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Old February 4th, 2010, 10:49 AM
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The conundrum: to vaccinate or not to vaccinate? Racoons and bats in Ontario can be infected with rabies so to be on the safe side, even tho your kitty will be an indoor kitty, you never know when a bat may get in a house, and cats will definitely go after one----it happened to me once when one came down our chimney. Indoor cats do get out occasionally---someone leaves a window open, a door ajar, and out goes the cat. Had this happen too. If you travel to the U.S. with a cat you will have to show proof of rabies vaccination---not sure if there's an expiration date. Your kitty could be vaccinated at 1 yr. but IMO doesn't need it yearly. Here's some info to help you make a decision:

http://cats.about.com/cs/vaccination/a/vaccination.htm
http://www.holisticat.com/vaccinations.html

http://www.pets.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=53056

Last edited by catlover2; February 4th, 2010 at 10:59 AM. Reason: Additional info. by Dr. Lee
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