Hi Chris---totally relate to your experience. Ok if I add your story to the "good story" list?! Kerry
________________________________ From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Chris Sent: Sunday, February 17, 2008 12:06 PM To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: RE: FeLV Vaccination 3 of my cats lived with one of my FELV+ for 5 years until I found out the 4th whad been positive all along. They shared the same food bowls, litter, toys; groomed each other, etc. All 3 were tested when I found the 4th was pos and all 3 were neg. I did vaccinate them at that point. While kittens may be a bit more vulnerable, I've come to believe that transmission among adult cats is a lot harder than many people think. My vet never once considered any option but mixing and he's got some good experience with FELV... He left the decision to me but there really wasn't any decision. To separate them at that point would just have been a nightmare worse than any risk of FELV. No vaccine is 100% but between the vaccine, the cats' ages, the fact that they were all in reasonable, though not perfect, health-mixing was not a problem for me. Christiane Biagi 914-632-4672 Cell: 914-720-6888 [EMAIL PROTECTED] <mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Katrina Animal Reunion Team (KART) www.findkpets.org <http://www.findkpets.org> Join Us & Help Reunite Katrina-displaced Families with their Animals From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Sue & Frank Koren Sent: Sunday, February 17, 2008 9:50 AM To: fe lv 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? _____________________________________________________________________________ Effective September 1, 2007, we have changed our name to Mayer Brown LLP. IRS CIRCULAR 230 NOTICE. Any advice expressed above as to tax matters was neither written nor intended by the sender or Mayer Brown LLP to be used and cannot be used by any taxpayer for the purpose of avoiding tax penalties that may be imposed under U.S. tax law. If any person uses or refers to any such tax advice in promoting, marketing or recommending a partnership or other entity, investment plan or arrangement to any taxpayer, then (i) the advice was written to support the promotion or marketing (by a person other than Mayer Brown LLP) of that transaction or matter, and (ii) such taxpayers should seek advice based on the taxpayers particular circumstances from an independent tax advisor. This email and any files transmitted with it are intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to whom they are addressed. If you have received this email in error please notify the system manager. If you are not the named addressee you should not disseminate, distribute or copy this e-mail.