Vet is confusing FIV and FELV vaccines. Cats test pos for FIV after
vaccinated for FIV but do NOT test pos for FELV after FELV vaccination.
[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Martha Walton
Sent: Thursday, August 04, 2011 1:38 PM
To: Katy Doyle
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
> 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
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.
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>> ----- Reply message -----
>> From: "Martha Walton" <marthawal...@gmail.com>
>> Date: Thu, Aug 4, 2011 11:52 am
>> Subject: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question
>> To: <email@example.com>
>> 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
>> > 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
>> > 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
>> > her separate from the others of course, until her worms are gone
>> > and she
>> > had two FeLV tests that have the same result. Glad all the others
>> > are
>> > 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" <
>> > >
>> > To: <firstname.lastname@example.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
>> >> 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
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