Re: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question

2011-08-12 Thread dlgegg
When I got Lil Bit and Casey, PALS gve them to me at a 2 for 1 price.  They had 
had them for over a year and wanted them to go to a home instead of the cage.  
They normally charge $150.00 per cat, complete with all the testing, shots and 
neuter/spay.  They do not let any out withot being neutered o spayed.


 Natalie at...@optonline.net wrote: 
 Kelley,
 Do you also work/volunteer for a cat rescue group?  I wonder how many in
 this group do...it would be interesting to know. The price you quoted, for 2
 cats, sounds darn reasonable...it would be a lot more here on the East Coast
 (even with a 50% discount).
 I co-founded and operate ARA (Animal Rights Alliance) Project Save-A-Cat.
 Natalie
 -Original Message-
 From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
 [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Kelley Saveika
 Sent: Saturday, August 06, 2011 3:53 PM
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question
 
 We just spent $270 getting TWO cats ready for adoption, which for us
 includes combo test, FELV vaccine, FVRCP vaccine, rabies, microchip, exam -
 and our vet is cut rate.  One needs a dental which will cost more.   We will
 adopt them out for $75 each.  That is a lot more than fried chicken and a
 couple of hamburgers.  I have spent thousands of dollars of my personal
 money when the rescue had none.
 
 That doesn't include, of course, any sick cats we take in.  That is just for
 the basic adoption workup (except for the dental).
 
 On Sat, Aug 6, 2011 at 12:35 PM, dlg...@windstream.net wrote:
 
  But, it costsmoney.  I can see they reasoning , in a way.  Shelters
 usually
  operate on a shoestring and are pushing thei limits just keeping animals
 fed
  and sheltered. If it was me, I would do without fried chicken nd a couple
 of
  hamburgers and get them tested.
 
   Katy Doyle athenapities...@gmail.com wrote:
   It's not uncommon in Kentucky for shelters/rescues to just vaccinate the
  cat
   instead of testing them.
  
   Lately, all I have done is fight to get them to test the animals.
  Apparently
   it costs too much - but I think the cost is worth saving other cats
  from
   getting exposed to FeLV.
  
  
   I'd say test Peaches, the vaccination doesn't cause the test to come out
   positive, so you should get a fairly accurate reading.
  
   Then go ahead and get everyone fully vaccinated against FeLV, just in
  case
   =^_^=
  
  
  
  
  
  
   On Thu, Aug 4, 2011 at 1:10 PM, molvey...@hotmail.com 
  molvey...@hotmail.com
wrote:
  
I think I would definitely get Peaches tested.  If all your cats are
indoors only they really don't need to be vaccinated against FeLV.
   Only if
there's a chance they could get it.  But if you're not letting them
 out
  and
you're not fostering other cats  then there's no risk of exposure to
  the
virus so no real need for a vaccination.  If all your other cats have
  been
tested and are negative also then Peaches wouldn't need the
 vaccination
either.  So as long as her combo test is negative, then you really
  don't
need to worry about Nibbles.  It's totally up to you though.  Just my
thoughts. Course if Peaches' test is positive definitely get Nibbles
 up
  to
speed.  And I think he does need to do the series of two shots over
  again if
you decide to get him current like Lynda said.
   
Thanks for giving Peaches a home.  And kick that other lady in the
 butt
  for
kicking Peaches out of the house just because she had a baby.
   
Maureen
   
sent from my ATT Smartphone by HTC
   
- Reply message -
From: Martha Walton marthawal...@gmail.com
Date: Thu, Aug 4, 2011 11:52 am
Subject: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
   
The family that owned Peaches found her abandoned outside a vacant
apartment.  Their neighbor moved out, but left the cat.  They took
  Peaches
to the vet to discover that Peaches already was spayed.  I don't know
  why
the Vet gave her Feline Leukemia vaccinations without testing her
  first.
They kept Peaches for almost 2 years and properly vetted her, wife had
  a
baby and they didn't want Peaches anymore.  That's how Peaches came to
  live
here.
   
I am going to take her to the Vet to have her tested and will go ahead
  and
give Nibbles vaccinations.
I'll let you know what the vet says.
Thanks for all your help!!  It has been hard to get information about
  what
to do.
   
On Wed, Aug 3, 2011 at 5:01 PM, Lynda Wilson longhornf...@verizon.net
wrote:
   
 Martha, you will have to start over on Nibbles. Once you get the
  first
 shot, you have to get the second within 3 weeks of the first for it
  to be
 effective.

 It would be wise to have Peaches tested. Getting her the vaccination
 against FeLV will not show a positive test like the FIV would.  I
  would
keep
 her

Re: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question

2011-08-06 Thread dlgegg
tHAT IS WHY OUR NATION IS IN THE SHAPE IT'S IN.  tHE ECONOMY IS BASED ON 
THROWAWAY AND BUY A NEW ONE.  cAR GETS A DENT, TRADE IT.  WE THROW AWAY 
CHILDREN AND/OR ABUSE THEM, DISCARD SPOUSES LIKE A USED PAPER CUP.  THE POOR 
ANIMALS DON'T STAND A CHANCE.  ME, I STOP AND PICK UP TURTLES WHO ARE CROSSING 
THE ROAD AND PUT THEM SAFELY IN THE GRASS  ON THE SIDE THEY WERE HEADING TO.  I 
EVEN STOPPED ON MY ROAD ONE DAY AND URGED A SNAKE ACROSS THE ROAD (HE WAS SO 
LONG I COULDN'T GO AROUND HIM) WITH A STICK.
 Natalie at...@optonline.net wrote: 
 I hate people (except us)do you know how cowardly and cruel people are?
 They bring their cats/dogs to surrender at a shelter and claim that they are
 strays...a 14-yr old cat was just brought to a NY shelter, healthy but with
 a slight sniffle - how can anyone do that?  What kind of horrible race are
 we?  Baby comes, cat or dog get tossed out; a dog comes, the cat is
 abandoned...it's a throw-away-society!
 
 -Original Message-
 From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
 [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Martha Walton
 Sent: Thursday, August 04, 2011 11:53 AM
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question
 
 The family that owned Peaches found her abandoned outside a vacant
 apartment.  Their neighbor moved out, but left the cat.  They took Peaches
 to the vet to discover that Peaches already was spayed.  I don't know why
 the Vet gave her Feline Leukemia vaccinations without testing her first.
 They kept Peaches for almost 2 years and properly vetted her, wife had a
 baby and they didn't want Peaches anymore.  That's how Peaches came to live
 here.
 
 I am going to take her to the Vet to have her tested and will go ahead and
 give Nibbles vaccinations.
 I'll let you know what the vet says.
 Thanks for all your help!!  It has been hard to get information about what
 to do.
 
 On Wed, Aug 3, 2011 at 5:01 PM, Lynda Wilson
 longhornf...@verizon.netwrote:
 
  Martha, you will have to start over on Nibbles. Once you get the first
  shot, you have to get the second within 3 weeks of the first for it to be
  effective.
 
  It would be wise to have Peaches tested. Getting her the vaccination
  against FeLV will not show a positive test like the FIV would.  I would
 keep
  her separate from the others of course, until her worms are gone and she
 has
  had two FeLV tests that have the same result. Glad all the others are all
  current! Your a good momma to be cautious.
 
  I hope this helps, we all try to share our experiences and knowledge on
  this forum, but we are not experts :)
 
  Keep us posted.
 
  Thanks,
  L
  - Original Message - From: Martha Walton marthawal...@gmail.com
  
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
  Sent: Wednesday, August 03, 2011 2:17 PM
  Subject: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question
 
 
   We have a new addition (Peaches) to my household, making a total of 4
  cats.
  Need advice on Feline Leukemia Vaccinations.
 
  I have not introduced new cat (Peaches) to my other cats, as I want to
  make
  sure all are safe against feline leukemia. Peaches is up to date with all
  shots, but waiting on vet to do fecal because I saw a tapeworm.
  Peaches is sequestered to basement. Very comfy down there.
 
  Here's the situation:
 
  *Peaches* (New Cat)
  Age: 4.5 yr
  Current vaccination for Feline Leukemia, but *was never tested* before
  vaccination.
  Peaches was never tested for Feline Leukemia, she was given 1st  2nd
  feline
  leukemia in 2009.
  She also had a vaccination in 2010
 
  I have 3 other cats:
  All cats will stay indoors!
 
  *Nibbles *(got from shelter when 1 yr. old)
  Age: 2.5
  Nibbles had 1st Feline Leukemia shot 3/23/11, but not 2nd Feline Leukemia
  shot.
  Didn't get 2nd: worrying about tumors  didn't think that I would
 rescue
  a
  cat again and planning on keeping all cats indoors.
  *However, I rescued another cat.*
  Should I go ahead and give Nibbles her second shot of the series, or is
 it
  too late??
 
  *Littlebit*
  Age: 11
  Current Feline Leukemia vacc
 
  *Lacy*
  Age: 6 months
  Current Feline Leukemia vacc
 
  What do you think I should do???
  Should I go ahead and give Nibbles her second shot of the series, or is
 it
  too late??
  Should I get Peaches tested for Feline Leukemia??
 
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Re: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question

2011-08-06 Thread CATHERINE DIDONNA
I agree. I take the flys out of my outside  cat's drinking water to save them.

--- On Sat, 8/6/11, dlg...@windstream.net dlg...@windstream.net wrote:


From: dlg...@windstream.net dlg...@windstream.net
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Date: Saturday, August 6, 2011, 11:49 AM


tHAT IS WHY OUR NATION IS IN THE SHAPE IT'S IN.  tHE ECONOMY IS BASED ON 
THROWAWAY AND BUY A NEW ONE.  cAR GETS A DENT, TRADE IT.  WE THROW AWAY 
CHILDREN AND/OR ABUSE THEM, DISCARD SPOUSES LIKE A USED PAPER CUP.  THE POOR 
ANIMALS DON'T STAND A CHANCE.  ME, I STOP AND PICK UP TURTLES WHO ARE CROSSING 
THE ROAD AND PUT THEM SAFELY IN THE GRASS  ON THE SIDE THEY WERE HEADING TO.  I 
EVEN STOPPED ON MY ROAD ONE DAY AND URGED A SNAKE ACROSS THE ROAD (HE WAS SO 
LONG I COULDN'T GO AROUND HIM) WITH A STICK.
 Natalie at...@optonline.net wrote: 
 I hate people (except us)do you know how cowardly and cruel people are?
 They bring their cats/dogs to surrender at a shelter and claim that they are
 strays...a 14-yr old cat was just brought to a NY shelter, healthy but with
 a slight sniffle - how can anyone do that?  What kind of horrible race are
 we?  Baby comes, cat or dog get tossed out; a dog comes, the cat is
 abandoned...it's a throw-away-society!
 
 -Original Message-
 From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
 [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Martha Walton
 Sent: Thursday, August 04, 2011 11:53 AM
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question
 
 The family that owned Peaches found her abandoned outside a vacant
 apartment.  Their neighbor moved out, but left the cat.  They took Peaches
 to the vet to discover that Peaches already was spayed.  I don't know why
 the Vet gave her Feline Leukemia vaccinations without testing her first.
 They kept Peaches for almost 2 years and properly vetted her, wife had a
 baby and they didn't want Peaches anymore.  That's how Peaches came to live
 here.
 
 I am going to take her to the Vet to have her tested and will go ahead and
 give Nibbles vaccinations.
 I'll let you know what the vet says.
 Thanks for all your help!!  It has been hard to get information about what
 to do.
 
 On Wed, Aug 3, 2011 at 5:01 PM, Lynda Wilson
 longhornf...@verizon.netwrote:
 
  Martha, you will have to start over on Nibbles. Once you get the first
  shot, you have to get the second within 3 weeks of the first for it to be
  effective.
 
  It would be wise to have Peaches tested. Getting her the vaccination
  against FeLV will not show a positive test like the FIV would.  I would
 keep
  her separate from the others of course, until her worms are gone and she
 has
  had two FeLV tests that have the same result. Glad all the others are all
  current! Your a good momma to be cautious.
 
  I hope this helps, we all try to share our experiences and knowledge on
  this forum, but we are not experts :)
 
  Keep us posted.
 
  Thanks,
  L
  - Original Message - From: Martha Walton marthawal...@gmail.com
  
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
  Sent: Wednesday, August 03, 2011 2:17 PM
  Subject: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question
 
 
   We have a new addition (Peaches) to my household, making a total of 4
  cats.
  Need advice on Feline Leukemia Vaccinations.
 
  I have not introduced new cat (Peaches) to my other cats, as I want to
  make
  sure all are safe against feline leukemia. Peaches is up to date with all
  shots, but waiting on vet to do fecal because I saw a tapeworm.
  Peaches is sequestered to basement. Very comfy down there.
 
  Here's the situation:
 
  *Peaches* (New Cat)
  Age: 4.5 yr
  Current vaccination for Feline Leukemia, but *was never tested* before
  vaccination.
  Peaches was never tested for Feline Leukemia, she was given 1st  2nd
  feline
  leukemia in 2009.
  She also had a vaccination in 2010
 
  I have 3 other cats:
  All cats will stay indoors!
 
  *Nibbles *(got from shelter when 1 yr. old)
  Age: 2.5
  Nibbles had 1st Feline Leukemia shot 3/23/11, but not 2nd Feline Leukemia
  shot.
  Didn't get 2nd: worrying about tumors  didn't think that I would
 rescue
  a
  cat again and planning on keeping all cats indoors.
  *However, I rescued another cat.*
  Should I go ahead and give Nibbles her second shot of the series, or is
 it
  too late??
 
  *Littlebit*
  Age: 11
  Current Feline Leukemia vacc
 
  *Lacy*
  Age: 6 months
  Current Feline Leukemia vacc
 
  What do you think I should do???
  Should I go ahead and give Nibbles her second shot of the series, or is
 it
  too late??
  Should I get Peaches tested for Feline Leukemia??
 
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Re: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question

2011-08-06 Thread dlgegg
jUST THINK WHAT WOULD HAVE HAPPENED TO HER IF SHE FELL INTO THE HANDS OF 
SOMEONE WHO DID NOT WANT TO SPEND THE MONEY TO RETEST.


 Natalie at...@optonline.net wrote: 
 FANTASTIC NEWS
 
 -Original Message-
 From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
 [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Lynda Wilson
 Sent: Friday, August 05, 2011 12:21 PM
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question
 
 Hooray!!! I'm sounding the blow horn! Whoohoo, congrats to you both!
 
 - Original Message - 
 From: Martha Walton marthawal...@gmail.com
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Sent: Friday, August 05, 2011 11:03 AM
 Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question
 
 
  Peaches was tested for FeLV this morning, negative result!  Good news for
  Miss Peaches.
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Re: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question

2011-08-06 Thread dlgegg
May she continue to enjoy a good life with people who care.  Good for you 
retesting her and giving her the chance to live.

- Martha Walton marthawal...@gmail.com wrote: 
 Peaches was tested for FeLV this morning, negative result!  Good news for
 Miss Peaches.
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Re: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question

2011-08-06 Thread dlgegg
I put out saucers of sugar water for the bees and wasps so they will leave the 
hummingbird feeders alone.  They were so crowded that some were landing on top 
of others, pushing them into the water.  They were drowning so I scooped them 
out on my fingers and spred them out on the deck railing.  I went into the 
house for paper towels to absorb some of the water.  When I got back out, 
others were licking it off the others and cleaning their wings so the could 
fly.  Only lost 5 out of 50. I know, I am nuts, but honeybees are having a hard 
time these days and we need them to pollinate our plants.


 CATHERINE DIDONNA westnint...@yahoo.com wrote: 
 I agree. I take the flys out of my outside  cat's drinking water to save them.
 
 --- On Sat, 8/6/11, dlg...@windstream.net dlg...@windstream.net wrote:
 
 
 From: dlg...@windstream.net dlg...@windstream.net
 Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Date: Saturday, August 6, 2011, 11:49 AM
 
 
 tHAT IS WHY OUR NATION IS IN THE SHAPE IT'S IN.  tHE ECONOMY IS BASED ON 
 THROWAWAY AND BUY A NEW ONE.  cAR GETS A DENT, TRADE IT.  WE THROW AWAY 
 CHILDREN AND/OR ABUSE THEM, DISCARD SPOUSES LIKE A USED PAPER CUP.  THE POOR 
 ANIMALS DON'T STAND A CHANCE.  ME, I STOP AND PICK UP TURTLES WHO ARE 
 CROSSING THE ROAD AND PUT THEM SAFELY IN THE GRASS  ON THE SIDE THEY WERE 
 HEADING TO.  I EVEN STOPPED ON MY ROAD ONE DAY AND URGED A SNAKE ACROSS THE 
 ROAD (HE WAS SO LONG I COULDN'T GO AROUND HIM) WITH A STICK.
  Natalie at...@optonline.net wrote: 
  I hate people (except us)do you know how cowardly and cruel people are?
  They bring their cats/dogs to surrender at a shelter and claim that they are
  strays...a 14-yr old cat was just brought to a NY shelter, healthy but with
  a slight sniffle - how can anyone do that?  What kind of horrible race are
  we?  Baby comes, cat or dog get tossed out; a dog comes, the cat is
  abandoned...it's a throw-away-society!
  
  -Original Message-
  From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
  [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Martha Walton
  Sent: Thursday, August 04, 2011 11:53 AM
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
  Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question
  
  The family that owned Peaches found her abandoned outside a vacant
  apartment.  Their neighbor moved out, but left the cat.  They took Peaches
  to the vet to discover that Peaches already was spayed.  I don't know why
  the Vet gave her Feline Leukemia vaccinations without testing her first.
  They kept Peaches for almost 2 years and properly vetted her, wife had a
  baby and they didn't want Peaches anymore.  That's how Peaches came to live
  here.
  
  I am going to take her to the Vet to have her tested and will go ahead and
  give Nibbles vaccinations.
  I'll let you know what the vet says.
  Thanks for all your help!!  It has been hard to get information about what
  to do.
  
  On Wed, Aug 3, 2011 at 5:01 PM, Lynda Wilson
  longhornf...@verizon.netwrote:
  
   Martha, you will have to start over on Nibbles. Once you get the first
   shot, you have to get the second within 3 weeks of the first for it to be
   effective.
  
   It would be wise to have Peaches tested. Getting her the vaccination
   against FeLV will not show a positive test like the FIV would.  I would
  keep
   her separate from the others of course, until her worms are gone and she
  has
   had two FeLV tests that have the same result. Glad all the others are all
   current! Your a good momma to be cautious.
  
   I hope this helps, we all try to share our experiences and knowledge on
   this forum, but we are not experts :)
  
   Keep us posted.
  
   Thanks,
   L
   - Original Message - From: Martha Walton marthawal...@gmail.com
   
   To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
   Sent: Wednesday, August 03, 2011 2:17 PM
   Subject: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question
  
  
    We have a new addition (Peaches) to my household, making a total of 4
   cats.
   Need advice on Feline Leukemia Vaccinations.
  
   I have not introduced new cat (Peaches) to my other cats, as I want to
   make
   sure all are safe against feline leukemia. Peaches is up to date with all
   shots, but waiting on vet to do fecal because I saw a tapeworm.
   Peaches is sequestered to basement. Very comfy down there.
  
   Here's the situation:
  
   *Peaches* (New Cat)
   Age: 4.5 yr
   Current vaccination for Feline Leukemia, but *was never tested* before
   vaccination.
   Peaches was never tested for Feline Leukemia, she was given 1st  2nd
   feline
   leukemia in 2009.
   She also had a vaccination in 2010
  
   I have 3 other cats:
   All cats will stay indoors!
  
   *Nibbles *(got from shelter when 1 yr. old)
   Age: 2.5
   Nibbles had 1st Feline Leukemia shot 3/23/11, but not 2nd Feline Leukemia
   shot.
   Didn't get 2nd: worrying about tumors  didn't think that I would
  rescue
   a
   cat again and planning on keeping all cats

Re: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question

2011-08-06 Thread dlgegg
But, it costsmoney.  I can see they reasoning , in a way.  Shelters usually 
operate on a shoestring and are pushing thei limits just keeping animals fed 
and sheltered. If it was me, I would do without fried chicken nd a couple of 
hamburgers and get them tested. 

