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.
Lorrie 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 _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org