Re: vaccinations

bonnie kalmbach ( )
Fri, 19 Feb 1999 00:25:57 -0600

What really worries me is that the virus can
go undetected and be latent for years. I had
my original FeLV kitty, Henry Lee, for 16 months
before he came down with the virus and he had
tested negative when I first got him. It almost
makes one afraid to get another cat when you've
got healthy ones at home. My five surviving negative
ones are vaccinated, though.


At 08:31 AM 2/18/99 -0800, you wrote:
>I definitely fall on the side of getting the vaccines. I
>learned the hard way that you can suddenly have FeLV appear
>in your house - and that the vaccines *ARE* effective enough.
>At this time, I am not getting the rabies, because my guys
>*are* indoor-only. I do worry about them biting someone,
>but because we haven't seen a case in our county for a few
>years, our quarantine laws for owned animals is very liberal.
>And all of mine are tagged, chipped, licensed, etc.
>Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened.
> - Anatole France

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