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Old July 24th, 2013, 09:55 AM
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Does indoor cat really need rabies, booster and other shots?

We just got kitten from the sheltet that has all shots up to date, dewormed etc. Our kitten will be leaving strictly indoor. Does indoor cat really need rabies, booster and other shots? imho , this is more vets propoganda to charge money....
what do you think? Are you doing shots to indoor cats?
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Old July 24th, 2013, 10:05 AM
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If I had an inside cat I would have it get shots just to be on the safe side. You never know when a cat might escape outside. This is my opinion . I did have inside cats and they got shots. Some pet store like Petco give shots and they cost less that a vet.
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Old July 24th, 2013, 10:56 AM
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We've never bothered, but our cats are also not prone to escaping outdoors either.. and if they do, they don't venture past the patio. It's all about determining the risk factors I think.
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Old July 24th, 2013, 11:01 AM
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The point is that in order to escape, our kitten will need to break window and jump from 3rd floor. Also I read some article telling that those shots can cause different diseases include cancer...and this is much more posible than indoor cat will get illnesses on it's own
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Old July 24th, 2013, 11:15 AM
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I have indoor outdoor cats.

When they were just indoor cats (neighborhood not appropriate to letting them outside) I did not vaccinate them. As soon as it became apparent that they could go outside again, (new area) I got all shots up to date before letting them out.

All of them as kittens were given the proper shots. I did not find any negative effect on not giving them shots when they were indoor only.
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Old July 24th, 2013, 11:19 AM
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I did not find any negative effect on not giving them shots when they were indoor only.
I read article http://www.holisticat.com/vaccinations.html and think that author makes good points that vacination can be harmful.
Also, we have some mixed kitten that survived thrown outside in cold March and survived, so I beleive it should have a strong immune system
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Old July 24th, 2013, 11:19 AM
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The point is that in order to escape, our kitten will need to break window and jump from 3rd floor. Also I read some article telling that those shots can cause different diseases include cancer...and this is much more posible than indoor cat will get illnesses on it's own
LOL! I am trying to picture your kitty doing that. I did not know you lives on the 3rd floor . I guess if live that high up you could get away with not having your kitty get shots. I just would not bring in any homeless cat as it could be a carrier of something.
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