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post #21 of 34 (permalink) Old 11-19-2012, 06:51 PM
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so far, we've taken our kitties for an annual exam and for their first round of fvcrp vaccinations when they were kittens. we don't plan on vaccinating anymore, but we may still have them come in annually.

we do however, take our kitties every 3 months to the vet...to get their potty patch. and to hopefully keep them "used to" car rides.

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post #22 of 34 (permalink) Old 11-21-2012, 12:06 AM
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Every three months to get a potty patch? What does that mean?
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post #23 of 34 (permalink) Old 11-21-2012, 07:34 PM
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our cats are long-haired, and sometimes have troubles back there with cling-ons and such, so we take them to the groomer at the vet to shave their butts, some people around here call it a potty patch

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post #24 of 34 (permalink) Old 11-21-2012, 08:49 PM
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I take mine every year for their shots and a physical. Besides that, if they get injured or they act like they are sick (not eating, throwing up, bowel changes, etc.). They are pretty healthy so I will have to make an extra trip to the vet maybe once or twice a year if something is not right.
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post #25 of 34 (permalink) Old 11-22-2012, 08:08 PM
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I generally take mine in once a year,unless something else comes up with them.
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post #26 of 34 (permalink) Old 11-23-2012, 07:18 PM
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I noticed a lot of people don't do yearly check ups. Don't cats need a rabies, distemper, etc booster yearly?
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post #27 of 34 (permalink) Old 11-23-2012, 07:22 PM
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I noticed a lot of people don't do yearly check ups. Don't cats need a rabies, distemper, etc booster yearly?
A lot of people here don't vaccinate yearly. Speaking about FVRCP only, it is only suggested every 3 years after the kitten vaccines and first booster. Some people don't even do it every 3 years after that because some research indicates immunity lasts much longer. The non-adjuvanted rabies vaccine is licensed for 1 year only but it probably lasts longer. Adjuvanted rabies vaccines are licensed for 3 years but the consensus is a non-adjuvanted yearly is safer than adjuvanted every 3.

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post #28 of 34 (permalink) Old 11-23-2012, 08:57 PM
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I take my cats in once a year for a rabies shot after they are done with kitten shots and their first year boosters. Other than that they go as needed only.
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post #29 of 34 (permalink) Old 11-24-2012, 08:47 AM
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I take them when they have their vaccination scheduled + of course, if there's is some health or behavior problem, but this happens rather rarely.
So all in all, at least twice a year each.
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post #30 of 34 (permalink) Old 11-27-2012, 05:55 PM
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My kitten will get all her kitten shots/fix/tests etc, but probably won't go again for 2-3 years when feline leukemia runs up (rabies is not an issue where I live, so she will probably only get it every 5 years or so since I'm not concerned). My old girl hasn't been to a vet in 6 years-and that was for boosters and permit to fly. I give her any needed vaccines at the house, since the stress of being in a car then at a vet doesn't seem worth it to me.

Otherwise, they only go in for a true emergency.
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