Sue, I am the least qualified to answer this, but I would think that if Buzz has his own litter box and his own food dish the risk would be small. Of course you wouldn't want them fighting either. I too have read that the vaccine is not totally effective but I think 60 to 80% effectiveness is better than 0. He may not even want to be involved with the other cats. My two want nothing to do with each other. Why not at least have supervised interaction while you're home with them. Yeah I know about the minor full time job and family details. I feel like a neglective mother to my sick child at times.
Lynne ----- Original Message ----- From: Sue & Frank Koren To: fe lv Sent: Sunday, February 17, 2008 9:49 AM Subject: FeLV Vaccination Several people here have said that they have their FeLV + kitties living in with FeLV - cats, and the negative cats are not getting infected. I am trying to decide if I should vaccinate my others and let Buzz out of his room. My vet is against it and says the vaccinations are only 60 - 80% effective. The vet does not seem to be up on all that is going on with FeLV, though, and I am considering switching vets. Buzz really doesn't,t mind his room, but he is a social boy and cries when he doesn't want to be alone. I visit him as often as I can and spend at least an hour or so in the evenings in with him, but such minor details as a full time job and the rest of my human and cat family keep me away from being with him as much as he and I would like. It seems as if vaccinating the others and freeing Buzz from his prison room is the best solution, but not if any of the others end up being infected. Their ages range from 2 to 8 years. Two of them, Charlie and Tucker have other health problems and I don't know if that would put them more at risk. Anyway, has anyone ever heard of a vaccinated cat being infected?