Just called Peaches' former Vet.
They will test her for FeLV tomorrow.  Peaches was going to a
Bainfield/PetSmart.  I'll let you know the results of the test!!

On Thu, Aug 4, 2011 at 1:41 PM, Christiane Biagi <ti...@mindspring.com>wrote:

> Vet is confusing FIV and FELV vaccines.  Cats test pos for FIV after being
> vaccinated for FIV but do NOT test pos for FELV after FELV vaccination.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
> [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Martha Walton
> Sent: Thursday, August 04, 2011 1:38 PM
> To: Katy Doyle
> Cc: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question
>
> Thanks everyone!  My vet told me that Peaches would test positive because
> she's had the FeLV vaccination.
> I think I will call the vet that Peaches former owners took her to & ask
> them to test Peaches.
> Thanks for the advice, I'll let you know what they say.
>
> On Thu, Aug 4, 2011 at 1:16 PM, Katy Doyle <athenapities...@gmail.com
> >wrote:
>
> > It's not uncommon in Kentucky for shelters/rescues to just vaccinate
> > the cat instead of testing them.
> >
> > Lately, all I have done is fight to get them to test the animals.
> > Apparently "it costs too much" - but I think the cost is worth saving
> > other cats from getting exposed to FeLV.
> >
> >
> > I'd say test Peaches, the vaccination doesn't cause the test to come
> > out positive, so you should get a fairly accurate reading.
> >
> > Then go ahead and get everyone fully vaccinated against FeLV, just in
> > case =^_^=
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > On Thu, Aug 4, 2011 at 1:10 PM, molvey...@hotmail.com <
> > molvey...@hotmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >> I think I would definitely get Peaches tested.  If all your cats are
> >> indoors only they really don't need to be vaccinated against FeLV.
> >> Only if there's a chance they could get it.  But if you're not
> >> letting them out and you're not fostering other cats  then there's no
> >> risk of exposure to the virus so no real need for a vaccination.  If
> >> all your other cats have been tested and are negative also then
> >> Peaches wouldn't need the vaccination either.  So as long as her
> >> combo test is negative, then you really don't need to worry about
> >> Nibbles.  It's totally up to you though.  Just my thoughts. Course if
> >> Peaches' test is positive definitely get Nibbles up to speed.  And I
> >> think he does need to do the series of two shots over again if you
> decide
> to get him current like Lynda said.
> >>
> >> Thanks for giving Peaches a home.  And kick that other lady in the
> >> butt for kicking Peaches out of the house just because she had a baby.
> >>
> >> Maureen
> >>
> >> sent from my AT&T Smartphone by HTC
> >>
> >> ----- Reply message -----
> >> From: "Martha Walton" <marthawal...@gmail.com>
> >> Date: Thu, Aug 4, 2011 11:52 am
> >> Subject: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question
> >>  To: <felvtalk@felineleukemia.org>
> >>
> >> The family that owned Peaches found her abandoned outside a vacant
> >> apartment.  Their neighbor moved out, but left the cat.  They took
> >> Peaches to the vet to discover that Peaches already was spayed.  I
> >> don't know why the Vet gave her Feline Leukemia vaccinations without
> testing her first.
> >> They kept Peaches for almost 2 years and properly vetted her, wife
> >> had a baby and they didn't want Peaches anymore.  That's how Peaches
> >> came to live here.
> >>
> >> I am going to take her to the Vet to have her tested and will go
> >> ahead and give Nibbles vaccinations.
> >> I'll let you know what the vet says.
> >> Thanks for all your help!!  It has been hard to get information about
> >> what to do.
> >>
> >> On Wed, Aug 3, 2011 at 5:01 PM, Lynda Wilson
> >> <longhornf...@verizon.net
> >> >wrote:
> >>
> >> > Martha, you will have to start over on Nibbles. Once you get the
> >> > first shot, you have to get the second within 3 weeks of the first
> >> > for it to
> >> be
> >> > effective.
> >> >
> >> > It would be wise to have Peaches tested. Getting her the
> >> > vaccination against FeLV will not show a positive test like the FIV
> >> > would.  I would
> >> keep
> >> > her separate from the others of course, until her worms are gone
> >> > and she
> >> has
> >> > had two FeLV tests that have the same result. Glad all the others
> >> > are
> >> all
> >> > current! Your a good momma to be cautious.
> >> >
> >> > I hope this helps, we all try to share our experiences and
> >> > knowledge on this forum, but we are not experts :)
> >> >
> >> > Keep us posted.
> >> >
> >> > Thanks,
> >> > L
> >> > ----- Original Message ----- From: "Martha Walton" <
> >> marthawal...@gmail.com
> >> > >
> >> > To: <felvtalk@felineleukemia.org>
> >> > Sent: Wednesday, August 03, 2011 2:17 PM
> >> > Subject: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >  We have a new addition (Peaches) to my household, making a total
> >> > of 4
> >> >> cats.
> >> >> Need advice on Feline Leukemia Vaccinations.
> >> >>
> >> >> I have not introduced new cat (Peaches) to my other cats, as I
> >> >> want to make sure all are safe against feline leukemia. Peaches is
> >> >> up to date with
> >> all
> >> >> shots, but waiting on vet to do fecal because I saw a tapeworm.
> >> >> Peaches is sequestered to basement. Very comfy down there.
> >> >>
> >> >> Here's the situation:
> >> >>
> >> >> *Peaches* (New Cat)
> >> >> Age: 4.5 yr
> >> >> Current vaccination for Feline Leukemia, but *was never tested*
> >> >> before vaccination.
> >> >> Peaches was never tested for Feline Leukemia, she was given 1st &
> >> >> 2nd feline leukemia in 2009.
> >> >> She also had a vaccination in 2010
> >> >>
> >> >> I have 3 other cats:
> >> >> All cats will stay indoors!
> >> >>
> >> >> *Nibbles *(got from shelter when 1 yr. old)
> >> >> Age: 2.5
> >> >> Nibbles had 1st Feline Leukemia shot 3/23/11, but not 2nd Feline
> >> Leukemia
> >>
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