Laurie, I do have a positive(healthy), and I do worry about my other 4 who are negative (I mix). However, I have a 12 year old who has always had a bad reaction (pain in the vax area) to the felv vax, so I will never give him another one. As for the others, they have never had such a bad reaction, but I worry about the vaccination site sarcomas. I have read that they give the felv shots as low on the leg as possible in case they have to amputate. They have all had a minimum of 2 felv vax's, and I hope and pray that will be enough for them. I worry either way. I no longer vax for rabies, as I feel it is unnecessary, and, of course, against the advice of my vet. I have had some bad experiences with shots -- one vet vaccinated an emaciated, unhealthy, starving stray cat I had just took in -- my ignorance, I know, but shouldn't SHE have known better? I think it took a toll on her. My felv+ will never receive any vaccinations.
Tracey On Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 10:22 AM, Laurieskatz <lauriesk...@mchsi.com> wrote: > I don't currently have any FeLv+ cats. I am wondering what others do about > vaccinating non FeLV+ cats. > > Some of my cats are older (12/13) and some have health issues ( asthma, > pancreatitis, allergies). I really hate to vaccinate these guys for > anything > (including rabies). > > > > Rabies is required but Coco has a terrible reaction every time she is > vaccinated for rabies (stops eating). I know the adjuvant is the suspected > caused of VAS. I know there is an adjuvant free distemper vaccine and also > an inter nasal. I do not know if there is an adjuvant free rabies vaccine. > I > also know a smaller needle is recommended for all vaccinations to keep from > injecting the skin plug into the body. > > > > I don't like to vaccinate. I know that adult cats generally do not need the > panleukopenia part of the distemper series vaccination. All of mine have > been regularly vaccinated for years, except Tessa (she has been here 18 > months and vaccinated once for rabies and distemper). We tried the titer > testing but my vet discourages that (I think for cost reasons). > > > > I do not vaccinate for FeLV anymore (I would if I had an FeLV+ cat living > with my others). My vet believes the initial round of FeLV vaccinations > might be sufficient for life. > > > > Would others be willing to share what you do about vaccinating? > > > > Thanks, > > Laurie > > _______________________________________________ > 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