 Katy Doyle athenapities...@gmail.com wrote: 
 It's not uncommon in Kentucky for shelters/rescues to just vaccinate the cat
 instead of testing them.
 
 Lately, all I have done is fight to get them to test the animals. Apparently
 it costs too much - but I think the cost is worth saving other cats from
 getting exposed to FeLV.
 
 
 I'd say test Peaches, the vaccination doesn't cause the test to come out
 positive, so you should get a fairly accurate reading.
 
 Then go ahead and get everyone fully vaccinated against FeLV, just in case
 =^_^=
 
 
 
 
 
 
 On Thu, Aug 4, 2011 at 1:10 PM, molvey...@hotmail.com molvey...@hotmail.com
  wrote:
 
  I think I would definitely get Peaches tested.  If all your cats are
  indoors only they really don't need to be vaccinated against FeLV.  Only if
  there's a chance they could get it.  But if you're not letting them out and
  you're not fostering other cats  then there's no risk of exposure to the
  virus so no real need for a vaccination.  If all your other cats have been
  tested and are negative also then Peaches wouldn't need the vaccination
  either.  So as long as her combo test is negative, then you really don't
  need to worry about Nibbles.  It's totally up to you though.  Just my
  thoughts. Course if Peaches' test is positive definitely get Nibbles up to
  speed.  And I think he does need to do the series of two shots over again if
  you decide to get him current like Lynda said.
 
  Thanks for giving Peaches a home.  And kick that other lady in the butt for
  kicking Peaches out of the house just because she had a baby.
 
  Maureen
 
  sent from my ATT Smartphone by HTC
 
  - Reply message -
  From: Martha Walton marthawal...@gmail.com
  Date: Thu, Aug 4, 2011 11:52 am
  Subject: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question
   To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 
  The family that owned Peaches found her abandoned outside a vacant
  apartment.  Their neighbor moved out, but left the cat.  They took Peaches
  to the vet to discover that Peaches already was spayed.  I don't know why
  the Vet gave her Feline Leukemia vaccinations without testing her first.
  They kept Peaches for almost 2 years and properly vetted her, wife had a
  baby and they didn't want Peaches anymore.  That's how Peaches came to live
  here.
 
  I am going to take her to the Vet to have her tested and will go ahead and
  give Nibbles vaccinations.
  I'll let you know what the vet says.
  Thanks for all your help!!  It has been hard to get information about what
  to do.
 
  On Wed, Aug 3, 2011 at 5:01 PM, Lynda Wilson longhornf...@verizon.net
  wrote:
 
   Martha, you will have to start over on Nibbles. Once you get the first
   shot, you have to get the second within 3 weeks of the first for it to be
   effective.
  
   It would be wise to have Peaches tested. Getting her the vaccination
   against FeLV will not show a positive test like the FIV would.  I would
  keep
   her separate from the others of course, until her worms are gone and she
  has
   had two FeLV tests that have the same result. Glad all the others are all
   current! Your a good momma to be cautious.
  
   I hope this helps, we all try to share our experiences and knowledge on
   this forum, but we are not experts :)
  
   Keep us posted.
  
   Thanks,
   L
   - Original Message - From: Martha Walton 
  marthawal...@gmail.com
   
   To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
   Sent: Wednesday, August 03, 2011 2:17 PM
   Subject: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question
  
  
We have a new addition (Peaches) to my household, making a total of 4
   cats.
   Need advice on Feline Leukemia Vaccinations.
  
   I have not introduced new cat (Peaches) to my other cats, as I want to
   make
   sure all are safe against feline leukemia. Peaches is up to date with
  all
   shots, but waiting on vet to do fecal because I saw a tapeworm.
   Peaches is sequestered to basement. Very comfy down there.
  
   Here's the situation:
  
   *Peaches* (New Cat)
   Age: 4.5 yr
   Current vaccination for Feline Leukemia, but *was never tested* before
   vaccination.
   Peaches was never tested for Feline Leukemia, she was given 1st  2nd
   feline
   leukemia in 2009.
   She also had a vaccination in 2010
  
   I have 3 other cats:
   All cats will stay indoors!
  
   *Nibbles *(got from shelter when 1 yr. old)
   Age: 2.5
   Nibbles had 1st Feline Leukemia shot 3/23/11, but not 2nd Feline
  Leukemia
 
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Re: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question

2011-08-06 Thread Natalie
Many TNR don't test, unless a cat looks really sick, too sick to be released
into a colony.

-Original Message-
From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of
dlg...@windstream.net
Sent: Saturday, August 06, 2011 1:36 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question

But, it costsmoney.  I can see they reasoning , in a way.  Shelters usually
operate on a shoestring and are pushing thei limits just keeping animals fed
and sheltered. If it was me, I would do without fried chicken nd a couple of
hamburgers and get them tested. 

 Katy Doyle athenapities...@gmail.com wrote: 
 It's not uncommon in Kentucky for shelters/rescues to just vaccinate the
cat
 instead of testing them.
 
 Lately, all I have done is fight to get them to test the animals.
Apparently
 it costs too much - but I think the cost is worth saving other cats from
 getting exposed to FeLV.
 
 
 I'd say test Peaches, the vaccination doesn't cause the test to come out
 positive, so you should get a fairly accurate reading.
 
 Then go ahead and get everyone fully vaccinated against FeLV, just in case
 =^_^=
 
 
 
 
 
 
 On Thu, Aug 4, 2011 at 1:10 PM, molvey...@hotmail.com
molvey...@hotmail.com
  wrote:
 
  I think I would definitely get Peaches tested.  If all your cats are
  indoors only they really don't need to be vaccinated against FeLV.  Only
if
  there's a chance they could get it.  But if you're not letting them out
and
  you're not fostering other cats  then there's no risk of exposure to the
  virus so no real need for a vaccination.  If all your other cats have
been
  tested and are negative also then Peaches wouldn't need the vaccination
  either.  So as long as her combo test is negative, then you really don't
  need to worry about Nibbles.  It's totally up to you though.  Just my
  thoughts. Course if Peaches' test is positive definitely get Nibbles up
to
  speed.  And I think he does need to do the series of two shots over
again if
  you decide to get him current like Lynda said.
 
  Thanks for giving Peaches a home.  And kick that other lady in the butt
for
  kicking Peaches out of the house just because she had a baby.
 
  Maureen
 
  sent from my ATT Smartphone by HTC
 
  - Reply message -
  From: Martha Walton marthawal...@gmail.com
  Date: Thu, Aug 4, 2011 11:52 am
  Subject: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question
   To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 
  The family that owned Peaches found her abandoned outside a vacant
  apartment.  Their neighbor moved out, but left the cat.  They took
Peaches
  to the vet to discover that Peaches already was spayed.  I don't know
why
  the Vet gave her Feline Leukemia vaccinations without testing her first.
  They kept Peaches for almost 2 years and properly vetted her, wife had a
  baby and they didn't want Peaches anymore.  That's how Peaches came to
live
  here.
 
  I am going to take her to the Vet to have her tested and will go ahead
and
  give Nibbles vaccinations.
  I'll let you know what the vet says.
  Thanks for all your help!!  It has been hard to get information about
what
  to do.
 
  On Wed, Aug 3, 2011 at 5:01 PM, Lynda Wilson longhornf...@verizon.net
  wrote:
 
   Martha, you will have to start over on Nibbles. Once you get the first
   shot, you have to get the second within 3 weeks of the first for it to
be
   effective.
  
   It would be wise to have Peaches tested. Getting her the vaccination
   against FeLV will not show a positive test like the FIV would.  I
would
  keep
   her separate from the others of course, until her worms are gone and
she
  has
   had two FeLV tests that have the same result. Glad all the others are
all
   current! Your a good momma to be cautious.
  
   I hope this helps, we all try to share our experiences and knowledge
on
   this forum, but we are not experts :)
  
   Keep us posted.
  
   Thanks,
   L
   - Original Message - From: Martha Walton 
  marthawal...@gmail.com
   
   To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
   Sent: Wednesday, August 03, 2011 2:17 PM
   Subject: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question
  
  
We have a new addition (Peaches) to my household, making a total of 4
   cats.
   Need advice on Feline Leukemia Vaccinations.
  
   I have not introduced new cat (Peaches) to my other cats, as I want
to
   make
   sure all are safe against feline leukemia. Peaches is up to date with
  all
   shots, but waiting on vet to do fecal because I saw a tapeworm.
   Peaches is sequestered to basement. Very comfy down there.
  
   Here's the situation:
  
   *Peaches* (New Cat)
   Age: 4.5 yr
   Current vaccination for Feline Leukemia, but *was never tested*
before
   vaccination.
   Peaches was never tested for Feline Leukemia, she was given 1st  2nd
   feline
   leukemia in 2009.
   She also had a vaccination in 2010
  
   I have 3 other cats:
   All cats will stay indoors!
  
   *Nibbles *(got from shelter when 1 yr. old)
   Age: 2.5

Re: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question

2011-08-06 Thread Kelley Saveika
Alley Cat Allies recommends not testing for a couple of reasons.  Their
reasoning can be found here.  http://www.alleycat.org/Page.aspx?pid=458   We
follow their recommendations.

If a cat is a friendly stray in a feral colony, we test - always test before
adoption.  If they are pos we wait then retest with IFA.  One of our cats
was adopted to a lovely lady on this list - she was double pos (we confirmed
the FELV with IFA) and she's still doing well several years later.



On Sat, Aug 6, 2011 at 2:30 PM, Natalie at...@optonline.net wrote:

 Many TNR don't test, unless a cat looks really sick, too sick to be
 released
 into a colony.

 -Original Message-
 From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
 [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of
 dlg...@windstream.net
 Sent: Saturday, August 06, 2011 1:36 PM
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question

 But, it costsmoney.  I can see they reasoning , in a way.  Shelters usually
 operate on a shoestring and are pushing thei limits just keeping animals
 fed
 and sheltered. If it was me, I would do without fried chicken nd a couple
 of
 hamburgers and get them tested.

  Katy Doyle athenapities...@gmail.com wrote:
  It's not uncommon in Kentucky for shelters/rescues to just vaccinate the
 cat
  instead of testing them.
 
  Lately, all I have done is fight to get them to test the animals.
 Apparently
  it costs too much - but I think the cost is worth saving other cats
 from
  getting exposed to FeLV.
 
 
  I'd say test Peaches, the vaccination doesn't cause the test to come out
  positive, so you should get a fairly accurate reading.
 
  Then go ahead and get everyone fully vaccinated against FeLV, just in
 case
  =^_^=
 
 
 
 
 
 
  On Thu, Aug 4, 2011 at 1:10 PM, molvey...@hotmail.com
 molvey...@hotmail.com
   wrote:
 
   I think I would definitely get Peaches tested.  If all your cats are
   indoors only they really don't need to be vaccinated against FeLV.
  Only
 if
   there's a chance they could get it.  But if you're not letting them out
 and
   you're not fostering other cats  then there's no risk of exposure to
 the
   virus so no real need for a vaccination.  If all your other cats have
 been
   tested and are negative also then Peaches wouldn't need the vaccination
   either.  So as long as her combo test is negative, then you really
 don't
   need to worry about Nibbles.  It's totally up to you though.  Just my
   thoughts. Course if Peaches' test is positive definitely get Nibbles up
 to
   speed.  And I think he does need to do the series of two shots over
 again if
   you decide to get him current like Lynda said.
  
   Thanks for giving Peaches a home.  And kick that other lady in the butt
 for
   kicking Peaches out of the house just because she had a baby.
  
   Maureen
  
   sent from my ATT Smartphone by HTC
  
   - Reply message -
   From: Martha Walton marthawal...@gmail.com
   Date: Thu, Aug 4, 2011 11:52 am
   Subject: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
  
   The family that owned Peaches found her abandoned outside a vacant
   apartment.  Their neighbor moved out, but left the cat.  They took
 Peaches
   to the vet to discover that Peaches already was spayed.  I don't know
 why
   the Vet gave her Feline Leukemia vaccinations without testing her
 first.
   They kept Peaches for almost 2 years and properly vetted her, wife had
 a
   baby and they didn't want Peaches anymore.  That's how Peaches came to
 live
   here.
  
   I am going to take her to the Vet to have her tested and will go ahead
 and
   give Nibbles vaccinations.
   I'll let you know what the vet says.
   Thanks for all your help!!  It has been hard to get information about
 what
   to do.
  
   On Wed, Aug 3, 2011 at 5:01 PM, Lynda Wilson longhornf...@verizon.net
   wrote:
  
Martha, you will have to start over on Nibbles. Once you get the
 first
shot, you have to get the second within 3 weeks of the first for it
 to
 be
effective.
   
It would be wise to have Peaches tested. Getting her the vaccination
against FeLV will not show a positive test like the FIV would.  I
 would
   keep
her separate from the others of course, until her worms are gone and
 she
   has
had two FeLV tests that have the same result. Glad all the others are
 all
current! Your a good momma to be cautious.
   
I hope this helps, we all try to share our experiences and knowledge
 on
this forum, but we are not experts :)
   
Keep us posted.
   
Thanks,
L
- Original Message - From: Martha Walton 
   marthawal...@gmail.com

To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Wednesday, August 03, 2011 2:17 PM
Subject: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question
   
   
 We have a new addition (Peaches) to my household, making a total of
 4
cats.
Need advice on Feline Leukemia Vaccinations.
   
I have not introduced new cat

Re: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question

2011-08-06 Thread Kelley Saveika
We just spent $270 getting TWO cats ready for adoption, which for us
includes combo test, FELV vaccine, FVRCP vaccine, rabies, microchip, exam -
and our vet is cut rate.  One needs a dental which will cost more.   We will
adopt them out for $75 each.  That is a lot more than fried chicken and a
couple of hamburgers.  I have spent thousands of dollars of my personal
money when the rescue had none.

That doesn't include, of course, any sick cats we take in.  That is just for
the basic adoption workup (except for the dental).

On Sat, Aug 6, 2011 at 12:35 PM, dlg...@windstream.net wrote:

 But, it costsmoney.  I can see they reasoning , in a way.  Shelters usually
 operate on a shoestring and are pushing thei limits just keeping animals fed
 and sheltered. If it was me, I would do without fried chicken nd a couple of
 hamburgers and get them tested.

  Katy Doyle athenapities...@gmail.com wrote:
  It's not uncommon in Kentucky for shelters/rescues to just vaccinate the
 cat
  instead of testing them.
 
  Lately, all I have done is fight to get them to test the animals.
 Apparently
  it costs too much - but I think the cost is worth saving other cats
 from
  getting exposed to FeLV.
 
 
  I'd say test Peaches, the vaccination doesn't cause the test to come out
  positive, so you should get a fairly accurate reading.
 
  Then go ahead and get everyone fully vaccinated against FeLV, just in
 case
  =^_^=
 
 
 
 
 
 
  On Thu, Aug 4, 2011 at 1:10 PM, molvey...@hotmail.com 
 molvey...@hotmail.com
   wrote:
 
   I think I would definitely get Peaches tested.  If all your cats are
   indoors only they really don't need to be vaccinated against FeLV.
  Only if
   there's a chance they could get it.  But if you're not letting them out
 and
   you're not fostering other cats  then there's no risk of exposure to
 the
   virus so no real need for a vaccination.  If all your other cats have
 been
   tested and are negative also then Peaches wouldn't need the vaccination
   either.  So as long as her combo test is negative, then you really
 don't
   need to worry about Nibbles.  It's totally up to you though.  Just my
   thoughts. Course if Peaches' test is positive definitely get Nibbles up
 to
   speed.  And I think he does need to do the series of two shots over
 again if
   you decide to get him current like Lynda said.
  
   Thanks for giving Peaches a home.  And kick that other lady in the butt
 for
   kicking Peaches out of the house just because she had a baby.
  
   Maureen
  
   sent from my ATT Smartphone by HTC
  
   - Reply message -
   From: Martha Walton marthawal...@gmail.com
   Date: Thu, Aug 4, 2011 11:52 am
   Subject: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
  
   The family that owned Peaches found her abandoned outside a vacant
   apartment.  Their neighbor moved out, but left the cat.  They took
 Peaches
   to the vet to discover that Peaches already was spayed.  I don't know
 why
   the Vet gave her Feline Leukemia vaccinations without testing her
 first.
   They kept Peaches for almost 2 years and properly vetted her, wife had
 a
   baby and they didn't want Peaches anymore.  That's how Peaches came to
 live
   here.
  
   I am going to take her to the Vet to have her tested and will go ahead
 and
   give Nibbles vaccinations.
   I'll let you know what the vet says.
   Thanks for all your help!!  It has been hard to get information about
 what
   to do.
  
   On Wed, Aug 3, 2011 at 5:01 PM, Lynda Wilson longhornf...@verizon.net
   wrote:
  
Martha, you will have to start over on Nibbles. Once you get the
 first
shot, you have to get the second within 3 weeks of the first for it
 to be
effective.
   
It would be wise to have Peaches tested. Getting her the vaccination
against FeLV will not show a positive test like the FIV would.  I
 would
   keep
her separate from the others of course, until her worms are gone and
 she
   has
had two FeLV tests that have the same result. Glad all the others are
 all
current! Your a good momma to be cautious.
   
I hope this helps, we all try to share our experiences and knowledge
 on
this forum, but we are not experts :)
   
Keep us posted.
   
Thanks,
L
- Original Message - From: Martha Walton 
   marthawal...@gmail.com

To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Wednesday, August 03, 2011 2:17 PM
Subject: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question
   
   
 We have a new addition (Peaches) to my household, making a total of
 4
cats.
Need advice on Feline Leukemia Vaccinations.
   
I have not introduced new cat (Peaches) to my other cats, as I want
 to
make
sure all are safe against feline leukemia. Peaches is up to date
 with
   all
shots, but waiting on vet to do fecal because I saw a tapeworm.
Peaches is sequestered to basement. Very comfy down there.
   
Here's the situation:
   
*Peaches* (New Cat)
Age: 4.5 

Re: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question

2011-08-06 Thread D.S.Louis
You are so right onwe are athrow-away society.

 

--- On Sat, 8/6/11, dlg...@windstream.net dlg...@windstream.net wrote:


From: dlg...@windstream.net dlg...@windstream.net
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Date: Saturday, August 6, 2011, 8:49 AM


tHAT IS WHY OUR NATION IS IN THE SHAPE IT'S IN.  tHE ECONOMY IS BASED ON 
THROWAWAY AND BUY A NEW ONE.  cAR GETS A DENT, TRADE IT.  WE THROW AWAY 
CHILDREN AND/OR ABUSE THEM, DISCARD SPOUSES LIKE A USED PAPER CUP.  THE POOR 
ANIMALS DON'T STAND A CHANCE.  ME, I STOP AND PICK UP TURTLES WHO ARE CROSSING 
THE ROAD AND PUT THEM SAFELY IN THE GRASS  ON THE SIDE THEY WERE HEADING TO.  I 
EVEN STOPPED ON MY ROAD ONE DAY AND URGED A SNAKE ACROSS THE ROAD (HE WAS SO 
LONG I COULDN'T GO AROUND HIM) WITH A STICK.
 Natalie at...@optonline.net wrote: 
 I hate people (except us)do you know how cowardly and cruel people are?
 They bring their cats/dogs to surrender at a shelter and claim that they are
 strays...a 14-yr old cat was just brought to a NY shelter, healthy but with
 a slight sniffle - how can anyone do that?  What kind of horrible race are
 we?  Baby comes, cat or dog get tossed out; a dog comes, the cat is
 abandoned...it's a throw-away-society!
 
 -Original Message-
 From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
 [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Martha Walton
 Sent: Thursday, August 04, 2011 11:53 AM
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question
 
 The family that owned Peaches found her abandoned outside a vacant
 apartment.  Their neighbor moved out, but left the cat.  They took Peaches
 to the vet to discover that Peaches already was spayed.  I don't know why
 the Vet gave her Feline Leukemia vaccinations without testing her first.
 They kept Peaches for almost 2 years and properly vetted her, wife had a
 baby and they didn't want Peaches anymore.  That's how Peaches came to live
 here.
 
 I am going to take her to the Vet to have her tested and will go ahead and
 give Nibbles vaccinations.
 I'll let you know what the vet says.
 Thanks for all your help!!  It has been hard to get information about what
 to do.
 
