Sorry, didn't see your message till today. I've had 10 or 15 FELV cats over the last 6 years. I have 5 now. Two of the current cats, Oliver and Chloe, came from a lady in Oklahoma who had to give them up because of family problems. Her vet there vaccinated them regularly against FELV, as a way to deal with the FELV. I'd never heard of that, always believed that was not appropriate. HOWEVER - these are the only FELV cats I've had that live beyond 10 years old. Go figure.
had that live beyond 10 years old. Go figure. Anyhow - I also have a friend with 1 FELV and 1 non-FELV cat who are great buddies, had them since they were kittens. She's kept the FELV cat on interferon daily, and they're doing great - now beyond 4 years old, no problems. She's had them tested once or twice - the FELV- cat stays negative. Gloria Christy Buchin <cstet...@hotmail.com> wrote : > > We decided to by pass the vaccines for our FeLV cat. We figure his body has > been through enough, so we did not want to subject him to the exposure. Our > > > Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2009 13:59:20 -0500 > > From: mian...@gmail.com > > To: firstname.lastname@example.org > > Subject: [Felvtalk] Shots for Felv/Re Testing for Non Felv Cat > > > > 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 > Vet agreed with that decision. > still positive. When we got him from the > > set of vaccinations yet. He is now 8 months old. > > > shelter he did not have his second > 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 > > 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. > > > am still a little nervous about him getting the > Has anyone had an > experience with the vaccinations? Is there a good chance > he could die > > it. > > > 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 > > 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 > > much..... > > > > Thank you! > > _______________________________________________ > > Felvtalk mailing list > > Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > > http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org > > _________________________________________________________________ > Get more out of the Web. Learn 10 hidden secrets of Windows Live. > get Brady re-tested in 3 1/2 months. He tested negative the first time. > _______________________________________________ > 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