Really? I had no idea vets didn't need to vaccinate in order to neuter/spay. I guess it's their way of getting more money. I will run that by my vet and tell him I don't want Ash to get any shots because of his FeLV+ status, and see what he says. See, that's the thing that bugs me. Vets are supposed to be animal advocates and do what's right by them, and surely they know that giving FeLV+ cats vaccines isn't the best thing to do for their immune system...yet they do it anyway! It all comes down to the mighty dollar. Ugh!
Jennifer - PROUD VEGETARIAN & LOCAL SPCA VOLUNTEER. Be their voice. ~ loving mama to ~ Morrison (born Oct. 10, 2000) Isobel aka Fat Girl (born Feb. 7, 2007) Ash (born July 11, 2007, diagnosed FeLV+ July 28, 2008) --- On Thu, 8/7/08, Marylyn <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: From: Marylyn <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] No vaxes? To: firstname.lastname@example.org Date: Thursday, August 7, 2008, 12:30 AM He most assuredly can be. I have had non-FeLV+ spayed (much more serious) without their vaccinations. Talk to the vet and if you can't do anything find another one. I just took LCK and LGK to the vet to be checked out (they came in from the pine thicket--long story). They went in at different times. They are young (8 or so weeks) but at the age people start getting their shots. I made it very plain that I wanted nothing but worming, de-miting/fleaing etc and what they needed for their immediate health (one was dehydrated, vomiting etc). I want them to be older and better health before their system is assaulted with vaccines. The vets agreed to that and (unofficially) supported the decision. If he is not boarding the vet has absolutely no reason to vaccinate. On Aug 6, 2008, at 7:12 PM, Jennifer wrote: > So wait...my Ash is FeLV+ and getting neutered on the 28th, but he's > going in for all his shots on the 14th. He needs to be fixed > because he's spraying and I can't have that. He can't be fixed > without his vaxes. What should I do? > > > Jennifer - PROUD VEGETARIAN & LOCAL SPCA VOLUNTEER. Be their voice. > ~ loving mama to ~ > Morrison (born Oct. 10, 2000) > Isobel aka Fat Girl (born Feb. 7, 2007) > Ash (born July 11, 2007, diagnosed FeLV+ July 28, 2008) > > > > --- On Wed, 8/6/08, Sabrina <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > From: Sabrina <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> > Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Need help-seeking forever home for feluk > positive cat > To: email@example.com > Date: Wednesday, August 6, 2008, 8:40 PM > >>> 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 _______________________________________________ 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