lynda Wilson Sent: Tuesday, August 02, 2011 7:00 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] doubts on two FeLV positive kitties I wonder if the cats/kittens can shed the virus if a positive is on an ELISA test? That would be so helpful to know, but I read

Re: [Felvtalk] doubts on two FeLV positive kitties

2011-08-03 Thread Natalie
[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Lynda Wilson Sent: Wednesday, August 03, 2011 8:25 AM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] doubts on two FeLV positive kitties Great analogy, Maureen and it makes sense :) I guess my cat, Sugar, must have cleared the virus

Re: [Felvtalk] doubts on two FeLV positive kitties

2011-08-03 Thread Maureen Olvey
: at...@optonline.net To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] doubts on two FeLV positive kitties Are we talking about two kinds of shedding of the virus? When I say shedding the virus, I mean that as the immune system develops, the body gets rid of the virus. Could it also mean

Re: [Felvtalk] doubts on two FeLV positive kitties

2011-08-03 Thread Beth
...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Lynda Wilson Sent: Wednesday, August 03, 2011 8:25 AM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] doubts on two FeLV positive kitties Great analogy, Maureen and it makes sense :) I guess my cat, Sugar, must have cleared

Re: [Felvtalk] doubts on two FeLV positive kitties

2011-08-03 Thread Beth
: john pollack bucfa...@yahoo.com To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Monday, August 1, 2011 6:02 PM Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] doubts on two FeLV positive kitties My cat Tigger is FeLV Positive and has been for almost 5 years. None of my others are, all vaccinated

Re: [Felvtalk] doubts on two FeLV positive kitties

2011-08-03 Thread Maureen Olvey
-0400 Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] doubts on two FeLV positive kitties Lynda and I were talking about the other kind of shedding, meaning they are contagious. The virus is being shed in their saliva and bloodstream so they can spread it to other cats. Not shedding as in get rid

Re: [Felvtalk] doubts on two FeLV positive kitties

2011-08-03 Thread Natalie
Message- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Beth Sent: Wednesday, August 03, 2011 9:50 AM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] doubts on two FeLV positive kitties Shedding a virus means they are contagious. Beth

Re: [Felvtalk] doubts on two FeLV positive kitties

2011-08-03 Thread Maureen Olvey
: at...@optonline.net To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] doubts on two FeLV positive kitties So, does that mean that as positive kittens'/cats' virus is being fought by their immune systems, they are contagious? I have heard vets use the term shedding in this context since the 90s

Re: [Felvtalk] doubts on two FeLV positive kitties

2011-08-03 Thread Natalie
...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Maureen Olvey Sent: Wednesday, August 03, 2011 10:32 AM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] doubts on two FeLV positive kitties That's what we're wondering - whether the virus is shed into their saliva while their immune system is still fighting

Re: [Felvtalk] doubts on two FeLV positive kitties

2011-08-03 Thread Lynda Wilson
for the discussion. But the HS kitten was on death's door at 9 mos old :( - Original Message - From: Maureen Olvey molvey...@hotmail.com To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Wednesday, August 03, 2011 8:31 AM Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] doubts on two FeLV positive kitties Lynda and I were talking

Re: [Felvtalk] doubts on two FeLV positive kitties

2011-08-03 Thread Lynda Wilson
From: john pollack bucfa...@yahoo.com To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Monday, August 1, 2011 6:02 PM Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] doubts on two FeLV positive kitties My cat Tigger is FeLV Positive and has been for almost 5 years. None of my others are, all vaccinated

Re: [Felvtalk] doubts on two FeLV positive kitties

2011-08-03 Thread Lorrie
Four years ago I had a litter of rescued kittens and all but one were positive on the Elisa. Two died at less age 4 months, one died at 6 months, one lived to be a year and a half old and then died, but the last one was always, negative. He is now 4 years old and still negative in spite of being

Re: [Felvtalk] doubts on two FeLV positive kitties

2011-08-03 Thread Natalie
@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] doubts on two FeLV positive kitties Four years ago I had a litter of rescued kittens and all but one were positive on the Elisa. Two died at less age 4 months, one died at 6 months, one lived to be a year and a half old and then died, but the last one was always

Re: [Felvtalk] doubts on two FeLV positive kitties

2011-08-02 Thread Maureen Olvey
upon unconsenting animals is the basis of my enmity toward it, and it is to me sufficient justification of the enmity without looking further.” – Mark Twain From: ho...@sonic.net To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Date: Mon, 1 Aug 2011 18:57:26 -0700 Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] doubts on two FeLV

Re: [Felvtalk] doubts on two FeLV positive kitties

2011-08-02 Thread Beth
@felineleukemia.org Sent: Monday, August 1, 2011 9:57 PM Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] doubts on two FeLV positive kitties If I may... The IFA is more expensive, but results are more reliable.  My vest advised, If the snap (vet's office) test is positive, you need to do IFA.  If the snap is negative, you probably

