I ran a rescue for 30+ years, so I understand about the expense of "Vet" vaccinating. I still buy mine (usually thru KVVet) for the sanctuary cats, but ran into expense problems with the Merial recombinant FeLV vaccine. My Vet used it previously, but the owner changed to a standard killed FeL. I wanted the rFeLV to avoid the problem of possible feline injection site sarcoma, as the one I was most concerned about is three legged. In his case he can't afford a problem in another leg. I found it two places, where they run around $500 for a flat of twenty-five, so $20 per dose. My Vet went to another clinic, and got them for me for $12 each. That's why I suggested going thru your Vet, if s/he has a Merial account, it should be cheaper still. Now that I just take occasional kittens (8 right now) and have no local 501c3 affiliation, I have my Vet o the vaccinating, so it can be documented. Cost is high, but if I want them to get good homes, it's needed.
I have also looked into the T-cyte, but Gribble also is young, so I went elsewhere. I'm now re-thinking that, but for now, we're using Interferon.
All the best
From: Betheny Laubenthal
Sent: May 20, 2013 4:08 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] IntroductionThank you. I love that group! Stephanie is wonderful! Thank you for the link.As for vaccinating, I order two different vaccines: with and without-4 ways. I found a cheaper source. From a vet catalog. Local pet store-the owner is a vet tech and she offers vaccinations at her store. Running a cat rescue, I cannot afford to have the vet vaccinate the 30 cats we have in our care. We're foster based.With Mozart, I just want the best for him. I still have a hard time accepting that he has feline leukemia. At least now I know it is not a death sentence.My vet is research T-Cyte therapy for me. She never heard of it. I hope it can be of use for Mozart.--Beth
On Mon, May 20, 2013 at 3:21 PM, Margo <toomanykitti...@earthlink.net> wrote:
Welcome, but sorry you have to be here. Just have time for a quick note, but I'll be back later when I have a bit more time. As for the vaccines, I have chosen to go with the Merial recombinant FeLV vaccine, and i'll link to some articles which will help explain why. If you go back to fanciers and search for rFeLV, you should get Stephanie's amazing discussions...Oh! I saved it <G>
I'm in the same situation, but I just get more confused as I learn more. Warning, if you try to but the vaccine yourself, it's VERY expensive. Through a Vet it seems to be much less.
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