Feline Leukemia Vac-Every year or not?

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July 12th, 2004 00:00
California
JillyCat
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I recently switched vets and am getting conflicting information about the healthcare of my 8 1/2-year-old indoor cat. My old vet gave her the Feline Leukemia vaccination (as well as a distemper vaccination) EVERY year. My new vet says not to bother with the leukemia vaccination anymore since she is an indoor cat. What do you think about that? I called my old vet and asked them their opinion, and they said the reason they recommend still giving her the leukemia vaccine -- even though she is an indoor cat -- is that I she could still contract the disease -- for example, if I petted another cat with it and then came home and petted her shortly after. What's your opinion? Thanks!
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Feb 25th, 2005 00:00
California
sjwhite
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I too have indoor cats, and after doing some internet research I decided to forgo having the leukemia shot administered. You can google yourself, but it can potentially have neurological affects on your feline. Feline Leukemia can be contracted only from cat to cat, even cat saliva. You cannot infect your cat with the virus. Do some internet research, you'll find the answers to your questions.
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Feb 25th, 2005 00:00
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