 On Wed, Aug 3, 2011 at 5:01 PM, Lynda Wilson
 longhornf...@verizon.netwrote:
 
  Martha, you will have to start over on Nibbles. Once you get the first
  shot, you have to get the second within 3 weeks of the first for it to be
  effective.
 
  It would be wise to have Peaches tested. Getting her the vaccination
  against FeLV will not show a positive test like the FIV would.  I would
 keep
  her separate from the others of course, until her worms are gone and she
 has
  had two FeLV tests that have the same result. Glad all the others are all
  current! Your a good momma to be cautious.
 
  I hope this helps, we all try to share our experiences and knowledge on
  this forum, but we are not experts :)
 
  Keep us posted.
 
  Thanks,
  L
  - Original Message - From: Martha Walton marthawal...@gmail.com
  
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
  Sent: Wednesday, August 03, 2011 2:17 PM
  Subject: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question
 
 
   We have a new addition (Peaches) to my household, making a total of 4
  cats.
  Need advice on Feline Leukemia Vaccinations.
 
  I have not introduced new cat (Peaches) to my other cats, as I want to
  make
  sure all are safe against feline leukemia. Peaches is up to date with all
  shots, but waiting on vet to do fecal because I saw a tapeworm.
  Peaches is sequestered to basement. Very comfy down there.
 
  Here's the situation:
 
  *Peaches* (New Cat)
  Age: 4.5 yr
  Current vaccination for Feline Leukemia, but *was never tested* before
  vaccination.
  Peaches was never tested for Feline Leukemia, she was given 1st  2nd
  feline
  leukemia in 2009.
  She also had a vaccination in 2010
 
  I have 3 other cats:
  All cats will stay indoors!
 
  *Nibbles *(got from shelter when 1 yr. old)
  Age: 2.5
  Nibbles had 1st Feline Leukemia shot 3/23/11, but not 2nd Feline Leukemia
  shot.
  Didn't get 2nd: worrying about tumors  didn't think that I would
 rescue
  a
  cat again and planning on keeping all cats indoors.
  *However, I rescued another cat.*
  Should I go ahead and give Nibbles her second shot of the series, or is
 it
  too late??
 
  *Littlebit*
  Age: 11
  Current Feline Leukemia vacc
 
  *Lacy*
  Age: 6 months
  Current Feline Leukemia vacc
 
  What do you think I should do???
  Should I go ahead and give Nibbles her second shot of the series, or is
 it
  too late??
  Should I get Peaches tested for Feline Leukemia??
 
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Re: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question

2011-08-06 Thread Beth
i'm familiar with Alley Cat Allie's taske on testing ferasls because thete is a 
group here who follows their line. I completely disagree with it. I have 
re-released cats with FIV, but I think it is crazy to release cats with FeLV.  
Those cats will probably die a horrible lonely death  put other, even tame 
cats at risk. I cannot understand it.

Kelley Saveika moonv...@gmail.com wrote:

Alley Cat Allies recommends not testing for a couple of reasons.  Their
reasoning can be found here.  http://www.alleycat.org/Page.aspx?pid=458   We
follow their recommendations.

If a cat is a friendly stray in a feral colony, we test - always test before
adoption.  If they are pos we wait then retest with IFA.  One of our cats
was adopted to a lovely lady on this list - she was double pos (we confirmed
the FELV with IFA) and she's still doing well several years later.



On Sat, Aug 6, 2011 at 2:30 PM, Natalie at...@optonline.net wrote:

 Many TNR don't test, unless a cat looks really sick, too sick to be
 released
 into a colony.

 -Original Message-
 From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
 [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of
 dlg...@windstream.net
 Sent: Saturday, August 06, 2011 1:36 PM
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question

 But, it costsmoney.  I can see they reasoning , in a way.  Shelters usually
 operate on a shoestring and are pushing thei limits just keeping animals
 fed
 and sheltered. If it was me, I would do without fried chicken nd a couple
 of
 hamburgers and get them tested.

  Katy Doyle athenapities...@gmail.com wrote:
  It's not uncommon in Kentucky for shelters/rescues to just vaccinate the
 cat
  instead of testing them.
 
  Lately, all I have done is fight to get them to test the animals.
 Apparently
  it costs too much - but I think the cost is worth saving other cats
 from
  getting exposed to FeLV.
 
 
  I'd say test Peaches, the vaccination doesn't cause the test to come out
  positive, so you should get a fairly accurate reading.
 
  Then go ahead and get everyone fully vaccinated against FeLV, just in
 case
  =^_^=
 
 
 
 
 
 
  On Thu, Aug 4, 2011 at 1:10 PM, molvey...@hotmail.com
 molvey...@hotmail.com
   wrote:
 
   I think I would definitely get Peaches tested.  If all your cats are
   indoors only they really don't need to be vaccinated against FeLV.
  Only
 if
   there's a chance they could get it.  But if you're not letting them out
 and
   you're not fostering other cats  then there's no risk of exposure to
 the
   virus so no real need for a vaccination.  If all your other cats have
 been
   tested and are negative also then Peaches wouldn't need the vaccination
   either.  So as long as her combo test is negative, then you really
 don't
   need to worry about Nibbles.  It's totally up to you though.  Just my
   thoughts. Course if Peaches' test is positive definitely get Nibbles up
 to
   speed.  And I think he does need to do the series of two shots over
 again if
   you decide to get him current like Lynda said.
  
   Thanks for giving Peaches a home.  And kick that other lady in the butt
 for
   kicking Peaches out of the house just because she had a baby.
  
   Maureen
  
   sent from my ATT Smartphone by HTC
  
   - Reply message -
   From: Martha Walton marthawal...@gmail.com
   Date: Thu, Aug 4, 2011 11:52 am
   Subject: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
  
   The family that owned Peaches found her abandoned outside a vacant
   apartment.  Their neighbor moved out, but left the cat.  They took
 Peaches
   to the vet to discover that Peaches already was spayed.  I don't know
 why
   the Vet gave her Feline Leukemia vaccinations without testing her
 first.
   They kept Peaches for almost 2 years and properly vetted her, wife had
 a
   baby and they didn't want Peaches anymore.  That's how Peaches came to
 live
   here.
  
   I am going to take her to the Vet to have her tested and will go ahead
 and
   give Nibbles vaccinations.
   I'll let you know what the vet says.
   Thanks for all your help!!  It has been hard to get information about
 what
   to do.
  
   On Wed, Aug 3, 2011 at 5:01 PM, Lynda Wilson longhornf...@verizon.net
   wrote:
  
Martha, you will have to start over on Nibbles. Once you get the
 first
shot, you have to get the second within 3 weeks of the first for it
 to
 be
effective.
   
It would be wise to have Peaches tested. Getting her the vaccination
against FeLV will not show a positive test like the FIV would.  I
 would
   keep
her separate from the others of course, until her worms are gone and
 she
   has
had two FeLV tests that have the same result. Glad all the others are
 all
current! Your a good momma to be cautious.
   
I hope this helps, we all try to share our experiences and knowledge
 on
this forum, but we are not experts :)
   
Keep us posted.
   
Thanks,
L

Re: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question

2011-08-06 Thread Natalie
Kelley,
Do you also work/volunteer for a cat rescue group?  I wonder how many in
this group do...it would be interesting to know. The price you quoted, for 2
cats, sounds darn reasonable...it would be a lot more here on the East Coast
(even with a 50% discount).
I co-founded and operate ARA (Animal Rights Alliance) Project Save-A-Cat.
Natalie
-Original Message-
From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Kelley Saveika
Sent: Saturday, August 06, 2011 3:53 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question

We just spent $270 getting TWO cats ready for adoption, which for us
includes combo test, FELV vaccine, FVRCP vaccine, rabies, microchip, exam -
and our vet is cut rate.  One needs a dental which will cost more.   We will
adopt them out for $75 each.  That is a lot more than fried chicken and a
couple of hamburgers.  I have spent thousands of dollars of my personal
money when the rescue had none.

That doesn't include, of course, any sick cats we take in.  That is just for
the basic adoption workup (except for the dental).

On Sat, Aug 6, 2011 at 12:35 PM, dlg...@windstream.net wrote:

 But, it costsmoney.  I can see they reasoning , in a way.  Shelters
usually
 operate on a shoestring and are pushing thei limits just keeping animals
fed
 and sheltered. If it was me, I would do without fried chicken nd a couple
of
 hamburgers and get them tested.

  Katy Doyle athenapities...@gmail.com wrote:
  It's not uncommon in Kentucky for shelters/rescues to just vaccinate the
 cat
  instead of testing them.
 
  Lately, all I have done is fight to get them to test the animals.
 Apparently
  it costs too much - but I think the cost is worth saving other cats
 from
  getting exposed to FeLV.
 
 
  I'd say test Peaches, the vaccination doesn't cause the test to come out
  positive, so you should get a fairly accurate reading.
 
  Then go ahead and get everyone fully vaccinated against FeLV, just in
 case
  =^_^=
 
 
 
 
 
 
  On Thu, Aug 4, 2011 at 1:10 PM, molvey...@hotmail.com 
 molvey...@hotmail.com
   wrote:
 
   I think I would definitely get Peaches tested.  If all your cats are
   indoors only they really don't need to be vaccinated against FeLV.
  Only if
   there's a chance they could get it.  But if you're not letting them
out
 and
   you're not fostering other cats  then there's no risk of exposure to
 the
   virus so no real need for a vaccination.  If all your other cats have
 been
   tested and are negative also then Peaches wouldn't need the
vaccination
   either.  So as long as her combo test is negative, then you really
 don't
   need to worry about Nibbles.  It's totally up to you though.  Just my
   thoughts. Course if Peaches' test is positive definitely get Nibbles
up
 to
   speed.  And I think he does need to do the series of two shots over
 again if
   you decide to get him current like Lynda said.
  
   Thanks for giving Peaches a home.  And kick that other lady in the
butt
 for
   kicking Peaches out of the house just because she had a baby.
  
   Maureen
  
   sent from my ATT Smartphone by HTC
  
   - Reply message -
   From: Martha Walton marthawal...@gmail.com
   Date: Thu, Aug 4, 2011 11:52 am
   Subject: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
  
   The family that owned Peaches found her abandoned outside a vacant
   apartment.  Their neighbor moved out, but left the cat.  They took
 Peaches
   to the vet to discover that Peaches already was spayed.  I don't know
 why
   the Vet gave her Feline Leukemia vaccinations without testing her
 first.
   They kept Peaches for almost 2 years and properly vetted her, wife had
 a
   baby and they didn't want Peaches anymore.  That's how Peaches came to
 live
   here.
  
   I am going to take her to the Vet to have her tested and will go ahead
 and
   give Nibbles vaccinations.
   I'll let you know what the vet says.
   Thanks for all your help!!  It has been hard to get information about
 what
   to do.
  
   On Wed, Aug 3, 2011 at 5:01 PM, Lynda Wilson longhornf...@verizon.net
   wrote:
  
Martha, you will have to start over on Nibbles. Once you get the
 first
shot, you have to get the second within 3 weeks of the first for it
 to be
effective.
   
It would be wise to have Peaches tested. Getting her the vaccination
against FeLV will not show a positive test like the FIV would.  I
 would
   keep
her separate from the others of course, until her worms are gone and
 she
   has
had two FeLV tests that have the same result. Glad all the others
are
 all
current! Your a good momma to be cautious.
   
I hope this helps, we all try to share our experiences and knowledge
 on
this forum, but we are not experts :)
   
Keep us posted.
   
Thanks,
L
- Original Message - From: Martha Walton 
   marthawal...@gmail.com

To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org

Re: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question

2011-08-05 Thread Martha Walton
Peaches was tested for FeLV this morning, negative result!  Good news for
Miss Peaches.
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2011-08-05 Thread Lynda Wilson

Hooray!!! I'm sounding the blow horn! Whoohoo, congrats to you both!

- Original Message - 
From: Martha Walton marthawal...@gmail.com

To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Friday, August 05, 2011 11:03 AM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question



Peaches was tested for FeLV this morning, negative result!  Good news for
Miss Peaches.
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2011-08-05 Thread Natalie
FANTASTIC NEWS

-Original Message-
From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Lynda Wilson
Sent: Friday, August 05, 2011 12:21 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question

Hooray!!! I'm sounding the blow horn! Whoohoo, congrats to you both!

- Original Message - 
From: Martha Walton marthawal...@gmail.com
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Friday, August 05, 2011 11:03 AM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question


 Peaches was tested for FeLV this morning, negative result!  Good news for
 Miss Peaches.
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2011-08-04 Thread Martha Walton
The family that owned Peaches found her abandoned outside a vacant
apartment.  Their neighbor moved out, but left the cat.  They took Peaches
to the vet to discover that Peaches already was spayed.  I don't know why
the Vet gave her Feline Leukemia vaccinations without testing her first.
They kept Peaches for almost 2 years and properly vetted her, wife had a
baby and they didn't want Peaches anymore.  That's how Peaches came to live
here.

I am going to take her to the Vet to have her tested and will go ahead and
give Nibbles vaccinations.
I'll let you know what the vet says.
Thanks for all your help!!  It has been hard to get information about what
to do.

On Wed, Aug 3, 2011 at 5:01 PM, Lynda Wilson longhornf...@verizon.netwrote:

 Martha, you will have to start over on Nibbles. Once you get the first
 shot, you have to get the second within 3 weeks of the first for it to be
 effective.

 It would be wise to have Peaches tested. Getting her the vaccination
 against FeLV will not show a positive test like the FIV would.  I would keep
 her separate from the others of course, until her worms are gone and she has
 had two FeLV tests that have the same result. Glad all the others are all
 current! Your a good momma to be cautious.

 I hope this helps, we all try to share our experiences and knowledge on
 this forum, but we are not experts :)

 Keep us posted.

 Thanks,
 L
 - Original Message - From: Martha Walton marthawal...@gmail.com
 
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Sent: Wednesday, August 03, 2011 2:17 PM
 Subject: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question


  We have a new addition (Peaches) to my household, making a total of 4
 cats.
 Need advice on Feline Leukemia Vaccinations.

 I have not introduced new cat (Peaches) to my other cats, as I want to
 make
 sure all are safe against feline leukemia. Peaches is up to date with all
 shots, but waiting on vet to do fecal because I saw a tapeworm.
 Peaches is sequestered to basement. Very comfy down there.

 Here's the situation:

 *Peaches* (New Cat)
 Age: 4.5 yr
 Current vaccination for Feline Leukemia, but *was never tested* before
 vaccination.
 Peaches was never tested for Feline Leukemia, she was given 1st  2nd
 feline
 leukemia in 2009.
 She also had a vaccination in 2010

 I have 3 other cats:
 All cats will stay indoors!

 *Nibbles *(got from shelter when 1 yr. old)
 Age: 2.5
 Nibbles had 1st Feline Leukemia shot 3/23/11, but not 2nd Feline Leukemia
 shot.
 Didn't get 2nd: worrying about tumors  didn't think that I would rescue
 a
 cat again and planning on keeping all cats indoors.
 *However, I rescued another cat.*
 Should I go ahead and give Nibbles her second shot of the series, or is it
 too late??

 *Littlebit*
 Age: 11
 Current Feline Leukemia vacc

 *Lacy*
 Age: 6 months
 Current Feline Leukemia vacc

 What do you think I should do???
 Should I go ahead and give Nibbles her second shot of the series, or is it
 too late??
 Should I get Peaches tested for Feline Leukemia??

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2011-08-04 Thread Natalie
I hate people (except us)do you know how cowardly and cruel people are?
They bring their cats/dogs to surrender at a shelter and claim that they are
strays...a 14-yr old cat was just brought to a NY shelter, healthy but with
a slight sniffle - how can anyone do that?  What kind of horrible race are
we?  Baby comes, cat or dog get tossed out; a dog comes, the cat is
abandoned...it's a throw-away-society!

-Original Message-
From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Martha Walton
Sent: Thursday, August 04, 2011 11:53 AM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question

The family that owned Peaches found her abandoned outside a vacant
apartment.  Their neighbor moved out, but left the cat.  They took Peaches
to the vet to discover that Peaches already was spayed.  I don't know why
the Vet gave her Feline Leukemia vaccinations without testing her first.
They kept Peaches for almost 2 years and properly vetted her, wife had a
baby and they didn't want Peaches anymore.  That's how Peaches came to live
here.

I am going to take her to the Vet to have her tested and will go ahead and
give Nibbles vaccinations.
I'll let you know what the vet says.
Thanks for all your help!!  It has been hard to get information about what
to do.

On Wed, Aug 3, 2011 at 5:01 PM, Lynda Wilson
longhornf...@verizon.netwrote:

 Martha, you will have to start over on Nibbles. Once you get the first
 shot, you have to get the second within 3 weeks of the first for it to be
 effective.

 It would be wise to have Peaches tested. Getting her the vaccination
 against FeLV will not show a positive test like the FIV would.  I would
keep
 her separate from the others of course, until her worms are gone and she
has
 had two FeLV tests that have the same result. Glad all the others are all
 current! Your a good momma to be cautious.

 I hope this helps, we all try to share our experiences and knowledge on
 this forum, but we are not experts :)

 Keep us posted.

 Thanks,
 L
 - Original Message - From: Martha Walton marthawal...@gmail.com
 
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Sent: Wednesday, August 03, 2011 2:17 PM
 Subject: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question


  We have a new addition (Peaches) to my household, making a total of 4
 cats.
 Need advice on Feline Leukemia Vaccinations.

 I have not introduced new cat (Peaches) to my other cats, as I want to
 make
 sure all are safe against feline leukemia. Peaches is up to date with all
 shots, but waiting on vet to do fecal because I saw a tapeworm.
 Peaches is sequestered to basement. Very comfy down there.

 Here's the situation:

 *Peaches* (New Cat)
 Age: 4.5 yr
 Current vaccination for Feline Leukemia, but *was never tested* before
 vaccination.
 Peaches was never tested for Feline Leukemia, she was given 1st  2nd
 feline
 leukemia in 2009.
 She also had a vaccination in 2010

 I have 3 other cats:
 All cats will stay indoors!

 *Nibbles *(got from shelter when 1 yr. old)
 Age: 2.5
 Nibbles had 1st Feline Leukemia shot 3/23/11, but not 2nd Feline Leukemia
 shot.
 Didn't get 2nd: worrying about tumors  didn't think that I would
rescue
 a
 cat again and planning on keeping all cats indoors.
 *However, I rescued another cat.*
 Should I go ahead and give Nibbles her second shot of the series, or is
it
 too late??

 *Littlebit*
 Age: 11
 Current Feline Leukemia vacc

 *Lacy*
 Age: 6 months
 Current Feline Leukemia vacc

 What do you think I should do???
 Should I go ahead and give Nibbles her second shot of the series, or is
it
 too late??
 Should I get Peaches tested for Feline Leukemia??

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2011-08-04 Thread molveywda
I think I would definitely get Peaches tested.  If all your cats are indoors 
only they really don't need to be vaccinated against FeLV.  Only if there's a 
chance they could get it.  But if you're not letting them out and you're not 
fostering other cats  then there's no risk of exposure to the virus so no real 
need for a vaccination.  If all your other cats have been tested and are 
negative also then Peaches wouldn't need the vaccination either.  So as long as 
her combo test is negative, then you really don't need to worry about Nibbles.  
It's totally up to you though.  Just my thoughts. Course if Peaches' test is 
positive definitely get Nibbles up to speed.  And I think he does need to do 
the series of two shots over again if you decide to get him current like Lynda 
said.

Thanks for giving Peaches a home.  And kick that other lady in the butt for 
kicking Peaches out of the house just because she had a baby.

Maureen

sent from my ATT Smartphone by HTC

- Reply message -
From: Martha Walton marthawal...@gmail.com
Date: Thu, Aug 4, 2011 11:52 am
Subject: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org

The family that owned Peaches found her abandoned outside a vacant
apartment.  Their neighbor moved out, but left the cat.  They took Peaches
to the vet to discover that Peaches already was spayed.  I don't know why
the Vet gave her Feline Leukemia vaccinations without testing her first.
They kept Peaches for almost 2 years and properly vetted her, wife had a
baby and they didn't want Peaches anymore.  That's how Peaches came to live
here.

I am going to take her to the Vet to have her tested and will go ahead and
give Nibbles vaccinations.
I'll let you know what the vet says.
Thanks for all your help!!  It has been hard to get information about what
to do.

