So my two cats are headed for their first visit to an all feline vet on Thursday. I'm nervous :???: I've been to three different vets with my cats in the past three years.
The website of the feline only vet says they do vaccinations based on risk of exposure, but when I was making the appointment they really seemed interested in knowing the vaccination history for both my cats. I guess that's normal? None of the other vets I went to seemed interested in what vaccinations they had and when. I guess I should prefer a vet that's interested in my cat's health history rather than one that doesn't care.
But I've done the most research into nutrition for my cats, and I'll admit I don't know as much about vaccines as I should. My mother was always very anti-vaccine for both animals and humans, but I'm trying to take a more moderate and informed approach in the future. If you guys have any resources I could read about vaccinations for cats I would appreciate it a lot. I don't want to go to this appointment and just agree to whatever the vet says because I don't know any better (which is why Moxie was vaccinated for rabies when she definitely didn't need to be, and why Sassy was given a dewormer when she didn't need one), but if my cats are missing any important vaccinations I want to make sure they get them. I've just never had a vet actually explain what they were giving my cats and why, and I can't accept being ignorant in the future..
Sassy was last vaccinated in Sept 2010, and she was given FVRCP (which is apparently for rhinotracheitis, calici virus, and panleukopenia) and FVRCCP (which is for distemper I think?). Sassy is 14 and I'm not sure what vaccines she had as a kitten - we got her from the SPCA.
And Moxie was last vaccinated on December 10th, 2010 and she was vaccinated for distemper, rhinotracheitis, calici virus, chlamydia, rabies and FIV. Moxie is 2, and she was a stray living in our backyard that we took in, so she probably had no vaccines prior to this.
Thanks for any information you can give me - I'm feeling kind of overwhelmed but I want to try to figure out what's best for my cats.