Calling BCB cat lovers - Need some advice on FELV revaccinations

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Calling BCB cat lovers - Need some advice on FELV revaccinations

Postby “The Man” » 24 Mar 2020, 18:31

Our two cats are due for their annual FELV vaccinations in the next couple of weeks. Problem is our vet is about 30 miles away and is operating greatly reduced services. As am sure there will be farmers/pet owners whose animals' needs are greater than ours, anyone know if you can delay annual FELV boosters and if so for how long>

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Re: Calling BCB cat lovers - Need some advice on FELV revaccinations

Postby Flower » 24 Mar 2020, 18:46

I would if they are indoor/outdoor cats. We've kept our "remaining cats inside for the past three years (and will continue to do so) our vet seems to feel that since they are indoors that they don't need the boosters. I would call any vet in the area to ask.

https://vcahospitals.com/know-your-pet/ ... accination

FeLV vaccines have been available for many years and been continuously improved upon. They are helpful in preventing infection with FeLV and therefore in controlling FeLV-related disease. Unfortunately, no vaccine is 100% protective. When possible, do not allow your cat or kitten to come into close contact with known FeLV-infected cats or cats of unknown vaccination history. Based on recommendations by the American Association of Feline Practitioners, current research and expert opinion recommends FeLV vaccination for all kittens, and then on an as-needed basis for adult cats. Although the FeLV vaccine is not considered a core vaccine in adult indoor cats, it is highly recommended for cats that spend time outdoors. Your veterinarian can discuss the pros and cons of vaccinating your cat against this disease, based on her specific lifestyle and risk of exposure.
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