Anyone Have Any Views On Vaccinosis?
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I have heard a few stories as of late about cats dying after being given booster injections. Just wondered if anyone else has any comments about this?
I have a Siamese who is now 13 years old, he had his first injections when he was a kitten, but none since. He is very healthy for his age.
I have just bought three queens and a stud to start breeding. They are overdue with their boosters, and I am wondering whether to have them done or not?
Note: Vaccinosis refers to the negative side effects, sometimes severe that cats might suffer after vaccinations. See Vaccinosis(new window)
Hi Lisa.. Thanks for raising this important point. Although I tend to be a bit cynical due to my life experiences, I feel that cat vaccinations are a money earner for vets and for that reason are over administered to older cats and indoor cats. I hope some other visitors express their views here.
My cat is 17 years and has not had a vaccination for about 4 years or more. She is an indoor/outdoor cat and healthy.
I wrote a post about it: Cat Vaccination Recommendations
In the USA convention dictates that annual vaccinations should be for FPV (panleukopenia), FVR (rhinotracheitis), FCV (calicivirus), FeLV (feline Leukemia) and Rabies (rabies is repeated according to type used at beginning).