|Purred: Sun Mar 2, '08 5:00pm PST |
|Hi Chloe! My sweet kitty Pickles who is now at the Bridge was FeLV positive, and she shared a household with 2 other kitties who were FeLV negative. Pickles was a stray that I found who had a broken leg, and she was just the sweetest, most adorable thing. When I took her to the vet to fix the leg, they also tested her and she was positive. They said it wasn't a "strong positive," so like you, they thought maybe there was a chance that it would never really affect her healthwise.
Pickles eventually passed on due to the illness, but she had 6 wonderful, healthy years with us. My vet didn't seem too concerned about my other kitties as long as we got them vaccinated and tested often, and luckily they never got it. And looking back, maybe I wasn't as educated about it as I should have been, but my kitties all shared food bowls and litter boxes.
I don't regret taking her in one bit though. We, including my other two kitties, Baby Kitty and Sadie, just LOVED her so much. Also, my other 2 kitties who lived with Pickles have since passed on to the Bridge as well, and it had nothing to do with Pickles having the FeLV (Baby Kitty had cancer; Sadie was involved in an accident.)
You NEVER know what is going to happen, so I say give that sweet kitty the best life you possibly can. I know my other cat's lives were better because we had Pickles in our home.
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