Our vet told us to hold off on both shots and spay surgery until the  
final diagnosis.  It stresses their systems and makes them weak,  
thereby making it harder for them to fight off the disease...

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On Oct 29, 2008, at 2:29 PM, "MacKenzie, Kerry N." <[EMAIL PROTECTED] 
 > wrote:

> Sally, I personally would not vaccinate a positive cat. See Jean  
> Dodds'
> and Charles Loop's (both vets) views here. (The paragraph below is  
> taken
> from the website.) Kerry M.
>
> http://www.newsagepress.com/protectyourpet.html
>
>>>> All packages of vaccinations carry warnings that they should be
> injected only in healthy animals. In the case of cats, vaccine
> manufacturers advise against vaccinating pregnant or nursing cats.
> However, many pets are not healthy when vaccinated although they might
> not have outward signs of health problems. Charles Loops, DVM, a
> holistic veterinarian from Pittsboro, North Carolina, notes that
> "chemically killed viruses or bacteria are injected directly into the
> blood stream, which is an unnatural route of infection." (7) This  
> causes
> the animal's antibodies to attempt to fight off the offending virus
> molecules and render them harmless. If the animal's immune system is  
> too
> weakened, he or she cannot fight off these viruses and can develop a
> reaction to the vaccine. Even small amounts of a virus that is
> introduced through a vaccination may be too much for sick animals to
> fight off. They then may fall ill from the very disease to which they
> have been vaccinated.<<<
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of SALLY
> NORDSTROM
> Sent: Wednesday, October 29, 2008 3:59 PM
> To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Stray Kitty I took in tests positive
>
> Another question.  My kittens tested positive with the ELISA test.   
> May
> they have their vaccines?  Mom gets tested Friday.  If positive, may  
> she
> have her vaccines?  May she be spayed?
>
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