[Felvtalk] 10 week old baby with slight positive
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Wed Sep 14 08:52:59 CDT 2011
Anna, as you will hear from others, many of us have mixed positive kittens with vaccinated adult cats. If your 11 yr old kitty has received the FeLV vaccine and the follow up boosters there shouldn't be a problem.
I did not do the reverse. I never brought a negative kitten into my home when I had positives. Kittens are much more susceptible than adult cats.
There is always a chance Jean Luc will lick this. But to be honest with you all the positive feral kittens I rescued stayed positive living from 1-4 yrs. Every day we had together was precious. Each was loved and returned that love. The bravest kitty I have ever had was my blind Mattie. She was fearless. I would never have dreamed of not letting her enjoy every precious day she had on this earth.
Thank you for saving Jean Luc from that parking lot. And thank you for giving him a wonderful loving home.
From: Anna Yeutter <blackbelt.trekcat at gmail.com>
To: felvtalk at felineleukemia.org
Sent: Wednesday, September 14, 2011 2:26 AM
Subject: [Felvtalk] 10 week old baby with slight positive
My previous foster baby (and now adopted baby, after a couple weeks absence) who was found when he was two weeks old in a Costco parking lot and who I bottle fed and fostered from when he was three weeks old, went in for his first vet visit today. The first thing the vet did was do the FeLV/FIV snap combo test after drawing some blood (oh boy Jean-Luc screamed and even growled).
He walked back in later and showed me the kit with the blue dot at the top and the slight positive result for FeLV. I made another appointment to bring him in in three weeks to check again, but walked away feeling very negative (the vet made me feel like he was doomed). As of this moment, Jean-Luc has been doing well, gaining weight, playing actively and eating normally.
I was going to have my parents bring my 11 year old cat up to live with me as well on Saturday (I'm a college student and just recently moved off campus into a pet-friendly apartment), but of course that has been put on hold. This means Jean-Luc is a very spoiled only-kitten, getting lots of love.
I've tried to do some reading but it is so overwhelming and I'm exhausted from reading all the conflicting opinions. I would love to hear from some other people.
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