There's some group somewhere doing research on the rabies vaccination and they 
have found that kittens vaccinated still had immunity in their system four 
years later.  That's with the normal one year vaccine.  They suspect there's 
immunity up to seven years later.

I told my vet one time that if they require an animal to be vaccinated to be 
seen so then they vaccinate them during surgery or the day of the appointment 
it was stupid because it takes time for the body to develop an immunity after 
the vaccination so the vaccination done that day was useless.  It doesn't offer 
protection for the animal being seen or for animals at the clinic that day.

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From: "Marcia Baronda" <>
Date: Sat, Aug 27, 2011 12:31 am
Subject: [Felvtalk] Vaccinations
To: "" <>

That's just for the cash! That is so stupid and it shows what they really care 

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On Aug 26, 2011, at 5:41 PM, Natalie <> wrote:

> There are some really stupid vets out there.  If you bring in a sick cat
> that doesn't have an up-to-date rabies vaccine, many will insist that they
> cannot treat a cat without one, and insist on vaccinating before treating
> the sick cat.  My vet does NOT!  I know of one veterinary hospital that will
> NOT treat any cat that has never been vaccinated!
> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> [] On Behalf Of Lorrie
> Sent: Friday, August 26, 2011 5:51 PM
> To:
> Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Vaccinations
> It's very bad practice to vaccinate cats while they are having
> surgery, but vets do it, so now I write out instructions not to
> vaccinate, and put it on the cat's carrier when I bring them for
> surgery.  I give my cats their PCRC, way before they have surgery,
> but Rabies vaccinations are the law here, and only vets can give the
> injections.  Once they are vaccinated I do not repeat vaccinations
> annually, and I just ignore the postcards I get saying it's time to
> vaccinate again.
> Lorrie
> On 08-26, Natalie wrote:
>>   Anyone  who  uses Petsmart's veterinary plan should be aware that they
>>   pump  every  possible  vaccine  into  is  most important to
>>   specify  in the beginning which vaccines you want and especially which
>>   ones you do NOT want.  My friend uses that plan because it does save a
>>   lot  of  money....she  brought  her  two  cats  in,  and  she  assumed
>>   incorrectly  that  they  would  get  the same vaccines as the ones she
>>   specified  at  the  last  time, NOT!  They got FeLV/FIV, God-know what
>>   else....she  was  furious!   She  always tells them ahead of time that
>>   they are strictly indoor cats!
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