Big markup on vaccines, but they have to make a living too! I don't know of any vets out here that are rolling in cash, quite a few of them are concerned about being fair to farmers, etc. But, back to the rabies vaccine, a lot of cities dictate how often a rabies vaccine has to be given, which to me, is ridiculous. Where I'm from, a three year vaccine is only recognized for 2 years. And i'm sure that all of you know, the average Joe thinks that is A OK! Same with panleukopenia vaccine. It lasts forever.
Sent from my iPad that my most awesome kids surprised me with, Christmas 2010. On Nov 17, 2011, at 5:28 PM, Maureen Olvey <molvey...@hotmail.com> wrote: > I kind of have to vaccinate. I brought in a FeLV positive kitten and since I > doubt I will be able to adopt her out I need to vaccinate my others because > I'm not planning on keeping them separated forever. Maybe I should but I > don't have the set up for that. I hate over - vaccinating too but I think I > have to in this case. Unless there's someone like Beth that lives in the > Atlanta area that wants to take her and try to adopt her out ;-) She is a > beautiful 12 week old blue point siamese kitten. Appears healthy as a horse. > I had the ELISA done twice (once sent to the lab) so I know she's positive. > I hope she can extinguish the virus but since she's a kitten I'm a little > worried. I"m going to follow up with an IFA to see if the virus has > progressed into her white blood cells so that will tell me if she has a > chance of extinguishing the virus. Back to the point, anyone wants a 12 week > old blue point siamese kitten let me know. > > Not to scare you but as a side note - testing doesn't always prevent you from > bringing in a positive kitty. I tested all my cats and kittens and they > always came up negative yet I had one die from FeLV when she was two years > old. No other kitties in my house got it from her, even my FIV kitty. The > vet had some thoughts of how that happened but anyway if you test a kitten > and she shows up negative it may be that the virus hasn't had time to show on > the snap test. Not a comforting thought I know. > > Still, I wouldn't vaccinate my cats if I hadn't brought in this FeLV kitten > in because like most everyone I hate over-vaccinating. I just knew her first > snap test was a false positive so I wanted to give her a shot. But now that > she's been here two weeks and is even more healthy I just can't put her down. > I'm going to try to adopt her out even though I doubt I'll be successful. > But in the meantime she needs to get out of that one room and play. > > Another interesting fact - a couple years ago I read there was a study done > on the rabies vaccine and they found that kittens vaccinated at 12 or 16 > weeks old still had immunity 4 years later. And that was just the normal one > year rabies vaccine. Crazy huh? I think the American Association of > Veterinarians something or another sets the vaccination protocols but they're > all vets so of course they're going to recommend vaccinating as much as > possible. > > > “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: Thu, 17 Nov 2011 11:38:18 -0800 > From: moonsiste...@yahoo.com > To: email@example.com > Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Vaccination question > > I would be very, very cautious about vaccinating a cat agaimst FeLv. Several > people I know had the miserable experience of their cat contracting leukemia > after being vaccinated. I wouldn't swear that the vaccine was the source of > the infection but these cats were not ever outside the house. They were not > exposed to any other cats. They may have had the disorder lurking in their > bone marrow and the vaccine sensitized them to getting the illness or they > may have gotten it from the vaccine. In addition, there's the danger of > vaccine-site sarcoma. I have had cats living with me for most of my life. > Most of them survive well into what is considered old age for cats - 16 to 20 > years. Simply testing cats before adding them to my community assures that > they will not be exposed to FeLv. I don't vaccinate, except when I send cats > to adoption. FVRCP is required for that. Of course, the rabies vaccine is > required by law in most States but other than that, I feel that veterinarians > push vaccines for cats for all the wrong reasons. > > Lee > > From: Natalie <at...@optonline.net> > To: felvt...@felineleukemia.orgi > Sent: Thursday, November 17, 2011 12:30 PM > Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Vaccination question > > Why do you feel that your cats need to be vaccinated at all? Are they at > risk of exposure? Vaccinate your cats ONLY according to their lifestyles! > Remember, even the protocol for regular FVRCP is now every three years….. > Fort Dodge doesn’t have a stellar reputation…that’s all I know. > > From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org > [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Maureen Olvey > Sent: Thursday, November 17, 2011 1:37 AM > To: firstname.lastname@example.org > Subject: [Felvtalk] Vaccination question > > I've got to have a couple of my cats vaccinated against FeLV. I've heard you > guys talk about the different makers of the vaccinations but I can't remember > what the best ones were. Seems like I remember hearing about Fort Dodge and > some others but if anyone has had problems with a certain type of vaccination > by a certain maker please let me know. > > I don't think I'm going to do the Vet Jet so I just wanted to know about the > regular FeLV vaccinations. > > Thanks. > > Maureen > > “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 > > _______________________________________________ > 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 > _______________________________________________ > Felvtalk mailing list > Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org
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