Really makes you wonder!  My best (and really uneducated) guess would be
that kibs who get full-blown FeLV after being vaccinated for it either
have something going on already or were in a different stage of the
disease than Stripes and Squeaky when they were first inoculated, or
maybe there's something genetic that latches onto the vaccine (either
way!).  Too bad the research seems to be so spotty and often
contradictory, and that it might take, oh, 16 or 22 years to prove or
disprove a theory.

Diane R. 

-----Original Message-----
From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Laurieskatz
Sent: Thursday, February 19, 2009 1:34 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Shots for Felv/Re Testing for Non Felv Cat

Well this is VERY interesting to me. My FeLV+ cats were always
vaccinated
for FeLV, too (before AND after the vet knew they were positive).
Stripes
lived to 16 years and Squeaky lived to age 22 years.

-----Original Message-----
From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of
gbl...@aristotle.net
Sent: Thursday, February 19, 2009 12:54 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Cc: gbl...@aristotle.net
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Shots for Felv/Re Testing for Non Felv Cat

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
>
> &gt; Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2009 13:59:20 -0500
> &gt; From: mian...@gmail.com
> &gt; To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> &gt; Subject: [Felvtalk] Shots for Felv/Re Testing for Non Felv Cat
> &gt;
> &gt; Hi everyone
> &gt;
> &gt;
> &gt; My kitten Bernie was diagnosed with Felv about 2 months after we
got
him
> &gt; home from the shelter. He was on interferon for 45 days,
retested,
and is
> Vet agreed with that decision. &gt; still positive. When we got him
from
the
> &gt; set of vaccinations yet. He is now 8 months old.
> &gt;
> shelter he did not have his second &gt; I am taking him to the vet
tonight
to
> get the shots. The vet said she would &gt; split up the doses so his
body
> could handle them. I think I will go back in &gt; 3 weeks and get the
rest. I
> &gt; shots and becoming sick.
> &gt;
> &gt; He was symptom free for about 40 days and then he had a bad day
where
he
> &gt; wouldn't eat. Otherwise, he has been acting like a normal kitten.
No
more
> &gt; soft stool, good appetite (besides his bad day), good energy.
Still
give
> &gt; him interferon once a day.
> &gt;
> am still a little nervous about him getting the &gt; Has anyone had an
> experience with the vaccinations? Is there a good chance &gt; he could
die
> &gt; it.
> &gt;
> from the shots? I know he needs them.. but I am nervous about &gt;
Also, I
> decided to keep my non Felv cat (Brady) with Bernie. The vet told us
&gt;
to
> &gt; My question is, how often should you have your non Felv Cat
tested? I
was
> &gt; thinking once a year would be ok? Every 3 1/2 months sounds like
too
> &gt; much.....
> &gt;
> &gt; Thank you!
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