Re: New FELV Positive- questions

2008-04-08 Thread catatonya
I know it's not scientifically proven, but I believe light positive means recent exposure. Hopefully the cat will fight the virus and turn up negative within a couple of months. t Kelley Saveika [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Fri, Mar 28, 2008 at 9:37 PM, Gloria B. Lane [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Re: New FELV Positive- questions

2008-04-08 Thread catatonya
I have to agree with Gloria. Keep the cats separated and don't move anyone until you have had some more time to retest. Hopefully your negatives will all end up negative. tonya Gloria B. Lane [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Wow, she's a light positive. I don't know how old she is, but I have no

Re: New FELV Positive- questions

2008-04-08 Thread Belinda Sauro
Hi Tonya, I don't think this is always the case, I had Bailey tested several times in his 11 years of life, at least 4 times and the tests were given years apart and he always tested a light positive. I know it's not scientifically proven, but I believe light positive means recent

Re: New FELV Positive- questions

2008-04-08 Thread MaryChristine
any color at all that appears in the little circle during the appropriate time (10 minutes in most cases) means positive. depth of color has nothing to do with amount or strength of infection. positive is positive, pregnant is pregnant. On Tue, Apr 8, 2008 at 11:48 AM, Belinda Sauro [EMAIL

Re: New FELV Positive- questions

2008-03-29 Thread MaryChristine
- Original Message - *From:* [EMAIL PROTECTED] *To:* felvtalk@felineleukemia.org *Sent:* Friday, March 28, 2008 10:17 PM *Subject:* Re: New FELV Positive- questions *I totally agree with Gloria.* *Everyone has been exposed too late on separating them.* *There is no such thing as a light

Re: New FELV Positive- questions

2008-03-29 Thread Belinda Sauro
Bailey was a light positive all his life, he was tested 4 different times throughout his life, the test always barely turned blue. Positive is positive from what I understand. I really do not like the whole light positive thing. It is confusing and difficult to understand - I still

Re: New FELV Positive- questions

2008-03-29 Thread laurieskatz
, 2008 1:05 PM Subject: Re: New FELV Positive- questions i was specifically looking at the fact that this was ONE kitten of two, where the mom and the other kitten were negative--while we don't know about the other cat, we have a pretty good idea how long mom and kids have been together

Re: New FELV Positive- questions

2008-03-29 Thread Beth Gouldin
PROTECTED] *To:* felvtalk@felineleukemia.org *Sent:* Saturday, March 29, 2008 1:05 PM *Subject:* Re: New FELV Positive- questions i was specifically looking at the fact that this was ONE kitten of two, where the mom and the other kitten were negative--while we don't know about the other cat, we have

Re: New FELV Positive- questions

2008-03-28 Thread Gloria B. Lane
Wow, she's a light positive. I don't know how old she is, but I have no doubt what I would do. I'd leave the kit with her mom and bubba, and retest at some point. She's already with them, so they're already exposed. Moving is stressful. Light Positive can mean that the test results aren't

RE: New FELV Positive- questions

2008-03-28 Thread Chris
- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Gloria B. Lane Sent: Friday, March 28, 2008 10:38 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: New FELV Positive- questions Wow, she's a light positive. I don't know how old she is, but I have no doubt what I would do. I'd leave

Re: New FELV Positive- questions

2008-03-28 Thread Kelley Saveika
On Fri, Mar 28, 2008 at 9:37 PM, Gloria B. Lane [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Wow, she's a light positive. I don't know how old she is, but I have no doubt what I would do. I'd leave the kit with her mom and bubba, and retest at some point. She's already with them, so they're already exposed.

Re: New FELV Positive- questions

2008-03-28 Thread MaryChristine
B. Lane Sent: Friday, March 28, 2008 10:38 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: New FELV Positive- questions Wow, she's a light positive. I don't know how old she is, but I have no doubt what I would do. I'd leave the kit with her mom and bubba, and retest at some point. She's

Re: New FELV Positive- questions

2008-03-28 Thread laurieskatz
Agree about keeping the family together. As my vet would say, they have already been exposed. I would separate the other cat for sure, at least until she's had the booster (30 days?). She is not protected right now. Wondering how long they have all been together. In any event, I think I'd keep

Re: New FELV Positive- questions

2008-03-28 Thread MaryChristine
it used to be thought that if mom was negative, the kittens would be, so VERY often kittens weren't tested at all, or at most, one from the litter was. some of it has to do with finances--for small rescues or shelters, the expense of testing full litters during kitten season is not always

Re: New FELV Positive- questions

2008-03-28 Thread TatorBunz
I totally agree with Gloria. Everyone has been exposed too late on separating them. There is no such thing as a light positive. It is either positive or negative. I can honestly say that I had positives and negatives live together for years. I vaccinated the negatives every year. Not one