My cat Fletch also spiraled downhill after being neutered. But honestly, they 
vaccinated him with core vaccines AND  Felv, and I think that is what started 
him on his downward spiral. I didn't ask for that either. But I agree that it 
would have been much more stressful for him to stay intact.

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On Jan 2, 2012, at 11:42 AM, "Lynda Wilson" <> wrote:

> Sorry to say, but I had my kitten neutered at 6 mos. of age (at the time we 
> did not know he was positive because he actually tested neg for it when he 
> was much younger). He died at 9 mos of severe anemia & other complications 
> due to being FeLV positive.  I don't know if getting him neutered triggered 
> this but now I'm wondering since you've mentioned this.  Has anyone else 
> heard of this?
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: dppl dppl
> To:
> Sent: Monday, January 02, 2012 11:25 AM
> Subject: [Felvtalk] neutering a positive cat
> I still have Mitt, the kitten I found in October who tested positive. He 
> seems to be
> healthy at this time and  around 7-8 months old. I am thinking I should have 
> him
> neutered but the local humane society refused to do surgery on a positive cat,
> claiming surgery could trigger an immune system problem. Has anyone neutered
> their positive cat after finding out it was positive and what was your 
> experience?
> Thanks for any input. PS: Someone asked my in a prior posting why the vet give
> vaccinations before getting blood work results that showed positive. She sent 
> the
> blookwork to an outside lad since she said it would be less costly and that 
> same visit
> when blood was drawn, she went ahead and did vaccinations.
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