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friesianrider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-02-05 12:06 AM
Response to Reply #22
24. felv is ALSO transmitted through bites, rarely contact.
Edited on Tue Aug-02-05 12:06 AM by friesianrider
From the rescue's flyer:

How is the virus transmitted?

The main means of transmitting the virus is through cat fights. Puncture wounds associated with fighting result in injection of the virus into other cats. The virus can be spread through other less frequent routes of viral spread include sharing food and water bowls, cats grooming each other, and transmission from mother to kittens before birth, but these are extremely rare.
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  - I think that whichever you choose is wonderful.  smbolisnch   Aug-01-05 08:48 PM   #1 
  - You are a kind soul.  benburch   Aug-01-05 08:50 PM   #2 
  - I live in 550 sq feet!  serryjw   Aug-01-05 08:54 PM   #4 
  - I think you're my new favorite DUer :)  friesianrider   Aug-01-05 08:53 PM   #3 
  - I'm going to cry!  serryjw   Aug-01-05 08:58 PM   #5 
     - Sounds like you already have these cats picked out.  lizzy   Aug-01-05 09:06 PM   #6 
        - Too many choices  serryjw   Aug-01-05 09:10 PM   #7 
  - I have three of the SOBs  Carni   Aug-01-05 09:18 PM   #8 
  - What would happen if...?  flvegan   Aug-01-05 09:32 PM   #9 
  - It's not a good idea to have four cats at 550 square feet.  lizzy   Aug-01-05 09:44 PM   #10 
     - Heyyyy!  flvegan   Aug-01-05 10:08 PM   #12 
     - I think the goal of adopting the cats is so they have better life than  lizzy   Aug-01-05 11:42 PM   #15 
        - The OP would have plenty of room, IMHO.  friesianrider   Aug-02-05 12:02 AM   #20 
     - Thanks for your candor  serryjw   Aug-01-05 10:20 PM   #13 
        - Sounds like you identified the cats already.  lizzy   Aug-01-05 11:40 PM   #14 
           - As far as I know...  friesianrider   Aug-01-05 11:56 PM   #17 
           - I think you are confusing Felv with Fiv.  lizzy   Aug-01-05 11:57 PM   #18 
           - See my other post.  friesianrider   Aug-02-05 12:00 AM   #19 
              - I saw your other post, and you clearly state in there  lizzy   Aug-02-05 12:03 AM   #21 
                 - Okay...  friesianrider   Aug-02-05 12:04 AM   #23 
                    - Fiv is containable as long as the cats aren't breaking skin.  lizzy   Aug-02-05 12:07 AM   #25 
                       - Okay, once more...  friesianrider   Aug-02-05 12:11 AM   #29 
                       - The best way to protect against disease is to prevent exposure  lizzy   Aug-02-05 12:34 AM   #45 
                       - From Cornell Veterinary College.  smbolisnch   Aug-02-05 12:37 AM   #47 
                          - Mutual grooming is not fighting. So, no, it's not safe to assume  lizzy   Aug-02-05 12:38 AM   #48 
                          - Oh for heaven's sake.  friesianrider   Aug-02-05 12:42 AM   #52 
                          - Well, might as well put them to sleep then.  smbolisnch   Aug-02-05 12:46 AM   #54 
                             - If he/she adopts two Felv positive cats, then they are both  lizzy   Aug-02-05 12:50 AM   #58 
                                - You just reiterated my point.  smbolisnch   Aug-02-05 12:52 AM   #59 
                          - Particularly if vaccinated.  friesianrider   Aug-02-05 12:41 AM   #50 
           - Again, Fiv is transmitted trough bites. Felv is transmitted trough  lizzy   Aug-02-05 12:04 AM   #22 
              - felv is ALSO transmitted through bites, rarely contact.  friesianrider   Aug-02-05 12:06 AM   #24 
              - That's not what every website on a subject says.  lizzy   Aug-02-05 12:09 AM   #27 
                 - I never said it was impossible through contact...  friesianrider   Aug-02-05 12:10 AM   #28 
                    - It's not extremely rare.  lizzy   Aug-02-05 12:18 AM   #34 
                       - Sure is...I'm looking at one right now  friesianrider   Aug-02-05 12:20 AM   #37 
              - Also, this is why you vaccinate the healthy cats.  friesianrider   Aug-02-05 12:11 AM   #30 
                 - Not really.  lizzy   Aug-02-05 12:16 AM   #33 
                    - Why not really?  friesianrider   Aug-02-05 12:20 AM   #36 
                       - Fine.  lizzy   Aug-02-05 12:21 AM   #38 
                          - LOL, and how does that answer my challenge?  friesianrider   Aug-02-05 12:24 AM   #40 
                             - No, it's not. If you are going to mix Felv positive and negative  lizzy   Aug-02-05 12:27 AM   #41 
                                - WTF...80-90% effective does not qualify as highly effective??  friesianrider   Aug-02-05 12:30 AM   #42 
                                   - And you are very wrong if you think recommending someone  lizzy   Aug-02-05 12:31 AM   #43 
                                      - Don't change the subject, please...  friesianrider   Aug-02-05 12:33 AM   #44 
                                         - 80 % effective means 1 out of 5 cats will get the disease.  lizzy   Aug-02-05 12:36 AM   #46 
                                            - 80-90%, not 80%  friesianrider   Aug-02-05 12:39 AM   #49 
                                               - My cats are indoor. And I am not vaccinating them against Felv.  lizzy   Aug-02-05 12:42 AM   #51 
                                                  - What if they got out? Do they not get vaccin'd for anything then?  friesianrider   Aug-02-05 12:44 AM   #53 
                                                  - What if huge asteroid falls on my apartment?  lizzy   Aug-02-05 12:46 AM   #55 
                                                  - Alright well, whatever. You're clearly wrong and know it.  friesianrider   Aug-02-05 12:48 AM   #56 
                                                  - Wrong?  lizzy   Aug-02-05 12:53 AM   #60 
                                                  - Oh for shit's sakes.  smbolisnch   Aug-02-05 12:48 AM   #57 
           - She could get a healthy cat and have huge vet bills.  friesianrider   Aug-02-05 12:08 AM   #26 
              - It's possible. That's why someone with limited funds should  lizzy   Aug-02-05 12:19 AM   #35 
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  - Here's Sterling's photo  RadFemFL   Aug-02-05 07:42 AM   #61 
  - This is the very best thing that you could possibly do,  Rhiannon12866   Aug-02-05 12:14 AM   #32 
  - Rhiannon, it's so strange how our lost pets are so alike...  RadFemFL   Aug-02-05 07:49 AM   #62 
     - I remember Magic well, my friend!  Rhiannon12866   Aug-03-05 04:41 AM   #63 
  - Either is a good choice  khashka   Aug-02-05 12:23 AM   #39 
 

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