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What did the Vet do to my babies?

post #1 of 10
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So today I took my two cats to the vet for This reason. While there, the vet insisted on them getting rabies shots. I told him that when I adopted, I was told they had ALL their shots (in March), and he still gave them both rabies shots because I didn't have the paperwork to back up that they had the shots. I had to go to work so the vet offered to keep them there in a cage until I got off. Unfortunately, they were housed in a cage right next to some jerk of a cat that constantly growled and hissed.

When I picked them up they looked terrified. Now that we are home, they are growling and hissing at each other, which NEVER happened before. I am very very worried. Did the shot or the mean cat or their day away from home have anything to do with this? They've only been home for about a half an hour, but I don't like whats going on. Please help!
post #2 of 10
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I just realized that this should go in the behavior section. It can be moved by a mod if they'd like.
post #3 of 10
Poor babies! They are probably stressed out, and they might not recognize each other's smells right now. You might try dabbing a little vanilla extract on the base of their tails and rubbing some on their cheeks to get them smelling alike again. Hope all is back to normal soon!
post #4 of 10
I think they are just stressed from the time they spent at the Vet's office. Just give them some time to relax and feel secure again and they'll settle back down.
post #5 of 10
Stress maybe ... I agree with the vanilla ... vets office can change smell
post #6 of 10
I moved this to the behavior section.

You can also look into a Feliway diffuser which will help them destress.
post #7 of 10
Definitely put some vanilla on each of them as the above poster said! One of my cats had to spend a week at the vet and the same thing happened when I brought him home. I put vanilla on both cats and all was well within a day!
post #8 of 10
Both cats were housed together at the Vet's office. Wouldn't they already smell the same?
post #9 of 10
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Originally Posted by catcaregiver View Post
Both cats were housed together at the Vet's office. Wouldn't they already smell the same?
They just don't smell like themselves. Cats recognize each other by smell.

The vanilla provides a neutral smell that is ok with the two of them.
post #10 of 10
I wouldn't have allowed that vet to give rabies shots when they already had them! Where is his compa$$ion?
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