I would think twice about vaccinating a positive kitten. I know that the vet that I use would not vaccinate a positive cat because vaccines can stress and assault
a fragile and compromised immune system.

 Can you postpone the appointment and give yourself some
time to do some research and talk to other people for different viewpoints?
Does your kitten go outdoors?

There is a really good book on the subject that describes the benefits and risks
associated with vaccines.
http://www.amazon.com/Vaccine-Guide-Dogs-Cats-Should/dp/1881217345/ ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=123

I know this subject is controversial subject, but I think it is worth taking the time to educate
yourself on all the possibilities.


On Feb 18, 2009, at 1:59 PM, Maria Ianiro wrote:

Hi everyone

My kitten Bernie was diagnosed with Felv about 2 months after we got him home from the shelter. He was on interferon for 45 days, retested, and is still positive. When we got him from the shelter he did not have his second
set of vaccinations yet. He is now 8 months old.

I am taking him to the vet tonight to get the shots. The vet said she would split up the doses so his body could handle them. I think I will go back in 3 weeks and get the rest. I am still a little nervous about him getting the
shots and becoming sick.

He was symptom free for about 40 days and then he had a bad day where he wouldn't eat. Otherwise, he has been acting like a normal kitten. No more soft stool, good appetite (besides his bad day), good energy. Still give
him interferon once a day.

Has anyone had an experience with the vaccinations? Is there a good chance he could die from the shots? I know he needs them.. but I am nervous about

Also, I decided to keep my non Felv cat (Brady) with Bernie. The vet told us to get Brady re-tested in 3 1/2 months. He tested negative the first time. My question is, how often should you have your non Felv Cat tested? I was
thinking once a year would be ok? Every 3 1/2 months sounds like too

Thank you!
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