[Felvtalk] IMPORTANT CAT VACCINE WARNING

2010-07-12 Thread Natalie
PLEASE CROSS POST Forwarded Message: Received this warning from Furkids Rescue: Date: Sunday, July 11, 2010, 3:43 PM Dear Colleagues, Furkids had an experience this week with Fort Dodge Leukemia vaccines that we want to share with you in hopes that no one else has this happen to their

Re: [Felvtalk] IMPORTANT CAT VACCINE WARNING

2010-07-12 Thread Beth
I work with Furkids. My best friend her family stayed there until 1am giving fluids taking temps. Luckily we didn't lose any of the kitties. What's worse the cats were testing positive for FeLV when they were retested. Beth Dont Litter, Fix Your Critter! www.Furkids.org   --- On Mon,

Re: [Felvtalk] IMPORTANT CAT VACCINE WARNING

2010-07-12 Thread Natalie
I'm so glad that all are OK! I don't trust any vaccines - besides, all vaccines do not guarantee anything; they are only 80% effective according to my vet. I assume that these were healthy cats that were vaccinatedwhy are they being vaccinated? Will they be living with FeLV+ cats, outside in

Re: [Felvtalk] IMPORTANT CAT VACCINE WARNING

2010-07-12 Thread gary
If you still have some of that vaccine, don't throw it away, it needs to be tested. I do not see how a supposedly killed virus vaccine would cause a positive on a restest. Gary -- From: Beth create_me_...@yahoo.com Sent: Monday, July 12, 2010

Re: [Felvtalk] IMPORTANT CAT VACCINE WARNING

2010-07-12 Thread Laurieskatz
From a vet to whom I sent the warning: Fort Dodge is notorious for questionable vaccine products. I will not use them - too many problems with them over the years. L -Original Message- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of

Re: [Felvtalk] IMPORTANT CAT VACCINE WARNING

2010-07-12 Thread Beth
These were healthy cats who were to be going to Petsmart locations or to be adopted from our cage-free shelter. We vaccinate all cats being put up for adoption. Beth Dont Litter, Fix Your Critter! www.Furkids.org   --- On Mon, 7/12/10, Natalie at...@optonline.net wrote: From: Natalie

Re: [Felvtalk] IMPORTANT CAT VACCINE WARNING

2010-07-12 Thread Laurieskatz
I think they do test positive after being vaccinated. Never, never be afraid to do what's right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society's punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way. ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

Re: [Felvtalk] IMPORTANT CAT VACCINE WARNING

2010-07-12 Thread gary
No, not when vaccinated for Feline Leukemia, the one that causes positive tests after vaccination is for FIV. I have never heard of a cat testing positive for Feline Leukemia because it was vaccinated for it. Gary -- From: Laurieskatz

Re: [Felvtalk] IMPORTANT CAT VACCINE WARNING

2010-07-12 Thread Sharyl
Thanks for the warning. My house kitties get annual FeLV boosters since I have an indoor positive kitty. Just a comment about the treatment given the sick kittens. Please avoid using Metacam as a pain med for cats. A single oral dose of Metacam can cause acute kidney failure in approx. 30%

Re: [Felvtalk] IMPORTANT CAT VACCINE WARNING

2010-07-12 Thread Beth
They are going to have it independently tested. Beth Dont Litter, Fix Your Critter! www.Furkids.org   --- On Mon, 7/12/10, gary gcru...@centurytel.net wrote: From: gary gcru...@centurytel.net Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] IMPORTANT CAT VACCINE WARNING To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Date: Monday,

Re: [Felvtalk] IMPORTANT CAT VACCINE WARNING

2010-07-12 Thread Beth
I'm not aware of any of the cats being given Metacam. Metacam has to be very precisely dosed not given for extended periods of time. I've used it many times with no problems. Dont Litter, Fix Your Critter! www.Furkids.org   --- On Mon, 7/12/10, Sharyl cline...@yahoo.com wrote: From: Sharyl

Re: [Felvtalk] IMPORTANT CAT VACCINE WARNING

2010-07-12 Thread Laurieskatz
Oh. Okay. Thanks, Gary. Never, never be afraid to do what's right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society's punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way. ~ Martin Luther King, Jr. -Original Message- From:

Re: [Felvtalk] IMPORTANT CAT VACCINE WARNING

2010-07-12 Thread Natalie
No, it's the FIV vaccine, not FeLV vaccine, after which cats will always test positive for FIV!! -Original Message- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Laurieskatz Sent: Monday, July 12, 2010 12:08 PM To:

Re: [Felvtalk] IMPORTANT CAT VACCINE WARNING

2010-07-12 Thread Heather
Really...I got blasted for it by some very fair trusted people! Be interested in hearing what happens with this, first and foremost, hope the cats recover well. On Mon, Jul 12, 2010 at 10:12 AM, Laurieskatz lauriesk...@mchsi.com wrote: From a vet to whom I sent the warning: Fort Dodge is

Re: [Felvtalk] IMPORTANT CAT VACCINE WARNING

2010-07-12 Thread Laurieskatz
I am curious about vaccinating them. I usually leave that up to the adopter...my vet recommends agst the vaccine unless the cat is going to go outside. I have not vaccinated my last cat and won't vaccinate the one I am bringing home today. My others were vaccinated several times before I

Re: [Felvtalk] IMPORTANT CAT VACCINE WARNING

2010-07-12 Thread Sharyl
I was commenting based on this statement '.We administered fluids and metacam and benadryl.' Sharyl --- On Mon, 7/12/10, Beth create_me_...@yahoo.com wrote: From: Beth create_me_...@yahoo.com Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] IMPORTANT CAT VACCINE WARNING To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Date:

Re: [Felvtalk] IMPORTANT CAT VACCINE WARNING

2010-07-12 Thread Beth
They may have. They have a Dr. on call they did what he told them to do. I've never had a problem with Metacam, but there are side affects problems with all medications. Dont Litter, Fix Your Critter! www.Furkids.org   --- On Mon, 7/12/10, Sharyl cline...@yahoo.com wrote: From: Sharyl

Re: [Felvtalk] IMPORTANT CAT VACCINE WARNING

2010-07-12 Thread Beth
We are a huge shelter with cats mingling in rooms. I guess if you could hold each cat for 6 months retest before introducing them to other cats you may be safe, but I don't see how any shelter could take that chance. While we require our adopted cats to be indoor only, someone could rescue a

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2010-07-12 Thread paola cresti
a question, I saw posts from 2 people having FeLV+ cats in the house with non affected cats. How do you gys manage that? I just rescued a stray that turned out to be incredibly sweet and FeLV+ but I have 6 others that are indoor/outdoor so they are all vaccinated for FeLV but since it's not