On Wed, Aug 3, 2011 at 5:01 PM, Lynda Wilson longhornf...@verizon.netwrote:

 Martha, you will have to start over on Nibbles. Once you get the first
 shot, you have to get the second within 3 weeks of the first for it to be
 effective.

 It would be wise to have Peaches tested. Getting her the vaccination
 against FeLV will not show a positive test like the FIV would.  I would keep
 her separate from the others of course, until her worms are gone and she has
 had two FeLV tests that have the same result. Glad all the others are all
 current! Your a good momma to be cautious.

 I hope this helps, we all try to share our experiences and knowledge on
 this forum, but we are not experts :)

 Keep us posted.

 Thanks,
 L
 - Original Message - From: Martha Walton marthawal...@gmail.com
 
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Sent: Wednesday, August 03, 2011 2:17 PM
 Subject: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question


  We have a new addition (Peaches) to my household, making a total of 4
 cats.
 Need advice on Feline Leukemia Vaccinations.

 I have not introduced new cat (Peaches) to my other cats, as I want to
 make
 sure all are safe against feline leukemia. Peaches is up to date with all
 shots, but waiting on vet to do fecal because I saw a tapeworm.
 Peaches is sequestered to basement. Very comfy down there.

 Here's the situation:

 *Peaches* (New Cat)
 Age: 4.5 yr
 Current vaccination for Feline Leukemia, but *was never tested* before
 vaccination.
 Peaches was never tested for Feline Leukemia, she was given 1st  2nd
 feline
 leukemia in 2009.
 She also had a vaccination in 2010

 I have 3 other cats:
 All cats will stay indoors!

 *Nibbles *(got from shelter when 1 yr. old)
 Age: 2.5
 Nibbles had 1st Feline Leukemia shot 3/23/11, but not 2nd Feline Leukemia

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2011-08-04 Thread Katy Doyle
It's not uncommon in Kentucky for shelters/rescues to just vaccinate the cat
instead of testing them.

Lately, all I have done is fight to get them to test the animals. Apparently
it costs too much - but I think the cost is worth saving other cats from
getting exposed to FeLV.


I'd say test Peaches, the vaccination doesn't cause the test to come out
positive, so you should get a fairly accurate reading.

Then go ahead and get everyone fully vaccinated against FeLV, just in case
=^_^=






On Thu, Aug 4, 2011 at 1:10 PM, molvey...@hotmail.com molvey...@hotmail.com
 wrote:

 I think I would definitely get Peaches tested.  If all your cats are
 indoors only they really don't need to be vaccinated against FeLV.  Only if
 there's a chance they could get it.  But if you're not letting them out and
 you're not fostering other cats  then there's no risk of exposure to the
 virus so no real need for a vaccination.  If all your other cats have been
 tested and are negative also then Peaches wouldn't need the vaccination
 either.  So as long as her combo test is negative, then you really don't
 need to worry about Nibbles.  It's totally up to you though.  Just my
 thoughts. Course if Peaches' test is positive definitely get Nibbles up to
 speed.  And I think he does need to do the series of two shots over again if
 you decide to get him current like Lynda said.

 Thanks for giving Peaches a home.  And kick that other lady in the butt for
 kicking Peaches out of the house just because she had a baby.

 Maureen

 sent from my ATT Smartphone by HTC

 - Reply message -
 From: Martha Walton marthawal...@gmail.com
 Date: Thu, Aug 4, 2011 11:52 am
 Subject: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org

 The family that owned Peaches found her abandoned outside a vacant
 apartment.  Their neighbor moved out, but left the cat.  They took Peaches
 to the vet to discover that Peaches already was spayed.  I don't know why
 the Vet gave her Feline Leukemia vaccinations without testing her first.
 They kept Peaches for almost 2 years and properly vetted her, wife had a
 baby and they didn't want Peaches anymore.  That's how Peaches came to live
 here.

 I am going to take her to the Vet to have her tested and will go ahead and
 give Nibbles vaccinations.
 I'll let you know what the vet says.
 Thanks for all your help!!  It has been hard to get information about what
 to do.

 On Wed, Aug 3, 2011 at 5:01 PM, Lynda Wilson longhornf...@verizon.net
 wrote:

  Martha, you will have to start over on Nibbles. Once you get the first
  shot, you have to get the second within 3 weeks of the first for it to be
  effective.
 
  It would be wise to have Peaches tested. Getting her the vaccination
  against FeLV will not show a positive test like the FIV would.  I would
 keep
  her separate from the others of course, until her worms are gone and she
 has
  had two FeLV tests that have the same result. Glad all the others are all
  current! Your a good momma to be cautious.
 
  I hope this helps, we all try to share our experiences and knowledge on
  this forum, but we are not experts :)
 
  Keep us posted.
 
  Thanks,
  L
  - Original Message - From: Martha Walton 
 marthawal...@gmail.com
  
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
  Sent: Wednesday, August 03, 2011 2:17 PM
  Subject: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question
 
 
   We have a new addition (Peaches) to my household, making a total of 4
  cats.
  Need advice on Feline Leukemia Vaccinations.
 
  I have not introduced new cat (Peaches) to my other cats, as I want to
  make
  sure all are safe against feline leukemia. Peaches is up to date with
 all
  shots, but waiting on vet to do fecal because I saw a tapeworm.
  Peaches is sequestered to basement. Very comfy down there.
 
  Here's the situation:
 
  *Peaches* (New Cat)
  Age: 4.5 yr
  Current vaccination for Feline Leukemia, but *was never tested* before
  vaccination.
  Peaches was never tested for Feline Leukemia, she was given 1st  2nd
  feline
  leukemia in 2009.
  She also had a vaccination in 2010
 
  I have 3 other cats:
  All cats will stay indoors!
 
  *Nibbles *(got from shelter when 1 yr. old)
  Age: 2.5
  Nibbles had 1st Feline Leukemia shot 3/23/11, but not 2nd Feline
 Leukemia

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Re: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question

2011-08-04 Thread Martha Walton
Thanks everyone!  My vet told me that Peaches would test positive because
she's had the FeLV vaccination.
I think I will call the vet that Peaches former owners took her to  ask
them to test Peaches.
Thanks for the advice, I'll let you know what they say.

On Thu, Aug 4, 2011 at 1:16 PM, Katy Doyle athenapities...@gmail.comwrote:

 It's not uncommon in Kentucky for shelters/rescues to just vaccinate the
 cat instead of testing them.

 Lately, all I have done is fight to get them to test the animals.
 Apparently it costs too much - but I think the cost is worth saving other
 cats from getting exposed to FeLV.


 I'd say test Peaches, the vaccination doesn't cause the test to come out
 positive, so you should get a fairly accurate reading.

 Then go ahead and get everyone fully vaccinated against FeLV, just in case
 =^_^=






 On Thu, Aug 4, 2011 at 1:10 PM, molvey...@hotmail.com 
 molvey...@hotmail.com wrote:

 I think I would definitely get Peaches tested.  If all your cats are
 indoors only they really don't need to be vaccinated against FeLV.  Only if
 there's a chance they could get it.  But if you're not letting them out and
 you're not fostering other cats  then there's no risk of exposure to the
 virus so no real need for a vaccination.  If all your other cats have been
 tested and are negative also then Peaches wouldn't need the vaccination
 either.  So as long as her combo test is negative, then you really don't
 need to worry about Nibbles.  It's totally up to you though.  Just my
 thoughts. Course if Peaches' test is positive definitely get Nibbles up to
 speed.  And I think he does need to do the series of two shots over again if
 you decide to get him current like Lynda said.

 Thanks for giving Peaches a home.  And kick that other lady in the butt
 for kicking Peaches out of the house just because she had a baby.

 Maureen

 sent from my ATT Smartphone by HTC

 - Reply message -
 From: Martha Walton marthawal...@gmail.com
 Date: Thu, Aug 4, 2011 11:52 am
 Subject: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org

 The family that owned Peaches found her abandoned outside a vacant
 apartment.  Their neighbor moved out, but left the cat.  They took Peaches
 to the vet to discover that Peaches already was spayed.  I don't know why
 the Vet gave her Feline Leukemia vaccinations without testing her first.
 They kept Peaches for almost 2 years and properly vetted her, wife had a
 baby and they didn't want Peaches anymore.  That's how Peaches came to
 live
 here.

 I am going to take her to the Vet to have her tested and will go ahead and
 give Nibbles vaccinations.
 I'll let you know what the vet says.
 Thanks for all your help!!  It has been hard to get information about what
 to do.

 On Wed, Aug 3, 2011 at 5:01 PM, Lynda Wilson longhornf...@verizon.net
 wrote:

  Martha, you will have to start over on Nibbles. Once you get the first
  shot, you have to get the second within 3 weeks of the first for it to
 be
  effective.
 
  It would be wise to have Peaches tested. Getting her the vaccination
  against FeLV will not show a positive test like the FIV would.  I would
 keep
  her separate from the others of course, until her worms are gone and she
 has
  had two FeLV tests that have the same result. Glad all the others are
 all
  current! Your a good momma to be cautious.
 
  I hope this helps, we all try to share our experiences and knowledge on
  this forum, but we are not experts :)
 
  Keep us posted.
 
  Thanks,
  L
  - Original Message - From: Martha Walton 
 marthawal...@gmail.com
  
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
  Sent: Wednesday, August 03, 2011 2:17 PM
  Subject: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question
 
 
   We have a new addition (Peaches) to my household, making a total of 4
  cats.
  Need advice on Feline Leukemia Vaccinations.
 
  I have not introduced new cat (Peaches) to my other cats, as I want to
  make
  sure all are safe against feline leukemia. Peaches is up to date with
 all
  shots, but waiting on vet to do fecal because I saw a tapeworm.
  Peaches is sequestered to basement. Very comfy down there.
 
  Here's the situation:
 
  *Peaches* (New Cat)
  Age: 4.5 yr
  Current vaccination for Feline Leukemia, but *was never tested* before
  vaccination.
  Peaches was never tested for Feline Leukemia, she was given 1st  2nd
  feline
  leukemia in 2009.
  She also had a vaccination in 2010
 
  I have 3 other cats:
  All cats will stay indoors!
 
  *Nibbles *(got from shelter when 1 yr. old)
  Age: 2.5
  Nibbles had 1st Feline Leukemia shot 3/23/11, but not 2nd Feline
 Leukemia

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Re: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question

2011-08-04 Thread Christiane Biagi
Vet is confusing FIV and FELV vaccines.  Cats test pos for FIV after being
vaccinated for FIV but do NOT test pos for FELV after FELV vaccination.

-Original Message-
From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Martha Walton
Sent: Thursday, August 04, 2011 1:38 PM
To: Katy Doyle
Cc: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question

Thanks everyone!  My vet told me that Peaches would test positive because
she's had the FeLV vaccination.
I think I will call the vet that Peaches former owners took her to  ask
them to test Peaches.
Thanks for the advice, I'll let you know what they say.

On Thu, Aug 4, 2011 at 1:16 PM, Katy Doyle athenapities...@gmail.comwrote:

 It's not uncommon in Kentucky for shelters/rescues to just vaccinate 
 the cat instead of testing them.

 Lately, all I have done is fight to get them to test the animals.
 Apparently it costs too much - but I think the cost is worth saving 
 other cats from getting exposed to FeLV.


 I'd say test Peaches, the vaccination doesn't cause the test to come 
 out positive, so you should get a fairly accurate reading.

 Then go ahead and get everyone fully vaccinated against FeLV, just in 
 case =^_^=






 On Thu, Aug 4, 2011 at 1:10 PM, molvey...@hotmail.com  
 molvey...@hotmail.com wrote:

 I think I would definitely get Peaches tested.  If all your cats are 
 indoors only they really don't need to be vaccinated against FeLV.  
 Only if there's a chance they could get it.  But if you're not 
 letting them out and you're not fostering other cats  then there's no 
 risk of exposure to the virus so no real need for a vaccination.  If 
 all your other cats have been tested and are negative also then 
 Peaches wouldn't need the vaccination either.  So as long as her 
 combo test is negative, then you really don't need to worry about 
 Nibbles.  It's totally up to you though.  Just my thoughts. Course if 
 Peaches' test is positive definitely get Nibbles up to speed.  And I 
 think he does need to do the series of two shots over again if you decide
to get him current like Lynda said.

 Thanks for giving Peaches a home.  And kick that other lady in the 
 butt for kicking Peaches out of the house just because she had a baby.

 Maureen

 sent from my ATT Smartphone by HTC

 - Reply message -
 From: Martha Walton marthawal...@gmail.com
 Date: Thu, Aug 4, 2011 11:52 am
 Subject: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org

 The family that owned Peaches found her abandoned outside a vacant 
 apartment.  Their neighbor moved out, but left the cat.  They took 
 Peaches to the vet to discover that Peaches already was spayed.  I 
 don't know why the Vet gave her Feline Leukemia vaccinations without
testing her first.
 They kept Peaches for almost 2 years and properly vetted her, wife 
 had a baby and they didn't want Peaches anymore.  That's how Peaches 
 came to live here.

 I am going to take her to the Vet to have her tested and will go 
 ahead and give Nibbles vaccinations.
 I'll let you know what the vet says.
 Thanks for all your help!!  It has been hard to get information about 
 what to do.

 On Wed, Aug 3, 2011 at 5:01 PM, Lynda Wilson 
 longhornf...@verizon.net
 wrote:

  Martha, you will have to start over on Nibbles. Once you get the 
  first shot, you have to get the second within 3 weeks of the first 
  for it to
 be
  effective.
 
  It would be wise to have Peaches tested. Getting her the 
  vaccination against FeLV will not show a positive test like the FIV 
  would.  I would
 keep
  her separate from the others of course, until her worms are gone 
  and she
 has
  had two FeLV tests that have the same result. Glad all the others 
  are
 all
  current! Your a good momma to be cautious.
 
  I hope this helps, we all try to share our experiences and 
  knowledge on this forum, but we are not experts :)
 
  Keep us posted.
 
  Thanks,
  L
  - Original Message - From: Martha Walton 
 marthawal...@gmail.com
  
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
  Sent: Wednesday, August 03, 2011 2:17 PM
  Subject: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question
 
 
   We have a new addition (Peaches) to my household, making a total 
  of 4
  cats.
  Need advice on Feline Leukemia Vaccinations.
 
  I have not introduced new cat (Peaches) to my other cats, as I 
  want to make sure all are safe against feline leukemia. Peaches is 
  up to date with
 all
  shots, but waiting on vet to do fecal because I saw a tapeworm.
  Peaches is sequestered to basement. Very comfy down there.
 
  Here's the situation:
 
  *Peaches* (New Cat)
  Age: 4.5 yr
  Current vaccination for Feline Leukemia, but *was never tested* 
  before vaccination.
  Peaches was never tested for Feline Leukemia, she was given 1st  
  2nd feline leukemia in 2009.
  She also had a vaccination in 2010
 
  I have 3 other cats:
  All cats will stay indoors!
 
  *Nibbles *(got from shelter when 1

Re: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question

2011-08-04 Thread Lynda Wilson
Correct...don't ever get your cat/kitten vaccinated against FIV. It's too 
controversial and it WILL show a positive result on a FIV test.  FeLV will 
not after a vaccination.


- Original Message - 
From: Christiane Biagi ti...@mindspring.com

To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Thursday, August 04, 2011 12:41 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question



Vet is confusing FIV and FELV vaccines.  Cats test pos for FIV after being
vaccinated for FIV but do NOT test pos for FELV after FELV vaccination.

-Original Message-
From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Martha Walton
Sent: Thursday, August 04, 2011 1:38 PM
To: Katy Doyle
Cc: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question

Thanks everyone!  My vet told me that Peaches would test positive because
she's had the FeLV vaccination.
I think I will call the vet that Peaches former owners took her to  ask
them to test Peaches.
Thanks for the advice, I'll let you know what they say.

On Thu, Aug 4, 2011 at 1:16 PM, Katy Doyle 
athenapities...@gmail.comwrote:



It's not uncommon in Kentucky for shelters/rescues to just vaccinate
the cat instead of testing them.

Lately, all I have done is fight to get them to test the animals.
Apparently it costs too much - but I think the cost is worth saving
other cats from getting exposed to FeLV.


I'd say test Peaches, the vaccination doesn't cause the test to come
out positive, so you should get a fairly accurate reading.

Then go ahead and get everyone fully vaccinated against FeLV, just in
case =^_^=






On Thu, Aug 4, 2011 at 1:10 PM, molvey...@hotmail.com 
molvey...@hotmail.com wrote:


I think I would definitely get Peaches tested.  If all your cats are
indoors only they really don't need to be vaccinated against FeLV.
Only if there's a chance they could get it.  But if you're not
letting them out and you're not fostering other cats  then there's no
risk of exposure to the virus so no real need for a vaccination.  If
all your other cats have been tested and are negative also then
Peaches wouldn't need the vaccination either.  So as long as her
combo test is negative, then you really don't need to worry about
Nibbles.  It's totally up to you though.  Just my thoughts. Course if
Peaches' test is positive definitely get Nibbles up to speed.  And I
think he does need to do the series of two shots over again if you 
decide

to get him current like Lynda said.


Thanks for giving Peaches a home.  And kick that other lady in the
butt for kicking Peaches out of the house just because she had a baby.

Maureen

sent from my ATT Smartphone by HTC

- Reply message -
From: Martha Walton marthawal...@gmail.com
Date: Thu, Aug 4, 2011 11:52 am
Subject: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org

The family that owned Peaches found her abandoned outside a vacant
apartment.  Their neighbor moved out, but left the cat.  They took
Peaches to the vet to discover that Peaches already was spayed.  I
don't know why the Vet gave her Feline Leukemia vaccinations without

testing her first.

They kept Peaches for almost 2 years and properly vetted her, wife
had a baby and they didn't want Peaches anymore.  That's how Peaches
came to live here.

I am going to take her to the Vet to have her tested and will go
ahead and give Nibbles vaccinations.
I'll let you know what the vet says.
Thanks for all your help!!  It has been hard to get information about
what to do.

On Wed, Aug 3, 2011 at 5:01 PM, Lynda Wilson
longhornf...@verizon.net
wrote:

 Martha, you will have to start over on Nibbles. Once you get the
 first shot, you have to get the second within 3 weeks of the first
 for it to
be
 effective.

 It would be wise to have Peaches tested. Getting her the
 vaccination against FeLV will not show a positive test like the FIV
 would.  I would
keep
 her separate from the others of course, until her worms are gone
 and she
has
 had two FeLV tests that have the same result. Glad all the others
 are
all
 current! Your a good momma to be cautious.

 I hope this helps, we all try to share our experiences and
 knowledge on this forum, but we are not experts :)

 Keep us posted.

 Thanks,
 L
 - Original Message - From: Martha Walton 
marthawal...@gmail.com
 
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Sent: Wednesday, August 03, 2011 2:17 PM
 Subject: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question


  We have a new addition (Peaches) to my household, making a total
 of 4
 cats.
 Need advice on Feline Leukemia Vaccinations.

 I have not introduced new cat (Peaches) to my other cats, as I
 want to make sure all are safe against feline leukemia. Peaches is
 up to date with
all
 shots, but waiting on vet to do fecal because I saw a tapeworm.
 Peaches is sequestered to basement. Very comfy down there.

 Here's the situation:

 *Peaches* (New Cat)
 Age: 4.5 yr
 Current vaccination for Feline Leukemia, but *was never tested

Re: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question

2011-08-04 Thread Lynda Wilson
Christiane, my apologies for being so confusing, all the initials for 
vaccines confuse me...I meant to say, don't ever get the FIP vaccine. Always 
discuss with a vet that you trust about the FIV vaccine as well.



- Original Message - 
From: Christiane Biagi ti...@mindspring.com

To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Thursday, August 04, 2011 12:41 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question



Vet is confusing FIV and FELV vaccines.  Cats test pos for FIV after being
vaccinated for FIV but do NOT test pos for FELV after FELV vaccination.

-Original Message-
From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Martha Walton
Sent: Thursday, August 04, 2011 1:38 PM
To: Katy Doyle
Cc: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question

Thanks everyone!  My vet told me that Peaches would test positive because
she's had the FeLV vaccination.
I think I will call the vet that Peaches former owners took her to  ask
them to test Peaches.
Thanks for the advice, I'll let you know what they say.

