The last time she was at the vet was for shots and the vet told us to bring her 
back in three weeks for a distemper shot and to discuss having her sapyed. I 
believe they said they would do  blood work at that time. After she tested 
positive for feline leukemis I think their protocol is to just keep her on 
interferon all the time. Do you think that is a bad idea?

Lynne <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:          Well, I guess you have to trust your 
vet.  I still have misgivings about it but will be getting my girl spayed also. 
 I must confess I am very nervous about having it done.  She will never be an 
outdoor cat so there is no cause for worry there but I think part of my 
adoption agreement was that I do get her spayed.  Why is your little one on 
interferon?  Has she had routine blood work done to make sure her CBC is ok?  
There was a young leukemia positive cat, around 8 months old, at our vets whose 
bloodwork was excellent and she was going to be spayed.  So I don't know what 
the best thing to do is.  I never had a cat that was terminally ill before 
until Boo and it just seemed everything went downhill rapidly after he was 
neutered.  I'm just a little paranoid these days.
    ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Kathy Dillard 
  Sent: Saturday, March 29, 2008 6:14 PM
  Subject: Re: re spaying my kitten

She was just checked by the vet and she has gianed weight (6 lbs) and the vet 
said she seems very healthy.  The vet said that cats that are not spayed have 
more problems with cancer. She has been in heat twice now and it does seem to 
stress her out some and she eats less during that time

Lynne <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:     < STYLE>   Kathy, personally, unless she 
has had bloodwork showing she is the healthiest positive cat on the planet, I 
would not do it.  I was told that the stress of wanting to breed is harder on a 
cat than the stress of undergoing neutering but if I had to do it again, I 
would never have had my positive male neutered.  Although he was pretty far 
advanced leukemia wise, I truly believe his neutering caused him many 
additional problems that hastened his death.  As we know, spaying is a much 
bigger procedure than neutering.  If she is going to be an indoor cat only and 
you are willing to go through heats I would not do it.  Just my take on things. 
 I now have a 3 year old female who has Feline Herpes Virus, inactive at the 
moment, and I've only had her for a week.  I am not even going to think about 
spaying for at least a month.  I want her to be in excellent health, stress 
free etc before I'll even consider it.
    ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Kathy Dillard 
  Sent: Saturday, March 29, 2008 10:18 AM
  Subject: re spaying my kitten

My female kitten Foxy is about 8 1/2 months old. She has tested positive for 
feline leukemia and is currently on a daily dose of interferon. My vet has 
recomm ended having her spayed . Please advise and discuss pros and cons. I 
feel very anxious and scared about having this procedure done but want to do 
the right thing for Foxy.

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