Maureen I have 3 grown dogs, 1 puppy and 9 cats. Of the cats, 1 is about 11 - 12 years old and in the final stages of FeLV having tested positive years ago. One of the others had her eyes removed at 4 weeks because of severe infections but is now 6 months old and the ruler of the house. Because I had one other FeLV+ cat besides the one I have now, I have kept up yearly vaccinations on all my others.
That said, I live in S Ohio and if nobody can take your kitty I would be willing to try if someone can assist with transporting her. I can't dirve the entire way but could meet someone in KY maybe if you can't find her a home? She would be totally indoors, spoiled and probably end up wrestling with the puppy and blind Koko Kitty just as the others do so she most definitely would not lack for play opportunities. Has she been spayed? If nobody nearer to you can adopt her and you don't feel you can keep her let me know if you are interested in trying to work something out with me. I had a Siamese years ago and miss her still. Would love to have another. Thanks kat On 11/17/11, Marcia Baronda <marciabmar...@gmail.com> wrote: > 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: firstname.lastname@example.org >> 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: email@example.com >> 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 > _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org