On Thu, Aug 4, 2011 at 1:16 PM, Katy Doyle 
athenapities...@gmail.comwrote:



It's not uncommon in Kentucky for shelters/rescues to just vaccinate
the cat instead of testing them.

Lately, all I have done is fight to get them to test the animals.
Apparently it costs too much - but I think the cost is worth saving
other cats from getting exposed to FeLV.


I'd say test Peaches, the vaccination doesn't cause the test to come
out positive, so you should get a fairly accurate reading.

Then go ahead and get everyone fully vaccinated against FeLV, just in
case =^_^=






On Thu, Aug 4, 2011 at 1:10 PM, molvey...@hotmail.com 
molvey...@hotmail.com wrote:


I think I would definitely get Peaches tested.  If all your cats are
indoors only they really don't need to be vaccinated against FeLV.
Only if there's a chance they could get it.  But if you're not
letting them out and you're not fostering other cats  then there's no
risk of exposure to the virus so no real need for a vaccination.  If
all your other cats have been tested and are negative also then
Peaches wouldn't need the vaccination either.  So as long as her
combo test is negative, then you really don't need to worry about
Nibbles.  It's totally up to you though.  Just my thoughts. Course if
Peaches' test is positive definitely get Nibbles up to speed.  And I
think he does need to do the series of two shots over again if you 
decide

to get him current like Lynda said.


Thanks for giving Peaches a home.  And kick that other lady in the
butt for kicking Peaches out of the house just because she had a baby.

Maureen

sent from my ATT Smartphone by HTC

- Reply message -
From: Martha Walton marthawal...@gmail.com
Date: Thu, Aug 4, 2011 11:52 am
Subject: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org

The family that owned Peaches found her abandoned outside a vacant
apartment.  Their neighbor moved out, but left the cat.  They took
Peaches to the vet to discover that Peaches already was spayed.  I
don't know why the Vet gave her Feline Leukemia vaccinations without

testing her first.

They kept Peaches for almost 2 years and properly vetted her, wife
had a baby and they didn't want Peaches anymore.  That's how Peaches
came to live here.

I am going to take her to the Vet to have her tested and will go
ahead and give Nibbles vaccinations.
I'll let you know what the vet says.
Thanks for all your help!!  It has been hard to get information about
what to do.

On Wed, Aug 3, 2011 at 5:01 PM, Lynda Wilson
longhornf...@verizon.net
wrote:

 Martha, you will have to start over on Nibbles. Once you get the
 first shot, you have to get the second within 3 weeks of the first
 for it to
be
 effective.

 It would be wise to have Peaches tested. Getting her the
 vaccination against FeLV will not show a positive test like the FIV
 would.  I would
keep
 her separate from the others of course, until her worms are gone
 and she
has
 had two FeLV tests that have the same result. Glad all the others
 are
all
 current! Your a good momma to be cautious.

 I hope this helps, we all try to share our experiences and
 knowledge on this forum, but we are not experts :)

 Keep us posted.

 Thanks,
 L
 - Original Message - From: Martha Walton 
marthawal...@gmail.com
 
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Sent: Wednesday, August 03, 2011 2:17 PM
 Subject: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question


  We have a new addition (Peaches) to my household, making a total
 of 4
 cats.
 Need advice on Feline Leukemia Vaccinations.

 I have not introduced new cat (Peaches) to my other cats, as I
 want to make sure all are safe against feline leukemia. Peaches is
 up to date with
all
 shots, but waiting on vet to do fecal because I saw a tapeworm.
 Peaches is sequestered to basement. Very comfy down there.

 Here's the situation:

 *Peaches* (New Cat)
 Age: 4.5 yr
 Current vaccination

Re: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question

2011-08-04 Thread Martha Walton
Just called Peaches' former Vet.
They will test her for FeLV tomorrow.  Peaches was going to a
Bainfield/PetSmart.  I'll let you know the results of the test!!

On Thu, Aug 4, 2011 at 1:41 PM, Christiane Biagi ti...@mindspring.comwrote:

 Vet is confusing FIV and FELV vaccines.  Cats test pos for FIV after being
 vaccinated for FIV but do NOT test pos for FELV after FELV vaccination.

 -Original Message-
 From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
 [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Martha Walton
 Sent: Thursday, August 04, 2011 1:38 PM
 To: Katy Doyle
 Cc: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question

 Thanks everyone!  My vet told me that Peaches would test positive because
 she's had the FeLV vaccination.
 I think I will call the vet that Peaches former owners took her to  ask
 them to test Peaches.
 Thanks for the advice, I'll let you know what they say.

 On Thu, Aug 4, 2011 at 1:16 PM, Katy Doyle athenapities...@gmail.com
 wrote:

  It's not uncommon in Kentucky for shelters/rescues to just vaccinate
  the cat instead of testing them.
 
  Lately, all I have done is fight to get them to test the animals.
  Apparently it costs too much - but I think the cost is worth saving
  other cats from getting exposed to FeLV.
 
 
  I'd say test Peaches, the vaccination doesn't cause the test to come
  out positive, so you should get a fairly accurate reading.
 
  Then go ahead and get everyone fully vaccinated against FeLV, just in
  case =^_^=
 
 
 
 
 
 
  On Thu, Aug 4, 2011 at 1:10 PM, molvey...@hotmail.com 
  molvey...@hotmail.com wrote:
 
  I think I would definitely get Peaches tested.  If all your cats are
  indoors only they really don't need to be vaccinated against FeLV.
  Only if there's a chance they could get it.  But if you're not
  letting them out and you're not fostering other cats  then there's no
  risk of exposure to the virus so no real need for a vaccination.  If
  all your other cats have been tested and are negative also then
  Peaches wouldn't need the vaccination either.  So as long as her
  combo test is negative, then you really don't need to worry about
  Nibbles.  It's totally up to you though.  Just my thoughts. Course if
  Peaches' test is positive definitely get Nibbles up to speed.  And I
  think he does need to do the series of two shots over again if you
 decide
 to get him current like Lynda said.
 
  Thanks for giving Peaches a home.  And kick that other lady in the
  butt for kicking Peaches out of the house just because she had a baby.
 
  Maureen
 
  sent from my ATT Smartphone by HTC
 
  - Reply message -
  From: Martha Walton marthawal...@gmail.com
  Date: Thu, Aug 4, 2011 11:52 am
  Subject: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question
   To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 
  The family that owned Peaches found her abandoned outside a vacant
  apartment.  Their neighbor moved out, but left the cat.  They took
  Peaches to the vet to discover that Peaches already was spayed.  I
  don't know why the Vet gave her Feline Leukemia vaccinations without
 testing her first.
  They kept Peaches for almost 2 years and properly vetted her, wife
  had a baby and they didn't want Peaches anymore.  That's how Peaches
  came to live here.
 
  I am going to take her to the Vet to have her tested and will go
  ahead and give Nibbles vaccinations.
  I'll let you know what the vet says.
  Thanks for all your help!!  It has been hard to get information about
  what to do.
 
  On Wed, Aug 3, 2011 at 5:01 PM, Lynda Wilson
  longhornf...@verizon.net
  wrote:
 
   Martha, you will have to start over on Nibbles. Once you get the
   first shot, you have to get the second within 3 weeks of the first
   for it to
  be
   effective.
  
   It would be wise to have Peaches tested. Getting her the
   vaccination against FeLV will not show a positive test like the FIV
   would.  I would
  keep
   her separate from the others of course, until her worms are gone
   and she
  has
   had two FeLV tests that have the same result. Glad all the others
   are
  all
   current! Your a good momma to be cautious.
  
   I hope this helps, we all try to share our experiences and
   knowledge on this forum, but we are not experts :)
  
   Keep us posted.
  
   Thanks,
   L
   - Original Message - From: Martha Walton 
  marthawal...@gmail.com
   
   To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
   Sent: Wednesday, August 03, 2011 2:17 PM
   Subject: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question
  
  
We have a new addition (Peaches) to my household, making a total
   of 4
   cats.
   Need advice on Feline Leukemia Vaccinations.
  
   I have not introduced new cat (Peaches) to my other cats, as I
   want to make sure all are safe against feline leukemia. Peaches is
   up to date with
  all
   shots, but waiting on vet to do fecal because I saw a tapeworm.
   Peaches is sequestered to basement. Very comfy down there.
  
   Here's the situation:
  
   *Peaches* (New Cat

Re: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question

2011-08-04 Thread Katy Doyle
Ah, Christiane, you beat me to the punch!

On Thu, Aug 4, 2011 at 1:41 PM, Christiane Biagi ti...@mindspring.comwrote:

 Vet is confusing FIV and FELV vaccines.  Cats test pos for FIV after being
 vaccinated for FIV but do NOT test pos for FELV after FELV vaccination.

 -Original Message-
 From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
 [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Martha Walton
 Sent: Thursday, August 04, 2011 1:38 PM
 To: Katy Doyle
 Cc: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question

  Thanks everyone!  My vet told me that Peaches would test positive because
 she's had the FeLV vaccination.
 I think I will call the vet that Peaches former owners took her to  ask
 them to test Peaches.
 Thanks for the advice, I'll let you know what they say.

 On Thu, Aug 4, 2011 at 1:16 PM, Katy Doyle athenapities...@gmail.com
 wrote:

  It's not uncommon in Kentucky for shelters/rescues to just vaccinate
  the cat instead of testing them.
 
  Lately, all I have done is fight to get them to test the animals.
  Apparently it costs too much - but I think the cost is worth saving
  other cats from getting exposed to FeLV.
 
 
  I'd say test Peaches, the vaccination doesn't cause the test to come
  out positive, so you should get a fairly accurate reading.
 
  Then go ahead and get everyone fully vaccinated against FeLV, just in
  case =^_^=
 
 
 
 
 
 
  On Thu, Aug 4, 2011 at 1:10 PM, molvey...@hotmail.com 
  molvey...@hotmail.com wrote:
 
  I think I would definitely get Peaches tested.  If all your cats are
  indoors only they really don't need to be vaccinated against FeLV.
  Only if there's a chance they could get it.  But if you're not
  letting them out and you're not fostering other cats  then there's no
  risk of exposure to the virus so no real need for a vaccination.  If
  all your other cats have been tested and are negative also then
  Peaches wouldn't need the vaccination either.  So as long as her
  combo test is negative, then you really don't need to worry about
  Nibbles.  It's totally up to you though.  Just my thoughts. Course if
  Peaches' test is positive definitely get Nibbles up to speed.  And I
  think he does need to do the series of two shots over again if you
 decide
 to get him current like Lynda said.
 
  Thanks for giving Peaches a home.  And kick that other lady in the
  butt for kicking Peaches out of the house just because she had a baby.
 
  Maureen
 
  sent from my ATT Smartphone by HTC
 
  - Reply message -
  From: Martha Walton marthawal...@gmail.com
  Date: Thu, Aug 4, 2011 11:52 am
  Subject: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question
   To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 
  The family that owned Peaches found her abandoned outside a vacant
  apartment.  Their neighbor moved out, but left the cat.  They took
  Peaches to the vet to discover that Peaches already was spayed.  I
  don't know why the Vet gave her Feline Leukemia vaccinations without
 testing her first.
  They kept Peaches for almost 2 years and properly vetted her, wife
  had a baby and they didn't want Peaches anymore.  That's how Peaches
  came to live here.
 
  I am going to take her to the Vet to have her tested and will go
  ahead and give Nibbles vaccinations.
  I'll let you know what the vet says.
  Thanks for all your help!!  It has been hard to get information about
  what to do.
 
  On Wed, Aug 3, 2011 at 5:01 PM, Lynda Wilson
  longhornf...@verizon.net
  wrote:
 
   Martha, you will have to start over on Nibbles. Once you get the
   first shot, you have to get the second within 3 weeks of the first
   for it to
  be
   effective.
  
   It would be wise to have Peaches tested. Getting her the
   vaccination against FeLV will not show a positive test like the FIV
   would.  I would
  keep
   her separate from the others of course, until her worms are gone
   and she
  has
   had two FeLV tests that have the same result. Glad all the others
   are
  all
   current! Your a good momma to be cautious.
  
   I hope this helps, we all try to share our experiences and
   knowledge on this forum, but we are not experts :)
  
   Keep us posted.
  
   Thanks,
   L
   - Original Message - From: Martha Walton 
  marthawal...@gmail.com
   
   To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
   Sent: Wednesday, August 03, 2011 2:17 PM
   Subject: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question
  
  
We have a new addition (Peaches) to my household, making a total
   of 4
   cats.
   Need advice on Feline Leukemia Vaccinations.
  
   I have not introduced new cat (Peaches) to my other cats, as I
   want to make sure all are safe against feline leukemia. Peaches is
   up to date with
  all
   shots, but waiting on vet to do fecal because I saw a tapeworm.
   Peaches is sequestered to basement. Very comfy down there.
  
   Here's the situation:
  
   *Peaches* (New Cat)
   Age: 4.5 yr
   Current vaccination for Feline Leukemia, but *was never tested*
   before vaccination.
   Peaches

Re: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question

2011-08-04 Thread Christiane Biagi
Sort of makes me crazy cause a found cat that test pos for FIV is almost
always euthanized in shelters.  Who knows how many of those were owned cats
who, unfortunately, got the vaccine!

-Original Message-
From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Katy Doyle
Sent: Thursday, August 04, 2011 1:58 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question

Ah, Christiane, you beat me to the punch!

On Thu, Aug 4, 2011 at 1:41 PM, Christiane Biagi
ti...@mindspring.comwrote:

 Vet is confusing FIV and FELV vaccines.  Cats test pos for FIV after 
 being vaccinated for FIV but do NOT test pos for FELV after FELV
vaccination.

 -Original Message-
 From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
 [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Martha 
 Walton
 Sent: Thursday, August 04, 2011 1:38 PM
 To: Katy Doyle
 Cc: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question

  Thanks everyone!  My vet told me that Peaches would test positive 
 because she's had the FeLV vaccination.
 I think I will call the vet that Peaches former owners took her to  
 ask them to test Peaches.
 Thanks for the advice, I'll let you know what they say.

 On Thu, Aug 4, 2011 at 1:16 PM, Katy Doyle athenapities...@gmail.com
 wrote:

  It's not uncommon in Kentucky for shelters/rescues to just vaccinate 
  the cat instead of testing them.
 
  Lately, all I have done is fight to get them to test the animals.
  Apparently it costs too much - but I think the cost is worth 
  saving other cats from getting exposed to FeLV.
 
 
  I'd say test Peaches, the vaccination doesn't cause the test to come 
  out positive, so you should get a fairly accurate reading.
 
  Then go ahead and get everyone fully vaccinated against FeLV, just 
  in case =^_^=
 
 
 
 
 
 
  On Thu, Aug 4, 2011 at 1:10 PM, molvey...@hotmail.com  
  molvey...@hotmail.com wrote:
 
  I think I would definitely get Peaches tested.  If all your cats 
  are indoors only they really don't need to be vaccinated against FeLV.
  Only if there's a chance they could get it.  But if you're not 
  letting them out and you're not fostering other cats  then there's 
  no risk of exposure to the virus so no real need for a vaccination.  
  If all your other cats have been tested and are negative also then 
  Peaches wouldn't need the vaccination either.  So as long as her 
  combo test is negative, then you really don't need to worry about 
  Nibbles.  It's totally up to you though.  Just my thoughts. Course 
  if Peaches' test is positive definitely get Nibbles up to speed.  
  And I think he does need to do the series of two shots over again 
  if you
 decide
 to get him current like Lynda said.
 
  Thanks for giving Peaches a home.  And kick that other lady in the 
  butt for kicking Peaches out of the house just because she had a baby.
 
  Maureen
 
  sent from my ATT Smartphone by HTC
 
  - Reply message -
  From: Martha Walton marthawal...@gmail.com
  Date: Thu, Aug 4, 2011 11:52 am
  Subject: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question
   To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 
  The family that owned Peaches found her abandoned outside a vacant 
  apartment.  Their neighbor moved out, but left the cat.  They took 
  Peaches to the vet to discover that Peaches already was spayed.  I 
  don't know why the Vet gave her Feline Leukemia vaccinations 
  without
 testing her first.
  They kept Peaches for almost 2 years and properly vetted her, wife 
  had a baby and they didn't want Peaches anymore.  That's how 
  Peaches came to live here.
 
  I am going to take her to the Vet to have her tested and will go 
  ahead and give Nibbles vaccinations.
  I'll let you know what the vet says.
  Thanks for all your help!!  It has been hard to get information 
  about what to do.
 
  On Wed, Aug 3, 2011 at 5:01 PM, Lynda Wilson 
  longhornf...@verizon.net
  wrote:
 
   Martha, you will have to start over on Nibbles. Once you get the 
   first shot, you have to get the second within 3 weeks of the 
   first for it to
  be
   effective.
  
   It would be wise to have Peaches tested. Getting her the 
   vaccination against FeLV will not show a positive test like the 
   FIV would.  I would
  keep
   her separate from the others of course, until her worms are gone 
   and she
  has
   had two FeLV tests that have the same result. Glad all the others 
   are
  all
   current! Your a good momma to be cautious.
  
   I hope this helps, we all try to share our experiences and 
   knowledge on this forum, but we are not experts :)
  
   Keep us posted.
  
   Thanks,
   L
   - Original Message - From: Martha Walton 
  marthawal...@gmail.com
   
   To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
   Sent: Wednesday, August 03, 2011 2:17 PM
   Subject: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question
  
  
We have a new addition (Peaches) to my household, making a total 
   of 4
   cats.
   Need advice

Re: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question

2011-08-04 Thread Natalie
I didn't realize that this is what happens with FeLV vaccines?  That's
terrible - it means that an abandoned or given up cat could tests positive
but only from a vaccine - I know it's the case with FIV Ft. Dodge vaccines,
that's why many vets don't like it very much!

-Original Message-
From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Martha Walton
Sent: Thursday, August 04, 2011 1:38 PM
To: Katy Doyle
Cc: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question

Thanks everyone!  My vet told me that Peaches would test positive because
she's had the FeLV vaccination.
I think I will call the vet that Peaches former owners took her to  ask
them to test Peaches.
Thanks for the advice, I'll let you know what they say.

On Thu, Aug 4, 2011 at 1:16 PM, Katy Doyle athenapities...@gmail.comwrote:

 It's not uncommon in Kentucky for shelters/rescues to just vaccinate the
 cat instead of testing them.

 Lately, all I have done is fight to get them to test the animals.
 Apparently it costs too much - but I think the cost is worth saving
other
 cats from getting exposed to FeLV.


 I'd say test Peaches, the vaccination doesn't cause the test to come out
 positive, so you should get a fairly accurate reading.

 Then go ahead and get everyone fully vaccinated against FeLV, just in case
 =^_^=






 On Thu, Aug 4, 2011 at 1:10 PM, molvey...@hotmail.com 
 molvey...@hotmail.com wrote:

 I think I would definitely get Peaches tested.  If all your cats are
 indoors only they really don't need to be vaccinated against FeLV.  Only
if
 there's a chance they could get it.  But if you're not letting them out
and
 you're not fostering other cats  then there's no risk of exposure to the
 virus so no real need for a vaccination.  If all your other cats have
been
 tested and are negative also then Peaches wouldn't need the vaccination
 either.  So as long as her combo test is negative, then you really don't
 need to worry about Nibbles.  It's totally up to you though.  Just my
 thoughts. Course if Peaches' test is positive definitely get Nibbles up
to
 speed.  And I think he does need to do the series of two shots over again
if
 you decide to get him current like Lynda said.

 Thanks for giving Peaches a home.  And kick that other lady in the butt
 for kicking Peaches out of the house just because she had a baby.

 Maureen

 sent from my ATT Smartphone by HTC

 - Reply message -
 From: Martha Walton marthawal...@gmail.com
 Date: Thu, Aug 4, 2011 11:52 am
 Subject: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org

 The family that owned Peaches found her abandoned outside a vacant
 apartment.  Their neighbor moved out, but left the cat.  They took
Peaches
 to the vet to discover that Peaches already was spayed.  I don't know why
 the Vet gave her Feline Leukemia vaccinations without testing her first.
 They kept Peaches for almost 2 years and properly vetted her, wife had a
 baby and they didn't want Peaches anymore.  That's how Peaches came to
 live
 here.

