question for cat owners
Posted 23 April 2008 - 06:32 PM
we have to bring him for his yearly checkup tomorrow and i'm going to a new vet (bc we moved and the old one was too far away). i'm having a hard time deciding if i want him to have the distemper shot. he doesn't need rabies bc it's a 3 year vaccine, but when the vet called to confirm she said he's due for a shot. i've done some research and some places say that distemper is every year and some say that it's not necessary every year.
do you vaccinate your cats? if so, what for?
Posted 23 April 2008 - 06:36 PM
Posted 23 April 2008 - 06:39 PM
| Originally Posted by StephanieMN |
My sisters cat had the same issue and my sister just refused to let them give her shots. She ended up with major health issues because of the shots.
Posted 23 April 2008 - 06:48 PM
i'm no vet, but from experience of having at least 1 indoor cat at a time my entire life, i can say that we (i and my mom) have never gotten any more shots for the cats past the first 2 rounds or so they get when kittens. we have had 3 cats that have made it to 10-20 yrs old, with nothing more than the occasional vet treatment for random MINOR things, and things like declawing and spay/neutering. because i am a firm believer of indoor cats only, i also feel very comfortable with this choice of not getting regular shots and checkups for them, and my "twins" carlo and rossi have been fine. i have a STRICT no outdoors policy for them, and everyone at home knows i am a madwoman when it comes to patrolling open doors and windows (NOT allowed!)
SO, that being said, it's not professional advice and only what i've experienced. also since your cats are already used to regular shots and checkups, i would not discontinue them, but i would say for sure to ask the new vet about that experience and hopefully they can help you make a more informed decision about the distemper shots.
Posted 23 April 2008 - 06:55 PM
After they figured out what it was my sister never had her get the shots again. I am not sure how common it is but it was pretty hard to see.
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