Re: [Felvtalk] Dilemma

2013-04-22 Thread Cheri Le
My vet did not mention different  Felv vaccinations? And do they need them 
every year? 

CHERI

On Apr 19, 2013, at 7:08 AM, Lorrie felineres...@frontier.com wrote:

 Your dilema is similar to mine. I have 15 cats at home who are all FelV
 negative, and 12 cats in my shelter/sanctuary.  Some of these cats are 
 FelV positive and are all together because I did not know they were pos.
 when I took them in. Anyway, several of the young ones died at less than
 a year old, but two are over 5 years old and no symptoms yet. These two
 are totally feral, and hide so I cannot catch them to have them retested.
 I have had several others retested and most are negative even tho they
 have been with the FelV cats for many years with no vaccinations for
 FelV.  Older cats seem to have much less chance of acquiring the virus
 than kittens, and I was very interested that your vet said there was 
 no point in vaccinating the others, and to test them only if needed.
 
 Lorrie
 
 On 04-18, Margo wrote:
 First, I would like to offer heartfelt condolences to those who have lost
 their Fur kids. Even when you know it is inevitable, it is always far too
 soon.
 
 I have a problem which involves m FeLV boy. I'll try to keep it simple.
  Gribble has been with me for over a year. He lives with 6 other cats.
  When I first found him, he tested - for FeLV/FIV. He has recently tested
  positive (FeLV only) after a health crisis. At the time my Vet felt that
  there was no point in vaccinating the rest of the bunch he lives with,
  but will test as/if needed.
 
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Re: [Felvtalk] Dilemma

2013-04-19 Thread Lorrie
Your dilema is similar to mine. I have 15 cats at home who are all FelV
negative, and 12 cats in my shelter/sanctuary.  Some of these cats are 
FelV positive and are all together because I did not know they were pos.
when I took them in. Anyway, several of the young ones died at less than
a year old, but two are over 5 years old and no symptoms yet. These two
are totally feral, and hide so I cannot catch them to have them retested.
I have had several others retested and most are negative even tho they
have been with the FelV cats for many years with no vaccinations for
FelV.  Older cats seem to have much less chance of acquiring the virus
than kittens, and I was very interested that your vet said there was 
no point in vaccinating the others, and to test them only if needed.

Lorrie

 On 04-18, Margo wrote:
 First, I would like to offer heartfelt condolences to those who have lost
 their Fur kids. Even when you know it is inevitable, it is always far too
 soon.
 
  I have a problem which involves m FeLV boy. I'll try to keep it simple.
   Gribble has been with me for over a year. He lives with 6 other cats.
   When I first found him, he tested - for FeLV/FIV. He has recently tested
   positive (FeLV only) after a health crisis. At the time my Vet felt that
   there was no point in vaccinating the rest of the bunch he lives with,
   but will test as/if needed.
 

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Re: [Felvtalk] Dilemma

2013-04-18 Thread Lee Evans




 From: Lee Evans moonsiste...@yahoo.com
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
Sent: Thursday, April 18, 2013 4:36 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Dilemma
 


Perhaps for this issue you should look for a vet who already gives the vaccine 
of your choice. Best of wishes to Gribble, the others and Velvet. 

I have a tripod who was originally run over in someone's driveway and left 
there to suffer and die. A neighbor of mine who was feeding outside cats saw 
her and took her home but did not have the money to have the leg amputated so 
she just put the poor cat in a cage. A few days later gangrene set in and the 
room where the cage was began to smell bad so the neighbor contacted me, asked 
me to handle the situation. I don't know why she didn't bring the cat to me in 
the first place but this woman was not really playing with a full deck, 
although she did care about the strays. Jolene, as I named her after her $700 
dollar amputation, is still a feral cat but has been living the life of a 
pampered
 house cat with my other rescued felines for about 6 years. Three of my FeLv 
cats turned negative after several months. Two others passed away after two 
years. Most of my FIV+ cats are still alive after 8 years except those who 
passed from old age or unrelated cancer. It's always difficult to lose a furry 
friend.



 
Spay and Neuter your cats and dogs and your weird relatives and nasty 
neighbors too!






 From: Margo toomanykitti...@earthlink.net
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
Sent: Thursday, April 18, 2013 3:54 PM
Subject: [Felvtalk] Dilemma
 




First, I would like to offer heartfelt condolences to those who have lost 
their Fur kids. Even when you know it is inevitable, it is always far too 
soon.

            I have a problem which involves my FeLV boy. I'll try to keep it 
simple. Gribble has been with me for over a year. He lives
 with 6 other cats. When I first found him, he tested - for FeLV/FIV. He has 
recently tested positive (FeLV only) after a health crisis. At the time my Vet 
felt that there was no point in vaccinating the rest of the bunch he lives 
with, but will test as/if needed.

            I also feed some outdoor cats. Last week someone shot one of 
them. Although the attempt was made to save he leg, he is now three-legged. 
Obviously,  he cannot go back outside. While researching the FeLV vaccine I 
came to the conclusion that the PureVax rFeLV would be the best choice. My 
Vet agreed to order it for me, but the practice owner has refused. I can buy 
a tray of 25, but at $459, it will be a stretch. So I'm looking for some 
wisdom for thse of you that have been there. In 30 yrs of rescue, I have 
never had a cat test positive for FeLV before.

            Do I simply put Velvet (the recent
 amputee) with a different group, that have never had any issues? They have all 
tested negative at one point or another, but then, so did Gribble. I'd prefer 
to have him with my special needs group, as they are the most closely 
supervised. What if I can't access the rFeLV? Are any of the other, adjuvanted 
vaccines going to help? I know they will increase FISS/VAS risk.

            So far, Velvet is still caged, but his stitches come out Monday. 
I can take him walk-about in a safe part of the house, but then, I guess he 
has to go back to the cage.

            Sigh. Any wisdom would be much appreciated. He's been thru so 
much that I'd really like him to have a good life. While I'd much prefer to 
keep him, for his sake, I have offered him for adoption through my Vet.

Thanks,

Margo and the gang

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