AH YES, EXPENSES.  IT IS ALMOST TO THE OINT THAT I SPEND MORE ON THEIR FOOD 
THAN I DO ON MY OWN.  GOOD THING I AM VEGETARIAN, CHEAPER THAN MEAT.
---- Barb Moermond <mr_mok...@yahoo.com> wrote: 
> Both of my babies are due for check-ups and I had them run estimates on 
> titres and shots etc.  I personally believe that vaccinations should be 
> reserved for when they're needed medically.  I have signed legal waivers in 
> the past to forgo the rabies shots for my boys.  But when cost is an issue, 
> things get complicated.
> 
> current prices @ my clinic:
> 
> FVRCP and rabies are each $22
> 
> The titre test for panleuk runs $47.50 (venipuncture charge here is $21.24, 
> but they're pulling blood for the CBCs etc, so it's a wash).
> 
> The titre test for rabies? $130
>  
> It really really really bothers me that the medically reasonable course is 
> over five times the cost!!!!
> so while i really believe that a titre before a vaccination is the way to go, 
> i simply can't afford it right now (we're condo-shopping).  and i certainly 
> can't do what i used to and take both kits in at the same time for check-ups!
> 
> 
> Barb+Smoky the House Puma+El Bandito Malito
> 
> 
> "My cat the clown:  paying no mind to whom he should impress.  Merely living 
> his life, doing what pleases him, and making me smile." 
> - Anonymous
> 
> 
> 
> 
> ________________________________
> From: Avia Rauscher <a...@rauscher.com>
> To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> Sent: Wed, March 3, 2010 1:40:17 PM
> Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Subject:  vaccination questions
> 
> You can have titre tests done to check the level of antibody in the cat's 
> system. I would say just forgo the vaccinations and/or titres if you are sure 
> that the cat won't be hospitalized or boarded. Many vet hospitals and 
> boarding facilities will not allow an animal to be admitted without proof of 
> vaccination. While a certificate from your vet may get you past any state 
> laws (like in NY) that require rabies vaccination, vet hospitals and boarding 
> facilities are breeding grounds for germs and your kitty may end up exposed 
> and unprotected. My vet pointed this out to me when I brought Horus (who has 
> asthma) & Blackie in for their annuals and questioned annual vaccinations.
> 
> Avia
> 
> 
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