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What shots are necessary and which ones can i skip?

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There seems to be all kinds of opinions on what shots a cat needs, if they should be live or dead vaccines, etc. I am curious what everyone on here thinks about this?
post #2 of 14
I personally would only want dead viruses as with live there is always a chance of getting the disease ( think polio in humans )

It depends where you live and whether your cats go outside or are bourded...

If they are strictly indoor and you dont live in a high risk area I would say kitten rabies and the FCRVP?? and then one year booster
post #3 of 14
I've always just done what the vet recommends.
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I've always just done what the vet recommends.
So did I till my current vet and coming here and doing hard research......
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So...where do you stand on the issue? It seems odd that you'd just post a standalone link without saying what you do with your cats.
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So did I till my current vet and coming here and doing hard research......

I know a lot of people on the dog forum disagree with their vets recommendations. But laws here could get my dog taken away and fines if their not vaccinated and she ever checks. So it's better safe than sorry. We have a real for an animal warden. Better safe than sorry.

My vet also does not agree with yearly vaccinatins. After they are a year old he says every 3 yrs. The warden goes by his recommendations.
post #8 of 14
I just get rabies and the FCRVP, boosters in a year, and no more vaccines for 3 years (haven't reached that point yet). They're indoor cats, very well cared for, and I take major precautions when fostering.
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So...where do you stand on the issue? It seems odd that you'd just post a standalone link without saying what you do with your cats.
I posted the link for informational purposes. I don't really have a "stand" on the issue.
post #10 of 14
I happen to live in an area where rabies is only required for dog s and no other shots are required and having a Holistic/conventional vet who explained the dangers of over vaccinating I will not put my animal thru over vaccinating the young one will have titers in two yrs to check immunity.. I did state that it varies on where you live ... If I still lived in the big city I likely would follow the one yr shots for three yrs protocal ... My vet is fairly sure the three yr will be a five or sevan before long as the research shows shots last far longer than anyone thought for the last few decades ...
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I just get rabies and the FCRVP, boosters in a year, and no more vaccines for 3 years (haven't reached that point yet). They're indoor cats, very well cared for, and I take major precautions when fostering.
This is very innocent but I would like to know what precautions?? as I may foster in the future ..
post #12 of 14
If your cat is a completely INDOOR ONLY cat then the FeLV vaccine is not neccessary

....assuming you are not introducing new cats!!
post #13 of 14
I do kitten shots,the rabies,and the 1 year shot and that's it.
post #14 of 14
We do 1 year vaccines every 3 years for PCR, and we used to do that for rabies, but I guess the county is starting to fine people who don't do the rabies (it's required), so we started doing those every year this year.

Raphael got his last PCR this year. I think it's pretty unecessary and even risky for vaccines not required by law to be given to immunodeficient or senior cats.
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