Neutering won't do a thing to most FeLV+ but vaccinating will to all. It is 
most stressful being intact and no release. A + kitty should have at most the 
rabies vaccine and only that one. A FIV+ can have rabies and one another but 
not FIV/FeLV.
And it always depend on at what point(stage) the cat is. I would just give 
rabies to a symptomatic b/c it is the law and no others, same with FIV.
One would think that vets would be aware of it..even staff should be or they 
shouldn't be working atr a clinic. If pets were people that were killed b/c a 
nurse gave them the wrong vaccine it is involuntary manslaughter, at least 
she'd lose her job if not her license, vet  clinic staff on the other hand..argh

--- On Tue, 1/3/12, Marcia <> wrote:

From: Marcia <>
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] neutering a positive cat
To: "" <>
Date: Tuesday, January 3, 2012, 4:48 PM

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 
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 
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 
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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