 I am going to take her to the Vet to have her tested and will go ahead
and
 give Nibbles vaccinations.
 I'll let you know what the vet says.
 Thanks for all your help!!  It has been hard to get information about
what
 to do.

 On Wed, Aug 3, 2011 at 5:01 PM, Lynda Wilson longhornf...@verizon.net
 wrote:

  Martha, you will have to start over on Nibbles. Once you get the first
  shot, you have to get the second within 3 weeks of the first for it to
 be
  effective.
 
  It would be wise to have Peaches tested. Getting her the vaccination
  against FeLV will not show a positive test like the FIV would.  I would
 keep
  her separate from the others of course, until her worms are gone and
she
 has
  had two FeLV tests that have the same result. Glad all the others are
 all
  current! Your a good momma to be cautious.
 
  I hope this helps, we all try to share our experiences and knowledge on
  this forum, but we are not experts :)
 
  Keep us posted.
 
  Thanks,
  L
  - Original Message - From: Martha Walton 
 marthawal...@gmail.com
  
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
  Sent: Wednesday, August 03, 2011 2:17 PM
  Subject: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question
 
 
   We have a new addition (Peaches) to my household, making a total of 4
  cats.
  Need advice on Feline Leukemia Vaccinations.
 
  I have not introduced new cat (Peaches) to my other cats, as I want to
  make
  sure all are safe against feline leukemia. Peaches is up to date with
 all
  shots, but waiting on vet to do fecal because I saw a tapeworm.
  Peaches is sequestered to basement. Very comfy down there.
 
  Here's the situation:
 
  *Peaches* (New Cat)
  Age: 4.5 yr
  Current vaccination for Feline Leukemia, but *was never tested* before
  vaccination.
  Peaches was never tested for Feline Leukemia, she was given 1st  2nd
  feline
  leukemia in 2009.
  She also had a vaccination in 2010
 
  I have 3 other

Re: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question

2011-08-04 Thread Christiane Biagi
No--happens only w. FIV vaccine.

-Original Message-
From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Natalie
Sent: Thursday, August 04, 2011 2:35 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question

I didn't realize that this is what happens with FeLV vaccines?  That's
terrible - it means that an abandoned or given up cat could tests positive
but only from a vaccine - I know it's the case with FIV Ft. Dodge vaccines,
that's why many vets don't like it very much!

-Original Message-
From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Martha Walton
Sent: Thursday, August 04, 2011 1:38 PM
To: Katy Doyle
Cc: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question

Thanks everyone!  My vet told me that Peaches would test positive because
she's had the FeLV vaccination.
I think I will call the vet that Peaches former owners took her to  ask
them to test Peaches.
Thanks for the advice, I'll let you know what they say.

On Thu, Aug 4, 2011 at 1:16 PM, Katy Doyle athenapities...@gmail.comwrote:

 It's not uncommon in Kentucky for shelters/rescues to just vaccinate 
 the cat instead of testing them.

 Lately, all I have done is fight to get them to test the animals.
 Apparently it costs too much - but I think the cost is worth saving
other
 cats from getting exposed to FeLV.


 I'd say test Peaches, the vaccination doesn't cause the test to come 
 out positive, so you should get a fairly accurate reading.

 Then go ahead and get everyone fully vaccinated against FeLV, just in 
 case =^_^=






 On Thu, Aug 4, 2011 at 1:10 PM, molvey...@hotmail.com  
 molvey...@hotmail.com wrote:

 I think I would definitely get Peaches tested.  If all your cats are 
 indoors only they really don't need to be vaccinated against FeLV.  
 Only
if
 there's a chance they could get it.  But if you're not letting them 
 out
and
 you're not fostering other cats  then there's no risk of exposure to 
 the virus so no real need for a vaccination.  If all your other cats 
 have
been
 tested and are negative also then Peaches wouldn't need the 
 vaccination either.  So as long as her combo test is negative, then 
 you really don't need to worry about Nibbles.  It's totally up to you 
 though.  Just my thoughts. Course if Peaches' test is positive 
 definitely get Nibbles up
to
 speed.  And I think he does need to do the series of two shots over 
 again
if
 you decide to get him current like Lynda said.

 Thanks for giving Peaches a home.  And kick that other lady in the 
 butt for kicking Peaches out of the house just because she had a baby.

 Maureen

 sent from my ATT Smartphone by HTC

 - Reply message -
 From: Martha Walton marthawal...@gmail.com
 Date: Thu, Aug 4, 2011 11:52 am
 Subject: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org

 The family that owned Peaches found her abandoned outside a vacant 
 apartment.  Their neighbor moved out, but left the cat.  They took
Peaches
 to the vet to discover that Peaches already was spayed.  I don't know 
 why the Vet gave her Feline Leukemia vaccinations without testing her
first.
 They kept Peaches for almost 2 years and properly vetted her, wife 
 had a baby and they didn't want Peaches anymore.  That's how Peaches 
 came to live here.

 I am going to take her to the Vet to have her tested and will go 
 ahead
and
 give Nibbles vaccinations.
 I'll let you know what the vet says.
 Thanks for all your help!!  It has been hard to get information about
what
 to do.

 On Wed, Aug 3, 2011 at 5:01 PM, Lynda Wilson 
 longhornf...@verizon.net
 wrote:

  Martha, you will have to start over on Nibbles. Once you get the 
  first shot, you have to get the second within 3 weeks of the first 
  for it to
 be
  effective.
 
  It would be wise to have Peaches tested. Getting her the 
  vaccination against FeLV will not show a positive test like the FIV 
  would.  I would
 keep
  her separate from the others of course, until her worms are gone 
  and
she
 has
  had two FeLV tests that have the same result. Glad all the others 
  are
 all
  current! Your a good momma to be cautious.
 
  I hope this helps, we all try to share our experiences and 
  knowledge on this forum, but we are not experts :)
 
  Keep us posted.
 
  Thanks,
  L
  - Original Message - From: Martha Walton 
 marthawal...@gmail.com
  
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
  Sent: Wednesday, August 03, 2011 2:17 PM
  Subject: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question
 
 
   We have a new addition (Peaches) to my household, making a total 
  of 4
  cats.
  Need advice on Feline Leukemia Vaccinations.
 
  I have not introduced new cat (Peaches) to my other cats, as I 
  want to make sure all are safe against feline leukemia. Peaches is 
  up to date with
 all
  shots, but waiting on vet to do fecal because I saw a tapeworm.
  Peaches is sequestered

Re: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question

2011-08-04 Thread Lynda Wilson
Martha, I would find another vet. FeLV vaccine will never show a positive on 
a test just b/c the cat has been vaccinated against it. It only happens with 
FIV  FIP vaccines.



- Original Message - 
From: Christiane Biagi ti...@mindspring.com

To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Thursday, August 04, 2011 1:41 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question



No--happens only w. FIV vaccine.

-Original Message-
From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Natalie
Sent: Thursday, August 04, 2011 2:35 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question

I didn't realize that this is what happens with FeLV vaccines?  That's
terrible - it means that an abandoned or given up cat could tests positive
but only from a vaccine - I know it's the case with FIV Ft. Dodge 
vaccines,

that's why many vets don't like it very much!

-Original Message-
From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Martha Walton
Sent: Thursday, August 04, 2011 1:38 PM
To: Katy Doyle
Cc: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question

Thanks everyone!  My vet told me that Peaches would test positive because
she's had the FeLV vaccination.
I think I will call the vet that Peaches former owners took her to  ask
them to test Peaches.
Thanks for the advice, I'll let you know what they say.

On Thu, Aug 4, 2011 at 1:16 PM, Katy Doyle 
athenapities...@gmail.comwrote:



It's not uncommon in Kentucky for shelters/rescues to just vaccinate
the cat instead of testing them.

Lately, all I have done is fight to get them to test the animals.
Apparently it costs too much - but I think the cost is worth saving

other

cats from getting exposed to FeLV.


I'd say test Peaches, the vaccination doesn't cause the test to come
out positive, so you should get a fairly accurate reading.

Then go ahead and get everyone fully vaccinated against FeLV, just in
case =^_^=






On Thu, Aug 4, 2011 at 1:10 PM, molvey...@hotmail.com 
molvey...@hotmail.com wrote:


I think I would definitely get Peaches tested.  If all your cats are
indoors only they really don't need to be vaccinated against FeLV.
Only

if

there's a chance they could get it.  But if you're not letting them
out

and

you're not fostering other cats  then there's no risk of exposure to
the virus so no real need for a vaccination.  If all your other cats
have

been

tested and are negative also then Peaches wouldn't need the
vaccination either.  So as long as her combo test is negative, then
you really don't need to worry about Nibbles.  It's totally up to you
though.  Just my thoughts. Course if Peaches' test is positive
definitely get Nibbles up

to

speed.  And I think he does need to do the series of two shots over
again

if

you decide to get him current like Lynda said.

Thanks for giving Peaches a home.  And kick that other lady in the
butt for kicking Peaches out of the house just because she had a baby.

Maureen

sent from my ATT Smartphone by HTC

- Reply message -
From: Martha Walton marthawal...@gmail.com
Date: Thu, Aug 4, 2011 11:52 am
Subject: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org

The family that owned Peaches found her abandoned outside a vacant
apartment.  Their neighbor moved out, but left the cat.  They took

Peaches

to the vet to discover that Peaches already was spayed.  I don't know
why the Vet gave her Feline Leukemia vaccinations without testing her

first.

They kept Peaches for almost 2 years and properly vetted her, wife
had a baby and they didn't want Peaches anymore.  That's how Peaches
came to live here.

I am going to take her to the Vet to have her tested and will go
ahead

and

give Nibbles vaccinations.
I'll let you know what the vet says.
Thanks for all your help!!  It has been hard to get information about

what

to do.

On Wed, Aug 3, 2011 at 5:01 PM, Lynda Wilson
longhornf...@verizon.net
wrote:

 Martha, you will have to start over on Nibbles. Once you get the
 first shot, you have to get the second within 3 weeks of the first
 for it to
be
 effective.

 It would be wise to have Peaches tested. Getting her the
 vaccination against FeLV will not show a positive test like the FIV
 would.  I would
keep
 her separate from the others of course, until her worms are gone
 and

she

has
 had two FeLV tests that have the same result. Glad all the others
 are
all
 current! Your a good momma to be cautious.

 I hope this helps, we all try to share our experiences and
 knowledge on this forum, but we are not experts :)

 Keep us posted.

 Thanks,
 L
 - Original Message - From: Martha Walton 
marthawal...@gmail.com
 
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Sent: Wednesday, August 03, 2011 2:17 PM
 Subject: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question


  We have a new addition (Peaches) to my household, making a total
 of 4
 cats.
 Need advice

Re: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question

2011-08-04 Thread Lynda Wilson
Thanks, Martha! Good luck to you, I will keep my fingers crossed for 
Peaches. You are so awesome to take such great care of her and taking her in 
as freely as you did!!
- Original Message - 
From: Martha Walton marthawal...@gmail.com

To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Thursday, August 04, 2011 12:54 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question



Just called Peaches' former Vet.
They will test her for FeLV tomorrow.  Peaches was going to a
Bainfield/PetSmart.  I'll let you know the results of the test!!

On Thu, Aug 4, 2011 at 1:41 PM, Christiane Biagi 
ti...@mindspring.comwrote:


Vet is confusing FIV and FELV vaccines.  Cats test pos for FIV after 
being

vaccinated for FIV but do NOT test pos for FELV after FELV vaccination.

-Original Message-
From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Martha Walton
Sent: Thursday, August 04, 2011 1:38 PM
To: Katy Doyle
Cc: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question

Thanks everyone!  My vet told me that Peaches would test positive because
she's had the FeLV vaccination.
I think I will call the vet that Peaches former owners took her to  ask
them to test Peaches.
Thanks for the advice, I'll let you know what they say.

On Thu, Aug 4, 2011 at 1:16 PM, Katy Doyle athenapities...@gmail.com
wrote:

 It's not uncommon in Kentucky for shelters/rescues to just vaccinate
 the cat instead of testing them.

 Lately, all I have done is fight to get them to test the animals.
 Apparently it costs too much - but I think the cost is worth saving
 other cats from getting exposed to FeLV.


 I'd say test Peaches, the vaccination doesn't cause the test to come
 out positive, so you should get a fairly accurate reading.

 Then go ahead and get everyone fully vaccinated against FeLV, just in
 case =^_^=






 On Thu, Aug 4, 2011 at 1:10 PM, molvey...@hotmail.com 
 molvey...@hotmail.com wrote:

 I think I would definitely get Peaches tested.  If all your cats are
 indoors only they really don't need to be vaccinated against FeLV.
 Only if there's a chance they could get it.  But if you're not
 letting them out and you're not fostering other cats  then there's no
 risk of exposure to the virus so no real need for a vaccination.  If
 all your other cats have been tested and are negative also then
 Peaches wouldn't need the vaccination either.  So as long as her
 combo test is negative, then you really don't need to worry about
 Nibbles.  It's totally up to you though.  Just my thoughts. Course if
 Peaches' test is positive definitely get Nibbles up to speed.  And I
 think he does need to do the series of two shots over again if you
decide
to get him current like Lynda said.

 Thanks for giving Peaches a home.  And kick that other lady in the
 butt for kicking Peaches out of the house just because she had a baby.

 Maureen

 sent from my ATT Smartphone by HTC

 - Reply message -
 From: Martha Walton marthawal...@gmail.com
 Date: Thu, Aug 4, 2011 11:52 am
 Subject: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org

 The family that owned Peaches found her abandoned outside a vacant
 apartment.  Their neighbor moved out, but left the cat.  They took
 Peaches to the vet to discover that Peaches already was spayed.  I
 don't know why the Vet gave her Feline Leukemia vaccinations without
testing her first.
 They kept Peaches for almost 2 years and properly vetted her, wife
 had a baby and they didn't want Peaches anymore.  That's how Peaches
 came to live here.

 I am going to take her to the Vet to have her tested and will go
 ahead and give Nibbles vaccinations.
 I'll let you know what the vet says.
 Thanks for all your help!!  It has been hard to get information about
 what to do.

 On Wed, Aug 3, 2011 at 5:01 PM, Lynda Wilson
 longhornf...@verizon.net
 wrote:

  Martha, you will have to start over on Nibbles. Once you get the
  first shot, you have to get the second within 3 weeks of the first
  for it to
 be
  effective.
 
  It would be wise to have Peaches tested. Getting her the
  vaccination against FeLV will not show a positive test like the FIV
  would.  I would
 keep
  her separate from the others of course, until her worms are gone
  and she
 has
  had two FeLV tests that have the same result. Glad all the others
  are
 all
  current! Your a good momma to be cautious.
 
  I hope this helps, we all try to share our experiences and
  knowledge on this forum, but we are not experts :)
 
  Keep us posted.
 
  Thanks,
  L
  - Original Message - From: Martha Walton 
 marthawal...@gmail.com
  
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
  Sent: Wednesday, August 03, 2011 2:17 PM
  Subject: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question
 
 
   We have a new addition (Peaches) to my household, making a total
  of 4
  cats.
  Need advice on Feline Leukemia Vaccinations.
 
  I have not introduced new cat (Peaches) to my other cats, as I
  want to make sure all

Re: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question

2011-08-04 Thread Lynda Wilson

Exactly! It breaks my heart just thinking about it!
- Original Message - 
From: Christiane Biagi ti...@mindspring.com

To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Thursday, August 04, 2011 1:34 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question



Sort of makes me crazy cause a found cat that test pos for FIV is almost
always euthanized in shelters.  Who knows how many of those were owned 
cats

who, unfortunately, got the vaccine!

-Original Message-
From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Katy Doyle
Sent: Thursday, August 04, 2011 1:58 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question

Ah, Christiane, you beat me to the punch!

On Thu, Aug 4, 2011 at 1:41 PM, Christiane Biagi
ti...@mindspring.comwrote:


Vet is confusing FIV and FELV vaccines.  Cats test pos for FIV after
being vaccinated for FIV but do NOT test pos for FELV after FELV

vaccination.


-Original Message-
From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Martha
Walton
Sent: Thursday, August 04, 2011 1:38 PM
To: Katy Doyle
Cc: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question

 Thanks everyone!  My vet told me that Peaches would test positive
because she's had the FeLV vaccination.
I think I will call the vet that Peaches former owners took her to 
ask them to test Peaches.
Thanks for the advice, I'll let you know what they say.

On Thu, Aug 4, 2011 at 1:16 PM, Katy Doyle athenapities...@gmail.com
wrote:

 It's not uncommon in Kentucky for shelters/rescues to just vaccinate
 the cat instead of testing them.

 Lately, all I have done is fight to get them to test the animals.
 Apparently it costs too much - but I think the cost is worth
 saving other cats from getting exposed to FeLV.


 I'd say test Peaches, the vaccination doesn't cause the test to come
 out positive, so you should get a fairly accurate reading.

 Then go ahead and get everyone fully vaccinated against FeLV, just
 in case =^_^=






 On Thu, Aug 4, 2011 at 1:10 PM, molvey...@hotmail.com 
 molvey...@hotmail.com wrote:

 I think I would definitely get Peaches tested.  If all your cats
 are indoors only they really don't need to be vaccinated against FeLV.
 Only if there's a chance they could get it.  But if you're not
 letting them out and you're not fostering other cats  then there's
 no risk of exposure to the virus so no real need for a vaccination.
 If all your other cats have been tested and are negative also then
 Peaches wouldn't need the vaccination either.  So as long as her
 combo test is negative, then you really don't need to worry about
 Nibbles.  It's totally up to you though.  Just my thoughts. Course
 if Peaches' test is positive definitely get Nibbles up to speed.
 And I think he does need to do the series of two shots over again
 if you
decide
to get him current like Lynda said.

 Thanks for giving Peaches a home.  And kick that other lady in the
 butt for kicking Peaches out of the house just because she had a baby.

 Maureen

 sent from my ATT Smartphone by HTC

 - Reply message -
 From: Martha Walton marthawal...@gmail.com
 Date: Thu, Aug 4, 2011 11:52 am
 Subject: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org

 The family that owned Peaches found her abandoned outside a vacant
 apartment.  Their neighbor moved out, but left the cat.  They took
 Peaches to the vet to discover that Peaches already was spayed.  I
 don't know why the Vet gave her Feline Leukemia vaccinations
 without
testing her first.
 They kept Peaches for almost 2 years and properly vetted her, wife
 had a baby and they didn't want Peaches anymore.  That's how
 Peaches came to live here.

 I am going to take her to the Vet to have her tested and will go
 ahead and give Nibbles vaccinations.
 I'll let you know what the vet says.
 Thanks for all your help!!  It has been hard to get information
 about what to do.

 On Wed, Aug 3, 2011 at 5:01 PM, Lynda Wilson
 longhornf...@verizon.net
 wrote:

  Martha, you will have to start over on Nibbles. Once you get the
  first shot, you have to get the second within 3 weeks of the
  first for it to
 be
  effective.
 
  It would be wise to have Peaches tested. Getting her the
  vaccination against FeLV will not show a positive test like the
  FIV would.  I would
 keep
  her separate from the others of course, until her worms are gone
  and she
 has
  had two FeLV tests that have the same result. Glad all the others
  are
 all
  current! Your a good momma to be cautious.
 
  I hope this helps, we all try to share our experiences and
  knowledge on this forum, but we are not experts :)
 
  Keep us posted.
 
  Thanks,
  L
  - Original Message - From: Martha Walton 
 marthawal...@gmail.com
  
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
  Sent: Wednesday, August 03, 2011 2:17 PM
  Subject: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question
 
 
   We

Re: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question

2011-08-04 Thread Lynda Wilson

Only with FIV, NOT FeLV...see link I sent: scroll down to FIV

http://www.acerlux.com/vaccines/felinevaccines.html
- Original Message - 
From: Natalie at...@optonline.net

To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Thursday, August 04, 2011 1:34 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question



I didn't realize that this is what happens with FeLV vaccines?  That's
terrible - it means that an abandoned or given up cat could tests positive
but only from a vaccine - I know it's the case with FIV Ft. Dodge 
vaccines,

that's why many vets don't like it very much!

