Are these normally just inaccurate as far as false positives go? Are there ever
any false negatives?
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On Jan 3, 2012, at 11:38 PM, Kelley Saveika moonv...@gmail.com wrote:
The patent ran out so i assumed others were producing them more cheaply but I
don't know. That's
I just got this message from Karineh, who took Dolly to yet another vet
(two in one day) at the urging of a rescue group that was paying for it:
the vet said your best bet is to put her to sleep. he feels there may be
some signs of FIP as well due to a flabby belly did a test and saw just a
Stress definitely plays a role!
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I would recommend
I have never heard of false negatives, ONLY of false positives! Natalie
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It's really hard for me to understand why a vet wouldn't operate on a cat
without vaccinations. What if surgery is imminently required, does he wait
until the cat is vaccinated, and then operate, even if it may be dangerous for
the cat to wait? This also means that a sick cat would have to be
My daughter took her cat to the vet in Ohio to get dental work done. The
cat is 13, was bottle raised by her, and has NEVER set foot outside. He has
no idea what outside is. Yet, they informed her that they would not touch
her cat without giving him a rabies vaccine. It is strictly a county law.
vets don't want unvaccinated animals in their clinics because they are trying
to protect against the spread of disease. I was at the vet a few months ago
when someone brought in a puppy which clearly had Parvo placed it on the
floor! The vet quickly took car of the issue, but if others had
FIP can be diagnosed by sending the fluid from the abdomen to a lab. Usually a
vet can look at the fluid tell it is FIP. It is a stringy yellow fluid. FIP
is often associated with FeLV.
This cat is definitely NOT a candidate for a sanctuary. She needs
I would never put
Interestingly, the vaccination is not retro-activethere is a time
lapse between the vaccination and the time it takes effect so
vaccinating one the day of surgery gives no one protection.
On Jan 4, 2012, at 8:26 AM, GRAS wrote:
It's really hard for me to understand why a vet wouldn't
Yes, it all seems premature to me. Just remember, once the cat is put to sleep
there is no bringing it back but if you wait a few more days and do all the
test then you can always put the cat down later. Don't put a cat down because
the vet says so. Listen to the vets but don't make a
Some vets seem to think enforcing a law that puts the burden of
vaccination on the owner is the vets responsibilitynot so.
On Jan 4, 2012, at 8:38 AM, Marcia Baronda wrote:
My daughter took her cat to the vet in Ohio to get dental work done.
The cat is 13, was bottle raised by her, and
I said that to my vet one time about the vaccine offering no protection at all
if given at the same time as surgery. The vet agreed. What could she say. We
weren't talking about a specific pet though so there was no arguing but when I
said it to a vet tech one time it kind of shocked her
All this talk about vaccinations made me think about my FeLV + kitten. I
hadn't even thought about it until today but she's old enough for a rabies
shot. She's about four and a half months old right now. Do you think I should
get one for her? She does go into my
I think I might have mentioned it to you guys before but in case I didn't,
studies have shown that the normal 1 year rabies vaccinations will provide
immunity for at least 4 years. Interesting huh? I need to check out that
group again to see if they've found anything else out or if it
the 1 year and 3 year shots are the same shot. the recommendations just
require a booster 1 year after the first shot, so the first time it's calle 1
year and thereafter 3 year.
there is a less common brand called purevax that is only approved for every
year versus every 3 years. it's only
Oh, that makes sense. Thanks for the explanation. I had heard that the one
year and the three year shots were the same but I didn't understand why the
shots were a different price and the vets talk like it's a different shot.
I might start asking for the Purevax without the adjuvant
I don't know if you would call it a false negative. It is possible for a cat
to be so recently exposed to the FeLV virus that it will not show up on the
test. That's why many recommend retesting a few weeks later.
.and on the same note, as the rabies providing immunity for up to 4 years,
some states accept results of a titer to show that the animal is still
protected, especially if an animal's immune system is compromised and too
many vaccines aren't advisable. Find out if it applies in your states.
Yes, it can be that the antibodies aren't yet shoeing up.that's why it is
recommended that a rescued animal be kept for a certain time, way from
others, and retested. Except, it's not always possible when shelters and
small rescue groups are filled and would like to find homes asap.
I'm sure the vets make more money by first giving a 1 year vac.
and then giving the 3 year vac a year later.
On 01-04, Maureen Olvey wrote:
I think I might have mentioned it to you guys before but in case I
didn't, studies have shown that the normal 1 year rabies vaccinations
Yup, that's the idea! The FVRCP, for example, according to a protocol of a
few years ago, should be given every 3 yrs now, but they still insist on the
yearly ones; in fact, after the first series, technically, a cat is
protected for life.
Of course, now is too late, but I did not kill even when the 2nd test came back
positive. In any case, I would wat until it became necessary and certainly not
on HIS it looks like, not really sure diagnosis. I would get another opinion.
When my Shalie was diagnosed with hyper active thyroid,
These decisions are so difficult and so personal. I am not sure
anyone can tell another what to do unless she is involved with the
friend in question. I've let one die on her own and was/am very sure
it was the right thing to do. I've had one die a few minutes after we
left the vets'
My vet reccommends evey year, but my guys go outside andbecause I live in th
woods, are exposed to raccoon, possum, mice, fox and othes that can pass
rabbies on. I am in a quandry, sort of dmned if I do and i I don't.
Lorrie felineres...@frontier.com wrote:
I'm sure the vets make more
Just saw this article.
Treatment for feline leukemia virus
You do the best you can do with the information you have and the
circumstances and know that what you do is done with love.
I have ferals that have been with each other for long periods of
time. I can't isolate those with problems and, even if I could, they
would all have been exposed. I
I understand that manufacturers are no longer making 1 year vaccine--its all
3 years. In fact, most adult animals develop a long time immunity after the
first 3 year shot.
I wonder if Dr. Sam Chachoua would be able to help with Felv, as he has
helped with other retroviruses---or at least their effects (that is, AIDS
On Wed, Jan 4, 2012 at 4:02 PM, Sharyl cline...@yahoo.com wrote:
Just saw this article.
Treatment for feline leukemia virus
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