I adopted Buster from a pet store that gives cats a second chance for a forever home. They tell me he's had the basic vaccines already, and I understand that I need to take him to see a vet and establish a medical record.
My husband also has a cat for 8 years, and she hasn't seen a vet nor a cat since. I will be moving in with him once I'm done with Residency and both cats will meet for the first time. My questions are:
1) What vaccines/immunizations are absolutely necessary? For example, do the cats need a rabies vaccine even though we live in a 3rd story apartment?
2) Which vaccines/immunizations are 'optional?' I wonder if vets push more to sell more?
3) Are there any other preventative measures I should ask for?
I didn't see another thread of the same, so I apologize if this is redundant.
Thank you in advance!