Re: [Felvtalk] Shots for Felv/Re Testing for Non Felv Cat

2009-03-30 Thread MaryChristine
PLEASE go to www.adopt.bemikitties.com and put your vet's info into the database of progressive vets! hopefully, someday, there'll be enough listed so that whenever anyone gets the diagnosis, they can just go there and find someone nearby who will work WITH them, and FOR the kitties. MC On Fri,

Re: [Felvtalk] Shots for Felv/Re Testing for Non Felv Cat

2009-03-20 Thread dlgegg
from some of these comments, i feel extremely fortunate to have my vet. when we found out about Annie, he explained the 2 choices i had and said it was up to me. he also told me that felv cats can live a long and normal life. BIG PLUS, when i found this site and began showing him some of the

Re: [Felvtalk] Shots for Felv/Re Testing for Non Felv Cat

2009-02-21 Thread Maria Ianiro
It makes me a little upset that research for Felv+ cats has been so wishy washy. I realize it probably all comes down to money and business, but I was also thinking, this disease is sadly a way for shelters to try to control over population of cats. I think its pretty automatic to put felv+ cats

Re: [Felvtalk] Shots for Felv/Re Testing for Non Felv Cat

2009-02-21 Thread MaryChristine
at the rate that accurate information about the virus has spread to the veterinary community, and from there down to shelters and rescues, it'd be YEARS before news of a cure would ever reach them. it's incredibly discouraging. i don't know if petsmart left in the comments from the attendees at

Re: [Felvtalk] Shots for Felv/Re Testing for Non Felv Cat

2009-02-19 Thread Maria Ianiro
Thank you for all of your opinions and advice. I went ahead with the feline distemper vaccination. Bernie has been totally fine since The vet's plan was to do another shot in 1 month and the final shot a month after that. I think once the kitten series is done, I may stop. Bernie is an

Re: [Felvtalk] Shots for Felv/Re Testing for Non Felv Cat

2009-02-19 Thread Jane Lyons
Hi Maria There is a current, non profit research project being conducted by Dr. Jean Dodds DVM and Dr. Ronald Schultz called the Rabies Challenge (Google it). It is a seven year project in which they intend to prove that one rabies vaccination will protect an animal for its lifetime.

Re: [Felvtalk] Shots for Felv/Re Testing for Non Felv Cat

2009-02-19 Thread Christy Buchin
: [Felvtalk] Shots for Felv/Re Testing for Non Felv Cat Hi everyone My kitten Bernie was diagnosed with Felv about 2 months after we got him home from the shelter. He was on interferon for 45 days, retested, and is still positive. When we got him from the shelter he did not have his second

Re: [Felvtalk] Shots for Felv/Re Testing for Non Felv Cat

2009-02-19 Thread gblane
to by pass the vaccines for our FeLV cat. We figure his body has been through enough, so we did not want to subject him to the exposure. Our gt; Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2009 13:59:20 -0500 gt; From: mian...@gmail.com gt; To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org gt; Subject: [Felvtalk] Shots for Felv/Re

Re: [Felvtalk] Shots for Felv/Re Testing for Non Felv Cat

2009-02-19 Thread Laurieskatz
...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of gbl...@aristotle.net Sent: Thursday, February 19, 2009 12:54 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Cc: gbl...@aristotle.net Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Shots for Felv/Re Testing for Non Felv Cat Sorry, didn't see your message till today. I've had 10 or 15 FELV cats over

Re: [Felvtalk] Shots for Felv/Re Testing for Non Felv Cat

2009-02-18 Thread MaryChristine
i would suggest you get bernie the rest of his kitten shots, broken up into two or not as your vet recommends, then re-evaluate at the 3-year point, as with any other cat: the vaccines really aren't effective against distemper, at least, without the full kitten series (as too many

Re: [Felvtalk] Shots for Felv/Re Testing for Non Felv Cat

2009-02-18 Thread Jane Lyons
Hi I would think twice about vaccinating a positive kitten. I know that the vet that I use would not vaccinate a positive cat because vaccines can stress and assault a fragile and compromised immune system. Can you postpone the appointment and give yourself some time to do some research

Re: [Felvtalk] Shots for Felv/Re Testing for Non Felv Cat

2009-02-18 Thread Cougar Clan
After Dixie was tested she received no vaccinations. She became an indoor cat and was not exposed to anything that she would be vaccinated for. My vets, both regular and holistic, supported this decision. Everyone has to make up her own mind but, if I have cats or any animals who are