Hi Gloria, I have been considering giving all my positives the vaccine, just on the outside chance it might actually help. I'll give the shots myself, so the expense won't be that much. Unfortunately, none of us has a large enough sample to make for a real research project with statistically significant results. Also, I don't think I could withhold from some and give to others, I would feel too guilty.
Many of us who care for FeLV cats give them various things to boost their immune system, but because there has been no real research, we are mostly just guessing. Best Friends gives their FeLV cats .5ml of Immuno Regulin sub-q every month. I asked their vet why and you will never guess what he said. They do it because that was what was being done when he got there. Gary -----Original Message----- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Gloria B. Lane Sent: Monday, March 30, 2009 6:17 PM To: email@example.com Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Vaccines I'm one of the ones with old FELV cats. I have two 12-13 yr old cats, that I got from someone else, in Oklahoma actually. Her vet believed in vaccinating FELV cats with the FELV vaccine. I just spoke with one of my vets about that, as I took in a new little FELV kitten. This vet suggested there's no consensus about vaccinations, and there are a couple of schools of thought - one being yes vaccinate them, the other being no don't. As I recall, she suggested also that it's probably ok to do the vaccination, but a small no. of cats may have a reaction. Never heard of that. Be interesting to research this topic. But the 2 cats I have are the only ones I have, that have lived beyond 3-4 yrs old. Gloria _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org