My understanding is that the vaccine is 85-90% effective. We vaccinate all our rescue cats, and I vaccinate all my personal cats. You will find others on this list who do not vaccinate at all. It is a very personal decision.
On Fri, Sep 19, 2008 at 3:03 PM, Lorrie <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > Sabrina, > > Thanks for your feedback on the FelV vaccine. Years ago when the > vaccine first came out I heard it was not too effective, but I hoped > it had improved. > > Has anyone else had experience with the vaccine to share with me? > > Lorrie > > On 09-19, Sabrina wrote: > > Hi Lorrie, Don't give up hope! I just posted a couple of days ago > > about the two kitties I rescued who were positive just were > > retested and are now negative!! Of course I don't know if what I > > did had anything to do with changing their status, but if you are > > interested in the diet I fed them and the supplements I gave them, > > contact me offlist. > > > > Furthermore, the FeLV vaccine doesn't have a terribly high efficacy > > even now. Someone on one of these lists said she worked in a cat > > clinic for a number of years and out of the 2000 or so cases of > > leukemia she saw, most of the ones who died had been vaccinated for > > the disease. > > > > 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 > -- Rescuties - Saving the world, one cat at a time. http://www.rescuties.org Vist the Rescuties store and save a kitty life! http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/redirect-home?tag=rescuties-20 Check out our Memsaic! http://www.memsaic.com/app/launch.cfm?sid=08D2CAB2A6E9 http://www.zazzle.com/rescuties* Please help with the Friday Night Lights' kittens medical needs! http://rescuties.chipin.com/the-friday-night-lights-kittens "Rather than helping, it's easier to point fingers and say "take them first as long as you leave me alone". _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org