My homeopathic vet does very few vaccinations. She does rabies titers whenever possible. She would never vaccinate a positive cat. I would be very frightened of any vet who would. Years ago I had a negative cat who became positive after the FeLV vaccination.
I would urge everyone to read Catherine Diodoti's books on animal vaccines. I used to vaccinate yearly, until I ran into Dr Richard Pitcairn. Jane > Not only do vets vaccinate cats who should not have anything else > to stress > their immune system and not only do they insist on vaccinating > indoor-only > cats, old cats and even ill cats, but they are now pushing the FIV > vaccine > which will turn the cat FIV+ so if he/she gets lost, picked up by > animal > control or taken to a vet by a rescuer, the cat will test positive > for FIV > and most likely be killed. Vaccines are NOT a miracle prevention. > Many > cats get sarcoma at the site of the vaccine. Other cats actually > get the > disease they are being vaccinated for from the vaccine. When I was > a teen, > I was vaccinated for Polio and got a mild case of Polio that > paralyzed my > right arm for almost a year. I still have some neurological > problems from > that. None of my personal cats are vaccinated. My adoption cats > are only > vaccinated with the FVRCP vaccine and the legally required rabies > shot. > Many of us here in rescue are opposed to other vaccines. > ----- Original Message ----- > From: "Marylyn" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> > To: "Marylyn" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> > Cc: <email@example.com> > Sent: Wednesday, August 06, 2008 8:50 PM > Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] No vaxes? > > >> >> On Aug 6, 2008, at 8:43 PM, Marylyn wrote: >> >>> Some vets honestly believe vaccinations are in the best interest of >>> the pet and her guardian. Dixie received s rabies shot before her >>> tests came back. There was no reason to suspect that she was FeLV >>> +. She was full grown and appeared very healthy. That was the last >>> vaccination she received and that was with the blessing of her vets, >>> both the regular vets and her holistic vets. Check out the comments >>> and links by Dr. Maier at the bottom of the page: >>> >>> http://www.kentuckianapets.com/forum/topic/show?id=1246639%3ATopic >>> %3A1517 >>> >>> We over vaccinate pets in our loving desire to protect them. >>> You are your friend's guardian and advocate. He cannot stand up for >>> himself. He is literally at your mercy. Do what your heart says is >>> best with the best information you can get. >>> >>> On Aug 6, 2008, at 8:13 PM, Jennifer wrote: >>> >>>> 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! >>>> >>>> --- 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? >>>>> >> _______________________________________________ >> 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