Originally Posted by Momofmany
Petsmart doesn't adopt animals. They give space to rescue organizations to adopt out the animals in their program. If you want to find out more about her background, including any medical treatment she received before you adopted her, pull the adoption contract and contact that agency. You may find out how long they had her and if she had been sick other than the URI. Petsmart will know nothing about her background.
If you are concerned about the URI, contact your vet again......
Amy is so right. We proudly adopted our Sammy from Petco May 20, but he came from a shelter 120 miles away....there was "no more room at the Inn", so to speak, so they farmed him out in the hopes he'd stir an interest. Sammy was 8 - very, very pretty but nobody wanted him. All the other Petcos within 100 miles were full, so he -and destiny - made its way down to us. I called the original Shelter listed on his ticket attached to the cage and found out only his true name (Sammy, which he got back and is now happily part of our S-Team of pets) and that he was turned over to the shelter by a young girl who had him inside his entire life. Other than that - we knew nothing. He also came with severe food allergies that we are just getting over through various food trials - we had no idea! I thought it was FIP, FIV, - anything!
We diligently pursued every angle until the lightbulb clicked.
Please see your vet again, and yes, we did lose one in our past to FeLV and it doesn't really manifest itself like you have described in the earliest stages. What will usually happen first is a raging fever and elevated white blood cell count indicating the presence of an "intruder" in the body....
That said, any FeLV test can show false readings both ways so testing again in 6 mos is always a good idea. I didn't see how old your girl was -?
Please keep us posted. My sense is that it's another ailment.