I had a 5 month old kitten die when he got his shots. I didn't know
he was even positive for FelV until he got his shots, and when he got
terribly sick I rushed him to the vet and he was FelV pos.  I should
add this was a kitten I planned to adopt out, and it was his second
shot which I gave him.  I usually give the shots because it is SO
expensive to take kittens to the vet. I have given shots many times,
which I'm sure a lot of you do, and this is the first and only time
I had problems.  After this I had to test all the rest of the kittens
from that litter, and half were FelV pos and the rest neg.


On 02-18, Jane Lyons wrote:
> Hi
> 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.
> Jane

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