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PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2008 5:32 am 
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Bengal Kitten

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Just received some horrible news on our 6 month old bengal. Ever since we got him at 3 months, he has had a terrible scab/dry nose, much like newcastle's bengal has in the pics below. The vet did a biopsy on it when we went and got him neutered this past week. Today she calls us and tells us that the lab got back to her and said that the results from the biopsy show that he very likely has FeLV and she wants to bring him back to do some more tests.

I'm freaking out a bit right now and am pretty confused. He was blood tested at 3 months for the disease when we got him and tested negative. We called his breeder today and she told us that none of her cats have FeLV or have ever had it. We have one other 4 year old cat, who has always been indoors and was tested and given the shot when he was young. How much at risk is he at right now? He has been living with our bengal for over 3 months now. I just pray to god that the next tests comeback negative and that the lab guy is wrong. The only real symptoms he has are the dry/crusty nose, loose stool, and is pretty small in size for his age.

Please say a prayer for our little Coco. I lost a dog at a young age not to long ago from a very rare disease as well. I'm not prepared to go thru that again..

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2008 9:13 am 
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Really sorry to hear your news, it must be a really worrying time for you. Let's hope the next round of tests are more encouraging - when will you find out?


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2008 10:59 am 
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Hi, sorry to hear your having such a rough time. one of mine had similar symptoms to what you described. I had him tested for felv and corona virus and thankfully both were negative.
After multiple courses of antibiotics and vitamin b injections it eventually went. Everything has been fine for nearly 12 months now.
What breeder did you get him from?


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2008 1:57 pm 
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fingers crossed here for you that more conclusive tests will turn up better results xxxx


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 15, 2008 4:24 am 
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Just a quick update on Coco. We took him to the vet on Saturday and they went ahead and did the IFA test. They sent it off to the lab and we should know the results later this week. Still have my fingers crossed, Coco has no symptoms and continues to grow and be in good health, so hopefully we will hear good news.

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