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post #31 of 42
you might like this site
www.holisticvetlist.com
post #32 of 42
Thanks cococat! I've been looking to find a holistic vet as any vet I have ever visited pressures me to get rabies vaccinations for my cats.

Another general comment: as I said in my previous post, my cats had some health problems when they were younger including URIs, tummy problems, etc. Their immune systems had been compromised at a young age - which I don't think is too uncommon with rescue kitties. Therefore, I feel it is best not to vaccinate them more than 1 initial vaccination and to keep them strictly indoors.

Despite talking to vets about my past experience with a 3 year old healthy cat dying from a rabies vaccine and expressing my concern with my two new cats (who are healthy now, but initially had some health issues) getting a rabies vaccine... I have still not found a vet that will excuse them from getting rabies vaccinations.
post #33 of 42
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Originally Posted by 7_Angel View Post
Thanks cococat! I've been looking to find a holistic vet as any vet I have ever visited pressures me to get rabies vaccinations for my cats.

Another general comment: as I said in my previous post, my cats had some health problems when they were younger including URIs, tummy problems, etc. Their immune systems had been compromised at a young age - which I don't think is too uncommon with rescue kitties. Therefore, I feel it is best not to vaccinate them more than 1 initial vaccination and to keep them strictly indoors.

Despite talking to vets about my past experience with a 3 year old healthy cat dying from a rabies vaccine and expressing my concern with my two new cats (who are healthy now, but initially had some health issues) getting a rabies vaccine... I have still not found a vet that will excuse them from getting rabies vaccinations.
I had three vets who wrote up a form for me but said animal was compromised by a illness that resulted in death ... 2 of three vets were conventional... The animal who is most compromised in my house now was NOT exempted but precautions taken when she was vaccinated, she has a disorder that little info is avail on but is NOT life threatening
post #34 of 42
I guess I am lucky none of the vets I have one to have ever pushed Rabies Shots.
I do not live in a Rabies area though and my cats are indoor.
I already lost Lucy to a Leukemia shot in 2001.
Within 2 hours of gettin that shot she needed blood transfusions.
We did the shot once more and same thin happened then I lost her a few months later.
She kept needed transfusions after that.
post #35 of 42
Unless requried by law, cats (and dogs) do not need to be vaccinated yearly (or even every three years) for Rabies. The Rabies vaccine produces a much longer immunity than just a few years, sometimes for life.

It is not required by law in Ohio for a cat to have rabies vacc, so the indoor cats do not get them at all because contracting rabies is not a true, real concern due to years of over-vaccination, protocols pushed by vets, and mandatory laws. My dogs get them every three years only because it is required by law. Outdoor cats get them only if I have the extra money to spare when taking them to the low cost spay/neuter clinics.

Ideally, I would recommend getting the vaccine (just make sure the vet and techs administer it on the leg, NOT the back of the neck). One vaccine as a kitten should be sufficient to help calm concerns, but not to harm your cat.
post #36 of 42
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Originally Posted by tessa_s212 View Post
It is not required by law in Ohio for a cat to have rabies vacc
How do you know this? I live in Ohio, and my vet insisted that my indoor cats get a rabies shot (the 1-year). She made it sound like it was required by law.
post #37 of 42
I CANNOT vouch for this charts accuracy but it is 3 yrs old and has a easy to read chart format

http://vaccines.dogsadversereactions...RabiesLaws.pdf
post #38 of 42
There is no Rabies law here for cats which I knew.
All my vets say only get the shot if they go outside.
I am not in a Rabies area either.
post #39 of 42
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Originally Posted by tessa_s212 View Post
Ideally, I would recommend getting the vaccine (just make sure the vet and techs administer it on the leg, NOT the back of the neck). One vaccine as a kitten should be sufficient to help calm concerns, but not to harm your cat.
Jake got his on his leg but I'm curious, what's the difference?
post #40 of 42
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Originally Posted by ut0pia View Post
Jake got his on his leg but I'm curious, what's the difference?
A sarcoma ( ie cancerous tumor on the leg ) on the leg can be dealt with by amputating the leg , you obviously cannot amputate the head or neck area
post #41 of 42
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Originally Posted by 7_Angel View Post
My cat, Seven, died from a rabies vaccine. She went into anaphylactic shock and the vet could not save her.
This is totally OT, but I wanted to quote that and remind that never ever let the vet give vaccines to your cat if the cat is going to be or was already anesthetized. It will be very hard, or even imbossible to tell if the cat has anaphylactic shock, and any vaccination can cause it. Just saying this because someone said earlier in this thread that their cat was vaccinated at the same time when he/she was neutered/spayed.

I'm very lucky because I don't have to get rabies vaccines to my cats, we don't have rabies here at all. (Of course the vaccination is needed if travelling to another country where rabies occurs).
post #42 of 42
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Originally Posted by MissKalamata View Post
How do you know this? I live in Ohio, and my vet insisted that my indoor cats get a rabies shot (the 1-year). She made it sound like it was required by law.
A quick internet search of the Ohio Revised Code showed me that there was no law in Ohio that required it for cats. Rabies is NOT required by law for cats in Ohio. So next time she tries to play it off as though it is, let her know you know that it is not required by law and you are opting out of it.
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