Why is the FVRCP vaccine necessary for totally indoor kitties?
If they are totally indoor and you do not bring in any more cats, it isn't really important for them. It becomes very
important - because it will protect them against respiratory viral disease for example - if you adopt more cats (from shelters, etc), or if you work in a shelter, foster kittens, etc. If you never do any of these things your indoor cats are protected after their first vaccinations and they will be fine without boosters.
(My holistic vet and I talked about this only a few weeks ago and I'm sharing with you what she told me about this vaccine.)
Also, if you decide to keep giving boosters every three years (I do for my healthy cats) you need to remember to stop them if one of your cats ever develops a serious chronic disease such as IBD. If God forbid that ever happens, even your regular (conventional) vet will recommend stopping the distemper boosters.
Here is some detailed information on this:
if I decide to get the FVRCP vaccine now, can I get just one or must I get a series?
I really believe the safest thing you can do is to discuss this issue with your vet. He/she will make sure they are fully protected. It is
important to do that for their safety.
And PLEASE, in their best interest
, be very conscientious about the yearly checkups. Don't ever skip them thinking the bill for the visit will only line the vet's pockets. The yearly checkup is one of the most important things you can (and have to) do for your cats.