Thanks for the warning. My house kitties get annual FeLV boosters since I have an indoor positive kitty.
Just a comment about the treatment given the sick kittens. Please avoid using Metacam as a pain med for cats. A single oral dose of Metacam can cause acute kidney failure in approx. 30% of cats. A better choice for a pain med would be Buprenorphine. Here is a link to more info on Buprenorphine. http://www.petplace.com/drug-library/buprenorphine-buprenex/page1.aspx Please monitor these kittens for signs of acute renal failure. Sharyl --- On Mon, 7/12/10, Natalie <at...@optonline.net> wrote: > From: Natalie <at...@optonline.net> > Subject: [Felvtalk] IMPORTANT CAT VACCINE WARNING > To: email@example.com > Date: Monday, July 12, 2010, 9:24 AM > PLEASE CROSS POST > > Forwarded Message: > > Received this warning from Furkids Rescue: > > > > Date: Sunday, July 11, 2010, 3:43 PM > > > > Dear Colleagues, > > Furkids had an experience this week with Fort Dodge > Leukemia vaccines that > we want to share with you in hopes that no one else has > this happen to their > animals. > > On July 7, we vaccinated 20 cats with Fort Dodge's > Fel-O-Vax-Lv-K vaccine > (167346B, exp. 2/20/11). > > ALL 20 cats spiked high temperatures within a few hours of > receiving the > vaccine. We recorded temps over 105. We had to send six > cats to emergency > (one with seizures). We administered fluids and metacam and > benadryl. > Thankfully, the cats seem to be rebounding today. In our > eight years, we > have never seen anything like this. > > Fort Dodge has offered no explanation. We will no longer be > using the Fort > Dodge products and wanted to pass along our experience with > their vaccine in > case any of you have the same lot. If you do, you should > contact your rep > and return them immediately. > > > > _______________________________________________ > 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