-Original Message-
From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Martha Walton
Sent: Thursday, August 04, 2011 1:38 PM
To: Katy Doyle
Cc: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question

Thanks everyone!  My vet told me that Peaches would test positive because
she's had the FeLV vaccination.
I think I will call the vet that Peaches former owners took her to  ask
them to test Peaches.
Thanks for the advice, I'll let you know what they say.

On Thu, Aug 4, 2011 at 1:16 PM, Katy Doyle 
athenapities...@gmail.comwrote:



It's not uncommon in Kentucky for shelters/rescues to just vaccinate the
cat instead of testing them.

Lately, all I have done is fight to get them to test the animals.
Apparently it costs too much - but I think the cost is worth saving

other

cats from getting exposed to FeLV.


I'd say test Peaches, the vaccination doesn't cause the test to come out
positive, so you should get a fairly accurate reading.

Then go ahead and get everyone fully vaccinated against FeLV, just in 
case

=^_^=






On Thu, Aug 4, 2011 at 1:10 PM, molvey...@hotmail.com 
molvey...@hotmail.com wrote:


I think I would definitely get Peaches tested.  If all your cats are
indoors only they really don't need to be vaccinated against FeLV.  Only

if

there's a chance they could get it.  But if you're not letting them out

and

you're not fostering other cats  then there's no risk of exposure to the
virus so no real need for a vaccination.  If all your other cats have

been

tested and are negative also then Peaches wouldn't need the vaccination
either.  So as long as her combo test is negative, then you really don't
need to worry about Nibbles.  It's totally up to you though.  Just my
thoughts. Course if Peaches' test is positive definitely get Nibbles up

to
speed.  And I think he does need to do the series of two shots over 
again

if

you decide to get him current like Lynda said.

Thanks for giving Peaches a home.  And kick that other lady in the butt
for kicking Peaches out of the house just because she had a baby.

Maureen

sent from my ATT Smartphone by HTC

- Reply message -
From: Martha Walton marthawal...@gmail.com
Date: Thu, Aug 4, 2011 11:52 am
Subject: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org

The family that owned Peaches found her abandoned outside a vacant
apartment.  Their neighbor moved out, but left the cat.  They took

Peaches
to the vet to discover that Peaches already was spayed.  I don't know 
why

the Vet gave her Feline Leukemia vaccinations without testing her first.
They kept Peaches for almost 2 years and properly vetted her, wife had a
baby and they didn't want Peaches anymore.  That's how Peaches came to
live
here.

I am going to take her to the Vet to have her tested and will go ahead

and

give Nibbles vaccinations.
I'll let you know what the vet says.
Thanks for all your help!!  It has been hard to get information about

what

to do.

On Wed, Aug 3, 2011 at 5:01 PM, Lynda Wilson longhornf...@verizon.net
wrote:

 Martha, you will have to start over on Nibbles. Once you get the first
 shot, you have to get the second within 3 weeks of the first for it to
be
 effective.

 It would be wise to have Peaches tested. Getting her the vaccination
 against FeLV will not show a positive test like the FIV would.  I 
 would

keep
 her separate from the others of course, until her worms are gone and

she

has
 had two FeLV tests that have the same result. Glad all the others are
all
 current! Your a good momma to be cautious.

 I hope this helps, we all try to share our experiences and knowledge 
 on

 this forum, but we are not experts :)

 Keep us posted.

 Thanks,
 L
 - Original Message - From: Martha Walton 
marthawal...@gmail.com
 
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Sent: Wednesday, August 03, 2011 2:17 PM
 Subject: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question


  We have a new addition (Peaches) to my household, making a total of 4
 cats.
 Need advice on Feline Leukemia Vaccinations.

 I have not introduced new cat (Peaches) to my other cats, as I want 
 to

 make
 sure all are safe against feline leukemia. Peaches is up to date with
all
 shots, but waiting on vet to do fecal because I saw a tapeworm.
 Peaches is sequestered to basement. Very comfy down there.

 Here's the situation:

 *Peaches* (New Cat

Re: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question

2011-08-04 Thread Beth
From what I've read they WILL test positive for FeLV after vaccination with a 
live vaccine. This happened at our shelter. I don't know how many days that 
lasts, but she would not have a false positive at this point.

 
Beth

Don't Litter, Fix Your Critter! www.Furkids.org
 



From: Martha Walton marthawal...@gmail.com
To: Katy Doyle athenapities...@gmail.com
Cc: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Thursday, August 4, 2011 1:38 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question

Thanks everyone!  My vet told me that Peaches would test positive because
she's had the FeLV vaccination.
I think I will call the vet that Peaches former owners took her to  ask
them to test Peaches.
Thanks for the advice, I'll let you know what they say.

On Thu, Aug 4, 2011 at 1:16 PM, Katy Doyle athenapities...@gmail.comwrote:

 It's not uncommon in Kentucky for shelters/rescues to just vaccinate the
 cat instead of testing them.

 Lately, all I have done is fight to get them to test the animals.
 Apparently it costs too much - but I think the cost is worth saving other
 cats from getting exposed to FeLV.


 I'd say test Peaches, the vaccination doesn't cause the test to come out
 positive, so you should get a fairly accurate reading.

 Then go ahead and get everyone fully vaccinated against FeLV, just in case
 =^_^=






 On Thu, Aug 4, 2011 at 1:10 PM, molvey...@hotmail.com 
 molvey...@hotmail.com wrote:

 I think I would definitely get Peaches tested.  If all your cats are
 indoors only they really don't need to be vaccinated against FeLV.  Only if
 there's a chance they could get it.  But if you're not letting them out and
 you're not fostering other cats  then there's no risk of exposure to the
 virus so no real need for a vaccination.  If all your other cats have been
 tested and are negative also then Peaches wouldn't need the vaccination
 either.  So as long as her combo test is negative, then you really don't
 need to worry about Nibbles.  It's totally up to you though.  Just my
 thoughts. Course if Peaches' test is positive definitely get Nibbles up to
 speed.  And I think he does need to do the series of two shots over again if
 you decide to get him current like Lynda said.

 Thanks for giving Peaches a home.  And kick that other lady in the butt
 for kicking Peaches out of the house just because she had a baby.

 Maureen

 sent from my ATT Smartphone by HTC

 - Reply message -
 From: Martha Walton marthawal...@gmail.com
 Date: Thu, Aug 4, 2011 11:52 am
 Subject: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org

 The family that owned Peaches found her abandoned outside a vacant
 apartment.  Their neighbor moved out, but left the cat.  They took Peaches
 to the vet to discover that Peaches already was spayed.  I don't know why
 the Vet gave her Feline Leukemia vaccinations without testing her first.
 They kept Peaches for almost 2 years and properly vetted her, wife had a
 baby and they didn't want Peaches anymore.  That's how Peaches came to
 live
 here.

 I am going to take her to the Vet to have her tested and will go ahead and
 give Nibbles vaccinations.
 I'll let you know what the vet says.
 Thanks for all your help!!  It has been hard to get information about what
 to do.

 On Wed, Aug 3, 2011 at 5:01 PM, Lynda Wilson longhornf...@verizon.net
 wrote:

  Martha, you will have to start over on Nibbles. Once you get the first
  shot, you have to get the second within 3 weeks of the first for it to
 be
  effective.
 
  It would be wise to have Peaches tested. Getting her the vaccination
  against FeLV will not show a positive test like the FIV would.  I would
 keep
  her separate from the others of course, until her worms are gone and she
 has
  had two FeLV tests that have the same result. Glad all the others are
 all
  current! Your a good momma to be cautious.
 
  I hope this helps, we all try to share our experiences and knowledge on
  this forum, but we are not experts :)
 
  Keep us posted.
 
  Thanks,
  L
  - Original Message - From: Martha Walton 
 marthawal...@gmail.com
  
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
  Sent: Wednesday, August 03, 2011 2:17 PM
  Subject: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question
 
 
   We have a new addition (Peaches) to my household, making a total of 4
  cats.
  Need advice on Feline Leukemia Vaccinations.
 
  I have not introduced new cat (Peaches) to my other cats, as I want to
  make
  sure all are safe against feline leukemia. Peaches is up to date with
 all
  shots, but waiting on vet to do fecal because I saw a tapeworm.
  Peaches is sequestered to basement. Very comfy down there.
 
  Here's the situation:
 
  *Peaches* (New Cat)
  Age: 4.5 yr
  Current vaccination for Feline Leukemia, but *was never tested* before
  vaccination.
  Peaches was never tested for Feline Leukemia, she was given 1st  2nd
  feline
  leukemia in 2009.
  She also had a vaccination in 2010
 
  I have 3 other cats:
  All cats will stay

Re: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question

2011-08-04 Thread Lynda Wilson
Is this live vaccine new? I've never heard that a vaccination for FeLV 
will make a positive result, but I'm getting a killed virus vaccination for 
my cats. I'll let you know what my vet says. Never hurts to get a second 
opinion :)


Thanks!

- Original Message - 
From: Beth create_me_...@yahoo.com

To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Thursday, August 04, 2011 2:44 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question


From what I've read they WILL test positive for FeLV after vaccination with 
a live vaccine. This happened at our shelter. I don't know how many days 
that lasts, but she would not have a false positive at this point.



Beth

Don't Litter, Fix Your Critter! www.Furkids.org




From: Martha Walton marthawal...@gmail.com
To: Katy Doyle athenapities...@gmail.com
Cc: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Thursday, August 4, 2011 1:38 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question

Thanks everyone! My vet told me that Peaches would test positive because
she's had the FeLV vaccination.
I think I will call the vet that Peaches former owners took her to  ask
them to test Peaches.
Thanks for the advice, I'll let you know what they say.

On Thu, Aug 4, 2011 at 1:16 PM, Katy Doyle athenapities...@gmail.comwrote:


It's not uncommon in Kentucky for shelters/rescues to just vaccinate the
cat instead of testing them.

Lately, all I have done is fight to get them to test the animals.
Apparently it costs too much - but I think the cost is worth saving 
other

cats from getting exposed to FeLV.


I'd say test Peaches, the vaccination doesn't cause the test to come out
positive, so you should get a fairly accurate reading.

Then go ahead and get everyone fully vaccinated against FeLV, just in case
=^_^=






On Thu, Aug 4, 2011 at 1:10 PM, molvey...@hotmail.com 
molvey...@hotmail.com wrote:


I think I would definitely get Peaches tested. If all your cats are
indoors only they really don't need to be vaccinated against FeLV. Only 
if
there's a chance they could get it. But if you're not letting them out 
and

you're not fostering other cats then there's no risk of exposure to the
virus so no real need for a vaccination. If all your other cats have been
tested and are negative also then Peaches wouldn't need the vaccination
either. So as long as her combo test is negative, then you really don't
need to worry about Nibbles. It's totally up to you though. Just my
thoughts. Course if Peaches' test is positive definitely get Nibbles up 
to
speed. And I think he does need to do the series of two shots over again 
if

you decide to get him current like Lynda said.

Thanks for giving Peaches a home. And kick that other lady in the butt
for kicking Peaches out of the house just because she had a baby.

Maureen

sent from my ATT Smartphone by HTC

- Reply message -
From: Martha Walton marthawal...@gmail.com
Date: Thu, Aug 4, 2011 11:52 am
Subject: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org

The family that owned Peaches found her abandoned outside a vacant
apartment. Their neighbor moved out, but left the cat. They took Peaches
to the vet to discover that Peaches already was spayed. I don't know why
the Vet gave her Feline Leukemia vaccinations without testing her first.
They kept Peaches for almost 2 years and properly vetted her, wife had a
baby and they didn't want Peaches anymore. That's how Peaches came to
live
here.

I am going to take her to the Vet to have her tested and will go ahead 
and

give Nibbles vaccinations.
I'll let you know what the vet says.
Thanks for all your help!! It has been hard to get information about what
to do.

On Wed, Aug 3, 2011 at 5:01 PM, Lynda Wilson longhornf...@verizon.net
wrote:

 Martha, you will have to start over on Nibbles. Once you get the first
 shot, you have to get the second within 3 weeks of the first for it to
be
 effective.

 It would be wise to have Peaches tested. Getting her the vaccination
 against FeLV will not show a positive test like the FIV would. I would
keep
 her separate from the others of course, until her worms are gone and 
 she

has
 had two FeLV tests that have the same result. Glad all the others are
all
 current! Your a good momma to be cautious.

 I hope this helps, we all try to share our experiences and knowledge on
 this forum, but we are not experts :)

 Keep us posted.

 Thanks,
 L
 - Original Message - From: Martha Walton 
marthawal...@gmail.com
 
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Sent: Wednesday, August 03, 2011 2:17 PM
 Subject: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question


 We have a new addition (Peaches) to my household, making a total of 4
 cats.
 Need advice on Feline Leukemia Vaccinations.

 I have not introduced new cat (Peaches) to my other cats, as I want to
 make
 sure all are safe against feline leukemia. Peaches is up to date with
all
 shots, but waiting on vet to do fecal because I saw a tapeworm.
 Peaches is sequestered to basement. Very comfy down

Re: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question

2011-08-04 Thread TANYA NOE
I am a licensed vet tech (though for the last year a stay at home Mom) and I 
have never heard of a live FeLV vaccine. Nor have I ever heard of it making a 
cat show positive on a test. FIV and FIP are the only ones I have ever heard of 
causing a false positive on a test. I will check with a few of my vet friends 
and see if they can give any more info.
Tanya

--- On Thu, 8/4/11, Lynda Wilson longhornf...@verizon.net wrote:

 From: Lynda Wilson longhornf...@verizon.net
 Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Date: Thursday, August 4, 2011, 4:45 PM
 Is this live vaccine new? I've
 never heard that a vaccination for FeLV will make a positive
 result, but I'm getting a killed virus vaccination for my
 cats. I'll let you know what my vet says. Never hurts to get
 a second opinion :)
 
 Thanks!
 
 - Original Message - From: Beth create_me_...@yahoo.com
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Sent: Thursday, August 04, 2011 2:44 PM
 Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question
 
 
 From what I've read they WILL test positive for FeLV after
 vaccination with a live vaccine. This happened at our
 shelter. I don't know how many days that lasts, but she
 would not have a false positive at this point.
 
 
 Beth
 
 Don't Litter, Fix Your Critter! www.Furkids.org
 
 
 
 
 From: Martha Walton marthawal...@gmail.com
 To: Katy Doyle athenapities...@gmail.com
 Cc: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Sent: Thursday, August 4, 2011 1:38 PM
 Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question
 
 Thanks everyone! My vet told me that Peaches would test
 positive because
 she's had the FeLV vaccination.
 I think I will call the vet that Peaches former owners took
 her to  ask
 them to test Peaches.
 Thanks for the advice, I'll let you know what they say.
 
 On Thu, Aug 4, 2011 at 1:16 PM, Katy Doyle athenapities...@gmail.comwrote:
 
  It's not uncommon in Kentucky for shelters/rescues to
 just vaccinate the
  cat instead of testing them.
  
  Lately, all I have done is fight to get them to test
 the animals.
  Apparently it costs too much - but I think the cost
 is worth saving other
  cats from getting exposed to FeLV.
  
  
  I'd say test Peaches, the vaccination doesn't cause
 the test to come out
  positive, so you should get a fairly accurate
 reading.
  
  Then go ahead and get everyone fully vaccinated
 against FeLV, just in case
  =^_^=
  
  
  
  
  
  
  On Thu, Aug 4, 2011 at 1:10 PM, molvey...@hotmail.com
 
  molvey...@hotmail.com
 wrote:
  
  I think I would definitely get Peaches tested. If
 all your cats are
  indoors only they really don't need to be
 vaccinated against FeLV. Only if
  there's a chance they could get it. But if you're
 not letting them out and
  you're not fostering other cats then there's no
 risk of exposure to the
  virus so no real need for a vaccination. If all
 your other cats have been
  tested and are negative also then Peaches wouldn't
 need the vaccination
  either. So as long as her combo test is negative,
 then you really don't
  need to worry about Nibbles. It's totally up to
 you though. Just my
  thoughts. Course if Peaches' test is positive
 definitely get Nibbles up to
  speed. And I think he does need to do the series
 of two shots over again if
  you decide to get him current like Lynda said.
  
  Thanks for giving Peaches a home. And kick that
 other lady in the butt
  for kicking Peaches out of the house just because
 she had a baby.
  
  Maureen
  
  sent from my ATT Smartphone by HTC
  
  - Reply message -
  From: Martha Walton marthawal...@gmail.com
  Date: Thu, Aug 4, 2011 11:52 am
  Subject: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
  
  The family that owned Peaches found her abandoned
 outside a vacant
  apartment. Their neighbor moved out, but left the
 cat. They took Peaches
  to the vet to discover that Peaches already was
 spayed. I don't know why
  the Vet gave her Feline Leukemia vaccinations
 without testing her first.
  They kept Peaches for almost 2 years and properly
 vetted her, wife had a
  baby and they didn't want Peaches anymore. That's
 how Peaches came to
  live
  here.
  
  I am going to take her to the Vet to have her
 tested and will go ahead and
  give Nibbles vaccinations.
  I'll let you know what the vet says.
  Thanks for all your help!! It has been hard to get
 information about what
  to do.
  
  On Wed, Aug 3, 2011 at 5:01 PM, Lynda Wilson
 longhornf...@verizon.net
  wrote:
  
   Martha, you will have to start over on
 Nibbles. Once you get the first
   shot, you have to get the second within 3
 weeks of the first for it to
  be
   effective.
  
   It would be wise to have Peaches tested.
 Getting her the vaccination
   against FeLV will not show a positive test
 like the FIV would. I would
  keep
   her separate from the others of course, until
 her worms are gone and  she
  has
   had two FeLV tests that have the same result.
 Glad

Re: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question

2011-08-04 Thread Beth
it happened at our shelter. we vaccinated s wjole bunch of cats  they got  
sick. we retested them  they all came up positive. repeate the tests a few 
days later  all the tests were back to negative. I posted about it when it 
happened. we returned the rest of the vaccines to the mfg.

TANYA NOE sashacatgodd...@yahoo.com wrote:

I am a licensed vet tech (though for the last year a stay at home Mom) and I 
have never heard of a live FeLV vaccine. Nor have I ever heard of it making a 
cat show positive on a test. FIV and FIP are the only ones I have ever heard 
of causing a false positive on a test. I will check with a few of my vet 
friends and see if they can give any more info.
Tanya

--- On Thu, 8/4/11, Lynda Wilson longhornf...@verizon.net wrote:

 From: Lynda Wilson longhornf...@verizon.net
 Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Date: Thursday, August 4, 2011, 4:45 PM
 Is this live vaccine new? I've
 never heard that a vaccination for FeLV will make a positive
 result, but I'm getting a killed virus vaccination for my
 cats. I'll let you know what my vet says. Never hurts to get
 a second opinion :)
 
 Thanks!
 
 - Original Message - From: Beth create_me_...@yahoo.com
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Sent: Thursday, August 04, 2011 2:44 PM
 Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question
 
 
 From what I've read they WILL test positive for FeLV after
 vaccination with a live vaccine. This happened at our
 shelter. I don't know how many days that lasts, but she
 would not have a false positive at this point.
 
 
 Beth
 
 Don't Litter, Fix Your Critter! www.Furkids.org
 
 
 
 
 From: Martha Walton marthawal...@gmail.com
 To: Katy Doyle athenapities...@gmail.com
 Cc: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Sent: Thursday, August 4, 2011 1:38 PM
 Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question
 
 Thanks everyone! My vet told me that Peaches would test
 positive because
 she's had the FeLV vaccination.
 I think I will call the vet that Peaches former owners took
 her to  ask
 them to test Peaches.
 Thanks for the advice, I'll let you know what they say.
 
 On Thu, Aug 4, 2011 at 1:16 PM, Katy Doyle athenapities...@gmail.comwrote:
 
  It's not uncommon in Kentucky for shelters/rescues to
 just vaccinate the
  cat instead of testing them.
  
  Lately, all I have done is fight to get them to test
 the animals.
  Apparently it costs too much - but I think the cost
 is worth saving other
  cats from getting exposed to FeLV.
  
  
  I'd say test Peaches, the vaccination doesn't cause
 the test to come out
  positive, so you should get a fairly accurate
 reading.
  
