I know that the party line is that they shouldn't be vaccinated, and I've always understood that.
But I know of a vet in Oklahoma who *did* advocate vaccinating FELVs as a part of enhancing the immune response. Surprised me, but the cats I got were from that project were 10 years old and healthy. I have not continued the vaccinating. 2 of them since died, once immediately after transport to Arkansas, the other one died last year after I came back from vacation. The other 2 are still with me (and maybe 12-13 years old.) Ya never know... Gloria On Aug 6, 2008, at 3:40 PM, Sabrina wrote: >>> She will be vaxed, checked out, and spayed before she is rehomed. << > > Can you get around vaxing her? If she is FeLV+, she should NOT be > vaccinated. Only healthy, virus-free animals should be vaccinated. > Check > your vaccine manufacturer's directions. This is what my vaccine > (Intervet > Protex-3) says on the label: > > "Only healthy animals should be vaccinated. Animals incubating any > disease, > or animals stressed due to shipping, malnutrition or parasitism may > not > achieve or maintain an adequate immune response." > > Her immune system is being taxed by the virus, she does not need > further > challenges to her immune system. Contrary to popular belief, > vaccines are > NOT harmless. > > Sabrina > www.Pet-Sitter-Pro.com > www.LovingGraceRescue.org > Orange County, CA > _______________________________________________ > Felvtalk mailing list > Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org > _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org