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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-21-2004, 11:04 AM Thread Starter
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Poll: To test or not to test?

I'd like to have your opinion - I know there are different rational and emotional reasons to choose either way. If you had only one apparently healthy indoor cat and no possibility of contaminating other animals, would you still test him for FIV and FelV?

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-21-2004, 11:42 AM
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I would test. I would just want my mind at ease at the least. I would also want to know what to do to keep him/her living the happiest, healthiest and most comfortable life he/she could. Wouldn't you want to know if your cat was sick or not and be prepared if symptoms arise.
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I would test. I like Dena would want to know if my kitty were sick or not so I could be prepared.


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I agree with what Dena said, I would test as well.

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I would test.... We test all the cats/kittens that come into our house even the one's we have bottled fed since they were only a few hours old. It is always better to be safe than sorry


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I'd test my kitty if he/she hadn't been vaccinated for it. I've tested all of my kitties before they were vaccinated because they were all strays.


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i would test just to know what the future would hold
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I'd definitely test. I'd need to know if my cat should or should not have contact with other cats and, if there was a sign of illness, I'd know how serious it could be.


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I would definetly test... I've actually had two cats who have died from FIV.. Taylor was 8 1/2 and she was an indoor cat for the most part.. and then Kitty, she died at about 2 cause she got it from Taylor.. My cat Tobbie thank god didnt get it but i had him tested.. i say its definetly worth it cause we didnt know taylor had it until it was too late and there was nothing we could do for her
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