Re: [Felvtalk] doubts on two FeLV positive kitties

2011-08-02 Thread Natalie
...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Beth Sent: Tuesday, August 02, 2011 9:44 AM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] doubts on two FeLV positive kitties The IFA tests to see if the virus has gotten into the bone marrow is not reversible. A negative

Re: [Felvtalk] doubts on two FeLV positive kitties

2011-08-02 Thread Ana Gutierrez
John, Thanks, that's the idea I had too... Since Beltza shared her life with Zuri, my FeLV negative and we never had an issue. What brand of vaccines do you use on your FeLV Negative. We are using Pfizer's Leukocell on the rest of the kitties. The thing is... If I was going to keep these little

Re: [Felvtalk] doubts on two FeLV positive kitties

2011-08-02 Thread Lynda Wilson
Wow, Natalie, this is a great test result but it blows my mind. How does that happen? - Original Message - From: Natalie at...@optonline.net To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Tuesday, August 02, 2011 9:06 AM Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] doubts on two FeLV positive kitties The strange

Re: [Felvtalk] doubts on two FeLV positive kitties

2011-08-02 Thread Natalie
[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Lynda Wilson Sent: Tuesday, August 02, 2011 2:12 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] doubts on two FeLV positive kitties Wow, Natalie, this is a great test result but it blows my mind. How does that happen? - Original Message

Re: [Felvtalk] doubts on two FeLV positive kitties

2011-08-02 Thread Maureen Olvey
Date: Tue, 2 Aug 2011 13:15:18 -0500 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] doubts on two FeLV positive kitties John, Thanks, that's the idea I had too... Since Beltza shared her life with Zuri, my FeLV negative and we never had an issue. What brand of vaccines do you use

Re: [Felvtalk] doubts on two FeLV positive kitties

2011-08-02 Thread Lynda Wilson
@felineleukemia.org Sent: Tuesday, August 02, 2011 5:31 PM Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] doubts on two FeLV positive kitties Those two little babies are so adorable. I really hope they turn out to be negative. How did you manage to get them to be still to take such great photos? When I try to take photos

Re: [Felvtalk] doubts on two FeLV positive kitties

2011-08-02 Thread Maureen Olvey
: Tue, 2 Aug 2011 18:00:22 -0500 From: longhornf...@verizon.net To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] doubts on two FeLV positive kitties I wonder if the cats/kittens can shed the virus if a positive is on an ELISA test? That would be so helpful to know, but I read

Re: [Felvtalk] doubts on two FeLV positive kitties

2011-08-02 Thread Lynda Wilson
with the FeLV. If you find out anymore, please share :) Thanks for your input/research! - Original Message - From: Maureen Olvey molvey...@hotmail.com To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Tuesday, August 02, 2011 6:23 PM Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] doubts on two FeLV positive kitties I

Re: [Felvtalk] doubts on two FeLV positive kitties

2011-08-01 Thread john pollack
My cat Tigger is FeLV Positive and has been for almost 5 years. None of my others are, all vaccinated. They share litter boxes, water bowls and food! They even sleep together! So yes, they can be integrated, as long as the negatives are vaccinated, they do not fight or mate!!

Re: [Felvtalk] doubts on two FeLV positive kitties

2011-08-01 Thread molveywda
Can you afford to re-test them right now? I'm just wondering if one or maybe both of the tests on the kitties were wrong. I've heard those triple snap test are a little less reliable. Are these adults or kittens? sent from my ATT Smartphone by HTC - Reply message - From: Ana

Re: [Felvtalk] doubts on two FeLV positive kitties

2011-08-01 Thread Ana Gutierrez
Hi! Thanks for your answer Yes, I can retest them... my doubt is, which test should I use? Which one is the most reliable? Thanks! Ana On Mon, Aug 1, 2011 at 5:28 PM, molvey...@hotmail.com molvey...@hotmail.com wrote: Can you afford to re-test them right now? I'm just wondering if one

Re: [Felvtalk] doubts on two FeLV positive kitties

2011-08-01 Thread Natalie
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] doubts on two FeLV positive kitties Can you afford to re-test them right now? I'm just wondering if one or maybe both of the tests on the kitties were wrong. I've heard those triple snap test are a little less reliable. Are these adults or kittens? sent from my ATT

Re: [Felvtalk] doubts on two FeLV positive kitties

2011-08-01 Thread Natalie
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] doubts on two FeLV positive kitties Hi! Thanks for your answer Yes, I can retest them... my doubt is, which test should I use? Which one is the most reliable? Thanks! Ana On Mon, Aug 1, 2011 at 5:28 PM, molvey...@hotmail.com molvey...@hotmail.com wrote: Can you afford

Re: [Felvtalk] doubts on two FeLV positive kitties

2011-08-01 Thread Bonnie Hogue
] doubts on two FeLV positive kitties I think the standard snap test which just looks for FIV FeLV is probably more reliable than the triple test. Not sure though. The IFA that Natalie mentioned looks to see if the virus has gotten into the white blood cells, and if so then the cat will not get rid