I adopted Mandy in July 2007 and found out the next day that she was leukemia-positive. My vet said that the vaccine is 90+% effective and that the likelihood of my other six adult, healthy cats getting leukemia was extremely small. At this time, Mandy is very healthy (just at vet today) and the other six are fine. They have mixed without restriction all of this time.
Pat ----- Original Message ----- From: "Lorrie" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent: Friday, September 19, 2008 4:03 PM Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] FelV Vaccine > 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 > _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org