This is just an opinion stemming from a human experience with vaccinations. I
almost died from the whooping cough vaccination when I was 9 years old. Again,
when the Salk vaccine came out, my father, a physician gave me the anti-polio
vaccination. Now, I do approve of polio vaccinations since it's such a dread
disease and the vaccination did almost completely wipe it out in the USA.
However, the vaccine contained an error and some of the virus was not killed. I
got a mild case of polio and have had some minor nerve damage on my right side
ever since. It doesn't improve with age, either. So I do NOT vaccinate my
cats. Not with FeLv or FIV or anything but rabies (it's the law). I do have
to vaccinate with the FVRCP vaccine when I know that one of my rescues will be
going for adoption though. But I never vaccinate for leukemia. If you have
kittens who need the FVRCP for adoption, then you do it. But if you are
keeping them, I would
advise not to do it. And try not to get them vaccinated at the time that you
are getting the spay/neuter operation for a cat or dog. No medical doctor ever
gives a human patient a vaccination before surgery. It's terribly dangerous
and I really resent vets who do that to people's pets. However, sometimes you
need to get the rabies shot at the time of s/n surgery because you are using a
low cost clinic and you have a feral cat who can't be trapped twice. So you
have to do both at the same time. But ferals who are outside don't really need
any other vaccination once they are neutered/spayed.I also really resent the
new FIV vaccination that turns negative cats positive on tests and jeopardizes
their lives should they get lost and then tested by the person who finds them.
Spay and Neuter your cats and dogs and your weird relatives and nasty neighbors
From: Lorrie <felineres...@frontier.com>
Sent: Saturday, October 6, 2012 5:52 AM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Vaccinations
What are your opinions on vaccinating FelV positive kittens??
They are 5 months old and should have their first vaccinations,
but I've had immune compromised kittens die from them, so I worry.
They do not go outside but are confined to three large rooms in
my cat sanctuary.
On 10-05, dlg...@windstream.net wrote:
> There seem to be a lot of questions about the flea meds. I am having
> enough problems in deciding to vaccinate or not. I have a couple who
> never go outside so are not exposed to critters that might infect them and
> 1 is 14 years old. I am afraid that vaccinating her at that age might do
> more harm than good. The others only go out for an hour or 2 and most of
> the time they are on the deck laying in the sun. Rabies is required here,
> but not the others. I do give the negative cats the FELV vaccine since I
> have 2 positives.
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