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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-26-2015, 08:36 AM Thread Starter
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Deworming + Vacination question.....

Hello my kitten is 2.5 months Persian and I have some questions.

1] Is it absolute necessary to compulsory De-worm and then only proceed with vaccination as I have talked with couple of vets here and some say deworm 1st and others say can go ahead with vaccine immediately.

2] FVRCP vaccine - After initial shot do I need to follow-up with another shot after 21 days OR it should directly after 1-3 years thereafter -- Again here some vets says multiple shots between few weeks and some say not necessary.

3] FVRCP vaccine with live bacteria OR killed... 9/10 vets here stock killed only and only 1 I contacted had live bacteria vaccine. Also, how can I know if vaccine is adjuvanted OR Non-adjuvanted.. is it mentioned on the vaccine bottle as I don't trust vets in my city much.

4] Any idea if killed version "Tricat by Nobivac" is a adjuvanted OR Non-adjuvanted FVRCP vaccine?

PS: Vets here are not very friendly ppl and hence I have to be alert and do my homework before going with my kitty!
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I can only tell you what my shelter does as protocol. Normally the deworming is done soon after 4 weeks, then again every 2 weeks after that. It is necessary to deworm, then do it again within 10 14 days to kill the larvea that are now hatching. Deworming only hurts the worms. As a matter of fact we will give 3 days of a Panazural dewormer to get diarrhea under control, sometimes.

The distemper shots are given in a set of 3 - first at 6 weeks or so, then every 3 weeks after that. The rabies is for one year - THEN it is given as a 3 year booster, but it must be near the end of the first year of vaccination. Not familiar with the live vs killed, adjuvanted, or non adjuvanted argument. Since I do not have a degree in veterinary medicine I cannot contribute to that discussion.

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craige, from a well-trusted site: "In general, only use a modified live (NON-adjuvanted) - never a killed (adjuvanted) - FVRCP vaccine, with injectable (not intranasal) being the preferred route of administration in most, but not all, instances."
Vaccines for Cats: We Need to Stop Overvaccinating by Lisa A. Pierson, DVM :: Vaccines are very important but do carry risks

Nobivac is produced by Merck. At least some of their vaccines are non-adjuvanted, but I'm not sure which of the vaccines yours is. You can check out the list and ask your vet exactly which one will be used: Merck Animal Health | Species | Feline | All Products

It's great that you're doing the research ahead of time - I hope you find a vet that you trust!
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okay after visitng many Vets in the past few days., I came to know only 1 type of FVRCP vaccine is available over here, and tht is, partial killed & partial live adjuvated manufactured by Virbac - I knw it may not be safe but there are no other option.

Planning to take my kitty on Monday for vaccine. (wonder if I should or not)

Plz inform, vets here recommending again a FVRCP booster shot after 2 OR 3 weeks -- Is it really necessary ?
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-05-2015, 03:39 AM Thread Starter
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Okay, gone today for 1st Vaccine of my kitten: Have used Virbac Fligen CRP

Link: Virbac India | FELIGEN CRP&

My vet have told its adjuvated vaccine and on website its mentioned its " Live attenuated " vaccine, does it means one and the same ?

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I would suggest going for the initial booster vaccine, but I've always been told to do so at 4 weeks after the first. It could just be different vets, but who knows.

I did do the first full set with Torri, Doran and Muffin. They were kept perfectly up to date until their first year, and Muffin for the 2 years following (due to his therapy cat visits, it was required). But none have had shots since 2 years old. I'm fairly confident they're all still covered, but my cats are also indoor and exposed to less risk.

You have to decide what risks you're willing to take - an unvaccinated outdoor cat is a huge risk I wouldn't take. Just like never vaccinating. But no matter what, two sets of the FVRCP is a fine start for a kitten who had no reaction to the first set.
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