Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Warning! Fort Dodge's Fel-O-Vax-Lv-K vaccine

Received this warning from Furkids Rescue:

Date: Sunday, July 11, 2010, 3:43 PM

Dear Colleagues,

Furkids had an experience this week with Fort Dodge Leukemia vaccines that we want to share with you in hopes that no one else has this happen to their animals.

On July 7, we vaccinated 20 cats with Fort Dodge's Fel-O-Vax-Lv-K vaccine (167346B, exp. 2/20/11).

ALL 20 cats spiked high temperatures within a few hours of receiving the vaccine. We recorded temps over 105. We had to send six cats to emergency (one with seizures). We administered fluids and metacam and benadryl. Thankfully, the cats seem to be rebounding today. In our eight years, we have never seen anything like this.

Fort Dodge has offered no explanation. We will no longer be using the Fort Dodge products and wanted to pass along our experience with their vaccine in case any of you have the same lot. If you do, you should contact your rep and return them immediately.



Samantha Shelton
Executive Director & Founder Furkids, Inc.
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