Vaccinating FeLV+ kittens is far more dangerous than neutering them.  However, 
since they would be indoor cats anyway, no danger of impregnating any females, 
I don’t see any real reason for neutering them.  If one considers that their 
lives would not be that long, if they already exhibit symptoms, the only thing 
that could happen is that they might start spraying and have very stinky urine.


[] On Behalf Of Marcia
Sent: Tuesday, January 03, 2012 11:48 AM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] neutering a positive cat


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?

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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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