However, if a cat is strictly indoors, one can easily get away with not
giving them rabies vaccines.who would know?


[] On Behalf Of Marta Gasper
Sent: Tuesday, January 03, 2012 12:19 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] neutering a positive cat


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




--- 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" <
<> >

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

neutered but the local humane society refused to do surgery on a positive

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

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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