Originally Posted by fifi1puss
I was just told by my vet recently that the 3 yr vacs are more volatile for the kitties. Dogs tolerate them better but cats tend to get more adverse reaction. They use a one yr for that reason. Even though it's more convienant for us to do a 3 yr if it's better for my cat I will do a one year rather than risk their health.
That is true only
if your cat is given the non-adjuvanted
rabies vaccine; otherwise, according to veterinary vaccine research scientists, your cat is receiving the same 3 year vaccine with a 1 year vaccine label (see quotes below).
The USDA allows vaccine manufacturers to relabel their 3 year rabies vaccines as 1 year products. This link http://www.calmanimalcare.com/vaccine.htm
, you will be taken to the Calm Animal Care website, which has posted Colorado State University's Small Animal Vaccination Protocol for its veterinary teaching hospital, which states:"Even with rabies vaccines, the label may be misleading in that a three year duration of immunity product may also be labeled and sold as a one year duration of immunity product."
According to Dr. Ronald Schultz, Chair of the Department of Pathobiological Sciences at the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine, "There is no benefit from annual rabies vaccination and most one year rabies products are similar or identical to the 3-year products with regard to duration of immunity and effectiveness. However, if they are 1 year rabies vaccines, they must be legally given annually!.
( What Everyone Needs to Know about Canine Vaccines, http://www.puliclub.org/CHF/AKC2007C...20Vaccines.htm
Dr. Schultz's challenge and serological studies on canine vaccines form a large part of the scientific data base upon which the 2003 and 2006 American Animal Hospital Association's Canine Vaccine Guidelines are based, as well as the 2007 World Small Animal Veterinary Association's Vaccine Guidelines. Dr. Schultz is currently conducting the concurrent 5 & 7 year rabies challenge studies for The Rabies Challenge Fund. http://www.vetmed.wisc.edu/people/ronald%20d%20schultzCanine Vaccine Update
Dr. Craig Datz April 1, 2008 DVM360http://veterinarycalendar.dvm360.com.../detail/562405"..some brands of rabies vaccine are identical whether labeled as 1- or 3-year"