  Then go ahead and get everyone fully vaccinated
 against FeLV, just in case
  =^_^=
  
  
  
  
  
  
  On Thu, Aug 4, 2011 at 1:10 PM, molvey...@hotmail.com
 
  molvey...@hotmail.com
 wrote:
  
  I think I would definitely get Peaches tested. If
 all your cats are
  indoors only they really don't need to be
 vaccinated against FeLV. Only if
  there's a chance they could get it. But if you're
 not letting them out and
  you're not fostering other cats then there's no
 risk of exposure to the
  virus so no real need for a vaccination. If all
 your other cats have been
  tested and are negative also then Peaches wouldn't
 need the vaccination
  either. So as long as her combo test is negative,
 then you really don't
  need to worry about Nibbles. It's totally up to
 you though. Just my
  thoughts. Course if Peaches' test is positive
 definitely get Nibbles up to
  speed. And I think he does need to do the series
 of two shots over again if
  you decide to get him current like Lynda said.
  
  Thanks for giving Peaches a home. And kick that
 other lady in the butt
  for kicking Peaches out of the house just because
 she had a baby.
  
  Maureen
  
  sent from my ATT Smartphone by HTC
  
  - Reply message -
  From: Martha Walton marthawal...@gmail.com
  Date: Thu, Aug 4, 2011 11:52 am
  Subject: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
  
  The family that owned Peaches found her abandoned
 outside a vacant
  apartment. Their neighbor moved out, but left the
 cat. They took Peaches
  to the vet to discover that Peaches already was
 spayed. I don't know why
  the Vet gave her Feline Leukemia vaccinations
 without testing her first.
  They kept Peaches for almost 2 years and properly
 vetted her, wife had a
  baby and they didn't want Peaches anymore. That's
 how Peaches came to
  live
  here.
  
  I am going to take her to the Vet to have her
 tested and will go ahead and
  give Nibbles vaccinations.
  I'll let you know what the vet says.
  Thanks for all your help!! It has been hard to get
 information about what
  to do.
  
  On Wed, Aug 3, 2011 at 5:01 PM, Lynda Wilson
 longhornf...@verizon.net
  wrote:
  
   Martha, you will have to start over on
 Nibbles. Once you get the first
   shot, you have to get the second within 3
 weeks

Re: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question

2011-08-04 Thread TANYA NOE
Wow, that is really scary, I think I do remember you posting about this a while 
ago. Did the manufacturer ever give any info after the vaccines were sent back? 
Any explanation as to why the tests would be affected when the veterinary world 
is told they won't?

Tanya

--- On Thu, 8/4/11, Beth create_me_...@yahoo.com wrote:

 From: Beth create_me_...@yahoo.com
 Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Date: Thursday, August 4, 2011, 7:33 PM
 it happened at our shelter. we
 vaccinated s wjole bunch of cats  they got  sick.
 we retested them  they all came up positive. repeate
 the tests a few days later  all the tests were back to
 negative. I posted about it when it happened. we returned
 the rest of the vaccines to the mfg.
 
 TANYA NOE sashacatgodd...@yahoo.com
 wrote:
 
 I am a licensed vet tech (though for the last year a
 stay at home Mom) and I have never heard of a live FeLV
 vaccine. Nor have I ever heard of it making a cat show
 positive on a test. FIV and FIP are the only ones I have
 ever heard of causing a false positive on a test. I will
 check with a few of my vet friends and see if they can give
 any more info.
 Tanya
 
 --- On Thu, 8/4/11, Lynda Wilson longhornf...@verizon.net
 wrote:
 
  From: Lynda Wilson longhornf...@verizon.net
  Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
  Date: Thursday, August 4, 2011, 4:45 PM
  Is this live vaccine new? I've
  never heard that a vaccination for FeLV will make
 a positive
  result, but I'm getting a killed virus vaccination
 for my
  cats. I'll let you know what my vet says. Never
 hurts to get
  a second opinion :)
  
  Thanks!
  
  - Original Message - From: Beth create_me_...@yahoo.com
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
  Sent: Thursday, August 04, 2011 2:44 PM
  Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question
  
  
  From what I've read they WILL test positive for
 FeLV after
  vaccination with a live vaccine. This happened at
 our
  shelter. I don't know how many days that lasts,
 but she
  would not have a false positive at this point.
  
  
  Beth
  
  Don't Litter, Fix Your Critter! www.Furkids.org
  
  
  
  
  From: Martha Walton marthawal...@gmail.com
  To: Katy Doyle athenapities...@gmail.com
  Cc: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
  Sent: Thursday, August 4, 2011 1:38 PM
  Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question
  
  Thanks everyone! My vet told me that Peaches would
 test
  positive because
  she's had the FeLV vaccination.
  I think I will call the vet that Peaches former
 owners took
  her to  ask
  them to test Peaches.
  Thanks for the advice, I'll let you know what they
 say.
  
  On Thu, Aug 4, 2011 at 1:16 PM, Katy Doyle 
  athenapities...@gmail.comwrote:
  
   It's not uncommon in Kentucky for
 shelters/rescues to
  just vaccinate the
   cat instead of testing them.
   
   Lately, all I have done is fight to get them
 to test
  the animals.
   Apparently it costs too much - but I think
 the cost
  is worth saving other
   cats from getting exposed to FeLV.
   
   
   I'd say test Peaches, the vaccination doesn't
 cause
  the test to come out
   positive, so you should get a fairly
 accurate
  reading.
   
   Then go ahead and get everyone fully
 vaccinated
  against FeLV, just in case
   =^_^=
   
   
   
   
   
   
   On Thu, Aug 4, 2011 at 1:10 PM, molvey...@hotmail.com
  
   molvey...@hotmail.com
  wrote:
   
   I think I would definitely get Peaches
 tested. If
  all your cats are
   indoors only they really don't need to
 be
  vaccinated against FeLV. Only if
   there's a chance they could get it. But
 if you're
  not letting them out and
   you're not fostering other cats then
 there's no
  risk of exposure to the
   virus so no real need for a vaccination.
 If all
  your other cats have been
   tested and are negative also then Peaches
 wouldn't
  need the vaccination
   either. So as long as her combo test is
 negative,
  then you really don't
   need to worry about Nibbles. It's totally
 up to
  you though. Just my
   thoughts. Course if Peaches' test is
 positive
  definitely get Nibbles up to
   speed. And I think he does need to do the
 series
  of two shots over again if
   you decide to get him current like Lynda
 said.
   
   Thanks for giving Peaches a home. And
 kick that
  other lady in the butt
   for kicking Peaches out of the house just
 because
  she had a baby.
   
   Maureen
   
   sent from my ATT Smartphone by HTC
   
   - Reply message -
   From: Martha Walton marthawal...@gmail.com
   Date: Thu, Aug 4, 2011 11:52 am
   Subject: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia
 Question
   To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
   
   The family that owned Peaches found her
 abandoned
  outside a vacant
   apartment. Their neighbor moved out, but
 left the
  cat. They took Peaches
   to the vet to discover that Peaches
 already was
  spayed. I don't know why
   the Vet gave her Feline Leukemia

Re: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question

2011-08-04 Thread Diane Rosenfeldt
This comes from total ignorance of how the vaccine is made, but could it
possibly have been that the manufacturer had not properly killed the virus
in this particular batch? Whatever happened, scary, but it's good that the
cats ultimately reverted.

Diane R.

-Original Message-
From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of TANYA NOE
Sent: Thursday, August 04, 2011 6:45 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question

Wow, that is really scary, I think I do remember you posting about this a
while ago. Did the manufacturer ever give any info after the vaccines were
sent back? Any explanation as to why the tests would be affected when the
veterinary world is told they won't?

Tanya

--- On Thu, 8/4/11, Beth create_me_...@yahoo.com wrote:

 From: Beth create_me_...@yahoo.com
 Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Date: Thursday, August 4, 2011, 7:33 PM it happened at our shelter. we 
 vaccinated s wjole bunch of cats  they got  sick.
 we retested them  they all came up positive. repeate the tests a few 
 days later  all the tests were back to negative. I posted about it 
 when it happened. we returned the rest of the vaccines to the mfg.
 
 TANYA NOE sashacatgodd...@yahoo.com
 wrote:
 
 I am a licensed vet tech (though for the last year a
 stay at home Mom) and I have never heard of a live FeLV vaccine. Nor 
 have I ever heard of it making a cat show positive on a test. FIV and 
 FIP are the only ones I have ever heard of causing a false positive on 
 a test. I will check with a few of my vet friends and see if they can 
 give any more info.
 Tanya
 
 --- On Thu, 8/4/11, Lynda Wilson longhornf...@verizon.net
 wrote:
 
  From: Lynda Wilson longhornf...@verizon.net
  Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
  Date: Thursday, August 4, 2011, 4:45 PM Is this live vaccine new? 
  I've never heard that a vaccination for FeLV will make
 a positive
  result, but I'm getting a killed virus vaccination
 for my
  cats. I'll let you know what my vet says. Never
 hurts to get
  a second opinion :)
  
  Thanks!
  
  - Original Message - From: Beth create_me_...@yahoo.com
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
  Sent: Thursday, August 04, 2011 2:44 PM
  Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question
  
  
  From what I've read they WILL test positive for
 FeLV after
  vaccination with a live vaccine. This happened at
 our
  shelter. I don't know how many days that lasts,
 but she
  would not have a false positive at this point.
  
  
  Beth
  
  Don't Litter, Fix Your Critter! www.Furkids.org
  
  
  
  
  From: Martha Walton marthawal...@gmail.com
  To: Katy Doyle athenapities...@gmail.com
  Cc: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
  Sent: Thursday, August 4, 2011 1:38 PM
  Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question
  
  Thanks everyone! My vet told me that Peaches would
 test
  positive because
  she's had the FeLV vaccination.
  I think I will call the vet that Peaches former
 owners took
  her to  ask
  them to test Peaches.
  Thanks for the advice, I'll let you know what they
 say.
  
  On Thu, Aug 4, 2011 at 1:16 PM, Katy Doyle
athenapities...@gmail.comwrote:
  
   It's not uncommon in Kentucky for
 shelters/rescues to
  just vaccinate the
   cat instead of testing them.
   
   Lately, all I have done is fight to get them
 to test
  the animals.
   Apparently it costs too much - but I think
 the cost
  is worth saving other
   cats from getting exposed to FeLV.
   
   
   I'd say test Peaches, the vaccination doesn't
 cause
  the test to come out
   positive, so you should get a fairly
 accurate
  reading.
   
   Then go ahead and get everyone fully
 vaccinated
  against FeLV, just in case
   =^_^=
   
   
   
   
   
   
   On Thu, Aug 4, 2011 at 1:10 PM, molvey...@hotmail.com
  
   molvey...@hotmail.com
  wrote:
   
   I think I would definitely get Peaches
 tested. If
  all your cats are
   indoors only they really don't need to
 be
  vaccinated against FeLV. Only if
   there's a chance they could get it. But
 if you're
  not letting them out and
   you're not fostering other cats then
 there's no
  risk of exposure to the
   virus so no real need for a vaccination.
 If all
  your other cats have been
   tested and are negative also then Peaches
 wouldn't
  need the vaccination
   either. So as long as her combo test is
 negative,
  then you really don't
   need to worry about Nibbles. It's totally
 up to
  you though. Just my
   thoughts. Course if Peaches' test is
 positive
  definitely get Nibbles up to
   speed. And I think he does need to do the
 series
  of two shots over again if
   you decide to get him current like Lynda
 said.
   
   Thanks for giving Peaches a home. And
 kick that
  other lady in the butt
   for kicking Peaches out of the house just
 because
  she had a baby

Re: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question

2011-08-04 Thread Beth
we sernt the vaccines back because ythe casts got ill. I don't know if they 
responded. we stopped using them.

TANYA NOE sashacatgodd...@yahoo.com wrote:

Wow, that is really scary, I think I do remember you posting about this a 
while ago. Did the manufacturer ever give any info after the vaccines were 
sent back? Any explanation as to why the tests would be affected when the 
veterinary world is told they won't?

Tanya

--- On Thu, 8/4/11, Beth create_me_...@yahoo.com wrote:

 From: Beth create_me_...@yahoo.com
 Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Date: Thursday, August 4, 2011, 7:33 PM
 it happened at our shelter. we
 vaccinated s wjole bunch of cats  they got  sick.
 we retested them  they all came up positive. repeate
 the tests a few days later  all the tests were back to
 negative. I posted about it when it happened. we returned
 the rest of the vaccines to the mfg.
 
 TANYA NOE sashacatgodd...@yahoo.com
 wrote:
 
 I am a licensed vet tech (though for the last year a
 stay at home Mom) and I have never heard of a live FeLV
 vaccine. Nor have I ever heard of it making a cat show
 positive on a test. FIV and FIP are the only ones I have
 ever heard of causing a false positive on a test. I will
 check with a few of my vet friends and see if they can give
 any more info.
 Tanya
 
 --- On Thu, 8/4/11, Lynda Wilson longhornf...@verizon.net
 wrote:
 
  From: Lynda Wilson longhornf...@verizon.net
  Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
  Date: Thursday, August 4, 2011, 4:45 PM
  Is this live vaccine new? I've
  never heard that a vaccination for FeLV will make
 a positive
  result, but I'm getting a killed virus vaccination
 for my
  cats. I'll let you know what my vet says. Never
 hurts to get
  a second opinion :)
  
  Thanks!
  
  - Original Message - From: Beth create_me_...@yahoo.com
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
  Sent: Thursday, August 04, 2011 2:44 PM
  Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question
  
  
  From what I've read they WILL test positive for
 FeLV after
  vaccination with a live vaccine. This happened at
 our
  shelter. I don't know how many days that lasts,
 but she
  would not have a false positive at this point.
  
  
  Beth
  
  Don't Litter, Fix Your Critter! www.Furkids.org
  
  
  
  
  From: Martha Walton marthawal...@gmail.com
  To: Katy Doyle athenapities...@gmail.com
  Cc: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
  Sent: Thursday, August 4, 2011 1:38 PM
  Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question
  
  Thanks everyone! My vet told me that Peaches would
 test
  positive because
  she's had the FeLV vaccination.
  I think I will call the vet that Peaches former
 owners took
  her to  ask
  them to test Peaches.
  Thanks for the advice, I'll let you know what they
 say.
  
  On Thu, Aug 4, 2011 at 1:16 PM, Katy Doyle 
  athenapities...@gmail.comwrote:
  
   It's not uncommon in Kentucky for
 shelters/rescues to
  just vaccinate the
   cat instead of testing them.
   
   Lately, all I have done is fight to get them
 to test
  the animals.
   Apparently it costs too much - but I think
 the cost
  is worth saving other
   cats from getting exposed to FeLV.
   
   
   I'd say test Peaches, the vaccination doesn't
 cause
  the test to come out
   positive, so you should get a fairly
 accurate
  reading.
   
   Then go ahead and get everyone fully
 vaccinated
  against FeLV, just in case
   =^_^=
   
   
   
   
   
   
   On Thu, Aug 4, 2011 at 1:10 PM, molvey...@hotmail.com
  
   molvey...@hotmail.com
  wrote:
   
   I think I would definitely get Peaches
 tested. If
  all your cats are
   indoors only they really don't need to
 be
  vaccinated against FeLV. Only if
   there's a chance they could get it. But
 if you're
  not letting them out and
   you're not fostering other cats then
 there's no
  risk of exposure to the
   virus so no real need for a vaccination.
 If all
  your other cats have been
   tested and are negative also then Peaches
 wouldn't
  need the vaccination
   either. So as long as her combo test is
 negative,
  then you really don't
   need to worry about Nibbles. It's totally
 up to
  you though. Just my
   thoughts. Course if Peaches' test is
 positive
  definitely get Nibbles up to
   speed. And I think he does need to do the
 series
  of two shots over again if
   you decide to get him current like Lynda
 said.
   
   Thanks for giving Peaches a home. And
 kick that
  other lady in the butt
   for kicking Peaches out of the house just
 because
  she had a baby.
   
   Maureen
   
   sent from my ATT Smartphone by HTC
   
   - Reply message -
   From: Martha Walton marthawal...@gmail.com
   Date: Thu, Aug 4, 2011 11:52 am
   Subject: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia
 Question
   To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
   
   The family that owned Peaches found her
 abandoned
  outside a vacant
   apartment. Their neighbor moved out

Re: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question

2011-08-03 Thread Lynda Wilson
Martha, you will have to start over on Nibbles. Once you get the first shot, 
you have to get the second within 3 weeks of the first for it to be 
effective.


It would be wise to have Peaches tested. Getting her the vaccination against 
FeLV will not show a positive test like the FIV would.  I would keep her 
separate from the others of course, until her worms are gone and she has had 
two FeLV tests that have the same result. Glad all the others are all 
current! Your a good momma to be cautious.


I hope this helps, we all try to share our experiences and knowledge on this 
forum, but we are not experts :)


Keep us posted.

Thanks,
L
- Original Message - 
From: Martha Walton marthawal...@gmail.com

To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Wednesday, August 03, 2011 2:17 PM
Subject: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question


We have a new addition (Peaches) to my household, making a total of 4 
cats.

Need advice on Feline Leukemia Vaccinations.

I have not introduced new cat (Peaches) to my other cats, as I want to 
make

sure all are safe against feline leukemia. Peaches is up to date with all
shots, but waiting on vet to do fecal because I saw a tapeworm.
Peaches is sequestered to basement. Very comfy down there.

Here's the situation:

*Peaches* (New Cat)
Age: 4.5 yr
Current vaccination for Feline Leukemia, but *was never tested* before
vaccination.
Peaches was never tested for Feline Leukemia, she was given 1st  2nd 
feline

leukemia in 2009.
She also had a vaccination in 2010

I have 3 other cats:
All cats will stay indoors!

*Nibbles *(got from shelter when 1 yr. old)
Age: 2.5
Nibbles had 1st Feline Leukemia shot 3/23/11, but not 2nd Feline Leukemia
shot.
Didn't get 2nd: worrying about tumors  didn't think that I would rescue 
a

cat again and planning on keeping all cats indoors.
*However, I rescued another cat.*
Should I go ahead and give Nibbles her second shot of the series, or is it
too late??

*Littlebit*
Age: 11
Current Feline Leukemia vacc

*Lacy*
Age: 6 months
Current Feline Leukemia vacc

What do you think I should do???
Should I go ahead and give Nibbles her second shot of the series, or is it
too late??
Should I get Peaches tested for Feline Leukemia??

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Re: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question

2011-08-03 Thread Beth
I'm guessing all your other cats have been tested for FeLV? I can't imagine any 
vet or shelter vaccinating for FeLV without testing first. Peaches should 
definitely be tested before letting her near the other cats. If they are all 
negative  never go outside I wouldn't vaccinate them for FeLV. Just be 
vigilant about bringing any new cats in.

Beth

 Don't Litter, Fix Your Critter! www.Furkids.org
 



From: Martha Walton marthawal...@gmail.com
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Wednesday, August 3, 2011 3:17 PM
Subject: [Felvtalk] Feline Leukemia Question

We have a new addition (Peaches) to my household, making a total of 4 cats.
Need advice on Feline Leukemia Vaccinations.

I have not introduced new cat (Peaches) to my other cats, as I want to make
sure all are safe against feline leukemia. Peaches is up to date with all
shots, but waiting on vet to do fecal because I saw a tapeworm.
Peaches is sequestered to basement. Very comfy down there.

Here's the situation:

*Peaches* (New Cat)
Age: 4.5 yr
Current vaccination for Feline Leukemia, but *was never tested* before
vaccination.
Peaches was never tested for Feline Leukemia, she was given 1st  2nd feline
leukemia in 2009.
She also had a vaccination in 2010

I have 3 other cats:
All cats will stay indoors!

*Nibbles *(got from shelter when 1 yr. old)
Age: 2.5
Nibbles had 1st Feline Leukemia shot 3/23/11, but not 2nd Feline Leukemia
shot.
Didn't get 2nd: worrying about tumors  didn't think that I would rescue a
cat again and planning on keeping all cats indoors.
*However, I rescued another cat.*
Should I go ahead and give Nibbles her second shot of the series, or is it
too late??

*Littlebit*
Age: 11
Current Feline Leukemia vacc

*Lacy*
Age: 6 months
Current Feline Leukemia vacc

What do you think I should do???
Should I go ahead and give Nibbles her second shot of the series, or is it
too late??
Should I get Peaches tested for Feline Leukemia??

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