The vet that I mentioned in my other e-mail that I was talking to about FeLV 
said that for your negatives you do need a series of two shots, three weeks 
apart.  She said one FeLV vaccination by itself is not enough.  I specifically 
asked her one time if one shot would  help at all but she said no that either 
it was two shots or nothing.  After that then it's annually.  Maybe there is 
some flexibility in the weeks between, like maybe you could go 4 weeks instead 
of 3 but I really don't know.  I've just always heard 3 weeks.  Definitely not 
longer than 4 weeks.
A young vet can actually be better in some ways because a lot of the older vets 
hear FeLV and immediately recommend putting the cat down.  That sends me over 
the edge.  They don't even talk about confirming with an IFA test.  The vet 
that I mentioned actually wrote one of the first papers about using 
immunoregulin for treating FeLV years ago.  Everyone else at the time just 
recommended killing the cat once it showed any signs at all of being sick.  
She's one of the better "older" vets.  She's not old but she's been practicing 
for a while, which is what I mean.
“I am not interested to know whether vivisection produces results that are 
profitable to the human race or doesn’t….the pain which it inflicts upon 
unconsenting animals is the basis of my enmity toward it, and it is to me 
sufficient justification of the enmity without looking further.” – Mark Twain

Date: Mon, 22 Aug 2011 23:42:05 -0500
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] My 1 year old just diagnosed

Hi Lynda
I think, well I know I am dealing with a very young vet, but he is concerned 
and that is good. When I asked today when to bring the cats back he Said in a 
year. The receptionist told me when I got ready to leave to come back in a 
month. If you say three weeks than I will take them back in three weeks! Thank 
you very much, I feel like I have a bunch new caring friends(-:

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On Aug 22, 2011, at 10:40 PM, "Lynda Wilson" <> wrote:

Just a friendly reminder, in order for the vaccination to be effective, the cat 
has to have 2 shots, 3 weeks apart (no more than that or you have to start 
Hang in there! There is still hope! What Maureen said is right on the money :0)

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Marcia Baronda 
Sent: Monday, August 22, 2011 9:04 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] My 1 year old just diagnosed

That is wonderful! I keep hearing a lot of stories filled with hope. I keep 
telling Fletch he can kickthis and he growls at me(-: He's a stinker!!  I had 
my two vaccinated today and the third one is going to the vet tomorrow. I hope 
he is negative also.
Thanks so much for sharing.
Take care

On Mon, Aug 22, 2011 at 8:21 PM, Christiane Biagi <> wrote:

My Tucson is 13 & was found pos when she was 4.  She had tested neg as
kitten but was never outside so vets were sure she was pos from birth.  She
lives with my other cats all of whom were around her for 3-4 years before I
found her to be pos.  She's still going strong and none of the other cats
tested pos.  I vaccinated the others.

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Marcia Baronda
Sent: Sunday, August 21, 2011 11:04 PM

Subject: [Felvtalk] My 1 year old just diagnosed

Hi everyone!  My one year old sweet litle boy was just diagnosed. I have a
million questions and hope to learn a lot from all of you. This is every
hard to swallow. I have 3 other adult cats in myj house that have not been
vaccinated for felv. I didn't see a reason for it, I didn't trust the
vaccine and I am sorry now. Funny thing is, is that I tried so hard to keep
my cats healthy. I wouldn't even wear my shoes in the house for fear I would
carry something in!
Anyway, my little boy Fletch has a fever, horrible looking coat and I can
feel his hipbones and some of his backbone. He continues to eat and drink
ok. They are on a grain free diet and have a water fountain.
Thanks so much for being here.

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