I have a 13 year old cat (Miles) still living strong with feline leukemia. I rescued a kitten (Molly) from the street in august, I kept her in a separate room until it was time for her first shots. Everytime I planned on entering the room, i'd wash my hands, in hopes of her not contracting the virus. So, leetle Molly is 6 months old now, all of her shots are completed, she still stays in the separate room, and i still wash my hands everytime i enter the room, even though shes vaccinated against leukemia. But i guess she feels cramped in the room, so pretty much everyday, often multiple times, she'll bolt out and try to play with my other cat and run wild throughout the house. So after a long boring read, my question finally emerges: Is this okay?! She's not out for long, i think the longest i've ever let her stay out is 30 minutes. I'm ontop of her the entire time, and i dont let her near Miles' litter or bowls. Family members have compared me to the mother in "flowers in the attic"; saying im being cruel and such, since she's vaccinated and i still keep her locked up in the room. But I'm always so worried, i don't want her to get sick. I can't deal with another life threatening illness, it breaks my heart. So, the ONLY way to catch leukemia is through wet salivia, urine, feces, and blood..correct? Is allowing her to run around the house taking a big risk?
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2/24/06 at 9:09pm