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post #1 of 12
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I don't know if any any of you saw SarahBeez's post in the Caring for Strays and Ferals forum about finding 2 kittens, but she thinks that they are a stray cat's, Scary was her name, and Scary tested postive for Feline leukemia. There is a very good chance that if they are her kittens, that they will test positive also, so she is taking them to the vet this afternoon to be tested and if they are positive we are going to meet and make a kitty exchange While they are adorable little babies and I would love to have them, can I ask everyone to send vibes that the poor little ones are negative? Thanks!
post #2 of 12
Sending out lots of (((please be negative vibes!!!)))
post #3 of 12
Sending lots of vibes (negative). And
post #4 of 12
Oh I hope they are negative poor babies...saying prayers!!!!
post #5 of 12
You got them Katie!! Where does Sarah live???
post #6 of 12
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Originally Posted by kittylover4ever View Post
You got them Katie!! Where does Sarah live???
I don't know if she wants me to post that, so I'll just say I'm driving about 2.5 hrs, so not too far this time
post #7 of 12
Any update on the test results yet???
post #8 of 12
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Well, kinda good/bad news as Sarah put it, they are FIV positive, not FeLV positive, which means I cannot take them in, but it also puts their future up in the air we're trying to find a shelter that takes in FIV positives, but on the bright side FIV is a lot better than FeLV
post #9 of 12
Oh the poor little darlings........can you tell me what the difference is?
post #10 of 12
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Originally Posted by kittylover4ever View Post
Oh the poor little darlings........can you tell me what the difference is?
Basically, FeLV is spread through casual contact, like grooming, sharing litter boxes and water bowls, etc, FIV can only be passed through deep bite wounds and mating. FIV is a staight immuno-suppresive disease, in other words the cat will have a hard time fighting off a cold, so you have to be vigilant in getting them to the vet and on meds, but many FIV+ cats live very long lives. FeLV on the other hand, while also immuno-suppresive, makes cats very susceptible to other diseases like cancer, blood-disorders (Simon), and a host of others, which are the cause of death in many leukemia cats. I personally believe that as long as your cats are fixed and not vicious, you can have FIV positive and negative cats living together. In fact my little babies, Eros & Nike, are double positive, but as long as a cat does not have leukemia, they are not coming any where near my house
post #11 of 12
Bless you Katie for taking in these cats that otherwise most likely wouldn't find a home.
post #12 of 12
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Bless you Katie for taking in these cats that otherwise most likely wouldn't find a home.
Thank you! I am truly blessed as these cats have the biggest capacity for love that I have ever experienced, they bring me so much joy my heart feels close to bursting with it
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