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Vaccinating FeLV & FIV Infected Cats
Veterinary & Aquatic Services Department, Drs. Foster & Smith
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Q. Should cats with FeLV or FIV be vaccinated differently?
 
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Feline leukemia virus (FeLV) and feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) can suppress the immune system in some cats. It is generally preferable to use a killed vaccine instead of a modified live vaccine in animals with immunosuppression. If the FeLV or FIV-infected cat appears healthy, the cat should be vaccinated according to the vaccination schedule for non-infected cats.

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